*BLOG BLITZ* Dark Ice – Dave Stanton ★★★★

Blurb; Two murdered girls, and no motive…

While skiing deep in Lake Tahoe’s backcountry, private detective Dan Reno finds the first naked body, buried under fresh snow. Reno’s contacted by the grieving father, who wants to know who murdered his daughter, and why? And how could the body end up in such a remote, mountainous location? The questions become murkier when a second body is found. Is there a serial killer stalking promiscuous young women in South Lake Tahoe? Or are the murders linked to a different criminal agenda?

Searching for answers, Reno is accosted by a gang of racist bikers with a score to settle. He also must deal with his pal, Cody Gibbons, who the police consider a suspect. The clues lead to the owner of a strip club and a womanizing police captain, but is either the killer?

The bikers up the ante, but are unaware that Cody Gibbons has Reno’s back at any cost. Meanwhile, the police won’t tolerate Reno’s continued involvement in the case. But Reno knows he’s getting close. And the most critical clue comes from the last person he’d suspect.

My Review; This is book four in the brilliant Dan Reno series I would suggest this series is best read in order as it does make references to previous books in the series.

Yet again I loved and enjoyed reading this story. I am really liking Dan’s character and how nothing at all will phase him or overcome him he will always get the case solved with a little help from Cody. Dark Ice is a fast paced thriller which will keep the reader in suspense until the end… I loved the setting of this story, set in winter with snow and skiing!

I did find that the chapters were long but I devoured this story and cannot wait to read book five. I would highly recommend this series to you all. I am loving it. I also love all the covers of this series and how they all match.

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*BLOG TOUR* Without Consent – Sid Spencer ★★★★

Blurb; A story of a boys trauma through neglect and abuse. A forgotten child that survived and built a life of love and a family of his own.
A story of justice, of hope and of healing.

My Review; This is a true life, short story. I found it an emotional and hard read! It is not an easy book to read. Without Consent does contain child abuse and rape which are very sensitive and upsetting subjects but which sadly still happen in this day and age! It also highlights how many people hide or don’t come forward after being abused or raped no matter what gender.

This story does have very dark and graphic parts which can make the reader feel uncomfortable however, the author wants the reader to know his story and know exactly what he went through! I understand this book may not be to all readers tastes due to the subject within but the author does highlight how much we should all protect children, talk to children and listen to children. I awarded four stars… Links are below if you’re interested.

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*BLOG TOUR* Beautiful Liars – Isabel Ashdown ★★★★

Blurb; Eighteen years ago Martha said goodbye to best friend Juliet on a moonlit London towpath.
The next morning Juliet’s bike was found abandoned at the waterside.
She was never seen again.

Nearly two decades later Martha is a TV celebrity, preparing to host a new crime show… and the first case will be that of missing student Juliet Sherman. After all these years Martha must reach out to old friends and try to piece together the final moments of Juliet’s life.

But what happens when your perfect friends turn out to be perfect strangers…?

My Review; I must start by saying I love the cover for this book! The start of Beautiful Liars had me intrigued and wanting more… I was hooked from the beginning! Three friends, one BIG secret! Jealousy is a horrible trait…

I hated Kathleen’s character as soon as she was introduced she is a very devious, crafty character from the start with an odd personality. I felt sorry for Martha’s character at times within this story but she was determined to solve the case and never gave up, very strong willed.

A well written story told through the different characters and split into three parts. Also contains short chapters throughout! A fast paced read which is easy to devour… An outcome you will never expect or see coming. I awarded four stars and would highly recommend this story to you all. I enjoyed reading this one. Perfect for readers who enjoy a suspense filled mystery with a hint of thriller towards the end.

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