#BlogTour Review: Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett #Giveaway (@RachelAmphlett; @emmamitchellfpr) #144Books #Kent

I am absolutely delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett, the second book in the DS Kay Hunter series. I’ll be sharing my review with you in just a moment, but first here are the all important bookish bits.

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When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.

As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.

With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…

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#BlogTour: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (@ConcreteKraken; @OrendaBooks)

Today it is my absolute pleasure to join the blog tour for Six Stories the brilliant debut novel by Matt Wesolowski and yet another unique find by Karen over at Orenda Books. Before I share my thoughts with you, here is what the book is about.

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One death. Six stories. Which one is true?

1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. And who’s to blame … Continue reading “#BlogTour: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (@ConcreteKraken; @OrendaBooks)”

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

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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)”

Review: Written In Bones by James Oswald (@SirBenfro; @MichaelJBooks)

Happy publication day to James Oswald who celebrates the release of the seventh book in the Inspector McLean series today.

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The roots of murder run deep…

When a body is found in a tree in The Meadows, Edinburgh’s scenic parkland, the forensics suggest the corpse has fallen from a great height.

Detective Inspector Tony McLean wonders whether it was an accident, or a murder designed to send a chilling message?

The dead man had led quite a life: a disgraced ex-cop turned criminal kingpin who reinvented himself as a celebrated philanthropist.

As McLean traces the victim’s journey, it takes him back to Edinburgh’s past, and through its underworld – crossing paths with some of its most dangerous and most vulnerable people.

And waiting at the end of it all, is the truth behind a crime that cuts to the very heart of the city… Continue reading “Review: Written In Bones by James Oswald (@SirBenfro; @MichaelJBooks)”

Blog Tour: Walking Wounded by Anna Franklin Osborne (@HomeOsborne; @EmmaMitchellfpr)

Today, I’m incredibly happy to be able to bring to you an extract from Walking Wounded  by Anna Franklin Osborne as part of the blog tour.

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Born at the end of the First World War, a young girl struggles to find her own identity in her big family and is pushed into a stormy marriage through a terrible misunderstanding from which her pride refuses to let her back down. As her own personal world begins to crumble, the foundation of the world around her is shaken as Germany once again declares war and her brothers and young husband sign up with the first wave of volunteers.
Walking Wounded tells the story of those left behind in a Blitz-ravaged London, and of the web of loyalty, guilt and duty that shapes the decisions of the women awaiting the return of their men-folk as the war draws to a close.
Spanning the period from the Armistice of the First World War to the exodus of the Ten Pound Poms to Australia in the 1950s, Walking Wounded is a family saga whose internal violence is mirrored by the world stage upon which it is set.

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