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    Guilty Women – Melanie Blake

    I’d like to express my thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to join the blog tour for this book – Guilty Women by Melanie Blake published by Harper Collins on 28th April. Can they get away with murder? On a beautiful island off the English coast, four TV actresses gather.Their fifth member is missing – and only they know why she was killed.As the secret between them threatens to come out, tensions on set run high.The women are determined that the show must go on – no matter what it costs.But one of them is on the edge of telling the truth – and no show in the world…

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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…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    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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    Magical Rescue Vets – Blaze The Phoenix – Book 3

    My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for asking Nell (and I) to be part of this blog tour for Magical Rescue Pets – Blaze The Phoenix. Magical Rescue Pets – Blaze The Phoenix by Melody Lockhart, published by Arcturus Publishing Limited. The Magical Rescue Vets series is perfect for young animal lovers who will adore the magical creatures in each story. With funny and relatable characters, this series teaches readers valuable lessons about friendship, bravery and growing up. Combining enchanting fantasy and high-energy adventure, it will appeal to fans of Zoe’s Rescue Zoo and Unicorn Academy. Morgan Huff’s heart-warming illustrations bring the adorable magical creatures to life.…

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    Vlad And The Roman Triumph

    Thank you Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for allowing Nell, aged 9 to read and review Vlad And The Roman Triumph by Kate and Sam Cunningham. Published by Reading Riddle. Vlad flea has been brought from Egypt by Cleopatra’s children. He is meant to be taking part in a Triumph for the Emperor Augustus, but gets lost in the streets of Rome, where he sees what life is like in his new home. Vlad flea is back with another history adventure. Join him and his friend, Felix the cat, as they explore ancient Rome. They are meant to be part of the Emperor’s Triumph, but become lost in their new…

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    The Rabbit Factor – Antti Tuomainen

    Thanks to Anne Cater for organising, as always for Orenda Books. A blog tour for The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen. What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the very last decimal.And then, for the first time, Henri is faced with the incalculable. After suddenly losing his job, Henri inherits an adventure park from his brother – its peculiar employees and troubling financial problems included. The worst of the financial issues appear to originate from big loans taken from criminal quarters … and some dangerous men are very keen to get their money back.But what Henri really can’t compute is…

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    Mrs England – Stacey Halls

    My thanks to Justine Sha, of Harper Collins for inviting me to be part of this blog tour for Mrs England published by Manilla Press, Mira. Simmering with slow-burning menace, Mrs. England is a portrait of an Edwardian marriage, an enthralling tale of men and women, power and control, courage, truth and the very darkest deception. West Yorkshire, 1904. When recently graduated Ruby May takes a nanny position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to life at the isolated Hardcastle House, it becomes…

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    Life Sentence – A.K. Turner

    My thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for Life Sentence by A.K Turner. Published by Zaffre Books. Mortuary technician Cassie Raven believes the last thoughts of the dead linger like static in the air…   Cassie has always had a strange affinity with death, ever since her parents were killed in a car crash when she was four. At least that’s what she grew up believing…   But that was a lie. Cassie’s father is alive. He was convicted of murdering her mother and spent years behind bars. Now he’s out – and he’s looking for her.   He swears he didn’t…

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    It Ends At Midnight – Harriet Tyce

    My thanks to Rosie Margesson for my copy of It Ends At Midnight by Harriet Tyce. Published by Wildfire Books an imprint of Headline Books on 14th April 2022. Set between two decades, the 80’s where Sylvie moves schools and has to forge new friendships as a teen, this is hard enough but when Tess takes her under her wing, Sylvie is catapulted into the ‘popular girls’ crowd and life choices need making. And the present day, where Sylvie and Tess are still friends, but life gets in the way. Sylvie is a solicitor, and good at it. Not only does she enjoy her job, she thrives on it. Wanting…

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    The Shadow In The Glass – JJA Harwood

    Thank you to sharper Voyager for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for The Shadow In The Glass. By JJA Harwood. Eleanor Rose Hartley had been saved, by Mrs Pembroke , she was being brought up as a young lady and had all she required, pretty dresses an education and being taught how to behave and act as a young lady should. Until Mrs Pembroke’s untimely death, which sees Ella being set to work in the house she formerly knew as home. Now a housemaid like the others who work there. Except having been brought up with Charles Pembroke, the masters son, Mr Pembroke has a duty…

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    Music Of The Night – Various Authors

    My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. I couldn’t pass this up, as a I am a huge fan of short story compilations. And Music Of The Night has something for everyone to enjoy. Published by FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at www.flametreepress.com and connect on social…

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    The House Of Ashes – Stuart Neville

    My thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers published by Zaffre Books. A house built on secrets An old woman haunted by her past A young woman fighting for her life For Sara Keane, it was supposed to be a second chance.A new country. A new house. A new beginning. Then came the knock on the door. Elderly Mary Jackson can’t understand why Sara and her husband are living in her home.She remembers the fire. She remembers the house burning down. But she also remembers the children. The children who need her. The children she must protect. ‘The children will find you,’ she tells Sara, because Mary knows she needs…