Today I’m so happy to be on the blog tour for The Controller by Matt Brolly…..this is one action packed novel!

the blurb

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed DCI Lambert series comes The Controller, a gripping serial killer thriller introducing Sam Lynch and Special Agent Sandra Rose. 

It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has never stopped searching. 

When Special Agent Sandra Rose investigates a house invasion gone wrong, she discovers the assailant has the legendary, and infamous, Railroad tattoo carved onto his back and he claims to know Daniel’s whereabouts.

Rose draws Lynch in to her case, and together they become embroiled in an unparalleled world of violence and evil.

It seems that to see his son again, Lynch will have to confront his greatest fear and face the ultimate test: an encounter with the Railroad’s enigmatic and deadly leader, The Controller.

Where to buy The Controller: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my review

Wow! What a book! This was action packed from start to finish, and literally had me hanging on every word!

We meet ex FBI agent Samuel Lynch after he’d been requested by a criminal at a murder/hostage situation…..but why? And why is he an ex-agent?

Special Agent Sandra Rose meets Lynch and things start to go wrong….is The Railroad, a mythical organisation that she’s heard, of real? How is Lynch involved? And who is The Controller?

I’m not saying any more than that! Honestly, this has twists and turns all the way through? Who can Rose trust? Are there people on the inside who are covering for this supposed, non-existent organisation……?

I loved Lynch….he’s had such a tough time but he is so strong and will do whatever he can to find his son!.Rose is also much stronger that we think she is in the beginning.  Trusting your gut on an FBI investigation isn’t always the best way forward… it? And some of the supporting cast are also bloody brilliant!

This book will have you on the edge of your seat….wanting to find out the next detail to see where it leads, and to find out what will ultimately happen at the end…..I just hope there’s another book!!!

Absolutely recommended by me! If you want something fast-paced, that will keep you guessing and have you quickly turning the pages….then this is most definitely for you!!!



about the author

Following his law degree where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt Brolly completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Glasgow University.

He is the bestselling author of the DCI Lambert crime novels, Dead Eyed, Dead Lucky and Dead Embers. The fourth in the series, Dead Time, was released by Canelo in May 2018 and a prequel, Dead Water, will be published in September 2019. In 2020 the first of a new crime series set in the West Country of the UK will be released by Thomas and Mercer (Amazon Publishing).

The Controller, released in May 2019, is the first of a new thriller series set in Texas.

Matt also writes children’s books as M.J. Brolly. His first children’s book, The Sleeping Bug, was released by Oblong Books in December 2018.

Matt lives in London with his wife and their two young children. You can find out more about Matt at his website or by following him on twitter: @MattBrollyUK

Where to find Matt online: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Website

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Thanks so much for inviting me on to the tour and to the author and publisher for providing me with a copy of the book in return for a honest review.  All views are my own and are unbiased.

Have a wonderful evening all!

Chelle x




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