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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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Open your Eyes: One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett @emmamitchellfpr #BlogTour

I am so happy to be sharing today’s stop for One to Watch with Mairead @Swirl&Thread and Lisa @Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews ! It’s a pleasure to see the Kay Hunter series all around!

one to watch my pic.PNGTitle: One to Watch
Author: Rachel Amphlett
Publisher: Saxon Publishing
Date of publication: June 6th 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 378
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.

A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.

One to Watch is a gripping murder mystery thriller, and the third in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

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And… Action: Reconciliation For The Dead by @Hardisty_Paul @OrendaBooks #BlogTour

I am so excited to be part of the explosive blog tour for the amazing Reconciliation for the Dead by Paul E. Hardisty, who once again achieved the miracle of keeping me hooked on an action thriller!
My review will be shorter as we are dealing with a series and the less you know, the better it is!

reconciliation for the deadTitle: Reconciliation for the Dead
Author: Paul E. Hardisty
Publisher: Orenda Books
Date of publication: May 2017
Format: eARC
Number of pages: 346
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and a half

Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu’s newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonourable discharge and exile, fifteen years earlier. It was 1980. The height of the Cold War. Clay is a young paratrooper in the South African Army, fighting in Angola against the Communist insurgency that threatens to topple the White Apartheid regime. On a patrol deep inside Angola, Clay, and his best friend, Eben Barstow, find themselves enmeshed in a tangled conspiracy that threatens everything they have been taught to believe about war, and the sacrifices that they, and their brothers in arms, are expected to make. Witness and unwitting accomplice to an act of shocking brutality, Clay changes allegiance and finds himself labelled a deserter and accused of high treason, setting him on a journey into the dark, twisted heart of institutionalised hatred, from which no one will emerge unscathed. Exploring true events from one of the most hateful chapters in South African history, Reconciliation for the Dead is a shocking, explosive and gripping thriller from one finest writers in contemporary crime fiction.

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Blog Therapy n°3: Why I Blabber On and On about Small Victories and You Should Too.

Your brain is not always your friend. I don’t know if it is just me, but I have a tendency to keep the bad memories in store, clear and loud, in my head, rather than the good things. I’m gonna remember the stupid biker who tried to run me over but not the nice walk I had. I’m gonna keep the feelings of anxiety I felt after a three-hour amazing out-of-comfort-zone time. The bad days are always lurking in the back of my mind, like monsters with claws ready to get me back to the bad places I go when I’m not feeling good.

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The French Way: Block 46 de Johana Gustawsson @JoGustawsson @BragelonneFR #auteurfavori

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French Inside / Du français dans cet article!

Dear reader, if you don’t speak French, you can stop reading right now. You see, I fell in love with a book, and I found a new favorite author. The thing is, the book was originally written in French, and I felt weird reviewing it only in English. After all, I am French, I want to support my fellow patriots, and no one one Amazon France will understand the English version of my review. This is why I wrote a … well, something that looks like a review, in my native language. It’s definitely not as good as my English ones (not that there are THAT good!) but it’s a little something to thank Johana Gustawsson for reminding me to be proud to be French when it comes to literature.

I could have chosen to post it on Goodreads and Amazon only, but my blog is about what I feel and what I live. I lived Block 46 and it had an impact on me. So I’m making an exception and writing a post in French. Well, I just reread myself and so far it’s been English all along… French below!

french block 46Titre: Block 46
Auteur: Johana Gustawsson
Editeur: Bragelonne
Date of publication: 2015
Format: format poche
Nombre de pages: 336
Note: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Falkenberg, Suède. Le commissaire Bergström découvre le cadavre terriblement mutilé d’une femme.
Londres. Profileuse de renom, la ténébreuse Emily Roy enquête sur une série de meurtres d’enfants dont les corps présentent les mêmes blessures que la victime suédoise : trachée sectionnée, yeux énucléés et un mystérieux Y gravé sur le bras.
Étrange serial killer, qui change de lieu de chasse et de type de proie…
En Suède, Emily retrouve une vieille connaissance : Alexis Castells, une écrivaine pleine de charme spécialisée dans les tueurs en série. Ensemble, ces deux personnalités discordantes se lancent dans une traque qui va les conduire jusqu’aux atrocités du camp de Buchenwald, en 1944.

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