#BlogTour #PastEchoes: Graham Smith @GrahamSmith1972 @BloodhoundBook


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Here’s what all the #JakeBoulder fans have been waiting for! The 3rd in the series and what a cover! What a blurb! Thanks to Sarah over at Bloodhound Books for inviting me on to the tour for this little gem and thanks to Graham and Bloodhound for the review copy of #PastEchoes

Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the blurb says:

Jake Boulder is back and he’s tasked with tracking down a man due to inherit a small fortune. Not only that, he must also reveal the secret which forced a young woman to flee New York some forty years ago. The evidence he needs is hidden in a safety deposit box and while Boulder has the key, the only clue he has for box’s location is a series of numbers etched onto the key and a mysterious list of names.

Boulder has his work cut out since he must also locate his estranged father, Cameron MacDonald so that Cameron can donate bone marrow to Boulder’s half-brother John.

In a game of cat and mouse, he must solve the case and find the two men without alerting those who control New York’s underworld.

Can Boulder survive against both the mafia and a professional hitman, in what is his toughest case yet?

My thoughts:

Past Echoes gives you thrilling, psychological drama at it’s best with Jake Boulder, meaner and tougher than ever before. This man knows how to screw with folk’s brains and his torture is mind-twistingly good! Seriously I want to learn a few lessons from this man!

I have to be so careful as there is so much I want to tell you about this book but don’t want to give anything away! So the plot aside which the blurb explains perfectly, this one for me was all about the relationships in Jake’s life and the impact that they have on him as a man now. As he hunts down his father in a bid to save his half brother’s life, I just knew that this was not going to be a happy ever after daddy/son relationship no matter whether or not he found him. Let’s just say I was right and we get to meet one of the most odious men in the world! In the last book, Kindred Killers, we had hints of the Lurve word entering Jake’s life in the shape of the beautiful Taylor and in Past Echoes I loved seeing how Graham Smith’s mind worked with this one.

I kind of saw a softer side to Jake in this book (but don’t worry he isn’t losing his touch) and it was a wee eye-opener to what lies beneath this tough shell of a man. He has so much to deal with in his life and I felt kind of worried for him at times, och but that’s just the over protective Scottish mammy coming out in me! Over this series, Jake’s character has grown and I cannot wait to see what lies in wait for him in the next book! Knowing the twisted mind of Graham Smith, it certainly is not going to be easy though!

Awww and Jake’s mammy! Oh, I love that wee wumman! A wee feisty Glaswegian there were a few points in this book that Graham Smith reduced me to tears! She is such a typical Glaswegian, tough as old boots on the outside, the kind that would give you a skelp round the ears but inside is the warmest and softest heart ever. She has not had an easy life and Past Echoes will have you wanting to reach out and give her a massive big hug!

Past Echoes has all the action, all the drama and all the suspense I was looking for in a gripping read. Twists and turns kept me guessing all the way to the very end! I am such a rubbish detective, I just did not work it out! Graham Smith has got a mind that is more twisted than a corkscrew! Jake Boulder is the perfect hero for this series he has got the brawn and the brains! Past Echoes: it’s explosive, it is heartwarming and it is heartbreaking. Do not say I didn’t warn you!

Past Echoes is available to purchase from:

Amazon UK

Amazon US


About Graham:


Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

 He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and two novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.

 2018 will be a busy year for Graham as he has the third Jake Boulder being published and a Harry Evans novel and novella.

 An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009

 Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.

 Graham can be found at




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