BLOG TOUR TRANCE BY ADAM SOUTHWARD

His victims are powerless. He is in control. This is his revenge—and he’s only just begun.

Three university scientists are found dead in a gruesome murder-suicide, and the only suspect in the case, Victor Lazar, is quickly captured. When the spate of violent suicides follows him to prison he is moved to solitary confinement, reserved for the highest-risk inmates. And then his assigned psychologist inexplicably takes his own life.

Alex Madison, a former forensic psychologist turned private therapist, is brought in to interview Victor. He suspects that Victor is controlling his victims, somehow coaxing them into a suggestive trance. It seems like science fiction, but as Alex digs deeper he uncovers a frightening reality of secret research and cruel experimentation—and the perpetrators are closer to home than he could ever have imagined.

Too late, Alex learns the true extent of what Victor is capable of—and who he’s after. With everything he holds dear at risk, can Alex take control of a dangerous mind—before it takes control of him?

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy, i loved the sound of it.

Wow this book was amazing.

Fresh original and so different to anything ive read before!

Completely intoxicated me. Addictive and chilling this will stay with you long after you finish

So much mystery and history to the charactars.

Love psychology and this was like a case study in a book.

Great book and highly recommend.

Cant wait to read more from this author.

Published 1st July and do check out the other blogs taking part.

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BOOK REVIEW I LOOKED AWAY BY JANE CORRY

Every Monday, 49-year-old Ellie looks after her grandson Josh. She loves him more than anyone else in the world. The only thing that can mar her happiness is her husband’s affair. But he swears it’s over now, and Ellie has decided to be thankful for what she’s got.

Then one day, while she’s looking after Josh, her husband gets a call from that woman. And just for a moment, Ellie takes her eyes off her grandson. What happens next will change her life forever.

Because Ellie is hiding something in her past.

And what looks like an accident could start to look like murder…

Jane is one of those authors who i know i will love whatever she writes. Her books are amazing! And this is no exception, it may even be my favourite. Incredibly clever and twisty this left me in awe and gobsmacked. I could relate a lot to Ellie … wont say too much as spoilers but i want to thank Jane for creating a charactar with a condition not often spoke about. Plus dealt with really well .A layered storyline that at times i thought where is this going and how do these dots connect…but my goodness when you realise its a wow moment.A wide array of charactars and sone not particularly nice i must say. You really feel for Ellie in some parts.As someone studying psychology this book demonstrates the link between childhood events and how you grow into a adult.Gripping ,addictive and chilling i couldnt put it down . Completely unpredictable .Highly recommend If you enjoy a dark twisty psychological thriller but written with emotion and sensitivity.

BOOK REVIEW THOSE PEOPLE BY LOUISE CANDLISH

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS YOU’LL LOVE TO HATE
Until Darren and Jodie move in, Lowland Way is a suburban paradise. Beautiful homes. Friendly neighbours. Kids playing out in the street. But Darren and Jodie don’t follow the rules and soon disputes over loud music and parking rights escalate to threats of violence.
Then, early one Sunday, a horrific crime shocks the street. As the police go house-to-house, the residents close ranks and everyone’s story is the same: They did it.
But there’s a problem. The police don’t agree. And the door they’re knocking on next is yours.

Firstly im a huge fan of Louise’s, ive had the pleasure of meeting her a few times and shes lovely..Shes certainly not letting her success go to her head. I was invited to the launch of our house last year and said to her … watch this space its going to be huge! A year on and its scooped awards and still selling like hot cakes. I was lucky to be at her launch for Those People, with great people ,wine and cake .

Louise definitely knows how to write about people you may think twice of inviting to dinner. However through her charactars that make us judge it also makes you question yourself. Why as humans are we so quick to label and judge others? Its fascinating stuff… In Those People Louise has created a street where everyone gets on and their peace is shattered when the new neighbours move in. But is all as it seems?We open with the fact that something has happened, we dont know what ,how or to who. The book then alternates between the charactars which enables the reader a real insight into each household. Louise explores the dynamics between neighbours and how it can go so wrong when they dont play ball.

Gripping and thrilling she has done it again and its great to see her success and i wish her even more with this release.

BLOG TOUR THE MISSING WIFE BY SAM CARRINGTON

You think you know those closest to you. You are wrong…

A sleep-deprived new mother approaching her fortieth birthday, the very last thing Louisa wants to do is celebrate.

But when her friend Tiff organises a surprise party, inviting the entire list of Louisa’s Facebook friends, Louisa is faced with a room full of people she hasn’t spoken to in years – including someone she never expected to see again: her ex-boyfriend, Oliver Dunmore.

When Oliver’s wife Melissa goes missing after the party, everyone remembers the night differently. Someone knows what happened to Melissa, and Louisa is determined to find them. But the truth could be closer, and the deception more devastating, than she’d ever imagined…Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy and having me on the tour. This arrived complete with sweets and ear plugs…very intriguing. I could relate to Louisa who is struggling with a newborn and the exhaustion it brings. Shes tired and isnt feeling her best. Sam has portrayed this excellently. She has been thrown a surprise birthday party but does not feel like celebrating. When a blast from her past turns up… things start getting messy and not just her feelingsWhat happened that night and why cant she remember? Why arent those close to her trusting her anymore. Can she trust herself?Packed with secrets and mystery this is a addictive thriller. Twisty, fast paced and suspenseful you wont predict what happens next!Published 27th June and do check out the other blogs taking part.

BLOG TOUR BRING ME SUNSHINE BY LAURA KEMP

Charlotte Bold is nothing like her name – she is shy and timid and just wants a quiet life. When her job doing the traffic news on the radio in London is relocated to Sunshine FM in Mumbles, she jumps at the chance for a new start in Wales.

But when she arrives she discovers that she’s not there to do the travel news – she’s there to front the graveyard evening show. And she’s not sure she can do it.

Thrust into the limelight, she must find her voice and a way to cope. And soon she realises that she’s not the only person who finds life hard – out there her listeners are lonely too. And her show is the one keeping them going.

Can Charlotte seize the day and make the most of her new home? And will she be able to breathe new life into the tiny radio station too…?

Firstly a big thank you to Alainna for my copy and having me on the tour . I adore Laura Kemp, her books and her witty persona online.I absolutely loved this and perfect for fans of Milly Johnson and Cathy Bramley.

Full of wit, humour and warmth this is the perfect pick me up book. A story of self discovery, stepping out of your comfort zone. Friendship, new beginnings and facing your fears.

It has great charactars that stay with you long after you finish the book.

Published 27th June and do check out the other blogs taking part.

BLOG TOUR YOU’LL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN BY LESLEY PEARSE

You have to keep running if you want to survive . . .

When her husband returns shell-shocked and broken from the Great War and his mother makes her life a misery, Betty Wellow discovers how bitter and hard life can truly be. But it is not until a devastating storm sweeps through their small fishing village and endangers her life, that she sees her chance to escape – and takes it.

Fleeing to Bristol, she changes her name to Mabel Brook and takes a position as a maid. But tragedy strikes once more after the sudden death of her mistress and she is cast back onto the streets.

Penniless and alone Mabel suffers a brutal attack before being rescued by a psychic named Nora Nightingale. There she gets her first taste of those who receive messages from the dead and realises she may have this gift herself.

But it isn’t long before Mabel receives her own message and is forced back to the very place she has escaped. A place of heartbreak and perhaps even murder – but Mabel realises that to secure her future she must confront her past one last time.

Heart-pounding, exhilarating and ever suspenseful, Lesley Pearse’s You’ll Never See Me Again is a tale of one woman’s fight to find her destiny.

Firstly thank you to the publishers for my copy to review and having me on the tour. Ive read a few of her books now and really enjoyed them. Lesley is a great storyteller who capivates the reader.This transports you to another era completely . Packed with history and detail.Beautifully written and completely atmospheric. Emotive and heart warming. A story of bravery, new beginnings and letting go of your past to embrace the future.Published 27th June and do check out the other blogs taking part!

BOOK REVIEW TELL ME YOUR SECRET BY DOROTHY KOOMSON

Pieta has a secret.
Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn’t kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when The Blindfolder starts hunting down his past victims, Pieta realises she may finally be forced to tell her deepest secret to stay alive . . .

Jody has a secret.
Fifteen years ago, policewoman Jody made a terrible mistake that resulted in a serial killer known as The Blindfolder escaping justice. When Jody discovers journalist Pieta survived an attack by him, she realises she may finally have found a way to catch him. But that would mean endangering at least two innocent people . . .

They kept quiet to protect themselves.
Will telling all save or sacrifice each other?

Firstly a big thanks for my copy to review . I am the hugest fan of Dorothys so its always like christmas reading her latest masterpiece.

Well we know she can write but boy she can now write dark and twisty!

This gets under your skin, it is terrifying and chilling. Addictive and hooks you in straight away. Haunting and compelling this is ons intense thriller .

As we have come to expect from her books there are great women charactars but these are fragile and damaged . This brings a rawness to the storyline.

I devoured this in one go and then kicked myself for reading too quickly. This is going to be huge and its such a honour as a fan and book blogger to be one of her first readers .

Published 27th June

BLOG TOUR SECRETS AND SEASHELLS AT RAINBOW BAY BY ALI MCNAMARA

The sun is shining on the golden castle on Rainbow Bay – and change is in the air!

Amelia is a single mother, doing her very best to look after her young son, Charlie – but money is tight and times are tough. When she first hears that she is the last descendent of the Chesterford family and that she has inherited a Real-Life Castle by the sea, Amelia can’t quite believe her ears. But it’s true!

She soon finds that owning a castle isn’t quite the ticket to sorting out her money problems that she’d first hoped: she can’t sell, because the terms of the ancient bequest state that any Chesterford who inherits the castle, must live there and work towards the upkeep and maintenance of the family home. So ever-practical Amelia decides to uproot her little family and move to this magnificent castle by the sea.

Living in a castle on the beautiful Northumberland coast is fun at first, but organising the day-to-day running is a lot more complicated than Amelia first imagined. Luckily she has help from the small band of eccentric and unconventional staff that are already employed there – and a mysterious unseen hand that often gives her a push in the right direction just when she needs it most. It’s only when she meets Tom, a furniture restorer who comes to the castle to help repair some antique furniture, that Amelia realises she might get the fairy-tale ending that she and Charlie truly

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

This is her 10th book and celebrating 10 years of publishing .

Ali is an amazing storyteller who weaves magic into her books. She has a unique touch to writing .

Full of hope love friendship.

A true rags to riches tale,which as a single mum would love!

Loved every page, perfect escapism and leaves you feeling warm and smiling .

Published 27th June and do check out the other blogs taking part.

BLOG TOUR HOW TO SAY GOODBYE BY KATY COLINS

No one is ever happy to see Grace Salmon.

As a funeral arranger, she’s responsible for steering strangers through the hardest day of their lives. It’s not a task many would want – but, for Grace, giving people the chance to say a proper goodbye to the ones they love is the most important job in the world.

From the flowers in the church to the drinks served at the wake,Grace knows it’s the personal touches that count – and it’s amazing what you can find out about someone from their grieving relatives … or their Facebook page. But when she accidentally finds out too much about someone who’s died, Grace is finally forced to step out of the shadows… and start living.

Firstly thanks to the hq team for my copy and having me on the tour. After following her for a while on social media it was great to read her book. Katy is one inspirational woman who has weaved that trait through her words.

I absolutely loved this book, its life affirming and heartwarming. Dealing with emotive issues in a sensitive way.

Grace is stuck in her ways , it keeps her safe in her comfort zone . This shows her journey of embracing her past and who it has made her today . She is faced with new challenges and new encounters. Will she rise to the occasion or fall?

A story of bravery in the everyday and living life to the full.

Published 13th june and do check out the other blogs taking part

BLOG TOUR SINNER BY JACQUI ROSE

Having been brought up amongst the hardest gangsters and faces of London, Franny Doyle learnt never to let love be her weakness. But she’ll do anything to protect those close to her, and at whatever cost.

Her partner Alfie Jennings is under pressure. The only person he ever sent down has recently been released from prison, and his Soho nightclub is under threat from his rival Charlie Eton – a man who doesn’t respond kindly to people taking away his business.

Charlie is playing dirty to come out on top, and when innocent children become involved in the feud, Franny and Alfie are dragged into a dark underworld where Alfie must face demons from his past, and Franny is in a dangerous race against time to ensure her own secrets aren’t exposed

Firstly a big thank you to Sabah for my copy to review and having me on the tour. Ive read a few of this author’s books and they are all excellent.Dark and gritty, showing the underworld of crime.Action packed and compelling. This will have you hooked straight away.Really interesting for me as places i know were mentioned so that gives a deeper perspective of the events.Family secrets, scandal and lies this is a captivating read !Published 13th June and do check out the other blogs taking part .