Final Second by John Ryder @johnryder101 @bookouture #booksontour #bookreview #publicationday


🎉🎉🎉 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO JOHN RYDER 🎉🎉🎉 Final Second is out today!!! I’m thrilled to be opening the Books-On-Tour festivities!!

Massive thanks to Noelle Holten for inviting me to join the fun and to Bookouture for my advanced e-copy of Final Second which I received through Netgalley. My purchased copy appeared on my Kindle in the early hours of this morning!

The Blurb

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.

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What Did I Think?

Ever felt helpless when something happens to a dear friend and you’re prevented from helping? Welcome to Zoe Quadrado’s predicament … thank goodness she has a Fletcher, Grant Fletcher. As we found out from First Shot (what do you mean you’ve not read it??), Fletcher is a man you want on your side.

He’s a man with a massive weight on his shoulders… and he’s got to prove himself to prevent that weight crushing him. Solving this murder back in Quadrado’s childhood farming town could slightly lighten the load… or are things that simple??!

I loved Fletcher’s manly compassion to the grieving widower. He sympathises with the grief this man feels for the loss of his soulmate but he knows vengeance is not the answer. Fletcher is determined to solve this brutal murder before it’s too late. Throughout this fast paced thriller, Fletcher uses his slightly unorthodox methods to dig out and join up the clues; he’s not law enforcement so he can do what the hell he likes… well he can try at least.

With some shock moments causing me to gasp as I read, Final Second hit all the right buttons as I followed the investigation. I love Fletcher’s attitude as he takes no sh** from the locals. John Ryder has definitely delivered a cracking second story in the Grant Fletcher series and I’m waiting with baited breath as to what happens next!!

Who Is John Ryder?

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.

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