Book Review: “Deadly Secrets: The Truth will out (Gavin Shawlens Thriller #1) by Gordon Bickerstaff @ADPase #RRBC #IARTG #ASMSG


Hello and welcome to my Book Review of “The Truth Will Out”

 Let’s meet Author Gordon Bickerstaff.


I was born and raised in Glasgow but spent my student years in Edinburgh. On summer vacations, I learned plumbing, garden maintenance, and I cut the grass in the Meadows. I learned some biochemistry and taught it for a while before I retired to write fiction. I do some aspects of DIY moderately well and other aspects not so well. I live with my wife in Scotland where corrupt academics, mystery, murder and intrigue exists mostly in my mind. I have written the Gavin Shawlens series of thrillers: Deadly Secrets, Everything To Lose, The Black Fox, and Toxic Minds. More will come in due course. I enjoy walking in the hills, 60s & 70s music, reading and travel.

Deadly Secrets: The truth will out… (Gavin Shawlens Thriller #1)


The truth will out…

Gavin’s life will be turned upside down. He joins a company to work on a product that will revolutionise the food industry. His initial gut instinct is to walk away until he discovers one of the company directors is the former love of his teenage life.

The financial implications are global and incredible. Powerful individuals and countries are prepared to kill as they compete to seize control of the company. Corruption at high levels, a deadly flaw in the product, and the stakes jump higher and higher.

Against overwhelming odds, Gavin must rescue his former love from the hands of an evil cult as they prepare her for a living nightmare.

‘… doesn’t have twists – it has hairpin bends!’
‘… an intricate fast paced modern day thriller’
‘… will appeal to readers who like intricate plots’
‘… plot kept me guessing what will happen next’
‘… weaved it all together masterfully’



5.0 out of 5 stars  This fast-paced thriller will keep you enthralled.

on August 27, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Author Gordon Bickerstaff has woven an intricately threaded plot here. It took me a short while to accustom myself to this authors pacing, however once I did the book flowed well.

The characters are all described in detail, and are permitted to be three-dimensional as a result.

The characters need to stand apart and be easily recognizable throughout the journey the author invites us on. Without this authors’ clear, and visually descriptive talent, the large number of characters would all blur together. He allows them all to sound, look and feel differently, with precise dialogue and shared perceptions of the life they are living.

The work has been researched well, and no glaring errors appeared during the telling.

I have no wish to include spoilers, although the ending is rather brilliant.

The violence in this work is handled extremely well, allowing the reader to watch safely while their heart still pounds.

The mental images invoked by Author Gordon Bickerstaff’s clever pen may well leave you needing a stiff glass of scotch.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. I look forward to reading book #2.

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