Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Disbelief by M.J.T Meijer. The review will be at the end of the post. But first lets take a look at the other bloggers taking part in this blog tour;
About the author;
M.J.T. Meijer was born in 1970 in rural Holland. Although her parents named her Maria, they’ve always called her ‘Tam’ or ‘Tammie’.
Having lived in different countries she speaks several languages and currently resides in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and son. While living in Dubai and practicing as a hypnotherapist and guest writer for a local wellbeing magazine, Tam formed the inspiration to write Misguided, the first in the Sam Jansen series.
Writing the sequel, Misjudged, seemed a logical next step. Tammie believes she has successfully managed to further develop the characters whilst creating a new story line with as much suspense as Misguided, ensuring both novels make for a riveting read on their own. The third in the series featuring psychic Samantha Jansen is next in line and currently boasts the working title Misconstrued.
Once she finished Disbelief, introducing medium Ben Smit and Dave Johnson, head of the Europol homicide team, Tam decided it should be the first in a series and keenly started work on Disregard. Once that manuscript was polished and fine tuned, she took six months to sidestep the genre for a moment and focus on something a little more light-hearted, which resulted in A Spade and a Bottle of Port, a humorous crime with a touch of romance. Tam is currently finishing Disorder, her fifth suspense novel and third in the Ben Smit series.
Multiple mass-poisonings at pilgrimage sites throughout Europe.
Sophie Pearson, a successful artist, created paintings of the horrific events before they occurred. There are more sketches, implying other attacks are yet to take place. What does Sophie know? Who does she know?
A serial killer, leaving dead bodies in five-star hotel rooms in the city of Amsterdam.
James Edwards, multi-billionaire and founder of the ALA – the Atheist Liaison Association – has an alibi for the time of the poison attacks. But is it a coincidence he’s in Amsterdam at the time the serial killer hit?
It is up to Chief of Europol Dave Johnson and police consultant and psychic medium Ben Smit to figure out if both cases are connected. They must unravel the ties between past and present, or more lives will be lost.
One thing is for certain – they won’t all make it to the finish line!
First of all I would like to thank all those involved for inviting me to be part of this tour. All opinions are my own and I have not received any form of payment for this post.
When the details of this book popped into my inbox I could not resist joining the Blog Tour. The blurb had me gripped all by itself and I was delighted when the promise within the blurb was fulfilled with a gripping read, that left me on the edge of my seat (or in this case table).
While we dip and dive through different characters viewpoints, we see how each of them reach similar conclusions, while working with different sets of information. There is a lot going on in each of our protagonists stories, but the author chooses just the right moment to switch focus in each case, leaving us scrambling for more. I found the view points of the “baddies” particularly interesting, and thought that these moments were some of the strongest parts of the book. I also loved Ben Smit and his attitude right from the get go. I did however have a hard time picturing him as anybody other than Patrick Jane from The Mentalist, despite the characters looking nothing like eachother 😉.
While this book has a bit of a habbit of repeating some information, mainly due to characters reaching conclusions, I found it incredibly compelling and could not put it down. A very enjoyable read and I’m left waiting for more! Highly recommended.
Disbelief is available now via Crimson Cloak Publishing on Amazon UK