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What Do I Read Now? – Penny's Book Blog
  • Latest Reads

    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,  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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    The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath #Blogtour

    As always I’d firstly like to say “Thank you” to the award winner Joe Thomas of HQ Stories, for inviting me to be part of this #Blogtour for the fabulously written The Guilty Party and of course, Mel McGrath for writting it. On a Night out, four friends lose each other in a crowd – and, seperately, they witness a stranger in trouble. One by one, they each decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames – and the group knows that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in?…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    The Lost Ones – Anita Frank HALLOWEEN TAKEOVER

    Huge thanks to Joe Thomas at HQ Stories, for asking me to join this enormous blog tour, and for a copy of The Lost Ones, by Anita Frank a book as beautifully haunting as the cover is enticing. Our Author: Anita Frank Anita was born in Shropshire and studied English and American History at the University of East Anglia. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and three children and is now the full-time carer for her disabled son. This is her first novel. My Review: The Lost Ones We firstly meet Stella, during a melancholy phase, having lost her Fiance Gerald during the First World War, her deep love…

  • Blog news,  Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Haverscroft – S.A Harris – Blog tour – 29/10/19

    I’d like to extend my great thanks to Emma Dowson for the invitation to join this blog tour – S.A Harris has written a really spooky read in Haverscroft published by Salt Publishing. Salt is one of UK’s foremost independent publishers. Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2019 Kate Keeling leaves all she knows and moves to Haverscroft House in an attempt to salvage her marriage. Little does she realise, Haverscroft’s dark secrets will drive her to question her sanity, her husband and fatally engulf her family unless she can stop the past repeating itself. Can Kate keep her children safe and escape Haverscroft in time, even if it…

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    The Secret Santa – Trish Harnetiaux – Blog Tour

    I’d like to thank Rachel Kennedy of Arrow & Century Publishing – for asking me to join this festive blog tour for The Secret Santa – Trish Harnetiaux’s debut. This fun and outrageous seasonal thriller is the perfect mix of Big Little Liars and Cluedo set at Christmas time. THIS YEAR YOU’LL GET WHAT YOU DESERVE… When an international pop starlet rolls into town looking to buy the most expensive house on the market, struggling real estate agents and husband and wife duo Claudine and Henry think their terrible luck has finally turned.  The mysterious mansion has hidden secrets, and Claudine and Henry’s survival depends on no one finding out…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    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…