It is my pleasure to be part of the blog tour of “You’re Next ” by Michael Fowler, by
Caffeine Nights Publishing on 9th November 2017 and is available in paperback.
It is the opening day of Detective Sergeant Scarlett Macey’s biggest case of her life – ‘The Lycra Rapist’ is standing trial for a series of brutal rapes.
But things don’t go according to plan – the trial collapses – and James Green is freed.
Scarlett is determined his freedom will not last long and immediately begins planning his downfall.
Meanwhile James Green has his own plans for revenge, and driven by feelings of hatred begins to pick out those who brought about his downfall – priming them for the kill.
Scarlett has faced many villains in the past, but never one quite as terrifying as James Green…
D.S Scarlett Macey has been working on the case of “The Lycra Rapist” and it is now trial time, everything is all lined up ready for James Green to be locked up for his crimes. Well that was the thought, but an unforeseen event leads to James being released. Scarlett wants justice, and James wants revenge.
This story starts off running and does not let up, just as you start getting your head round one thing, it twists and something else is thrown in. The plot has been very cleverly manipulated, twisted and convincingly developed. It does not give an inch as far as guessing the plot goes. As I was reading I guessed at one thing and was so far off the mark. The good guys are really good, the bad guys are monsters!
Macey and her partner D.C Tarn Scarr are the two main detectives in this story, but add to that various other characters and you have a cast that is not massive, but just the right amount to add the variety and extra depth. It is set in London and the descriptions the author gives are spot on. One thing that really jumped out at me were the procedural details. It was the little things and the comments that were added, it appeared to be written by someone who had a knowledge of policing. After reading the book I checked out Michael’s bio, sure enough he was an ex-police officer, the added extras that he brought to the story from his own experiences really did show.
This is my first experience with this author, I can honestly say it will not be my last. This is perfect for a reader who likes action packed, fast paced and a well written book with some good characters and deep well developed plots. I found it to be an addictive page turner from start to finish, I read it in a day as I really could not put it down. Perfect for Crime /Thriller / Mystery readers. I would highly recommend this book.
I would like to thank Caroline at Bits About Books for allowing me a spot on this tour. Also many thanks to Michael Fowler and Caffeine Nights Publishing for my copy of this book. My thoughts expressed are my own and are unbiased.
Following retirement, after thirty-two years as a police officer, working mainly as a detective, Michael returned to the deadly business of murder, as a writer. His past work brought him very close to some nasty characters, including psychopaths, and gruesome cases, and he draws on that experience to craft his novels: There is nothing gentle about Michael’s stories.
His landmark novel Heart of the Demon, published in 2012, introduced Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr. Michael has since written five novels and a novella featuring Kerr. He also released the first DS Scarlett Macey book in 2016. Michael is also the author of a stand-alone crime novella and a true crime thriller.
Michael has another side to his life – a passion for art, and has found considerable success as an artist, receiving numerous artistic accolades. Currently, his oil paintings can be found in the galleries of Spencer Coleman Fine Arts.
He is a member of the Crime Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (9 Nov. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1910720895
- ISBN-13: 978-1910720899
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