Happy Wednesday everyone! I’ve got a real treat for you today! I’m thrilled to be taking part of the cover reveal for David McCaffrey’s Hellbound trilogy. Yes yes yes I can hear some of you ‘But these have been out ages’ and I’d be inclined to agree with you….but Mr McCaffrey has been a-tinkering and has given the books a refresh both inside and out.
Big thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side for inviting me to take part! So without further ado, let’s meet David McCaffrey!
Who Is David McCaffrey?
David McCaffrey was born in Middlesbrough, raised in West Sussex and now lives in Redcar. He worked in the NHS for many years, his last position being Lead Nurse in Infection Prevention and Control at James Cook University Hospital.
He started writing following the birth of his first son and in 2010 was accepted onto the writing coach programme run by Steve Alten, international bestselling author of Meg and The Mayan Prophecy. Hellbound was the result and the rest, as they say, is history (cliché, cliché).
Though psychological thrillers are his raison d’etre, David is also an activist for bullying and harassment in the NHS. His book, ‘Do No Harm: Bullying and Harassment in the NHS’ went to Number One in the Nursing and White Collar Crime categories of Amazon Kindle charts in November 2018 and was the Number One bestselling book in the U.S Amazon Kindle charts for more than three weeks in the Issues, Trends and Roles category. David is a proud supporter and donator to the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation which tackles bullying across the board, from schools to the workplace. He had the honour of being invited to speak at the StandUp Foundation’s Inaugural Conference in November 2018. Half of all profits from ‘Do No Harm’ go to the Ben Cohen Foundation.
David lives with his wife Kelly, has a Jakey, a Liam (a.k.a Gruffy) and a Cole (a.k.a Baby Moo Man) They also have an Obi… who’s the dog.
He decided to go back and revisit his first three titles in the Hellbound Anthology for many reasons; the main ones being to correct mistakes in there from the first time around, to expand upon the storylines where original ideas were edited out (nothing major, but small sections that he always loved) and to completely redesign the covers to make them look more like the series they were always intended to be.
Whether he has accomplished any of the above, he shall willingly leave up to you, dear readers.
Between Heaven and Hell lies the soul of a killer.
Award-winning author, David McCaffrey, brings you a serial killer like no other.
Obadiah Stark aka The Tally Man, is executed at ADX Absolom, his death sentence watched by the world’s media, victim relatives and one investigative reporter, Joe O Connell.
Penning an account of Stark’s personal history and subsequent crimes in the hope of determining what makes the sociopathic mind tick, Joe discovers inconsistencies which cause him to investigate Stark’s execution.
While this is happening in the real world, Stark awakens to an afterlife where he has a wife and daughter bound to his childhood hometown. Following his natural predatory instinct, Obadiah proceeds to torment the town, committing multiple murders before being gunned down by the police. He awakens to find that everything has reset, with no one recalling his murderous spree.
A reality where he is forced to submit to emotions he has never experienced before… and with them, a poisonous dose of morality.
‘There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men
long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.’ Ernest Hemingway
One serial killer terrified the world. Imagine what an army of them could do…
A cult member is arrested at the scene of a brutal murder. She will only speak to former crime reporter, Joe O’Connell.
Joe’s obsession with Obadiah Stark a.k.a The Tally Man cost him everything.
He is about to learn that Stark’s message did not end with his death.
They believe in what The Tally Man stood for.
They believe in what The Tally Man did.
But he was one, and they are many.
Once they have you, they will never let you go…
1888. Whitechapel. Think you know the story? You don’t know Jack…
James Maybrick had secured his legacy as the most infamous serial killer of all time…his diary would one day shock the world.
Thomas Quinn wants revenge…his actions will give birth to an organisation of unspeakable power.
Together, they unwittingly set in motion a plan that will one day lead to the serial killer, Obadiah Stark.
Stark became The Tally Man.
They were The Brethren.
Maybrick is known to history by another name…
So you know about the books now….don’t know about you, but I’m questioned why I’ve not read these books before!! Right are you ready for these brand sparkly new covers?
Are you sitting comfortably?
Here we go….
Don’t they look fabulously dark and twisted….and so so appealing to this crime fiction lover! So what are you waiting for people?!! Go go go!!!