Bad Debt by William McIntyre #Blogtour with @SandstonePress

‘You could tell it was summertime in Scotland by the longer intervals between the rain.’ Bad Debt

Scottish Lawyer Robbie Munro is acting for the defence in a case that his wife is prosecuting. Things get complicated when Joanna is stalked by the witness who later ends up dead. Charged with his murder, Robbie and some well meaning friends set about investigating events whilst in between consuming numerous quantities of beer, Scottish whisky and haggis naan (is that really a thing?).

However, finding the killer is harder than first thought and Robbie comes to realise that this time, it may be his enemies that he needs most.

I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed reading a Crime novel so much. Maybe it’s my Scottish roots relishing the dry wit, but I chuckled my way through Bad Debt, it is a hugely entertaining legal thriller.

The sixth in the series, it can be easily read as a stand alone although I feel now that I’ll have to buy all the back catalogue as I enjoyed it so much!

This is definitely a 5/5 for me.

Bad Debt is published on 22nd October by Sandstone Press

Author bio:

William McIntyre is a partner in Scotland’s oldest law firm Russel + Aitken, specialising in criminal defence. William has been instructed in many interesting and high-profile cases over the years and now turns fact into fiction with his string of legal thrillers featuring defence lawyer, Robbie Munro.

Series blurb:

Defence lawyer Robbie Munro has a habit of getting too involved with  the criminals he represents. Forever flying by the seat of his pants, Robbie juggles a host of difficult clients, rubs shoulders with dodgy acquaintances and battles the legal system, all while trying to figure out fatherhood.

Tightly plotted, funny and fast-paced, these thrillers can be read alone  or in series.

Never Forget by Michel Bussi #Blogtour with @orionbooks

 

‘Reluctant to break the rhythm of his run, to pause for a closer look at the dangling fabric, he almost carried straight on.  Everything would have turned out quite differently if he had.’

Jamel has a dream to run in the toughest race in France, finding a red scarf whilst training along a remote clifftop path, he encounters a woman standing on the cliffs edge. He tries to save her with the scarf, she jumps. Seconds later, she is on the beach below with the scarf impossibly wrapped around her neck.

When other witness accounts differ from his own, Jamel starts to believe he is being framed by the police and it is up to him to delve into the women’s death …and its possible connection to two women’s murders ten years previously.

In Never Forget by Michel Bussi (previously published in France as N’oublier Jamais and translated by Shaun Whiteside), we meet a group of characters influenced by past events and affecting those of the present. It is set in the coastal town of Yport in Normandy, France and pleasantly sprinkled with descriptions of typical French life against Jamels frantic investigations.

A plot full of twists and turns, I raced through this book and thoroughly enjoyed the journey as it took me to a truly unexpected ending.

Many thanks to @orionbooks for asking me to take part in the #Blogtour and for the proof copy in exchange for an honest review.

****/5