BOOK REVIEW THE BLAME GAME BY SANDIE JONES

There are two sides to every story.

He came to me for help with his marriage.

I was alone and afraid. She was there when I needed to talk.

I needed to make him understand that he had to get away.

I knew what I needed to do. I just couldn’t do it on my own. I trusted her.

Now it has gone too far. And I can’t tell anyone what I have done.

Now I have nowhere to turn and I just pray they find me before she does.

And then there’s the truth

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I have really enjoyed her previous books .

Ironically I read this on holiday in Whitstable where its located which certainly added a certain feel to the reading experience!

This is a fantastic book excellently written to capture the readers attention and have you hooked .

Full of twists and turns it’s difficult to know who to trust. Intriguing,shocking and gripping.

Fast paced and full of tension.

Highly recommend.

Published 16th August in e book and 1st September hardback.

BOOK REVIEW FRIENDS DONT LIE BY NELL PATTINSON

My name is Isabella Butterworth. Your name is Isabella Butterworth.

We’re around the same age. We live in the same town.

But your life is more exciting than mine, isn’t it? Richer, dramatic, more fulfilling.

Imagine if I’d never found out about you…

But I have. Because someone mistook me for you.

And now I can’t stop thinking about you because I know you’re in trouble. You need my help.

And I need a way to get to know you.

To save you.

To be you…

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I have enjoyed her previous books.

A twisty tale of mistaken identity,secrets and revenge.

Friendship and family themes run through the book along with identity and feeling isolated.

Cleverly written and unpredictable .

Published 29th September

BOOK REVIEW THE GIRLS WHO DISAPPEARED BY CLAIRE DOUGLAS

Three girls missing . . .

Twenty years ago: One rainy night, Olivia Rutherford is driving three friends home when a figure in the road causes her to swerve and crash. Regaining consciousness, she finds herself alone in the car – her friends have vanished.

They are never seen again . . .

Now: Journalist Jenna Halliday visits the close-knit community of Stafferbury to persuade Olivia to talk and solve the mystery of the girls’ disappearance. But Olivia won’t speak.

What happened?

Is Olivia hiding something?
Why are the people of Stafferbury so frightened?
How many secrets can one small town hide?

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. Im.a huge fan of Claire books so was excited to read.

This was a great atmospheric read that I raced through.

Unpredictable and thought provoking as it deals with the aftermath of a accident.

Twists and turns a plenty as delve deeper to discover the truth of that night.

Who can be trusted? Is all as it seems In this close community.

Claires writing has you hooked straight from the start and has all the ingredients for a intriguing psychological thriller.

Published 15th September

BOOK REVIEW YOURS MINE OURS BY SINEAD MORIARTY

What’s another branch on the family tree?

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.

Published 7th July

BOOK REVIEW THE IT GIRL BY RUTH WARE


Everyone wanted her life
Someone wanted her dead

It was Hannah who found April’s body ten years ago.
It was Hannah who didn’t question what she saw that day.
Did her testimony put an innocent man in prison?
 
She needs to know the truth.
 
Even if it means questioning her own friends.
Even if it means putting her own life at risk.
 
Because if the killer wasn’t a stranger, it’s someone she knows…
 

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I’ve read a few of Ruth’s books and this is definitely the best in my opinion.

Read in one sitting in this heatwave and my goodness I couldn’t stop once I started .

Intriguing and intoxicating this is the before and after story of what happened after a murder.

Incredibly written with all the ingredients needed for a thriller.

Gripping and unpredictable with fantastic characters some much more likeable than others

I loved it and reckon this will be a absolute hit this summer!

Published 4th August

BOOK REVIEW THE GIRL BEFORE ME BY LAURA WOLFE

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.

Published 26th April

BOOK REVIEW THE BRIDESMAIDS BY VICTORIA JENKINS

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?

New beginnings.

Old rivalries.

Best friends.

Bad blood.

Five bridesmaids.

One body.

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 read and completely unpredictable.

Published 18th May

BOOK REVIEW THE WAITRESS BY NINA MANNING

Nameless. Faceless. Deadly?

Waitress Kit Lowman knows that people look down on her and the job she does. But being anonymous offers Kit safety and security and allows her own terrible secrets to remain hidden.

And then Kit’s luck changes, and she suddenly faces a terrible dilemma: reveal her true identity and accept that life will never be the same. Or stay in the shadows…where she hopes she’ll be safe?

But secrets can’t stay hidden forever. And the more Kit tries to hide away, the more someone makes it clear that they are going to make her pay for what she did.

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review. I’ve read some of Ninas previous books so was excited for this.

A dream prize..would instantly make you happy..yes??

A rollercoaster of emotions as we delve into the before and after narrative of what’s led her here.

Very gripping and unpredictable. Thought provoking fast paced and incredibly written.

I loved it and wish Nina every success with this release.

Published 21st July

BOOK REVIEW THE BOYFRIEND BY KERRY WILKINSON

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.

Published 13th June

BOOK REVIEW MOTHER BY LAURA JARRATT

Two Girls. One Chance.

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 . Forgiveness and hope .. Will they ever help a family move on.