Firstly I wish to thank Jill Burkinshaw of Books n All Book Promotions for inviting me on the Blog Tour for MIRANDA by Stewart Giles
Miranda: A stand-alone psychological thriller by Stewart Giles
‘My name is Miranda. I’ll be twenty-eight-years old soon, and I’m a serial murderer.’
‘I might just kill again!’
From #1 bestseller Stewart Giles comes a completely stand-alone psychological thriller that you don’t want to miss.
Miranda is a unique read, the best book yet by Stewart Giles. Sentenced to life in a secure hospital for the murder of 12 people Miranda tells her story.
In the meantime, the reader is transported back to the time of the murders as we follow DI Keene and her team along the many twists, turns and dead ends as they try to find the murderer of several unrelated victims.
This is an edge-of-your-seat, adrenaline pumping read that will have you turning the pages all the way to the totally unexpected ending.
Buckle up this is a bumpy ride
Dunford is a fictional town in South West England.
Crowfield is a high security hospital wing attached side of Bowton prison in Otherly, North Yorkshire
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Miranda isn’t someone that anyone can really bring to mind, even after they have just met her, you can’t say she is beautiful or ugly, has a little button nose or one your can’t take your eyes off. She simply has a face which is nondescript. What is memorable about her is that she is one absolutely scary as hell serial killer that has murdered 12 people in a really short period of time. What I do remember about her is her lack of empathy for her victims and her mesmerizing fascination at watching the helplessness of the dying in their final moments and confusion in their eyes as they couldn’t believe this was happening. I was more than relieved to find that this woman was off the streets and in Crowfield, a high security psychiatric hospital wing attached to the prison.
The story drops back to three years before when an accident on a snowy road, that Miranda in driving along too fast, loses control of her car that then hits a bollard, which is thrown down an embankment, that then strikes a walker on his way to a meeting. It hits him with such force he is thrown into a freezing river while Miranda watches on. A one in a million accident that gives her a thrill big enough to make her an addict to murder.
The story now bounces back and forth between Miranda present day in the psychiatric unit and a doctor who is after more than a solution for his violent and mentally deranged patients. To all of the murders and the police task team that are assigned to these random deaths and puzzling situations that are like a disjointed dot to dot without any numbers to join them to make a bigger picture. I very quickly took to DI Keen, her sheer dedication to solve these unrelated murders that really niggled her that something was very missing from them all and her battle to try to save a marriage, where between her and her doctor husband the most intimacy they had were the notes on the fridge door.
This is a truly busy book that had me on a constant high and tense on all the story lines as it bounced from one to another. You simply can’t guess the outcomes of any of them. Absolutely belting! Highly recommended!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and there are plenty more to come. Unworthy, the ninth Smith instalment was followed by a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers. Entitled The Enigma, it brings together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor. Miranda is something totally different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. A new Smith/Harriet book is in the pipeline as is the 10th Smith instalment.
OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR:
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5 – Phobia
Book 1 – Smith
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker
DS JASON SMITH & DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma