*** RELEASED EARLY****

NO EXIT by Taylor Adams

I am very excited to inform you that this absolutely brilliant book by Taylor Adams is now available from:

www.amazon.co.uk   www.amazon.com

Why not join us for the  Launch Party:   Launch Party for NO EXIT :   1st July 8pm GMT

@joffebooks @tayloradams #noexit #5stars #thankspublishers #crimefiction

CoverLooking for a thriller that you can’t put down? Then try this book that everyone’s talking about.

One of the tensest, most gripping thrillers you will ever read. From UK and US best-selling author Taylor Adams.

A KIDNAPPED LITTLE GIRL LOCKED IN A STRANGER’S VAN. NO HELP FOR MILES. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars.

There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.

Full of shocking twists and turns, this beautifully written novel will have you on the edge of your seat.

Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, or Stephen King.

Who is the little girl? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?

What readers are saying about NO EXIT

“A roller coaster of a read from start to finish – one of the best books I’ve read this year. ” Nerys Roberts

“I won’t spoil anything but the ending blew me away. Stunning, simply stunning. One of the best books I have ever read.” Misfits farm

“My heart soared into my throat from the first page and never left. Don’t read this book right before you go to bed. Your adrenaline rushes will be too high . . . That’s all I’m giving away because I really, really want you to read this thriller. It is so good. ” Heather

“This book is action from start to finish. I don’t want to reveal anymore other than to say that the tension escalates all the way to the final confrontation.” Marion

“I found myself having to tell myself to stop read and just BLINK, and breathe, for crying out loud.” Bonnye Reed Fry

“I read it in one day. Would have read it quicker if I could have hidden myself away from the rest of the world, but alas, there was no escape from reality! It’s been a long time since I opened a book and couldn’t think of anything else, even after the book was finished. Un-be-liev-able!” Mary

“OMG, this really is a fast-paced roller coaster ride. After spending a few pages getting to know Darby, the reader is launched into a danger packed, adrenaline ride that rockets along and grips the reader so tightly that you sometimes have difficulty breathing.” Nicola Richards

“The first twist left me breathless. The suspense starts at the very first page and only becomes more compelling until the explosive ending.” Linda Strong

“Once starting this story I just could not put it down, call it engrossing, engaging, intriguing or whatever you’d like it truly turned into one of those reads that I couldn’t break away from and today I really need a nap.” Carrie Glover

***RELEASED EARLY***

 

NO EXIT by Taylor Adams

I am very excited to inform you that this absolutely brilliant book by Taylor Adams is now available from:

www.amazon.co.uk   www.amazon.com

@joffebooks @tayloradams #noexit #5stars #thankspublishers #crimefiction

CoverLooking for a thriller that you can’t put down? Then try this book that everyone’s talking about.

One of the tensest, most gripping thrillers you will ever read. From UK and US best-selling author Taylor Adams.

A KIDNAPPED LITTLE GIRL LOCKED IN A STRANGER’S VAN. NO HELP FOR MILES. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars.

There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.

Full of shocking twists and turns, this beautifully written novel will have you on the edge of your seat.

Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, or Stephen King.

Who is the little girl? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?

What readers are saying about NO EXIT

“A roller coaster of a read from start to finish – one of the best books I’ve read this year. ” Nerys Roberts

“I won’t spoil anything but the ending blew me away. Stunning, simply stunning. One of the best books I have ever read.” Misfits farm

“My heart soared into my throat from the first page and never left. Don’t read this book right before you go to bed. Your adrenaline rushes will be too high . . . That’s all I’m giving away because I really, really want you to read this thriller. It is so good. ” Heather

“This book is action from start to finish. I don’t want to reveal anymore other than to say that the tension escalates all the way to the final confrontation.” Marion

“I found myself having to tell myself to stop read and just BLINK, and breathe, for crying out loud.” Bonnye Reed Fry

“I read it in one day. Would have read it quicker if I could have hidden myself away from the rest of the world, but alas, there was no escape from reality! It’s been a long time since I opened a book and couldn’t think of anything else, even after the book was finished. Un-be-liev-able!” Mary

“OMG, this really is a fast-paced roller coaster ride. After spending a few pages getting to know Darby, the reader is launched into a danger packed, adrenaline ride that rockets along and grips the reader so tightly that you sometimes have difficulty breathing.” Nicola Richards

“The first twist left me breathless. The suspense starts at the very first page and only becomes more compelling until the explosive ending.” Linda Strong

“Once starting this story I just could not put it down, call it engrossing, engaging, intriguing or whatever you’d like it truly turned into one of those reads that I couldn’t break away from and today I really need a nap.” Carrie Glover

BLOG TOUR: Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney

Today I am very pleased to share with you a guest review by Elaine Tomasso.  I have Elaine’s permission and blessing to share this with you and this is also available on Goodreads via this link:  Elaine Tomasso’s Review


Watching You
by Gretta Mulrooney (Goodreads Author)

Elaine Tomasso‘s review

Jun 16, 2017
really liked it

 

I would like to thank Netgalley and Joffe Books for an advance copy of Watching You, the fourth novel to feature PI Tyrone Swift.

Ty is engaged by the Maddox family, grandfather Gabe and grandson Thomas to investigate a series of menacing e-mails they have been receiving which include references to Thomas’s son Oscar who was abducted from his pram two years before.

I enjoyed Watching You. There is nothing particularly new in it, the family have a stalker who is slowly escalating and the PI blunders around until a few random events lead him to a solution, but it is well done. The e-mails are creepy, Thomas’s fear and instincts seem real and the extent of the stalker’s manipulation is a masterclass in misdirection, although I had a good idea of who but not why by about half way through – a coincidence too many. I’m not normally a fan of the current vogue for italicised chapters of the perpetrator’s thoughts but I was impressed with them in this novel. They are not overly intrusive but convey perfectly his psychopathic sense of entitlement and need to hit out.

Ty Swift is a good protagonist. He is a genuinely nice man but no pushover. He has some ongoing personal problems, like a new daughter with his married ex girlfriend, which he handles delicately until enough is enough. It is good to see that situation edging towards a solution as sometimes these types of stories begin to get repetitive over several novels. He is also a smart and dedicated detective, even when dealing with the secretive and extremely obnoxious Gabe Maddox whom everyone else would have told to sling his hook!

Watching You is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending.


Available from: www.amazon.co.uk  www.amazon.com

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windmill finalBook Description:

Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.



Gretta Mulrooney Author PhotoAuthor Bio:

“I was born and brought up in London. My parents were Irish. I studied for a B.A. in English at The University of Ulster and subsequently a qualification in Social Work. I taught English in secondary schools, then worked in social care for many years.

I started writing for children in my thirties and had five books published with Poolbeg Press. My first adult fiction novel won a bursary from East Midlands Arts. My first published novel, Araby, was with Harper Collins, followed by Marble Heart. Robert Hale published the next three novels; Fire and Ice, Out of the Blue and The Apple of Her Eye.

I have had two short stories, The Old Master and The Gold Digger, commissioned by and read on Radio Four.

I have always been an avid reader of psychological thrillers and crime fiction and decided, in retirement, to turn to crime. I am currently working on releasing my fourth novel featuring private detective Tyrone Swift.”

grettamulrooney.com

BLOG TOUR: Red is the Colour by Mark Fowler

Red is the Colour by Mark Fowler

‘The villains are many and there are twists and turns all the way through. ‘

@bloodhoundbooks #blogtour #psychologicalthriller

RED ancona FINAL .jpgBook Description:

Bullying. Corruption. Murder.

It is the summer of 2002. The corpse of a 15 year old boy, missing for thirty years, is discovered in Stoke-on-Trent. The city is on the cusp of change and Chief Superintendent Berkins wants the case solved quickly.
DCI Jim Tyler has arrived from London under a cloud, moving to Staffordshire to escape his past. He is teamed up with DS Danny Mills to investigate the case, but there is tension between the detectives.
When the dead boy’s sister comes forward, describing a bright, solitary child, she points a finger at the school bullies. Important careers may be at stake.
Then one of the bullies is found brutally murdered.
As Tyler and Mills dig deeper they start to suspect a cover-up.
What is the connection between the death of a schoolboy in 1972 and this latest killing?
With the pressure building, and the past catching up with DCI Tyler, will he and DS Mills be able to put aside their differences in order to catch a cold-blooded killer?


My Review

My rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read by Mark Fowler so I was unsure what to expect.

The story centres around school bullying which is a subject close to everyone’s heart.  We have, probably, all experienced it in some form either as a victim, a parent, a friend or even the one doing the bullying.  It has gone on in schools for decades and I don’t think we are much nearer solving the problem now than we ever were.  It was, therefore, with great interest that I began reading this book to understand the Author’s take on the subject.

The body of a teenager is found 30 years after his death.  His sister blames the bullies.  Sheila Dale plays the part of the loving sister, distraught to find that the brother, she loved, that disappeared all those years ago, has been dead all this time.  She garners much sympathy from the police who, understandably, treat her with sheepskin gloves.  She is a character it is difficult to work out and the reader is left wondering what it is that we don’t know about her.

Jim Tyler is DCI and moved to Stoke after an incident in his previous role.  He has anger issues and comes across as a ‘vigilante’ type.  I didn’t much like his character and there were several aspects of it that I thought unrealistic given his position.  I didn’t think that a Detective Chief Inspector would have reached that position with an attitude like Jim’s.  This lost the book some points.

Danny Mills has the, unenviable, task of working under a DCI with a, not very sparkling, history behind him.  However, he buckles down and gets on with the job.  He is the father of 2 children and he has fears his son is being bullied which makes this case much more personal for him.  He is a dedicated policeman and father and is eager to please.

The villains are many and there are twists and turns all the way through.  The person who is actually responsible for the death is hidden among a number of suspects and the reader is unable to sort them out.  This keeps the pages turning as we are taken on a very twisted and evil journey through the minds and actions of teenagers and men who think they are untouchable.

A big thank you to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy of the unputdownable book.


Mark+L.+FowlerAuthor Bio:

Mark L. Fowler is the author of the novels Coffin Maker, The Man Upstairs, Silver, and Red Is The Colour, and more than a hundred short stories. His particular interests are in crime and mystery, psychological thrillers and gothic/horror fiction.

His first published novel, Coffin Maker, is a gothic tale set between our world and the Kingdom of Death. In the Kingdom the Coffin Maker lives a solitary existence, and every coffin he completes signals the end of a life in our world. One day he discovers that he is to be sent two apprentices, amid rumours that the devil is arriving on Earth.

Mark’s second novel, The Man Upstairs, features the hard-boiled detective, Frank Miller, who works the weird streets of Chapeltown. Having discovered that he is in fact the hero of twenty successful mystery novels, authored by The Man Upstairs, Frank has reasons to fear that this latest case might be his last.

In 2016, Silver, a dark and disturbing psychological thriller was published by Bloodhound Books. When a famous romance novelist dies in mysterious circumstances, she leaves behind an unfinished manuscript, Silver. This dark and uncharacteristic work has become the Holy Grail of the publishing world, but the dead writer’s family have their reasons for refusing to allow publication.

Red Is The Colour is Mark’s latest book, a crime mystery featuring two police detectives based in Staffordshire. The case involves the grim discovery of the corpse of a schoolboy who went missing thirty years earlier. Red Is The Colour is the first in a series featuring DCI Tyler and DS Mills, and will be published in July 2017 by Bloodhound Books.

The author contributed a short story, Out of Retirement, to the best-selling crime and horror collection, Dark Minds. Featuring many well known writers, all proceeds from the sales of Dark Minds will go to charity.

A graduate in philosophy from Leicester University, Mark lives in Staffordshire, and is currently writing a follow up to Red Is The Colour. When he isn’t writing he enjoys time with family and friends, watching TV and films, playing guitar/piano and going for long walks.

Links:

https://twitter.com/MFowlerAuthor

https://www.facebook.com/marklfowlerauthor/

***Blogger appeal***

Hello, I am aware this is a big ask as it is very short notice but if anyone can help with a read and review stop on the Blog Tour for Buried on the Fens it would be much appreciated.  This is a Crime Fiction book and is book 7 in the Nikki Galena series but the books work very well as stand alone.

Autumn sunset.BURIED ON THE FENS by Joy Ellis

A SKELETON IS UNEARTHED FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE IN THE CHURCHYARD. BUT THIS WAS NOT AN OFFICIAL BURIAL. THE VICTIM WAS MURDERED DECADES AGO.

At the same time, Detective Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of local businesswoman Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Briar Patch. But they’ve got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth.

Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late seventies and eighties a reign of terror and abuse was unleashed on the close-knit population.

When more women from the The Briar Patch come under threat, Nikki faces a race against time to stop the killing.
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the heart-stopping ending.

THE DETECTIVE
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms and her own family destroyed. She’s tough on criminals but fiercely loyal to her team.

HER PARTNER
DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has a daughter and an ex-wife who wants his attention.

THE SETTING
The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW

Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.

BLOG TOUR: Those That Remain by Rob Ashman

Those That Remain

‘This is a very gripping psychological thriller that has the reader turning page after page.  It has a lot going on with all the elements that make a good thriller included and interwoven into one incredibly brilliant story.’

@bloodhoundbook @booksnall #mechanictrilogy #thankspublishers #blogtour #5stars #psychologicalthriller

Those that Remain Cover

Available from: www.amazon.com  www.amazon.co.uk

Book Description:

Lucas is coasting to retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct 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 no family is safe from the savage, ritualistic murders that this sadistic killer is compelled to commit.

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

But who can he trust and who is Mechanic?

Soon Lucas will learn that truth is more terrifying than he could ever imagine and in order to find the answers he needs, he might just have to put his life on the line…


My Review

My Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

This is book 1 in the Mechanic Trilogy and I highly recommend that they are read in order.

The book begins on Wednesday 23rd March 1983 (present day) with Lucas returning to work after a lengthy absence.  We are then taken back 8 months to tell the story.

This is a very gripping psychological thriller that has the reader turning page after page.  It has a lot going on with all the elements that make a good thriller included and interwoven into one incredibly brilliant story.

Lucas is a unique character we meet him first on his return to work and immediately get the impression that this is a grumpy bad tempered man.  As we move through the story the character develops into a likable Lieutenant who is determined to bring the bad guys to justice.  He has a strange marriage that brings a little humour to the book.

Among the other characters we have Bassano who is a womaniser used to getting his catch but gets thwarted when he sets his sights on Jo and Harper, who was lead on the initial Mechanic case but is now retired and often drunk.

Harper is a strange one he has buried his woes in a bottle for so long but a past memory causes him to rethink his life.  He plays a significant part in the story although he has a minor role.

The story moves along at a fast pace as Lucas and his team travel down dead end after dead end trying to stop a sadistic sociopath before any more families are destroyed.  There are twists, turns and several curve balls as we join Lucas in his 8 month journey to the present day.

I can’t wait to read books 2 and 3 in this trilogy.  I had my reasons for deducting 2 stars but I am unable to say what they are without spoilers.

I am pleased to have discovered Rob Ashman who is obviously a very talented author and I am very grateful to Bloodhound Books who provided me with an advance copy of this book.


Those that remain author picAuthor Bio:

Rob is married to Karen with two grown up daughters. He is originally from South Wales and after moving around with work settled in North Lincolnshire where he’s spent the last twenty-two years.

Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.

It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.

When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.

Rob is delighted that all three books in the Mechanic Trilogy will be published with Bloodhound Books in 2017.

Those That Remain  –  22 June

In Your Name            –  13 July

Pay The Penance     –  8 August

Rob now writes full time and has recently completed his fourth novel titled Faceless.

Twitter tag : @RobAshmanAuthor

Facebook author page :
Rob Ashman Author

Website link :
www.robashman.com

Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney: What the Readers are Saying

Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney

Available at a  special offer price for a short period from: www.amazon.co.uk  www.amazon.com

@joffebooks @booksnall #tyroneswift #5stars #amreviewing #psychologicalthriller #thankspublishers #netgalley

windmill finalBook Description:

Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.


Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney: What the readers are saying

Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney

Available at a  special offer price for a short period from: www.amazon.co.uk  www.amazon.com

@joffebooks @booksnall #tyroneswift #5stars #amreviewing #psychologicalthriller #thankspublishers #netgalley

windmill finalBook Description:

Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.


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