BOOK REVIEW HER HUSBANDS LOVER BY JULIA CROUCH 

She stole her husband. Now she wants to take her life.
After the horrors of the past, Louisa Williams is desperate to make a clean start. Her husband Sam is dead. Her children, too, are gone, victims of the car accident in which he died. 
Sam said that she would never get away from him. That he would hound her to death if she tried to leave. Louisa never thought that he would want to harm their children though. 
But then she never thought that he would betray her with a woman like Sophie. And now Sophie is determined to take all that Louisa has left. She wants to destroy her reputation and to take what she thinks is owed her – the life she would have had if Sam had lived.
Her husband’s lover wants to take her life. The only question is will Louisa let her?

I have been dying to read this so was thrilled to find it in my local library. 

This is incredibly addictive and dark.

What you think is the truth may not be after all?

Who is the reliable narrator in this?  

Completely shocked me with the twists and turns and then the ending ! 

I was like no!!!! I need answers but very cleverly written to achieve that dramatic result .

Disturbing and chilling and everything you expect and more from a bestselling psychological thriller.

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BOOK REVIEW AFTER I’VE GONE BY LINDA GREEN


STATUS UPDATE: You have 18 months left to live . . . On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left scared and confused: is she the target of a cruel online prank or is this a terrifying glimpse of her true fate?

Amongst the posts are photos of a gorgeous son she has not yet conceived. But when new posts suggest her death was deliberate, Jess realises that if she changes the future to save her own life, the baby boy she has fallen in love with may never exist.




Wow what an incredible original exciting book.

I had this preordered for ages as love this authors books .

This is in a league of its own 

Fresh new and bold .

Dealing with a raw topic for me personally but written so well and will open readers eyes up to a horrible way of life .

Was gripped from page one .

It’s not very often I’m tempted to rush to the end to see what happens …I didn’t cheat but I was desperate to know. 

Facebook is a huge part of today’s society’s …funny enough my Internet is down so with no distractions I read even quicker! 

This will be nothing like you have ever read I promise you .

Dark and compelling and will haunt you ever after finishing the last page .

BOOK REVIEW GATHER THE DAUGHTERS BY JENNIE MELAMED

On a small island, cut off from the rest of the world, there’s a community that lives by its own rules. Boys grow up knowing they will one day reign inside and outside the home,while girls know they will be married and pregnant within moments of hitting womanhood. 

But before that time comes,there is an island ritual that offers children an exhilarating  reprieve.  Every summer they are turned out onto their doorsteps to roam wild:they run ,they fight, they sleep on the beach and build Camps in the trees.  They are free. 

It is at the end of one of these summers ,as the first frost laces the ground,that one of the younger girls witnesses something she was never supposed to see. And she returns home ,muddy and terrified, clutching in her small hand a truth that could unravel their carefully constructed island world forever .

Firstly thank you to Caitlin  at headline for my review copy.

This completely  exceeded my expectations. 

I loved it! Beautifully written with some shocking moments .

Tense atmospheric writing which captures the feeling of the young women who know their free days are coming to an end.

I am fascinated by cults and the psychology behind it. How others live their lives etc. 

Intense and chilling in some parts as we see what lengths others go to for their beliefs .

BOOK REVIEW THE STRANGER IN THE HOUSE BY SHARI LAPENA

Why would you run scared from a happy home?  

You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. 

You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his data. 

That’s the last thing you remember. 

You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got  there . They tell you that you were in an accident ; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town.

The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend is not so sure . And even you don’t know what to believe. …



Firstly a huge thank you to Becky at transworld for my review copy.

A year ago I read a proof copy of this authors fantastic debut book the couple next door which is still flying off the shelves .

So of course like many bloggers and readers I was so excited to read her next book. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity. 

I devoured this in one go … gulp and it’s gone.

Addictive chilling and reels you in.

This author has a way to grab your attention and you are engrossed in the storyline  .

Also her characters are incredible and make you question who is telling the truth? And you think you know who they are and their motives for a shock to happen .

This lady knows how to write a thriller  !

Compelled me right through to the last page .

Published 27th July 


BOOK REVIEW GIVE ME THE CHILD BY MEL MCGRATH 

Imagine that your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. You open the door to the police. Your husband’s eleven year old love child stands between them- a daughter you never knew he had.

Her mother has Been found dead in their south London flat. She has nowhere else to go.

WOULD YOU TAKE HER IN?




Firstly a big thank you to hq for my proof copy and having me on the blog tour Everything about this book is enticing ,the cover and title just scream read me.

A very dark read at times feeling quite uncomfortable. 

Who is telling the truth?

How many more secrets are there?

Who is the child?  And what impact will she have on the family?

Tense and full of mystery. 

A suffocating read tells the story of a complex story and family. 

Was really interesting to read about her job as a psychologist as I’ve had my own dealings with them both for me and my kids. 

Plus that feeling of instability you feel when you have mental illness as a parent . People doubt you.. even you doubt you.

Makes you think and ask questions?  What would you do in this situation? 

Do you ever really know someone?  

A great psychological thriller.

Do check out the other blogs taking part ,
Published 27th July 



BOOK REVIEW THE WOMAN IN THE WOOD BY LESLEY PEARSE

Maisy and Duncan have always had each other. Until the day they didn’t

One night in 1960, fifteen-year-old twins Maisy and Duncan Mitcham awake to find their father pulling their screaming mother from the house. She is to be committed to an insane asylum. It is, so their father insists, for her own good.

It’s not long before they, too, are removed from their London home and sent to Nightingales – a large house deep in the New Forest countryside – to be watched over by their cold-hearted grandmother, Mrs Mitcham. Though they feel abandoned and unloved, at least here they have something they never had before – freedom.

The twins are left to their own devices, to explore, find new friends and first romances. That is until the day that Duncan doesn’t come back for dinner. Nor does he return the next day. Or the one after that.

When the bodies of other young boys are discovered in the surrounding area the police appear to give up hope of finding Duncan alive. With Mrs Mitcham showing little interest in her grandson’s disappearance, it is up to Maisy to discover the truth. And she knows just where to start. The woman who lives alone in the wood about whom so many rumours abound. A woman named Grace Deville.





Firstly a huge thank you to the publishers for my copy as wasn’t expecting it .

I’ll be honest I’m not actually sure if I’ve read any of this authors books and seeing as she has wrote 24 before this one this is mad. So I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect and after reading I now want to read all her back log .

This completely blew my expectations! 

Once I started I couldn’t stop reading . Great characters but an even better storyline . 

This book had a lot going on, drama, family turmoil and unexpected friendships .

Lesley is a incredible storyteller and has the skill to captivate her readers. 

This was quite a dark read in some parts so I’m really intrigued to see if that’s similar in her other books.


BLOG TOUR THE DARKNESS WITHIN BY LISA STONE 

I am delighted to be taking part in this blog tour. Thank you Avon .

I have read most if not all of Cathy glass books so I’m very intrigued to read this fiction book under her new pseoudym Lisa Stone 

Today I am sharing a extract for you .

Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part .

The darkness within was published 13th July and I can’t wait to get a copy and wish her every success with her new direction in writing .
Police, ambulance, and fire tenders arrived within minutes of each other and the officers immediately took control. The police closed off the road in both directions and rerouted the traffic. Portable spot lamps flooded the scene and the fire crew quickly established that there was one male in the vehicle, then set about cutting him free. Sparks flew as they worked and the man and the woman who’d stopped to help told the officers what they knew, which wasn’t a lot as neither had actually witnessed the accident. However, the woman did tell them about the driver who’d overtaken her on a blind bend, and the police officer included it in his notes. Once she and the man had given their statements and contact details, they were allowed to leave. 

The lorry driver meanwhile was in a patrol car giving his statement. The police had already completed an initial safety check of his lorry and had found nothing untoward. They’d also looked at his driving licence and insurance, breathalyzed him, and checked his mobile phone, all of which they said was now standard practice at the scene of a road traffic accident. Everything had been in order and the last call he’d made had been before he’d left the hypermarket. As he finished making his statement, they saw the fire crew finally cut the driver free from the now backless car. They laid him on the waiting stretcher where the paramedics took over. An oxygen mask was placed over his mouth and nose and a line ran from his arm to a bottle held up by one of the paramedics. As they prepared to load the stretcher into the ambulance, the lorry driver turned to the officer beside him and asked, ‘Do you think you could find out how he is?’

‘I’ll see what I can do,’ he replied helpfully.

The driver watched through the windscreen as the officer went over and spoke to two of his colleagues. It had stopped raining now but a damp mist hung over the scene. They talked and nodded and at one point smiled. The ambulance sped away, its siren wailing and light flashing. 

‘He’s got a broken leg and arm and a head injury,’ the officer said on his return. ‘They’ll know more once he’s at the hospital, but it seems he’s lucky to be alive.’ He paused, then added, ‘He’s known to us. He’s already lost his licence and there’s alcohol in his blood.’

BOOK REVIEW ONE LITTLE MISTAKE BY EMMA CURTIS 

Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy. 


When she risks everything she holds dear on a whim, there’s only one person she trusts enough to turn to. 

But she’s about to learn that one mistake is all it takes; that if you’re careless with those you love, you don’t deserve to keep them . . .

Wow I’ve just finished this …what a book and more over a debut !!!

Picked this up on a whim and definitely one of my top reads this year 

This had all the ingredients for a psychological thriller for me and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

Incredibly written captivating and completely addictive.

When I wasn’t reading I was thinking about the characters .

These characters got really under my skin and not for good reasons ! One character had a rubbish childhood and there are wounds threatening to reopen. I could relate to her and her mindset for my own personal reasons . But hopefully the similarities end there!

Full of shocking moments that you really feel you are in for a heart pounding journey reading this.

A brilliant look at women and their relationships in their life and what makes us who we are.

what happens when we make ons little mistake? Does this make us bad?

This will make you think and question your own moral compass. 

Loved loved every page turning chapter. 



BOOK REVIEW LAST SEEN ALIVE BY CLAIRE DOUGLAS 

She can run.

Libby Hall needs to hide ,to escape from everything for a while.  Which is why the house swap is a godsend . The chance for Libby and her husband Jamie to  exchange their tiny bath flat for a beautiful haven on the wild cornish coast  .

But she can’t hide

Before they can begin to heal their fragile marriage , Libby makes some disturbing discoveries about the house.  And soon the peace and isolation begin to feel threatening.  How alone are they?  Why does she feel watched?

Because someone knows her secret

What us Jamie hiding? Is Libby being paranoid?  And why does the house bring back such painful memories?  Memories Libby has worked hard to bury. Memories of the night she last saw her best friend alive …and what she did. 

Firstly a big thank you to Sarah at penguin for my copy to review.

I know without  even reading the blurb that I will enjoy one of Claire books. She is superb at writing a twisty psychological thriller .

Last seen alive is amazing ,im writing this late at night after finishing it so it’s fresh in my thoughts .

I did not in a million years see where this was going…..it has huge shock factor.

The first half I was enjoying but admitted I was feeling frustrated at the characters then boom…. 

This is so dark and tense it makes you feel almost suffocated when reading . Also paranoid and on the edge of your seat .

Who can you trust?  What is real ?

Incredibly written and very clever. 

Just go read if you want fast paced chilling read this summer .

Cannot recommend enough and I’m in awe of Claires writing …. her ability to pull the rug from under the readers feet ! 

BOOK REVIEW THEY ALL FALL DOWN BY TAMMY COHEN 

They say it’s all in her head. 

She knows it’s not. 

Hannah had a normal life-a loving husband, a good job .

Until she did something shocking .

Now she’s in a psychiatric clinic.  It should be a safe place.  But patients keep dying .

The doctors say it’s suicide.  Hannah knows they are lying .

Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again ?



Firstly a huge thank you to Rebecca for 
my proof copy. I may have squealed I was that excited to read it.

I absolutely love Tammy Cohens books so it’s always exciting to read a new release.

This lady has a dark mind ! 

Recently I’ve seen some TV psychological thrillers that I’ve said have felt similar to her writing.  

As someone who openly admits to having mental health issues this is a subject very close to me.

This has a very suffocating tense feel to it as you know not is all it seems .

People are hiding their true colours. ..but who?

Vulnerable women are opening up in the belief and faith that they are in safe hands . Are they??

Can these patients recover ? 

What has happened to get these women here and what does the future hold.

Suicides are happening and questions are being asked. 

Tamar Cohen at her best… making the reader question everything and feel scared to turn the page…