I am so pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour run by Love Book Group Tours for the new novel Silk Road by Mark Leggatt.
Ex-CIA technician Connor Montrose tracks two suspected terrorists to a deserted mountain village in Tuscany, where he witnesses an attack on a US Air Force troop plane, using a ground-breaking portable Surface to Air (SAM) missile. Unaware that the CIA were also monitoring the suspects, Montrose is blamed for the attack and narrowly escapes. The CIA receive orders from Washington to shoot him on sight, and a shadowy organisation begins to track his every move.
Then a spate of terror attacks threatens the fabric of NATO and the entire Western alliance. Civilian airlines are the new target, and the overwhelming evidence points to a CIA false flag plan to bring down aircraft and blame it on Moscow-backed terrorists. Montrose’s investigations lead him to underground arms sales on The Silk Road, the secret marketplace of the internet, hidden deep in the Dark Web. Montrose must assimilate himself into the society of the European aristocracy and the ultra-rich fascists, assisted by Kirsty Rhys, to pose as a middleman for the purchase of arms on The Silk Road and find the remaining cache of missiles. Montrose uncovers the layers of duplicity between governments and arms dealers, leading first to the CIA in Rome, and eventually to the palaces of the last Russia Tsar and the new oligarchs. Montrose must discover the remaining cache of missiles before the CIA catch up with him, and before carnage is unleashed over the skies of Europe.
I have read several books by Karin Slaughter and enjoyed them so I was looking forward to The Good Daughter coming to the top of my TBR list. The book is a stand alone rather than being part of a series. It took me a while to get into the minds of the characters and to understand the storyline. Had the book not been by an author I was familiar with, I probably would not have persevered, but that would have been a mistake. It is an interesting story.
It tells the story of two sisters who witness their mother’s murder then are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind. The Good Daughter is set in a small town a place where everyone knows every one else–or thinks they do, and at times that can be rewarding and at other times can be incredibly stifling.
It starts shortly after the Quinn family have had to move into a new home when their family home is attacked and razed to the ground by arsonists. The daughters, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s, witness their happy small-town family life being torn apart by this terrifying attack on their family home. Soon after the family has moved into their new accomodation, the higglety-pigglety farm house, they suffer another attack.
This one leaves their mother dead and their father, a notorious defense attorney, devastated. It also left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.
Twenty-eight years later, Charlotte has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer in the town herself: the ideal good daughter. However, violence comes to Pikeville again, and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized. This time Charlotte is plunged into her own nightmare. She is the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. She calls Samatha for help because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed the family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever.
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programing. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television.
Antiques and Alibis by Wendy Jones was in the middle of my TBR pile. Therefore, I was delighted when she and her publishers, Scott and Lawson, arranged a blog tour with Love Books Group Tour and I had an excuse to move this new novel to the top of the list. My favourite genres of books is crime and I particularly enjoy reading the work of authors that are new to me. so this was a treat.
Cass Claymore, a red headed, motorbike riding, ex-ballerina inherits a Detective Agency, and accidentally employs an ex-con dwarf and an octogenarian. Hired by a client who should know better, Cass has no leads, no clue and a complete inability to solve a case. Still a girl needs to eat and her highbred client’s offering good money. Join her as, with bungling incompetence, she follows a trail littered with missing antique teddies, hapless crooks, a misplaced Lord of the Realm and dead bodies. Will Cass, and Scotland, survive?
Award Winning Author Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. Wendy has led a varied and adventurous life. Her love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years. This took her all over the world including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
Much of her spare time is now spent travelling around the UK, and lands much further afield. As well as nursing Wendy also worked for many years in Academia. This led to publication in academic textbooks and journals.
Killer’s Countdown is her first novel and the first book in the Shona McKenzie Mystery series. Killer’s Crew won the Books Go Social Book of the Year 2107. There are now six books in this series with Killer’s Crypt being released in August, 2017. The Dagger’s Curse is the first book in The Fergus and Flora Mysteries for Young Adults. This book is currently shortlisted for the Woman Alive Magazine Readers Choice Award Book of the Year. She is also a highly successful marketer and she shares her methods in the book, Power Packed Book Marketing.
Do enjoy the rest of Wendy’s tour>