Wednesday, 8 May 2019

A few reviews and recommendations:

In recent months I’ve come across a few self-published books that are really rather good, and so I thought I would share them with you.

And the Wolf Shall dwell by Joni Dee

Imagine being knocked over by a strange old man on a cold London morning… The man delivers a garbled message about the Queen… Moments later he falls under the wheels of a train… The media calls it suicide, but you know better - something doesn’t quite add up…. That was the start of the day for John Daniel, a foreign professional working in the city of London. Meanwhile, retired MI6 agent Adam Grey receives a call from an old informant: “Your service is rotten...” Soon Adam is dragged out of retirement, and John is dragged into the murky world of international espionage, politics, and jihadi terrorism. An intense and explosive thriller that hits frighteningly close to the truth for a work of fiction.

Quality spy fiction at its best. This novel has all the elements for a top notch thriller – flawed characters – tightly woven plot and a satisfying conspiracy at its core. A gripping read.

Buy And the Wold Shall Dwell at Amazon UK

Oberland by Brian Clegg

When Jo Fuller takes a summer job on a campsite in the Swiss alpine valley of Lauterbrunnen, she does not expect her whole understanding of the world to be turned upside down. A camper dies in suspicious circumstances. With three broken individuals - Bob, Paula and Werner - Jo discovers a strange alternative world at the top of the Schilthorn mountain.
Each of them faces death at the hands of the inhabitants of the alternate world, intent on preserving their secret. But Bob has something that may keep them alive.Amongst the beautiful Swiss mountains, each of the four must face up to their fears and survive. 

This fast-paced fantasy thriller leaves Jo, Bob, Paula and Werner unsure who to trust as they attempt to uncover the secret of the mountain before it is too late.

This Swiss set fantasy is great fun to read. A hidden race of people, hiding high in the mountains which our heroine stumbles across, but who have malevolent intent! In an odd sort of way it reminded me of some of the works of my all time favourite author John Wyndham. If you like lots of chases and excitement this is the book for you.  

Buy Oberland Amazon UK

The Sum of all Sins by Mark Sennen

A web of lies. A terrible secret. A shocking murder.

Catherine and her husband move from London to a remote farm in Devon, hoping to forget their troubles and make a fresh start, but escaping the past isn't always so easy. 

When Catherine discovers her husband has been keeping a terrible secret from her, and a friend turns up desperate for help, she is soon regretting ever leaving the bright lights of the city behind.

This is a excellent suspense/crime novel set in the wilds of Dartmoor. It’s a great read – really atmospheric – the moor is beautifully drawn. The suspense never lets up. Crimes of the past and present intertwine. The characters are relatable and come alive on the page. One you start reading this you won’t be able to stop. All in all a cracking good story.

Buy The Sum of all Sins at Amazon UK

1 comment:

  1. In the UK, you can also buy "And the Wolf Shall Dwell" paperback (and a few hardcovers left) direct from the 'publisher' with free P&P for all UK addresses. (fully secure shopping site)
    The book is 'self-published' but through a small self-publishing collective.
    I hope it is ok to leave a link?


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