Today I’m on the blog tour for Turn The Other Way by Stuart James…..a fantastic, gripping psychological thriller/horror!

the blurb….

Sometimes revenge is the deadliest game of all.
A derelict farmhouse in the Essex countryside.
A deranged family.
Innocent victims picked at random.
If you’re chosen, Turn The Other Way.

Simon Bairstow is a top London surgeon. He’s performed dozens of life-saving operations. But something goes horribly wrong. The machine Eve Johnson is attached to flatlines, and suddenly her parent’s world has collapsed.

They’re hellbent on revenge, someone to answer for the horrific error that’s been made.
Noah and Jess are driving home on a busy dual carriageway and stuck in traffic. They hear thumping coming from the back doors of the transit van in front of them. When Noah steps out onto the road, he hears muffled screams. 

He opens the back doors and what he sees shocks him to the core.

The van pulls off, spilling Noah onto the road.

Ignoring his wife’s plea to leave it, he hits the accelerator in pursuit of the van.

Chloe’s parents are missing. She hasn’t seen them since they left the party in Hampstead on Friday night. She needs answers, deciding to take matters into her own hands. 

A serial killer is stalking the streets of Islington in North London late at night leaving his victims in a horrific way. 

The press have dubbed him the Angel Attacker.

A terrifying tale of revenge with a twist that will hit you like a sledgehammer.

What authors have said about Stuart James:

Lisa Hall, author of The Party and Between You and me: Tense and thrilling, with an ending you won’t see coming. 
John Marrs, author of The Good Samaritan and The Wronged Son: Fans of Mark Edwards will very much enjoy. Definitely a writer to look out for.
Natasha Harding, The Sun newspaper: A spooky read that will grab your attention from the very first page. 
Jennifer Jayne, USA Today best selling author of Malice, Disturbed and The Stranger: Great job. Well-crafted, deliciously twisty and kept me glued to the pages.  

Where to buy: Amazon

my review….

This is a fast-paced psychological thriller/horror that had me gripped!  The story begins with the the death of Eve, following an operation to remove her kidney…..what follows is a story of terror, with many twists and turns, murder, mutilation and other gruesome discoveries!

The story reminded me of a cross between various horror movies…..including Saw! It’s quite gruesome in places, and there are many points where I was shouting ‘don’t do that’!! at the characters…….like, WHY do they run upstairs?! Why get out of the car? All the classic things that you WOULDN’T do in real life (well I hope not anyway!!). There are also A LOT of people that seem to know things that are important and could help…..but why won’t they share them?

The story alternates between past and present….and a number of different stories of couples/groups that are in the worst situations BUT it all ties together in the end…..an end that I completely didn’t expect!!!

If you love a good psychological thriller and a bit of horror, then this is definitely worth checking out!  I’d love to see this as a horror movie!!!

rating….

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.
There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breathe away.
I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns.
My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right.
This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.
I started writing two years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane.
I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement.
To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the quiet, the darkness.
That’s what inspired me to write my first novel.
My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way.
I have multiple stories running, past and present. A family who want answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death.
A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party.
A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them.
A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.
I’m so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right.
I’m currently working on my new thriller, Apartment Six, which should be released later this year.
I’m 45, married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I’m a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing.
I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true.
Social Media Links: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon
Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers on this tour too:
Thanks to the author and to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo for a couple of this book in return for an honest review.  All views are my own and I am not affiliated with any links in this post.
Happy Tuesday all!
Chelle x

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