BLOG TOUR PICTURE OF INNOCENCE BY T J STIMSON

 

You love your family. You’d never let anything happen to them… would you?
Full of unexpected twists, this is perfect for fans of THE RUMOUR, THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT and THE SILENT PATIENT.
‘Dark, twisty and addictive. I couldn’t put it down’ LISA JEWELL
With three children under ten, Maddie is struggling. On the outside, she’s a happy young mother, running a charity as well as a household. But inside, she’s exhausted. She knows she’s lucky to have to have a support network around her. Not just her loving husband, but her family and friends too.
But is Maddie putting her trust in the right people? Because when tragedy strikes, she is certain someone has hurt her child – and everyone is a suspect, including Maddie herself…
The characters in this book are about to discover that looks can be deceiving… because anyone is capable of terrible things. Even the most innocent, even you.

 

 

 

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

Wow what a book… I sat down and gulped this down .

Incredibly written unpredictable chilling and every parents nightmare.

So twisty its a amazing read.

Very clever this will play on your mind days ,weeks after you finish it.

Compelling and addictive this is a book you must read, I honestly cant sing the praises enough of this !

Published 18th April  and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part 

 

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BOOK REVIEW AFTER THE ECLIPSE BY FRAN DORRICOTT

A stunning psychological thriller about loss, sisterhood, and the evil that men do, for readers of Ruth Ware and S.K. Tremeyne
Two solar eclipses. Two missing girls.
Sixteen years ago a little girl was abducted during the darkness of a solar eclipse while her older sister Cassie was supposed to be watching her. She was never seen again. When a local girl goes missing just before the next big eclipse, Cassie – who has returned to her home town to care for her ailing grandmother – suspects the disappearance is connected to her sister: that whoever took Olive is still out there. But she needs to find a way to prove it, and time is running out.

I have been reading to get a copy of this since it came out and have devoured it today. I have regularly interacted with Fran on twitter ,mainly due to her gorgeous dogs but nonetheless I was very intrigued by the sound of her debut .

It did not disappoint ,and what an amazing first novel!!

The cover and title alone are intriguing and compel you to read.

Packed with mystery and secrets this is a fascinating and cleverly written thriller with a difference.

Dark and chilling especially  as a parent but blew me away unpredictable and menacing as we discover the truth.

Highly recommend and I wish her every success with this and her future books which ill be readng in a hurry.

 

fran

 

BLOG TOUR LOVE AND OTHER THINGS TO LIVE FOR BY LOUISE LEVERETT

Jessica Wood is an aspiring photographer living in London. She’s had her heart broken, and her friends have pieced it back together again.
But across the neon lights of Soho, in the smell of alcohol and cigarette smoke, on every night bus, in every song, every time she tries to forget: she remembers him.

Now, in a battle between the past and the future, choosing between having a life and making a living, finding her feet or spreading her wings, Jessica must ask herself: who is she really living for?
Love and Other Things to Live For is an ode to modern girls and triumph over heartbreak, perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Dolly Alderton.

Firstly a big thanks to Nina and Hq for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

I absolutely loved this book form such a bold fresh voice in women’s fiction.

Funny, witty and so relatable this can be enjoyed by many readers .

A story of finding who you are again amidst difficult times and realising who are your true friends.

Emotive and empowering ,this is a great read for 2019. Be brave and embrace who you are and what you want in life!!

Do check out the other blogs taking part and I cant wait to see what LoUSIE writes next.

Published 18th April

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW CALL ME A LIAR BY COLETTE MCBETH

You could say it started with vanity. We believed we were special. But the truth is we were simply vulnerable.

One of them is lying.
One of them is guilty.
No one is safe.

Months after landing their dream job, five brilliant young minds are sent on a remote retreat. But when one of them disappears, they’re forced to question why they were brought here in the first place, and how far they’d go to get what they want.

And for the first time in their lives, they realise too much knowledge can be deadly.

Firstly a big thank you to wildfire books for my copy to review. I am a huge fan of Colettes books.Whizzed through this.A chilling exploration of friendship and money. And the dangers that lurk within power and class.Twisty, thrilling and unpredictable. Excellently written and wish collette every success with it .Published 18th April

BOOK REVIEW QUEENIE BY CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS

Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from the one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Then there’s her boss who doesn’t seem to see her and her Caribbean family who don’t seem to listen (if it’s not Jesus or water rates, they’re not interested). She’s trying to fit in two worlds that don’t really understand her. It’s no wonder she’s struggling.

She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life?

This is a book that is rightly so being hyped, the covers itself justify that alone! But queenie is a debut that will stay with me for a long time.

I saw myself in queenie in so many ways, i laughed ,cried and nodded my head in agreement.

Funny, witty ,so relevent to todays society but it is also a heartbreaking personal account of how things can get on top of us . This reminds us that we are human we can make mistakes and grow.

I absolutly loved this book .

Candice is a phenomal writer and i wish her every success and cant wait to see what she creates next.

BLOG TOUR THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE BY LORNA COOK

1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever.

2018: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it’s pushing her and Liam to the brink. When Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who once lived in the forgotten local village of Tyneham, she becomes determined to find out more about her story. But Tyneham hides a terrible secret, and Melissa’s search for the truth will change her life in ways she never imagined possible.

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and being on the tour.

Devoured this beautifully written book which mixes old and new perfectly. Romantic,mysterious and full of history.

Unpredictable with twists you wont see coming.

Complete escapism for me and look forward to reading more from this author.

Do check out the other blogs taking part.

BOOK REVIEW ONE MORE LIE BY AMY LLOYD

How do you live with yourself as an adult when you were convicted of murder as a child?

And when you can’t remember the crime…
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE GUILTY?

Charlotte wants a fresh start. She wants to forget her past, forget her crime – and, most of all, forget that one terrible moment.

It’s the reason she’s been given a new name, a new life. The reason she spent years in prison.

But even on the outside, with an ankle monitor and court-mandated therapy, she can’t escape the devastating memory of the night that turned her and her only friend into national hate figures.

But now her friend has found her.

And despite the lies she tells to survive, she soon finds herself being dragged deeper and deeper into a past she cannot confront.

Even if it’s going to cost Charlotte her life…

Firstly a huge thank you to Amy who asked me if i would like a proof copy …. erm.yes please!! Especially after loving her debut.

I whizzed through this at a record speed needing to know the truth.

Its a book that gets right under your skin and whose charactars leave a imprint on you.

I absolutely loved this. Gripping chilling and packed with tension.

The alternate narratives both person and timeline kept the storyline fresh and fast paced.

Completely unpredictable and thought provoking.

You feel sympathy for those that in the real world you would be incredibly fast to hate.

Published 4th april and wish her every success

BLOG TOUR MY SISTERS LIES BY S.D.ROBERTSON

For a decade, Hannah’s life has been pretty close to perfect – she has a great job, she’s married to Mark, and her child-free existence means she’s free as a bird. The only sadness in her life is a fall-out with her sister Diane, who hasn’t spoken to her in over ten years. But now Diane is on her doorstep – and this time, she’s got her teenage daughter Mia in tow.

When Diane asks if Mia can stay with Hannah and Mark for a few days, Hannah is glad of the chance to get to know her niece. But as the days turn into weeks and Diane doesn’t return, Hannah begins to worry. Why hasn’t her sister been in touch?

Diane is carrying a devastating secret that will destroy Hannah’s carefully constructed life. But how much is she willing to reveal – and when will she pick her moment?

An emotional story that delves into the true meaning of family, sisterhood and secrets. Perfect for fans of Kerry Fisher and Adele Parks.

Firstly a huge huge apology for my unorganised blogging and completely getting the date muddled! Life got hectic.

I am delighted to not only share my review but also an extract.

I absolutely loved this and had many unexpected twists and turns as we join this family in chaos.

A sensitive insight into emotions surrounding loss, love, friendships and family.

Told in different narratives keeps it feeling fresh and fast paced

Really recommend .

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Hannah Cook was glowering at the computer screen, tempted to delete the pathetic collection of words staring back at her, when she heard the doorbell.
Her eyes darted to the clock in the corner of the display: 4.07 p.m. Who could be calling round at this time of the day? It was way too early for Mark to get home. Not that he’d use the bell anyway, unless he’d left his keys at the office or lost them somehow. And it would be unlike any of their friends to turn up unannounced. It was 2019, for goodness’ sake; there was no need to risk catching people unawares in this time of constant connectivity. In fact, to do so was verging on rudeness.
Hannah decided it must either be a delivery – despite the fact she wasn’t expecting anything – or someone selecting the wrong apartment number. In case of the latter, and since the bell had only sounded once so far, she waited for a moment.
It wasn’t like she didn’t want to get away from her laptop. She’d already found countless reasons to do so throughout the day, procrastinating like a pro. The problem was that if she did so now, this late on a Friday afternoon, she’d probably not get back to it. And then she’d feel guilty all night and into the weekend, maybe even making herself work on Saturday or Sunday when she ought to be spending time with her husband.

BLOG TOUR KEEP HER CLOSE BY MJ FORD

Someone is playing a deadly game…

When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator?

In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought…

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour. I absolutly loved his debut last year so was very excited to read this.

He is a excellent storyteller and weaves suspense . It is a chilling dark and addictive read.

Makes you not want to trust anyone!

Compelling and twisty and i cant wait to read more .

Once i started i couldn’t put down ,needing to know the truth. Packed with action this is sure to be another hit.

Do read on for a extract and catch the other blogs taking part.

‘Morning, Andrea,’ said Jo.
‘Ma’am,’ said Williams. ‘Follow me.’
They proceeded under a sort of covered walkway (Williams had to stoop), into another quad surrounded by nineteenth-century terraces, then down a set of stairs into a more modern section of housing. Jo had somewhat lost her bearings – these colleges had been reconstructed so many times over the centu¬ries, to no obvious plan, that it was easy to get lost. A set of clipped heels fell into step beside them.
‘You’re the other detective?’ said a slightly cadaverous-looking fifty-something woman in a plaid suit, holding out a hand. Jo shook it as she slowed.
‘Jo Masters,’ she said.
‘Belinda Frampton-Keys. I’m the Vice Provost. I do hope you can get to the bottom of this. Malin is such a promising member of the MCR.’
‘The MCR?’
Frampton-Keys looked confused for a moment, as if the abbreviation should be in common currency. ‘Middle Common Room. It’s how we refer to postgraduate students.’
‘Was it you who reported the disappearance?’
‘That’s right. Malin’s fellow student, a girl called Anna Mull, was supposed to meet Malin this morning for a coffee. When she didn’t show up and didn’t answer calls, Anna went to her room. Curtains were still drawn, which wasn’t like Malin, so Anna came to find a member of staff. We knocked several times, then entered using our own key. When we saw what was inside, I called the police.’
Williams led her towards a door behind police tape. Stationed beside it was Oliver Pinker. Squat, ginger-haired and affable, he was often paired with Williams, though the sight of the two together was strangely disconcerting, like a double act about to break into some mysterious dramatic display. He handed her polythene booties and gloves, and she stepped under the tape into a sterile linoleum corridor with several dorm rooms and a fire door at the end. The Vice Provost attempted to follow, but Williams placed a hand on her arm. ‘Best if you stay off the crime scene, ma’am,’ she said.

BLOG TOUR SLEEP BY C.L.TAYLOR

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

Cally is one of those authors that us book bloggers get very excited about ..so when we get THAT email we cant reply fast enough! We dont need to even know the title see the cover we just know we are guaranteed a excellent book.

As ever i whizzed through it ..good and bad as means finishes quicker.

A clever psychological thriller that will play with your mind.

Dark, intense and chilling it has all the ingredients for a fantastic thriller.

Cally is a brilliant author who captivates the reader and leaves them bereft. Cleverly plotted and fast paced she is at the top of her game.

I wish her every success with this book and check out the other blogs taking part.

Published 4th April