Book Review: Zenka by Alison Brodie

Zenka - Alsion Brodie

I read Zenka after reading a particularly harrowing non-fiction book; after reading some heavy content, I was happy to be able to lose myself in this entertaining novel.

Book Description:

Devious, ruthless, and loyal.  Zenka is a capricious Hungarian with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns. Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp. Zenka takes charge. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will make Nicholas into the sort of son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds! Nicholas is learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed. As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is? Continue reading “Book Review: Zenka by Alison Brodie”

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Blog Tour | Hell To Pay by Rachel Amphlett (Detective Kay Hunter #4) #H2P

Hell To Pay cover

Welcome to my stop on the Hell To Pay blog tour, I’m a huge fan of the Detective Kay Hunter series and I must say, this one may just be the best one yet! I’m so excited to share my review with you today!

Book Description:

When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter’s investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.

With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay’s determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.

Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served? Continue reading “Blog Tour | Hell To Pay by Rachel Amphlett (Detective Kay Hunter #4) #H2P”

Book Review: Freefall by Adam Hamdy (Pendulum #2)

Freefall - Adam Hamdy

Back in January, I read an action movie taking place in the pages of a book, aka Pendulum, the book ended but the story was not over – enter the sequel, Freefall.

Book Description:

Eight months after confronting Pendulum, John Wallace is losing himself in a dangerous warzone in a misguided attempt at penance for what he has done. But an assassination attempt makes Wallace realise that he has once again been targeted for death. This time, Wallace is prepared and, tracking down his would-be assassin, he discovers a link to his nemesis, Pendulum.

The link is the missing piece of a puzzle that has tormented FBI Agent Christine Ash ever since they confronted Pendulum, but with no Bureau support she has been unable to progress her case. Wallace’s proof breaks it, but also exposes them both to terrible danger.

Confronted by a powerful, hidden enemy, Ash and Wallace must overcome impossible odds if they are to avert a dangerous challenge to the networked world that threatens to destroy our way of life. Continue reading “Book Review: Freefall by Adam Hamdy (Pendulum #2)”

Blog Blitz | Book Extract: London Noir by Ann Girdharry @rararesources

London Noir book cover

Happy November 1st folks! I’m delighted to be kicking off the month as part of this fantastic one-day blog blitz for London Noir, the second book in the Kal Medi series. I’ll be sharing an extract from the book with you today. And I thought you’d like to know… For the next 48 hours London Noir is FREE so get your Kindle copy now!!!!

Book Description:

Memory loss, nightmares, the urge to kill – Sophie has it all.
Is it really Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Or something more sinister? Kal is about to find out…

After a near-fatal road accident, Kal helps Sophie, a young girl in trouble.

The girl’s friends are being murdered one by one. Why? And who by?
Kal must kick start herself out of her downward spiral to save the young stranger.
But Kal is in the grip of the London Cartel, and is someone after the girl, or is the girl after someone? Continue reading “Blog Blitz | Book Extract: London Noir by Ann Girdharry @rararesources”

Book Review: Unsub by Meg Gardiner (Unsub #1)

Meg Gardiner UNSUB

Wow, what an incredible read! Unsub is this month’s Criminally Good Book Club book and it may just be our best book club read to date!

Book Description:

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.

Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB–what the FBI calls an unknown subject–the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.

The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders–eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh–was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career.

Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father’s failure to protect their city. But now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession.

Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father’s mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet drag her and everyone she loves into the depths of the abyss? Continue reading “Book Review: Unsub by Meg Gardiner (Unsub #1)”