Review: Tenacity by J.S. Law

Friday, 31 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Tenacity
Author: J.S. Law
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 30th July 2015
Pages: 341
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4.5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Suicide must be investigated.

Especially when a Royal Navy sailor kills himself on a nuclear submarine, only days after his wife's brutal murder.

Now Lieutenant Danielle Lewis, the Navy's finest Special Branch investigator, must interrogate the tight-knit, male crew of HMS Tenacity to determine if there's a link.

Isolated, and standing alone in the face of extreme hostility, Dan soon realises that she may have to choose between the truth and her own survival.

Justice must be served, but with a possible killer on board the pressure is rising and her time is running out...

Review: The Domino Killer by Neil White

Thursday, 30 July 2015 1 comments
Title: The Domino Killer
Author: Neil White
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: 30th July 2015
Pages: 448
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4.5/5
Purchase: Amazon
When a man is found beaten to death in a local Manchester park, Detective Constable Sam Parker is one of the investigating officers. Sam swiftly identifies the victim, but what at first looks like an open and shut case quickly starts to unravel when he realises that the victim's fingerprints were found on a knife at another crime scene, a month earlier.

Meanwhile, Sam's brother, Joe - a criminal defence lawyer in the city - comes face to face with a man whose very presence sends shockwaves through his life. Joe must confront the demons of his past as he struggles to come to terms with the darkness that this man represents.

Before long, Joe and Sam are in way over their heads, both sucked into a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to change their lives for ever...

Hall of Fame Review: I Am Death by Chris Carter

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 0 comments
Title: I Am Death
Author: Chris Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 30th July 2015
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781471132230
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
AN EVIL MIND was Chris Carters's most acclaimed novel to date, described by the Daily mail as: 'A chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class.' It spent three weeks in the Sunday Times top ten and received brilliant reviews and sales.

This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

Author Interview: Ali McNamara

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 0 comments
Regular visitors to my blog may know that Ali McNamara is one of my favourite authors and so I was very excited to be given the chance to ask her some questions ahead of the release of her latest book, The Little Flower Shop by the Sea which I have reviewed here. I hope you enjoy reading the Q&A and hope that my review will inspire you to pick up the book as it is one of her best yet!

Can you introduce your new book The Little Flower Shop by the Sea?

When Poppy Carmichael, the black sheep of her flower loving family, inherits her grandmother’s beloved flower shop on the beautiful north Cornish coast, it’s with much trepidation she returns to the pretty harbour town of St Felix where she spent much of her childhood.

But St Felix has a few surprises in store for Poppy - a tight knit community that only wants to help, an eccentric American florist, a shy policeman, and Jake, a local flower grower with a past just as troubled as Poppy’s.

As Poppy begins to discover just why the little flower shop is so beloved, it’s not only Poppy that finds herself beginning to heal, but the whole of St Felix too.

Review: The Little Flower Shop by the Sea by Ali McNamara

Title: The Little Flower Shop by the Sea
Author: Ali McNamara
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: 30th July 2015
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780751558616
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
The blossom is out in the little Cornish harbour town of St Felix

But Poppy Carmichael's spirits aren't lifted by the pretty West Country spring. Inheriting her grandmother's flower shop has forced her to return to Cornwall, a place that holds too many memories.

Poppy is determined to do her best for the sake of her adored grandmother, but she struggles with the responsibility of the more-shabby-than-chic shop. And with the added complication of Jake, the gruff but gorgeous local flower grower, Poppy is very tempted to run away...

The pretty little town has a few surprises in store for Poppy. With new friends to help her and romance blooming, it's time for Poppy to open her heart to St Felix and to the special magic of a little flower shop by the sea!

Review: Me Me Me by Charlotte Crosby

Monday, 27 July 2015 1 comments
Title: Me Me Me
Author: Charlotte Crosby
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 16th July 2015
Pages: 304
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Charlotte Crosby has been one of the UK's best-loved TV stars since she burst onto the celeb scene in 2011 with Geordie Shore. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, genuine, and a proper Geordie, Charlotte's popularity has even seen her crowned winner of 2013's Celebrity Big Brother.

With her trademark humour and warmth, in ME ME ME Charlotte takes us on a very unique journey through her eventful teenage years (where literally nothing is off limits!), her attempts at holding down jobs (and booze), the life-changing experience of Geordie Shore, the truth about Gaz and his parsnip, and her inspiring weight-loss triumph. Full of drawings, doodles, and Charlotte's personal photos, this will be unlike any other celebrity autobiography on the market. Extremely personal, insanely honest and pant-wettingly funny.

Review: I Knew You Were Trouble by Paige Toon

Title: I Knew You Were Trouble, (Jessie Jefferson #2)
Author: Paige Toon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Publication Date: 30th July 2015
Pages: 336
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn't going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives?

Summer may be over, but Jessie's story is just beginning...

Sunshine, rock gods and Hollywood hearthrobs! Jessie Jefferson is back in the next instalment from bestselling author Paige Toon. Perfect for fans of Geek Girl, Jessica Cole and Girl Online.

Hall of Fame Review: Pleasure Island by Anna-Lou Weatherley

Friday, 24 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Pleasure Island
Author: Anna-Lou Weatherley
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 31st July 2015
Pages: 331
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Secrets. Scandal. Betrayal. In Paradise, pleasure comes at a dangerously high price…

Three couples each receive an exclusive invitation to the fantasy holiday destination of a lifetime…

The host: Martin McKenzie, global billionaire and media mogul. Charismatic, powerful and always gets what he wants.

The location: A breathtakingly beautiful undiscovered island, nestled in the Aegean Sea. Private, secluded and not quite as it seems.

The details: Seven days of pure hedonism, five-star luxury tailored to every desire, also includes…secrets, lies, and infidelity.

As the guests begin to enjoy everything the luxury island has to offer, cracks begin to surface between the three couples. But that is not all. Someone is watching them.

When they discover the truth – it will be explosive in more ways than they can ever imagine.

Exclusive Guest Post: Kate Rhodes on Writing 'River of Souls'

Thursday, 23 July 2015 0 comments
Jude Shelley, daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, had her whole life ahead of her until she was attacked and left to drown in the Thames. Miraculously, she survived. A year later, her family ask psychologist Alice Quentin to re-examine the case.

But then an elderly priest is attacked in Battersea, his body washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist.

The river has always demanded sacrifices, and now it seems a killer believes it's calling out for more.

Alice is certain that Jude and her family are hiding something, but unless she can persuade them to share what they know, more victims will drown...

Today I am excited to share with you this exclusive guest post from Kate Rhodes where she discusses writing her latest novel in the Alice Quentin series, River of Souls. I have reviewed all four of these books and it is a series that I highly recommend. The guest post from Kate is a truly fascinating read, and I hope you enjoy reading it. And I hope it will inspire you to check out Kate's work if you haven't already!

Review: Nothing But Trouble by Matt Cain

Title: Nothing But Trouble
Author: Matt Cain
Publisher: Pan
Publication Date: 16th July 2015
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781447238300
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Lola Grant is the hottest pop star in Britain and she's about to go global. But behind the music, her addiction to bad boys is taking her personal life in a dangerous direction. When it comes to men, Lola just can't stay away from trouble - and her self-control is pushed to the limit when she meets her handsome new drummer Jake Hunter.

Looking out for Lola is her best friend and manager Harvey Sparks. But Harvey's fighting his own demons and can only watch from the sidelines as the star he helped create begins to fall. When Lola seeks comfort in a life of wild partying, she meets good-hearted showbiz reporter Freddy Jones, a man who may just be able to offer her a way out.

But as she starts rehearsals for her Trouble tour, Lola finds herself faced with an even bigger threat. And unless someone can get through to her before opening night, she's in danger of losing everything she fought so hard for - in full view of the whole world.

Review: The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 0 comments
Title: The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson
Author: Paige Toon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Publication Date: 30th January 2014
Pages: 308
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Jessie has always wanted to find her real dad. But when her mum dies in a tragic accident, she thinks any hope of discovering the truth is gone too.

It isn't until Jessie goes off the rails, that her stepdad makes a shocking announcement: her father is legendary rock star and former hell-raiser, Johnny Jefferson. Suddenly finding herself the daughter of a global superstar, Jessie is soon sucked into the LA lifestyle - paparazzi, parties and hot guitar-wielding boys included!

But despite the excitement, Jessie's still reeling from her mother's death and the revelation about Johnny. Can he live up to her expectations and help her move on? One thing's for sure, Jessie's tiny little world has just got a whole lot bigger...

Review: Sparkling Stilettos by Jess Wright

Title: Sparkling Stilettos
Author: Jess Wright
Publisher: Totally Bound
Publication Date: 23rd July 2015
Pages: 219
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Chasing dreams can be tough, even when you run as fast as your bespoke stilettos will take you…

As Megan Winter’s wedding day approaches, her heart flutters with excitement. Dylan Dunkin-Buckshaw is a great catch. Handsome in a sharp, confident kind of way, he's everything she’s ever wanted in a man and a husband. A match made in heaven—right?

With a fledgling shoe design business that’s set to take off, Megan decides to take control of her life and strut her stuff. With the help of loyal friends and a handsome stranger she begins to turn heads and get noticed. She’s hitched her wagon to the stars and she’s planning on enjoying the ride, wearing her best stilettos whilst she does it!

But will she reach those glittering stars? Is there something lurking in the shadows to hold her back? Under all the excitement and sparkle of her new found adventures there seems to be an ominous presence trying to take the shine from her happiness.

Review Repost: Life or Death by Michael Robotham

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 1 comments
Title: Life or Death
Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: 16th July 2015
Pages: 528
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released?

Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is.

For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life . . . and not just his own.

Review: Just the Way You Are by Lynsey James

Title: Just the Way You Are
Author: Lynsey James
Publisher: Carina
Publication Date: 8th May 2015
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Dear Ava,
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?

Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can't remember the last time she had a second date. It's a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.

Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she's in love with someone else. Someone she's never even met.

It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer… but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.

Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she's determined to unmask Mr Writer… and find out once and for all if he's Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!

Review: Alert by James Patterson

Monday, 20 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Alert (Michael Bennett, #8)
Author: James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Publisher: Century
Publication Date: 16th July 2015
Pages: 400
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4.5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality.

New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating catastrophes in quick succession, everyone is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett is assigned to the case and given the near impossible task of hunting down the shadowy terror group responsible.

With troubles at home to contend with, Bennett has never been more at risk, or more alone, fighting the chaos all around him.

Then a shocking assassination makes it clear that these inexplicable events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Now Bennett is racing against the clock to save his beloved city – before the most destructive force he has ever faced tears it apart.

Review: Scandalous Lies by Nigel May

Friday, 17 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Scandalous Lies
Author: Nigel May
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 23rd July 2015
Pages: 381
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Lovers and liars, divas and sinners, welcome to a world of scandal, where one woman will pay the ultimate price.

SUSPENSE: Georgia’s best friend, ballroom dancing sensation Mitzi, has vanished with boyfriend Foster while on holiday in California. Can Georgia get to the truth of their disappearance before it’s too late?

SECRETS: Reality TV star Nova could give the Kardashians a run for their money. But while she allows millions of viewers into her fabulous home, she’s unaware what her husband, celebrity mogul Jacob, is up to behind closed doors …

SEX: Tanya is filthy rich, married to a man who adores her but she is restless. And her sexual appetite is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.

SCANDAL: Victoria, once the trophy-wife, has lost her mojo. Determined to get her life and marriage back on track, she’s desperate to inject some excitement in her life – but at what cost?

From the glitz of Hollywood to the glamour of Milan and the exotic luxury of India, Scandalous Lies is a deliciously unputdownable read.

Review: What Remains by Tim Weaver

Thursday, 16 July 2015 0 comments
Title: What Remains
Author: Tim Weaver
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 16th July 2015
Pages: 562
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. His failure to find an elusive killer - or even a motive for such a merciless crime - consumed him, his career and his family.

Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. As they reopen the investigation together, Raker learns the hard way how this case breeds obsession - and how an unsolvable puzzle can break even the best detective.

Their search will take them down a trail of darkness, unravelling a thread of tragedy spanning years, and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left...

Review: Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Vanishing Games (Jack White, #2)
Author: Roger Hobbs
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 16th July 2015
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780857522054
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
I work alone.

I may be the best thief in the world but no one will ever know a single thing about me. Well, almost no one.

A lifetime ago I had a mentor, Angela. She taught me how to be a criminal, how to run a heist.

And now, six years after she vanished and left me high and dry on a job in Kuala Lumpur, she’s sent me an SOS.

Or at least I think it’s her. If it is, then I've got to go. I owe her that much.

So soon I'll be on a plane to Macau, either to see a friend or walk into a trap. Or both.

But that's the way I like it. Sometimes the only thing that makes me happy is risking my life.

Time to go.

Review: Lost Empire by Clive Cussler

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Lost Empire
Author: Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 31st January 2012 (Kindle)
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780141047003
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Some treasures are best left buried . . .

Scuba diving off the Tanzanian coast, husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team, Sam and Remi Fargo discover a huge ship's bell, covered in cryptic carvings. But as they struggle to first recover the bell and then decode its clues, they find they are not alone in wanting to discover its secrets.

When news of the find is publicised, Mexican President Quauhtli Garza is forced to act. He knows that this bell comes from a former Confederate ship that sank off the African coast and he fears that the discovery of a missing piece of a Quetzalcoatl statuette, which was aboard the ship, will undermine his plans for Mexico's future.

With Garza determined to stop the Fargos investigation at all costs, the couple are drawn into a deadly conspiracy that connects the 1883 Krakatoa explosion with an attempt to resurrect the fallen Aztec empire...

Review: A Killing of Angels by Kate Rhodes

Monday, 13 July 2015 0 comments
Title: A Killing of Angels (Alice Quentin, #2)
Author: Kate Rhodes
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: 4th July 2013
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781444738803
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
At the height of a summer heatwave, a killer stalks the City of London.

The avenging angel leaves behind a scattering of feathers with each body - but why these victims? What were their sins?

Psychologist Alice Quentin only agrees to help out on the case because she owes Detective Don Burns a favour. But soon she finds herself deep in the toxic heart of the Square Mile - a place where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent.

From the Archive Review: Vodka Doesn't Freeze by Leah Giarratano

Friday, 10 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Vodka Doesn't Freeze
Author: Leah Giarratano
Publisher: Random House Australia
Reviewed on Goodreads: 12th August 2013
Publication Date: 1st May 2010
Pages: 322
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
When a middle-aged man is brutally murdered in the dunes overlooking a children's pool, it's immediately clear to Sergeant Jill Jackson that this was no ordinary victim: someone has stopped a dangerous paedophile in his tracks. Knowing first-hand the impact of such men on their prey, Jill is ambivalent about pursuing the killer, but when more men die - all known to police as child sex offenders - she is forced to face the fact that a serial killer is on the loose.

As the investigation deepens, Jill unearths a long-established Sydney paedophile ring - a club of wealthy men who have thought until now that that they are untouchable. Despite the deaths of some of its members, the club is still operating and until Jill can shut it down, children are still in grave danger. As she faces predators and their victims, a psychotherapist losing her mind, and her own nightmares come to life, Jill is forced to decide whether or not she really wants to catch this killer.

Review: Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler

Thursday, 9 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Spartan Gold
Author: Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 21st December 2011 (Kindle)
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780141042916
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
Adventurers and treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are on a wild-goose chase. Up to their waists in the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Maryland, they're hunting for lost gold. What they find instead is a small Second World War German U-boat.

Inside the submarine they find a body - and a puzzling, incredibly rare bottle of wine. This bottle was one of twelve taken from Napoleon's 'lost cellar'. But it is also a clue to a fabulous, ancient treasure.

One that Hadeon Bondaruk - a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire - will do anything to get his hands on. For he claims descent from treasure's one-time owner.

It will be his, no matter who stands in his way...

Review: Death Night by Todd Ritter

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Death Night
Author: Todd Ritter
Publisher: Maze
Publication Date: 25th June 2015
Pages: 400
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3.5/5
Purchase: Amazon
24 hours: that’s all they have to stop a killer in his tracks...

Two things Perry Hollow Police Chief Kat Campbell never thought she would do again: Enter a burning building, and lay eyes on Henry Goll, the man who was trapped inside with her the last time she was in one. So Kat's on high alert when, barely a year after the dust settled around the Grim Reaper killings, both happen on the same day.

She's jolted awake at 1 a.m. by a desperate phone call telling her Perry Hollow’s one and only museum—home to all the town’s historical artifacts—has been set on fire. Arriving at the scene, Kat catches just a glimpse of Henry's face among the crowd before she's rushed into the charred building, only to find the museum curator dead…bludgeoned, not burned.

Kat has lived through some tense moments and seen some gruesome crimes, but the next twenty-four hours will be the most dangerous of her life as she and Henry seek out a killer and the motivation behind these terrifying crimes.

Hall of Fame Review: The Santangelos by Jackie Collins

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 0 comments
Title: The Santangelos
Author: Jackie Collins
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 16th June 2015 (US) / 10th September 2015 (UK)
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781471112492
Source: Review Copy / Purchased
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon UK / US
A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family... the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all.

Meanwhile Max - her teenage daughter - is becoming the 'it' girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable, with her husband Lennie by her side, she lives up to the family motto - Never f**k with a Santangelo.

Lucky rules ...the Santangelos always come out on top. The Santangelos is an epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion.

Review: Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher

Monday, 6 July 2015 0 comments
Title: Dream a Little Dream
Author: Giovanna Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 18th June 2015
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781405919166
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she's been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it's really okay. She's happy (ish).

So it's not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn't nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams... do they?

My Week in Books #27 (Month #6)

Sunday, 5 July 2015 0 comments
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While I was away I finished The Santangelos and read three other books, one of which (All That Glitters) I loved so much that I had to get it on the blog immediately even though writing reviews on an iPad is a nightmare (even with the Blogsy app)!

Review: All That Glitters by Vicky Pattison

Friday, 3 July 2015 0 comments
Title: All That Glitters
Author: Vicky Pattison
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: 2nd July 2015
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780751561333
Source: Purchased
Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon
Three years ago Issy Jones walked away from her dream because her family needed her. Today, she spends her days working in her mum's salon and her nights going out with her best friend, Molly. Life is good yet Issy can't help wishing for something more.

When Issy's dad puts her forward for a sensational new reality TV show, no one expects her to actually be selected. With her family urging her to grab the opportunity with both hands, Issy suddenly finds herself surrounded by glamour, fame and celebrities. Full of excitement, Issy embraces it all - it's what she needs to do to achieve her goals. But when the reality of what she's signed up for doesn't match the dream Issy is chasing, things begin to fall apart. Issy is so close to getting everything she ever wanted - but just how much of herself will she have to sacrifice to get it?

Bold, thrilling and romantic, Vicky Pattison's first ever novel is a rollercoaster ride full of glitz, warmth and drama. It's a must-read for fans everywhere!

#BritCrime 10 Book Giveaway!

Thursday, 2 July 2015 0 comments

To celebrate the launch of BritCrime’s first free online crime fiction festival, 11-13 July, I have teamed up with BritCrime authors to give away one fabulous prize.

You could win a gift bundle of ten print books, including new releases by Colette McBeth and Sarah Hilary, and MJ McGrath’s Gold Dagger longlisted White Heat. This giveaway is open internationally. One lucky winner will win all ten books.

Review: Summer at Tiffany's by Karen Swan

Title: Summer at Tiffany's
Author: Karen Swan
Publisher: Pan
Publication Date: 2nd July 2015
Pages: 468
ISBN: 9781447280194
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5
Purchase: Amazon
A wedding to plan. A wedding to stop. What could go wrong?

Cassie loves Henry. Henry loves Cassie. With a Tiffany ring on her finger, all that Cassie has left to do is plan the wedding. It should be so simple but when Henry pushes for a date, Cassie pulls back.

Henry's wild, young cousin, Gem, has no such hesitations and is racing to the aisle at a sprint, determined to marry in the Cornish church where her parents were wed. But the family is set against it, and Cassie resolves to stop the wedding from going ahead.

When Henry lands an expedition sailing the Pacific for the summer, Cassie decamps to Cornwall, hoping to find the peace of mind she needs to move forwards. But in the dunes and coves of the northern Cornish coast, she soon discovers the past isn't finished with her yet . . .

Review: First One Missing by Tammy Cohen

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 0 comments
Title: First One Missing
Author: Tammy Cohen
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 2nd July 2015
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780857522771
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 3.5/5
Purchase: Amazon
There are three things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter is murdered:

- You are haunted by her memory day and night

- Even close friends can't understand what you are going through.

- Only in a group with mothers of other victims can you find real comfort.

But as the bereaved parents gather to offer support in the wake of another killing, a crack appears in the group that threatens to rock their lives all over again.

Welcome to the club no one wants to join.

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