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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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    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…

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    Winterkill – RAGNAR JÓNASSON

    It’s been my pleasure to read Winterkill by Ragnar Jónasson and I’d like to thank Anne Cater on behalf of Orenda Books for inviting me to join the blog tour to review this, the sixth book in the Dark Iceland series. THE STUNNING FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE MILLION- COPY BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjörður, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes. Ari Thór Arason is now a police inspector, but he’s separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday,…

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    Body Language – A.K. Turner

    My thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive readers for asking me to join this blog tour for Body Language by A.K. Turner published by Zaffre Books. THE DEAD CAN TALK – WE JUST NEED TO LISTEN . . .  Camden mortuary assistant Cassie Raven has pretty much seen it all. But this is the first time she’s come face to face with someone she knew on the slab. Someone she cared about.  Geraldine Edwards, the teacher responsible for her returning to education after she got ensnared in a life of drugs. The woman who acted as a second mother to the orphaned Cassie.  Deeply intuitive and convinced that she can…

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    Feral Snow – Mark Lowes

    Thank you Anne Cater, for asking me to join the blog tour for Feral Snow a self publisher novel by Mark Lowes, available from Amazon, from 28th September 2020. Feral Snow – The Blurb Alone and stranded in the Arctic wasteland, would you risk your life to save a stranger or try to get home? Paul is a father-to-be; traumatised by his past, he’s terrified of becoming afather after his own beat him until he was unilaterally deaf. While working as a freelance cameraman in the Arctic, he’s caught in a blizzard, separated from his crew, and falls into a chasm. Alone, and waiting for death to come, personal demons…

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    The Package – Sebastian Fitzek – Blogtour Read

    My thanks to Lauren Tavella at Head of Zeus, for inviting me to join this blog tour for The Package by Sebastian Fitzek. Published by Head of Zeus. All you’ve done is taken in a parcel for a neighbour. You have no idea what you’ve let into your home. Emma’s the one that got away. The only survivor of a killer known in the tabloids as ‘the barber’ – because of the trophies he takes from his victims. Or she thinks she was. The police aren’t convinced. Nor is her husband. She never even saw her tormentor properly, but now she recognises him in every man. Questioning her sanity, she…