Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blog Tour: Review: Silk

Welcome to my tour stop for the historical suspense novel Silk by Chris Karlsen. This is an adult book and is rated NC17. This is a review tour runs March 16-27th. Check out the tour page for more information and the tour schedule.

About the Book:

Silk on the skin—luxurious, luscious..lethal.

London-Fall, 1888

The city is in a panic as Jack the Ripper continues his murderous spree. While the Whitechapel police struggle to find him, Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner are working feverishly to find their own serial killer. The British Museum's beautiful gardens have become a killing ground for young women strangled as they stroll through.

Their investigation has them brushing up against Viscount Everhard, a powerful member of the House of Lords, and a friend to Queen Victoria. When the circumstantial evidence points to him as a suspect, Rudyard must deal with the political blowback, and knows if they are going to go after the viscount, they'd better be right and have proof.

As the body count grows and the public clamor for the detectives to do more, inter-department rivalries complicate the already difficult case.

 What would you do to stay young: Lie, Manipulate..kill?

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My Thoughts:
I'm a die-hard fan of mysteries and this book was so enjoyable to read. I had a blast reading through the investigation, which was well-written and believable. I love the setting and the idea of using the Jack the Ripper time. The characters were also fun and realistic. Chris has a fantastic writing style and I must say I adored each page.

4.5 stars

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About the Author:

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write two different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is, Dangerous Waters.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.

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Each tour stop is giving away one kindle copy of SILK, just comment to enter!
In addition, fill out the rafflecopter to enter to win:
Kindle copy of SILK, swag bag & a $10 Amazon gift card (INT)
Ends April 1, 2015
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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.



  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you for hosting a tour stop!

  2. Hi,
    I want to thank Ashley for taking the time to read Silk and for the lovely review. It is much appreciated.
    Chris Karlen

    1. Thank you so much for writing! It's daily inspiration for me!

    2. Hi Ashley,
      What a nice compliment.

  3. I can't wait to read this. Thank you for sharing this. =)
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  4. the book sounds like its going to be good.cant wait to read it