Published by Flame Tree Press on February 14, 2019
During withdrawal from anti-anxiety medications, Brian is plagued by dreams of women strangled and then left with a playing card tucked in the corpse. But then a nightmare's victim shows up on the news, dead. Brian fears he may be the unwitting killer. Detective Weissbard thinks the same thing, and starts to build a case to get Brian behind bars. But there's more to these slayings. Brian finds that his family tree has yielded an unknown brother, Tyler, with a penchant for murder. Tyler is willing to frame Brian for the crimes, unless Brian wants to join Team Playing Card Killer.
✮ My Review ✮
Well, welcome to the
I mean to be visiting by Mr Jitters, erm no thank you, you can move along with that one thanks!! The description of Mr Jitters was something out a horror film, Slenderman with a face came to mind!
When we are not with Brian, going through withdrawal and the intense mind-boggling dreams, we are introduced to Detective Weissbard. Weissbard is a retired NYPD policeman, residing in Tampa and who was the lead on the Playing Card Killer case but his douche boss pulled rank.
So enough about the plot is this an author I would be happy to pick up and read again, hell yeah!!! The thrill of this book with the unsolved crimes with a dash of the supernatural is perfect for me! My first outing with Mr James has been an eye-opener for sure!
He has given a voice to some damaged and crazy people, but he has made them so arresting that you keep the pages turning to find out how it will all end. Mr James has also made Brian highly unreliable, I mean are these just dreams we are experiencing with him? Or could he be the Playing Card Killer? I mean he couldn’t be……….could he?
The writing style is an easy one to sit back in and devour the words. It draws you in a piece by piece and is extremely unwanting of letting you go.
Flame Tree Press is my goto publisher at the moment, I have not read a book by them that has disappointed me yet. With their upcoming epic schedule of releases, I can not wait to get my grubby little mitts on the books!
As I am on the second day, I have only one review to showcase so please check it out!
Don Jimmy Reviews says
The Playing Card Killer explores many different elements but is ultimately a crime thriller. Our protagonist Brian, has come of the medication he has been on since youth and is tormented with dreams in which people are being strangled. Then these bodies start appearing in real life, and we are left wondering, WTF is going on!!
Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Anne at Random Things Tours for the tour invite and the author and publisher for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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