Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Hunt for The Dingo by P.J. Nash @PJNash2 #BlogBlitz @Bloodhoundbook #Review

I'm delighted to be sharing my review as part of the blog blitz for The Hunt for The Dingo by P.J. Nash. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...

A fast paced serial killer thriller 

In the arid expanses of Australia’s red deserts, a killer is preying on British female backpackers. Dubbed 'The Dingo' by the media, he stalks his prey then disappears without a trace.  

In a bid to catch the man responsible, the local police call on the talents of Melbourne's finest, ex British cop, Lawrence James and leading criminal psychologist Jesse Sandersen.  
Meanwhile, James has unfinished business with Melbourne crime kingpin, Cyrus Bain, a gangster who will do whatever it takes to stay out of jail.

When another young girl disappears, it is a race against time to catch the killer.  

Can James bring The Dingo to justice?  

Will he escape with his life intact?  

In their hunt for the murderer, James and Sandersen unearth some disturbing secrets that many would rather remain buried.

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I have to say that I love books set in Australia especially in the outback as they often convey how isolated and wild it can be so I jumped at the chance to read this book. So what did I think... Well the short and to the point chapters really worked for me helping to keep the momentum going throughout. I found the story moved at a solid pace and easily kept my attention. The setting was perfect as we go from place to place following various characters. Although I have to admit this could be a slight negative for some people as it would go from one place to another in quick succession. However I thought it added an extra bit of tension to the story as more details are revealed and really helped to move the story along. I really enjoyed how the investigation progressed along with seeing James get into quite a few scrapes along the way. Add in a few twists and turns and it easily kept me invested in the story.

James is an interesting character and it was good to see James interacting with a variety of minor characters who all brought an interesting edge to the story especially Marsh. You also had the added threat hanging over James from Bain. I ended up finishing this book quite quickly, I just had to see if The Dingo would be caught.

The Hunt for The Dingo has lots of elements that all come together to make a very intriguing, tense and thrilling story!

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Sarah at Bloodhound Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

P.J Nash was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the birthplace of George Eliot and Shakespeare, respectively. Not surprisingly he decided he’d like to be a writer too. 

After studying history and working in PR for a few years, he was running a second hand bookshop, when wanderlust and destiny in the form of his future wife took him to Prague.

During his time behind the counter in the shop and travelling on trams between English lessons he wrote his first crime novel, The Hunt for the Dingo featuring maverick British expat cop , Lawrence James and and his hunt for a serial killer in Australia. On his return to the UK, he drew on his Bohemian adventures to write his second crime novel featuring Lawrence James and his co-investigator, Dr Jessie Sandersen.  He currently lives on a narrowboat with his wife Clare and grumpy cat, Lulu.

In his past life P.J. Nash was a Special Constable for the Warkwickshire police.
Nash is also a member of the CWA and International Thriller Writers.

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Twitter: @PJNash2 

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