Tour: The Family Man By Anna Willett

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Genre:  Crime thriller; serial killer

Print length: 199 pages

Age range: 18+

Trigger warnings: violence and mention of animal cruelty – nothing is detailed

Amazon Rating: 4.5


About The Family Man

 Utterly gripping crime fiction…

A householder who is clearing out the loft comes across a carefully concealed box containing a video camera.

When he plugs it in, unsure due to its age that it will even play, what he sees there has him immediately calling the police.

Senior Sergeant Veronika Pope and her team in the Special Crime Squad study the footage of the torture of four individuals held captive, all physically and mentally abused.

Assured this is no hoax, although all indications are that this happened long in the past, the team races to trace the identity of the victims.

Someone got away with murder once, will Sergeant Pope permit them to do so again?

THE FAMILY MAN is a gripping suspense thriller with a creepy edge.


Praise for The Family Man

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5.

I always look forward to every new book by this author. I really enjoyed Dear Neighbour, so I was looking forward to the latest release – and I was certainly not disappointed! This is a somewhat scary tale, with lots of tension and mystery, and a very compelling read. Willett’s usual care in crafting the tale makes it hard to put down. Highly recommended for all the right reasons. Amazon Review

 Simple – but, it is not, and a well woven tale unravels that I found particularly engaging. Essential for me also, is the narrative not losing pace as characters and their lives are merged, giving real depth and enjoyment to the story, And, finally, a tremendous climax with, surprises.

This was a masterfully written story that had me enthralled from beginning to the end – I shall be reading more by this author. I wholeheartedly recommend it – 5 stars.  Amazon Review

 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5.

Detective Pope is a fantastic main character, she’s smart but also sensitive and authentically human. I enjoyed the cast of characters and their relationships, unlikely friendships, and some very sweet moments, not to mention the twists and shocking surprises.  Amazon Review

The Family Man is a suspenseful crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat as you fly through the pages, eager to see if DS Pope and her team will figure out the mystery of a 15+ year old cold case. It's definitely a nail-biter, and I quite enjoyed this one.
This is my first book by Anna Willett, but it won't be the last. I found myself immediately drawn in with the discovery of a videotape, and from there, the rest of the story was a rush to discover the truth. 
I loved how there were clues that made it seem like it could be any one of the characters who was behind the horrific scenes on the videotape. A few red herrings, of course, but that just made it all the more intriguing. 
The characters were all really likeable, even the ones who came across as standoffish. There was only one person who was absolutely appalling, but that's to be expected. 
The plot is engaging and fast-paced, sucking you in and holding you hostage until the very end. A definitely thrill-ride.
The only thing that kind of threw me off was, there were a few descriptions that made it seem like the one character may be something they're not, and along with the biting, I thought this might go in a more supernatural direction. Maybe I just read more into it because it was late when I was reading and my brain went in a spookier direction. That's just me, though.
Overall, though, this is a really intense book that I thoroughly enjoyed. If you're a fan of crime thrillers, definitely check this one out.
4.5 stars!

About the Author


Anna Willett is the author of fourteen novels including Amazon bestselling thrillers, Unwelcome Guests, Small Town Nightmare and Savage Bay Nightmare. She is also the author of Amazon bestselling horror novel, Pest and the Amazon #1 New Release, Dear Neighbour. Her latest offering is The Family Man, a creepy, crime thriller.

When she’s not writing, Anna enjoys reading, travelling (one day soon) and spending time with her husband, two children and their dogs.

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