Book Review: Deadly Burial by Jon Richter

Happy Sunday lovelies! I hope you're having a wonderfully lazy day filled with brunch and Netflix surfing!

Today's post is something rather special! My first ever book review on this blog! And it's my first time ever posting for a book blog tour! How bloody exciting! 

When DI Chris Sigurdsson is assigned a grisly murder case on remote Salvation Island, he knows that it might be his strangest yet.
A forgotten wrestling star of the 1980s has been poisoned whilst in the ring, and amidst the slippery lies of his dangerous opponents, unravelling the victim’s murky past is almost impossible.
And as a storm threatens to cut Salvation Island off from the mainland, the race is on for Sigurdsson to find the ruthless killer before he strikes again…

Now I'll be honest from the get go, I'm not an avid reader of crime novels. I love crime dramas on telly, they are my absolute jam! Crime novels however? Yeah I've never really been overly OMG about them. 

This one however sounded brilliant and I jumped at the chance to be apart of the blog tour run by the lovely Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours. I've been in a reading slump and I thought stepping outside my wheelhouse would be a good way to get my mojo back.

And I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed this novel. It was funny, tense, well fleshed out and kept me guessing throughout! All the boxes for a good crime story were ticked and then some.

I particularly enjoyed Sigurdsson's partnership with Inspector Mason throughout the novel. They bounced well off one another and had me chuckling at times with their bantering! 

I also loved how immersive Richter made the world of Salvation and it's obsession with wrestling. I'm not a fan of wrestling myself but you were given just enough knowledge so that you knew the basics but weren't utterly overwhelmed by it if you didn't know a thing about it!

Richter also did a great job with the way he wrote Sigurdsson's anxiety into the plot. It's not an easy thing to write but it's such a prevalent issue especially with men and I'm so glad that he decided to do it. Even now in 2017 you don't see enough lead male characters dealing with things like anxiety and depression so I was extremely pleased with how it was handled in this book.

Another unique element to 'Deadly Burial' is the excerpt chapter's from the victim's memoirs in between Sigurdsson's chapters. I found it really refreshing and interesting to be able to see inside the mind of a character so central to the plot but who wasn't actually around in the story anymore! 

I would thoroughly recommend this book to any crime fan, even a casual one like myself! It's not overly complicated but there's some damn good twists that have you going "Huh?!" when you think you've got the murder case sussed! 

If you'd like to WIN an ebook copy of this gripping debut crime thriller then click below!

Jon Richter lives in London and spends most of his time hiding in the guise of his sinister alter ego, an accountant called Dave.  When he isn’t counting beans, he is a self-confessed nerd who loves books, films and video games – basically any way to tell a good story.  Jon writes whenever he can and hopes to bring you more disturbing stories in the very near future.  If you want to chat to him about this, or about anything at all, you can find him on Twitter @RichterWrites, or at his Facebook page at

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Thanks for reading my lovelies and be sure to check out all the other stops on the blog tour!


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