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Set Fire to your Life : Love after Love by Alex Hourston @alex_hourston @FaberBooks

Review time! Now that I am back at university, I should get a little more reading and writing done! Today, a seemingly tranquil story…

love after love.jpgTitle: Love after Love
Author: Alex Hourston
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Date of publication: 1st March 2018
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher

Nancy Jansen is the beating heart of her family.

She is the centre around whom many lives turn.






But Nancy has a new role:


Everybody can be happy, Nancy believes, so long as they can be kept apart.

But when these lives start to overlap, collision becomes inevitable, with consequences for all…

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Fit For Duty: Call to Arms GIVEAWAY! @RachelAmphlett #favoriteseries #TheKayMystery

This must be one of my favorite posts to write. Do you know why? Because today, I get to share the love, my love for one of the best written series I have ever picked up, thanks to its wonderful author, the fabulous Rachel Amphlett!

call to armsTitle: Call to Arms, The fifth book in the Kay Hunter series!
Author: Rachel Amphlett
Publisher: Saxon Publishing
Date of publication: 11th March 2018
Source: author ( will never thank you enough!)
Rating: HAVEN’T READ IT… YET!!!!!!!!! Yes, it is pure torture to have the ebook waiting for me on my Kindle.

Loyalty has a price.

Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation.

DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

But, as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…

Call to Arms is a gripping murder mystery, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

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Look Up: Love among the Treetops by Catherine Ferguson @_cathferguson @Sabah_K @AvonBooksUK

Hello! I was going to rant about WordPress when it failed to publish my post and go crazy on the laptop, but this cover is calming and reminds me spring should be with us soon… So, I apologize for the delay, and enjoy this extract from Love among the Treetops from the one and only Catherine Ferguson!

I’d like to thank the lovely Sabah for inviting me to be part of the tour and for spreading the colorful book love!

love treetopsTitle: Love among the Treetops
Author: Catherine Ferguson
Publisher: Avon Books
Date of publication: 8th March 2018
Source: Publisher

Can love flourish amongst the tree tops?

When pastry chef Twilight Wilson was a young girl, she would hide from school bullies up in the treehouse at the bottom of her garden in her family home in Sussex. It was her special place, and even as an adult she still loves it.

So when her family tell her they can’t afford to live there any more, Twilight is devastated. Not only will they lose their home – but the treehouse too!

She comes up with a plan to save the family home – she’ll start up a cafe in the treehouse! It’s a brilliant idea, and excitement builds as she starts planning the menus, with the help of Theo – a rather attractive man from the gym. But when former school bully Lucy finds out the plan, she starts plotting – and opens her own rival cafe in the village!

Can Twilight save her family home? Will her friendship with Theo ever be anything more? And who will win the cafe wars?

Catherine Ferguson is back in this hilarious, heart-warming read perfect for summer.

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Dig Deeper: Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes Review and Extract #BlogTour

I have been waiting for this day! I am very excited to share both an extract and my review of Silent Victim by the brilliantly talented Caroline Mitchell!

This unbiased review is my thank you to the publisher and to Charlotte Cooper for inviting me to be part of this tour!

silent victim.jpgTitle: Silent Victim
Author: Caroline Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Date of publication: 1st March 2018
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: Publisher
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Emma has it all. A beautiful son, a loving husband and a dream job. Life only seem to get better when her husband, Alex, is offered a promotion and plans to move his young family to a new home. But Emma has a terrifying secret. In her back garden lies the body of a school teacher who seduced her as a teenager and Emma is responsible for it being there. Knowing she cannot leave without disposing of the body, Emma returns to original place to rid herself of it once and for, only to discovers it gone. Panic and terror lead to a confession of the crime to her husband, who promises to stand by her no matter what.

But Emma’s revelation shakes them to the core. As the idyllic life they once led becomes unhinged, soon both find themselves tangled in a web of deceit and as a chain reaction of events take place, their perfect existence begins to implode. Splitting the story between three voices, Caroline draws on her police officer experience to present the complex and blurred lines between victim and predator, innocence and guilt, and deceit and protection.

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You Can’t Escape What You Did: I Know Where You Live by Pat Young @py321_young @Bloodhoundbook

Two reviews in one day, it’s a busy Saturday on the blog!

Thank you to Sarah Hardy for inviting me to be part of this blog tour!

I know where you live.jpgTitle: I Know Where You Live
Author: Pat Young
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Date of publication: March 2018
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: Publisher
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Penny believes she’s being watched. Yet no one should know where she lives. 
Penny seizes the chance of a new life for her family when her husband is offered a job in Europe. 
At the airport they meet charming Sophie, fluent in French and looking for work as an au pair.
Penny, struggling to cope in France, offers Sophie a job and she soon becomes an important part of the family’s life. But Sophie is hiding something. 
Then Penny’s toddler son, Ethan, is abducted and an international hunt for the child begins.
The police beg Penny and her husband to take part in a television appeal but the couple refuse. Unknown to the police, Penny and Seth have new identities and are determined to lay low and protect them. But it may be too late for that. 
Who has taken Ethan and why?
Are the couple’s true identities linked to the abduction?  
And who has been watching them?  
To save her son Penny may have to put her own life on the line.

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Sea Sick or Life Sick? We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard @OrendaBooks @RBouchard72

You can’t see it but as I am typing this, I am doing a happy dance. It has been a little while since my last Orenda read and oh my, had I missed it! (Yes, February 22nd was a long time ago!)

As usual, thank you to the delight that is Anne Cater for including me into the blog tour team, and to Karen Sullivan for being her awesome self. This review is unbiased and my sole opinion.

A French version of this review will be available soon! Details might differ as I experience stories differently depending on the language!

we wereTitle: We Were the Salt of the Sea
Author: Roxanne Bouchard
Translator: David Warriner
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: March 2018
Format: Uncorrected proof
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 276
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and a half!

As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man’s heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he’s thrown into the deep end of the investigation. On Quebec’s outlying Gaspé Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen’s wharves. Interviews drift into idle chit-chat, evidence floats off with the tide and the truth lingers in murky waters. It’s enough to make DS Morales reach straight for a large whisky… Both a dark and consuming crime thriller and a lyrical, poetic ode to the sea, We Were the Salt of the Sea is a stunning, page-turning novel, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

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