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I am very excited to be part of the blog tour for Michael Fowler’s Shadow of the Beast…


Genre: Crime, thriller

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

‘A new terror is sweeping Barnwell and Hunter faces a killer whose evil surpasses all others.’

The discovery of a skeleton buried beneath the altar of an old chapel should not have raised an eyebrow, but this one was different. This one had been savagely murdered, and all the evidence points to the blood-thirsty killer the press have dubbed ‘The Beast of Barnwell’; a killer who has already served time for the brutal murder of a young girl and is now free.

Is this his handiwork?

In the midst of the enquiry, a 22 year old woman is abducted on her way home from work. Is there a link?

To add to Hunter’s workload his former boss, Michael Robshaw, is deliberately mown down and left for dead.


In his search for the truth Hunter returns to his undercover roots – with deadly consequences.


My Review:

Buried bodies, suspense, and adrenaline aplenty in this high-speed thriller…

With a hit-and-run victim ex-boss, a skeleton discovered in an old chapel, and secrets and overworked characters aplenty, DS Hunter Kerr has his work more than cut out for him…

From the creepy start, to the suspenseful core, and onto the smashing ending, this crime thriller drew me in, made me care about the characters, and then relentlessly spat me out. Recommended.

My thanks to the publisher and publicist for the ARC copy.


About the author:


Michael Fowler was born and brought up in the Dearne Valley area of Yorkshire where he still lives with his wife.

At the age of 16 he left school with the ambition of going to art college but his parents’ financial circumstances meant he had to find work and so he joined the police.

He has never regretted that decision, serving as a police officer for thirty-two years, both in uniform and in plain clothes, working in CID, and undercover in Vice Squad and Drug Squad, retiring as an Inspector in charge of a busy CID in 2006.

Since leaving Michael has embarked on two careers: he is an established author with two crime series to his name: DS Hunter Kerr and DS Scarlett Macey, and he has also co-written a true crime story.

He is a member of the Crime Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.

Find out more at  www.mjfowler.co.uk or follow him on Twitter @MichaelFowler1 or on Facebook.


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