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Review by Devine Zane for Readers' Favorite - April 2019

Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller by Tim Wickenden has a
strong appeal to fans of thrillers and sleuth novels. It is September
in 1960 and a serial killer is doing a lot of ghastly killings in
Germany. The first victim is discovered tied to a tree; naked,
tortured, shot in the head and left in the Spandauer forest with a
message on his body. Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl,
from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, are out to uncover the killer. But
with more bodies surfacing, they quickly understand this crime is
more complex than it seems. Who is killing Russians with criminal
pasts? Follow this engrossing narrative and discover what it means
for a detective to be caught in a difficult dilemma. Will Max choose
his conscience or his duty when dealing with a crime with deep and
entrenched roots?
While this is an entertaining story, it poses powerful moral
questions, placing the protagonist in a very delicate position. The
characters are rock-solid and relatable. I loved the shadowy
Günther and the effect he has on the protagonist. The author
ensures the characters are thought out with roles that help the
narrative move forward. It is intriguing and packed with action, a
deftly plotted novel with a setting that captures the cultural and
historical elements of a people. Angel Avenger: A Max Becker
Thriller is hypnotic, a well-crafted story with great characters. It has
many strong themes and the prominent one is the quest for
revenge for an age-old crime. Tim Wickenden does more than write
a story: the author compels readers to follow the characters and to
find out where the action takes them next. A pure delight for fans of
crime thrillers.

Review from Lovereading.co.uk

LOVEREADING VIEW ON ANGEL AVENGER: A MAX BECKER THRILLER

Berlin in 1960 is a city that is very much still trying to cope with the after-effects of World War II and the subsequent division between East and West. Among those trying to pick up the pieces are Angelika and Christian, a brother and sister whose childhood was torn apart by Russian soldiers, and Max, Bastian and Ottilie, police officers who are investigating a series of brutal murders. I found this book to be really gripping and moving on many levels. The murder scenes were very gruesome, which is not always to my taste, but as the story unfolds and the reason behind the vicious way the victims are treated becomes clear, I began to understand why the murderers felt it important for the victims to die that way. Although it was clear from the outset who the murderers were, this didn’t detract from the enjoyment at all – the story was a great interplay between hunter and hunted and brought to light the fact that there is both good and bad in everyone and that sometimes very good people do very bad things that they perceive to be fully justified. The characters were well developed; people who I came to like and to want to know more about, so I hope there will be more books in this series. Issues such as the everyday sexism faced by Ottilie, the ethics of co-workers forming relationships, vagrancy, and the moral issues involved when a crime is committed but even the prosecution sympathises with the actions of the criminal are all sensitively dealt with. Finally, one small touch that I really liked was the technique of giving each chapter a title that was a brief but relevant quotation from Shakespeare.

Jane Willis, A LoveReading Ambassador

LOVEREADING AMBASSADOR

About the Author

 
 

News and Events Here:

  •  March 10 2019: The first Max Becker Short Thriller (Gilr Hunter) is now available on Amazon Kindle priced £0.99

  • March 11 2019: The new Max Becker and Tim Wickenden website goes live

  • April thanks to Devine Zape of Readers' Favorite for her 5 star review, read it here

  • Angel Avenger cover revealed on social media

  • Angel Avenger released July 31 2019

  • New Girl Hunter cover revealed, plus a reformatted eBook published to Amazon

  • Monday 26 August 2-4 pm Meet the author at Fishguard Library

  • Saturday 31 August Meet the author at Victoria Bookshop, Haverfordwest

  • I will be appearing at and signing books at the Narberth bookfair on Sunday 29th September. Details can be found on their website - Narberth Bookfair

  • Read my Author interview on Dr J Reads blog

  • A printed book of 'Girl Hunter' will be available, priced £1.99 - end of August.

  • Book Listed on lovereading.co.uk (click to read review) and awarded a 'Indie Books we Love' badge 

Press release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Fiction - Crime book "Angel Avenger" by Tim Wickenden, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VZN75L8

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller by Tim Wickenden has a strong appeal to fans of thrillers and sleuth novels. It is September in 1960 and a serial killer is doing a lot of ghastly killings in Germany. The first victim is discovered tied to a tree; naked, tortured, shot in the head and left in the Spandauer forest with a message on his body. Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, are out to uncover the killer. But with more bodies surfacing, they quickly understand this crime is more complex than it seems. Who is killing Russians with criminal pasts? Follow this engrossing narrative and discover what it means for a detective to be caught in a difficult dilemma. Will Max choose his conscience or his duty when dealing with a crime with deep and entrenched roots? 

While this is an entertaining story, it poses powerful moral questions, placing the protagonist in a very delicate position. The characters are rock-solid and relatable. I loved the shadowy Günther and the effect he has on the protagonist. The author ensures the characters are thought out with roles that help the narrative move forward. It is intriguing and packed with action, a deftly plotted novel with a setting that captures the cultural and historical elements of a people. Angel Avenger: A Max Becker Thriller is hypnotic, a well-crafted story with great characters. It has many strong themes and the prominent one is the quest for revenge for an age-old crime. Tim Wickenden does more than write a story: the author compels readers to follow the characters and to find out where the action takes them next. A pure delight for fans of crime thrillers."

You can learn more about Tim Wickenden and "Angel Avenger" at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/angel-avenger where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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