BLOG TOUR A WASH OF BLACK BY CHRIS MCDONALD

IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH.

Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead.

When the body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago, DI Erika Piper must find the culprit; the media-dubbed ‘Blood Ice Killer.’

Having recently returned to work after suffering a near fatal attack herself, she must once again prove her worth. When another body is found, and the killer issues a personal threat, Erika has to put her demons aside and crack the case, or suffer the deadly consequences.





Firstly thank you to red dog publishing for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

A brilliant debut! I loved it.

I whizzed through this.

Dark and chilling this is a real page turner.  A great story and cant wait for next in the series . Cleverly written !

Do check out the other blogs taking part.

Published 2nd February and i wish him every success .



BLOG TOUR PERFECT KILL BY HELEN FIELDS

Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.Drugged and kidnapped, the realisation soon dawns that he’s been locked inside a shipping container far from his Edinburgh home. But what Bart doesn’t yet know is that he’s now heading for France where his unspeakable fate is already sealed…DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland.With so many lives at stake, they face an impossible task – but there’s no option of failure when Bart and so many others will soon be dead…

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

This was my friday night treat after making a start on my uni essay.
This arrived and was devoured within the same day.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Firstly a huge thank you to Avon books for my copy and having me on the tour. This is a series ive had the pleasure of reviewing each one so i always immediately reply to that blog tour email. Exciting!
And i know im not alone in loving her books

This was my friday night treat after making a start on my uni essay.
This arrived and was devoured within the same day.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Firstly a huge thank you to Avon books for my copy and having me on the tour. This is a series ive had the pleasure of reviewing each one so i always immediately reply to that blog tour email. Exciting!
And i know im not alone in loving her books

This was my friday night treat after making a start on my uni essay.
This arrived and was devoured within the same day.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

This was my friday night treat after making a start on my uni essay.
This arrived and was devoured within the same day.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Firstly a huge thank you to Avon books for my copy and having me on the tour. This is a series ive had the pleasure of reviewing each one so i always immediately reply to that blog tour email. Exciting!
And i know im not alone in loving her books

This was my friday night treat after making a start on my uni essay.
This arrived and was devoured within the same day.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

This was my friday night treat after making a start on my uni essay.
This arrived and was devoured within the same day.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Firstly a huge thank you to Avon books for my copy and having me on the tour. This is a series ive had the pleasure of reviewing each one so i always immediately reply to that blog tour email. Exciting!
And i know im not alone in loving her books

This was my friday night treat after making a start on my uni essay.
This arrived and was devoured within the same day.

This blew me away and i couldnt put it down.Incredibly dark and sinister. A gripping page turner.

This goes deep into the underworld of crime and vile happenings to other people.

This isn’t a easy read and a real eye opener..as ever i question the minds of these authors. I also wonder how they do their research Highly recommend!
This is a author i always recommend to other readers.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BLOG TOUR ALL THE RAGE BY CARA HUNTER

A girl is taken from the streets of Oxford. But it’s unlike any abduction DI Fawley’s seen before . . .

Faith Appleford was attacked, a plastic bag tied over her head, taken to an isolated location . . . and then, by some miracle, she escaped.

What’s more, when DC Erica Somer interviews Faith, she quickly becomes convinced that Faith knows who her abductor is.

Yet Faith refuses to press charges.

Without more evidence, it’s looking like the police may have to drop the case.

But what happens if Faith’s attacker strikes again?
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Firstly a big thank you to Ellie for my copy to review and having me on the tour. Ive devoured all of these books and this is my first blogger proof so feeling very lucky.

This series is one of my favourites. Even the style of the book is unique.

I ended up in a&e today so this was the perfect distraction.(this was in nov) .

Ive asked Cara if i can just write omg its amazing over and over in the review and she says its fine..

This is so addictive and intriguing.

Fresh and modern.

Completely unpredictable!

This really shocked me with the direction it went.

If your new to this series then go on and read them. This is a amazing book!

Cleverly written and already cant wait for the next one!

Do check out the other blogs taking part and i wish Cara every success with this book .

BOOK REVIEW THE OTHER PEOPLE BY C.J.TUDOR

She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .

Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl’s face appear in the rear window.

She mouths one word: ‘Daddy.’

It’s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy.

He never sees her again.

Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead.

Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them.

Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened top Gabe’s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .

Finally ,finally got my copy .signed from waterstones no less! Delivered and devoured in the same day.. good because shows how gripping her books are. Though not so good when your finished and have to wait for her next creation!

I had the pleasure of listening to her at capital crime in September and have loved all 3 of her books now.

Disturbing, thought provoking and chilling.

This was such a fresh,original clever concept that will leave you turning the pages to get the truth.

Highly recommend if you like your psychological thrillers with a extra twist.

As a parent you can feel the anguish Gabe is feeling, at times i was a bit confused as to where the connections were going to be. But once they were made it made perfect sense and was v clever.

Now to rave about this to everyone who will listen and await her 2021 book.

BOOK REVIEW HOLD YOUR TONGUE BY DEBORAH MASSON

In the run up to Christmas, a serial killer stalks the streets of Aberdeen . . .

A brutal murder.
A young woman’s body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing.
A detective with everything to prove.
This is her only chance to redeem herself.
A serial killer with nothing to lose.
He’s waited years, and his reign of terror has only just begun . . .

Introducing DI Eve Hunter, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is your new obsession.

I finally read this cracking debut which had captured my interest ages ago on twitter.

This didnt dissapoint!

Even the title draws you in and sets the scene.

Fantastically written gritty dark thriller. Gory and gripping.

Full of twists and turns once you start reading you wont stop. Really interesting charactars especially the main one who despite being headstrong and determined has had her challenges.

Addictive and chilling i cant wait to read more from this author.

BOOK REVIEW WOMAN IN THE WATER BY KATERINA DIAMOND

The breathtakingly twisty new thriller – guaranteed to shock and surprise

I’m alive. But I can’t be saved . . .

When a woman’s body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find she is alive. But she won’t disclose her name, or what happened to her – even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed.

Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey follow their only lead to the home of the Corrigans, looking for answers. But the more they dig into the couple’s lives, the less they understand about them.

What’s their connection to the body in the river?

Why have other people they know been hurt, or vanished?

And can they discover the dark truth of their marriage before it’s too late?

I finally got a copy of this to read, im a huge fan of katerinas books.
This was another weekend read and what a cracking book it was.
Dark,twisted and chilling.

This is a fantastic series one in which we the reader see the officers relationship shift and change.  Desoure this being book 6 it feels just as fresh as the the first book in the series.

This case threatens the stability of  their professional and personal rship.

Harrowing case of domestic abuse which i can relate to.
A hard read in places but addictive as always!!

High praise for Katerina who really is the leading lady of crime fiction.

Highly recommend and look forward to what shes writing next!

BLOG TOUR NINE ELMS BY ROBERT BRYNDZA

From the breakthrough international bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice, a breathtaking, page-turning novel about a disgraced female detective’s fight for redemption. And survival.

Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly became a nightmare.

Fifteen years after those catastrophic, career-ending events, a copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle, continuing the ghastly work of his idol.

Enlisting her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate draws on her prodigious and long-neglected skills as an investigator to catch a new monster. But there’s much more than her reputation on the line: Kate was the original killer’s intended fifth victim . . . and his successor means to finish the job.

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Firstly thank you to the publishers for having Me on the tour . I won this through Lisa Halls competition.

Wow wow….what a book…

Meant to read a few chapters..and gulp book finished.

Addictive as hell, dark twisty and completely terrifying.

Chilled me to the bone.

Loved being inside the charactars head.

Incredible writing and excellent at creating a world your both compelled and scared by.

I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

Highly recommend if you like your books dark and gritty.

Published 9th January and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BLOG TOUR THE MOTHERS BY SARAH NAUGHTON

Im delighted to be sharing a extract from Sarah’s latest book. I loved her other books so cant wait to read this and with a title the mothers it already sounds intriguing!

Do check out the other blogs taking part and this is published in paperback 30th April and e book is available now.

The Uptons lived in a three-storey Georgian townhouse at the
wrong end of the Kings Road. It was the only house in the
terrace without a thick coating of grime on the stucco and gaps
in the cornicing like knocked-out teeth : the only basement not
a dumping ground for litter. Most of the houses on this street
were divided into flats, their windows opaque with filth, cracks
in the glass repaired by parcel tape. Still, Iona thought, the
Uptons’ place was probably worth a cool one and a half mill.
Perhaps they were hoping the area was up and coming. But
anything that was going to up-and-come in Chelsea had probably
done so already.
‘That’s his car,’ Yannis said as they parked and got out into
the rain.
The black Audi stood out among the Ford Focuses and ancient
Vauxhalls. Iona walked around it, peering through the windows.
Surprisingly spick and span for a family car : a bag of boiled
sweets in the compartment between the seats, a sports drink
bottle in the footwell, a gap for the stereo to go. Only sensible
to take it out in an area like this.
‘So, either he wants to make it hard for us to trace him,’ she
said, almost to herself, ‘or something’s happened to him.’
‘But if that’s the case,’ Yannis said, his reflection swimming up
beside her in the car window, ‘a mugging gone wrong, a sudden
heart attack, then surely a body would have turned up by now.’
She looked around her. This was perhaps the worst part of
Chelsea : worse than the sprawling council estate by the river.
These flats were bedsits let out to the desperate who had no
chance of even making it onto council lists.
Desperate enough to mug Upton and leave him bleeding in
the gutter ? Or to murder him and dump the body somewhere ?
That suggested a degree of organisation not generally displayed
by those existing at society’s margins.
A junkie Iona vaguely recognised was shuffling up the pavement
towards them. Raising her head at the last moment, a
look of consternation flashed across her ravaged features and
she turned and scuttled back the way she had come.
‘Not this time, Marta,’ Yannis called after her. ‘You’re all
right !’
As she tottered away they climbed the steps and rang the bell.
Bella Upton looked as bad as might be expected for a woman
whose husband was missing. On a good day, with washed hair
and a decent night’s sleep, she would be pretty. She was about
thirty-five, with a round face framed by long, chestnut hair
and large, expressive brown eyes. She blinked slowly when she
opened the door and seemed to take long moments to register
their badges.
‘Good morning, Mrs Upton. I’m Detective Inspector Iona
Chatwin, and this is Detective Sergeant Yannis Mohamud. May
we come in?’

BLOG TOUR THE FALL AND RISE OF SADIE MCQUEEN BY JULIET ASHTON

It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but Cherry Blossom Mews is a miraculous place. It’s somewhere that finds you, rather than the other way around.

Sadie McQueen has leased a double fronted space in this small cul de sac in a culturally diverse corner of central London. The cobbles muffle the noise of double-deckers roaring past the arched gates. Turn right and you are in a futuristic maze of corporate glass monoliths. Turn left and you see a wide street with many different houses. Towering above the mews are the degenerating tower blocks of an infamous estate. The old folks home and the nearby school are both in need of TLC; the private members’ club that set up shop in a listed Georgian building has been discreetly refurbished at huge expense.

Into this confusion comes Sadie. She fell in love with the street the moment she first twisted her ankle on its cobbles. Her double-fronted unit is now a spa. She has sunk all her money into the lease and refurbishment. She’s sunk all her hope into the carefully designed treatment rooms, the calm white reception space, the bijou flat carved out of the floor above.

Sadie has a mission to connect. To heal herself from tragedy. Sadie has wrapped the mews around her like a warm blanket, after unimaginable loss and unimaginable guilt. Her hard-won peace is threatened, not only by the prospect of the mews going under but by a man aptly named Hero who wakes up her comatose heart.

Sadie has a lot to give, and a lot to learn, not least that some ghosts aren’t ghosts at all.

Firstly thanks to ed pr fof my copy to review and having me on the tour.

Im a huge fan of Juliet’s writing and even had the honour of being quoted in another of her fantastic reads.

Life has been feeling hectic so this gorgeous bright covered novel was just the tonic.

Funny,heart warming and uplifting .

Explores unusual friendships which are formed unexpectedly

Secrets,lies,loss and love. Just your regular day at cherry mews.

Highly recommend especially in these grey January days. This will give you the boost you need .

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BLOG TOUR MAKE DO AND MEND A BROKEN HEART BY KATEY LOVELL

When you know how, you can make anything from scratch, including a new life after love…
When Leanne and Richard bought a dilapidated old seaside cottage to renovate together as their forever home, their future was full of hope and promise.

But heartbreak was just around the corner: fast forward a few months and Richard is gone. With his death, Leanne finds herself stony broke, faced with an uninhabitable home and lacking even the basic skills to do it up herself.

With the help of the friendly woman who runs the library and the reluctant assistance of the man who works in the local hardware shop, the cottage is lovingly restored. But broken hearts aren’t so easy to fix… are they?

Firstly a big thank you to Katya at the publishers for sending me a proof to review.
Ive read one of her other books and loved it so was looking forward to getting stuck in.

Katey is a natural storyteller who manages to evoke so many emotions and whisk you away from reality . Its charming and uplifting whilst also dealing with some real tricky situations.

The perfect read to escape with!

I swooned many times and wanted to live amongst her new found friends myself.

Beautifully written and describes everything so vividly you are there within the pages.

I absolutely loved it and recommend , especially for fans of Cathy Bramley and Milly Johnson.

Do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

Its also lovely to see Kateys success in writing as she started as a book blogger too .