BLOG TOUR FATAL BY JACQUI ROSE

Dying is easy. It’s living that’s hard…

An eye for an eye.
Cabhan Morton wants to leave the Russo crime family for good and live in peace with his daughter, Alice Rose. But the Russos won’t let him walk away without a fight.

A tooth for a tooth.
Franny Doyle would do anything for Cabhan and Alice, but helping them escape the vindictive Russo brothers won’t be easy. The only place they’ll be safe is back in Essex with Alfie Jennings.

A daughter for a daughter…
Franny knows she won’t be welcomed by Alfie with open arms – but she doesn’t have a choice. The Russos are out for blood and they won’t stop until Alice is dead.

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

This a new author to me .

It is part of a series but i read as a standalone.

Strong charactars and a gritty feel to it.

Set in a murky underworld of ganglands, where rivalary and anger run wild.

Gripping and a real page turner.

I will definitely be reading more from this author.

Published 10th january

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BLOG TOUR LOST LIVES BY LISA CUTTS

SHE TRUSTED THEM WITH HER LIFE

When Anna arrives in the UK, she believes it’s the start of a better life for her and her daughter. But what awaits her is more shocking than anything she could have ever imagined . . .

SHE TRUSTED THEM WITH HER DAUGHTER

DI Harry Powell is investigating a shooting, but the victim has been scared into silence. As Harry struggles to piece together what little information he has, he stumbles upon an operation that may put countless lives across the country at risk.

SHE WAS WRONG

As Anna’s situation grows more dangerous by the day, Harry is forced to push his overstretched team to the limits to find answers. But for one of them, will it already be too late?

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

Fast paced and action packed

This is a new author to me which as a book blogger is always great to discover.

Really enjoyed and look forward to reading more from this author

Fantastic voice in police /crime fiction.

A thrilling addictive dark read that will leave the reader wanting more.

This is a eye opener into a murky world and incredibly thought provoking.

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BLOG TOUR THIS CHILD OF OURS BY SADIE PEARSE

You know what’s best for your child.
Don’t you?

Riley Pieterson is an adventurous girl with lots of questions. There’s plenty she doesn’t know yet; what a human brain looks like. All the constellations in the night sky. Why others can’t see her the way she sees herself.

When Riley confides in her parents – Sally and Theo – that she feels uncomfortable in her own skin, a chain of events begins that changes their lives forever. Sally wants to support her daughter by helping her be who she dreams of being. Theo resists; he thinks Riley is a seven-year-old child pushing boundaries. Both believe theirs is the only way to protect Riley and keep her safe.

With the wellbeing of their child at stake, Sally and Theo’s relationship is pushed to breaking point. To save their family, each of them must look deeply at who they really are.

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

I have adored Sadies writing under her different names.

This however has elevated her writing and will attract a wider audience.

Once i picked this up i couldn’t put it down.

Evoking, real and thought provoking

This is a subject ill admit im no expert inn and struggle to understand

This book and these charactars enabled me to get a deeper insight and understanding into the complex issues surrounding it.

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Published 10th january and i wish

Sadie every success

BOOK REVIEW THE WOMAN IN THE DARK BY VANESSA SAVAGE

What she can’t see can hurt her

I have this dream.
In it, I’m in the house and it’s dark and I know someone’s in there with me
Even though I can’t see them . . .

For Sarah and Patrick, family life has always been easy. But when Sarah’s mother dies, it sends Sarah into a downwards spiral. Knowing they need a fresh start, Patrick moves the family to the beachside house he grew up in.

But there is a catch: while their new home carries only happy memories for Patrick, to everyone else it’s known as the Murder House – named for the family that was killed there.

Patrick is adamant they can make it perfect again, though with their children plagued by nightmares and a constant sense they’re being watched, Sarah’s not so sure.

Because the longer they live in their ‘dream home’, the more different her loving husband becomes . . .

Firstly a big thank you to lucy for my proof copy.

I whizzed through this and wow this is going to be a huge psychological thriller of 2019.

Addictive, compelling and completely unpredictable.

Packed with heavy tension that only intensifies as you turn each page.

A excellently chilling debut that gets in your head and under your skin!

Disturbing and creepy… a fantastic read

I wish Vanessa every success with this book.

Published 10th january.

BOOK REVIEW THE TRUTHS AND TRIUMPHS OF GRACE ATHERTON BY ANSTEY HARRIS

 
Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.

Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace’s life upside down, and the music seems to stop.

It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about …

Firstly a big thank you to the lovely team at simon and schuster for my proof copy.IMG_20190108_203051_772.jpg

I read this last April and its being published tomorrow,  yet i can still recall the feelings it left me with as if i read it last week.

This book is going to be huge and a definite bestseller of 2019!

Packed with characters that will strike a chord with you this original masterpiece is one that will leave you wanting more.

Life affirming and heart warming,  we join Grace on a journey of self discovery and self love. 

Life is difficult and messy but sometimes thats the best bits…and how we bounce back from it defines us and our place in the world.

Anstey writes with humour warmth and sensitivity as we experience love,loss, heartache with Grace. 

I couldnt get enough of this book and everything about it is striking. 

I wish this book and Anstey every success.

 

 

BOOK REVIEW A YEAR AT CASTLE COURT BY HOLLY HEPBURN

Sadie is a single mum, nursing a broken heart. Her best friend from childhood, Cat,is burned out from working long hours as a chef in Paris. In need of a change, they decide to invest in their dream – running their own handmade biscuit shop in gorgeous Castle Court, a three-storey food court tucked away behind Chester’s bustling streets.

They soon discover that Castle Court has its own community – a little haven of delight against the stresses of the outside world. But not everyone welcomes the new business; the patisserie owner is less than pleased by what she sees as direct competition and Greg, who runs the fancy bistro that dominates one end of the courtyard, doesn’t think Sadie and Cathave the talent or business acumen to succeed. Luckily, there’s support in the form of the delectable Jaren, who owns the Dutch waffle house opposite Smart Cookies, and Swiss chocolate-shop owner,Elin. And if all else fails, the friends can drown their sorrows in Seb‘s cocktail bar on the third floor!

Firstly a big thank you to sj for my beautifully wrapped copy which arrived with a christmas card.

The books and the city team do spoil us bloggers.

I devoured this in one go and its a perfect ingredient to escape with.

Days on im still thinking of the charactaers as they were all great…especially Sadie . I could relate a lot as a single mum and making tough decisions.

Full of fun ,humour, friendship and romance.

This book reminds us to take chances and live our lives.

This is a feel good book and Holly writes with a familiar heartwarming style of Cathy bramley whos an author i adore .

Published 27th December and i wish her every success with this book.

BOOK REVIEW THE RUMOUR BY LESLEY KARA

When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back . . .
Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea.
Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman.
So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?

Ive heard a lot of praise for this debut book on twitter so definitely a easy pre order and Christmas treat for me.

The cover and title are inticing so can see this attracting a lot of readers.

This is a excellent and cleverly written story and really shows what can happen when people dont think before they speak.

As someone studying psychology i find group behaviour fascinating to read and observe.

However also as a mum i know full well the constant fears we face in todays society so how would i react with information about a killer possibly living on your doorstep.

This makes you think outside your comfort zone .

You can feel the paranoia increase with each chapter especially when the threats get closer to Joanna and her family

Who can you trust?

Fast paced,twisty and compelling.

Lesley injects an addictive flow of her words and i cant wait to read more from her.

Will keep you guessing till the very end.

Published 27th December

BLOG TOUR THE MOTHER OF ALL CHRISTMASES BY MILLY JOHNSON

Eve Glace – co-owner of the theme park Winterworld – is having a baby and her due date is a perfectly timed 25th December. And she’s decided that she and her husband Jacques should renew their wedding vows with all the pomp that was missing the first time. But growing problems at Winterworld keep distracting them …

Annie Pandoro and her husband Joe own a small Christmas cracker factory, and are well set up and happy together despite life never blessing them with a much-wanted child. But when Annie finds that the changes happening to her body aren’t typical of the menopause but pregnancy, her joy is uncontainable.

Palma Collins has agreed to act as a surrogate, hoping the money will get her out of the gutter in which she finds herself. But when the couple she is helping split up, is she going to be left carrying a baby she never intended to keep?
Annie, Palma and Eve all meet at the ‘Christmas Pudding Club’, a new directive started by a forward-thinking young doctor to help mums-to-be mingle and share their pregnancy journeys. Will this group help each other to find love, contentment and peace as Christmas approaches.

Firstly a warm festive thanks to Annabelle for my copy.

Milly is a author you know will deliver, just like having a long soak in a hot bath. Her books always guarantee fantastic charactars and the chance to escspe.

In this beautifully titled christmas book we meet a array of great women with their bumps in common.

Full of humour and emotion this will make you fill up with joy and sadness.

My favourite charactar was palma who was a strong willed independent lady who hadnt had the best of starts in life….. sounds very familiar! Does she take a chance on love ? And she faces some huge decisions.

Fantastically written and you can see why she is a bestseller, having met millie too you can see her personality shine through in her stories.

Pop a copy in your christmas shopping basket and enjoy!

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BLOG TOUR THE LINES WE LEAVE BEHIND BY ELIZA GRAHAM

England, 1947: A young woman finds herself under close observation in an insane asylum, charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing. As she tries to make sense of her recent past, she recalls very little.

But she still remembers wartime in Yugoslavia. There she and her lover risked everything to carry out dangerous work resisting the Germans—a heroic campaign in which many brave comrades were lost. After that, the trail disappears into confusion. How did she come to be trapped in a living nightmare?

As she struggles to piece together the missing years of her life, she will have to confront the harrowing experiences of her special-operations work and peacetime marriage. Only then can she hope to regain the vital memories that will uncover the truth: is she really a violent criminal…or was she betrayed?

Firstly a big thanks to Annabelle for my copy to review.

This is a new writer for me.

I was really intigued by the blurb and premise of the book so was excited start.

Set in a era I’m fascinated with with incredible writing this transports the reader there

Also looking at mental health which is a personal area for me.

Very historical and informative.

A stronge female lead i could identify with.

Descriptive and mysterious i highly recommend this book.

Really enjoyed this and Will be sure to read more from Eliza.

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Published 1st November

BLOG TOUR THE INSIDER BY MARI HANNAH

‘It was the news they had all been dreading, confirmation of a fourth victim.’

When the body of a young woman is found by a Northumberland railway line, it’s a baptism of fire for the Murder Investigation Team’s newest detective duo: DCI David Stone and DS Frankie Oliver.

The case is tough by anyone’s standards, but Stone is convinced that there’s a leak in his team – someone is giving the killer a head start on the investigation. Until he finds out who, Stone can only trust his partner.

But Frankie is struggling with her own past. And she isn’t the only one being driven by a personal vendetta. The killer is targeting these women for a reason. And his next target is close to home…


Firstly a big thank you to Alainna for my copy to review.

New author to me which is always a bonus as a blogger.

Upon reading i think it became clear it was part of a series so i did feel a bit confused.

A fast paced gritty police drama packed with suspense.

A enjoyable read and will definitely be reading more from this author.

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