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Book Review – Avaline Saddlebags by Netta Newbound & Marcus Brown @nettanewbound @Marcus_BrownPLL @BOTBSPublicity #BookReview #BlogTour #policeprocedural

Many thanks to Sarah and BOTBS Publicity for my spot on this Blog Tour.

I have read some books… OK I have read many, many books; most have been thrillers and police investigation. But nothing prepared me for this.

And I really mean it, no other book with grisly murders and vengeance and revenge made me laugh as much as this did. All in a good way. The author has weaved humor into a murder investigation in such a way that it uplifts the book completely. You have to read it to believe it. It is simply amazing.

Dylan had just been promoted to DI, and then came his first murder case. The killer seemed to be targeting transgender women as they were leaving the bar. Someone really hated them and their way of living. There were hardly any clues, and their investigation did not yield much. So the team came up with this bright idea of sending their appointed gay boss undercover as a trans-woman. Oh boy!!

Netta Newbound and Marcus Brown floored me with this book. I literally guffawed through some of the scenes. One scene placed Dylan with his best friend Bella while she was in labor, that had me giggling uncontrollably. This was also a great police procedural, the authors hadn’t forgotten the main plot. The team was cohesive, everyone pitched in. There was great camaraderie, and they were loyal to each other.

I found Dylan to be a complete character. He was a good sport, friendly to his team and yet strict when he needed to be. To see him getting to the identity of the killer had me cheering him from the sidelines. A new path was forged when the authors decided to write a character like Dylan. He was everything a main character ought to be, brave yet not afraid to show his vulnerability. I fell in love with him (and yes… I know he was gay… My heart still thudded for him.)

I would have liked more humor, as I felt Dylan and his team could have pulled it off. The murders were gruesome and staged in a macabre fashion. The killer’s hate and obsession with transgender women was brought out in an intriguing manner.

Who was Avaline Saddlebags, you ask? Hahaha you have to read the book to get to this secret. Believe me, it is damn funny. And the identity of the killer took my breath away. Oh no siree… I didn’t expect that!!

Well, as you can see… I loved the book, IT WAS SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT. Kudos to the authors!

I received a free ARC from Sarah and the authors, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, has lived in New Zealand with her husband Paul for the past
22 years, but they are on the move again. By August, they will be back in Cumbria, UK, and she vows this is the very last move!

As a child, Netta was plagued by a wild imagination, often getting in trouble for making up weird and wonderful
stories. Yet she didn’t turn her attention to writing until after her children had grown and left home.

Most of her inspiration comes from the horror greats–Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Richard Layman. Netta mostly writes psychological thriller novels, all of which consistently rank highly in the best seller categories. She is currently writing a series of crime thrillers with Marcus Brown, her son-in-law and business partner.





My name is Marcus Brown and I was born and raised in the North West of England in 1974. I live with my partner and our three dogs, Susie, Sally and Sammy, plus our cat, Tobias.

What started as a hobby has now turned into a full-time obsession that often keeps me awake late into the night
or through to the early hours of the morning.

I can be relaxing in bed watching a good movie and an idea will suddenly pop into my mind. That’s as much as it
takes… I have to get up and write it down because I worry I’ll forget it. This quickly turns into a marathon writing session, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve always had the wildest of imaginations, but I surprise and scare myself at times and have actually had to
step away from my desk because what I have written has affected me so much.

People often ask me where the ideas come from and if I’m honest, I think it is from watching others around me.
I can be out doing something as mundane as shopping and see something that inspires me and it usually winds its way into what I’m writing at the time. But if it’s especially good and doesn’t fit at the time, it’s stored on my hard drive for a future book.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.






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Following the brutal murders of Jade Kelly and Gina Elliot, newly promoted DI Dylan Monroe is assigned to work the case, alongside DS Layla Monahan.

As the body count rapidly rises—each slaying more savage than the last—it soon becomes clear the butchered and mutilated victims have one thing in common—they are all male to female transsexuals.

With time against them, Dylan is forced to go undercover in the only place that provides a link to the victims—Dorothy’s, a well-known drag and cabaret bar in the heart of Liverpool.

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