Bloq by Alan Jones


Bill Ingram is looking forward to a Christmas visit with his adult daughter, Carol, and is waiting for her train to arrive at the station so he can take her home. The train arrives at the station a few minutes late… but Carol isn’t on it, nor is she on the other two trains coming in from London that night. Convinced something is terribly wrong, Bill goes to the police, but finds little help. Determined to find his daughter, Bill embarks on his own investigation, discovering a secret lifestyle involving a seedy nightclub and unsavory people who led Carol down a dangerous path. Bill is willing to do whatever it takes to find her, no matter what—and the cost will be higher than he ever imagined.

Bloq is a mind-blowing crime novel that hooks you right from the start; a superbly written thrill ride that builds to an electrifying climax. Its fast pace keeps you on the edge of your seat, anxious to know more, and unwilling to put it down.

When I read crime novels, I’m always trying to guess how it’s going to end, and it’s a HUGE letdown when I’m successful at it, because I want to shocked at the ending. Bloq definitely doesn’t disappoint, delivering a conclusion that blindsides the reader with an emotional wallop.

If you enjoy crime thrillers, I highly recommend this one. I’m pleased to say that I consider Alan Jones’ Bloq a Book Worth Reading.

I received a copy of this book courtesy of the author.

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Author: Alan Jones
Title: Bloq
Genre: Crime Thriller
Publication Date: April 1st 2016 by Ailsa Publishing
Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

A father waits in Glasgow’s Central Station for his daughter, returning home from London for Christmas. When the last train has pulled in, and she doesn’t get off it, he makes a desperate overnight dash to find out why. His search for her takes over his life, costing him his job and, as he withdraws from home, family and friends, he finds himself alone, despairing of ever seeing her again.

This is a gritty crime novel with some sexual content.

About the Author

I started writing in 2003, but it took a few false starts over the next ten years before I completed my first novel, The Cabinetmaker. Despite one agent and one small publishing company showing interest, they didn’t take the book on, so I self published on Kindle, and latterly on Smashwords. It was favourably reviewed, but reader’s feedback threw up a few issues.

My second book, Blue Wicked, took a year to write and I used the feedback I’d had from the first book, resulting in a shorter, more pithy novel than the first one.

My latest book, Bloq, was published on 1st April 2016. Although the lead character is Scottish, most of the story takes place in London. A blog tour to  launch the ebook ran from 29th March to 7th April. The Paperback should be published by mid May.

I was born in Glasgow 1960 and lived there for the first 22 years of my life. I now live and work on the Ayrshire coast, in the animal health industry. I’m married with four grown up children, and in my spare time I read,  sail, make furniture, play football and watch films when I’m not writing.

Alan Jones is my pen name, as I need to keep working to pay the bills, and I wish for the time being to remain anonymous.


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    • I did! It was truly a fantastic read, and I’m SO glad I read it. Thanks again for alerting me to it, and helping it all come about in the first place. I appreciate it so much! 🙂


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