ADVENT BOOK BLOG Apr-2018 (1) – Black Soul (Titan #4) by TJ Brearton #crimefiction #TeamJoffeBooks

Advent Book Blog day 7 and it is the turn of TJ Brearton’s BLACK SOUL. This is book 4 in the gripping TITAN series and is a real page-turner


Available from AMAZON UK US AU CA

A gripping and dark international thriller that you won’t want to put down.

A seventeen year-old girl is missing in Honduras.

Free-spirited Rene Sterling vanished ten days ago. Her father fears she’s been sold into sex slavery. Investigators William Chase and Hanna Beckett are his last hope to find her.

The island paradise she was exploring conceals dark crimes, corruption and real danger.

Hanna and William’s mission is to disrupt human-trafficking gangs across the world. But this investigation will push their relationship to breaking point and put their lives at risk.

In a thrilling conclusion, they face a choice between real justice and obeying the law.

This is the fourth book in the best-selling Titan Series, though it can be read as a standalone.


What the readers thought:

Black Books Blog

The story starts off very fast paced as the action moves from Russia to Honduras after the two main characters get in trouble trying to rescue girls from a Russian school who train the girls how to be good slaves. Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews

There’s lots of suspense, lots of action, especially when William is determined to save the girls by any means at his disposal. I understand Hanna, but wished she had more of William’s outrage. The book has an explosive beginning that maintains a level of suspense until the final pages. This is a well-written book by one of my favorite authors. Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

To say that reading this book was one hell of an adrenaline rush causing, rollercoaster ride has to be the understatement of the year. Blimey oh riley, I have only just managed to get my breath back. The story hits the ground running and maintains the pace throughout. Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The action is swift and, at times, quite terrifying, with lots of gun battles and fast driving, both on land and at sea. William tries to keep within the law but there are times when he metes out justice because he is so revolted by the actions of these human traffickers. Read more here

Mystery Thriller Week

I find myself really cheering for William and Hanna in this one. The crimes are hideous and outrageous. They embark on a wild journey to save these children from horrible lives in human trafficking. T.J. Brearton does a wonderful job crafting the perpatrators and the William and Hanna. Read more here

Turn the Page Blog

A gripping and dark international thriller that you won’t want to put down. Read more here

Orchard Book Club

The story is slow to begin with, I felt that the author wanted to set the scene and give the reader as many details as he could before this story exploded….. and exploded it did! Once the action started it never let up, I held my breathe a few times and had scenarios playing in my head if where I thought the author was leading me, don’t try to guess because you won’t and thats what kept me gripped. Read more here

Beth in a Box

Thank you for giving me a story that moved me to such levels. You left me traumatised yet the only way I could describe it was “amazing”. Perhaps it was invigorating (yes, after googling, I think that is the correct word). I feel alive. Read more here

J.V. Baptie

This is book four in the series and the first one I’ve read. It’s very pacey and quick to read. I found this book hard to put down and Brearton keeps the tension up throughout.

My review

I am a big fan of TJ Brearton and have read books from his other series’ but this is the first Titan book I have read.  I think my enjoyment would have been greater had I read the earlier books so would recommend that readers do start at the beginning of the series.

The book begins in Russia with a woman being abused and we are introduced to William and Hanna who are undercover agents.

I did find the book a little slow going at first but the intrigue was there and that was enough for me to keep turning the pages.  The pace increases as the book progresses until the adrenaline pumping ending which is a real shocker.  As I was reading I had considered several outcomes but the actual ending was not one I considered.

William grew on me throughout the book.  He was struggling on many fronts.  A recovering alcoholic with an ingrained desire to eliminated the scum responsible for trafficking young girls among many countries.  His partner is Hanna who balances him out perfectly.  She is the voice of reason, the patient one who realises that ‘gently, gently catchy monkey’ whereas William is all about action now before any more young women are damaged.  The pair obviously have history and care deeply about each other.

I am not a massive fan of ‘Agent’ books as I find there is a lot going on and I struggle to keep it all straight in my mind and this book was no different.  However, it is a very good read with plenty going on to the keep the reader gripped.

You may also be interested in:

ADVENT BOOK BLOG Jan-2018 (1) – The Shoeless Child

ADVENT BOOK BLOG Jan-2018 (2) – Dark Angel

ADVENT BOOK BLOG Feb-2018 (1) – Flashpoint

ADVENT BOOK BLOG Feb-2018 (2) – Ruthless

ADVENT BOOK BLOG Mar-2018 (1) – Low Lake

ADVENT BOOK BLOG Mar-2018 (2) – Unworthy


Start a Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: