August 2012

Book Of The Month – August 2012

This month featuring
- The Circle by RG Lawrence
- Gray Justice by Alan McDermott
- The Gilded Edge by Danny Miller

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The Circle by RG Lawrence
A Gripping Read That Leaves You Hungry For The Next Page - Review by Charlotte Waller
The Circle by R.G Lawrence begins with high school teacher Cicely Manley setting the scene, luring the reader into a false sense of security that this tale is solely about a concerned teacher. The sense of security is steadily paced, leading up to the death of her favourite student and the questions surrounding it.With Cicely being a fiery red head, and her best friend Margaret being a sharp but lovable 70 year old, it’s hard not to be taken on the ride with them. The women are on a chase for justice, and they soon find themselves in deeper water than they anticipated.This is my Book of the Month because it’s brilliantly written, both the gripping prose and the easy flowing dialogue, and it provides a great thrilling read. It leaves you guessing who the real culprit is until the very end, and the questions asked at the beginning might not be the ones you’re asking at the end.Another plus with this book is that the characters are all so well developed, and the famous Tommy O’Malley is one you want to watch out for.
Rating: Gripping Thriller
Where To Buy:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071PNZPE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0071PNZPE
Author Website: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/rg-lawrence.html
Gray Justice by Alan McDermott
A Real Nail Biter – Review by Maria Miller
A criminal is one thing. A criminal mastermind is another. However, a criminal mastermind who is desperate and at the end of his rope is a completely different thing, and the investigators are scrambling to figure him out.In Alan McDermott’s Gray Justice, Tom Gray had everything: a successful business, a fat bank account, and a loving family. All of that changes in less than two months: his son is killed by a career criminal’s car, and soon after his wife commits suicide. Now he is a desperate man. With nothing left, he is on a mission to let the people of England be the jury. He captures several repeat offenders and asks the people to vote via his website whether they should live or die.As if that‘s not enough, he also has a deadly device planted somewhere. Only he knows the location (and the nature of this device), and he taunts the authorities with it. His demand? Tom Gray has drafted a new justice bill, which he wants to take effect immediately.Added to the turmoil Mr. Gray has created, a group of Muslim zealots finds the perfect opportunity for their coup while the police are distracted.
Rating: Five Stars
Where To Buy:
http://www.amazon.com/Gray-Justice-ebook/dp/B005BSRAZO
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gray-Justice-ebook/dp/B005BSRAZO
Author Website: http://www.jambalian.blogspot.com
The Gilded Edge by Danny Miller
Review by Nick Houghton
This is the second novel from Danny Miller, and is an evocative noir thriller in the tradition of Raymond Chandler’s Marlowe series. In the same way that Chandler shows us the sweating underbelly of criminal Los Angeles, so Miller evokes the gilded edge; ostensibly a way of cheating at cards, but which also serves as a metaphor for the edge where the aristocracy and underworld meet with murderous consequences.Vince Treadwell is a detective on the up but not the take. We first meet him watching two colleagues almost coming to blows over an illegal card school in the basement of the west London police station where he works. That he is watching rather than taking part is key; it sets him apart and his colleagues reaction to him tells us a lot about his character, ‘Don’t drink, don’t gamble. What do you do Treadwell?’ We quickly find out … click here for full review (pdf)
Where To Buy:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005RZB5RU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005RZB5RU
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