Title - Junkie
Author - Heather C Leigh
Format - Kindle
Source - Purchased via Amazon UK
My name is Miri and I'm a heroin addict. A junkie. A whore. I'll do anything to get my next fix.
Including walking right onto the property of Austin's most ruthless and feared drug lord to beg for some H. I don't know his name, only that people call him Boss. Oh, and that he won't think twice to put a bullet in my head.
But like I said, I'll do anything to get my next fix. Even if it costs me my life.
Or changes it forever.
***This book is for readers 18+. It involves graphic descriptions of gangs, drugs, violence, and sex. You will read exactly what you expect to see at an R rated movie about, you guessed it, gangs, drugs, violence, and sex.***
I'm finding this a real tough review to write, firstly I'm not sure what I can say about the story line without giving anything away, and secondly because I've really got mixed thoughts on this.
It is a very easy read, very easy to follow, and I read it in more or less a day. I enjoyed the story line, and liked the direction the book went, but in parts I felt it seemed a little repetitive.
It is a steamy read, and certainly not for the faint hearted. I enjoyed it but it didn't leave me needing more. I will at some stage read the next book, but more out of curiosity than anything else.
We have the drugs 'Boss and the 'Junkie who meet up in circumstances that shouldn't have happened.
'Boss man see's something in the Junkie that clearly no one else see's. And the story takes off from there.
There is quite a bit of sex in this book, and I can't help feeling that a lot of it wasn't needed, it was as though it was there to beef up the wordage, But if you like that in a book then this will be a good read for you.
It is an interesting read, it's not something I would normally read but still an interesting read.
The third novel in the DI Sally Parker thriller series from NY Times and USA Today bestselling author M A Comley
Other reads available in this series are:
Wrong Place - #1 Women Sleuths
No Hiding Place - #1 Women Sleuths
Web of Deceit - a novella co-written by Tara Lyons
DI Sally Parker also helps solve a mystery alongside DI Lorne Warner in Twisted Justice.
DI Sally Parker has been handed a ten-year-old cold case. However, the victim, Aisha Thomas, isn't just a member of the public--she's a serving police officer's wife.
During the original investigation, the suspects disappeared before they could be questioned. Now fresh evidence has been uncovered, proving the two suspects to be innocent. Sally has to start over at the beginning. She uncovers a few surprises that were either overlooked. . . or purposefully ignored by the original investigator.
When the case threatens Sally's fledgling romantic relationship with pathologist Simon Bracknall, she begins to suspect someone is determined to hinder her chance at happiness--as well as solving Aisha's murder.
Is Sally getting close to revealing the killer or has she stumbled across something even more sinister?
I have to start with the fact that it really does amaze me at the speed in which Mel can get books out, without any of them feeling rushed or falling below the quality we have come to know and love.
I am a HUGE M A Comley fan. I have read almost all her books over a number of years, and each time a new one is due out, I still get excited about reading it.
Here we are again, another outing with DI Sally Parker. I feel like i'm still getting to know Sally, but after reading this book I have added Sally now to my list of fictional characters that I really do like. In this book Sally has really grown on me, and I really can't wait to read more about her and see just what happens with her in future books.
As the title suggests, Sally and her team are given a Cold Case to review. A case that is ten years old, so where on earth do you start. Well it seems, you start right back at the beginning.
Ten years ago the wife of a police officer was murdered. The case soon takes on a big turn around when it is discovered that the two suspects in the original case maybe had nothing to do with it.
Have mistakes been made, is it bad policing or is just that with new DNA evidence coming to light that it puts things into a different light.
I can safely say that throughout the book I had no idea of who the killer could have been, and It certainly took me by surprise when I found out who it was. I think this was brilliantly done, I loved that I had no idea at all.
It took me a little while to get the chance to pick this up and read it, and once I did I read it in no time, there was no chance of me putting it down once started. As with all Mel's books. I got lost in the pages and devoured it.
I have no hesitations in giving this book the 5 stars it so deserves, and I really can't wait for another outing with Sally Parker.
You set the trap. Now you can’t escape.
When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman, is the next victim and Hazel knows she has to find out what happened to her.
Is it one killer or more? Random acts of violence, or part of a bigger, twisted plan?
The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove – and she also has a film crew. She’ll make a documentary, catch the killer, and give Meredith justice.
Her stage is the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found.
Her cast are the family and friends the killer left behind.
And her crew? They keep disappearing, one by one…
A shocking, ‘just-one-more-page’ thriller with the most twisted killer you’ll ever meet. This book will hook you from the first page and keep you guessing long into the night. PERFECT for fans of James Patterson, Mo Hayder, and Chris Carter.
I was eager to start this book, a brand new author always brings anticipation and excitement.
It's certainly very well written and has a great opening. It keeps you wanting and needing to turn the pages.
Richard Parker is certainly an author whose books I will be looking out for in the future.
Documentary maker Hazel Salter is appalled when she discovers that what started as an online prank has seen her Childhood friend Meredith killed. Along with others, this killer has targeted people who joined in the Twitter hashtag. #BeMyKiller
I'm almost to scared to put that #
Hazel is to make a documentary about what happened to Meredith in the hope she can figure out who the killer is. The police don't seem to have any idea but Hazel has suspicions. Her Documentary is being made on a shoe string, Hazel is skint and doesn't have the money to pay any of her cast, she is using the family and friends of the victims. But slowly her crew seems to be getting smaller. Is the killer actually amongst them.
A very interesting read, highlighting the use of social media today, and shows how things can go very wrong.
It certainly keeps you guessing with plenty of tension and great twists it's a book that will keep you interested.
Crime Thriller Author
Richard Parker is an ex TV script writer, script editor and producer who now writes dark, stand alone thrillers. His first novel, Stop Me, was nominated for a Dagger Award. The movie rights to his second, Scare Me, have been bought by Hollywood studio Relativity Media with screenplay completed by Wentworth ‘PRISON BREAK’ Miller and his third, Stalk Me, rode high in the US and UK Amazon charts.
What everyone’s saying about Richard Parker:
‘Oh. My. Fluffing. Lord. From the very beginning this book grips hold of you and once it does it will not let you go ... such a startling opening ... so dark, so twisted ... It's so bloody brilliant ... The murders... man. Remind me not to upset Mr Parker as he has a very twisted mind ... Holy crapamoly ... I was totally blindsided and grinning like the Cheshire Cat ... And the ending ... The killer ... Jeepers Creepers ... Totally another bam! In. Your. Face. Moment and I loved it. So many red herrings ... Such fluffing good writing that you have got me hooked and you have a fan for life ... It's quite simply brilliant. A massive, in your face ... 5 stars from me.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘Well worth 5 stars, deserves many more ... gripping, intense, at times shocking thriller ... had me hooked from the shocking first chapter and totally engrossed by the twisty tale that was unfolding as I frantically turned the pages. Spooky, creepy settings, very gory inventive murders, loads of twists and a couple of laugh out loud moments. I would love to watch a film version of this book.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime
‘OMG what a book ... With one hell of an opening I was hooked ... What an absolutely brilliant thriller. This story is so well written and fast-paced the author takes you on the roller coaster ride of your life. Reading it with one eye open I cannot describe how tense this story is. But it is a book not to be missed, which I highly recommend giving it 5 massive stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews
‘Drags the reader into the spinning world of a psychopathic serial killer and doesn't let up until the very last pages ... a book that readers will finish in one sitting.’ BookBitch
‘Will keep you guessing up to the last chapter ... chilling ... full of twists and turns ... I'll definitely be reading Parker's next novel.’ Luca Veste
‘Full of tantaslising twists and turns, this novel keeps you guessing until the very last few pages ... An utterly fabulous crime novel that will keep you pinned to your seat.’ The Tattooed Book
‘Hooked from the beginning ... I loved the twists, the turns, and the ending is simply superb. The writing style is very descriptive and therefore scenes are vivid ... The characters are brilliant ... I highly suggest you pick this book up ... If you like thrillers and mysteries, you will definitely not regret it.’ RedHead Reader
‘Tightly-written, fast-paced ... keeps you turning the pages.’ Simon Kernick
Richard Parker was shortlisted for CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award 2010
The worst thing that ever happened to you
And no one believes its true . . .
A dark and gripping psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist - perfect for fans of Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst and The Lie by C.L. Taylor.
Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table.
The man who stands over her isn't a doctor.
The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable.
But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed - and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind.
And then she meets the next victim.
So compulsive you can't stop reading.
So chilling you won't stop talking about it.
A pitch-black and devastatingly original psychological thriller.
Imagine waking and finding yourself on an operating table fastened down so you cant move. This is what happened to Dr Alex Taylor.
But why is she there, she doesn’t recall having an accident, she doesn’t recall very much, then there is someone standing over her. A man.
Then she is found in a car park at the hospital where she works. But when she tries explaining events it seems no one wants to believe her.
Trying to make people aware what has happened to her, and believe her is proving difficult.
And as other things start to happen, it’s soon clear that everyone thinks Alex is losing the plot, or actually lost the plot.
This was a great story, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I was holding my breath towards the end of the book to see what happened.
A very well put together story. That will have people guessing and wondering if Alex is indeed losing the plot. A great page turner that will keep you attention all the way through.
Title - The Missing Ones
Author - Patricia Gibney
Format - Kindle
Source - Bookouture via Netgalley
The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.
The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. ‘I wonder which one of us will be next?’
When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?
The trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?
Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will be gripped by this page-turning serial killer thriller, guaranteed to keep you reading late into the night.
What a great start to what can only be a very promising series. I love finding new authors, and Patricia Gibney is certainly going to be an author to look out for. I was amazed when I realised this was Patricia's Debut novel. You would never believe that when reading it.
We are introduced to Detective Lottie Parker, and I have to say right away I liked her. A single mother of 3 teenagers and working a very stressful job, what isn't to like. Add to that the fact she also gets things wrong then she's going to be a brilliant character to follow.
Alongside her is Boyd and their working partnership as well as their personal one needs working at, lol. I loved the banter between them, and the way they interacted with each other.
Some great characters, that are going to be interesting as we go further into the series and each character develops.
It's a tough story to cover but covered very well.
A very interesting read, something to get your teeth into. Well worth giving it a go, I'm lucky enough to have the next one to start right away, and I'm looking forward to it.
I was in two minds on whether to post this or not, as I didn't want to Jinx it, but it seems I have my reading mojo back.
There really are some freaking awesome books flying about at the moment, and it's been a true privilege to read some of them.
So thought I'd take a moment to thank the authors who write these amazing books, I understand the dedication and hard work that must go into writing a book. I struggle just writing a few paragraphs for a review.
I'd like to thank the publishers who help make these books available to us, and I'd like to thank my fellow bloggers for sharing the book love and helping me find my next best read.
I've been in two minds recently about packing in the blog, but I've decided rather than just get myself in a tizzy over "is my review good enough" I'm just going to put my thoughts in brief and try and explain what I thought about the book. I'm stressing myself out trying to do a lengthy review and trying to make it sound like I know what I'm saying. which in truth half the time I don't. lol.
I recently read a post that most people don't bother reading reviews, but I know I do, and I value quite a few of the bloggers for their recommendations. So just because I'm in two minds on continuing, doesn't mean anyone else is allowed to be.
I also posted a few weeks back about if anyone actually visits this blog, and I got 1 response, so I know one person is reading it, so for now I'll carry on.
I don't have the time to continuously post and promote authors and books as much as I'd like to do, and sometimes I feel I'm not doing their books the justice they deserve. But I guess if one person see's something then it's one more.
Happy weekend folks.
The gripping new serial killer thriller, from the runaway bestselling author of CRY BABY. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham and Peter James.
On a bitterly cold winter's night, Liverpool is left stunned by a brutal murder in the grounds of the city's Anglican Cathedral. A killer is on the loose, driven by a chilling rage.
Put on the case, DS Nathan Cody is quickly stumped. Wherever he digs, the victim seems to be almost angelic - no-one has a bad word to say, let alone a motive for such a violent murder.
And Cody has other things on his mind too. The ghosts of his past are coming ever closer, and - still bearing the physical and mental scars - it's all he can do to hold onto his sanity.
And then the killer strikes again . . .
Another great book from David Jackson. Any crime thriller fan will enjoy this one. The 2nd book to feature DS Nathan Cody.
While I enjoyed another outing with Nathan Cody and his team, I have to say I especially liked Grace Meade in this book. An analyst working for the police, I really liked how she seemed to be constantly in the background yet such a big part in the investigation. I can see her becoming a big part in future books. It's like anything to do with computers and it's just so easy for her, almost as though her brain is a computer chip. A great character I want to see more of.
DC Megan Webley has returned to work after injury, and things are a little touchy between her and Cody, to say the least. Will these two ever be able to get their relationship put back together, or has to much gone on between them.
It is interfering with their working relationship so needs sorting.
Local school teacher Mary Cowper has been murdered, and this team need to get their act together to try figure out what has happened and why, not only that they need to find what seems to be a very dangerous killer. It's only a matter of time before they kill again.
Cody is hiding his own demons throughout this story and it seems only a matter of time before they begin to get on top of him.
I think this author has a great knack of making you feel like you are actually there when he describes locations and scenes.
Brilliantly written and very well put together, made a very interesting read.
She Loves Me
A woman's body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it's clear she's looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much loved wife and mother?
She Loves Me Not
Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer's choices?
She Loves Me
Who lives? Who dies? Who's next? The clock is ticking.
She Loves Me Not
If Helen can't solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own ...
Well the start of this book would certainly make me think twice about stopping to help someone in trouble. Should you? Shouldn’t you?
Here we are back with the superb Helen Grace. Book 7, I recently had a big catch up with this series, and I have to say it’s one of the best book series I’ve read. I have enjoyed each and every single book, and just when you think they can’t get any better, out pops another Jaw dropper.
If you have not caught up with this series yet, and have not read the last book yet, then please don’t continue with reading this review as it could spoil things for you.
We kick off with action and this action continues the whole way through this books, I certainly enjoyed reading it.
The start of the book sees Sonia, a probation office on her way to work, where she is flagged down by someone who looks to have been involved in an accident. Only to end up being killed.
Helen Grace is also on her way to work, riding her new bike, a Kawasaki Ninja, which she has bought after receiving a hefty compensation pay out for wrongly being arrested and then sent to prison last year. She gave the rest of her compensation money to a local children’s charity – this just made me like Helen even more.
So as I was saying on her way to work Helen notices someone lying in the road and pulls to a stop to help the lady, it’s clear as soon as Helen see’s her, this hasn’t been just a road accident, the lady has been shot, but there is no sign of a car. The only one Helen saw is the one that nearly knocked her off her bike earlier up the road.
Shortly after this, it appears there is an incident at a pharmacists, could this be linked, is the death toll about to rise?
Can Helen and her team connect the dots and figure out who the killer or killers are and what their motive for killing is before it’s to late?
This book takes place over a 24 hour period. OH WHAT A DAY!
What a story. This for me has got to be one of M.J. Arlidge best books yet.
It’s gripping, fast, frenzied, breath taking, thrilling it’s one hell of a read with a good few OMG moments, I was hooked from the beginning right up to the last page.
It’s exciting and scary at the same time, my god I need a week’s holiday after reading that.
Her time is running out.
How can Daisy ensure that Jack will live happily ever after?
On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant 'Cancerversary' with her husband Jack to celebrate three years of good health, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it's unstoppable.
Death is a frightening prospect - but not because she's afraid for herself. She's terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but charmingly helpless husband when she's no longer there to take care of him. It's this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife.
With a singular determination, Daisy searches for Jack's perfect match. But as the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy is forced to decide what's more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband's happiness - or her own?
A very interesting read. I just fancied something a little different to my normal read, and this was certainly that.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, although it was an emotional journey, parts of it had me wanting to cry and other parts had me wanting to laugh.
When Daisy is given the dreadful news that her cancer has returned, but this time it's non treatable. her life goes into turmoil. She doesn't feel ill, so how can they be telling her something like this.
Worried about what might happen to her wonderful but helpless husband if she is not around to help him and care for him sends her into a mission of finding him someone to look after him. She want's to find him a new wife.
But it's taking over what is left of her short life, and should she be doing this or should she be looking after herself and making what time she has left less stressful and happy.
This was really and emotional journey. Heart breaking but fun read. It's one of those books that you just can't help thinking, What would I do in this situation?
Ella’s life just hit rock-bottom, but can a summer by the sea mend her broken heart? When life gives you lemons… make ice-cream!
Life hasn’t always been easy for single mum Ella, but she has just hit an all-time low; she’s jobless, loveless, very nearly homeless and, to make matters worse, now the owner of a pocket-sized pooch with a better wardrobe than her.
Packing her bags (and a bigger one for the dog), Ella sets off for the seaside town of Appledore in Devon to re-live the magical summers of her youth and claim her portion of the family ice-cream business: a clapped-out ice-cream van and a complicated mess of secrets.
There she meets gorgeous and free-spirited solicitor, Ben, who sees things differently: with a little bit of TLC he has a plan to get the van – and Ella – back up and running in no time.
This has to get 5 big fat scoops of delish Ice Cream from me.
What is there not to like about a Sue Watson book.
I just loved every single page of this book.
This book has more than it's fair share of LOL moments. Some great one liners. I loved the opening of this book, not only are Ella's children taking no notice of her because they are glued to their phone's so is her mother. This is a real situation for many families everywhere.
Everything about this book made me want to keep going, keep reading. It's fun, it's summer, it's everything you want from a feel good heart warming read.
Some great character in this book I loved Ella and her crazy mother 78yr old and Sexting. lol
Jobless, loveless and homeless. Ella heads off to Devon, for a summer of being alone and new starts. Her mother wont go with her as Appledore holds secrets that she would rather forget. Ella though has fond memories of Appledore in the summer is what is keeping Ella going. But can things ever be as good as childhood memories. Child hood memories spending time with her cousin, hoping to re create some of those memories but there seems to be some sort of rift with her mum and her cousin that Ella just cant figure out. I loved this part of the story, the mystery behind the secrets and what had gone on all those years ago.
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good crime thriller, but this was a superb get away from all the crime. An exceptional read, and one I think everyone should read.
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