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.

Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Published 1st November

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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.

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

BLOG TOUR HUSH HUSH BY MEL SHERRATT

A killer is on the loose, attacking people in places they feel most safe: their workplaces, their homes. It’s up to DS Grace Allendale to stop the murders, and prove herself to her new team.

All clues lead to local crime family the Steeles, but that’s where things get complicated. Because the Steeles aren’t just any family, they’re Grace’s family. Two brothers and two sisters, connected by the violent father only Grace and her mother escaped.

To catch the killer, Grace will have to choose between her team and her blood. But who do you trust, when both sides are out to get you?

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

This is Mel’s first book with Avon and it really reminded me of a few other Avon crime writers style… all brilliant of course.

Set in Stoke where i used to live and study so i loved that side of the book as felt like going to a place i knew.

Fast paced and gritty this looks set to be a great series .

Unpredictable and dark as the story and truth unravelled.

Really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more in this series and from Mel.

Do read on for a extract and check out the other blogs taking part on the tour.

Josh Parker pushed up the weight with a long and loud groan. His shift had finished half an hour ago, the same time Steele’s Gym had closed, but he liked to stay behind to do his own workout.
It was half past ten in the evening and no one else was around. The clank of the hand weights as he put them back into the stand seemed to echo round the large room.
He’d worked at Steele’s Gym since it had opened in 2006. On the outside, it was a standard gym, with a boxing club and a nail bar that was more often than not manned by Clara, the receptionist. The establishment purposely had no airs and graces, which suited most of their clients.
On the inside, behind the scenes, money was the tool. Cash was loaned to anyone who was desperate and couldn’t get it elsewhere, and paid back with crippling percentage rates. Beatings were rife if money wasn’t delivered on time and had to be collected. The monthly parties that they’d recently set up were working a treat to bring in extra too. It was something that Eddie Steele didn’t like, but the money they were raking in each time was not to be sniffed at.
Josh knew the police were keeping an eye on him and the Steeles, as were the family they were rivals with, the Woodmans. They too were watching their enemies. Eddie had asked Josh in particular to pay attention to what was going on, even though Leon thought he was looking after the gym.
He clasped his hands together in front of his body and flexed his biceps. They almost seemed to pop out of his skin and he smiled at himself in the mirror.
‘Looking good,’ he said quietly. ‘Looking good.’
A noise made him turn his head. He thought he’d heard a door open and he listened for a moment. But there was nothing else, so he went back to admiring himself.

BLOG TOUR UNDER MY SKIN BY LISA UNGER

Her husband’s killer may be closer than she thinks…

It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run. She’s trying to move on but what happened that morning is still haunting her. And now she’s sure she is being followed…

Sleep deprived and secretly self-medicating, Poppy is unable to separate her dreams from reality. She feels like she’s losing her mind. But what if she’s not? What if she’s actually remembering what really happened? What if her husband wasn’t who he said he was? And what if his killer is still watching her…

Firstly a big thank you to hq stories for my copy to review.

This is a new author for me which is always exciting!

This is twisty tale which is very dark and intensifies with each page.

Completly unpredictable and thrilling.

This will get right under your skin as we race to uncover the truth.

You can feel the tension and the anxiety that Poppy is experiencing!

Published 18th October and do check out the other blogs taking part.

BOOK REVIEW THE PROMISE BY KATERINA DIAMOND

No one can protect you from your past…

When a young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom, DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find a twisted serial killer who likes to date his victims before he kills them.

Determined to stop the horrific deaths, Imogen is forced to act as bait – but will she get caught in her own trap? As the search for the killer ramps up, attention falls on the strange new boy in town. Why does he watch his neighbours through the windows? And could the truth be closer to home than any of them realise?

Well katerina has done it again!

She is a force to be reckoned with.. each book just seems to get better and better.

I whizzed through this in speedy time even for me.

As always dealing with dark issues and with exceptionally gruesome consequences.

Fantastic twisted charactars who all have sinister pasts.

Unpredictable, chilling and addictive.

Told in alternate narratives and with the bonus of a personal transcript this will keep you on your toes.

I wish katerina every success with this book, i mean the cover alone is enough to ensure it flies off the shelf.

BLOG TOUR THE COORDINATES OF LOSS BY AMANDA PROWSE

When Rachel Croft wakes up on her family’s boat in Bermuda, it’s to sunshine and yet another perfect day…until she goes to wake her seven-year-old son, Oscar. Because the worst thing imaginable has happened. He isn’t there.

In the dark and desperate days that follow, Rachel struggles to navigate her grief. And while her husband, James, wants them to face the tragedy together, Rachel feels that the life they once shared is over. Convinced that their happy marriage is now a sham, and unable to remain in the place where she lost her son, she goes home to Bristol alone.

Only when she starts receiving letters from Cee-Cee, her housekeeper in Bermuda, does light begin to return to Rachel’s soul. She and James both want to learn to live again—but is it too late for them to find a way through together?

 

 

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

Amanda is a beautiful writer who captures emotions expertly in her books.

She deals with huge  issues in a sensitive way.

This book explores the impact of grief on the family and moving forward.

There were letters woven in the story which was a original concept.

This gives the reader an insight into a subject that you just cant even imagine.

I throughly recommend but be prepared to feel upset.

Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Published 25th september

 

 

BLOG TOUR THE PROMISE BY KATERINA DIAMOND

No one can protect you from your past…

When a young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom, DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find a twisted serial killer who likes to date his victims before he kills them.

Determined to stop the horrific deaths, Imogen is forced to act as bait – but will she get caught in her own trap? As the search for the killer ramps up, attention falls on the strange new boy in town. Why does he watch his neighbours through the windows? And could the truth be closer to home than any of them realise?

Thanks to avon for having me on the blog tour! Katrina is a phenomenal writer and today I’m sharing a extract for her new thriller .
Do check out the other blogs taking part.

DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles pulled up outside
the pale green house on Colleton Hill just outside Exeter
city centre. Standing in front of them was a row of
picturesque terraced cottages facing a thicket of overgrown
bushes and brambles, some evergreen and some
not so much. From the ground floor Imogen imagined
you could pretend you were right in the countryside in
the summer. The street was almost hidden from the big
red-brick blocks on the other side of the greenery.
‘Ready to go?’ she asked Adrian, who was wearing
his ever-present glazed look. The look of someone who
was trying to adjust to life without someone else.
Someone trying to pretend they weren’t grieving. He
obviously hadn’t been sleeping; he was probably
drinking too much again. She couldn’t ask him if he
was all right because that wasn’t how this partnership
worked. He would talk to her if he needed to, she was
confident of that.
‘Yep, let’s go.’ He turned the engine off. They got out
of the car and looked at the front door, which was being
guarded by a uniformed police officer, PC Griffin. He
nodded at them both.
‘What’s the story here then?’ Imogen asked the officer.
‘Young woman, Erica Lawson, didn’t turn up for
work yesterday or today. When the boss finally got in
touch with her ICE contact, her sister, she came to the
house and let herself in. Found Erica upstairs on the bed,
called the police immediately.’
‘Did she touch anything in the house?’ Imogen asked.
‘A couple of things, said she let the cat in before she
went upstairs and when she saw the body she threw up
in the toilet . . . so she flushed it.’
‘For fuck’s sake.’ Imogen rolled her eyes.
‘Then she washed her hands and face in the bathroom
sink. They’ve taken her to the hospital to get checked
out. She’s pretty shaken.’ PC Griffin screwed up his face
as he spoke.
‘Jesus.’ Imogen sighed before pulling her gloves
out of her pocket and entering the house, Adrian
behind her.

BLOG POST FRIEND OF THE FAMILY BY TASMINA PERRY

She thinks your life is perfect. She thinks you don’t deserve it.

Your job
Amy is more than happy to offer the daughter of an old friend work experience at her London magazine. Josie is young and ambitious. She just needs a foot in the door.

Your home
When Josie arrives, she swiftly makes herself indispensable at work and at home. And when childcare falls through before a long-awaited university reunion in Provence, it begins to look as if Josie may be staying longer than Amy had bargained for.

Your husband
In the heat of Provence, Josie’s presence starts to unsettle Amy, especially around her husband. As cracks begin to appear in Amy’s perfect life, she cannot shake the feeling that the family friend may not be a friend at all…

Don’t miss this gripping, addictive read. You’ll never see a houseguest in the same way again…

Firstly a big thank you to Becky for my copy to review. I recently read the pool house which i loved .

Devoured  in one swift gulp this is the pefrct beach read.

Packed with tension and intrigue.

A steamy read.

Book about friendship secrets and our pasts. What do you do when your past comes knocking ?

Gripping and claustaphobic

Absolutly loved this addictive and compelling story.

Do check out the other blogs taking part. 

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BLOG TOUR I INVITED HER IN BY ADELE PARKS

‘I invited her in… and she took everything.’

When Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help, she doesn’t hesitate to invite her to stay. Mel and Abi were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life, until Mel’s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out of her studies.

Now, seventeen years later, Mel and Abi’s lives couldn’t be more different. Mel is happily married, having raised her son on her own before meeting her husband, Ben. Now they share gorgeous girls and have a chaotic but happy family home, with three children.

Abi, meanwhile, followed her lover to LA for a glamorous life of parties, celebrity and indulgence. Everything was perfect, until she discovered her partner had been cheating on her. Seventeen years wasted, and nothing to show for it. So what Abi needs now is a true friend to lean on, to share her grief over a glass of wine, and to have some time to heal. And what better place than Mel’s house, with her lovely kids, and supportive husband…

Firstly a huge thank you to hq stories for my proof copy..i was so excited to read.

I am the biggest fan of Adeles…im yet to meet her and fangirl…one day.

This is her debut with hq , and well shes set the expectations high now after creating this beauty.

I devoured this whenever i could yesterday and it is deliciously corrupt!!

As a woman , mum ,friend ,wife whatever genre you fit you will be shocked.

A woven tale of friendship, jealousy,love,loss and betrayal.

Excellently written and you will not want to put it down.

Explores the dynamics of social media and how it infuses the past and present.

We all havr had a blast from the past come knocking…however in this case its quite literally a knocking.

Written in different alternatives which i love as enables the reader to grt a varied view of the situation . It also Keeps the flow fast and fresh..

I thought i knew where disaster was going to strike but i was wrong so this is unpredictable.

Intrnse, chilling ,thrilling and claustrophobic.

This is going to fly off the shelves !

Do check out the other blogs taking part and i wish Adele every success with her new and exciting direction.

Published 20th September

BOOK REVIEW YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE BY JESS VALLANCE

Gracie Dart has always worked hard and she’s got a wall covered with revision timetables and French verbs to prove it. But now GCSEs are behind her and she suddenly starts to think: what was the POINT of it all?

When Gracie thinks she’s dying of a disgusting tropical illness, she starts to worry she’s been wasting her best years being sensible. It’s like people say: you only live once – so isn’t it about time she started LIVING?
(OK, so the tropical illness turned out to be a fake-tan miscalculation. Anyone could make the same mistake.)

When Gracie decides to do something, she does it properly. Gracie Dart is about to live out her dreams. However embarrassing.

Firstly a big thank you to Clare at bonnier /hot key books for my proof copy.

I whizzed through this read .

Funny and quirky.

A great ya read exploring all those big questions you have as a teenager and even at my age!

Life affirming and completely relatable.

A story of being brave and stepping out your comfort zone

I look forward to reading more about Gracie and her adventures.

Published 23rd August.