News about LJ Ross’ soon to be released #audio trilogy ~ Impostor: An Alexander Gregory Thriller @wfhowes @ljross_author @princolour

I”m delighted to be joining the blog tour to mark the upcoming release of Impostor, the first of the Dr Alexander Gregory audio trilogy by LJ Ross. The tour kicks off tomorrow and I’ll be sharing an exclusive clip on Saturday 26th October, with the chance to win a free audiobook on release day, so do check back then.

Meanwhile here’s the press release…

Hugh Dancy to narrate LJ’s Ross’s dark and thrilling new audio trilogy

Photograph of Hugh Dancy: Stephanie Diani – Photograph of LJ Ross: Gareth Iwan Jones

It has been announced today that Hugh Dancy, British actor and star of the critically acclaimed NBC series Hannibal, will be the voice of LJ Ross’s hotly anticipated Dr Alexander Gregory thriller Impostor. The first in a series of three unabridged audio adaptations will be released by W.F. Howes on 31st October.

Following Ross’s bestselling and critically acclaimed DCI Ryan Mysteries, which have sold more than four million copies worldwide, her three new novels follow the story of Dr Gregory and his work as a psychological profiler with a reputation for being able to step into the darkest criminal minds. The action begins with a murderer on the loose in the scenic hills of rural Ireland, and listeners can expect to be on their edge of their seats with fast-paced and riveting story-telling. 

Ross said: “I was thrilled when I heard that Hugh Dancy had agreed to lend his vocal talents to Impostor. I’ve long been an admirer of his work, including his portrayal of Will Graham in ‘Hannibal’. It’s wonderful to know he will be breathing life and soul into the characters I’ve created, and I am sure that listeners will be gripped by the story as narrated by Hugh.”

The first audiobook in the trilogy, Impostor, is set for release on 31st October 2019, followed by Hysteria on 10th December, and Bedlam expected in February 2020. Impostor can be pre-ordered now at Audible and Amazon. The audiobooks will be published simultaneously with the self-published e-book and paperback editions.

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About W.F. Howes

W.F. Howes Ltd, an RBmedia company, is the UK’s leading audiobook, digital services, and large-print publisher, releasing about 80 new unabridged audiobooks every month. The company’s digital arm delivers over 10 types of digital content to the library market through the RBdigital platform. The company distributes its audiobooks extensively to the UK retail market and directly through Audiobooks.co.uk. For more information visit www.wfhowes.co.uk or email info@wfhowes.co.uk.

About RBmedia

RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers—at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content—including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, RBmedia comprises an ever-expanding group of the best brands in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at www.rbmediaglobal.com.

Deadly Harm by Owen Mullen ~ She thought she’d found her way out of the darkness #TuesdayBookBlog @owenmullen6 @Bloodhoundbook #DomesticNoir

Author: Owen Mullen

Published: October 2019 by Bloodhound Books

Category: Domestic Noir, Psychological, Thriller, Suspense, Book Review

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It’s been five years since Mackenzie Darroch was abducted and held captive in a derelict house. 

She thought she’d found her way out of the darkness. She was wrong.

When she witnesses a car crash and saves the driver’s life, it sets in motion a chain of events that will alter both their futures.

Owen Mullen has again tackled important and relevant issues with insight and realism. The story, split into three parts comes from several perspectives, centring around Mackenzie Darroch and the refuge she runs for women who have suffered mental and physical abuse at the hands of men.

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#GuestPost from Merry Jones #Author of the soon to be released #PsychologicalThriller What You Don’t Know @FillesVertesPub

I’m very happy to welcome Merry Jones with a guest post, but first here’s what her new release ‘What You Don’t Know’ is all about…

Nora Warren hides her dark side well because she’s had years of practice.

The wife of a lawyer and mother of two girls, she slides under everyone’s radar, never revealing what she really is—a murderer.

At least, she feels like one.

Nora’s plagued by the secrets surrounding her older brother’s suicide decades earlier. Yet she lives as though he never existed.

Now, in her thirties, Nora suspects her husband, Dave, is having an affair with her friend, the wife of a leading US Senate candidate. When her friend’s body is discovered—another apparent suicide—Nora is left with haunting secrets and choices that dredge up her grim nature, the side of herself that no one ever sees. Will she act on her impulses? Mustn’t she?

How far will Nora go to protect the life she has built for herself?

What You Don’t Know is due to be released on the 8th of this month and can be purchased from Amazon UK | Amazon US

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Sentry + Taken (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike) by Robert Crais #Crime #Thriller

Listening to the latest Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novel a couple of weeks ago made me want to revisit two of my favourites—The Sentry and Taken—which I listened to in 2014.

My Thoughts on The Sentry

I love the relationship between these two and the ongoing character development. Elvis, a licensed private investigator, sensitive and always wise cracking, and Joe, inscrutable and tough but with great depth and strong morals, making him a very likeable, and multi layered character. Given his background of ex marine, ex cop and ex mercenary, you wouldn’t necessarily expect him to be a vegetarian who practices yoga and meditation.

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#Guest Post by Jack Leavers #Author of #AppetiteForRisk ~ set in the aftermath of the Iraq War @damppebbles @jackleavers @BookGuild

I’m pleased to be joining the blog tour for Appetite For Risk, organised by Emma at damppebbles, with a guest post from author Jack Leavers.

Before we get to Jack’s guest post, here’s what Appetite For Risk is all about…

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Irex by Carl Rackman ~ A novel based on fact #HistoricalFiction @c_rackman

For Throwback Thursday this week I’m looking back at a book that was published in 2016 and was one of the choices for my  top reads of 2017, after reading it for Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.

My Thoughts

First of all, I have to say it’s hard to believe this is a debut novel. It’s so good and the quality of the writing is excellent throughout. The story is based in history, the ship, a couple of the main crew members, reason for the wreck and the attempts at rescue, are all fact. Carl Rackman has woven an incredibly imaginative and compelling tale around that tragic event.

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A Dangerous Man (Elvis Cole/Joe Pike #18) by Robert Crais #CrimeFiction in Los Angeles #FridayReads

Author: Robert Crais

Performed by Luke Daniels

Released: August 2019 by Brilliance Audio

Category: Crime Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Audiobook, Review

Joe Pike didn’t expect to rescue a woman that day. He went to the bank same as anyone goes to the bank, and returned to his Jeep. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller who helped him, steps out of the bank on her way to lunch, Joe is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, and the two men are arrested. But instead of putting the drama to rest, the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy.

A Dangerous Man continues Robert Crais’ fantastic series featuring outgoing, sociable private investigator Elvis Cole, and the strong, silent, ex military Joe Pike. 

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The Suspect (Kate Waters #3) by Fiona Barton #Audible Original ~ Drama in Thailand @figbarton #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Fiona Barton

Performed by Clare Corbett, Mark Meadows, Sian Thomas, Ria Zmitrowicz

Published ~ January 2019 by Audible Studios

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

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When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. 

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years since he left home to go traveling. This time it’s personal.

Lesley and Malcolm O’Connor are getting frantic, not having heard from their daughter, Alex, in over a week.

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The Darkest Place (Inspector Tom Reynolds #4) by @SpainJoanne #PoliceProcedural @QuercusBooks #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Jo Spain

Performed by Aoife McMahon

Published: September 2018 by Quercus

Category: Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Review

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‘Island of the Lost was the isle’s name long before the hospital was built. In winter, they say the fog falls so heavy there that you can’t see your hand in front of your face. Storms rage so forcefully you can be blown from the cliffs. Once St. Christina’s was built, the name took on a new meaning. Very few who went into that place ever left.’

DCI Tom Reynolds is bearing the brunt of a leak to the media implying he had mismanaged an investigation, bringing into question his reputation and his suitability to lead the team.

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Salt Lane (DS Alexandra Cupidi #1) by William Shaw ~ Crime in Kent @william1shaw

Author: William Shaw

Published: May 2018 by riverrun

Category: Crime Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Book Review

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No-one knew their names, the bodies found in the water. There are people here, in plain sight, that no-one ever notices at all.

DS Alexandra Cupidi has done it again. She should have learnt to keep her big mouth shut, after the scandal that sent her packing – resentful teenager in tow – from the London Met to the lonely Kent coastline. Even murder looks different in this landscape of fens, ditches and stark beaches, shadowed by the towers of Dungeness power station. Murder looks a lot less pretty.

If you read The Birdwatcher you’ll be familiar with DS Alexandra Cupidi, who moved from the Met in London to Kent Serious Crime Directorate.

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