Thursday, 6 July 2017

Asphyxia Plot & Reviews


ASPHYXIA

  “Dark, decadent, sensual and full of tension.”  

(47 five star reviews on Amazon to-date!) 

Previous No: 1 on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com Kindle International Mystery & Crime charts!
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PLOT
Detective Jim Bannon is no ordinary detective. With a dress code of anything in black, short leather jacket, blue tinted spectacles and shoulder length hair, the claustrophobic and asthmatic inner-city, Dublin born detective is on the case of London’s most cunning and perverted serial killer.
A young woman has been brutally slain in a murderous act involving asphyxiaphilia. A connection between the victim and England’s largest online dating site is discovered.
It soon becomes a race against time to catch the deviant before the bi-curious and dangerously adventurous Robyn O’Brien, an astrology-loving Harley Street receptionist, falls victim to the killer’s insatiable lust.
Asphyxia is a fast paced thriller, full of unsavoury reality, deception, thrills, twists, warped eroticism and dark humour, that will leave you gasping for breath as you approach its climax!

Warning!
Asphyxiaphilia: An extremely dangerous sexual practice involving the restriction or control of oxygen to the brain through suffocation or strangulation with the objective of achieving the ultimate orgasm.


Reviews:
(from readers on the HarperCollins Authonomy website)

“Dark, decadent, sensual and full of tension.”

“Terrifying and edgy!”

“Very disturbing and graphic but it drew me in, evoking a morbid sense of curiosity.”

“This is one of the best thrillers I have read on this site so far and I have been here for over a year.”

“Amazing read, brazen beginning. You have a very sinister talent!”

“Brilliant build up and tension...your descriptive narrative brings the eerie images to life.”

“Best of luck with your creepy, horrible, revolting, FASCINATING mystery!”

“A tremendous thriller. Easily as compelling and readable as Deaver and Coban.”
“A bit gruesome but very scary.”

“Vivid and erotic-creepy, always a great hook for this type of book.”

“You do an excellent job in getting my attention from the first sentence and holding it from then on.”

“Terrific crime story!”


Amazon 5* Reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars 31 Oct 2014
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So far so good. Enjoying the book immensely. Go get it. You won't regret it.

5.0 out of 5 stars Quite an adventure., 9 Oct 2014

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I just love a book that grabs my attention and reels me in at the first chapter. And Asphyxia certainly had me hooked from the start. I connected easily with the characters. I loved Sgt Creed. I thoroughly enjoyed the suspense and the education!! I felt that my curiosity and fascination with the strange and perverse side of humanity had been given permission to unleash itself, if only for a short while. (It's back in it's box again) The wit and humour weaved into the storyline didn’t spoil the intensity of the plot. Even the laugh out loud moments kept me on edge. My favourite chapter? Thirty seven!


5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Thrills, August 14, 2014
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Detective Bannon will need a sequel. Well written, excellent POV on all characters. Dark page turner right to the end.


5.0 out of 5 stars It'll leave you breathless!, 1 Sep 2014
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Another winner from Derick Hudson. I'm a recent convert and have yet to read anything that isn't in the category 'can't put down'! Totally recommended!


5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Thrills, August 14, 2014
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Detective Bannon will need a sequel. Well written, excellent POV on all characters. Dark page turner right to the end.


5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! August 7, 2014
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Love the book, couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!


5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Derick Hudson, 6 Aug 2014
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Held my breath from the first paragraph. Another great read from Derick Hudson.


5.0 out of 5 stars I relay enjoyed this read, 18 July 2014
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I relay enjoyed this read, id have liked a bit more!! What can I say, im not the best at reviewing except 2 give the stars!! I'll try better on my next review.



5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, July 16, 2014
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Different. Kept me interested all thru book. Will look for more!


5.0 out of 5 stars Just the right level of smut, 1 July 2014
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A great story with a mix of lurid apeal, concern for characters and car crash type interest. I enjoyed the way the story unfolded and was educated too!


5.0 out of 5 stars bloody brilliant, 17 Jun 2014
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Another winner from mr Hudson
Great from start to finish. Believable characters and situations. Quickly becoming one of my favourite authors


5.0 out of 5 stars Scary, 16 Jun 2014
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Enjoyed every thrilling page.Not normally in to Scary books but enjoyed this one .Would read another from this author enthralling


5.0 out of 5 stars "On the edge of your seat reading". Fab, 11 Jun 2014
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This is a great book enjoyed every page, totally recommend it, it's adrenalin all the way...a must to read !


5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 11 Jun 2014
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A fast paced thriller with thrills! First book I've read by Derick Hudson, it will not be the last off to buy some of his previous books.


5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 1 Jun 2014
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Kept me riveted till the very last page. Hudson has a gift for writing on the edge fiction. Loved it.


5.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced spell-binding read, 9 May 2014
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This book 'grabs' you from the very beginning, such a clever mix of humour & horror I felt as if I knew the characters from the get-go such is the brilliant narrative employed by Mr.Hudson. I was sorry it had to end!


5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa, Excellent Read!!, April 28, 2014
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M. Nesbitt (JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, United States) - See all my reviews
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This is the 2nd book I've read by Derick Hudson (previously read Infallible) and I'm hooked!! The writing style is exceptional and keeps you interested from start to finish. I love stories that are extremely unusual, funny, believable to an extent, and full of great character development. I have to say that Asphyxia HAD IT ALL!! I absolutely love Jim Bannon!! I just purchased Dysfunctional Romance for my Kindle which I'll start tonight after work. I definitely recommend Asphyxia for those who are looking for an absolute page turner!!


5.0 out of 5 stars  IntenseFebruary 28, 2014
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This is the second book I have read by Derick Hudson so far. It is my favorite so far of his works. But I still have a few more to read.
This book had an awesome story line with great characters. It was tense,edgy and dark. I LOVE Derick Hudson's dark humor.
I SO hope he writes more books like this one. Thank-you SO much for a awesome read!!! Cheers to you Derick!


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, read in just two days!, 18 Nov 2013
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Kept me glued to it all the way through, well written suspense. Great book. Would recommend to anyone that enjoys an 'on the edge of the seat' type thriller.


5.0 out of 5 stars Page-turner from the First Chapter, October 21, 2013
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Gippy (like Given) (New Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews
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Derick Hudson's Asphyxia kept me entranced from page one. I finished the entire book in less than two days. One of my favorite characters, Detective Jim Bannon, an asthmatic, is in love with his boss's daughter. The gruff character of the boss is not excited about that at all. Detective Bannon spends most of his time trying to track down London's serial killer who is deep into asphyxiaphillia, a dangerous game that ends in murder. It appears he is getting his victims through a dating service.
This thriller has twists and turns along the way, a bit of dark humor, along with some tragedy in the Detective's personal life. There is some erotica mingled in the storyline at one point.
I can't say enough for the authors development of the characters. They are quite entertaining to the reader even though people are dying. There are things going on behind the scenes only the readers know for a while which is always intriguing. I will certainly continue reading Hudson's work and I highly recommend this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Manic, 21 Oct 2013
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The plot in this book raced along at 100 miles an hour. This is the first book I read from this author & I was left panting for more. Jim Bannon the Irish Detective has a mullet which tells the reader that this is no ordinary crime novel. Gory, hilarious & heartwarming. The fans of this are demanding more in this series please.


5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking. October 14, 2013
By Carolyn
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I intended to just read Chapter 1 (it was dinner time) but I read it from start to finish! It grabbed me from the very beginning and just kept grabbing. This is definitely a 'must read'. By the way, hubby cooked dinner :-)

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 7 Oct 2013
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A slightly different departure from his usual style. it is witty and shocking and a compulsive page turner from page one. A great read. Eagerly anticipating the next book now.


4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read, 5 Oct 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyable fast paced read, filled with murder, gore and sex. First Derick Hudson book read, but not the last. New fan!


5.0 out of 5 stars You will be left breathless! September 22, 2013
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I was on the edge from the very beginning. Putting down the book was virtually impossible. The key character, is Jack Bannon. An Irish man who is a London Detective. He is not your typical detective, something we learn from the very beginning. He comes across cocky and balls to the wall, yet he is very human. All I can hope is that this will not be the last we will hear from Jack Bannon. Thank you Derrick Hudson for a fabulous read that kept me in rapt attention from beginning to end... I just had to remember to breathe...


5.0 out of 5 stars fantatic read, 4 Sept 2013
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loved this book , got through it in one sitting as i couldn't put it down! a sexy thriller that's keeps you captivated from start to finish !


5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 4 Sep 2013
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First time of reading this author. I read it in one day, just could not put it down. A real page turner. If you want something different from your usual reads, this is it!!!


5.0 out of 5 stars definitely, 27 Aug 2013
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gripping and impossible to put down. Was difficult to stop for dinner and tea in between as I was addicted.
Kept me guessing the whole way through and I was wrong in my prediction. Boy, did I learn a thing or two though - 50 Shades of Education.....haha. Think I would rather breathe during and after!! Fab, fab book and I have never read thrillers before. Just your way of writing makes everything un-putdownable.


5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 15 Aug 2013
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Not very often i try a new author but oh my god, im glad i did a brilliant story, that keeps You engrossed !! I could not put it down, sexy and gory...loved it! Hope there is going to be a bannon series!! Thank you author!!!


5.0 out of 5 stars Hudson just got better!, 11 Aug 2013
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Saved this book for my holidays and oy was I glad I did!
I read it in one sitting in the beautiful Montenegran sunshine.
Being a huge fan of Derick Hudson's other two books I just knew this one was going to be good- I didn't realise quite how good though.
Whilst still retaining a similar writing style to his earlier books Hudson still managed to to have you hanging onto the end of every sentence.
Fetishes might not appeal to every reader but I urge you to look beyond that and read what is a fantastically written crime novel with a sense of humour thrown in. Hudson has the power to make you laugh and cringe in disgust all in one page. I think Jim Bannon could be the character in lots more of Hudson's books to come.
Intense, dark, decadent, terrifying, witty, gripping, shocking and so the list goes on.
You will not regret purchasing any of Derick Hudson's books. Can't wait for his next one, Infallible...
A well deserved 5 stars, keep them coming.



5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!, 8 Aug 2013
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Having read Derrick Hudson's 2 previous books (Dysfunctional Romance and Unholy Romance - which by the way are brilliant too) I was intrigued to read this thriller. Whilst writing this book Derrick Hudson entered a different realm of writing but yet managed to keep some of his great humour to lighten the book a little. On whole a very gripping thriller which is well written and keeps you on the edge until the end - I can see this being the first in hopefully a long series of Jim Bannon novels. I have no hesitation in recommending all Derrick Hudson's novels. Brilliant!


4.0 out of 5 stars Its a small and very Dark world we live in, 8 Aug 2013
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I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Asphyxia. It made me laugh and in places made me shiver in disgust. Derick Hudson has done a good job of delving into the dark and dangerous world of sexual fetishes. Some of the crime scenes are described in great detail but I was kept guessing till the end as to who the culprit was.
I say its a small world because I was sat in Villa Martin square when reading the book. Those of you who have read it will know the significance. Those of you that haven't you will have to read it (winks)
Over all it is a funny thrilling and somewhat disturbing read and I can recommend reading it.


5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read, 7 Aug 2013
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This is the first book I have read by Derick Hudson, and once started, I couldn't put the book down. It is a gripping and fast-paced tale of perverted murders with plenty of gore and populated with some very interesting characters. Not least is Detective Jim Bannon, who is at the heart of this tale, and as we follow him in his hunt for the deviant serial killer, we begin to learn a little more about Jim's maverick character, in particular, the love of his life, which causes him a few problems at work. I hope Mr Hudson will allow Detective Bannon to become a regular in future tales, like the John Rebus series. I am really looking forward to his next book, in the meantime I am going to purchase the previous books by Mr Hudson.


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story, 6 Aug 2013By
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I read this book in two sessions. I enjoyed the story and like Derick's style of writing. Short chapters which keep the story moving at a good pace. A well deserved five stars and I recommend it to all Kindle readers.


5.0 out of 5 stars ASPHYXIA. DERICK HUDSON., 5 Aug 2013
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After reading reviews and dericks persistant promotion of his book on twitter, i was intrigued, downdloaded onto my kindle . From the first chapter i was hooked, every chapter i read i wanted know more, i loved the sarcasim and one liners from most of the characters, i wanted the book to go on and on, i read it in one hit, staying up till 4 a.m, well done derick. L.T. P.S. Will be reading all his books and would love a follow up of asphyxia to keep the story going of the detective and soon to be father in law lol.....


5.0 out of 5 stars Asphyxia, 5 Aug 2013
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Asphyxia was a completely different style of writing from Derick Hudson's usual style and I loved it!! Have now purchased all this authors books. Cannot wait for the next book and intrigued to see whether chic lit or thriller #anticipation.


5.0 out of 5 stars Asphyxia, 4 Aug 2013
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This book got me gripped from the very first page until the last page!! Great read and thoroughly recommend it. I will be purchasing the authors other books after reading this!



5.0 out of 5 stars gripping read, 28 July 2013
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This is the third book of Derik Hudsons I have read, and really enjoyed. Slightly darker that dysfunctional romance and unholy romance, but great none the less. cant wait for the next book.



5.0 out of 5 stars Asphyxiating!, 23 July 2013
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New author for me so always excited to read new material.
Gotta say, I love it!
Full of all the stuff i wanna read about. Crime, murder, sex (but not in a Mills and Boon way)
Absolute delight to read. Will now be spending my hard earned cash on all of Mr Hudsons books.
And recommending them to my friends.
Cheerz dood.
Thanx for helping me spend my time wisely.




4.0 out of 5 stars Decent enough thriller, 22 July 2013
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My first read by Mr Hudson and not a bad tale at all.
Centering around a serial killer who picks up his victims via the internet and kills them during strange sexual practices.
The man on the case is Jim Bannon in a fast paced thriller with good characterization.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars was the ending seemed a little rushed & a tad convenient.


5.0 out of 5 stars, 22 July 2013
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martina cole better start getting nervus!!DERIK HUDSON as entered the building! This book hits all the right places...Wake up ur kinky side and read ASPHYXIA!


5.0 out of 5 stars  A must read, 20 July 2013
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This was my first Derick Hudson book but definitely wont be my last, such a brilliant mix of funny and scary. Asphyxia - certainly took my breath away.


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read., 16 July 2013
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Found this author via Twitter, it seemed like the type of book I like to read, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was not disappointed, it sexy, scary, swift.
I liked all the characters, even Sam, who I didn't like at first.
Its a shame its a stand alone book , I would like to see more Bannon.
As someone said on twitter "it took by breath away"
I loved it.


5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read 9 July 2013
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My first reading by this author, am now going to have to buy all his books, very witty which lifted the serious nature of the book, so well written and very griping, a good read!


4.0 out of 5 stars Crime with a sense of humour! 6 July 2013
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Enjoyed this read very much, sex and crime together are a winner if it's well written as this is, had me gripped until the end, good characters, loved Robyn and the way her online life was described, anyone who has ever used a dating site will be laughing hard and nodding in agreement at this part of the book, absolutely bang on. A fast, funny sexy and shocking read, I'd happily recommend this book.
Torn between 4 and 5 star rating this, but it's getting 4 because I would have liked it to be longer, only took a couple of hours to read, and I would have loved more background, especially on the killer and how and why he became what he was.


4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, July 2, 2013 By
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I've now read all three of Derick’s books , the first two were so funny I laughed out load, I expected the same of ASPHYXIA but it was different not so much laughing I really enjoyed it , Derick characters have a life of their own , you really get to know them.
Keep up the good work!


5.0 out of 5 stars Hat Trick for Hudson, 30 Jun 2013
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This may seem such a departure for the author when you look at the front cover, but its written in the same witty way that I've come to expect from dysfunctional romance and the unholy romance author.
Lots of authors are formulaic and you know what's going to happen before it does (Dan Brown), but this author has a way of story telling and making each book fresh and even though the subject matter on sexual fetishes may not immediately appeal to some readers, I implore you to read if you want a good giggle! Hudson appears to be able to take sensitive subject matters and make them funny.
I loved the relationship of amateur sleuths Sam Greer and Damien Hand, they had me laughing out loud and the way that Hudson can write in a female voice is exceptional and I really want a "Hands off the merchandise" banner.
Well done Mr Hudson, can't wait for Infallible and I have a slight smugness in that I can say, I've followed this author since the beginning and not just jumped on the band wagon.
If you love Irish wit and a good story, get your library stocked with asphyxia (and the back catalogue too)


5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 29 Jun 2013
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Brilliant could not put it down.. Totally gripping story from start to finish. Another great read well done Mr Hudson.


5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful Thriller!!!! June 29, 2013
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I have read both of Derick's previous novels and enjoyed them immensely. But this book was so different from the others but, absolutely the most enthralling thriller that I have read to date. What made it so great was it's characters and the way that Derick had them all inter-acting!! If you love a good read and a page-turning thriller - this is it... Derick --- Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!!! I will be waiting patiently - well, not that patiently!! Thank you for another of your gems!!



5 comments:

  1. If it's as funny as Dysfunctional Romance - count me in!

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  2. Hi Juanita! ASPHYXIA is in a different genre :-( It's a thriller so the laughs are a little thin on the ground. If you like a good scare you might give it a go :-) Cheers! Derick.

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  3. I really liked your first two books and want to support you more but I have my limits on some subject matters. Since we're not supposed to judge a book by its cover then I'll risk asking a possible obtuse question: is there BDSM in this story?

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