Good morning! Today is my turn on the Blog Tour for THE TWIN by Stewart Giles. This is a brilliant new addition to the Detective Jason Smith series. If you are looking for a gripping read that will have you turning page after page all the way to the end then this is definitely for you. Available from Amazon.
THE TWIN (Detective Jason Smith #22) by Stewart Giles
Format – Kindle
Publisher – STILL BOOKS
Publication Date – 28th April 2023
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Stewart Giles
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From bestselling author: Stewart Giles comes another brilliant addition to the Detective Jason Smith series.
‘This isn’t about you.’
The first victim is lucky. He is mutilated beyond belief, but he is allowed to live.
The second isn’t so fortunate. But the words carved into his chest are the same.
And when a third man is found with the same four words etched into his skin, Detective Jason Smith is wide awake.
Smith manages to get two words out of the first victim before he dies: The Twin.
Who is this Twin?
Nobody knows, but he’s about to send Smith and the team into the stuff of nightmares.
What readers are saying about THE TWIN
Oh wow! I’m in awe of crime writers- just when you think you have seen (read) everything, something that surprises you comes along and also blows you away. This is that read. – Misfits Farm
This is a gritty read with some dark scenes. But to offset that, there is quite a bit of humour throughout. I love the way Stewart writes about Jason’s family. They come across as an everyday family, even with what Jason and Whitton deal with on a regular basis. Great storytelling. – Maureen
THE TWIN kicks off with a horrific discovery. Chilling, gruesome incidents keep your heart racing. The labyrinthine path to unravel the bewildering mystery will freeze you on the edge of your seat. Riveting chapters with unforeseen twists and turns send the pages flying by. Suspense builds during a tension filled race against time that culminates in a shocking finish you’ll never see coming. – Eileen
Its got every twist imaginable and hard to believe how a twisted mind can do this to innocent normal people, fantastic read to open your eyes, leaving you hanging on wanting the next chapter, and I LOVED IT. – Booklover Bev
Detective Smith is back and I had to wonder what the brilliant Stewart Giles had in store for him this time. As always I wasn’t disappointed. Another adrenaline pumping book with a unique story line and characters that fit the story perfectly.
The first victim is allowed to live but he has horrendous injuries and is unlikely to survive for long. He manages to utter a few words before he dies: THE TWIN. What does it mean? Added to the words carved into his back: THIS ISN’T ABOUT YOU Smith and his team are very confused. Where do they even start investigating?
As the body count rises the clues don’t and the team are struggling to work out why this ‘Twin’ is carrying out horrendous attacks for seemingly no reason.
Will this be the case that defeats the brilliant Detective Smith?
In addition to the stress of the case one of the team is also causing problems which brings another aspect to the story and adds interest. The characters continue to grow and we learn more about them each book which I love as each book is like meeting up with old friends.
A brilliant story that keeps the pages turning all the way to the end. I can honestly say this book has the strangest ending I have ever read.
An awesome read, keep them coming Stewart.
Stewart Giles – Author Bio
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later.
3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.
The Beekeeper was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brought together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.
The Miranda trilogy is something totally different. A psychological thriller trilogy. It is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before.
The Detective Jason Smith series continues to grow. I also have another series featuring an Irish detective who relocated to Guernsey, the Detective Liam O’Reilly series. There are also 3 stand alone novels.