*BLOG BLITZ* Stateline – Dave Stanton. ★★★★

Blurb; Cancel the wedding–the groom is dead.

When a tycoon’s son is murdered the night before his wedding, the enraged and grief- stricken father offers investigator Dan Reno (that’s Reno, as in no problemo), a life-changing bounty to find the killer. Reno, nearly broke, figures he’s finally landed in the right place at the right time. It’s a nice thought, but when a band of crooked cops get involved, Reno finds himself not only earning every penny of his paycheck, but also fighting for his life.

Who committed the murder, and why? Which cops can he trust, if any? Haunted by his murdered father and a violent, hard drinking past, Reno wants no more blood on his hands. But a man’s got to make a living, and backing off is not in his DNA. Traversing the snowy alpine winter in the Sierras and the lonely deserts of Nevada, Reno must revert to his old ways to survive. Because the fat bounty won’t do him much good if he’s dead…

My Review; Happy Publication Day! Stateline is book number one in the Dan Reno series and I enjoyed it, a great start to the series. I found it an easy read but more of a crime/detective/investigation story than a thriller.

This story has it all! Fights, drugs, hookers, alcohol, crooked cops, gambling… You name it this book has it. It is action packed! However, I did find some of the chapters very long. I liked the PI (private investigator) Dan, he doesn’t mess around. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Dan in this series. I awarded four stars and would recommend to you all. Keep your eyes peeled for book number 2 shortly called Blind Luck.

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*BLOG BLITZ* Captor – Anita Waller ★★★★

Blurb; Liz Chambers is a devoted mother who works for a successful law firm. She has two children, a husband and a blossoming career. But behind closed doors, Liz is harbouring a secret that could destroy her life.

Then the unthinkable happens, and in a frenzied attack, her young son is snatched from the home of the nanny charged with looking after him.

As Liz’s life unfolds, it becomes clear that someone is out for revenge.

Desperate to get her baby boy back, Liz must work out who is responsible for his kidnap, and why.

But as the body count begins to mount, Liz’s concern grows for the safety of her child.

Who has taken her baby?

And why is Captor so determined on revenge?

My Review; Captor will have you gripped from the beginning and won’t let you go until you have finished. It is a suspense filled crime thriller that will keep you guessing throughout. I was honestly shocked at the outcome of this story, I did not expect it at all! I felt sorry for poor Liz, there is only so much one character can take and she had it all thrown at her!

Stories like these that contains babies and young children always get to me a little more cause I’m a parent myself I relate to the mother/father character and think what would I actually do in that situation, its scary. I found Captor an easy, fast paced read and enjoyed every minute of it. I awarded a well deserved four stars. Another brilliant book by Anita with a fab cover too. I would highly recommend this story to you all!

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*BLOG BLITZ* Locked In – GB Williams ★★★★

Blurb; Ariadne Teddington is having a bad day. Then she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun.

Stuck in a bank robbery turned hostage situation, Ariadne keeps her head down and her mouth shut; because if there is one thing criminals hate more than the police it’s prison guards.

Trapped with a child, a policeman, and a robber on the edge, Ariadne desperately searches for a way out for them.

Can they all escape unharmed?

And when everyone is locked in, will anyone get out alive?

My Review; Happy publication day!

Locked In is book number two in The Locked trilogy and is brilliant! This story focuses on the main character Ari/Teddington who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I actually felt sorry for Ari throughout the story as her character never has it easy.

Locked In will read well as a standalone but does refer to book one in the series but only briefly, no spoilers. However, I would highly recommend they are best off read in order so you become familiar with the characters.

Locked In is easy to read, fast paced and has an explosive, action pacted ending! A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend this series so far, I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for the characters in the final story.

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