BOOK REVIEW THE OTHER PEOPLE BY C.J.TUDOR

She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .

Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl’s face appear in the rear window.

She mouths one word: ‘Daddy.’

It’s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy.

He never sees her again.

Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead.

Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them.

Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened top Gabe’s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .

Finally ,finally got my copy .signed from waterstones no less! Delivered and devoured in the same day.. good because shows how gripping her books are. Though not so good when your finished and have to wait for her next creation!

I had the pleasure of listening to her at capital crime in September and have loved all 3 of her books now.

Disturbing, thought provoking and chilling.

This was such a fresh,original clever concept that will leave you turning the pages to get the truth.

Highly recommend if you like your psychological thrillers with a extra twist.

As a parent you can feel the anguish Gabe is feeling, at times i was a bit confused as to where the connections were going to be. But once they were made it made perfect sense and was v clever.

Now to rave about this to everyone who will listen and await her 2021 book.

BOOK REVIEW HOLD YOUR TONGUE BY DEBORAH MASSON

In the run up to Christmas, a serial killer stalks the streets of Aberdeen . . .

A brutal murder.
A young woman’s body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing.
A detective with everything to prove.
This is her only chance to redeem herself.
A serial killer with nothing to lose.
He’s waited years, and his reign of terror has only just begun . . .

Introducing DI Eve Hunter, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is your new obsession.

I finally read this cracking debut which had captured my interest ages ago on twitter.

This didnt dissapoint!

Even the title draws you in and sets the scene.

Fantastically written gritty dark thriller. Gory and gripping.

Full of twists and turns once you start reading you wont stop. Really interesting charactars especially the main one who despite being headstrong and determined has had her challenges.

Addictive and chilling i cant wait to read more from this author.

BOOK REVIEW WOMAN IN THE WATER BY KATERINA DIAMOND

The breathtakingly twisty new thriller – guaranteed to shock and surprise

I’m alive. But I can’t be saved . . .

When a woman’s body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find she is alive. But she won’t disclose her name, or what happened to her – even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed.

Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey follow their only lead to the home of the Corrigans, looking for answers. But the more they dig into the couple’s lives, the less they understand about them.

What’s their connection to the body in the river?

Why have other people they know been hurt, or vanished?

And can they discover the dark truth of their marriage before it’s too late?

I finally got a copy of this to read, im a huge fan of katerinas books.
This was another weekend read and what a cracking book it was.
Dark,twisted and chilling.

This is a fantastic series one in which we the reader see the officers relationship shift and change.  Desoure this being book 6 it feels just as fresh as the the first book in the series.

This case threatens the stability of  their professional and personal rship.

Harrowing case of domestic abuse which i can relate to.
A hard read in places but addictive as always!!

High praise for Katerina who really is the leading lady of crime fiction.

Highly recommend and look forward to what shes writing next!

BLOG TOUR NINE ELMS BY ROBERT BRYNDZA

From the breakthrough international bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice, a breathtaking, page-turning novel about a disgraced female detective’s fight for redemption. And survival.

Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly became a nightmare.

Fifteen years after those catastrophic, career-ending events, a copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle, continuing the ghastly work of his idol.

Enlisting her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate draws on her prodigious and long-neglected skills as an investigator to catch a new monster. But there’s much more than her reputation on the line: Kate was the original killer’s intended fifth victim . . . and his successor means to finish the job.

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Firstly thank you to the publishers for having Me on the tour . I won this through Lisa Halls competition.

Wow wow….what a book…

Meant to read a few chapters..and gulp book finished.

Addictive as hell, dark twisty and completely terrifying.

Chilled me to the bone.

Loved being inside the charactars head.

Incredible writing and excellent at creating a world your both compelled and scared by.

I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

Highly recommend if you like your books dark and gritty.

Published 9th January and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BLOG TOUR THE MOTHERS BY SARAH NAUGHTON

Im delighted to be sharing a extract from Sarah’s latest book. I loved her other books so cant wait to read this and with a title the mothers it already sounds intriguing!

Do check out the other blogs taking part and this is published in paperback 30th April and e book is available now.

The Uptons lived in a three-storey Georgian townhouse at the
wrong end of the Kings Road. It was the only house in the
terrace without a thick coating of grime on the stucco and gaps
in the cornicing like knocked-out teeth : the only basement not
a dumping ground for litter. Most of the houses on this street
were divided into flats, their windows opaque with filth, cracks
in the glass repaired by parcel tape. Still, Iona thought, the
Uptons’ place was probably worth a cool one and a half mill.
Perhaps they were hoping the area was up and coming. But
anything that was going to up-and-come in Chelsea had probably
done so already.
‘That’s his car,’ Yannis said as they parked and got out into
the rain.
The black Audi stood out among the Ford Focuses and ancient
Vauxhalls. Iona walked around it, peering through the windows.
Surprisingly spick and span for a family car : a bag of boiled
sweets in the compartment between the seats, a sports drink
bottle in the footwell, a gap for the stereo to go. Only sensible
to take it out in an area like this.
‘So, either he wants to make it hard for us to trace him,’ she
said, almost to herself, ‘or something’s happened to him.’
‘But if that’s the case,’ Yannis said, his reflection swimming up
beside her in the car window, ‘a mugging gone wrong, a sudden
heart attack, then surely a body would have turned up by now.’
She looked around her. This was perhaps the worst part of
Chelsea : worse than the sprawling council estate by the river.
These flats were bedsits let out to the desperate who had no
chance of even making it onto council lists.
Desperate enough to mug Upton and leave him bleeding in
the gutter ? Or to murder him and dump the body somewhere ?
That suggested a degree of organisation not generally displayed
by those existing at society’s margins.
A junkie Iona vaguely recognised was shuffling up the pavement
towards them. Raising her head at the last moment, a
look of consternation flashed across her ravaged features and
she turned and scuttled back the way she had come.
‘Not this time, Marta,’ Yannis called after her. ‘You’re all
right !’
As she tottered away they climbed the steps and rang the bell.
Bella Upton looked as bad as might be expected for a woman
whose husband was missing. On a good day, with washed hair
and a decent night’s sleep, she would be pretty. She was about
thirty-five, with a round face framed by long, chestnut hair
and large, expressive brown eyes. She blinked slowly when she
opened the door and seemed to take long moments to register
their badges.
‘Good morning, Mrs Upton. I’m Detective Inspector Iona
Chatwin, and this is Detective Sergeant Yannis Mohamud. May
we come in?’

BLOG TOUR THE FALL AND RISE OF SADIE MCQUEEN BY JULIET ASHTON

It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but Cherry Blossom Mews is a miraculous place. It’s somewhere that finds you, rather than the other way around.

Sadie McQueen has leased a double fronted space in this small cul de sac in a culturally diverse corner of central London. The cobbles muffle the noise of double-deckers roaring past the arched gates. Turn right and you are in a futuristic maze of corporate glass monoliths. Turn left and you see a wide street with many different houses. Towering above the mews are the degenerating tower blocks of an infamous estate. The old folks home and the nearby school are both in need of TLC; the private members’ club that set up shop in a listed Georgian building has been discreetly refurbished at huge expense.

Into this confusion comes Sadie. She fell in love with the street the moment she first twisted her ankle on its cobbles. Her double-fronted unit is now a spa. She has sunk all her money into the lease and refurbishment. She’s sunk all her hope into the carefully designed treatment rooms, the calm white reception space, the bijou flat carved out of the floor above.

Sadie has a mission to connect. To heal herself from tragedy. Sadie has wrapped the mews around her like a warm blanket, after unimaginable loss and unimaginable guilt. Her hard-won peace is threatened, not only by the prospect of the mews going under but by a man aptly named Hero who wakes up her comatose heart.

Sadie has a lot to give, and a lot to learn, not least that some ghosts aren’t ghosts at all.

Firstly thanks to ed pr fof my copy to review and having me on the tour.

Im a huge fan of Juliet’s writing and even had the honour of being quoted in another of her fantastic reads.

Life has been feeling hectic so this gorgeous bright covered novel was just the tonic.

Funny,heart warming and uplifting .

Explores unusual friendships which are formed unexpectedly

Secrets,lies,loss and love. Just your regular day at cherry mews.

Highly recommend especially in these grey January days. This will give you the boost you need .

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

BLOG TOUR MAKE DO AND MEND A BROKEN HEART BY KATEY LOVELL

When you know how, you can make anything from scratch, including a new life after love…
When Leanne and Richard bought a dilapidated old seaside cottage to renovate together as their forever home, their future was full of hope and promise.

But heartbreak was just around the corner: fast forward a few months and Richard is gone. With his death, Leanne finds herself stony broke, faced with an uninhabitable home and lacking even the basic skills to do it up herself.

With the help of the friendly woman who runs the library and the reluctant assistance of the man who works in the local hardware shop, the cottage is lovingly restored. But broken hearts aren’t so easy to fix… are they?

Firstly a big thank you to Katya at the publishers for sending me a proof to review.
Ive read one of her other books and loved it so was looking forward to getting stuck in.

Katey is a natural storyteller who manages to evoke so many emotions and whisk you away from reality . Its charming and uplifting whilst also dealing with some real tricky situations.

The perfect read to escape with!

I swooned many times and wanted to live amongst her new found friends myself.

Beautifully written and describes everything so vividly you are there within the pages.

I absolutely loved it and recommend , especially for fans of Cathy Bramley and Milly Johnson.

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

Its also lovely to see Kateys success in writing as she started as a book blogger too .

BOOK REVIEW MR NOBODY BY CATHERINE STEADMAN

When a man is found on a Norfolk beach, drifting in and out of consciousness, with no identification and unable to speak, interest in him is sparked immediately. From the hospital staff who find themselves inexplicably drawn to him; to international medical experts who are baffled by him; to the nationalpress who call him Mr Nobody; everyone wants answers. Who is this man? And what happened to him?

Neuropsychiatrist Dr Emma Lewis is asked to assess the patient. This is her field of expertise, this is the chance she’s been waiting for and this case could make her name known across the world. But therein lies the danger. Emma left this same small town in Norfolk fourteen years ago and has taken great pains to cover all traces of her past since then.

But now something – or someone – is calling her back. And the more time she spends with her patient, the more alarmed she becomes.

Has she walked into danger?

Firstly a big thank you to Jess at Simon and Schuster for my proof to review. I really enjoyed her debut so was excited to read this.

Expertly crafted with a fountain of insightful knowledge. Very scientific which makes it a completely different read to her debut.

Compelling and intriguing.

Original and a fresh voice of fiction.

It was fascinating for me as i have quite unusual health issues too so was refreshing to read.

Catherine is a very clever writer and i look forward to what she does next.

Published 9th January.

BLOG TOUR THE DILEMMA BY BA PARIS

breath-taking book …

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday and she’s having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she’s secretly glad she won’t be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam wants everything to be perfect for Livia so he’s secretly arranged for Marnie to come home and surprise her on her birthday. During the day, he hears some terrible news. He needs to tell Livia, because how can the party go on? But she’s so happy, so excited – and the guests are about to arrive.

The Dilemma – how far would you go to give someone you love a last few hours of happiness?

One day that will change a family forever, The Dilemma is the breath-taking, heart-breaking new novel from the million-copy-selling, Sunday Times bestseller, B A Paris

Firstly a big thank you to hq for my copy to review and having ms on the tour. I am a huge fan of this author so was very excited to get reading

Im on docs orders to rest this week so i read this rapidly and did not disappoint

It takes a step away from her usual thriller genre but it doesnt make it any less compelling and addictive reading.

This is a thought provoking moral questioning book . Whst would you do in similar situation?

Told in alternate narratives which helps build the tension and get inside the characters heads

Relatable characters and storyline

This really is the dilemma?

A fantastic page turner as is always expected with one of her books

Do check out the other blogs taking part on this tour and be sure to grab your copy on January 9th.

BOOK REVIEW THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY BY KELLY RIMMER

Inspired by the author’s family history, a searing page-turner of war, family secrets and a love to defy all odds.

2019. Life changed beyond recognition for Alice when her son, Eddie, was born with autism spectrum disorder. She must do everything to support him, but at what cost to her family? When her cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest.

WWII. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead.

2019. In Poland, separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for the book to review. This is a new author for me.

An amazing book ,beautifully and emotionally written.

This touched my soul 1.as a autism mum 2 as a big lover (if right word) of ww2 and the holocaust

Told in alternate narratives which adds depth to the story.

A journey of history, finding answers but also finding yourself .

Highly recommend