Avaline Saddlebags by Netta Newbound and Marcus Brown @nettanewbound @marcus_brownpll @junctionpublish @botbspublicity #blogtour #bookreview


Avaline Saddlebags cover

Happy “hump” day everyone! Yes it’s Wednesday and we’re half way through the week already! And today I’m bringing you a police procedural with a difference.

Big thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of Avaline Saddlebags.

The Blurb

Following the brutal murders of Jade Kelly and Gina Elliot, newly promoted DI Dylan Monroe is assigned to work the case, alongside DS Layla Monahan.

As the body count rapidly rises—each slaying more savage than the last—it soon becomes clear the butchered and mutilated victims have one thing in common—they are all male to female transsexuals.

With time against them, Dylan is forced to go undercover in the only place that provides a link to the victims—Dorothy’s, a well-known drag and cabaret bar in the heart of Liverpool.

Avaline Saddlebags is a gripping, often amusing, psychological thriller with an astonishing twist that will take your breath away… change can be DEADLY!

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What Did I Think?

Before I talk about what I thought about the book, I have to mention the cover.  This is one hell of a striking cover. I love the split face image with the full on makeup on the right. Having read the book, this cover totally fits with the story inside.

And the story inside kicks off with a totally brutal and horrific prologue. Jeez! But the brutality doesn’t stop there as the gruesome nature of each murder escalates – not for the faint hearted!

The investigation is one with a twist as our leading man Dylan reluctantly agrees to go undercover at one of Liverpool’s drag bars… I bet you can guess what that means for our detective inspector. Now this I did find comical. The authors really encapsulate the atmosphere of the bar and the preparation Dylan has to go through.

This police procedural definitely has a twist to it in more ways than one and the climax is tense and very unexpected! I’ll be looking out for DI Dylan Monroe’s next investigation for sure!

Who Is Netta Newbound?

Netta Newbound

Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, has lived in New Zealand with her husband Paul for the past 22 years, but they are on the move again. By August, they will be back in Cumbria, UK, and she vows this is the very last move!

As a child, Netta was plagued by a wild imagination, often getting in trouble for making up weird and wonderful stories. Yet she didn’t turn her attention to writing until after her children had grown and left home. Most of her inspiration comes from the horror greats–Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Richard Layman.

Netta mostly writes psychological thriller novels, all of which consistently rank highly in the best seller categories. She is currently writing a series of crime thrillers with Marcus Brown, her son-in-law and business partner.

Netta Newbound (@nettanewbound) on Twitter

Who Is Marcus Brown? 

Marcus Brown

My name is Marcus Brown and I was born and raised in the North West of England in 1974.

I live with my partner and our three dogs, Susie, Sally and Sammy, plus our cat, Tobias.

What started as a hobby has now turned into a full-time obsession that often keeps me awake late into the night or through to the early hours of the morning.

I can be relaxing in bed watching a good movie and an idea will suddenly pop into my mind. That’s as much as it takes… I have to get up and write it down because I worry I’ll forget it. This quickly turns into a marathon writing session, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve always had the wildest of imaginations, but I surprise and scare myself at times and have actually had to step away from my desk because what I have written has affected me so much.

People often ask me where the ideas come from and if I’m honest, I think it is from watching others around me. I can be out doing something as mundane as shopping and see something that inspires me and it usually winds its way into what I’m writing at the time. But if it’s especially good and doesn’t fit at the time, it’s stored on my hard drive for a future book.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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