TALISMAN by DAVID EVANS#Blogtour#Bloghounds@Bloodhoundbook@

I just must thank Helen Claire and Bloodhound Books for inviting me not only to take part in this brilliant tour but to be first up too. I have read David Evan’s first novel Trophies, which I loved  and I already have the second book Torment to read.



Following a fire in a terraced house, the body of a prominent lawyer, Charles Chamberlain, is found naked and shackled to a bed frame.

Six weeks earlier, DI Colin Strong is investigating the sudden death of a transsexual, left undiscovered in the bath for over a year. Initially, it appears to be a tragic death but one mysterious item, a card for the Talisman Club, is found in the bedroom.

Meanwhile, Bob Souter, journalist and close friend of DI Strong, is probing connections between a developer and the council leader in respect of a controversial project when massive European funding is announced. Souter smells a rat and delves further into the scheme.

Is there a link between the bodies and the business deal?

Will Souter or DI Strong crack the case first?

And what exactly is the Talisman Club?

In the third instalment of the Wakefield series, the two men must work together to bring the guilty to justice before time runs out.



I am absolutely delighted that this day has finally come around because I have been bursting to tell the world (well I will start with my blog) about this book and talk to other people that have read it! OMG I have read so many books that have given me goosebumps and some that gave me that tingle but this book made my goosebumps tingle and it wouldn’t go away.

I absolutely love David Evans novels because I have an instant connection with them as I lived in Wakefield at the time that these books are set around. The descriptions of the area are so accurate that I could visually walk every step with the characters in the book. It felt like home. As far as the characters in the story go I had warmed to them in the first novel but in this book they became solid to the point of feeling everything they felt and boy this is where David Evans gets you. He has found that perfect balance with the characters work and social lives and it brings them all to life.

The story is a stunner, steeped in mystery for you the reader to solve the puzzle that is unfolding before you and with lots of scenarios that move your mind into top gear causing that shudder to reach the core of your being. There are two teams working on the cases. First D.I. Colin Strong heads the police investigation side and his acquaintance and friend Bob Souter a lead newspaper reporter and it works brilliantly, even if some of the information is gained illegally.

You really need to buy this book as it will become one of the talked about novels of 2016 so be one of the people that can join in. Loved Loved Loved this book. In my top 5 for 2016

I was sent a copy of this novel through Bloodhound books for this book tour.


David Evans

Delighted to announce that I have agreed terms for a 3 book deal with Bloodhound Books http://www.bloodhoundbooks.com
TROPHIES, the first in The Wakefield Series, a crime fiction series set primarily in Yorkshire, is available now. TORMENT, the second in the series and shortlisted in the prestigious Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger in 2013, was published on 7th July. Both books are now available in paperback format as well as ebooks. The 3rd in the series, TALISMAN, is scheduled for publication on 24th October in ebook format with paperback to follow shortly after.




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