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Bridging The Gulf by Malcolm Hollingdrake

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From the author of The Harrogate Crime Series

This fast moving, thought-provoking thriller is set partly in the stunning beauty and history of Turkish Cyprus.

The novel follows one man’s struggle against faceless bureaucrats bent on negating the existence of Gulf War Syndrome.  

Roy Hanna is a driven man. On his return from the Gulf War, in which he was injured and his comrades killed, he appears to be a successful salesman with everything he could want. Behind his facade, he believes he is suffering from Gulf War Syndrome and that the Government is carrying out a massive cover-up.

The lives of countless sufferers lie in ruins. He is determined that the Government should pay and he embarks on a bombing spree to ensure that it does.

MoMoBookDiary Review:

I was given a copy of this new release from Caroline Vincent (@CazVinBooks) as I had read, enjoyed and reviewed an earlier release of Malcolm Hollingdrake’s.  Due to health issues I have not been reading or reviewing for a few months and this was the perfect book to get me back into the book world!

The opening pages had me completely gripped and I read and read, reaching the end of the story in just two sittings.

I was immediately drawn to the lead character, Roy, and found myself torn between feeling empathy for a man suffering as he was following his time spent fighting in the Gulf War and anger towards him for planting bombs which would more than likely cause death or injury to innocent members of the general public. 

The author has pitched this story perfectly and it is a work of fiction that could so easily be real-life.  I was completely blown away by the authors ability to lead the reader into Roy’s head and understand why he felt he had to do this.

Malcolm Holligdrake is an awesome author. I highly highly recommend this stand-along novel. Be prepared to read in a single sitting – it is very much a ‘one more page’ type of book!

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Book Details:

  • PUBLICATION DATE: 7 August 2019
  • PUBLISHER: Malcolm Hollingdrake
  • ISBN (paperback): 9781916071582
  • ASIN (ebook): B07TZCGJVY  
  • PAGES: 216

Click here to buy BRIDGING THE GULF

Click here to buy books from Malcolm Hollingdrake’s Harrogate Crime Series:
#1 Only the Dead
#2 Hell’s Gate
#3 Flesh Evidence
#4 Game Point 
#5 Dying Art 
#6 Crossed Out 

#7 The Third Breath
#8 Treble Clef

Malcolm Hollingdrake

Author Image Malcolm Hollingdrake

You could say that the writing was clearly on the wall for someone born in a library that they might aspire to be an author, but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route.

Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for more years than he cares to remember.

He has written a number of successful short stories, has nine books now available and is presently writing the eighth crime novel set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Born in Bradford and spending three years at Ripon College, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all the DCI Bennett novels.

Currently, Malcolm is writing a new series which is set in Merseyside.

Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It is a hobby he has bestowed upon DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his successful Bennett series.

Malcolm Hollingdrake on Social Media

You can read more and contact Malcolm Hollingdrake through his website and also on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Amazon

 

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Happy Publication Day Caroline Bertaud

Until yesterday, twenty-one-year-old Phoenix Collins had it all figured out: she was going to live forever. Not literally of course; nobody lives forever—she knows that, she’s learned it the hard way—but bearing a mythical name had convinced her that someday she’d have a fresh start, her life back on track.

Therefore, when she wakes up in a hospital bed to learn that she has twenty-four hours to live, she’s utterly confused, if not in complete denial. A big scar stretches across her stomach, but she has no recollection of the previous days’ events.

As she races against the clock, anger and frustration threatening to overtake everything in their way, Phoenix crosses paths with Gabriel, a young widower. Meeting him completely upends her plans to figure out why she’s dying, for the more she gets to know him, the more she remembers what it really means to live for the day…even if this is the only one she has left.

Review

Read my review of 24 Hours of the Phoenix here

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Book Details

Release Date: November 3, 2018
Paperback: 327 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1-732865604
ISBN-13: 9781732865600

Kindle Edition:
ISBN: 9781732865617
ASIN: B07HWQSM2H

Epub Edition:
ISBN: 9781732865648

BN ID: 2940161571897

About The Author

Caroline Bertaud’s website https://carolinebertaudbooks.com

Caroline is also on FacebookGoodreads and Amazon

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Trophies by David Evans

The Wakefield Series (Book 1)

Book Blog Tour | The Wakefield Series
TROPHIES – TORMENT – TALISMAN
David Evans @DavidEWriter
Bits about Books  @CarolineBookBit

From the CWA Debut Dagger Shortlisted Novelist comes an extraordinary crime novel that everyone is raving about.

When DI Colin Strong interviews a suspect on suspicion of handling stolen goods he’s convinced he’s heard their voice before.

Nearly 25 years ago the tape of Wearside Jack taunted West Yorkshire Police and his suspect fits the profile.

Then the body of a known burglar shows up and a mysterious metal case is discovered at the scene.

Strong turns to his close friend, journalist Bob Souter, and embarks on an awkward alliance to probe areas he is unable to explore.

As the murder suspects start to disappear Strong must discover just who the shadowy figure inciting fear and panic amongst those he encounters is.

Strong wants to bring a murderer to justice and Souter is hungry for a story.

Who will get to the truth first and can their friendship remain intact?

The Wakefield Series:

#1 Trophies  getbook.at/Trophies

#2 Torment  getbook.at/Torment

#3 Talisman getbook.at/Talisman

#4 Tainted – coming 2019

 

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MOMOBOOKDIARY REVIEW:

Trophies is a brilliant opening to ‘The Wakefield Series’ by David Evans.

Author, David Evans, has ingeniously woven this story around the real-life events related to the English serial killer, known as ’The Yorkshire Ripper’.

The main characters of this series are Detective Inspector Colin Strong and journalist Bob Souter. These men were friends of old, before Bob Souter moved away and they lost touch.  Bob has recently returned to the area and taken up a position with the local newspaper.  I found them both to be very appealing characters who are able to work together while independently investigating, and therefore managing the boundaries of their roles well.

I found this to be a fast-paced intriguing read which had me fascinated from start to finish. I read the book in one day. I even found myself wishing time would stop so I could read a bit more before bed – in the end I went to bed and sat up reading until the final conclusion.

I moved on to the second book of the series “Torment’ the following morning and invite you to join me on Monday, 5th November, for my review of Torment on the

Click here for your full guide to the #BitsAboutBooksBlogTour

ABOUT THE BOOK

Universal Amazon Buying Link: http://getbook.at/Trophies

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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David Evans is a Scots-born writer who found his true love as well as his inspiration for his detective series, in Wakefield. Having written all his life, in 2012 he decided to go for it – successfully as the next year, in 2013, he was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.

The Wakefield Series became an International Bestseller in June 2017 with success in Canada and Australia as well as the UK. Now, whilst awaiting the fourth book in the Wakefield Series (coming early 2019), the first three books in The Wakefield Series have been republished by Orchard View Publications with brand new covers.

Find out more by visiting David’s website at www.davidevanswriter.co.uk

or follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidevanswriter

and Twitter @DavidEwriter

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Happy Publication Day David Evans

I am so excited to be part of the Book Blog Tour for The Wakefield Series by David Evans.  

My reviews will be published as part of the Blog Tour.

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The Wakefield Series – Book 1 – Trophies by David Evans

When DI Colin Strong interviews a suspect on suspicion of handling stolen goods he’s convinced he’s heard their voice before. Nearly 25 years ago the tape of Wearside Jack taunted West Yorkshire Police and his suspect fits the profile.

Then the body of a known burglar shows up and a mysterious metal case is discovered at the scene.

Strong turns to his close friend, journalist Bob Souter, and embarks on an awkward alliance to probe areas he is unable to explore.

As the murder suspects start to disappear Strong must discover just who the shadowy figure inciting fear and panic amongst those he encounters is.

Strong wants to bring a murderer to justice and Souter is hungry for a story.

Who will get to the truth first and can their friendship remain intact?

Trophies is available from Amazon: getbook.at/Trophies

The Wakefield Series – Book 2 – Torment by David Evans

A message left in error on a young woman’s answerphone is the catalyst for uncovering some dark deeds.

Three young women are missing; luxury cars are being stolen; and just what did happen to two young schoolgirls, missing since the 1980’s?

DI Strong and journalist, Bob Souter are drawn into murky and dangerous worlds in this second book in the Wakefield Series.

Torment is available from Amazon: getbook.at/Torment

The Wakefield Series – Book 3 – Talisman by David Evans

Following a fire in a terraced house, the body of a prominent lawyer, Charles Chamberlain, is found naked and shackled to a bed frame.

Six weeks earlier, DI Colin Strong is investigating the sudden death of a transsexual, left undiscovered in the bath for over a year. Initially, it appears to be a tragic death but one mysterious item, a card for the Talisman Club, is found in the bedroom.

Meanwhile, Bob Souter, journalist and close friend of DI Strong, is probing connections between a developer and the council leader in respect of a controversial project when massive European funding is announced. Souter smells a rat and delves further into the scheme.

Is there a link between the bodies and the business deal?

Will Souter or DI Strong crack the case first?

And what exactly is the Talisman Club?

In the third instalment of the Wakefield series, the two men must work together to bring the guilty to justice before time runs out.

Talisman is available from Amazon: getbook.at/Talisman

About The Author…

David Evans Author Image

David Evans is a Scots-born writer who found his true love as well as his inspiration for his detective series, in Wakefield. Having written all his life, in 2012 he decided to go for it – successfully as the next year, in 2013, he was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.

The Wakefield Series became an International Bestseller in June 2017 with success in Canada and Australia as well as the UK.

Early 2018 Disposal was published, the first book in the Tendring Series, a new detective series, set in north Essex in the 1970s.

Now, whilst awaiting the fourth book in the Wakefield Series (coming early 2019), the first three books in the Wakefield series have been republished by Orchard View Publications with brand new covers.

David Evans on Social Media

Author Website: http://www.davidevanswriter.co.uk/
Amazon Author Page: author.to/DavidEvans
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/davidevanswriter/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidEwriter

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Happy Publication Day Emma Robinson

I have read and reviewed this brilliant new release by Emma Robinson and you can view my review here.

 

 When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you last had it’. The problem is that what I’ve lost is… me.

Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at three a.m. as her husband snores, panicking about shopping lists, birthday parties, and the school bake sale…

She finds herself in the kitchen, gulping water, staring at a postcard of the Eiffel Tower from Shannon, her best friend.

Paris, with its red wine, slippery cobbles and curly lampposts. Where the scent of freshly-baked croissants hangs in the air, and Kate last remembers feeling like herself.

The postcard is a year old. It has just one line on it: When are you coming?

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About The Author

Emma Robinson thinks of herself as one of the ‘Bridget Jones generation’ – who are now grown up and having children – and writes novels for women who feel the same. Emma also has a blog, Motherhood for Slackers, which takes a humorous look at parenthood, and includes poems such as ‘Dear Teacher’ about her son starting school which has been shared around the world. Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material. You can interact with Emma Robinson on her website Motherhood for Slackers, TwitterFacebookGoodreads, Instagram and Amazon

 

 

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Happy Publication Day Josie Silver

I have read and reviewed this brilliant romance. One Day in December is a beautiful story of friendship, romance and a love triangle with a difference. This is a must-read novel of 2018.

Two people. Ten chances, One unforgettable love story.

A love story about what happens after you meet, or rather, don’t meet the one.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.

Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.

What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.

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Review

Read my review of One Day In December here

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About The Author

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Josie Silver is an unashamed romantic who met her husband when she stepped on his foot on his twenty-first birthday. She lives with him, her two young sons, and their cats in a little midlands town in England.

Read more about Josie on her website and follow on Twitter , Facebook , GoodReads and Amazon

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Happy Publication Day Owen Mullen

I have read and reviewed this brilliant new release by Owen Mullen.

In Harms Way is a riveting domestic thriller set in Glasgow. The story is a brilliant white knuckle read and if you have not read any of his other work I would urge you to go read the three books currently available in the Charlie Cameron series – each one better than the last.

What if someone you loved was in harm’s way?  

What if you were being stalked and no one believed you?

What if you were abducted in broad daylight?

What if you were held captive in a cellar?

What would you do?

Mackenzie Crawford screamed.

 

What if your wife admitted she had a lover? 

What if she went out without saying where she was going?

What if you discovered she’d left?

What would you do?

Derek Crawford fell apart. 

 

What if a troubled woman disappeared?

What if her brother begged you to help?

What if there was no evidence of a crime?

What would you do?

In Glasgow, DI Andrew Geddes puts the case to the top of his list.

 

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Review

Read my review of In Harms Way here

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About the Author

View my Author Interview from earlier this month with Owen Mullen by clicking here.

You can connect with Owen Mullen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and view him reading from his novels on YouTube.  He is published by Bloodhound Books and more details can be found on Amazon and Goodreads.

If the mood strikes you, please email Owen at  enquiries@owenmullen.com where is he always interested to know what you think of his work!