Blog Tour | Book Review: Trap by Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates) #ReykjavikNoir

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Trap, the second book in the Reykjavik Noir series, and the sequel to Snare. I’m delighted to be sharing my review with you today.

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Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one… and Iceland.

Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after the banking crash, and Sonja refuses to see her. And that’s not all… Agla owes money to some extremely powerful men, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it back.

With her former nemesis, customs officer Bragi, on her side, Sonja puts her own plan into motion, to bring down the drug barons and her scheming ex-husband, and get Tomas back safely. But things aren’t as straightforward as they seem, and Sonja finds herself caught in the centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk…

Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Trap is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Trap by Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates) #ReykjavikNoir”

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Blog Tour | Book Review: Broken Ponies by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #2)

Broken Ponies - Sophie Jonas-Hill

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Broken Ponies, the sequel to Nemesisterand the second book in the Crooked Little Sister series. I’m delighted to be sharing my review with you today.

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Following the gripping – and deadly – events of their night under siege in Nemesister, the sequel, Broken Ponies, provides more details of Red’s mysterious past as well as Rita’s childhood, and brings light to the events that will eventually bring them together.

But meanwhile Red’s hunters have not given up the chase and Rita becomes bait in a trap set for Red in a terrifying storm damaged fairground….

The second in the Crooked Little Sisters series, Broken Ponies will thrill fans of dark gothic thrillers and readers of John Connolly and Joe Hill. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Broken Ponies by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #2)”

Book Review: Nemesister by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #1)

Nemesister - Sophie Jonas-Hill

As I’m on the blog tour for the second book in this series, I have to maintain the natural order of things, and read book one first.

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A page-turning thriller of deception and obsession!

A mysterious woman stumbles into a deserted shack with no memory but a gun in her hand. There she meets an apparent stranger, Red, and the two find themselves isolated and under attack from unseen assailants.

Barricaded inside for a sweltering night, cabin fever sets in and brings her flashes of insight which might be memory or vision as the swamp sighs and moans around her.

Exploring in the dark she finds hidden keys that seem to reveal her identity and that of her mysterious host, but which are the more dangerous – the lies he’s told her, or the ones she’s told herself?

Sophie Jonas-Hill’s gripping and highly original debut will thrill fans of John Connolly, Holly Seddon and the Women’s Murder Club thrillers. Continue reading “Book Review: Nemesister by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #1)”

Book Review: Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan

Before Her Eyes - Jack Jordan

An impressive novel from Jack Jordan!

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She can’t see the killer
But the killer can see her…

Naomi Hannah has been blind since birth. Struggling with living in a small, claustrophobic town, Naomi contemplates ending her life. But then she stumbles across the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. She senses someone else there at the scene – watching her. Naomi may not be able to see the killer’s face, but she is still the only person who can identify him.

As the police begin hunting the person responsible and more victims are discovered, Naomi is forced to answer the question on which her fate hangs: why did the killer let her live?

In a town this small, the murderer must be close, perhaps even before her very eyes… Continue reading “Book Review: Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan”

Book Review: Toxic by Jacqui Rose

Toxic by Jacqui Rose

Jacqui Rose is an author I know well, I’ve read several of her books in the past, the last novel I read by her, Avenged, was back in 2014. Four years later, Toxic is published and Rose hasn’t missed a step!

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Sometimes love is toxic…

Bree Dwyer is desperate to escape her husband, take the children and run. But he’s always watching. And she always gets caught. Until her first love, Alfie Jennings, returns to Essex…

Gangsters Alfie and Vaughn have been out of the game for a while, but a life of crime is one you never forget.

To get back on top they need serious money, because loyalty and power don’t come for free. One dangerous job and they’ll have the payoff they need. And Alfie isn’t going to let anyone get in the way, least of all a pretty face like Bree.

It’s time to show Essex what they’re made of. And this time, Alfie and Vaughn aren’t backing down. Continue reading “Book Review: Toxic by Jacqui Rose”