I am delighted to be taking part in this brilliant blog tour for Rob Sinclair’s first novel to be published by Bloodhound Books. Do check below for other dates and bloggers taking part below. Absolutely loved it! Thank you Helen Claire
HERE IS THE BOOK DESCRIPTION
Dark Fragments: an edge of your seat thriller from the best-selling author of The Enemy Series
Murder. Money. Revenge.
Outwardly, Ben Stephens appears to be a normal, hard-working family man. In reality, his life has been in turmoil since the murder of his wife, Alice, seven years ago. The killer was never caught.
Now re-married – to the woman he was having an affair with while still married to Alice – Ben’s life is once again spiralling out of control, and he’s become heavily indebted to an unscrupulous criminal who is baying for Ben’s blood.
When Ben’s estranged twin sister, a police detective, unexpectedly returns to his life, asking too many questions for comfort, it becomes clear that without action, Ben’s life will soon reach a crisis point from which there will be no return.
In order to avoid falling further into the mire, Ben must examine the past if he is to survive the present – but just how much pressure can one man take before he breaks?
Dark Fragments is a fast-paced thriller with a blend of mystery, suspense and action that will appeal to readers of psychological thrillers, as well as a broad section of crime, thriller and action fans. If you like authors like Mark Edwards, Robert Bryndza and C.L. Taylor you will love this unforgettable thriller.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the first book of Rob Sinclair that I have read and my very first thought was how absolutely delighted I was that I had already purchased the whole Enemy series because I wanted more. I found this story captivating from the very beginning as my heart broke for a man talking with what I believe was a counsellor of some sorts. Such a tragic opening. Rob Sinclair had me and what started out as sympathy ended up whisking all of my emotions into a frenzy before the story came to an end.
The story is told through Ben Stephens, the main character in the book, how he found his murdered wife in their home and how seven years later the killer has still not been found. I was fascinated with the characters in the story as I was only getting Ben’s view point which was a little distorted and bias in his favour. He really is a pity me character as he doesn’t help any situation and I wanted to grab him and tell him to take responsibility for his own actions.
I really thought that the counselling sessions were a great way to get over what had actually happened even though it was still told through Ben. A very clever idea of the author I felt. There is quite a bit of violence in this novel which is very relevant to the story line but for me the atmosphere and build up of fear that is in the book out weighs it. Brilliant writing. The whole story comes to a superb conclusion.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
His explosive debut, Dance with the Enemy, was published in 2014 and introduced the world to the enigmatic Carl Logan. The second novel in the series, Rise of the Enemy, was released in April 2015 with the third, Hunt for the Enemy, released in February 2016.
Rob began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller. He worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm after graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels. Rob now writes full time.
Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.
You can contact Rob Sinclair at his web site
and on twitter@RSinclairAuthor