If you are a regular visitor to An Ocean Glimmer, you’ll know just how much I adore reading! I’m not going to bore you too much because I am super excited to share with you the book that I’ve been reading this month. I really enjoy being a part of the Blog Tours hosted by Jenny Marston over at Neverland Blog Tours. Every month I am introduced to a different author and different book, that before hand I might have never wanted to try.
So far I have yet to come across an author I have previously reviewed. This month, I am the twenty-third stop on the Deadly Burial Blog Tour, a novel by Jon Richter. I am normally involved in one-week blog tours or something called a Weekend Blitz when it’s over the weekend, but never a two-week blog tour. This is very exciting for myself and all the other bloggers who are sharing the love for Jon Richter’s novel.
Deadly Burial? Let me tell you a little bit about it;
When DI Chris Sigurdsson is assigned a grisly murder case on remote Salvation Island, he knows that it might be his strangest yet. A forgotten wrestling star of the 1980s has been poisoned whilst in the ring, and amidst the slippery lies of his dangerous opponents, unravelling the victim’s murky past is almost impossible.
And as a storm threatens to cut Salvation Island off from the mainland, the race is on for Sigurdsson to find the ruthless killer before he strikes again…
Crime novels are not normally my go to books, but once I had read the synopsis to Deadly Burial, I was quite intrigued. From the first page to the very last I was hooked, the book is quite short at only 115 pages so I was quick to read the whole book within a day. I love the style of layout Jon did for this book, rather than Chapter names it was days during the investigation.
To give you further background to the story, he included chapters in the point of view of Victor Schultz. I loved these as it increased your knowledge of the character, why certain things were happening and building the character up. Because you were jumped straight into the story after the death of Victor happened, you couldn’t get a feel for the other characters.
I think this is why the chapters in Victor’s point of view helped, knowledge of the wrestling world doesn’t need to be needed. I was able to get hooked on it and even though I didn’t understand what was going on with the wrestling, I was still able to enjoy the book. Jon does a really good job of being able to pull the reader into the wrestling world.
At first, I wasn’t sure about Chris, I wasn’t able to connect with the character not like I did with Nadia in 37 Hours. I always love books that the characters are really easy to connect with and you understand them. After a little further into the book, I was able to connect with him, maybe more so with Mason, the Inspector actually.
She was a lot easier to connect with, even though she’s not the main character. I don’t like how short the book was, I do kinda feel the ending was a bit rushed and I don’t actually understand how Victor was killed along with who it was. I might have to reread the ending to hopefully understand it better. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes crime novels and is looking to kill some time during your afternoon.
How about a little about the author Jon Richter;
Jon Richter lives in London and spends most of his time hiding in the guise of his sinister alter ego, an accountant called Dave. When he isn’t counting beans, he is a self-confessed nerd who loves books, films and video games – basically any way to tell a good story. Jon writes whenever he can and hopes to bring you more disturbing stories in the very near future.
There are a lot of bloggers on the Deadly Burial Blog Tour so I would love for you to check out their reviews! You can do this by following Neverland Blog Tours on Twitter, as Jenny will be retweeting all the posts. As well as giving some love to Jon Richter and if you can not wait any longer to read it for yourself, you can buy Deadly Burial to read in eBook (Kindle Format) from Amazon. You can also find it on Goodreads now!
Something extra special about this Blog Tour is that there is a Deadly Burial Giveaway! If you would love to win an eBook copy of the book then all you have to do is head over here and enter. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you all!
I hope you have enjoyed this little review! I highly recommend Deadly Burial to anyone who enjoys a good crime novel, I was definitely engrossed the whole way through.
*Thank you Jenny Marston for hosting the Deadly Burial Blog Tour. The Ebook was kindly sent to me for free, in return for an honest review. The feature image and those included within the post, were sent to me in the Media Pack, for more information please see my About Page.