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Ready for the Lie Detector: The Righteous Spy by Merle Nygate @MerleNygate @Verve_Books

It’s not every day that you are invited to take part in the launch of a digital publisher. I am proud, honored, and so happy to feature The Righteous Spy, the first novel by the wonderful Verve Books team, on Chocolate’n’Waffles today. Thank you for providing me with a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for letting me share your steps into this great book world, and congratulations!

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Title: The Righteous Spy
Author: Merle Nygate
Date of publication: October 2018
Publisher: Verve Books
Format: e-copy

WINNER OF THE 2017 LITTLE BROWN / UEA CRIME FICTION AWARD

Innocent lives are at risk. But who is the real enemy…?

Eli Amiran is Mossad’s star spy runner and the man responsible for bringing unparalleled intelligence to the Israeli agency. Now, he’s leading an audacious operation in the UK that feeds his ambition but threatens his conscience.

The British and the Americans have intel Mossad desperately need. To force MI6 and the CIA into sharing their priceless information, Eli and his maverick colleague Rafi undertake a risky mission to trick their allies: faking a terrorist plot on British soil.

But in the world of espionage, the game is treacherous, opaque and deadly…

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Killer Read on Every Level: Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons @WriteAngie @bookouture #KimStoneSeries

Massive book hangover alert. I am in love with Angela Marsons. My heart might not recover and I couldn’t help but share some thoughts on Twitter as I was reading. I am not over this book, and I don’t want to!

Happy publication day, Angela!

A massive thank you to Bookouture for providing me with an e-copy of this brilliant novel and my biggest thanks to Angela Marsons for feeding my crime fiction love. This review is unbiased but filled with fangirlism because #TeamKimStone!

fatal promiseTitle: Fatal Promise
Author: Angela Marsons
Date of publication:  TODAY! 19th October 2018
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 388
All the stars

Eeeny meeny, miney, moe. Who lives, who dies only I know.

When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell – a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young school girl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead?

As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim’s sure this was no accident.

Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked.

With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they’re at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they’ve ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim?

The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he’s not finished yet.

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Open Your History Book to Page 171, No, Just Kidding: Bognor and other Regises by Caroline Taggart @CiTaggart #Extract @midaspr

Happy Thursday!
Today, we get something different. Something fun, something out of my comfort zone, something you might enjoy!

Today I’m proud to share an extract with you!

I would like to thank the publisher and Midas for inviting me to share a bit of this book with you! Let’s jump through time!

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Bloody Holiday GIVEAWAY: Palm Beach, Finland by Antti Tuomainen @antti_tuomainen @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours

Happy Tuesday! If you are as lucky as I am, the cold days are here. But I know how to bring back the sun!

Thanks to Anne Cater for organizing this blog tour and Orenda Books for allowing me to share the love with a giveaway.

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Title: Palm Beach, Finland
Author: Antti Tuomainen
Date of publication:  30th October 2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
My Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

Sex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear … Sun Protection Factor 100

Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village – the ‘hottest beach in Finland’. The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown. The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary.

With a nod to Fargo, and dark noir, Palm Beach, Finland is both a page-turning thriller and a black comedy about lust for money, fleeing dreams and people struggling at turning points in their lives – chasing their fantasies regardless of reason.

Enter the realm to get a chance to win a copy…

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Tense Doesn’t Even Cover It: Trap by Lilja Sigurðardóttir @lilja1972 @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @AnneCater

Sometimes I receive emails with the name of an author and I can’t help but ‘squeeeeee’. That’s what happened when I was invited to take part in the blog tour for Trap, the second book in the Reykjavik trilogy by the amazingly talented Lilja Sigurðardóttir!

Thank you to Anne Cater and Orenda Books for providing me with an e-copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Trap
Title: Trap (Reykjavik Trilogy book 2)
Author: Lilja Sigurðardóttir
Date of publication: 2018 (ebook out!)
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Digital Proof Copy

Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one … and Iceland. Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after the banking crash, and Sonja refuses to see her. And that’s not all…

Agla owes money to some extremely powerful men, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it back. With her former nemesis, customs officer Bragi, on her side, Sonja puts her own plan into motion, to bring down the drug barons and her scheming ex-husband, and get Tomas back safely. But things aren’t as straightforward as they seem, and Sonja finds herself caught in the centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk…

Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Trap is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

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Sealed Lips: One Perfect Witness by Pat Young @py321_young @Bloodhoundbook

Oh, how good it feels to see Pat Young’s name on a post title!

I would like to thank and hug Sarah Hardy for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. This review is my unbiased thanks for letting me read and review the novel!

pat coverTitle: One Perfect Witness
Author: Pat Young
Date of publication: 1st October 2018
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Format: E-copy from NetGalley

On a remote Scottish hillside, three paths meet. On each path, a boy, one carrying a gun.
When their paths cross, a shot is fired and a boy dies.
That leaves two – one killer and one perfect witness.
This killer will stop at nothing to make sure the witness says nothing. Difficult for most people, even for someone who’s been guarding a secret of his own for five years.
What if the witness decides he’s been silent too long? Sometimes even the unspeakable must be spoken, if we can find the words.

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Hidden in the Dark: In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards @mredwards

Ooooh hello everyone! I hope you are having a nice Wednesday! Mine is full, but I am over the moon to share my review of In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards. It had been some time since a book had shook my beliefs and had such an impact on me! Without further ado, here’s the review!

Thank you to the publisher for inviting me to be part of the blog tour!

in her shadowTitle: In Her Shadow
Author: Mark Edwards
Date of publication: 4th October 2018
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Format: E-copy from NetGalley

Isabel’s life seemed perfect. Successful business, beautiful house, adoring husband. And then she was dead.

For four years Jessica has never doubted that her sister Isabel’s death was an accident. But when Jessica’s young daughter seems to know long-forgotten details about her aunt’s past, Jessica can’t shake the feeling that there’s a more sinister truth behind the tragedy.

As Jessica unearths disturbing revelations about her sister, and about the people she loved and trusted most, it becomes clear Isabel’s life was less than perfect and that Jessica’s might also be at risk.

Did someone murder Isabel? Are they now after Jessica and her family? The key seems to lie in the hands of a child. Can Isabel reveal the truth from beyond the grave, or is the answer closer to home?

In Her Shadow is a gripping tale of family secrets, lies and obsession from the two million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards.

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