*Blog Tour* Watching the Bodies by Graham Smith

Hi everyone,

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Watching The Bodies by Graham Smith, along with Abbie from Bloomin’ Brilliant Books. I’m sharing my review with you all today!

About the book:

Watching the Bodies

When Jake Boulder is asked by his PI friend to help investigate the vicious murder of Kira Niemeyer, he soon finds himself tracking a serial killer who selects his next victim in a most unusual manner.

As the body count rises, Boulder has to work with the police to identify the heinous killer before more lives are taken. What ensues is a twisted game of cat and mouse, that only Boulder or the Watcher can survive.

Watching The Bodies by Graham Smith

About the author:

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Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009

He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and one book, WATCHING THE BODIES in a new series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.

Links:

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

TWITTER

AMAZON

My Thoughts:

I’ve read a couple of Graham’s books before, so I thought I knew what to expect when I started reading Watching The Bodies. I was wrong! Firstly, WTB is set in the USA so extra points from me as I love a good thriller from across the Atlantic! Secondly, the author has introduced us to Jake Boulder. I love a good macho/manly character, the Jack Reachers, the John Miltons of the world, and now, Jake Boulder is definitely another one for me to follow.

Boulder is tasked with investigating the death of Kira Niemeyer alongside the Police Dept and what he discovers, nobody was prepared for. There is a serial killer at work, and they have some seriously twisted methods of killing up their sleeve. It is literally a pick’n’mix as to how the killer selects the method, as they are selected from a jar filled with ways to kill. However, the victim selection is far more unusual. I’ll leave you guys to read that for yourself. Tis a good ‘un though!

I read Watching The Bodies really quickly. It’s the kind of book that you don’t want to put down as each turn of the page makes the reader say “one more page and I’ll stop”, and for me especially, I end up devouring the book super-fast! WTB was no different!

A belter of a start to a series. High stakes cat and mouse games with a twisted killer and a really likeable protagonist. Definitely one to add to your TBR if you enjoy fast-paced action with plenty of twists and turns!

Highly recommended!

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*Blog Tour* Watching The Bodies- Graham Smith Ellen’s Review

Hi everyone,

Today is Ellen’s stop on the blog tour for Watching The Bodies by Graham Smith and she’s sharing her review with you all!

About the book:

Watching the Bodies

When Jake Boulder is asked by his PI friend to help investigate the vicious murder of Kira Niemeyer, he soon finds himself tracking a serial killer who selects his next victim in a most unusual manner.

As the body count rises, Boulder has to work with the police to identify the heinous killer before more lives are taken. What ensues is a twisted game of cat and mouse, that only Boulder or the Watcher can survive.

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About the author:

Graham Smith Author Pic

Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009

He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and one book, WATCHING THE BODIES in a new series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.

Links:

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

TWITTER

AMAZON

Ellen’s review:

“Every day will see another kill

Every kill will add to the tally

Every kill MUST adhere to the pattern”

 

I love, love, LOVED this book! I’ve always been a fan of serial killer novels and this one absolutely nailed it. The murderer is known as The Watcher, and is intent on their name going down in history. Pattern is everything to The Watcher and the murder methods are chosen at random like an unlucky dip. Avoiding detection by disguising the murders as suicides and accidents to begin with then escalating to extreme methods including exsanguination and my personal favourite seppuku (self-disembowelment).

 

Now let’s have a conversation about Jake Boulder who is causing a little trouble between bloggers fighting over whose book boyfriend he is; I’ve had my warning so I’ll stand back and admire from afar! Jake is such a fantastic character, quick with his fists when required but a heart of gold and nerves of steel. He is not averse to blurring the lines of the law to get the answers that are required. My heart broke a little bit when we discovered more about Kira Niemeyer (one of The Watcher’s victims) and Jake’s connection.

 

I thoroughly recommend this book and it’s a stonking five stars from me, I’m already excited about the next in the series!!

 

*Cover Reveal* Graham Smith’s Watching The Bodies

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to be taking part in a cover reveal for Graham Smith’s forthcoming book, Watching The Bodies, featuring Jake Boulder. Before I show you the cover though, here’s the all-important bookish information!

About the book:

When Jake Boulder is asked by his PI friend to help investigate the vicious murder of Kira Niemeyer, he soon finds himself tracking a serial killer who selects his next victim in a most unusual manner.

As the body count rises, Boulder has to work with the police to identify the heinous killer before more lives are taken. What ensues is a twisted game of cat and mouse, that only Boulder or the Watcher can survive.

About the author:

Graham Smith Author Pic

Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009

He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and one book, WATCHING THE BODIES in a new series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.

Links:

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

TWITTER

AMAZON

AND NOW, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS FOR A COVER!!!

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Isn’t it brilliant!? Matt Hilton, bestselling author of the Joe Hunter series also had this to say:

“Watching the Bodies is a storming addition to the action thriller genre, and Jake Boulder a new tough guy to root for. Be under no illusion, Boulder is no Jack Reacher or Joe Hunter clone – he is his own man, and re.png

I’m delighted to be taking part in a blog tour for Watching The Bodies too. And even better, my lovely guest reviewer Ellen is on it too. Make sure to follow the blog tour to catch our reviews! Ellen is kicking it off with the amazing Noelle at Crime Book Junkie 🙂

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