Book Review : The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Midnight Line is  the 22nd Reacher book following on indirectly from the sensationally good Make Me. In the Midnight Line Lee Child shows the world he's properly got his mojo back after a few hits ans misses over the last few years. The Midnight Line is more like a  detective thriller than the previous book. It starts innocently enough   with Reacher finding a tiny little westpoint class ring in a pawn shop. being a westpointer himself Reacher wants to know  is intrigued to know what caused her to give it up . Naturally enough it gets more complicated than that and Reacher ends up teaming up with the ring owners sister and private detective Terry Bramall who is the best Reacher ally in years . Between the three of them they find the rings owner Rose Sanderson an ex army vet badly and gruesome injured by an IED in Afghanistan .  The book also touches on the issue of injured army vets who end up being drug addicts when they get discharged and the opiod crisis going on in the st…

Book Review : The Time To Kill by Mason Cross

Book review. The Time To Kill By Mason Cross.
The time to kill( titled Winterlong in some countries) is the third entry in the Carter Blake series. Following on from the killing season and the Samaritan. Both of which are brilliant. So , is this the difficult third album? No. Absoloutley fucking not.
It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he'd keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he'd be left alone.
But news that one of Blake's old allies, a man who agreed the same deal, is dead means only one thing - something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him.
Emma Faraday, newly appointed head of the secret unit, is determined to tie up loose ends. And Blake is a very loose end. He's been evading them for years, but finally they've picked up his trace. Blake may be the best there is at tracking down people who don't want to be found, but Wint…

Book Review : Will To Live By Rachel Amphlett

Will to live is the second book in the Kay Hunter series by Rachel Amphlett. Its the follow up to the brilliant scared to death ,one of the best books i read last year.
When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.

As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.

With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.
When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…
Reading about someone getting hit by a speeding train is not for the faint hearted or the weak stomached especially giv…

Book Review : The Samaritan By Mason Cross

Book review: The Samaritan by Mason Cross. The Samaritan is the 2nd book in the brilliant carter Blake series. Carter Blake is not a cop or a PI , Carter Blake isn’t even his real name ,with a past in a government black ops unit few have ever even heard of he spends his time now finding people that don’t want to be found, for a fee of course.
Plot: When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt. That's when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services. He's a skilled manhunter who shares some uncomfortable similarities to the man Allen and her team are tracking. As the slaughter intensifies, Blake must find a way to stop it . . . even if it means bringing his own past …

In loving memory - Sir Roger Moore

In loving memory -  Sir Roger Moore

Its more than likely that the world will never agree on who the best James Bond is. But if you ask someone who their favourite bond is chances are you’ll get one name come up. Sir Roger Moore. That's certainly true of me, as a90's kid Pierce Brosnan is 'my bond' and yet for some reason he just isn't my favourite, don’t get me wrong I love pierce as bond but I prefer Roger Moore. Why? Who knows, I think it’s the fact he quite famously didn’t take Bond too seriously and just embraced it. Even long after he'd left Bond behind. Unlike a certain Scotsman.... It’s for those reasons then and more besides that the news of his death on Tuesday was something of a hammer blow. Celebrity deaths normally just wash over me but Sir Roger's passing? That stings a bit. Which is funny when you consider I never met him as much as I would have loved to. Now I've got to be honest here as with the other fellas I haven't seen much …

Book Title Q+A

A little while ago i was contacted by author Andrea Darby asking me to answer a few questions about book titles . I was included alongside two other bloogers : Sally from Cleopatra from Im reposting my answers here as i have no reviews to share right now. Thanks again to Andrea for asking me. Is the title a significant factor when it comes to choosing a book? Absolutely, but cover art comes first for me I think. What do you look for in a novel title and what do you see as its function?  It must be short and snappy; 5 words maximum. Apart from the cover art, the title helps you to form your first impressions of the book and, fairly or not, determines whether you buy it. What novel titles have particularly impressed you? The James Bond novel that came out in 2015: Trigger Mortis, which is obviously a play on rigor mortis and an obscure Only Fools and Horses reference. I like one word titles too; simple, intrig…

2016 roundup ; physical books

2016 roundup ; physical books The final part of my 2016 roundup, yes, I’m aware that it’s now April. As with the kindle roundup I won’t list everything I read because we’d be here all day so I’ve just picked a few The Recruit by Robert Muchamore  A mate lent me this as well as all the other cherub books. The book follows newly orphaned trouble maker James choke as he goes to spy school and helps stop a terrorist plot. Verdict: good
Echo Burning by Lee Child The 5th Jack Reacher book and for my money it’s the best.  The book follows Reacher wandering around in a Texas summer hoping to catch a lift when A woman stops, and offers a ride. Carmen Greer is young, rich and beautiful.

But her husband's in jail and When he comes out, he's going to kill her. I think if you’ve read Reacher books before you can see where this one is going…. Verdict: cracker
Reacher Said Nothing by Andy Martin A sort of behind the scenes look into how a Jack Reacher book is written. Andy Martin sits behind Lee Chil…