Angel of Death

Angel of Death - Adrian Ferrer

Title: Angel of Death
Author: Adrian Ferrer
First Published in the UK: 2017
Publisher: Self Published

Have we misunderstood the bible for all these years?

Angel of Death is church murder mystery. It starts off with animal sacrifices and the offender then goes on to become a kidnapper and a killer. The killer takes scripts from the bible and uses these to justify his killing and also leaves behind references to passages in the bible. The book is set in Rome, the police force in Rome seek advice from a professor studying religion and the violence in the old testament. They use her knowledge of the bible to try to understand where the killer will go next and what he is trying to say by committing these crimes. 

This book uses biblical passages to support any debatable contents. This book will make you question the bible more in many ways and will open many topics up for debate. The fact that there are biblical passages within the book really helps you to understand and to be able to debate on the subject. The use of biblical passages is not overpowering and overwhelming and does not ruin the story in any way it does as it is intended and adds texture and layers to the story and the debates. 

The characters in the book are well thought through, each having their own religious beliefs which differ from one another yet they are still able to work together and progress on the case and all of the difference religious backgrounds of each character helps to build the plot and in the end, helps to solve issues. 

As this book is self-published there are a few mistakes but not many for example saying him when they are talking about women and as this book has been translated from its original language into English there are a few bits where you can tell but this does not ruin the book or the story in any way. 

The author expresses his great enthusiasm for history and religion within this book as well as writing a well-written crime novel. The matters brought up within the books gives up plenty to contemplate and mull over which leave us thinking of this book for some time after we have read it which in my mind is the sign of a good book. 

For people who enjoyed Dan Browns novels, i'm sure you will enjoy this one too. Overall I really enjoyed this book and have chosen to give it a 4-star rating. It is a book I would recommend to people. 

Exciting News

Exciting News

I've some exciting news to share with you all. Last night I received and e-mail from a new Indie author named Adrian Ferrer. He has asked me to read and review his newly released crime/thriller novel called Angel of Death. I have agreed to do this and cannot wait to start reading it. This is the first author request I have had and hopefully, many more will follow. 

So keep your eye out for the review of Angel of Death to come in a few days. 

I am also making some edits to the blog to make it even better including a proper rating system for each book and an about me page. 

Watch Me

Watch Me - Angela Clarke 

Title: Watch Me
Author: Angela Clarke 
First Published in the UK: 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins (Avon)
Pages: 368
Price on Amazon: Paperback £3.85 Kindle: £2.99
ISBN: 9780008174613

Six seconds to read this message and Twenty-Four hours to save the girl. 

Watch me is the second novel in Angela Clarke's Social Media Murders series. Nasreen and Freddy are back and this time they are on the search for a killer who is making it look like young girls are committing suicide. This killer is going by the name Apollyons revenge linking back to the previous case Nasreen and Freddie worked together. The killer also goes by the name Alex Black, Having already killed one girl, the sister of a girl Nasreen and Freddie knew when they were kids, the same girl there big secret involves. Black has now managed to get hold of the numbers of everyone on Nasreen's team and also Freddie's. When Black takes a second girl hostage and uses Snap Chat to message Freddie, Nasreen and all her team to tell them they have six seconds to read the message and only twenty-four hours to save the girl. The girl turns out to be Nasreen's Dci's sister. With Nasreen having slept with the Dci the night before how long can she keep it a secret that shes the link between the two victims. 

Will Freddie an Nasreen's secret come out for everyone to know? Does the original Apollyon have anything to do with this case? Is twenty-four hours enough to save a girls life. 

Well what can i say, i was so excited to read this book after i read the first one as i enjoyed it so much and i couldn't wait to get started on this one i brought it straight away. Well i was not let down. This book is just as good if not better than the first one. I am loving this series and Oh my goshie i cannot wait for the third one to come out in June. 

In this book i felt you got to know Nasreen more as a character, i felt it was like she came out of her shell a lot more and i really loved seeing the more rebellious side of her. 

Freddie i just love her she is my favourite character i love her one liners and quirky come backs and sarcastic comments. She reminds me a little of myself actually as i too am a little too sarcastic and i tend to engage mouth before brain so i love having a character i can relate to.  

I literally spent all of last night reading until i couldn't keep my eyes open any longer and then today i have spent the day snuggled in my reading snug reading all day. What a way to spend the day especially on a lovely summers day like today, doors open, sun shining, cold drink and an amazing book. 

Serious praise to Angela Clarke. You have made your way onto my list of favourite authors and your books are ones i shall be rereading over and over again i can be certain of that. 

5* for this book cause it deserves nothing less. Roll on June 15th when book 3 is released. 

Follow Me

Follow Me - Angela Clarke

Title: Follow Me
Author: Angela Clarke
First Published in the UK: 2015
Publisher: Avon
Pages: 330
Price on Amazon: Paperback £4.39 Kindle: £2.24
ISBN: 978-0-00-816543-7

Like. Share. Follow. Die

Follow me follows the murder investigation of the serial killer known as the Hashtag Murderer. Why is he known as this, well that is simple. He has taken to twitter, posting cryptic clues and photo's of the murder. The only people this Hashtag killer known on twitter as @Apollyon follows is the victims he's killed or about to kill. 

The book follows police detective Nasreen Cudmore and Investigative Journalist Freddy Venton who is helping on the case as a social media adviser. Can the team put all the clues together before another body shows up or are they just putting themselves in danger? 

Nasreen and Freddy have a childhood past together with secrets of their own that they don't want coming out. Can the pair work together professionally or will all there secrets come spilling out?

I must admit, my wife brought me this book last year and its sat on my bookcase ever since. Big mistake. I could not put this book down once i started it and i am thrilled to learn it is the first book in a series. The Social Media Murder Series. This book kept me wanting to keep turning the pages in fact it kept me up all night, i didn't sleep till i finished it, it really was that good and that captivating. 

The characters keep you hooked, you find yourself really rooting for Freddy when she has the answers and the rest of the team wont listen to her and you find yourself screaming for Nasreen to get a grip and stick up for her old friend because she obviously believes the same as her. I found Moast to be rather annoying at times and too tough on Freddy but at the same time you can understand that having done his job for as long as he has you would develop a thick skin. 

When the killer is revealed i was totally shocked i am usually very good at guessing who the  killer is but this time i must say Clarke had me fooled all the way. 

I have defiantly given this book a 5* review on goodreads and i will be getting the second book on my kindle right now as i can't wait to find out what happens next.