Some secrets aren’t meant to be kept…
When Grace returns to Abi’s life, years after they fell out at university, Abi can’t help but feel uneasy. Years ago, Grace’s friendship was all-consuming and exhausting.
Now happily married, Abi’s built a new life for herself and put those days behind her. And yet as Grace slips back into her life with all the lethal charm she had before, Abi finds herself falling back under her spell…
Abi’s husband, Rohan, can’t help but be concerned as his wife’s behaviour changes. As their happy home threatens to fall apart, he realises that there’s something deeply unnerving about Grace. Just what influence does this woman have over his wife, and why has she come back now?
Firstly a big thank you to Hq for my copy to review. This is a new author for me and wow this book didnt dissapoint!
I raced through this so make sure once you start you dont have any other commitments . This is a addictive and compelling read.
This is a intense observation of toxic friendships. Obsession , claustrophobic tension between females and the destruction caused .
The hold that certain people have on our lives and the effect their presence and absence holds .
A fantastic dark and chilling read that gets right under your skin and in your mind.
I can see this being a roaring success and look at the gorgeous cover that really sets the tone of the book.
Published 27th may.
Not all secrets are meant to come out…
Twenty-five years ago, on Halloween night, eight-year-old Kelly Doherty went missing while out trick or treating with friends.
Her body was found three days later, floating face down, on the banks of the Creggan Reservoir by two of her young classmates.
It was a crime that rocked Derry to the core. Journalist Ingrid Devlin is investigating – but someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. As she digs further, Ingrid starts to realise that the Doherty family are not as they seem. But will she expose what really happened that night before it’s too late?
Firstly a big thank you to Avon for my copy to review . Im a huge fan of this author so couldnt wait to get stuck in.
Claire is a fantastic thriller writer who never dissapoints. This was clever, creepy, unpredictable and addictive
Loved the twists and turns and it is quite thought provoking. We as humans always jump to conclusions and point the finger at a certain type of person in society. This storyline explore this concept and the damage it does.
Published 21st January and if your new to her books i highly recommend adding to your tbr pile!
London’s latest art installation is a real killer . . .
An underground artist leaves three glass cabinets in Trafalgar Square that contain a gruesome installation: the corpses of three homeless men.
With the artist promising more to follow, newly-promoted Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, must race against time to follow what few clues have been left by a savvy killer.
As more bodies are exhibited at London landmarks and live streamed on social media, Archer and Quinn’s pursuit of the elusive killer becomes a desperate search.
But when Archer discovers that the killer might be closer than she originally thought – she realises that he has his sights set firmly on her . . .
He is creating a masterpiece. And she will be the star of his show.
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. This is a fantastic debut and magnificent crime thriller. I read 2 debuts over the weekend and can forsee 2021 as a good year for books!
Incredibly clever and fresh voice but also the concept behind the plot. Eerie and chilling!
This gets under your skin and lingers in your mind.
My children are budding artists so was fascinating to read a darker side of art.
Be warned once you start you wont stop so cancel your plans. Addictive and compelling reading.
Highly recommend and can see it flying off the shelves. Perfect for fans of m craven and Helen fields.
Published February 4th
There’s a serial killer on the loose.
When bodies start washing up along the banks of the River Thames, DI Henley fears it is the work of Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer. But it can’t be him; Olivier is already behind bars, and Henley was the one who put him there.
The race is on before more bodies are found.
She’d hoped she’d never have to see his face again, but Henley knows Olivier might be the best chance they have at stopping the copycat killer. But when Olivier learns of the new murders, helping Henley is the last thing on his mind . . .
Will it take a killer to catch the killer?
Now all bets are off, and the race is on to catch the killer before the body count rises. But who will get there first – Henley, or the Jigsaw Killer?
Firstly a big thank you to Hq for my copy to review on netgalley. I have been excited to read this since i heard about it in January at a blogger event( those were the days).
I was not disappointed and let me call it now this will be a tv series. Its set local to me and that enabled me to visually see the story which i loved!
This is going to be huge, a phenomenal debut. I loved Henley who is facing pressure in all aspects of her life and still cracking a murder case…what a woman. But she is also relatable and keeps it real.
Chilling,disturbing and dark this is a fantastic crime thriller . Once you start you wont want to finish reading.
Published February 18th .
It’s been two years since cancer stole Evan Harper’s wife, Claire, from their lives. Although Evan’s doing everything he can to be Super Dad for his five year old, Violet, he can’t seem to get anything right. So he turns to the one person who gives the best advice – Claire herself.
Before she died she wrote him a book of letters to see him through the ups and downs of raising their daughter and her words soon help him see that there is life after loss – and maybe even a second shot at love – when you find the courage to start living again…
It’s time to start living again, Evan. Your new forever starts right here. Love always, Claire
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. Ive been internet buddies with Lynsey for a while and its been great watching her success. Despite that this is the first of her books ive read! Outrageous i know and will rectify.
I needed this book today, my mood was a bit low and defeated. Its witty, packed with warmth and fantastic charactars.
As a single mum i could relate to it even more ,all the trials and tribulations big and small. All the bits of parenting they dont quite advertise.
This is a story of loss no doubt and its captured beautifully through her voice in her letters. However its also about life, all the pieces that make the puzzle of life. Hope, love, friends and family.
A tender read and i highly recommend. If you love Rowan Coleman romantic, magical stories then give this a read.
Published 5th April in e book
IN A TOWN FULL OF SECRETS
SOMEONE WAS MURDERED.
SOMEONE WENT TO PRISON.
AND EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT.
CAN YOU UNCOVER THE TRUTH?
Dear Reader – enclosed are all the documents you need to solve a case. It starts with the arrival of two mysterious newcomers to the small town of Lockwood, and ends with a tragic death.
Someone has already been convicted of this brutal murder and is currently in prison, but we suspect they are innocent. What’s more, we believe far darker secrets have yet to be revealed.
Throughout the Fairway Players’ staging of All My Sons and the charity appeal for little Poppy Reswick’s life-saving medical treatment, the murderer hid in plain sight. Yet we believe they gave themselves away. In writing. The evidence is all here, between the lines, waiting to be discovered.
Will you accept the challenge? Can you uncover the truth?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. What a fresh fascinating original debut.
This is a new concept of storytelling and its really captivating. A clever creative piece of fiction that will have you hooked.
What has happened? Who has been telling the truth…
Thought provoking and unlike any other book you will read this year.
You think you know where its going but its not so its unpredictable.
Published 14th January
She’s in too deep….
Meet the first Mrs Ford. Beautiful. Accomplished. Wealthy beyond imagination. Married to a much younger man. And now… dead.
Meet the second Mrs Ford. Waitress. Small-town girl. Married to a man she never forgot, from an affair ten years before. And now, she’s wealthy beyond imagination.
But who is Connor Ford? Two wives loved him, and knew him as only wives can…
Who is the victim? Who is the villain? And who will be next to die?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. Im a big fan of this author!
This is a sexy sizzler of a thriller. Written in alternate timelines and perspectives so the pages turn quickly .
Packed with scandal,love,lies and death. Jealously and resentment lies at the core of this book.
Is everything as it seems?
Who can be trusted?
And its definitely love….right?
A slick effortless read that reels you in and gives you the perfect escapism.
Published 1st September
It was just one night away. But now my little girl is missing
My sister offered to babysit to give my husband and me a break. But while we’re away the phone rings. My sister is hysterical. Mabel’s cot is empty. My little girl is gone.
I race home with a horrible sick feeling flooding my stomach. The little sleepsuits still hang on the radiator but there is no gurgling or cooing on the baby monitor – just silence.
Now the police are questioning everyone. My sister, my husband, the new friends I’ve made.
I want my little girl back more than anything and I will do whatever it takes. But they can’t know I’m not like other mothers. I can’t let them recover the deleted texts on my phone. Because I have a secret… Could the darkness in my past have put my baby at risk?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. This is another new author to me courtesy of Bookouture .
A fantastic gripping and thrilling read. This is every parents nightmare! You can feel the tension and sheer panic in the words. Captures every emotion and jaw dropping twist and turn.
A explosive and chilling book that is completely unpredictable.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
Published 2nd November
Two women. One life. They can’t both have it.
Kelly Medina’s son left for college a year ago and now she feels totally alone. So when she discovers that a single mother also called Kelly Medina has moved to her town, it’s an unexpected reminder of the life she used to live.
For days, Kelly can’t stop thinking about the woman who shares her name, who has a baby son she can still hold and her whole life ahead of her. She can’t help looking for her: at the grocery store, at the gym, on social media. When they happen to bump into each other outside a pediatrician’s office, simple curiosity gets the better of them both.
Their unlikely friendship brings Kelly a renewed sense of purpose. But the relationship quickly turns to obsession, and when one Kelly disappears the other one may know why . . .
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. This is a debut thriller and wow its a cracker!!
This will blow your mind,completely addictive and unpredictable. You know something isnt quite adding up but what exactly?
You can feel the claustrophobic tension between the two women. Theres a foreboding sense of anxiety and dread…
Fantastically written and explores motherhood,friendships,loss and obsession. This will get under your skin and into your mind.
I absolutely loved this and cant wait to read more from this talented mind. A fresh clever voice in the world of psychological thrillers
Published in e book 27th August and paperback 18th February
One year ago, Amelia Taylor’s sister, Lark, disappeared from a family holiday in the Scottish Highlands.
The police are convinced that Lark was abducted, but with no new leads, the case has gone cold. Amelia is certain the answer lies at the holiday cottage and she returns to the place where her sister went missing.
But during her second night at the cottage a shrill scream cuts through the darkness, just as it did a year ago, and a sense of dread engulfs everyone.
Another girl has vanished.
Leading the search, Amelia is convinced that both girls are alive, waiting to be found. But someone is determined to keep her from the truth at all costs…
Will Amelia be able to find her sister, or is she too about to find herself in danger?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy on netgalley. This is a new author for me but will definitely be reading more .
I whizzed through this and thought it was a really great addictive thriller .
Written in alternate narratives and timelines this really entices the reader in and keeps you on your toes .
Unpredictable and with twists and turns.
A fantastic page turner that has a omg moment.
Published 28th August