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.

BOOK REVIEW YOU LET ME IN BY LUCY CLARKE

I’M IN YOUR HOUSE

There’s a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows.

I’M IN YOUR HEAD

Maybe it’s all in Elle’s mind? She’s a writer – her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night.

AND NOW I KNOW YOUR SECRET

As fear and paranoia close in, Elle’s own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past – and she’s given them the key…

Lucy clarke is one of my top authors, who i dont even need to read the blurb of to buy her book.

Its like a birthday present each year ..
You let me in is a exceptionally written psychological thriller and one that demands to be read in one go

Devoured and enjoyed in one afternoon.

Packed with claustaphobic tension and chilling scenes this will get under your skin.

Addictive and insightful into a authors world.

Fresh and fast paced this will have you turning the pages to reveal the truth.

Unpredictable and hooks you in .

Lucy is a amazing author and reminds us bookworms why we love books.

I wish her every success with this book and im loving seeing more and more readers discover her writing.

BLOG TOUR THE HOUSE OVER THE STREET BY LESLEY PEARSE

Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, other times they have children.

Hilda, Katy’s mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders if these mysterious visitors have just been released from prison. Is Gloria secretly bringing criminals, or worse, into the heart of the community?

Then one night, the house burns down. In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained visitors must be responsible until her father is arrested and charged with murder. Have the police arrested the correct person? Are the rest of the street safe? Can Katy find the truth before it’s too late?

Firstly a big thank you to the penguin team for my copy to review.

Ive been lucky to recieve and review a few of Lesleys books now and its clear to see why she is a huge bestseller.

Packed with mystery and history this will take you back to a different era.

Touched me on personal level due to my own experiences

Whizzed through this, desperate to know the truth!

Perfect escapism and an exceptional storyteller.

Features strong courageous women who are incredibly inspirational.

Explores families and friendships and the challenges these present.

This is her 25th year in publising books.. what an achievement!

Do check out the other blogs taking part and i wish Lesley every success with this book.

Published 6th September

BOOK REVIEW THE KEY BY KATHRYN HUGHES

A hidden note. A lost love. A second chance…

From the #1 bestselling author of The Letter,Kathryn Hughes, comes The Key, an unforgettable story of a heartbreaking secret that will stay with you for ever.

‘A wonderful, enthralling story; one that I didn’t want to end’ Lesley Pearse on The Key

1956
It’s Ellen Crosby’s first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever…

2006
Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right . . .

Firstly a big thank you to Becky for my proof copy to review.

I absolutely loved her previous books so was eager to read this.

What a amazing book full of emotion and insight into a time gone by.

Full of history its fascinating to get a glimpse of a different world.

Powerful subject for me on a personal level.

This is the story of a lie that set the path to someone’s destiny, incredibly thought provoking.

Told in alternate narratives and timelines this captures the essence of each charactar and their lives.

Twists and turns that eventually expose the truth what will happen?

Can people have second chances?

Kathryn is a evocative writer who creates escapism for her readers but also hits the feelings hard!

Published 6th September

BLOG TOUR THE RIVAL BY CHARLOTTE DUCKMAN

NOW
Helena is a career woman with no job and a mother without a baby. She blames Ashley for destroying her life. But is what happened really Ashley’s fault?

THEN
When Helena hires Ashley to work for her, she’s startled but impressed by her fierce ambition. They form a dream team and Helena is proud – maybe this is the protégée she’s always wanted to have. But soon Helena realizes that nothing will stand in the way of Ashley’s drive to get to the top. And when Helena becomes pregnant, everything she has worked so hard for is suddenly threatened, with devastating consequences…

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Firstly a big thank you to the quercus team at book bridgr for my copy to review.

I have seen and heard a lot about this so was excited to read.

A fresh voice in fiction and wow what a debut!

Incredibly riveting and intoxicating exploring the dynamics of a female friendship.

This had a very similar feeling to the bbc drama last year the replacement which was huge.

However this being written so clevery has a poweful impact and is completly unpredictable.

Absolutly loved it and another speedy read.

Definitely deserves its spot on the psychological thriller shelf!

Without giving any spoilers it features a subject very close to me so was a powerful read.

I can not wait to read more from amazing author and wish her every success.

Do check out the other blogs taking part.

Published 6th September