Guest #BookReview by @JillCaugherty ~ Hearts of the Missing by #Author Carol Potenza @calypza #Debut Mystery #FridayReads

Something a little different today as I welcome Jill Caugherty with her review of Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza. Carol is an assistant professor of chemistry and  biochemistry at New Mexico State University.  She and her husband live in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Hearts of the Missing, her debut novel, is the winner of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize.

Over to Jill…

Carol Potenza’s brilliantly-plotted debut mystery, Hearts of the Missing, won the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize and was published in December 2018. Although I don’t typically read mysteries, I was completely enthralled by this gripping whodunit story, made all the more compelling by Potenza’s excellent writing.

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Degrees of Guilt by HS Chandler ~ She confessed…but did he deserve his fate? @Helen_Fields #LegalThriller #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: HS Chandler

Published: May 2019 by Trapeze

Category: Courtroom Drama, Legal Thriller, Book Review

Maria is on trial for attempted murder.

She has confessed to the crime and wanted her husband dead.

Lottie is on the jury, trying to decide her fate.

She embarks on an illicit affair with a stranger, and her husband can never find out.

You will think you know who is guilty and who is innocent.

You will be wrong.

If ever there was a hook into a story, this is one for sure. Edward Bloxham is lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood.

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#Interview with K.J. McGillick #Author of ONE #Psychological #Thriller @KJMcGillickAuth @rararesources

Today I have an interview with K.J. McGillick, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, as part of the mini blog blitz for ONE.

Where did/do you get your ideas from?

The ideas from my books come from my varied and usual background in the law, medicine and international travel.

How do you pick your characters names?

Some just come to me and others I try to pick based upon the ethnicity after doing some research.

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A Silent Death by Peter May ~ Crime on the Costa del Sol @authorpetermay #Thriller #FridayReads #AudiobookReview @riverrunbooks

Author: Peter May

Performed by Peter Forbes

Published: January 2020 by riverrun

Category: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Book Review

A silent vow.

A silent life.

A silent death.

Spain, 2020. When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman.

A phone call from a concerned neighbour sets in motion a chain of events that results in bloodshed and ruined lives.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ the Lighterman (Charles Holborne #3) by Simon Michael #Crime #HistFic @simonmichaeluk

Published in 2017 The Lighterman is the third book in the series. Not having read the first two books I was a little concerned, but happily there was enough back information woven into the story so that I didn’t feel confused at all or unable to follow the plot.

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that have been waiting on the ‘to be read’ pile for however long, and are finally getting an airing.

My Thoughts

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The Rules of Murder (DI Dani Stephens Book 2) by by @RSinclairAuthor ~ The Race Is On To Catch a Killer #NetGalley #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Rob Sinclair

Published: January 2020 by Canelo Hera

Category: Murder, Crime Fiction, Thriller, Psychological, Book Review

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Henry and Caroline Redfearne’s annual ball is the hottest social event of the year.

But the fun is cut short by the discovery of their son’s body, apparently the victim of a frenzied assault. He was last seen heading off with 17-year-old Sophie Blackwood, and a blood trail seems to show that Sophie has been kidnapped.

Dani Stephens is still coping with a traumatic brain injury—the consequence of her serial killer brother’s attack. Her personality changed in the aftermath, leaving her prone to mood swings and impatience but she is slowly improving and her concentration is better. That is until her brother intrudes in her present case.

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Nameless (Books 1-6) by Dean Koontz ~ Series of Short #Thrillers #AudioBookReview #Suspense #FridayReads

Author: Dean Koontz

Performed by Edoardo Ballerini

Released: November 2019 on Audible 

Category: Collection of Novellas, Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Book Review

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If our memories make us who we are, who is a man without any? Nameless has only a gun, missions from a shadowy agency, and one dead aim: dispense justice when the law fails. As he moves from town to town, driven by splintered visions of the past and future, he’s headed toward the ultimate confrontation…

Nameless comprises six novella length stories (they can be bought separately) with hints of the supernatural and horror, about a man with no past.

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Top 20 Favourite Reads of 2019 #Books #AmReading #BookBlogger #BookLove

As the end of 2019 is almost upon us, it’s favourite books of the year time!

It’s always a difficult choice to narrow the list down to twenty, but I do enjoy looking back at the books I’ve read during the year.

So, in no particular order…

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Blackthorn by Terry Tyler ~ The UK: Year 2139 and a City in Turmoil #Dystopian @TerryTyler4 #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Terry Tyler

Kindle Edition

Category: Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Psychological, Thriller, Book Review

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The UK, year 2139

One hundred and fifteen years ago, a mysterious virus wiped out ninety-five per cent of humanity.

Blackthorn, the largest settlement in England, rose from the ashes of the devastated old world. It is a troubled city, where the workers live in crude shacks, and make do with the worst of everything.

It is a city of violent divisions, crime, and an over-populated jail block―until a charismatic traveller has a miraculous vision and promises to bring hope back to the people’s lives.

Although Blackthorn is tied to the Project Renova series is easily read as a stand alone. Enough of the backstory is included as we meet the inhabitants of the city, that the reader has a good flavour of the previous stories. 

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#GuestPost from Joe Pulizzi #Author of The Will To Die ~ Free Audio Download #Mystery #Thriller @JoePulizzi

I’m delighted to welcome Joe Pulizzi with his guest post ~ 3 Things I Learned Moving from Business Writing to Fiction. Joe’s fiction novel The Will To Die eBook and Audible version will be release on 4th March 2020. In the meantime you can download the audio and listen for free here

Now over to Joe…

I started working in the content marketing industry 20 years ago. Everything I did from start until 2018 revolved around teaching businesses what content marketing was and how they could use it effectively.

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