Today I am closing the Book Tour for AN AURA OF MYSTERY by the bestselling author JOY ELLIS. This is first in a 2 book series written 20 years ago and never before published. Different to the usual but an absolutely stunning read. (Book 2 will be published 7th February but you can preorder from Amazon HERE)
AN AURA OF MYSTERY
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 7th January 2024
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Joy Ellis
The newly discovered novel from multi-million-selling author Joy Ellis. Never-before published!
Flower shop owner Ellie McEwan is driving home late one frosty November night when a shadowy figure leaps into the road out of nowhere. Ellie swerves to avoid him — and slams head-on into the crash barrier.
Days later, Ellie wakes up in hospital — and notices there’s something different. Everyone she looks at — the doctor, the nurse, her friend Carole — is surrounded by a coloured aura. Her near-death experience seems to have given her a new ability.
And now Ellie must use her new-found gift to catch a killer.
The battered body of a young woman is found in the grounds of a local hotel. She’s the third woman to be murdered in this sleepy Surrey village, her hands crushed and mutilated. Just like the other two.
Each of the women was a skilled professional — a musician, a doctor and an artist. Apart from that, they appear to have nothing in common.
And now the police’s one lead — a key witness — is missing.
Although sceptical, a desperate DCI Bob Foreman calls on Ellie for help. But Ellie’s involvement in the investigation will throw her into the path of a brutal killer . . .
DISCOVER A TOTALLY ENTHRALLING MYSTERY.
This utterly gripping crime thriller is perfect for fans of L.J. Ross, J.D. Kirk, Elly Griffiths, Susan Hill, Kate Ellis or Ann Cleeves.
READERS LOVE JOY ELLIS:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A great read.’ Terri H.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Simply the best.’ Booklover Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! Joy Ellis supreme storyteller at her best!’ Carol S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A strong mystery.’ Louise G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Suspense, intrigue, action, and great detective work!’ Debbie B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A nail-biting and exciting novel.’ Paromjit
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Highly addictive and couldn’t wait to finish it.’ Jane
It is always exciting when you find out one of your favourite authors has a new book published but this is especially exciting because this was written 20 years ago and has never before been published. It is different to her current series’ but in a very good way. It certainly made me think outside the box.
Ellie is injured in a car accident and as she regains consciousness it soon becomes clear that she has developed a special talent – she is able to see auras around people. However, this ‘gift’ will need work if she is to use it effectively and that is where the great Carol Cavendish- Meyer and her friend Michael step up.
The story is adrenaline pumping as the suspense builds from the very beginning and as the suspense builds so do the characters. Totally different and unique each and every one of them, from the ghostly Vera to the memorable Stubbs. The main theme is definitely crime and detective based but it has so much more, family dynamics, historic abuse, evilness, spookiness and love all play a part in this absolutely mind blowing read. As for the murderer – well!!! Mind blowing just absolutely mind blowing.
A book that had me gripped from the very beginning, realistic and different and considering it was written 2 decades ago it still works for me.
Definitely a 5 star read.