Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on this Blog Tour for BLOOD RIBBON by Roger Bray
When Brooke Adams is found battered, bleeding, and barely conscious, the police are at a loss as to who her attacker is or why she was targeted. Then, PI Rod Morgan turns up convinced that Brooke’s attack is the latest in a string of unsolved disappearances dating back thirty-five years. The police, however, aren’t convinced, leaving Brooke and Rod to investigate the cases themselves. As secrets from the past start unravelling it becomes a maze, deeper, darker, and far more sinister than either of them could have imagined. Will they find Brooke’s attacker before he strikes again, or will that one secret stay buried forever?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Now I have to make a confession, when every new character came into the story I assumed that each one was the murderer. There was a psycho that was responsible for the disappearance of a number of women and the attempted murder of another. Brooke Adams hadn’t always had good luck, but the day she had her head smashed in and someone buried her, she had, because she survived. The first bit of good luck had been when Nic took her in off the streets and offered her a home and work. The third piece of luck was PI Rod Morgan offering his help in finding out who wanted her and all the other victims dead. Well buckle up because this is one hell of a ride!
The story is mainly told by Brooke but others do play their parts too, especially the killer, who certainly brought a chill to the air round me when I slipped inside his mind. Oh my goodness this fella has one pretty damaged mind as the horrors of his own past are replayed in his tortured dreams. The thing is who the hell is he? When you think things can’t get worse they do, a nightmare that Brooke seems to be living with only one way to put it to rest. Brooke is one determined and sassy lass who takes the largest chunk on tracking down and eliminating the who dunnit suspects.
Roger Bray has again brought a total entertainment package within this book cover, while my paranoid reading skills for solving a mystery had my heart pumping furiously at every turn of a page. Brooke is a brilliant well-adjusted young woman who I couldn’t help but admire but boy did her determination double after a shocking discovery that would have crumbled most people. The descriptions of the killer’s compulsion to ease his mind through the same ritual I knew would never stop but something changed with the one that got away and survived.
This is an edgy story of constantly looking over your shoulder as it dips back into the past and how it all began to present day. Loved the ending. Another book of perfection from Roger Bray! A real must read.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops. My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider.
Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing.
Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.
So here we are, two books published and another on track. Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.
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