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    The Dilemma – B A Paris Blog tour read 5/1/2020

    What a joy to read – The Dilemma by B A Paris, for my first blog post of 2020. My thanks goes to Isabel Smith at HQ Stories for inviting me on this Blog tour. It’s Livia’s 40th birthday and she’s having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she’s secretly glad she won’t be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together. Adam…

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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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    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…

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    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?…

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    Backlash – Marnie Riches Blog tour read 11/1/20

    My thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me to read for the blog tour – Backlash and been a great read and my first introduction to Marnie Riches, won’t be my last. Published on 9th January 2020 by Trapeze Keep your enemies close and your neighbours closer… When Private Investigator Beverley Saunders is tasked with going undercover, she relishes the chance to disguise herself as a cleaner in order to get close to Manchester bad boy Anthony Anthony, aka the infamous 2Tone. Anthony’s neighbours are suspicious of his wealth and sick of his anti-social behaviour, and Bev’s just the woman they need to find out what’s going…

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    The Other You – J.S. Monroe

    My thanks to Amber Choudhary at Midas Public Relations for the invitation to read for this blog tour for the psychological thriller The Other You by J.S. Monroe which will be published on 9 January by Head of Zeus. Kate used to be good at recognising people. So good, she worked for the police as a Super Recogniser, identifying criminals in crowds of thousands. But six months ago, a devastating car accident led to a brain injury. Now the woman who never forgot a face can barely recognise herself in the mirror.  At least she has Rob. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to…

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    The Move – Felicity Everett

    With thanks to HQ Stories for the invitation to join this blog tour. Can you paint over the cracks in a marriage?  Karen has packed up her life and is making The Move. She’s on her way to the idyllic country cottage which her husband has painstakingly renovated for her. They’re escaping the London bustle and the daily grind. And they’re escaping their past. A fresh start in a beautiful, peaceful village. It will be different here, right? But something is awry. The landscape, breathtaking by day, is eerie by night. The longed-for peace and solitude is stifling.  And the house, so artfully put together by her husband, has a strange vibe. Now…

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    VIOLET – S.J Holiday – Blogtour

    As always, I would like to extend my thanks to Anne Cater, for organising this blog tour for Violet by SJI Holliday, published by Orenda Books. It has been a real pleasure to read and be part of the blog tour for this truly brilliant book. Carrie’s best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they’d planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone. Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available. When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the…

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    Nothing Important Happened Today – Will Carver – Blog tour

    As always, my great thanks to Anne Cater the mistress of organisation, this is possibly the biggest blog tour ever. Will Carver and his disturbingly brilliant but twisted mind and of course Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books for allowing Will to put down on paper, words that will either strengthen or divide the masses. A shocking, mesmerisingly original, pitch-black thriller, which, following the critically acclaimed Good Samaritans, confirms Will Carver as one of the most imaginative, innovative and exciting authors in crime fiction Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But, at the same time, they leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in…

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    GHOSTER – Jason Arnopp – Blog tour read 22/11/19

    Firstly I’d like to extend my thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on this Blog tour for Ghoster by Jason Arnopp, published by Orbit Books. It’s been a pleasure to read this spooky book, which I raced through. Kate Collins has been ghosted. She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty flat. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared. Except for his mobile phone. Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his texts, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself. That’s…

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    An Air That Kills – Christine Poulson – Blog Tour

    Many thanks to Amber Choudhary of Midas PR for asking me to review An Air That Kills by Christine Poulson, published by Lion Fiction. How long can you hold your breath? Katie Flanagan goes undercover at a lab: the scientists prove as dangerous as the diseases. The atmosphere in the lab is toxic. It is only a matter of time before there is a flu pandemic with the potential to kill billions. Or so wealthy entrepreneur Lyle Lynstrum believes. That is why he is funding research into transgenics – the mechanism by which viruses can jump the species barrier – at a high-security lab on a tidal island off the…

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    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…