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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 Last Wife – Karen Hamilton Blog Tour Read

    I’d like to extend my thanks to Justine Shar. Publishers by Wildfire Books an imprint of Headline Books for inviting me to join this blog tour for The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton. In Karen Hamilton’s shocking thriller, THE LAST WIFE Marie Langham is distraught when her childhood friend, Nina, is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Before Nina passes away, she asks Marie to look out for her family—her son, daughter, and husband, Stuart. Marie would do anything for Nina, so of course, she agrees.  Following Nina’s death, Marie gradually finds herself drawn into her friend’s life—her family, her large house in the countryside. But when Camilla, a mutual friend…

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    All Fall Down –

    My thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers, for inviting me to read for this blog tour. All Fall Down by MJ Arlidge, published by Orion on 11th one 2020. “You have one hour to live.” Those are the only words on the phone call. Then they hang up. Surely, a prank? A mistake? A wrong number? Anything but the chilling truth… That someone is watching, waiting, working to take your life in one hour. But why? The job of finding out falls to DI Helen Grace: a woman with a track record in hunting killers. However, this is A case where the killer seems to always be one step…

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    His and Hers – Alice Feeney Blog Tour Read

    Thank you, Sian, at HQ Books, for the invite and a copy of His and Hers by Alice Feeney, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. If there are two sides to every story, someone is always lying… Jack: Three words to describe my wife: Beautiful. Ambitious. Unforgiving. Anna: I only need one word to describe my husband: Liar. When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Anna’s ex-husband, DCI Jack Harper, is suspicious of her involvement until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation. Someone is lying, and some secrets are worth killing to keep. Our Author: Alice Feeney Alice Feeney is…

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    Bitter Wash Road – Garry Disher – Blog tour read

    My thanks to Viper Books for allowing me to join this blog tour for Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher published by Viper Books. ONE DEAD-END POSTING. ONE DEAD BODY.A TRAGIC ACCIDENT? THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK… Constable Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen is a whistle-blower. Formerly a promising metropolitan detective, now hated and despised, he’s been exiled to a one-cop station in South Australia’s wheatbelt. So when he heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate gunfire and finds himself cut off without backup, there are two possibilities. Either he’s found the fugitive killers thought to be in the area. Or his ‘backup’ is about to put a bullet in…

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    Conjure Women – Afia Atakora – Blog tour read

    My thanks to Emmanuel Omodeinde of 4th Estate Books, an imprint of Harper Collins for inviting me to join this blog tour for Conjure Women, a debut by Afia Atakora available on 16th April 2020. The pale-skinned, black-eyed baby is a bad omen. That’s one thing the people on the old plantation are sure of. The other is that Miss Rue – midwife, healer, crafter of curses – will know what to do. But for once Rue doesn’t know. Times have changed since her mother Miss May Belle held the power to influence the life and death of her fellow slaves. Freedom has come. The master’s Big House lies in…

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    Mine – Clare Empson

    Thank, as always go out to Tracy Fenton, for inviting me to join this blog tour. For the hugely enjoyable Mine by Clare Empson published by Orion books. About the book:  ‘Who am I? Why am I here? Why did my mother give me away?’ On the surface, Luke and his girlfriend Hannah seem to have a perfect life. He’s an A&R man, she’s an arts correspondent and they are devoted to their new-born son Samuel. But beneath the gloss Luke has always felt like an outsider. So when he finds his birth mother Alice, the instant connection with her is a little like falling in love. When Hannah goes back…

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    Black River – Will Dean – Blog Tour Read – 25/3/2020

    My huge thanks to Anne Cater, for inviting me to join this amazing blog tour for the third of Will Dean’s books – Black River, published by Point Blank. FEAR Tuva has been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy has gone missing. SECRETS Racing back to Gavrik at the height of Midsommar, Tuva fears for Tammy’s life. Who has taken her, and why? And who is sabotaging the small-town search efforts? LIES Surrounded by dark pine forest, the sinister residents of Snake River are suspicious of outsiders. Unfortunately, they also hold all the answers. On the shortest night of the…

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    Deep Dark Night – Steph Broadribb – Blog Tour Review

    My great thanks to Anne Cater, for inviting me to read Deep Dark Night, the fourth book in Steph Broadribb’s Lori Anderson series. Published by Orenda Books. The fourth book in the award-winning Lori Anderson series, Deep Dark Night sees daring bounty hunter and single mother Lori Anderson journey from Florida to Chicago to take down a notorious crime family. Published to coincide with International Women’s Month, it will see the full series rebranded a fresh, contemporary new look. Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family.…

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    This Lovely City – Lou Hare Blog Tour Read

    My thanks to HQ – Harper Collins – for letting me join this blog tour for This Lovely City – an insightful and emotional debut from the talented Louise Hare. The drinks are flowing.The music is playing.But the party can’t last. With the Blitz over and London reeling from war, jazz musician Lawrie Matthews has answered England’s call for help. Fresh off the Empire Windrush, he’s taken a tiny room in south London lodgings, and has fallen in love with the girl next door. Touring Soho’s music halls by night, pacing the streets as a postman by day, Lawrie has poured his heart into his new home – and it’s…