The Takers by Robert Enright

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

THE SEQUEL TO THE AMAZON INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER!

A Missing Girl. A Ticking Clock. A One Man War Against Crime.

Sam Pope is back, in the explosive sequel to The Night Shift. As his mission against organised crime rages on, Sam Pope finds himself the target of a dedicated task force led by a tenacious young inspector. In the midst of a gun fight with a violent street gang, he finds a desperate father venturing into a world he doesn’t understand, searching for a daughter he will never see again.

Realising that the net is tightening and the clock is ticking, Sam burns a hole right through the under belly of London to find the missing girl, finding himself in the cross hairs of some of the most dangerous people in the city.

The Takers is a brutal, action packed thriller that will delight fans of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, Vince Flynn and Rob Sinclair.

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This is the second book in the Sam Pope series, and it continues in an epic way.

Sam continues with his one-man fight against the organised crime in London. The problem is whilst he is hunting the organised criminals the police are hunting him.

Whilst Sam is taking down another organised gang a desperate father walks in looking for his daughter. Sam agrees to help him find his daughter.

The hunt for the missing girl put Sam right in front of the task force who are hunting him and right in the middle of some of the most dangerous criminals in the country.

I have loved reading more of Sam Pope’s adventures The Takers is an action-packed thriller that had me glued to every page! I was hooked from the very beginning. I was glad to be back alongside Sam.

It’s clear from reading The Takers that Rob has spent a lot of time and energy researching, planning and writing this novel. Rob’s writing style fits this book so well. Rob feeds his readers everything that is needed to piece together the events and to feel a part of this story, it’s almost like following a breadcrumb trail.

✫.•° About Robert °•.✫

I am a thirty-year-old man child with aspirations of writing bizarre stories for a living!

Writing is my life and since I can remember it is something I have naturally done, be it silly stories at school or role-playing games during my teens. I was about 16/17 when I designed my first comic book series and since then have swung from idea to idea.

Then in March 2015, I released ONE BY ONE with the sole intention of getting one five star review. It far exceeded that and since then I have written DOORWAYS, which was signed up by Urbane Publications in September 2015 and released in October 2016. Again, the response has been overwhelming.

I saw my books hit the Waterstones charts but the end goal soon changed. I have since reclaimed the rights to Doorways and am now taking the Bermuda Jones series down the Self-Publishing route. It’s an exciting time.

I dream up rugged anti-heroes or crazy worlds on a fairly regular basis and I have promised myself they will all be committed to the written word. Believe me!

As always, you readers are more important than you know and I hope you will continue to read and enjoy. Also, make sure you sign up to the Reader Group!

✫.•° Places To Find Robert °•.✫

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Unsilent Grief by Tony Millington

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

A man is murdered in a pub carpark.

DS Watson and Monteith are finding it difficult to catch a killer.

Three more bodies are found.

The two detectives are on a roller-coaster ride to find out if they are all connected and why.

The Unsilent Grief of one man spirals into murder and mayhem.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I was fortunate enough to meet Tony at an author signing in Peterborough, where I purchased a signed paperback copy of Unsilent Grief.

Unsilent Grief is Tony’s first book and I feel that it shows potential. The storyline has clearly been thought through. The events flow well from one to the next. Tony includes enough details to allow the reader to be able to imagine clearly the events as they happen and to feel a part of them as they happen.

The characters are good, they work well together and interact well. Each one has their own traits and personalities which help to make them more multi-dimensional and realistic.

Tony’s overall writing style is good. It shows the potential to be really good as his work continues and he gains more confidence and experience. As I was reading the book, I did notice some mistakes with spelling and punctuation, nothing that would detract from the overall book but something that I feel could be polished out with a good proof-reader.

I enjoyed reading Unsilent Grief and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this author.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Tony was born in Warrington Cheshire in 1967, but moved to Rutland in 1981 with his family.

Attending Uppingham Community College, Rutland sixth form and later attending Stamford College.

He has done various jobs, including a lifeguard, white van man, and temp work but working at RAF Wyton as a civil servant for the MOD for many years was his most loved career sadly ending in redundancy due to all the cuts to the civil service.

He married his wife in 1996 and his son was born a year later. They live in Cambridgeshire UK with two mad cats. His son attending University at present.

Tony has always wanted to write a book and this is his first, deciding he really needed to do it as he had time on his hands. His second book is with his publisher now. And he is working on book 3.

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

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The Night Shift by Robert Enright

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

TERRORIST ATTACK. A ROGUE SOLDIER. A RELENTLESS HUNT FOR THE TRUTH.

Sam Pope was one of the UK’s finest soldiers, serving over a decade as an elite sniper. After a near fatal shooting brings an end to his career, Sam returns home to his family and a potential new career in the Metropolitan Police. When disaster strikes and his bond with his family is broken, Sam takes a job as an archive officer within the Met, hunting down criminals that have beaten the system and delivering his own brand of justice.

When a terrorist attack at the London Marathon shakes the city to its core, Sam decides to open his own line of investigation. Venturing into the world of organised crime and police corruption, Sam soon finds himself as the number one target…and faces a race against time to expose the truth.

Fans of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, Robert Ludlum and Vince Flynn who are looking for their next action hero, will be thrilled by The Night Shift.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I finished reading this book on Tuesday, now it’s Wednesday and I’m trying to write my review. This is going to be a hard review to write!

This book totally blew me away. It was amazing from start to finish! The plot flows from scene to scene with ease. Sam Popes past and present are all intricately woven together throughout this story. The Night Shift is extremely well written, it was clear to me Mr Enright has put a lot of time, love, energy and research into the details and events in this book.

The style of writing that the author uses to show the past events works well and adds to the overall plot, it helps to create a level of understanding about how Sam’s past is affecting his present. Mr Enright’s writing style allows me to create a very clear image in my own mind of the scenes that I am reading. It is very easy to feel like part of the story, as though everything is unfolding around me. I love how Mr Enright manages to create a world which feels so realistic.

The characters are all well developed and multidimensional, they all interact and grow as the story progresses. All the characters in The Night Shift play key roles in the story. Sam Pope has survived so much, and his life just seems to get more and more complicated. I cannot even begin to understand how he has survived and come through the other side of the things he has endured.

I have thoroughly loved every single page, I am incredibly pleased that Mr Enright gave me the opportunity to read this book before the rest of the world. I cannot wait to see what is in store next from Mr Enright.

If you want a gripping, thrilling, action-packed story, I strongly recommend grabbing yourself a copy of the night shift.

The Night Shift has been an emotional, action-packed, thrilling and engrossing book from the very beginning.

Well done Rob and thank you for giving me this opportunity!

A huge 5 stars from me.

✫.•° About Robert °•.✫

Robert Enright was born and raised in North London and resides in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Working as a HR System Manager by day, he spends his evenings and weekends writing (or binge watching TV with his fiance).

After signing with a publisher in 2015, Robert decided to reclaim the rights to DOORWAYS and take Bermuda Jones down the self publishing route. Despite the many hours of research and marketing, he is absolutely loving it!

✫.•° Places To Find Robert °•.✫

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In The Light Of Madness by Hemmie Martin

This review has been a long time coming. Now I have finally gotten around to typing my review up! I also intend to spend a lot of time this year reading the signed paperbacks that I have collected and posting the long overdue reviews of those books. That’s enough waffle about my reading target for the year and onto my review of Hemmie’s book:

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

A murdered boy in a Cambridgeshire graveyard sets in motion an investigation into the local church and school, with suspicions of a cult murmured throughout the community. With their first case, DI Eva Wednesday and DS Jacob Lennox explore the various levels of desperation and malice that can stem from an unhappy or dissatisfied life, where no one takes responsibility for their actions. They quickly find that everyone harbours a secret which, left uncontrolled, can bring forth devastating self-destruction.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I am lucky enough to have met Hemmie twice now, both times at signings in Peterborough. So I read In the Light of Madness as a signed paperback! This is the second of Hemmie’s books that I’ve read. And I have loved this one as much as the last one.

In the Light of Madness is set in a close-knit village, where a boy is found dead in the graveyard. As in most villages, it sets the villagers talking. They have their own ideas on what caused the death and the events that follow, they range from speculation of a cult to possible people in the village who might have done it. DI Wednesday and DS Lennox are called in to investigate the death and to find out who or what is behind it.

The characters in this book are fantastic, they are extremely well developed and the slightly more personal details that the author has included helps to bring each one of them to life. The characters all interact together well and are incredibly realistic and believable. The characters all have private lives of their own as well as the main ones that we read about.

Hemmie Martin has woven a web of intricate details, lies and deceit that are unwound with every page that is read. The scenes are described in such a way that you can see what is happening in your mind’s eye and that also makes you feel a part of the story. You feel for the characters and become encompassed in their world until the very end.

I loved this story from the very beginning. The more I read and the more details I found out surrounding each incident the more I found I was trying to guess what was happening and who was doing what. I never got it right, I was kept guessing right up until the point that Hemmie wanted us to work it out.

Overall In the Light of Madness was an utter joy to read. If you like crime, thrillers, mystery or contemporary books then I’d highly recommend checking out In the Light of Madness.

✫.•° About Hemmie °•.✫

Hemmie Martin spent most of her professional life as a Community Nurse for people with learning disabilities, a Family Planning Nurse, and a Forensic Mental Health Nurse working with young offenders. She spent six years living in the south of France. She now writes full time.

Hemmie created the DI Wednesday series, featuring DI Eva Wednesday and DS Jacob Lennox, set in and around Cambridge, with fictional villages. There are four books in the series so far.

Hemmie has also written a psychological thriller, Attic of the Mind, and three contemporary women’s fiction, The Reluctant Mother, The Divine Pumpkin and Garlic & Gauloises. Mental health often features in her novels due to her background in forensic mental health nursing.

✫.•° Places To Find Hemmie °•.✫

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads Author Page

Attic Of The Mind by Hemmie Martin

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

The time is right for Lilith Fields to seek revenge. Twenty-five years have passed since the sadistic abuser tortured the patients of the psychiatric ward, and now Lily has decided he must meet his final judgment.

As her plan unfolds she discovers she is not the only one with a dark secret. Now, only time will tell if Lily’s demons will be vanquished, and just how many people are really involved.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Waterstones UK

✫.•° My Review °•.✫

Due to life being an absolute bitch and getting in the way, it has taken me far longer than I would have like to get round to reading Attic Of The Mind, it’s also taken me a lot longer than usual to write this review. It’s a good job I make notes to refer back to as I’m reading 🙂

At the beginning of Attic Of The Mind we are in a psychiatric ward, not just any psychiatric ward it’s a ward run by a cruel and sadistic nurse Walker. Walker is abusing his patients on a regular basis. A new young Doctor; Nathan; joins the ward and he is understandably scared of Walker but Nathan discovers the abuse but decides to do nothing.

However, Nathan has never gotten over the guilt that ignoring the abuse has caused him. Ever since leaving Poplar Ward Nathan has been taunted by visions of a pair of eyes, the years of one of Walker’s victims. And now there are other things appearing leaving reminders of his time at Poplar.

The question is who is leaving him these reminders? Is it the cruel, sadistic Nurse Walker or is it of the cruelly treated patients?

This is the first of Hemmie’s books that I’ve read and it most definitely won’t be the last.

Hemmie’s writing style was fantastic. I was thoroughly engrossed from the beginning, I found I didn’t want to put this book down and tried not to unless it was a necessity.

The storyline was extremely well thought out. To cover a difficult topic like abuse can be hard but it doesn’t seem like it for Hemmie. Hemmie handled the abuse issue with a great level of sensitivity, only the essential details were discussed leaving the rest for the reader’s mind to piece together without having to read all the gruesome details. For me this approach worked fantastically well, it made things seem more disturbing.

The characters are great, I loved and hated them! The fact that we met Walker, Lilith (Lily) and Nathan 25 years ago at the start before catching up with them later means there is a depth to them. It allows us to see how they may or may not have changed in that time.

Hemmie also gives us a glimpse into Walker’s childhood and his private life now which helps with understanding why he’s the way he is. It doesn’t by any stretch justify his behaviour but certainly clarifies things.

This is a book filled with twistedness, cruelty and suspense. Just when you think you know where things are heading they take an unexpected turn and lead you on another path. Attic Of The Mind keeps feeding you breadcrumb after breadcrumb so that you keep following the trail and thinking about what has happened or what may happen.

Overall this is a fantastic 5* read. If you enjoy a good psychological thriller I can not recommend this book enough. Great Job Hemmie!! 🙂

✫.•° About Hemmie Martin °•.✫

Hemmie Martin spent most of her professional life as a Community Nurse for people with learning disabilities, a Family Planning Nurse, and a Forensic Mental Health Nurse working with young offenders. She spent six years living in the south of France. She now writes full time.

Hemmie created the DI Wednesday series, featuring DI Eva Wednesday and DS Jacob Lennox, set in and around Cambridge, with fictional villages. There are four books in the series so far.

Hemmie has also written a psychological thriller, Attic of the Mind, and three contemporary women’s fiction, The Reluctant Mother, The Divine Pumpkin and Garlic & Gauloises. Mental health often features in her novels due to her background in forensic mental health nursing.

✫.•° Places To Find Hemmie °•.✫

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads Author Page

Tommy’s Girl Parts 1 & 2 by Laura Morgan

✫.•° Tommy’s Girl Part 1 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

CLAIM HER…

I think I can handle his dark side

MAKE HER YOURS…

I can play his game of cat and mouse

SHOW HER THE REAL YOU…

What’s the worst that can happen?

FORCE HER…

***WARNING***

Please note – This book is a thrilling crime story and is not suitable for those under 18 years old. There are numerous severe triggers and dark scenes.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This book is so different to the work I’ve read of Laura’s before.

This book is dark and twisted, it’s thrilling and will keep you captive and hooked from the very start until the bitter end.

Piper and Tommy me on set whilst filming. Tommy is fully immersed in his role and Piper doesn’t know if she has met the real Tommy or the character he’s playing.

Tommy is an incredibly messed up guy, he has many layers to his character and not all of them are nice. I think that we are only seeing the very tip of this guy’s character. Piper is strong and confident, she knows what she wants, and she isn’t afraid of hard work to get there. She also shows some of her weaknesses which is a sign of her humanity. Piper has no idea just what she unleashes within Tommy.

This story is so captivating, it draws you in with every page, the more I read the more I wanted to read. This was not what I was expecting Tommy’s Girl is twisted, dark and somewhat psychotic.

The story is incredibly well-written, and it flows almost seamlessly from scene to scene and character to character.

Laura’s writing style helps you to understand the events and you start to feel as though you have begun to work out what’s going to happen next, but then she throws in a curveball that knocks you right off that path and makes you start guessing all over again!

This book was so much better than I had first anticipated and I’m so glad I got to read it I’m also incredibly glad that I have Part Two already, and I can begin reading it straight away!!

✫.•° Tommy’s Girl Part 2 °•.✫

✫.•° Blurb °•.✫

The voices in my head won’t stop telling me what to do.

Take her…

Own her…

Hurt her…

Kill her…

She’s been a bad girl and needs to be punished…

Maybe It’s time I stopped trying to fight them?

***WARNING***

Please note – This book is a thrilling crime story and is not suitable for those under 18 years old. There are numerous severe triggers and dark scenes.

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

✫.•° My Review °•.✫

This book picks up with Piper 3 months on. She’s happy, she is filming on location and seeing her new boyfriend, all in all, Piper appears to have put her experience with Tommy behind her. Tommy, on the other hand, has taken a whole new path in life. He’s not happy that Piper is no longer his girl and he wants her back!

I’m going to have to keep this review fairly short so that I don’t end up posting a spoiler by mistake.

Tommy is darker and more twisted this time if that’s possible! Piper is stronger and more determined, and jeez, does she need that strength. That’s as much of the storyline that I’m willing to discuss.

On to Laura’s writing and Style…

I’ve read a few of Laura’s books and both Tommy’s Girl Parts 1 and 2 are like nothing else of hers. I never realised just how twisted and warped she could be! This is so much darker than her other books but it is also extremely well written.

Her words flow over and around you so easily. I was sucked into Tommy and Piper’s world and held captive right alongside them. I could feel and experience their thoughts and emotions as if they were my own. I loved how I felt like I was a part of the story, a part of their story.

This book was one heck of a sequel and I was hooked from the beginning. I wasn’t prepared for just how good it was going to be!

If you want a dark twisted and harrowing tale of obsession and love, then Tommy’s Girl Part 2 is for you.

BUT…

YOU MUST READ TOMMY’S GIRL PART 1 FIRST!!!

Well done Laura, an amazingly dark and twisted tales that I have adored from the very first word to the very last!!

✫.•° About Laura °•.✫

Laura is a self-confessed computer and gadget geek. She’s always had a wild imagination and a sense of creativity that often runs away with her, engrossing her for days in many a story that haunts her thoughts until it eventually makes it to the page. An avid rock music fan, she spends much of her free time listening to music at home or going to concerts with friends, and this love of music often makes its way into her creative writing. Laura loves edgy, gritty books that strip your heart and soul bare, and leave you with an epic book hangover at the end. That’s what she’s aimed to do with her novels, and her readers agree! At times they’re dark and controversial, but that’s also what makes them unique. You can find out more at her website: http://www.lauramorgan.co

✫.•° Places To Find Laura °•.✫

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