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The Policewoman gets a book trailer!

Remember that cool book I got a chance to review several months ago, about a badass female international policewoman who helps take down some really bad guys while giving the audience all the feels?! The Policewoman by Justin Roberts!

Well there’s now a teaser trailers depicting the scene from the prologue – which introduces us to the bad guy. It’s very intense, so don’t watch it if you can’t handle a little scary stuff.

OK; here it is!

What do you think? Does it make you want to read the book?

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Her Last Lie by Amanda Brittany

Her Last LieHer Last Lie by Amanda Brittany

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Recently, there’s been a spate of books focused on the lone survivor of serial killers forced to face down their demons. I’m pleased to say, however, the motif doesn’t seem to be losing steam yet.

I really enjoyed this one – it’s subtle, intense and scary, all at once. It’s very well executed.

Isla is the survivor of a serial killer who killed her friend and attacked her. Now, she lives a quiet life, finishing her book on photography and living with her boyfriend. When her would-be killer launches an appeal and a face from her past pops up, things start to spiral out of control. Is she going insane? Or is there really something to fear?

I liked the way the author shows Isla’s slow descent into acute anxiety and gives the story plenty of possibilities for solutions. I kept turning pages to find out what was going to happen next because I really didn’t know. But I wasn’t overwhelmed, either.

The story really was creepy, the way things seemed to close in around Isla. I loved it. There were just enough twists to keep me on my toes and gasping out loud.

There were a couple of things I felt weren’t totally wrapped up in the end, or were a little bit obvious (you’ll see what I mean when you read it, there’s some obvious clues to why things were happening a certain way), which is why I gave it 4 stars. But don’t let that deter you from reading! It’s worth it.

Highly recommended!

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A Murder of Crows by Ian Skewis

A Murder of CrowsA Murder of Crows by Ian Skewis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WThis book has some mixed reviews on Goodreads. But I have to say, for me, it was a solid, excellent read that kept me gripped from the beginning.

A dark, stormy atmosphere pervades the book and just adds to the mystery and tense feeling to it. I loved it.

The main mystery of the book is the disappearance of two young people, a newly-pregnant couple, who were returning to town to visit his ailing mother. They were caught in a huge storm and disappeared into the woods. As his last case, DCI Jack Russell looks into the case, but finds its much more complicated than it seemed at first.

I loved that it switched between all the various viewpoints because it gives the reader a chance to understand the motivations and mindsets of each of the characters, which were each complicated and intense. The writing is incredible, really allowing you to feel what the characters were feeling – like Alice, who has dementia. You could feel her confusion and frustration very clearly.

There are also several surprises throughout the book – a couple times I actually gasped out loud. They were pretty juicy.

I hope the author is working on a follow-up because there were some loose ends that I hope to see through. I would absolutely read that!

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#CoverReveal: Echoes by Alice Reeds

I’m excited to be a part of the cover reveal for a new YA novel that not only has a GORGEOUS cover, but sounds amazing as well! Enjoy this peek, brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About the Book

“Fast-paced and thrilling. ECHOES is a heart-pounding and addictive love story.” —Mia Siegert, author of Jerkbait

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.

Something that won’t let them leave alive.

Echoes is a thrilling adventure about confronting the impossible, discovering love in the most unexpected places, and, above all, finding hope in the face of the unknown.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Echoes by Alice Reeds today!


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About Alice Reeds:

Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.

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#BlogTour: Walls of Silence by Ruth Wade

About the Book

The patient has a story that isn’t told and which no one knows of. It is the secret, the rock against which he is shattered. Carl Jung

The Great War is over but for Edith Potter an equally devastating conflict is about to begin.

She is unhinged by a secret so terrible her conscious mind doesn’t acknowledge it.

It is 1927 and Stephen Maynard is using the new science of psychoanalysis to restore her sanity.

From his first meeting with her in the lunatic asylum, Dr Maynard is determined to bring her back to reality. During the long struggle, her disturbed behaviour forces him to confront his limitations – already severely stretched by the presence of someone prepared to use whatever weapons they can to ensure she maintains her silence.

My Review

5/5 ⭐️

This book has such a beautifully creepy undertone that keeps you just waiting for the other shoe to drop. This book has everything that creates an incredibly creepy atmosphere: a historical setting in a time when men dressed in suits and locked up women for “hysteria”; manor houses and lunatic asylums; an unreliable narrator; and the shadow of domineering father whom we never meet.

I throughly enjoyed it.

I loved that we never quite know what the think of Edith – is she truly out of her mind? Is she sane but suffering? What is going on?! Then on top of it, she seems to change moods and behaviors just enough to keep you off-balance and curious about what’s going to happen next.

And the climax of the novel is quite a thing. I did not see it coming and it was one of those things that made me sit back and re-examine my view on the entire book. I loved that.

I really think this book is perfect for lovers of slow-burn, psychological thrillers and is a great read for people in the mood for a bit of a fright.

Highly recommended.

About the Author

Ruth Wade was born in Sheffield Park station house on the cusp of the Bluebell Line becoming a heritage steam railway. Her formative years continued to be influenced by the past as she was brought up in the seaside town which can boast England’s first ever motorcar races, and the art deco splendour that is the De La Warr Pavilion.

A part-time lecturer in creative writing for Cambridge colleges and academies, her two great passions are longbow archery and the Argentine Tango. Sadly, she is not nearly as accomplished at either as she’d like.

Ruth Wade also writes the May Keaps series as BK Duncan.

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Teaser Tuesday: A Murder of Crows by Ian Skewis

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. The meme is hosted by The Purple Booker!
It is very easy to play along:
Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  •  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

This week I’m along the Scottish coast, with the thriller A Murder of Crows – even the cover is creepy! I can’t wait to see where it goes!

But there was little satisfaction in any of this and he began to wonder what life was like beyond the confines of the family business and his father’s rule of thumb. He hated himself for it, but his father still held a psychological control over him.

About the Book

The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of Scotland.

A young couple take shelter in the woods, never to be seen again…

DCI Jack Russell is brought in to investigate. Nearing retirement, he agrees to undertake one last case, which he believes can be solved as a matter of routine.

But what Jack discovers in the forest leads him to the conclusion that he is following in the footsteps of a psychopath who is just getting started. Jack is flung headlong into a race against time to prevent the evolution of a serial killer…

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#BlogTour: White is the Coldest Colour by John Nicholl

About the Book

Be careful who you trust…

The Mailer family is oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP, following the breakdown of his parents’ marriage.

Fifty-eight-year-old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile, employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian town-house he shares with his wife and two young daughters.

When Anthony becomes Galbraith’s latest obsession he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.

But can Anthony be saved before it’s too late?

The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing from the start.

It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.

Brilliantly gripping, White is the Coldest Colour will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-pounding and shocking conclusion.

My Review

5/5 ⭐️

As a note before I start, as it says above, The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing.

This book is dark. Very, very dark. But this book is so, so important because it really drives home a very overlooked point, which I’m sure the author knows all too well in his history as a police officer: Trust. Your. Instincts. The author drives that message home and really makes a compelling case.

That’s why I think this book stayed with me so long after I finished reading it; it’s one of those situations you hear about in the news time and time again: if one person had done something a little bit differently, if someone had pushed a little bit harder…..what if?

It’s clear from this book that Nicholl that Nicholl is truly a gifted writer. You can feel the emotions just grabbing you from the pages. You can literally sense the doctor’s breakdown as it is happening in the story. It’s one of the few books that’s done that to me.

This book is a good way to take a peak into a disturbing world that our police officers see all too often. We always ask “why?” but maybe the answer is just that some people are evil and are able to disguise it well. It also gives you hope, to see the officers in the novel that would not give up, that trusted the victims and wanted to do right by them.

To those officers out there in real life: Thank you.

About the Author

John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, writes popular dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is happily married, lives in rural west Wales, and has three adult children and one grandchild. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire.  A Cold Cold Heart, John’s sixth book, is published by Bloodhound Books in January 2018. John is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.