BLOG TOUR KEEP HER CLOSE BY MJ FORD

Someone is playing a deadly game…

When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator?

In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought…

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour. I absolutly loved his debut last year so was very excited to read this.

He is a excellent storyteller and weaves suspense . It is a chilling dark and addictive read.

Makes you not want to trust anyone!

Compelling and twisty and i cant wait to read more .

Once i started i couldn’t put down ,needing to know the truth. Packed with action this is sure to be another hit.

Do read on for a extract and catch the other blogs taking part.

‘Morning, Andrea,’ said Jo.
‘Ma’am,’ said Williams. ‘Follow me.’
They proceeded under a sort of covered walkway (Williams had to stoop), into another quad surrounded by nineteenth-century terraces, then down a set of stairs into a more modern section of housing. Jo had somewhat lost her bearings – these colleges had been reconstructed so many times over the centu¬ries, to no obvious plan, that it was easy to get lost. A set of clipped heels fell into step beside them.
‘You’re the other detective?’ said a slightly cadaverous-looking fifty-something woman in a plaid suit, holding out a hand. Jo shook it as she slowed.
‘Jo Masters,’ she said.
‘Belinda Frampton-Keys. I’m the Vice Provost. I do hope you can get to the bottom of this. Malin is such a promising member of the MCR.’
‘The MCR?’
Frampton-Keys looked confused for a moment, as if the abbreviation should be in common currency. ‘Middle Common Room. It’s how we refer to postgraduate students.’
‘Was it you who reported the disappearance?’
‘That’s right. Malin’s fellow student, a girl called Anna Mull, was supposed to meet Malin this morning for a coffee. When she didn’t show up and didn’t answer calls, Anna went to her room. Curtains were still drawn, which wasn’t like Malin, so Anna came to find a member of staff. We knocked several times, then entered using our own key. When we saw what was inside, I called the police.’
Williams led her towards a door behind police tape. Stationed beside it was Oliver Pinker. Squat, ginger-haired and affable, he was often paired with Williams, though the sight of the two together was strangely disconcerting, like a double act about to break into some mysterious dramatic display. He handed her polythene booties and gloves, and she stepped under the tape into a sterile linoleum corridor with several dorm rooms and a fire door at the end. The Vice Provost attempted to follow, but Williams placed a hand on her arm. ‘Best if you stay off the crime scene, ma’am,’ she said.

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BLOG TOUR SLEEP BY C.L.TAYLOR

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

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

Cally is one of those authors that us book bloggers get very excited about ..so when we get THAT email we cant reply fast enough! We dont need to even know the title see the cover we just know we are guaranteed a excellent book.

As ever i whizzed through it ..good and bad as means finishes quicker.

A clever psychological thriller that will play with your mind.

Dark, intense and chilling it has all the ingredients for a fantastic thriller.

Cally is a brilliant author who captivates the reader and leaves them bereft. Cleverly plotted and fast paced she is at the top of her game.

I wish her every success with this book and check out the other blogs taking part.

Published 4th April

BLOG TOUR THE AGE OF MISADVENTURE BY JUDY LEIGH

You’re never too old to live dangerously…

The gloriously funny new novel from the author of A Grand Old Time.

All Georgie Turner wants is to keep her family together. But with her daughter growing up fast, her sister married to a man Georgie hates, and their aging aunt getting more and more outrageous, nothing’s simple.

So when her brother-in-law makes his biggest mistake yet, Georgie sees the chance to reunite the ladies in her life. And after a little persuasion, three generations of Turner women head off on a very unusual road trip. Georgie’s confident that some sun, sea and a bottle or two of prosecco will make this an adventure they’ll never forget.

What could possibly go wrong?

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour. I absolutely loved her debut so was excited to read this.

Judy certainly knows how to write fun books about women getting into mischief.

Fantastic charactars all at different points of their life and with unique dramas.

Packed with warmth and humour this makes for a perfect holiday read.

If you enjoy books from Fiona Gibson ,another avon author then i highly recommend this story.

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

Read on for a sneak peek….

There’s something on the front doorstep, a package. As I approach, I notice it’s a bouquet of flowers: roses – red, white and pink – perfect blooms, expensively arranged. I pick them up in both arms like an old-fashioned prima ballerina and bring them to my nose. They have a light, sweet fragrance and I smile. I consider doing a low curtsey but decide against it in the heeled boots.
There’s a card, thick and embossed in gold. I pull it out and stare at the words: Thank you for looking after my Bonnie last night. Adie. I push the flowers away as if they’ve started to stink. In a way, they have. I hold them by the stalks, petals hanging down, heavy as a dead rabbit, open the door and march inside. I throw them in the sink and take out my phone. It rings for a while; Bonnie doesn’t answer. I wonder if he’s tied her up, gagged her. I make myself a cup of tea.
The steaming liquid comforts me. I think back and the images come quickly, remembering when Bonnie first brought Adie home and he was so well mannered and courteous. She’d been gullible with men before Adie, gravitated towards the overconfident type, had her heart broken a few times but moved on quickly enough with encouragement from me.
Adie was different, cunning: he saw Bonnie as a trusting, good-natured clip-on status symbol. I disliked him the first time I saw him and my views never changed. She was shy with him, but I could tell she was smitten, her heart lost in a moment. And Adie was cardboard-stiff in his best suit, like he’d just stepped down from the witness box, straight-faced and slimy, taking a slice of cake and murmuring, ‘You make the best gateau in Liverpool, Mrs Turner.’ Bonnie had giggled into her hand and turned shining eyes on him, as if he were a saint.
I was going out with a drummer called Magic who played in The Shipperies every Sunday night, wore eyeliner and looked like a Greek god. I had no time for my sister’s creepy suitor. As she poured tea, my mother said, ‘And what do you do, Adrian?’ His smile was just teeth and no expression in the eyes. ‘I buy old property, do it up and sell it on, make money.’ Bonnie was all breath and excitement. My mum managed to make it to their wedding, but she wasn’t well. She died a few years after that. She’d have hated to see Bonnie now.

BOOK REVIEW DARLING BY RACHEL EDWARDS

I knew she was trouble from the moment I saw her. I felt it as she stood in the doorway that day: disaster. Not just because she was so different, that skin and that hair, as different from me as it’s possible to be. There was something wrong about her. Wrong for us. It was never going to work.

Now she is dead and only I am left to love him. She is dead, and it’s all my fault.

I had been intrigued by this from other bloggers on twitter and then saw it recomended by Dorothy Koomson . I knew i needed to read it then .

Wow… what a read!

With so many thrillers out in the market its getting harder and harder to get the mixture right to have full impact . Well this has it all.

Domestic drama and cultural tension with governments decisions.

Told in alternare narratives and this genuinly shocked me. It was both brilliant and terrifying getting into a teenagers mind especially one so angry and confused at the world.

A fantastic read and i cant wait to read more from Rachel.

BOOK REVIEW THE SISTERHOOD BY DAISY BUCHANAN

For fans of Bryony Gordon and Dolly Alderton, The Sisterhood is an honest and hilarious book which celebrates the ways in which women connect with each other.

‘My five sisters are the only women I would ever kill for. And they are the only women I have ever wanted to kill.’

Imagine living between the pages of Pride And Prejudice, in the Bennett household. Now, imagine how the Bennett girls as they’d be in the 21st century – looking like the Kardashian sisters, but behaving like the Simpsons. This is the house Daisy Buchanan grew up in,

Daisy’s memoir The Sisterhood explores what it’s like to live as a modern woman by examining some examples close to home – her adored and infuriating sisters. There’s Beth, the rebellious contrarian; Grace, the overachiever with a dark sense of humour; Livvy, the tough girl who secretly cries during adverts; Maddy, essentially Descartes with a beehive; and Dotty, the joker obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race and bears.

In this tender, funny and unflinchingly honest account Daisy examines her relationship with her sisters and what it’s made up of – friendship, insecurity jokes, jealousy and above all, love – while celebrating the ways in which women connect with each other and finding the ways in which we’re all sisters under the skin.

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. I absolutely loved her debut so was very excited to recieve this.

Daisy is such a strong fresh female voice and i think all women can relate to her journey.

This explores identity, self esteem, love, and friendship.

Very funny ,warm and relatable. Packed with emotion and a fantastic read.

I wish Daisy every success with this book.

BLOG TOUR THE MUM WHO GOT HER LIFE BACK BY FIONA GIBSON

When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia’s life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn’t take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy ‘the Big Milk’. After almost two decades of putting everyone herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, She’s never felt more alive.

That is, until her son Alfie drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia’s relationship survive having a sulky teenager around?

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

I am a huge fan of fionas books ,you are guaranteed a bit of fun escapism.

She writes with great wit , warmth and knowledge of being a mum.

Funny and real im sure many parents can relate to Nadias situation.

Whizzed through and was rooting for Nadia and Jack. I really enjoyed reading his narrative too , enabling me to get a mans perspective…not always easy!

Really enjoyed and do check out the other blogs taking part.

BLOG TOUR MY SISTER IS MISSING BY JULIA BARRETT

I’m not the wife you think I am

Just weeks after giving birth, new mum Stephanie Henderson and her baby girl disappear.

With husband Adam in despair, and the police investigation stalled, it’s up to her sister Jess to find them. But when Adam starts to behave suspiciously, Jess starts to question what really happened.

Following news of a tragic accident, she suspects the worst and, in turmoil, goes in search of answers. But Jess isn’t prepared for what she uncovers . . . or for what happens next.

This is a twisted psychological thriller that will make you question what is real, and whether you really can trust those you love.

 

Firstly a big thank you to red door books and having me on the tour. 

This is a new author to me which is always exciting. 

This is a subject close to my heart and is excellently written with sensitivity. 

Unpredictable and compelling this is a excellent book.

Exciting and addictive twisty thriller.

Published 14th march and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part. unnamed-1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOG TOUR YOUR GUILTY SECRET BY REBECCA THORNTON

You know Lara King.
The top billing of the showbiz pages, you’ve seen her every morning; over your breakfast, on your commute to work. You know everything about her; you’ve dissected her life.
Her perfect relationship with film-star Matthew Raine. Her beautiful six-year old daughter Ava.
And so when a terrible incident shatters the family’s carefully constructed facade, a media frenzy ensues.
What happens when the perfect woman begins to unravel? When her whole life is really just a lie? One she will do anything she can to stop you from finding out?

This story is . . .

YOUR GUILTY SECRET.

Firstly a big thank you to Ellen at zaffre books for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

This book is so culturally relevant in a age of fame and social media. I really enjoyed this insighr into behind the scenes of a seemenly perfect life.

But what lies beneath the perfect smile?

Told in alternate narratives and timelines to build up the past of lara and see where she has come from.

Is all as it seems when every parents nightmare occurs…

With all eyes on Lara for the wrong reasons how long can she keep her facade up.

A twisted tale of motherhood,celebrity status ,lies and scandal.

Published 7th march and do check out the other blogs taking part.

BLOG TOUR THE SCANDAL BY MARI HANNAH

When an young man is found stabbed to death in a side street in Newcastle city centre in the run up to Christmas, it looks like a botched robbery to DCI David Stone. But when DS Frankie Oliver arrives at the crime scene, she gets more than she bargained for.

She IDs the victim as Herald court reporter, thirty-two-year old Chris Adams she’s known since they were kids. With no eyewitnesses, the MIT are stumped. They discover that when Adams went out, never to return, he was working on a scoop that would make his name. But what was the story he was investigating? And who was trying to cover it up?

As detectives battle to solve the case, they uncover a link to a missing woman that turns the investigation on its head. The exposé has put more than Adams’ life in danger. And it’s not over yet.

Firstly thanks to Alainna for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

I had the pleasure of reading her previous book in this series.

This is a fast paced gritty police thriller.

Not all is as it seems when a face from DS Oliver’s past returns and truths need to be discovered.

A dark read with a complex storyline and relatable characters.

A great strong female lead who leads the way in cracking the case.

Published 7th march.

Do check out the other blogs taking part

BOOK REVIEW NOW YOU SEE HER BY HEIDI PERKS

Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.
Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable: tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.
Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.
Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

Someone is hiding the truth.
So what really happened to Alice?

Firstly a huge thank you to Rachel for my copy to review.

I had a day of trains and waiting so picked the perfect book to keep me company!

This is a amazing read…i highly recommend if you like your books packed with suspension and twists and turns.

A layered storyline that as it goes on you find yourself finding the truth and its a shock. How far do we go to protect our friends, ourselves and our kids.

Unpredictable and addictive.

I couldn’t put it down !

Since i read this its been announced this is a richard and Judy book club choice…huge congratulations.

Published 7th March