Book reviews

**COVER REVEAL** for Hush Little Baby by Jane Issac

Welcome to the COVER reveal for Jane Issac’s gripping new novel Hush Little Baby, but first a little about the book….

 

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

 

Hush Little Baby, Jane Isaac 

Someone stole a baby…

One sunny day in July, someone took three-month-old Alicia Owen from her pram outside a supermarket. Her mother, Marie, was inside. No one saw who took Alicia. 

And no one could find her.

They silenced her cry…

Fifteen years later, a teenager on a construction site sees a tiny hand in the ground. When the police investigate, they find a baby buried and preserved in concrete. 

Could it be Alicia?

But the truth will always out.

When Alicia disappeared, the papers accused Marie of detachment and neglect. The Owens never got over the grief of their child’s disappearance and divorced not long after. By reopening the case, DC Beth Chamberlain must reopen old wounds. But the killer may be closer than anyone ever suspected…

The latest crime thriller featuring Family Liaison Officer DC Beth Chamberlain, Hush Little Baby is tightly plotted, fraught with tension and impossible to put down. Perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and K.L. Slater.

 

Doesn’t this sound fantastic?

 

So here’s the COVER……just gorgeous 

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About the author

 

Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter, and dog, Bollo. Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. You can reach her via her website at http://www.janeisaac.co.uk Sign up to her book club at http://eepurl.com/1a2uT for book recommendations and details of new releases, events and giveaways.

 

Follow Jane:

 

Facebook: @JaneIsaacAuthor Twitter: @JaneIsaacAuthor Website: www.janeisaac.co.uk

 

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Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

His & Hers by Alice Feeney – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

If there are two sides to every story, someone is always lying… 

Jack: Three words to describe my wife: Beautiful. Ambitious. Unforgiving.

Anna: I only need one word to describe my husband: Liar.

When a woman is murdered in Blackdown village, newsreader Anna Andrews is reluctant to cover the case. Anna’s ex-husband, DCI Jack Harper, is suspicious of her involvement, until he becomes a suspect in his own murder investigation.

Someone is lying, and some secrets are worth killing to keep.

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MY REVIEW 

Oh my, where do I start…..?

DCI Jack Harper is called to a murder scene. A woman’s body has been found in the woods and he recognises her, as he had been with her that night. But, he keeps that to himself for fear of being thought a suspect…

Anna Andrews, a TV journalist isn’t covering the story. She’s had to return to her hometown of Blackdown to do so and memories of her earlier life there floodback. She’s also an alcoholic.

Tragedy links these two damaged people.

When a second body is found, the story gets dark and twisted. As the body count grows how are these victims linked? Who would want them dead? 

I can’t say much for fear of spoiling this complex plot, but it deals with difficult, emotive subjects with a deft touch. Told from the perspective of Jack, Anna and a killer it gives a unique atmosphere and insights into the characters lives, their secrets and pasts, really bringing them to life.

I read a lot of thrillers, but this is something special, it’s dark, compelling and a read in one sitting psychological thriller. Absolutely brilliant.

Thank you to HQ for the opportunity to take part in this blogger takeover day and for an eARC of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

Audiobook, Book reviews, Crime thriller

Fair Warning by Michael Connelly – AUDIOBOOK Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar–until now.

Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realises he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he’s ever encountered.

McEvoy investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. But his inquiry hits a snag when he himself becomes a suspect.

As he races to clear his name, McEvoy’s findings point to a serial killer working under the radar of law enforcement for years, and using personal data shared by the victims themselves to select and hunt his targets.

Called “the Raymond Chandler of this generation” (Associated Press), Michael Connelly once again delivers an unputdownable thriller that reveals a predator operating from the darkest corners of human nature—and one man courageous and determined enough to stand in his way.

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MY AUDIOBOOK REVIEW 

#3 In the Jack McEvoy series and is a 10 hours 20 minutes listen.

In Fair Warning, Jack is working for a news website when he becomes a suspect in the murder of a woman he spent a night with many months before.

So he begins his own investigation and the detectives in charge of the case are really not pleased.

Jack finds out a DNA testing company are selling their customers DNA results to third parties for huge sums. 

Who wants these DNA analysis results and why? A truly terrifying thought….

This is an absolutely compelling thriller, with a complex plot and great characters. I loved Peter Giles’ narration too he really brought the tale to life.

Thank you to Alex at Orion Publishing for a copy of the audiobook. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.

After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.

After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly has followed that up with 26 more novels.