From the bestselling author of Sirens, Detective Aidan Waits is on the hunt to find the identity of The Smiling Man.

Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift. An endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter ‘Sutty’ Sutcliffe, are summoned to The Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city.

There they find the body of a man. He is dead.

And he is smiling.

The tags have been removed from the man’s clothes. His teeth filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life…

But even as Waits puts together the pieces of this stranger’s life, someone is sifting through the shards of his own.

When the mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move.

And to discover the smiling man’s identity, he must finally confront his own.

Firstly let me begin by saying i wrote a review and then it vanished …so apologies if i miss anything .

I only recently got round to reading his debut sirens and loved it so i preordersd a signed copy of this straight away.

Joseph is a exceptional writer and i predict another bestseller for him.
Detective waits is a complex man who has really had it tough but his heart is in the right place .

In sirens we meet him and are made aware of his past , however this time around we meet his past . His character and story is unravelled and makes the reader relate to him more .

We go into the murky underworld of Manchester and its dark dangerous charactars .

Fast paced ,gritty and so addictive this was read in record time .

I wish him every success with this and cant wait to read more !

Published 8th march



Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .

When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid – in the only way he knows how.

He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear.

No consequences. No comeback. No chance of being found out.

All it takes is a 29 second phone call.


Firstly a big thank you to Emily at Bonnier zaffre books for my copy to review. I’m also delighted to be taking part on the blog tour.

I absolutely loved his debut lies released last year so was really eager to read this book..

Well what can I say just wow !! I’m a fast reader but even I must admit I raced through this in speedy time .

This book is incredible and so apt for today’s culture and recent media events.

I shouted out loud several times as I could feel her frustrations …a single mum working hard for herself and her kids .

This is a story about decisions and right or wrong?

When you are so full of anger and frustration it’s easy to react before you think…. and when shes given a opportunity to act she has a lot to think about .

Packed with adrenlian and tension this is a incredible thriller that I imagine many readers could relate to in terms of what would I do?

His writing is addictive and compelling leaving you wanting more.

Do check out the other blogs taking part .

I wish him every success with this book

Published 8th march


Following the recent death of Charles Manson – the leader of the sinister 60s cult – Dianne Lake reveals the true story of life with Manson and his ‘family’, who became notorious for a series of shocking murders during the summer of 1969.

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his “girls.”

At age fourteen, Dianne Lake―with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them―became one of “Charlie’s girls,” a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson’s true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles’ White Album and Manson’s dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group’s descent into madness as she lived it.

Though she never participated in any of the group’s gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution’s case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later adopted her, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life.

While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.

Firstly a big thank you to Rosie for my copy.

As a book blogger and reader it’s good to read a variety of genres and memoir is one of them.

Everyone knows of Charles Manson, or more over what the media has shown over the years .

However this account is from someone who lived that life and is telling her story from the heart .

Absolutely fascinating and insightful. Genuine and eye opening this makes for a shocking read.

Its hard to even begin to imagine how she felt then and now but what shines through is her strength and courage.

Published 8th march


Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative … adulterous to the core.

They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea – the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy.

But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in.

My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him … it comes for us all, sooner or later.

This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.

Firstly a big thank you to the lovely Becky at headline for my gorgeous proof copy .

I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing harriets other books and she is a exquisite writer.

She captures all the little things that make humans and in particular families tick .

I adored this book and upon finishing I felt sad I would be saying bye to the family

Packed full of history secrets and love .

Beautifully captures the many emotions humans have .

Excellent read and highly recommend especially woth mothers day approaching .

Out in ebook now and paperback 5th April


You and me, we have history.
We have a child together.
We have kept secrets from each other for far too long.
This summer, in the beautiful hills of the Dordogne, it is time for everything to change.

You, Me, Everything is a heartfelt and unforgettable story about the lengths we are prepared to go to for those we love.

This is a story that will stay with the reader long after they have turned the last page.

Firstly a huge thank you to the lovely team at simon and Schuster , not only did I get a very early copy I got it signed .

This book is amazing ,it is going to be huge and so huge its already been chosen to be a film .

If you loved me before you by jojo moyes then put this on your list .

Beautifully written and emotionally…I cried a lot .

A love story ,a story of hope and what do you do when difficult decisions need to be made.

I devoured this and I envy those who are about to read it .

Catherine has written many novels under a different name of Jane Costello which I have enjoyed . This still has her wit and humour and lovable charactars but this book is a layered book with extra depth .

This will make you pause and reflect on all the beauty we have in our lives .

Live and love with all our hearts is a message I took from this book .

Published 19th april



When Lola Fitzpatrick catches the eye of Philip Warren, she’s new to Dublin and loving it. He’s used to getting what he wants…and she can’t resist him. Until one night he forces her to make an impossible choice.

If she’d known then what she knows now, everything might have been different.


Lola’s daughter Bey has inherited her mother’s impulsive streak and it takes her down dangerous paths.

Then one night she too finds herself in front of a man she loves, with impossible choices of her own to make.

For both women, what happened that night changes everything. For better. For worse. For ever.

Firstly a big thank you to becky at headline for my copy to review .

Ive read several of sheilas books and they are all really enjoyable .

This book delves into the relationship between mothers and daughters and what happens when secrets are revealed.

Told over different timelines and from different perspectives this really worked and enables the reader a deeper insight .

I connected to this story instanty and wanted to stay wirh this family.

Lola is a single mum and i could relate to her…strong and somewhat stubborn but loves her daughter fiercely .

Bey who is also a strong woman has questions thst need to be answered and more importantly where does she belong ?

This offered pure escapism whilst suffering sightly with cabin fever from the snow !

Thoroughly enjoyable and i must recommend especially with mothers day round the corner .


In a TV station run by men, how do the women make themselves heard?

Liz Lyon is a television producer at StoryWorld, the UK’s favourite morning show. Her job is stressful and demanding, but she is determined to show her teenage daughter that women can succeed.

Then a new female colleague joins the station. In this predatory climate of toxic masculinity Liz and Lori should be helping each other. But when Lori starts secretly building her power base with the bosses, Liz is desperate to know what’s going on behind her back…

Firstly a big thank you to Jane for my signed copy , i had the pleasure of meeting her few years ago . Im a big supporter of her books.

This is the sequel to woman of the hour which introduced us to Liz and the storyworld team.

Packed full of workplace tension and colleagues acting very unprofessional…we have all experienced this at some level in our lives.

With today’s society flagging up the inequalities in the workplace this series is perfect timing .

Liz is not only a hard worker , a great mum but shes also going above and beyond for her work coleagues.

It was great to be back in the storyworld environment and with liz.

Really enjoyable and highly reccomend .

As always i wish her every success and can i take this time to congratulate jane on the news that a film adaptation is being made of the lie of you. I cannot wait to see this !!


Have you ever spent a weekend with strangers you hate for a friend’s hen party?
Had to pay hundreds of pounds for that spa break all in the name of besties?

Lilah Fox has just returned from the hen party from hell, vowing to actually spend time with her boyfriend and focus more on herself. Then she gets the whatsapp from her best friend Lauren to say she’s just got engaged. And as maid of honour, Lilah just signed up for weekend wedding fairs and weekly planning meetings for the next year.

Just when she thinks things can’t get any worse, she’s about to discover a new fresh hell.

Firstly a big thank you to Elaine at Orion for my proof copy which come with some goodies.

I had the honour of reading a early copy of Lucy’s debut book and loved it.

Lucy’s voice is a up and coming fresh voice to women’s fiction . It’s fun witty honest and so true to today’s society .

I whizzed through this and really was such a tonic to a somewhat stressful week.. that’s the beauty of a book isn’t it. Open it and you can escape.

Packed with great characters for me I loved her gran and friend .

We have all been in her shoes where we feel like we are being walked over and as the book goes on we find ourselves cheering for her to open her mouth be brave and say how she’s really feeling .

I wish lucy every success with this book and highly recommend.

Published 8th march


Books bring them together – but friendship will transform all of their lives. Perfect for lovers of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Little Paris Bookshop.

In 1978 in Australia’s Northern Territory, life is hard and people are isolated. Telephones are not yet a common fixture. But five women find a way to connect.

Sybil, the matriarch of Fairvale Station, misses her eldest son and is looking for a distraction, while Kate, Sybil’s daughter-in-law, is thousands of miles away from home and finding it difficult to adjust to life at Fairvale.

Sallyanne, mother of three, dreams of a life far removed from the dusty town where she lives with her difficult husband.

Rita, Sybil’s oldest friend, is living far away in Alice Springs and working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

And Della, who left Texas for Australia looking for adventure and work on the land, needs some purpose in her life.

Sybil comes up with a way to give them all companionship: they all love to read, and she starts a book club. As these five women bond over their love of books, they form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Firstly a big thank you to clara at little brown for my review copy and im delighted to be taking part of the blog tour.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book which meant I was pleasantly surprised.

Set in Australia and in the late 70s early 80 s this will transport you to a completely new setting and time line.

This is a book about women , old young married single with children and without.

This is about how those women become firm friends unexpectedly and the trials they each face.

Each women is unique with their own story to tell but when they are brought together it’s quite something.

I really enjoyed this.

These women not only find who they are but also who others are in their lives.

A tale of love ,loss family but most of all friendship.

Do check our the other blogs taking part.

Published 1st march


When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard.

So it doesn’t matter that he’s twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she’s sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him.

Sarah’s friends are worried. Her father can’t understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she’s on the verge of losing her job.

But Sarah can’t help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew.

And love is supposed to hurt.

Isn’t it?

I pre-ordered this from Waterstones and recieved days before its publication date which is tomorrow 1st march .

Im a huge fan of Louises young adult books which are unique hard hitting and so needed in todays society .

Almost love takes Louise writing into the genre of adult fiction which i can only guarantee more readers !

This is a accurate dark real representation of love and the ugly side of it .

This makes you feel all those intense emotions involved with love. You can feel the oppression and suffocation.

Sarah is not a easy charactar to connect with but in a way that makes her more relatable because she is human and makes mistakes !

I think majority of us have been in sarahs shoes so though we may feel frustated at her choices … we can understand !

Original concept great charactars that are there for sarah in hard times . My favourite was her dad who just wanted her to be happy and have a good meal insude her .

This is a excellent read and i wish her every success with it.