Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Gone by Leona Deakin – Book Review

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Four strangers are missing. Left at their last-known locations are birthday cards that read:

YOUR GIFT IS THE GAME DARE TO PLAY?

The police aren’t worried – it’s just a game. But the families are frantic, and psychologist and private detective Dr Augusta Bloom is persuaded to investigate. As she delves into the lives of the missing people, she finds something that binds them all.

And that something makes them very dangerous indeed.

As more disappearances are reported and new birthday cards uncovered, Dr Bloom races to unravel the mystery and find the puppeteer. But is she playing into their hands?

An addictive debut thriller with an ingenious hook that turns the missing person plot on its head – what if the missing people are the dangerous ones?
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MY REVIEW 

Dr Augusta Bloom is a psychologist, she studies people and what makes them tick, with a special interest in psychopaths.

When her colleague Marcus’ friend, Lana goes missing, he asks for her help. The only clue is a birthday card Lana received with the message….

 

YOUR GIFT IS THE GAME DARE TO PLAY?

 

As they investigate they find more people missing, all of whom had received the same card and message…..are they part of the game? What links them all?

Will they find those missing people? And at what cost?

I really enjoyed this unique thriller, with its insights into what makes a psychopath and a gripping, twisty plot. Great characters and I loved the relationship between friends Augusta and Marcus too….with lots of suspense to keep you on tenterhooks throughout. An incredible debut thriller from Leona Deakin and I can thoroughly recommend it.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

You can buy a copy here: https://amzn.to/2rpXF9l

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Leona draws inspiration for her writing from her own experiences having started her career as a psychologist with the West Yorkshire Police and her successful work in psychology since. She is now an occupational psychologist and lives with her family in Leeds.

This is her debut thriller.

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Dark Hollows by Steve Frech – Book Review

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Your past is catching up with you.

Jacob Reese enjoys the quiet life, running a coffee shop and renting out his cottage in The Hollows, Vermont.

But the calm is shattered when a woman who looks eerily similar to his ex-girlfriend Laura turns up to stay in the cottage, and leaves a mysterious note in the guest book.

Now Jacob’s seeing Laura everywhere—a glimpse of her face across the street, her music box left outside his house, a gift he gave her years before hanging from the trees.

But it can’t be Laura. Because Laura’s dead.

A gripping, twisted and haunting thriller. Fans of Gillian Flynn, Gregg Olsen and Mark Edwards will love Steve Frech.

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MY REVIEW

Set in New England and after the death of his parents, Jacob used his inheritance to buy a home in The Hollows, it also has a cottage which he lets out as holiday lets. He also owns a local coffee shop.

He lets out the cottage to a woman who doesn’t fit his usual letting criteria, but it’s only for a short let. When she arrives, she seems a bit familiar and he realises she looks very much like his ex, Laura. But he knows that Laura is dead.

Jacob starts to find out more and as he does, the secrets of his past life and his relationship with Laura come to light. 

Soon, odd things keep happening that start to mess with his idyllic life….who is doing this and why?

Beautifully descriptive writing with a clever and at times, creep plot. I enjoyed the gradually building story as you find more about Jacob and his past and how that has lead to where he is now. Oh and the lovely, Murphy is a star…. A thoroughly gripping thriller.

Thank you to Jess at HQ for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steve grew up in… You know what? I hate writing stuff in the third person, so here it is:

I was born in East Chicago, Indiana. I grew up in the small town of Troy, OH.

I attended Miami University of Ohio and received a BFA in Theater. I moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and writing but quickly discovered that I don’t like actors… Just kidding. I have a ton of actor friends and I love you all. 

In addition to writing, I’m the producer and host of the award nominated ‘What Do You Know?’, an improv-comedy quiz show that gives more points for being funny than for being right. The show has been hosted at Upright Citizens Brigade, Nerdist, iO West, and the Improv. You can see more at http://www.whatdoyouknowshow.com

My debut novel, ‘Requiem’, is available in paperback and digital download from Amazon. 

I’m currently working on my second novel, ‘The Crossing’, a thriller set in the Arizona desert, and it will be available in February of 2014.

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Woman On The Edge by Samantha M Bailey – Book Review

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A moment on the platform changes two lives for ever. But nothing is as it seems…

‘Take my baby.’

In a split second, Morgan’s life changes for ever. A stranger hands her a baby, then jumps in front of a train.

Morgan has never seen the woman before and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life.

When the police question Morgan, she discovers none of the witnesses can corroborate her version of events. And when they learn Morgan longs for a baby of her own, she becomes a suspect.

To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically tries to retrace the last days of the woman’s life. She begins to understand that Nicole Markham believed she and her baby were in danger. Now Morgan might be in danger, too.

Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia?

Or is something much darker going on?

Pulse-pounding, heartrending, shocking, thrilling. This is one book you won’t be able to stop thinking about.

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MY REVIEW 

Morgan, still coming to terms with the death of her embezzling husband and the scandal he caused, is confronted by a bedraggled woman on a railway station. She thrusts a baby in her arms and tells her to look after her…….then the woman jumps in front of an oncoming train.

Why would she do this and how did she know Morgan’s name?

The story is told in chapters from both Morgan and Nicole’s perspectives, in the present day and the weeks leading up to the event at the station. Does she have postpartum depression or is the memory of events 19 years ago affecting Nicole more than she realises?

This really is an incredibly tense read, it really brings alive the panic and disorientation of Nicole and will leave you breathless. Emotional, fast paced and with some brilliantly twisty moments. 

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free ecopy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Samantha M. Bailey is a Toronto-based novelist, freelance editor, and journalist who has written extensively for Now Magazine, Oxford University Press, and many other publications. She is the co-founder of “BookBuzz,” a promotional and interactive author event held in New York City and Toronto. She holds a Master of Education in Applied Linguistics and credits that degree with her writing career because she wrote her first (unpublished) novel after taking a course on imagination. Now her imagination leads her to create dark and twisty stories, and her debut psychological thriller, WOMAN ON THE EDGE, will be published by Simon and Schuster Canada and Headline UK, and translated into seven languages. She loves reading as much as writing, so when not tapping away on her computer, she’s probably curled up with a really good book.

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

I Know You by Erik Therme – Book Review


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Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …

Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.

Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?

It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home.

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MY REVIEW 

Bree is the strong one in the Walker family….

The Walker family live on a trailer park, Cassie, the mother works two jobs to keep them. Jack, the father is a violent, unpredictable drunk who can’t keep a job for long. Bree is the eldest daughter and she and her brother Tyler look out for younger sister Alissa.

As usual, Cassie has kicked out Jack, Bree works at a grocery store to help bring money home, Tyler has moved out and Alissa is a hormonal teenager…..but then Alissa doesn’t come home….and Bree receives anonymous text messages…If you tell anyone she dies!!!

Bree is frantic and the abductor says she must find Tyler to swap for Alissa….

What follows is a tense and frantic search for Tyler and Alissa…..why has Alissa been taken? What has Tyler done to cause this? Just who will come out of this alive?……

This is a relatively short novel, but it packs a punch…..it’s non stop panic and you can feel the tension seeping off the pages….

Ultimately, this is about family and the lengths we would go to protect them….just how far would you go? …..if you like a fast, gripping thriller, this is for you. I really enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.

Thank you to the Author, Erik Therme for the opportunity to read a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (only £1.99 for kindle at the moment too) : https://amzn.to/2XZ5gHQ

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Join Erik’s mailing list to be notified of new releases and author giveaways: http://eepurl.com/cD1F8L (Courtesy of Goodreads) 

Book reviews, Crime thriller, Psychlogical thriller

What She Saw Last Night by MJ Cross – Book Review

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A killer premise combined with page-turning, pulse-pounding suspense – this brilliant psychological thriller is a real must read! – Stephanie Marland 

A taut, emotional thriller that rolls along at speed before derailing you several times – this is gut-punchingly good. – SJI Holliday 

Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night.

In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep. 

Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin … but there’s no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone.

The police don’t believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl.

But deep down, she knows that isn’t the truth.

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MY REVIEW 

Jenny is travelling to her childhood home in Scotland, her marriage has broken up after husband, Eric, was cheating on her, and her father has died after a stroke. So she’s taken the sleeper train to have some quiet time before she has to deal with her life.

She sees a woman struggling with a suitcase and glimpses a little girl, but the next morning the woman is found dead and no sign of the little girl.

The British Transport Police arrive and the DI believes it to be an easy case of a junkie OD and feels Jenny was seeing things as no girl found on the train and not on the passenger manifest.

But, DS Mike Fletcher is uneasy and feels something is off. Jenny gets a little obsessed and does her own investigation and finds some surprising information, that puts her, her soon to be ex husband Eric and Mike in danger…..

Was there a little girl on the train? If there was, where is she?

I really enjoyed this fast paced thriller, I felt Jenny’s frustration at being dismissed as a grieving woman who imagined a child!!! (Reminded me a little of the old film, Bunny Lake is Missing)….And the tension builds making this a real nail biter of a thriller. Brilliant.

Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

You can buy a copy here:

 

https://amzn.to/34uag9R

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

MJ Cross was born in Glasgow in 1979. He studied English at the University of Stirling and currently works in the voluntary sector. He has written a number of short stories, including ‘A Living’, which was shortlisted for the Quick Reads ‘Get Britain Reading’ Award. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and three children.

Book reviews, Police procedural, Psychlogical thriller

The Sound Of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell – Book Review

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Some murder cases you can’t forget. 

No matter how hard you try.

The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach – over a decade after she was murdered.

Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved crime he investigated 12 years ago: when Samantha Coates walked out one day and never came home.

Re-opening the case, Buchanan begins to piece the terrible crimes together, setting into motion a chain of events that will force him to the darkest corners of society – and back into his deepest obsession…
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MY REVIEW 

In 1995, rookie cop, Matt Buchanan sees his colleague, Gabby, die after being shot.

Jumping to 2011, Matt is now an experienced detective investigating a murder after a young woman’s remains are found. It brings back memories of a case he worked on many years before of a missing young woman, Sam, but it’s not her,

This is the story of Matt’s experiences, the horrific crimes he’s investigated, rape, child abuse, murder and many more violent crimes against women. The courts seem to be ineffectual at putting those responsible behind bars and he wonders if it’s all worth the effort, he feels useless and depressed. He puts on a positive front for his daughter’s sake, but he’s a mess.

As this continues, Matt starts to believe some of these cases could be linked and something truly evil is going on. 

Can Matt finally solve these crimes? Will he be able to recover?

This is a unique read. A story of the effects of seeing traumatic, violent events on those who deal with them day in and day out. It’s dark, brutal and haunting, one that is going to stay with me for a long time. 

Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here:    https://amzn.to/2OuWgal

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Nathan Blackwell was raised on Auckland’s North Shore and attended Westlake Boys’ High School before commencing a ten-year career in the New Zealand Police. Seven of those years were spent as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch, where he was exposed to human nature at its strongest and bravest, but also at its most depraved and horrific. He investigated a wide range of cases including drug manufacture, child abuse, corruption, serious violence, rape and murder. Because some of his work was conducted covertly, Nathan chooses to hide his true identity 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller, Thriller

The Pact by Amy Heydenrych – Book Review

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When your dream job turns into a nightmare, who can you turn to? A gripping and chilling suspense novel about the deadly intentions of office life, for fans of The Rumour and Michelle Frances’ The Temp.

What if a prank leads to murder?

When Freya arrives at her dream job with the city’s hottest start-up, she can’t wait to begin a new and exciting life, including dating her new colleague Jay. However, Nicole, Jay’s ex and fellow employee, seems intent on making her life a misery.

After a big deadline, where Nicole continually picks on her, Freya snaps and tells Jay about the bullying and together they concoct a revenge prank. The next morning, Nicole is found dead in her apartment . . .

Is this just a prank gone wrong? Or does Freya know someone who is capable of murder – and could she be next?
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MY REVIEW 

Freya starts a new job in a fast paced tech company as a data scientist, a coder. She quickly excels at her job, finds romance with a colleague, Jay, but then Nicole, another colleague starts picking fault with her work, her appearance and everything in between. 

She reports the bullying to her boss, But nothing seems to be done. After a drunken evening Jay suggests a prank on Nicole, but when Nicole’s body is found in her flat, they wonder if things went too far. Now Freya is receiving upsetting text messages, someone is watching her……is it Nicole’s killler?

Told in chapters set in the past and present, and from Freya’s and the journalist’s, Isla’s perspectives, showing how events built and how Freya’s health suffered due to the constant stress at work and the investigation into Nicole’s death. A tale of bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace. Tense, twisty and with some real surprises in this gripping psychological thriller.

Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

You can buy a copy here

 

https://amzn.to/2OnZNXL

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Heydenrych is a writer and book blogger based in South Africa. She has been shortlisted twice for the acclaimed Miles Morland African Writing Scholarship. Her short stories and poems have been published in multiple anthologies including Brittle Paper, The Kalahari Review and the Short Sharp Stories anthologies. When she is not writing her own fiction, she ghost-writes books and columns for global tech and financial companies.

  

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

In The Wake by Helen Trevorrow – Book Review

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In the Wake is a crime thriller set in contemporary London with dark ‘me too’ themes and a distorted vision of who is good and who is bad. Kay Christie, a successful career woman, navigates a professional catastrophe under the shadow of an old traumatic event that resurfaces violently and refuses to leave. When a body is found in the Royal Albert Dock, Kay is sent to quiet the media, but things get complicated when it emerges that she knew the victim.

As events spiral out of control, Kay discovers that those close to her may be harbouring another secret – the story of a missing girl. Kay needs to discover the truth before her life unravels and she loses everything. It questions whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind and explores the lengths that we will go to please the people that we love.

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MY REVIEW 

This is a thriller, but not just a thriller. The writing is so descriptive at times you really can picture the scene and feel the chaos that surrounds Kay. 

Told in the present, with some chapters that look to the past, to build the overall picture.

There has been a murder and Kay knows the victim and she decides to discover why they’ve ended up dead. But at what cost? As events start to affect her own life, should she leave this well alone.?

I found this to be a slow burn of a read, one to take your time over as you enjoy the murder mystery, tension, secrets and lots of intrigue to make this an engaging and entertaining read.

Thank you to Kelly At Love Books Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helen Trevorrow is a graduate of the 2016 Faber Academy creative writing programme. She studied at Leeds University and has worked in marketing and public relations in London. She is a specialist food and drink PR.

Helen’s debut novel IN THE WAKE is a feminist crime thriller about family, unrealised trauma and alcoholism. Helen has ghost-written many articles for newspapers, magazines and websites. She lives in Brighton, Sussex with her wife and child.

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Buried Sins by Louise Mullins – Book Review

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Introducing Welsh Detective Inspector Emma Locke who appears in her very own upcoming procedural series.

Readers who enjoy books by C.L. Taylor, K.L. Slater, and Rachel Abbott will love this gritty, addictive, standalone psychological thriller.

When Carys returns to her childhood home, inherited after the death of her father, she is shocked to discover the bones of an infant buried in the paddock. Days later, DI Locke’s team uncover the remains of a missing girl, sparking vivid memories of the day Carys was abducted by The Shadow Man.

While the evidence against her father mounts, Carys recalls more of her past. And each new revelation provides DI Locke with the proof she needs to close the cases of several girls’ disappearances.

Sometimes the past refuses to stay buried.

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MY REVIEW 

Set in Wales, Carys has returned to her childhood home after the death of her estranged father, Bryn. She’d not had any contact with him for many years and only found out about his death from his home help, Gwenda.

She is clearing the farm so that it can be sold, but she trips over something and finds it to be a child’s skull. The police are called, they search the farm and find more remains. Did her father have anything to do with these?

Carys starts having flashbacks to her childhood on the farm, her father’s punishments and a nightmare of abduction by the Shadow Man starts to recur. What secrets has she kept hidden for all these years? Was her father responsible for the missing girls and the remains buried on his land?

The story is told in chapters by various characters, with Carys in the present and past, as these progress there are some truly dark moments,  where child abuse had taken part (nothing graphic) as the story and events all falls into place.

Incredibly atmospheric with a gradually building, almost smothering tension that will leave you gasping at the last chapters. A dark, twisty, utterly compelling psychological thriller. 

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Dubbed the Queen of Domestic Noir, Louise Mullins’ titles often delve into the darker aspects of the human psyche where more often than not somebody a little close to home knows more than they’re willing to admit. So far her novels involve the murky world of addiction, child abuse, serial killers, missing women, rape, kidnapping, murder, domestic violence, drug smuggling, human trafficking, and arms dealing.

Louise Mullins is a critically acclaimed, international best-selling author whose latest title, Love You Gone, previously published as The Woman in the Woods has been reissued by Dark Edge Press and is available to pre-order now!

Louise Mullins writes full-time using the experience she gained in a prior life working in the field of forensic mental health and psychological therapy, working with offenders and survivors of serious crimes.

You can contact Louise Mullins on GoodReads, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep updated with her latest releases using the following links:

 

Website:

https://www.louisemullinsauthor.com/

 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mullinsauthor/

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/LouiseMullinsAuthor/

 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MullinsAuthor

 

Format: Kindle Edition

  • File Size: 3197 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Edge Press, an imprint of Usk River Publishing. (1 Oct. 2019)

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07W4RR6K2

 

Book reviews, Crime thriller, Psychlogical thriller

Chance by Carolyn M Bowen – Book Review

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They took her lover. Getting him back could be the last thing she ever does…

High-powered Atlanta attorney Sydney Jones never backs down from a case. So when her bodyguard and boyfriend is accused of murder, she’s determined to fight for him in court. Instead, the charges are suddenly dismissed, and he vanishes without a trace…

Suspecting CIA involvement, Sydney takes on a lawsuit with Chinese Black Society ties and finds a startling connection to her missing man. But as she digs deeper, she discovers that someone may kill to keep the secret.

Will this dangerous cat-and-mouse game reveal the truth or put a bullet in Sydney’s head?

Chance is the second book in the Sydney Jones psychological thriller trilogy. If you like fearless heroines, page-turning action, and shocking twists, then you’ll love Carolyn Bowen’s gripping story.
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MY REVIEW 

This is #2 in the Sydney Jones series but can easily be read as a stand-alone.

Sydney is an attorney, strong and independent. When her boyfriend is accused of murder the investigation begins. She is determined to prove his innocence but then he disappears.

This is part conspiracy tale and part psychological thriller. With murder and intrigue woven into a fast paced, exciting and thoroughly gripping read.

There’s also the little hope of a romance too. Brilliantly entertaining.

Thank you to Blackthorn Tours for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free ecopy of the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

CAROLYN BOWEN is a mystery author who calls on her life escapades and an adventurous, imaginative spirit to inspire and entertain. Bowen uses travel as a muse to explore cultures and dialogue to bring her stories to life. Her writing credits include: Cross-Ties, a romantic adventure; The Long Road Home, a contemporary crime fiction mystery; The Sydney Jones Series Mystery Thrillers; Book 1: Primed For Revenge, and Book 2: Chance – A Novel.

 

Link – Amazon Exclusively – http://bit.ly/CBChance

 

Amazon Author Page: http://bit.ly/CBNovels

 

Carolyn M. Bowen – Website – http://bit.ly/CMBNovels

 

Twitter Handle: @cmbowenauthor

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Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Violet by SJI Holliday – Book Review

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Carrie’s best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the-world trip they’d planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone.

Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available.

When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the impulsive decision to invite Violet to take her best friend’s place.

Thrown together in a strange country, and the cramped cabin of the train, the women soon form a bond. But as the journey continues, through Mongolia and into Russia, things start to unravel – because one of these women is not who she claims to be…

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MY REVIEW 

Violet has split up from boyfriend Sam in Thailand, so decides to continue her backpacking trip alone. She’s planning on visiting Russia via the trans-Siberian railway but is too late to get a ticket…so getting a drink to wonder what to do next, she meets Carrie, also travelling alone….she has a spare ticket too.

So, they decide to travel together…..

They visit Mongolia, take part in a weird ritual and they get closer……but is this a bit one sided?

Violet is smitten, but events in Russia lead to violence…..someone is not who they say they are…..!

I won’t say anymore about the actual plot as I would hate to spoil it for anyone.

However, I will say this is an incredibly tense tale, there is a simmering sense of foreboding, almost smothering, dark and claustrophobic…….you know something is wrong, but you can’t really put your finger on it until events bring the secrets to light. It just makes you feel on edge,  waiting for everything to fall apart…..all due to the marvellously intense writing by SJI Holliday…..utterly brilliant.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here 

https://amzn.to/33iU2Qi

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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S.J.I. (Susi) Holliday is a scientist, writing coach and the bestselling author of five crime novels, including the Banktoun Trilogy (Black Wood, Willow Walk and The Damselfly), the festive chiller The Deaths of December and her creepy Gothic psychological thriller The Lingering. Her short story ‘Home From Home’ was published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and shortlisted for the CWA Margery Allingham Prize.

Encapsulating her love of travel and claustrophobic settings, her latest novel, Violet, explores toxic friendships and the perils of talking to strangers, as well as drawing on her own journey on the Trans-Siberian Express over 10 years ago. All of her novels have been UK ebook number-one bestsellers. Susi was born and raised in Scotland and now divides her time between Edinburgh, London and as many other exciting places that she can fit in.

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Safe House by Jo Jakeman – Book Review

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THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF STICKS AND STONES A REFRESHING THRILLER WITH A FEMINIST TWIST.

PERFECT FOR FANS OF CLARE MACKINTOSH, FIONA BARTON, LISA JEWELL,

EVA DOLAN & LAURA MARSHALL.

 

Charlie just wants to be forgotten but everyone else wants to know her story…

The morning after a terrible storm, a woman turns up in a remote Cornish village. She has bought the crumbling cottage that has lain empty for over a decade, and she’s going to make it her home. She calls herself Charlie, but it’s a name she’s only had for afew days. 

She keeps herself to herself, reluctant to integrate with the locals. Because Charlie has a secret.

Charlie was in prison for providing a false alibi for a murderer. But Lee Fisher wasn’t a murderer to her; he was the man she loved. Convinced of his innocence, Charlie said she was with him the night a young woman was killed. That lie cost her everything.

And now she has the chance to start again. But someone is watching her, waiting for her, wondering if she’s really paid the price for what she did.

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MY REVIEW

Steffi Finn is in prison, serving 10 months for giving a false alibi for her boyfriend, Lee. The relationship had been one sided and very coercive, but she loved Lee….but he had then killed another woman…

On her release, she moves to Cornwall, takes a new identity, Charlie Miller, and settles into life in a small community.

However, she starts to feel she is being watched, is this paranoia? Or is someone really watching, someone who knows her real identity?

This is quite a gentle psychological thriller, but it has a sense of foreboding, a darkness to it that really makes this so gripping. The clever plot, the twists and surprises make this a thoroughly entertaining read.

Thank you to Mia at Harvill Secker for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free copy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (only 99p through November)

https://amzn.to/337B1jN

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

 

JO JAKEMAN was the winner of the Friday Night Live 2016 competition

at the York Festival of Writing. Born in Cyprus, she worked for many years

in the City of London before moving to Derbyshire with her husband and twin boys. Safe House is her second novel and Sticks and Stones was her debut thriller.

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller, Thriller

Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

A shocking, mesmerisingly original, pitch-black thriller, which, following the critically acclaimed Good Samaritans, confirms Will Carver as one of the most imaginative, innovative and exciting authors in crime fiction.

Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But, at the same time, they leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.

That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of The People of Choice: a mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.

Thirty-two people on a train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People of Choice are appearing around the globe. It becomes a movement. A social-media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers.

The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader who does not seem to exist …
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MY REVIEW 

I usually write my reviews immediately after finishing a book, but for this ? Nope, I had to leave it while my brain could catch up. I’ve never read anything that’s had such a visceral reaction……

It is the story of suicide, that starts with 9, very different people, jumping off Chelsea bridge, with nooses round their necks…..each given a number, not a name…..what would make them do this? Who are The People of Choice?

Is this a cult?

Told from several perspectives, in a way that gives you an insight into the thoughts of, at times, depressive people, struggling in the day to day. Their inner thoughts and feelings of the world in general. The all too real comments about social media and the ‘fakery’ of it all is thought provoking to say the least.

There’s an anger to the narration and a despair at the world we have created for ourselves. Will Carver’s writing here is so disturbing and dark but oh so utterly compelling, I felt like one of the 32 people on the train, watching events but just couldn’t turn away…..

I can’t say anymore for fear of spoiling any part of this incredible story, but if you like your stories dark and gripping then this is a must, must read. In fact, I know I’m going to have to read this several times, it’s that good and I can’t get it out of my head.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

You can buy a copy here 

 

https://amzn.to/36eXP33

 

AUTHOR BIO
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Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and lives in Reading with his two children. Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Express, and hit number one on the ebook charts.

Book reviews, Crime thriller, Psychlogical thriller

The Desire Card by Lee Matthew Goldberg – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Any wish fulfilled for the right price. That’s the promise the organization behind The Desire Card gives to its elite clients – but sometimes the price may be more menacing than anyone could ever imagine.

Harrison Stockton has lived an adult life of privilege and excess: a high-powered job on Wall Street fuels his fondness for alcohol and pills at the expense of a family he has no time for. Quite suddenly all of this comes crashing to a halt when he loses his job and at the same time discovers he almost certainly has only months left to live.

Desperate, and with seemingly nowhere else left to turn, Harrison activates his Desire Card. What follows is a gritty and gripping quest that takes him from New York City to the slums of Mumbai and forces him to take chances, and make decisions, he never thought he’d ever have to face. When his moral descent threatens his wife and children, Harrison must decide whether to save himself at any cost, or do what’s right and break his bargain with the mysterious group behind The Desire Card.

The Desire Card is a taut, fast-paced thriller, from internationally acclaimed author Lee Matthew Goldberg, that explores what a man will do to survive when money isn’t always enough to get everything he desires.
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MY REVIEW 

Harrison Stockton works for Sanford & Co in Mergers and Acquisitions, he’s also an alcoholic. He is let go by the company in a ‘restructuring ‘. Part of his severance package is The Desire Card…..a perk, whatever you want, but at a price.

So before he goes home, he calls The Desire Card and requests a prostitute, Naelle, with whom he instantly feels a bond with…..but then he collapses and she saves his life, but doctors then tell him he has cirrhosis of the liver and will die without a transplant.

He goes home to his lonely home, his wife is busy with charity work and he no longer feels much of a bond with his children…and his father in law, Jay, detests him…..he doesn’t tell anyone of his illness, but makes a decision to contact an old friend in Mumbai, a Doctor and arranges a black market liver transplant……just as he thinks he’s saved, something changes everything.

So he resorts to The Desire Card…..could they get him a liver? But at what cost?

Non stop panic and fear felt by Harrison in his desperation as he really makes some questionable decisions, yet while his liver is failing he still can’t stop drinking and eating to excess……I found it difficult to have any sympathy for Harrison, he’s emotionally distant, probably due to his difficult childhood, he’s self absorbed and morally bankrupt, but my he didn’t deserve the rollercoaster of disasters that befall him….

Will Harrison get his liver? Will he somehow redeem himself?

A dark look at the black market for organs, the exploitation of the poor and the belief that money can buy you anything if you know the right people and to hell with the consequences. So scary, as it just seems so plausible! Brilliantly fraught and totally believable.

Thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE DESIRE CARD, THE MENTOR, and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The second book in the Desire Card series, PREY NO MORE, is forthcoming in 2020, along with his first Sci-Fi novel ORANGE CITY. His new endeavor will be as the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe Press and Fringe Digital, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology DIRTY BOULEVARD, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Follow him at leematthewgoldberg.com.

 

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Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

This Little Dark Place by A.S. Hatch – Book Review. @andrewshatch @serpentstail #ThisLittleDarkPlace

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PUBLISHERS BLURB
 

How well do you know your girlfriend?

How well do you know your lover?

How well do you know yourself?

Daniel and Victoria are together. They’re trying for a baby. Ruby is in prison, convicted of assault on an abusive partner.

But when Daniel joins a pen pal program for prisoners, he and Ruby make contact. At first the messages are polite, neutral – but soon they find themselves revealing more and more about themselves. Their deepest fears, their darkest desires.

And then, one day, Ruby comes to find Daniel. And now he must decide who to choose – and who to trust.
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MY REVIEW 

This Little Dark Place….really is dark….it has a slowly growing sense of tension, the feeling something bad is coming,

I must admit to, initially, getting a little confused as to who was who, but it soon became clear. 

Daniel is writing a letter, it tells of his life with Victoria. They have a quiet life, Daniel makes furniture and Victoria wants a baby. But the sadness of miscarriages causes them to drift apart, barely speaking to each other anymore. 

Daniel decides to join a penpal scheme, where members of the public correspond with prison inmates, until one day, he gets a reply from Ruby. A strange and slightly bizarre relationship begins. 

The chapters are written as letters between Dan and Lucy, where we here only his side to events…..who is Lucy?

I won’t say much more, as I would hate to spoil this wonderfully, dark and genuinely creepy, goosebumpy, psychological thriller. 

Thank you to Rachel at Serpents Tail for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr – Book Review. @damppebbles #NLombardiJr #JusticeGone

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

A beaten homeless vet. Three cops gunned down. A multi-state manhunt. The trial of the decade. A new kind of legal thriller. 

When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down.
A multi-state manhunt is underway for a cop killer on the loose. And Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veteran’s counselor, is caught up in the chase. Donald Darfield, an African-American Iraqi war vet, war-time buddy of the beaten man, and one of Tessa’s patients, is holed up in a mountain cabin. Tessa, acting on instinct, sets off to find him, but the swarm of law enforcement officers gets there first, leading to Darfield’s dramatic capture.

Now, the only people separating him from the lethal needle of state justice are Tessa and ageing blind lawyer, Nathaniel Bodine. Can they untangle the web tightening around Darfield in time, when the press and the justice system are baying for revenge?


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MY REVIEW 

A bar owner sees a homeless man on the street, he worries it will affect trade, so he tells the barman to call the police and tell them he was trying to steal cars….

Two cops show up and are aggressive from the off and start to beat him, back up arrives and they too start hitting the guy….in the end 6 of them best and taser the man until he is unresponsive ….and dead. He was a decorated war vet
and treated as nothing…..all to common unfortunately.

The men involved are put on administrative leave…..

There are protest marches and the media want answers….and demands for justice for this poor man.

“A person’s behavior can be considered a result of all the experiences he or she has had up to that point, continually evolving as one grows older.”

Dr. Tessa Thorpe is a counsellor. She was Jay Felsom’s counsellor and she’s also the counselor for his best friend, Donald Darfield, who has taken his own revenge for the death of his friend.

This book takes is an emotive look at the current situation in the US…where cops seem a law unto themselves and a little too quick on the trigger when dealing with anyone with a possible psychological issue…..not much empathy!!! How can the disadvantaged get justice?

Justice Gone is a psychological thriller with Dr Tessa Thorpe, and situations all too common. Great emotive and empathetic writing in this clever psychological drama by N Lombardi Jr.

Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.
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Author Bio –

Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist. Nick can speak five languages: Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer (Cambodian).

In 1997, while visiting Lao People’s Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from leftover cluster bombs. Driven by what he saw, he worked on The Plain of Jars for the next eight years. Nick maintains a website with content that spans most aspects of the novel: The Secret War, Laotian culture, Buddhism etc. http://plainofjars.net.

His second novel, Journey Towards a Falling Sun, is set in the wild frontier of northern Kenya.

His latest novel, Justice Gone was inspired by the fatal beating of a homeless man by police.
Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Social Media Links –

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6982373.N_Lombardi_Jr_
http://www.author-n-lombardi-jr.com/

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Audiobook, Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

Sleep by C.L. Taylor – Audiobook Review. @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK @audiobooks_com #Sleep

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Seven guests. Seven secrets. One killer. Do you dare to SLEEP?

‘Beware! Sleep does not do what it says on the tin: I was awake until the small hours under its dark and twisty spell.’ FIONA BARTON

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

The million-copy bestseller is back in her darkest, twistiest book to date. Read it if you dare! Perfect for fans of Lesley Kara’s The Rumour and Cara Hunter’s DI Fawley Thrillers.

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MY REVIEW 

I was hooked from the very beginning, what a start! Read by Clare Corbett over 8hours 55mins, this is totally immersive. Clare is an excellent reader, she manages to convey the tension, emotions and each character is easily distinguishable. 

The story itself is about Anna.

Anna was the driver of a car that was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of two people and injuring a third…..she holds herself responsible and has insomnia and nightmares.

Trying to pull herself together, she takes a job on a small island in Scotland…..but there meets all sorts of characters…..they all seem to have secrets …and so the tension begins…

CL Taylor’s writing draws you in as if you were watching the story unfold from a distance, feeling very emotion……and fear! Just who is the guilty one ?…Heart pounding stuff.

I would like to thank Sanjana at Avon Books for the opportunity to be part of the blog tour, and for a copy of this audiobook from Audiobooks.com for free. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. She is a five times Sunday Times bestseller and her books have hit the number one spots on Amazon, Kobo, Audible, iBooks and Google Play. Cally has a degree in Psychology, with particular interest in abnormal and criminal Psychology. (Courtesy of Goodreads).

 



Book reviews, Family drama, Psychlogical thriller

Good Little Liars by Sarah Clutton – Book Review @sarahmclutton @bookouture #GoodLittleLiars

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Your school friends know who you were before the flattering haircut, the great career, the loving family. They know secrets you’ve kept…

It’s been twenty-five years since Emma graduated from the prestigious Denham House Girls’ School. She thinks she’s finally shaken the shadow of the awkward, neurotic girl she was at school. But as a class reunion approaches, Emma finds herself right back there, moving into the headmaster’s old staff cottage with her daughter while her marriage implodes. It’s here though that Emma finds a photograph that had been hidden away: an explicit image of her school-friend Tessa, staring boldly at the camera, dated the day before her death.

Between catching up with old friends Marlee and Clementine, home for the reunion, and the demands of single parenthood, Emma has enough to distract her. But she can’t shake the image of the photograph. And the thought that this is proof of something she has long suspected: Jon Brownley, the current headmaster, was involved with Tessa. Emma had seen them arguing in the school grounds back then, and always regretted not speaking up after the death was ruled an accident. Now she’s certain she let Tessa down.

Marlee and Clementine have their own complex feelings about returning to their hometown. And when Emma starts to question what really happened to Tessa, all women must deal with the consequences of decisions they made all those years ago. Because the more Emma digs into the past, the more she discovers that everyone remembers it differently, and that the innocent schoolgirls she thought she knew, might be hiding some very big secrets.

A page-turning novel about family drama, lies, and the secrets we keep to protect those we love. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, The Silent Wife and Kerry Lonsdale.

 

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MY REVIEW

Set in Tasmania, Emma works for the admin department of Denham House School. She’s helping with the schools 25 year reunion when she sends an email intended for her friend Marlee, but she’s hit reply all by mistake. She’s sent an old school photo and some personal remarks about her husband and gives the impression she knows more about how her school friend Tessa had died.

Mortified, she leaves work early, only to arrive home and find her husband naked with their cleaner, Pia.

Meanwhile, Marlee has a new job in an architect’s office, and has a bit of a crush on her new boss, Ben, whose daughter has just been found in possession of drugs and could lose her job at the school.

Clementine, a successful artist is reluctantly returning to Hobart, just for the reunion.

There is the mystery surrounding Tessa’s death, but I felt this is primarily about the lives, relationships and drama’s of the three friends. It’s told with chapters from each of the main character’s perspectives and moves through past and present events to build the story. Not the fastest paced, but it helps build the characters and reveals the secrets that have been kept for years. A very engaging mystery drama.

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my in honest, unbiased review. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Sarah Clutton is an Australian author and former lawyer whose debut novel, Good Little Liars, mixes suspense and domestic drama with nuanced characters. Having majored in psychology in her original degree, Sarah is fascinated by people. How does the past shape us? Can we can learn empathy? What determines the outcomes when moral and legal boundaries collide?

Sarah’s work earned her the Dymocks/Fiona McIntosh Commercial Fiction Scholarship in 2018, a coveted national award run by one of Australia’s most successful commercial fiction authors and sponsored by Australia’s largest book chain. An alumna of the Australian Writers’ Centre novel writing course, and with a mostly-finished Master of Arts (Writing) that she has no interest in finishing because she prefers making stuff up, Sarah lives with her family in the very pretty tourist town of Bowral, near Sydney. She has lived all over Australia, and if she didn’t live in Bowral, she would live in Hobart, the most beautiful city she knows.

 

Author Social Media Links

 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sarahcluttonauthor/

 

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sarahmclutton

 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger – Book Review. @lisaunger @HQStories #TheStrangerInside

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Even good people are drawn to do evil things … Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice—and killed him in cold blood.

Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can’t Rain just let it go?

Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes people deserve what comes to them.

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MY REVIEW 

Rain Winter was a journalist, who left her job to be a full time mum to her daughter, Lily. But her investigative brain won’t give up and she starts to look in to a murder case…could this be a serial killer? 

As a child, she was almost kidnapped, but during the terrible event, her best friend died, and another, Hank was traumatised too. Investigating the murder case has brought back memories of this terrible time.

She also finds links, to other killings, of criminals who got away with a crime. Is this killer avenging the innocent?

I won’t say much more as I would hate to spoil any part of this twisted, dark tale. Yes, the killer is identified quite early, but this in no way reduced the nail biting tension. A real thriller in the true sense of the word. Brilliant.

Thank you to Jessica at Harper Collins for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for a free copy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

 

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels, including THE STRANGER INSIDE. With millions of readers worldwide and novels published in twenty-six languages, Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few writers including Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie. The Edgar-nominated UNDER MY SKIN is also a finalist for the prestigious Hammett Prize, and the Macavity Award for Best Novel. And the original short story THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL is a #1 bestselling single.

 

Unger’s critically acclaimed books have been voted “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, Indiebound, Goodreads and many others. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.(courtesy of Goodreads) 

Book reviews, Psychlogical thriller

The Shape Of Night by Tess Gerritsen – Book Review. @randomhouse @annecater #TheShapeOfNight

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

3rd October 2019 | Bantam Press | Hardback | £20.00

“A captivating and seductive tale exploring the dark embrace of grief and guilt… This is the incomparable Gerritsen at her finest.”- Sylvia Day

When Ava arrives at Brodie’s Watch, she thinks she has found the perfect place to hide from her past. Something terrible happened, something she is deeply ashamed of, and all she wants is to forget.

But the old house on the hill both welcomes and repels her and Ava quickly begins to suspect she is not alone.

Either that or she is losing her mind.

The house is full of secrets, but is the creeping sense of danger coming from within its walls, or from somewhere else entirely?
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MY REVIEW 

I’ve been a fan of Tess Gerritsen’s books for some years and love the Rizzoli and Isles series. The Shape Of Night is something completely different.

Ava is running away from guilt. She decides to rent a large home in Tucker Cove, a small town on the cost of Maine,  at first she’s intimidated by the size of the house, but once inside she feels the house wants her to stay.

What is Ava running from? And who is the dark figure she sees from a distance.?

This is part gothic tale of ghosts, an incubus …is this malevolent and responsible for past deaths in the house? Or is something else responsible ?

A creepy, slightly disturbing gothic thriller that is so compelling and will be an absolutely perfect read for Halloween (if you think of The Ghost and Mrs Muir….for adults!)……..!

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.

you can buy a copy here 

https://amzn.to/2oVUk03

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess’s interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena. Tess has sold over 40 million copies of her books worldwide.