I’m still on the #StewartGiles book blog tour, and I’m loving it. Here we have book 6, the characters are starting to feel like people you know in real life, the stories intertwine so perfectly, with the reality of York. Because I know the area, it’s easy to imagine the locations, the people, and cases as if they were actually real.
Selene (DS Jason Smith#6) by Stewart Giles
From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new addition to the popular Detective Jason Smith series.
A man is found tucked up in bed with his throat sliced open two days after Christmas.
DS Jason Smith and his team are baffled. It appears he has been drugged, killed and carefully wrapped up in a duvet. The only evidence Smith finds are some strands of hair belonging to a woman. One month later, another man is killed in exactly the same manner but there appears to be no link whatsoever to the two men apart from the fact that they were both single, lonely and middle aged.
Haunted by lucid dreams and terrifying double awakenings, Smith stumbles upon something that will send him on a hunt for the most baffling murderer the people of York has even seen. With time quickly running out before the next full moon and the safety of one of his closest colleagues entering the equation, Smith finally closes in on the most terrifying murderer he has ever come across.
This is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller with twists and turns all the way to an ending you won’t expect.
About the Author
After reading English & Drama at three different English Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling and finally ended up in South Africa, where I still live. I enjoy the serene life running a boat shop on the banks of the Vaal Dam. I came up with the DS Jason Smith idea after my wife dropped a rather large speaker on my head. Whether it was intentional still remains a mystery. Smith, the first in the series was finished in September 2013 and was closely followed by Boomerang and Ladybird. Occam’s Razor, Harlequin and Phobia (a series of short stories detailing Smith’s early life) were all completed in one hazy 365 days and Selene was done and dusted a few months later. Horsemen, the seventh in the DS Smith thriller series is out now. The Beekeeper, a departure from the DS Smith series will be released through Joffe Books on 22 May.
How these haven’t been made into a gritty BBC crime series yet, I’ll never know. As I think they are perfect. Most crime books you love the hero, hate the villan, and most locations are airy fairy.
But not these books, you can simultaneously love and hate the so called hero, he’s more anti hero than hero. And equally the villan has aspects you’ll admire, be curious over, and detest all at once. It’s a real page turner, that gives endings you don’t necessarily see coming.
I never want these to end!! Please get on BBC or Netflix, this needs to happen