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Turn the Other Way by Stuart James


Sometimes revenge is the deadliest game of all.

A derelict farmhouse in the Essex countryside.

A deranged family.

Innocent victims being picked at random.

If you’re chosen, Turn The Other Way.

Simon Bairstow is a top London Surgeon. He’s performed dozens of life-saving operations. But something goes horribly wrong. The machine Eve Johnson is attached to flatlines, and suddenly her parent’s world has collapsed.

They’re hell bent on revenge, someone to answer for the horrific error that’s been made.

Noah and Jess are driving on a busy dual carriageway and get stuck in traffic. They hear thumping coming from the back doors of the transit van in front of them. When Noah steps out onto the road, he hears muffled screams. He opens the back doors and what he sees shocks him to the core.

The van pulls off, spilling Noah onto the road.

Ignoring his wife’s plea to leave it, he hits the accelerator in pursuit of the van.

Chloe’s parents are missing. She hasn’t seen them since they left the party in Hampstead on Friday night. She needs answers, deciding to take matters into her own hands.

A serial killer is stalking the streets of Islington in North London late at night leaving his victims in a horrific way.

The press have dubbed him The Angel Attacker. 

A terrifying tale of revenge with a twist that will hit you like a sledgehammer.


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty had a great big fall, the egghead splattered all over the floor, but when I came down, he was gone from the door.

Wow! I dare you to read this book by yourself after dark. It will give you nightmares! I mean look at the fantastically creepy cover.

Dr. Simon Bairstow’s life is ruined by a parent of a young woman whose kidney removal went horribly wrong.  The parent would not let up on the doctor who was acquitted of any wrongdoing.  Bairstow loses his mind and begins a killing spree that includes several random people who cross his path.

The story is fast-paced and bone-chilling.  The suspense scenes are incredibly horrifying and the idea of having someone stalk you and throw you in a house with a disfigured mad man is everyone’s worst nightmare.

Jess spun around. An old man stood in the doorway, a crowbar in his left hand. He looked disfigured. He was well over six foot, nearer seven, with a massive frame. Jess glared at him. That face. Oh my God, that face.

The plot is divided between the past and the present that leads the reader to the final culmination of how these characters are connected in a crazy plot twist.  Triggers are violence and foul language.

If you are an extreme horror fan, this book is for you.  Highly recommend!

Thank you to Mr. James and Book On The Bright Side Publicity for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review given.


Turn the Other Way

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Stuart JamesI have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.

There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breath away.

I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns.

My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right.

This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.

I started writing two years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane.

I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement.

To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the quiet, the darkness.

That is what inspired me to write my first novel.

My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way.

I have multiple stories running, past and present. A family who want answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death.

A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party.

A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them.

A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.

I am so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right.

I am currently working on my new thriller, Apartment Six, which should be released later this year.

I am 45, married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I am a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing.

I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true.

Stuart James can be reached on his website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Amazon.