Godsend by J.A. Marley @Bloodhoundbook @jamarleybooks

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Book Description:

It has been eighteen months since Danny Felix pulled off the robbery of his life.  His plan brought London to a standstill, but at a heavy price.

Now, living a quiet life running a charter fishing business in the Florida Keys, Danny is trying to come to terms with the death and destruction he had unwittingly unleashed. However, the low profile is beginning to wear thin and he soon starts to crave the adrenalin rush of his former criminal ways. 

Little does he know that three very different women are about to enter his life and turn it upside-down. Soon Danny finds himself right back in the action.

But why has he been chosen? And does he have the appetite to pull off another job where the stakes are so lethally high?


My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved Standstill, which is the first book to feature Danny, so couldn’t wait to catch up with him again and see what trouble he gets himself into next. Whilst you would be missing out by not having read Standstill, I do think Godsend works well as a stand alone.

So we catch up with Danny and his new life in Florida Keys. I don’t think the author could have started the story off any better than he did as it had me instantly hooked. It just brought back everything I loved about Danny’s character.

The church features quite heavily in this book. As we have come to learn over the years, there is a lot of corruption that goes on even in the house of the lord so I loved to actually read a story line to do with it.

There is a certain amount of vulnerability with Danny in this book. It was good to see a criminal with a heart and trying to come to terms with the carnage he left behind in London. He isn’t your hardened criminal by any means but that’s what has readers loving him and routing for him even though he is on the wrong side of the law.

Godsend is yet another action packed and thrilling venture with a criminal who readers will love. Can not wait to see where the author takes us next. A must read for fans of adrenaline fuelled reads that will have you gripped through out.

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

Godsend is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link)

John Marley, 27April2016, photographer Bronac McNeill

Author Bio:

John A. Marley’s writing career started with a poem about two brothers who both liked sausages…their names were Butch and Dutch and his Primary School teacher Mr. Murray liked it so much it made the main noticeboard at the entrance to Holy Child Primary School in West Belfast.  A little older but none the wiser, he ended up as a film journalist in his native Northern Ireland, contributing to local newspapers, BBC Radio Ulster and latterly writing as the main film critic for the glossy magazine, Northern Woman.

John’s love of good stories came from the Irish predilection for telling a good yarn and the fact that there was nothing quite like sneaking away his Dad’s battered paperbacks to read even though he knew they were meant for adults and not kids. And so pulp fiction such as The Edge Westerns by George G. Gilman, the adventure novels of Alistair MacLean and the thrillers of Jack Higgins all served to whet his appetite for a good story told at pace.

These days, his reading tastes still focus on thrills, spills and good plot and he can’t walk by a James Lee Burke or an Elmore Leonard without pausing to read a few pages…even if it is in a busy bookshop.


John A. Marley is also a TV producer with a proven track record in creating and producing distinctive, original entertainment and factual programming and formats for both a UK and international audience. His eclectic portfolio of high-profile shows include Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAFBritain’s Flying PastStaraokeBest of FriendsSkatoonyNoel’s House PartyThrough the KeyholeSMTV:Live/CD:UKHow Euro Are You? and live coverage of “The Oscars” with Barry Norman.

John runs his own production company Archie Productions which he launched in 2008. Prior to setting up his own indie, John enjoyed a wide and varied career in television will creative roles at Talent Television, Planet 24, Carlton Television and Walt Disney UK. John’s broadcast media career started in his native Northern Ireland as a radio host.

Godsend is the follow up to John’s debut novel, Standstill in which we first met master thief Danny Felix.




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