Hello! Today I am beyond thrilled to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for Endgame by Daniel Cole, which is available to pre-order now and is released on 5 September 2019 (links below).
I’m delighted to be sharing this first day of the tour with the lovely Emma over at damppebbles.com
About the book
A locked room. A dead body. A secret that went to the grave.
When retired police officer Finlay Shaw is found dead in a locked room, everyone thinks it’s suicide. But disgraced detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes isn’t so sure.
Together with his former partner Detective Emily Baxter and private detective Edmunds, Wolf’s team begin to dig into Shaw’s early days on the beat. Was Shaw as innocent as he seemed? Or is there more to his past than he’d ever let on?
But not everyone wants Wolf back – and as his investigation draws him ever deeper into police corruption, it will not only be his career on the line – but the lives of those he holds closest as well…
I am so chuffed to be taking part in this tour – I am, quite frankly, OBSESSED with this series! I had previously adored both Ragdoll and Hangman, but would this third book live up to my expectations??
Phew – Endgame is an absolutely perfect concluding part for this first trilogy: it’s Ragdoll meets The Sweeney meets Suicide Squad plus a couple of wonderful moments of pure farce.
I’d been fortunate to have the time to re-read Ragdoll and Hangman prior to starting this and I’m so glad I did. Reading Endgame felt like reuniting with old friends, finding out what they’ve been up to and hoping they all make it through unscathed. Do yourself a favour and make sure you’ve read both Ragdoll and Hangman before Endgame to maximise your enjoyment (and why wouldn’t you – they’re brilliant!)
There are many references and call backs to the previous two books in the series and it was enjoyable to cross-reference (#booknerd) and to see loops closed or something being resolved that you hadn’t quite realised wasn’t resolved in the first place.
The plot is quite different to the previous two, with less gruesome gore, but Daniel Cole‘s wonderful style and tone remains the same: although I laughed a lot at the first two books, I found myself doing so even more during Endgame. (OMG, the drawings! When you get to them, you’ll know…)
I actually started to feel really sad as I reached 50%, then 66%, then 75% as I did not want this book to end. I already miss the characters and was practically shedding an emotional tear at the end. I CANNOT wait to see what is next for Daniel Cole and the Ragdoll universe.
Huge thanks to Orion for the ARC of Endgame and to Tracy Fenton for the opportunity to join the tour.
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the amazing bloggers on the tour for Endgame: