The Witness by John Ryder @johnryder101 @bookouture #bookreview #booksontour

The Witness

Whoop whooop! I’m delighted to be part of the Books On Tour closing ceremony for The Witness the latest crime thriller from John Ryder.

Massive thanks to Noelle Holten for inviting me on tour and to Bookouture for my advanced e-copy of The Witness which I received through Netgalley. I also bought myself a copy from my favourite e-book shop.

The Blurb

“Find my daughter in twenty-four hours. Or she’s dead.”

Kyle Roche is a man whose job it is to stay invisible. Dark, mysterious, and only sometimes on the right side of the law, only a lucky few know how to reach him: Kyle can fix their problems, however dangerous.

Now he’s been hired to save a woman in Witness Protection, one who doesn’t officially exist anymore. But before he can keep her safe, he has to find her. And he has less than twenty-four hours to do it…

Savannah Nicholls is in hiding because of a tragic mistake. Her mother insists her daughter is just a nice girl, from a good family, that she’s never gotten in trouble in her life. But she also says someone knows where her daughter is. And they want to kill her.

If he’s going to keep Savannah safe, Roche needs to know who is after her, as well as what she witnessed, who her enemies are, and if they have really been able to find her. But how can he protect a woman who is as invisible as he is?

Because the clock is ticking…

This totally gripping, pulse-pounding thriller is perfect for fans of David Baldacci, JB Turner and Mark Dawson.

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What Did I Think?

Meet Kyle Roche, fixer and private eye. Now he’s set the ultimate challenge – find and protect someone who shouldn’t be locatable, someone who is meant to be hidden without a trace, someone in witness protection. Can he do it? Will he find who is at the centre of the threat to Savannah’s life?

And so ensues a seriously fast paced chase across the States. Roche has so much at his disposal, he has people in the know, his bag of plenty and what seems to be a wealth of real life experience. He knows what to do. He’s a man I need to know!!!

I love Xandra – she’s bold brash and takes no sh…. her banter with Roche is brilliant kind of a cross between siblings and platonic friends. Her skills are amazing!!

Wednesdays are when I read bedtime stories to kittens and orphaned dolphins.”

Yes again Ryder’s sense of humour adds a glimmer of light heartedness to this fast paced thriller. He throws in his made up words which make me smile every time – his word-smithery is cracking to the extent I knew exactly what he was saying despite it being a nonsense word!

The Witness is a brilliant read that once you start, you keep running with it. The pace pulls you into the rapid flow of the story, only letting you go after one almighty climax. Ryder has crafted an action thriller to take your breath away.

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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