Seven Bridges (DCI Ryan #8) by @LJRoss_author #Crime in Northumberland #BookReview #FridayReads

Author: LJ Ross

Kindle Edition

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

It’s been five months since a killer walked free and DCI Ryan is preparing to leave Newcastle to hunt him down – this time, for good. 

But Ryan’s plans are scuppered when events take a dramatic turn and he is forced to stay and face his past one last time, or watch a friend suffer the consequences. 

The prologue works well, going back ten years and giving the background to DCI Ryan’s toxic relationship with the woman who is now his boss.

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UNSUB by Meg Gardiner ~ Serial Killer #CrimeFiction @MegGardiner1 #BookReview

Author: Meg Gardiner

Published: July 2017 by Dutton

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

A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier.

Recently appointed Narcotics Task Force Detective Caitlin Hendrix is taken to the scene of a gruesome murder, and recognises the man waiting for her. Senior Homicide Sergeant Joe Guthrie. When Guthrie shows her a body it hits her like a punch in the gut, taking her back twenty years to when her father, Mack, was the lead detective in the hunt for a serial killer. The Prophet, as he was called, was never caught and his subsequent reign of terror all but destroyed Mack, physically and mentally, as his obsession to catch the killer escalated. Then—after a five year killing spree—nothing. The trail and the case went cold. Now, after so many years, he’s back and has Caitlin in his sights. 

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Bridged by @KendraElliot ~ a well written tale of mystery and suspense #CrimeFiction #BookReview

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 pick for this week is an audiobook, Bridged by Kendra Elliot, narrated by Nick Podehl and Amy McFadden. It was released by Brilliance Audio in February 2015.

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The Glass Room (Vera Stanhope #5) by @anncleeves #Crime in Northumberland @MacmillanAudio #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Ann Cleeves

Narrator: Charlie Hardwick

Released: May 2018 by Macmillan Audio

Category: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Review

The Glass Room is the fifth book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, VERA. DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbours keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation. But when one of them goes missing, her path leads her to more than a missing friend.

Returning home after work and looking forward to some down time, DI Vera Stanhope, not really the sociable type, is annoyed to find her neighbour, Jack, waiting for her.

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The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne ‘Who is pulling all the strings’ #BookReview for #RBRT @Abigail_Author #FridayReads

Author: Abigail Osborne

Published: November 2017 by Bloodhound Books

Category: Psychological Thriller, Book Review

Manipulated by fear and love…could you cut the strings and take back control? 

Billie’s hiding from the world, believing it to be the only way to take control of her life as she lives in fear of the man who nearly destroyed her. But what she doesn’t realise is that she’s exactly where he wants her; isolated and afraid. A chance meeting with budding journalist Adam sparks a relationship that could free her from the terror that controls her. But will Adam be able to see the real Billie buried under her terror and pain? 

The story, set out in three parts, beginning in the present day, followed by flashback chapters from the past, before returning again to the present. 

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The Twenty Three (Promise Falls #3) by Linwood Barclay ~ Suspenseful Multi-Layered Plot #Murder #Mystery

Author: Linwood Barclay

Published: September 2016 by Orion

Category: Murder, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Book Review

The day begins like any other Saturday – a shower, coffee, breakfast. But suddenly, all hell breaks loose in the town of Promise Falls. People are dying in the street – the hospital and emergency services are overwhelmed by sheer numbers. Is it mass food poisoning, a virus, or something more sinister? Has someone, rather than something, caused this?

The number 23 (among other strange things) keep cropping up in Promise Falls. Detective Barry Duckworth is conducting an ongoing investigation into the mysterious and deadly events, including two murders and an explosion at the drive-in movie theatre, when another catastrophe hits the town. On the 23rd of the month. Coincidence? Barry Duckworth doesn’t think so. 

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Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn #1) by Lisa Regan ~ Crime Fiction @Lisalregan #FridayReads

Author: Lisa Regan

Published: January 2018 by Bookouture

Category: Crime, Thriller, Police Procedural, Book Review

She was close enough to see that the girl had written a word on the wall in bright, warm red blood. Not a word, actually. A name…

Everyone in the small American town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing seventeen-year-old girl. All they’ve found so far is her phone and another girl they didn’t even know was missing.

Detective Josie Quinn is currently suspended from the Denton Police Force awaiting a disciplinary hearing. 

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No Other Darkness (Marnie Rome #2) by @Sarah_Hilary ~ Suspenseful #Psychological Crime Fiction #FridayReads

Author: Sarah Hilary

Published: April 2015 by Headline

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

Two young boys

Trapped underground in a bunker.

Unable to understand why they are there.

Desperate for someone to find them.

Slowly realising that no-one will…

DI Marnie Rome, DS Noah Jake and the team are investigating a report of bodies found. Two children. ‘A burial, but not in the usual sense… 

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