#Blogtour: Deadly Game by Matt Johnson (@Matt_Johnson_UK; @OrendaBooks)

I am absolutely thrilled to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for Deadly Game the latest Robert Finlay thriller from Matt Johnson and Orenda Books. I read the first book a couple of weeks back and being an action thriller it was right up my street. When I got asked to take part in this tour, I just couldn’t resist. I’ll share my thoughts with you in a moment, but first, here’s the bookish bits.

dgThe Official Book Blurb

Reeling from the attempts on his life and that of his family, Police Inspector Robert Finlay returns to work to discover that any hope of a peaceful existence has been dashed.

Assigned to investigate the Eastern European sex-slave industry just as a key witness is murdered, Finlay, along with his new partner Nina Brasov, finds himself facing a ruthless criminal gang, determined to keep control of the traffic of people into the UK. On the home front, Finlay’s efforts to protect his wife and child may have been in vain, as an MI5 protection officer uncovers a covert secret service operation that threatens them all …  

Aided by new allies, he must not only protect his family but save a colleague from an unseen enemy … and a shocking fate.

Deadly Game is a stunning, terrifying and eye-opening thriller from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction. Continue reading “#Blogtour: Deadly Game by Matt Johnson (@Matt_Johnson_UK; @OrendaBooks)”

Review: Wicked Game by Matt Johnson (@Matt_Johnson_UK; @OrendaBooks)

wgThe Official Book Blurb

2001. Age is catching up with Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team based in London. He’s looking forward to returning to uniform policing and a less stressful life with his new family. But fate has other plans.

A policeman is killed by a bomb blast, and a second is gunned down in his own driveway. Both of the murdered men were former Army colleagues from Finlay’s SAS regiment, and a series of explosive events makes it clear that he is not the ordinary man that his colleagues and new family think he is.

And so begins a game of cat and mouse in which Finlay is forced to test his long-buried skills in a fight against a determined, unidentified enemy. Continue reading “Review: Wicked Game by Matt Johnson (@Matt_Johnson_UK; @OrendaBooks)”

#BlogTour: Review – ‘Rupture’ by Ragnar Jónasson (@ragnarjo; @OrendaBooks; @graskeggur)

It is my absolute pleasure to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for Rupture, the lastest book in the Dark Iceland series by Ragnar Jónasson. Book four and every bit as enthralling, atmospheric and beautiful as I’ve come to expect and once more skilfully translated by Quentin Bates.

51gqzsgqavlSiglufjörður is in lock down, the entire town in quarantine after a wealthy French visitor brought more with him than just a private plane and a desire to visit the Herring Era museum. Having died from a highly contagious virus, the authorities are taking no chances and the entire place is like a ghost town. Ari Thór is one of the few people to remain out and about as he and his boss, Tómas assist in keeping the town afloat while shops and services can no longer run.

Bored by his isolation, he agrees to help one of the town’s residents, Hédinn, to look into an old case – the death of his Aunt Jórunn at a remote farmstead next to the fjord in Hédinsfjörður which sits across the mountains from Siglufjörður. Officially ruled an accident, Hédinn is not convinced, and after a comment made by his father shortly before he died, is certain there is more to learn of their time in the remote and wild location.

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#Blogtour: Review – ‘The Gift’ by Louise Jensen (@fab_fiction; @bookouture)

Today I am delighted to finally share my review of Louise Jensen’s brilliant new book, ‘The Gift’ as part of the blog tour.


Gravely ill after contracting a viral infection, Jenna is granted possibly the greatest gift of all – a new heart. She is unable to accept her luck, to believe that she is deserving of this after the pain that her illness has caused, everything it has cost her personally and what it has cost another family in order to be able to grant her this gift. Her parent’s marriage is in tatters, she has turned away from her friends, unable to stand their pitying looks, and she has pulled away from her boyfriend, feeling that by doing so she is setting him free. There is only one thing she wants to help her to understand, to begin to accept her new life – to meet the parents of her donor, Callie, and to give them her thanks.

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Feature Week – Orenda Books: Featured author Amanda Jennings (@MandaJJennings; @OrendaBooks)

This week I will be paying homage to another of my all time favourite publishers, Orenda Books. Sadly I can only cover a fraction of these during this feature, but if you want to get a better idea of the fantastically varied range of books published under the Orenda label, you can do that on their website here.  I have a number of new reviews this week celebrating some of Karen’s finest authors and their brilliant work, and I’m thrilled to be taking part in a blog tour for one of the newest kids on the block, Steph Broadribb with her stunning debut, ‘Deep Down Dead‘ in January. I’ll have a teaser of my review on the blog just after Christmas, but you’re just going to have to wait for the full review until next year. Sorry. (Not sorry).

But to kick off the week and get everyone in the mood I am re-posting a review from earlier in the year for what I truly believe is one of the best books of 2016.

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