Sunday, 25 July 2021

The Lucky Eight by Sheila Bugler Blog Tour

 Ok, so when I read the blurb of this novel, I felt as though it was like the book version of that movie Final Destination. What we get with The Lucky Eight is something a lot less cheesy and a lot more suspenseful.

Sheila Bugler has managed to create a 'whodunnit' that is both action packed and fast paced. A gripping story built up from a plane disaster.

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Five years ago, a horrific airline disaster made headlines around the world. On the anniversary of the fatal crash, a number of those who were spared gather to mark the occasion. By morning, Nick Gilbert, a celebrity chef and one of the party, lies dead. Detective Rachel Lewis leads the investigation and within days another survivor is stabbed to death. It seems certain that a killer is targeting the lucky eight.

Clodagh Kinsella recovered from the injuries she sustained in the crash, but lost her sister that day. The bereavement shared by Clodagh and her sister’s husband led them to a romance of their own. Yet lately, Clodagh knows something isn’t right. As the noose tightens on the group and Rachel comes across more questions than answers, it’s only a matter of time before Clodagh will have to face the consequences of a mistake she made before the plane went down…

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Reckless by RJ McBrien Blog Tour

 Last year the genre of crime thriller quickly became one of my favourites to read, I'm always eager to discover new authors from this type of category so when I was asked if I would like to be a part of the blog tour for a debut crime thriller, I jumped at the chance.

As I just mentioned, Reckless is the debut novel from script write RJ McBrien who has previously written for programmes such as The Bill, Spooks and Wallander. And I confidently say (no spoilers) that his passion for writing has shone through in this book.

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Kirsten Calloway knows she should be grateful. She has a stable marriage, decent job, and a wonderful teenage daughter. But she also has a raging libido that won't shut up, and a husband who'd rather go on a bike ride.

She bumps into an old friend at a school reunion who faces a similar problem. Dianne, though, has found the answer: a discreet agency which arranges casual sex for people just like them, people who want to keep their marriages but also scratch that itch.

Enter Zac: younger, handsome and everything Kirsten could hope for in bed. For a while, they seem to have it all. Kirsten even finds herself becoming a better wife and mother. But Zac wants more – a lot more, and he'll stop at nothing to get it.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Love You Bad by Louise Mullins Blog Tour

 Sometimes you just need a short, snappy read to get you out of a reading slump and that is just what Louise Mullin's novel Love You Bad managed to do for me.

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Kerensa lives a life of privilege few could imagine. Loving husband. Luxury home. Financial security.

But in the attic of their sea view mansion is a secret waiting to be discovered, threatening to destroy their perfect marriage.

Then their daughter's au pair uncovers Dominic's carefully constructed illusion, one lie at a time, and it ends in murder.

But whose?

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Damage by Caitlin Wahrer Blog Tour

 I love books (no surprises there).

What I really love are books that make you think. You don't just read them, you feel as though you are in the story too, trying to figure out just what has happened/is happening. The ones where you feel yourself making predictions about what might happen next.

The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer is one of those novels.

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Tony has always looked out for his younger brother, Nick. So when he's called to a hospital bed where Nick is lying battered and bruised after a violent sexual assault, his protective instincts flare, and a white-hot rage begins to build.

As a small-town New England lawyer, Tony's wife, Julia, has cases involving kids all the time. When Detective Rice gets assigned to this one, Julia feels they're in good hands. Especially because she senses that Rice, too, understands how things can quickly get complicated. Very complicated.

After all, one moment Nick was having a drink with a handsome stranger; the next, he was at the center of an investigation threatening to tear not only him, but his entire family, apart. And now his attacker, out on bail, is disputing Nick's version of what happened.

As Julia tries to help her brother-in-law, she sees Tony's desire for revenge, to fix things for Nick, getting out of control. Tony is starting to scare her. And before long, she finds herself asking: does she really know what her husband is capable of? Or of what she herself is?

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Cabin Fever by Alex Dahl Blog Tour

 Have you heard of the genre Scandi Noir?

I'll be honest, it isn't a type of book that I can say I've read but then again I don't necessarily pay attention to what type of book a story is, if the blurb captures my attention then I will read the book.

Cabin Fever by Alex Dahl is definitely a novel that caught my eye, so I was thrilled (this feeling carried on when reading) to be asked to be a part of the blog tour.

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You are her therapist.

Kristina is a successful therapist in central Oslo. She spends her days helping clients navigate their lives with a cool professionalism that has got her to the top.

She is your client.

But when her client Leah, a successful novelist, arrives at her office clearly distressed, begging Kristina to come to her remote cabin in the woods, she feels the balance begin to slip.

But out here in the woods.

When Leah fails to turn up to her next two sessions, Kristina reluctantly heads out into the wilderness to find her.

Nothing is as it seems.Alone and isolated, Kristina finds Leah's unfinished manuscript, and as she reads she realises the main character is terrifyingly familiar... 


Clever, cunning, curious. Three words that come to mind when trying to describe this book.