Wednesday 21 April 2021

BLOG TOUR: The Hard Way - Duncan Brockwell

When intruders enter a radio station and kill a famed presenter it sets in motion a chain of events that will push the Metropolitan Police to their limits.

Officers Hayes and Miller are on the trail of a suspect and when Eric Helsey is detained, the police realise they have arrested the wrong man.

As the case grows more complicated with each revelation, and the body count rises, they find themselves investigating a series of crimes all of which may be linked.

But what ties the murder of the radio host with a Turkish casino owner and the killing of two employees at a valve factory?

Hayes and Miller find themselves in a race against time to get to the truth before more people are hurt…

What did I think?

One of my favourite things about blogging is discovering new authors and Duncan Brockwell is one such author.  After reading and enjoying The Hard Way, I will definitely be looking to read more of his books.

The Hard Way is a very fast-paced thriller as the body count keeps on rising and you never know who is going to be next.  The connection between the murders is excellent plotting by Duncan Brockwell and it's something that becomes clear to the reader before the police.  There is so much action and danger in this novel that it kept my heartrate up and my eyes couldn't whizz over the page fast enough.

I don't want to reveal anything about the plot but I have to say that the thing that is worth killing for is a really interesting idea.  It has a really strong environmental message and is definitely a conversation starter as I found myself compelled to discuss the book while I was reading it.

I loved the strong female characters of Hayes and Miller and really hope that it's not the last we'll hear of them.  They are so well described and with glimpses into their private lives, I really feel as if I got to know them over the course of the book.

Thought-provoking, intriguing and very compelling, The Hard Way has everything that you want in a good thriller: strong characters, a gripping plot and a very interesting premise.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

I chose to read a digital ARC that was provided for the blog tour and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating:

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About the author:

Duncan Brockwell is a full-time dental technician from West Sussex. Having completed his course at Lambeth College in 2018, he started writing in his spare time. An avid gardener and part-time mixologist, he loves nothing more than relaxing at home with his wife, Beks and pure white rescue cat, Milly. 

Since Duncan started writing in 2018, he has written thirteen novels, nine of which have been, or are in the process of being published. Unlike a lot of authors, Duncan feels he is a hobby writer, toiling away on his purple couch in front of the TV in the evenings and weekends. He wants nothing more than for readers to enjoy his various offerings, ranging from romantic comedy (under pseudonym Katie Simpkins) to hardcore blood and guts horror and everything in between (Under either DC Brockwell or Duncan Brockwell).

Follow him at:
Instagram: @dcbrockwell
Twitter: @dcbrockwell1

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Michelle for this wonderful review and being part of the tour x