Happy Monday everyone. I am thrilled to be helping to open the Blog Tour for BLISS UNCOVERED by Tony J Forder. This is a brilliant novella and I devoured every page. Thank you to the author and BOTBS Publicity for inviting me on the tour.
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Spare Nib Books
Publication Date – 7th December 2020
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Tony J Forder
The bestselling author of the stunning DI Bliss crime series is back – this time with a thrilling prequel novella.
A double life – a single truth.
Fresh out of uniform, DC Jimmy Bliss finds himself at the centre of an undercover sting. Enlisted by a crew of villains to crack a safe, he fears his cover is blown when he’s seen in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But on the night of the job, things run smoothly enough until the gang leader changes the location of the heist. As the job spirals out of control, Bliss has to trust his instincts and buy some time. There’s just one problem: he has no idea if his team know what has become of him.
As the situation escalates, Bliss finds himself at the mercy of a violent criminal who will do anything not to be caught.
I love Tony Forder’s books and his Detective Bliss series is up there among my favourite Police Procedural series’ so I was very excited to be invited on the tour for this novella which takes a look back at Bliss in the early days.
It was brilliant to meet the ‘young’ Bliss. He is still living with his parents but on the verge of taking his relationship with Hazel to the next stage and making a home together.
Bliss has just made Detective Constable and along with his police role he is also working undercover. The reader is therefore treated to 2 stories running in tandem.
A child goes missing but as Bliss and Mitchell begin investigating it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems. The woman doesn’t seem to be who she says she is and where is the child?
Meanwhile the undercover work goes on.
This is a gripping book (I expect no less from Tony Forder) I was hooked from the first page as the stories progress. The clash of personalities between Bliss and Moody brought a lot to the story and enabled the young Bliss’ character to develop. I also liked the team dynamics with some having Bliss’ back and others more in support of Moody.
So what didn’t I like …. Nothing lol.
An excellent read and I am hoping for more back stories to this brilliant character.
5 stars from me.
Tony J Forder is the author of the bestselling DI Bliss crime thriller series. The first seven books, Bad to the Bone, The Scent of Guilt, If Fear Wins, The Reach of Shadows, The Death of Justice, Endless Silent Scream, and Slow Slicing, will be joined in December 2020 by a prequel novella, Bliss Uncovered.
Tony’s other series – two action-adventure novels featuring Mike Lynch – comprises both Scream Blue Murder, and Cold Winter Sun.
In addition, Tony has written two standalone novels: a dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, and a suspense thriller set in California, called Fifteen Coffins, released in November 2020.
Tony lives with his wife in Peterborough, UK, and is now a full-time author. He is currently working on Bliss #8, The Autumn Tree.
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