Book reviews, Crime thriller

Spider Games by K.J. McGillick – Book Review

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Kate O’Brien is pure dedication; she believes in the justice system. This feisty, no-nonsense attorney works herself to the bone every day, tirelessly building her reputation and career. She is on the path to being a legal star. That is until her corrupt law partner, Bill Brown, a criminal defense attorney, achieves a degree of notoriety which attracts the interest of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

When the inconceivable happens, Bill is arrested, charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and money laundering leaving the law firm in chaos. As Kate slowly digs her way out, what she finds sends her down a dark path that could lead to her imprisonment or death. Bill has meticulously set her up to pay for his malevolent crimes. His cohorts, fearing she knows too much, have marked her for death. Can she stay ahead of the FBI and unravel crimes that reach as far as China and Russia? Or will she need to assume a new identity to save her own life?

A fast-paced thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Suspenseful crime fiction with twists and turns throughout this masterfully plotted novel keeps you on the edge of your seat. It may be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the series, A Conspiracy of Betrayal.

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MY REVIEW

#1 in The Conspiracy Of Betrayal series.

Kate O’Brien is a lawyer whose life and career are put in danger after her law partner, Bill,  is investigated by the DEA.

All the while she is still working cases but then finds links to Bill and his plans to implicate her in his crimes. Can she prove the truth before it’s too late ?

This is so well plotted that it keeps you on your toes with its twists and secrets. A tense and intriguing tale. Thoroughly entertaining.

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.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Kathleen McGillick is an author of fast paced mystery, suspense and thriller novels. Her fascination with the genre reaches back to her childhood when she read every Nancy Drew book she could find. This, one could say, laid the foundation for her future love of all things mystery and who dun it’s.

Although she has lived in Georgia for over thirty-five years and is practicing attorney in the Metro Atlanta, she will always call New York her home.

When writing her novels she draws from her extensive experience in the medical and legal field to weave her twisted plot lines. Kathleen counts herself an ardent student of art history which allows her to add a dash of art to her novels adding to the mystery of the story.

As a young person her dream was to become an English literature teacher. Although life took her on a different path, one might say she found her way back to her early love of books by spending her time now writing them.

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Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Two: Mind Games And Murder by K.J. McGillick – Book Review

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Two: Mind Games and Murder

Her husband wants her locked away in a psychiatric facility. His business partner wants her dead. Trust. Who do we place our trust in every day? Family members, friends and people who we turn to for help, doctors. But what if the doctor you placed your trust in had secrets? Dark secrets. 

So many secrets.

Isabella Armond is an ordinary Parisian woman with a comfortable life — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. As her husband’s behaviour becomes increasingly unstable, Isabella slowly realizes all the signs point to the fact he is not who he appears to be. Is he a respected Cardio-thoracic surgeon with a thriving Paris medical practice helping people? Or is he leading a double life which involves the international trafficking of black market organs? Greed, blood money, and psychopath are the terms she learns are associated with a man she thought she knew.

Forced to delve deeper into her husband’s secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she believed forcing her to face an impossible decision. She is desperate to uncover the truth, but once you know something, it can’t be unknown. The more she learns, the more she wishes she knew nothing at all.

When the sun dims, your second self shall disappear. Consequences not of her making were nipping at her heels. Tick. Tock.

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MY REVIEW 

This is an action packed, psychological thriller at its best.

Isabella’s husband, Adrien, is a renowned surgeon and together they have a luxurious lifestyle. But, when Isabella finds some irregularities in her Gallery’s paperwork she wonders what’s going on. Adrien tells her she’s imagining things and has clearly got it all wrong….to the point she begins to doubt her own sanity. But what if she’s right?

As the story unfolds, it turns into a tale of black market organ harvesting and sale, where Adrien is laundering his ill gotten gains through Isabella’s gallery.

An intelligent thriller that makes you think and is a real nail biter. A thoroughly entertaining read.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Games-Murder-Deception-Betrayal-ebook/dp/B079Z4BRHN

US – https://www.amazon.com/Two-Games-Murder-Deception-Betrayal-ebook/dp/B079Z4BRHN

 

Author Bio –

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K.J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author. As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.

 

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/KJMcGillickauthor/

Kathleen McGillick

@KJMcGillickAuth

 

http://www.kjmcgillick.com/

https://twitter.com/KJMcGillickAuth

https://www.goodreads.com/Kmcgillick

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Book reviews, Crime thriller, Psychlogical thriller

Trust Me by K J McGillick – Book Review

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Sex. Power. Murder.


Dr. Gabriel Blackwell and his wife Sandra Blake have it all. He’s a brilliant thoracic surgeon. She’s a high-powered attorney with family money. Their lives are as loving as they are glamorous. Or are they?


When a nurse Dr. Blackwell works with is brutally murdered, the questions fly. Who would want to kill this woman and why? When an autopsy reveals the woman was pregnant, all signs point to Dr. Blackwell. Just what was her relationship with him?
Whispers about a scandalous sex club surface. How many other lovers are there? Are any of them safe?

How far would he go to protect his reputation?


Tragedy strikes again as Sandra Blake is found dead floating in their pool. Dr. Blackwell now finds himself on trial for two murders. Facing life in prison, Dr. Blackwell will grasp at any straw to preserve his freedom.

Is anyone innocent? Is anyone safe?

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MY REVIEW

Poppy joins the law firm and straight away is working on the Blackwell case, with other more experienced colleagues, in this taut thriller. I love Mary…..with her bottomless handbag and weapons, it made a change to have a strong mature woman character. Mr Martin, not sure if I like him or not…..but still a great believable character too.

This is a fine plotted courtroom drama, with some lovely twisty revelations amongst the dark of the murders and Dr Blackwell’s narcissistic psychopathic behaviour…is he innocent ?…..marvellous writing by K J McGillick…, I loved every minute…..

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 Links:
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/TRUST-ME-Lies-Misdirection-Book-
ebook/dp/B07NYT2RQ4/
US https://www.amazon.com/TRUST-ME-Lies-Misdirection-Book-
ebook/dp/B07NYT2RQ4/

 

Author Bio –

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K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.
As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping
they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing


Social Media Links –
https://www.facebook.com/KJMcGillickauthor/
Kathleen McGillick
@KJMcGillickAuth
http://www.kjmcgillick.com/

https://twitter.com/KJMcGillickAuth

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