BLOG BLITZ: White is the Coldest Colour by John Nicholl

My stop on the Blog Blitz for this gripping psychological thriller by John Nicholl. Thank you to Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for inviting me.

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image1.jpegWhite is the Coldest Colour by John Nicholl

 Available from:   Amazon UK     Amazon US     Amazon Australia     Amazon Canada
Be careful who you trust. The Mailer family is oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP, following the breakdown of his parents’ marriage. Fifty-eight-year-old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile, employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian town-house he shares with his wife and two young daughters. When Anthony becomes Galbraith’s latest obsession he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.
But can Anthony be saved before it’s too late?  The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing from the start.
It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.  Brilliantly gripping, White is the Coldest Colour will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-pounding and shocking conclusion.

My Review

This is a difficult read and may be upsetting for parents but I feel we need to open our eyes to the fact that this is going on today somewhere.

Dr David Galbraith is an evil paedophile who presents a caring, compassionate face to the outside world but his family knows different his wife has had her spirit broken and their children live in fear.  To the outside world he is a brilliant child psychologist with a brilliant reputation.  When he chooses Anthony as his next victim the game changes when he sees the child moving out of his range and from there everything changes and the adrenaline starts pumping as we hold our breath in anticipation of what happens next,

A paedophile ring is identified the extent of which the police have never known there are several cases that are linked together and everyone involved is shocked by the sheer number of victims.

The book has very realistic characters that develop well through the course of the book.  It is fast paced and had me turning page after page well into the night as I needed to know there was a happy ending.

A major hate of mine is reading a book that has no realistic ending and unfortunately this is one of those books.  I thought the conclusion was unbelievable and unrealistic and was not really an ending at all.  I appreciate there is a Book 2 but …..

Thank you to Bloodhound Books and Netgalley for the advance copy.

fullsizeoutput_8Author Bio:

John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, writes popular dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is happily married, lives in rural west Wales, and has three adult children and one grandchild. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire.  A Cold Cold Heart, John’s sixth book, is published by Bloodhound Books in January 2018. 

John is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA. 


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