Has Jefferson Winter finally met his match?
Six years ago a young married couple were found brutally stabbed to death in their home in Upstate New York. Local police arrested a suspect who later committed suicide. But what if the police got it wrong?
Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter is drawn into a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious female psychopath as she sets him a challenge: find out what really happened six years ago.
The clock is ticking and, as Winter is about to find out, the endgame is everything . . .
Well after reading book 2 I couldn't wait to dive right into this, Book 3 in the Jefferson Winter Series.
I have to say I really am enjoying this series, getting to know the character, that I have to say he is pretty damn awesome. James Carol has worked wonders creating this guy and I look forward to reading many more books featuring him.
I had had book one, two and three on my kindle for quite some time, so after promising myself I was going to play catch up with some of the series of books I still had to read, here I am just having finished book 3 and what a book it was. I have to say there is something about these books that once you start them you can't seem to stop until you are right at the very end, and then you just don't want it to finish.
The action in this book starts right from the beginning, and for a short time I really thought Winter was in it up to his neck. He does seem to get himself in some crazy situations.
The Ex FBI Profiler is working a case this time of lady, mmmm maybe wrong word, this time of a woman he has actually witnessed killing someone, and he ends up teamed up with Detective Mendoza, although it seems it's not her choice to work with him.
How will things turn out, and will the good guys catch the bad, well the only way to find out is read the damn book. You'll not regret it.
It's been interesting getting to know Jefferson Winter, bit by bit over these 3 books, and I have enjoyed each one so far.
I certainly wouldn't have any problems recommending this series of books to anyone. And although I feel they certainly could be read as standalones, as usual for me I find it so much better to read books in order. But again this is just my personal thoughts.
Jefferson Winter is back in James Carol's second thriller featuring the ex-FBI profiler from the bestselling Broken Dolls.
Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter has taken a new case in sunny Louisiana, where the only thing more intense than the heat is a killer on the loose in the small town of Eagle Creek. But in a town where secrets are rife and history has a way of repeating itself, can Winter solve the case before someone else dies?
After feeling like I was getting to know Jefferson Winters in book one, I jumped right into this one, book 2. Since finishing this one, I have now started book 3. #JefforsonBinge
I really am enjoying getting to know a new character. I'm enjoying the writing style and the stories that James Carol is coming up with. Why oh Why have I had these books hanging around on my kindle for so long. (apart from the fact I buy far to many)
Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter has taken a new case in sunny Louisiana. He has his work cut out here.
Sam Galloway has been set on fire and killed. But why, and why was the film of this sent to the police?.
Jefferson chooses to work along side Taylor a relatively new police officer and together they try and solve this case, but it really is proving to be a tricky one. Taylor was a character I like right from the beginning. A huge guy that seems to have a heart of gold.
There were threads throughout this book that really kept you guessing I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a great interesting read. And I read this in just over a day, which is pretty good for me.
I would say this could easily be read as a standalone but for me I find reading series of books should always be read in order, but that is just my personal opinion.
It certainly kept me wanting to turn the page. And I'm looking forward to continuing with book 3 now.
Meet Bryony: she’s a fun-loving, very single TV production assistant whose idea of sport is the Jimmy Choo sales scrum.
Meet Jackson: Cycling’s bad boy superstar. Injured and out of a certain race this summer, without his training, he’s looking for another distraction…
Bryony’s facing a triple whammy – her last single friend just named the day, her mother’s offering to have her eggs frozen, and the guy she’s loved from afar, forever, has just got hitched. So she’s more than happy to accept the offer of a totally out of character but seriously steamy one night of no-strings fun. Especially when the guy in question is so attractive he even looks good in Lycra!
Jackson’s on the lookout for a new career but if the opportunity to work on TV means a fortnight with the most uptight woman in the world, he’d rather not bother. He never goes in for seconds – and who in their right mind would head off in a campervan, with a woman who irons her knickers?
Add in a tandem (yes a tandem) and fast forward to double trouble for a summer neither of them will ever forget!
Well every so often I enjoy a change from my usual genre of Crime fiction. And jump over to the other side for a bit of light hearted Chic Lit.
I've had this on my kindle for lets say a little longer than I should of had. But I get there eventually.
It is an easy read, a fun read, something to brighten up these cold March days.
The style of writing is flirty and fun, plenty of humour thrown in, which makes the story not only Hot, but very enjoyable.
Get yourself comfy, box of chocolates and feet up and if this doesn't help make you feel good, then I don't know what will. Get ready for the ride of your life.
The first in James Carol's thrilling Jefferson Winter series, Broken Dolls offers rapid-fire suspense and a chilling look into the mind of a criminal - and into the mind of the one man who might be able to catch him.
Ex-FBI star profiler Jefferson Winter is no ordinary investigator. An eccentric genius and self-described geek with a passion for Mozart, he is haunted by the legacy of his notorious serial killer father...and not likely to admit this may be why he has such a phenomenal insight into the psychology that drives the criminals he hunts.
The former G-man is now a sought after freelance consultant, jetting around the globe helping local law enforcement agencies with their toughest cases. When Detective Investigator Mark Hatcher calls from Scotland Yard about a particularly disturbing case, Winter leaves his native California for the chilly streets of London to help track down a sadistic serial kidnapper.
Four victims, all young women, all tortured and then lobotomised. None of them able to tell the police the name of their attacker. None of them able to live normal lives again. Just broken dolls, played with then discarded.
When another young woman goes missing, Winter has to race against the clock to identify the attacker and find the latest victim before it's too late.
Well According to good old Amazon, it says You purchased this item on 11 Jul 2014. So I guess it's about time I caught up with the series, as I also have 4 more books from this author waiting patiently on my kindle, I need to get a wiggle on.
I really wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but yeah, I enjoyed it.
A good page turner that will keep you interested throughout. This is book one in the Jefferson Winter series and I have to say not a bad start. Ex FBI Profiler Winters is now a freelance consultant and on a case trying to help find someone who is abducting women, and then lobotomising them. It's a bit of a sick thing to do and really does add to the creepiness of this story.
Winter is a great character and seems very good at what he does. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series now and seeing how things go for him, I'm ready to get to know him a little more and will be reading the next book soon.
'How long have you been sitting out here?'
'I got here yesterday.'
'Where did you come from?'
'I have no idea.'
Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one.
Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.
But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?
Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's brilliant new novel.
Finding this one a toughie for getting my thoughts together on it. I enjoyed it, it was different. I had no idea what so ever how it was going to turn out.
Very well put together, with some really likeable characters, I really liked Alice, she seemed a real carefree spirit. But with a heart of gold.
Single Mum, Alice notices a man sat on the beach outside her home, he's been sat there a long time. she eventually takes him out a jacket to keep him warm and her softer side invites him to stay at her home. He's not staying in her house but in a summer house type building she has in her garden, that she occasionally rents out to earn a little extra money.
The man, who her daughter names Frank, has lost his memory, doesn't know who or where he is. This part of the story fascinated me, you just can't imagine not knowing who you are or where you are from, or that you need to slice a bagel in half to toast it.
But I can't imagine letting a strange man who doesn't even have a name into my home, into my families lives.
Lily Monrose a 21 year old, left stranded in a new country where she doesn't know anyone. Newly wed, 3 weeks previously and it's turning out now that she also doesn't know her husband. When he failed to come home from work one night she goes to the police, and tell her that her husband never existed. So who was she married to, and most of all, where the hell is he?
I found myself happily plodding along with the story, and the further in it got, the more I wanted to know about these characters, who is the stranger and what has happened to Lily's husband. I kept trying to link things together myself, but I didn't do a very good job of it.
It's an interesting, yet different read. Lisa Jewell is a new author for me, but I think it's safe to say I wouldn't hesitate to read more from her.
No one is safe... not even the police.
DI Hero Nelson is used to violent crime but this one is personal. When he's called to a crime scene he discovers the victims are two police officers one of whom is a good friend.
Determined to track down the killer, he’s dealt another blow as the body count continues to rise. To catch the killer before he strikes again, Hero calls upon the public for help. But when the criminal ups the ante by taking hostages, he soon regrets his actions.
Can Hero and the police catch the murderer before more innocent victims are hurt?
Hero must apprehend a killer who is hiding in plain sight before the time runs out
It is no secret at all that I am a huge fan of this amazing author. Her writing is first class, I just can't help but wonder how the hell Mel keeps coming up with these stories and Idea's and each one just gets better and better.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and flew through it in no time. Wanting and needing to keep reading, this book will certainly hold your attention and keep you up all night until you finish it.
Hero Nelson book 3, I'm really liking Hero, I have to say sometimes when I love an authors series and they do another on, I do sometimes wonder if I will like it as much, but this one has certainly confirmed it's possible to write more than one series of books. I always enjoy books when they are based in and around Manchester, I love it when I can actually see in my mind the places that are featured. I always find it adds to making the books feel more real.
This book starts off with a bang, literally. A killer is out there, and he needs catching, he needs catching real quick. He has killed 2 serving police officers when Hero is set the task of finding the killer, its a race against time before the body count starts to build. Can Hero and his team work miracles, because they are going to have to, to catch this evil killer.
It's personal for Hero, not only is one of the men killed a serving officer, he's also part of Hero's TA team. But when the Killer takes a hostage then Hero and his team really need to up their game.
A fantastic read, and any fans of crime will love this one.
You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
I hate to say this, but as much as I enjoyed this book it really did feel predictable.
It kind of felt you just knew right away the way it was going to go. As I say I did enjoy it to some degree, but it wasn't gripping and to be honest I read bits of it in between reading other books.
Covering domestic abuse has got to be difficult, but if I'm honest I though Grace who is held captive by her husband, was really annoying. To all on the outside they are the absolute perfect couple. But inside, behind closed doors things are very different.
Jack is a serious control freak, and on more than one occasion I wanted to stick a knife in his head.
I feel that Grace certainly had a handful of opportunities to get away from her husband, but she never seemed to attempt it and just seemed to go along with everything that was thrown at her.
I really have mixed views on this book, on one hand yes I kind of enjoyed it, but not to the extent that I couldn't put it down. On the other hand I feel it could have been done so differently.
I was also a little lost with the sudden end.
But it is a readable book, and don't let all the 1 and 2 star reviews put you off, if you want something readable, that is a little different yet predictable then I think you'd enjoy this. If you want a page turning psychological thriller, then I'm not sure this is the book for you.
The battle is on…
When gang leader Paddy O’Brien is stabbed in his brother’s famous nightclub, Manchester’s criminal underworld is shaken to the core. Tensions are running high, and as the body count begins to grow, the O’Brien family must face a tough decision – sell their side of the city to the infamous Boddlington gang or stick it out and risk losing their king.
But war comes easy to the bad boys, and they won’t go down without a fight. So begins a fierce battle for the South Side, with the leading Manchester gangsters taking the law into their own hands – but only the strongest will survive…
Two Manchester families. One runs the North one runs the South.
Tensions are high, when Paddy O'Brien is stabbed in his brothers night club. It isn't long before Paddy decides its time for out, and his long Suffering wife is expected to go along with anything he says.
"you say jump, we say how high"
But things are never straight forward and there will be a few spanners thrown into the works through out the story.
An interesting read with a few twists you really didn't expect. It keeps engrossed and wanting more.
Some brilliant character throughout this book, some are more likeable than others, but certainly interesting.
I seem to have has a phase of reading books in and around Manchester and I find they really add to a story for me, as I can really visualise a lot of the places.
This book certainly kept my interest and I was surprised, ok more than surprised on the way it ended. It all seemed to come together brilliantly. It's a gritty read. It's certainly different from the last book I read by Marnie Riches and different in a very good way.
I will certainly be reading book 2 when that come out, It will be interesting to see where things go.
Book 2 in a trilogy following one family over forty years on an East London estate, BLOOD MOTHER goes back to the 70s to tell the next story in the Flesh and Blood series, perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller.
1970s London has stopped swinging, but it's not staying still.
Babs thought she had all the world ahead of her. Then she got pregnant and the father did a runner.
Salvation comes in the form of a man who'll look after her. Or so she thinks.
But Stan Miller is the devil in disguise...and over the next twenty years, Babs will have reason to regret she ever met him. Can she protect her family - or will he get the better of her?
BLOOD MOTHER is the second thrilling book in the Flesh and Blood series, capturing a world very different from today but where some things still hold true: be careful what you wish for, and watch out for who you trust...
DSM well well well... Another blinder of book here, and it so deserves every single one of the 5*s I'm giving it.
Book 2 in the trilogy following one family over 40 years. Having recently read the first book - Blood Sister, I couldn't wait to get stuck into this one.
I was a little unsure on what to expect as in this book we go back in time, 40 years, and I wasn't sure how I would cope with it, But My My My.... I had nothing to fear at all. I loved every bit of this book, and found it interesting finding out a little more about Babs and her up bringing. Her leap into adulthood and how her life completely changed.
Bab's is facing life as a single mother, "Oh the Shame" It was amazing reading the views of people and realising just how much times have changed. Babs has been left high and dry when she finds herself pregnant and the father is now nowhere to be seen.
Babs then meets the man of her dreams, he's going to make everything ok for her. He is everything she has ever wanted. Or is he?
Stanley Miller, Business man extraordinaire, is pretty much just a criminal ar*e hole. But he's certainly turned Babs into a wreak when she's around him.
He seems to be her knight in shining armour.
Life certainly becomes a roller coaster for Babs and life with Stanley Miller is going to change her forever.
Babs really is a fantastic character and I have loved reading about her and what life has thrown at her. She really is on a journey of survival of the fittest. Can she make it? You will only find out by reading the books.
But OH MY GOD that ending has left me needing and wanting the next book NOW.
This book is another fantastic read, and I'm so glad I have read it, I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it, and could not turn the pages quick enough.
I am so ready for the next one Blood Daughter is out 24th August 2017.
It's funny how you seem to wish your life away when waiting for the next book.
She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.
The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet.
The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her.
As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself - before the past wreaks a terrible revenge?
We are back again with Detective Eden Berrisford in this book 2.
One thing I will say about this author is she certainly knows how to write a bloody good book, and that is exactly what this is. Drawn into the pages right from the beginning this book leaves you wanting more.
A brilliantly put together story highlighting some of the issues of Domestic violence. showing the controlling powers that some thrive on, while injecting fear into their partners. It’s a horrible subject, but one that was covered brilliantly.
I felt for these women the whole way through this book. I wanted to get them somewhere safe and look after them.
Eden is trying to work the case, trying to find out who is attacking vulnerable women. Eden and her team go all out to find out the who and why.
The flow of the book is spot on.
As I said this is the second book featuring Ds Eden Berrisford, yet It could be read as a stand alone, but for me I feel it’s better if you have read the previous book. I find it always helps if you can know some of the characters back history and I feel reading the first book really helps with that.
All I can say because I really don’t want to give to much of the story line away is,,, just treat yourself buy this book get your feet up with a cuppa and get stuck in.
And if you haven’t read book one, then what a treat you are in for because then you can read book one and two back to back. Then sit and eagerly await book three like I am doing.
Well done Mel. Another fantastic read that deserves all 5 of the stars I’m giving it.
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