When there’s more than secrets buried, where do you start digging?
When Brooke Adams is found battered, bleeding, and barely conscious, the police are at a loss as to who her attacker is or why she was targeted.
Then, PI Rod Morgan turns up convinced that Brooke’s attack is the latest in a string of unsolved disappearances dating back twenty-five years.
The police, however, aren’t convinced, so Brooke and Rod must investigate the cases themselves.
As secrets from the past start unravelling, will they find Brooke’s attacker before he strikes again, or is that one secret that will stay buried forever?
Many thanks to the author, publisher and blog tour organiser for the ARC of Blood Ribbon in return for an honest review.
I’m a massive fan of Roger Bray ‘s writing and so was excited, when I was given the chance to read and review his new book. I am happy to be able to say, wow, it is a fabulous read.
I sure people will think my review won’t be balanced because I’m such a big fan, but I always read any review book with a critical eye and I simply couldn’t find a fault with this first class thriller!
I love all types of thriller, fast paced and those slow burners where character and story are allowed to develop over the length of the storyline. Blood Ribbon is very much in the later category for me. The story builds pace over the Arc of the storyline and Roger Bray cleverly weaves false trails for the reader to follow, only for them to realise, they have been duped by his writing and that characters are not who they thought they were. The writing draws you in, wraps you in it’s embrace and it’s a wonderful experience.
The characterisation is another reason this novel was a great read. From Brook who refuses to be a victim, to the chilling, damaged killer, whose motivations left me chilled to the bone, each is fascinating to spend time with.
Why would I recommend this book? Because it is clever, because it’s addictive and simply because it’s written by a very talented writer.
You can purchase Blood Ribbon from Amazon
About the author.
I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops. My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider. Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing. Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school. So here we are, two books published and another on track. Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.