Welcome to The Close – a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . .
Moving into The Close, all Laura wants is peace and privacy.
But resident Queen Bee Stella is suspicious, fearing Laura has designs for her fiancé, Al.
So when Laura stumbles on Al’s big secret, Stella’s perfectly controlled world falls apart. As the two women take a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these former strangers are fast becoming best friends.
But has Laura forgotten that revenge never comes without a sting in the tail?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. Im a big fan of Jane’s books.
This explores the dynamics of female friendships and the complexity of them.
It felt like getting a glimpse into how the other half live …
Toxic friendships and wealthy families. Its a real eye opener for Laura who is after normality for herself and her daughter.
This is packed with wit and a real treat to read.
Janes writing is alway able to pull you in and have you hooked till the end.
Relatable and you find yourself connecting to the characters and cheering them on.
No doubt this will fly off the shelves this summer.
Published July 9th.
She told him to make himself at home. He did.
Life has been good to Ellie – she owns a successful art gallery, is deeply in love with her husband, Seth, and has two beautiful children, Brandon and Simone.
But not everything is perfect…
Lately, Seth seems to have something on his mind and has become cold and distant. And things don’t improve when he invites mysterious stranger Ace to stay in their home.
Ace is charming, but Ellie can’t help feeling there’s more to him than meets the eye, that he has some kind of agenda. She’s also aware that she is dangerously attracted to him.
Then a girl at Brandon’s school is murdered, and Ellie is beyond devastated when the police tell her they think her son might be involved.
Ellie knows in her heart that Brandon is innocent and she feels certain that Ace is somehow connected to the disturbing things that are happening. She starts to dig for the truth and uncovers the terrible secret that will change her life in ways she can’t imagine…
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. This is another new author to me , one of the joys of lockdown and netgalley. This is a completely unpredictable book with twists and turns galore. Secrets are revealed and people show their true colours.What starts with a regulsr family living in a nice house…somehow loses that and their lives are turned upside down.Compelling and exciting this is a great thrilling read.Mothers know best …right?Published 31st May and i look forward to reading more from this author.
The news of her mother’s death hits Nell as if she’s been shot. The letter must be some kind of prank, but who could be so cruel? Because Nell’s mother died nearly thirty years ago.
When Nell was just a tiny baby, her parents died in a car crash, leaving her to be raised by her devoted grandmother, Lilian. So when the lawyer’s letter arrives, informing her of her mother Sarah’s very recent death, it destroys everything Nell thought she knew. Her grandmother loved her, so why did she lie? And why did her mother abandon her?
Nell knows she can never recapture the years with her mother that were taken from her, and fears this will haunt her forever. Now she won’t rest until she finds out why she was so cruelly deceived. But her family’s past has been kept secret for a reason, and someone is desperate for it to stay that way. How much danger will Nell risk for the truth?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers approving my request to read on netgalley. This is a new author for me.
Packed with mystery ,secrets and lies . This is a powerful read about getting answers!What happens when you go searching for answers and they are not what you expected…
Unpredictable and thrilling.
Captivating and compelling
I look forward to reading more from Lesley .
Published 23rd June
Her children have a deadly secret. Can she uncover it before the police do?
Melissa Byatt’s life in Forest Grove seems as perfect as can be: a doting husband, three loving children and a beautiful house in a close-knit community. But appearances can be deceiving.
One evening, Melissa arrives home to the unimaginable: her husband lies stabbed on the kitchen floor, their children standing calmly around him…With horror, she realises that one of them is to blame. But which one? And why would they attack their own father?
Her loyalties torn, in a split second she decides to protect her children at all costs—even if that means lying to the police. But when someone in the neighbourhood claims to know more than they should, Melissa discovers that some secrets are beyond her control…
Can she find out the truth of what happened before the rumours spread? And can the family unite to escape the spotlight of scandal—or are none of them as innocent as Melissa insists?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. Ive read all of this authors books and really enjoyed them.
This is a real who done it and things arent what they seem.
Packed with twists and turns as secrets and lies are revealed.
I loved the extra snippets shown from Facebook page which is so accurate of a nosy group.
Who could possibly have wanted to hurt Patrick…hes a good guy with a loving family….isnt he??
Compelling and unpredictable this is a great thriller with characters im sure a lot can relate to.
Published 1st April
Two friends go on holiday. Only one comes back.
If you loved The Holiday, get ready for your new obsession…
Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away.
This year, they’re off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out?
But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home…
Firstly a big thank you to Avon for accepting my request to read on netgalley. This is a new author for me and she didnt dissapoint .
This is a brilliant read and one that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Completely unpredictable and exciting. The story keeps unravelling one chapter at a time with secrets galore.
What starts as a ideal dream getaway quickly becomes a nightmare with Orla just wanting to go home.
I will definitely be checking out her other books .
Published 23rd July
In Poppy Page’s mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.
But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a single mistake – and that mistake will be far more dangerous than she could imagine.
Someone is going to pay for it with their life
Firstly a huge thank you to Jane and the publicity team . I was a very lucky blogger to not only recieve a proof copy but a signed art piece! Im a huge fan of Jane’s so i was very happy!
As always i knew this would be good and read very quickly.
Wow i think she just gets better and better.
You think you know where its going and boom the direction had changed.
This explores the ways us humans make so many mistakes that impact our lives.
Twists and turns and fantastic characters.
Jane has a remarkable way of capturing women of all ages and their innermost thoughts .
Published 28th May and do check out the other blogs taking part.
One dead husband. Three women with motives.
Mackenzie, Robin and Lily have been best friends since college. Twenty years on, they all live in the same neighbourhood with their perfect families, perfect houses, perfect lives…
It would seem that nothing could come between these three women.
Except for a betrayal.
Nothing could turn them against each other.
Except for a terrible past mistake.
Nothing could tear them apart.
Except for murder...
They’re all best friends who have each other’s backs – or do they?
Firstly a big thank you to Avon for my netgalley copy to read. This is new author for me .A scandalous tale of lies,lust,loss and revenge. Is everything as it seems in this perfect neighbourhood. 3 friends looking out for each other or just themselves. Fast paced and written in alternate narratives keeping the perspective relevant. Twisty and chilling this will keep you on your toes right through the book.Published 20th August.
She wanted a second chance at happiness. She got a first-class ticket to hell.
Lydia Palmer seems to have it all – a thriving business, a beautiful house, a picture-perfect husband and two wonderful kids. But things are different behind closed doors – Lydia is desperately unhappy and wants a divorce. Then, shockingly, her husband Adam dies.
When her grief eases, Lydia starts online dating and almost immediately meets Patrick. Handsome, successful, loving, he’ll make the perfect second husband.
But is Patrick too good to be true? Can you really find prince charming online?
These are questions Lydia is forced to ask when her world begins to collapse. First, the police say Adam may have been murdered. Then her daughter turns against her, her business disintegrates…
Lydia is convinced that someone is trying to destroy her happiness. She’s wrong. They want so much more than that…
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my netgalley request to read. This is a new author for me.
This is a book that will make you angry and fruststed. Lydia needs her head examined! However i know what love can do to rationale.
Very twisty and fast paced.
Incredibly claustrophobic and suffocates you as the web moves in. Dark and thrilling!
Whizzed through this and albeit predictable in some parts it is still a exciting addictive book. You will go on a real journey through the pages.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
One family learning to love again.
Cate Morris and her son, Leo, are homeless, adrift. They’ve packed up the boxes from their London home, said goodbye to friends and colleagues, and now they are on their way to ‘Hatters Museum of the Wide Wide World – to stay just for the summer. Cate doesn’t want to be there, in Richard’s family home without Richard to guide her any more. And she knows for sure that Araminta, the retainer of the collection of dusty objects and stuffed animals, has taken against them. But they have nowhere else to go. They have to make the best of it.
But Richard hasn’t told Cate the truth about his family’s history. And something about the house starts to work its way under her skin.
Can she really walk away, once she knows the truth?
Firstly thank you to Sj for my copy to review. I absolutely loved her debut book and its amazing to see its success.
This is a beautifully written story about love,loss ,family and secrets.
As a mum to children with special needs i could relate to the family dynamics that was shown. However it was good that wasnt the focus of either the book or the charactar .
A unique,fascinating setting for a story to take place. The words jump off the page as they articulate the surroundings perfectly.
Theres a lot of challenges in their lives and obstacles in the future . But working together as a team and opening up their home and hearts could be the answer .
This is a quirky book and especially as we are in lockdown , use this opportunity to escape into another world through reading.
Anstey is a storyteller and a joy go have met.
I wish her every success with this book which from the cover alone will be catching peoples eye.
At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her school and released a red balloon into the sky. Attached was her name, her email address…and a secret she desperately wanted to be free of. Weeks later, on a beach in France, Lucas Moreau discovered the balloon and immediately emailed the attached addressed, sparking an intense friendship between the two teens.
Now, fourteen years later, Emmie is hiding the fact that she’s desperately in love with Lucas. She has pinned all her hopes on him and waits patiently for him to finally admit that she’s the one for him. So dedicated to her love for Lucas, Emmie has all but neglected her life outside of this relationship–she’s given up the search for her absentee father, no longer tries to build bridges with her distant mother, and lives as a lodger to an old lady she barely knows after being laid off from her job. And when Lucas tells Emmie he has a big question to ask her, she’s convinced this is the moment he’ll reveal his feelings for her. But nothing in life ever quite goes as planned, does it?
Emmie Blue is about to learn everything she thinks she knows about life (and love) is just that: what she thinks she knows. Is there such thing as meant to be? Or is it true when they say that life is what happens when you are busy making other plans? A story filled with heart and humor, Dear Emmie Blue is perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and Evvie Drake Starts Over.
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. Ive interacted a lot with this author but yet to read her debut so was excited to read this. Following reading i can safely say ill be a fan of all of her work.
This is a beautiful book and written so eloquently that ive fallen in love. Not only with the story and characters but also with words again . The power they have will always remind me how amazing it is to read.
Heartwarming and at times heartbreaking. A real rollercoaster of emotions! Full of humour and relatable moments.
I could resonate with Emmie in many ways and shes just a great character. We all need to love who we are a bit more.
My heart was whisked away and i swooned a lot but i wont give spoilers…
Highly recommend if you enjoy Miranda Dickinson and Roxie Cooper books.
Published July 14th.