Book reviews, Crime thriller, Thriller

Singapore Killer by Murray Bailey – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

 

A helicopter crash and burned bodies.

 

A faceless corpse.

 

A mysterious town.

 

Carter is drawn into a dark case from which there seems no escape.

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MY REVIEW 

#5 in the Ash Carter series, but can also be read as a stand-alone.

Wow….the action starts from the off and really doesn’t stop in this heart pounding thriller.

Set in 1950’s Singapore, a devastating helicopter crash turns out to be a deliberate act…..and so the story begins.

Ash Carter is on the hunt for the killer, Black Jack.

This is so well written with a real sense of time and place. Full of atmosphere, it has a brutal serial killer, plenty of great characters and a twisty, violent and action packed plot to keep every thriller fan on the edge of their seats. A fantastic read.

Thank you to Murray Bailey for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for an eARC of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review. 

Book reviews, Horror

Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

When fifteen year old Rocky Zukas meets a mysterious dark-haired girl named November, his world is forever changed. The young couple falls under the spell of summer love, but not everyone approves. November’s brother, Gabriel, is the keeper of the family’s secret, and big brother is always watching, growing more sinister as his bloodlust gets the best of him. Directing his attention to Rocky’s family, Gabriel aims to make sure little sister knows who is in charge.

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MY REVIEW 

Until Summer Comes Around is a classic vampire story, set in the summer of 1986 in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

15 year old Rocky spends his summer wandering the beach and it’s arcades, but then he meets the beautiful November. A typical summer romance, except November is a vampire and her brother, Gabriel is hellbent on bleeding the local population to feed his addiction….and the bodies pile up.

These vampires are day walkers, the sun doesn’t bother them (no they don’t sparkle), but they prefer the night time. This reminded me of The Lost Boys due to its setting. It this is different as these vampires are on vacation.

When Rocky finds out what November is, his heart is broken…..but he needs to protect his family from Gabriel and needs her help.

This is a dark and violent coming of age drama, albeit a very bloody one. Great characters and a gripping, fast paced plot make this a must read for any fan of vampire fiction. I loved it in all its toothsome glory.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and an eARC of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

Purchase link : https://www.flametreepublishing.com/until-summer-comes-around-isbn-9781787583948.html 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Glenn Rolfe is an author/singer/songwriter from the haunted woods of New England. He has studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King, Ronald Malfi, Jack Ketchum, and many others. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his weirdness.

He is a Splatterpunk Award nominee and the author of The Window, Becoming, Blood and Rain, The Haunted Halls, Chasing Ghosts, Abram’s Bridge, Things We Fear, Boom Town, and the collections, Slush. and Land of Bones.

He is hard at work on many more. Stay tuned!

 

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.