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    Crime Fiction

    Never Ask The Dead by Gary Donnelly | Blog Tour Review

    The past always has a way of catching up with us and Don’t Tell the Dead by Gary Donnelly epitomise that notion.  Lace up those Nikes because you’re going to be doing some running!  Writing is such a labour of love and writing a series is doubly true.  The commitment, the research, and the psyche to get into the head of your characters time and time again requires a special kind of author.  Gary Donnelly has consistently delivered a gritty, raw, and deeply compelling crime series set in the pulsing heart of Ireland.  The atmosphere is catastrophically real, you can almost feel the elements battering you where you stand, the…

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    Noir

    Killing In Your Name by Gary Donnelly | Blog Tour

    How often can you truly say that the second book in a series is as good as the debut?  From personal experience I could count on one hand how often that’s happened to me.  Killing In Your Name has surpassed Blood Will Be Born ( and I loved that).  It’s explosive, compulsive and knock your socks off shocking.  Gary Donnelly is swiftly becoming my favourite crime novelist – he can spin a yarn and have my guts twisted in knots with his raw storytelling.  The past truly catches up with you…the threads of the past always have a way of coming home to roost.  A boy’s body found in bogland. …

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    Noir

    Blog Tour: Blood Will Be Born by Gary Donnelly

    Blood Will Be Born sets its explosive tone in the mind-blowing prologue.  Imagine a bullet ricocheting off the walls in a box room.  This is exactly how I would describe this cracking debut novel.  That bullet is speeding towards its end goal.  It’s impossible not to get hit in the wreckage, this is the delightful experience that Blood Will Be Born will engross you in.  every twist, every delightful description has you ducking but also in rapturous attention.  The story leaves you with a nasty case of whiplash that leaves you pained and distraught.  The deep meaning behind the title is pure poetic brilliance.  Bearing in mind that this is…