Book reviews, Classic Fiction, Thriller

The Teeth Of Giants by Gordon Wallis – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

In the brutal war on Elephant poaching in Africa one man takes a stand against a ruthless international ivory smuggling syndicate. A stand that almost costs him everything.

Jason Green never for one minute expected the appalling violence and horror he would endure when he returned to Africa to pay his respects to an old friend.

A profound sense of guilt and nostalgia prompts London based ex soldier Jason Green to return to Africa for the funeral of an old friend killed in suspicious circumstances in The Zambezi Valley.

He is about to be sucked into the murky and brutal underworld of the illegal ivory trade. Grave injury and a burning desire for revenge thrust Green from the blistering heat of The Zambezi Valley to the tropical coast of Mozambique and beyond. Every tortured step of this journey is fraught with extreme danger and the ever present threat of death.

The Teeth Of Giants is the second novel by Gordon Wallis featuring his main character Jason Green. Readers of thrillers set in Africa will devour the frenetic pace and sheer brutality of this gritty crime thriller.

Pick up The Teeth Of Giants today and prepare for the ride of your life.

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MY REVIEW

Another stunningly descriptive tale from Gordon Wallis..

After the death of Kriel, the adventure begins in this beautiful world, spoiled by the truly awful poachers, trading in ivory, rhino horn and more, mainly for the Chinese medicine market…..barbaric and brutal.

Jason needs to get a report to Switzerland and ending the vile trade in whatever way he can….I found this to be fast paced, exciting and has the feel of a classic adventure tale…..

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources 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.

Purchase Link:

 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QHY66Q2

US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QHY66Q2

 

Author Bio –

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Gordon Wallis is a 50 year old author based in Zimbabwe , Southern Africa. Born of

British parents he has lived there all his life. A keen reader of thriller novels , particularly those set in Africa , he has travelled extensively in Africa , Europe , The Middle East and Asia. He runs a number of businesses in Zimbabwe and is single.

 

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/gordon.wallis

https://twitter.com/zimbabaloooba

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Enemy At The Window by A.J. Waines – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

Someone knows what you did… and they’re watching you…

Daniel is living the dream with a devoted wife, perfect job and adorable toddler. Until, out of the blue, his wife accuses him of having an affair and stabs him in a frenzied attack with a kitchen knife. As his wife is sectioned in a psychiatric ward, Daniel returns home from intensive care to find his precious world is inexorably falling apart:

Who is prowling around his house?

Why is someone sending threatening postcards?

And who is his son talking to in the dead of night?

As Daniel attempts to put his life back together, a merciless force just out of reach is unravelling it, bit by bit, until Daniel is plunged into his worst nightmare.

Enemy at the Window is an utterly gripping psychological suspense thriller, full of secrets, lies and betrayal, leading to a heart-stopping conclusion. It will appeal to fans of authors such as C.L. Taylor, Mark Edwards and Sabine Durrant.

 

MY REVIEW

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Where do I start? When the publishers say this is gripping, they’re not kidding!

Sophie stabbed her husband Daniel, of that there is no doubt……but why?

She had seen a love letter hidden in his jacket pocket, seen photos of him with another woman, but these had gone when she later looked for them…….is she paranoid or is he hiding his tracks?

Sophie is sectioned due to her state of mind, Daniel was in hospital for a while but is now home with their young son Ben…, but then things are being moved in the house and he hears Ben talking to someone, but when he checks, no one’s there…..just what is going on?

Rick, Daniel’s old friend is there to try and get him to socialise a little, to relax after the recent events…….but his life starts to fall apart little by little…….! Who is the victim here?

This is one of the most intense thrillers I’ve read. Full of lies, secrets, fear and betrayal and is totally compelling from its start to it’s astounding end. Absolutely stunning and I loved it….

Thank you to Bloodhound Books 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 ( and it’s ONLY 99p for Kindle at the moment)

https://amzn.to/2ITuT6W

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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AJ Waines is a number one international bestselling author, topping the entire UK and Australian Kindle Charts in two consecutive years, with Girl on a Train. Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, the author has sold nearly half a million copies of her books, with publishing deals in UK, France, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Czech Republic and Canada.

Her fourth psychological thriller, No Longer Safe, sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries. AJ Waines has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and has been ranked a Top 10 UK author on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

She lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband. Find her books here and visit her website and blog, or join her on Twitter, Facebook or on her Newsletter.

 

Links

 

AJ Waines – Social Media Links:

 

All Books: ​http://viewauthor.at/AJWaines

Website ​www.ajwaines.co.uk

 

Newsletter ​http://eepurl.com/bamGuL

 

Blog: ​​www.awaines.blogspot.co.uk

 

Facebook: ​www.facebook.com/AJWaines  

 

Twitter:​www.twitter.com/AJWaines  

 

Goodreads:​ http://www.goodreads.com/AJWaines  

 

Instagram: ​www.instagram.com/ajwaines

 

Bookbub: ​www.bookbub.com/authors/a-j-waines

    

 

Book reviews, Cosy mystery

Death In Avignon by Serena Kent – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

Return to the warmth of Provence for the next delightful Penelope Kite mystery…

When Penelope Kite attends the opening of an art exhibition on the arm of the gorgeous Mayor of St Merlot, Laurent Millias, it seems she is finally settling into life in Provence. But beneath the glamour, trouble is lurking. Shockwaves ripple when British expat artist, Roland Doncaster, collapses after choking on an olive.

A tragic accident? Or was he poisoned? Penelope is thrust once again into the middle of a murder investigation, but when she casts suspicion on one of the Mayor’s friends, she finds herself out in the cold.

As winter draws in, Penelope must rely on the friendship of her local music group – including the dashing art dealer, Gilles de Bourdan – the support of the effervescent Frankie, and her own sleuthing instincts to untangle this mystery…

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MY REVIEW

Penny has moved to France, for a new life after her divorce….

She has friends, the ‘sharp’ Clemence is chic and glamorous, takes Penny to Museums, Art Galleries and music events……the handsome Mayor, Laurent is a possible romance too and the marvellous Frankie brings some humour…

One evening at an art exhibition, an artist, Roland Galbraith Doncaster ‘Don’, collapses and later dies…..the police investigate this as a suspicious death….Penny had previously investigated a suspicious death (previous book) and she is again drawn into the mystery…

She had worked for the Home Office in Forensic Pathology, so she believes Don May have been poisoned!!

And so the investigation begins, with art forgery, smuggling and murder….all set in a marvellously idyllic lifestyle of rural France, with deliciously described food, wine and pastries….made my tummy rumble more than once..

There’s the chaos of Penny’s family arriving, a disagreeable police officer and a budding romance which makes this an absolutely charming cosy crime mystery. It has a clever plot and likeable, well drawn characters and a satisfying end…….one to enjoy, relaxing in the sunshine with a glass of wine…

Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers 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

https://amzn.to/2xfqBAb

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Serena Kent has been a journalist, a banker, a music composer and a sheep-shearer – and is also the nom de plume of Deborah Lawrenson and her husband Robert Rees. They live in Kent in a house full of books, and own a ramshackle old farmhouse on the slopes of the Luberon hills in Provence which is also in desperate need of some more bookshelves.

Deborah has previously published eight novels including The Art of Falling, The Lantern, The Sea Garden and 300 Days of Sun. Robert has previously published one novel, A Season in the Sun.