Blood Ribbon – Roger Bray

When Brooke Adams is found battered, bleeding, and barely conscious, the police are at a loss as to who her attacker is or why she was targeted. Then, PI Rod Morgan turns up convinced that Brooke’s attack is the latest in a string of unsolved disappearances dating back thirty-five years. The police, however, aren’t convinced, leaving Brooke and Rod to investigate the cases themselves. As secrets from the past start unravelling it becomes a maze, deeper, darker, and far more sinister than either of them could have imagined. Will they find Brooke’s attacker before he strikes again, or will that one secret stay buried forever?



My review

Old habits don’t die …

I like this cover very much. It fits the content of the book perfectly.

The story is fluently written and combines the past and the present in way that makes the book attractive and keeps you reading chapter after chapter after chapter … It seems like your eyes are glued to it and you can’t convince yourself to put it down.

I also loved the way the author lets us get into different people’s heads in order to reveal everything from different points of view.

To me, it’s very important that every piece fits and that the reader is kept in the dark as long as possible. He also has to be able to try and find the culprit with the information that is being given. I hate it when, sometimes, the answer seems to fall out of the sky, but it was not like this here. I was happy that I could give myself a pat on the back because I had been thinking in the right direction, but I don’t think I am ready to join the force yet. LOL

Overall, a very good book and I certainly would not mind reading more of this author’s writing. 5 stars.

Thank you, Roger Bray and Rach RandomResources for letting me join the blogtour.


About the author

– I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops. My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider. Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing. Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.

So here we are, two books published and another on track. Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.