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It Comes and Goes in Waves: #ComeBackForMe by Heidi Perks @HeidiPerksBooks @arrowpublishing #TeamHeidi #BlogTour

🥳 HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY, HEIDI PERKS!

Thank you for writing amazing novels turning me into a huge fangirl! 🎉

You can read my review of Now You See Her here!

I would like to thank the amazing Rachel at Century for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and, more importantly, to hold my #TeamHeidi banner high on this special day. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Title: Come Back For Me
Author: Heidi Perks
Date of publication:  11th July 2019
Publisher: Century
Format: e-ARC
Number of pages: 400
Rating: 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

A shocking discovery. An island wrapped in secrets.You can bury the body, but the truth will always surface…

A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body. For Stella Harvey, the news is doubly shocking, as the body is found in the garden of her childhood home. The home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.

Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the Dorset island.
But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets. But one thing rings true… You can’t bury the truth forever.

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Dear Clare: After The End by Clare Mackintosh @claremackint0sh @LittleBrownUK @LucyMalagoni @CathBurkeEditor @CBGBooks

If you are lucky, you stumble upon books that change your life. Don’t mind my dramatic tone… In fact, do mind, because today’s post is special. I couldn’t put down my feelings, I couldn’t come up with a review. I read a book, and I felt different. Isn’t it magic when it happens?

I can’t thank Little, Brown UK enough for letting me read a copy of this novel through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

after the end.pngTitle: After The End
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Little, Brown UK
Date of publication: 25 June 2019
Format: NetGalley copy
Source: publisher
Number of pages: 384

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son.

What if they could have both?

A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. With the emotional power of Jodi Picoult’s My Sister’s Keeper, Mackintosh helps us to see that sometimes the end is just another beginning.

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Mouse-ear: Forget Me Not by Claire Allan @ClaireAllan @AvonBooksUK #BlogTour

My second novel by Claire Allan is the perfect way to say bye to this week! If you haven’t checked it yet, here are my thoughts on Apple of My Eye!

I’d like to thank Sabah and Avon Books UK for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book.

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Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Claire Allan
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Date of publication: 30 May 2019
Format: paperback
Source: publisher
Number of pages: 400

I disappeared on a Tuesday afternoon. I was there one minute and the next I was gone. They’ve never found my body…
 
It’s six in the morning during the hottest summer on record when Elizabeth O’Loughlin, out walking her dog, comes across Clare, a victim of a horrific knife attack, clinging onto life at the side of the road.
 
Clare dies minutes later, but not before whispering her haunting last words to Elizabeth.
  
When it becomes clear that Clare’s killer has more than one murder on his mind, Elizabeth has to take drastic action or face losing everything.
 
But what if she can’t stop a killer determined never to be forgotten?

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Shackles: Undercliff by Mark Brend @MinuteBook @HornetBooks @LoveBooksGroup #BlogTour

I am not a Mondays fan. Are you? The answer doesn’t matter, I have the perfect way to kick off this week: a book. Different, unsettling, revealing its secrets drop by drop…

I would like to thank Hornet Books and Kelly @LoveBooksGroupTours for inviting me to be part of the blog tour. I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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Title: Undercliff
Author: Mark Brend
Date of publication: 30 May 2019
Publisher: Hornet Books
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 202

It’s the summer of 1972, and 30-something divorcee Martyn returns to London after some years away. He joins the Olive Grove, a religious community, where he forms a relationship with Amelia. Over time Martyn becomes suspicious of the Olive Grove’s leaders, a pair of apparently ordinary men who can speak in perfect unison, known as the Two.

A sequence of ambiguous events might indicate that the Two have malign purposes, though Martyn cannot be sure. These suspicions come to a head when Amelia breaks off with Martyn and appears to vanish. He travels to Devon, where the Olive Grove has a retreat house, in search of Amelia and the truth about the organisation. There, events take several disturbing and unexpected turns.  

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Reveal Your Dark Side: The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor #1in100People @deboc77 @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Nothing better on a scorching day than an intense and chilling read!

I would like to thank Tracy Fenton for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.

the dangerous kind.jpgTitle: The Dangerous Kind
Author: Deborah O’Connor
Date of publication: 16 May 2019
Publisher: Zaffre
Format: e-copy
Number of pages: 366

One in 100 of us is a ‘potentially dangerous person’ – someone likely to commit a violent crime. We all know them: these charmers, liars and manipulators. The ones who send prickles up the back of our neck.

These people hide in plain sight. They can be teachers, doctors, lawyers, holding positions of trust, of power.

Jessamine Gooch makes a living tracking the 1 in 100. Each week she broadcasts a radio show that examines brutal offences, asking if more could have been done to identify and prevent their perpetrators.

But when she agrees to investigate a missing person case involving a young mother, she is drawn into a web of danger that will ultimately lead to the upper echelons of power, and threaten the sfety of her own family.

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Close Your Eyes and: #Sleep by C.L. Taylor @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK @Sabah_K

Are you ready to give up on sleep for Sleep???

I would like to thank Sabah and Avon Books UK for inviting me to be part of this amaizng blog tour.

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Title: Sleep
Author: C.L. Taylor
Date of publication: 4 April 2019
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 400
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a half

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

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Broken Clock: #TickTock by Mel Sherratt @writermels @avonbooksuk @Sabah_K

If you are not on Twitter, you might not know that I lived the last four days without electricity. Because of this, my review of the second installment in the DS Grace Allendale series is late (and I am so so so so sorry for this! Forgive me, Mel!)

But no more waiting! Here I am!

I would like to thank Avon Books, and especially Sabah, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. Thank you to Mel Sherratt for her understanding (and for writing such amazing books!)

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Title: Tick Tock (DS Grace Allendale Book 2)
Author: Mel Sherratt
Date of publication:  2 May 2019
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Format: Paperback
Number of pages: 385
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TICK…

In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school.

TOCK…

Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She’s discovered strangled and dumped in a local park.

TIME’S UP…

DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It’s only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges. A dangerous mind is behind these attacks, and Grace realises that the clock is ticking…

Can they catch the killer before another young woman dies?

The #1 bestseller returns with a breath-taking thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.

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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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