*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 BLITZ* Uncommon Cruelty – Liz Mistry ★★★★★

Blurb; DI Gus McGuire and his team are called in to investigate the disappearance of a teenage boy after his parents return from a weekend away, to find their home trashed and their son missing.

But that is just the beginning.

As the investigation unfolds, Gus must discover what links a violent bikers’ gang, a Muslim youth group and a fundamentalist American based Christian church.

Alongside this, two cases from the past come back to haunt DI Gus McGuire and his DS, Alice Cooper.

Gus has a lot to juggle, but will he cope?

My Review; Wow. This series just gets better and better with each book! This is Brilliant! I am absolutely loving this five star series, I cannot get enough!

This is book four in the DI Gus McGuire series and cannot be read as a standalone, this series needs to be read in order as it makes reference to previous cases and previous books.

Uncommon Cruelty is written well, fast paced, easy to devour, and contains short chapters. This case is dark and focuses on a missing teenager and what seems like one hell of a party aftermath and mess to clear up. Its great to be back with the familiar team! You will not be able to put this book down until you’ve finished it!

I would highly recommend this series to you all, but please read them in order. I look forward to the next book by Liz!

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*BLOG TOUR* The Ice Swimmer – Kjell Ola Dahl ★★★★

Blurb; When a dead man is lifted from the freezing waters of Oslo Harbour just before Christmas, Detective Lena Stigersand’s stressful life suddenly becomes even more complicated. Not only is she dealing with a cancer scare, a stalker and an untrustworthy boyfriend, but it seems both a politician and Norway’s security services might be involved in the murder. With her trusted colleagues, Gunnarstranda and Frølich, at her side, Lena digs deep into the case and finds that it not only goes to the heart of the Norwegian establishment, but it might be rather to close to her personal life for comfort.

My Review; Two deaths. Two cases… But are they related and will the cases be solved?! The Ice Swimmer is written well, fast paced and had me hooked from the start! I enjoyed reading this story…

I found Lena to be a strong, determined main female character, who besides facing her own personal issues alongside a rocky love life does not give up to solve the case. Someone must know something about these deaths? But who is telling the truth and who is lying… A gripping story with an unexpected outcome. Highly recommend. I awarded a well deserved four stars. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.

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