#BlogTour: Review – Hunting The Hangman by Howard Linskey @HowardLinskey @NoExitPress

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Hunting the Hangman by Howard Linskey. Now this is not your typical crime or thriller novel in that it is a fictionalised account of an actual event in World War II. I wasn’t really sure when I began reading this just how I would go about reviewing it, and in truth I am not entirely sure as I write this now, but before I start, here is what the book is all about.

HTH

TWO MEN. . . ONE MISSION. . . TO KILL THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART

Bestselling author Howard Linskey’s fifteen year fascination with the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the holocaust, has produced a meticulously researched, historically accurate thriller with a plot that echoes The Day of the Jackal and The Eagle has Landed.

2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on a man so evil even fellow SS officers referred to him as the ‘Blond Beast’. In Prague he was known as the Hangman. Hitler, who called him ‘The Man with the Iron Heart’, considered Heydrich to be his heir, and entrusted him with the implementation of the ‘Final Solution’ to the Jewish question: the systematic murder of eleven million people.

In 1942 two men were trained by the British SOE to parachute back into their native Czech territory to kill the man ruling their homeland. Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik risked everything for their country. Their attempt on Reinhard Heydrich’s life was one of the single most dramatic events of the Second World War, with horrific consequences for thousands of innocent people.

Hunting the Hangman is a tale of courage, resilience and betrayal with a devastating finale. Based on true events, the story reads like a classic World War Two thriller and is the subject of two big-budget Hollywood films that coincide with the anniversary of Operation Anthropoid.

Continue reading “#BlogTour: Review – Hunting The Hangman by Howard Linskey @HowardLinskey @NoExitPress”

Guest Review: Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories (@mgriffiths163)

Today I hand over the blog once more to Mandie who has a review for Holiday In The Hamptons by Sarah Morgan.

HITHHoliday In The Hamptons

The perfect summer escape…?

‘An absolute delight.’ – Veronica Henry

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him – too gorgeous, and still too good for her – and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in The Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the perfect way to escape her past…

Their relationship might only have lasted a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss – if she’s run away to The Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…

Continue reading “Guest Review: Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories (@mgriffiths163)”

Review: High Force by L.J. Ross @LJRoss_author

high-forceThe Official Book Blurb

Hell has unleashed a demon – and he’s coming for you…

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan’s worst nightmare has just become a reality. Notorious serial killer The Hacker has escaped prison and kidnapped one of his best detectives from her own home. His brutality is the stuff of legend – Ryan lost his sister and nearly his own life bringing the man to justice first time around. Can Ryan do it again to save his friend?

There’s a nationwide manhunt underway but the trail has gone cold and fear spreads like a virus. Ryan and his team must find The Hacker before he takes another life – but are they too late?

The clock is ticking…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

Continue reading “Review: High Force by L.J. Ross @LJRoss_author”

Review: Heavenfield by LJ Ross (@LJRoss_author)

heavenfieldThe Official Book Blurb

The hunter becomes the hunted…

When a man is found dead at the remote church of Heavenfield, DCI Ryan is the only other person for miles around. The police have no weapon, no motive and no other suspects.

Already suspended from Northumbria CID, Ryan must fight to clear his name. But soon, more than his career is at stake when prominent members of the mysterious ‘Circle’ begin to die. Somebody wants Ryan’s name to be next on the coroner’s list and to survive he must unmask the devil who walks among them – before it is too late. Continue reading “Review: Heavenfield by LJ Ross (@LJRoss_author)”

Review: Holy Island by LJ Ross (@LJRoss_Author) #144Days #Northumberland

holy-islandThe Official Book Blurb

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby Priory.

When former local girl Dr Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface making her confront her difficult past. She and Ryan struggle to work together to hunt a killer who hides in plain sight, while pagan ritual and small-town politics muddy the waters of their investigation.

Continue reading “Review: Holy Island by LJ Ross (@LJRoss_Author) #144Days #Northumberland”