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Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 11

Even bad weeks have their moments… Let’s focus on that!

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

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Close Your Eyes and: #Sleep by C.L. Taylor @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K

Are you ready to give up on sleep for Sleep???

I would like to thank Sabah and Avon Books UK for inviting me to be part of this amaizng blog tour.

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Title: Sleep
Author: C.L. Taylor
Date of publication: 4 April 2019
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 400
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a half

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

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Broken Clock: #TickTock by Mel Sherratt @writermels @avonbooksuk @Sabah_K

If you are not on Twitter, you might not know that I lived the last four days without electricity. Because of this, my review of the second installment in the DS Grace Allendale series is late (and I am so so so so sorry for this! Forgive me, Mel!)

But no more waiting! Here I am!

I would like to thank Avon Books, and especially Sabah, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. Thank you to Mel Sherratt for her understanding (and for writing such amazing books!)

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Title: Tick Tock (DS Grace Allendale Book 2)
Author: Mel Sherratt
Date of publication:  2 May 2019
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 385
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TICK…

In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school.

TOCK…

Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She’s discovered strangled and dumped in a local park.

TIME’S UP…

DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It’s only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges. A dangerous mind is behind these attacks, and Grace realises that the clock is ticking…

Can they catch the killer before another young woman dies?

The #1 bestseller returns with a breath-taking thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.

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Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 10

Wow! This little wave turns 10 weeks old today! Guess what? I never thought I’d be able to keep it up for so long. But I am really happy to have a weekly reminder to smile, and wonderful blogging friends to support this project!

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

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How Do You Plead: #DegreesofGuilt by H.S. Chandler @HSCinkpen @AlainnaGeorgiou @TrapezeBooks @LittleHardman @orionbooks

Do you enjoy legal thrillers? Whatever the answer to this question, Degrees of Guilt NEEDS to end up on your TBR. This is my mission for the day!

Many thanks to Alainna and Trapeze for inviting me to read Degrees of Guilt in exchange for an honest review.

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Title: Degrees of Guilt
Author: H.S. Chandler
Date of publication: 16 May 2019
Publisher: Trapeze Books (Orion Publishing group)
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 368
Rating: A million stars…  What do you mean, I can’t give it all the stars? Okay, 5 then!

When you read this book, you will think you know every twist in the tale.

Maria is on trial for attempted murder.

She has confessed to the crime and wanted her husband dead.

Lottie is on the jury, trying to decide her fate.

She embarks on an illicit affair with a stranger, and her husband can never find out.

You will think you know who is guilty and who is innocent.

You will be wrong.

A gripping, sexy and twisty novel for readers who devoured ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL, APPLE TREE YARD and HE SAID/SHE SAID.

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Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 9

Even the darkest weeks have their sweet moments…

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

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What Are You Made Of: Revenge Runs Deep by Pat Young @py321_young @BOTBSPublicity #BlogTour

I am honored and really happy to close the blog tour for Revenge Runs Deep by Pat Young. I have reviewed several of Pat’s books and they are a delight for the brain, the perfect material to make you think!

Thank you to Sarah Hardy at Books on the Bright Side for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Title: Revenge Runs Deep
Author: Pat Young
Date of publication: 2019
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 326

Your boss is a bully. How far would you go to get revenge?
Thomas Smeaton is a powerful man who makes life a living hell for his employees.
 
When his bullying drives a woman to suicide, three of her colleagues decide it is time to take action before Smeaton destroys any more good people.
 
Six months later, a car is found submerged in a reservoir, with a single body inside. Suicide? Or murder?
Two people were there the night that car rolled into the depths of Loch Etrin. And one is still missing.

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Almost: Perfect Crime by Helen Fields @Helen_Fields @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K #BlogTour

Reading Helen Fields’ Perfect series is like drinking a hot cup of tea after having walked miles in the rain. It’s comforting, absorbing, and feels oh-so-good!

I would like to thank Sabah for inviting me to be part of this amazing blog tour!

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Author: Helen Fields
Date of publication: 18 April 2019
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Format: Paperback proof
Number of pages: 400

Your darkest moment is your most vulnerable…

Stephen Berry is about to jump off a bridge until a suicide prevention counsellor stops him. A week later, Stephen is dead. Found at the bottom of a cliff, DI Luc Callanach and DCI Ava Turner are drafted in to investigate whether he jumped or whether he was pushed…

As they dig deeper, more would-be suicides roll in: a woman found dead in a bath; a man violently electrocuted. But these are carefully curated deaths – nothing like the impulsive suicide attempts they’ve been made out to be.

Little do Callanach and Turner know how close their perpetrator is as, across Edinburgh, a violent and psychopathic killer gains more confidence with every life he takes…

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Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 8

Happy Friday!

I can’t believe that today the eighth positivity post is getting published! I definitely feel the joy every week when I write this article, and even every day, when I take pictures of what brings a smile to my face. I can only hope you enjoy this Friday break from all the stress and negativity as much as I do!

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

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You’ve Got Mail: The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen @wordsofhelen @sriya__v @MichaelJBooks #BlogTour

Branching out has never felt so good. Neither has it ever made me feel so old, haha! While reading today’s book, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I missed letters. I used to receive lots of them. Now when you need to reach someone, you send them a message on Twitter, you wish them happy birthday on Facebook. You ask for information by email.

Yes, postal services cost an arm and I can say I haven’t been the luckiest when it comes to receiving my packages, but nothing beats that feeling when you open your mailbox and find something with your name on it…

I would like to thank the team at Michael Joseph for sending me a copy of this novel and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour.

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Title: The Lost Letters of William Woolf
Author: Helen Cullen
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Date of publication: 2 May 2019
Format: paperback
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 416

Inside East London’s Dead Letters Depot, William Woolf unites lost mail with its intended recipient. White mice, a miniature grandfather clock and a full suit of armour are among the more unusual items lost then found thanks to William’s detective work. But when he discovers a series of letters addressed only to ‘My Great Love’, everything changes.

Written by Winter to a soulmate she hasn’t yet met, her heartfelt words stir William in ways he has long forgotten. Could they be destined for him? But what about his troubled marriage? Following the clues in Winter’s letters is the only way for William to solve the mystery of his own heart.

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