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Alternate Cover Edition: 1519229267 (ISBN13: 9781519229267)

After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs wild in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such heinous acts? Who will survive yet another of his moments of madness? Set in Jersey, Cornwall, Manchester and London, Random Bullets is an involving thriller with a paranormal twist.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published July 5th 2016 (first published September 27th 2015)
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Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒
DNF at 38%

I could not connect to the story. There were too many characters and the story is very descriptive. This novel is multi-themed - crime, thriller, mystery, paranormal, erotic, LGBT.

The author does have potential and I have seen all positive reviews by other reviewers. Perhaps this book wasn't for me.

An ARC of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review



Alison
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I happened to come across this author purely by coincidence on twitter and I received the book in exchange for an honest opinion. As a blogger it is so easy to get caught up with all the 'big' name authors, blog tours or whatever book is being hyped at the time in the blogger community. So on that basis it was an absolute delight to find this hidden gem, it wouldn't have reached my radar otherwise. Which proves there are so many books and potential enjoyment being missed!

This is a mix of crime a
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Mark Tilbury
Edward is angry and believes that justice is best served via random bullets.

Although Edward is the main character, there are many characters interwoven into the plot. At the beginning I did wonder how all their stories would link up with Edward's, but they do, and it's done well.

If you like a complex personality, then Edward is your man. You learn what happened in his youth and the impact it has on his adult life. As an adult he's a mess who at times had my sympathy, whilst at others I wanted to
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Michelle
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well thought out book.It starts out letting us know a variety of people and then in the end of the book most of these people are brought together by a certain event.I liked it very much and highly recommend it.The author made wonderful connections with the people and then the ending takes us even further.I can only say that anything can happen to us in the afterlife and the examples in this book were well placed.Worth all five stars!
Diane Drinkwater
I found this book hard to put down - once I'd started reading I wanted to know what had led to the murderous events in the London park.

A good story that leads you through to the end, showing how people snap and the consequences.
Tony Parsons
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
6/15/2015, London, England. Pauline (accountant, bulimic nervosa, binge eater) was getting ready to start her new job at Bernard Wiggins Advertising Agency (BWAA) close by Hammersmith Park.
They had 2 boys but a daughter had been still-born.
Bob (40+, Pauline’s husband) was a taxi cab driver.

1 day Divesh (Indain, tax driver) ask him if he would like to make a little extra money.
Bob agreed. Guess what his other line of work was?
Florence (mother) had disinherited Edward. Charlie (chubby) was Sam’s
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Brenda
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is not the first book I've read by the author, and it won't be my last. True to form, Ms. Mutter keeps the action moving and uses character description we can relate to, which draws us into the story. What we don't expect, is to find out these so called regular people aren't normal at all.

I loved the paranormal element in this, which adds a fascinating twist to the story. And I was so torn about my feelings for Edward; while he is certainly lacking in responsibility, you can see how his fam
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James Dyar
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Quite possibly the most disturbing account of how NOT to lose one's virginity I've ever read in my life. From the beginning of this story until the last any illusions you've had about the people around you leading sane and normal lives is thrown to the wind. From the twisted viewpoint of the murderer, to the not so secret disdain for the façade that the "morally" upright people project as a public persona; this book this book not only slays those beliefs, but buries them and comes back after dar ...more
John Thys
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book very enjoyable not the usual crime thriller I read but it was easy to get into plus held my attention from beginning to the end several stories mingling into one a bit raunchy in places and a bloodbath at the end this is the first joy mutter book I've read but it certainly won't be the last
Sue Gale
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Combination. Of Related Tales

A book of many strands which combine to keep your attention from first page to last. Well written complex characters have our sympathies pulled in many directions and ensure our interest until the final word.An Author whose work I shall follow with much interest and I suspect much enjoyment
Frances Vivienne
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW I LOVED IT
Even though this book is of serious nature, im at awe with the writing of Joy Mutter -She has such a way with lines that you find yourself laughing out loud at times.
I somehow had the feeling that the author was by my side reading it to me.
As I mentioned, this book is of a serious nature but the author does it with a completely different out look.
Highly recommended.
Owen Mullen
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you know the person you live with...really know? An insightful look behind the many faces we wear, and how burning resentments can take you into madness and murder. A sunny afternoon in the park...what could be nicer?
Amanda Gilliatt
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really good
Colin Garrow
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
A gunman runs amok in a London park killing apparently random victims. But what could have provoked such monstrous behaviour? Moving through several locations and a myriad of ordinary (and not so ordinary) characters, the story gradually slots the pieces into place to track the series of events that lead to one moment of madness.

Part thriller, part paranormal mystery, this is one of Ms Mutter’s early frays into the world of the paranormal. (Her talent for all things mystical is more pronounced
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Petra Jacob
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is told with a number of fascinating tales all ending up at the same place and time - a dramatic and terrible event.

It is a thriller, with a twist of the paranormal, but more than that it is a deft character study. Each character is brilliantly written with their own story, drawing the reader in deeper and deeper to their minds and lives. From Edward, who is tragically damaged and dangerously bitter to Bob, the accidental porn actor to Maureen, who longs only to see her husband again
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P.S. Winn
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is about murder, but it is more than that. it takes readers into the minds of not only the killer, but all those who make him who he is. Edward has had, according to him, an awful life. Nothing seems to go right for him, especially when he is cheated out of what he feels is his rightly inheritance. This is an interesting, well written story. The author does a great job capturing psychological thinking and what life happenings can do to a person.
Deedra
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun,yet distressing book.A man kills a family member,but first we learn everything about everyone involved.Narration by Alexander Doddy was excellent!“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Theresa (TBC) (TT&B)
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Edward is troubled. Family is a problem. Life is a problem.
This book mixes Edward as a troubled man taking things further & shooting his nephew, but builds up from his youth which is confusing. The atmosphere is built up introducing us to different people as it goes. It's all worth it for the full tale.
There is a taste of paranormal, a taste of crazy, a taste of hard life & spoilt life.
I really enjoyed this book. Different to lots of others with a good build up & it actually ends.
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Greg Davies
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure whe I started this, but it was a suprining narative. The story carriues lots of energy and freshness that carries you through to the climax of an ending.
Norma
( Formate: audiobook )
"Nothing. Ziltch. Nada."
A sunny day in London, June, 2015, the day that Edward will end his, and his nephew Sam's, life. At sixty-something, Edward's time n earth has been filled with pain, disappointment and anger. With an abrasive personality similar to his mother's, they had clashed and she had written him out of her will, favouring instead his half brother, Charlie. So whilst Edward had existed in poverty on disability benefits in the dreary confines of the North of Eng
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QueenJ Reads
Aug 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received the audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Here's what I liked about the book
The premise. It seemed simple enough and easy to follow.


What I did not like:
I only wish that the rest of the book operated this way. First off, as I said I had the audiobook so this review applies to that.
Anyway, starting with the narrator, he did not fit with the book. According to the synopsis, the book was supposed to meld paranormal and crime. But listening to him made it feel like
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Ellen Coppley
I was surprised to read so many positive reviews. I found the writing to be amaturish, the storyline rather predictable and dull, and the characters rather unremarkable. Edward's fall into insanity was not very convincing as his state of mind never seemed to change from beginning to end. I can't recommend this book.
India Kells
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Riveting story
It's the very first time I've read a book by Joy Mutter and I hope she continued to write. I've been surprised by its unexpected twists. Very emotional and deep into the psyche of the character, you sink, lost in this madness. Great read!!
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Joy Mutter started writing books in 2007 but waited until 2015 to publish six of them on Amazon. Three more books followed in 2016. All twelve of her books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Eight of Joy's books also have audioboo
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