Good morning lovelies,
It’s my turn on the blog tour for Paul Kurthausen’s novel, The Silent Pool, which is the first book in the Erasmus Jones series.
Here’s the blurb . . .
How long can the past be kept secret?
It is a time of austerity. Financial cuts are biting hard and the once great City of Liverpool finds itself now almost bankrupt. At the eleventh hour funding is found in the form of enigmatic billionaire Kirk Bovind, a religious zealot, determined to change the moral and religious fibre of his old hometown and bringing salvation to the streets. So when a man disappears without trace solitary lawyer, Erasmus Jones, agrees to track down missing Stephen, but quickly discovers that this is more than just a missing person case. Men are being brutally murdered across the city and Erasmus suspects the deaths are all linked. As the search for Stephen grows and the ripples from the past begin to spread Erasmus has to ask himself whether Bovind could be behind the killings or if someone is trying to frame him and weaken the strangle hold he has over the city?
Who will be the next to die…?
My thoughts . . .
Erasmus Jones is an excellent character, recently returned from Afghanistan and trying to get back into the law, he must move to Liverpool following the breakdown of his marriage. To earn a living and pay for his legal training, he uses his skills to become a PI and is soon sucked into the cities criminal underworld.
I really enjoyed this book, the characters are brilliantly written, strong and really make the story.
With everything from murder to politics, violence to religion, it grips you in from the very start and has you turning the pages – constantly promising yourself ‘just one more chapter’!
The plot was very clever, with twists and turns that will leave you wondering what the heck you thought was going to happen, it really is a series I will now be on the look out for!
Thank you to the author and Neverland Blog Tours for providing me with a copy so that I could prepare a review for the blog tour.
Be sure to grab your copy over at Amazon UK
About the author . . .
Phil Kurthausen was brought up in Merseyside where he dreamt of being a novelist but ended up working as a lawyer. He has travelled the world working as a flower salesman, a light bulb repair technician and, though scared of heights, painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ken Dodd once put him in a headlock for being annoying.
He has had work broadcast on BBC radio 4 extra, published some short stories and his novel ‘The Killing Pool’ won the Thriller Round in the Harper Collins People’s Novelist Competition broadcast on ITV in November 2011 and appeared in the final. It was later shortlisted for the Dundee International Literary Prize in 2012. He lives in Chester.