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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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    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…

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    The Serial Killer’s Wife – Alice Hunter

    My thanks to Elanor Slater at Avon for including me in third blog tour for The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter. Published on 27th May. Every marriage has its secrets… Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family. When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst. But the worst is beyond imagining. As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband. They’re saying he’s a monster. And…

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    Nearest Thing to Crazy – Elizabeth Forbes

    My thanks to Anne Cater, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour for Nearest Thing To Crazy, by Elizabeth Forbes. Published by Cutting Edge Press. Cassandra and a group of her friends enjoy Sunday lunch together on a perfect summer’s day. They’re pleased to welcome theirglamorous new neighbour and novelist, Ellie, who has rented a house in the village to work on her book. She likes to place herself in the centre of her plots, she says, although it’s hard to see what she’ll find to write about in this quiet country backwater. As Ellie slots effortlessly into the village social scene, Cass begins to feel increasingly…

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    The Whole Truth – Cara Hunter

    Huge thanks to Ellie Hudson of Penguin for inviting me to this blog tour for The Whole Truth, the fifth book in the million selling DI Fawley series by Cara Hunter. An attractive student. An older professor. Think you know the story? Think again. THE NEW UP-ALL-NIGHT THRILLER FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER CARA HUNTER She has everything at stake; he has everything to lose. But one of them is lying, all the same. When an Oxford student accuses one of the university’s professors of sexual assault, DI Adam Fawley’s team think they’ve heard it all before. But they couldn’t be more wrong. Because this time, the predator is a woman and…

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    The Crazy Season – Jim Ody

    I’d like to thank Zoe of Zooloo’s Book Tours for inviting me to join this blog tour for The Crazy Season, by Jim Ody, published by Question Mark Press. Joel Baxter is infamous for solving weird and bizarre cases that others avoid. So, when he receives an email from a teenage boy Tim saying his town is cursed, he cannot turn it down. “…I will more than likely be dead when you read this. There is nothing I can do about it. It’s the curse, and we’ve hit The Crazy Season.” Every 20 years, there are a handful of unexplained teenage deaths and it’s started again. With the help of…