The Controller by Matt Brolly – Blog Tour

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Thank You to Emma Welton from for organising this book tour and to Matt Brolly for a copy of this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.



From the bestselling author of the acclaimed DCI Lambert series comes The Controller, a gripping serial killer thriller introducing Sam Lynch and Special Agent Sandra Rose. 

It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has never stopped searching.

When Special Agent Sandra Rose investigates a house invasion gone wrong, she discovers the assailant has the legendary, and infamous, Railroad tattoo carved onto his back and he claims to know Daniel’s whereabouts.

Rose draws Lynch in to her case, and together they become embroiled in an unparalleled world of violence and evil.

It seems that to see his son again, Lynch will have to confront his greatest fear and face the ultimate test: an encounter with the Railroad’s enigmatic and deadly leader, The Controller.

My Thoughts

Wow!  Thank you Emma for introducing me to a brand new author.  I knew I was in for something exciting when Zoe from told me how good it was but I still wasn’t expecting what I got.

The controller reads like a high octane action movie and it’s packed with tension and suspense form the word go!  This book goes way beyond any crime novel I’ve read before and is completely character focused rather than on the procedural aspect of crime solving.

The combination of Lynch and Rose as a partnership is one of the best I’ve ever read and in addition to their collaborative skillset, there is a sizzling sexual tension between them.  I love that Lynch was written differently than most action men – he experiences and visibly shows emotions and is not afraid to express his feelings.  Rose is led more by her head and procedure and together the make a formidable team.

Overall this is a page turner that you cannot tear yourself away from.  I am now impatiently waiting for more action from Lynch and Rose – Highly recommended.

Author Bio – Matt Brolly

Following his law degree where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt Brolly completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University.

He is the bestselling author of the DCI Lambert crime novels, Dead Eyed, Dead Lucky and Dead Embers. The fourth in the series, Dead Time, was released by Canelo in May 2018 and a prequel, Dead Water, will be published in September 2019. In 2020 the first of a new crime series set in the West Country of the UK will be released by Thomas and Mercer (Amazon Publishing).

The Controller, released in May 2019, is the first of a new thriller series set in Texas.

Matt also writes children’s books as M.J. Brolly. His first children’s book, The Sleeping Bug, was released by Oblong Books in December 2018.

Matt lives in London with his wife and their two young children. You can find out more about Matt at his website or by following him on twitter: @MattBrollyUK

Social Media:

Twitter: @MattBrollyUK



Purchase Links:

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Publishing Information:

Published by Oblong Books in ebook format on 24th May 2019



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