It's currently the 16th of July here in Australia, but still the 15th in the UK, which means today can be celebrated for two reasons - firstly, Cold Justice came out today in the UK! And the first two reviews are in: an absolute smasher from Lisa Glass at the awesome Vulpes Libris blog, a place I love for the range of books they examine, the depth of the commentary, and the writing of the reviewers. Here's a snippet:
This Ella Marconi + paramedic combination is evidently a winning
formula as the books have been bestsellers, and it’s easy to see why.
... The multi-voiced narrative works well here and I liked the voices
equally, which is a feat of storytelling in itself. ..... Cold Justice is easily
my favourite thriller of 2011, so if you’re interested in an intelligent,
enthralling and sensitive thriller with two heroic female main
characters, I highly recommend that you check it out.
Another UK blogger, Petrona, has also put up her thoughts in her review here. A couple of snippets:
Having very much enjoyed the author’s previous novel, The Darkest
Hour, I was looking forward to Cold Justice, and I was not disappointed.
... overall this is a great story which I raced through in a day; it beats me
why a book like this is not on top of the bestseller lists compared with
some of the lazy, formulaic offerings by authors whom I have long since
The other reason today is to be celebrated is that on the 16th July 1990 I joined the NSW Ambulance Service. I can't believe it's been twenty-one years! I was in that job for fifteen, which means I've been out for six, both of which are also hard to believe. I had some wonderful times in that job - some horrific times too, no doubt about that - but I'm so fortunate that today I'm able to make my living by writing (in part) about the things I did and saw, the people I looked after, my colleagues both good and not-so-good, and the reflections on life and death that resulted from all those things.
Here's to all of you working on the road, and to all of you reading about it!
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