Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy for inviting me on this Blog Tour for BEYOND EVIDENCE by EMMA CLAPPERTON of Bloodhound Books
A chilling supernatural thriller
In an alleyway in Glasgow lies a decomposing corpse of a slain female baking in the midday heat. No one has found her yet, but medium Patrick McLaughlin knows she is there. It is not the first time he has dreamt of death… and it will not be the last.
When several bizarre murders take place the local police start to request DNA samples from twenty something year old men.
Through a hunch, and in the belief that the terrifying dreams hold the key to the identity of the murderer, Patrick works alongside the police to track down the predator before they can strike again. But as the nightmares increase they begin to threaten Patrick’s sanity.
What price will Patrick have to pay to stop the killer striking again? His friends? His family? His life?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Don’t you just cringe at those scenes where a young woman is trying to get away from a bloke and it seems like she is running in treacle because the faster she runs, even though the bloke is way behind without a care in the world, you just know she is a gonna. It’s like I can feel him breathing on my neck and his breathe is getting hotter the further I read down the page. Well hold that feeling. You will need it more than once as the young women of Glasgow are rapidly becoming victims of this calm and calculating killer.
Meet Patrick, he is having a terrible time sleeping and once he sees the newspaper he knows why. Patrick sees dead people in visons , his fiancee Jodie 100 percent believes him but then again she hears dead people. They make a pretty cool team. Now the police aren’t really getting anywhere fast, except to the morgue, where they seem quite frequent visitors, as the dead bodies of young woman keep appearing all over the town. They haven’t a clue where to go on this case, so desperate times call for a more unusual approach than they have used before.
This is the first in the series of the Patrick McLaughlin books, so there is a little look back into the past on both Patrick and Jodie and how they met. Having such special gifts made them both pretty isolated as far as other friends go, that was until they met each other. To be honest being adults and having ‘normal’ friends wasn’t the greatest either. I mean who wants a mate that looks like a nutter chatting away to thin air!
Patrick knows that the only way to quieten the voices is to find the person that ended these women’s lives and so approaches DS Preston and DC Lang. I love these two detectives that not only make a quite brilliant team they also bounce off each other like an old married couple. They certainly don’t always agree on everything but they have each other covered.
There are some very shocking discoveries in this story that just give it plenty OMG moments as more of the story unfolds and it all becomes a race against time and very personal. This is a great introduction to the series.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Began writing in June 2010 and completed her first novel in April 2012. Beyond Evidence was released on Kindle in September 2012 and is selling well with great reviews.
Emma is currently working on her next novel.
Check out her blog by visiting; http://www.emmalclapperton.blogspot.com