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Thursday, 26 November 2015

24 Hours: An intense, suspenseful psychological thriller by Claire Seeber

24 Hours: An intense, suspenseful psychological thriller24 Hours: An intense, suspenseful psychological thriller by Claire Seeber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Love the cover.

Loved the blurb.

But when I actually started to read it, it was pretty hard going. The premises of this book is great, but the back and forward and the different things that kept popping up left a reader like me confused where I just wanted to give up......I didn't though, because I have a lot of respect for this author she writes really well and I have read one other book by her which I enjoyed, so I deemed it that I should give the benefit of the doubt and at least carry on.

All in all, with a few alterations for me, this would have been good.

It just was so choppy and confusing at times. The flow between the chapters with other "voices" saying their bit, it just didn't all tie in well.

This did disappoint me though, because the Intense, suspenseful psychological me all charged up.

* thank you to Bookouture for the chance to review this book *

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The Locker by Adrian Magson

The Locker (A Cruxys Solutions Investigation)The Locker by Adrian Magson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nancy is at the gym, she uses the same locker each time. We are creatures of habit.
She picks up a card that someone has mysteriously left and reads......
Should she believe what is written on this card?

The start of this Quote:
The time is 9:15. Your cell phone is dead, your home phone won't answer and your daughter, Beth, is alone with her nanny.

It will take you eighteen minutes to get home. If you drive fast.

Oh my word

This sets the scenes for the story that just kept on giving. It was tense from then on from start to finish.

Terrorism is involved with this abduction, even so it made for compulsive reading that had my attention from beginning to end.

*I would like to thank Midnight Ink via Net Galley and the author for allowing me to read and review this book*

Time is running out.

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Distracted by D.M. Thornton

DistractedDistracted by D.M. Thornton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was contacted by the author D M Thornton who asked me if I would consider reading her book. I have to be honest, sometimes with book covers like these I tend to place them straight into "erotica romance" but how wrong was I!

This was a book that took me a while to get into, but boy oh boy, once I did I read this in one sitting. I just couldn't leave it alone.

This is the first book I have read by this author so I will be looking to see if she has written others.

We have one strong woman in the story who has a son. She is escaping from an abusive relationship. She has to take care of her son and all of us Moms know, we need to be there for our babies right? Just like this mom in this story.

When she comes in contact with Ben at a resort, she tries hard to avoid him, she doesn't want one relationship after another, her priority is to her son.

Ben [swoon] comes across as such a lovely bloke.

Really enjoyed this story.

Well done to the author for keeping my interest.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Where the Memories Lie by Sibel Hodge

Where the Memories LieWhere the Memories Lie by Sibel Hodge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sibel Hodge can really weave a believable story. I know we reviewers say a lot of Cliches but this really is a "cannot put down" book. It really gets under your skin and keeps your attention. The trouble was, each time I thought 'another chapter then bed' I got to the end and was saying this until dawn broke and I was so tired the next day. How can you get up and leave a film that your'e watching part way through?
Well, it was the same for this.

When someone suffers from Alzheimer’s, how do you know what they are saying has any weight behind it?
So when someone with Alzheimer’s says “It was an accident”, does that person refer to something now, the other day, last week, last year or is it all in their minds?

Tom is the one with Alzheimer's that is now in a home. His family go to visit him often.

This story is mostly told from Olivia's perspective, what is happening, what she thinks and what she feels.

She takes charge on many decisions, she has morals, she wants the truth, but just what IS the truth.


Katie left home over 25 years ago saying she was never coming back.
She had split from her boyfriend as they were young and he didn't want to settle down but she did.

There's a body and Tom knows where, he has Alzheimer's how would he know?
Can Olivia just walk away and take no notice?

She tells her husband who just do not want to believe it. Its not true, his father was a gentle kind man. He wouldn't harm a fly.
It can't be him.

Katie left a note, she's not dead, shes gone...shes in hiding she could have changed her name right?

Olivia cannot let it rest.

The rambling's of Tom haunt her and she has to do something, after all, how can she not.

This is a well thought out constructive plot that kept my attention all the way through without wavering one little bit.

I really love and enjoy the way this authors writes her stories, she is definitely on my top list of authors.

This isn't the only book I have read from this author and definitely won't be the last.


Bio: Sibel Hodge is the author of No. 1 Bestseller Look Behind You. Her books are International Bestsellers in UK, USA, Australia, and Germany. She writes an eclectic mix of genres, and she's a passionate human and animal rights advocate.

Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008,
Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009,
 Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009,
 nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews,
 Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains,
 Winner of Best Children's Book by eFestival of Words 2013,
 Winner of Crime, Thrillers & Mystery | Book from a series in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013,
 Nominated for the 2015 BigAl's Books and Pals Young Adult Readers' Choice Award, Readers' Favourite Young Adult - Coming of Age Honourable Award Winner 2015,
 and New Adult Finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America's International Digital Awards 2015
. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges. Website:

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A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin

A Blossom of Bright Light (Jimmy Vega Mystery, #2)A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a case of do not be mislead by the cover
Personally, I do not like the cover, however, I can look beyond this and read the blurb that took my attention, that being so, its definitely not a case of "do not judge a book by its cover", this is well worth reading.

We have a death of a child. A full grown infant found in the woods.

We have immigrants and violence, we have abuse of women and some really terrible political power pulling.
This is a story that will 'get you' it will 'keep you reading until the end' and if you have to lay your book down, to sleep, to do will be thinking of it.
Wanting to get back to it.

Jimmy Vega is the man investigating the death of the infact, but we now have a teenage body, because there is a connection to his own daughter he cannot handle the case. That doesn't stop him using his senses of inquiry, he wants and needs to protect his own daughter.

Its a strong up to date topical book. I can see this one being read at a book club for discussion as there are lots in this.

Strong plot. Good characters and a solid story.

*My thanks to Kensington Books via Net Galley for my copy*

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Blackwater Lake by Maggie James

Blackwater LakeBlackwater Lake by Maggie James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a short novel with a lot to read in it. Its not so short that you feel you are missing out or something is being hurried. No, because Maggie James is an experienced author so she knows exactly how to weave a plot.

Here we have Matthew Stanyer parents, getting along in age. His Mother suffers with dementia, its getting worse and worse and her husband struggles to manage her.

They go missing.

Then they're bodies are found by Blackwater lake which is known as a beauty spot. Maggie James explains to us the surroundings so that we can visualize it in our minds eye, she also touches on how significant that area was for the couple.

A note was left. So its put down to a suicide-murder, meaning, his father killed his mother then took his own life.

Matthew doesn't think that to be the case and wants to prove his father's innocence.

As Matthew starts to clear out his parents home, he discovers more and more.

What was the attraction to Blackwater lake?

Clearing out the house is not straight forward because his Mother was a hoarder. What made her hoard so much stuff?
They could hardly move for boxes, rubbish and what looked like a burgled storage room.

Just imagine the smell that evokes too.
But what lays beneath the rubble?
What family secrets are buried.

This author is excellent at tackling different subjects and this one is no exception

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I could imagine these kind of surroundings, the life that Matthew had before moving out.
Now he is back, back to not only sort out the home, but to sort out the reasons for his parents "deaths"

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The Right Wrong Thing by Ellen Kirschman

The Right Wrong ThingThe Right Wrong Thing by Ellen Kirschman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am going to be honest here [as always] and say, I loved the blurb.
Then when I started to read it, I wondered why I had chosen it then it really started to pick up.

I am not giving anything away as its in the blurb already, but when it got to the part where Randy Spelling shot someone, it really did feel like I was not going to be able to put this book down.


Women find it hard going [even to this day] in a "man orientated job" that was of more leaning to the males than females, and even if there are laws and rules in place, there is always going to be some that think women are not best suited for certain types of work.

This is not different within the Police force that we read about in this book.

We see how women have to not just do a "good" job, but they have to be "perfect and do it above average" because it makes a woman feel they need to 'prove' themselves.

Randy has always wanted to work for the Police and follow her brothers and Fathers footsteps.

She did vigorous training both physical and mental to get where she was within the force.


She was out on duty and she shot a young girl, a young girl who looked to be pulling out a gun on her.
She shot her dead.

What transpires from this is something so intense, so mind blowingly extensive and so sad, also so dangerous and so intense, I bet you won't be able to put the book down.
I stayed up reading this until I finished it the early hours.

I like to keep my book reading material varied so that I can approach a book and not to compare with another in the same genre.
This book took me by total surprise.

Not having heard of this author before, I am not putting her on a list for "keep an eye out for further books" List.

*Thank you to Oceanview Publishing via Net galley for allowing me to read and review this awesome book *

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Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace by Terri Roberts

Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable GraceForgiven: The Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace by Terri Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I saw this book I just had to read it.
I love Amish stories, but I have never ever read one like this.

This is a true story.

In the event that has shocked the world this week with what has happened in Paris, I couldn't help think. The people who do these deliberate acts, killing people. We all feel for the relatives of the loved ones that have killed, children, women and men.
But behind the "killer" is someone's Mom.
A mom that cared, nurtured and brought their child up, not to kill, not to maim, not to harm. Not to have a disrespect for another persons life.

But it happens.

And here is the account of a Mother who had to come to turns with the fact that her son had gone into an Amish school house [one room] and gunned down 10 girls, killing 5 then taking his own life.

How would you feel as a Mom.

All the emotions that go come with this.

This is an Amish Mom who only knew her son as an honorable man. Not anymore.

Shame has been brought upon her.

We see her struggles, but we also see how the Amish religion and beliefs can come to the fore in this. Hard to understand, but true, and yes, believable and real.

This was a heart wrenching, thought provoking read. Upsetting but also inspirational at times.

I would like to give my thanks to Bethany House via Net Galley for my chance to read and review this truly evocative read.

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

No Hiding Place: An edge of your seat mystery/thriller. by M.A. Comley

No Hiding Place: An edge of your seat mystery/thriller. (DI Sally Parker thrillers Book 2)No Hiding Place: An edge of your seat mystery/thriller. by M.A. Comley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This series is proving to be one hell of a ride.

In the first book we got to learn about Sally Parker the DI. In this one, its more full on....lets get down to business, type of read.

She has a case to sort out, a killer to find and a death to solve.

Jack Blackman is in this read too, I love her 'side kick' he seems such a lovely sort. They seem to balance each other out especially when solving crimes, but its also in a personal way that sometimes Sally needs.

Its a murder mystery that will keep you flicking pages until the end, you will be so embroiled in it that you will be just like Sally, digger deeper and deeper into solving the crime, except for the author keeps us guessing until the end.

Although DI Sally Parker has a stern "get on with it" no nonsense approach to her work we see the tender side to her when it comes to her parents, and her lovely ever faithful friend....her dog.

My thanks go to the author for allowing me to read her books as they come out, I always look forward to seeing just where Mel is going in the next book I read.

Where you can reach Mel

A short bio: M A Comley is the NY Times and USA bestseller author of the award-winning Justice series. She started writing the series over seven years ago and published the first book in the series, Cruel Justice a couple of years later. She is a prolific crime writer, working over 100 hours every week because she loves to write, oh, and she has greedy fans who always want more. She also writes the successful DI Sally Parker thriller series, the Hero series and the Intention series. She’s also written and released several romance novellas too. 

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The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths

The Zig Zag GirlThe Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a bit late in coming to the table to read this one.
But I am glad I got around finally to reading it, or should I say "listening" to it as I listened to it on Audio today.

I was lucky enough to get this from Quercus Books via Net Galley, but seeing as I have it on audio I decided to listen to this today whilst doing other chores.

We have Edgar, who is the DI.
And Max the magician.

Both of them know each other from a past that later comes to light as Edgar is reporting back to his Sergeant.

Its based around the seaside town of Brighton, where we are not far from Eastbourne and surrounding areas.
So a resort where there are Theatre's and such and boarding homes where actresses and actors and those on the stage could be 'put up' for the duration of they're stay there while preforming.

A body is found. But its an usual case because this body comes in three parts, and each is inside a box. These boxes remind Edgar of a trick, where they lay a person inside and they are split, then knives are put between the splits appearing that the person has been chopped into three parts.

Except, this is no usual magicians trick box, the middle one that holds the torso is slightly bigger than the rest, what is the reason for this? Well, you will need to find out.
The woman who is pretty in appearance even though dead.....
who is she?

Max the magician is not happy to be involved with the Police, but he is happy to chat to his old friend Edgar who wants to ask him questions.

Edgar goes to a show, watches the 'turns' and then his friend Max preforms his 'turn'.
After the show Edgar goes backstage, its not the brightest place to be, its dusty, its hectic, girls rushing around in their feathered costumes and it can appear to be manic. Then he spies his friend Max, so he and him share a whisky together. He is surprised that Max has a dressing room all to himself as others have to share, but Max is well known, and Max is not humble enough to keep quiet about that!

Edgar fishes around and asks Max about some of the magic acts, at first Max isn't wanting to reveal anything. But then he does.

One thought comes into Edgars mind, why hasn't Max got a female working for him in the act.

It was a very interesting case unfolding as I read.

You need to remember its around the turn of the 1950s when the TV is just about becoming popular and peoples tastes in being entertained are changing.

This reminded me of an afternoon show, a whodunnit and why. Fast paced at first, halfway was good but did dip a little, however the ending was good and well worth keeping with.

All in all, a very enjoyable plot and forward moving story.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

Lost Girls by Angela Marsons

Lost Girls (D.I. Kim Stone, #3)Lost Girls by Angela Marsons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Angela Marsons is an author that I followed from day one. Her first book, her debut novel was just so well written, so professional, just like any Best Seller book I have read that had been published over the years that I had to come back, I read her secound book. And now, I have read this one.

Kate Stone
She is the DI, the main character in this series. Although they can be read as stand alone reads, I would urge you to read from the first one as you get a better insight to Kate Stone and the reason she acts the way she does.

More and more I am liking Kate.
This book was about children, two little girls who were taken.
But where are they?
Who has taken them?
And most importantly...why.

This is a story unlike one I have read before. The plot was so well written I didn't know for sure where it was going to lead to.

This author has a way of surprising you.
This author also has a way of bringing you into the fold and company of each character, you get to know them, you see their faces in your minds eye.

The descriptions, they details and how she writes help you to form the drama in your mind. You can see the people, you can see the little girls, the details are there.

There were some gruesome bits, when they nasty man killed a cat making the girls watch. Now this, it was stomach churning yes....
But it had to be. But the thing was, it was not me I was thinking about, it was those poor little girls sat there being made to watch. I could just picture their little faces and hear their loud screams and cries.

I absolutely love the way this author writes. She brings me right into the story and I just lap it up.

Each time I feel shes going to run out of stories, she surprises us with yet another WHOPPER of a read.

I was sorry to finish this, because I just don't know when her next book is coming!!
She cannot write fast enough for me to devour her books.

I have to thank "Bookouture" via Net Galley for my copy. As always, they host a lot of really fab reads.

You can find Angela Marsons on these links:

This is my Amazon Bio

Angela Marsons is the author of Amazon #1 Bestseller SILENT SCREAM.

She lives in the Black Country with her partner, their bouncy Labrador and a swearing parrot.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read "Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people's".

After years of writing relationship based stories (My Name Is and The Middle Child) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to in an 8 book deal. The second book in the Kim Stone series, EVIL GAMES, was released 29th May 2015 and the third LOST GIRLS was released on 6th November


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Entwined by Harper Miller

Entwined (The Kinky Connect Chronicles Book 3)Entwined by Harper Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is HOT this is HOTTER THAN HOT

I think I need to cool down, I think I need a cold shower, I think I need therapy.
Its been ages since I read such an erotic FULL ON "do anything, do everything, who cares if you like it that way" in the bedroom, kind of book.

And boy oh boy, wasn't it written well.

I don't mind a good sexy number now and again as long as its written with a story, and its not just sex for sex sake, ya know?

The main male character came across dominant, and after all, he wanted to be the dominant one in the bedroom too, we could see how he was when typing via the PC searching for his sex partner who happened to be Gabby's profile he came upon. We read how he manipulated her into paying full attention on the website, having her total commitment and attention while speaking online.

Her profile said she wasn't really into F/F so when that part was written I must have missed something, maybe she changed her mind?
The f/f bit was nicely written and well written, tasteful.

Gabby just wanted sex. That's it.
Jake wanted to give hot sex.
he found his bed partner.

Jake came across hot and lush. Gabby certainly thought so.

Personally, this is a short novel, you can read this definitely in one sitting.

Blame the hot cheeks you are going to get and the heated tension on the menopause, that's what I did.

This made a change for me and the first book I have read by Harper Miller. Its not my usual genre, but this one I did enjoy.

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Genre: Erotica/Bisexual Erotica/Interracial Multicultural Romance

Release Date: November 5, 2015

Author Bio:

Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She’s traveled the world and lived in a

variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple.

A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest

Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind, the perfect Alpha male

possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.

When she isn’t writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She

enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine and going on bad dates.

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Entwined Excerpt

© Harper Miller 2015

Her screen name reminded me of that Beastie Boys tune “She’s Crafty.” I liked her direct

approach. Cosplay? That was unusual, but hey, I had attended Comic-Con International back in

2013 after my trip to Hawaii—right before I left for Germany—and boy, was it an experience.

Tons of hot women in spandex, body paint, and barely-there costumes; Comic-book characters

and superheroes are a lot sexier than you’d think.

Since she said she was looking for the boy-next-door type, I’m guessing she meant clean-cut. If

so, I was right up her alley. My years in the military led me down a narrow and regimented path.

I didn’t drink, much; I certainly didn’t do drugs. I guess compared to her, I might’ve looked

boring. Aside from two tattoos—a tiger that took up most of my right shoulder and upper arm,

and the Hawaiian word Kākou on my left bicep that I got about a year after I joined the

military—there wasn’t anything edgy about me. But I wouldn’t know if I was her type until I

took the first step and messaged her.

I’ll admit I hesitated. We seemed like opposites. Based on looks alone, we were so different.

Her, a black woman with an unorthodox style, and me a Polynesian-and-white guy with an

athletic build. I certainly wasn’t as fashion-forward and daring with my attire as she seemed to

be. All I needed was a cool opening line to get her attention. Show her that the clean-cut

“unassuming” boy next door can lay pipe just the way she liked it if given a chance.

I knew what I was bringing to the table. She’d never forget me.

I clicked on the box next to her username and composed my message before hitting send.

Nothing heavy, just an icebreaker—an icebreaker that was certain to make an impression.

Sgt4U: Knock knock.

About a two minutes passed before she replied.

CraftyBabexXx: Hmm, I’ll play along. Who’s there?

Sgt4U: Orange.

CraftyBabexXx: Orange who?

Sgt4U: Orange you glad someone had the balls to be original on this thing?

There was a long pause. My lame joke was funny in my head. Maybe it didn’t translate well in a

text format. Hey, I should have at least gotten points for being unique.

Freedom From Emotional Eating by Paul McKenna

Freedom From Emotional EatingFreedom From Emotional Eating by Paul McKenna
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


And the Hmmmm does not mean yummy, its means "I am thinking"
I do not have the disc that goes with this book, so I can only talk about what I have just read from this book.

Its nothing like I expected it to be.

I have had weight problems all my life. I am finally doing something about it, emotional eating was one of my worse things. My life can be so stressful as I am a caregiver, I helped raise our two children and I have health issues myself. So sometimes, life can get overwhelming and I eat.

Or I used to treat myself to something "nice" to reward my misery

Of course, we eat to be sociable, we eat because we have to, we eat because we love the taste, and we eat, well....because we can.

I am not sure if I got a lot from this book. I certainly understood what he was trying to say and I am sure, like he says, hes helped many.
Just not sure if this would work in its entirety for me.

Await to hear others thoughts.

Thanks to Hay House via Net Galley for my copy [minus the disc]

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Embellished Deception: A Romantic Psychological Thriller Novel by Netta Newbound

Embellished Deception: A Romantic Psychological Thriller Novel (The Crime Files)Embellished Deception: A Romantic Psychological Thriller Novel by Netta Newbound
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Impossible Dilemma was the first book I read by this author, Netta Newbound and it really made a huge impression on me, so I was looking forward to reading this one next.

I have given this 4 stars as it wasn't as 'heart pounding' on the other book I read by her and this is also a Psychological thriller although a romantic one.
It has plenty of romance but I felt personally that more of the serial rapist should have been played out more in the pages as it seemed to drop half way through and I thought the romance side was more pronounced.

There is a rape scene in this book, but I can certainly say I have read worse, this is mild compared to some. Still awful, but not so graphic.

I still liked this read and that is why I merit is my personal 4 stars as its well worth reading.

Its not a lovely dovey romance in any sense of the word, its a really good well rounded one.

I just personally would have liked to see more of the 'nasty' bits bringing more of a rounded edge to it.

I am certainly looking forward to reading more from this author.

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saved by her


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I F*ck.
That’s all I do, all I’m good for.
People pay thousands just to have a taste of me.
It’s the only life I’ve ever known.
…until her.


I work.
That’s all I do, it’s my safe zone.
I get paid well because I’m good at my job.
It’s the only place I feel in control.
…until him.

Authors Note and WARNING: Monster is a work of fiction intended for adult readers above 18. It contains dark and sensitive subject matter that may make readers uncomfortable.
Contains explicit language and descriptions of sexual situations.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The Good Neighbour by Beth Miller

The Good NeighbourThe Good Neighbour by Beth Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Minette was overjoyed when the 'neighbors from hell' moved out at last and Cath and her family moved in.

Now Minette would have a neighbor that she could get along with, so she thought.
I thought that too, but not long into the read you get an eerie feeling that all is not as it should be.

This and many more things keep you on your toes throughout this book.

Its not many books I have read that I so eagerly want to return to as soon as possible, and its not many reads that I have read where no matter what I am doing I think about this book.

It trouble gets into your inner being.

I read a lot of psychological thrillers and I have to say, this one took me by surprise. I LOVED IT.

I would like to thank Random House UK, Ebury Publishing for my copy via Net Galley

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Hunter's Prayer, The by Kevin Wignall

Hunter's Prayer, TheHunter's Prayer, The by Kevin Wignall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ella is caught up in a world full of contract hits, she is in deeper than she needs to be.

All her dreams and aspirations have gone......
This is also about family revenge.

Ella wants answers to her questions and she won't stop until she gets them.

We see in this book how the human trait is.... to justify actions that are other known as bad.

My thanks go to Thomas & Mercer via Net Galley for my copy

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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Did You Ever Have a FamilyDid You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I found this a very powerfully written book along with the story.

It starts off high, really high pitched and I wondered if it could remain the same throughout.
A tragedy happens and we, the readers have to piece all the pieces together from the time of the tragedy before and after.

At times I found it quite frustrating as you really had to concentrate pieces it all together so you need to pay attention, its not an easy read.

Awful to loose your entire family in an explosion.

I am in two minds about this story, because at times it was hard going in the explanations.

My thanks go to Random House UK, Vintage Publishing via Net Galley for my copy

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Death of the Blue Flower by Roxann Hill

Death of the Blue FlowerDeath of the Blue Flower by Roxann Hill
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This started out quite strong, although it had some bit in it that I was going "urgggh aweful" because of the content, I was following it quite well.

Then it dipped a little for me, it did pick up again though after a time.

This is the only book I have ever written that has been translated, and its very hard to changed words from one language to another without loosing some meanings whilst doing so, and I think that's what happened in this one.

Its an OK read but not as "thrilling" as expected.

I would like to thank *Amazon Publishing* for my copy via Net Galley

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Dilly's Sacrifice by Rosie Goodwin

Dilly's SacrificeDilly's Sacrifice by Rosie Goodwin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rosie Goodwin has been on of my favourite authors for a long time now, even though I have branched out with my reading matter over the years, I can't help but return to the authors that stirred my heart with their books.

Dilly finds herself pregnant with yet another child, her husband is out of work and they can't afford another mouth to feed.

Dilly sacrificed one child so that her other four children could have a better life in Ireland.

This is an historical fiction in the years before the first world war, so you need to set your mind back on what life was like then.

Rosie Goodwin always writes a powerful emotive family story that gets at your heart strings and this one is no different.

For all the readers liking books as this, this one should be on your Kindle or in your hands to read next.

*My thanks go to Little, Brown Book Group UK via Net Galley for my copy*

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