Tuesday 13 September 2022

The Velocity of Blood by M J Williams BLOG TOUR #TheVelocityOfBlood @jumpingbackwards @RandomTTours #BookExtract


It’s not murder if they deserve it. It’s Justice.

Jack Tolleson has done nothing wrong. Absolutely nothing. But that doesn’t stop him being viciously bullied. Online and offline. Twenty-four hours a day. Every day.

Every. Single. Day.

One day in October, dehumanised and stripped of his very identity, he breaks.

Jack wants revenge. Carefully calculated revenge. Justice.

Jack is willing to do whatever it takes to get even. He’s going to do something that’s never been done before. And when he’s done, you’ll remember his name.

You’ll remember his name for the rest of your life…

The Velocity of Blood by M J Williams was published on 4 July 2022 by Darkstroke Books. I'm delighted to share an extract from the book with you today, as part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour.

Extract from The Velocity of Blood by M J Williams

What if they deserved to die? 

What if they were monsters who tortured the weak just because they could? 

They’d deserve it then. 

All of them. Not murder. Justice. Execution. 

Every single one. Like fish in a fucking barrel.


First, consider the barrel. It’s not enough that the barrel is somewhere fish congregate in numbers. The fish need to be confined. A million fish in an ocean do not lead to success. One hundred fish in a barrel would be a world record. Nobody’s ever done a hundred. Be different. Think big.

Second, consider the fish. Nobody talks about sharks in a barrel. Sharks have teeth. Sharks are strong. Sharks can fight back. And you get just as much recognition for a minnow as a shark. More so if it’s a baby minnow. And, yes, minnows can try and fight back, but they’re hardly equipped for it.

Third, it’s called shooting fish in a barrel for a reason. Shooting fish. Not stabbing them. Not beating them. That doesn’t count. It’s shooting fish. And that means you need to source the right equipment. And that means Texas.

Welcome to Dallas.

MJ Williams started writing twisty short stories on airplanes as a means - alongside medically inadvisable quantities of coffee - of staving off jetlag.

Walking through Regents Park one bright March morning and faffing around on twitter (where he can be found @jumpingbackward he came across Cambridge University's Masters degree in Crime & Thriller Writing.

A eureka moment ensued, a short story submitted, and the rest is history.

His day job is in economics and he savours the opportunity to bump off many of his friends and colleagues with his pen.

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