Firstly I wish to thank Jill Burkinshaw of Books n All Book Promotions for inviting me on the Blog Tour for Mistress by Stewart Giles.
Mistress: the sequel to Miranda, a psychological thriller by Stewart Giles ‘My name is Miranda, and I’m a serial murderer.’ ‘I have killed again!’ From #1 bestseller Stewart Giles comes the sequel to Miranda, a psychological thriller.
Miranda is on the run from the Dunford Police and has managed to flee the UK. The story continues as we follow Miranda to the USA.
With the body count increasing all the time will Miranda ever be caught.
This is a gripping page-turner that keeps the adrenaline pumping as Miranda manages to keep just one step ahead of DS Swales. With numerous twists and turns all the way to the absolutely brilliant ending this is a must read for anyone who loves psychological thrillers. What readers are saying about Miranda: ‘Stewart Giles has hit it out of the park with Miranda. She lived in my head for more than a week after I finished reading the book, which I did in a day because I just couldn’t put it down.’ – Heather Opperman
‘Love this book, so different from normal crime books and had me hooked from the very first page.’ – Black Books Blog
‘Wow, Stewart Giles has really pulled it out of the bag this time. This is an awesome read from an author who has really stepped outside the box’ – Books ‘n’ All
‘I was fortunate enough to be able to read this book a week or so. It is AMAZING. Very different, absolutely riveting. A must read for fans of crime fiction with a difference’ – Sandra Brown
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the second book in this series and it is a belter. The story begins with Miranda behind bars in a Women’s prison in California convicted of the murder of a man that she ironically didn’t kill. I know, it has to make you smile when you know just how many lives she has taken. Thing is she has an alibi, she was at the time committing another murder, so she is between a rock and hard place as you could say. The story drops back to where the last book ended to fill in all the missing pieces and bring you up to date. Going back and forth between the past and present day.
Miranda had originally killed someone by accident but found she had got more than a thrill from it. Killing to Miranda was more than an obsession, it was an addiction that had to be fed regularly with more victims.
Huge mistakes have been made by the police and now, after an unthinkable discovery has been made, DS Swales swears he will track Miranda down and bring her to justice, along with Lisa Price from Newsblog24 who has a very personal reason for wanting to hunt her down. Miranda heads for the USA, where she can change her appearance but not her urges to carry on killing. It always feels like one door closes on Miranda as a door opens for Swales and Price as the distance gets smaller between them.
Stewart Giles has again delivered a fast, intense and shocking addition to this series. I read most chapters with my jaw dropped at this young woman that has an almost hypnotic grace as she kills each victim with such precision and skill. I had to read this book without a break, filling in the missing pieces desperate for the timelines to come together. Oh, boy, does Stewart Giles know how to wind a story up! I really couldn’t have asked for more from this author.
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.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and 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 was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. 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.
OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
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
Book 2 – Dropzone
THE MIRANDA TRILOGY
Book 3-coming soon