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By Bookworm 1977


'Them' by James Watts

'THEM' is the debut horror novel from author James Watts and to be very honest not the sort of book I would normally read but I'd had my eye on this one for a while, when James kindly sent me a complimentary copy and I can honestly say I enjoyed so much I read it over two tonights.

 

As I never like to spoil the storyline I will just give the reader a quick description of what the story in tales. Ray Sanders,returns to his home town to bury his mother but unfortunately for him all is not what it seems, evil lurks in the shadows and it's after him and his fellow residents.

 

The story was well written and James really knows how to create a great atmosphere for a horror novel. I found it nail bitingly gripping, it had me on the edge of my seat from the start to the finish and warning,ladies and gentlemen don't need snacks and don't read in the dark.

 

Highly recommended and not be missed by those who like a good Horror Story.


Blurred Vision: Seven billion voices about to be silenced by Chris Botragyi

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D223DCV/ 

 

Chris Botragyi by Blurred Vision gives the reader a graphic and gory description of Earth being invaded and what happens to her inhabitants.

 

 The story revolves around six men all from different backgrounds but with one thing in common they find themselves being held captive by Earths invaders a not so friendly alien race of Gray's. You get to hear each of their stories from the point of their capture to there grizzly ends.

 

My dear friends I will give you a little warning do not eat while reading this book, because the author leaves nothing to the imagination in the descriptions in the demise of these men I also recommend you don't read in the dark with your Kindle back light for company why I hear you ask well dear friends because your neighbours security light going on at a crucial moment  gives you one hell of a scare. 

 

Horror fans and those who like a good scare this is the book for you.


Unknown by Phil Price 22 Dec 2017

Recommended reading

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Phil-Price/dp/1976709083/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1520603089&sr=1-5&keywords=

 

The story fleets between parallel universes and different centuries all having one thing in common vampires. That is in till fate steps in the shape of Jake a former policeman turned P. I , I don't want to say to any more on the story line because it will spoil the pleasure of you uncovering the story for yourself. 

 

But what I will say is 'Unknown' by Phil Price has definitely eared a 5 star review from me. The story is well written, intriguing and addictive. But can be a little bit confusing when you first begin to read but all will become clear as you read on.

 

 


The Detective Tails of Binklock Holmes, Purrirot and Miss Meowples (The Tails of Binky the Tabby Cat Book 1) Kindle Edition by Amanda Harvey Purse

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CFQOHM4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  

Guest review by Peter Coombes 

 

Just read this one from Amanda Harvey Purse it’s fun not just a children’s book but fun for adults as well as spotting the characters and the story lines your know what a mean if you read it very good and a lot of fun to read give it a go and have a fun time reading this you will want more believe me.   

 

Definitely will by buying the other two in the series.

Five stars from me

 

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Biddy Trott By Donna Marie McCarthy

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Biddy-Trott-Donna-Maria-McCarthy-ebook/dp

 

If history, myth and horror are what you love reading then this is the book for you I absolutely loved this book even though it give me nightmares thanks Donna. It's the eighteenth century and Lord Abner has just arrived in the small English town of Royal Rummy where nothing is quite what it seems . The town is full of odd characters and who is Biddy Trott and why does she have sure a hold on Royal Rummy. To find the answers follow  Lord Abner as he unfolds the town's story.Can't wait for the next authors next book.

 

Side note best read at night because I think gives more atmosphere to the story.

 

 


Guest Review From From The Lovely Peter Coombes

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Madness-Mumbles-Steve-Jessup-ebook/dp/B074G59QNS/

This evening I received a second review this time from the lovely Peter a first reviewer who has written a review on Steve Jessups second book Madness In Mumbles , thank you Peter great review.

 

Madness In Mumbles Kindle Edition by Steve Jessup 

 

I would say read the first book 'Welshman in Whitechapel' as this will give you the start of Rees and Mary’s story and then go on to this one. But that is not say you can't read this one first ,  its just you may not understand what they are referring to but still its very readable without the first.

 

I started reading this book on holiday and read the first four chapters with out putting it down. However I then had to wait till I  get home from holiday to read the rest of the book which I did in one sitting. I just had to know what was going to happen next its just so captivating you just don’t want to stop reading.It’s one of those books where you you want to tell the characters to do something but you can't instead you have keep reading to see if they do it. I can’t say what it is as it would spoil the book  it’s very much like watching a TV series or a horror film where your shouting at the characters not to go outside or don’t go thought that door , I`am sure you know what I mean . The book just so captivating you just don’t want to stop reading I have to say the ending was fantastic and now I cant not wait for the next book in the series.


My Ripper Hunting Days by Bernard Boley

Publisher: BERNARD BOLEY (30 Oct. 2016)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ripper-Hunting-Days-Bernard-Boley/

The book is a work of fiction but the author cleverly works fiction and known facts about the Jack the Ripper case to produce a thrilling read.

The main character of the book is pathologist Woodrow Riley who manages to get himself mixed up in some very nasty going on's its up to the reader to decide whether you think he ambitious stupid or gullible. Myself I think he is a mixer of all three.

The story is based around Woodrow's dairy writings of 1888 and how he unwittingly become involved in the killings of five unfortunate women killed by the hand, of the man the world would know as Jack the Ripper. Woodrow takes the reader on a journey though a series of meetings and interactions he has with various characters and this where it gets very interesting because after a while you realize that each of these character is not what he first appears to be .

Great read for these cold winter nights so snuggle up and enjoy.

 


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The Clockwork Assassins (The Harry Hunt Adventures Book 2) Kindle Edition by Robert J. Lloyd

Publisher: Grace-and-Favour Publishing; 1 edition (18 Dec. 2016)

Trying something a little different this week check out the reviews at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clockwork-Assassins-Harry-Hunt-Adventures

 

The the story is set in 1680 and follows Harry Hunt on his hunt ( no pun intended) to find what happened to the Queen's dwarf found murdered in the Norfolk Fens. His quest to find out what happened takes him to Paris where ultimately he uncovers a plot to throne. To find who the killer was and why the ghastly deed was committed , you will have to read the book because that's all I'm going to tell you.

 

Overall I find the mix of  historical facts mixed in with fiction interesting and you can see the author knows the history of the period . If you have interest in this period of history  then book is for you . My only complaint would be and I don't know if the author meant this to happen but I did work out early on who committed the crime.

 

 

 


The Hangman's Hitch: Where evil lurks closer than you think by Donna Maria McCarthy

Publisher: Britain's Next Bestseller (18 Jun. 2017)

I just come across this author and can't wait to start reading her work first impression love the cover.

The author transport's you straight into life of Freddy the 18th century aristocrat who has fallen from grace and been disowned by his family. Freddy is alone and without a friend till the mysterious Joseph Black comes along and takes him to his home The Hangman's Hitch. Here he meets a host of characters including the loveable Mary who sings and dancers to entertain the inns visiters. But don't be fooled by the idealistic description the devil what's Freddys soul and he can't trust anyone he meets. To find out if Freddy can save his soul I highly recommend you read The Hangman's Hitch.


The Welshman In Whitechapel.: A journey. (Rees and Mary. Book 1) Kindle Edition by Steve Jessup

Publisher: Steve Jessup.; 1 edition (5 Jan. 2016)

My Review 

 

The story revolves around a hardworking Welsh shopkeeper Rees Llewellyn who swaps life in Wales for a new life in the crime riddled steets of Spitafields London. The book has ever thing you want in a good thriller you have the villain, a romance , tragedy and a great twist at the end. What makes the book even more appealing is that  author has a great talent for storytelling and has easily inter waved Rees into the true life crimes of Jack the Ripper and these who where involved in the case. Highly recommended and if read it and find you loved it why not try his new book Madness In Mumbles which continues Reece's story.