Saturday, 28 January 2017

Blog Tour & Book Review: Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb



I am delighted to be one of today's stop on the blog tour for the FANTASTIC debut novel Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb. I have the honour of sharing today's stop with the wonderful Sophie at Book Drunk, formerly Reviewed the Book (you must check out her new blog - it's great!).

Title: Deep Down Dead
Author: Steph Broadribb
Publisher: Orenda
Publication date: 5 January 2017

Twitter: @Crimethrillgirl and @Orendabooks

Website: www.crimethrillergirl.com 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 

Blurb 

Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that's when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she's assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori's former mentor - the man who taught her everything she knows … the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida's biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where 'bad things never happen', but he's also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob. With two fearsome foes on their tails, just three days to get JT back to Florida, and her daughter to protect, Lori has her work cut out for her. When they're ambushed at a gas station, the stakes go from high to stratospheric, and things become personal. 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Book Review: Nighblind by Ragnar Jonasson



Title: Nightblind
Author: Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication date: 1 December 2015

Twitter: @ragnarjo

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Blurb

Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village on the northernmost tip of Iceland, accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. 

Ari Thór Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers continue to haunt him. 

The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman - shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. 

With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik, where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dare not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all. Dark, chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from an undeniable new talent.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Book Review: Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson



Title: Snowblind
Author: Ragnar Jonasson
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: 20 April 2015

Twitter: @ragnarjo

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Blurb

Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors - accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. 

Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik - with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. 

When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. 

An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness - blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. 

Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Book Review: Dark Fragments by Rob Sinclair



Title: Dark Fragments
Author: Rob Sinclair
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Publication date: 8 November 2016

Twitter: @rsinclairauthor
Website: www.robsinclairauthor.com

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Blurb

Dark Fragments: an edge of your seat thriller from the best-selling author of The Enemy Series

Murder. Money. Revenge.Outwardly, Ben Stephens appears to be a normal, hard-working family man. In reality, his life has been in turmoil since the murder of his wife, Alice, seven years ago. The killer was never caught.Now re-married - to the woman he was having an affair with while still married to Alice - Ben's life is once again spiraling out of control, and he's become heavily indebted to an unscrupulous criminal who is baying for Ben's blood.When Ben's estranged twin sister, a police detective, unexpectedly returns to his life, asking too many questions for comfort, it becomes clear that without action, Ben's life will soon reach a crisis point from which there will be no return.In order to avoid falling further into the mire, Ben must examine the past if he is to survive the present - but just how much pressure can one man take before he breaks?