Written by Netta Newbound & Marcus Brown
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!
Gritty, Gruesome – and Amusing!
A gripping crime thriller with some of the most hilarious scenes I’ve ever come across – how I wish someone would make this for the small screen!
Newly promoted to head of the murder team he has long been a part of, Dylan Monroe finds himself in charge the team investigating the murders of two women. With the body count rapidly increasing, Dylan desperately needs a lead and for everyone in his team to focus on the job. Too much to hope for? Seems like it, and with all victims having links to the transgender community, someone needs to go undercover at the local Drag Club – and everyone expects him to lead from the front . . .
I can’t think when I’ve laughed so much at a serious crime novel! As regular followers of my reviews will know, it’s not the first time I’ve disturbed my OH by shaking in bed as I giggle at a book, but last night I excelled myself by waking him FIVE times – and this is a man who can sleep through anything!
I was curious to discover where the title came from and haven’t stopped smiling since I found out! The killings are quite gruesome and that fact isn’t hidden from the reader. I did think, at around 80%, that I had worked out who the guilty party was but I was so far off the truth .. I was absolutely nowhere near. The work to catch the killer is methodical and riveting; but the entertaining side of the novel is so very funny! The writing is skilfully crafted bringing both of these elements together in a smooth, flowing story, with wonderful characters and a fantastic outcome. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that this is the first in a new series – one which I’m going to follow, no doubt about that! These two authors together make a fantastic writing team, and I imagine this novel will go straight into the bestseller list – yes, it really is THAT good! I must also give a mention to the stunning cover which is just perfect for the story! A superb read which earns every one of it’s five golden, shiny stars!
My thanks to Book On The Bright Side both for providing my copy and my spot in this tour. As always, all stated opinions are entirely honest and completely my own.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook
- Publisher: Junction Publishing
- Publication Date: 2 September 2019
- Purchase Links: amazon
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.
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, Robias.
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 it’s 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.