Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive – Book Review


New York City is under attack. Millions may die. But the enemy’s weapons are invisible, undetectable and creating terror at lightning speed.

A NYPD cop, John Wyse, finds himself pitted against a Hiroshima survivor turned criminal mastermind determined to avenge the deaths of his family, and all who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

It’s a race against time to break the links in a terrible plot intent on causing medical meltdown,

Taut, accomplished and spectacular in its scope, The Manhattan Priject is a fast paced bioterrorism thriller spanning Japan, The Middle East and America.


Starting with the atomic bombing of Japan during the Second World War, a young survivor plans their revenge.

John Wyse is a Detective in the NYPD and meets Tsan at a party, but feels a bit unsettled by him…..

This has a realistic feel and is scary because of it…..we all know about how we virus’ are becoming resistant to antibiotics……so what if a deadly virus is released that there’s no effective treatment, because everyone has been exposed to antibiotics and then a virus is introduced deliberately ???..just how would we cope? A truly nightmarish possibility.

This is a fast paced book, and one to ponder, enjoy and tremble a little at Paul McNeive’s clever and creative writing….a thoroughly enjoyable, edge of your seat thriller.

Thank you to Black and White Publishing for a free copy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.


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Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

He’s At Your Door by Alex Sinclair – Book Review



Karen Rainey lives a sheltered life on the edge of the city. For the last five years, she has rarely left the home unless it was unavoidable. She has her food and anything else she needs delivered to the front door. She works from home to avoid venturing outside.

But Karen isn’t agoraphobic. She’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, Zach, who is serving a life sentence in prison for a string of bank robberies after Karen testified against him. With the constant threat that Zach might send someone to find and kill her, Karen keeps a low profile.

To aid her in paying the rent each month, Karen takes in the occasional housemate, opting for students from the local university. Her current housemate, Beth, is a young student who has no idea about Karen’s past.

But when a mysterious package is left of her doorstep, it sends Karen’s world into turmoil.

Has Zack found her?

Isolated and frightened, Karen befriends Beth but refuses to tell her everything about her past.

Trapped inside their home, Karen and Beth soon begin to lose their minds.

But is the threat really outside or is it closer to home?



What are you afraid of?”

Karen Rainey is scared to leave her small 2 bedroomed flat, she has only left 3 times in the past 5 years….she works from home as a virtual assistant and from time to time takes a flatmate to help with bills and expenses….

She is paranoid about security and has CCTV around the property and 4 deadlocks on the door. One night there’s a knock on the door, the camera shows a man in a hoodie… scared she cannot think, she keeps watch until he leaves, but what was that he left behind?

A note in Latin…Omnia mors aequat….. “Death makes all equal.”

Karen’s flatmate, Beth arrives home and helps calm her down……Karen confides some of her past to her friend……but then the man comes back and is watching their home….has her ex found her….or is something darker happening?

I can’t say too much more about the actual story, but needless to say this is intense, scary and thought provoking.  Revenge is sweet isn’t it ? It will make you feel better and make all right with the world again won’t it?….

I read this in one sitting due to the fast pace and incredibly immersive writing by Alex Sinclair…….it grabbed me with both hands and just wouldn’t let go until the stark, emotion packed ending…..a stunning read.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (click on the image)



Alex Sinclair is a psychological thriller author from a quiet country town outside of Melbourne, Australia.

When he’s not spending time with his wife and daughter, Alex can be found obsessing over his fiction. He loves to write fast-paced, gripping stories with killer twists. Alex is an avid reader of psychological thrillers and has a passion for good storytelling.