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    The Curator – M.W. Craven Blog Tour Read

    Yes, its that time again, another year has passed already. Launch time for book three – I would very much like to extend my gratitude to M.W. Craven, for providing us all with this beautifully gripping series – Washington Poe and Tilly Bradshaw are the discernable duo behind The Curator – brawn and brains have never before worked together so well, wreaking justifiable havoc to ensure integrity is served. I would also like to thank Beth Wright, of Constable, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. M.W. Craven won the 2019 CWA Gold Dagger A serial killer is leaving displayed…

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    My favourite books of 2019

    What a brilliant year for books it has been, so many great titles by lots of new debuts and established authors. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the publicists that have sent books and for the invites to join blog tours and tour organisers – there’s so many of you to name – I know I’ll miss some people out if I try to name names, so as not to offend I will just leave it at that. Twitter friends, some of whom I have managed to meet in person this year and can now call real friends. I’ve read a few books this year, more than…

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    Black Summer – M.W. Craven Blog tour

    After The Puppet Show, a new storm is coming… Jared Keaton, chef to the stars. Charming. Charismatic. Psychopath . . . He’s currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant Washington Poe. So when a young woman staggers into a remote police station with irrefutable evidence that she is Elizabeth Keaton, Poe finds himself on the wrong end of an investigation, one that could cost him much more than his career. Helped by the only person he trusts, the brilliant but socially awkward Tilly Bradshaw, Poe races to answer…

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    The Crazy Season – Jim Ody

    I’d like to thank Zoe of Zooloo’s Book Tours for inviting me to join this blog tour for The Crazy Season, by Jim Ody, published by Question Mark Press. Joel Baxter is infamous for solving weird and bizarre cases that others avoid. So, when he receives an email from a teenage boy Tim saying his town is cursed, he cannot turn it down. “…I will more than likely be dead when you read this. There is nothing I can do about it. It’s the curse, and we’ve hit The Crazy Season.” Every 20 years, there are a handful of unexplained teenage deaths and it’s started again. With the help of…

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    The Wild Girls – Phoebe Morgan

    My thanks to Sian Baldwin of Harper HQ, for asking me to join this Blog blast for Phoebe Morgan‘s fourth book – The Wild Girls – out today – 15/4/2021, published by HQ. FOUR FRIENDS.A LUXURY RETREAT.IT’S GOING TO BE MURDER. In a luxury lodge on Botswana’s sun-soaked plains, four friends reunite for a birthday celebration… THE BIRTHDAY GIRLHas it all, but chose love over her friends… THE TEACHERFeels the walls of her flat and classroom closing in… THE MOTHERLoves her baby, but desperately needs a break… THE INTROVERTYearns for adventure after suffering for too long… Arriving at the safari lodge, a feeling of unease settles over them. There’s no…

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    Lie Beside Me – Gytha Lodge

    My thanks to Jennifer Breslin of Michael Joseph Books for inviting me to join this blog tour for Lie Beside Me. The third book from Gytha Lodge, published on 18th March 2021. You wake up.You can’t remember what happened.The man lying next to you is not your husband.And he’s not breathing . . . Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy. But she suspects she’s done something bad. She rolls over towards her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved. But it’s not Niall who’s lying beside her. In fact, she’s never seen this man before.And he’s not breathing…

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    The Lost Apothecary – Sarah Penner

    My thanks to Justine Sha at Harper Collins for inviting me join this blog tour. The Lost Apothecary – by Sarah Penner was published on March 2, 2021 and has taken me back in time to victorian London. In this addictive and spectacularly imagined debut, a female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course. Pitched as Kate Morton meets The Miniaturist, The Lost Apothecary is a bold work of historical fiction with a rebellious twist that heralds the coming of an explosive new talent. A forgotten history. A secret network of women. A legacy…

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    If I Fall – Merilyn Davies – Blog tour review

    Thank you Lydia Spooner for including me in the Blog Tour for If I Fall – by Merilyn Davies – published by Arrow Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House. A gritty, heart-stopping crime thriller from an exciting new voice in crime writing We were told to meet at a rooftop bar. Four friends, bound by one terrible secret. No one knew why we were there. Then we saw a woman, watched as she fell from the edge and plunged to her death. The police think it’s suicide, but I know better. Someone is sending a message. ‘A breath-taking, page-turning read’ CLARE MACKINTOSH Our Author – Merilyn Davies Merilyn Davies is a…

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    Ruthless Women – Melanie Blake Blog Tour

    My thanks to Bei at Midas Public Relations for providing me with a copy of Ruthless Women by Melanie Blake for this blog tour. AN EROTICALLY CHARGED THRILLER SET ON AN INTERNATIONAL TV SHOW FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THUNDER GIRLS Ruthless Women takes readers on a wild ride behind the scenes of beloved TV drama Falcon Bay, beamed globally to millions three days a week from its picturesque location in the Channel Islands. But even in this beautiful coastal spot, tensions swirl. Once one of the world’s most popular soap operas, but now with ratings and syndication at an all-time low, the production has been sold to an American business woman, beautiful…

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    The Burning Girls – C.J. Tudor

    Huge thanks to Gaby Young at Michael Jospeh Books – for inviting me to be part of this blog tour for The Burning girls by C.J. Tudor – out now. 500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without traceTwo months ago: the vicar committed suicide Welcome to Chapel Croft. For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it’s supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. But, as Jack knows, the past isn’t easily forgotten. And in a close-knit community where the residents seem as proud as they are haunted by Chapel Croft’s history, Jack must tread carefully. Ancient superstitions as well…

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    Before She Disappeared – Lisa Gardner

    My thanks to Rachel Kennedy of Arrow Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House. For inviting me to be part of the blog tour for Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner, its out now and available for all good retailers. ‘Starts with a bang and never lets up! An utterly absorbing story about troubled families and twisted fates.’  SHARI LAPENA  Frankie Elkin has dedicated her life to doing what no one else will: searching for missing people the world has forgotten. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking. She has found fourteen victims to date, but…

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    The Island – C.L. Taylor

    My thanks are due to Sian at Avon / an imprint of Harper Collins – for the invite to join this ‘blog blast’ for C.L. Taylor’s – The Island. Welcome to The Island. Where your worst fears are about to come true… It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island. But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare. Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re becoming a reality. Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret. Who…

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    The Art of Dying – Ambrose Parry

    I’d like to extend my thanks to Anne Cater, for inviting me onto this blog tour to read The Art Of Dying by Ambrose Parry, published by Canongate Books. A gripping historical novel of medicine & murder from bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman, set in nineteenth-century Edinburgh Edinburgh, 1849. Hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. And a campaign seeks to paint Dr James Simpson, pioneer of medical chloroform, as a murderer. Determined to clear Simpson’s name, his protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher must plunge into Edinburgh’s deadliest streets and find out who or…