I am absolutely thrilled to be taking part in this blog tour today. ‘A Sinner’s Prayer’, the fourth and last book in the Detective JT Ellington series was published in paperback and as an eBook on the 18th July 2019 by Black & White Publishing. It is also available in audiobook. I would like to thank the publisher for inviting me to participate in the tour and for my review copy.
Before I tell you what I thought about ‘A Sinner’s Prayer’, here is the book blurb.
Saying farewell to the dark side doesn’t mean the dark side wants rid of you. And I was about to be reminded of that fact.
1970, St Pauls, Bristol. A new decade, and JT Ellington is determined it will be a quiet one. He’s stepped away from the private-eye game to scratch a living, respectable at last, as a school caretaker.
Still his nights are full of torment – guilt and ghosts that no prayers will banish – but it’s not until the past comes calling in the unwelcome form of Superintendent Fletcher that JT’s resolve is truly tested.
Fletcher has a job for JT – and the hard-nosed cop can’t be refused. A young man, Nikhil Suresh, has disappeared hours before his wedding; rumours abound and his family is distraught. JT is to investigate.
With what feels like blood money in his pocket, JT is plunged deep into a demi-monde of vice, violence and forbidden passion. An extraordinary, malevolent enemy is intent on destroying him. Now – seeking survival and redemption – JT must play as dirty and dangerous as those who want him dead.
Oh Wow! Was that a fantastic read or what. You won’t believe this, but I haven’t read any of this series and am now wishing I had done. ‘A Sinner’s Prayer’ was absolutely amazing. I was totally hooked and when I wasn’t reading the book I was literally counting down the hours until I could pick it up again. It’s a shame when real life gets in the way isn’t it!
M.P. Wright certainly knows how to weave a good tale and keep his audience captivated. He mentioned JT Ellington’s past which painted a picture for me. That said I found there was loads more I wanted to know. The dialect throughout the book was fascinating. I could almost hear JT and other characters talking.
They say you never know what is around the corner and this was certainly very true in JT’s case. All he wanted was to be able to live a respectable life and for a while things seemed to be working out for him. He preferred doing an honest day’s work. But it turned out he couldn’t hide from the past and soon it was knocking at his door. JT was to find that things were about to become very complicated indeed with possibly no escape.
‘A Sinner’s Prayer’ is a must read for lovers of historical and crime fiction. You will find that you don’t want to put it down even for a second.
This book can definitely be read as a standalone novel but like me you will probably find yourself wanting to read the whole series from the beginning. This is something I will be doing for sure at some point. I am so glad that I have at last read one of M.P. Wright’s books. I hope there is a lot more from him.
‘A Sinner’s Prayer’ is available to buy from Amazon UK:-
About M.P. Wright
Mark Wright was born in Leicestershire in 1965. He was employed in various roles within the music industry before working as a private investigator. He retrained in 1989 and spent the next twenty years in the mental health and probation services in the UK, specialising in risk assessment. A self-confessed aficionado of film, music and real ale, and father of two beautiful daughters, Mark lives with his partner and their two Rottweiler dogs, Tiff and Dylan.
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