BOOK REVIEW THE TALL MAN BY PHOEBE LOCKE

A SENSELESS MURDER. A TERRIFYING LEGEND. A FAMILY HAUNTED.

1990: In the darkest woods, three girls devote themselves to a sinister figure.

2000: A young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.

2018: A teenage girl is charged with murder, and her trial will shock the world.

Three chilling events, connected by the shadow he casts.

He is the Tall Man. He can make you special…

Firstly thank you to Jenni for my copy to review.

I have heard a lot of praise for this book so was thrilled to recieve.

Read in one go as it draws you in straight away.

Packed with mystery and tension .

This is a excellent book for those who like a spooky thriller.

You could feel the darkness and horror that was lurking in the pages .

Loved reading the different timelines and narratives as this always keeps a storyline fresh and unpredictable.

Are people who they say they are and how long can the past stay hidden .?

Fantastically written and can predict this flying off the shelves …

Published 14th June and wish phoebe every success .

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BLOG TOUR THE FORGOTTEN GUIDE TO HAPPINESS BY SOPHIE JENKINS

Sometimes, happiness can be found where you least expect it…

Twenty-eight-year-old Lana Green has never been good at making friends. She’s perfectly happy to be left alone with her books. Or at least, that’s what she tells herself.

Nancy Ellis Hall was once a celebrated writer. Now eighty, she lives alone in her North London house, and thinks she’s doing just fine. But dementia is loosening Nancy’s grip on the world.

When Lana and Nancy become unconventional house mates, their lives will change in ways they never expected. But can an unusual friendship rescue two women who don’t realise they need to be saved?

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

The proof copy was stunning so i can only imagine how gorgeous it will look on the shelves .

I absolutly loved everything about this book

Full of warmth and wit and a real variety of charactars who each bring a piece of magic

Uplifting and heart warming this makes for the perfect spring read.

Sometimes we have to hit the bottom to fly high again.

Charming and funny this is a book you will miss when finish.

I look forward to reading more from Sophie.

Published August for paperback and out now for ebook.

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BOOK REVIEW VOX BY CHRISTINA DALCHER

Silence can be deafening.

Imagine a world in which you can only speak 100 words a day.

Any more and a thousand volts of electricity will course through your veins.

But only if you’re a woman.

Firstly a huge thank you to hq for my proof copy which i won. There is a lot of buzz around this book and after reading it i can tell you the buzz is 100 % accurate.

I whizzed through this and had my jaw dropped for a large part as this has a lot of wtf moments.

Never has a book been so cultural relevant than this in 2018… the year where channel 4 plays the handsmaid tale and women in Ireland used their voice for the good of themselves and other women.

I am a huge dystopian fan as often the reader is forced to imagine a alternate world. Vox does that and so much more
Just imagine only having 100 words a day. …. now imagine going over by 20 words…. you would be treated to a bolt of pain.

This book is exceptionally written , compelling thought provoking and so addictive.

A story of strength and courage in dark times.

Just an amazing book that days on is heavy on my mind.

Believe the hype preorder buy borrow vox which will be the quietest bestseller this summer….

Published 23rd August and i wish the author every success .

BOOK REVIEW DAISY’S VINTAGE CORNISH CAMPERVAN BY ALI MCNAMARA

Welcome to the gorgeous Cornish town of St Felix, where there’s magic in the air…

When Ana inherits a broken-down camper van from her best friend, she takes the chance for a quick trip to Cornwall – some sea air and fish and chips on the beach is just the tonic she needs.

But St Felix has bigger plans for Ana. She discovers a series of unsent postcards, dating back to the 1950s, hidden in the upholstery of the van. Ana knows that it’s a sign: she’ll make sure that the messages reach the person that they were m eant for. And as the broken-down van is restored to gleaming health, so Ana begins to find her way back to happiness

Firstly a big thank you to Clara for my copy to review . Ali is one of those authors you know you are in for a treat.

Absolutely loved this story packed with emotion.

Escape to the beautiful setting and open your mind to the magic of possibility and new beginnings.

Ana is grieving and hurting however as the days go past she feels lighter and more alive than she has In a long time.

Is it the sea air ,the break away or the people she’s meeting especially a certain few .

All thanks to a campervan thats seen better days … as it starts to rebuild so does Ana.

I am a firm believe in fate and signs so this story was a real magical treat.

Beautiful captivating amd perfect for a summer read.

What is possible when we open not only our eyes but our hearts too.

Published 14th june

BOOK REVIEW THE MISSING GIRL BY JENNY QUINTANA

Anna Flores was just a child when her adored teenage sister disappeared.

Unable to deal with the pain, Anna took the first opportunity she had to run from her fractured family, eventually building a life for herself abroad.

Now, thirty years on, her mother has died, and Anna must return home to sort through her possessions.

In doing so, she has to confront the huge hole her sister’s disappearance left in their lives, leaving just one question unanswered: what really happened to Gabriella?

Because not knowing is worse than the truth.

Isn’t it?

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

This is a debut novel and written very well.

The cover and title are bold and eye-catching.

Told in alternate timelines which i love in a book especially a mysterious thriller. This really keeps you on your toes and second guessing every character and their intentions

Packed with intrigue and secrets surronding the disappearance of Annas sister.

In order to uncover the truth she needd to go right back and it wont be essy .

Old faces memories and lies all come back to haunt her.

All families have difficulties and this family is no exception.

Unpredictable and gripping.

I look forwatd to reading more from Jenny.

Published 31st may

BOOK REVIEW THE BRIGHTON MERMAID BY DOROTHY KOOMSON

Brighton Beach, 1993
Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears.
Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was – and what happened to her best friend that summer.
But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust…

Firstly a huge thank you to the penguin team for my proof copy…this went straight into my hand for next read.

Im a huge huge fan of Dorothys books and was thrilled to have my review quoted in her book.

As a firm fan of her work i have watched her grow and expand as a writer.

The cover itself entices you and sets the scene for a chiling tale.

This has a very sinister feel to it and was very unpredictable.

As always i whizzed through it not wanting it to end but dying to know the truth .

Full of suspense and mystery be prepared to go on a ride .

Emotive and thrilling this makes for a compelling read.

This is darker then some of her other books but that is what makes her books so enjoyable as they are not always the same. Sign of a excellent writer.

Update since i read this i had the pleasure of meeting her….. !!! We geeked out over marvel and yes i did fangirl…

Cannot recconmend enough for your summer read ..or if like me your binge read.

I wish her every success.

Published 17th May

BLOG TOUR CLOSE YOUR EYES BY DARREN O’SULLIVAN

He doesn’t know his name. He doesn’t know his secret.

When Daniel woke up from a coma he had no recollection of the life he lived before. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the other end is. He has been given one warning, if he doesn’t find out his family will be murdered.

Rachael needs to protect her son. Trapped with no way out she will do anything to ensure they survive. But sometimes mothers can’t save their children and her only hope is Daniel’s memory.

Firstly a big thank you to hq for not only my copy of the book but having me on the blog tour.

I recieved both his books in one package so ive had the joy of reading both back to back.

Let me tell you Darren is a author to watch in the psychological thriller genre. He expertly crafts his books to leave you hooked and wanting more.

Close your eyes is full of tension and will get your adrenaline pumping.

He manages to turn every day settings into a gripping scene.

I raced through this book .

Compelling and addictive this is going to be a huge hit .

I wish him every success and cant wait to read more ….

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BOOK REVIEW THE LIDO BY LIBBY PAGE

Meet Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26: dreamers, campaigners, outdoor swimmers…Rosemary has lived in Brixton all her life. But now everything she knows is changing – the library where she used to work has closed, the family fruit and veg shop has become a trendy bar, and her beloved husband George is gone.Kate has just moved and feels alone in a city that is too big for her. She’s at the bottom rung of her career as a journalist on a local paper, and is determined to make something of it. So when the local lido is threatened with closure, Kate knows this story could be her chance to shine. And Rosemary knows it is the end of everything for her. Together they are determined to make a stand, to show that the pool is more than just a place to swim – it is the heart of the community. Together they will show the importance of friendship, the value of community, and how ordinary people can protect the things they love.

I couldn’t wait to dive into this book… i am a lover of swimming so i was drawn to it with just the title.

I then heard lots of amazing things about this debut novel. .

I finished this a few houes ago and i already miss the charactars.

What a amazing book this is.

Exploring so much of human nature and what makes us tick.

Uplifting and heartwarming that is just a few words about the blossoming friendship between Kate and Rosemary.

If this doesn’t make you want to rush to a pool then nothing will.

Swimming for me as a busy mum of 2 who battles mental illness is my escape. For that half hour im Charlene alone with my thoughts ,no kids no dog no phone and it really is good for my mind body and soul.

This is a tale of courage kindness friendship and love.

This lives up to its hype so go read!

I wish Libby every success and i cannot wait to see what else she has coming up.

BOOK REVIEW BIG BONES BY LAURA DOCKRILL

It’s a food diary. I have to tell the truth. That’s the point.
Bluebelle, aka BB, aka Big Bones – is a sixteen-year-old girl encouraged to tackle her weight even though she’s perfectly happy, thank you, and getting on with her life and in love with food.
Then a tragedy in the family forces BB to find a new relationship with her body and herself. . .
Tuck in for best mates, belly laughs, boys and the best Bakewell tart.

As soon as i saw this being discused on twitter i knew i needed to read it. Bold bright title and cover it certsinly grabs your attention.

What a delightful read and a character that will stay with me.

What starts as a food diary becomes so much more .

Heartwarming funny and insightful .

I love food so if your a foodie like me be warned you will feel peckish reading this.

Embrace your true self and love your bones big or small ..

Peefect for both young and old ,uplifting and charminh .

Highly recommend ..