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To Catch A Killer by Emma Kavanagh blog tour #bookreview @EmmaLK @AlainnaGeorgiou @orion_crime

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Happy publication day to Emma Kavanagh who’s twisty new novel To Catch A Killer is out today.

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NO ONE KNOWS THE MIND OF A KILLER LIKE EMMA KAVANAGH.

I’ve been watching you DS Alice Parr.

I saw you trying to save the poor young woman you found in the park.

The woman I tried to kill.

I’ve been waiting for you to find her family. To find someone who cares about her.

But you can’t can you?

You’ve never had a case like this.

I know everything about you. You know nothing about me.

Even though I’m the man you’re looking for.

And you will never catch me…

MY THOUGHTS

To Catch A Killer is a twisty crime novel from Emma Kavanagh where nothing is as it seems. The book does have a complicated plot, but it is immensely enjoyable, and the suspense never lets up. It also sets…

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The Wych Elm by Tana French – Book Review. #bookreview #TheWychElm #TanaFrench

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For me it all goes back to that night, the dark corroded hinge between before and after, the slipped-in sheet of trick glass that tints everything on one side in its own murky colours and leaves everything on the other luminous and untouchable.

One night changes everything for Toby. A brutal attack leaves him traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at the family’s ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with cherished memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins.

But not long after Toby’s arrival, a discovery is made. A skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden.

As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself.

A spellbinding standalone from a literary writer who turns the crime genre inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, if we no longer know who we are..

(from Goodreads)

MY REVIEW 

Toby is one of those lucky people, he always lands on his feet no matter what scrapes he gets into.  However, this is about to change, he knew an artist was bogus but didn’t tell his boss…….he got found out, his home is broken into and he is beaten so badly he ends up in hospital in a bad way. 

Toby is then questioned about the robbery, and feels he is treated as the perpetrator and not the victim. Then he hears that his uncle has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. 

So to come to terms with his new situation and to help in the care of his uncle, Toby moves back to the family home, with his girlfriend. A couple of his cousins are also there and they find a skull in the garden, and this is where Toby’ luck goes from bad to worse. 

This is not a fast paced tale and it details Toby’s trauma, physical and psychological,  in a sympathetic and realistic way, but I didn’t really like him, I felt this was intentional so you just don’t know who to trust….compelling writing and very clever. Just shows how reaching our actions can be to our lives and those of others, and the consequences of such. 

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review

 

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I’ll Find You by Liz Lawler – Book Review. #bookreview #bookblogger #thriller

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Chilling and unrelentingly gripping, I’LL FIND YOU is the terrifying new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of DON’T WAKE UP. Perfect for fans of Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough and C.L. Taylor’s, The Fear.

Emily Jacobs, a nurse, is in hospital for a minor operation. When she wakes in the night, woozy with anaesthetic, she sees the doctor frantically trying to resuscitate the woman in the bed next to her. In the morning, she is told that she must have had a nightmare. The bed has been empty all along . . .

When Emily returns to work she discovers a bracelet that she believes belonged to the missing woman. Soon, she becomes convinced that her colleagues at the hospital are hiding a terrible secret. 

What if she’s wrong? What if her own troubled past has affected her more than she knows?

But what if she’s right? 

What else could they be capable of?

(From Goodreads)

MY REVIEW 

Emily Jacobs’ sister, Zoe, had disappeared some months before and Emily has been searching relentlessly ever since. This had affected her mental health and her therapist is trying to help her recover fully. As a result she is to return to work as a Nurse, after a small operation to remove a lump in her breast.

While she is recovering from her op, she witnesses a young girl ‘dying’ in her room, but nurses and doctors convince her this was just a dream, the result of anaesthetic, but Emily is not so sure.

Here begins Liz Lawler’s marvellously tense, gripping and twisty tale that will keep you guessing and on edge as the tension builds. Is Emily hallucinating, is her mental health declining again, is Zoe still alive, or is something more unbelievably tragic happening ?…Thank goodness for Geraldine, the detective that just doesn’t give up. The ending will leave you broken…..

Thank you to The Pigeonhole and the author, Liz Lawler for the opportunity to read this for free. This is my honest review and all opinions my own.

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