My Book Review Of Aliya Ali Afzal’s Smashing Heart Touching Page Turning Debut Would I Lie To You @AAAiswriting @HoZ_Books #WouldILieToYou #BookReview

From fresh new voice Aliya Ali-Afzal, Would I Lie to You? is a page-turning, warm and funny debut about what happens when you have your dream life – and are about to lose it.

‘A refreshing new voice in commercial fiction’ Cosmopolitan
‘I devoured this book’ Sarah Pearse
‘Intelligent and original’ Lesley Kara

At the school gates, Faiza fits in. It took a few years, but now the snobbish mothers who mistook her for the nanny treat her as one of their own. She’s learned to crack their subtle codes, speak their language of handbags and haircuts and discreet silver watches. You’d never guess, at the glamorous kids’ parties and the leisurely coffee mornings, that Faiza’s childhood was spent following her parents round the Tooting Cash’n’Carry.
When her husband Tom loses his job in finance, he stays calm. Something will come along, and in the meantime, they can live off their savings. But Faiza starts to unravel. Raising the perfect family comes at a cost – and the money Tom put aside has gone. When Tom’s redundancy package ends, Faiza will have to tell him she’s spent it all.
Unless she doesn’t…
It only takes a second to lie to Tom. Now Faiza has six weeks to find £75,000 before her lie spirals out of control. If anyone can do it, Faiza can: she’s had to fight for what she has, and she’ll fight to keep it. But as the clock ticks down, and Faiza desperately tries to put things right, she has to ask herself: how much more should she sacrifice to protect her family?
A tense, funny and page-turning debut from a fresh new voice in fiction, Would I Lie to You? is perfect for readers of Adele Parks, Celeste Ng, and Kiley Reid.

My thoughts about Aliya Ali Afzal’s Would I Lie To You is a brilliant masterpiece literacy novel,that teaches as many things. The characterization in this powerful story is incredible, the way Author Aliya Ali Afzal,has handled the story is truly fascinating, that deserves appreciation. I can not believe this is Aliya’s debut,the story of Would I Lie To You is well written and presented that is a page turner when you reach the end it is going to blow your mind.The story and characters will stay with you forever which is beautifully written.Would I Lie To You tells the story of character Faiza who At the school gates, Faiza fits in. It took a few years, but now the snobbish mothers who mistook her for the nanny treat her as one of their own. She’s learned to crack their subtle codes, speak their language of handbags and haircuts and discreet silver watches. You’d never guess, at the glamorous kids’ parties and the leisurely coffee mornings, that Faiza’s childhood was spent following her parents round the Tooting Cash’n’Carry. When her husband Tom loses his job in finance, he stays calm. Something will come along, and in the meantime, they can live off their savings. But Faiza starts to unravel. Raising the perfect family comes at a cost – and the money Tom put aside has gone. When Tom’s redundancy package ends, Faiza will have to tell him she’s spent it all.Unless she doesn’t. It takes a second to lie to Tom.Now Faiza has six weeks to find £75,000 before her lie spirals out of control which I thought was remarkable. Would I Lie To You has also some funny moments that is also fantastic. Would I Lie To You has full of emotion,tensed and humour that is truly unbelievable. Author Aliya Ali Afzal is a brilliant storyteller, that I’m looking forward to more in the future. Aliya Ali Afzal’s smashing heart warming Would I Lie To You, is going to be a smashing success this year. Would I Lie To You is highly recommended. I would like to say thank you to author Aliya Ali Afzal and Publishers HoZ Books,for kindly sending me a gifted PDF copy of this unique book for me to read and review. I would love to get a signed dedicated hardback copy,for my bookshelf. ⭐⭐⭐⭐🔥🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥💥

About Author Aliya Ali-Afzal

Aliya Ali-Afzal has a degree in Russian and German from UCL and worked as an Executive MBA Career Coach in London. While helping her clients to pursue their dream lives and careers, she decided to take her own advice and become a writer. She is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, is an alum of Curtis Brown Creative, and has had her writing longlisted for the Bath Novel Award, the Mslexia Novel Competition, the Mo Siewcharran Prize, and the Primadonna Prize. Aliya has lived in London all her life since moving there from Pakistan as a young child.

My Book Review Of Richard Wall’s Brilliant Terrifying Murder Mystery Thriller Near Death @writinblues @Burning_Chair #NearDeath #BookReview

See you on the other side, Preacher Man.”

These are the last words of Joseph Hickey, a psychopath executed at Sing Sing prison for the murder of the Howell family in New York State.

After giving the last rites and watching Hickey die, troubled prison chaplain John Henry Beauregard quits his job to start a new life in the Appalachian Mountains.

Hickey’s death should have been the end of the nightmare, but then another family is murdered in identical circumstances, and John Henry is called back to New York to give the last rites to the killer.

As the killings continue, John Henry is drawn into a mystery with devastating consequences.

Is it possible to commit murder from beyond the grave?

Can John Henry stop the endless cycle of torment and solve the mystery before it is too late?

Near Death is the second chilling novel from Richard Wall, author of the acclaimed Amazon #1 bestseller, Fat Man Blues. With troubled heroes and a terrifyingly unstoppable villain clashing in authentic 1960s America, Near Death is a book you will not be able to put down.

My thoughts about Richard Wall’s brilliant terrifying murder mystery thriller Near Death,that transforms you back to the 1960s New York USA,was wow brilliantly written and gripping, what I loved about it was the way Richard Wall suprises you with the story of Near Death, completely blows you away when you start from the beginning til the end. Near Death is a masterpiece winner with its breathtaking suspense and mystery. Author Richard Wall not only writes a powerful thriller,the characters in this gripping thriller are well portrayed and written which is incredible. The story of Near Death tells the story of Joseph Hickey, a psychopath executed at Sing Sing prison for the murder of the Howell family in New York State.After giving the last rites and watching Hickey die, troubled prison chaplain John Henry Beauregard quits his job to start a new life in the Appalachian Mountains.Hickey’s death should have been the end of the nightmare, but then another family is murdered in identical circumstances, and John Henry is called back to New York to give the last rites to the killer.As the killings continue, John Henry is drawn into a mystery with devastating consequences. This leads John Henry to find the identity of the killer and stop him before he commits more murders,which was wow breathtaking.Near Death is not only brilliant but beyond excellent.Author Richard Wall is a masterclass storyteller,which he deserves full praise for this unique thriller which is highly recommended. I would like to say thank you to Author Richard Wall for kindly sending me a gifted copy, and giving me a chance to read and review,this outstanding thriller which is spectacular. Well done Publishers Burning Chair what a thriller.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥💥💥

About Author Richard Wall

Born in England in 1962, Richard grew up in a small market town in rural Herefordshire before joining the Royal Navy. After 22 years in the submarine service and having travelled extensively, Richard now lives and writes in rural Worcestershire.

His first short story, “Evel Knievel and The Fat Elvis Diner” (available on Kindle), was soon followed by “Five Pairs of Shorts” a collection of ten short stories, and another short story called ‘Hank Williams’ Cadillac’.

Richard’s latest venture is a collaboration with UK musician, ‘Half Deaf Clatch’, in which Richard wrote a short story to accompany the concept album, ‘Beelzebub Jones – A Good Day To Be A Bad Guy’.

Richard’s stories reflect his life-long fascination with the dark underbelly of American culture, be it tales of the Wild West, or of the simmering menace of the Deep South, or the poetry of Charles Bukowski, or the writing of Langston Hughes, or the music of Charley Patton, Son House, Johnny Cash, or Tom Waits.

A self-confessed Delta Blues music anorak, Richard embarked on a pilgrimage to the USA to visit the Deep South, where a bizarre encounter in Clarksdale, Mississippi inspired him to write his début novel, Fat Man Blues.

http://www.richardwall.org

My Book Review Of Richard Ayre’s Brilliant Nail-Biting Mystery Thriller Point Of Contact @ayre_richard @Burning_Chair #PointOfContact #BookReview

A series of horrifying, unexplainable deaths. A race against time to stop an all-powerful madman. And the only person who can stop him is battling his own demons.

Newcastle, England. People are bursting into flames without warning or explanation. When the local police seek an expert in spontaneous human combustion, there is only one man to call: ex-firefighter Ian Fenwick, a man with a past as dark as his future.

Fenwick finds himself thrust into his most deadly investigation yet, pitching him against a crazed killer and mysterious entities known only as The Visitors.

Can Fenwick stop them before they make the whole world burn?

Point of Contact is the latest thriller from Richard Ayre, described as “An incredible read, full of action and horror.”

My thoughts about this brilliantly written gripping thriller,that made me jump up every time I turned the page I was reading was fantastic,Richard Ayre’s Point Of Contact is truly remarkable and electrifying thriller,that packs a punch with its unique story and suspense,and the characters are wow outstanding. Author Richard Ayre is a pure masterclass writer,the way he has put the story and the suspense together is purely brilliance. Point Of Contact is going to take you on a rollocoster ride that has full of action and suspense horror that deserves appreciation, the killer is going to give you chills. The story of Point Of Contact begins After a man is found burned to ashes in his house, fire expert Ian Fenwick is called in by Northumbria police to help them in their investigation. What Fenwick uncovers however, is beyond anything he could ever imagine. As more and more people succumb to this terrifying power, Fenwick finds himself pursued by merciless killers. Fighting for his own survival, Fenwick is thrown into a nightmare world. A world that will burn forever unless he can stop the mysterious man known only as William. A man hell bent on changing the entire planet into an environment fit only for his allies; the mysterious and horrifying Visitors which i thought was brilliant. Richard Ayre’s Point Of Contact is one of those thrillers you won’t be able to put down. Point Of Contact definitely draws you in. Richard Ayre’s Point Of Contact is highly recommended,for all thriller fans who like suspense and action. I would like to say thank you to author Richard Ayre And Publishers Burning Chair,for giving me a gifted copy of this unique thriller, for me to read and review, which I’ve enjoyed reading. A well written mystery thriller, that packs a punch. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

About Author Richard Ayre

Richard Ayre was born in Northumberland too many years ago to remember, and teaches History for a living. He is the author of The Prophecy Trilogy Books; Minstrel’s Bargain, Minstrel’s Renaissance and Minstrel’s Requiem, and he has also written Point of Contact, a Sci-Fi chiller, and A Life Eternal, a speculative historical novel. He lives in the North East of England where he continues to write whenever he can. When not writing, or putting children on detention, he can be found pottering around the Northumberland landscape on his motorcycle, Tanya.

My Book Review And Blog Tour Of Kathy Reichs’s Brilliant Crime Suspense Thriller The Bone Code @KathyReichs @simonschusterUK @RandomTTours #TheBoneCode #BlogTour #BookReview

NO CRIME CAN STAY HIDDEN FOREVER

When a hurricane hits the Carolinas it uncovers two bodies, sharing uncanny similarities with a cold case in Quebec that has haunted Temperance Brennan for fifteen years.
 
At the same time, a rare bacterium that can eat human flesh is discovered in Charleston. Panic erupts and people test themselves for a genetic mutation that leaves them vulnerable.
 
With support from her long time partner Andrew Ryan, in a search that soon proves dangerous, Temperance discovers the startling connection between the victims of both murder cases – and that both the murders and the disease outbreak have a common cause . . .

My thoughts about Kathy Richie’s brilliant murder mystery thriller The Bone Code was fantastic, Author Kathy Reichs does it again with her powerful writing that draws you in to the story, The story of The Bone Code that opens an old case,when a hurricane hits the Carolinas it uncovers two bodies, sharing uncanny similarities with a cold case in Quebec that has haunted Temperance Brennan for fifteen years.At the same time, a rare bacterium that can eat human flesh is discovered in Charleston. Panic erupts and people test themselves for a genetic mutation that leaves them vulnerable.With support from her long time partner Andrew Ryan, in a search that soon proves dangerous, Temperance discovers the startling connection between the victims of both murder cases – and that both the murders and the disease outbreak have a common cause which was incredible. Talented author Kathy Reichs not only writes a powerful story that is truly remarkable, the way she writes the characters and suspense takes your breath away. When the mystery of the dead bodies gets revealed truly is blows you away. The Bone Code pulls you in right from the start till the end. Kathy Richie’s is a masterclass storyteller and one of the best thriller writers in the world. The Bone Code is brilliantly written and well crafted thriller that has full of suspense and mystery that is going to leave you breathless that is highly recommended. I would like to say thank you to author Kathy Reichs, Publishers Simon Schuster Books,and Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for giving me a gifted copy,and an opportunity to read and review this brilliant outstanding thriller.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥💥💥

About Author Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs’s first novel  Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller.  The Bone Code is Kathy’s twentieth entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest running scripted drama,  Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Kathy divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Montreal, Québec. Visit her at KathyReichs.com or follow her on Twitter @KathyReichs.

My Book Review Of Rod Reynolds Brilliant Fast Intensed Police Procedural Murder Mystery Thriller Black Reed Bay @Rod_WR @OrendaBooks #BlackReedBay #BookReview

When a young woman vanishes from an exclusive oceanfront community, Detective Casey Wray’s investigation plunges her into a darkness she could never have imagined … Breathtaking, unnerving contemporary American Noir.

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When a young woman makes a distressing middle-of-the-night call to 911, apparently running for her life in a quiet, exclusive beachside neighbourhood, miles from her home, everything suggests a domestic incident.

Except no one has seen her since, and something doesn’t sit right with the officers at Hampstead County PD. With multiple suspects and witnesses throwing up startling inconsistencies, and interference from the top threatening the integrity of the investigation, lead detective Casey Wray is thrust into an increasingly puzzling case that looks like it’s going to have only one ending…

And then the first body appears…

My thoughts about Rod Reynolds’s brilliant gripping hard-hiting police procedural murder mystery thriller, Black Reed Bay, was brilliant with its breathtaking suspense and mystery that has some fascinating characters and a brilliant lead female detective, that is truly remarkable,wow what a fantastic ride it was. Rod Reynolds’s Black Reed Bay is a ride to remember. Author Rod Reynolds has nailed it with this one with his outstanding writing style that blows you away. The story of Black Reed Bay When a young woman vanishes from an exclusive oceanfront community, Detective Casey Wray’s investigation plunges her into a darkness she could never have imagined was fantastic. When a young woman makes a distressing middle-of-the-night call to 911, apparently running for her life in a quiet, exclusive beachside neighbourhood, miles from her home, everything suggests a domestic incident.Except no one has seen her since, and something doesn’t sit right with the officers at Hampstead County PD. With multiple suspects and witnesses throwing up startling inconsistencies, and interference from the top threatening the integrity of the investigation, lead detective Casey Wray is thrust into an increasingly puzzling case that looks like it’s going to have only one ending. And then the first body appears which is brilliantly written and portrayed. Author Rod Reynolds manages to pulls you into the story that you will not see the twist and turns coming that definitely deserves appreciation.Rod Reynolds’s Black Reed Bay is a well crafted and well written gripping thriller,that makes it one of the most gripping reads of the year,which is highly recommended.I would like to say thank you to author Rod Reynolds and Karen from Orenda Books for not only gifting me a ARC copy of this unique thriller, but introducing me to a brilliant author,who I’m going to read in the future. Rod Reynolds’s Black Reed Bay, is the third book in the series, I can not wait to read the rest of the books in the series soon.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥💥💥

About Author Rod Reynolds

Rod Reynolds is the author of five novels, including the Charlie Yates series, the standalone Blood Red City and the forthcoming Black Reed Bay. His 2015 debut, The Dark Inside, was longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger, and was followed by Black Night Falling (2016) and Cold Desert Sky (2018); the Guardian have called the books ‘Pitch-perfect American noir.’ A lifelong Londoner, in 2020 Orenda Books published his first novel set in his hometown, Blood Red City, which was a Summer 2020 pick in the FT. In 2021, he again turns to the US, this time to present-day Long Island, with Black Reed Bay. Rod previously worked in advertising as a media buyer, and holds an MA in Novel Writing from City University London. Rod lives with his wife and children and spends most of his time trying to keep up with them. Contact him: http://www.rodreynolds.com twitter: @Rod_WR facebook: @RodReynoldsBooks
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My Book Review Of Trevor Wood’s Brilliant Suspense Mystery Crime Thriller One Way Street Follow Up To The Fantastic Debut The Man On The Street @TrevorWoodWrite @QuercusBooks @ellakroftpatel #OneWayStreet #JimmyMullen #BookReview


A series of bizarre drug-related deaths among runaway teenagers has set the North East’s homeless community on edge.

The word on the street is that a rogue batch of Spice – the zombie drug sweeping the inner cities – is to blame, but when one of Jimmy’s few close friends is caught up in the carnage, loyalty compels him to find out what’s really going on.

One Way Street sees the welcome return of Jimmy Mullen, the homeless, PTSD-suffering, veteran as he attempts to rebuild his life following the events in The Man on the Street.

As his probation officer constantly reminds him: all he needs to do is keep out of trouble. Sadly for him, trouble seems to have a habit of tracking Jimmy down.

About Author Trevor Wood

My thoughts about this brilliantly written gripping follow up,to the fantastic The Man On The Street, Trevor Wood’s One Way Street was wow what an explosive ride it was, loved everything about it, One Way Street is a well written crime thriller that takes lead character Jimmy who gets involved in events of murdered kids and drug gangs,was fantastic. Author Trevor Wood delivers yet another gripping thriller that gives you goosebumps with its lead characters and the suspense that unfolds in the end is brilliant. Jimmy’s relationship with his daughter is well portrayed,which I loved the most. Jimmy is a superb character that I’m a huge fan of since Trevor had introduced him in the first book The Man On The Street. The story of One Way Street begins where we see The word on the street is that a rogue batch of Spice – the zombie drug sweeping the inner cities – is to blame, but when one of Jimmy’s few close friends is caught up in the carnage, loyalty compels him to find out what’s really going on leads Jimmy to find out the truth is just spectacular.With full of twists and turns One Way Street has it all, a highly recommended thriller that is going to blow you away. One Way Street is Trevor Wood’s best one yet. I would like to say thank you to author Trevor Wood who has not only written a powerful story that takes you on a journey through criminals and murderers, but for delivering yet another favourite of mine,Trevor Wood’s writing style is just incredible that definitely deserves praise, and appreciation for the way he has handled the story and characters. I would like to say thank you to Author Trevor Wood and Publishers Quercus Books and Ella Patel, for kindly sending me a gifted copy for me to read and review this outstanding thriller. I can not wait for book 3 last in the trilogy Dead End Street to come out in 2022. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥💥💥

Trevor Wood has lived in Newcastle for 25 years and considers himself an adopted Geordie, though he still can’t speak the language. He’s a successful playwright who has also worked as a journalist and spin-doctor for the City Council. Prior to that he served in the Royal Navy for 16 years joining, presciently, as a Writer. Trevor holds an MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) from UEA. His first novel, The Man on the Street, won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. His second, One Way Street, is now out in e-book and audiobook. He is represented by Oli Munson at AM Heath.

My Book Review And Blog Tour Of Leopold Borstinski’s Brilliant Alex Cohen Series Cuban Heel @borstinski @DamppebblesBTs #damppebblesblogtours #AlexCohenSeries #CubanHeel

Would you work with the devil to build a paradise on Earth?Jewish gangster, Alex Cohen joins long-time friend and business partner, Meyer Lansky to recreate Las Vegas in 1950s Havana. When dictator President Batista gives them the opportunity to build their dream casino complexes, Alex must choose between dancing with this devil or being in debt to the Italian mob. If he takes the mafia money then he will be tied to the men who planned his earlier downfall and removed his mentor, Lucky Luciano from the syndicate. If he refuses their investment then he will be beholden to the tinpot generalissimo and his bloated ego. But Alex knows that there is more at stake than mere gelt–now he has his family surrounding him and they will suffer the ultimate price if he makes a bad decision.The fifth book in the Alex Cohen series is an historical thriller novel, which tears at the heart of the Jewish mob’s role in pre-revolution Cuba. Leopold Borstinski’s piercing crime fiction gives each reader the shocking skinny into the building of modern America.

My thoughts about this brilliantly written gripping gangster epic, in the fifth book of the Alex Cohen saga Cuban Heel was fantastic,the series now moves to the 1950s ,which is remarkable. Author Leopold Borstinski has again done it again with his powerful storytelling skills that is truly unbelievable. The story of Cuban Heel starts with gangster, Alex Cohen joins long-time friend and business partner, Meyer Lansky to recreate Las Vegas in 1950s Havana. When dictator President Batista gives them the opportunity to build their dream casino complexes, Alex must choose between dancing with this devil or being in debt to the Italian mob. If he takes the mafia money then he will be tied to the men who planned his earlier downfall and removed his mentor, Lucky Luciano from the syndicate. If he refuses their investment then he will be beholden to the tinpot generalissimo and his bloated ego. But Alex knows that there is more at stake than mere gelt–now he has his family surrounding him and they will suffer the ultimate price if he makes a bad decision.The fifth book in the Alex Cohen series is an historical thriller novel, which tears at the heart of the Jewish mob’s role in pre-revolution Cuba. Leopold Borstinski’s piercing crime fiction gives each reader the shocking skinny into the building of modern America which is brilliant. Leopold Borstinski’s Alex Cohen series is one of the best gangster thrillers of all time. Looking forward to the next one. Cuban Heel definitely draws you in with its powerful story, and its characters, from the very first page. Highly recommended. I would like to say thank you to author Leopold Borstinski and Book Blog Organiser Emma Welton from damppebbles for giving me a chance to read and review this outstanding thriller. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

About Author Leopald Borstinski

Leopold Borstinski is an independent author whose past careers have included financial journalism, business management of financial software companies, consulting and product sales and marketing, as well as teaching.

There is nothing he likes better so he does as much nothing as he possibly can. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the US and has visited Asia on several occasions. Leopold holds a Philosophy degree and tries not to drop it too often.

He lives near London and is married with one wife, one child and no pets.

My Book Review Of Julie Anderson’s Brilliant Crime Suspense Murder Mystery Thriller Oracle 2nd Book In The Cassandra Fortune Series @jjulieanderson @ClaretPress #Oracle #BookReview

Blood calls for blood.

Near the ancient Temple of Apollo, environmentalists protest outside an international conference. Inside, business lobbyists mingle with politicians, seeking profit and influence. Then the charismatic leader of the protest goes missing.

The next day a body is discovered, placed like an offering to the gods. One day later a broken corpse is found at the foot of the cliffs from which blasphemers were once tossed to their deaths.

As a storm closes in and strange lights are seen on the mountain, the conference centre is cut off. Is a killer stalking its corridors? Or are primal forces reaching out from the past? Like the cryptic Oracle of Delphi, Cassandra Fortune must supply the answers before the conference is over. And before more die.

Justice will be done, but what kind of justice?

My thoughts about this brilliantly written gripping thriller,follow up to the excellent Plague, Julie Anderson’s Oracle is just incredible,this time the story is set in Greece,where we see High on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, near the ancient Temple of Apollo, a group of young idealists protest against the despoiling of the planet outside a European governmental conference. Inside, corporate business lobbyists mingle with lawmakers, seeking profit and influence. Then the charismatic leader of the protest goes missing.The next day a body is discovered, placed like an offering to the gods. One day later a recent, broken corpse is found at the foot of the cliffs from where blasphemers were once tossed to their deaths.
As a storm closes in and strange lights are seen on the mountain, power at the conference centre is cut off and all are isolated. No one trusts anyone else. Is a killer stalking the corridors? Or are primal forces reaching out from the past? Like the cryptic Oracle of Delphi, Cassandra Fortune must supply the answer before the conference is over.
And before more die which is brilliant. Author Julie Anderson not only writes a great crime thriller,it is also well written and well crafted, that its story blows you away, with its hard-hitting unique story and suspense,what a brilliant follow up.With Oracle, author Julie Anderson delivers yet again with another crime thriller,that takes you on a journey to solve murders and find the killer which is incredible. Julie Anderson’s Oracle is highly recommended to all thriller fans. I would like to say thank you to author Julie Anderson, for kindly sending me a gifted copy of this unique thriller.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

About Author Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson is a professional writer who organises literary events in her spare time. Formerly a member of the UK’s Senior Civil Service, she worked in Westminster and Whitehall for a variety of government departments and agencies, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She is currently working on the second of a series of political crime thrillers featuring Cassandra Fortune, civil servant and GCHQ investigator. The first in the series is ‘Plague’. Her previous novels include the historical adventure stories ‘Reconquista’, long listed for the 2016 Mslexia Children’s Book of the Year Award and its sequel ‘The Silver Rings’. Julie is Chair of Trustees of Clapham Writers the organisation responsible for the annual Clapham Book Festival, a celebration of books and reading in south London and she also curates other literary events across the capital. She lives in Clapham.

My Book Review Of Malcolm Hollingdrake’s Brilliant 2nd Book Syn In The Merseyside Police Procedural Crime Thriller Series @MHollingdrake @HobeckBooks #Syn #TheMerseysideCrimeThrillerSeries #BookReview

Retribution and Time
An everyday Friday night out. A few too many drinks.
A few harsh words said. No one was hurt.
All easily forgotten.

Both can heal
Except he didn’t forget. Their threats. How they made him feel
They must pay – with their lives.

But one will always leave a scar…

A young woman goes missing. She’s done it before, but Detective Inspector April Decent senses this time it’s serious. Can she convince her colleagues she’s right before it’s too late?

Decent and her DS Skeeter Warlock face their most deadly opponent yet in Syn, the second novel in Malcolm Hollingdrake’s superb Merseyside Crime Series.

My thoughts about this brilliant follow up to the fantastic Catch As Catch Can, Malcolm Hollingdrake’s Syn is just wow excellent, A well written murder mystery thriller that deals with revenge,Syn is a masterpiece winner with its breathtaking suspense and mystery,that is truly unbelievable,the way Malcom Hollingdrake’s handles the characters and the story is a treat for crime fiction fans.The murders that takes place and what DI April Decent and DS Skeeter Warlock investigate,leads them to a dangerous sinister killer,who will stop at nothing until he gets his revenge,is just mindblowing.Malcolm Hollingdrake not only writes a well crafted and well written murder mystery thriller, he has created a series, that blows you away with its unique story and suspense that is truly remarkable. The story of Syn begins when a young woman goes missing. She’s done it before, but Detective Inspector April Decent senses this time it’s serious. Can she convince her colleagues she’s right before it’s too late? Decent and her DS Skeeter Warlock face their most deadly opponent yet which is fantastic. With Syn Malcolm Hollingdrake delivers yet another blockbuster that doesn’t disappoint,The Merseyside crime thriller series,is my all time favourite series,of all time, alongside M.W Cravens Washington Poe series and Abir Mukherjee’s Captain Sam Wyndham Series, Malcolm Hollingdrake’s Syn is highly recommended to all crime thriller fans, I’ve enjoyed reading. I would like to say thank you to author Malcolm Hollingdrake. Publishers Hobeck Books for kindly not only gifting me a copy but introducing me to a brilliant series and a fantastic author. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

About Author Malcom Hollingdrake

You could say that the writing was clearly on the wall for someone born in a library that they might aspire to be an author, but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route. Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for more years than he cares to remember. He has written a number of successful short stories, has ten books now available and is presently writing the tenth crime novel set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Born in Bradford and spending three years at Ripon College, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all the DCI Bennett novels However, as well as the Bennett series he is writing a new series set in Merseyside. Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It is a hobby he has bestowed upon DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his successful Bennett series. Amazon page: http://bit.ly/AmtoMHdrake Publisher page: http://bit.ly/BhBtoMH http://www.malcolmhollingdrakeauthor.co.uk

My Book Review Of Awais Khan’s Brilliant Outstanding Thriller No Honour @AwaisKhanAuthor @OrendaBooks #NoHonour #BookReview

A young woman defies convention in a small Pakistani village, with devastating results for her and her family. A stunning, immense beautiful novel about courage, family and the meaning of love, when everything seems lost…
 
In sixteen-year-old Abida’s small Pakistani village, there are age-old rules to live by, and her family’s honour to protect. And, yet, her spirit is defiant and she yearns to make a home with the man she loves.
 
When the unthinkable happens, Abida faces the same fate as other young girls who have chosen unacceptable alliances – certain, public death. Fired by a fierce determination to resist everything she knows to be wrong about the society into which she was born, and aided by her devoted father, Jamil, who puts his own life on the line to help her, she escapes to Lahore and then disappears.
 
Jamal goes to Lahore in search of Abida – a city where the prejudices that dominate their village take on a new and horrifying form – and father and daughter are caught in a world from which they may never escape.
 
Moving from the depths of rural Pakistan, riddled with poverty and religious fervour, to the dangerous streets of over-populated Lahore, No Honour is a story of family, of the indomitable spirit of love in its many forms … a story of courage and resilience, when all seems lost, and the inextinguishable fire that lights one young woman’s battle for change.

My thoughts about Awais Khan’s brilliant outstanding thriller No Honour,has left me speechless with its breathtaking powerful story, and powerful characters that is truly remarkable. Talented author Awais Khan has not only written a powerful story, about honour killing in Pakistan,but the characters he introduces is well written and portrayed with this unique powerful story. With No Honour Awais proves he has once again written a story, that deals with a subject like honour killing that is important in today’s society, not only in Pakistan but in India to,where we see women getting murdered, by there families day by day, which is devastating. No Honour starts with a terrifying opening that will make you angry with its characters and actions that will leave you emotional and sad,which is incredible the way it starts will surely blow you away. Author Awais Khan has taken his writing skills to a next level,after his outstanding debut book In The Company Of Strangers, No Honour is not only brilliant but a masterpiece follow up,that will surely win awards for its powerful story. In No Honour the story starts were we see In sixteen-year-old Abida’s small Pakistani village, there are age-old rules to live by, and her family’s honour to protect. And, yet, her spirit is defiant and she yearns to make a home with the man she loves.When the unthinkable happens, Abida faces the same fate as other young girls who have chosen unacceptable alliances – certain, public death. Fired by a fierce determination to resist everything she knows to be wrong about the society into which she was born, and aided by her devoted father, Jamil, who puts his own life on the line to help her, she escapes to Lahore and then disappears.Jamal goes to Lahore in search of Abida – a city where the prejudices that dominate their village take on a new and horrifying form – and father and daughter are caught in a world from which they may never escape. No Honour has left me speechless and heartbroken, with its intensed story,that definitely deserves appreciation, for the author, for writing such an amazing important story. No Honour is one of the best books,I’ve read this year that packs a punch. I would like to say thank you to Author Awais Khan,for writing such an amazing hardhiting story that is truly going to be big this year and Karen from Oranda Books for kindly gifting me a proof copy of this unique book for me to read and review.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

About Author Awais Khan

Awais Khan is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Durham University. He has studied creative writing with Faber Academy. His debut novel, In the Company of Strangers, was published to much critical acclaim and he regularly appears on TV and Radio. Awais also teaches a popular online creative writing course to aspiring writers around the world. He is currently working on his third book. When not working, he has his nose buried in a book. He lives in Lahore.