If you haven’t read any of Steven Suttie’s books then you must as not only does he write wickedly brilliant books he also makes you think about your own morale stand. You can find Steven on Facebook and Twitter (he is very approachable and funny) where he would be delighted to hear what you thought of his books and always grateful for honest reviews on Amazon UK, Amazon.com and Goodreads and any other review sites too.
So come on and meet Steven Suttie and find out what I thought about his books.
Steve is 40 years old and is married to his childhood sweetheart Liz. They got together when they were sixteen and have four kids. Writing has been a hobby of Steve’s for about 15 years, but for ten of those years he had no time to dedicate to it due to work pressures and bonkers kids bouncing off all the walls
Steve loved the process, and found it was very relaxing and enjoyable But then a new career path came along and Steve began working in radio. Life was too hectic to contemplate writing so Steve forgot all about it. But then in 2012, when Kindle’s were really taking off, Steve decided to give it another go, and wrote a satire novel about an ordinary, working man who became the most popular politician ever by saying outrageous things. This debut Kindle novel is called The Clitheroe Prime Minister and although it was a great deal of fun to write, Steve was surprised by how many readers thought that it was real, and decided that writing about politics, no matter how ridiculous the topics, was a very dodgy area.
THIS IS STEVEN’S FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL, THE ONLY ONE I HAVEN’T READ YET (ON MY TO READ PILE)
Jim Arkwright is having a weird week. After learning that a video of him talking politics in the pub had gone viral, he then finds himself on the radio, wiping the floor with the experts and politicians live on the air. The British public, sick of the sleazy, money grabbing political figureheads are instantly endeared by the straight-speaking Lancashire man. The following morning’s newspapers start a campaign demanding that Big Jim should become Prime Minister. And it’s only Tuesday. And Jim has a big job on at work. He really has no time for any of this nonsense. Can Big Jim be tempted to join the Government? The people of the small rural town of Clitheroe hope so, as the place has become over run with media gangs, press trucks, television channels and happy go lucky tourists.
SO FAR THERE ARE THREE D.C.I. MILLER NOVELS BUT A FORTH IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING WRITTEN.
A HEART-POUNDING BRITISH CRIME THRILLER
The police have a pretty big problem.
Somebody has started shooting unsuspecting citizens dead as they go about their daily business in the north west of England.
But it is a very specific type of person that the gun man is targeting. Paedophiles.
In order to keep the public calm, the police have no alternative but to explain the killer’s motive.
And that’s when things start to get really tricky for the investigating officers.
PLEASE NOTE: This book contains swearing throughout.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
What an excellent read. The author really has set out a brilliant plot. The reader first encounters the murder of a young boy, enough to enrage any normal adult. This is followed by the murder of a man at work and you think what the hell, poor bloke until you find out he is a paedophile.
This book is very thought provoking. If the law has it’s hands tied is it right for a person to dish out justice to protect society’s children? Pop decides after trying all the ways he possible can to lobby for justice he has no choice but to do the job himself. It was strange but understandable that the British public loved this ‘hero’ of justice. I haven’t read a book before where no one wants the murderer caught, a brilliant concept of writing.
The frustration of DCI Andrew Miller is commendable, a true solid bloke after justice as the law says. A killer is a killer, but he has obstacle after obstacle put in his way with his seniors. Karen Ellis is again a brilliant DI, on leave after having a baby only weeks before she returns to work determined to solve this case along side Miller. These two are personal friends outside work too, so we get to know their families. Nice touch as both have children of their own.
Very well written book, it seems to have every angle covered, the police, the murderer and his reasons, the tv and press and the general public. Totally engrossing read. Would recommend this book to detective and thriller readers. I will be reading more of this author’s books
Neighbours From Hell: Moving House Can Be A Killer
The Haughton Park development just outside Manchester is an exclusive new suburb of expensive homes for professional families. When the developer fails to sell half of the properties, the project is thrown into financial chaos.The local council steps in with a workable solution. They propose to use the unsold homes as social housing for homeless families, in return for the The Haughton Park development just outside Manchester is an exclusive new suburb of expensive homes for professional families. When the developer fails to sell half of the properties, the project is thrown into financial chaos.The local council steps in with a workable solution. They propose to use the unsold homes as social housing for homeless families, in return for the much needed cash injection that the developer needs to pay the bills.
It’s a win-win situation. Or is it?
Many of the home-owners are up-in-arms at the proposal. They don’t want the place over-run with the poor. They start a media campaign to stop the plans. But they are defeated. The homeless families are given temporary accommodation on the swish development.
Mum of four Rachel Birdsworth is one of the new residents, and she’s determined to get past these stupid class differences. She does her very best to get along with everybody and make new friends. It all starts off quite well. But when she realizes that the home-owner across the road is a wife-beating bully, and that his wife is a virtual prisoner in the home, she wants to help. But this kind of help has deadly consequences.
DCI Andrew Miller is back, trying to get to the bottom of what exactly has happened over at Haughton Park in this heart-stopping, dark thriller from One Man Crusade author Steven Suttie.
WARNING, Contains bad language at times, particularly when the poor are talking. Includes the very worst swear word (on two occasions)
Please do not purchase if offended by swearing. Thank you.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
What I really like about Steven Suttie books is how he takes a real life controversial topic and builds it into a work of art. This is the second book í have read, the first being One Man Crusade, also recommended as a brilliant book.
This is a story about housing shortages which is a huge problem and how councils place homeless families in privately owned houses. Steven Suttie then takes the “what if ” factor and creates a master piece.
The characters in this book are colourful and you can imagine the council house people, before they moved calling over the fence “do you want a brew and by the way can í borrow a ciggy.” The people in the story, although a bit rough on the edges are good people, there to help each other and watch each others backs which is captured in the book. I believe he has got the already sitting tenants reaction to the invasion mastered too. The book is funny at times which did make me laugh. There is swearing in the book but in my opinion it is justified to make the people real to life. The end was a total suprise. A definite recommendation for anyone that likes a book with a touch of this could happen one day feel.
Off-Duty Police Sergeant Jason Knight from Bolton police station has disappeared whilst cycling in the Lancashire countryside. His wife raised the alarm. Jason is not the kind of man who would go missing. Something is very clearly wrong. The disappearance quickly becomes a full-scale alert, and counter-terror police are on standby, monitoring the situation extremely closely.
DCI Andrew Miller is drafted in urgently to try and figure out what the hell is going on, and why Knight might suddenly disappear. It’s a race against time to find the popular, well respected Sergeant.
Meanwhile, the local press are calling for Miller’s resignation following the infamous “Neighbours From Hell” trial, and newspaper revelations that suggest Miller could be responsible for an apparent miscarriage of justice.
If Andy Miller thought that he already had enough on his plate – he’s about to discover that there’s plenty of room for more, in this fast-paced, gritty thriller set in Manchester and The Trough of Bowland, in the heart of Lancashire.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS ARE REVIEW
I just didn’t think that Steven Suttie could possibly improve on his last two novels, One Man Crusade and Neighbours from Hell, but he is certainly on a Road to Success with his latest book. Part of this story carries on from Neighbours from Hell, battling causes from the past but time waits for no-one and D.C.I. Miller has to move forward to current events.
I simply love Steven Suttie’s writing style where he gets down with the emotional lives of his characters and gets his readers to do the same. His stories have a gritty realism with them that makes you part of the crowd behind the good guy.
A truly super story, just loving Miller and his team. Looking forward to more of the same. Absolutely loved it!
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