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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.

degrees of guilt
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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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!

perfect crimeTitle: 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…

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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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Haunted: #Ghost by Helen Grant @helengrantsays @FledglingPress

2019 is treating me well. Thanks to Fledgling Press, I have discovered a fabulously talented author who destroyed all my preconceived ideas about ghosts and history…

ghostTitle: Ghost
Author: Helen Grant
Publisher: Fledgling Press
Date of publication: 2018
Format: ebook
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 416

“Langlands House is haunted, but not by the ghost you think.”

Augusta McAndrew lives on a remote Scottish estate with her grandmother, Rose. For her own safety, she hides from outsiders, as she has done her entire life. Visitors are few and far between – everyone knows that Langlands House is haunted.

One day Rose goes out and never returns, leaving Augusta utterly alone.Then Tom McAllister arrives – good-looking and fascinating, but dangerous. What he has to tell her could tear her whole world apart. As Tom and Augusta become ever closer, they must face the question: is love enough to overcome the ghosts of the past?

In the end, Langlands House and its inhabitants hold more secrets than they did in the beginning…

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Read or Dare: #TheDare by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture @lydia_newhouse

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!

the dareTitle: The Dare
Author: Carol Wyer
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: 25/04/2019
Format: uncorrected proof
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 348

Oh, Carol Wyer knows how to play with her readers’ feelings!

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Hell in Paradise: #FallenAngel by Chris Brookmyre @cbrookmyre @GraceEVincent @LittleBrownUK #PublicationDay #BlogTour

I am honored to be part of the blog tour for Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre on publication day with my other lovely blogger friends.

Also, I am a tiny teeny bit excited because it discussing a book from an author you admire so much is just the best! Excuse the fangirlism. One is allowed to yell their love for a book, right?

I would like to thank Little Brown UK for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. Special thanks to Caolinn and Grace!

fallen angelTitle: Fallen Angel
Author: Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Date of publication: 25/04/2019
Format: uncorrected proof
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 400

ONE FAMILY, TWO HOLIDAYS, ONE DEVASTATING SECRET

To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions.

Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on holiday in Portugal. Now, as Amanda joins the family for a reunion at their seaside villa, she begins to suspect one of them might be hiding something terrible…

And suspicion is a dangerous thing.

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Work-In-Progress: Becoming by Michelle Obama #audiobook

I am not used to audiobooks! Writing reviews feels so much complicated when you’ve listened to a story! So bear with me while I tell you about my meeting with Michelle Obama…

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Author: Michelle Obama
Narrator: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Random House audio
Year: 2018
Length: 19h3min
Rating: 5 ⭐️

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United States

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America – the first African American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the United States and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it – in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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Trapped: #NoWayOut by Cara Hunter @CaraHunterBooks @EllieeHud @PenguinUKBooks #BlogTour

Weekends are for snuggling on the couch with a book and a pot of tea. Let me help you choose your next crime fiction gem!

I would like to thank Penguin Random House, and particularly Ellie, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of No Way Out.

no way out.jpgTitle: No Way Out
Author: Cara Hunter
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Date of publication: 2019
Format: paperback
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 360

The Christmas holidays, and two children have just been pulled from the wreckage of their burning home in North Oxford. The toddler is dead, and his brother is soon fighting for his life.

Why were they left in the house alone? Where is their mother, and why is their father not answering his phone?

Then new evidence is discovered, and DI Fawley’s worst nightmare comes true.

Because this fire wasn’t an accident.

It was murder.

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