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Blog Blitz! Gone Missing by T.J Brearton @BreartonTJ @bookouture

Happy Thursday! Today I’m happy to share the love for Gone Missing, a special and interesting new release from Bookouture! Happy publication day to  and thank you to Bookouture for letting me be a part of the party!

gone missingTitle: Gone Missing
Author: T.J. Brearton
Imprint: Bookouture
Date of publication: November 16th 2017
Format: eARC
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ and a half

It was a normal day. Then they took her.

Katie Calumet is on an early-morning run when she hears a baby crying. The park is deserted, and there’s no one in the street. She follows the cries, but then everything goes black. When Katie wakes up, she’s blindfolded and her hands and feet are bound.

Detective Justin Cross takes on the case, but with the trail leading into endless dense forest, and a failing marriage weighing on his mind, finding Katie is his most challenging case yet – not least because the Calumet family are keeping secrets of their own.

Justin and Katie face a race against time that will push them both to their very limits. As Justin works day and night to discover who took her and why, Katie fights desperately to escape from her kidnappers and the forest that surrounds her…

Can Justin find her before it’s too late?

A gripping and breath-taking thriller you won’t be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Tom Bale, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.

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The Icelandic Storm Part 1: Extract of Whiteout by Ragnar Jonasson @ragnarjo @OrendaBooks

Good morning, afternoon or evening! I am freezing but absolutely happy to be a part of the tour for Whiteout by our very own Ragnar Jonasson! I need to thank Anne Cater and Karen Sullivan for including me! Today, I am lucky to present you a slice of Whiteout!!!

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Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thór Arason discovers that the victim’s mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, twenty-five years earlier. As the dark history and the secrets of the village are unveiled, and the death toll begins to rise, the Siglufjordur detectives must race against the clock to find the killer, before another tragedy takes place. Dark, chilling and complex, Whiteout is a haunting, atmospheric and stunningly plotted thriller from one of Iceland’s bestselling crime writers.

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We’re on the Highway to: Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett @emmamitchellfpr

THE TIME HAS COME.

My Kay Hunter fix arrived. I jumped on it. I devoured it. Now I’m sharing and waiting for the next!!!

A million thanks to Rachel Amphlett and Emma Mitchell for allowing me to kick off the blog tour and for providing me with a copy of the book.

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Title: Hell to Pay
Author: Rachel Amphlett
Imprint: Saxon Publishing
Date of publication: November 16th 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 322
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter’s investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.

With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay’s determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.

Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?

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A Video Review of Broken Bones by Angela Marsons! @WriteAngie @bookouture

Hellooooo! I am so excited and happy to present you my first ever video review! And it’s not any review! It’s a Kim Stone book one!!! Thanks ever so much to Kim and Angela for including me in this project! I had lots of fun recording myself but Oi! Reviewing on video is awfully difficult so I hope it won’t be too boring to watch! I definitely have missed points I wanted to talk about so you’ll see a Goodreads review pop soon! I did not dive into details as it’s a series, so it’s all about feelings and discovering!

Broken-Bones-KindleTitle: Broken Bones
Author: Angela Marsons
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: November 3rd 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 374
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

They thought they were safe. They were wrong.
The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone – one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood.

As three more sex workers are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realise that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.

At the same time, the search begins for the desperate woman who left her newborn baby at the station – but what looks like a tragic abandonment turns even more sinister when a case of modern slavery is uncovered.

The two investigations bring the team into a terrifying world of human exploitation and cruelty – and a showdown that puts Kim’s life at risk as shocking secrets from her own past come to light.

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Butterflies Should Be Free to Fly: Clipped Wings by Jennifer Gilmour @JenLGilmour @emmamitchellfpr

I am thrilled and honored to be on the tour for Clipped Wings. This project is close to my heart and I would like to thank Jennifer Gilmour, Emma Mitchell and everyone who took part to make it happen.

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Title: Clipped Wings
Author: Jennifer Gilmour
Date of publication: October 30th 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 148
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The silent chorus.

Just imagine you thought that you had met the man or woman of your dreams. This person was charming and you thought they were the one or perhaps that this was fate; it was just meant to be.

But as the months go by things start to change. Their behaviour towards you isn’t the same, they are more critical, more particular about your appearance, what you do, how you do
it, who you see. Time goes by and you feel isolated from your friends and family because that behaviour has now changed to threats, maybe violence and you feel that your identity is all
but gone. But still you stay. Where would you go? Who would help you? You are not worthy.

But you are.

A group of survivors have spoken about their own experiences. In their own words they show that survivors do have a voice and that it needs to be heard. They show that abuse isn’t unique or strange but that it is, unfortunately, a surprisingly
common problem in today’s society.

The message of this book is one of courage, as with courage comes awareness and an ability to understand what has happened to you and take the steps needed to become a survivor yourself.

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Keep Digging: The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney @trisha460 @bookouture #BookReview

This post was supposed to be published last week. I sincerely apologize to Bookouture and Patricia Gibney for not being able to fix the WP issue that cancelled my scheduled post. This review is my unbiased thank you to Bookouture and the author for providing me with a copy of the book and a space on the tour.

the lost childTitle: The Lost Child
Author: Patricia Gibney
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: October 27th 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 483
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

They placed me in here and threw away the key. I look down at the gown they’ve put on me. I want my own clothes. I don’t know how long I’ve been here.

An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim’s daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family…

Two days later as a nearby house is set on fire and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie’s father before he took his own life.

With little knowledge of what really happened to her father, Lottie knows this is a case that could give her some answers. But how much does she want to know? And how far is Lottie prepared to dig to uncover the truth?

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What Do You Have in Store? Why Stuff Matters by Jen Waldo @ArcadiaBooks

Happy Monday everyone! I’m delighted to share a special review today! I had a lot of fun reading Why Stuff Matters and I’d like to thank Arcadia Books for providing me a copy of this book. This review is my unbiased thank you to them!

why stuff mattersTitle: Why Stuff Matters
Author: Jen Waldo
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Date of publication: October 29th 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 216
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

When Jessica, a grieving widow, inherits an antique mall from her mother she also inherits the stallholders, an elderly, amoral, acquisitive, and paranoid collection.
When one of the vendors, a wily ex-con named Roxy, shoots her ex-husband, she calls on Jessica to help bury the body and soon Jessica is embroiled in cover-ups, lies, and misdirection.

Into this mix comes Lizzie, Jessica’s late husband’s twelve-year- old daughter by his first marriage, who’s been dumped on Jessica’s doorstep by the child’s self-absorbed mother and it soon becomes apparent that Lizzie is as obsessed with material
possessions as Jessica’s elderly tenants.

Why Stuff Matters is a compelling ode to possession, why people like things and the curious lengths they will go to keep them. Returning to her fictional Caprock,

Waldo turns her wry wit on the lives of those afraid to let go. Jen Waldo’s style modulates effortlessly from domestic nuance to taut adventure, to social and moral transgression, consistently vivid and inflected with humour.

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7th Sin: A gift from Angela Marsons! #Extract of Broken Bones @Bookouture @WriteAngie

I hate Sunday nights, they are gloom and dark. But this Sunday, Bookouture and Angela Marsons have chosen to spoil us with a delighting gift to end this week the perfect way!

Thanks a lot to Kim at Bookouture for letting me be a part of this book love share!

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They thought they were safe. They were wrong.

The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone – one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood.

As more sex workers are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realise that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.

At the same time, the search begins for the desperate woman who left her newborn baby at the station – but what looks like a tragic abandonment turns even more sinister when a case of modern slavery is uncovered.

The two investigations bring the team into a terrifying world of human exploitation and cruelty – and a showdown that puts Kim’s life at risk as shocking secrets from her own past come to light.

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The Past Never Stays Buried: Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft @KatCroft @bookouture

This is the second version of my review! You were supposed to see it on Thursday morning, but WordPress trashed my writing (and I still haven’t found where it put the post!) So with much delay, here comes my review of the fantastic Silent Lies! Thank you so much to Bookouture for their trust (and their forgiveness for the scheduling incident!) and for inviting me to read and review this story! I received a copy through NetGalley and devoured it!

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Title: Silent Lies
Author: Kathryn Croft
Genre: Psychological thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: October 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 309
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’

Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. 

Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn’t kill himself. 

Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach’s past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband. As the secrets revealed get darker, Alison becomes harder to read, and Mia starts to wonder – why is Alison so keen to help?

And then a piece of the puzzle appears in an impossible place, and Mia has to ask, is she losing her mind, or should she be afraid for her life?

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about obsession and buried secrets, with a brilliant twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors, and Gone Girl will be hooked from the very first page. 

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Scars of the Past: London Noir by Ann Girdharry @GirdharryAnn #BookReview

Here’s a new week, and with it, a busy time on the blog (yay!), starting with this review of London Noir by the lovely Ann Girdharry! I’d like to thank the author for allowing me to follow the series by providing me with a copy of the second installment.

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Title: London Noir (Book 2 in the series)
Author: Ann Girdharry
Genre: thriller, crime
Date of publication: October 17th 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 312
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

After a near-fatal road accident, Kal helps a young girl in trouble.

The girl’s friends are being murdered one by one. Why? And by whom?

Kal must kick start herself out of her downward spiral and save the young stranger. But Kal is in the grip of the Cartel, and is someone stalking the girl, or is the girl stalking someone?

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