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.
Title: Revenge Runs Deep
Author: Pat Young
Date of publication: 2019
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.
Continue reading “What Are You Made Of: Revenge Runs Deep by Pat Young @py321_young @BOTBSPublicity #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!
Title: Perfect Crime
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…
Continue reading “Almost: Perfect Crime by Helen Fields @Helen_Fields @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K #BlogTour”
Reviewing series is equally awfully difficult and totally exciting! Today, we’re reuniting with Natalie Ward!
Hugs to the Bookouture team for providing me with a copy of the novel and to Kim for organising such a great blog tour!
Title: The Dare
Author: Carol Wyer
Date of publication: 25/04/2019
Format: uncorrected proof
Number of pages: 348
Jane’s daughter is a good girl. What is she hiding?
When thirteen-year-old Savannah Hopkins doesn’t come straight home from school, as she always does, her mother Jane immediately raises the alarm.
Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward whose daughter Leigh is the same age as Savannah. Soon Natalie’s worst fears are confirmed when the teenager’s broken body is found in nearby shrubland.
Evidence points towards a local recluse, but just as the net is closing around him, one of Savannah’s friends, Harriet, is reported missing.
As Natalie delves into the lives of both girls, she soon discovers a sinister video on their phones, daring the girls to disappear from their families for 48 hours.
But Natalie isn’t quick enough for this killer, and she is devastated to find Harriet’s body on a fly tip a day later.
Caught up in the case, she takes her eye off her own daughter and when Leigh goes missing after school she knows she must be in terrible danger. The clock is ticking for Natalie. Can she catch this killer before her little girl becomes the next victim?
This gripping rollercoaster of a read will have you up in the small hours turning the pages. Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Caine and Robert Dugoni will love The Dare.
Oh, Carol Wyer knows how to play with her readers’ feelings!
Continue reading “Read or Dare: #TheDare by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture @lydia_newhouse”
Happy Thursday! What’s your favourite sin? Have you ever been guilty of envy? Thanks to Amanda Robson, you won’t ever feel bad about your own desires!
My biggest thanks to Avon Books UK for providing me with a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Amanda Robson
Date of publication: 04/04/2019
Number of pages: 410
She wants your life – and she’ll do anything to get it…
Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems – she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear.
When Faye’s daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye? Or is there another threat hiding in the shadows…?
An unsettling, claustrophobic thriller about jealousy, greed and desire from Sunday Times bestseller Amanda Robson.
Continue reading “Start the Fire: Envy by Amanda Robson @AmandaRauthor @AvonBooksUK”
I’m on a roll! One day, two fab books! Tonight, I’m talking about a book that made me laugh, roll my eyes, and race through time!
My biggest thanks to the fantastic Emma @ damppebblesblogtour for giving me the opportunity to discover this author and book. I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour.
Title: Death Before Coffee
Author: Desmond P. Ryan
Date of publication: 8th February 2019
Source: blog tour organiser
Number of pages: 245
By 2:27 on a Thursday afternoon, the one-legged man from Room 8 at 147 Loxitor Avenue has been beaten to death with a lead pipe. Twenty-eight minutes later, Detective Mike O’Shea is testifying in a stuffy courtroom, unaware that, within an hour, he will be standing in an alleyway littered with beer cans and condoms while his new partner—the man who saved his life thirteen years ago—flicks bugs off of a battered corpse with a ballpoint pen. When a rogue undercover copper prematurely hauls in the prime suspect, Mike blows a fuse, resulting in an unlikely rapport developing between him and the lead homicide detective sergeant, a woman known for her stilettos and razor sharp investigative skills.
At the end of his seventy-two-hour shift, three men are dead and Mike O’Shea is floating in and out of consciousness in an emergency room hallway, two women by his side. Death Before Coffee, the second book in the Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction Series, weaves a homicide investigation through the life of an inner-city police detective intent on balancing his responsibilities as a son, brother, and newly single father with his sworn oath of duty. When faced with death, Mike is forced to make decisions that stir up old memories, compelling him to confront his demons while fighting the good fight.
Continue reading “Never Like That In Traffic: #DeathBeforeCoffee by Desmond P. Ryan @RealDesmondRyan #MikeOShea #damppebblesblogtours”
Some books take you by surprise. Some books exceed your expectations and turn a normal day into a fabulous exciting time. I Want You Gone is one of those books!
Thank you to Emma @damppebblesblogtours for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Title: I Want You Gone
Author: Miranda Rijks
Publisher: Inkubator Books
Date of publication: April 2019
Source: blog tour organiser
Number of pages: 300
The only obituary you never want to read – is your own.
Laura Swallow is dead.
A life cut tragically short, says the newspaper obituary.
But that’s a lie.
Estate agent Laura did not die in a car accident. She is alive and well.
At first, Laura thinks it’s a sick joke. But multiple announcements of her death are followed by increasingly sinister real-life events.
Already fragile, struggling to recover from a recent divorce, Laura is plunged into a living nightmare.
Who can she trust? Her new lover? Her clients and work colleagues? What about her ex-husband and his smug fiancée? Can Laura even rely on her best friends? And why is it that Laura’s present troubles are so tied up with her sister’s sudden death all those years ago? But one thing Laura is sure of – someone out there wants her to suffer. Wants her gone.
Continue reading “Abracadabra: #IWantYouGone by Miranda Rijks @MirandaRijks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours”
Happy new week! Let’s kick off this one with a fantastic and compelling read!
First, let me thank Rachel and Century for allowing me to read and review One More Lie for the blog tour. This review is unbiased and reflects my own opinion.
Title: One More Lie
Author: Amy Lloyd
Date of publication: ebook: 01/02/2019 – hardback 04/04/2019
Number of pages: 400
Amy Lloyd returns with a chilling portrait of a woman haunted by the mistakes of her past and trapped in a present threatened by revenge.
Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget the years of her childhood spent in prison, and most of all forget Sean. But even with a new identity, old habits die hard.
Despite the ankle monitor she must wear as part of her parole agreement and frequent visits to her therapist, Charlotte’s demons begin to catch up with her and drag her back down a dark path. And the further down that path she goes, the closer she gets to the crime that put her in prison all those years ago.
And then, one day, when her old ‘partner in crime’ tracks her down, Charlotte is forced to face the one devastating memory she’d much rather forget…
Continue reading “Who Am I: One More Lie by Amy Lloyd @AmyLloydWrites @arrowpublishing @Rachel90Kennedy #BlogTour”
Switching genres or adding spices to my reads help me enjoy books better. I love picking novels that take me on different paths, and The Last Act did exactly this!
I would like to thank Faber & Faber for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. This review is my unbiased opinion.
Title: The Last Act
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Date of publication: 14.03.2019
Number of pages: 368
Former Broadway star Tommy Jump isn’t getting the roles he once did. As his final run as Sancho Ponza draws to a close, Tommy is getting ready to give up the stage, find a steady paycheck, and settle down with his fiancée.
Cue Special Agent Danny Ruiz. An old school friend of Tommy’s, now with the FBI, Ruiz makes Tommy an offer that sounds too good to refuse. All Tommy has to do is spend six months in prison, acting as failed bank robber ’Pete Goodrich’.
Inside, he must find and befriend Mitchell Dupree, who has hidden a secret cache of documents incriminating enough to take down New Colima, one of Mexico’s largest drug cartels. If Tommy can get Dupree and reveal where the documents are hidden, the FBI will give him $300,000, more than enough to jumpstart a new life. But does he have what it takes to pull off this one final role?
Continue reading “Joker: The Last Act by Brad Parks @Brad_Parks @FaberBooks @joshuars_”
Do you get that yummy thrill when it’s time to share the review of a book written by one of your favourite authors?? Because I do!!
Thanks to Noelle and Bookouture for inviting me to be part of this amazing blog tour!
Title: A Body in the Lakes
Author: Graham Smith
Date of publication: 15.03.2019
Number of pages: 372
The woman’s limbs were so thin; the skin on her arms as translucent as tracing paper. Around her neck lay a faint string of purple bruises. In one so frail, darker, angrier marks might be expected but Beth knew the bruising would have stopped the moment her heart stopped beating.
When a walker finds the body of a woman by the shores of Lake Ullswater, the police are put on high alert. Felicia Evans was known to be a tough character, but who would have strangled her?
Detective Beth Young quickly spots the links to three cold cases. Three women strangled and discarded in the stunning, wild hills of the Lake District.
As Beth begins tracking down witnesses, the team receives an anonymous letter claiming the charming mayor of Carlisle is behind the murders. There’s pressure from the top to clear his name. But Beth is determined to find the truth no matter whose feathers she ruffles in the process.
Beth knows the clock is ticking. The killer is hunting again. And it’s down to her to find who’s responsible before another woman becomes his prey…
A gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller from bestselling author Graham Smith, perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, and J.R. Ellis.
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Thriller Tuesday! Are you ready to get poisoned?
My biggest thanks to Bookouture for inviting me to be part of this blog tour!
Title: Her Closest Friend
Author: Clare Boyd
Date of publication: 2019
Number of pages: 372
Pop music blares from the radio. She sings drunkenly from the backseat. The thrash of windscreen wipers against the driving rain. The screech of tyres. A thud.
Naomi and I are best friends.
School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine, we’re inseparable.
But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever.
I know she will help me pick up the pieces.
Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her.
She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship.
And she’d never let anyone hurt me.
This extraordinary page-turner will suck you in from the very first page and keep you gripped until the breathtaking finale. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will adore this twisted tale of toxic female friendship.
Continue reading “Best Friends Forever: Her Closest Friend by Clare Boyd @ClareBoydClark @bookouture #BlogTour”