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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Review: Black Widow

Black Widow Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book, this story, this remarkable breathtaking page turner was, no IS so skill fully woven that if I wasn't reading it I was thinking of it.

The brilliant way this was written was both delicate, superbly inciteful and awesomely revealing (in more ways than one)

The story was forever changing.

Diane the surgeon, the ever powerful woman, workaholic esteemed person who was involved with writing a controversial blog under a pen name.

Once the blog was hacked the proverbial dirt hit the fan revealing more than I bargained for.

Her husband.
His secrets.

The Police, they're viewpoints and thoughts.

We get complete insight to what Diane's thoughts are even if her actions are not upholding it.

The ending was jaw dropping.
I so thoroughly enjoyed this is.
Many thanks to the publishers and Net Galley for my copy


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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Review: My Husband's Son

My Husband's Son My Husband's Son by Deborah O'Connor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I am as thrilled as punch with this book, do you want to know why? Well, its because the ending is not predictable and for once that is absolutely awesome because life is just not like that, we all don't get happy endings, woooo loved it.

Heidi and Jason met under circumstances that were not normal. Heidi's daughter had been murdered.
Jason's son Barney had gone missing.
Both grieving.
One without hope of their child's return and one always hoping.


Heidi comes across a lad that she has a 'feeling' is Barney and that unfolds a huge host of problems.
Because Jason says its not his son, he would know if its his son.
Heidi won't let it rest.

This is a brilliant book that you wonder where its going to lead especially when other characters are introduced along the way.

For me, this was a GREAT read which I would highly recommend.

My thanks to Bonnier Publishing via Net Galley for my copy.

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Review: The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Girl The Gingerbread Girl by Sheila Newberry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



My thanks to Bonnier Publishing
Zaffre via Net Galley for my copy.

Its London, its 1936.
Cora is 7 years old and has been in hospital for 8 months whilst suffering and recovering from diphtheria which was quite an epidemic.

The last time she saw her Mother was when she visited her in hospital bringing her some gingerbread men on a secret visit.
Cora didn't eat them, she kept them as a reminder of her Mother.

After being in hospital Eliza her Mothers best friend takes charge of Cora and takes her to a farm where she can enjoy the fresh air and recover fully. The farm belongs to Eliza's aunt so she knows she will be safe and secure there.

Cora is now ready to return to her life, so Eliza goes to fetch her. Cora has to discover that many things has changed which will make a certain impact and dent on her life from now on, even a 'blast from the past'.

I was attracted to the story because its proclaimed to be in the style of Katie Flynn who is one of my fav long time authors.

I enjoyed the story, not much of a Christmas one though as portrayed so be aware of that if you are looking for a Christmassy type read.

Its a pleasant read relaxing read that took me on a journey, discovering Cora is a sweet giving child that grew enormously within the confines of these chapters.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Review: The Lost Ones

The Lost Ones The Lost Ones by Ben Cheetham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm a bit of a sucker for missing things, search until you find it.
A book that has a missing person?
Search until you find them dead or alive.

Missing children? Hopefully alive and returned however, I'm a realist and some never make it home. I'm yet to see that ending in a book.

The plot was quite tight, the quick chapters helped the reading.

The "red herring" the author threw in fell flat, us readers are getting more clever, we knew who it was!
So then it was just solving...why.

From there on it sort of slumped my interest but was still good and I had to continue.
I know I'm not making full sense but it was good. Just a few things I raised my eyes to the ceiling about.

I would still recommend this.
I'm even confusing myself now....so I'll stop.

Thank you to the author of course and publishers Thomas &Mercer via Net Galley for my copy.

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Review: 2016 on Goodreads

2016 on Goodreads 2016 on Goodreads by Various
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First off, I would like to say "Happy Christmas and here's to a great reading New Year for all coming soon in 2017!"

It's made my reading more pleasurable getting to know fellow buddies on Goodreads. Following and commenting or liking they're reviews and it cheers me on when I get like or comments too, always a kind gesture and buzz for me.

Last year in 2015 I found I took on too many books. I had read almost 400 SO in 2016 I decided to become someone who said....thank you but.....I can't fit it in at the moment.
It has worked to some degree, however what with Net Galley being a very tempting shop for me to daily browse (which I have no control over unless someone physically restrains me lol) I'm in there morning, then night.

Book addiction has no cure!

This means I am forever playing catch up. Goodreads friends comfort me by telling me I'm not the only one so I breath and don't panic so much.

Through others I've added to my I Want to read that book....pile. You know the pile. The one that's toppled over and it's quite a mess now some books at the bottom are gathering dust lol and the ones you come across thinking, oh I will have to buy that book only to find you already have it.

This year has been a fabulous year for lots of debut novels that have knocked my socks off. They really have been so outstanding in there presentation you would think they have been writing for years.

It's also been a year for follow on books in a series which had been long eagerly awaited by myself.

Some of my fav authors started a new series which has now left me panting for book 2.

I have made this year a time for me to revisit a genre I used to love reading many years ago so that although I do love Psychological Thrillers it can break up my reading.
Family dramas and relationships, type of Josephine Cox, Danielle Steel, and the late Catherine Cookson type of books I was weaned on.
This then clears my mind so I don't compare one book in a genre with another.

One thing my reading and reading other fellow buddies reviews is, we all cannot like the same book.
But I think that's great as it opens a fab discussion.

I also realise that we as readers expect more. And rightfully so.

The self published authors really have to step up as they have some real competition in each of the genres. There has been so wicked awesome books again this year that will stay with me.

Hyped books.
I'm always late reading those because if I don't leave them for a while I WILL expect too much and be disappointed, I've learnt that about myself.

Reviewing on Goodreads and for Netgalley plus being contacted by authors has opened me up to new reading material and some fab books that I may have passed by.

Lastly there are 2 other things.

1- I would like to thank my friends on Goodreads as well as those connected with me off Goodreads for recommending books that I may have missed or messagi g me to let me know that they are sure I'd love it.

2- Also to thank those that have made me feel better when the hardest bit of reviewing is when you didn't enjoy the book so much. It's one of the most difficult parts to explain what didn't work knowing an author has taken time to write it.

My 2017 is going to be another fabulous year along with all my avid book buddies and authors.

Raise a glass to us folks!

Happy New Book Year xxx
Here we come

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Review: Good as Gone

Good as Gone Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



My thanks to the publishers and Net Galley for my copy.

3.5

Although I enjoyed the reading of this and the plot involved it dipped in some places and frustrated me in others where I had to fully try to focus in wanting to continue at times.

A young girl gets dragged out of her house at night at knife point.
Her sister sees this and is hiding in a closet.

I was perturbed by that as to the reaction of this sister hiding.

I accepted it and moved on.

Because the chapters flick back and forth it has to be very well timed so not to confuse the reader. Either I'm easily confused or it wasn't timed enough for the reader to accept the next change on route of the story.
I have read many other books similar and didn't have much of a problem.

This is of course my own review and my own thoughts, by no means am I saying it wasn't an enjoyable read because it was.

It was just hard work to follow.

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Review: Blood Lines

Blood Lines Blood Lines by Angela Marsons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you to Bookoutour via Net Galley for my copy.

This author is another of my selected favourite authors.
DI Kim Stone is real! Oh yes she is. The more crimes she solves the more we glimpse of her own troubled background.

She's head strong, she's determined, she runs a great team. But she has a side to her that I descovered in this latest book in the series that had me spinning like a top on its axis.

The plot of the crime was so well thought out. Every step Kim took, I took too.
Her partner that works alongside her makes it the ingredients in the equation that moles so well.

When the book takes on a chapter from another angle from a diary it becomes more intriguing but, when some chapters are taken over by the "baddie" itself it makes you sit up and take notice.

I really binged on the chapters, word by word.

Absolutely brilliant.

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Review: Missing

Missing Missing by Monty Marsden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Let me first say that this novel has been translated into English.
The reason I point this out is because I found it difficult personally to keep my interest going.

I think the Police investigations were rather slow and at times the plot had me yawning. I don't wish to sound horrible when I say that. There has been some outstanding debut novels over the past 2 years that have been outstanding. For me, although the prognosis of the story held some fabulous characters and the plot, it just lagged and lagged until 3/4 of the way through.

I struggled with this one keeping my attention.

Thank you to Aria via Net Galley for my copy

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Review: The Taken

The Taken The Taken by Alice Clark-Platts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I volunteered to read this I didn't look closely enough to realise its book 2 in the series.
I don't think it matters though as I followed it well enough.

It starts with a dramatic event where the celebrated pastor is found dead in a hotel bedroom.

His wife doesn't sleep in the same room.
His daughter has a room near.

When both Mother and daughter are taken in for questioning in separate rooms we learn that either one of them has reasons for his demise.

It's a hooker of a story that kept my attention

My thanks to the publisher via Net Galley for my copy


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Monday, 28 November 2016

Review: Caged

Caged Caged by Onaiza Khan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a short story, quite easy to get into, and at first appears straight forward.
A wife being held captive by her husband.
A servant named Alba bringing her breakfast, lunch and supper.

Alba never speaks, just smiles.

Her husband only comes on the evening.

She hears screaming ugly cries from another part of the house.
She only has residence of one room.......until.

My mind was torn between her imagination or was this real.

Quite a fair start to the series.

My downside to some were the childish remarks when she found her way to the chained up man.
Sometimes I felt certain paragraphs were slightly immature to its descriptive meanings, and how could you have a sense of humour descovering the man heavily tied in chains. Some of the remarks and observations were a little infantile for my liking.
I found myself raising my eyes to the ceiling and tutting.....not a good sign.

It needs editing, it needs discussing with someone how to put (what could be a better presentation) over better to a wider audience to be more believable.

This could be oh so much better.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Review: Her Last Breath

Her Last Breath Her Last Breath by J.A. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I kept shouting "Who do I trust" throughout this book.

The author did a fantastic job in making me feel that I could trust no one, which meant that it kept me awake and alert throughout, I sat reading this in one day not being able put it down at all.

I adore this authors style of writing, its right up my street.

The writing is crisp, no hidden yawns at all whilst reading this.

It seems the authors agenda is 'straight to the point' get the reader right into the marrow of the story as soon as she puts pen to paper.

Lots of red herrings, lots of culd-de-sacs, absolutely superb thriller.

Many thanks to RGS Media via Net Galley for my advanced copy

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Review: Witness

Witness Witness by Caroline Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I personally found this great story tense, exciting, sad, unforving and very very addictive.

Rebecca had finally escaped from Solomon and was convicted of abuse and jailed.

But even though the conviction of Solomon, it meant that Rebecca had to gain a new start in life, a new existence. Her life settled with a husband and her child.
But she was looking over her shoulder once Solomons release from prison.
Would she ever be free?

Her husband didn't know much about her past.

I loved how the author brought us up to date with Solomons thoughts of now and the past and Rebecca's, including her journal.

The tense ...on the edge of your seat, biting your nails.....wondering what reply she would give each time Solomon text her was not only sad, in that she was still beholden to him but, the fact she had to reason out her decisions and then justify why she chose who she did.

With the background Caroline Mitchell has it's no wonder she weaves such astounding breathtaking stories that are so real.

I need to thank bookoutour for my digital copy via Net galley

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Review: While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Imagine yourself waking up in a bedroom that's not your own.
A bed, that's not your own.
By a man that isn't your husband.
And you are naked.

The man is covered in blood, but you aren't.

There begins the drama right at the opening chapters.
Of course, you need to read on......
And so I did, halfway through the book later I just do not want to put this book down. It's compulsive reading material and I'm being ensnared by all the spinning spiders webs that have reeled me craftily within the very core of it's existence.

I needed my sleep.

In the morning I'm telling my hubby and daughter about it.
It's on my mind. I need to get back into this story, I need to revisit all the people that surrounded me last night.
I needed to Investigate!

The author has written this intrigue with such precision that you won't find out until the end unless you can read a crystal ball or cheat and look at the last chapter, but, no, don't do that......
It's a journey that I page by page read carefully.

All the characters are real people. Oh yes they are.....to me they were. I could envision this like a good movie thriller sitting on the edge of my seat.

This is so much a 5* from me.

My thanks to Bookoutour for me copy via Net Galley
A most stimulating read.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Review: A Boy Made of Blocks

A Boy Made of Blocks A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once I picked this book up, that was it.
I started early evening and didn't put it down until the early hours as the daylight was coming through my window, the early start to another day.

This is compulsive reading.

Autism. I only know a little due to my husbands brothers child who is now an adult. He is very mild on the autism scale and holds down a job, drives and has a rounded life. However, his social skills are awkward and looking into people's eyes to make eye contact in conversation I can tell is difficult for him.

The little boy in this story has more severe complex needs.

Jody, the mum copes well. If you can call it 'coping' as with most things in life you just have to buckle down and get on with it.

But the Dad isn't coping.
It's not just about his son, it's about another tragedy that happened in his past which he blames himself for.

Jody can't cope with him like this as well as their sons needs.

They become a couple that 'are on a break' so he moves in with his friend.

I have to say here, that there are times in this book that made me giggle. I could see how the Dad had such a great sense of humor with certain things he said or thought. And at times I laughed out loud.

Then bit by bit things begin to change.
His son has a game he plays on his XBox and although at first Dad is a bit reluctant with that idea, after all, shouldn't they be helping him to socialize?

Dad gets drawn into game, he can also communicate with his son online playing this game and interacting with his wonderful son.

Bit by bit the blocks are being built in more ways than one.

But will Jody and him ever find a way forward now that she's kissed someone.
She now has a part time job.
He was made redundant.

Has life moved on and such a gap grown the divide is to big?
Although he's closer to his son more than ever.

My thanks to Little brown book group for my copy via Net Galley





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Review: His Kidnapper's Shoes

His Kidnapper's Shoes His Kidnapper's Shoes by Maggie James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book just kept on giving.

We guess by the title and we know by the blurb and even get more of an idea what the book is about by reading reviews. But let me say, as long as no ones given any spoilers, the story is just not straight forward.

The depths the author goes to the heart and soul of this complete story left me feeling so sorry and really empathetic towards all the characters involved.
All the characters came to life in my minds eye.

The way in which the author writes had me visualizing everything. All this became so real to me.

This was not only about the kidnapped son, but, the kidnapped, the Biological parents, the Nanny, the Grandparents and the step dad.

The revelations at the end had me gasping and asking myself questions.

Annie was the most sweetest, kind, down to earth reasonable person. Although her story too was heart rendering.

Would I recommend this book?
Hell yes and more....

I love this authors books, and it's hard to choose a favorite but this one by far brought out more emotional feelings and reactions in me.

My thanks to Lake Union for my copy. Via Net Galley.

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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Review: Frailty: a haunting psychological page-turner

Frailty: a haunting psychological page-turner Frailty: a haunting psychological page-turner by Betsy Reavley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars




Frailty by Betsy Reavley #BlogTour @Bloodhoundbook


Today I am delighted to be on the blog tour for Frailty and it’s a double celebration as today is also publication day! 
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About this book…

How far would you go to protect your family?
Danny and Libby are about to face every parent’s worst nightmare.
When eight-year-old Hope Bird disappears without a trace, from the idyllic village where she lives, life for her family will never be the same again. Her parents know she would never have gone off alone and the police have no idea where she is. Then a child’s shoe is discovered and the case takes anunexpected turn. Soon a suspect is identified but this is only the beginning.
Will they ever find Hope? 
Frailty is a haunting, gritty, psychological page-turner about the choices we make.


This is AMAZING
I have need enraptured and captured within the confines of this read.
It's grief, its loss of a child, where is she? who knows, who can help?

The accused
The facts, the loopholes.

We have Hope, the little girl missing, her childish voice that beckons you as you read. Her voice pityingly real wanting her family. Where is she? It's dark. She's lonely.

Her Mother, her anguish while she struggles to also look after Hopes little sister.

The Father who goes in search for his daughter, his first born.

It was poignant at times both from the parents point of view and from Hopes scared little voice coming from the pitch blackness she endured.

I was on tender hooks throughout. Will she be found? Won't she?
Whose responsibility is this, did the Mum act unwisely allowing a six year old to go to the shop?


The plot in this book is pure genius!
I didn't know what the ending had in store for any of these characters, let alone Hope.

I am so glad that I was gifted this book to read.

Highly recommended



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Friday, 11 November 2016

Review: Tattletale

Tattletale Tattletale by Sarah J. Naughton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was one hell of a book'

When I started it, in the first few chapters I was struggling to work out who was who and what was what. I was thinking ' please don't say this is going to be a book that I have so longed for, danced when I got an early copy to read, but it's going to fall flat on it's face'

WRONG

Once I got to learn who was who.

Abe
His fiancé
His sister
Mira

Then the ones in the tenant block.

The ghetto sort of surroundings.

Then I understood which character was going back in time or their thoughts, that was the major start for me, I couldn't stop reading. Then when I did have to stop, I couldn't wait to start again.

It's complex in its characters as each have a brutal past or living in a domino effect from they're emotional hell.

The fact that Abe is in a coma means no one can ask questions of him and find out the truth.

It's an intense, purely raw book that rattled my head.

Would I recommend you read this? Yes
Stick with it, it all becomes clear.
The title of the book caught me, I now know why the author chose that title.

My thanks to Orion Publi Group via Net Galley for providing me with an early copy.




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Review: Rarity from the Hollow

Rarity from the Hollow Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a very well written book where the author has drawn on lots of his life life experiences in his work and connections.

It tackled severe disturbing scenes of child abuse that will make you cringe where at times I had to take a breather from the reading material. We see how this little girl has an alien friend dot.com.which takes us into an entire different dimension.

There is a whole heap of things I could say in this review but to write more than what other reviewers have already said wouldn't be adding anything different, in fact, it may be adding to the spoilers.
So I'm not going to mention more.

I have sat on this review.

My 3* mean a book is OK.
Well, it's more than OK ias it's written superbly but I struggled at its intensity and how real this became.

It verges on sci Fi, fantasy and a bit beyond my taste in reading material and not what I expected at all.
So to do a review where I can generalise it, this is all I can do.

The book came to me as a gift.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Review: Away from the Dark

Away from the Dark Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Regrettably I should have read book 1
I was attracted to this on Net Galley not realizing this was book 2. You'd think I'd learn to check by now.

So I kept in mind that I've missed loads from not reading book1 and tried hard to piece together from reviews of book 1.

This started out a bit slow. Wasn't sure if I'd carry on but I did, I'm so glad I don't give up at the first hurdle as I've enjoyed this immensely and going to take out to read book 1 very soon.

It's definitely a book that keeps your attention

Thank you Thomas and mercer for supplying me this book via Net galley

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Review: The Day She Can't Forget

The Day She Can't Forget The Day She Can't Forget by Meg Carter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Oh dear.

Although I found the premises and plot good in this book, the opening chapters superb I really struggled keeping up.

It wasn't the plot or anything to do with the authors style, more the way it was written.

So many backwards and forwards, so many characters to keep abreast of just made it hard work for me to keep up without pausing and taking it in or flicking back and forth to remind myself who was who.

Elizebeth (Zeb) was the best chapters in this read. We were taken back in time to see how she developed and then the next chapter would throw me back into the confusion of Zebs life and predicament she was facing now.

Yes it all did come together.......in the end.

I personally found it a struggling read though.

My thanks to Canelo via Net Galley for my copy

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Review: America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted America's Most Wanted by Cory Cyr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've read a couple of this authors books now and like her style.
Yes it's sexy and raunchy, but, this author always has a fabulous story going on.

This time it's with a sexy hunk rock star whose climbed the ladder to great success only to find he's now been told he's dead!

What? I hear you say.

Vivian witnessed a massacre so he not only needs protection but he's the Police soul witness.

In comes Brogan.
At first I thought she was the female equivalent to Die Hard.

There is attraction between them and yes of course we know how this is going to play out.

But what we don't know is if her getting emotionally involved will harm the results.
Or
If she really is emotionally drawn to him.

How about him!
He could be all that's reported in the newspapers.

How this pans out, you need to find out.

I was gifted this book.

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Review: Duplicity

Duplicity Duplicity by Sibel Hodge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sibel Hodge has been my fast growing one of my favorite authors from the first book I ever read by her.

She is an author that you sit patiently awaiting her next book.
No matter what, you just know you are in for a great time.

This would make for an awesome movie.

It's told from two different angles from the heading of the chapter.

When I saw The One heading on the chapters it was engrossing to get into the head of the person whose thoughts, life and viewpoints you were reading. Chilling and dark.

Alyssa and Max the happy couple who had everything.
Alyssa the beauty devoured by every male and admired by females.

Max, rich, comfortable, head of his own empire.

Perfection comes at a cost.

To tell you how I felt about this storyline rather than the story itself, had me trapped within its pages.
I watched the spider spinning g it's wicked web.
But, the web, was it solid enough? Did it trap the right person?

We had head of the detective unit and another who works under him.
Those two had not only history but competition and one with emotional hurt after loosing his wife to cancer.

Spellbinding is one word that comes to mind for this story.
Chilling reality.
Dark.
Realistic.

And the plot was water tight. It was leading, the road was full of anxious OMG moments and, OMG that's incredible.
We got to the end....
But we didn't.
We climaxed, then we fell into a false sense of wonderment.
Relaxed in the afterglow only for the rhythm to pick up pace and like a horse race we are OFF......
Where is the finishing line!

When you get to the finishing line, be prepared to GASP.

I received this book as a gift

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Review: A Mother's Confession

A Mother's Confession A Mother's Confession by Kelly Rimmer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This has zoomed right into my top 20 fabulous rememberable outstanding choices of 2016

I have enjoyed every single book this author has written. She holds no punches on the readers emotions. Right smack in there where your heart is stampeded on, where the people in the book are real, where the pain becomes your pain, where the hurt becomes your own.

Two women connected by the same man.

David.

Someone's son.
Someone's husband.
But he's also someone's father.

Perfect marriage?
At first.

The marriage becomes abusive.

His mother did she really make excuses for him?

David commits suicide.

Olivia a child and living in a small village.

I was so engrossed within the pages of this book I resented anyone trying to get my attention.

The twist in the tail, oh my word. This was one fantastic read I won't forget in a hurry.

My thanks to Bookoutour via Net Galley for my copy

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Review: We're All Doing Just Great

We're All Doing Just Great We're All Doing Just Great by Robert Bayley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I need to say that I have to be objective on this recent read as it's not a book I would readily agree to read but, there was something about the caption of the blurb that took my interest.

If you like a diversion from your usual type of read and want to quietly get out of your reading comfort zone I'd say, definitely give this a try.
I was pleasantly surprised.

I'd rate it to be Thriller/ dysfunctional

The plot is strong, no edges and twists that keep bending.

Added to this there is a love interest.

I think this author in my humble opinion will go from strength to strength

I was gifted this book

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Review: A Year and a Day

A Year and a Day A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This starts off with a woman going to throw herself off a bridge in Prague. Then......he arrives.

Next chapters take you back in time.

We have three different women, different times.

I found this a thought provoking intense read.
Absolutely super.

I have to check out more of this authors books.

My thanks to Penguin Uk via Net galley

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Review: Least Said

Least Said Least Said by Pamela Fudge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's lovely to get away from a thriller and read a woman's contemporary book full of emotions.

This reminded me of something I'd watch on Jeremy Kyle. Whose the daddy. I think that's what puts it into reality for me as 'stuff' like this does happen.
Gladly not to me!

The two people came together after a tragic event that happened.
They fell in love and all they wanted was a baby.
But tests proved that his sperm count was low.

Like many men it affects their manly ego pride so he felt more comfortable blaming his wife.

Then the worse happens, she comes across a text message on his phone from a female.
Believing the worse she thinks two can play this game!

Ending up pregnant.

But who is the daddy.

One mistaken night of passion with a stranger.

Out one day with her child she bumps into "him"

I found this an easy book to get into and read. Easy to digest and keep tabs on.

The mistakes we make, the secrets we keep, eventually come back and bite us.

My thanks to Endeavour Press for my copy to read via Net Galley


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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Review: Freedom from Constipation: Natural Remedies for Digestive Health

Freedom from Constipation: Natural Remedies for Digestive Health Freedom from Constipation: Natural Remedies for Digestive Health by Christopher Vasey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I saw this book on Net Galley and because I suffered so badly with constipation after coming off painkillers I thought I'd have a read. See if there is anything in here new to me other than what I'd been told by my Doctor.

We all suffer at some stage in our lives.

It was interesting to me that I had three triggers.

Stress
Medication
Not drinking enough water

Stress in my life I can't do much about.
Medication I could.
Drinking more water I've increased.

At the beginning of the book it explains exactly how we are made inside, goes onto tell us how to examine our poohs (excuse me) describing how to have a more effective release of food waste without bulk by pass or tremendous strain and end up with piles!

The importance of knowing solvable fibre to not solvable fibre.

The difference in grains 'in' food as opposed to whole grains and how the help.

It was interesting to me how our plate should be more veg, less carbs and definitely less meat especially red meat.

How long foods take to reach the end of your colon.

If anyone suffers with constipation this is one of the best books I've read.
So much information.


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Review: When The Dragon Roars

When The Dragon Roars When The Dragon Roars by Nesly Clerge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This author has continued from book one to book 2 of this series with great gusto.
This has been a book I have longed to read after reading book 1 by this author who to my mind has great talent. Hes managed to keep me completely emerged within the pages and feel emotions about characters that became so real to me.

He breathes life into them.

We met Frederick in the first book, he likes very much to be in control of everything, hes a business man, father and husband.

His life behind bars could go two ways, but the only way for Frederick is to be powerful and gain control. No weakness shown.

We saw him gain power over his inmates from the last book, but only a little insight to what really happens within the next installment.

Will the mighty fall.....
I absolutely love this authors style and his first book was a hooker for my attention, this one has equaled it.

I was kindly given a copy of this book if I would like to read it for my pleasure.

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Review: The Taste of Air

The Taste of Air The Taste of Air by Gail Cleare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I had read one of this authors previous books so I am aware of her style, but this book surpassed the last read but in a different way.

It was written with sheer passion for the characters which shone through each page. The more I got to learn about this double life of the Mother the more I fell into the emotional trap of secrets.

Imagine 40 years of a families secret known only by the Mother.

Family secrets can go any two ways, crumble a family into a heaped emotional mess with anger, frustration and dysfunctional to pulling them closer together.
I couldn't help but wonder which way this would unfold.

A fantastic well written book which evokes many emotions of family life.

Makes me wonder, who is hiding secrets in my own family, because I am sure through the lineage of most families there are some.


My thanks for the invitation to read this from the author and connected to Red Adept Publishing, LLC via Net Galley

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Review: Good Me, Bad Me

Good Me, Bad Me Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG what a read this was. I am gasping for air right now.

To be treated very badly by a parent is unbelievable, to be with a mother who treats other kids not only bad but torments them, torments then and kills them and a 15 your old daughter being aware of this is outstandingly shocking.

When Annie informs the police of this at the tender age of only 15 you can gasp and feel her emotions.

The last victim was the one that broke the camels back for Annie, she was very close to the victim, the author made you feel the emotionally pull between Annie and the mother's last victim.

The questioning she undergoes in court is astonishingly brought home how a child brought up with overbearing, mind turning parents can have an effect on your psychological mind when she is listening out behind a screen for just the breathing sounds of her mother.

Annie's name is changed to Milly to help protect her and Milly is trying hard to not let the bad overtake the good within her, she doesn't want to be like her mother.

This is a chilling book that will not only give you goosebumps but will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.


My thanks to Penguin UK - Michael Joseph via Net Galley for my early copy

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Review: Void

Void Void by David M. Staniforth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


When the author invited me to read this book assuring me it would be 'right up my street'. I was a little unsure because I have had lots saying this lately even in genres I don't read, but something made me take the plunge.

I have to say I nose dived into the book not really knowing if I would like it.

I can gasp in horror now because if not for the author I may have just kept this book on my Kindle as I had purchased this some many months ago, hesitating to read it.

Just imagine yourself in a car, its freezing cold, you are in a street you don't recognize. Where are you? That would be enough right? Well no, its a case of who am I as well.

Memory. That's a minefield.

Our memories can play tricks on us, they can distort events, selective memories..

And as memories return, can they be trusted.


This is a very cleverly written book, I nose dived into it and it smothered me for hours where I forgot the world around me. Now that is mostly impossible for me to switch off from life,but this book did it.

It gave me tingles

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Review: Saving Sophie

Saving Sophie Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's taken me three days to read this book which is unusual for me. Something like this I would have read within a day or two.

I've fluctuated between loving it, hating it and having gasps of ' really?'
Just some things I found hard to swallow with ease.

I liked it.
I will remember it.
I would recommend to some, not to others on my reading list.

I could see this as a book buddy read as lots of things to discuss from within the pages.

I liked the plot, enjoyed the twist.

Sophie's been out with friends.
She's been brought home in a Police car totally incoherent

Sophie's mum things it may not just be drink but she's been drugged too.
Her Fathers quite exasperated by Sophie.

Something isn't right.

Then next we learn that one of her closest friends, Amy is missing.

When Sophie wakes the next day she remembers nothing.

Of course the plot thickens, and it thickens well.
It's a book that needs sticking with and sometimes reading between the lines.

The Mum with acrophobia is torn between her disabling illness and needing to be pract I felt her mental anguish and emotional fight.
Her husband got very exasperated with her too. He didn't seem to be the most understanding of partners at times and I wondered why. I found out at the end.

Saving Sophie was of course about Sophie, but I think it also saved her parents.

My most annoying problem itching at me was the way Sophie handled things, or, didn't handle things.

One minute scared so needing her Father to meet her after work, then another time seemingly to take chances. Or it maybe just me.

Because I did enjoy it, I'm happy to give it 4 stars because it evoked many thoughts and feelings in me.

My thanks to Harper Collins UK for my copy via Net Galley

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Review: Beneath the Ashes

Beneath the Ashes Beneath the Ashes by Jane Isaac
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I always wait with bated breath for the next book that this authors brings out. I always think, ah I liked her last one, can she do better?
No matter how many ask me "did she do better?" my reply is, no, she did not, because each of her books are just as good as the last. And so far I have enjoyed my time reading each and every one of them, this is of no exception.

DI Will Jackman is the lead of this Investigation who throughout the book I have learnt a great deal about him. Nancy wakes up on a cold hard floor, she is dazed, she doesn't know where she is, as she blinks her eyes, pain shoots through her head. What has happened?

The house has been broken into, her boyfriend has vanished without trace.

There's a body burnt out in the barn. Is that Evan her boyfriend?

As you follow DI Will Jackson tearing off one strip of an onion at a time, your eyes water with the complexity of it all, you hear your brains cog wheels straining to keep up, your mind is all over the place thinking you know the answers, they are starring you in the face aren't they?

NO its not as simple as that.

Everyone seems to be harboring one secret or another, at some time you even think Nancy may be 'in on it'.

Its a very well thought out clever plot that has a great pace to it.

I enjoyed this, a lot.

My thanks to Legend Press via Net Galley for my copy to read.

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Review: Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



This is a read that captured my attention from beginning to end, I have become quite a fan of this author [who for some reason I thought was a man! until I was corrected LOL]

She writes the most astounding reads that rivet you from one place to another as you read along.

Lindsey has managed to get out of the unhealthy abusive relationship she had with her ex-husband who is now in prison. She knows for the time being she is safe, but her and her daughter need to move away and make a new life themselves.


You know he is going to come back and try to find her, its inevitable once he is released from prison.

But what we don't know is if he succeeds.

He was very close to his daughter and although his daughter loves her Father too she is sometimes torn between her emotions, both her parents and her loyalty to her Mum, so she does something behind her Mothers back which has some consequences to.

Lindsey is sometimes walking on edge shells due to not only the secret she is hiding but also that she fears and feels that someone is around watching her. Waiting and baiting their next move.

The Police are called in on several occasions when something isn't right in her home, but there is no proof of a break in.

Is it her husband?

Lindsey has a new relationship.
Shes also quite attracted to someone else too.

There are many surprising events that happen in this book, enough to keep my reading apatite whet anyway. The finale I didn't actually see coming until it hit me...... BANG right between the eyes.

Great book.

My thanks to St. Martin's Press and via Net Galley for my early copy to read.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Review: Resthaven

Resthaven Resthaven by Erik Therme
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



When the author approached me to see if this book might interest me, I looked at it and read the blurb. I realized I already had this book which I had purchased, so agreed to bring it forward for a review and my thoughts.

I tried all the way through to read this from the angle of a YA as its mostly pointed towards that age bracket.
After saying that, I think anyone can read this and enjoy it, remember, the YA has to be reflected in the book as to dialogue etc.

Keeping that in mind I read on. I found the slow pace at first a bit of a struggle, me personally I like to be 'thrown' inside the book at least by chapter 3. I didn't find that with this one, I got a bit confused on who was who too as a lot of characters in here that if they had more distinguishing features, flaws or made each to stand out more then my brain whilst reading would have acknowledged them more fully.

As the time went on though, this was rectified by the author and more in depth occurred.


Great story, great plot, some good jaw dropping moments which I am sure many YA would love.

Its a good read, makes for interesting time consumption. I don't think as an adult I could expect more for the category its placed in.

I do love the cover.

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Review: The Car Bomb

The Car Bomb The Car Bomb by T.V. LoCicero
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is a very fast paced thriller full of action and detail. Its very hard to put this book down its like having to leave a movie running whilst you go to make a coffee, you definitely need to pause it. You don't want to miss a thing.

Frank is not a character you can warm too although he gets his fair share or extra marital affairs!

His wife wants to file for divorce and I don't blame her.

Franks a TV anchor man so always after a story.
So when a car bomb goes off killing the occupants Frank puts out an announcement saying he will meet with Mr People's.

In this story we have drugs, crime, a Judge who is corrupt, and rival gangs. Toss that altogether and mix it up you get an explosive concoction.

Franks a womanizer, hes a drinker but he does take his job seriously, but so wrapped up in his work he doesn't 'see' around him.

I found this a surprise. I just wasn't sure what I would think quite honestly when I accepted this to read. Without seeming sexist, I thought maybe it was more of a man's read. I was mistaken.

My thanks to the author for this great read


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Review: The Girls Next Door

The Girls Next Door The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Since my very first book by this author I have been hooked on her style of writing. Each book I have subsequently read has made me feel the same way.

The realistic approach and the realism of her stories, plots and characters become so insightful and real that it plays out in my minds eye.

This one is of no exception.
This is a fabulous start to a new series. What I also loved was that she drew in The Estate which although isn't a carry on saga it added an indepth meaning because we already learnt about the 'area'.

So between the run down council estate and the 'upper class' [compared] you somehow feel you are in familiar surroundings. I loved that.

Deanna is the girl that was killed.
The wrong person is being detained.

The crimes and events that happen afterwards, are they connected?

The abduction of Jess, the person who did this, the entire character of him was so well portrayed that at the end I almost felt sorry for him. I certainly understood him [if that's not warped of me to say so]

As the author leaks out more and more of what the parents find out about their children is jaw droppingly good!

My favorite books is when there is a lot of dialogue going on as loads of narration seems to make me yawn and skip a few pages, so that is another reason I love books by this author.
The chit chat, the dialogue the intense feelings it brings about within me whilst reading one of Mel Sherratt's books.

I really cannot wait for book 2

I would like to give special thanks to Bookoutour, the author and Kim Nash.








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Review: Scare Me

Scare Me by Richard Jay Parker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

One word Poppy
One name Poppy



The opening chapter was Amazeballs




This put a whole new view on "Lets Google it"

Will Frost is hunting for his kidnapped daughter somewhere around the world.
The daughters name is Libby.

He knows she's been kidnapped by a serial killer so time is of the essence.


The intriguing bit is where is is having to go to a website, his own website by Googling himself and bit by bit he is being lead......
to murder scenes and there he gets to pick up something left for him.

The killer however didn't turn out to be what I expected, no flaws and the motivation for the "crime" wasn't as intense as what I would have expected for a hyped up book.

As someone who doesn't usually read horror, I did expect more.

I do have to mention that the 3 stars means it was an OK book for me and I did read it and enjoy it, but just wasn't a wowser


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Review: Broken

Broken Broken by Angela B. Chrysler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOWSER

I have read some truly remarkable horrible stories based on facts over my time but this one is truly dark, full of mental and physical anguish, abuse and RAW emotions its tangible. You can feel it oozing out from its pages.

I am taking deep breathes here.

Its somewhat written as a memoir, but in other parts reads like a novel.
Except for the fact this was reality for the author.

There are advisory notes from the author:
If you yourself are disturbed by abuse and any of the violent abusive events in this story, she says, do not read unless you can survive it or it can lead YOU down a dark path:

If you have been abused, the same applies


Its interesting to me that she has not written this for a therapy as most do or a story to be told.

The mental state and dark places this author went to in writing this book is deeper than a very deep black hole.

She says how the book has not been edited and re edited so as to take the meaning and exact happenings out of this true story. It is how it is.

The woman that is broken and quite frankly mentally disturbed [and who wouldn't be by this] is different from the woman today.

This is not written as a memoir it is written more like a novel.


Do not think you can read this book for enjoyment, definitely not. Its a journey, its a learning curve, its a lesson.
Anyone can take something away from this read.

There is no way I can say its NOT distressing because it IS.

The author admits, she was insane when she wrote this, as an advocate for mental awareness, I would say, she definitely was emotionally distressed, disturbed and needed mental health care to cope.
Whichever way she managed to get all those pieces back together, my hat goes off to her as it would have been oh so easy to have departed in other ways.

WOWSER

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Review: The Taken: A twisted, gripping crime thriller - not for the faint-hearted

The Taken: A twisted, gripping crime thriller - not for the faint-hearted The Taken: A twisted, gripping crime thriller - not for the faint-hearted by Casey Kelleher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having never read of this authors books before and coming across this one on Bookatour, also finding a blog tour taking place I decided it might be quite nice to branch out and read a different authors book. I was taken with the blurb and the book cover.

Saskia is the main character within the read however, there are other characters that she comes into contact with too, some bad, some good, some not so good.

Saskia's father had died and Saskia found out the hard way that he owed money. But not to some lender, not from a bank, no, from a more sinister means.

Her Father's home meant everything to him, so why?
She decided she wants his back.

This is where Saskia goes from quite innocent to growing up fast and learning things and doing things she would never have dreamed of in the normal world of things.

She meets Missy who becomes her mentor.

From Saskia being a ballet dancer to a pole dancer comes about in desperation and leads her to paths she doesn't want to cross, but, she has a good nature and when someone is in distress, what can she do except help.

When the write up says A TWISTED, GRIPPING CRIME THRILLER, NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED they were not kidding.

This is a book that you loath to put down.

I will most definitely be getting more books from the author.

My thanks to Bookoutour and Kim Nash.

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THE TAKEN by Casey Kelleher out on 5th October UK: http://amzn.to/2aWAuYC US: http://amzn.to/2aIO1DH When you’ve lost everything, you’ll do anything to survive. Saskia Frost’s world is blown apart when her dad dies. Without any family, she’s on her own now and up to her eyeballs in her father’s debts. He owed a lot of money to some very dangerous men – Joshua and Vincent Harper. Before long, aspiring ballerina Saskia finds herself lap-dancing in a London club to survive. A club run by the infamous Harper brothers. Saskia is now their property and they’re going to make her pay every penny back. Teenager Lena Cona has fled a cruel and controlling marriage. She arrives in England with her newborn daughter, desperately relying on strangers for help. But she soon learns that not everyone can be trusted as she finds herself caught in the clutches of Colin Jefferies, a twisted individual obsessed by his own sinister secrets. As the sickening truth is revealed, Lena is forced to fight for her life - and her baby’s. When their worlds collide, Lena and Saskia form an unlikely friendship. But with the terrifying Harper brothers on their tail, as well as Lena’s vengeful and violent husband, can they escape with their lives? About the author: Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole. Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her Husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time. www.caseykelleher.co.uk www.facebook.com/OfficialCaseyKelleher www.twitter.com/CaseyKelleher

Friday, 30 September 2016

Review: Ward Zero: The dead ward

Ward Zero: The dead ward Ward Zero: The dead ward by Linda Huber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I am a big fan of this author have been since the first book I ever read by her.
I love her style as she is the most varied author I know that comes up with some unique plots.

The plot of this is very realistic, can, and may even happen or happened, who knows.

Sarah returns to her home town and ends up staying for all kinds of reasons.
(I am trying not to give the plot away)

I whet my husband's interest with this one last night and he can't wait to start reading it just after he finishes the book hes reading now.

What stood out for me was the fact the the person concerned who was the 'baddie' I was at times shouting at myself because I was actually feeling sorry for him come on, wake up Sue I said to myself, hes a nasty man.
You will see what I mean when you read this.

There's this little child inside and it takes away from the badness he is doing if you are not careful!!

Linda Huber brings out a side to the villain that not only makes you at times feel sorry for him, you then hear his excuses and his reasoning on why he had to do what he did but he really didn't want to, he was scared, but not in the manner you may think! [I am shutting up here]

Although we get to know early on whose who and what is what the plot is paced fast, the characters are real in your minds eye and you can even visual them.

One of the old ladies was described so well I could even imagine her sat there in her chair.

Very cleverly written, and very cleverly done.

Full 5 * from me.


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Friday, 23 September 2016

Review: The Devil's Work

The Devil's Work The Devil's Work by Mark Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mind blowing, riveting intriguing, many what I can "aha" moments only to find out I was wrong!

I am always so eager when another book comes out from this authors desk to us readers. I cannot wait to get my hands on it, devour it, because I know from my past experiences reading this authors books I have had so much enjoyment I can forget everything around me and just be in the moment.

This book was of no exception.

The book comes alive. For many of us avid readers we can read an excellently driven book just like someone who is watching a movie.

Sophie Greenwood is the main character in this lead. However, she becomes embroiled with others along the way. Shes started a job in Jackdaw books, its an ace of a job for her, something she always wanted to do.

However things just aren't all what they seem with Cassie, the attractive aloof one in the office.

And what happened to one of the girls who used to work there who mysteriously upped and left with what seems a plausable explanation.

I am trying hard not to reveal things and spoil peoples enjoyment of this book.

There are good books, there are average books and there are books that stand out in the crowd [and lets face it, the book world now a days is very crowded] but Mark Edwards books shine out like a beacon.

They are not just middle of the road books that we can say, OH yes, that was a good book...
Its more like, OH YES I remember that book it was .....da da da.......Its one that stays with you for a very, very long time.
Its one of my 'unputdownable' books until I finished it.

I loved it so much I just had to congratulate the author by email.

My thanks to [the author of course] and to his PA for sending me this to read. And Thomas & Mercer via Net Galley

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Review: Before I Let You In

Before I Let You In Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG Jenny Blackhurst. She's has climbed right to the top 10 of my personal charts for reading thrillers. After her last book I thought that was brilliant, and it was. This one was a topic of something else and it just bulldozed along.


Have you ever thought you were loosing your mind? Then put yourself into one of the three women who are the main characters in this book.
New baby, young child to take to school. Tired Mom.

Then there is Eleanor and Bea.

Karen is the one that fixes everything, except can she fix this problem?
Karen is a psychiatrist so she knows what's what.......doesn't she?

Until......
a new patient arrives in her office needing to sort out her constant headaches, but its Karen who is given the headache because this new patient knows more about her than Karen will learn about her!

Its a really good 'pull me in and lock me away' kind of read, where you don't want to surface until you finish this book.

Its powerful story will keep your lunging from page to page, eager to flick to more and more of its secrets behind the pages.

I really loved this book so much.
I want to say more but don't want to give away the story so I am going to say.....

This year has been an AWESOME revelation for some brilliant debut novels, and this authors debut novel had me reeling, now this one really has put me eager for her next book.




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Review: The Bad Girl

The Bad Girl The Bad Girl by L. Donsky-Levine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This has been a review I needed to sit on for a while.

This is full on raw emotions, it could happen to anyone.
This is the 1970's and Riley's way of making a living is in the sex trade.

She has some experiences that you could only gulp at. She has to work in the most oldest profession known to man to keep her head above water.

Then she gets sick. The money she relied on is now no longer and she finds herself homeless.

This authors writing shares with the reader the darkest pits of human life. When times are so hard you can't find your way out, when life like this seems 'normal'.


I loved how at the beginning, it started out with Riley's cat doing all the talking. You wonder for a moment where you are.
Animals pick up on moods and sensitive to they're surroundings, the cat was what kept Riley from total isolation.

This is a journey. Its a unique start to a story and a brilliant one.




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Friday, 16 September 2016

Review: What the Heart Wants

What the Heart Wants What the Heart Wants by Layla Stevens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This is a short story, doesn't take long to read, however, its packed with emotions.

Anthony has a beautiful woman for his wife, but he doesn't love her.
He is smitten with someone else.

He makes up his mind he is going to tell her.
He has inner desires that only one person can fulfill.

We read and watch things like this happening and never stop to think of the impact it makes.

We have one person going off happier.
Another one left with a broken heart.

I thought as a short read goes, this was a good one to read on a short train/bus/car ride journey or a few minutes sit down before cooking tea.
Or even bed time reading.

My thanks to Maxine Groves for supplying me with a copy to review

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Review: If The Dress Fits: A heartwarming romantic comedy guaranteed to sweep you off your feet!

If The Dress Fits: A heartwarming romantic comedy guaranteed to sweep you off your feet! If The Dress Fits: A heartwarming romantic comedy guaranteed to sweep you off your feet! by Daisy James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I thought I would do a bit of light reading and give my brain a moment to mellow.

The previous book by this author "The runaway bridesmaid" made for excellent reading. That one thoroughly entertained me and so did this one.

There were some laugh out loud moments, you know, when you are sat there and people stare at you like you are going nuts.....well, that was me.

This definitely is a feel good romance, light, airy and full of fun.

Callie is a respected wedding designer in her own right.

She is shortlisted for or Yorkshires wedding of the year but tragedy comes and it seems everything is going wrong.

Its a beautiful love story with cupcakes and everything.

Loved it.

My thanks to Carina UK via Net Galley for my copy

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Review: Our Fragile Hearts

Our Fragile Hearts Our Fragile Hearts by Buffy Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I thought I had put this review up, just found my copy of it in my email.

Opps.

This is a really emotional read and you will need some tissue.
Its either a 'lump in your throat' type of read or a full on 'tears down your cheeks snotty nose' the lot!

We have Rachel
She's just found out she had a 5 year old sister....what?!
And not only that, her Mother has just died.


Piper is the 5 year old sister. She is so immersed in grief over the loss of her Mother she doesn't appreciate hearing she has a long lost sister, but then, she realizes this could be a good thing.

Rachel didn't have the same upbringing, she was brought up in a foster home.
Now Rachel finds she will need to look after Piper to stop her from having the same experiences she had when going into a foster home.


This is about family
Loyalty
Promises
Grief
And long lost times


Because the two sisters had different upbringings you can see this and understand this as you read along.
The author really did get to the heart of things whilst writing this book.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

My thanks to Carina UK via Net galley for my copy

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