Old Friends And New Enemies: an explosive crime thriller by Owen Mullen #BlogTour @OwenMullen6


Book Description:

An explosive new crime thriller

The body on the mortuary slab wasn’t who Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron was looking for.

But it wasn’t a stranger.

Suddenly, a routine missing persons investigation becomes a fight for survival. As Charlie is dragged deeper into Glasgow’s underbelly he goes up against notorious gangster Jimmy Rafferty and discovers what fear really is.

Rafferty is so ruthless even his own sons are terrified of him.

Now he wants Charlie to find something. And Jimmy Rafferty always gets what he wants.

There is only one problem… Charlie doesn’t know where it is.

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My Thoughts:

Old Friends and New Enemies is the second book featuring PI Charlie Cameron.

Set in Scotland, I loved the different places that are mentioned. Having lived there myself and still having family up there, I could easily visualise a lot of the areas mentioned having been to some of them myself. It did make me feel ever so slightly homesick.

I have to admit I really felt for Charlie in this book. He catches up with some old friends which to a certain extent has him hopeful about his future, only to have things take a severe turn as he ends up being placed in a very dangerous position.

There are two threads running alongside each other in the novel. One to do with Charlies old friends as well as a case he is working on for his own business. Both stories left me feeling quite melancholy. The whole novel felt deeper and darker, I think this is because both threads affects Charlie quite deeply which in turn affected me.

Old Friends and New Enemies is without a doubt an enthralling crime thriller. Through Charlies emotions the author draws you in so that everything he is feeling is passed on to the reader. It’s one that after finishing I had to sit back and reflect on what I had just read and made me want to take my hat off to the author for the emotions that he had raised within myself. This is certainly a series that seems to be going from strength to strength.

My thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Old Friends and New Enemies is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.

About The Author:


When he was ten, Owen Mullen won a short story competition and didn’t write anything else for almost forty years. In between he graduated from Strathclyde University with a Masters in Tourism and a degree in Marketing, moved to London and worked as a rock musician, session singer and songwriter, and had a hit record in Japan with a band he refuses to name; on occasion he still performs. He returned to Scotland to run a management consultancy and a marketing agency. He is an Arsenal supporter and a serious foodie. A gregarious recluse, he and his wife, Christine, split their time between Glasgow – where the Charlie Cameron books are set – and their villa in the Greek Islands.


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