It is my pleasure to be on the #BlogTour for The Angelsey Murders By Conrad Jones Today.
Thank you to Sarah at Books on the Bright Side Publicity and the author Conrad Jones for allowing me to take part in this amazing blog tour.
I received this book for free from Books On The Bright Side in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Anglesey Murders: Unholy Island by Conrad Jones
on May 17,2019
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Detective
Format: ARC, Kindle
Source: Books On The Bright Side
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Reading Challenges: Reading Challenge 2019
DI Alan Williams is called to the recovery of two bodies from the sea at Trearddur Bay, during a storm. The lifeboat crew suspect they’re fishermen, washed away by a wave but they’re wrong. Alan and his detective sergeant, Kim Davies, realise the men were beaten and tied together before they entered the water. Two miles along the headland at Porth Dafarch, a third victim is found but there are no obvious links. As the number of victims increases, a major investigation team battles to unravel a deadly puzzle which, appears to have links to a series of historic murders from the 90’s.
In 1995, Peter Moore owned and operated the cinema in Holyhead. It is thought he assaulted over 40 men and he was arrested and charged with four murders, which he’d committed in as many months. He was jailed for life in 1996 and is still the only recorded Welsh serial killer. Fast forward to today and Detective Inspector Alan Williams is investigating a series of murders with uncanny similarities to the Peter Moore attacks. Is there a copycat on the loose or are the murders connected to the local underworld, which controls the supply of narcotics across North Wales and the North West? Finding a motive, is the challenge he might not win. ALL THE TIME THEY’RE TRACKING THE KILLER, THE KILLER IS STALKING THEM…
Absolute amazeballs this book.
It has so many different crimes woven into one fantastic breath-taking fast-faced book. A cracking, complex read.
From petty crime, organised crime to murder. This isn’t just a basic who dun it police procedure it is oh so much more than that. I particularly love that this is also connected to the real-life serial killer Peter Moore which by the way is also an interesting read ( yes I googled it) which really gives this book a sense of authenticity.
I loved hearing about Angelsey and Holy Island which I had never heard of but the way Conrad writes, I could really put myself there while reading.
The storyline in itself was extraordinary, two bodies found tied together in the sea and more bodies keeping coming to the surface.
Detective Inspector Alan Williams and his partner Kim soon discover a serial killer is on the loose with links to the underworld organised crime. And they are soon warned by the National Crime Agency ( NCA) to be careful with there investigation and not to step on their toes and ruin a couple of years investigation into organised and drug crimes on Holy Island.
This opens with such a bone-chilling opening from the killer and bits from the killers pov is shown throughout the book which most certainly undoubtedly are terrifying, ghastly and grim.
I loved DI Alan Williams and I love the little glimpses we get of his life and his relationship with sons. This is even more cemented when you get the read the authors note at the end.
If you want a crime fiction and a new series to start which offers it ALL and more than this is the book for you.
A truly intricate, complex, terrifying and unputdownable crime fiction which has so many woven storylines and interesting characters.
I’m super excited for the next books in this series.
Conrad Jones a 52-year-old Author, living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which I class as my home, before starting a career as a trainee manager with McDonalds Restaurants in 1989. I worked in management at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working my way up to Business Consultant (area manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.
In March 1993 I was managing the Restaurant in Warrington`s Bridge St when two Irish Republican Army bombs exploded directly outside the store, resulting in the death of two young boys and many casualties. Along with hundreds of other people there that day I was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mindset of criminal gangs. I began to read anything crime related that I could get my hands on.
As far as my favourite series ever, it has to be James Herbert’s, The Rats trilogy. The first book did for me what school books couldn’t. It fascinated me, triggered my imagination and gave me the hunger to want to read more. I waited years for the second book, The Lair, and Domain, the third book to come out and they were amazing. Domain is one of the best books I have ever read. In later years, Lee Child, especially the early books, has kept me hypnotised on my sunbed on holiday as has Michael Connelley and his Harry Bosch Series.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Reading Challenge 2019