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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for Portraits of the Dead by John Nicholl, a psychological thriller available now from FeedAread.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner.


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Portraits of the Dead
by John Nicholl

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GENRE: Psychological Thriller

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BLURB:

Emma didn’t know how long he hid, silent and unmoving, in the large Victorian wardrobe to the side of her single bed. She didn’t know how long he peered out, salivating and drooling, between the two heavy dark oak doors, and watched, mesmerised, as she slowly drifted into fitful sleep. She didn't know what time he pushed the doors open and crept towards her in the drab grey darkness of the night.

Detective Inspector Gravel finds himself floundering when a local nineteen-year-old university student is abducted and imprisoned by a sadistic serial killer, who has already tortured and killed five young women.

A gripping page-turner of a serial killer thriller packed with suspense. If you like Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza and Karin Slaughter, discover John Nicholl’s chilling new thriller today.


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EXCERPT:

Chapter 1

2:20 A.M. Saturday, 2 May 1998

Emma didn’t know how long he hid, silent and unmoving, in the large Victorian wardrobe to the side of her single bed. She didn’t know how long he peered, salivating and drooling, between the two heavy dark oak doors and watched, mesmerised, as she slowly drifted into fitful sleep. She didn’t know what time he pushed the doors open and crept towards her in the drab grey darkness of the night. But he did. She knew that he did.
 
Emma woke with a start, tense, alert, and opened her bleary eyes, telling herself insistently that the dark silhouette slowly approaching her was the nightmare construct of her subconscious mind. But initial anxiety became blind panic as the inky shadow took on an obvious human form that suddenly gained pace and loomed over her. And then a hand, a large hot clammy hand, pulled the bedclothes over her head, clamped her mouth tight shut and silenced her scream before it materialised.
 
A myriad unwelcome thoughts invaded her troubled mind as he pinned her head to the pillow and raised his free arm high above his head, before closing his fingers tightly, forming his hand into a formidable weapon and bringing it crashing down, again and again and again, with all the force he could muster, rendering her unconscious and bleeding.
 
She didn’t know how long she remained senseless, or what he did to her while she slept. She didn’t know what time he lifted her from her bed and carried her from her student bedroom, down the creaking wooden staircase and out into the Welsh city street. But he did. She knew that he did.


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AUTHOR Bio and Interview:

John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker, manager and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which are Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or anyone interested in proposing a joint creative project. He can be contacted via his author website at:








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What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?

Now that would be telling! I’m keeping my mouth shut.

How would you spend ten thousand bucks?

A holiday in the sun with my wife.

Where do you get your best ideas?

Usually when I’m in bed and can’t sleep.

What comes first, the plot or characters?

Plot.

What does your main character do that makes him/her special.

DI Gravel is old-school, overweight, world-weary, hard drinking and has a foul mouth. Not your typical hero!

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GIVEAWAY:

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

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October 24: The Avid Reader
October 24: BooksChatter
October 25: Straight from the Library
October 26: Hearts and Scribbles
October 26: Casey M's Corner
October 27: Fabulous and Brunette
October 28: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
October 28: EskieMama Reads
October 31: Booklover Sue
November 1: Rogue's Angels
November 1: Readeropolis
November 2: Blood Red Shadows
November 3: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
November 3: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
November 4: Reviews by Crystal
November 7: Book Lover Promo
November 7: The Broke Book Bank
November 8: Queen of All She Reads
November 9: Liz Gavin's Blog
November 9: This and That Book Blog
November 10: Edgar's Books
November 11: T's Stuff - review
November 11:
Books,Dreams,Life
November 14: Long and Short Reviews
November 15: It's Raining Books
November 15: Harlie's Books
November 16: Natural Bri - review
November 17:
Book Giveaways
November 17: Writers and Authors
November 18: Jersey Girl Book Reviews - review

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6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Thanks for the feature, it's appreciated.

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  3. Good luck with the book tour, John!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your book with your fans and for the giveaway!

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  5. What other writers have influenced you?

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