Cryptofauna By Patrick Canning

Cryptofauna By Patrick Canning

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Could be his job as a janitor at an insane asylum, could be the meaninglessness of existence, could be the unwanted cilantro on his tacos. Whatever the reason, Jim has elected to commit suicide. But before he can do the deed, a mysterious resident at work equips him with a dog and a bag of ash, and throws him into a secret game known as Cryptofauna. Cryptofauna is played by Operators, persons of special abilities who battle one another to influence important events around the world.

To become an Operator, Jim must survive being stranded in the Pacific Ocean, pass a bizarre examination by leprous French monks, and pluck the existential splinter from his troubled soul. If there’s time, he must also stop a rival player from ending all life on the planet.

Underwater Norwegian lairs, obsession with a decent pair of socks, and shapeshifting animals obsessed with AM radio all make up the strange world of Cryptofauna, which might help Jim discover a reason to live, assuming he doesn’t die in the process.

My Thoughts:

A little different to what I would normally read but the plot sounded intriguing and mysterious. We follow Jim who is bored with his job so thinks about doing something rather drastic but before he does he meets someone and they throw him into a world of gaming. It is a really interesting read with a original plot line. I would love to read more by this author.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cryptofauna-Patrick-Canning-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cryptofauna-Patrick-Canning

 

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Ellen By Coral McCallum

Ellen By Coral McCallum

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Ellen “I vowed to prove them wrong.” Tailz “I believe this is about where we got to before.” Luke “You mess this up and you’re history! Hear me?” Nana “You should be soulmates not lovers.”

Emotions run high when Ellen Lloyd steps up to the mic as the new vocalist for rock band After Life. Will she prove to be heaven sent or will her arrival see the band descend into the depths of hell?

Ellen is a standalone contemporary rock star romance but is also a spin off from the Silver Lake series by the same author.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoy Coral’s stories and I think she is a very talented author. This book is addictive and I really didn’t want to put it down. Ellen is the main character and she manages to come back to the life that she loved after a tragedy. I think it is written extremely well that I can’t wait till the next book.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ellen-Coral-McCallum-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ellen-Coral-McCallum

Perfect Silence (A DI Callanach Crime Thriller, Book 4) By Helen Fields

Perfect Silence (A DI Callanach Crime Thriller, Book 4) By Helen Fields

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When silence falls, who will hear their cries?

The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouette of a doll carved in the victim’s skin.

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby.

After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again. Can they stop another victim from being silenced forever – or is it already too late?

My Thoughts:

Helen Fields books just keep getting better and better. This one was as chilling as all her other books are and just had me on the edge of my seat. This is book four and I would suggest (though you don’t have to) that you read the other books first to get to know the characters. This is a fast paced chilling thriller, one that you will not want to put down and now I want to read the next book.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Silence-Callanach-Crime-Thriller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Silence-Callanach-Crime-Thriller