I am absolutely delighted to the next stop on blog tour for Bloq on publication day
A father waits in Glasgow's Central Station for his daughter, returning home from London for Christmas. When the last train has pulled in, and she doesn't get off it, he makes a desperate overnight dash to find out why. His search for her takes over his life, costing him his job and, as he withdraws from home, family and friends, he finds himself alone, despairing of ever seeing her again.
You can imagine my excitement when Alan asked me if I have ever been the first person to read a book, for me to reply saying “no” Alan then to reply by saying “well you have now.”
Honestly it was such an amazing feeling you would not believe it. I was literally bouncing off the walls with joy. It's not everyday you get told something like that. And to be the first people to read a corker of a novel I was totally blown away.
This is Alan’s third book that I have read and they just get better and better. Having read Blue Wicked which I loved. Alan has stepped up his game with Bloq and most definitely turned a corner. The is one hell of a read. I have to say what a fantastic cover it totally suits the story.
The story starts off with one hell of a gritty prologue where I found myself having an OMG moment smiling to myself thinking this is good this is very good then before I knew it I was plowing through it I couldn't turn the pages fast enough,devouring it in one day.
Having read the prologue where we read about two men and a body. The story then introduces us to Bill Ingram who has lost his wife through breast cancer. Ends up on a mission to find his daughter after not getting off her train at Glasgow station. Leaving the reader wanting to know how these men are linked to the story. And Believe me it's not what I originally thought either. Very clever Alan Jones you had me there is all I am saying. This story takes you on a rollercoaster Journey of emotions. I went from my heart missing a beat to gasping with a sigh of relief. Then I get that lump in my throat feeling. I was like wow wow wow The whole time routing Bill along. Being a parent myself and my child not turning up would be my worse nightmare. And you can totally feel the motions Bill goes through with Alan's excellent writing skills. This is a one very well rounded crime novel.
This is a must read for all crime fans which I cannot recommend enough
Giving it 5 massive stars.
Thank you so much Alan Jones for giving me the chance to be a Beta reader.