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

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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.

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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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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.

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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 °•.✫

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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.

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✫.•° 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