Blog Tour – Scars by Dan Scottow

Dan Scottow’s thrid book “Scars” released on August 3rd.

Scars: an unforgettable psychological thriller by [Dan Scottow]

BLURB

The wounds you can’t see take the longest to heal…

In an isolated cottage on the banks of a Scottish loch, a reclusive couple take on a new live-in carer.

As Lucy gets to know her employers, she realises the house and the people in it aren’t what they seem. Is the house haunted or is something far more sinister living within the walls?

As secrets and lies begin to unravel, Lucy starts to question what is real. But one thing seems certain, if scars cannot heal, people will never forgive…

MY REVIEW

When Lucy starts a new job in remote Willow Cottage, the scenery may be idyllic, but the circumstances aren’t. A car crash has left Richard a paraplegic and in need of a great deal of care, care his wife Diana struggles to give with her own injures from the same crash. They need the assistance of a carer, and Lucy isn’t the first. In constant pain, Diana struggles with the overuse of alcohol and narcotics. Lucy learns more of the couple’s troubled past and the truth of what happened. And then things start to happen that no one can explain…

This book starts with a strange tale of torture, but the real pain is inflicted in the following chapters which talk of unstable personalities, lies, and psychosis.

This is a good read, well written, it will keep you turning the pages. The final resolution, however, is not a surprise, though it is well done.

Would recommend.

Link to Buy: Scars (on Amazon)

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Dan grew up in Hertfordshire before moving to London in his early twenties. After more than ten years living there, he decided enough was enough, and packed his bags for Scotland in search of a more peaceful life.

Dan works as a graphic designer, but dreams of the day he can give it up and write full time.

Besides writing, he enjoys painting, watching a good scary film, travelling the world, good food, long walks on the beach with his dogs, and of course, reading a great book.

Blog Tour – Hunter’s Chase

This is part of the Blog Tour for Hunter’s Chase (The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries Book 1) by Val Penny, published by Darkstroke Books, and it marks the release of the audio book.

Hunter’s Chase is the book that introduces DI Hunter Wilson and his team. The blurb below outlines the story but to give you further insight, this is a book all about family in its many and varied forms, from the new to old, healthy to unhealthy, and some that change alone the way. Just about every type of family you can think of appears in this book, and the levels of love and attachment are equaly spread. Some of the details will make you hate the characters and some will have you crying for them.

The story contains a lot of interesting twists with the characters intertwining in unusual ways, and drawing together perfectly. The work deals with some difficult topics but they are sympathetically handled and the conclusion works well.

Hunter’s Chase is a great ensemble piece and introduces many good, strong characters. The individual characters came across as fully rounded and ‘seeable’ individuals with lives and loves of their own. There was only one reaction that didn’t make sense to me, but it’s a very minor point, that may work well for others.

With direct reference to the audio version, I have listened to it despite having previously read the book, and it took me a while to get used to Sean Pia’s accent, not that there’s anything wrong with it or his reading, he has a great Edinburgh burr. But somehow it was a bit ‘younger’ than I was expecting. I think I had imagined Hunter’s voice so clearly in my head it was odd to hear something different to that. However, that oddness soon wore off and if you listen or read, you’re still consuming a good book.

BLURB 

Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until Edinburgh is safe.

Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson knows there is a new supply of cocaine flooding his city, and he needs to find the source, but his attention is transferred to murder when a corpse is discovered in the grounds of a golf course. 

Shortly after the post-mortem, Hunter witnesses a second murder, but that is not the end of the slaughter. With a young woman’s life also hanging in the balance, the last thing Hunter needs is a new man on his team: Detective Constable Tim Myerscough, the son of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable Sir Peter Myerscough. 

Hunter’s perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this first novel in The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries series.

LINK TO AUDIBLE

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Hunters-Chase-Audiobook/B092CDB6ZX

BUY LINKS

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bit.ly/LetsGetPublished
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Val Penny’s other crime novels, Hunter’s Chase Hunter’s Revenge, Hunter’s Force Hunter’s Blood and Hunter’s Secret form the bestselling series The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries. They are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by darkstroke Her first non-fiction book Let’s Get Published is also available now and she has most recently contributed her short story, Cats and Dogs to a charity anthology, Dark Scotland.

Val is an American author living in SW Scotland with her husband and their cat.

Where to find the Author:

Website: www.valpenny.com
Facebook: @Authorvalpenny
Val Penny
Friends Of Hunter Wilson & The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries
Val’s Book Bundle
Twitter: https://twitter.com/valeriepenny
Goodreads: Val Penny
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