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GUEST REVIEW by Linda Strong Book Reviews

It is my pleasure to be able to share with you this fantastic review by Linda.
I have Linda’s permission and blessing to share this with you and it is also available on this link: Linda Strong Book Review of END GAME

Detective George Elms has just spent 2 years in prison.. for a crime he didn’t commit … and the police force he worked for are the ones who put him there.

Kane Forley is a cop killer … and he’s on the loose. Many cops have died and many more are being targeted.

The powers that be think George is the only person who can stop this insane killing. No one knows who they can trust either inside or outside. But they know where George has and his supervisors know he is not a part of this diabolical scheme to rid the area of every cop possible.

But are they using George as bait? To what end?

This is an intense crime thriller, made more credible by an author who is an active police detective himself. This is part of a series and I highly recommend you start from the very beginning with BODILY HARM. The characters are deftly defined. Twists and turns abound .. and lead to an explosive ending.

Many thanks to the author / Joffee Books for the digital copy of this British Crime Thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.

END GAME by Charlie Gallagher

‘The characters are very complex but realistic  and the tangled web unravels towards the end leading to a nerve racking conclusion that leaves the reader turning page after page.’

#langthorneseries #5stars #thriller #thankspublishers #netgalley @joffebooks @charliegallagher #blogtour #guestpost

Cover finalBook Description

THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.

But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME


My Review

Rating 4.5 stars out of 5

This is the final book in the Langthorne series and I really wish I had had time to read Books 1-3 before this one as the book builds on events that happened in the previous books.  So I would recommend that readers start at book 1 and read the books in sequence.

The book begins with George Elms being released from prison and persuaded to jump back on the horse and carry on where he left off.  The decision  to involve himself back in the case leaves him in the bad books with his wife.  At the same time his colleague, Barry also has wife problems as his wife fights a battle with cancer.

There is a lot going on and the book moves at a fairly fast pace and I found I was floundering a bit with not having the background information.  However, the book is very readable as stand-alone and the author has made an excellent job of ensuring that there is enough there for the reader to pick up the threads and make an educated guess at the preceding events.

The characters are very complex but realistic  and the tangled web unravels towards the end leading to a nerve racking conclusion that leaves the reader turning page after page.

I found this an excellent read and I am looking forward to more from this author.

Many thanks to Joffe books for the advance copy.


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLIE GALLAGHER’S BOOKS

“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie

“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns

“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah

“It’s one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I’ve read” GreatStuff


THE AUTHOR

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.


THE SETTING

Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.


THE DETECTIVES

George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.

BLOG TOUR: In Your Name by Rob Ashman

In Your Name

#mechanic @bloodhoundbook @robashman #5stars #psychologicalthriller #blogtour #amreviewing

‘Lucas teams up with 2 friends,  to make a formidable threesome, ready to take down the mechanic and anyone else that gets in the way. Will he succeed? And if he does what will be the price?’

Available from:  www.amazon.co.uk   www.amazon.com

IN YOUR NAME 2Book Description:

Police detective Lucas has become consumed with tracking down the deranged killer, known as Mechanic, and bringing the murderer to justice. Nothing else matters, not even his wife. His marriage is falling apart.

Mechanic has not killed for eight months and the trail has gone cold, then Lucas receives a terrifying letter. In a desperate bid to reignite the case, he tries to convince his boss to mount an operation in Baton Rouge where the letter was posted.

But was the letter really sent by Mechanic?

Not knowing where to turn, with his marriage in turmoil and his career on the rocks, Lucas begins to spiral out of control.

When Mechanic meets the head of a drug smuggling cartel the situation takes a grave turn.

Meanwhile, a bizarre set of murders are taking place in Vegas and Detective Rebecca Moran is put on the case. She will stop at nothing to make a name for herself.

Is there a link between the murders and Mechanic?

Can Lucas apprehend the killer this time or will Mechanic remain one step ahead?


My Review

My Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

This is book 2 in the mechanic trilogy and I would strongly recommend they are read in order.

This book picks up where book 1 ended (and began) where Lucas has returned to work after a lengthy period of rehabilitation following events in book 1. He is feeling very fragile and disillusioned and the situation is not helped by Brassano severing all ties with him.

It is very difficult to review this book without spoiling either book 1 or this book for the readers so I will say little about the actual story. The book moves along very quickly and, as I have come to expect from Rob Ashman, there is a LOT going on and the suspense builds throughout the book with many twists and turns along the way. Expect the unexpected and be prepared for any outcome this is a psychological thriller at its best.

Lucas teams up with 2 friends,  to make a formidable threesome, ready to take down the mechanic and anyone else that gets in the way. Will he succeed? And if he does what will be the price?

Complex characters that continue to develop and all are realistic with unique personalities and a human quality that some authors miss.

An awesome read. Many thanks to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy.


Author Bio:

Rob is married to Karen with two grown up daughters. He is originally from South Wales and after moving around with work settled in North Lincolnshire where he’s spent the last twenty-two years.

Like all good welsh valley boys Rob worked for the National Coal Board after leaving school at sixteen and went to University at the tender age of twenty-three when the pit closures began to bite. Since then he’s worked in a variety of manufacturing and consulting roles both in the UK and abroad.

It took Rob twenty-four years to write his first book. He only became serious about writing it when his dad got cancer. It was an aggressive illness and Rob gave up work for three months to look after him and his mum. Writing Those That Remain became his coping mechanism. After he wrote the book his family encouraged him to continue, so not being one for half measures, Rob got himself made redundant, went self-employed so he could devote more time to writing and four years later the Mechanic Trilogy is the result.

When he is not writing, Rob is a frustrated chef with a liking for beer and prosecco, and is known for occasional outbreaks of dancing.

Rob is delighted that all three books in the Mechanic Trilogy will be published with Bloodhound Books in 2017.

Those That Remain – 22 June
In Your Name – 13 July
Pay The Penance – 8 August

Rob now writes full time and has recently completed his fourth novel titled Faceless.
Twitter tag : @RobAshmanAuthor

Facebook author page : Rob Ashman Author

Website link : http://www.robashman.com

BLOG TOUR: END GAME by Charlie Gallagher

END GAME by Charlie Gallagher

‘The characters are very complex but realistic  and the tangled web unravels towards the end leading to a nerve racking conclusion that leaves the reader turning page after page.’

#langthorneseries #5stars #thriller #thankspublishers #netgalley @joffebooks @charliegallagher #blogtour

Cover finalBook Description

THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.

But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME


My Review

Rating 4.5 stars out of 5

This is the final book in the Langthorne series and I really wish I had had time to read Books 1-3 before this one as the book builds on events that happened in the previous books.  So I would recommend that readers start at book 1 and read the books in sequence.

The book begins with George Elms being released from prison and persuaded to jump back on the horse and carry on where he left off.  The decision  to involve himself back in the case leaves him in the bad books with his wife.  At the same time his colleague, Barry also has wife problems as his wife fights a battle with cancer.

There is a lot going on and the book moves at a fairly fast pace and I found I was floundering a bit with not having the background information.  However, the book is very readable as stand-alone and the author has made an excellent job of ensuring that there is enough there for the reader to pick up the threads and make an educated guess at the preceding events.

The characters are very complex but realistic  and the tangled web unravels towards the end leading to a nerve racking conclusion that leaves the reader turning page after page.

I found this an excellent read and I am looking forward to more from this author.

Many thanks to Joffe books for the advance copy.


 

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLIE GALLAGHER’S BOOKS

“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie

“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns

“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah

“It’s one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I’ve read” GreatStuff


THE AUTHOR

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.


THE SETTING

Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.


THE DETECTIVES

George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.

What the readers are saying:

Nicki’s Life of Crime

OMG,this really is a fast paced roller coaster ride.After spending a few pages getting to know Darby,the reader is launched into a danger packed,adrenaline ride that rockets along and grips the reader so tightly that you sometimes have difficulty breathing.


Black Books Blog

The book started off with a bang and kept up the pace throughout the book.


The Quiet Geordie

I’ve not yet had a chance to read this thrilling book, but luckily Taylor has given some inside information to the book:


Turn The Page Blog

This is a fantastic book, full of twists and turns! Very dark and I wasn’t able to put it down once I had started it.


Short Book & Scribes

12 Things I Learned Writing NO EXIT by Taylor Adams


Books from Dusk till Dawn

There are tense and heart breaking moments in this book. It isn’t a fast paced read. It is one built on intrigue and fear, one to make your own mind think of what you would do. This is a night that you pray comes to an end and the right people eventually see the daylight. A super read!


Sweet Little Book

No Exit is one nail-biter of a thriller, Taylor Adams has a written a superbly intense read which will leave you wanting more.


Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

A few pages in, the first in a series of nasty twists caught me completely off guard, and I could only watch helplessly as Darby starts to fight her way through this incredible story.


The Paperback Princess

It was incredibly fast paced and had me hooked from the start, when Darby Thorne gets stuck in a storm and has to pull over at a rest stop.  From then on, Darby thinks she sees a child trapped in a van.  But with no cell reception, she is stranded with 4 stranded with 4 strangers – one being the kidnapper.


Anne Bonny Book Reviews

We’ll kill her tonight. Then my brother and I are going to need a place to sleep for a few weeks. And I need to know — for sure — that you’re good for what we talked about. Send me your half in writing.


BLOG TOUR – NO EXIT by Taylor Adams

This book starts at a steady pace but the adrenaline builds at an increasing pace throughout the book with the end result being a psychological thriller at its very best.

POOR HANDS by Oliver Tidy

Poor HandsPoor Hands by Oliver Tidy

BOOK DESCRIPTION

In a big old building on the south coast of Kent, David Booker runs a book-themed coffee shop and Jo Cash operates a private investigation business. They live there, too. But not like that.

Jo needs help with tracing a mystery client’s living relatives. David needs help with his staffing problems. Will they both get what they are looking for?

Sometimes two heads are better than one. Sometimes a poor hand is better than none. But not always…


MY REVIEW

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read 19/06/17 to 22/06/17

My Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the Booker & Cash series and I recommend they are read in sequence.

Jo Cash is an ex policewoman and has history with David Booker which is covered in previous books. Due to past events Jo has had to leave the Police Force and fell upon hard times which has led to her staying with Booker while she gets her PI business off the ground.

Booker and Cash are a relationship waiting to happen and are currently dancing around each other pretending they are not in love. For me I am not sure the romantic element brings anything to the books but …..

Both are complicated characters that have developed well during the series and I enjoyed getting to know them even better in this book.

The main story is a case Jo accepts to trace the history and find a missing relative for an American client. This case gets put on the back burner when David meets a young woman and feels the need to help. What follows is a fast paced, adrenaline pumping side story that keeps the pages turning. This story reaches its conclusion about half way through the book and we are then back to Jo’s case with a bit of diversion threaded through when David decided to help Ben, a young man with mental difficulties.

I found the book to be a bit fragmented it didn’t all tie together successfully and it felt like I was reading a thriller and a woman’s fiction book all in one which was confusing. I also didn’t like the ending because it wasn’t the end and that annoys me I don’t like loose threads. I assume these will be picked up in the next book but I still think it should have been ended better.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the advance copy of this book.

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END GAME by Charlie Gallagher the final book in the Langhorne series.

lanthorneAvailable from www.amazon.co.uk www.amazon.com

Also available is the  Box set of the Langthorne series (books 1-3) currently on special offer at www.amazon.co.uk

Book Description

Cover - draftTHERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.

Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.

But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME


WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLIE GALLAGHER’S BOOKS

“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie

“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns

“Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah

“It’s one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I’ve read” GreatStuff


THE AUTHOR

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.


THE SETTING

Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime.


THE DETECTIVES

George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.