Book Review – Whisper in the Night by D. K. Hood @Bookouture #BookReview #BooksOnTour #policeprocedu ral // Shalini’s Books & Reviews

Many thanks to Noelle Holten and publisher Bookouture for my spot on this Blog Tour.

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D. K. Hood’s books have the best police procedural in them, one of my auto-downloads. Jenna and Kane combination gets me every time; I am always excited when I start to read their story. And now with hints of cuddles between them, I love these books all the more.

This story too had a killer kidnapping young girls and killing them. But the difference was that he sent a video and gave Jenna a time frame to find him.. Tick Tock… Tick Tock… the time sped and Jenna was late…. Till the serial killer set his sights on Jenna herself.

Having read all of author D. K. Hood’s books, I found her writing fluid. Race against time was the beat these cops worked on. Always on the back foot and one step behind, their determination were fathoms ahead of the killer. Nothing and nobody could stop Jenna from finding him, not even 2 bullet wounds at the back.

The team, as always, was extremely cohesive. Even with a troubled mind, Jenna gave the perfect orders, she knew how to lead her men. The one thing which caught my eye was these cops, especially Jenna, felt extreme fear, one which crippled their brains and shook the soul out of their bodies, but they always faced it bravely, taking one on their chin. D. K Hood’s writing showed its brilliance when I got to see Jenna’s core of steel, the way she straightened her spine, in spite of mind-numbing fear. Always inspiring.

The story reached its shocking end with the identity of the killer. And no, I didn’t guess it. The two halves of my brain kept warring, one wanted to play detective, other just read. A great police procedural by a talented author.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

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I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.

My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

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Fifteen-year-old Lindy Rosen has been having nightmares for weeks, waking in a panic, screaming that there’s a man in her room watching her sleep. Her parents assumed it was her overactive imagination, but when one morning they find Lindy missing from her bedroom, they’re not so sure. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.

Within hours of the schoolgirl going missing, the kidnapper reaches out to Jenna with a video of Lindy bound and tied to a chair, crying to be set free. And a simple message – you’ve got 24 hours to find her or I kill her.

Jenna’s team work around the clock to try to find Lindy before the deadline, but time runs out, and Jenna receives a devastating message. The killer has made good on his promise. He’s playing a dangerous game. And no one knows what his next move will be.

But just two days later, one of Lindy’s school friends is taken in the middle of the night and the countdown begins again.

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Publication Date: 20th June 2019

Publisher: Bookouture

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Book Blitz ~ Resilient ~ by Toni Cox @ToniCoxAuthor @Shalini_G26 // BookZone

My thanks to Shalini for the invitation to participate again.

This Book will be $0.99 till 11th June and then will go back to regular price of $1.99

Abandoned City and baked earth

Resilient
What would you do if you were the last person on Earth?
The outbreak of the S1 Virus in China is breaking news all over the globe – it is killing apes by the hundreds.
Erika, who has a pretty good life in Johannesburg, South Africa, is little concerned with wildlife disasters so far away.
But when Erika falls ill and is bedridden for a couple of days, the world is not as she left it.
An empty city greets her the day she sets foot outside her door. Abandoned cars, a creepy silence, and hollow-eyed corpses is all she finds.
Alone, frightened, and heartbroken, she must now find a way to survive this apocalyptic world she has woken up to. Does she have the will, the strength, and the ingenuity to survive?
Against all odds she has one thing going for her – she’s resilient.
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Destruction

Resilient – Excerpt

My heart is hammering wildly in my chest as I drive past the shops and the police station. A line from an old movie floats up in my memory. I see dead people.
There, at the restaurant on the corner, are two bodies on the pavement. A man and a woman. From the look of it, he had her in his arms before she died. I swallow the lump in my throat, terrified.
Putting my foot hard on the pedal, I speed around the corner with screeching tires. I don’t know what is going on and I just want to get away from here.
Haring down the road, I fix my eyes in front of me, ignoring the crazy world around me. When I finally reach the Murray & Roberts building, I zoom into the underground parking, coming to a squealing stop right in front of the elevator.
I sit there for a moment, breathing heavily. I don’t know what to think. Am I still hallucinating from the fever I had?
“Pull yourself together,” I tell myself.
Shaking, I climb out of the car and look around the deserted parking. Besides my Polo, there are only four other cars here. I see Stephan’s SUV and hope moves my feet towards the elevator.
I push the button, but the light does not come on. Of course, no electricity. I climb the stairs to the first floor where the reception is. It is empty, not even the security guard is by the entrance door.
Closing the door again, I carry on up the stairs to the second floor to where the offices are. An eerie silence greets me as I open the door to the large, open-plan office. The only light comes from the windows and the shadows I cast on the office desk dividers as I walk past is just creepy.
“Shit.”
I drop my bag and rush into Stephan’s private office. My boss is slumped over his desk, head tilted at an uncomfortable angle.
“Stephan.” I touch his shoulder. It is cold, even through his shirt. “Stef?”
Bracing myself, I take him by the shoulders and push him back in his chair. A scream escapes me when I see his bloated face and I suddenly become intensely aware of the smell. I gag.
Crying, I run from his office, past the deserted work stations, and back down the stairs. Only when I am back in my car and the doors are locked, do I stop to think about what I just saw.
He’s dead. They’re all dead. My head reels. This must be some kind of nightmare.
With shaking fingers, I start my car, my thoughts turning to my parents.

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About The Author

Born in Germany in 1976, Toni Cox moved to South Africa in 1991. Although she has spent much of her working career in the timber wholesale business, she is also an accomplished horse rider, has a diploma in project management, photography, and nutrition, and has a passion for books and all things fantasy.

From a young age, her dream had always been to put her imagination into words – give the stories life. When she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2013, she decided life is too short not to follow her dream. So, with the support of her husband and three children, she began writing book 1 of the Elemental Trilogy in January 2015.

Toni Cox writes Epic Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian Fantasy, and Dark Fantasy. She is a firm believer in dragons.

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Book Review ~ Race To Justice // BookZone

October, 1992. When Cindy Albrecht flew back to Indiana so she could be home in time for the finalisation of her divorce, she’d begun feeling anxious every time she thought about it. Her husband, Michael, also known as “Crabby” has still been trying to talk to her in an effort to get her to cave in and get back with him. But there’s no way she’s going back to that life. Nothing but being controlled and monitored all of the time and never having any fun, all while worrying about his explosive temper. No thanks. She’s got a great job as executive chef for the Penske – Marlboro Racing Team hospitality and things are going in a great direction finally for her with her work and her friends. She’s even started fallen for a great new guy and it looks like she’ll be moving to Florida soon to be with him.

A couple of days later, no one can reach Cindy at her place and she’s missed a meeting and more importantly, she missed showing up to sign her final divorce papers. After her friends compare notes two of her best friends and coworkers drive over to Cindy’s apartment to check on her. Her truck is there, but they get no answer at the door. They finally get in by climbing up to the balcony and going in thru the patio door and find her two cats wandering about and crying hungrily for food. The two women grabbed hands and went through each room, not finding their friend anywhere. After consulting with her new boyfriend by phone, they hang up and quickly called police and reported her missing.

I enjoyed this true crime book written by the prosecutor Larry Sells that covers the investigation, her body being found, and then the trial. The case seems fairly obvious, but there are lots of quirks to it, and it’s far from a slam dunk in court. You really want to see the killer get his due. For true crime fans and for racing fans as well. The victim was well liked by those in racing, and had just enjoyed an end of season Halloween party thrown by one of the well known racers and his wife that was just filled with famous racing names of the day. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, authors Larry Sells & Margie Porter, and the publisher.

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Publisher: WildBlue Press – 357 pages
Publication: May 21st, 2019
RATING: 4/5 Stars

The Author- Larry Sells was raised in New Hartford, IA. He has spent his entire life in Iowa. He graduated from UNI, University Northern Iowa, in 1996. He writes short fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and personal essays.

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The sentences that make the stories

At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

I’ve been reading, it’s the year 1818 and a young black slave, George Washington Black was born on a sugar plantation in Barbados. The story is about a  young boy, (Wash) born in chains, lifted up to embrace a life of dignity and meaning. It is where two people, separated by an impossible divide, begin to see each other as human. The author, Esi Edugyan is one superb writer with an unforgettable turn of phrase. It’s a page turner and I highly recommend it. 417 pages.

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Ghosts: Do Ghosts Possess? // Book ‘Em, Jan O

Readers, I found this intriguing review about the author, psychologist, exorcist and healer, Wanda Pratnicka. I think you’ll find it of interest. Her theory is that demons do not exist, and that individuals are possessed by ghosts. Interesting material! Read more here at Wanda Pratnicka: Ghosts and Possessions

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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook. For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage. To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page

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For the Love of Family: How a Knock at the Door Changed Everything

A very sad and heartfelt story written by the father of a murdered young man who was attending the University of Tampa. The family had just moved Ryan McCall into his own apartment and he went out with friends to a party. While walking home with a friend, a man attempted to rob them and Ryan was shot. This book is written by his dad Kevin from the daily journals he kept at the time to work through what was happening, to try and hold the rest of the family together.

Wife Joanne, son Kevin, and daughter Kimberly still remain, and all need him in different ways. Kimberly still lives in Pennsylvania, from where the rest of the family all moved not all that long ago to Florida, looking for a new beginning. Son Kevin had also just moved into his own house that week. Dad Kevin and Joanne had been happily married for over 30 years until this tragedy sent them all spinning.

Agonizingly painful at times, but as real as can be. This is what some family members go through in the aftermath of losing a loved one in a violent way. Just trying to get through day by day, while waiting for the murderer to be caught. Then the long haul for a trial, all while still managing to get along with each other and not lose it yourself.

It’s eye-opening and shows how important community support and victim services are. This is for anyone interested in this type of true crime book with input from the family afterward. Written at the time he was going through it, not dredged up afterward. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Kevin C McCall, and the publisher.

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Publisher: Newman Springs Publishing
Publication: March 3rd, 2019
RATING: 4/5 Stars

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