Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland - Blog Tour

'You don't deserve a sister . . .'

Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she hears a strange noise. Running downstairs to check, she discovers a threatening letter addressed to her. But who sent it?

As Lizzy receives more unsettling messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her - her boyfriend, her neighbours, her friends. Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her.

And they want to destroy her perfect life.

Desperate for answers, Lizzy contacts her sister, Emma. She used to be her best friend. But they haven't spoken in years. Not since the terrible argument which tore their relationship apart . . .

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can Lizzy trust her sister? Or is the shocking truth more dangerous than Lizzy ever imagined?

From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you guessing with every heart-stopping twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister, this book is for you.
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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Blog Tour - Unfinished Business Extract

So today's post is my stop on the blog tour for Unfinished Business by S C Cuuningham. I am sharing with you an extract from the novel and also a competition to win a signed copy of the book.




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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Book Review - The Chosen Ones/Howard Linskey

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Murder of Linda Bailey Brown

The case I am going to talk about today is one I have been fascinated by for years. I first came across the story when I watched a movie called Love Lies and Murder. A truly sad and disturbing case about a very manipulative man who used his own daughter to get what he wanted.
Linda Bailey Brown
The Case

In the early hours of March 19 1985 Linda Bailey Brown was found shot dead in her bed. Police who went to the house found Linda's step-daughter, Cinnamon aged just 14, in the back garden. She was covered in vomit and was almost unconscious. Cinnamon had a note on her that said "Dear God, please forgive me. I didn't mean to hurt her." Police obviously believed that Cinnamon was responsible for the brutal murder and had tried to overdose afterwards. Cinnamon was convicted of the shooting, and sentenced as a minor to be in locked up until the age of 25. But there was a lot more to the story.

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Cover Reveal - Forgive Me Not/Samantha Tonge

Forgiveness can be hard to come by . . . An unputdownable new novel from bestseller Samantha Tonge.

How far would you go to make amends?

When Emma fled her home at Foxglove Farm, she'd let down and hurt those who cared for her most. But now, two years later, she's ready to face up to her past; she's ready to go back.
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Blog Tour - No Reception/Maisie Porter

For hyper-sensitive wedding photographer and blogger, Zody Lee Swabler, anonymous death threats come with the territory. When warned by email not to continue booking jobs, she responds by accepting the next request that comes in.
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Monday, 18 June 2018

Blog Tour - Just/Jenny Morton Potts


How far would you go to save a life?

On golden Mediterranean sands, maverick doctor Scott Langbrook falls recklessly in love with his team leader, Fiyori Maziq. If only that was the extent of his falling, but Scott descends into the hellish clutches of someone much more sinister.

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

My Love/Hate Relationship With NetGalley

I am sure many fellow book bloggers will be able to relate with a lot of what I say in this post! First of all I want to say I really do love NetGalley it is such a great resource for book bloggers.

The Dreaded Feedback Ratio

I try my hardest not to look at this because it reminds me of how far behind I am with my reading. Mine is currently at 56% because I have made a conscious effort to not request as many books.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Book Review - Cross Her Heart/Sarah Pinborough

'Cross my heart and hope to die...'

Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something?

A secret no one could ever guess.

Someone is living a lie.

Is it Lisa?

Maybe it's her daughter, Ava.

Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Book Review - Forget Her Name/Jane Holland


Rachel's dead and she's never coming back. Or is she?

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Saturday, 12 May 2018

You Were Gone/Tim Weaver - Book Review

I buried you. I mourned you ... But now you're back.

Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of missing persons investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband.
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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The Weekend Spa Break - Blog Tour

After finally meeting in person at the publishing party of the season, Constance and Estelle are determined not to let their friendship return to mere virtual champagne bottles and uploaded pictures of food.
It's been a busy year, and Constance feels it's time to reward herself with the spa break Estelle gave her for Christmas. Naturally, Constance wouldn't dream of taking anyone other than Estelle, and this will provide the perfect opportunity to bond with her new chum.
As the excited pair spend some quality time together, they realise it's not just writing books they have in common, but something that goes deeper. After a few Jacuzzi sessions, facials, pedicures, and a massage by sexy Senior Therapist, Julio, everything seems to be peachy until an unexpected visitor Constance's weekend of bliss . . . on it's head.
A two-day spa break.

Sparkling water on tap.

And the perfect massage.

But who's rubbing who up the wrong way?

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Friday, 4 May 2018

Tubing - Blog Tour

When I was contacted by RedDoor Publishing to take part in this blog tour, I jumped at the chance. I love taking part in blog tours and I liked the sound of this book.



Polly 28, lives in London with a 'perfect-on-paper' boyfriend and a dead-end job. Her banal existence is turned upside down late one drunken night after a chance encounter with a man on a packed train.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane - Cover Reveal

The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane
New Beginnings

Mia Ward is amazed to be told she has inherited her great-aunt Matilda's thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale - especially as Mia didn't know she had a great-aunt Matilda.

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Monday, 23 April 2018

Mine/Susi Fox - Book Review

This is not your baby. You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, dying to see your child. But when you are shown the infant, you just know... This baby is not yours. No one believes you. They say you're delusional, confused, dangerous. But you're a doctor... Do you trust yourself? Because you know only one thing - You must find your baby.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Babysitter - Sheryl Browne

You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can't it?
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Cover Reveal - The Weekend Spa Break

When I was invited to take in the cover reveal for The Weekend Spa Break, I was really pleased to take part. Having read and reviewed the first part of the story here I have been waiting to continue the story, so keep an eye out for the upcoming blog tour which I will be taking part in.

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

The War Nurses - Lizzie Page

As war takes its toll, the love and care of two brave young nurses will become everything to the wounded soldiers they tend.

1914 - Two young nurses pledge to help the war effort: Mairi, a wholesome idealist hoping to leave behind her past and Elsie, a glamorous single mother with a weakness for handsome soldiers. Despite their differences, the pair become firm friends.
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Monday, 2 April 2018

Why I Don't Write Negative Book Reviews

I wanted to write this post because I am really interested in hearing people's opinions. I've read a lot of books in my time, some great and some not so great. Since I started blogging I have written quite a few book reviews. Some I have read I haven't overly enjoyed so I have chose not to review them. In this short post I am going to explain why.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Joanna Dennehy

The Case

In Peterborough, UK in 2013 the bodies of three men had been found. All of the victims had been stabbed and dumped in ditches. The murders were committed by Joanna Dennehy. After these murders she went on to attempt to kill two more men, strangers who she did not know and picked at random while driving around. 
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Bring Her Back - Chris Merritt


The lifeless body sat, hands bound, silver tape over his mouth. Patches of blood had soaked into the cheap carpet around him. Zac had spent years gaining scientific insight into the mind: human motivation and behaviour. And this scene wasn't right...
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Best Friends Forever/Margot Hunt - Book Review

Can you ever truly trust your friends?

Alice thought she knew everything about her best friend Kat, from the secrets of her wealthy family to the fact that behind closed doors Kat's husband Howard is a drunk and a bully.
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Friday, 9 March 2018

Cover Reveal - Amy Cole Has Lost Her Mind

Today I am pleased to be doing a cover reveal for Elizabeth McGivern's book - Amy Cole Has Lost Her Mind. Before the reveal I'm going to share a little about the book and author.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Menendez Murders

I'm sure most people have heard of this case, its one of the most famous cases in America. There is a series currently on Crime and Investigation which has interviews with Erik and Lyle Menendez from prison. I find it fascinating so thought I would share my views. I will be honest before I start, over the years I have changed my mind back and forth about what I think.
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Monday, 26 February 2018

Shame on You/Amy Heydenrych - Book Review


You think you know her...

Meet Holly.

Social media sensation. The face of clean eating.

Everyone loves her. Everyone wants to be her.
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Everything Is Lies/Helen Callaghan - Book Review

No-one is who you think they are

Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed.

Everyone has secrets

Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is laying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

The Cleveland Strangler

When Lisa suggested to me that I should watch Unseen, I knew it would be an interesting watch. She is always great for TV recommendations. So after watching it and being completely shocked I decided to do a post about the case. Lisa will be doing a post about the documentary so make sure to keep an eye out for that.
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Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Mystery Blogger Award Tag

I was nominated by the fantastic Katie from https://lifewithktkinnes.com/ I love these tags because they give people a chance to learn a little about the person behind the blog. So here goes :

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Monday, 5 February 2018

The Friend - Teresa Driscoll

Having read and reviewed Teresa's previous book, I Am Watching You, when I saw this new one available to request on Netgalley I knew I had to have it. So thanks to Thomas &Mercer and NetGalley for sending me this novel to review.


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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Blog Tour - The Big Event/Anne John-Ligali

Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She's been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too.

Or so she hopes.

A short story about the importance of 'real' friendships and how it's the little things that matter the most.

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

The Cover Up/Marnie Riches - Book Review

How far would you go to protect your empire?
Manchester’s criminal underworld is reeling from the loss of its leader, Paddy O’Brien. In the wake of her husband’s death, Sheila O’Brien takes charge of the city, and for once, she’s doing things her way.
But she hasn’t reckoned with the fearsome Nigel Bancroft, a threat from Birmingham who is determined to conquer Manchester next.
As a power tussle begins, Sheila is determined to keep control of the empire she has won – even if it means she has to die trying…
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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Book Review - Liars/Frances Vick

I was sent this book to review by Bookouture via NetGalley. From the description this definitely sounded like my type of book and I couldn't wait to start reading.
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Monday, 1 January 2018

Donnah Winger and Roger Harrington

I have watched a couple of documentaries about this case over the years.and it has always stuck in my mind. It shows how some things should not be taken at face value, a seemingly open and shut case of a man defending his wife and home turned into something entirely different.
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