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Doppelwhat? Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill @stet_that @noexitpress #IsThatYou

Mind-blowing, in every sense of the way!

A massive thank you to Katherine and No Exit Press for my review copy of Bellevue Square. This review is unbiased and reflects my opinion.

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Title: Bellevue Square
Author: Michael Redhill
Date of publication: 23 August 2018
Publisher: No Exit Press
Format: Paperback proof
Number of pages: 286
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

Jean Mason has a doppelganger.

She’s never seen her, but others* swear they have.

*others | noun. A peculiar collection of drug addicts, scam artists, philanthropists, philosophers and vagrants – the regulars of Bellevue Square.

Jean lives in downtown Toronto with her husband and two kids. The proud owner of a thriving bookstore, she doesn’t rattle easily – not like she used to. But after two of her customers insist they’ve seen her double, Jean decides to investigate. Curiosity grows to obsession and soon Jean’s concerns shift from the identity of the woman, to her very own.

Funny, dark and surprising, Bellevue Square takes readers down the existentialist rabbit hole and asks the question: what happens when the sense you’ve made of things stops making sense?

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Needles and Thread: Perfect Silence by @Helen_Fields #BlogTour @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K

I was starting to forget how good it feels to find a book that makes you lose track of time. Then I began reading Perfect Silence

I would like to thank Avon Book UK and darling Sabah for inviting me to be part of this exceptional blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book. This review is unbiased and reflects my sole opinion.

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Title: Perfect Silence
Author: Helen Fields
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Format: Paperback proof
Number of pages: 420
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

When silence falls, who will hear their cries?

The body of a young girl is found dumped on the roadside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. When pathologists examine the remains, they make a gruesome discovery: the silhouette of a doll carved in the victim’s skin.

DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are struggling to find leads in the case, until a doll made of skin is found nestled beside an abandoned baby.

After another young woman is found butchered, Luc and Ava realise the babydoll killer is playing a horrifying game. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes again. Can they stop another victim from being silenced forever – or is it already too late?

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Bleach is the New Normal: Good Samaritans by Will Carver @will_carver @OrendaBooks @west_camel

I debated with myself forever about posting my review of Good Samaritans today. But I just can’t shut up any longer!

A special thank you to Orenda Books for everything. This review is unbiased and reflects my sole opinion.

40574569Title: Good Samaritans
Author: Will Carver
Date of publication:  ebook: 15th Sept / paperback 15 Nov 2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: uncorrected proof
Number of pages: 306
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach.

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans. But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home… And someone is watching… Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.

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Puzzles: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter @SlaughterKarin @HarperCollins #BlogTour @fictionpubteam

Today is the day! I have finally read my first Karin Slaughter novel, and I can finally share my thoughts with you!

I received an early copy of Pieces of Her from the publisher. This unbiased review is my thank you to Harper Collins and the author.

38325388Title: Pieces of Her
Author: Karin Slaughter
Date of publication:  August 9th 2018
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: e-ARC
Number of pages: 480
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

Andrea Oliver is celebrating her birthday over lunch with her mother, Laura, when they find themselves in the middle of a deadly shooting.  Terrified, Andy is frozen. But Laura – calm, cool and collected – jumps into action and stops the killer in his tracks. No one can understand how a quiet, middle-aged speech pathologist could possibly have the knowledge or ability to stop a shooter on the rampage.  The fall out and widespread media coverage quickly unravels the carefully curated life Laura has built for herself and her daughter. And Andy discovers that the person who she thought she knew best in the world is a total stranger. The bigger problem though is that someone wants them both dead. As two intersecting timelines – 1986 and the present – gradually converge, Pieces of Her begs the question: can you ever truly escape your past?

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Liar, Liar, Life on Fire: The Affair by Sheryl Browne @SherylBrowne @bookouture

Let’s get down to business! Weekends are for family matters, right? Well, this review is all about family…

I want to thank Bookouture for inviittng me to read and review this novel.

the affairTitle: The Affair
Author: Sheryl Browne
Date of publication:  August 2018
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: e-ARC
Number of pages: 351
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

The moment she opened her eyes, she knew everything had changed. The stale taste of alcohol; her uneasy stomach. She looked at her husband sleeping peacefully, and knew she would never tell anyone what happened last night.

You will think you know what happened to Alicia that night.

You will see a desperate wife, lying to her husband.

You will watch a charming lover, trying to win her back.

You will judge her, just like everyone else.

You will assume you know what happens next. But everything you think you know about the past, the relationships, what drives Alicia and her husband to lie… is wrong.

If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affairwill have you hooked from the very first page!

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You: Now You See Her by Heidi Perks @HeidiPerksBooks @arrowpublishing @PenguinUKBooks @PenguinRHUK

Happy Saturday! Are you thinking about taking your kids somewhere today? Check my review of Now You See Her, you might think twice about it!!!

I would like to thank Penguin Random House for inviting me to review their addictive summer psychological thriller. This review is my unbiased opinion.

36478642.jpgTitle: Now You See Her
Author: Heidi Perks
Date of publication:  26th July 2018
Publisher: Cornerstone
Format: e-ARC
Number of pages: 400
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second …

Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.

Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

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