• Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Bitter Wash Road – Garry Disher – Blog tour read

    My thanks to Viper Books for allowing me to join this blog tour for Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher published by Viper Books. ONE DEAD-END POSTING. ONE DEAD BODY.A TRAGIC ACCIDENT? THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK… Constable Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen is a whistle-blower. Formerly a promising metropolitan detective, now hated and despised, he’s been exiled to a one-cop station in South Australia’s wheatbelt. So when he heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate gunfire and finds himself cut off without backup, there are two possibilities. Either he’s found the fugitive killers thought to be in the area. Or his ‘backup’ is about to put a bullet in…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Mine – Clare Empson

    Thank, as always go out to Tracy Fenton, for inviting me to join this blog tour. For the hugely enjoyable Mine by Clare Empson published by Orion books. About the book:  ‘Who am I? Why am I here? Why did my mother give me away?’ On the surface, Luke and his girlfriend Hannah seem to have a perfect life. He’s an A&R man, she’s an arts correspondent and they are devoted to their new-born son Samuel. But beneath the gloss Luke has always felt like an outsider. So when he finds his birth mother Alice, the instant connection with her is a little like falling in love. When Hannah goes back…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Black River – Will Dean – Blog Tour Read – 25/3/2020

    My huge thanks to Anne Cater, for inviting me to join this amazing blog tour for the third of Will Dean’s books – Black River, published by Point Blank. FEAR Tuva has been living clean in southern Sweden for four months when she receives horrifying news. Her best friend Tammy has gone missing. SECRETS Racing back to Gavrik at the height of Midsommar, Tuva fears for Tammy’s life. Who has taken her, and why? And who is sabotaging the small-town search efforts? LIES Surrounded by dark pine forest, the sinister residents of Snake River are suspicious of outsiders. Unfortunately, they also hold all the answers. On the shortest night of the…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Deep Dark Night – Steph Broadribb – Blog Tour Review

    My great thanks to Anne Cater, for inviting me to read Deep Dark Night, the fourth book in Steph Broadribb’s Lori Anderson series. Published by Orenda Books. The fourth book in the award-winning Lori Anderson series, Deep Dark Night sees daring bounty hunter and single mother Lori Anderson journey from Florida to Chicago to take down a notorious crime family. Published to coincide with International Women’s Month, it will see the full series rebranded a fresh, contemporary new look. Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family.…

  • Book Signings,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Literary festivals,  Thriller

    The Recovery of Rose Gold – Stephanie Wrobel

    So I got my copy of the highly anticipated The Recovery of Rose Gold from the Michael Joseph (An imprint of Penguin) debut Party – at Henley Literary Festival. When I say I got it, I did go and get it, what I didn’t manage to do was actually be on board The Hibernian when it set sail. I was not alone in this error – when it sailed back into view from its journey along the Thames, with Stephanie Wrobel and Hope Adams, author of Conviction aboard – we that missed it setting sail, did manage to board the boat and collect our copies of Rose Gold and get…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    The Holdout -Graham Moore

    My thanks go to Tracy Fenton, for organising the blog tour for The Holdout by Graham Moore – published by Orion Publishing. It was the most sensational case of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher, Bobby Nock, is the prime suspect. It’s an open and shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed. Until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, persuades the rest of the jurors to vote not guilty: a controversial decision that will change all of their lives forever.Ten years later, one of the jurors is found dead,…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Crime,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    Death Deserved – Thomas Enger and Jorn Lier Horst – blogtour read 27/2/2020

    My thanks to Anne Cater, for including me in this blog tour – and what a book this is. Death Deserved is like a truly unstoppable force, Horst and Enger make an incredible pairing and have written an outstanding piece of crime thriller, published of course, by Orenda Books, a leader of translated works of this field. The Blurb – Death Deserved Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrømnever shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number ‘one’ has been…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Book Signings,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    The Guest List – Lucy Foley Blog Tour Review

    My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for letting me on the guest list for this blog tour for – The Guest List – Lucy Foley’s second foray into publishing. A joy to read and be part of, published by Harper Collins Uk on 20th February 2020. Another murder. Another mystery. Guests are called to a remote island off the Irish coast to celebrate the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules and Will. Everything has been meticulously planned, the scene is set, old friends are back together. It should be the perfect day.Until the discovery of a body signals the perfect murder. A groom with a secret.A bridesmaid with…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller

    BEAST – Matt Wesolowski Blog Tour Read

    My huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to review BEAST – its always a pleasure to read any Orenda publication, and this of course has been just so. Totally compulsive and true to Matt Wesolowski’s style. Continuing the unique, explosive Six Stories series, based around six podcasts comes a compulsive, taut and terrifying thriller, and a bleak and distressing look at modern society’s desperation for attention. Beast will unveil a darkness from which you may never return… In the wake of the ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap that ravaged the UK in 2018, a grisly discovery was made in a ruin on the Northumbrian coast. Twenty-four-year-old vlogger, Elizabeth Barton, had been…

  • Blog Tour Read,  Latest Reads,  Thriller,  Up-Lit

    The Lie – Hilary Boyd – Blog Tour Post

    My thanks to Laura Nicol of Michale Joseph Books, a Penguin imprint – for inviting me to join this blog tour for The Lie – by Hilary Boyd. Romy and Michael have it all. Over 30 years of marriage, two grown-up sons, a beautiful London home, as well as a weekend bolthole by the sea. If Romy’s had to sacrifice some of her dreams along the way to support Michael’s high-flying legal career, then it’s been a price worth paying. Until the arrival of a letter changes everything. At first Romy can’t believe what it is saying. That Michael, an upholder of the law, with an unwavering sense of right…