BLOG TOUR TRUST ME BY ANGELA CLARKE

What do you do if you witness a critical,  but no one believes you?

When Kate sees a horrific attack streamed live on her laptop,  she calls the police in a state of shock. But when they arrive,  the video had disappeared – and she can’t prove anything.  Desperate to be believed,  karen tries to find out who the girl in the video could be – and who attacked her.

DS Nasreen Culmore and her friend Fredie bentonite are working on a missing persons case, but the trail has gone cold . When Kate Con texts them , they are the only ones to listen and they start to wonder-could Kate be next on the attackers list?

Firstly a big thank you to sabhar at Avon for my copy to review which also came with a signed card.

I have followed Angela from day one of discovering her books .

Each book is great to be back with Freddie and Nasreen and we get to discover more about them .

Trust me is book 3 in the social media murders and it’s a series which is fresh unique and incredibly dark.

In today’s society governed by technology and specifications the Internet this series is so relevant.

As a mum they are disturbing to read but vital to be aware of the dangers .

This is fast paced unpredictable and chilling .

Addictive reading for this summer published 15th June

Following in the theme of summer reads here is a list of Angela’s recommended hot books .

It’s summer, which means it’s time for holidays. And, more importantly, holiday reading. Here’s a selection of the latest must read sizzling thrillers I’ll be enjoying with a garish cocktail by the pool this year. Lather on the sun cream, you ain’t going to be moving for a while!

 

Blood Tide by Claire McGowan (17th March). Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns to investigate a missing couple on a remote island, but as a storm approaches she realises she is trapped with the hostile islanders and a killer as the blood tide rushes in.

 

The Lies Within by Jane Issac (2nd May). The Lies Within sees the return of DI Will Jackman to unravel a story of deception, family secrets and the ultimate betrayal.

 

An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth (June 29th). Linda Moscow is Home Secretary when she buries a scandal to save her son’s life, but years later the secret threatens to destroy them.

 

One Bad Turn by Sinead Crowley (June 1st). How could you hate another woman so much that you want to harm her child?

Her Husband’s Lover by Julia Crouch (15 June). She stole her husband. Now she wants to steal her life.

 

Sympathy for the Devil by William Shaw (4th May). It’s 1969: on a summer night, Brian Jones floats below the water of his swimming pool…

 

The Liar by Steve Cavanagh (18th May). Former con artist, turned lawyer, Eddie Flynn, is hired by the father of a missing girl, but who can Eddie really trust?

Crash Land by Doug Johnstone (4th May). When Finn meets the mysterious Maddie at Orkney Airport, one decision makes his life spiral out of control. Bad Blood by Brian McGilloway (18th May). In the week of the Brexit vote, DS Lucy Black investigates the murder of a young gay man, an attack on a Roma family and the arrival of a hate speech Pastor in the city.

The Betrayed by Casey Kelleher (21st June). Those closest to you don’t stab you in the back. Do they?

 

They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen (13th July). Hannah is a patient in a private psychiatric clinic where, she claims, there’s a serial killer on the loose. But who will believe

she’s telling the truth when she’s so adept at lying to herself?

 

 

Give Me The Child by Melanie McGrath (27th July). Caitlin is a specialist in child personality disorders but when her husband’s disturbed lovechild arrives on their doorstep Caitlin finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her family, her profession and herself.

Thanks for having me on the blog tour Avon and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part .

 

she’s telling the truth when she’s so adept at lying to herself?

 

 

Give Me The Child by Melanie McGrath (27th July). Caitlin is a specialist in child personality disorders but when her husband’s disturbed lovechild arrives on their doorstep Caitlin finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her family, her profession and herself.

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BOOK REVIEW WILDE LIKE ME BY LOUISE PENTLAND 

 

 

‘Does anyone else out there feel like me?’

Robin Wilde is an awesome single mum. She’s great at her job. Her best friend Lacey and bonkers Auntie Kath love her and little Lyla to the moon and back. From the outside, everything looks just fine.

But Robin has a secret.

Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things sometimes feel . . . grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is despair-inducing, and how can she give her little girl the very best when, honestly, some days it’s hard to find a clean pair of knickers?

After 4 years (and 2 months, and 24 days) of single-mum-dom, Robin realises it’s time to get out there and Change. Her. Life.

A little courage and creativity go a long way, and exciting new opportunities are soon on the horizon – maybe even a man, maybe the chance of a lifetime . . .

Will Robin seize the possibilities she creates for herself? And what surprises does her life have in store if she does?

Fresh, feel-good and very funny, this book will make you feel fantastic, just for being you.

Firstly a huge thanks to Emily at Bonnier books for sending me a proof copy … I may or may not have squealed when I received it .

I have been a huge fan of Louise or as she can be more commonly known …sprinkle of glitter for a good few years now . I had the honour of reviewing her non fiction book back in 2015.  I admire her and respect her not only as a woman but as  a mum . Well after reading her debut novel this level of respect and admiration has only grown!!! discovering she can write just is the cherry on the top 🙂

I devoured this within 3 hours and that included walking my dog and getting my son to bed .it was one of those books you read standing up speedily turning the pages.

This was everything and more I could have expected .

Robin Wilde …wow what a woman and a character. The perfect leading lady with the right amount of imperfections . She is a single mum who is trying to find her inner sparkle again and we follow her on her adventures to do this .

This  is a fantastic read full of wit and warmth and it is hilarious . The expression lol is so needed for this book and one part in particular …. you will know it when you get there …. two words online dating ….

While reading it I found myself hearing Louises voice and felt so involved in the story.

I could relate to Robin in so many ways and I want to thank Louise for creating  a character im sure many mums will identify too .

I am  a single mum who has battled my own form of emptiness and i felt that Louise captured it really well . She showed its ok to not always be ok ..yet still love your children .

The relationship between mother and daughter was realistic and i imagine louise drew from her own experieces with Darcy .

This book is real and genuine and you can tell how much Louise has invested into her characters .

When I finished I felt empowered not only for robin but also for myself … this lifted my spirits,my self belief and my sparkle.

Great charactars ,fantastic storyline and addictive reading makes this a top hit for your summer read of 2017.

 

I would like to wish Louise every success with her book baby and also her other baby that she recently shared her news on. I for one cant wait to see what other stories she will be creating .

Published 29th June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOG TOUR AND BOOK REVIEW FIERCE KINGDOM BY GIN PHILLIPS 

Lincoln is a good boy . At the age of four he is curious, clever and well behaved.  He does as his mum says and knows what the rules are. 

‘The rules are different today.  The rules are that we hide and do not let the man with the gun find us’

When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare , Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved sonot.  She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all costs- even if it means crossing the line between right and wrong; between humanity and animal instinct. 

It’s a line none of us would ever normally dream of crossing. 

But sometimes the rules are different. 




Firstly thank you to Alison at transworld for my copy to review. 

It was delivered with some toy animals which my son kindly gave a home to. Now my son is called Lincoln or lynx in our house so of course it was special to see the boy was called Lincoln in the book.

This is a book about motherhood and survival . 

What do you do when you have to make life saving decisions?  

Could you survive the awful situation  Joan finds herself in ?

What began as a pleasant day out turns into every mothers nightmare. 

You could feel her fear and tension whilst reading. 

The writer has captured the thoughts and feelings that Joan would have been having so expertly. 

A great thought provoking  read that even weeks after stays with you.

Full of tension and leaves you questioning what would you do in that situation?

Thank you for having me on the blog tour and go and check out the others!

Published 15th June 

 

BOOK REVIEW THIS MUCH IS TRUE BY JANE SANDERSON

The gripping story of a shocking secret at the heart of a family,and a mother desperate to keep it hidden.

Aftee devafes in a deeply unhappy matriage , Annie Doyle can barely bring herself to care that her husband vince is finally about to die.

But as the family gathers to see out his final days, Vince utters a singke word that will change everyones lives conpletly :

Martha

Who is martha ? And why is annie so quick to dismiss the mention of her name?

As annies long held secrets start to emerge , the lives of everyone she holds dear will be changed forever .


Firstly thank you to the publishers for my copy to review.

I hadnt heard of this book or the authors previous work so went in blindfolded as to what to expect.

Such a great read and unexpected twists that kept coming.

A story of friendship family and secrets that are about to unravel!

As a dog owner i loved reading about the charactars dogs and what they got up to.

Annie has led a sheltered life and through the book we see her start to become her own person.

Past and present meet to start a new future .

BOOK REVIEW THE FRIEND BY DOROTHY KOOMSON 

After her husband’s big promotion , Cece solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start a fresh.  But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret.

Three weeks earlier,  Yvonne,  a very popular parent, was almost murdered in the grounds of the local school -the same school where cece has unwittingly enrolled her children. 

Already anxious about making friends when the paren’t  seem so cliquey , Cece is now also worried about her children’s safety.  By chance she meets Maxie, Anaya and Hazel, three very different school mothers who make her feel welcome and reassure her about her new life.

That is until Cece discovers the police believe one of her new friends tried to kill Yvonne.  Reluctant to spy on her friends but determined to discover the truth, Cece must uncover the potential murderer  before they stroke again. ..

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers  for my copy to review. I am the hugest fan of this author and have been for many years .

Usually I am a very speedy reader but I found myself savouring this so I wouldn’t be finished to soon .

This has everything and more you would expect from Dorothys books.

We read from different timelines and different narratives meeting some very unique characters each with their own stories.

On the surface these woman in the playground appear to have it all but there are cracks. ..and secrets someone is threatening to spill.

What do women under pressure do ? 

At what cost do they want their past buried?

One of the women has been in a serious incident and as the book unravels so does the truth .

Complex characters and a addictive storyline .

Unpredictable and layered .

It had a darker feel to it which I loved and the truth took me by  suprise!

Brilliantly written as always from the wonderfully talented Dorothy Koomson. 
Published 1st June 

BOOK REVIEW THE HONEYMOON BY TINA SESKIS 

For as long as she can remember , Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. 

A fortnight’s retreat to a five star resort in the Maldives,  complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy. 

It should be paradise.  But it’d turned into a nightmare.

Because the man Jemmy married a week ago has just disappreed  from the island without a trace. And now her perfect new life is vanishing just as quickly before her eyes .

After everything they’ve been through together how can this be happening?  I’d there anyone on the island who Jemma can trust?  And above all where has her husband gone?

Firstly a big thank you to Sarah at penguin for my copy.  I’ve been a huge fan of tinas books and had pleasure of Meeting her around  the time her debut book was published.

This is a author that definitely grows with each book .

The honeymoon is everything and more you can expect from this author but also from the best selling in this genre. 

This narrative leaves you not knowing who is telling the truth .

 
Told from different timelines and towards the end different narratives keeping you on your toes.

You feel like you know which direction the story is going but I don’t think there will be many if any that will crack the case.

Jemma is a complex character and I found her difficult to trust at times .

Fast paced with twists and turns making this a very unpredictable read that will have the reader hooked from start to finish !!

Where could her husband vanished to?? 

And are people who they ever seem to be?

A story of love ,betrayl ,guilt and a lot of mystery .

An excellent book and perfect for those summer holidays. .

Published 1st June 

BOOK REVIEW INVISIBLE WOMEN BY SARAH LONG 

Three best friends who have been through crushes,careers, marriage and the trials of motherhood.  After twenty years of taking care of everyone else’s every need, they’ve found themselves hitting the big 5-0 and suddenly asking themselves ‘what about me?!’

Sandra has a sordid secret,Harriet is landed with harrier ailing mother in law and Tessa is standing at Heathrow airport waiting  for the one that got away. 

But will the plane from new York bring Tessa the man of her dreams or a whole heap of trouble? 

Firstly thank you to Emily at bonnie books for my proof copy.

I’ve not read anything from this author so was enjoyable to read a new voice in women’s fiction .

Really enjoyed this read full of humour that I think all women could enjoy and relate to.

In life we go through stages and cycles and especially as a mum.

My youngest will be starting secondary school in September so I know I’m already preparing for tears .

End of eras change new beginning. This is what the women in this book are experiencing .

They each have different dilemmas going on but are all long term solid friends who are there for each other in their hour if need.

Funny full of wit and charm this will make you laugh and shake your head at some of their mishaps.

We all at times of our lives question who we are and where we are going in our lives. And these women are no different each at different crossroads.

What happens when they put themselves first for a change?

What does their future hold?

BOOK REVIEW EXQUISITE BY SARAH STOVELL 

‘She stopped crying and  looked at me, silent her blue eyes fixed upon me. I shuddered.

I thought, I am in the presence of evil.’

Bo Luxton has it all – a loving family,  a beautiful home in the Lake District,  and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. 

Enter Alice dark , an aspiring writer who is drifting through life with a series of dead end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. 

When they meet at a writers retreat ,the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops. …

Or does it?  



Firstly a huge thank you to karen at orenda books for my copy. Can I just say this publishing power lady works with the best books!  Every one I’ve received has been a cracker. 

This was intriguing me before I opened the book.

This book has made  me speechless so I hope I do it justice. 

Without a doubt a top book of the year for me .

This is a beauty of a read and one you want to race through but same time don’t want it to finish. 

A woven story of friendship identify grief and desire.

You don’t quite know who to trust and I don’t want to give spoilers away but sometimes in life it’s not who we think !!

A captivating mind blowing read with more twists and turns than a roller coaster. 

The things we do when we think with our hearts and not our heads and the damage that can be caused.

The characters intoxicate not only each other but the reader ! Both are damaged in some ways that are similar and their love of literature brings them together. Meeting each other offers them the chance to connect and belong, which on paper sounds lovely but what happens if in reality the lines get blurred.  People get hurt !

As a avid reader it was fascinating to read about authors .

I cannot wait to read more from this author and I predict this to do incredibly well.

Published 15th June 
 

BLOG TOUR CHILD TAKEN BY DARREN YOUNG 

Sitting in his kitchen, the last thing a man expects his wife to bring back when she ‘popped to the shops’ is a young child….

They should have taken her back, faced the consequences. .. done the right thing . But what happens when that innocent child instantly begins to mend a broken wife , and fix all that seemed unfixable? It’s not quite so easy now. 

Twenty years later,  another missing child,  a lucky interview and the curiosity of a story hungry trainee journalist throws up questions about what really happened to Jessica Preston when she disappeared from the beach all those years ago.  When the journalist cones across someone with a secret from their past, it threatens  to reveal what’s been covered up for so long. 

Firstly a big thank you to Anna at red door publishing for sending Me a proof copy .

I absolutely loved the blurb and title and I reckon this is a top Pick in the thriller shelves.

I breathed and this was finished!

I adored it.

Suffocated me with its  chilling drama.

This is a story not just about the event of a horrific act but also the ripple effect this has on each involved. Cleverly styled and you think you know which way this is going and then quickly shocks you.

Unpredictable fast paced and a haunting read.

Identity plays a huge part in this captivating read… 2 women questioning who they are and where their future will lead them.

This is a author to watch.

Wish this book every success. 

Published 18th may

BOOK REVIEW THE   LAST PIECE OF MY HEART BY PAIGE TOON 

Meet Bridget, a successful travel journalist with ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a novel. But after numerous rejections from publishers,she accepts an alternative proposition. Nicole Dupre died leaving behind a bestselling novel and an incomplete sequel, and the family need someone to finish it. Bridget is just thankful to have her foot in the publishing door. But as she gets to know Nicole’s grieving family,and the woman behind the writing , Bridget’s priorities begin to change

Firstly a huge thank you to books and the city team at simon and schuster for sending me a review copy. 

I did squeal ! I love Paige’s book’s.

wow wow  what a book!

This is now my favourite Paige Toon book. 

Beautiful romantic and swoon worthy 

Loved everything about it.

Its full of comedy and great characters.

You find yourself rooting for some and booing others.

This will capture your heart and take you on an adventure.

I loved Bridget and charlie and the friendship they develop.

They each grow as people in ways they never expected and Bridget finds a piece of her heart being taken in the least expected way.

This melted my heart and will be the summer romance of 2017.

Published 18th may