Format: E-Book, 332 pages
Publication: September 28th 2021 by Vesuvian Books
Synopsis: A Nordic thriller in the vein of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Death Wish, in which a female serial killer, who only feels emotion when listening to music, is hell-bent on revenge and must outwit a disgraced detective determined to redeem himself if she is to complete her carefully orchestrated plan and cover up the ultimate secret.
ONLY A MONSTER CAN DO THE WRONG THINGS FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. Do you remember the first tape or CD you ever bought? Perhaps you waited for the local station to play the top forty songs on a Sunday so you could record your favorite band. Maybe you downloaded a certain track that reminded you of your wedding day or a graduation.
Reyna Blackburn remembers.
Every single song for every horrific event in her life. She remembers what song was playing on the radio the first time he hurt her. And she remembers what was playing through her headphones the first time she killed.
First of all, this cover is gorgeous; it automatically caught my eye! This was also a really unique book to me because I don’t think I’ve read anything like it. It was such a fast-paced and captivating thriller that I struggled to put it down all day. I’m pretty sure this is the quickest I’ve ever finished an e-book, actually; it was that addicting!
I really enjoyed the author’s writing style. Reading A Time for Monsters was honestly like watching a movie; it was that easy to get lost in everything. I did struggle to connect with – or even like – most of the characters, but it didn’t ruin the book the way it usually would. I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for a gripping thriller!
Disclaimer: I received a gifted copy of this book via JeanBookNerd Tours in exchange for an honest review.
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Meet the Author
Gareth Worthington holds a degree in marine biology, a PhD in Endocrinology, an executive MBA, is Board Certified in Medical Affairs, and currently works for the Pharmaceutical industry.
Gareth is an authority in ancient history, has hand-tagged sharks in California, and trained in various martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai at the EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore and 2FIGHT in Switzerland. His work has won multiple awards, including Dragon Award Finalist and an IPPY award for Science Fiction.
He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the British Science Fiction Association.
Born in England, Gareth has lived around the world from Asia, to Europe to the USA. Wherever he goes, he endeavors to continue his philanthropic work with various charities.
Gareth is represented by Gandolfo Helin Fountain Literary Agency, NYC, USA.
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