JUBILEE WEEKEND IS COMING… get your crime & thriller hit for just £1.99!

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Jubilee weekend is almost here (if you hadn’t already noticed all the paraphernalia around town) and that means a FOUR DAY WEEKEND.  What better way to celebrate all that glorious reading time than by snapping up the following fantastic Kindle reads for the teensy price of £1.99!!

A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming

For fans of TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY comes this
masterclass in suspense about a spy caught up in
his own web of deception…

 

 

Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride’s Number One bestselling crime series
opens with this award-winning debut. DS Logan McRae
and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer
who stalks the frozen streets.

 

 

The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill

A stunning, fast-moving, standalone psychological thriller
from the award-winning author of the
Dalziel and Pascoe series.

 

 

Fallen Idols by  Neil White

A Premiership footballer is shot dead in cold blood on a
busy London street, and a country is gripped by terror.
Who is behind this apparently motiveless killing – and
who’s next in the firing line?

 

 

Vanishing Point by Danielle Ramsay

The stunning new novel from a rising star of crime writing,
featuring a sadistic and powerful trafficking ring
that has its roots in the highest corridors of power…



The Alchemist’s Secret  by Scott Mariani (only .99p)

Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of
the SAS, Ben now devotes his life to finding kidnapped
children. But when Ben is recruited to locate an ancient
manuscript which could save a dying child,he embarks
on the deadliest quest of his life.

Your reviews of The Woodcutter

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thewoodcutter2 Christmas holidays are always incredibly busy, so we’ve only had three reviews back so far – but luckily for us, they are absolute crackers! They gave 5 stars for this brilliant psychological thriller from the author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series. Anyway, you can read what they said for yourselves…

 

Patricia Thompson writes:

fivestars1This is definitely a five star read and one of the best books I’ve read for a long time.

The Woodcutter in the title is Wolf Hadda who we meet properly on his wedding anniversary when his house is raided and he’s arrested for crimes which he insists he hasn’t committed and has no knowledge of.

Gradually we begin to learn more of Wolf and his past and present and he’s a believable character who had me rooting for him and for his innocence to be proved throughout the book.

This is a book which I read at breakneck speed as I couldn’t wait to find out more and more about Wolf, boy and man.

For anyone who is familiar with Reginald Hill from his Dalziel and Pascoe books, this is a departure from his usual style and not a Yorkshire Moor in the whole book, just some gritty characters who you find yourself warming to as soon as they’re introduced and others you dislike immediately which I think is a sign of some excellent story writing as the reader is totally absorbed into the story and everyone in it.

After I’d turned the last page I was left with a sadness that it had come to an end. A thoroughly enjoyable book which you both want to finish to tie all the loose ends up and a sense of loss that it is all over. I’m sure Wolf will stay in my head for a long time as his character was so believable that you don’t want to say goodbye to him.

 

Carol Peace writes:

fivestars1A great standalone book, a definite 5 out of 5.

 

A great book and a great mystery. The book revelations keep you glued and you just have to read the next page to find out what the conclusion will be.

 Jo Barry writes:

fivestars1With the recent death of Reginald Hill the literary world has lost a writer at the top of his game, however he could not have asked for a finer swansong than The Woodcutter. Five stars.

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The Woodcutter

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The fast-moving, stunning new standalone psychological thriller – from the award-winning author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series is our Book of the Month for November.

Killer Reads presents Reginald Hill‘s The Woodcutter

Wolf Hadda’s life has been a fairytale. From humble origins as a Cumbrian woodcutter’s son, he has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. A knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison while protesting his innocence, abandoned by friends and family, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later prison psychiatrist Alva Ozigbo makes the breakthrough. Wolf begins to talk and under her guidance gets parole, returning to his rundown family home in rural Cumbria. But there is a mysterious period in Wolf’s youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth – and with the truth, revenge. Can Alva intervene before his pursuit of vengeance takes him to a place from which he can never come back?

REVIEWS

An outstanding novel of force and beauty [which shows] Hill’s elegant writing, erudition and imaginationThe Times

A big, fat mystery which has the enduring power of a myth … Hill proves once again that the driving force of a successful crime novel is character, not incident … The heights of the Dalziel & Pascoe series aside, Hill has never written a better bookEvening Standard

Hill’s plotting is brilliant, the jokes first-rate, the prose supple: it’s his humble awe at the English language that enables him to be a minor master of itDaily Telegraph