A big welcome to the final day of the hugely successful blog tour for The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox.
The Sleepwalker was published on 11th July 2019 by Transworld.
‘He said he didn’t remember killing them…’
As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job…
To extract the location of Martin Wick’s final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away.
Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker.
But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick’s whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness…
Manipulated by a reticent psychopath from his past, and under investigation from his new partner, Detective Constable Naomi Black, Waits realises too late that a remorseless contract killer is at work.
Can Aidan Waits solve his last case before fleeing justice?
Or will his name be next on the hit list?
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Thank you to Anne Cater and the publisher for issuing me with my review copy of the book and for inviting me to participate on the blog tour.
I actually have to admit that I was incredibly late to the Aidan Waits party, I’m not sure why but I’m glad to announce I have caught up and am also slapping myself with waiting for so long!
This series is seriously good. Amazingly good in fact. Aidan Waits is a brilliant character, that really gets under your skin as he teeters on the brink of right and wrong. You can sort of understand his actions which just goes to show how invested you really become with him as with any other character you would be shouting ‘No! what are you doing!’
We follow Aidan and his new partner, DC Naomi Black as they investigate Martin Wick, a killer on the brink of death and desperate to find the last of his victims – Lizzie Moore. Although Aidan isn’t entirely convinced that Martin Wick is quite as guilty as we are led to believe, this ultimately leads him down the darkest path he has ever had to take.
Once again the dark and gritty Manchester takes the front seat in this book, the descriptions are written perfectly as they match the investigation and Aidan perfectly. My emotions reading this book were up and down, I was on the edge of my seat as the plot hurtled towards its absolutely stunning conclusion – something that I’m still thinking about now.
What an amazing series to say that you have written, I’m really excited for what Joseph Knox has in store for us next.
Highly recommended on all levels!
To follow what the other blog tour hosts thought….
About the Author
Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke-On-Trent and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively.
Sirens, his debut novel, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and his work has now been translated into 18 languages.
The Sleepwalker, his third novel, will be released in July, 2019.