Monday 18 January 2021

Dishonoured by Jem Tugwell Blog Tour

 I'm one of these people that when I've decided I like an author, I tend to make a point of reading any new novels that they might release.

One such author is Jem Tugwell. 

I've had the pleasure of reviewing his previous novels. These include Proximity and No Signal.

Jem's books come under the crime fiction genre (one that has become quite popular with me) and they deliver the perfect combinations of thrills and psychological drama within their pages.

His latest novel Dishonoured is no different and I was thrilled when I was given the chance to be a part of the blog tour.


Dan has worked hard for the perfect life. He has a loving wife, beautiful kids, a fabulous home and is a successful businessman. 

One afternoon Dan steps onto his usual train and sees the waitress who served him an hour earlier. It all seemed so normal, but it was the most dreadful mistake. Four stops later, Dan is a criminal who has lost everything. He’d only just met her, so why did she destroy him—and why did she say 'Sorry'? 

Dan battles through a web of lies and deceit to clear his name and win his life back, but first, he needs to find out who plotted his downfall.

Dishonoured follows banker Dan as his life goes from near on perfect to hitting rock bottom in what seems like mere seconds. One minute he's brokering a successful deal to sell his business - making him a millionaire - in a blink of an eye he's lost it all.

What's worse is the fact that it isn't even his fault.

He's been set up. 

But there is more than one question to be answered. 

The first is who could have set him up? His business partners, his wife, perhaps the woman who bought their firm. 

As the suspect list increases another question arises .....

How far is Dan willing to go to get his money and his family back?

Dishonoured is a compelling psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages.

I felt for Dan. 

The man has lost his job, his family, his home. I can only imagine the emotions that are rolling through him. 

Now left with a criminal record, (I'll let you read the novel to find out why) and coping with community service whilst living out of a hotel room, it is like he has nothing left to live for but everything to fight for.

I'm not sure what I would have done if I had been in the same position but I could certainly see why this seemingly down-trodden protagonist was making the decisions he was making, the attempts to try and gain the upper hand in such an unusual situation.

Jem has a unique way of writing because although as with all crime books we are still searching for the answer to who done it, in these stories the answer is so well hidden, you literally won't see the answer until it is right in your face.

The shock factor is 100 percent and beyond!

A new take on the familiar psychological thriller with a male protagonist and a cast of characters that will keep the reader guessing right to the very end.

I wish you could have seen my face as I was reading the last third of the book. All I can say is well played my friend, well played.

Although Dishonour is different to Tugwell's previous novels in the sense that is more life as we know it rather than something more futuristic, it still has the same edge of your seat momentum to it.

Intense, interesting and insanely well written. A highly recommended read. You can purchase it now from these lovely places:

For more information, reviews and thoughts do follow the rest of the blog tour outlined below:

Author Bio – 

Jem Tugwell was born in Berkshire and Dishonoured is his first psychological thriller.

Jem’s first two critically acclaimed novels, Proximity and No Signal are exciting crime fiction novels set in the near future, featuring DI Clive Lussac and his partner Zoe Jordan.

Jem has a Crime Writing MA from City University, an MBA and a BSc in Computer Science and in a past life, Jem had a successful career in IT and investment management. Jem's loves are snowboarding, old cars and bikes. He lives in Surrey with his wife and has two children.

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