Hello, Sunshines, I have the huge pleasure to be apart of this amazing blog tour for the chilling; Deadline by Geoff Major. This book is intense from the start and I can’t wait to share my review of it with you all. Firstly, I want to say thank you to Emma at Damppebbles for the invite to this tour, now let’s have a look at this book.
About the Book
Deadline by Geoff Major
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Police Procedural
Format: Hardcover, paperback and digital
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Release Date: 1st September 2020
Adam Ferranti was drinking away his waking hours, getting by in a regional newspaper in the North of England. An award-winning journalist, he moved to England to escape the media glare that followed his spectacular fall from grace at The Washington Post; only to be thrust back in it when a mysterious serial killer decides to make him his confidante.
DS Stephanie Walker is a successful member of the West Yorkshire Police force. Whilst she is tough and results-driven at work, with a fearsome reputation on the streets, she hides the domestic abuse she suffers at home.
She finds Ferranti exceptionally difficult to deal with, but he’s her only chance to stay close to what the elusive killer is planning next. Ferranti reluctantly complies with the Police, even though he is fighting his own personal demons, but when his best friend is murdered by the killer, it suddenly gets personal.
And suddenly, no-one is quite who they seemed to be
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I literally flew through this, devouring page after page as the plot thickened and twisted at every bend, like a heart-stopping roller-coaster. You cling to the side never knowing when it’s going to stop and when it did you sit in awe of what you have just read.
Stephanie Walker is a determined, strong, disciplined and tough DS working within the West Yorkshire police, she is on the case of a ruthless serial killer. Stephanie is a woman in a man’s world, she has to put on the hard as nails detective mask to her colleagues, it’s hard enough being a woman in her line of work but to show any weakness would be a huge mistake, and yet she is suffering, she is trapped in an abusive relationship, all her own ordeals are hidden once she walks through the office door.
I won’t say too much about the plot, as with the constant twisty plot, there is so much going on and I wouldn’t wish to give too much away. When Stephanie is thrown off the case she joins forces with an American journalist, Adam Ferranti, who after an event which caused him scandal at the Washington Post, he had to leave and he fled to the UK. Adam is in contact with someone who may or may not be the serial killer, well they seem to know an awful lot of information, but when a friend becomes the killers latest victim the rules change.
The opening with have you gripped, the author builds up the eerie atmosphere to a heart-bursting intensity as Adam and Stephanie become more and more embroiled into the case. Will they find the killer?
Deadline is a chilling, suspenseful, intelligent and thrilling novel. I loved that the more I read the more I became completely drawn into the gritty and complex story there were times I had Goosebumps, there are some spinetingling moments which just keep you reading and then everything you thought you knew just got blown out of the water, that ending….well, unexpected and mind-boggling, but so satisfying.
It is an exceptional debut, I was completely hooked from page one. Geoff Major is an extraordinary author and I can’t wait to see what he comes out with next, I will definitely be first in line for the next book. I cannot recommend this enough, its perfect for any thriller, police procedural, serial killer, crime reader, think Lynda La Plant and you are on the money of just how brilliant this book is, but do be warned that, this is one of those books which you will lose hours, in fact, days over once you start you will keep reading and will be reluctant to stop.
About the Author
A long time ago, Geoff Major had an idea for a story, whilst walking his girls to primary school. Two years ago, he decided he had the time and patience to try to write the story down. His wife was wholly supportive, so he turned from full-time to part-time for four months and now – 23 years after that idea first popped into his head – it has been published.
As a self-employed business consultant for 18 years and a fundraising adventurer for 10 years (including ski-trekking 50 miles, over 6 days and 6 nights, to the geographic North Pole), he now works for a debt charity whilst plotting his next three books