• Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Up-Lit

    The Christmas Invitation – Trisha Ashley – Blog tour​ post

    My thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to review The Christmas Invitation by Trisha Ashley – a sheer delight to read as always. If anyones feeling a bit meh about Christmas, gift them a copy of this, it will soon get them back on track. Praise for Trisha Ashley ‘One of the best writers around!’ Katie Fforde ‘Full of down-to-earth humour’ Sophie Kinsella ‘A warm-hearted and comforting read. Trisha at her best’ Carole Matthews A new Christmas novel from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author – the perfect festive read! Recovering after an illness Meg is far from in the Christmas mood, in fact she’s hardly aware it’s…

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    Elevator Pitch – Linwood Barclay – Blog tour read 12/9/19

    It all begins on a Monday, when four people board an elevator in a Manhattan office tower. Each presses a button for their floor, but the elevator proceeds, non-stop, to the top. Once there, it stops for a few seconds, and then plummets. Right to the bottom of the shaft. It appears to be a horrific, random tragedy. But then, on Tuesday, it happens again, in a different Manhattan skyscraper. And when Wednesday brings yet another high-rise catastrophe, one of the most vertical cities in the world—and the nation’s capital of media, finance, and entertainment—is plunged into chaos. Clearly, this is anything but random. This is a cold, calculated bid…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    The Fault by Kitty Sewell blog tour read – 28/8/19

    My great thanks to Emma – #damppebbles for inviting me to review for this blog tour – Kitty Sewell’s The Fault, published by Honno Press. Once inside The Rock there’s only one way out…From the international bestselling author of Ice Trap A chilling thriller set on Gibraltar – at the heart of The Rock are secret tunnels, hard to navigate and even harder to escape. Sebastian is a civil engineering prodigy and his latest project is his most ambitious to date: to build a new city on the sheerest face of The Rock. His fiancee, Eva, a diver, is entranced by the penisula’s hidden depths and concerned that her lover…

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    Degrees Of Guilt – HS Chandler – Blog tour read 14/9/19

    ‘Timely, anger-inducing and very powerful – it’s excellent’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me to review Degrees of Guilt – mighty new courtroom drama, on the block, published by Orion Books on 5th September. 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 admits that she wanted her husband dead. Lottie is on the jury, trying to decide Maria’s fate. She embarks on an illicit affair with a stranger, and her husband can never…

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    Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane – Blog Tour Post

    My great thanks to Sriya Varadharajan of Penguin – Michael Jospeh – for inventing me onto this Blog tour – for Ask Again, Yes and to Gaby Young for sending a copy of the book to me. Mary Beth Keane has written a beautiful story of how powerful love can be and what it can conquer and destroy when not controlled. A profoundly moving novel about two neighbouring families in suburban New York, the friendship between their children, and a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, to read the book is to love it, and it’s going to be an essential read this summer – don’t miss the chance to…

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    I.G.I.S.T – L.S. Larson Blog tour

    I’d like to extend my thanks to Anne Cater – for including us in this Blog tour. I say ‘us’ as my son – Leo aged 11 read this together. An innovative new immersive children’s reading experience – a book and augmented reality app that work together to create an entirely believable and compelling new universe “A stellar futuristic tale” –Kirkus Reviews “I wish I had IGIST growing up as a young girl excited by science. IGIST is a thrilling read that will inspire future generations to change the world.”—McKenna Kardish, Harvard 2015 – Astrophysics “I first gave it to my son to read: He loved it! He actually likes…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Take It Back – Kia Abdullah Blog tour ​13th August 2019

    I’d like to extend my thanks to Lucy Richardson, for asking me to join this Blog tour – HQ Stories publish some amazing books and Take It Back is just one of them – Kia Abdullah has written a superb book that will make everyone that reads it think about laying the blame where they shouldnt. A thrilling, brave and explosive novel, perfect for fans of Anatomy of a Scandal and He Said/She Said. Zara Kaleel, one of London’s brightest young legal minds, shattered the expectations placed on her by her family and forged a glittering career at the Bar. All before hanging up her barrister’s wig to help the victims who needed…

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    Dont Tell Teacher – Suzy K Quinn – Blog Tour 15/7/2019

    I’d like to express my thanks to Joe Thomas at HQ Stories for including me on this blog tour and inviting me to read and review the brilliantly written Don’t Tell Teacher by Suzy K Quinn. School should have been the safest place… For Lizzie Riley, switching her eight-year-old son Tom to the local academy school marks a fresh start, post-divorce. With its excellent reputation and outstanding results, Lizzie knows it’ll be a safe space away from home. But there’s something strange happening at school. Parents are forbidden from entering the grounds and inside, there are bars across the classroom windows. Why is Tom coming home exhausted, unable to remember anything about his…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Come Back For Me – Heidi Perks

    Blog tour organised by Rachel Kennedy from Arrow Publishing – Thank you Rachel for inviting me to read and review this book – Come Back For Me. A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.A COMMUNITY WRAPPED IN SECRETS. A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body. For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been 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 isolated island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers –…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    The Last Stage – Louise Voss

    From the author of the bestselling psychological thriller The Old You At the peak of her career as lead singer of a legendary 1980s indie band, Meredith Vincent was driven off the international stage by a horrific incident. Now she lives incognito in a cottage on the grounds of Minstead House, an old stately home, whilst working in the gift shop. Her past is behind her and she enjoys her new life. But a series of inexplicable and unsettling incidents have started to happen around her – broken china, vandalised gardens… And when a body is found in the gardens of Minstead House, Meredith realises that someone is watching, someone who…