I’m giving away a copy of TJ Stimson’s new book called ‘The Picture Of Innocence’ to one lucky reader.
What the back cover says –
You love your family. You’d never let anything happen to them… would you?
With three children under ten, Maddie is struggling. On the outside, she’s a happy young mother, running a charity as well as a household. But inside, she’s exhausted. She knows she’s lucky to have to have a support network around her. Not just her loving husband, but her family and friends too.
But is Maddie putting her trust in the right people? Because when tragedy strikes, she is certain someone has hurt her child – and everyone is a suspect, including Maddie herself…
The characters in this book are about to discover that looks can be deceiving… because anyone is capable of terrible things. Even the most innocent, even you.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question in the comment box below.
How many children does Maddie have?
Winner will be revealed on Monday 20th May. Good luck!
Check out my review of ‘The Picture of Innocence’ to see my thoughts on the book.
On the book tour for Mel Sherratt’s exciting new book called ‘Tick Tock’, enjoy an extract from the thrilling tale.
Grace, Nick and Perry presented their warrant cards to another uniformed officer with a clipboard and, once he’d noted them down, began the sombre walk to the body. The school was at the end of a road that led to a single access lane.
With hedges on both sides, and knowing what she was about to look at, Grace couldn’t help feeling claustrophobic. It was eerily quiet too, once they’d left behind the noise of the school. Grace shivered, even though the April day was mild.
After a steep incline, the entrance to the field loomed at them. There was another police car parked, its tailgate open. Inside were the items they were required to put on before going to the crime scene, to avoid contamination and help them catch only their killer’s DNA and vital evidence – forensic white suits and shoe covers, latex gloves and masks to cover their mouths.
They each dressed in the appropriate gear and turned off the lane, through a gap in the hedge. Grace looked in front of her; there were a few bushes scattered across the grassy landscape and a large hedge around the perimeter. To her left, she had a clear view across some of the city, seeing rows of houses and gardens, and a large football playing field with a changing hut.
If this death was suspicious, Grace mused, it would be the second murder investigation in Stoke-on-Trent since she’d arrived. Back in September, she had helped to catch a serial killer. The timing couldn’t have been more poignant, but then again, the killer was someone she had known, so it was no coincidence that their rampage coincided with her return to her birth town.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
You can buy ‘Tick Tock’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.
‘Perfect Crime’ is the latest book Helen Fields’ DI Luc Callanach series.
Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead. Found at the bottom of a cliff, DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed. As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides roll in: a woman found dead in a bath; a man violently electrocuted. But these are carefully curated deaths – nothing like the impulsive suicide attempts they’ve been made out to be. Little do Callanach and Turner know how close their perpetrator is as, across Edinburgh, a violent and psychopathic killer gains more confidence with every life he takes…
For me, I found this to be a sad tale as vulnerable people are preyed upon by an evil killer. People who thought they had finally found peace with life are tragically killed.
It’s a great return to DC Callanch and his partner Ava and in this book, we see a shift in the dynamics of the relationship which makes for interesting and humorous reading as the two detectives deal with new, unexpected feelings as well as stay professional.
The brutal killings of the people does make for unsettling reading, especially with knowing the earlier suffering that the victims have already dealt with. As per Helen’s previous, she has delivered another cleverly written and fast paced story that is riddled with drama and suspicious characters, that really keeps the reader on their toes.
With nail biting twists and turns throughout, ‘Perfect Crime’ sees the return of the dramatic duo who are on the countdown to finding the killer before another life is taken. Undoubtedly, one of the best crime series in a while, I can’t wait to see more cases with DI Callanch.
You can buy ‘Perfect Crime’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.