#BlogTour THE HARD WAY by DUNCAN BROCKWELL #BookReview @dcbrockwell1 #TheHardWay #ZooloosBookTours @Bloodhoundbook



Delighted to be joining you today as part of this wonderful Blog Tour for THE HARD WAY by DUNCAN BROCKWELL. My thanks to the author, publisher and Zoe of Zooloo’s Book Tours for letting me be part of it all!

ABOUT THE BOOK


When intruders enter a radio station and kill a famed presenter it sets in motion a chain of events that will push the Metropolitan Police to their limits. Officers Hayes and Miller are on the trail of a suspect and when Eric Helsey is detained, the police realise they have arrested the wrong man. As the case grows more complicated with each revelation, and the body count rises, they find themselves investigating a series of crimes all of which may be linked. But what ties the murder of the radio host with a Turkish casino owner and the killing of two employees at a valve factory? Hayes and Miller find themselves in a race against time to get to the truth before more people are hurt…

Published by Bloodhound Books


PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Duncan Brockwell is a full-time dental technician from West Sussex. Having completed his course at Lambeth College in 2018, he started writing in his spare time. An avid gardener and part-time mixologist, he loves nothing more than relaxing at home with his wife, Beks and pure white rescue cat, Milly. Since Duncan started writing in 2018, he has written thirteen novels, nine of which have been, or are in the process of being published. Unlike a lot of authors, Duncan feels he is a hobby writer, toiling away on his purple couch in front of the TV in the evenings and weekends. He wants nothing more than for readers to enjoy his various offerings, ranging from romantic comedy (under pseudonym Katie Simpkins) to hardcore blood and guts horror and everything in between (Under either DC Brockwell or Duncan Brockwell).
 Follow him at: Facebook: DC Brockwell Author Instagram: @dcbrockwell Twitter: @dcbrockwell1

MY REVIEW


From the brutal opening with the murder of 3 people at a radio station, you are quickly drawn into a dark world that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout!  It’s one of those books that takes you down one way of thinking, and then throws a spanner in the works and you’re left switching your mind as to what led up to the murders to begin with!
As the police investigation explores the victims, their families and their acquaintances, you are introduced in to some devious characters and dodgy dealings!  The first enquiry is to work out who the main target was at the radio station, and it seemed all the victims had some secrets to hide! That’s what I liked so much! All the secrecy being kept from their loved ones and the murky worlds they were caught up in!
It was full of action and was told at a great pace that kept everything moving along, and not going off on a tangent or overplaying things too much.  What becomes clear is that some people would go to extreme lengths for their own benefits and that dark element keeps the story and all the different threads nicely ticking along for your reading enjoyment!!
★★★★

#BookReview A SILENT CHILD by CLAIRE SHELDON



ABOUT THE BOOK

The streets are no place for a child …


After a traumatic event that almost ripped Jen Garner’s family apart, life is finally starting to get back to normal.
Then a woman’s body is found in the river. Shortly afterwards, a young boy is discovered wandering the streets. He refuses to speak to anyone, just repeats one name over and over, to the confusion of most of the local authorities –but Jen knows exactly who he’s asking for, and it’s enough to make her blood run cold …


PUBLISHED BY RUBY FICTION

PURCHASE LINKS

Kindle:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Child-compelling-thriller-Carter-ebook/dp/B08W59SQ16/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-silent-child

Apple: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/a-silent-child/id1552700655? 

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-silent-child-claire-sheldon/1138786815

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Claire_Sheldon_A_Silent_Child?id=2EcdEAAAQBAJ 

MY REVIEW

A pulsating and engrossing addition to the Lisa Carter series – it can be easily read as a standalone, but with the background of Lisa/Jen explained more in book 1, I’d highly recommend reading Perfect Lie as well! And you’ll want to once you’ve read this as the author has created such a brutal and engaging series that takes you down the darker paths of life, dealing with repugnant characters and setting up situations that you wonder how you’d deal with them if you were ever unlucky enough to be caught up in them!

When a small boy is found wandering the streets repeating just one name, and a woman’s body is discovered in a river, you know you’re in for a story that is going to grab you and you won’t be disappointed! There are so many intriguing angles to the stories within this story that your head will spin!!

Jen/Lisa has patched things up with her husband and domestic life is returning to normality, as normal as it can be in her line of work! Detective Chris Jackson soon gets in touch though for her help in this case, and her husband starts to fear the worst again for their relationship.

The story of the murdered woman was horrific to hear – she was doing what she could to protect her young son, but those around her were only interested in abusing her and using her for their own greed. There’s a very seedy world out there and Jen/Lisa and Chris soon find themselves wrapped up in it to try and find some justice for the victim and her little boy.

This is a book that will excite and sicken you in equal measures! Your attention is gripped on all fronts and I’m already eagerly anticipating the next installment of this series as the main characters are so strong and believable.

★★★★★