Thursday, August 18, 2016

New release out now - DEVIOUS INTENTION

I'm so excited to announce that Devious Intention, the third book in the Intention series is now available on all sites for only 99p/99c.

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Here are some early reviews from the ARCs I've sent out this month.

By Ashrae TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Aug. 2016
Format: Paperback
It's no secret that I am a big fan of this author. I read her first book, Cruel Justice, back in 2011 and have followed her ever since through that and other crime series. This book is the third instalment in the Intention Series and although the main story is self contained in this book, two of the great things about this author are her characterisation and character development and so to get the very best out of all her books, it is best to always start from book one in each series and read in order.
So, Louise Gillespie wakes up after being in a nasty car accident. Problem is, her version of what happened before the crash differs greatly from what the police are telling her. She believes she was with her husband Matthew and daughter Sophie, en route to a holiday in Cornwall. The police are adamant she was alone in the car. She starts frantically trying to find her family but the police are doing nothing to help her and write off her memories as false, coming from the head injury she suffered in the crash. But Louise knows she's right and, checking out of the hospital, she goes off to try and find out what is happening. Failing at every turn, she is completely distraught but, as her handbag is missing from the crash, she has nothing or no one to help her. Luckily, she bumps into Ellie and Brian, two retired cops turned PIs who are on holiday. Can Ellie and Brian get to the truth of what happened to Louise. Is she right about her version of events, or is she just delusional? And if she is right, what on earth is going on, and more importantly why?
Oooh this book was deliciously fast paced and action packed. It was also very well plotted. There were some times when I was reading that I thought, no, that's contradictory, that doesn't make sense, but I went with it cos I know this author and what she does, She tests her readers - not sure if it's by design or accident, but I know of old that this is the way it is and, to my delight, I was right, all was explained a few pages later.
The book hits the ground running pretty much from page one and the action doesn't stop right until the end. There is no padding, there are no wasted words. Pacing is excellent, there are some slightly calmer moments every so often through the book, which I am thankful for as I do need a bit of respite every so often.
As already mentioned, this author writes brilliant characters. They are always well fleshed out and real, very real. But, not only are they great characters, they have some great interactions. This author writes the best banter I have read, and I read a lot!
The storyline is original. I am amazed after so many books that this author still has the power to deliver something completely new. But she does, and I have never managed to work it all out early in any of her books. There's always something I didn't see coming. Maybe she could branch into magic, she's definitely good at the art of distraction.
All in all, a cracking read that kept my attention from start to finish and left me completely satisfied. Just need to wait to see what she has in store for next time.

I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I started this book in the morning and didn't put it down until I finished it. I was totally absorbed in the very believable characters. I'm not one to go into detail. I'll leave that to the pro's. But just to say, one of the most gripping books in this genre, I've read for quite a while.

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 7 Aug. 2016
This review is from: Devious Intention: (A gripping psychological thriller): Volume 3 (Intention series) (Paperback)
Although this is my first book in the Intention series, it worked perfectly well as a standalone book but I do now have to buy books one and two.
I loved the characters Ellie, Brian and Louise, they were so likeable and easy to believe.
Devious Intention is a fast paced story about Louise, who is involved in a car accident with her husband and 4 year old daughter. When Louise regains consciousness, her husband and daughter are missing and no-one seems to believe that she was not alone in the car and was in fact driving at the time. And so the investigation begins when Louise is fortunate enough to meet PI’s Ellie and Brian.
Although I have read and loved many of the brilliant Mel Comley’s previous books, I think this one is one of my favourites so far.
Never a dull moment and I am sure it is going to be a massive hit as usual.

Format: Paperback
I was asked to read Devious Intention by the author in return for an honest review. Although this is in fact the third in the 'Intention' series, it reads fine as a standalone, although I'm definitely going to seek out the first two in the series. This is the story of Louise Gillespie, who suffers a traumatic accident. Lost and alone in Cornwall, she meets Private Investigator's, Ellen and Brian Lynx, who help her to piece together the shocking truth of that day's events. I particularly loved this book because the characters were likeable and believable, as was the plot. It was short enough to read in one sitting, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to all crime and police procedural lovers. Thanks to the author for allowing me to read this ARC. 4.5 stars.

Format: Paperback
This is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone.

The story starts with a car accident in which Louise receives a head trauma. When she gains consciousness there is no sign of her husband and daughter. The local police tell her that she was driving and was alone. She doesn't know who to turn to until a chance encounter with Ellie and Brian, two Private Investigators who are on holiday. They believe Louise and want to help her discover what happened.

This is a fast-paced book and kept me enthralled enough to read it in one sitting. I liked the characters of Ellie and Brian and their rapport. It is a definite 5* read.

I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review.

When I was offered an ARC by the author of this book, I was over the moon as I just love her books and its like settling down to have a chat with an old friend when I read a new one. Devious Intentions is the third in the Intention series but can totally be read as a standalone novel. I hadn't read the first two before starting this, in fact I hadn't been aware of the series, but I will certainly keep an eye out for them now!

This one starts off with one of my worst nightmares as Matthew and Louise Gillespie set off for their holiday in the car with their daughter Sophie. Louise has just been though a terrible ordeal having suffered a miscarriage and is looking forward to a break away. But when their car is rammed off the road, Louise is knocked unconscious and when she wakes Matthew and Sophie aren't there. And this was where I got totally sucked into the plot! Where were Matthew and Sophie? What had happened to them and why was Louise in the driver's seat? Nobody seems to be interested in helping Louise to find her family, they all think she is delirious after her head injury. But that's where Ellen, Paul and Cally step in after bumping into Louise while they are on their honeymoon.

I took to the former police officers immediately, especially Ellen, as they came to the rescue with a pledge to help Louise find out what had happened to her family. The story twists and turns, never quite going in the direction I had expected. It was a perfect length to chill out with for a couple of hours relaxation, and an enjoyable couple of hours they were!

 on 9 August 2016
WOW....I've been left crying and to me that's one of the biggest compliments I can give to a book. When it grips you deep inside you that your that engrossed that your placed right in the middle of a amazing book and don't want it to end......I love the way Mel Comely writes its such a pleasure to read,yet again I'm left wanting more. I love that we have got a nice team forming and I dread to think what they are going to get up too next......I guess I'm going to have to wait....This is a great little series of Mel's but you can read then as a stand alone ( but I believe your missing out on some AMAZING BOOKS ) Thanks again Mel for giving us yet another awesome book !!!! 5*****

 on 8 August 2016
I was in a reading slump when I started to read this. Wow this cured me What an exciting tale that starts with a car crash and a missing husband and daughter. The subsequent investigation is an uncomfortable realisation that all is not as it seems. I could not put it down. My thanks to the author for a copy and for restoring my faith in thrillers.

Five Stars
 on 7 August 2016
Received ARC from author, fast paced with some interesting characters and well thought out storyline

5 out of 5 stars A well thought out thriller.
 on 7 August 2016
I read this book as an ARC copy through THE Bookclub on Facebook, in exchange for an honest review.
Whilst on holiday in an English sea side town, ex police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx meet a confused young mother. She has just survived a car accident but is trying to find her husband and daughter. The local police are not much help, Ellen and Brian are now working as PI's and try to help Louise with her hunt. It is wonderful to welcome back Ellen and Brian both well rounded and likeable characters. A five star book for me.

on 14 August 2016
This is one of my favorite of Comley's books and I was excited to see another was released. Comley has done it again. The way she keeps the reader looking in every direction, not knowing what to expect at the turn of a page, is her signature. This book is perfect for the Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx PI series. These two are on the job to unwind a particularly devious plan. It was a fast read because the story flowed well and I got caught up in the mystery so quickly. If you're a thriller/mystery lover, you'll love this author and in particular this book. This can absolutely be read as a stand alone but you'll want to read all of them anyway, so begin at the start of the series.

on 14 August 2016
Devious Intention is a fast paced thriller which grips you from the first page.
It begins when Louise has a car accident with her Husband and Daughter. She loses consciousness and when she wakes, finds out that her Husband and Daughter are missing and that she was in the driving seat even though she wasn't driving. The Police do not believe her and therefore do not offer much help but a chance meeting with PI's Ellie and Brian who are both on holiday leads them into believing her and helping her solve this mystery.

This is the third book in the Intention series but it can also be read as a stand alone. I really do not know how M A Comley does it, as each one surpasses the one before and this one certainly did not disappoint. I love the relationship between Ellie and Brian and in some parts I found myself holding my breath, which M A Comley's books do to me on many occasions. This is definitely another 5* from me.

I would like to thank the Author for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Looking forward to the next one Ms Comley.

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