Scream Blue Murder By Tony J Forder

Thank you To Sarah Hardy, and Bloodhound Books for inviting me on the Blog Blitz for Scream Blue Murder

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Mike Lynch is going through hard times. But things get much worse when he witnesses a murder in a lay-by. Snatching the victim’s car in order to get away, Mike soon makes a shocking discovery - the victim’s young daughter and her nanny are hiding in the rear footwell. This is when the real trouble begins.  Mike wants to go to the police, but the nanny, Melissa, wants to delay until the daughter, Charlie, is somewhere safe. Mike agrees to this request before finding out the seriousness of the situation, and just how much danger they are really in.  Who exactly was the man he saw murdered? And who is the man he saw pulling the trigger?  In a situation where nothing is what it seems, Mike will have to fight for his life to protect a woman and a child he doesn’t know. And when the death count rises, he will discover what kind of man he really is. 

Mike Lynch is going through hard times. But things get much worse when he witnesses a murder in a lay-by. Snatching the victim’s car in order to get away, Mike soon makes a shocking discovery - the victim’s young daughter and her nanny are hiding in the rear footwell. This is when the real trouble begins.

 Mike wants to go to the police, but the nanny, Melissa, wants to delay until the daughter, Charlie, is somewhere safe. Mike agrees to this request before finding out the seriousness of the situation, and just how much danger they are really in.

 Who exactly was the man he saw murdered? And who is the man he saw pulling the trigger?

 In a situation where nothing is what it seems, Mike will have to fight for his life to protect a woman and a child he doesn’t know. And when the death count rises, he will discover what kind of man he really is. 

My Thoughts 

Having read Tony's previous books I naively thought I knew what to expect. 

This is an author to look out for, as he can turn his pen to different genre styles within the Crime Fiction Umbrella. 

This is an extremely well written, action packed book. With great opening scenes to set up the plots. 

Melissa and Charlie bring a clever characterisation to the story. I really felt for the predicament they innocently found themselves in, being caught up within the grimness, Melissa does a fabulous job trying to keep Charlie safe and calm. 

Mike is a fascinating protagonist, and I loved getting to know him the more I read on, he really grew on me, and I enjoyed that he wasn't a jolly bloke, would you be in his situation? 

As the drama unfolds you are taken on a twisted journey. 

This is a dark story, that evolves in to a monster of a crime read, I was thoroughly engrossed in the way the story evolved, it is a thriller with a unique difference, that should be shouted about.

If you like an engaging thriller of a read this is definitely one for you.

Author Information

Tony J Forder is the author of the critically acclaimed crime thriller Bad to the Bone, the first in a series featuring DI Jimmy Bliss and DC Penny Chandler. The second book in the series will be released in 2018, with a third currently in progress.

On 19 September 2017, Tony's dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, featuring ex-detective Frank Rogers, was also published by Bloodhound Books. This was intended to be a stand-alone novel, but Tony is now considering the possibility of a follow-up.

On 8 November, Bloodhound Books will publish Tony’s new fast-paced action thriller, Scream Blue Murder. This is the first novel in an intended series, and has received praise from both Mason Cross and Matt Hilton.

Some years ago, Tony won a short story competition judged by an editor from Pan Books. The story, Gino's Bar and Grille, went on to be published in Dark Voices 2, part of the celebrated Pan Book of Horror series. Three further short story sales followed: Book End, published in Dark Voices 4, Character Role, in FEAR magazine, and finally A Grim Story, which featured in A Rattler's Tale. It was the start of Tony’s publishing journey.

Tony is signed to Bloodhound Books for a minimum of four books, but believes there is much more to come.

 

 

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