#BlogTour #Review ~ The Dead of Winter by @bilbob20 #Giveaway @emmamitchellfpr

One missing baby! One runaway teenager! Coincidence?

Detective Kevin Wallace doesn’t think so. And neither do the residents of Golf Road, who are all too quick to point the finger at a man with severe learning disabilities. As Wallace and a colleague, who has already experienced the ugly nature of this particular community, get closer to the truth they may not like what is hidden behind closed doors.

This is a brand new mystery from the writer of ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘In the Wake of Death’. Let the chills commence.

Buying links:

Amazon UK
Amazon US

About the Author

Billy McLaughlin is a Glasgow born author who released his first novelette ‘Invisible’ in March 2016. Receiving glowing customer reviews, he followed up with the gritty novel ‘Lost Girl’ which introduces readers to the mainstay characters Phil & Kate. In September 2016, his third book ‘In the Wake of Death’ was released, re-uniting audiences with Phil & Kate as well as throwing a brand new mystery that has been praised for its unique twist.

McLaughlin welcomed 2017 in celebrating that ‘Lost Girl’ peaked at number 2 in the crime thriller charts the previous August and gained the coveted number 1 slot in the Scottish crime charts with ‘In the Wake of Death’. His fourth book is released on 13 March 2017. ‘The Dead of Winter’ will appear to be a stand-alone mystery, but introduces a brand new character that is already set to make a splash in the 3rd DI Phil Morris mystery ‘The Daughter’ which is due in summer 2017.

Keep your eyes peeled for more news at the following social media platforms;
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You can also contact Mr McLaughlin directly at billymclaughlinbooks@gmail.com

My Review

I have grown fond of Billy’s books, they are gritty, always have a twist but manage to portray human emotions and an understanding of friend/family relationships, quite a fine line to incorporate all into what is essentially a story to give you goosebumps.

Two missing persons, a baby and a teenager .. how will the police deal with the situation, will priority be given to one? Could there be an obvious connection .. this is where the mystery lies.

Tension mounts, tempers are frayed, fingers are pointed at a vulnerable adult who seems to be unfairly maligned by the entire street. There is a lot of background divulged about the families involved and a not all is positive. There is an unsettling mix of characters and the police have their work cut out to resolve this case before a tragedy occurs but it could befall a number of people.

Gripping novella, a lot of action crammed into a short amount of space that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Nice short chapters, the writing is well defined and a pleasure to read. I know I will devour more from this author .. he is one to keep an eye on because each book gets better. For entertainment value, spine chills and potential nightmares, I without a shadow of doubt give it 5 stars!

I read and reviewed this voluntarily .. thanks to Billy for my copy and Emma Mitchell PR 

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