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    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…

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    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…

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    A Wash of Black – Chris MacDonald – Blog Tour Read

    Many thanks to Dylan of Red Dog Press for asking me to join this blogtour – for A Wash Of Black – a debut book from Chris McDonald. IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH. Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead. The body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago. DI Erika Piper, having only recently returned to work after suffering a near-fatal attack herself, finds she must once again prove her worth as the hunt for the media-dubbed ‘Blood Ice Killer’ intensifies. But when another body is found and, this time, the killer issues…

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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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    Black Summer – M.W. Craven Blog tour

    After The Puppet Show, a new storm is coming… Jared Keaton, chef to the stars. Charming. Charismatic. Psychopath . . . He’s currently serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of his daughter, Elizabeth. Her body was never found and Keaton was convicted largely on the testimony of Detective Sergeant Washington Poe. So when a young woman staggers into a remote police station with irrefutable evidence that she is Elizabeth Keaton, Poe finds himself on the wrong end of an investigation, one that could cost him much more than his career. Helped by the only person he trusts, the brilliant but socially awkward Tilly Bradshaw, Poe races to answer…

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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…