Things are finally looking up for Anna. Seventeen miserable years of marriage to man-child Connor have left her drained and ready for a new start. So when they separate, she couldn’t be more thrilled to move in with James, a handsome lecturer who is everything her ex-husband is not: kind, thoughtful, and above all, reliable.
But Anna and James’s kids hate living with the loved-up couple and the new set-up. Their teenage daughters – one a studious high achiever and the other a cool rich girl unbothered by grades or exams – have nothing in common. And Anna’s wild football-mad nine-year-old son declares war on bookish James.
Nobody said step-parenting was easy; Anna and James are about to find out exactly how complicated it can be. With exes, new partners-of-exes and money all in the mix, home life is fast becoming a minefield and their new-found happiness hangs in the balance. Do they have what it takes to make their blended family work?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. I have read some of her books previously and this reminding me how great a author she is.
I loved this!
Funny,realistic ,packed with drama and mishaps .Packed with wit and warmth.
Really relatable and interesting characters . The children definitely reminded me of mine at some points .
A close examination of blended families and all what comes with them.
I switched on the bedroom light, casting a glow across the apartment. No one was there. But then the locks on my front door caught my eye. I thought I’d locked them both, but now one was open…
When I moved into the apartment with my little daughter Lily, it was meant to be a new beginning for us. Now we are right in the heart of downtown, in a building with its own doorman. For the first time in a long time we are safe, away from my ex-husband.
But just as we settle into our new lives a letter arrives for someone called Annie. The neighbors tell me to ignore it. She’s just the woman who lived here before me, who moved out one day without a word.
Curious, I open it anyway and am shocked by what I read. It says Annie wasn’t safe. It said she needed to get out.
Now, I can’t escape the idea that someone is watching us. I feel I can’t trust my neighbors.
And I can’t help but think… Something happened to Annie. Something bad. And Lily and I are not nearly as safe here as I thought we were…
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley.
A enjoyable twisty read which makes you question who to trust straight away.
I’ve gone through the contact procedure myself so I vould really emphasise with the character.
Fast paced and unpredictable. Packed with tension and cleverly written.
Secrets and lies are scattered through as we slowly discover the truth.This is definitely a author I’ll be reading again.
Holly is getting married, but not before a celebration weekend with her closest friends. After a night of arguments, a body is found floating in the swimming pool of their secluded cottage. Holly must face up to the truth – one of her bridesmaids is a killer, but which one?
Firstly a big thank you for the book to review on netgalley. What a fantastic read!
Gripping and devilishly dark this has everything you could want from a thriller .
Secrets,lies and revenge .
With people having their own agendas someone is bound to get hurt.
A rollercoaster of a readand completely unpredictable.
He went missing when you were sixteen. Was it all your fault?
Trembling with shock, Jodie picks up the old T-shirt. She hasn’t seen it for twenty years. Her boyfriend had been wearing it – her Ben – the day he went missing. The last time anyone saw him alive.
After her dad’s funeral, all Jodie wants is to clear out her childhood home as quickly as possible and get back to life with her son. But a terrifying discovery changes everything she knew about her kind, loving father.
Her boyfriend Ben went missing when they were just teenagers. His parents still stare out the window desperately waiting for him to come home. So how did the T-shirt he was wearing when Jodie saw him walk away from their last date end up in her father’s attic?
The search for answers leads Jodie to an old family friend who knows all her father’s secrets. She can’t shake his questions about her older brother, and the real reason their dad left everything to Jodie, not him. But when a stranger begins to follow her around their little town, and a deadly fire breaks out in her home, it’s clear someone will do anything to stop Jodie finding the truth about Ben’s disappearance. Has Jodie unknowingly put her own son in terrible danger?
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley.
This is a new author for me but yet another fantastic writer from bookouture.
I raced through this as it had me absolutely hooked!
Twists and turns and more secrets than a eastenders episode. Brilliantly written.
What happens when you discover things aren’t what they seem and the person you looked up to may not be who he says he was.
Tense and chilling this is a great psychological thriller.
When Lizzie’s car crashes with her two daughters inside, she faces a terrible choice. And when she recovers from her injuries, she has to deal with the impact of that tragedy as well as the police investigation into it.
As Lizzie and her family struggle to come to terms with the events of that night, things take an even darker turn. Just what did happen on that remote country road? Who is responsible? And can the family get through this together…Or will the truth finally tear them apart?
Firstly a big thank you for my copy on netgalley.
This is a fantastic book exploring the aftermath of a tragedy on a family . Guilt, regret and tension.
Twisty and complex. Cleverly written book that definitely makes you think what would you do especially as a mum
A great examination of turmoil and power it has . Forgivenessand hope .. Will they ever help a family move on.
Tabby is stuck. She still lives in the small town she grew up in . . . the town she’s barely ever left.
So, when her dad drops a bombshell over their weekly Sunday dinner, Tabby takes a look at her own life. She lives firmly in her comfort zone and doesn’t know how to break out. Sometimes she wishes she could go back and start all over again.
When she meets Bea, a free spirit like no one else she’s ever known with an ‘interesting’ sense of style, Tabby quickly befriends her, recognising in Bea the change she’s been craving. But soon it becomes clear that more has changed than her new friend. Somehow Tabby has been transported back to the 1980s.
With the chance to reinvent herself in another time, will Tabby finally manage to move forward?
Firstly a big thank to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I have been looking forward to a new Louise book .I loved her wilde series which really earned Louise the respect deserved as a writer.
I have just finished this in one sitting… it’s so good.
Life affirming uplifting and packed with magical moments.
Reminds you life is fragile and special.
Cleverly written as the dots are connected..as a whovian this really hit the spot unlike anything else out there.
I could relate to having a difficult partner and reading her journey of finding her voice was amazing .
The retro 80s vibes , the layers of secrets and a excellent best friend are all the ingredients for a great book.
I absolutely can’t wait to meet Louise on her publication day.
Published 21st July and I wish her every success with this.
Best friends Cleo and Rachel spend their evenings pretending to be people they’re not, inventing elaborate stories to escape the monotony of their real lives. It’s all harmless fun – until they play the game on the wrong person…
It’s your move now.
Five years later, Cleo is still struggling to come to terms with the night that destroyed her friendship with Rachel and almost cost them their lives. And then she receives a text: Rachel is missing. Have you seen her?
There’s only one person to blame.
Wracked with guilt for failing Rachel the last time they were in danger, Cleo races to find her friend. But could the past be repeating itself? Only this time, they’re caught up in a far darker game.
The rules don’t matter when the goal is revenge.
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I had the pleasure of meeting lauren and hearing about this book at bay tales earlier in the year.
This is a fantastic twisted book on the complexities of female friendships even as adults.
Her past comes knocking and interferes with her present.
Gripping and unpredictable.
Had me hookedright from the start. Cleverly written and thought provoking.
Riveting and packed with suspenseas we race to find not only the truth but her friend…