• Latest Reads

    All The Rage – Cara Hunter – Blog tour

    Big thanks to Ellie Hudson for asking me to join this blog tour – I adore this series of books by Cara Hunter – DI Fawley and his crack team have a special place on my bookshelf, as they are not only brilliant books but they are based not far from where I live and have worked, in the iconic city of Oxford, so lots of the street names and places used are familiar to me. I have also had the pleasure of meeting Cara a few times now, when she has attended crime panels at Blackwell’s, Waterstones or Mostly Books in Abingdon. So this was a very exciting read…

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    The Home – Sarah Stovell

    My thanks to Anne Cater, who again has organised a month-long blog tour for what has been for me, a roller coaster of a read. The Home is a beautifully written, poignant and emotional book. That brings to the fore several subject matters that surround us daily, yet that we barely acknowledge. Mental illness, neglect, fostering, and care homes, deprivation and the modern levels of social acceptability. A moving, gripping story … twists keep coming till the very last page. I loved it’ Erin Kelly  When the body of pregnant, fifteen-year-old Hope Lacey is discovered in a churchyard on Christmas morning, the community is shocked, but unsurprised. For Hope lived…

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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…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Thriller

    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 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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    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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    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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    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…