Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Psychological Thriller

#BlogTour Today I am joining the blog tour for the superb Mine by Clare Empson #review #mine

My Review

Today I am very excited to be sharing my review for this superb read by Clare Empson. This is a new author for me and I can’t wait to read more after diving into this one!

Mine is a book that lures you in really quickly, the dual time line flits between Alice in the seventies and Luke present day. As you get to know the characters you start to realise there is more to events that are happening than meets the eye.

A vivid book where the colours and music burst out of the story, I love the musicality throughout this story and the links to art. The sketches are well described and it helps you to visualise them as the story progresses.

I liked the split time line and how they tied together as the story progressed and more was revealed about the characters in the family as the story picked up momentum.

Overall a superb book that will make you smile, break your heart and make your heart race as you grip the book a little tighter as I was never quite sure where the story was going to go next.

 

 

Book Blurb


‘Who am I? Why am I here? Why did my mother give me away?’

On the surface, Luke and his girlfriend Hannah seem to have a perfect life. He’s an A&R man, she’s an arts correspondent and they are devoted to their new-born son Samuel.

But beneath the gloss Luke has always felt like an outsider. So when he finds his birth mother Alice, the instant connection with her is a little like falling in love.

When Hannah goes back to work, Luke asks Alice to look after their son. But Alice – fuelled with grief from when her baby was taken from her 27 years ago – starts to fall in love with Samuel. And Luke won’t settle for his mother pushing him aside once again…

 

About the Author

Clare Empson is a journalist with a background in national newspapers and has worked as a small business editor, finance correspondent and fashion at the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Express. Clare freelances for The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and Tatler amongst others. She currently works as editor/founder of experiential lifestyle website http://www.countrycalling.co.uk. Him is her debut novel. Her second novel Mine is an exploration of the fraught relationship between a birth mother and her adopted son set against a backdrop of a passionate love affair in the 70s. Mine will be available August 2019.

Many thanks to Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to take part and please remember to like and share to help spread the love on this blog tour!

Posted in Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Psychological Thriller

#Review Today I am helping to kick off the blog tour for What She Saw Last Night by MJ Cross

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Today I am helping to kick off the blog your for What She Saw Last Night. MJ Cross is a new author to me and I was keen to get stuck in and see if the book was as good as the blurb indicated.

I loved reading this book, it was a story that took twists and turns and kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next throughout. I loved the sleeper train where the story kicked off and it added a totally different spin on the who done it scenario. This book reminded me of Cluedo just set on a sleeper train. Throughout this book I was looking for clues and second guessing as to what was unfolding on each page.

A story that had me hooked from the first few pages and kept me hooked throughout, I love finding a new author and this book did not disappoint and I look forward to reading more from MJ Cross in the future.

 

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No one will believe … WHAT SHE SAW LAST NIGHT.

Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night.

In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep.

Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin … but there’s no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone.

The police don’t believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl.

But deep down, she knows that isn’t the truth.

 

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Available to purchase here

 

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Mason Cross is a British novelist whose debut novel The Killing Season was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Book of the Year 2015. His second novel, The Samaritan, also featuring his inimitable lead character Carter Blake, was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. Mason has written a number of short stories, including A Living, which was shortlisted for the Quick Reads ‘Get Britain Reading’ Award and ‘Expiry Date’, published in Ellery Queen. He lives near Glasgow with his wife and three children.

Mason’s latest novel Presumed Dead was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018, and is available to buy now.

To sign up for the Mason Cross Readers Club for updates and exclusive giveaways, go to masoncross.net/readers-club

Find out more at http://www.masoncross.net

 

 

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Many thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to join this blog tour, please remember to like and share to help spread the book love! 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Cover Reveal, Psychological Thriller

#CoverReveal So excited, to take part in the cover reveal for The Sacred Spoils by Will Adams #thesacredsoils @canelo_co

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It is now time for the cover reveal for The Sacred Spoils by Will Adams, his upcoming thriller is due for release on 25th November and you can preorder using the link below.

Book Blurb

The new conspiracy thriller from a true master of the genre.

To the victor go the spoils…

Historian Carmen Nero, in southern Italy to help a friend search for ancient riches, is caught up in the murderous schemes of the Calabrian Mafia.

Cesco Rossi, a quick-witted conman on the run from a brutal group of neo-Nazis, is about to be confronted by his tragic past.

Israeli Professor Zara Gold is on a mission to find Judaism’s most sacred relic.

For the tomb of Alaric I, the Visigoth king who sacked and looted Rome of its most fabulous treasures, is on the point of being revealed. And who knows what secrets may lie within?

The race to uncover history’s greatest lost fortune has begun…

 

Cover Reveal Time

Are you ready to see the stunning new cover for The Sacred Spoils by Will Adams, I love this cover and am so pleased to be able to share it with you all!

 

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Available to preorder here

 

Massive thanks to Canelo for inviting me to take part with this cover reveal, don’t forget to like, share and pre order ready for release day in November

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Adult Fiction, Cover Reveal, Psychological Thriller

#CoverReveal Watch this space as later today I will be sharing the new cover for the upcoming release The Sacred Spoils by Will Adams #TheSacredSpoils #WillAdams @canelo_co

Today I am taking part in the cover reveal for the upcoming release The Sacred Spoils by Will Adams. Make sure you pop back later to have a look at the fabulous new cover and in the meantime check out the book blurb so you can preorder ready for release day.

Book Blurb

The new conspiracy thriller from a true master of the genre.

To the victor go the spoils…

Historian Carmen Nero, in southern Italy to help a friend search for ancient riches, is caught up in the murderous schemes of the Calabrian Mafia.

Cesco Rossi, a quick-witted conman on the run from a brutal group of neo-Nazis, is about to be confronted by his tragic past.

Israeli Professor Zara Gold is on a mission to find Judaism’s most sacred relic.

For the tomb of Alaric I, the Visigoth king who sacked and looted Rome of its most fabulous treasures, is on the point of being revealed. And who knows what secrets may lie within?

The race to uncover history’s greatest lost fortune has begun…

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Massive thanks to Canelo for inviting me to take part with this cover reveal, make sure you pop back later to see the final cover!

Posted in 5*, Psychological Thriller, Young Adult

#Review Daisy is taking to our blog today and sharing her review for This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher #bookblogger #teenbooks #YAbooks #ThisLieWillKillYou @Chelsea_Pitcher

Today I am really excited as Daisy is sharing her review for This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher. Daisy is 12 years old and is fast approaching the age where she is finding the books on her bookshelf a bit too predictable, so we paid a visit to Waterstones and had a browse through the Teen/YA section to see if any books jumped out at her.

Daisy’s Review

I really enjoyed this book, I picked it up after reading the blurb and deciding that this could be a good fit for a different type of read to what I usually choose. This Lie Will Kill You is a thriller with a tiny hint of romance that I loved and found I couldn’t put down after the first couple of chapters. I became engrossed as I never knew what was going to happen next and found this an addictive read and finished it in just a couple of days.

My favourite characters were Juniper and Ruby as I found their personalities really interesting and wanted to know more about them.

This was my first book by Chelsea Pitcher but I would definitely read more as I loved this book. I have already recommended this book to my cousin who is the same age as me as it was such a great read.

 

Book Blurb

One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens all played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. They were each so desperate for the prize, they didn’t question the odd, rather exclusive invitation until it was too late.

Instead, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge who wants to finally unravel the truth about what actually happened that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all?

 

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Available to order here

 

About the Author

Chelsea Pitcher is the author of The S-Word and This Lie Will Kill You. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves twisty mysteries. Follow her on twitter at @Chelsea_Pitcher and visit her website at ChelseaPitcher.com.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read Daisy’s review today, please remember to like and share to help encourage our teens/YA to keep reading!

Posted in 5*, Adult Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Today I am sharing my review for the superb – The Passengers by John Marrs

Today I am really excited to share my review for The Passengers by John Marrs as I absolutely loved this book.

After hearing lots of fantastic reviews, I picked this up to read on my train journey to the Leeds TBC meet and then became so invested in reading the book I didn’t want to put it back down.

The concept of this book is genius, the characters are brilliant whilst flawed and the whole narration of the book is superb.

In the current world where AI continues to grow and develop, this book is a revelation without being far fetched. John Marrs is a superb story teller who always brings something different to the table. This book makes you think, contemplate and reflect. I have struggled to pick up another book after finishing this at the beginning of the week as it has left me with a real book hangover. I loved it beginning to end and would highly recommend it.

 

Book Blurb

Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide.

When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.

The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife – and parents of two – who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

 

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Available to purchase on Amazon, currently just 99p

 

About the Author

John Marrs is the author of #1 Best Sellers The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Welcome to Wherever You Are and Her Last Move. The One has been translated into 20 different languages and is to be turned into a a ten-part Netflix series in 2019.

After working as a journalist for 25-years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time writer. His sixth book, The Passengers, is set for release in April 2019.

Follow him on Twitter: @johnmarrs1 Facebook: @johnmarrsauthor Instagram: @johnmarrs.author website: johnmarrsauthor.co.uk

 

Posted in Psychological Thriller

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

I really enjoyed The Flower Girls and once I had read the first couple of chapters I was hooked and keen to keep reading.

Throughout this story I was kept on edge thinking surely not but the more you read the more you think it’s got to be her….or does it. The last few chapters take you on the final journey and you can feel the chill as this story ends and I had to keep reading as I couldn’t sleep until I knew what had happened.

A very enjoyable book, I liked the way this book unfolded and the twists that left me uncertain.

Book Blurb

YOU’LL NEVER FORGET THE FLOWER GIRLS

The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.

One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.

Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.

And The Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again…

Here is the fab new trailer for The Flower Girls

Book Details

Published by Bloomsbury Raven Books

Released on Kindle 17th Jan 2019

Book length 339 Pages