BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – The Husbands by T. J. Brearton #crimefiction #TeamJoffeBooks @joffebooks @BreartonTJ

TJ Brearton, Joffe Books and I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all the wonderful bloggers on the Blog Tour for THE HUSBANDS. Your help is very much appreciated.

What the Bloggers thought:

Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a well-written crime fiction with several major twists and turns. Is this killer targeting random families? Or is he known to one or more of them? Is this a cover for one of the husbands? Read more here

Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

This was the first book I’ve read by T. J. Brearton. It was full of suspense and a twist at the end. I really liked it and was surprised at who the killer was and how he acted.  Read more here

Herding Cats 

What I really liked about this novel was that you had no clue to what the outcome was going to be and no real idea where the investigation was leading, making this compulsive reading.  Read more here

Books From Dusk Till Dawn 

When a serial killer starts to rack up a body count of married women and any of their children that happen to be with them, there doesn’t seem at first like there is any connection between the families. That is apart from the obvious, they have each been murdered by a single shot and all had either regularly taken short cuts through parks or visited parks with their children. The only other common factor is that they each had a loving husband.  Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

This is the second T.J. Brearton novel I have read and, once again, I got lost in the plot and the characters. Kelly Roth, an FBI profiler, is called in when there have been a number of murders of women in New York.  Read more here

Black Books Blog

I really liked the character of Kelly and the way she worked made the story fly, so much so that I got to the end before I realised and hadn’t even tried to work anything out in advance.

Overall this is another great book by TJ, which I really enjoyed and can’t wait to read more by him.  Read more here

Turn The Page Blog

Ginger Book Geek

This has to be one of THE best books I have read so far this year.  From the moment I opened the book and began to read, I was hooked and I knew that I would not be moving far for the rest of the day.  So it proved to be.  Usually I have the attention span of a gnat but not in this case as I was able to solely focus on the book.

J.V. Baptie

The Husbands by T.J. Brearton

Available from AMAZON


He kills their wives. He destroys their families.
Then he comes after the husbands.
“Do you want to know who killed your wife?” he asks.

Kelly Roth, FBI profiler, returns home to Syracuse to stop a sadistic serial killer.

Three murders in three separate jurisdictions in central New York State have the same pattern: women killed by fatal headshots from a hunting rifle. Kelly Roth is sent from Virginia to help the local police.

Each victim was found murdered in a remote area or in a quiet park. The media call him “The Park Killer.” But Kelly doesn’t think the killer lurks in the bushes. She thinks he hunts his victims somewhere else.

But is he really contacting the bereaved husbands or is this a cover for their own guilt?

Kelly will risk her own life in a heart-stopping race against time to stop more murders and find out the truth.


If you like Jeffery Deaver, Linwood Barclay, Lisa Unger, Kendra Elliot, or JD Robb you will enjoy this compelling new mystery novel.

The book is set in New York State, an area the author brings to life with compelling detail based on his local knowledge.




My Review

This is a new psychological thriller by TJ Brearton set in his home town of New York.

Someone is killing wives and children and then taunting the husbands. Kelly, an FBI agent, is sent to investigate. Kelly is an FBI profiler and that means the story is told from an unusual perspective. As Kelly tries to get into the mind of the killer the bodies stack up. How many more will die before her colleagues realise she is right?

With a large pool of victims to choose from and the police fumbling about in the dark the unsub gains confidence and that spells danger.

The characters develop well into realistic complex individuals and the story has plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader intrigued. Maybe not as fast paced as I would like but an engaging read.

T. J. Brearton Author Bio

Hi. Thanks for being here.
You know I write books, what else is relevant? Well, I started out wanting to write and direct films. After attending the New York Film Academy I worked in showbiz for a little while and wrote my own screenplays. Ridley Scott says writing novels and directing films are the “same thing.”* Okay, that’s out of context, but, yeah, part of my brain probably thinks it’s making movies when I write books.

I’ve had a lot of jobs. Construction, bartending, waiting tables — even weird things like cleaning tombstones and working for a non-profit. I’m fortunate to now write full time. (We’ll see how long it lasts…) And I’m lucky to have had my books hit the top 100 lists for Amazon Kindle in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. (Come on, other countries — step it up!)

Thanks again, and please keep reading because without you I’m just a guy sitting alone in his basement office listening to voices.

Twitter: @BreartonTJ

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