Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller, Thriller

Revenge Runs Deep by Pat Young – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

Your boss is a bully. How far would you go to get revenge?

Thomas Smeaton is a powerful man who makes life a living hell for his employees.

When his bullying drives a woman to suicide, three of her colleagues decide it is time to take action before Smeaton destroys any more good people.

Six months later, a car is found submerged in a reservoir, with a single body inside. Suicide? Or murder?

Two people were there the night that car rolled into the depths of Loch Etrin. And one is still missing.

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MY REVIEW

Marty is a head teacher, her boss, Mr Smeaton…suspends her after an allegation from a known troublemaker in school…..

Joe is a PE Teacher, at the Outdoor Education Bothy, Mr Smeaton denies funding and the centre closes…..

Liz is constantly belittled by Mr Smeaton, and can not cope and takes her own life.

Thomas Smeaton is the most unlikeable character I have come across….I’ve known a few people like him in my working life…..detestable bullies…

Just how far can he push his colleagues? And how far will they go before one of them snaps?

This should be required reading for workplace bullies everywhere……!

Excellent, emotive and anger inducing writing by Pat Young…..I enjoyed every moment.

Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (click on the image)

Author Bio:

FE16EF4F-CDD4-42BB-85C1-55E7D28BE6CCPat Young writes psychological thrillers. Her debut Till the Dust Settles won the Constable Stag Trophy and an Amazon number 1 best-seller award. Her recent release, One Perfect Witness, sat for a while at number 2 in the Scottish Crime charts, nestled between Rankin and Cleeves and ahead of the mighty Val Mc Dermid!
But Pat never intended to be a writer. Then a story got inside her head, demanding to be told. She is fascinated by what happens when someone suddenly disappears and all her books have that theme.
Pat loves meeting readers and has been on the programme at Bloody Scotland and Tidelines. She is really excited about appearing at this year’s Boswell Book Festival at Dumfries House in May where she plans to launch her fourth psychological thriller Revenge Runs Deep.

Links:

Twitter – @py321_young  

Book reviews, Crime thriller

Nobody Move by Philip Elliott

PUBLISHERS BLURB

“like Tarantino on the page . . . rushes at you from page one.” —Dietrich Kalteis, award-winning author of RIDE THE LIGHTNING

Eddie Vegas made a terrible mistake. Now he has to pay the price. After a botched debt collection turned double murder, Eddie splits, desperate to avoid his employer, notorious L.A. crime boss Saul Benedict, and his men (and Eddie’s ex-partners), Floyd and Sawyer, as well as the police. Soon he becomes entangled with the clever and beautiful Dakota, a Native American woman fresh in the City of Angels to find her missing friend—someone Eddie might know something about. Meanwhile in Texas, ex-assassin Rufus, seeking vengeance for his murdered brother, takes up his beloved daggers one final time and begins the long drive to L.A. When the bodies begin to mount, Detective Alison Lockley’s hunt for the killers becomes increasingly urgent. As paths cross, confusion ensues, and no one’s entirely sure who’s after who. But one thing is clear: They’re not all getting out of this alive.

As much a love letter to neo-noir cinema and L.A. as it is satire, the first book in the Angel City novels is a lightning-speed crime thriller equal parts Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino.

“could have been written during the heyday of noir novels . . . However, assuming [Elliott’s] style is simply cribbing from the past would be a mistake. He proves exceptionally adept at developing his own brand of intensely violent suspense and meticulously executed action sequences; plus, he treats the women in his tale with the strength and self-respect contemporary mores reflect. Elliott is an insightful writer honoring the past with a jet-fueled tale of the present. His novel is sharp, stylish, and well-written. It makes reading fun again.” —US REVIEW OF BOOKS (recommended review)

“Elliott has a gift for upholding momentum that never slows. The characterization is great, but it’s the high-octane action and a horde of twists along with tight plotting that make the book a winner.” —THE PRAIRIES BOOK REVIEW

“satire at its best . . . a shout out to some of the best pulp movies and the best crime stories ever . . . Be prepared not to take a breath” —READERS’ FAVORIT

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MY REVIEW

Philip Elliott’s Nobody Move Is pulp fiction at its best…..

It starts with Eddie and Floyd’s visit to Bill….a Texan who owes the Boss 50Gs…..but it ends with a double murder and so the mayhem begins….with some great, laugh out loud moments and genius one-liners….

A hugely entertaining, crime and violence filled car crash of a novel….brilliant.

Thanks to Alexandra Scott of Into The Void magazine for a copy of the ebook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.