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*BLOG TOUR* Hinton Hollow Death Trip – Will Carver ★★★★

Blurb; Five days in the history of a small rural town, visited and infected by darkness, are recounted by Evil itself. A stunning high-concept thriller from the author of Good Samaritans.

It’s a small story. A small town with small lives that you would never have heard about if none of this had happened.

Hinton Hollow. Population 5,120.
Little Henry Wallace was eight years old and one hundred miles from home before anyone talked to him. His mother placed him on a train with a label around his neck, asking for him to be kept safe for a week, kept away from Hinton Hollow.
Because something was coming.

Narrated by Evil itself, Hinton Hollow Death Trip recounts five days in the history of this small rural town, when darkness paid a visit and infected its residents. A visit that made them act in unnatural ways. Prodding at their insecurities. Nudging at their secrets and desires. Coaxing out the malevolence suppressed within them. Showing their true selves.

Making them cheat.
Making them steal.
Making them kill.
Detective Sergeant Pace had returned to his childhood home. To escape the things he had done in the city. To go back to something simple. But he was not alone. Evil had a plan.

My Review; This is book three in the detective sergeant pace series and I have been with this series from the start. If I can say I believe this series has grown and got better with each book. It does make references to the previous book but I believe it still works well as a standalone.

The story is told through a narrator and that narrator is evil. It is set in the small town of Hinton Hollow. It’s a long story which took me a few days to get through but well worth it. I loved the whole layout of the book and the way it was told through evils point of view. It all makes it a different read for me, a unique one. Will has found his own writing style and I approve.

This story has it all… Death. Love. Affairs. Secrets. Lies. Loss. Parts of this story are dark and twisted! Towards the end I found I needed to concentrate a bit more to grt my hrad around the outcome but I got it. Different. Unexpected. I really enjoyed reading this one.

The ending… WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT. What happened? Just no. Major cliffhanger. I need to know what happened. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Got my fingers crossed for a book four.

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*BLOG TOUR* Left For Dead – Caroline Mitchell ★★★★

Blurb; A victim on display. A detective on the rails.

Shopping with her sister, DI Amy Winter is admiring a Valentine’s Day window display of a perfect bride encrusted in diamonds and resplendent in lace—until she notices blood oozing from the mannequin’s mouth.

My Review; Left for Dead is book three in the DI Amy Winter series. Best read in order as it does make references to the previous books. It’s been a while since I read one by Caroline and I forgot just how good she is. This book has it all! There is always something happening to keep the reader flicking the pages.

Amys gut feeling is back but is she right? When bodies start turning up in the most public of places the team know they have to act fast. They are up against a clever, determined and twisted killer. As in the previous books we get to see the personal side of Amys life and it isn’t pleasant, she has a lot to deal with lately… But that won’t stop her.

A gripping, dark, twisted, disturbing, deep, haunting, hallowing case. Full of suspense, a real page turner and an edge of your seat your seat read! It’s brilliant. I cannot wait to see what the rest of this series brings us. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Killer Instinct – James Patterson & Howard Roughan ★★★★

Blurb; The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunited with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan’s world. Is his secret past about to be brought to light?

As the terrorist attack unfolds, Elizabeth Needham does something courageous that thrusts her into the media spotlight. She’s a reluctant hero. And thanks to the attention, she also becomes a prime target for the ruthless murderer behind the attack.

Dylan literally wrote the book on the psychology of murder, and he and Elizabeth have solved cases that have baffled conventional detectives. But the sociopath they’re facing this time is the opposite of a textbook case. There’s no time to study for the test he’s about to give them. And if they fail, they die.

My Review; This is book two in the instinct series but read perfectly fine as a standalone. Apparantly this has been turned into a tv series so will have to check that out and try grab book one. I’m a huge fan of anything by James Patterson and this didn’t disappoint.

This book mainly focuses on terrorist attacks and trying to prevent them. A great team working together, putting themselves at risk. A gripping, tense and action packed read which has you turning the pages for fun. Enjoyed it! Brilliantly written. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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