Firstly thank you to Jess at Simon and Schuster for accepting my request to read on netgalley.Secondly wow…all the wows!!.Louise is a fantastic author who ive had pleasure of meeting a lot now and is lovely even with all her success!!This is an amazing book which is going to be another bestseller.It had everything, sex,lies,scandal and secrets.Written in the narrative of a man which is always interesting.You really get into his psyche.Unpredictable,steamy and addictive.I highly recommend this if you like thrillers that lock you in straight away and take you on a ride!Louise has the power to take the everyday situation with regular people like her readers and create a masterpiece of suspense and tension .Published 25th June .
Thank you to the publishers on netgalley for approving my reading of this. This is a book that has been on my agenda for a while.
2 fun facts 1. Laura went to my daughters school to visit and she still remembers her colourful hair years on 2. That daughters early days were similar to jets. Yes i had post natal depression. I still have lot of mental health conditions.
One day i will share my story but back to this one.
This is bold,brave and beautiful. This is the honesty you need whether you have had kids or not. Its important as humans to know we are not alone in our suffering. Its ok to not be ok.
This book captures such a personal time that clearly was painful but Laura has opened her heart and soul and wrote her story.
Each persons pregnancy,labour ,afterbirth,bonding is different. However when yours doesnt go as smoothly as planned you will guilty. This guilt is so heavy and draining you dont see the light at the end of the tunnel. So books like this are so important.
Keep speaking and writing however inferior it seems to you.
Thank you to laura for sharing her story and i hope this will give hope to many and company to others.
Published 7th May
You thought you’d escaped your past
But secrets can come back to haunt you
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review and having me on the tour.
I love this author so was excited yo read this
Dark and chilling
Claustrophobic and atmospheric.
This took me right back to my teenage years as it written in alternate timelines.
Neve is haunted by the secrets of her past and when the past comes knocking what does she do.
Secrets,lies,loss,scandal ,love and friendship.
A excellent book that is unpredictable and keeps you guessing to the end.
Published 2nd april and do checl out the other blogs taking part
IN THIS WORLD, PERFECTION IS EVERYTHING
Elena tells herself it’s not about eugenics, not really, but when one of her daughters scores lower than expected and is taken away, she intentionally fails her own test to go with her.
But what Elena discovers is far more terrifying than she ever imagined…
Firsly thanks to hq for sending me the link to read on netgalley, my first one as im more of a physical reader.
I loved vox , which was her debut. This is a author whos not afraid to write the shock factor . Life kind of feels a bit strange that dystopian doesnt feel that different. But even so fiction is the cure.
As a mum of 2 special needs kids this was a challenging, thought provoking book. It makes you question your morals and ideas.
Chilling,thrilling and captivating.
Dark and disturbing but also scarily realistic.
Although not a easy read it also empowers women like her first book.
Published 30th April
‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there’s nobody there…’
When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son’s life.
George is a single parent too, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn’t hesitate.
But as Darcy is settling in, she receives a bunch of flowers with a chilling message. George says they’re from an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Opal, and days later Opal turns up at Darcy’s son’s football match. She claims to have shocking information that could threaten George’s custody of his daughter.
Darcy doesn’t know who to trust, but she’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger …
This is the first book from this author ive read and now need all her books . This is a amazing writer who clearly knows hows to write a psychological thriller.
Twists and turns and completely unpredictable . I was blown away .
Who can you trust?
And surely she’s found the perfect guy to start a future with.
Addictive amd compelling reading
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers and Tracy for my copy and having me on the tour.
This is Clare’s second book and ill now be reading her debut asap.
This was amazing!
Both as a reader and a personal connection.
Im adopted and there were parts that were like reading my thoughts.
Written expertly and packs a punch of emotions and suspense.
Clever,fresh and so addictive.
Told in alternate narratives and timelines to really set the scene and build up the tension.
Really enjoyed and highly recommend.
Do check out the other blogs taking part.
War rages across Europe, but Invermoray House is at peace – until the night of Constance’s 21st birthday, when she’s the only person to see a Spitfire crash into the loch. Rescuing the pilot and vowing to keep him hidden, Constance finds herself torn between duty to her family and keeping a promise that could cost her everything.
Kate arrives in the Highlands to turn Invermoray into a luxury B&B, only to find that the estate is more troubled than she’d imagined. But when Kate discovers the house has a dark history, with Constance’s name struck from its records, she knows she can’t leave until the mystery is solved . . .
Firstly apologies my review is up late (well blame the c word).
A big thank you to Avon books for my copy to review and having me on the tour. I loved lornas debut so was excited to read this
Ive read this and my heart has been uplifted. Whst a gorgeous story.
Full of history and a dual narrative and timeline. This gives great insight into a time gone by.
Romantic,inspirational and escapism which we all need right now.
Loved all the characters especially James.. swoon alert.
Published 19th March and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.
Firstly thank you to Harper Collins for my copy to review and having me on the tour.
This is a fun light read and a alternative spin on the traditional love story.
Fresh voice in fiction. Funny and a good distraction from real life.
Although she wants to find love i think she learns to love herself a bit more.
Published 19th March and do check out the blogs taking part in the tour.
The river can lead you home. Or it can take you under…
Firstly thank you to Alainna for my copy to review. This is a new author to me and shes a beautiful writer.
A story that weaves like the river itself, through the lives of this family . 3 sisters and a unique mother.
There is a lot of secrets and past traumas. Can these ever be overcome?
But theres a wedding on the horizon about to bring the family together.
I really enjoyed this family tale of loss,regret,hope and love.
Public 19th March and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.
Thirty years ago, a child was found in the New Jersey backwoods. He had been living a feral existence, with no memory of how he got there or even who he is. Everyone just calls him Wilde. Now a former soldier and security expert, he lives off the grid, shunned by the community – until they need him. A child has gone missing. With her family suspecting she’s just playing a disappearing game, nobody seems concerned except for criminal attorney Hester Crimstein. She contacts Wilde, asking him to use his unique skills to find the girl. But even he can find no trace of her. One day passes, then a second, then a third. On the fourth, a human finger shows up in the mail. And now Wilde knows this is no game. It’s a race against time to save the girl’s life – and expose the town’s dark trove of secrets…Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. I have only recently started reading his books after loving the Netflix show the stranger . I cant believe its taken me so long so i was over the moon to receive a proof..Twisty, packed with mystery and intrigue.His writing builds tension and suspense, it grabs your attention straight away and has you hooked till the trith is revealed. Now is the perfect time to read for escapism and why not pick a thriller.A fantastic author who i only ever heard praise about and now i kmow why. Published 19th March