While investigating reports of vigilante killings in Scotland, freelance journalist Carla Black meets a man named Miller on the London to Edinburgh train, and later finds he holds the key to an unsolved mystery.
After drawing a blank on her enquiries, she follows up on a tip-off Miller gave her and discovers it leads back to the original story she’d intended to write.
With the murderer still at large, she writes a book about him and during her research, has an idea for an even bigger story, but first, she must use herself as bait to draw him out of hiding and accomplish what the police have been unable to do; end his forty-year reign of terror.
After printing a handful of posters showing an artist’s impression of the serial killer, she heads out to Morocco with a suitcase full of books unintended for general release – her sole intention to lure him into buying a copy, knowing if he reads it, he’ll return to England to exact his revenge on her.
She never bargained for what happened next…
What reviewers are saying about The Life and Times of William Boule:
“The author voted as one of the top 50 crime writers to watch last year has created a crime tale looking into the mind of a deranged and psychotic killer.” USA Kindle reviewer
“If you like James Patterson, you will love Max China. This is an intense thriller, with an interesting cast of characters. Highly recommended” USA Kindle reviewer
“This story had me in its grip…and what a story it is. It picks up where The Sister left off. Terrifying, suspenseful, full of surprises. I caught myself holding my breath at times. William Boule is a wicked, wicked man…Just thinking it all over again makes my skin crawl. Max China is a master at his craft, bravo Max China. ” USA Kindle reviewer
“In the past two weeks, this is the 3rd Max China book I’ve read!!…Just can’t get enough!!! Max has a writing style all his own!! A page-turner INDEED!! He has made a psychologically charged thriller yet again!! I just love that the characters in this and his other books go together…but can stand alone too!! Max China has opened my eyes to this genre of book but I’m afraid he may have set the bar too high!!! I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good cat and mouse chase!! He has a way to take your breath away…I can’t believe with this much talent…it took him so long to start being an author!!!” USA Kindle reviewer
“A simple but very effective plot. A female journalist hatches a plan to draw a serial killer out of hiding, putting her own life and that of friends in danger. Good writing, interesting characters and setting, a hint of paranormal along with natural dialogue made this an enjoyable read, full of suspense and intrigue.” UK Kindle reviewer
“China keeps the reader guessing with the direction the plot is going to take next and the pace is frantic, the chase scenes desperate and nerve-wracking and the pauses in action claustrophobic with menace. Everything gathers pace and momentum neatly until the final showdown which is perfectly pitched in terms of drama. I really was impressed by this book and China is an outstanding writer.” UK Kindle reviewer
“Another gripping story following on from The Sister, Looking forward to more tales with Miller and Carla Black” Australian Kindle reviewer
“A word rare in a world of endless repetitive fiction. This book is unique. The blend of the fey, with the horrors of tainted childhood and foreign places is all stirred with some truly unique characters. I will be finding the other and reading them. An excellent book that kept me enthralled.” Canadian Kindle reviewer
If you enjoy fast-paced crime thrillers filled with mystery and suspense, don’t miss this one!
Max China was born in London and moved to a seaside town in Essex while still a boy. Grammar school educated, he has worked as a shipping agent, stonemason, salesman and in construction. In 2009, he began working on his lifelong ambition to write a novel.
Published 21 November 2013, The Sister charted in the UK best sellers for Kindle top 100 of all books in January 2014. This led to a listing in the Top 50 Crime Writers to Watch in the same year and received a Gold Medal award from HarperCollins site Authonomy.
Buoyed by its success, Max has gone on to write further novels blending crime, mystery, suspense, horror and the supernatural in a unique style.
His second, The Life and Times of William Boule, is a non-stop action, adventure and crime thriller, following the lives of several characters introduced in The Sister. The story is complete in its own right – you don’t have to have read the earlier book to enjoy it. Released late summer 2014, it was well received, gaining excellent reviews.
The third novel, The Night of The Mosquito, is an interesting blend of crime, mystery and psychological thriller. Set against an apocalyptic backdrop, it’s a roller-coaster ride of a story!
The fourth book is an expansion of his short story, Don’t Turn on The Light.
Other works in the pipeline include another three Miller stories, The Man in Brown, Finding Her, and The Resurrectionists.
He can’t write quickly enough, but at the same time, recognises the need to develop great characters, produce good, solid storylines, and quality writing. He hopes those of you who’ve enjoyed his books so far will continue to do so.
Max is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.