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Beast – Matt Wesolowski ★★★★★

Blurb; Elusive online journalist Scott King examines the chilling case of a young vlogger found frozen to death in the legendary local ‘vampire tower’, in another explosive episode of Six Stories…

In the wake of the ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap that ravaged the UK in 2018, a grisly discovery was made in a ruin on the Northumbrian coast. Twenty-four-year-old vlogger, Elizabeth Barton, had been barricaded inside what locals refer to as ‘The Vampire Tower’, where she was later found frozen to death.

Three young men, part of an alleged ‘cult’, were convicted of this terrible crime, which they described as a ‘prank gone wrong’. However, in the small town of Ergarth, questions have been raised about the nature of Elizabeth Barton’s death and whether the three convicted youths were even responsible.

Elusive online journalist Scott King speaks to six witnesses – people who knew both the victim and the three killers – to peer beneath the surface of the case. He uncovers whispers of a shocking online craze that held the young of Ergarth in its thrall and drove them to escalate a series of pranks in the name of internet fame. He hears of an abattoir on the edge of town, which held more than simple slaughter behind its walls, the tragic and chilling legend of the ‘Ergarth Vampire’…

My Review; I have been waiting for so long for this book I just couldn’t wait to read it and had to sneak it in before the end of the year. Boy I was not disappointed. Kept me up late into the night reading it. I am absolutely loving this series, it just gets better and better doesn’t it? Very happy. Very impressed. The perfect book to end the year on.

As usual brilliantly written, gripping, thrilling and chilling. A real page turner. I was hooked. I needed to know the answers as much as Scott. The outcome I could not see coming at all, a true shocker. Unexpected. Truelly. Shocking. A brilliant look back into the death of Elizabeth Barton. We get a glimpse into all sides of this character and some ain’t pretty. As they say not as they appear or seem.

A well deserved five stars from me and another late one slipping into my top twenty of the year. Cannot recommend this enough. I could say so much more but know a lot of my followers plan to read this or are currently reading it. Enjoy.

So when’s the next one coming Matt? 😂🤞 I think I may have a long wait…

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*BLOG TOUR* Nothing Important Happened Today – Will Carver ★★★★★

Blurb; When strangers take part in a series of group suicides, everything suggests that a cult is to blame. How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?

Nine suicides
One Cult
No leader

Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.

That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of the People Of Choice: A mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.

Thirty-two people on that train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People Of Choice are appearing around the globe; it becomes a movement. A social media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers. The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader that does not seem to exist.

How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?

My Review; Oh. You want me to try and review this now huh? I will give it a go… This book is unique, original, different and bloody brilliant. It is a story you shouldn’t be enjoying but you do. Messes with your head, like am I okay? Is the author okay after writing this? Are we all okay?

It is a page turner of a read, short chapters, fast paced and brilliantly written. I love how it engages the reader with how these people are people you see everyday and dont give a thought about… It’s a story that makes you think and stands out from all those everyday thrillers and mysterys. Not read anything similar to this before.

A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. A must read. A must buy. This deserves a place in my top twenty reads of 2019. Forget this story? Impossible.

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*BLOG TOUR* Violet – SJI Holliday ★★★★

Blurb; When two strangers end up sharing a cabin on the Trans-Siberian Express, an intense friendship develops, one that can only have one ending … a nerve-shattering psychological thriller from bestselling author SJI Holliday

Carrie’s best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they’d planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone.

Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is also desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available.

When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the impulsive decision to invite Violet to take her best friend’s place.

Thrown together in a strange country, and the cramped cabin of the train, the women soon form a bond. But as the journey continues, through Mongolia and into Russia, things start to unravel – because one of these women is not who she claims to be…

My Review; How do I even begin to review this?! I love this cover, very eye catching. I loved the story! Oh my. I loved it all…

Violet is brilliantly written, gripping, tense, fast paced and a page turner of a read which I devoured. It’s over before you know it. The story focuses on Violet travelling and ends up travelling alongside Carrie but then things start to turn dark and deadly… Something is not right… Dun dun dun… I hated Violets character from the start for many different reasons. Evil. Twisted. Sick. Would make a brilliant film or tv series.

I don’t want to give anything away but you really need to read this book. Not read anything similar to this before. I didn’t think SJI Holliday could beat The Lingering but this is very good! A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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