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Today it is my turn on the Blog Tour for DARKER DAYS TO COME by Tony J Forder.  Thank you to the author and Donna for inviting me on the tour, I am delighted to be here.

DARKER DAYS TO COME (DI Jimmy Bliss Crime Series Book 9)

Format – Kindle
Publisher Spare Nib Books
Publication Date – 14th March 2022
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Tony J Forder

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The DI Jimmy Bliss series continues in another gripping crime novel.

DI Bliss and his team absorb two new cases which don’t initially present as major crimes.

But who is the man who stepped in front of an express train? Did he willingly commit suicide or was he coerced? And what, if any, connection is there to an abandoned vehicle whose owner cannot be traced?

As Bliss and his team dig deeper they soon realise there are three people now missing – a journalist, a mother, and her young daughter. But as the investigations continue, the team struggle with too many unanswered questions. What they do know is that lives are at risk, and the chances of finding all three still alive decrease with each passing hour…

Advance reader reviews:
“I loved it. Every single page. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”
“These characters deserve to be on the screen.”
“Tony is one of my favourite authors and somehow when you read his latest book, you think he couldn’t possibly get any better in the next one and yet he manages to do that here again, in spades.”
“This book ticked so many boxes for me and I absloutely loved it!”
“Yet another excellent read from the brilliant Tony Forder.”
“This is a brilliant series where the characters grow from book to book and this latest is the series is an absolute cracker. Love it.”
“These events then lead us into another wonderful book by Tony Forder, complex cases that come together to provide and intense storyline that once again kept me glued to the pages.”
“A truly wonderful read, skillfully written and one I didn’t want to end.”
“The story is so gripping and complex and you are uncertain where it is going. At the end you just go wow!”
“If you love a complicated puzzle and a good police procedural, this will tick your boxes. “

Reviews for other works in the DI Bliss series:
“The author is hugely talented and ranks, in my opinion, with the likes of Peter James and Val McDermid.” Maggie James – bestselling author

“Just a word of warning – prepare to be in tears, on the edge of your seat and gobsmacked in equal measure. A triumph!” Liz Mistry – bestselling author

“Brilliantly written and a fascinating read that, in my opinion, could happily stand shoulder to shoulder with works from the likes of Rankin and Connelly.” Steve Robb – BookieWookie blogsite

My Review

DI Jimmy Bliss is back in this stunning addition to the series.

Life is pretty busy in the Major Crimes department so Jimmy Bliss is pretty perplexed when he is called in to the scene of a suicide when I man purposely walks in front of an express train.  There isn’t much left to identify him and Bliss is not convinced this case is something that comes under the Major Crimes remit.  However, there is a witness that suggests he was coerced into it.

In addition an abandoned car is found and that too lands on the Major Crime Team’s desk when traces of blood are found on the driver seat.  What is even more confusing is what was found in the boot and the fact that the owner of the car is a journalist that appears to be missing.

Once the investigating begins it becomes clear there are 3 missing people, a body, an abandoned car, and another vehicle dragged out of a river.  And a LOT of unanswered questions.

From the beginning when nobody was sure a crime had actually been committed in either case it soon becomes clear that lives are at risk and the chances of finding all 3 mispers alive is diminishing with every hour that passes and Bliss is under pressure from above to get the cases cracked.

As the investigation continues we find more and more secrets and mystery in a book that grabs the reader from the very beginning and doesn’t let go.  An adrenaline pumping read that had me guessing all the way to the totally unexpected ending and STILL Tony Forder managed to keep the suspense going for a bit longer.  Brilliant…  Just brilliant.

Characters that keep on giving even 9 books into the series the lives and personalities of the characters continue to bring a lot to the story adding to the enjoyment.

A unique story more entangled than a plate of spaghetti this is an absolutely brilliant read that I highly recommend to anyone who loves Detective stories.

5 stars from me and a big thank you to the author for the advance digital copy of this book in return for my unbiased review.

Tony J Forder

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, were joined in December 2020 by a prequel novella, Bliss Uncovered. The series continued with The Autumn Tree in May 2021.

Tony’s other early series – two action-adventure novels featuring Mike Lynch – comprises both Scream Blue Murder and Cold Winter Sun. These books were republished in April 2021, and will be joined in 2022 by The Dark Division.

In addition, Tony has written two standalone novels: a dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, and a suspense thriller set in California, Fifteen Coffins.

The Huntsmen, released on 4 October 2022, was the first book in a new crime series, set in Wiltshire. It featured DS Royston Chase, DC Claire Laney, and PCSO Alison May.

Tony is in the process of moving to Sussex with his wife and is a full-time author. He is currently working on DI Bliss #10 and the second DS Chase novel.


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