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#BookReview The Devil You Know by @TerryTyler4 #Thriller

Title: The Devil You Know

Author: Terry Tyler

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Category: Psychological Thriller

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My Review:

‘Every serial killer is someone’s friend, spouse, lover or child…’

It’s a frightening thought that you could know someone capable of such atrocities as rape and murder.

In Terry Tyler’s latest novel, The Devil You Know, she expertly weaves fives stories/five lives around the brutal murders of a string of young women, leaving the reader feeling as scared, horrified, anxious and betrayed as her characters. Introduced to the five suspects via the point of view of the mother, wife, colleague, friend, and a teenager who are closest to them.

The Devil You Know is storytelling at its absolute best. Captivating, compelling and psychologically thrilling.

The author kept me guessing until the bitter end no matter how much I thought I’d cracked it, only to then be swayed once again.

My favourite part of the book is the final revelation and the way each suspect’s life story is wrapped up so beautifully.

I would highly recommend this novel.

Blurb:

Every serial killer is someone’s friend, spouse, lover or child….

Young women are being murdered in the Lincolnshire town of Lyndford, where five people fear someone close to them might be the monster the police are searching for. One of them is right.

Juliet sees an expert’s profile of the average serial killer and realises that her abusive husband, Paul, ticks all the boxes.

Maisie thinks her mum’s new boyfriend seems too good to be true. Is she the only person who can see through Gary’s friendly, sensitive façade?

Tamsin is besotted with her office crush, Jake. Then love turns to suspicion…

Steve is used to his childhood friend, Dan, being a loud mouthed Lothario with little respect for the truth. But is a new influence in his life leading him down a more sinister path?

Dorothy’s beloved son, Orlando, is keeping a secret from her—a chilling discovery forces her to confront her worst fears.

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is a character-driven psychological drama that will keep you guessing until the very end.

BUY your copy of The Devil You Know from Amazon UK or Amazon US

About the Author:

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Terry Tyler’s first Amazon publication, ‘You Wish’, won ‘Best Women’s Fiction’ in the eFestival of Words 2013, while short story collection ‘Nine Lives’ and family drama ‘Last Child’ have won other small online awards.

Terry is fascinated by the psychology behind relationships, and this forms the background of all her books. From the ‘is my husband/friend/son a serial killer?’ fears of the characters in her new release, ‘The Devil You Know’, to the dark and complex emotional tangles of ‘The House of York’, to the aspirations of several writers in ‘Best Seller, it’s all about the characters. And the plot twists…

Terry has a blog on which she writes around many topics (social networking, writing, nostalgia, TV and film). The link: http://www.terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/ . She also has a book review blog, on which you can find her own reading choices and those she reads as part of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.

She loves Twitter (TerryTyler4) and can also be found on Goodreads and Facebook. Terry lives in the north east of England with her husband.

 

You can connect with me on Twitter @ShelleyWilson72, Instagram @authorslwilson or  check out my Facebook pages http://www.facebook.com/FantasyAuthorSLWilson and http://www.facebook.com/resolutionchallenge. You can also find me on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/singlemum101

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#FridayBookShare – Drive by @MarkEWest #Crime

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I created the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you enjoyed reading (old or new) and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare – Simples!

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

Here’s mine:

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to be reading horror, crime, or mythology. I’m sharing a favourite of mine today, Drive by Mark West. It might be a crime novella but it’s hauntingly terrifying! Continue reading “#FridayBookShare – Drive by @MarkEWest #Crime”

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Guest Post – An #Interview with @BarryKnister, #Author of Godsend #Crime

 

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Today, on the Big Blue Takeover, I’m delighted to share AN INTERVIEW WITH BARRY KNISTER, Author of GODSEND.

You’re in the final stages of finishing GODSEND, your third Brenda Contay suspense novel. Can you tell us a little about it?

Sure, and let me start with a disclaimer: GODSEND isn’t a book for readers who think suspense novels have to pit the forces of good and evil against each other.

But GODSEND is a crime novel, right?

Like the first two Brenda novels, it definitely is. But the criminal in this new story and my journalist main character Brenda Contay meet just once. At the beginning. These two characters remain important to each other throughout the story, but they never actually meet again. Continue reading “Guest Post – An #Interview with @BarryKnister, #Author of Godsend #Crime”

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Reader Spot – Meet #BookReviewer Kate Moloney (@BibliophileBC)

Here on the Reader Spot, I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share.  Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you find this series enjoyable.

Next up to the Reader Spot is reviewer, Kate Moloney from Bibliophile Book Club. Find her book review blog HERE.

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What genre do you enjoy reading?

My absolute favourite is crime and all its different facets. I love a good police thriller, and I’ve been reading tons of psychological thrillers lately too. I just love the suspense and the tension within the pages. And don’t get me started on my love of Scandinavian based crime books, they are perfection for me!!! I don’t read much outside my favourites but very occasionally I may pick up a YA, and I have some sci-fi on my TBR too.

Do you have a favourite author in this genre? Continue reading “Reader Spot – Meet #BookReviewer Kate Moloney (@BibliophileBC)”

#BookReview Wings of Mayhem by @SueColetta1 #RBRT #Crime

#BookReview Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta #RBRT

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Author: Sue Coletta

Category: Crime/Thriller

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Shawnee Daniels is a computer forensics specialist by day and a cat burglar by night. I loved how the author managed to blend the two ‘roles’ so well. You get an insight into the talented specialist (or hacker!) as she uses her computer skills to aid the detectives, and then the flip side of her secret life of breaking and entering. Continue reading “#BookReview Wings of Mayhem by @SueColetta1 #RBRT #Crime”

Reader Spot – Meet Book Reviewer, Sandra Foy (@Monkbythesea)

Here on the Reader Spot, I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share.  Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you find this series enjoyable.

Next up to the Reader Spot is reviewer, Sandra Foy. Find her book review blog HERE.

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What genre do you enjoy reading?

I love reading most any genre except for sci-fi which I have tried a few times but I just can’t get on with it. The two genres that I probably read the most are crime and contemporary. But if I get a recommendation I will usually give it a go no matter what genre, I had a book sent to me last year called Godbomb, I have no idea what made me say yes to reading it but I was very glad that I did as it was so different to anything I’d read before but also really good.

Do you have a favourite author in this genre? Continue reading “Reader Spot – Meet Book Reviewer, Sandra Foy (@Monkbythesea)”

Author Interview – Meet @DavidVidecette #TuesdayBookBlog #Crime

It’s always lovely to meet an author and hear about their passion for writing and where they get their story ideas from. At a recent event, I had the pleasure of meeting author, David Videcette. He very graciously allowed me to corner him and extract all his writerly wisdom. Not one to miss an opportunity, I asked if David would like to pop over to my blog and tell everyone about his latest book and what the future holds. Over to David:

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The Fun Stuff:

Which part of the world do you come from?

I grew up in South London. (Officially pronounced ‘Sarf Lahndahn’).

My dad was a police officer and we lived in police accommodation, right in the middle of a huge council estate. All the other kids knew us as “coppers’ kids”, which made my early years very tough and eventful!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An astronaut, a fighter pilot or a secret agent were all on my list. The careers officer at my school told me to “be realistic” when I shared this with him, and practically laughed me out of his office.

Twenty-two years later, having worked my way through borough policing, CID and organised crime – I was finally successful in being selected for the Anti-Terrorist Branch – a highly trained, specialist operations unit. Following the horrific events of the London 7/7 bombings, I spent many years hunting down suspects, chasing terrorists across continents and had unprecedented access to the world of spies, secrets and foreign intelligence agencies. Not a bad result for a “coppers’ kid” living on a council estate.

List three words to describe yourself. Continue reading “Author Interview – Meet @DavidVidecette #TuesdayBookBlog #Crime”