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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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    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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    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…

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    Haverscroft – S.A Harris – Blog tour – 29/10/19

    I’d like to extend my great thanks to Emma Dowson for the invitation to join this blog tour – S.A Harris has written a really spooky read in Haverscroft published by Salt Publishing. Salt is one of UK’s foremost independent publishers. Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2019 Kate Keeling leaves all she knows and moves to Haverscroft House in an attempt to salvage her marriage. Little does she realise, Haverscroft’s dark secrets will drive her to question her sanity, her husband and fatally engulf her family unless she can stop the past repeating itself. Can Kate keep her children safe and escape Haverscroft in time, even if it…

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    The Fault by Kitty Sewell blog tour read – 28/8/19

    My great thanks to Emma – #damppebbles for inviting me to review for this blog tour – Kitty Sewell’s The Fault, published by Honno Press. Once inside The Rock there’s only one way out…From the international bestselling author of Ice Trap A chilling thriller set on Gibraltar – at the heart of The Rock are secret tunnels, hard to navigate and even harder to escape. Sebastian is a civil engineering prodigy and his latest project is his most ambitious to date: to build a new city on the sheerest face of The Rock. His fiancee, Eva, a diver, is entranced by the penisula’s hidden depths and concerned that her lover…

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    Degrees Of Guilt – HS Chandler – Blog tour read 14/9/19

    ‘Timely, anger-inducing and very powerful – it’s excellent’ Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me to review Degrees of Guilt – mighty new courtroom drama, on the block, published by Orion Books on 5th September. When you read this book, you will think you know every twist in the tale. Maria is on trial for attempted murder. She has confessed to the crime and admits that she wanted her husband dead. Lottie is on the jury, trying to decide Maria’s fate. She embarks on an illicit affair with a stranger, and her husband can never…

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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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    Dont Tell Teacher – Suzy K Quinn – Blog Tour 15/7/2019

    I’d like to express my thanks to Joe Thomas at HQ Stories for including me on this blog tour and inviting me to read and review the brilliantly written Don’t Tell Teacher by Suzy K Quinn. School should have been the safest place… For Lizzie Riley, switching her eight-year-old son Tom to the local academy school marks a fresh start, post-divorce. With its excellent reputation and outstanding results, Lizzie knows it’ll be a safe space away from home. But there’s something strange happening at school. Parents are forbidden from entering the grounds and inside, there are bars across the classroom windows. Why is Tom coming home exhausted, unable to remember anything about his…