Friday, 23 October 2015

ANONYMOUS-9 - CRASHING THROUGH MIRRORS (2014)


Synopsis/blurb…..

Named "BEST CRIME FICTION 2014" alongside Matthew McBride, Joe Lansdale and Karin Slaughter by JustaGuythatLikestoRead blog.

Bern Aldershot, former bass player for the legendary band Aldershot is attacked in a parking lot. His 1965 Rickenbacker bass is stolen, and that's not all. Desperate to avoid publicity Bern refuses to tell the police or anyone. Big mistake. Three months later depression has him staring down the barrel of his own gun. When his attacker resurfaces there is no one to help or confide in except one: a 16-year-old fangirl named London. Together they play cat and mouse with a suspected serial killer across Los Angeles, piecing together clues from a series of rapes and murders, challenging disbelieving cops and pissed off bikers in a wildly unusual chase and raging conclusion. If you enjoy this book, would you please come back and leave a review?

Anonymous-9’s CRASHING THROUGH MIRRORS is one wild, funky adrenaline rush—you don’t read it; you inhale it, like Peruvian marching powder on a mirror in the bathroom at the Viper Club, trying to get it all sucked up before the gendarmes bust down the door. This is one mighty talent. My heart’s still pounding. —Les Edgerton, author of THE RAPIST, THE BITCH, and THE GENUINE, IMITATION, PLASTIC KIDNAPPING

"I loved the way Aldershot is portrayed. There is something so real about this character that makes him jump off the script and land in reality..." --Just a Guy that Likes to Read blog

"A novelette that locks you in the moment and smacks you through each page. Great depiction of Los Angeles, good tension in the subplots. I'd love to see this as a full novel. Recommended." —Liam Sweeny, author of Welcome Back, Jack!

"A suspenseful novel with characters you care about... give us more. --Scott Alderberg, author Jungle Horses

Another trip on the wild side with one of my favourite contemporary authors, Anonymous-9 aka Elaine Ash.

A novella this time and another trip down the dark side of LA’s mean streets. Bern Aldershot, a once famous bass-player has lost his mojo. Another session in the studio and he can’t play for toffee…..embarrassing. A fading, aging rock star and he’s staring down the barrel of his own shotgun. When he was attacked and had his prized guitar stolen, his assailant took more than his Rickenbacker; he took his dignity and his pride.

Eat the gun or try and take it back……  

Ticks in every box… setting, character, pace, dialogue, action and food for thought when reconciling violent crime and the impact on the victims.

4.5 from 5

Bought on Amazon last year.

Anonymous-9 has featured on the blog a few times already




Catch up with her on her website here

16 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed this, Col. I have to say I like the band context and theme. Sounds like quite a wild ride!

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    1. Margot - a great quick read. Elaine delivers every time!

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  2. Col! What a lovely surprise. Thank you so much for this. I'll Facebook the link.
    Anonymous-9

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    1. Elaine - no problem. I fancied a quick and wild LA ride!

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  3. Oh, Col! How could you do this to me. Again. I've sent a sample to my Kindle but I know already I'm foreordained to read (or perhaps inhale) this book. It sounds terrific.

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    1. Sorry! But I'm sure its only a balancing of the scales for some of your tip-offs, Mary.

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  4. I remember you mentioning this author before, I must sample. I do like the idea of the rock star connection.

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  5. Sounds fun! Once I've cleared the decks a bit I'll keep a look out for her work.

    Haven't yet watched Wild Tales, but I've borrowed it from the library.

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    1. You might enjoy her work, squire.

      I'm hoping Wild Tales works for you! Fingers crossed.

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  6. I do have Hard Bite, I guess I should read that first. Her writing might be darker than I like, but I should try it first before deciding.

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    1. Tracy, I hope you enjoy Hard Bite and that you're encouraged to read more from her.

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  7. Col, I remember this series, thanks to you, but I'm afraid I'm nowhere close to reading it.

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    1. Prashant - you're not alone mate. Too many books and not enough time!

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