Murder Game by Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes @bookouture #blogblitz

** advanced copy received via publisher **

Happy Halloween! It’s such a pleasure to host a stop on the blog blitz for Murder Game by Caroline Mitchell. Many thanks to Noelle Holten and Bookouture for the opportunity!

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Author : Caroline Mitchell
Title : Murder Game
Series : Detective Ruby Preston #3
Pages : 285
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : October 31, 2017

aboutthebook

A killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with his victims. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending clues to the whereabouts of the women he has taken in three disturbing images: alive, tortured, dead.

In a race against the clock, East London Detective Ruby Preston must play the killer’s terrifying murder game and decipher the clues before more women die.

But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious Lonely Hearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way. Desperate for more information, Ruby asks her gangster boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to set up a dangerous meeting to allow her to see into the twisted mind of a murderer.

But the closer Ruby grows to the dark and charming Mason Gatley, the more worried her team becomes. Is he really helping her catch the killer? Or is he lining her up to be his next victim?

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One word : brilliant! What? You need more words to convince you to buy and read this? I’ll try but it won’t be easy as this latest instalment in the Ruby Preston series totally blew my mind. It’s that good, people! Sadly, it’s also the final book of the series. Let’s take a minute to let that sink in.

Someone’s playing a rather macabre game, a murder game. You know, in case you missed that from the title. 😉 When a woman goes missing, a countdown is set in motion and the killer will leave clues in the form of pictures : alive, tortured, dead. Ruby and her team find themselves in a race against the clock when a second woman goes missing.

These acts are reminiscent of a serial killer’s work ten years ago. To find answers to her questions, Ruby sets out to meet him in prison. But this notorious killer may just be playing a game of his own. Will he help Ruby? Or is she putting her own life in danger?

These two killers, the original one and the copycat, are by far two of the most disturbing characters I’ve ever met. Talk about chills running up and down your spine. Murder Game is one dark and intense ride and had me guessing until the end. I had no idea who was responsible for these murders and when the killer was finally revealed, I think my eyes popped out of my head. Utterly blind-sided! Love it!

As always, Caroline Mitchell gets the balance between Ruby’s personal and private life spot-on. Her relationship with Nathan continues to fascinate me and I can’t wait to see how things will develop in the future. Can there ever be a happy ending for them? Or will Ruby have to make a choice? These are important questions, people, and apart from the brilliant crime fiction aspect of these books, it’s why I keep reading. And you should too. At the risk of repeating myself, if you’re not reading this series then you are missing out!

Murder Game is out today!

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abouttheauthor

Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Published by Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer, she now writes full time and all her books have become number 1 best sellers in their categories.

Her fast-paced DC Jennifer Knight thrillers carry a hint of the supernatural and are weaved from Caroline’s personal experiences in the police and paranormal.

Set in Shoreditch, London, her DS Ruby Preston series is described as “terrifying, addictive serial killer thrillers”.

 Caroline also writes psychological thrillers, the most recent, Witness, has been described as “thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way”.

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Murder Game - Blog Tour 2

 

Cover Reveal : Murder Game @Caroline_writes @bookouture

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I am absolutely thrilled to bits to join in this fabulous cover reveal for the third book in the Ruby Preston series! I’m going to keep you in suspense just a little bit longer but I promise you, it’s worth it!

aboutthebook

To catch a killer, you must first think like one …

A killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with his victims. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending clues to the whereabouts of the women he has taken in three disturbing images: alive, tortured, dead.

In a race against the clock, East London Detective Ruby Preston must play the killer’s terrifying murder game and decipher the clues before more women die.

But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious Lonely Hearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way. Desperate for more information, Ruby asks her gangster boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to set up a dangerous meeting to allow her to see into the twisted mind of a murderer.

But the closer Ruby grows to the dark and charming Mason Gatley, the more worried her team becomes. Is he really helping her catch the killer? Or is he lining her up to be his next victim?

Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James will be hooked by this dark and utterly disturbing thriller, packed with twists until the final page. 

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Cor! Does this sound good or what?! I can’t wait!

Murder Game will be published on October 31st but you can pre-order RIGHT NOW!

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2v1l8v5
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2umrDqp

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for!

BOOM!!!

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Phwoar! This will look absolutely fantastic in any collection! And while you’re at it, go ahead and add the previous books in the series if you haven’t done so already!

Did I mention you can pre-order Murder Game RIGHT NOW?!

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2v1l8v5
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2umrDqp

abouttheauthor

Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Published by Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer, she now writes full time and all her books have become number 1 best sellers in their categories.

Her fast-paced DC Jennifer Knight thrillers carry a hint of the supernatural and are weaved from Caroline’s personal experiences in the police and paranormal.

Set in Shoreditch, London, her DS Ruby Preston series is described as “terrifying, addictive serial killer thrillers”.

Caroline also writes psychological thrillers, the most recent, Witness, has been described as “thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way”.

Sign up to join her Reader’s club for access to news, updates and exclusive competitions and giveaways. http://eepurl.com/IxsTj

Connect with Caroline:

www.caroline-writes.com

https://plus.google.com/+CarolineMitchell/posts

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3076677.Caroline_Mitchell

Twitter: @Caroline_writes

www.pinterest.com/Writeparanormal

Massive thanks to Noelle Holten and Bookouture for letting me join in the fun of this awesome cover reveal!

 

Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell – @Caroline_writes @Bookouture

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aboutthebook

Close your eyes … Just pray you don’t wake up.

A killer stalks the streets of East London. All over the area, murdered young women are discovered, their bodies posed into a sickening recreation of fairytale princesses.

Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down a disturbed individual who is using the women to realise his dark fantasies. But when body parts are found at the home of her former lover, Nathan Crosby, Ruby is torn between her job and her heart. Convinced that he is being framed, Ruby must catch the killer before Nathan becomes the number one suspect. But as more victims are found, it becomes harder to prove his innocence.

As Ruby starts to close in on the twisted individual, can she stop him before he strikes again? And how well does she really know the man she loves?

mythoughts

Sleep Tight is the second book in the Ruby Preston series by Caroline Mitchell and it’s every bit as great as the first one.

There’s a creepy killer on the loose. His targets are prostitutes. He means to make them beautiful and poses their bodies as fairytale princesses. This is one brutal and disturbing serial killer who has no conscience whatsoever.

When the first body is found, Ruby and her team quickly find a suspect. But is he the killer? Things become even more complicated when Nathan Crosby finds himself entangled in the murder investigation. Ruby is convinced someone is trying to frame him. But is he really that innocent? How well does she know him anyway?

This is what makes the series so unique and why I keep coming back for more : the complicated life Ruby is living. On the one hand, she’s a detective out for justice. But on the other hand, she’s romantically involved with Nathan, head of one of the biggest criminal families in town. He’s on the wrong side of the law that she is trying to uphold. You can’t help but wonder how that will play out because surely at some point, something’s got to give.

Brilliantly constructed and gripping plot with a great twist that I didn’t see coming at all. I love it when that happens. I’m looking forward to book 3 and can’t wait to read what’s next for Ruby.

Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for my advanced copy, which I chose to review.

Sleep Tight was published on April 20th.

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