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W.I.N.T.E.R #Suntag

Good morning! Well, I assume it is morning for you too as I am writing this on this stormy Sunday. Let’s call it Peace and Love Sunday, and forget the waves the book blogging community has faced this week!

Today I am stealing an idea used on my fellow blogger Nicki’s blog (find her post here and give it some love!) about a Book Tag involving playing with book titles! It’s simple, it’s (hopefully) gonna kick the season off, and it’s fun!

So what do I need to do? Well, I’m joining Bibliobeth‘s seasonal tag to spell WINTER with book titles!

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Lazy Saturday Review: When All Is Said by Anne Griffin @AnneGriffin_ @HodderBooks @SceptreBooks

It’s the weekend already! Time flies, and books too! Today, we’re discussing a very special book. One that stays with you, one that makes you think and makes you feel all the feels. Time to fill our heart with emotions…

I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the publisher.

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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!

Ps: My lazy reviews are more often good ones than rants, haha!

whenallissaidTitle: When All Is Said
Author: Anne Griffin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Date of hardback publication: 24th January 2019
Format: ARC
Number of pages: 272

I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual – though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid bare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.

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Shush: #TheSilentPatient by @AlexMichaelides @PoppyStimpson @OrionBooks #BreakTheSilence

Finally! Finally I am sharing my thoughts on one of this year’s most anticipated reads! And what a read! I’m not over it. This novel had been recommended to me by many bloggers and, guys, you were right!

Happy UK publication day, Mr Michaelides!!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Orion and Poppy for making me a happy blogger!

the silent patient.jpgTitle: The Silent Patient
Author: Alex Michaelides
Publisher: Orion Books
Date of hardback publication: 7th February 2019
Format: uncorrected bound proof
Number of pages: 339

Only she knows what happened.
Only I can make her speak.

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I love him so totally, completely, sometimes it threatens to overwhelm me.
Sometimes I think-
No. I won’t write about that.

ALICIA
Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.

Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.

THEO
Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought.

And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?

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The Way Home: The Lost Man by Jane Harper @janeharperautho @caolinndouglas @GraceEVincent @LittleBrownUK #TheLostMan #blogtour

Here comes a new week, and with it, new books, new reviews, new (or not) authors! I am really happy to publish my review of The Lost Man on this freezing February morning!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Little, Brown UK and Caolinn for inviting me to be part of this wonderful tour.

the lost manTitle: The Lost Man
Author: Jane Harper
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Date of hardback publication: 7th February 2019
Format: uncorrected bound proof
Number of pages: 362

The gripping new novel from the author of the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, The Dry and Force of Nature.

He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death.

Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle farms under the relenting sun of the remote outback. In an isolated part of Western Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes three hours’ drive apart.

They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron, who lies dead at their feet.

Something had been on Cam’s mind. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects…

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Apple Of My Eye by Claire Allan @ClaireAllan @AvonbooksUK

I hope you’re having a relaxing weekend! Today I am over the moon to share my thoughts on Apple Of My Eye by Claire Allan. It is very special to me, and I hope you love it as much as I did!

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Avon UK, Sabah, and Claire Allan!

appleofmyeyeTitle: Apple Of My Eye
Author: Claire Allan
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Date of publication: January 2019
Format: uncorrected bound proof
Number of pages: 400

When a mysterious note arrives for six months pregnant Dr Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…

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