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Let’s Go For A Walk: Revenge on the Rye by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @gilbster1000

Happy hump day! Today, I’m taking you to one of my favourite London areas – Dulwich!

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Thanks to Rachel for inviting me to be part of this tour!

234ee4ddc0cf860c336dd24d7c1b9a93Title: Revenge on the Rye (London Murder Mystery #5)
Author: Alice Castle
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
Date of publication: December 2018
Format: uncorrected e-copy
Number of pages: 176

Beth Haldane, SE21’s answer to Miss Marple, thinks she is going for a carefree stroll on Peckham Rye with her best friend, Katie, and her annoying new puppy, Teddy. But before Beth knows it, she is embroiled in her most perplexing mystery yet.

Strange events from her family’s past, present-day skulduggery in the art world, and the pressures of moving school in south London threaten to overwhelm Beth. Will she be able to piece together the puzzle before her son’s crucial interview at Wyatt’s? Or will Beth’s insatiable curiosity finally drag down all her dreams for the future?

Join Beth, her irascible on-off boyfriend, Detective Inspector Harry York of the Metropolitan Police, and the dog walkers of Peckham Rye in a tale of murder, mayhem – and bloody revenge.

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Wanted: Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb @crimethrillgirl @OrendaBooks #TeamLori

I can’t believe I’ve read all three books in the series and never got to review the previous two. Well, it didn’t help that my laptop died with my thoughts on the books in it… So, today’s blog post, in addition to shout my love for Deep Dirty Truth, will also be a formal / confidential *coughs* (how confidential can a public post be?) review about the series as a whole.

I would like to thank Anne Cater for inviting me to be part of this Orenda blog tour. I’d missed it 🙂 

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Title: Deep Dirty Truth (Lori Anderson #3)
Author: Steph Broadribb
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: 10th January 2019
Format: uncorrected e-copy
Number of pages: 320

A price on her head, and just 48 hours to expose the truth, and save her family… Single mother bounty hunter Lori Anderson has finally got her family back together, but her new-found happiness is shattered when she’s snatched by the Miami Mob, who they want her dead. But rather than a bullet, they offer her a job: find the Mob’s ‘numbers man’– Carlton North – who’s in protective custody after being forced to turn federal witness against them. If Lori succeeds, they’ll wipe the slate clean and the price on her head – and those of her family – will be removed. If she fails, they die.
With only 48 hours before North is due to appear in court, Lori sets across Florida, racing against the clock to find him, and save her family…
Brimming with tension, high-stakes jeopardy and high-voltage action, and a deep, emotional core, Deep Dirty Truth is an unmissable thriller by one of the freshest and most exciting voices in crime fiction.

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Ready for the Rollecoaster of the Year? Twisted by Steve Cavanagh @SSCav @orionbooks @AMHeathLtd

Some books just leave you staring at the Kindle in total silence for five minutes, unable to process that the novel is finished and that you’ve just experienced a hell of a story…

Note: This review is one of the shortest I’ve ever written. The words are still stuck in my head, and my head has been Twisted…

twistedTitle: Twisted
Author: Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion
Date of publication: 24st January 2019
Format: uncorrected e-copy
Number of pages: 352

BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THREE THINGS:

1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.
2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.
3. If you think you’ve found me. I’m coming for you next.

After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted…

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Hide & Seek: Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox @candicefoxbooks @SarahHarwood_ @PenguinUKBooks

I’m kicking off this week with a shiny and fantastic read! Nothing better to teach this Monday to behave!

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Title: Gone By Midnight
Author: Candice Fox
Publisher: Century
Date of publication: 24st January 2019
Format: uncorrected bound copy
Number of pages: 370

They left four children safe upstairs.
They came back to three.
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On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs.

But when one of the parents checks on the children at midnight, they discover one of them is missing.

The boys swear they stayed in their room. CCTV confirms that none of them left the building. No trace of the child is found.

Now the hunt is on to find him, before it’s too late – and before the search for a boy becomes a search for a body…

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No Signal: The Last by Hanna Jameson @Hanna_Jameson @VikingBooksUK

I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend! I was pretty silent (well, less active than usual!) here and on social media due to a water leak that turned my living room into an indoor swimming pool and that urge to read book after book without stopping… But I’m back, and hoping my reviewing skills haven’t disappeared…

Today I’m reviewing a special book…

the lastTitle: The Last
Author: Hanna Jameson
Publisher: Vicking
Date of publication: 31st January 2019
Format: uncorrected bound copy
Number of pages: 392

Breaking: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington

Breaking: London hit, thousands feared dead

Breaking: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm

Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilization, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn’t ignored Nadia’s last message.

Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city and walled in by towering trees, they wait, they survive.

Then one day, the body of a young girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer.

As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what kind of justice can he hope for, when society as he knows it no longer exists?

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Take Off Your Masks: The Man With No Face by Peter May @authorpetermay @QuercusFiction @riverrunbooks

My deepest apologies for sending this review so late. Personal emergencies and blabla. But here it is!

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the publisher and Agnes for inviting me to be part of this blog tour!

the man with no faceTitle: The Man With No Face
Author: Peter May
Publisher: Riverrun
Date of publication: 10th January 2019
Format: uncorrected bound copy
Number of pages: 406

Set amidst the political and social turmoil of the 1970s, in Brussels, the beating heart of the new Europe to which, at that time, Britain had just committed itself, The Man With No Face follows the story of a high-ranking member of the British government who is murdered, witnessed only by an autistic child with extraordinary artistic ability. Her only means of communicating what she sees is by drawing the killer. Interrupted before completing the details of the face, she cannot be persuaded to finish it. But can the killer afford to take the risk that she won’t?

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What If…: The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge @sibelhodge @Bloodhoundbook #PublicationDay #BlogBlitz

Happy publication day Sibel Hodge!!! I am over the moon to kick off the blog blitz along with great fellow bloggers!

Thanks a lot to our darling Emma at Bloodhound Books for inviting me to be part of this special time!

Sibel Hodge - The Disappeared_coverTitle: The Disappeared
Author: Sibel Hodge
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Date of publication: 10th January 2019
Format: e-copy

The widow. The secret. The liar.

The Disappeared…

On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in dense bush land.

The Widow…

Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.

The Secret…

But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.

Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.

Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?

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