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Blood Ribbon by Roger Bray @rogerbray22 @rararesources #BookReview #PubDay

TGIF and happy publication day to this intriguing detective novel!

Many thanks to Rachel for inviting me to celebrate publication day and to Roger Bray for this compelling read🙂

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When there’s more than secrets buried, where do you start digging?

When Brooke Adams is found battered, bleeding, and barely conscious, the police are at a loss as to who her attacker is or why she was targeted.

Then, PI Rod Morgan turns up convinced that Brooke’s attack is the latest in a string of unsolved disappearances dating back twenty-five years.

The police, however, aren’t convinced, so Brooke and Rod must investigate the cases themselves.

As secrets from the past start unravelling, will they find Brooke’s attacker before he strikes again, or is that one secret that will stay buried forever?

My Thoughts

4 Superb Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a perfectly paste compulsive Red… an intriguing detective story with a refreshing twist… One of the best things about being a book blogger is you are exposed to so MANY books you wouldn’t otherwise Hear about…. I have had The pleasure to read and review so many wonderful books written by so many talented writers… sometimes makes me wonder why isn’t this book on a bestseller list? Just makes me realize there are SO many books out there that are as good or better than some of those books on those lists and this book is a good example of that!

Brooke is found clinging to life after being brutally assaulted…. PI Rod Morgan believes her attack is linked to a series of missing women spanning over 30 years… The police dismiss this theory so Brooke and Rod take it upon themselves to investigate…

Brooke is a sassy, strong, and determined young lady… things haven’t always been easy for her, but I admired her tenacity in this situation…. what I found so refreshing is the focus was more on Brooke and her investigation rather than that of the detective…. now this could go terribly wrong, but The author did a really good job with Brook’s character… Brooke was very thoughtful and intelligent when it came to investigating, she didn’t do anything stupid that you might expect when a civilian starts detecting…. no Scooby snacks, no mystery machine, no professor in a mask, you get the picture….

Rod took a bit of a backseat to Brooke in this book, but I did like his character as well… The only thing I would have liked a little more of is getting to understand the relationship between Brooke and Rod… and I’m not talking about a romantic relationship… this book was peppered with so much friendship and family giving a definite balance to the story…

A different kind of detective book filled with all the twists and turns you could want…. had no idea who done it!

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Author photoAbout Roger Bray

–  I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops.
My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider.

Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing.

Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.

So here we are, two books published and another on track.

Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.

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The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent #BookReview

Happy Sunday book lovers today I am sharing with you my review for this book that I absolutely loved up until about 82%; made me think how much of an impact does the ending of a book have on how much you like or dislike a book? I still really like this book I was just disappointed by the ending, but I think sometimes I am more forgiving of a mediocre book with a fantastic ending then a fantastic book with a mediocre ending?🤔

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The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent

My Thoughts

4 Fast Paced Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a fast paced page turning psychological thriller that started with a bang and ended with a fizzle… I started this book with lowered expectations… five of my trusted book Besties read this before me, and I knew they were all disappointed…. and I want to thank all of them for lowering my expectations, because I think I enjoyed this book so much more because of that…. Truly for me up until about 82% this book was brilliant…. I thought my girls were being super unfair to this book as I quickly turned those pages to find out what the heck was going on! And then…… The reveal….. it was such a letdown and it happened really early… I spent the last 10% of this book waiting for the other shoe to drop and it is still dangling on my foot!

Meredith has gone missing… disappearing into thin air, leaving behind her purse and her phone…. did she run away or was she snatched? Why would she leave her seemingly happy marriage? And who would take her?

Loved how this story was revealed to us… we got Meredith’s perspective leading up to the kidnapping and Grier’s ( Meredith’s big sister) perspective after the kidnapping… Grier was a devoted big sister and was not going to stop until Meredith was found! Grier was my favorite character in this book strong, sassy, and determined…. we all need a sibling like her in our lives! Made me wonder what my brothers would do if I were to go missing? They would probably throw a party, LOL I always told my mom I wanted a sister… I’m sure she would be out looking for me unlike those brothers of mine! Let’s hope I never go missing! OK back to the book….

This was a well told story with plenty of suspects and secrets… and as things were slowly revealed Grier found out she did not know her little sister as well as she thought… also as things were revealed I became more and more suspicious of certain characters…. where this book fell short for me is in the ending it was just so vanilla… and I prefer Rocky Road!

I do recommend this book because it was really good up until the ending and, I think if you read it with the expectations of a lackluster ending you’ll enjoy it…Minka Kent has a very readable and smooth style about her writing making this a very quick read…

*** many thanks to Thomas & Mercer for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

A woman’s disappearance exposes a life of secrets in a twisting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Memory Watcher.

Meredith Price is the luckiest woman alive. Her husband, Andrew, is a charming and successful financial broker. She has two lovely stepchildren and is living in affluence in a mountain resort town. After three years of marriage, Meredith’s life has become predictable. Until the day she disappears.

Her car has been discovered in a grocery store parking lot—purse and phone undisturbed on the passenger seat, keys in the ignition, no sign of struggle, and no evidence of foul play. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.

It’s not like Meredith to simply abandon her loved ones. And no one in this town would have reason to harm her. When her desperate sister, Greer, arrives, she must face a disturbing question: What if no one really knows Meredith at all? For Greer, finding her sister isn’t going to be easy…because where she’s looking is going to get very, very dark.

Hope you have a Sunday filled with fabulous books! Berit☀️✨

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Needle Song by Russell Day @rfdaze @fahrenheitpress @damppebbles #BookReview


Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this very unique crime thriller that I strongly encourage you to give a go!

Many thanks to Emma for my invitation and to Russell Day for his brilliant words🙃🙂

Book Blurb:
Spending the night with a beautiful woman would be a good alibi, if the body in the next room wasn’t her husband.

Doc Slidesmith has a habit of knowing things he shouldn’t. He knows the woman Chris Rudjer meets online is married. He knows the adult fun she’s looking for is likely to be short lived. And when her husband’s killed, he knows Chris Rudjer didn’t do it.

Only trouble is the police disagree and no one wants to waste time investigating an open and shut case.

No one except Doc.

Using lies, blackmail and a loaded pack of Tarot cards, Doc sets about looking for the truth – but the more truth he finds, the less he thinks his friend is going to like it.

My Thoughts

4 Unconventional Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tattoos and voodoo and tarot cards… oh my! This was a crime thriller with a different vibe and I’d venture to guess you’ve never read anything quite like this before… and I mean that in the best possible way….Russell Day Took the traditional crime thriller and turned it on its head… creating an unconventional… unique… unputdownable story….

Told from the point of view of Yakky apprentice tattoo artist to Doc… the main character….Doc is an amateur detective who uses psychology, tarot cards, and instinct to solve crimes… he is also a huge fan of Miss Marple…. and there was a bit of an Agatha Christie vibe to the story with a huge twist….

The mystery in this book was well plotted and paced… but what captivated me most about this book was the characters… Doc and Yakky in particular… I found both of them extremely interesting and the Dynamics between the two of them even more interesting…. curious to see where the next book in this series takes us???

Absolutely recommend when you are in the mood for an unique crime thriller with some fabulous characters…

*** many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book ***

About Russell Day:

Russell Day was born in 1966 and grew up in Harlesden, NW10 – a geographic region searching for an alibi. From an early age it was clear the only things he cared about were motorcycles, tattoos and writing. At a later stage he added family life to his list of interests and now lives with his wife and two children. He’s still in London, but has moved south of the river for the milder climate.

Although he only writes crime fiction Russ doesn’t consider his work restricted. ‘As long as there have been people there has been crime, as long as there are people there will be crime.’ That attitude leaves a lot of scope for settings and characters. One of the first short stories he had published, The Second Rat and the Automatic Nun, was a double-cross story set in a world where the church had taken over policing. In his first novel, Needle Song, an amateur detective employs logic, psychology and a loaded pack of tarot cards to investigate a death.

Russ often tells people he seldom smiles due to nerve damage, sustained when his jaw was broken. In fact, this is a total fabrication and his family will tell you he’s has always been a miserable bastard.

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PS: I actually did break my jaw! And I always smile!😇 Berit

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Nobody’s Child by Victoria Jenkins @vicwritescrime @bookouture #BookReview #BlogTour

Happy Saturday all! Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for the third book in this wonderful crime series… many thanks to Noelle for my invitation and to Victoria Jenkins for this intriguing story🕵🏻‍♀️🕵🏻‍♀️


Nobody’s Child by Victoria Jenkins is an unputdownable crime thriller that will have you hooked (Detectives King and Lane Book 3)


An absolutely gripping mystery thriller with a jaw-dropping twist. This book will hook you from page one and keep you reading ‘just one more chapter’ late into the night. 

On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but Detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son.

Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but when someone else is found dead, she begins to suspect that the body in the hospital was just the first of many.

Just as Alex uncovers a heartbreaking link between the victims, she finds her own safety under threat. Is this a figure from her past hell-bent on revenge, or could the murderer be even nearer than she thinks?

Alex is running out of time. Can she catch the killer before they take another life, or will they get to her first?

A completely unputdownable detective thriller that will keep you up all night. Readers of Robert Bryndza, Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons will love this.

My Thoughts

4 Tense Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Another fabulous police procedural series with a couple strong female detectives… this is the third book in the series and I would recommend starting with book one, just so you get all the wonderful character development…. in this series you get two detectives for the price of one… Alex King and Chloe Lane…. this book focused on Alex more than Chloe and I have to admit I find Chloe a little more relatable… really do like the friendship between these women, although it was put to the test in this book….

A burned up body found in an abandoned hospital… The discovery of several more bodies… a hate crime… and somebody is after Alex herself…. this book was tense from prologue to the end…. A couple reveals that definitely caught me offguard…. this book will absolutely appeal to all you crime thriller lovers, it was filled with a lot of twists and turns…

Strongly recommend to fans of police procedurals with strong female detectives…

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

Publication Day: 19th June

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Victoria Jenkins Author PhotoAbout the Author

Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.

The third book in the King and Lane series, Nobody’s Child, is out now!

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This Little Piggy by Rob Ashman @RobAshmanAuthor @Bloodhoundbook #BookReview

Happy hump day all! Welcome to my stop on the blog blitz for this intense crime thriller! Many thanks to Sarah for my invitation and to Rob Ashman for his twisted story!🖤

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Kevin Palmer is a regular sort of guy, or he was until his life fell apart. His wife, his money, his business and his reputation are all taken away from him. He tries to fight back and ends up in prison.

There he concocts elaborate fantasies to wreak vengeance. He is sent to work in an abattoir and the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place with chilling consequences. Then a cruel twist of fate changes everything.

DI Rosalind Kray is battling her own demons having returned to work following a brutal attack. She finds herself on the trail of a sick and twisted killer and cracks the macabre pattern of murders. But her boss is unconvinced.

Kray has Palmer squarely in her sights. But he has other ideas …

Can Kray break him in time to save the final victim?

Time is running out.

My Thoughts

4.5 This Little Piggy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

… and this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home!

A serial killer obsessed with vengeance and a nursery rhyme… a damaged detective consumed with justice… a perfect recipe for a wonderfully dark crime thriller….

This was one dark and twisted book! Told from the point of view of both Rosalind the detective and Kevin the killer…. Rosalind is damaged having just survived a brutal stabbing and the loss of her husband… Kevin has lost everything his wife, his business, his pride, and now he is set on revenge…. oh what a crazy twisted ride he took us on! Murders mimicking the popular nursery rhyme…. down to the eating of the roastbeef, and the collecting of the toes…. this book is definitely not for the faint of heart, there is a splash of gore throughout…. The way the victims are murdered emulates the slaughtering of a pig… not a pretty sight….

Really loved the investigation in this book, and the twists and turns it took…. I really thought for a hot minute were heading in an entirely different direction…. I also always love being in the mind of the killer… and Kevin was exceptionally twisted, and yet sympathetic…. The only very minor complaint I have about the book is I would have liked to have established a better connection with Rosalind… but perhaps in a future book? Can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us next….

Strongly recommend to fans of a dark crime thriller with an exceptionally manipulative serial killer…

*** many thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy of this book ***

Author 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 published the Mechanic Trilogy with Bloodhound Books in 2017 and will be releasing three new books during 2018. These are titled: Faceless, This Little Piggy and Suspended Retribution.


Twitter: @RobAshmanAuthor



This little piggy stayed home, Berit 😉

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Follow Me Home by DK Hood @DKHood_author @bookouture #BookReview

Happy Thursday and happy start of summer! Today is my youngest child’s last day of school, his last day of his freshman year in high school, cannot believe it!

Today is also publication day for this wonderful book, and I am so thrilled to be part of the blog blitz! Many thanks to Noelle for the invitation and to D.K. Hood for this wonderful book!🖤



‘Don’t you agree Detective? That some people deserve to die? I’ve killed the first. I’ve killed the second. Now will you catch the others, or do I have to kill them too?’

The body of Amos Price lies in a pool of blood on the polished floor of an otherwise empty house. With no signs of a break in, and no clues left at the scene, Detective Jenna Alton is at a loss.

But as the team begins to unpick the life of the reclusive victim, they discover a disturbing link between Amos and the disappearance of several young girls in the county going back years.

Days later, another brutally murdered body is found, in a remote motel on the outskirts of town. Ely Dorsey was killed in a frenzied attack and Jenna fears not only that the murders are connected to the missing girls, but that the killer hasn’t finished yet.

As Jenna tries to work out who will be next, the killer suddenly starts sending her deputy, David Kane, messages. Is she being taunted? Or does the murderer want to be caught? And will Jenna discover who’s behind these killings before more people die?

An absolutely nail-biting thriller with plenty of twists, Follow Me Home is perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott.

~My Review~

4 Dark Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the third book in the Kane and Alten series… A dark and gritty police procedural set in a small town…A town with a history of missing girls….

Two dead bodies… are the murders connected and even more troubling are they connected to these missing girls…. Jenna Alton is a female detective with an edge… sometimes bordering on being rude… this case was also quite dark, and I’m still conflicted as to whether or not I wanted the ”bad guy” to be caught… is murder ever justified?

Jenna might not be my favorite female detective, but she is affective…. I also enjoyed the dynamics between David Kane and her…. I liked how the team went about solving the case and I appreciated the twists and turns….

Recommend if you are a fan of the police procedural with a darker tone….

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***


New DK Hood pictureAuthor Bio:

I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.
My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

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When the Waters Recede by Graham Smith #BlogBlitz #BookReview #Giveaway @rararesources @GrahamSmith1972

The heat is on! It is supposed to be 95°F today!🔥

Another fabulous blog blitz for this hot Sunday! This is the third book in this wonderful series, that you will absolutely love if you are a fan of a good police procedural🚨

Many thanks to Rachel for the invitation and to Graham Smith for his fabulous words!

When The Waters Recede

When a car is pulled from raging floodwaters with a dead man in the front and the decapitated body of an evil woman in the boot, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the investigation.

The woman is soon recognised, but the man cannot be identified and this leads the team and their former leader, Harry Evans, into areas none of them want to visit.

Before they know it, they’re dealing with protection scams and looking for answers to questions they didn’t know needed to be asked.

~My Review~

4 Gritty Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Harry Evans… you so remind me of my beloved Harry Bosch…. this is the third book in this Grady series… I am sure it can be read as a standalone, however you might miss out on some character development… I was glad I had read “No Comment” it gave me some much-needed insight into who Harry is and what makes him tick…

The book starts out with two bodies found in a car that was submerged in the river… The man who was driving is dead and even more disturbing there is a decapitated body in the boot a.k.a. the trunk… it appears as though a different character is featured in each book and in this book it is Lauren’s turn…. after finding these bodies Lauren turns to her ex boss Harry, Who is now acting as a consultant to the police force…. I enjoyed the relationship between Harry and Lauren, they really balanced each other out well….

As in the first book I read from the series, I really enjoyed how these characters went about solving the crime… there is some Grady oldschool crime solving going on with a splash of the new… and perhaps some rule breaking, or at least some questionable tactics…. once again I found this very reminiscent of ”Law and Order: Major Case Squad”… a US television show that is no longer on, however I’m sure you can find it on a cable station any time of the day… there is more than one case going on throughout this book, and I kept trying to figure out if there was a connection or not… I always love trying to figure these crimes out right along with the characters, but it is a good thing that they’re the detectives and not me!

Absolutely recommend to fans of police procedurals filled with some pretty darn fabulous characters!

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Graham Smith Author PicAbout Graham Smith

Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website since 2009

Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.

Graham can be found at




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To celebrate the release of When the Waters Recede, Graham Smith is offering one lucky reader the chance to win all six books in the Harry Evans series.

To enter, simply sign up for his newsletter via the link provided before the 5th of June 2018 and you’ll be entered into not just this competition, but all competitions that he runs. Entrants from the whole world are welcome.

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Now She’s Gone by Alison James #BlogBlitz #BookReview @AlisonJbooks @bookouture

TGIF! Today I am excited to be part of the blog blitz for this wonderful police procedural🚨

Many thanks to Noelle for the invitation and to Alison James for her fabulous book🚨💙



She took a mouthful of the sweet liquid and started to feel a pounding in her head. Arms went around her waist and she was half lifted and half pulled. The last thing she was aware of was her head hitting a step…

Sixteen-year-old Emily had everything to live for. A bright, beautiful teenager with a promising future ahead of her. But in one night her life is cut short. The police say it’s an accident. But her parents think she was murdered.

When Detective Rachel Prince is called in to investigate the shocking death at the height of the Edinburgh festival, her instincts tell her that things are not as they first appear. Something is very wrong.

As the case takes an unexpected turn, Rachel discovers a chilling link with the suspicious death of another international student, who stayed in the same house as Emily two years before.

Just as Rachel finds herself on the hunt for a serial killer, a painful relationship from her own past catches up with her. And Rachel must decide what is more important – catching the killer or keeping her own secrets?

A breath-taking, tense roller-coaster crime thriller featuring unforgettable series detective Rachel Prince. Now She’s Gone is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter.

~My Review~

4 Strong Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a strong perfectly paste police procedural… this is the second book in the Rachel Prince series and I thoroughly enjoyed it from cover to cover….

Rachel is an International Liaison Officer, and her cases take her far and wide… A 16-year-old girl is murdered in Scotland… so Rachel and her partner Mark brickall Head up there to see what’s going on (not sure if it’s up or not, my UK geography is lacking)… as things get uncovered Rachel believes this case is tied to another one… and things take her places she’s not quite yet ready to go….

Rachel was a wonderful female protagonist… she had a sense of humor and a bit of a softer side and I appreciated that… there is a little something going on between Mark and her and I’m curious to see where that goes in future books… I thought this was all very well paced and I liked how the clues stacked up…. my only question is… when does book 3 come out?

Recommend to fans of the police procedural with a strong female detective…

*** many thanks to Bookouture and Net Galley for my copy of this book ***


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Born in the Cotswolds, Alison spent most of her formative years abroad. She studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after her two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, Alison worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.
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The Chosen Ones by Carol E. Wyer #BlogBlitz #BookReview @carolewyer @bookouture

Happy Saturday all! Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for this compelling book… many thanks to Kim for the invitation and to Carol Wyer for her fabulous words👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


A completely gripping murder mystery thriller with unputdownable suspense (Detective Robyn Carter Book 5)

On a hot summer’s morning, a young father is found murdered in a cornfield, outside the quiet town of Colton. Tied to a post, arms spread wide; Detective Robyn Carter is reminded of the crucifixion, and she knows she’s looking for a killer with a twisted sense of right and wrong.

The victim’s girlfriend is devastated, unable to fathom how she will tell her sick little boy. Still reeling from her own loss, Robyn vows she will find the killer – no matter what.

But then a local doctor – a popular woman with a young family of her own – is found dead outside her surgery. There are similarities between her and the first body and Robyn must take another look at the picture-postcard town, where no one has any enemies.

Can Robyn untangle the hidden web of secrets, lies, and smouldering grudges, at the heart of this close-knit community, before another life is lost?

An absolutely unputdownable thriller that will keep you reading into the night. If you love Angela Marsons, James Patterson or Tess Gerritsen, The Chosen Ones will have you hooked.

~My Review~

4 Unforgettable Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Three murders… one involves a cornfield… one involves a screwdriver… and one involves a car… all are pretty brutal… is there a link? And if so what is the connection?

Robin Carter is a clever, relentless, and committed Detective… this was more than just a case to her and those working with her… I found this case so intriguing and compelling and I loved the approach to solving it… and I was truly surprised by who the guilty party was….

I would give this book all the stars but for one small problem…. I didn’t feel connected to Robin throughout most of the book, although I did more towards the ending… and what an ending… don’t tell anyone this🤫 this is the first book I’ve read in the series, so perhaps I would feel more of a connection had I started with book one, but that’s just between you and me😉

Strongly recommend to fans of the police procedural with a strong female detective…

*** many thanks to Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author whose humorous books take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. In 2017 she moved to the “dark side” and embarked on a series of thrillers. The first, gripping Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.
Her book, Grumpy Old Menopause won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

To learn more about Carol, go to or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. Carol blogs at which featured in The Mail on Sunday

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