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Promenons nous dans les bois: Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen @OrendaBooks #BlogTour

Afraid to jump in a series at the 21st book? Don’t be, with a master such as Gunnar Staalesen, you won’t be confused or lost. You’re in very good hands! Forget the numbers and explore a world and a main character you’ll fall for!

I’m really pleased to be sharing the blog tour stop today with the fantastic Kate from Bibliophile Book Club !

wolves in the darkTitle: Wolves in the Dark
Author: Gunnar Staalesen
Translator: Don Bartlett
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: 2017
Format: Physical Review Copy
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 276
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum’s life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts. When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he’s accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to sift through his past to work out who is responsible for planting the material … and who is seeking the ultimate revenge. When a chance to escape presents itself, Varg finds himself on the run in his hometown of Bergen. With the clock ticking and the police on his tail, Varg takes on his hardest – and most personal – case yet. Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Wolves in the Dark reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost thriller writers.

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Three Minus One: Two Sisters, Kerry Wilkinson @bookouture @kerrywk #blogtour

Today, I’m excited to share my stop on the blog tour for Two Sisters with BCB & More!

two sistersTitle: Two Sisters
Author: Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: June 23rd 2017
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 350
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ and a half

They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.

Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff. 

A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.

Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason. 

Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.

‘Z’ is all it read.

Z for Zac.

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will have fans of Louise Jensen, Sue Fortin and The Silent Child absolutely hooked.

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Yellow Lemon Tree: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee @MJonathanLee @HideawayFall

Hideaway Fall hit big with his launch of Broken Branches, with lovely packages a few of us were lucky to get! I am careful when I see such campaigns because I have seen publishers use this for books that would not -in my opinion- deserve such a fuss. But Hideaway Fall was so right to promote Broken Branches, and I am grateful to have received a copy! Now let’s get into the real deal!

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Title: Broken Branches
Author: M. Jonathan Lee
Publisher: Hideaway Fall
Date of publication: July 2017
Format: Physical Review Copy
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 294
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Family curses don’t exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? An actual curse? I don’t think so.’

A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family.

There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Liar by K.L. Slater @KimLSlater @bookouture #blogtour

The day has come! It is time for me to spill the beans on Liar by K.L. Slater! Thank you to Bookouture (Hi Kim!) for offering me the opportunity to take part in this blog tour. This unbiased review is my thank to both publisher and author!

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Title: Liar
Author: K.L. Slater
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: June 16th 2017
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 303
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

How far would you go to protect your family?

Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children alone, with the help of his devoted mother Judi. Life isn’t easy, but Judi’s family means everything to her and together, they manage.

Then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben but Judi isn’t sure … there’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up.

Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

The further Judi delves into Amber’s personal life, the closer she gets to shocking secrets that could change everything. And Judi must make a decision that could lead to the most disastrous consequences.

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Who’s your Daddy? The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh @bookouture #BlogTour

I am honored to be a stop on the blog tour for the fantastic book by Lesley Welsh. Thank you very much to Bookouture and the lovely Kim Nash for the chance to take part in this tour and share my thoughts. I would also like to thank and pay my respects to Lesley Welsh’s family.

the serial killer's daughterTitle: The Serial Killer’s Daughter
Author: Lesley Welsh
Date of publication: June 14th 2017
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 335
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Charmer, liar, father… Killer.
Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.

Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

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Blood Sisters by Jane Corry @JaneCorryAuthor @HollandsAnnie @PenguinBooks #BlogTour

I am over the moon to be hosting the Blog Tour for Blood Sisters by Jane Corry today! I’d like to thank Annie Hollands and Penguin Books for the opportunity!

 

Title: Blood Sisters
Author: Jane Corry
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date of publication: June 29th 2017
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 456
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller MY HUSBAND’S WIFE

Three little girls set off to school one sunny May morning.
Within an hour, one of them is dead.

Fifteen years later, Alison and Kitty are living separate lives. Kitty lives in a care home. She can’t speak, and she has no memory of the accident that put her here, or her life before it.

Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. When a job in a prison comes up she decides to take it – this is her chance to finally make things right.

But someone is watching Kitty and Alison.
Someone who wants revenge for what happened that day.
And only another life will do…

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I’d walk 500 miles for: The One by John Marrs @johnmarrs1 @EburyPublishing

the-oneTitle: The One
Author: John Marrs
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Date of publication: May 4th 2017
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 386
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

How far would you go to find THE ONE?

One simple mouth swab is all it takes.

One tiny DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.

A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love.

Now, five more people take the test. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…

A psychological thriller with a difference, this is a truly unique novel which is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Lazy Saturday Review: One Little Mistake by @emmacurtisbooks @TransworldBooks @RosieMargesson

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From Lipsyy : I 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!

one little mistakeTitle: One Little Mistake
Author: Emma Curtis
Publisher: Transworld Books
Date of publication: June 15th 2017 (paperback)
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 448
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy.

When she risks everything she holds dear on a whim, there’s only person she trusts enough to turn to.

But Vicky is about to learn that one mistake is all it takes; that if you’re careless with those you love, you don’t deserve to keep them . . .

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Donna’s Quickies: Pirates, stop Scaring the Slave! @RachelAmphlett @Lfrannyfran

Here comes my second try at mini reviews! I find them very useful and fun, even if I do feel a bit guilty about not reviewing the books properly! Try to decipher the title of the post to know what you’ll find inside this post!

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Hold Them or Break Them: Promised Lies by Marguerite Ashton #BlogTour

Today is my stop on the tour for Marguerite Ashton’s Promised Lies!

promised liesTitle: Promised Lies
Author: Marguerite Ashton
Publisher: Endeavour Press
Date of publication: June 8th 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 404

Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate. Her sister, Celine, was murdered, her parents are on the verge of divorce, and after a whirlwind romance, she married a man she barely knows. When the bodies of two young women are found, it is clear that the killer is the same person who murdered her sister, Lily sets out to find out who that is. As the investigation comes to life, Lily realises that all is not as it seems in her life, who can she actually trust and who is she?

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