#BookSale “Killing The Girl: A story of murder and redemption” by Elizabeth Hill

A perfect life, a perfect love – and a perfect murder.

For over forty years Carol Cage has been living as a recluse in her mansion, Oaktree House. Fear is her constant companion. She’s been keeping a secret – and it’s about to be unearthed.

When she receives a compulsory purchase order for her home, she knows that everyone is going to find out what she did to survive her darkest weeks in 1970. She writes her confession so that we can understand what happened because she wasn’t the only one living a lie. The events that turned her fairy-tale life into a living hell were not all they seemed.

She’s determined not to pay for the mistakes of others; if she has to face justice, then they will too.

Carol Cage has a terrible secret … and she’s about to exact retribution on everyone who had abandoned her.

NetGalley reviews for Killing The Girl


‘I was so entertained by this book. There was an unexpected soulfulness as many of us may be able to relate to an intense but doomed first love.’
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‘This is a truly amazing book that I don’t know if I can describe it enough to give it the justice it deserves.
‘I am sorry Ms Hill, my review goes nowhere near giving enough credit for a beautiful book: it is thoroughly absorbing.’

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#BookBlitz “Standing Our Ground” by Bill Percy

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Standing Our Ground coverMonastery Valley, Book 4
Murder Mystery
Date Published: January 2020
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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A cold-blooded murder. The victim: A fourteen-year-old boy. The shooter waits patiently for the cops and calmly explains his right to kill the boy. “I was defending my property.” Can Deputy Andi Pelton find the evidence to break through the killer’s stand-your-ground defense? Suddenly, Sheriff Ben Stewart almost dies and cannot campaign for re-election. Andi knows she must take his place—her nemesis, Deputy Brad Ordrew, runs unopposed and he’s promised to fire her when he’s sheriff. Can she stand her own ground to stay in Monastery Valley while she tries to solve the murder and defends herself against scurrilous political ads paid for by a mysterious stranger?

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Other books in the Monastery Valley Mystery Series:
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 Climbing the Coliseum
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It’s the rugged Monastery Valley of Montana. High on the cliff called the Coliseum stands a man, deciding whether to live or die. In the valley below, Grace Ellonson, fourteen, will be abandoned by her mother. Where has Grace’s mother gone, and why has she left her daughter behind? A rancher will be seduced into a racist and anti-government conspiracy—who’s leading the conspiracy and what are his plans? Depressed psychologist Ed Northrup and Monastery Valley newcomer deputy sheriff Andi Pelton struggle to unravel these mysteries before they explode in a violent collision. And amid the chaos, Ed, Andi, and Grace must face the most formidable decision of their lives.
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 Nobody’s Safe Here
Monastery Valley, Book 2
When cattle baron Magnus Anderssen collapses mentally, psychologist Ed Northrup struggles to find the cause – a terrible event buried in Magnus’s past leaving him veering between suicide and murder. Meanwhile, Deputies Andi Pelton and Brad Ordrew clash as they investigate Jared Hansen, a boy caught with rifles and a paranoid plan to kill his schoolmates. Their problem? Jared, a great kid, a school leader, has no previous problems. Ordrew’s convinced Jared’s a mass shooter-in-waiting, but Andi’s not. Ed joins their search for whatever caused his radical transformation from great kid to psychotic killer. It’s a race against time: Magnus grows more irrational and homicidal, Jared’s insanity may not be controlled before it’s too late, and Ed’s risky plan to save the boy may destroy his relationship with Andi. Nobody’s Safe Here, a psychological thriller, tells the story of a community of ordinary, decent people facing terrifying mysteries.
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The Bishop Burned the Lady
Monastery Valley, Book 3
A mysterious fire in a remote forest clearing; a woman’s charred bones; unexplained tracks in the rutted road—the only clues Deputy Andi Pelton has to what happened. Then she meets an old man living alone in a forest compound that obviously houses many people. Sex trafficking in the Montana wilderness? As Andi and psychologist Ed Northrup struggle to solve the brutal and fiery murder, Andi faces a fear she didn’t know she had. The horrors they unearth lead them deep into the appalling reality of prison gangs and a cult led by a malign Bishop—and threaten to overwhelm Andi and Ed’s romance and her growing bond with her “step-girlfriend,” Ed’s adopted daughter, Grace. Will that center hold when Andi finds the killer holding a knife against her throat? And if it does and she succeeds, will she be able to face her greater fear?
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Bill PercyAbout the Author

Bill Percy, an award-winning novelist, draws on his experiences as a psychotherapist to write vivid, engaging tales of people confronting painful and challenging mysteries. His previous novels in the Monastery Valley series, Climbing the Coliseum, Nobody’s Safe Here, and The Bishop Burned the Lady, were finalists or distinguished favorites in multiple book award competitions. Bill lives with his wife, Michele, in Hope, Idaho, above the shore of idyllic Lake Pend Oreille in the shadow of the rugged Cabinet Mountains.

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#BlogTour “Sacrificing Starlight” by David Pipe

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Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he’s transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where another child has disappeared.

Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his little girl and metes out his own violent justice.

Will Trevelyan help or hinder?

Hunter has to make his move if he wants to save Starlight.

But can anyone in this remote location be trusted?

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David PipeAuthor Bio

David Pipe was born in 1949 in a small Essex village. He attended a local grammar school then the University of Hull where he took a B.Sc in chemistry. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry in England and South Africa before studying for a PhD in organic chemistry at Imperial College. After spells at universities in Geneva and Mulhouse he joined the oil industry in Germany where, aged 53, he gratefully took a redundancy package. Following a period of self-employment he wound down his business, eventually giving it up to scratch the writing itch which has produced Sacrificing Starlight, a timely reminder of the risks our children face and Henry’s Tale, where ghostwriting for his furry friend he describes the emotional growth of a puppy on the rollercoaster of life, compressed into a few weeks because puppies learn faster than their staff.

When he’s not writing David spends his time travelling, reading, swimming and jogging. He is married and lives in Hamburg with his wife and their Border terrier Henry.

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#Review “The Hive” by Jane Holland

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3.5/5 Stars!

Though slow-moving, The Hive is a suspenseful tale with a unique plot that centers around twenty-seven-year-old Charlotte Forrester.

Disfigured in a tragic accident at a young age, Charlotte has been the object of bullying and humiliation for most of her life. People openly stare at her with a mixture of pity and contempt and even her glamorous movie star mother hides her away in boarding schools and universities and refers to her as my ugly duckling. She masters the art of being invisible in public during her work commutes and only finds peace in her parents’ basement restoring furniture and household items.

She can hide no longer though when she returns from holiday with her new boyfriend, Alex, to find her mother dead from an apparent suicide and her father even more disoriented.

An arduous police investigation, work troubles, caring for her father, a mysterious article being researched and written by Alex that could be life-threatening, and a display box of dead bees bombard Charlotte, causing her—and everyone else–to question her sanity.

As the story unfolds, it’s obvious someone is gas-lighting Charlotte.

Okay, it was obvious to me but not Charlotte… because nothing is obvious to Charlotte.

In her head… and her vat of self-pity… far too much, Charlotte is The Hive’s weakest link.

If this were a historical read of even fifty years ago, I could have dealt with Charlotte’s personality. Had she been locked away in the family attic or sat in the garden for twenty years strumming a harp, I could have dealt with her. But as a present-day college-educated woman with TWO degrees and a job as a data analyst, she has to have some amount of intestinal fortitude to draw from, yet I never saw it. She annoyed me to no end and dragged the story down for me. She made things more difficult for herself. Her disfigurement shaped her life but Charlotte also used it as a shield… and an excuse.

However, even her worst moments couldn’t cloud the multiple plot twists and reveals. A couple of tells helped me figure out the villain(s) midway through the read, but no way was I prepared for the full story!

Charlotte Forrester and I could never be friends. I do not like her and her I Will Survive-vibe near the end was too little, too late for me, but The Hive is a good read… a closet with so many skeletons, I’m amazed it stayed shut as long as it did.

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The Hive: a brand-new thriller for 2019 from Kindle #1 bestseller Jane Holland

“Addictive, horrifying and brilliant!” – 5 stars, Rachel Gilbey from Rachel’s Random Reads

Scarred by fire from infancy, with a persistent stammer, Charlotte has always been in the shadow of her glamorous theatrical parents. So it’s a shock when her mother commits suicide.

Left to care for her sick father in the dark maze of her childhood home, Charlotte begins to unravel. First, there’s the mysterious arrival of a box of dead bees. Then buzzing noises in the attic. People are watching her. Listening to her.

Everyone thinks she’s losing her mind. But an old photo suggests another, more sinister possibility …

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#BlogTour “The Hive” by Jane Holland

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The Hive: a brand-new thriller for 2019 from Kindle #1 bestseller Jane Holland

“Addictive, horrifying and brilliant!” – 5 stars, Rachel Gilbey from Rachel’s Random Reads

Scarred by fire from infancy, with a persistent stammer, Charlotte has always been in the shadow of her glamorous theatrical parents. So it’s a shock when her mother commits suicide.

Left to care for her sick father in the dark maze of her childhood home, Charlotte begins to unravel. First, there’s the mysterious arrival of a box of dead bees. Then buzzing noises in the attic. People are watching her. Listening to her.

Everyone thinks she’s losing her mind. But an old photo suggests another, more sinister possibility …

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Jane HollandAuthor Bio

Jane Holland is a Gregory Award-winning poet and novelist. Her thriller GIRL NUMBER ONE hit #1 in the UK Kindle store in 2015, and again in 2018, catapulting her into a life of crime. She’s published dozens of novels with major publishing houses under various pseudonyms, including Beth Good, Victoria Lamb, Elizabeth Moss, Hannah Coates, and JJ Holland, and also self-publishes.

 

 

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#BlogTour “SLOW DRiP” by Gary Polisano

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When a beautiful and highly intuitive small town police detective is presented with a third related murder, she tries to follow conventional police procedure, while the teenage boy who discovered the body possesses clues of his own that may lead directly to the killer—a mysterious figure with seemingly advanced medical knowledge who likes to torture his victims in a particular sick manner.  Clues and taunts left by the killer along with the knowledge held by the teenager, cause the three characters to intersect in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

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Author Bio Gary Polisano

Originally from Los Angeles, California, earning an MBA in Business Management. Now, relocated to Northern Utah, Gary Polisano is a baseball fanatic and avid golfer.  He currently works in the medical field of pain/spine management.  SLOW DRiP is the FIRST in a murder/mystery series with an overtone of the paranormal.

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#PublicationDay “Black Matter” by GD Parker

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Humanity locks jaws with the ever-increasing human desires towards highly advanced technological innovations making the world a dangerous place. Unanticipated horrific consequences unfold for Tommy McGregor when he partakes in a new high-tech innovation to enhance his health and well-being. He thought it would make him healthier, better looking and live forever.

DI Valentina is out of her comfort zone when she’s tasked to track down a killer, unknown to her, hidden behind a digital mask. The future has already fallen upon humanity as she soon discovers, nothing is as it seems anymore as society embarks in technology that’s already here.

A terrifying mystery, it feeds your imaginative mind’s eye—a fast-paced whoisit thrilling crime novel that will leave you guessing until the end—or will it?

It will leave the hairs on your arms standing on end as you uncontrollably turn each page in this 3 part series.

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GD ParkerAuthor Bio  

GD Parker is the author of Black Matter, his debut novel–book one in a three-part series that explores the depths of the unfolding high-tech world we now live in, making it a dangerous place.

The novel will be available to purchase in e-book and paperback formats on the Amazon store.

Gareth was born in the UK in 1981. A family man spent much of his working life in South Wales working in a professional capacity. One day he made the decision write about an idea he dreamt about.

Still working full time for a large organisation, he enjoys reading all manner of books, and spending time with his world – his family.

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Meet Tom Vater, author of “The Monsoon Ghost Image” #BlogTour

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Tom VaterTom Vater is the author of The Monsoon Ghost Image, currently on an Internet blog tour.

Where are you from, Tom?

I was born and grew up in Germany, moved to the UK when I was 18, studied there and then lived in London for a decade. For the past twenty years I have lived in Asia, currently working as a correspondent in Thailand. But in fact I am rarely home, spend some 7 months on the road and have not been anywhere for more than three months since the early 90s. The road is mine.

Married with children, pets, or annoying roommates?

Living with my partner, a French journalist, in a huge, crumbling shop-house in Bangkok. .

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

I have published some 20 books to date, both fiction and non-fiction, almost all on Asian subjects, all through more or less traditional publishing channels. My four novels are currently out with Crime Wave Press, Asia’s only English language crime fiction imprint, part of which I own, though three of them were initially published by other imprints.

How long have you been a writer?

I have been making a living from writing since around 1997.

How long did it take you to write your first book?

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, my first novel, took just six weeks to write. Took another six months to edit though. When the rights reverted back to me from the original publisher a few years back, I edited the text again, cutting 3000 words from the original manuscript. Since then, the book has been translated into Spanish and still sells surprisingly well in English.

Pantser or Plotter?

Depends on the book. My first novel was very tightly plotted. My most recent novel less so, but took even longer to edit.

Have you ever taken the NaNoWriMo Challenge?

No.

What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

Crime Fiction. I also write a lot of non-fiction, but when it comes to telling stories, crime fiction is my game.

What’s your favorite genre to read?

Crime fiction

What are you reading now?

I read many, many articles every day from a wide spectrum of media sources. Part of my job. As for books, I read non-fiction on Asia and fiction of all kinds. I also read a lot of crime fiction manuscripts that my publishing imprint Crime Wave Press receives. Right now, I am reading Philip Kerr’s Prussian Blue. I recently read Bukowski’s Hollywood – bloody brilliant.

Favorite beverage to read with?

Freshly squeezed orange juice.

Where do you get the most writing done?

Anywhere. On the road, in my home.

Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

I often live without it. I travel to very remote parts of Asia every year and weeks long absences from the Internet are most welcome. I don’t use smart phones. I won’t cry if the Internet collapses. It surely helps some people liberate themselves but overall it’s a bloody disease that zaps people’s energy, controls them, watches them and makes them more stupid.

What’s the inspiration behind your latest release? Who’s your favorite character?

As Crime Fiction Lover said, “Maier is a bold and brave hero.” Maier is my German detective anti-hero, main protagonist of three novels, The Cambodian Book of the Dead, The Man with the Golden Mind and now The Monsoon Ghost Image. In the latest title, out last month, Detective Maier finds himself in Thailand in the wake of 9-11, thrust into the heart of the United States’ War on Terror and the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. From Bangkok’s concrete canyons to the country’s remote jungles and hedonist party islands, Maier races against formidable foes to discover some of our darkest truths and to save his life into the bargain.

What’s your next project or release?

I’ve just completed a new short story called To Kill an Arab, which will be out early next year in a star-studded crime and horror anthology.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Few people read novels and few fiction writers make a living from their craft. Those who do are on the commercial, formulaic side of the industry spectrum. That doesn’t mean they are bad writers – Lee Child is bloody brilliant – but it does make for simplistic repetitive narratives, stories that comfort rather than challenge. Perhaps that’s the times we live in. People suffer so much anxiety and insecurity in their lives, they flock to books that offer answers and certainties. Writing books which run counter to these trends can be a lonely enterprise.

In any case, if you can afford the time and space, then just follow your heart and don’t worry about sales. If you write fiction, then there’s probably some unhealthy, deep-seated need in you to reflect on the state of things and you haven’t got any choice over the matter. Musicians, painters and photographers are also screwed in their respective collapsing industries. The age of the individual, the maverick, is over. Unique expression is often seen as a threat. But pragmatism is overrated, boring and will be the death of all of us, so let it all come down.

Thanks, Tom!

Thank you very much!

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The third Detective Maier mystery is a taut and crazy spy thriller for our disturbing times.

When award-winning German conflict photographer Martin Ritter disappears in a boating accident in Thailand, the nation mourns the loss of a cultural icon. But a few weeks later, Detective Maier’s agency in Hamburg gets a call from Ritter’s wife. Her husband has been seen alive on the streets of Bangkok. Maier decides to travel to Thailand to find Ritter. But all he finds is trouble and a photograph.

As soon as Maier puts his hands on the Monsoon Ghost Image, the detective turns from hunter to hunted – the CIA, international business interests, a doctor with a penchant for mutilation and a woman who calls herself the Wicked Witch of the East all want to get their fingers on Martin Ritter’s most important piece of work – visual proof of a post 9/11 CIA rendition and the torture of a suspected Muslim terrorist on Thai soil. From the concrete canyons of the Thai capital to the savage jungles and hedonist party islands of southern Thailand, Maier and his sidekick Mikhail race against formidable foes to discover some of our darkest truths and to save their lives into the bargain.

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Author Bio  

Tom Vater has published four crime novels and is the co-owner of Crime Wave Press, a Hong Kong based crime fiction imprint. He writes for many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, CNN and The Nikkei Asian Review. He is a best-selling non-fiction writer and co-author of the highly acclaimed Sacred Skin. (www.sacredskinthailand.com).

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“The Good Suicides: A Thriller” by Antonio Hill

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The Good Suicides: A Thriller

by Antonio Hill

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Crime/Murder/Police Procedural

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Unrelenting hero of The Summer of Dead Toys, Inspector Hector Salgado returns in another riveting crime thriller
 
After a company retreat in a remote country house, senior employees of Alemany Cosmetics return with a dark secret. They’ve each received an anonymous, menacing email of only two words: “Never forget”. What’s worse, the message is accompanied by a nightmarish photo attachment showing the bodies of dogs—hung to death from a tree—near the very same farm estate they just visited. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, the connection between the shocking photos and the suicides baffles Barcelona law enforcement and corporate think tanks alike, threatening a terrifying end for everyone involved.

Breaking through the insular power structures of these enigmatic executives isn’t easy, but Inspector Salgado has his own ways of making those still alive speak up.  As the clock is ticking before another suicide, Salgado is doing all he can to bring the terror to an end.  Meanwhile, his partner Leire, bored on her maternity leave, remains fixated on Salgado’s missing wife, Ruth.  She refuses to give up on a case many—including Salgado—fear is hopeless.

Antonio Hill deftly braids these two stories together for a richly layered and darkly chilling thriller about secrets, cover-ups, and devastating lies.

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“He was Walking Alone (Zachary Goldman Mysteries Book 4)” by P.D. Workman

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He was Walking Alone (Zachary Goldman Mysteries Book 4)

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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Crime Fiction/Murder/Private Investigator/Vigilante Justice

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He met with tragedy.

Richard Harding was walking alone when he was struck by a vehicle and died.

A tragic accident that was no one’s fault.

But if that was so, then why was his girlfriend so sure that it was intentional homicide?

Zachary Goldman is on the case. With Christmas approaching, he is as determined to distract himself from his own troubles as he is to ferret out the truth of Harding’s death.

The pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place and Zachary finds that there are more parallels between Harding’s life and his own than he would have guessed.

If he doesn’t identify the sinister force behind Harding’s death in time, he could suffer the same fate.

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