Firstly wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour for White is the Coldest Colour by John Nicholl
Are you looking for a dark and gripping psychological thriller? Then you’ll love White Is The Colour by #1 best-selling author John Nicholl.
Be careful who you trust…
The Mailer family is oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP, following the breakdown of his parents’ marriage.
Fifty-eight-year-old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile, employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian town-house he shares with his wife and two young daughters.
When Anthony becomes Galbraith’s latest obsession he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.
But can Anthony be saved before it’s too late?
The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing from the start. It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.
by John Nicholl
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is my review from the original publication of the book.
This is a jaw dropping story that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and a cold shiver run down your spine. Set in 1992 it is the story of the most vile frightening people in our society – pedophiles. Highly respected 58-year-old Dr. David Galbraith, a child psychiatrist, is a sadistic, murdering pedophile that can only focus on his own needs and desires. By the end of the first chapter you will loathe this man.
Dr.Galbraith has “special needs” young males, 7 or 8 that are vulnerable so he can manipulate them. Some will be abused, others he will relish in killing them. His needs are like any addict. He needs his fix, he sweats profusely and his emotions are out of control. He has to muster self-control, hide his desires and “play nice” with people he despises. Even the children he abuses are nameless to him, in his mind they are simply the fix he has to have.
John Nicoll is a very talented writer that has used his life experiences working both in the police force and as a child protection social worker to create this fictional account of pedophiles and how they manipulate not just children but everyone. The story is at times hard to read but one that every parent should read, especially these days with the Internet making it so much easier to groom children. I really liked how the author told the story from every perspective, the children who were so brave to open up and the emotional stress that the police and child protection services have to endure everyday.
This is a brilliant book and I am so looking forward to his next one. Loved the end.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, writes popular dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is happily married, lives in rural west Wales, and has three adult children and one grandchild. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire. A Cold Cold Heart, John’s sixth book, is published by Bloodhound Books in January 2018. John is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.