I sit here beside her stroking her tiny hands as she sleeps and she looks so perfect. It never crossed my mind that something would be wrong with my sweet girl and I’d be powerless to do anything to help her.
When Madeline’s six-year-old daughter Tilly collapses one Sunday night, Madeline’s world is turned upside down. Racing to the hospital, she imagines the worst scenarios in her mind, but when they arrive the doctors say that Tilly is fine.
Madeline’s ex-husband Adam and her best friend Laura think Madeline is being overprotective, that Tilly fainted because of her fussy eating. But Madeline is sure something is seriously wrong with Tilly. She can feel it. And she believes that a mother’s instinct is never wrong.
Adam and Laura begin to believe that Tilly would be safer in their care, but Adam has no idea about the secret Laura has been hiding. And then Tilly’s symptoms worsen, and Madeline realises that she may have to risk losing custody of Tilly to have any chance of saving her life…
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. This is a new author for me and looking forward to reading more.
A emotive captivating story of a mothers love and the lengths they go to for their children. Written beautifully and sensitively as its dealing with some hard hitting subjects.
As a single mum thats got 2 children with diagnoses and had dealings with social services, i could resonate with Madeleine a lot! The frustations and emotions are captured perfectly
I whizzed through this and highly recommend .
Published 15th july
When struggling journalist Harper returns a dress to the shop she bought it from that morning, she sees the same little girl sitting in the exact same place she saw her hours ago.
No one in the shop knows who the girl is.
No desperate parents have contacted mall security to say they’ve lost their daughter.
And the local police have no new reports of a missing child.
The girl says she misses her mother.
But why is nobody looking for her?
And what if finding her home is the worst thing you could do?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. This is a debut author.
Fast paced ,exciting and thrilling.
Packed with intrigue and tension this is a fantastic action packed debut.
Desperate to know the truth follow Harper as she races to uncover secrets and get the girl home .
DI Eve Hunter is back.
A young man, the son of an influential businessman, is discovered dead in his central Aberdeen apartment.
Hours later, a teenaged girl with no identification is found hanged in a suspected suicide.
As DI Eve Hunter and her team investigate the two cases, they find themselves in a tug-of-war between privilege and poverty; between the elite and those on the fringes of society.
Then an unexpected breakthrough leads them to the shocking conclusion: that those in power have been at the top for too long – and now, someone is going to desperate lengths to bring them down…
Can they stop someone who is dead set on revenge, no matter the cost?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. I loved the first book in this series so was excited to read this one.
The covers and titles alone set this series up for success and enjoyment.
Another great gritty installment of the dark murky side of scotland. Gripping and thrilling.
This is written excellently and clearly well researched . Compelling and enticing read.
Perfect for fans of Katerina Diamond and Helen fields.
Published 19th November
They call themselves The Host.
You are forced to play their game.
In it one person can live and the other must die.
You are the next player.
You have a choice to make.
This is a game where nobody wins…
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. Im a huge fan of Darren’s books so was excited to read. Thank you for having me on the tour and do check out the other blogs taking part.
What a fantastic book that is guaranteed to not only have you racing through but also have your thoughts whirring.
As a psychology student im fascinated by human behaviour and Darren has expertly explored this in the premise and concept of his storyline.
Why do good people do bad things. Nature v nurture?
What makes people tick?
This book excited me and i highly reccomend. Unpredictable, clever ,twisty and menacing . Thought provoking and addictive.
Published 13th May and i wish him every success .
THIS MOTHER’S DAY YOU WILL CALL HER MUMMY
Glamorous, beautiful Mummy has everything a woman could want… except for a daughter of her very own. So when she sees Kim – heavily pregnant, glued to her phone and ignoring her eldest child in a busy shop – she does what anyone would do. She takes her. But little foul-mouthed Tonya is not the daughter that Mummy was hoping for.
Meanwhile Kim is demonised by the media as a ‘scummy mummy’, who deserved to lose Tonya and ought to have her other children taken too. Haunted by memories of her own childhood and refusing to play by the media’s rules, she begins to spiral, turning on those who love her.
Though they are worlds apart, Mummy and Kim have more in common than they could possibly imagine. But it is five-year-old Tonya who is caught in the middle…
CALL ME MUMMY. IT’LL BE BETTER IF YOU DO
Firstly a big thank you to viper books for my copy to review on netgalley. Ive been eager to read this so was very excited to finally have the opportunity . Another great publication from viper!
A fantastic debut. The title the cover the striking colours are going to jump out to readers.
This jumps straight into action .
Tense ,thrilling and exciting
We get inside her head which is an experience! As a mum also its incredibly chilling!
Plotted and layered with expertise . This is destined to reel you in and have you hooked!
Guaranteed bestseller and one you will be hearing lots about! Im looking forward to seeing what comes next and wish her every success!
Published 25th February 2021.
He sees her. The one. The sunglasses don’t fool anyone, she is clearly upset, her nose and lips swollen from crying. They are two lost souls and he knows his love can help her. After all, she is not the first girl he has followed home…
Adam is the perfect boyfriend. He pays attention, he buys flowers. He knows everything about Laura and looks after her every need. He cooks, he cleans – he even does the dishes without being asked.
But Laura has never met Adam. Still grieving after a devastating car crash that killed her family, she’s forgetful and struggling to pull her life together. She’d be horrified to know the depth of this unsettling fantasy in which she is the star. But there’s no denying the chill she feels every time she finds another elaborate bouquet on her doorstep, or wakes in the night sensing she is not alone.
Adam has been watching her every move, and now it’s time to act. Except, there’s one little detail he’s missed: Laura has been watching him too.
After everything she’s been through, Laura’s ready to fight back and stop being the victim in her own life story. But in Adam’s world, there are no happy endings…
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. This is a new author to me and this has made me want to read all her books. This was so good!
I devoured it ,it had me gripped instantly. Its dark,disturbing and menacing.
Written in alternate narratives and timelines this gives the reader a indelth insight into the psyche of the serial killer . As a psychology student this is my type of read..
Excellently written and thought provoking.
Highly recommend !
Sisterhood binds them. Trauma defines them. Will secrets tear them apart?
Leah’s perfect marriage isn’t what it seems but the biggest lie of all is that she’s learned to live with what happened all those years ago.Marie drinks a bit too much to help her forget. And Carly has never forgiven herself for not keeping them safe.
Twenty years ago The Sinclair Sisters were taken. But what came after their return was far worse. Can a family ever recover, especially when not everyone is telling the truth…?
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Firstly a big thank you to HQ for my copy to review on netgalley. I am a massive fan of Louises and have been since her debut .
Ive been quite slow recently with my reading so to devour a thriller felt like my soul was reignited.
Fantastic from start to finish . Compelling and addictive. These sisters have been through a lot and life doesnt seem to easing up for any if them. So when their past comes calling its bound to create some stress!
All is not as it seems as the layers are pulled back and the truth is bared.
Completely unpredictable and exciting.
Louise is a amazing author who creates the pergect atmosphere for her story and has you hooked from page one.
Published 1st October
The perfect home… or the perfect lie?
She fell in love the moment she saw Cliffside. She just couldn’t believe her husband had bought their dream home, but nothing stays perfect for long…
When tragedy strikes and her husband is killed in a car accident, she finds herself living in the remote clifftop home on her own, and suddenly the glass-fronted house feels more threatening than comforting. And when she discovers footprints leading from the beach to her front door and a bunch of blood-red roses left on her step, she knows she’s not alone anymore.
You might think you know what happens next, but you’re wrong. With jaw-dropping twists and turns, this is a book you will not be able to put down!
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. And apologies in my delay,ive been having a slow reading time.
This was a fantastic read with plenty of twists and turns. You will find yourself wanting to jump in and give her a good shout and shake to wake up
Layered to build suspense and forebending sense of tension.
Unpredictable and thrilling.
I highly recommend and cant wait to read more from this author.
Published 24th August
Zoe fainted on her wedding day, and she never knew why. She’s always felt sure something bad happened. Ten years later, she’s going to find out what…
It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. Zoe was sitting in her hotel room, in her perfect white dress, looking forward to the moment when she would make kind, handsome Toby her husband.
Then, there was a blank.
They said she must have fainted, overcome with emotion. But nothing felt quite right afterwards. Did something happen in that missing time?
Now, Toby and Zoe have two beautiful children and a perfect life. They’re planning their ten-year anniversary party for their family and friends. The invitations have been sent, the food ordered. They’re going back to the grand hotel where they got married.
But as the anniversary gets closer, it becomes clear not everyone is looking forward to celebrating. Zoe catches Toby lying about where he’s been. One of her best friends seems to be ignoring her. And someone is spreading stories that might stop the party from happening at all.
Zoe is increasingly sure that she doesn’t have the full story. But does she want to know the truth, if it will destroy everything?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. Im very new to this authors books.. i need to read them all immediately!
What a fantastic book that will be hard to put down. Completely unpredictable and floored me which is always a great response when reading a psychological thriller.
Who can be trusted? What really happened on zoes wedding day? As a psychology student this was extra fascinating and interesting as the concept of memory is a large part of the story.
An addictive exciting storyline.
Published 9th September