Wednesday, 14 June 2017

What happens after abducted Shelley Craig wakes up in Vile City






What happens after abducted Shelley Craig wakes up in Vile City? Here's an extract - 


When Shelley came to, her throat was raw. Water. She needed water. With one hand, she groped for the glass she always kept on the bedside table.
Damn, it wasn’t there. Must have moved it. 
She pulled herself into a sitting position. When she moved her head it was as though a part had broken off inside. She flopped back down. What had she done last night to get into this state? She hadn’t changed out of her work clothes; she was wearing her work trousers that pinched at her calves because Stuart hadn’t noticed the ‘dry clean only’ label and they’d shrunk in the wash. 
Trying to dredge up the last thing she remembered made her head hurt. Her disorientation wasn’t helped by being unable to see properly because her eyes were stuck together by the glue of sleep. She must have forgotten to take her contact lenses out.
Wherever she was, it wasn’t at home. She was lying too low down and the place smelt of unwashed laundry and mold. 
Maybe she was sleeping on some pal’s floor after one cocktail too many. That had to be it. Think, damn it, think. 
When some light permeated the darkness, the jolt it gave her was a bolt of electricity to her brain. 
Stuart. He’d been attacked. Was he okay? 
A sob wracked her body as she forced herself to sit up. This wasn’t the time to get hysterical. She could do that later when she was safely at home.
She rubbed her eyes with her fingers, picking away the sleep until she could see clearly. She was on a bare mattress on top of a rusty old bed frame, in a strange room with torn wallpaper and flaking paint on the wall. The bed creaked whenever she moved and she wanted to tell it to shut the hell up. She didn’t want him to hear. 
She remembered his voice in her ear, saying he’d kill Stuart unless she cooperated. Had he hurt him? That thought made her sob.
He’d know she was awake and then what would he do – rape her? She didn’t think he’d done it already. Surely, she’d be able to tell, wouldn’t she?
***TO BE CONTINUED***

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Vile City gets reviewed by Bibliophile Book Club




Thanks to Ellen for her review of Vile City on the Bibliophile Book Club blog https://bibliophilebookclub.com/2017/06/09/blog-tour-vile-city-by-jennifer-thomsonellens-review/

Here's a wee taster -

"There is a particularly repulsive character in Vile City – no spoilers but they made my skin crawl and got my hackles up.
Females have a lot of strong roles of varying backgrounds and personalities; glamorous receptionist, sophisticated psychotherapist, local newspaper journalist and the latest victim Shelley Craig. It was refreshing to see this in a crime thriller although nothing (and no-one) is straight forward and I wouldn’t have known who to trust."

You'll need to read the book to find out more.

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Vile City in the news

I'm in the Daily Record newspaper talking about Vile City and what inspired me to write the crime thriller.

Id you'd like a wee read, just click on READ IT HERE below the picture to be taken to the piece on the website☺



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Vile City (Detective in a Coma book 1) blog tour


Thanks to for this awesome The Book Review Cafe graphic

Detective Inspector Duncan Waddell and his comatose pal Detective Constable Stevie Campbell, is going on a blog tour.

They'll be extracts from the mystery crime thriller, author interviews and reviews. I'm really looking forward to it.



∞∞∞The stops (and I'll be updating the links as they come)∞∞∞

Day one - The Quiet Knitterer - A review of Vile City. 
Day two - The Book Review Cafe - Read an extract from Vile City.
Day three - Novel Deelights - A review from the awesome Dee. 
Day four - Novel Gossip - Read an extract from Vile City and find out how Shelley Craig is taken. 
Day five - Damppebbles - A Review for Vile City. 
Day six - Ronnie Turner - Read a sample from the novel. 
Day seven - By the Letter Book Reviews - The long road to publication of Vile City. 
Day eight - Keeper of Pages  - A review for Vile City.
Day nine - Bibliophile Book Club - A review from the wonderful Ellen. 
Day ten - My Chestnut Reading Tree 

☺Thanks to all these amazing blogs for featuring Vile City and Noelle and Kate at Thick as Thieves Promotion for all their hard work.
May the sun shine on you all, you lovely people. ☺

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