Blog Tour Review by Ellen: Final Second by John Ryder

Hey everyone,

Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for Final Second by John Ryder and I’ll be sharing her review with you all just a little further down this post.

Sometimes it takes a stranger to find a killer…


In a small farming town in rural Wisconsin—where generations of families have lived in peace for decades—no one expects trouble to come calling.

But then a farmer’s beautiful young wife is found brutally murdered, with a chilling calling card that suggests she’s just the first victim of a serial killer. And the FBI elect not to send one of their own. Instead they send a stranger to town—former Royal Marine turned mercenary, Grant Fletcher. And they’re giving him no choice. Find the killer. Because we know what you’ve done.

With the threat of the executioner’s chair hanging over him, Fletcher finds himself in an impossible situation—and a race against time. Catch a murderer whose killings are escalating with every day that passes. Or face certain death…

Fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne and David Baldacci’s Amos Decker will love the Grant Fletcher series.

Click the link below to order your copy now:

Final Second by John Ryder

John Ryder is a former farmworker and joiner. He’s turned his hand to many skills to put food on the table and clothes on his back. A life-long bibliophile, he eventually summoned the courage to try writing himself, and his Grant Fletcher novels have drawn inspiration from authors such as Lee Child, Tom Cain, Zoe Sharp and Matt Hilton. When it comes to future novels, he says he has more ideas than time to write them.

When not writing, John enjoys spending time with his son, reading and socialising with friends. A fanatic supporter of his local football team, he can often be found shouting encouragement to men much younger and fitter than he is.

Author Social Media Links:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnRyder101

Ellen’s Review:

Final Second is the second book in the Grant Fletcher series by John Ryder, it could be read as a standalone but I always recommend reading a full series.


Grant Fletcher (former Royal Marine turned mercenary) is back with a bang in Final Second! He is tasked by the FBI with finding a potential serial killer in a small farming town in rural Wisconsin.

The murders begin with the death of a farmer’s wife who happens to have been FBI agent Zoey Quadrado’s best friend from childhood so obviously she wants the killer found and brought to justice.

As Grant’s handler she holds all the power but she is put in a very difficult position by those above her. They warn Grant that he either finds the murderer or face execution himself for crimes committed in the previous book First Shot. It is obvious that Zoey struggles with giving Grant this ultimatum. I have enjoyed getting to know Zoey and think she could have her own series of books.


Grant Fletcher whirls into town and it’s not long before he is ruffling local feathers; not one to take threats lightly Grant soon straightens out the doubters. I love that he gives people a warning that he doesn’t want to hurt them but he will and they will

undoubtedly come off a lot worse!
As the dead bodies begin to mount up the tension builds – what’s the connection between the victims? How many more will there be? Will Grant solve the mystery and catch the killer before his deadline is up?


A thrilling addition to the series!

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