Sunday, 1 April 2018

#BlogTour: Psychosis by Roger Bray @rogerbray22 #Psychosis #RandomThingsTours

Psychosis is available now. My thanks to the author for the review copy and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on to the blog tour. You can get your copy here.

When Hazel disappears, the police are convinced that her husband, Alex, has killed her. 

Three years after his conviction for murder, Alex and his sister, Alice, are devastated when their last appeal is rejected by the courts. With nowhere left to turn, Alice must start to put her life back together. 
Living in limbo herself, Alice has a chance encounter with Steve, an ex-solider turned PI who offers to look at the case files. Steve is convinced that the prosecution’s case is shaky at best, but can he find out the truth before it’s too late for Alex?

My Thoughts:

Thrilled today to be able to talk to you about Psychosis by Roger Bray. Blog tours have taken bit of a bashing lately but on the contrary I think they are wonderful. The great thing about taking part in blog tours is all the exciting authors that I wouldn't have come across otherwise. Psychosis is no different, exciting and exhilarating, I was invested in this one from the very first page. 

Alex is in prison for the murder of his wife Hazel, although her body has never been found the authorities and indeed the jury were convinced of his guilt. The evidence seemed circumstantial at best. Three long years on the inside and all avenues of appeal seem to be exhausted. A resignation to a life behind bars to be the only option. 

Alice is the sister of Alex, she has always stood by her brother and makes the weekly trip to visit, her life on hold and in limbo. She is under constant stress and pressure. The sentence of Alex also somewhat of a millstone around his sisters neck too. 

A chance encounter with a man called Steve in a coffee shop offers hope on the darkest of days. But what really happened to Hazel? Was Alex responsible? Can justice be served?

That folks is all I am going to tell you about the plot....

The characters here were realistic and well drawn. They were believable and likeable on the whole. Psychosis had a claustrophobic feel to it and you can tell the authors passion for justice and the words burst off of the page. 

Entertaining and believable, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to thriller readers. 


About the Author:

I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops.
My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider.

Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing.

Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.

So here we are, two books published and another on track.

Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.


Twitter @rogerbray22

Facebook Author Page: Roger Bray Books

Please do have a look at some of the other stops on the blog tour.


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