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Deadly Scottish Post Card: I’ll Keep You Safe by Peter May @authorpetermay @riverrunbooks @QuercusBooks

Fancy a little trip from Paris to the most remote places in Scotland? Welcome!

This unbiased review is my thanks to Quercus Books for inviting me to read and share my opinion on I’ll Keep You Safe.

I'll keep you safeTitle: I’ll Keep You Safe
Author: Peter May
Publisher: Riverrun
Date of publication: January 11th 2018
Format: Hardback
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 448
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

From Peter May, the globally bestselling author of the Lewis Trilogy and Coffin Road, comes an explosive new thriller set between the UK and Europe – I’ll Keep You Safe.

Husband and wife, Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane have come a long way with their cloth company, Ranish Tweed, from their small Hebridean home to the world of high fashion. But on a business trip to Paris, cracks in their relationship start to appear. When Niamh receives an anonymous email informing her of Ruairidh’s affair, she is distraught. Only hours later Ruairidh is killed by a car bomb, leaving Niamh’s life in ruins. And when the police declare Niamh as the prime suspect in her husband’s death, her life as she knows it ceases to exist.  When Niamh is allowed back to her home on the Isle of Lewis to return her husband’s remains, she is followed by French detective, Sylvie Braque. As Braque digs deeper into the couple’s relationship and Niamh replays her life with Ruiairidh, distant memories resurface and past feuds are reignited. As the past and present move closer together the two women find themselves drawn to a killer who will not back down.

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Let’s Make it Stop: Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour @JenLGilmour

Hello everyone! I am both honored and a bit sad to host a review for Isolation Junction and a special message from its author today. I wish more voices could be heard and I admire Jennifer Gilmour for all her efforts to bring awareness on a difficult and still taboo subject.

isolation junctionTitle: Isolation Junction
Author: Jennifer Gilmour
Publisher: Isolation Junction was fully funded by a Kickstarter Campaign which over funded at 110%.
Date of publication: October 14th 2016
Format: paperback
Source: won in a giveaway
Number of pages: 140

Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’. She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business. It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival. After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t, will she be able to do it? Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?

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The Longer the Wait, the Better the Read: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris @BAParisAuthor @StMartinsPress

I finally FINALLY started my first book by B.A. Paris! I’ll take some applaud, haha! I am so guilty of having left this title on my Kindle for too long… But the damage is now repaired!

Thank you to St Martin’s Press for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

the breakdownTitle: The Breakdown
Author: B.A. Paris
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Date of publication: July 18th 2017
Format: e-ARC
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 336
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

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This Week in Books (January 3rd 2018)

Welcome to the first This Week in Books post of the year! I’m hoping to find enough time to take part in it at least twice a month!

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This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

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