#BlogTour #Review : Forget My Name by J. S. Monroe. @JSThrillers @HoZ_Books

Today I’m on the blog tour for Forget My Name. Many thanks to Head of Zeus for sending me a copy of the book for review.

Blurb:

She is outside your front door.

She got on the train after a difficult week at work. Her bag had been stolen, and with it, her identity. Her whole life was in there – passport, wallet, house key. When she tried to report the theft, her mind went blank. She couldn’t even remember her name.

She says she lives in your house.

Now she’s outside Tony and Laura’s front door. She is certain she lives in their home. But they have never met her before.

Would you let her in?

My Review: I ws intrigued by the sound of this book and the question it posed. Would you let someone in if they arrived your house and claimed it was theirs? Would I? I honestly don’t know so i wanted to read the book and see what the characters in it would do. I have to admit that it took me a while to get into it, it was good but I wasn’t sure where it was heading at the beginning. It kept stringing me along, in a good way, and then suddenly it changed. I wouldn’t call it a twist because I hate those descriptions but suddenly we got more clarity without getting any clarity at all. The pace kicked up a gear and it became more like the story I had been expecting.

The characters were good, some I liked and some I found irritating but it felt a lot like the mixture in a village would be, a random group of people brought together simply because they all live in the same place. I can honestly say happily I’ve never suffered from amnesia but the main characters confusion felt realistic and her fear and sense of loss came across really strongly. It was fascinating following her journey and finding out what she did and what happened next.

Although it took me a little time to get into the story, once I did it was definitely worth continuing with. I really enjoyed this story, it kept me guessing all the way through and I will definitely be checking out this authors future works.

About the author:


J.S. Monroe read English at Cambridge, worked as a foreign correspondent in Delhi, and was Weekend editor of the Daily Telegraph in London before becoming a full-time writer. Monroe is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller, Find Me.

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#Review : The Darkest Place by Jo Spain. @SpainJoanne @QuercusBooks

Today I’m reviewing The Darkest Place, the fourth book in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series. Many thanks to Quercus for approving my NetGalley request for this book.

 

Blurb:   Christmas day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oileán na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institution St. Christina’s. The hospital has been closed for decades and onsite graves were tragically common. Reynolds thinks his adversarial boss is handing him a cold case to sideline him.

But then it transpires another body has been discovered amongst the dead – one of the doctors who went missing from the hospital in mysterious circumstances forty years ago. He appears to have been brutally murdered.

As events take a sudden turn, nothing can prepare Reynolds and his team for what they are about to discover once they arrive on the island . . .

 

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My Review:  As said in a previous review I’m catching up on my overdue reviews which is why this one is getting published at the same time that book 5 in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series is out in the world. What can I say, better late than never?

I’ve read all of the previous books to this one and I have to say that so far I think this is the best. Now I may change my mind once I get round to reading book 5 but of the first 4 I feel this is the best one. I love reading these books, having gone through the previous 3 this one felt like meeting up again with old friends because the characters are now so familiar to me. This story is set on an island just off the coast of Ireland, where a psychiatric hospital was once housed. Though the hospital is long since closed the discovery of a body of a missing person, brings Tom and his team to this windswept and creepy place.  Through their investigation we find that some people still live on the island and few of them are quite what they seem.

I loved this book, it felt a lot like the first book to me but with a more settled and gelled together team. As I’ve said it was like meeting old friends again and as I did that I also explored the island alongside them because the author writes in such a way that you feel as if you are part of the team, following Tom on his investigation and feeling what he does, suspicion, fear, joy, everything.  The writing is perfect and I would say has improved with each book. The character and location descriptions are spot on. I felt as if I could see and hear all of them as well as feeling the sense of foreboding that seemed to emanate from the island and it’s buildings and even the howling gales and rain that clearly would be a feature of such an exposed place.

As with any good crime story things are not as they seem on the island and this causes some headaches for the team and their families, given as this story is set at Christmas. However, this just adds to the enjoyment of the story and the impact on the festive season adds to the realism of the police work, after all, that doesn’t stop for holidays. I genuinely look forward to each of these books coming out, the next one, out now is on my list and will be read when I have time to properly savour it as that is what these stories deserve. If you’ve not read any of them yet then definitely start at the beginning as there are changes to the characters relationships as the series progresses but please, try these out. If you like police procedurals with something a little different I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BlogTour #Review : The Butcher by Nathan Burrows. @NathanBurrowsUK @damppebbles

Thrilled today to be starting the tour for a most unusual book. Many thanks to Emma at damppebbles blog tours for having me and sending me a copy of the book to review.

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Blurb: She thought it was pork. She was wrong.
The first time hapless food inspector Emily Underwood meets butcher Frank Pinch, he’s not got much at all in his display counters. But what he does have is a rather unusual plan to restock his shelves. The next time they bump into each other, he’s won an award for his sausages but is running out of meat.
Can Frank keep up production of his unusually tasty sausages? Will Emily discover the source of Frank’s award-winning meat? And what will happen the next time she tries to inspect his butcher’s shop?

Book 1 in the Rub-a-Dub-Dub trilogy, this deliciously British dark comedy will change the way you look at sausages forever.

Purchase Links:
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FCVB791/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Butcher-Rub-Dub-Dub-Book-ebook/dp/B07FCVB791/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+butcher+nathan+burrows&qid=1561548847&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Butcher.html?id=fpnZuQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-butcher-14

Extra Information:
The Butcher is available to download in ebook format for only 99p/99c for a limited time.

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My Review: It doesn’t take a genius to guess at what the ‘not pork’ actually is. However, even guessing correctly doesn’t detract from what is a dark and funny read. I read this book in a day, yep 1 day, I genuinely could not put it down. The story is set in an UK post Brexit where there are no EU imports so Frank is struggling to run his butcher’s shop. Through a serious of random accidents and misunderstandings Frank ends up with an award for his sausages which are created by his brother Tom who runs their farm.

Essentially this is a story about two brothers trying to survive in a world which has been the subject of changes that have affected them quite severely. This is also a story of near-misses, grisly humour and how we don’t always know what will happen next. I’m not squeamish so didn’t happily have any issues with that side of the story. I enjoyed the characters, I didn’t like all of them but that’s understandable as some were just cringe inducing and smarmy and no one likes people like that. The descriptions were good, detailed a ough but not too detailed.

The thing about this book though, is the fact that you know from page 1 what is happening. There’s no mystery to solve but what kept me reading was wondering when/if the truth will be discovered and what would happen next. It’s not going to be to everyone’s taste (ha ha) but it will definitely appeal to those who like their stories dark and with macabre humour. And apparently I am one of those people, who knew, thankfully there are more in the series so I have something new to get stuck into……..

About the author:

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Nathan Burrows is a writer based in Norfolk in the United Kingdom. His debut novel, a legal thriller called ‘Blind Justice’, was published in March 2018.

He’s also the author of a dark comedy trilogy set in Norfolk. The first in the series is ‘The Butcher’, a deliciously funny story about – amongst other things – sausages. The second in the series is ‘The Baker’, which features Norfolk’s most useless cult. And finally, ‘The Candlestick Maker’ is about a fitness instructor with a difference.

The next book to be released will be ‘Man Down’, a return to more traditional thrillers. It’s a military story set in Afghanistan which will be released in the Autumn, 2019. Also releasing later in the year is ‘Finding Milly’, which explores just how far a man will go to find his missing daughter.

Nathan’s a keen reader as well as a writer. He occasionally runs marathons, has a Norwich City football club season ticket, and is the proud part-owner of a Daschund puppy called Bertie.

For more information, visit http://www.nathanburrows.com

Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathanBurrowsUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NathanBurrowsUK/
Website: https://nathanburrows.com/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nathan-Burrows/e/B079KS96CQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

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#BlogTour #Review : The Little Village of Happiness by Holly Martin. @HollyMAuthor

I am over the moon to be taking part in another tour for a Holly Martin book. This is a fabulous read and you can read my review below and the thoughts of others on the tour, just check out the graphic directly below for details. Many thanks to Holly for inviting me to be on the tour and for sending a copy of the book for review.

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Blurb:  Fall head-over-heels in love with the beautiful new novel from bestselling author Holly Martin and let The Little Village of Happiness warm your heart and make your spirits soar.

Willow McKay needs a fresh start. Her recent break-up may not have left her heartbroken but it’s certainly wounded her pride. Desperate to escape the whispers and stares of her town’s gossips, an advert offering homes in a picturesque village in the grounds of a majestic castle on the Cornish coast sounds like just what she needs. Without thinking twice Willow applies for a cottage and packs up her life for the village of Happiness.

But when Willow arrives she finds a crumbling ruin and ramshackle cottages, nothing like the pretty picture the advert had boasted. It seems Happiness was too good to be true. That is until she meets the incredibly handsome estate manager Andrew Harrington…

His passion for restoring the village to its former glory is contagious and soon they are working together to bring happiness back to Happiness. And as sparks fly between them Willow can feel herself falling. But Andrew is holding something back.

Can Willow risk her heart again? And will they succeed in transforming the old village to its original beauty before it’s too late?

Get swept away to the sun-kissed Cornish coast with this gorgeous love story, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond.

 

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My Review:  I’ve read quite a few of Holly’s books and like the style and storylines so I did expect to enjoy this one. However, my level of expectation didn’t match reality….. I loved this book! It was such a warm and joyous tale of starting over, trying something new and taking a chance on a leap into he unknown. So many of us stagnate because we are scared to risk, scared of change, so it was lovely and refreshing to read something about someone realising that they wanted to change their life and went for it. This isn’t the only book like this out there, I read another one not that long ago but I think this one is easier to relate to as the main character, Willow, moves to a different part of the country to start over somewhere new. However, when she reaches this new place it’s not as she expected and this is where we find out what she’s made of, whether she will have a go or whether she will turn round and leave and go back to the familiar.

I really liked Willow, I’m not usually a fan of overly happy people that are all smiles at 6am but for some reason, this one I liked. She had such enthusiasm for life that I ended up questioning where my own was as I’m sure I used to be more like that, many years ago. I liked the other characters as well but it was Willow who stood out for me. The setting was stunning, I was hoping at one point that it was real and considering if I had any useful skills. Although it is a summery read, lots of late nights and sunshine, I would argue that it could be read at any time of year and would be a perfect cosy, winter warmer. Regardless of when you read it I hope you’ll fall in love with the characters and location as I did and then get excited about the next book from this fabulous author.

 

About the author:

Holly lives in a little white cottage by the sea. She studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of her colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years’ service was the moment when she knew she had to escape. She quit her job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, she emerged wide eyed and terrified that she now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. She taught for four years and then escaped the classroom to teach history workshops, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next. But the long journeys around the UK and many hours sat on the M25 gave her a lot of time to plan out her stories and she now writes full time, doing what she loves.

Holly has been writing for 8 years. She was shortlisted for the New Talent Award at the Festival of Romance. Her short story won the Sunlounger competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology. She won the Carina Valentine’s competition at the Festival of Romance 2013 with her novel The Guestbook. She was shortlisted for Best Romantic Read, Best eBook and Innovation in Romantic Fiction at the Festival of Romance 2014. She is the bestselling author of 18 books.

Follow her on Twitter @HollyMAuthor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BlogTour #Review : The Anglesey Murders by Conrad Jones. @ConradJones @BOTBSPublicity

Today I’m on the blog tour for The Anglesey Murders.  Many thanks to BOTBS Publicity for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.

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Blurb:  DI Alan Williams is called to the recovery of two bodies from the sea at Trearddur Bay, during a storm. The lifeboat crew suspect they’re fishermen, washed away by a wave but they’re wrong. Alan and his detective sergeant, Kim Davies, realise the men were beaten and tied together before they entered the water. Two miles along the headland at Porth Dafarch, a third victim is found but there are no obvious links. As the number of victims increases, a major investigation team battles to unravel a deadly puzzle which, appears to have links to a series of historic murders from the 90’s.

In 1995, Peter Moore owned and operated the cinema in Holyhead. It is thought he assaulted over 40 men and he was arrested and charged with four murders, which he’d committed in as many months. He was jailed for life in 1996 and is still the only recorded Welsh serial killer. Fast forward to today and Detective Inspector Alan Williams is investigating a series of murders with uncanny similarities to the Peter Moore attacks. Is there a copycat on the loose or are the murders connected to the local underworld, which controls the supply of narcotics across North Wales and the North West? Finding a motive, is the challenge he might not win.

ALL THE TIME THEY’RE TRACKING THE KILLER, THE KILLER IS STALKING THEM…

 

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My Review:  Despite the fact I have read, a lot of crime fiction this is, as far as I’m aware, the first crime book I’ve read set in Wales.  I’ve recently realised that I don’t read any Welsh crime fiction and as I have some Welsh blood in my veins I decided this needed to change, happily around the same time that I got an email about this book. I tend not to read books involving the underworld or drug dealing, they just aren’t my first choice of reads but this book sounded intriguing with references to a serial killer from the 90s and hints that there was more to it than drugs and as it turns out I was correct.

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve never been to Anglesey but I got a real sense of the place from the descriptions in the book. The weather I can relate to but the areas mentioned were new to me but brilliantly described. In a quiet moment at work one day I looked up Porth Dafarch and although I thought it was a bit larger than it is the description in the book was spot on, the open space, the exposure to the weather and everything else that was described fitted brilliantly, the only thing my searching added was confirmation that this author does excellent descriptions.

I love police procedurals even though I do wonder if crime fiction is getting a bit over-saturated with them, however, this one was a breath of fresh air.  The characters were relatable and DI Alan Williams has his issues to deal with but they didn’t dominate the story or impact his ability to do his job, when they were mentioned it was because they were relevant to the understanding of him and to the story. The investigations were cleanly handled in a way that made them easy to follow and I liked that. I also liked seeing DI Williams being involved or overseeing them all, it helped prevent the various strands of the story from becoming confusing which can happen when you have many murders that may or may not be connected.

I got drawn into this story. Although it deals with very serious issues it provided welcome escapism from my own reality for a while. The writing pulls you in slowly, giving bits of one part of the story before moving on to the next, leaving hints that there might be connections between them but not making anything definite until it needs to be. I’m not raving about this book but that’s because I don’t feel it would fit. It was a brilliantly written, very sold police procedural that taught me a lot about drug dealing and introduced me to some characters that I very much would like to spend more time with in the future. This is an excellent start to what will be a cracking series and I can’t wait for more.

 

About the author:

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Conrad Jones a 52-year-old Author, living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which I class as my home, before starting a career as a trainee manger with McDonalds Restaurants in 1989. I worked in management at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working my way up to Business Consultant (area manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.
In March 1993 I was managing the Restaurant in Warrington`s Bridge St when two Irish Republican Army bombs exploded directly outside the store, resulting in the death of two young boys and many casualties. Along with hundreds of other people there that day I was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mind set of criminal gangs. I began to read anything crime related that I could get my hands on.
I link this experience with the desire to write books on the subject, which came much later due to an unusual set of circumstances. Because of that experience my early novels follow the adventures of an elite counter terrorist unit, The Terrorist Task Force, and their leader, John Tankersley, or `Tank`and they are the Soft Target Series, which have been described by a reviewer as ‘Reacher on steroids’.
I had no intentions of writing until 2007, when I set off on an 11-week tour of the USA. The Day before I boarded the plane, Madeleine Mcann disappeared and all through the holiday I followed the American news reports which had little or no information about her. I didn’t realise it at the time, but the terrible kidnap would inspire my book, The Child Taker years later. During that trip, I received news that my house had been burgled and my work van and equipment were stolen. That summer was the year when York and Tewksbury were flooded by a deluge and insurance companies were swamped with claims. They informed me that they couldn’t do anything for weeks and that returning home would be a wasted journey. Rendered unemployed on a beach in Clearwater, Florida, I decided to begin my first book, Soft Target. I have never stopped writing since. I have recently completed my 20th novel, The Journey, something that never would have happened but for that burglary and my experiences in Warrington.
As far as my favourite series ever, it has to be James Herbert’s, The Rats trilogy. The first book did for me what school books couldn’t. It fascinated me, triggered my imagination and gave me the hunger to want to read more. I waited years for the second book, The Lair, and Domain, the third book to come out and they were amazing. Domain is one of the best books I have ever read. In later years, Lee Child, especially the early books, has kept me hypnotised on my sunbed on holiday as has Michael Connelley and his Harry Bosch Series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BlogTour #Review : One Last Greek Summer by Mandy Baggot. @mandybaggot @aria_fiction

Week 3 of the blog tour for One Last Greek Summer and today is my stop. Many thanks to Aria fiction for letting me be on the tour and sending me a copy of the book for review.

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Blurb:    Beth Martin is 31, newly divorced and wondering just what life holds for her…

Best-friend, Heidi, is adamant that all the answers lie in Corfu – the island where the girls’ partied away their youth.

So cue a trip to a sun-drenched Greek island, ouzo cocktails, a trip down memory lane…and Alex Hallas, the man Beth has never quite forgotten.

As they dance under the stars, the sand beneath their toes, old feelings begin to resurface and Beth might just have a chance to take back her life. If they can learn to love the people they’ve become…

 

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My Review:  As the blurb says Beth is newly divorced, so newly divorced in fact that ink has barely dried on the papers before her friend Heidi is suggesting a repeat visit to Corfu, somewhere they last went 10 years ago. The plan is to escape their lives now and help Beth rediscover the person she used to be. Being newly divorced Beth isn’t sure what life holds for her next, I can empathise, I’ve been there myself. However, while in Corfu she starts to relax and remember how much fun she used to have before she returned to the UK and her life was turned upside down.

While this is a story of romance, second chances and fresh starts, it also asks the question of whether you can ever go back to being the person you were years ago before your life changed. This is a fabulous read full of descriptions of idyllic beaches, sun-drenched vistas and the streets and eateries that Beth and Heidi visit. I’ve never been to Corfu but just from reading this book, it’s now on my list of places to visit.  Although it’s an escapist book it’s also true to life, even on Corfu Beth can’t completely escape her attachments to the UK and it was interesting to see her reactions to this and what she did next.  The characters are all brilliantly written, you can feel the emotions coming off them in waves, I wanted to get involved sometimes and tell people what to do or, conversely what they shouldn’t be doing. It felt so real I wouldn’t be surprised if they genuinely were real people.

This is a fabulous, escapist read which also doesn’t shy away from reality. Although it’s clearly a summer read I think it would be ideal all year round, after all what’s better than imagining beaches and sunshine in the depths of winter?

 

About the author:

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Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer. The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian. Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor. Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

Follow Mandy:

Facebook: @mandybaggotauthor

Twitter: @mandybaggot

 

 

 

#BlogTour #Review : Death of an Angel by Derek Farrell. @DereklFarrell @farenheitpress @damppebbles #DannyBirdMysteries

Today I am taking part in the blog tour for this book which is the 4th Danny Bird book, although I would say it can definitely be read as a stand alone. Many thanks to Farenheit Press and damppebbles blog tours for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.

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Blurb:   A woman is found dead in a London street – the evidence suggests she plummeted to her death from a nearby tower block – but did she fall or was she pushed? And why does she have Danny Bird’s name written on the back of her hand?

So begins this 4th magnificent outing for Danny and the gang from The Marq.

In the frame for a murder he didn’t commit, London’s self-proclaimed Sherlock Homo has no choice but to don his metaphorical deerstalker one more time to prove his innocence and uncover the truth about the tragic death of Cathy Byrne. 

With the indomitably louche Lady Caz by his side, Danny plunges headlong into a complex investigation while at the same time trying to be a dutiful son to his increasingly secretive parents, and still find the time to juggle his frustratingly moribund love-life.

Purchase Links:

Fahrenheit Press: http://www.fahrenheit-press.com/books_death_of_an_angel.html

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Angel-Danny-Bird-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07PBCCJMG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=death+of+an+angel&qid=1559826196&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Death-Angel-Danny-Bird-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B07PBCCJMG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=death+of+an+angel+derek+farrell&qid=1559826671&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

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My Review:  As I’ve already mentioned, this is the first of the Danny Bird books that I’ve read but I was drawn in by the blurb and the cover, how stunning and unique is this cover!  This is not the first book recently where I’ve not been sure how to write a review of it and hopefully it won’t be the last as this means I’m trying new books which is something I wanted to do through blogging and blog tours.  Because it’s not the first book with Danny and Caz in it we get thrown into the story and the characters lives with no preamble or introductions (though there are enough explanations dotted through the story to aid understanding) and are expected to leap into the chaos and confusion that appears to be Danny’s life, by way of a prologue first. Done correctly, which this one is, prologues are great and this one definitely gets you gripped by the story immediately while also wondering at the same time just what you’ve let yourself in for, something I suspect people who know Danny wonder, probably at least once an hour.

Having said the above I did actually like Danny, despite his less than discreet efforts to to find out what happened to Cathy Byrne, why she had his name on her hand and what his parents are hiding from him. In the course of his investigation we find out about the layer of corruption and greed that exists in many places, including cities like London. The story doesn’t shy away from the truth about how people are viewed and treated by those with lots of money who simply don’t care about people they see as inferior to themselves. I used to be a cleaner, like Cathy is, and I’m well aware of the invisibility that exists for people in these jobs, you are seen but not seen and most affluent people would never notice if one day someone else came in your place.  Although I don’t have experience of the other situations in the book, I know enough from news reports and my own general life experience to realise that this is probably happening to someone, somewhere right now.

This is what makes this book work, in my opinion, the fact that it has characters that are unusual and a bit over the top (in a good way) and doesn’t shy away from dealing with things affecting people who will likely have little choice or say in the matter.  However, in covering situations like the one Cathy is dealing with, it doesn’t do it in a way which comes across as a school lesson but weaves it in with a mystery and adventure full of wrong turns and red herrings. In doing this you get carried away in the story but also learn something at the same time. I love films that can do this and I’m thrilled to find an author who can do this too.

I’m not sure if what I’ve written gets across my feelings about the book but I genuinely enjoyed it, the characters, good and bad, are all well-written and I felt as if I had been dropped into the story and was experiencing everything alongside Danny.  I felt like I was on a rollercoaster, didn’t know which way I was going next and was enjoying it so much that I didn’t care. I loved the ending, it was done in a very Agatha Christie like way which I enjoyed as I always like seeing the reactions of others involved when they realise who did it and why.  There are many layers to this story but they all weave in and around each other and as you read you can see them connecting or coming together and get drawn in even further as you don’t want to put the book down.  In a way I’m glad I read book 4 first because I already know there are 3 other books out there for me to enjoy while I wait, hopefully, for a fifth.

 

About the author:

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Derek Farrell is the author of the Danny Bird Mysteries, ‘Death of a Diva,’ ‘Death of a Nobody’ ‘Death of a Devil,’ and ‘Death of an Angel.’

He was educated in Dublin, and, whilst waiting to become a writer of fabulous crime novels has passed his time being a burger dresser, bank cashier, David Bowie’s paperboy, and an Investment Banker in New York’s World Trade Centre (a bit like The Wolf of Wall Street, only with fewer hookers and more midgets, since you ask).

 

He is married and divides his time between London, West Sussex and Dublin.

Derek loves to hear from his readers, and can be contacted via Twitter: @derekifarrell or at his sparkly new website Derekfarrell.co.uk

His books can be purchased as paperbacks or ebooks direct from the publisher Fahrenheit Press at: http://www.fahrenheit-press.com/books_fahrenheit.html

Or from Amazon: 

Death of a Diva

Death of a Nobody

Death of a Devil

Death of an Angel

Death of a Diva is also available as a deluxe edition Hardback limited to only 50 Copies worldwide. Purchase it here. 

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DerekIFarrell

Website: https://www.derekfarrell.co.uk/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derekifarrell/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Derek-Farrell/e/B06XJ9C6XB/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

 

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