The Husbands by T.J. Brearton – Blog Tour

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Thank you to Jill Burkinshaw for oganising this blog tour and to T.J. Brearton and Joffe Publishing for an ARC copy to read in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Synopsis

A BREATHTAKING CRIME THRILLER FULL OF SHOCKING TWISTS AND TURNS

He kills their wives. He destroys their families.
Then he comes after the husbands.
“Do you want to know who killed your wife?” he asks.

Kelly Roth, FBI profiler, returns home to Syracuse to stop a sadistic serial killer.

Three murders in three separate jurisdictions in central New York State have the same pattern: women killed by fatal headshots from a hunting rifle. Kelly Roth is sent from Virginia to help the local police.

Each victim was found murdered in a remote area or in a quiet park. The media call him “The Park Killer.” But Kelly doesn’t think the killer lurks in the bushes. She thinks he hunts his victims somewhere else.

But is he really contacting the bereaved husbands or is this a cover for their own guilt?

Kelly will risk her own life in a heart-stopping race against time to stop more murders and find out the truth.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO DISCOVER WHO KILLED YOUR WIFE? 

If you like Jeffery Deaver, Linwood Barclay, Lisa Unger, Kendra Elliot, or JD Robb you will enjoy this compelling new mystery novel.

The book is set in New York State, an area the author brings to life with compelling detail based on his local knowledge.

My Thoughts

Several women have been murdered at point-blank in various parks in New York with no motive, no links to each other and leaving no clues.  Agent Kelly Roth is called in to assist using her knowledge of the local area and her background in behavioural analysis.  The local forces are determined to pin the murders onto the husbands but Roth can see beyond that and realises something more sinister is going on.  Can she solve the crime before the victim count becomes higher?

Instead of the usual fast paced thriller, this novel is a slow release of events that lead up to a very unexpected ending.  Although you get snippets of insight into the mind of a killer, the main focus is on the unravelling of a case with no discernible clues, suspects or leads using a psychological, behaviour analyst perspective rather than hunting for physical evidence and suspects.

What I really liked about this novel was that you had no clue to what the outcome was going to be and no real idea where the investigation was leading, making this compulsive reading.

I recommend this to fans of Criminal Minds, Linwood Barclay and slower paced thrillers.

My main criticism would be that I wish authors would write female protagonists who have never been victims and who are not damaged in any way as I felt in this novel, Roth’s background wasn’t necessary to the story.

Author Bio

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Hi. Thanks for being here.

You know I write books, what else is relevant? Well, I started out wanting to write and direct films. After attending the New York Film Academy I worked in showbiz for a little while and wrote my own screenplays. Ridley Scott says writing novels and directing films are the “same thing.”* Okay, that’s out of context, but, yeah, part of my brain probably thinks it’s making movies when I write books.

I’ve had a lot of jobs. Construction, bartending, waiting tables — even weird things like cleaning tombstones and working for a non-profit. I’m fortunate to now write full time. (We’ll see how long it lasts…) And I’m lucky to have had my books hit the top 100 lists for Amazon Kindle in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.  (Come on, other countries — step it up!)

Thanks again, and please keep reading because without you I’m just a guy sitting alone in his basement office listening to voices.

LINKS

Website: http://tjbrearton.net/about

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tjbreartonauthor/

Twitter: @BreartonTJ

ALSO BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR T.J. BREARTON
HABIT
SURVIVORS
DAYBREAK
BLACK SOUL

DEAD GONE
TRUTH OR DEAD

GONE
DARK WEB
DARK KILLS

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