Bliss Uncovered by Tony J. Forder #BookReview #DIBliss#0.5 #BlogTour #SpareNibBooks #BookOnTheBrightSide #5*

The bestselling author of the stunning DI Bliss crime series is back – this time with a thrilling prequel novella.

A double life – a single truth.

Fresh out of uniform, DC Jimmy Bliss finds himself at the centre of an undercover sting. Enlisted by a crew of villains to crack a safe, he fears his cover is blown when he’s seen in the wrong place at the wrong time.

But on the night of the job, things run smoothly enough until the gang leader changes the location of the heist. As the job spirals out of control, Bliss has to trust his instincts and buy some time. There’s just one problem: he has no idea if his team know what has become of him.

As the situation escalates, Bliss finds himself at the mercy of a violent criminal who will do anything not to be caught.

A Sparkling 5* Read!

This is a series I’ve had my eye on for a while, so what better opportunity to get stuck in than a prequel novella?

Jimmy Bliss finds himself on the lowest rung of the ladder in CID and suddenly he’s working undercover on a fairly big op. Working with a gang as their safecracker he has to be very aware not to be seen with his real identity in the wrong place. Things are running smoothly until, on the night of the robbery, the location is changed; everyone else was aware of the real target except Jimmy – will he still have back-up and can he keep a cool head?

I’m so glad that I hadn’t taken the plunge with this series before now; this story going back to how it all began has made me absolutely determined to catch up with the rest of the books and given me an idea what it’s all about. Jimmy Bliss is a well-rounded character with a private life as well as a career and is a young man with his feet firmly on the ground. Excellent characterisation and a well thought out story line with a side of humour all add up to a sparkling 5* read. Now to add the rest to my list!

My thanks to Book On The Bright Side both for forwarding my copy of this novel and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: crime mystery, police procedural

Author Bio

Tony J Forder is the author of the bestselling DI Bliss crime thriller series. The first seven books, Bad to the Bone, The Scent of GuiltIf Fear Wins, The Reach of ShadowsThe Death of JusticeEndless Silent Scream, and Slow Slicing, will be joined in December 2020 by a prequel novella, Bliss Uncovered.

Tony’s other series – two action-adventure novels featuring Mike Lynch – comprises both Scream Blue Murder, and Cold Winter Sun.

In addition, Tony has written two standalone novels: a dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, and a suspense thriller set in California, called Fifteen Coffins, released in November 2020.

Tony lives with his wife in Peterborough, UK, and is now a full-time author. He is currently working on Bliss #8, The Autumn Tree.

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