• Latest Reads

    Never Saw Me Coming – Vera Kurian

    My thanks to Justine Sha of Harper Collins for asking me to join this blog tour, for Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian. Published September 7, 2021 by Park Row Books, an imprint of Harper Collins “I’ve never met someone like me, but when I do, eventually, I think it will be like two wolves meeting in the night, sniffing and recognizing a fellow hunter.” Meet Chloe Sevre. Freshman honor student. Average-seeming, legging-wearing, hot girl next door…and diagnosed psychopath with an IQ of 135. Her hobbies include yogalates, frat parties, and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her. Now Chloe and six other students…

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    The Ex-Husband – Karen Hamilton

    My thanks to Rosie Margesson, of Wildfire an imprint of Headline Publishing Group – who’s asked me to join this blog tour, for The Ex-Husband the third books by Karen Hamilton. Published on 19th August 2021. The Woman in Cabin 10 meets Catch Me If You Can in this gripping new thriller from bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend Karen Hamilton. A con-artist finds the roles are reversed when her former victim seeks revenge… Charlotte Wilson didn’t choose a life of crime. It chose her. Once introduced to the world of wealthy clients and easy money by her ex-husband on board cruise ships, Charlotte was hooked. However, complacency and greed led to a slip-up with devastating…

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    The Great Silence – Doug Johnstone

    I’d like to thank Anne Cater, for invent me to join this blog tour for The Great Silence. The third book in the wonderful Skelf family series by Doug Johnstone. Publishes by Orenda Books. Keeping on top of the family funeral directors’ and private-investigation businesses is no easy task for the Skelf women, and when matriarch Dorothy discovers a human foot while walking thedog, a perplexing case presents itself. Daughter Jenny and grand-daughter Hannah have their hands fulltoo: the mysterious circumstances of a dying woman have led theminto an unexpected family drama, Hannah’s new astrophysicistcolleague claims he’s receiving messages from outer space, and theSkelfs’ teenaged lodger has a devastating experience.…

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    Self Contained – Emma John

    My thanks to Charlotte Walker of Love Reading for inviting me to join this blog tour for Self Contained by Emma John published by Octopus Books on 6th May 2021. There is a piece of cod-wisdom regularly dispensed to single women: romance will arrive when you least expect it. I had assumed it would also make its own travel arrangements too. Emma John is in her 40s; she is neither married, nor partnered, with child or planning to be. In her hilarious and unflinching memoir, Self Contained, she asks why the world only views a woman as complete when she is no longer a single figure and addresses what it means to…

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    Songs In Ursa Major – Emma Brodie

    Huge thanks to Jen Harlow at Harper Fiction for the invite to join this blog tour – I loved reading Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie. Published on 24th June 2021. Behind every greatest hit, is an even greater love story.. Our Author – Emma Brodie EMMA BRODIE has worked in book publishing for a decade, most recently as an executive editor at Little, Brown’s Voracious imprint. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars program, and is a longtime contributor to HuffPost and a faculty member at Catapult. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dog, Freddie Mercury. My Review – Songs in Ursa Major This book,…

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    The Rule – David Jackson

    My thanks to Viper for the ARC of The Rule, via netgalley. This is David Jackson’s second novel publisher by Viper, and is out on 1st July 2021. MY DAD SAYS BAD THINGSHAPPEN WHEN I BREAK IT… Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants fish and chips, a big chocolate cake, and a comic book starring his favourite superhero. And as long as he follows The Rule, nothing bad will happen. But Daniel has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger. Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. They know that Daniel didn’t mean to hurt anyone, he just doesn’t know his…

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    Truth or Dare – M.J. Arlidge

    My thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive readers, who invited me to join the blog tour for Truth of Dare by M.J. Arlidge. Published by Orion on 24th June. A crimewave sweeps through the city and no one is safe. A murderous arson attack at the docks.A brutal carjacking in a deserted car park. A fatal hammer attack in a lonely country park. Crimes without motive, without suspects, without leads. Each crime is a piece of a puzzle – with many more pieces still to come. And as they gradually fall into place, Detective Inspector Helen Grace comes to realise just how twisted and devious this web of crime is…

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    Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year – Shortlist Reveal

    The most coveted prize in crime fiction is now in its 17th year and celebrates crime writing at its best, transporting readers around the world from Calcutta to California to the frigid North Sea. This books on this year’s shortlist encompass a vast array of themes and topics, from white supremacy and radicalisation to PTSD and homelessness, and from nail-biting hostage situations to tales of addiction, desperation and rehab. The six shortlisted books for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021 are: –          The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths (Quercus, Quercus Fiction) The creator of Norfolk’s best loved forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway Elly Griffiths is hoping that her seventh prize nomination takes her one step further…

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    Lying With Lions – Annabel Fielding

    Thank you Annabel Fielding for asking me to join this blog tour for Lying With Lions. published on 20th June 2021. Edwardian England. Agnes Ashford knows that her duty is threefold: she needs to work on cataloguing the archive of the titled Bryant family, she needs to keep the wounds of her past tightly under wraps, and she needs to be quietly grateful to her employers for taking her up in her hour of need. However, a dark secret she uncovers due to her work thrusts her into the Bryants’ brilliant orbit – and into the clutch of their ambitions. They are prepared to take the new century head-on and…

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    The Pact – Sharon Bolton

    My great thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me to be part of this blog tour for The Pact by Sharon Bolton, published by Orion on 27th May 2021. A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures – until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed. 18-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a ‘favour’, payable on her release from prison. Twenty years later Megan is free.Let the games begin . . .  Richard & Judy bestseller Sharon Bolton…