Tag Archive | crime

*BLOG TOUR* A Deadly Game – Joanne Griffiths ★★★★★

Blurb:
Kate Palmer, an undergraduate student, discovers that she is pregnant and makes the decision to drop out of university. However, on the evening before she returns home, her body is discovered in Aston park. She is the first victim of several murders that will rock the city of Birmingham.

DS James “Jim” Wardell, who has his own issues to contend with, is given the case.

When Eddie Carter, a popular talk show host on Birmingham’s radio station, is contacted by someone claiming to be the killer, it is the start of a cat and mouse game between a deranged killer and the police.

After a second body is discovered the pressure mounts on the police to capture the person responsible.

Who is killing these women and why?

Can Jim apprehend the twisted killer before more innocent women are murdered?

My Review:
WOW! Where to start?
No blonde haired woman is safe!
I love the cover, good overall first impressions.

A Deadly Game is set in Birmingham. This story is gripping, tense and will have you on the edge of your seat! I must admit I despised the killer so much and felt sorry for poor Alison and her baby. I must warn you that this book does contain domestic violence which may not to be everyone’s tastes. I loved the relationship between Angie and Jim too! A Deadly Game is fast paced, easy to devour, written well with a clever killer and contains short chapters. I would highly recommend this story to you all! Really enjoyed reading this one. Another well deserved five stars. What another great policing team! Fab.

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*BLOG TOUR* Those That Remain – Rob Ashman ★★★★★

Blurb:
The heat of the Florida summer is relentless. Lucas is coasting to retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct. His world falls apart when a brutal serial killer codenamed Mechanic lands on his patch.

Three years ago they thought Mechanic was dead. But Mechanic is very much alive and the savage ritualistic murders continue. No family is safe from the threat of slaughter at this sadistic killer’s hands.

Mechanic is always one step ahead and Lucas is forced to operate outside the law.

Who can he trust?

The shocking truth is more terrifying than Lucas could ever imagine … and he has to put his life on the line to get it

My Review:
I have to admit I left this one a little last minute BUT.. I did manage to devour it a day before the blog tour wahey! This is book number one in the mechanic Trilogy and I am hooked… Cannot wait to see what this series has more to offer, this is the first book I have read by Rob and you can guarantee I will be following this series. I love the cover so good first impressions. Those that remain is written well, easy to read, fast paced and contains short chapters. I must admit it took me a while to get into up until 15% but after that I was hooked. This has a very cleverly written plot and is one of those books that makes you go “ARGH! THAT’S WHY ITS CALLED THAT!”. This police team have the biggest case to tackle yet and I mean that, I instantly hated Mechanic as soon as he was introduced (GRR). I dont want to give anything away but if you love a big crime thriller with a big case to solve this is the book for you. I awarded an outstanding five stars and cannot wait to dive into the next one… Brilliant. Clever and had me HOOKED.

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*BLOG TOUR* Care To Die – Tana Collins ★★★★★

Blurb:
Struggling with his demotion back to DI and his concern for the grieving DS Andrea Fletcher, Jim Carruthers is thrown in at the deep end when the body of an old man is discovered stabbed to death in a nature reserve- a ball of cloth rammed into the back of the victim’s throat. The only suspect is a fifteen-year-old neighbour who is known to the police for antisocial behaviour. But the teenager has an alibi.

When a second elderly man is also found dead at the same locale, with the same MO, Carruthers starts to wonder if they have a serial killer on their hands.

On discovering that the first victim, Ruiridh Fraser, has an estranged son living in Iceland, Carruthers flies out to interview the man, now convinced that the reason behind Fraser’s death lies in his past.

But what does the disappearance of a twelve year old boy forty years before, the brutal murder of a former journalist and a bitter local dispute about a nature reserve, have to do with the investigation?

Can Carruthers and Fletcher solve the case while battling their own demons?

And are they hunting for one killer or more?

My Review:
I just had to take part in this blog tour as I thoroughly enjoyed her first book! Care to Die is the second book in the Inspector Jim Carruthers series, I would highly recommend you read these in order as this book does relate back in parts to what happened in the first story. I will start by saying it has a lovely cover, is written well and easy to read! I felt welcomed back and among familiar faces when I returned to this team, I enjoyed every minute of this book and hoping there may a third? (PLEASE TANA). I would highly recommend this story to you all and the series as a whole, both books have received well deserved five stars from myself. Brilliant story. Will you be able to solve it all before the team do? I must admit I didn’t, I hadn’t even any idea. I loved how all the characters had to solve the case while battling their own individual problems make it a bit more real life. Really loved it! Yet again Tana you did not let me down and I look forward to more by you in the future.

WARNING: Does contain references to child abuse, which may not be to everybody’s taste.

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