Archive for October 4th, 2016






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Book Synopsis:

bdw-cover1From being cast out from the group, to losing his way in the dark lake at night-time, Ben will never betray his friends. Even when he feels a vicious fang slowly piercing his flesh, he knows what he is doing is right. He will never submit to the bullies, racists or indeed anyone who tries to steer him from the path he is taking. Ben is growing up very quickly and soon he gains many followers. This leads to a multitude of challenges and to one of his friends giving his life for Ben. As an eleven year old he manages to avert a war and bring pride to different communities.

For Ben, falling into the lake and entering into different species presented many challenges, but the rewards will stay with him forever.

Beyond Dark Waters plots a young man’s rite of passage into adulthood, seen from the viewpoint of different species in and around a lake.


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Author Bio

dsc01112Des Birch lives in Norfolk UK with his wife, Julie. He is a self-professed writing nut, shark nut, wild about the natural world and is motivated to empower young people. Des admits to being frightened of heights, bears, and hagfish; an odd combination he will admit, but reality is often stranger than fiction.

He has raised his two children on his own, been in shark cages, stroked big cats, jumped off a mountain, SCUBA dived the Red Sea and lived in other European countries. If asked why, Des will smile and say, “I enjoy living life to the fullest.”

Des does not write about super heroes or people with special powers. He would much rather take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations, and record how they react.

Des has always written in one form or another but in 2006 while living in Spain, he wrote his first novel, The Diary of an Innocent. A couple of years later he moved back to England and married Julie, with whose help and support, he continues writing.

If he could have one wish come true, it would be that his young adult books (Dark Water series) will serve to empower young minds.

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Des Birch on Goodreads     Foundations, LLC on Facebook     Publisher Website




At first it looked like a couple of thin sticks moving behind Bob.  Then what I saw filled me with dread.  A shimmering silvery body hovered over eight tentacle-like legs.  I knew the spider’s body was not really that colour.  It seemed to be wearing some kind of camouflage that made it shine like a silver ghost.  I looked at it in fear.  I think it was because the body remained so rigid while each of the eight legs moved independently, searching, stalking.  As it neared Bob I could see its fangs opening in readiness.

“Yes, you’ll soon get used to these moults.  You’ll get quicker every time.”

I was powerless to speak.  As I watched the two front legs raise above Bob, all I could think was that it could have been me!  I wanted to warn him, I wanted to do something, but my body was limp.

In the end it was quick.  The front legs wrapped around him and the fangs penetrated his soft shell.  A couple of times he tried to struggle but then he knew that the end had come.

“Oh you’re a nice soft juicy one,” I heard the spider say in his twangy voice, as he held him in a death grip.

“Bye bye Quinling,” were Bobs final words.

I watched helplessly as the spider carried Bob up the reed and into the silver dome he had built.  I began eating as quickly as I could and humming for all I was worth and I took comfort in the sound of humming coming from all the other Bobs.

That night was very long.  Every movement, every shadow seemed to scream danger.  Was that twig moving?  Was that a piece of weed waving gently, or was it something frightening lurking in the darkness.  I thought about Bob’s final words.  He did not seem to worry about being eaten by the spider.

Night time always felt empty as the humming would stop.  I just lay there frightened to move, breathing gently, hoping than no creature would know that I was soft-shelled, trembling and alone.  Eventually, just as dawn was breaking, I heard a sound.  It was only faint but there was definitely a humming in the distance.  I began to hum too and very soon the bottom was alive with the sound.

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A Spring Betrayal


A Spring Betrayal (Inspector Akyl Borubaev – 2) by Tom Callaghan

We uncovered the last of the bodies in the red hour before dusk, as the sun stained the snowcaps of the Tian Shan mountains the colour of dried blood and the spring air turned sharp and cold . . .

Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad has been exiled to the far corner of Kyrgystan, but death still haunts him at every turn.

Borubaev soon finds himself caught up in a mysterious and gruesome new case: several children’s bodies have been found buried together – all tagged with name bands. In his search for the truth behind the brutal killings, Borubaev hits a wall of silence, with no one to turn to outside his sometime lover, the beautiful undercover agent Saltanat Umarova.

When Borubaev himself is framed for his involvement in the production of blood-soaked child pornography, it looks as though things couldn’t get any worse. With the investigation at a dangerous standstill, Borubaev sets out to save his own integrity, and to deliver his own savage justice on behalf of the many dead who can’t speak for themselves . . .


My Review

4 stars

Akyl Borubaev has been sent to exile in Karakol, one of the remote villages of Kyrgustan part of the former Soviet Union. While there he is called in to investigate the discovery of seven children’s bodies that have been discovered in a shallow grave. They have all been brutalized and murdered but the one thing they all have in common is that they have an orphanage identification band.

Akyl starts looking in the deaths and is warned away by several people. Those that have killed the children are powerful. When he keeps digging, Akyl finds that he has been accused of being a pedophile and having videos of abuse of children and worse. But he is going to keep digging until he can find the killers and clear his name.

I really enjoyed this story. There was a lot going on, a great mystery, and a brutal, realistic story. When I mean realistic be prepared to hate people. But it was well written and kept me turning pages to see how it was going to end.

I have not read A Killing Winter but I don’t think this really affected my reading of A Spring Betrayal. I enjoyed this book enough that I will definitely be reading A Killing Winter. If you like a great mystery/thriller this is one book that you need to check out.

To purchase A Spring Betrayal make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Tom Callaghan’s website.

I received A Spring Betrayal for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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