Blog Tour | Deadly Burial #review #giveaway

Last week on the tour I shared a guest post with you on finding the time to write, this week I’m letting you in on my thoughts of Deadly Burial and of course, there’s still some time to enter the giveaway!! Before we get to the review here’s a little reminder of what the book is about.

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When DI Chris Sigurdsson is assigned a grisly murder case on remote Salvation Island, he knows that it might be his strangest yet.

A forgotten wrestling star of the 1980s has been poisoned whilst in the ring, and amidst the slippery lies of his dangerous opponents, unravelling the victim’s murky past is almost impossible.

And as a storm threatens to cut Salvation Island off from the mainland, the race is on for Sigurdsson to find the ruthless killer before he strikes again…


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This was a very unusual book, but unusual in a good way. I think when I read crime thrillers I must go in with a bit of a preconceived notion of what to expect and this book ended up being a little unexpected.

The wrestling angle I really enjoyed, I actually knew a lot of the terminology from an old acquaintance and whilst I haven’t been to a wrestling show for a quite some time, the way the event and the characters were described really brought it all back. I thought Richter captured the atmosphere and personalities so well and I enjoyed reading about the behind the scenes element.

The island as a setting was a fantastic choice, it definitely gave the book the right creepy/remote feeling. The fact that it was a place that had once been popular and had over time fallen into obscurity, I thought matched in really well with our two main characters, Sigurdsson and Mason.

I liked that they were both viewed, for entirely different reasons, as misfits of the force and that they had been almost relegated to the island because of that. Sigurdsson I really liked because he wasn’t at all what I was expecting, he’s a cop but he has issues with anxiety and whilst he seems really good at his job he also doesn’t seem entirely passionate about it. He seemed very human, and not the tough, jaded super hero type that I have come to expect, which I loved.

Mason was also a character that I enjoyed, I liked that she was a force to be reckoned with and kind of had no filter but I also enjoyed getting to see her family life and how she had to juggle her job with it.

Unfortunately, there were a few little things that could have been better in the story, whilst I enjoyed the plot the motivations of some of the characters could have done with a little more fleshing out. The conclusion to the story whilst explained and tied up nicely I didn’t find completely credible, I felt like there maybe needed some more explanation or set up sooner in the story to justify certain characters actions.

This was an enjoyable read with an interesting storyline, brilliant setting and characters. I hope I get to see more of Sigurdsson and Mason.



If that’s piqued your interest then click the link below to win…

an eBook of Deadly Burial

There are still lots of stops left on the tour so be sure to check back in…

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Jon Richter lives in London and spends most of his time hiding in the guise of his sinister alter ego, an accountant called Dave. When he isn’t counting beans, he is a self-confessed nerd who loves books, films and video games – basically any way to tell a good story. Jon writes whenever he can and hopes to bring you more disturbing stories in the very near future. If you want to chat to him about this, or about anything at all, you can find him on Twitter or Facebook.


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