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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: The Hunt For The Dingo by P.J. Nash @PJNash2 @bloodhoundbook

The Hunt for the Dingo
by P.J. Nash

Excited to lead the Blog Blitz for P.J. Nash's THE HUNT FOR THE DINGO.


Publisher:  Bloodhound Books
Published:  March 7, 2018
Kindle Edition
218 pages
Genre:  Police Procedural, 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.

My Review:

Australia? ✓ Serial Killer? ✓ 

The plot is quite interesting, even if it's something we've all heard of before.  A police procedural that moves at a fast pace.  There were a few things that kept me from enjoying this at its fullest - the POV change could get confusing at times, a suspense of belief is necessary for some actions and, some minor inconsistencies strewn throughout.  

I'll be honest with you, I saw the title and immediately thought "Maybe the Dingo ate your baby!" and chuckled to myself.  Enjoyably, there is humor throughout this book and that was probably one of the highlights for me.  The short chapters keep you turning the pages and James is quite the character.  Sandersen is kind of thrown in there just to be there and I would've liked to seen more of him.  I'm also confused as to whether this is a series or just a standalone.  If a series, then I'm sure more will be contributed to the next books as the first one always seems to set the scene.

The author does a great job of putting you right into Australia, a place I've always wanted to visit.  I certainly don't want to encounter any dingos - animal or otherwise.  Pull up a seat and take yourself on an adventure.  Can you figure out who did it before James does?  Come on in and find out!
About the Author:

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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