Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney: What the readers are saying

Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney

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Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.


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Book Description:

When Natalie snoops through her boyfriend Mark’s possessions she finds more than she bargained for. Mark was once convicted of a brutal killing. Heartbroken by what she has discovered, Natalie’s dreams of a future with him collapse.
However, Mark was not the only person sentenced for the murder of two-year-old Abby Morgan. His former friend, the violent and twisted Adam Campbell, was also convicted and Adam knows more about the murder than he will admit.
When circumstances thrust Mark back in contact with Adam, the past comes back to haunt him. Can Mark ever break free from Adam? Will the truth ever come out?


My Review

I absolutely love this book.  It is not an easy read and raises issues that makes the reader think again.  The characters are realistic and develop gradually throughout the book into their Adult versions.  The story is heartrendingly brilliant.   There are twists and turns and unexpected events that build on the intrigue and suspense to such a level that you just keep turning page after page.  It is an excellent book from a brilliant author.

Joshua and Adam were 11 years old when they were convicted of murdering Abby and have been released with new identities.

Joshua has been reinvented as Mark and has begun a relationship with Natalie.  Mark’s character develops throughout the book as we learn of a boy devastated by the death of his father and unloved by his mother.  He is insecure and doesn’t make friends easily when he meets the super confident Adam.  The story fluctuates between the past and the present as Mark tries to live with, and make amends for,  the events of the past.  He grows into a compassionate man who copes with life by being super organised to OCD level.

Adam is a totally different character and as his character is built we realise why he is still Adam even though he has a new identity.  He is a domineering over confident bully as an 11 year old and we don’t expect his character to change much or the time inside to rehabilitate him.

Natalie is a victim.  Living with a weight problem she is attacked as a young girl and the trauma of this event cause her to comfort eat which has a detrimental effect on her weight which in turn affects her self-confidence and security.  It is this lack of confidence in herself that makes the story work and, from personal experience, I can confirm that she has Natalie’s character spot on.

The book also gives a realistic view on how the family who have lost a young child are affected and how each person deals with it differently.  It also examines the part guilt plays in how people deal with the cards life deals them.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books who provided me with a free copy of this book.

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About the Author

Author PhotoMaggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.

Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!

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Beyond Evidence

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Book Description:

In an alley way of the back streets of Glasgow there lies a decomposing corpse of a slain female baking in the midday heat. No one has found her yet, but medium Patrick McLaughlin knows she is there. It is not the first time he has dreamt of death… and he soon finds out that it is not to be the last. Meanwhile, the local police start to request DNA samples from twenty something men in the bustling city of Glasgow where several bizarre murders have taken place. Through a hunch and in the belief that the terrifying dreams hold the key to the identity of the murderer, Patrick works alongside the police to track down the predator before they can strike again. The nightmares do not ease up and begin to tear at Patrick’s sanity and in the midst of the investigation, at what cost would Patrick have to pay to stop the killer striking again? His friends? His family? His life?


My Review

My rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

This book is preceded by a novella, The Suicide Plan, and I would recommend that this is read first as it introduces the characters.

Patrick and his Fiancé, Jodie, have psychic abilities and become involved in a murder investigation when they start seeing images from the dead women. The Detectives on the case are Lang and Preston.

Lang is a non-believer whereas Preston is willing to keep an open mind. The differences of opinion bring a new perspective to the story.

This is an intriguing story. I am always interested to read about how losing a family member can cause people to react in different ways and this book provided yet another direction.

The book moves along at a steady pace with suspense all the way through that keeps the reader turning the pages. I worked things out early on but kept reading to find out if I was right. There was something in the story (no spoilers) that confused me and that lost it a few points.

Many thanks to Bloodhound Books who provided me with an advance copy

 


 

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Author Bio:

Emma Clapperton, born December 1985, has always had a passion for reading and writing. She particularly enjoys reading supernatural or horror books.
Emma studied childcare and gained qualifications to work with the early years in 2002, later going on to work in the Montessori sector of early years. In 2017 she gained a qualification to work as a Forest School early years leader and can often be found teaching three and four year olds how to cook on an open fire.
She is the writer of a supernatural crime series based in Glasgow, which she writes under the pen name of Emma L Clapperton.
She currently resides in a little town outside of the city of Glasgow with her husband and ginger cat and is working on future projects.
Contact Details::

Email:  http://www.eclapperton550@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorEmmaLClapperton

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Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney – What the Readers are Saying

Watching You by Gretta Mulrooney

Available at a  special offer price for a short period from: www.amazon.co.uk  www.amazon.com

@joffebooks @booksnall #tyroneswift #5stars #amreviewing #psychologicalthriller #thankspublishers #netgalley

windmill finalBook Description:

Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.


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WATCHING YOU  by Gretta Mulrooney

The e-book of this excellent new release is now available at:

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The paperback version will be released on 21st June.  We will also be having a Facebook Launch Party on Friday 23rd 18:30 to 20:30 with competitions, giveaways and author questions.  You can join us via this link: Launch Party for Watching You

‘This is a totally gripping book that grabs the reader at the beginning and doesn’t let go. There are twists and turns all the way through. Just when you think you have worked it out another thread appears which keeps the suspense building right to the very end.’

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windmill finalBook Description:

Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.


*** RELEASED EARLY ***

WATCHING YOU  by Gretta Mulrooney

The e-book of this excellent new release is now available at:

www.amazon.co.uk  www.amazon.com

The paperback version will be released on 21st June.  We will also be having a Facebook Launch Party on Friday 23rd 18:30 to 20:30 with competitions, giveaways and author questions.  You can join us via this link: Launch Party for Watching You

‘This is a totally gripping book that grabs the reader at the beginning and doesn’t let go. There are twists and turns all the way through. Just when you think you have worked it out another thread appears which keeps the suspense building right to the very end.’

@joffebooks @booksnall #tyroneswift #5stars #amreviewing #psychologicalthriller #thankspublishers #netgalley

windmill finalBook Description:

Who is watching him and what does he want?

Two years ago someone kidnapped Thomas Maddox’s six-month-old son. The case has never been solved and the boy has never been found.

Now someone is watching Thomas and sending him dark emails.  And Thomas keeps suffering nasty accidents.

The police won’t do anything more, so Thomas’s wealthy grandfather hires Tyrone Swift to shed light on the case.

Can ex-police detective Tyrone Swift get to the bottom of this tangled web of family secrets and pain, and is there any hope of finding the child alive?

WATCHING YOU is a beautifully written mystery that will have you gripped from start to pulsating finish.

Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, P.D. James, or Ruth Rendell.


BLOG TOUR: He Made Me by Oliver Tidy

‘It is an intriguing story that goes off on many tangents with a lot of entangled relationships thrown into the mix resulting in a very good read.’

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He Made Me

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Book Description:

David Booker and Jo Cash are experiencing similar stuttering starts to their new lives on Romney Marsh when Rebecca Swaine turns up seeking help. Someone is demanding a lot of money from her husband and she wants to know why.

What do the dying words of one man – he made me – actually mean?

As the mystery unfolds people will come undone and reputations will be ruined before the answer becomes clear.

At the end of the day Mrs Swaine might end up wishing she’d let sleeping dogs lie…


My Review

My rating 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This is Book 2 in the Booker and Cash Series.  I haven’t read book 1 and therefore I could have missed some of the character building that we usually see in the first book of a series.  Not having read Book 1 makes this review a little more difficult as I don’t want to spoil the reading of either book.

Jo is an ex policewoman and has fallen on hard times following incidents in the first book.  She has lost her job with the Police and is trying to make a living as a PI while lodging with David.  She comes across as a high maintenance character who is milking the situation with David.  She is struggling with the monotony of basic investigative work so when a more interesting case comes her way she grabs it with both hands.

David has found himself in a wealthy situation as the result of a tragedy and is reworking his life back in Romney Marsh by opening a Coffee shop with a difference while trying not to step on other business’s toes.  He is a amiable character who is eager to please.

David and Jo have a strange relationship that should be romantic but isn’t.  Jo drags David into her new case and he goes along out of a sense of indebtedness and a desire to protect Jo from harm.

It is an intriguing story that goes off on many tangents with a lot of entangled relationships thrown into the mix resulting in a  very good read.  I found the book a bit slow going although the pace does pick up about half way through and the suspense builds from there right to the end to keep the reader turning pages.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the ARC of this book.


Author Bio:

Oliver Tidy was born and bred on Romney Marsh, Kent. After a fairly aimless foray into adulthood and a number of unfulfilling jobs he went back to education and qualified as a primary school teacher.

A few years of having the life sucked out of him in the classroom encouraged Oliver abroad to teach English as a foreign language. The lifestyle provided him the time and opportunity to try his hand at writing.

Oliver’s success as a self-published author has led to his Booker & Cash series of books, which are set mainly on Romney Marsh, being signed by Bloodhound Books.

Oliver is now back living on Romney Marsh and writing full time.

Contact Details

Twitter: https://twitter.com/olivertidy?lang=en-gb
Website: https://olivertidy.com/
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