Today I am taking part in the books on tour for John Ryder’s latest novel Final Second. This was released on the 5th of October, published by Bookouture.
Final Shot by John Ryder
Release Date: 5th of October 2020
Print Length: 341 pages
Genre: Action Thriller
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Sometimes it takes a stranger to find a killer…
In a small farming town in rural Wisconsin—where generations of families have lived in peace for decades—no one expects trouble to come calling.
But then a farmer’s beautiful young wife is found brutally murdered, with a chilling calling card that suggests she’s just the first victim of a serial killer. And the FBI elect not to send one of their own. Instead they send a stranger to town—former Royal Marine turned mercenary, Grant Fletcher. And they’re giving him no choice. Find the killer. Because we know what you’ve done.
With the threat of the executioner’s chair hanging over him, Fletcher finds himself in an impossible situation—and a race against time. Catch a murderer whose killings are escalating with every day that passes. Or face certain death…
Fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne and David Baldacci’s Amos Decker will love the Grant Fletcher series.
Final Second is the second book in the Grant Fletcher action thriller series and is such a great addition to it. After devouring the first book, First Shot, I had been eagerly awaiting the next instalment and when it dropped down on to my kindle, I couldn’t get to it to read fast enough!
John Ryder has produced another stellar story for Grant Fletcher’s second outing that really gets the heart pumping! I was on the edge of my seat throughout as the tension and suspense kept mounting up in the background, bubbling away as I waited for it to boil over. There is never a dull moment in this story and I loved every minute of it! The premise is strong, well researched and with no plot holes, makes for a very real and enjoyable read.
So in my review for First Shot, I admitted that I had a bit of a character crush on Grant Fletcher and that has not changed in this book. He is real with his own baggage, flaws and is not stylised in anyway. What you see is what you get, warts and all! I also really like Special Agent Zoey Quadrado and the dynamics between her and Grant make for a really great team.
What I love the most about John Ryder’s work is he just gets on with it. He does not get bogged down in the details, which for this type of story that is so full of action, you don’t want the flow and pace to be interrupted. What I also loved is that each chapter leaves you wanting more and being a reader that can not stop mid chapter, made for a session lasting well in to the early hours of the morning!
Even though this is only the second book I have read from John Ryder (and none under his other pen name of Graham Smith), he has fast become one of my favourite male authors up there with Robert Bryndza, Chris Merritt, Rob Parker and Rob Sinclair. He is a gifted storyteller and I look forward to more books in this series and others in the future. It was a pleasure to read and review Final Second which I highly recommend.
Thank you to John Ryder, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Final Second, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Final Second Books on Tour
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Thank you to Bookouture for my spot on the books on tour,
a copy of the ebook and the promotional materials.
Let’s Get to Know John Ryder
John Ryder is a former farmworker and joiner. He’s turned his hand to many skills to put food on the table and clothes on his back.
A life-long bibliophile, he eventually summoned the courage to try writing himself, and his Grant Fletcher novels have drawn inspiration from authors such as Lee Child, Tom Cain, Zoe Sharp and Matt Hilton. When it comes to future novels, he says he has more ideas than time to write them.
When not writing, John enjoys spending time with his son, reading and socialising with friends. A fanatic supporter of his local football team, he can often be found shouting encouragement to men much younger and fitter than he is.
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