Scott William Carter

 

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A curmudgeon. An iconoclast. A loner. That’s how people describe Garrison Gage, and that’s when they’re being charitable.

 

After his wife’s brutal murder in New York and Gage himself is beaten nearly to death, the crippled private investigator retreats three thousand miles to the quaint coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. He spends the next five years in a convalescent stupor, content to bide his time filling out crossword puzzles and trying to forget that his wife’s death is his fault. But all that changes when he discovers the body of a young woman washed up on the beach, and his conscience draws him back into his old occupation – forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt before he can hope to solve the girl’s murder.

 

Sylvester Quill

  Scott William Carter

MY REVIEW


Powerful writing, Excellent Characterization

 

“Just my favourite kind of book! Garrison Gage is quite an interesting character. The story is very entertaining and suspenseful.

 

What I liked best was the author’s style of writing. It is very insightful into human nature and pain. It reminded me a little bit of Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner. The best writers can always portray emotions and situations beautifully. This appeal makes his writing powerful. I am very glad that I found this book and will be very interested in reading the other books in the Garrison Gage series.

 

I have read only one book from this author. But if it is anything to go by, I have a feeling that he is already one of my favourite authors.”

 

– sYLVESTER qUILL

 

Sean Davies

 

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Twelve strangers wake up in a strange house with no memory of how they got there, and barely any recollection of who they are. They quickly learn that there is no way out, scarcely enough food and water to go around, and eerie music plays constantly in the background of every room. There is nothing to explain their mysterious incarceration except for a few scattered clues, a strange clock with twenty-four numbers and one single hour hand, and a leather-bound sheet of rules that makes their situation all the more fatal.

 

The House Rules:

 

Rule one: No escape. You can’t leave, plain and simple. Try to escape and you won’t like what you find on the other side.

 

Rule two: Make what you have last. Whatever food and water you currently find in the house is all that you will be provided with during your stay. No more will be given to you under any circumstance.

 

Rule three: When the music stops, someone must die. The music you can all hear in the background will cease between the hour of twenty-three and twenty-four; when this happens someone must die. Failure to comply with this rule will result in everyone’s death.

 

Rule four: Only one, and only when the music stops! One death, and only one death, must occur in the allotted time between the hour of twenty-three and twenty-four. Again, failure to comply with this rule will result in everyone’s death.

 

We hope you have a pleasant stay and don’t forget: Redemption is the key to escape.

 

Sylvester Quill

 Sean Davies 

My Review


Gripping, Chilling and Suspenseful

 

“Not many books make me want to read them in one go. This is one of the select books that did. Excellent! I was up till 5 AM in the morning to complete it. An excellent read and 100% recommended for anyone who likes psychological thrillers.

 

The House of Twelve is a mysterious and terrifying place. You start to see true human nature and logical fallacies all in one as the twelve people navigate their limited time in the house. The author has captured and articulated all of this in a profound manner.

 

What I liked most about this story are the premise and construction. The author has succeeded in crafting an amazing experience for the reader. I could write much more but since this is a suspenseful psychological thriller, I do not want to divulge anything that could be a spoiler. I loved the book and hope I get to read more of these interesting stories from the author.”

 

– Sylvester Quill

 

Brian O'Hare

 

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I AM NEMEIN. I AM EMOTIONALLY DETACHED FROM MY KILLINGS. I AM NOT, THEREFORE, A MURDERER. I AM AN INSTRUMENT OF NEMESIS, A PUNISHER.

 

This is a theme running through a number of blogs on the Dark Web, written by a serial killer. He is highly intelligent and employs philosophical argument to justify a series of gruesome murders.  However, he describes the killings in lurid detail, and with such gloating relish, that he utterly negates his delusion of detachment and reveals himself to be a cold-blooded, narcissistic psychopath.

 

Sheehan and his team rush headlong down a series of blind alleys in the pursuit of the psychopath, who continues to murder his victims with impunity. He is fiendishly clever, utterly ruthless, and tests Sheehan’s famed intuition to the limit.  Indeed, Sheehan only learns the truth during a horrific climax when some members of his team experience a most harrowing ‘laceration of the soul’ that they will never be able to forget. It is unlikely that the reader will either.

 

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Brian O’Hare

MY REVIEW


Inspector Sheehan is World-Class

 

“This is an amazing book! It was my first time reading an Inspector Sheehan mystery. The time was well spent and I am convinced I will be reading more.

 

They had a great team of investigators, a good list of suspects and a good plot overall. The story had good depth and the intricacies of an excellent crime fiction novel. If you actually pay attention, it should be possible to confirm the killer before he is revealed. I think it is commendable because clues are not hidden from the reader. They are there for you if you want to solve the mystery. And it’s not easy either.

 

Inspector Sheehan is a brilliant man. I would have loved to know more about the character. Perhaps I’ll start reading the series from the top. 100% recommended.”

 

– sYLVESTER qUILL

 

Martin Svolgart

 

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The case of a sixteen-year-old boy found hung by the neck over the roof of his own car sparks a memory that Matt Byron has spent years working his way through. He even thought he’d managed.

Getting a new partner with that case—a partner hauling his own ghosts from the past into it—proves Matt wrong.

What initially looked like just another case of a child being harmed soon offers up aspects of the two men’s past. To solve the case, they need to solve their own unfinished business.

For a man as unapproachable as Matt Byron, who’s scared away more partners than anyone else, he needs to draw on all his resources to see it through.

 

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MARTIN SVOLGART

MY REVIEW


The Paths of A Bully and Victim Collide

“The book had much to offer in terms of the perspective of high-school struggles. The backdrop of the various characters will, sadly, resonate with many readers with rough pasts. It sheds light into the different perspectives of different types of people along with both the short and long term impacts on their lives.

Suffice to say that this was brilliantly written and has much to offer as food for thought. It is a mix of emotions, turbulent pasts, unfortunate relationships, revenge, unresolved feelings, tears and good-old policework. Not exactly my kind of theme but that has nothing to do with the quality, depth or brilliance of the work. 100% recommended.”

– sYLVESTER qUILL