Today I am very excited to hosting a review stop as part of the Blog Tour for THE FLYTRAP by Stewart Giles. This is book 24 in the brilliant Detective Jason Smith series and is an adrenaline pumping addition to a series that gets better and better.
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THE FLYTRAP (Detective Jason Smith #24)
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 31st August 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Stewart Giles
The Flytrap (A DS Jason Smith Thriller Book 24)
From bestselling author: Stewart Giles comes another brilliant addition to the Detective Jason Smith series.
The Venus flytrap. – If you get too close – you’re dead.
A new craze is taking the city of York by a storm. An online site is daring the teenagers of the historical town to do things they never would have dreamed of before. There’s talk of a mystery virus that could wipe out mankind, and the young minds are taking it all in. They don’t want to die without having lived first and Flytrap.net promises to give them life before their inevitable death.
Detective Smith realises he’s dealing with something totally new when the first bodies turn up. A teenage boy has detonated a hand grenade inside his living room, killing his entire family.
It soon becomes clear that Smith and the team aren’t equipped to deal with what the city is calling a cyber-attack on teenagers, and the case is taken off his hands. But as more young people fall to Flytrap.net, Smith finally gets a break. But it’s a break that will make him question whether humanity still exists.
The Flytrap is a different kind of killer, and it’s one that makes Smith wonder whether there is still a place for him in the world.
What readers are saying about THE FLYTRAP:
‘I thought this an unusual investigation for Smith, deeply disturbing and shockingly packed with intense drama. However it’s so completely gripping that it’s definitely a 5 star from me.’ – Carol
‘A truly stunning, memorable read (for all the right reasons!). Wow! This book blew me away (every pun intended!)’ – Misfits Farm
‘The characters are very well described, and you are pulled into the story, becoming totally engrossed in it. I ended up down a few garden paths following the rumours and the misdirection was certainly unexpected. A great read.’ – Maureen
‘Everything I want from a crime thriller and more this is an absolutely stunning read that kept the adrenaline pumping all the way to the very end.’ – Reading Addict
Stewart Giles is on a roll this year writing one stunning book after another and each one more gripping and adrenaline pumping than the last. So I settled down to see what he has in store for the York detectives this time.
I wasn’t to be disappointed, far from it. This is another completely unique story with twists and turns along the way. It begins with 2 explosions in different houses. Smith doesn’t believe in coincidences and is sure the 2 are connected but when the forensics results are in the team soon realise that something really evil is happening among the teenage population of York but who is behind it and how many will die before Smith and the team can work out what is going on?
Absolutely gripping I was turning page after page and if the suspense written into the story is not enough there is also the back story of Lucy to add to the overall experience.
Familiar characters continue to develop and bring their personalities and backgrounds to the story. New characters are introduced to add variety and interest. Everything I want from a crime thriller and more this is an absolutely stunning read that kept the adrenaline pumping all the way to the very end.
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.