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Lazy Saturday Review: Remember Me by Lynda Renham


From LipsyyI started doing ‘lazy Saturday reviews’ as a way of getting reviews done in just 30 mins, and they proved to be quite popular. They are quick and snappy, and concentrate less on the plot (or content) and writing and more on my overall feelings about said book. They generally end up being a bit of a rant. My fave!

I was kindly offered a copy of this story by the publisher in exchange for an honest review!

CoverPicTitle: Remember Me
Author: Lynda Renham
Date of publication:  2017
Publisher: Raucous Publishing
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 292

A new neighbour becomes a new friend. She looks up to you. She admires you, but is it you she wants? You begin to wonder if she wants your husband, or even your child. But then you realise, she wants your life.

When Sharni and Tom move into 24 The Pines, it seems like Clare and Chris have the perfect neighbours. Sharni is always there to help, especially with childcare for Clare’s two-year-old, Ben. But Clare can’t shake off the feelings of anxiety that assail her whenever Sharni is near.  Is Clare just being overprotective, or are her feelings justified?  As Sharni‘s influence touches everyone around her, Clare finds herself fighting for her sanity as well her family.

The gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist.

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Over the Rainbow: No Fourth River by Christine Clayfield @ClayfieldChris @Bookollective #BlogTour

Today is all about surviving and finding our inner strength! Happy Sunday everyone!

Thank you very much to Bookollective for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. All opinions in this review are mine. I received a copy of No Fourth River for review purposes.

36672128Title: No Fourth River
Author: Christine Clayfield
Date of publication:  June 2018
Publisher: RASC Publishing
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 217

Electroshock therapy, child abuse and modern-day slavery… just another day in Christine’s life.

Take a heart-wrenching yet inspiring ride through one woman’s incredible journey that is so compelling that you are simultaneously trying to look away and unable to stop yourself from reading on.

Christine’s father is a wealthy, tyrannical man renowned in the diamond business. At the age of just five, little Christine is cast aside into a boarding school where she is ridiculed for two embarrassing problems. She grows up in a never-ending circle of traumatic experiences both in her boarding school and at home. It culminates into a falling out between father and child that was never fully mended, leading her into a world of promiscuity and alcohol, eventually landing her in a violent marriage.

Driven to the limits of despair and heartache, she creates a plan to escape her world of misery. Will her plan work?

A story that asks: How do you find the strength, when you suffer almost unbearable abuse and are broken beyond repair, to pick up the pieces of a shattered life?

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#NordicNoir Favorite: Big Sister by Gunnar Staalesen @OrendaBooks @annecater #BlogTour

Some characters stay with you, some stories make you hungry for more. The Varg Veum series is my EPIC FAVORITE NORDIC LOVE. Has Big Sister lived up to my expectations?

My biggest thanks to Karen and Anne for this blog tour!

37832208Title: Big Sister
Author: Gunnar Staalesen
Date of publication:  2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 276

Varg Veum receives a surprise visit in his office. A woman introduces herself as his half-sister, and she has a job for him. Her god-daughter, a 19-year-old trainee nurse from Haugesund, moved from her bedsit in Bergen two weeks ago. Since then no one has heard anything from her. She didn’t leave an address. She doesn’t answer her phone. And the police refuse to take her case seriously.
Veum’s investigation uncovers a series of carefully covered-up crimes and pent-up hatreds, and the trail leads to a gang of extreme bikers on the hunt for a group of people whose dark deeds are hidden by the anonymity of the Internet. And then things get personal…
Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Big Sister reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost thriller writers.

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