BOOK REVIEW THE LIES YOU TOLD BY HARRIET TYCE

Can you tell the truth from the lies?

Sadie loves her daughter and will do anything to keep her safe.

She can’t tell her why they had to leave home so quickly – or why Robin’s father won’t be coming with them to London.

She can’t tell her why she hates being back in her dead mother’s house, with its ivy-covered walls and its poisonous memories.

And she can’t tell her the truth about the school Robin’s set to start at – a school that doesn’t welcome newcomers.
Sadie just wants to get their lives back on track.

But even lies with the best intentions can have deadly consequences…

I absolutely loved Harriet’s debut so i was so excited to read this, it doesnt disappoint! I started it in the afternoon and finished this evening reading at every available moment.

Her writing has the ability to reel you in straight away . Its addictive,thrilling and so clever. I found myself shouting internally at the charactars and just getting a bad feeling about a lot of them.

This is a story about jealously, competitive parenting and lies. Lies from the past and lies from many many people. As a parent i could relate to the playground dramas so much.

I absolutely loved every page and couldnt get enough. The story is plotted amazingly and packed with intrigue and suspense. The sense of foreboding hanging over Sadie and Robin was enough to give me a cold chill.

Im jealous of those who are yet to discover Harriet’s books, you are in for a treat! Now to wait for her next masterpiece…...

BOOK REVIEW KNEE DEEP IN LIFE BY LAURA BELBIN

Laura Belbin survived hitting her thirties (oh, to be wrinkle-free again), anxiety (just), motherhood (two adorable little shits) and the new body that went with it (a left tit that sags slightly more than the right, anyone?). In Knee Deep in Life she gives a fearless and filthy account of her transformation from no-responsibilities woman to being in demand 24/7, the heartaches and humiliations, and most importantly, her (definitely-pushed-to-the-limits-but-totally-indestructible) marriage to Steve, the man who helped her to hold it together when post-natal depression kicked in.

Full of heart and wit – not to mention swearing that would make a sailor blush – this is the beast of a book Laura intends on riding into the hands of those people who doubt themselves every single day: the ones who have struggled to accept the way they look; the mums-to-be about to find themselves taking their first step towards parenthood; and the women bossing it like badasses every single day but never getting the credit they deserve. You are more than enough.

I have been a huge fan of Laura’s for a while and was very excited to see she had a book coming out. It is a excellent book.

Honest,straight talking and doesnt just deal with the pretty topics . There were many times i gasped and related to her .

Its funny,witty and real. All the things that make you giggle in her social media are articulated in her book.

Thank you Laura for sharing her truth and as someone writing theirs it inspired me.

I wish her every success and look forward to getting my book signed one day.

Keep being you and making us all feel human in our cock ups.

BOOK REVIEW UNFOLLOW ME BY CHARLOTTE DUCKWORTH

You can’t stop watching her.
Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.

Until the day she’s no longer there.
But one day she disappears from the online world – her entire social media presence deleted overnight, with no explanation. Has she simply decided that baring her life to all online is no longer a good idea, or has something more sinister happened to Violet?

But do you really know who Violet is?
Her fans are obsessed with finding out the truth, but their search quickly reveals a web of lies, betrayal, and shocking consequences…

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to read on netgalley. I absolutely loved her debut so couldnt wait to read this.

This is a culturally relevant book about social media and the good bad and ugly surrounding it.

Its written from different narratives to capute many sides of the story for the reader. It is dark and haunting but relatable. As humans we think the grass is greener and that perfect instagram post is 100 accurate.

Thought provoking excellently written and plotted. It is tense and as the pages turn the truth is revealed.

Published in paperback 15th octover and out in ebook now

BLOG TOUR THE FLIP SIDE BY JAMES BAILEY

It’s love . . . what’s the worst thing that could happen?

When Josh proposes in a pod on the London Eye at New Years’ Eve, he thinks it’s perfect.

Until she says no.

And they have to spend the next 29 excruciating minutes alone together.

His life is falling apart.

Realising he can’t trust his own judgment, Josh decides from now on he will make every decision through the flip of a coin.

Maybe the coin will change his life forever.

Maybe it will help him find the girl of his dreams . . .
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Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy on netgalley and having me on the tour.

I gobbled this up from cover to cover .what a fantastic debut .

I loved the fact its by a male author and as a woman its always insightful to get into a mans mind especially when it comes to all things love and romance.

Its smart,witty and romantic. Its a love story for the modern times .

Its about life not quite going to plan and giving you a wake up call… and leaving you with a choice how to move on.

I really enjoyed this and highly recommend. I wish him every success and look forward to reading more!

Published 20th August and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BOOK REVIEW THE NEW GIRLFRIEND BY SHERYL BROWNE

Cassie once did something so bad she’s never spoken about it since.

When her beloved son, Josh, dies suddenly in a tragic accident, Cassie is overcome with grief. And, as she cries on her husband’s shoulder, her phone lights up with a message that terrifies her.

I know what you did and I’m going to make you pay.

Somebody from Cassie’s past has found her and they want revenge for something Cassie did when Josh was just a baby. They want everyone to know just what kind of a woman Cassie really is. As Cassie tries to hide the message from her husband, there is a knock on the door of their perfect home. Cassie’s biggest secret is about to be revealed. And you won’t believe what she does next…

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. Ive had my eyes on this authors books but this the first ive read of hers…it wont be the last!I whizzed through this! Fast paced rollercoaster of emotiond and twists and rurns.Incredibly addictive and thrilling this is a excellently written and plotted psychological thriller.
Compelling and unpredictable. Published 30th July.

BOOK REVIEW THE PUSH BY CLAIRE MCGOWAN

From the bestselling author of What You Did comes a stunning psychological thriller. One party. Thirteen people. By 3.02 p.m., one of them will be dead.

The party should have been perfect: six couples from the same baby group, six newborns, a luxurious house. But not everything has gone to plan, and while some are here to celebrate, others have sorrows to drown. When someone falls from the balcony of the house, the secrets and conflicts within the group begin to spill out …

DS Alison Hegarty, herself struggling with infertility, is called in to investigate. She’s convinced the fall was not an accident, and finds the new parents have a lot to hide. Wealthy Ed and Monica show off their newborn while their teenage daughter is kept under virtual house arrest. Hazel and Cathy conceived their longed-for baby via an anonymous sperm donor—or so Hazel thinks. Anita and Jeremy planned to adopt from America, but there’s no sign of the child. Kelly, whose violent boyfriend disrupted previous group sessions, came to the party even though she lost her baby. And then there’s Jax, who’s been experiencing strange incidents for months—almost like someone’s out to get her. Is it just a difficult pregnancy? Or could it be payback for something she did in the past?

It’s a nightmare of a case, and as events get even darker it begins to look impossible. Only one thing is clear: they all have something to hide. And for one of them, it’s murder.

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. I had the pleasure of meeting Claire at capital crime last year so was really excited to read her newest book.

This is a who done it and the story builds up to reveal who and what happened at this party.

Unlikely friendships are formed at a baby group but are people really who they say they are? These friends are from all walks of life and all with their own secrets to hide.

A fast page turner of mystery thriller.

Packed with suspense ,twists and turns.

Published 12th November

BOOK REVIEW PAPER DOLLS BY LISA BRADLEY

YOU HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN.

THEY HAVEN’T FORGIVEN.

Leah Wallace has just achieved her dream of becoming editor at a regional paper. On her first day a 15-year-old girl, Hope Hooper-Smith, is reported missing. The police fear that she has been abducted.

Hours later, another teenage girl goes missing. But this girl, Tilly Bowers, is from a troubled background and is a habitual runaway. Leah decides to run the Hope’s abduction on the front page, while Tilly only gets a small mention on page eighteen. The next day, Hope is found unharmed at a train station. But Tilly is never seen or heard from again.

Sixteen years later, a TV documentary questions Leah’s decision not to give Tilly’s case immediate coverage, implying that she could have cost Tilly her life, and Leah starts receiving death threats online.

Then mysterious paper dolls begin appearing, cut from the newspapers Leah used to edit, and she suspects that an intruder has been in the house. Leah becomes convinced that someone wants to punish her for the part she played in Tilly’s disappearance. But just how far will they go to make her pay?

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to read on netgalley. This is a debut book and the cover is striking.

Incredibly well written,tense and chilling.

Who can you trust? Are you being paranoid or is someone really watching you .

You can feel the anxiety and tension in her writing.written in alternate timelines so the reader gets a real sense of what happened then to make leah so nervous now.

I look forward to reading more from this author.

Published 6th August

BOOK REVIEW WIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM BY KATHLEEN WHYMAN

We’ve got the balance all wrong. Instead of living with our partners, struggling to do everything by ourselves and only seeing each other now and then, we should do it the other way round. We should live together and see them now and then.

Erica knows her suggestion sounds extreme, but when her nanny leaves without notice, she’s extremely desperate. Polly and Louise aren’t convinced, but when circumstances force them to move into Polly’s enormous but run-down house, they have to admit that life’s much easier when the childcare and workload is shared.

At first, communal living seems like the answer to all their prayers – childcare on tap, rotas for cleaning, and someone always available to cook dinner (no more last-minute pizza delivery!). But over time, resentment starts to grow as they judge each other’s parenting styles and bicker over cleaning, cooking and whose turn it is to buy toilet rolls.

And as one woman has her head turned by a handsome colleague, one resorts to spying on her husband and another fights to keep a dark secret, they need each other more than ever. But can Polly, Louise and Erica keep their friendship and relationships strong? Or will their perfect mumtopia fall apart?

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. This is a incredible debut both funny and relatable.

It deals with the everyday chaos of being a parent but also with heavier subjects.Each women brings a lot to the story with their flaws but also their approach to parenting.

A warm,witty book with a original storyline. Not only do the women get closer to each other but they grow in themselves which enables them to deal with their issues .

I look forward to reading more from her

Published 29th july

BOOK REVIEW YOU LET HIM IN BY J A ANDREWS

The only thing she was guilty of was trusting him

All Jenny Clifton ever wanted was to be the ideal wife and mother. When she married Michael in a fairytale wedding, followed by the birth of baby Daniel, her life was complete.

Yet just three years later, the shine has faded. Now, money is tight, and the occasional argument has become daily screaming matches between Jenny and Michael.

Something needs to change… and it does, when Michael is killed in a brutal hit and run, breathing his last with a stranger holding
his hand.

Lonely and distraught, Jenny strikes up an unlikely friendship with the witness to the accident, clinging to the connection with the man who watched Michael die.

But as she uncovers the secrets that her husband was keeping, Jenny realises that her perfect life may have been a perfect lie – and worse, that her new friend may be harbouring dangerous secrets of his own…

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. This is a new author to me.

A complex tale of love,loss,grief and revenge. A fast paced thriller with a unexpected storyline. Written in alternate narratives enables the reader to get to know all sides of the story .

What happens when lies are exposed from the grave? Was Jennys husband really who she thought she was .

I’ll definitely be reading more by this authir as really enjoyed his writing

Published 19th August

BOOK REVIEW THE MINDERS BY JOHN MARRS

Five strangers guard our secrets.
Only four can be trusted…

In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into – so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders – the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country’s most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads.

Together, the five know every secret – the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. In return, they’re given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew.

But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they’ll do anything to protect…

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for approving my request to read on netgalley. I am a huge fan of his after reading the one which i cant wait to watch on Netflix.

I was very excited to read this.

I told myself i was having a earlier night then started reading this… never a good combination. Before I knew it the book was finished.

This is an amazing high tension,fast paced and very slick. Cleverly written and characters you connect with instantly. I imagine his research into his books are always fascinating.

Think spy /thriller/dystopian and thats the minders.

Fantastic and addictive reading as always . His books are also always thought provoking especially in terms of our moderm world we live in.

Out in e book now and paperback September 17th.