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Stranded on Thin Ice by Sharon CassanoLochman @SCassanoLochman @YourNewBooks #BookReview #NetGalley #StrandedOnThinIce

Firstly I wish to thank Liz at Books Go Social for inviting me to read STRANDED ON THIN ICE by Sharon CassanoLochman

Stranded on Thin Ice by [CassanoLochman, Sharon]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Twelve-year-old Tanner Phillips fishes the Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Derby every year with his dad. Last year, he ruined everything — losing the competition and losing some of his grandfather’s gear. This year, Tanner is determined to not only prove his skills on the ice, but also show his dad, once and for all, that he’s no longer a little kid.

But as soon as they get out on the ice, the competition turns disastrous.

When one of the competitors goes missing and another gets injured, Tanner’s father must leave Tanner and his new friend, Richie, alone on the ice. After their ice hut comes unhitched, Tanner and Richie find themselves blown across the frozen lake in a blinding snowstorm.

Alone. Without their cell phones. Trapped, on thin ice. Suddenly, it isn’t just about the winning the derby — it’s about life and death. In one perilous night, Tanner will have to prove not to his father, but to himself, that he has the courage and determination to survive.

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Stranded on Thin Ice

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

This is a super book not just for middle school readers but for readers way past pension age. Being twelve is such a funny time, you feel grown up but all the adults still treat you like a kid. It is a time too when it is all starts and stops with growth spurts. Unfortunately Tanner is at a stop at the moment with all the fishermen in the store jostling him out-of-the-way to get supplies for the Derby fishing competition out on the frozen Oneida lake. Tanner is going to be fishing with his dad. He meets Richie here who is tagging along  with his obnoxious uncle. The two lads aren’t friends yet as Richie has not long moved there but before the day is over they will never forget each other.

Everyone goes off on the ice with their tents to keep the cold wind off them. Not long after they are all set up, a series of events means that Tanner’s dad has to make a decision. He has to go back to land and Tanner wants to carry on fishing. My heart was beating like mad, I am thinking he can’t leave him there but he has fished since he was little and there were plenty of other men round about fishing on the frozen lake.  He takes a chance and leaves the lad to carry on.

Now the rest of the story is mainly about Tanner and Richie and well what a story it is! I aren’t going to go into what happens but these two go on that lake as kids and have to grow up real quick. The whole story is set in a small time frame of just hours, although to the two boys it must feel a life time. The two of them dip between being children and being much wiser and older  than their years. As time goes on the two unlikely friends form a bond that I would think would last a life time.

It is one thing battling with fish but nature and a careless over sight set in motion  stories that would become legend where they lived. No details are over looked, it really is outstanding. I felt numb, I felt scared for the boys. Tanner knew far more than he thought, not from experience of doing things himself but from years of watching his dad and granddad too. Richie was oblivious to so many of the hidden dangers they were facing.

The book, up to the last couple of chapters was outstanding but wow the last two chapters were totally wicked! This is a young adult read and not over long but one that would be read over and over. A truly exciting coming of age novel, superb!

I wish to thank Books Go Social and NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly

 

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sharon CassanoLochman is a spinner of drama, tailor of emotions, manipulator of personal connections, and a player of words. She writes for the spiritually minded and the young at heart. She is the author of Spiritual Verse Today, Man with the Sand Dollar Face, Room for Grace, and Stranded on Thin Ice.

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Stranded on Thin Ice by [CassanoLochman, Sharon]

In Honour Bound by Christine Webber @1chriswebber #NewRelease #ContemporaryFiction

In Honour Bound

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Set in 1980’s London, Helen Bartlett, a popular TV news presenter and Sam Aziz, a glamorous middle-eastern cardiac surgeon, meet on a live programme. They dislike each other on sight, and the interview is a disaster. But that is not the end of their story because later that evening, they find themselves at the same dinner party.


Over the weeks, hostility morphs into passion, and soon they fall desperately in love.
Both are looking for the right partner with whom to settle down and produce a family. They seem made for each other; they delight in the joy that they have found, and plan to marry. But then, the differences in their cultural backgrounds start to manifest themselves. And a debt of honour that Sam cannot ignore returns to haunt him.


Struggling with their torment, while she is so much in the public eye and he is performing life-saving surgery on a daily basis, places them under intolerable strain.
Must they relinquish the most magical relationship either of them has ever known? Can they find a way out of their dilemmas? Or do they have to accept that no matter how modern we are, we cannot fly in the face of the traditions that served, and shaped us, for centuries?

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In Honour Bound

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Before I begin this review, I better just say that this is the new make over edition of this story, complete with new book cover, although it is my first time reading it.

Set in the 1980’s the story revolves round the turbulent relationship of a couple torn between love and cultural commitment. When Helen Bartlett and Sam Aziz first spoke to each other it couldn’t have been more public or hostile, taking place on live TV. Sparks flew between the pair and the whole thing was a disaster. It seemed though that fate was determined to throw the TV news presenter and Sam, a middle eastern cardiology surgeon together. What began as forced encounters turned into the couple not being able to keep away from each other. Even the nation followed the romance that was developing between the two  well-known personalities.

Christine Webber awoke memories of living in the eighties in me as I was transported back to times that I had remembered, with rose-coloured spectacles. The love story of the couple, treads on ground where modern life styles were colliding with cultural traditions and commitments. The frustrations and internal battles caught in the pages as what was desired and what was possible were like oil and water.

Although the story does include a few other characters it is literally formed round Helen and Sam. Christine Webber goes much further than just a story as she strips them both down to the raw emotional side of desire, longing, love and commitment. All very different levels of human feelings that I could relate to myself. Can something that held such passion ever be anything else or is the love for each other too over powering. Love versus honour. This is such a captivating story.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Christine Webber originally trained as an opera singer but had to re-think her career plans when her voice professor told her: ‘Your voice is OK, but your legs are very much better!’ Musical theatre beckoned. There was some success. But not much.

In 1979, she became a news presenter for Anglia TV. At last she had found something she enjoyed that other people thought she was good at.  It was such a happy relief that she stayed for 12 years.

After leaving Anglia Television, she decided to train as a psychotherapist, which led to her having a Harley Street practice for over twenty years. She also became an agony aunt for various publications including TV Times, Best, Dare and BBC Parenting. And she wrote a relationship advice column for The Scotsman and one for Woman, called Sexplanations. She also regularly broadcast advice on Trisha, The Good Sex Guide …Late and from the BBC’s Breakfast sofa.

Much of her work has been in collaboration with her late husband, media doctor, David Delvin. Together, and for sixteen years, they wrote the sex/relationships content on www.netdoctor.co.uk, penned a joint column for The Spectator and co-authored The Big O. 

Now, her focus is on writing fiction full time and she is planning another novel on the unexpected turbulence and contrasting humour of mid-life.

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A Necessary Murder by M.J. Tjia @mjtjia @Legend_Press #HistoricalCrimeFiction #BookReview #ANecessaryMurderBook2 #AHeloiseChanceyMystery #VictorianMystery #KindleUnlimited

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Stoke Newington, 1863: Little Margaret Lovejoy is found brutally murdered in the outhouse at her family’s estate.
A few days later, a man is cut down in a similar manner on the doorstep of courtesan and professional detective Heloise Chancey’s prestigious address. At the same time, Heloise’s maid, Amah Li Leen, must confront events from her past that appear to have erupted into the present day.
Once again Heloise is caught up in a maelstrom of murder and deceit that threatens to reach into the very heart of her existence.

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A Necessary Murder: A Heloise Chancey Victorian Mystery

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

This is the second book in this Victorian mystery series following under cover Detective Heloise Chancey. I wasn’t sure, after reading the first book in this series, how a second story would form. Well I will say now I am delighted with it. Heloise is far from the red light district in this story but facing just as great and more personal danger. The year is still 1863.

When a 3-year-old little girl is found brutally murdered, there is an outcry but when her father meets the same fate soon after and on Heloise’s own door step, not only was it a gruesome discovery but could also mean that the rest of this unfortunate man’s family could also be in danger from the killer. In this story Heloise finds herself taking on the role of Nanny to little Cyril in order to snoop round the family home both in the servant quarters and within the family itself. Her maid Amah Li Leen, who has a much closer personal link to Heloise than is publicly known, finds her own agenda in this story.

This story once again hi-lights the terrible way in which women and anyone of a different race were treated in the community and unfortunately, children were even further down the pecking list. These are real sort of Miss Marple type mysteries but with so much more gore and grit. Heloise has little maternal instinct for the boy in her charge and I am sure she will be the cause of many dentist visits for him. I do though love her determination in finding the killer, she is a woman born far before her time.

M.J. Tjai drip feeds more knowledge of Heloise in this story, which is heart wrenching in so many ways. It is shocking and really quite disturbing as the whole truth of it all comes out. I love how it is written, a real feel authentic adventure that isn’t so many jumps back from today. What a tremendous hard life it was. What I really am intrigued with is finding out about the different aspects of life in Victorian London. From the wealthy aristocrats to the poorest on the street, I am transfixed with it all. Loved this second book and hope number three follows shortly too.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tjia has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure’s Viva la Novella, 2017.

She has been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize, Overland’s Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, Fish Short Story Prize, and the Luke Bitmead Bursary and longlisted for CWA dagger awards. Her work has appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories.

She Be Damned is M.J. Tjia’s debut novel, and is the first instalment in her Heloise Chancey historical crime series.

M.J. lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her family, and as of January 2018 is now the Prose Editor of Peril Magazine.

BUY LINK FOR THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES

She Be Damned: A Heloise Chancey Victorian Mystery by [Tjia, M.J.]

She Be Damned: A Heloise Chancey Victorian Mystery

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Talisman (Wakefield #3) by David Evans @DavidEWriter @CarolineBookBit @OrchardViewBook #DavidEvans #CarolineBookBit #OrchardViewBook

Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits About Books Blog Tours for inviting me on the Blog Tour for TALISMAN by David Evans.

Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3) by [Evans, David]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Following a fire in a terraced house, the body of a prominent lawyer, Charles Chamberlain, is found naked and shackled to a bed frame.

Six weeks earlier, DI Colin Strong is investigating the sudden death of a transsexual, left undiscovered in the bath for over a year. Initially, it appears to be a tragic death but one mysterious item, a card for the Talisman Club, is found in the bedroom.

Meanwhile, Bob Souter, journalist and close friend of DI Strong, is probing connections between a developer and the council leader in respect of a controversial project when massive European funding is announced. Souter smells a rat and delves further into the scheme.

Is there a link between the bodies and the business deal?

Will Souter or DI Strong crack the case first?

And what exactly is the Talisman Club?

In the third instalment of the Wakefield series, the two men must work together to bring the guilty to justice before time runs out.

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Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3)

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

OMG I have read so many books that have given me goosebumps and some that gave me that tingle but this book made my goosebumps tingle and it wouldn’t go away.

I absolutely love David Evans novels because I have an instant connection with them as I lived in Wakefield at the time that these books are set around. The descriptions of the area are so accurate that I could visually walk every step with the characters in the book. It felt like home. As far as the characters in the story go I had warmed to them in the first novel but in this book they became solid to the point of feeling everything they felt and boy this is where David Evans gets you. He has found that perfect balance with the characters work and social lives and it brings them all to life.

The story is a stunner, steeped in mystery for you the reader to solve the puzzle that is unfolding before you and with lots of scenarios that move your mind into top gear causing that shudder to reach the core of your being. There are two teams working on the cases. First D.I. Colin Strong heads the police investigation side and his acquaintance and friend Bob Souter a lead newspaper reporter and it works brilliantly, even if some of the information is gained illegally.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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David Evans is a Scots-born writer who found his true love as well as his inspiration for his detective series, in Wakefield. Having written all his life, in 2012 he decided to go for it – successfully as the next year, in 2013, he was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.

The Wakefield Series became an International Bestseller in June 2017 with success in Canada and Australia as well as the UK.

Early 2018 Disposal was published, the first book in the Tendring Series, a new detective series, set in north Essex in the 1970s.

Now, whilst awaiting the fourth book in the Wakefield Series (coming early 2019), the first three books in the Wakefield series have been republished by Orchard View Publications with brand new covers.

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Author Website: http://www.davidevanswriter.co.uk/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Evans/e/B008Y0LHGO/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/davidevanswriter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidEwriter

 

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES PLUS BUY LINKS:

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1) by [Evans, David]

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1)

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2) by [Evans, David]

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2)

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The Watcher: (Crossing Realms Series #2) by Rebecca E. Neely @RebeccaNeely1 @SoulMatePublish #RomanticSuspense #Paranormal #KindleUnlimited

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Hell bent on avenging his own death, former Keeper Dev Geary eagerly accepts when the Watchers task him with returning to the human realm to discover the secret for rendering Similitude—the very thing that killed him.

But to succeed in the seven days he’s been granted, he’ll need to work with the one human who wants nothing to do with him, and who he can’t help falling for—Meda Gabriel, a cagey, street smart bar owner with a unique skill set, and maybe, the key to his mission.

With the clock ticking and the Betrayers barely a step behind, can Dev conquer his demons and find the answers the clan so desperately needs, with Meda at his side? Can love find a way, or will he be forced to abandon her and the clan, leaving them all to face imminent destruction?

BUY LINK:

The Watcher (Crossing Realms Book 2)

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Dev Geary was a former Keeper, a man who keeps humans safe without them ever knowing that they exist. Humans can see Keepers and interact with them but once they leave it is like the Keeper has been wiped from their minds. Now I said that Dev was a Keeper, the past tense, well he was killed by Similitude but the Watchers, more good guys, have granted him 7 days to discover the secret of the thing that killed him. He is certainly revved up and ready to go but, to accomplish his mission he must work with a human woman, Meda and well she isn’t the easiest person in the world to get on with.

Meda is the most reluctant companion for Dev to succeed, especially as the betrayers are closing in. If they win this battle it will be more than just the death of Dev at stake. I really like Meda, an intelligent woman who is so very independent but the more she pushes away the more Dev falls for her. This wasn’t the plan! This is one super kick ass action read and love story all rolled into one.

A brilliant pace is set in the story with an urgency of time running out in every possible way. These are characters that I felt passionate about. A great second in the series read!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca E. Neely

Raised on a down home blend of Johnny Cash, Jack London, Sherlock Holmes, the Steelers, and all things small town, Rebecca feels blessed to have grown up in a close knit, fun loving and artistic family. Her mother, a voracious reader and scratch cook, and her father, an entrepreneur, English teacher and lover of literature, taught Rebecca and her brother to work hard, aim for the stars, and live life.

With music, books and laughter as constant companions, she grew up working, cooking and eating in the family’s restaurant business. A certified book and hoagie junkie, Rebecca thrives on live music, mysteries and the outdoors.

She’s a cheddar enthusiast, lover of cats, teddy bears, hot coffee, cold beer, thunderstorms, the blast of a train’s whistle, the change of seasons, country roads, woodpeckers, spoon rings, cool office supplies, and the Food Network. She’s a sucker for a happy ending, and strives to write the kind of stories she loves to read—those featuring authentic, edgy and vulnerable characters, smack dab in the middle of action that explodes from page one.

Careers, past and present, include freelance writing, accounting, mother, problem solver, doer and head bottle washer.

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Dating Daisy by Daisy Mae @daisy_sharer #BookReview #Blenheim Press #RomanticComedy #InternetDating

Dating Daisy by [Mae, Daisy]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

What happens when you are recently divorced – and aged 52?
Why – you try a little online dating of course!
This book has been described as a cross between ‘Sex in the City’, and ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary!’ Most people reading it have said that they laughed out loud!
Daisy Mae has left her horrible marriage to ex-husband Voldemort. She bravely takes the plunge, chooses a dating site, writes her profile and uploads the photograph! Daisy has not had to think about dating for nearly three decades. The whole dating scene is intimidating. Read how she rises to the challenge with hilarious results!
Daisy continues to work at her job in the sexual health clinic, and writes frank and vivid tales of her medical encounters. She muses too, on her past medical training, and tell stories about contraception and sexual health you have probably never read anywhere else!
Daisy has the support of wayward daughter Imogen, her outrageous friend Pinky, her octagenarian friend Jeannie in the Nursing Home, and her friends ‘the Amigos!’
Don’t miss Dating Daisys’ Kissing Tips, and Anti-snoring Tips!
The book is full of icons, emails, limericks, poems, jokes and even a Recipe for Love!

BUY LINK:

Dating Daisy

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

If you have ever been on the internet dating scene then I am sure that you will connect with the vast array of characters in this book. Daisy is 52, divorced and ready to try her hand at finding a new man to share her future with. Easy you might think but it was often a case of what you see isn’t always what you get!

The stories of the men she meets are anything from con men to the desperately lonely wanting anyone to love them, each with their own sad stories. There are some hilarious meetings, from men using photos taken years before to dramatic height differences. There are times when on-line connections between her and some of the men have a buzz but they lacked the physical attraction for her. After a couple of weeks of learning the basics, Daisy makes a tick list of rules to follow, unfortunately rarely does she manage to keep to them herself.

Daisy is a sexual health doctor and there are chapters that revolve round this aspect of her life too. There are some rather crazy people out there that have some pretty weird ways. I don’t know how she kept a straight face in real life. Additional chapters are on how to kiss and the differences between the more intimate areas to investigate, contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases.

There are times when the story does get a little repetitive but it is still very enjoyable. I really got behind Daisy in finding Mr. Right. This is a book that you can read chunks of and find a place to stop and go back to it later. There is far more to this book than you first think.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daisy Mae

I was born in Germany as my father was in the British Army and was stationed out there. I went to boarding school between the ages of 10 and 17, which was a very formative experience. I then went to Southampton University and obtained a degree in Medicine, and since then I have been working in the NHS for the past 30 years. I was a GP for 8 years, but then I moved into Sexual and Reproductive Health. I have always been passionate about Women’s Health. I have been lead in my service for Contraception and Sexual Health for the past 16 years, and run my own Menopause Clinic. I have always loved writing and have a list of medical publications. But reading and writing fiction is my real love and has been a hobby for a long time. I embarked on an MA in Creative Writing a few years ago. I only completed 4 modules as I had to go back to work full time, but I loved it and it gave me the confidence to finish my book Dating Daisy. Now, I just can’t stop writing!

AUTHOR LINKS:

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Twitter: @daisy_sharer
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Torment (Wakefield #2) by David Evans @DavidEWriter @CarolineBookBit @OrchardViewBook #DavidEvans #CarolineBookBit #OrchardViewBook

Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits About Books Blog Tours for inviting me on the Blog Tour for TORMENT by David Evans.

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2) by [Evans, David]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A message left in error on a young woman’s answering machine is the catalyst for uncovering some dark deeds. Three young women are missing, luxury cars are being stolen, and just what did happen to two young schoolgirls, missing since the 1980’s? DI Strong and journalist, Bob Souter are drawn into murky and dangerous worlds.

BUY LINK:

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2)

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I have been quite tickled at the thought of reading this book, as I was living in the Wakefield area at the time that this series is set, so I can recall the era really well. For me this has a real pull at your heart strings with a case from the past that takes on a little bit of a supernatural air on the story time line.

The unlikely alliance between DI Strong and journalist Bob Souter grows stronger again in this story. Souter is a get in and face the consequences later sort of bloke while Strong has to work to the book, well when others are around. They are almost like a parent and an excited child as times, with Strong trying to reel Souter back in a little. Souter is a man who really gets involved, not just for a good story but because he can make a difference. People matter to him. He is a journalist with a heart which is why they make such good partners.

There are a couple of story lines running so no lulls to catch your breath. While one story follows the disappearance of two school girls in the 1980’s the other faces the harsh realities of present day in the story time line, as young women are going missing and subsequently murdered followed by a gang style killing of a man of interest to the police.

This case takes Strong all over the place to get to the root of things. He would make a great poker player with his little stretchers of the truth when talking to the bad guys to off foot them, which gives them little option but the confess to things he has only guessed at or had little to back his assumptions up.

I love David Evans’s writing style with his use of the Yorkshire dialect to make it authentic but with not too much, so that no-one ever loses the natural flow of the story. Love the setting and the series with these two rough diamonds that give it a real sparkle!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Evans Author Image.jpg

David Evans is a Scots-born writer who found his true love as well as his inspiration for his detective series, in Wakefield. Having written all his life, in 2012 he decided to go for it – successfully as the next year, in 2013, he was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.

The Wakefield Series became an International Bestseller in June 2017 with success in Canada and Australia as well as the UK.

Early 2018 Disposal was published, the first book in the Tendring Series, a new detective series, set in north Essex in the 1970s.

Now, whilst awaiting the fourth book in the Wakefield Series (coming early 2019), the first three books in the Wakefield series have been republished by Orchard View Publications with brand new covers.

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Author Website: http://www.davidevanswriter.co.uk/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Evans/e/B008Y0LHGO/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/davidevanswriter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidEwriter

 

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES PLUS BUY LINKS:

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1) by [Evans, David]

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1)

Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3) by [Evans, David]

Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3)

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Torment (Wakefield #2) by David Evans @DavidEWriter @CarolineBookBit @OrchardViewBook #DavidEvans #CarolineBookBit #OrchardViewBook

Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits About Books Blog Tours for inviting me on the Blog Tour for TORMENT by David Evans.

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2) by [Evans, David]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A message left in error on a young woman’s answering machine is the catalyst for uncovering some dark deeds. Three young women are missing, luxury cars are being stolen, and just what did happen to two young schoolgirls, missing since the 1980’s? DI Strong and journalist, Bob Souter are drawn into murky and dangerous worlds.

BUY LINK:

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2)

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I have been quite tickled at the thought of reading this book, as I was living in the Wakefield area at the time that this series is set, so I can recall the era really well. For me this has a real pull at your heart strings with a case from the past that takes on a little bit of a supernatural air on the story time line.

The unlikely alliance between DI Strong and journalist Bob Souter grows stronger again in this story. Souter is a get in and face the consequences later sort of bloke while Strong has to work to the book, well when others are around. They are almost like a parent and an excited child as times, with Strong trying to reel Souter back in a little. Souter is a man who really gets involved, not just for a good story but because he can make a difference. People matter to him. He is a journalist with a heart which is why they make such good partners.

There are a couple of story lines running so no lulls to catch your breath. While one story follows the disappearance of two school girls in the 1980’s the other faces the harsh realities of present day in the story time line, as young women are going missing and subsequently murdered followed by a gang style killing of a man of interest to the police.

This case takes Strong all over the place to get to the root of things. He would make a great poker player with his little stretchers of the truth when talking to the bad guys to off foot them, which gives them little option but the confess to things he has only guessed at or had little to back his assumptions up.

I love David Evans’s writing style with his use of the Yorkshire dialect to make it authentic but with not too much, so that no-one ever loses the natural flow of the story. Love the setting and the series with these two rough diamonds that give it a real sparkle!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Evans Author Image.jpg

David Evans is a Scots-born writer who found his true love as well as his inspiration for his detective series, in Wakefield. Having written all his life, in 2012 he decided to go for it – successfully as the next year, in 2013, he was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.

The Wakefield Series became an International Bestseller in June 2017 with success in Canada and Australia as well as the UK.

Early 2018 Disposal was published, the first book in the Tendring Series, a new detective series, set in north Essex in the 1970s.

Now, whilst awaiting the fourth book in the Wakefield Series (coming early 2019), the first three books in the Wakefield series have been republished by Orchard View Publications with brand new covers.

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Author Website: http://www.davidevanswriter.co.uk/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Evans/e/B008Y0LHGO/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/davidevanswriter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidEwriter

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES PLUS BUY LINKS:

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1) by [Evans, David]

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1)

Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3) by [Evans, David]

Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3)

#4 Tainted – coming 2018

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Torment (Wakefield #2) by David Evans @DavidEWriter @CarolineBookBit @OrchardViewBook #DavidEvans #CarolineBookBit #OrchardViewBook

Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits About Books Blog Tours for inviting me on the Blog Tour for TORMENT by David Evans.

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2) by [Evans, David]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A message left in error on a young woman’s answering machine is the catalyst for uncovering some dark deeds. Three young women are missing, luxury cars are being stolen, and just what did happen to two young schoolgirls, missing since the 1980’s? DI Strong and journalist, Bob Souter are drawn into murky and dangerous worlds.

BUY LINK:

Torment: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 2)

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I have been quite tickled at the thought of reading this book, as I was living in the Wakefield area at the time that this series is set, so I can recall the era really well. For me this has a real pull at your heart strings with a case from the past that takes on a little bit of a supernatural air on the story time line.

The unlikely alliance between DI Strong and journalist Bob Souter grows stronger again in this story. Souter is a get in and face the consequences later sort of bloke while Strong has to work to the book, well when others are around. They are almost like a parent and an excited child as times, with Strong trying to reel Souter back in a little. Souter is a man who really gets involved, not just for a good story but because he can make a difference. People matter to him. He is a journalist with a heart which is why they make such good partners.

There are a couple of story lines running so no lulls to catch your breath. While one story follows the disappearance of two school girls in the 1980’s the other faces the harsh realities of present day in the story time line, as young women are going missing and subsequently murdered followed by a gang style killing of a man of interest to the police.

This case takes Strong all over the place to get to the root of things. He would make a great poker player with his little stretchers of the truth when talking to the bad guys to off foot them, which gives them little option but the confess to things he has only guessed at or had little to back his assumptions up.

I love David Evans’s writing style with his use of the Yorkshire dialect to make it authentic but with not too much, so that no-one ever loses the natural flow of the story. Love the setting and the series with these two rough diamonds that give it a real sparkle!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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David Evans is a Scots-born writer who found his true love as well as his inspiration for his detective series, in Wakefield. Having written all his life, in 2012 he decided to go for it – successfully as the next year, in 2013, he was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.

The Wakefield Series became an International Bestseller in June 2017 with success in Canada and Australia as well as the UK.

Early 2018 Disposal was published, the first book in the Tendring Series, a new detective series, set in north Essex in the 1970s.

Now, whilst awaiting the fourth book in the Wakefield Series (coming early 2019), the first three books in the Wakefield series have been republished by Orchard View Publications with brand new covers.

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Author Website: http://www.davidevanswriter.co.uk/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Evans/e/B008Y0LHGO/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/davidevanswriter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidEwriter

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES PLUS BUY LINKS:

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1) by [Evans, David]

Trophies: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 1)

Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3) by [Evans, David]

Talisman: A DI Colin Strong Investigation (The Wakefield Series Book 3)

 

#4 Tainted – coming 2018

 

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