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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Only the Dead Can Tell by Alex Gray

Only the Dead Can Tell (William Lorimer Book 15) by [Gray, Alex]
'You think he killed his wife?
'Don't you?'

When Dorothy Guildford is found stabbed to death in her home, all signs point to her husband, Peter. The forensic psychologist is convinced there's more to the case that meets the eye but Police Scotland are certain they have their man.
While DC Kirsty Wilson searches for evidence that will put Peter away for good, she is shocked to discover a link with a vast human-trafficking operation that Detective Superintendent William Lorimer has been investigating for months. But before they can interrogate him, Peter is brutally attacked.
With one person dead and another barely hanging on, the clock is ticking for DC Wilson and DSI Lorimer. And the stakes grow higher still when one of their own is kidnapped . . .
Review: This is the first book I've read in the William Lorimer series and I was instantly gripped. The author has created an in-depth world that got it's claws into me right away. Kirsty is a very likable character, and as she unravels this mystery that has increasing layers with every passing second, I felt for her more and more. William is well-written as well, reading this immediately had me wanting to find more from the series, so now I'll be starting at book one.

Monday, 15 January 2018

13: Ressurected

13 Resurrected: An Anthology Of Horror and Dark Fiction (Thirteen Series Book 4) by [Bartelloni, Amy, Ray, Byron Lee, Camille, Cat, Roach, D.A., King, D. Nichole, Roderick, Elizabeth, Lee, Erin, Haines, Joseph Paul, Mills, Nykki, Sands, Samie, Macmillan, Joshua, Schoen, Sara , Henderson, Taylor ]
DEATH

“Noun: the action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism.”

It’s the only certain thing in life. A journey every living creature is forced to take. It cannot be eluded, and there’s no escaping its fatal claws. It’s the one constant in every religion that cannot be proved wrong…death will find everyone.

But what if death is not the end? What if it’s only the beginning?

Stories of the living dead have been told through the centuries. Some of us want to believe, and some of us are too afraid to face the truth that sometimes—just sometimes—the dead never leave.

This is a collection of stories bound to make you question every belief, filling in the blanks of the unknown. Whether it’s the woman scorned finally given a chance for revenge after death, or an evil force trapping generations of a single family in a home for eternity—these are the deadly tales told from the grave.

Do not think it’s over when the Grim Reaper comes to call.

Death is not the final masquerade.

13 is Resurrected…

Are you afraid?

Saturday, 13 January 2018

13: Night Terrors

13 Night Terrors: An Anthology Of Horror And Dark Fiction (Thirteen Series) by [Roach, D.A., Roderick, Elizabeth, Lee, Erin, Sonnenberg, Jackie, Loring, Jennifer, Macmillan, Joshua, Jacques, Kristin, Farrar, Marissa, Mills, Nykki, Sands, Samie, Schoen, Sara, Henderson, Taylor, Flowers, Thomas S., Limitless Publishing]
They’re watching you. They see the way you clutch your blanket. They smell the sweat trickling down your back. They hear the fear pulsing through your veins…and they love it.

This is a collection of stories about what really hides beneath your bed, watching, waiting, listening to every breath you take. It’s about the creatures that come out to play on the full moon, and the things that wake at the devil’s hour.

Are you ready to find out what really goes bump in the night? The true reason behind your midnight tremors?

You’d better be.

13 is back—and it’s brought Night Terrors.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

13: Deja Vu

13 Déjà Vu: An Anthology Of Horror And Dark Fiction (Thirteen Series Book 2) by [Nave, Bradon, Roderick, Elizabeth, Lynch, Carissa Ann, Schoen, Sara, Farrar, Marissa, Flowers, Thomas S., Valentine, S., Lee, Erin, Sonnenberg, Jackie, Sands, Samie, Swanson, Luke, Roach, D.A., Taylor Henderson]
13 came for you once. Are you ready to face it again?

Evil can be fought. Ghosts can be hunted. But darkness can never be defeated. It only retreats, lurking in the shadows, waiting for you to let your guard down.

You might think you’re free, but once it has its eyes set on you, there’s no escaping it. Whether today, tomorrow, or next week—it will strike. No matter where you run, where you hide, it will find you, and it will make your worst nightmares come true.

13 chilling stories are about to test the limits of your fear, ready to show you the daunting truth of what lies beneath…

The family with buried secrets. An old factory hiding shadows within its walls. A serial killer honing his deadly skills. It’s all here, about to prove that nothing is ever as it seems. Think twice before you switch off the lights, before you close your eyes and say goodnight.

It’s happening again. 13 is coming for you.

So get ready…

It’s Déjà Vu

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

13

13: An Anthology Of Horror and Dark Fiction (Thirteen Series) by [Blevins, Savannah, Farrar,Marissa, Flowers,Thomas S., Henderson,Taylor, Lee,Erin, Lynch,Carissa Ann, Nave,Bradon, Roach,D.A., Sands,Samie, Schoen,Sara, Valentine, S., Sonnenberg, Jackie, Swanson, Luke, Publishing, Limitless]
13 has always been unlucky. But now it’s turned deadly…

Darkness has fallen. Real and unseen, evil is out there. Waiting. Watching. Biding its time. It might be your neighbor, your best friend—or something much, much worse. It might be the shadow itself. It will hunt you down when you least expect it. It will talk to you in the quiet hours of the morning and follow your footsteps when you’re alone. It’s chosen you…and it always gets what it wants.

13 dark tales await you. Ready to bring your worst childhood nightmares to life, to push you to the brink, and make you question your every decision…

The circus. Your beloved carnival rides. That mom and pop motel you pass every day on your way to work. They’ll never look innocent again. Because they’re not. No one and nothing can be trusted. Not even yourself.

Are you ready to take the ultimate dare? To spin the devil’s wheel?

Be careful…

13 will get you every time.

Authored By:
Bradon Nave
Carissa Ann Lynch
D.A. Roach
Erin Lee
Jackie Sonnenberg
Luke Swanson
Marissa Farrar
Samantha Sands
Sara Schoen
Savannah Blevins
Sophia Valentine
Taylor Henderson
Thomas S. Flowers