Posted in 2018, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas.

How amazing is a Friday though? You know what’s even more amazing? Kate Mascarenhas incredible book ThePsychology of Time Travel. Do you know what’s even better than that? An extract of the book! I know, I know, I spoil you.

Let’s get started…

⚜️Blurb: A time travel murder mystery from a brilliantly original new voice. Perfect for readers of Naomi Alderman’s The Power and Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

1967.

Four female scientists invent a time travel machine. They are on the cusp of fame: the pioneers who opened the world to new possibilities. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril…

2017.

Ruby knows her beloved Granny Bee was a pioneer, but they never talk about the past. Though time travel is now big business, Bee has never been part of it. Then they receive a message from the future – a newspaper clipping reporting the mysterious death of an elderly lady…

2018.

When Odette discovered the body she went into shock. Blood everywhere, bullet wounds, that strong reek of sulphur. But when the inquest fails to find any answers, she is frustrated. Who is this dead woman that haunts her dreams? And why is everyone determined to cover up her murder?

⚜️My Thoughts: Right am not usually a Sci-Fi/Time Travelling type of gal at all but something about this book really intrigued me. Man am I seriously glad I chose this book to be the opening of something actually quite wonderful.

To live in a world where time travel is the norm is a fantastic concept. One I would be very much be interested in living if we could actually live in Kate Mascarenhas world.

The Psychology of Time Travel am not going to lie is complex book to read, however, once you’re actually in and have made connections with each character and where they are and at what times etc., it then becomes absolutely fascinating. A fresh, original and alternative premise with a truly beautiful underlining and up-to-date story focusing on mental health.

To read from an all female cast perspective from many era’s really gives you insight into how time changes reality now. It’s a clever, thought provoking, inspiring, wonderful book and one I could not recommend to you any more.

I’m sorry for the shite review people, but it’s a hard one to have to write about without giving anything at all away.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

⚜️Links to buy:

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⚜️About Author: Kate Mascarenhas.

Kate Mascarenhas is a writer.

Born in 1980, she is of mixed heritage (white Irish father, brown British mother) and has family in Ireland and the Republic of Seychelles.

She studied English at Oxford and Applied Psychology at Derby. Her PhD, in literary studies and psychology, was completed at Worcester.

Since 2017 Kate has been a chartered psychologist. Previously she has been an advertising copywriter, bookbinder, and doll’s house maker. She lives in the English midlands with her partner.

To find out more about Kate and her work you can do that by using the links provided below.

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⚜️Book Details:

Title: The Psychology of Time Travel.

Author: Kate Mascarenhas.

Genre: Crime & Thriller/Mystery/Sci-Fi.

Length: 320 pages.

ISBN-10: 1788540123

ISBN-13: 978-1788540124

ASIN: B077T7MNQJ

Publisher: Head of Zeus.

Publication Date:

Ebook and Hardback – August 9th 2018.

Paperback – March 7th 2019.

So that’s me done, I’m out. Thank you so much stopping by and I really do hope you’ll go grab yourself a copy of this book. It is totally worth it. Also, buy alcohol to go with it. It is Friday after all.

Bottoms up 🍷🥂🍹🍸🥃🍻

Huge thanks as always to Kate herself for having a wonderful imagination; and to the fabulous Florence over at HOZ for letting me a part of something special and inviting me into the tour.

N 😘

Posted in 2018, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – Through His Eyes by Emma Dibdin.

Welcome back to TBGWP fellow book geeks. Today I’m hosting day number four on the tour for Emma Dibdin’s fantastic new novel Through His Eyes.

Shall we get started?

🔹Blurb: A dark, unsettling thriller about a young female journalist drawn into the life of a troubled Hollywood A-lister.

The perfect summer read for fans of Sabine Durrant, Erin Kelly and Louise Doughty.

You have to know when to say no. That’s one of the first things they tell you. But from the first day I arrived in Los Angeles, I said yes.

Jessica Harris is a struggling Hollywood reporter hungry for her big break. When her editor asks her to profile movie star Clark Conrad, Jessica is sure her luck is on the turn. Clark is an A-lister with access to everyone. If Jessica can impress him, she’s made it.

When she arrives at Clark’s mansion in the Hollywood Hills, he is just as she always imagined. Charming, handsome yet disarmingly vulnerable. But then things take a darker turn. Clark’s world is not as straightforward as it seems and Jessica’s puff piece soon becomes something much more delicate – and dangerous. As Jessica draws herself deeper into Clark’s inner circle, events begin to spiral out of her control.

🔹Extract: I refuse to entertain the thought, for the rest of the day. I write the captions for a gallery of ‘The 19 Best Colours To Paint Your Bathroom, According To Instagram’, and outline a draft of ‘10 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Home’ for tomorrow, anything to distract myself from thinking of Jackie and Eleanor currently evaluating my clips, holding my dream in their hands without even realizing it.

On my way out of the office Jackie calls out to me and I spin on my heel, go running.

‘I just wanted to say, your clips are good. You’re a strong writer, sharp and concise and voicey. I’m happy to have you do this piece.’‘Thank you so much. This is a real honour.’

‘Justin’s filled you in on the tight turnaround, right? You’re going to his house this Friday, you have a half-hour with him, and we need the piece to run before the end of next  week.’

‘That’s not a problem. I can get it done. I’m already pretty familiar with his work.’ All my energy is focused on staying calm, keeping my voice steady, not revealing what is happening inside me. Do not seem like anything more than a rookie eager for her big break.

‘Great. So here’s my one tip for you: go in with a headline already in mind. It can change, of course, but don’t walk in there without an angle. You may be there for Nest, but you’re still a reporter.’

‘A headline?’

‘I know, it’s probably anathema to everything you’ve been taught. Never decide what story you have before you have it, follow the facts, all of that. But we have so many restrictions on this that I’m concerned we’re going to end up with nothing. Clark Conrad is a star, obviously, and we want this article to have breakout potential beyond our regular audience. I want people to read this piece even if they don’t care about interiors. So go in with an angle – something good, something people will click on even if they don’t care about Clark Conrad – and then whatever non-answers he gives, at least you’ll know how to direct the conversation.’

Again, I bristle. She’s so certain that I’ll get nothing, that Clark Conrad will play the PR game and I won’t have the skills or the guts to draw anything out of him. But I smile, and thank her, and leave with headline possibilities already bouncing around my mind.

Back home, I try to settle in for a normal evening, a quiet evening, but I barely remember how. This is the first free night I’ve had in weeks and it’s only free because I forgot to respond to the editor who asked me to cover a red carpet. This would normally drive me crazy, the idea of missing out on an assignment, but now everything feels distant and I’m still not quite allowing it to sink in, the reality of what I am doing two days from now.

I run, finally, because it’s been a couple of days and my muscles feel twitchy and tightly coiled. I do not miss a workout, not ever, not until recently when there haven’t been enough hours in the day, and I have to find a way to make it work because without exercise, my thoughts spin out and become uncontrollable. I know this, have learned this, but still it’s an effort. Three years in LA and I still haven’t adjusted to how much planning it takes to go for a run here, how the sidewalk drops away unexpectedly to remind you that this is a city built for cars, not for people, not for human movement. Being so reliant on mechanical cocoons to get around makes me anxious, and so I opted for Echo Park, with its relative walkability and its lakeside running loop.

A popular myth holds that the Echo Park lake used to be full of bodies – murder victims from back when gang violence still had a strangle-hold on this area. I believed it for most of my first year here, until l looked more deeply into the local lore and learned that while there’s a lick of truth to it, the bodies were mostly drownings and suicides. Now the lake is my favourite thing in the city, a picture book gem dotted with sailboats and lotus flowers and palm trees, a perfect view of the downtown skyline spread out behind its glimmering surface. Some days, it’s the only thing that makes living here bearable.

After seven laps of the lake I feel wrung out and blissful, and finally I allow my thoughts to go to him. Clark Conrad. Back in my apartment I start streaming Loner, the beloved NBC drama which brought Conrad his breakout role, and after five seasons gave him the springboard to become, against the odds, a movie star. I have every boxset on my shelf, of course, their cardboard corners tattered from years of use, but nothing to play them on since my DVD player finally died last year.

🔹My Thoughts: If you want different, dark, seedy, egotistical and the corrupt life of Hollywood and media then this my friends is for you. If you’re wanting a Thriller then I’m afraid you should look elsewhere.

I honestly don’t know what I was expecting when I went into this read, but I will admit to being very pleasantly surprised and loved the authenticity that came through.

Plus, direction change please! Fuck me, was that a good one. I am saying no more or I’ll end up throwing spoilers here, there and everywhere.

Go and find out what happens for yourself…

⭐️⭐️⭐️

3/5

🔹Links to buy:

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🔹About Author: Emma Dibdin.

Emma Dibdin grew up in Oxford, and now lives in New York. She is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Esquire, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Total Film. Her second novel, Through His Eyes, is also published by Head of Zeus.

To find out more or get in touch with Emma you can do so by using the links provided below.

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🔹Book Details:

Title: Through His Eyes.

Author: Emma Dibdin.

Genre: Crime & Thriller.

Length: 368 Pages.

ISBN-10: 1786694085

ISBN-13: 978-1786694089

ASIN: B077T96HX2

Publisher: Head of Zeus

Publication Date:

Ebook & Hardback – August 9th 2018

Paperback – February 7th 2019.

So, that’s it from me. Again, thank you for stopping by and I really do hope you’ll go grab yourself a copy of this book.

Huge shoutout to Emma herself and the lovely Florence over at HOZ for inviting me onto the tour.

N 😘

Posted in 2018, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – Bad by Chloé Esposito.

Hello fellow people of the book world. Thank you so much for joining me here today on Chloé Esposito’s fantastic blog tour for her new book from her Mad, Bad and Danger to Know Trilogy! Bad!

Now, I have to apologise here because there’s been some mix up between me and the PR over at MJ as I was supposed to be giving you a fabulous Extract from the book and a review. However, I only received book one in the trilogy – which is totally unputdownable by the way – and nothing has come through for the tour 👎🏻

All I can do is apologise to you and give you the book details right now. I promise though I’ll sort it out and get it all updated as soon as I can. I know I’m a proper let down aren’t I?

Blurb: She stole the life she wanted. Now someone wants to steal it back . . .

Alvie Knightly may be waking up in the Ritz, but her life is no bed of roses. Firstly, she has the mother of all hangovers. Secondly, her beautiful, spoiled twin sister Beth has just been found dead in Sicily – and the police want Alvie for questioning. And thirdly, Alvie’s hot new boyfriend has vanished with every penny of the millions they stole from Beth. But he picked the wrong girl to mess with. Alvie will pursue her ex to Rome in a game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned . . .

But can Alvie get revenge before her crimes catch up with her?

My Thoughts: If it’s anything like Mad, the first book in the series then I know I’m in for a an amazing ride! A fast paced sexy scandalous ride with lots of blood, diamonds, alcohol and Louis Vuitton that is. And do you not what? I actually can’t fucking wait. I’ll be jumping in feet first in my Louboutin heels let me tell you.

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About Author: Chloé Esposito.

Chloé Esposito is the author of the Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know trilogy. She grew up in Cheltenham and now lives in London with her husband and daughter. She has a BA and MA in English from Oxford University, and has been a senior management consultant, an English teacher at two of the UK’s top private schools, and a fashion stylist at Condé Nast and a graduate of the Faber Academy.

You can find out more about Chloe and her work or get in touch with her using the links below.

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Book Details:

Title: Bad.

Author: Chloé Esposito.

Genre: Crime/Mystery/Thriller/Modern & Contemporary Fiction.

Length: 384 pages.

ISBN-10: 0718185722

ISBN-13: 978-0718185725

Publisher: Michael Joseph.

Publication Date: July 26 2018.

I promise to update ASAP!

Love as always, N 😘

Posted in 2018, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – The Dead Ex by Jane Corry.

Happy Thursday gorgeous book geeks! I hope you’re all doing good.

So, not only is today the final day on this wonderful blog tour for The Dead Ex by Jane Corry, it’s also my Happy Birthday!! How amazing that I get to represent an author and book so amazing today of all days.

🌹Blurb: HE CHEATED. HE LIED. HE DIED.

Vicki’s husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress.

So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he’s missing, her first thought is ‘good riddance’. But then the police find evidence suggesting that David is dead. And they think Vicki had something to do with it.

What really happened on the night of David’s disappearance?

And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she’s not even sure of it herself?

🌹My Thoughts: When revenge takes control there’s no getting out of its way. My Dead Ex is proof of that.

A cleverly thought out and enticing plot teamed with interesting, daring and complex characters give us the escapism we crave. Touching on subjects that many of us would never come across it’s been done with care and empathy which shows in the characters and their troubles.

The Dead Ex gives us it all. Slightly long winded at times, but nevertheless worth every single minute invested into it.

A mind niggling, vindictive, dark and dangerous malicious chase of time, life and love.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4/5

🌹Links to buy:

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🌹About Author: Jane Corry

Jane Corry is a former magazine journalist who spent three years working as the writer-in-residence of a high security prison for men. She had never been inside a jail before and this often hair-raising experience helped inspire her Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers, Blood Sisters and My Husband’s Wife.

Jane is a regular life story judge for the Koestler Awards given to prisoners for art and writing. Until recently, Jane was a tutor in creative writing at Oxford University, and she now runs writing workshops in her local area of Devon and speaks at literary festivals all over the world. She has three grown up children and writes the ‘Diary of a First-Time Grandmother’ column for the Daily Telegraph.

You can find out more about Jane or get in touch with her by using the links provided below.

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🌹Book Details:

Title: The Dead Ex.

Author: Jane Corry.

Genre: Crime & Thriller/Psychological Thriller.

Length: 432 Pages.

ISBN-10: 0241981743

ISBN-13: 978-0241981740

ASIN: B073H7PPYQ

Publisher: Penguin.

Publication Date: 28/06/2018

That’s me done and dusted! Thank you once again for being by my side here on TBGWP and listening to me ramble on. I really do appreciate it so much.

I also think that seeing as it is my Birthday, as a Birthday gift to me you all go buy this book. Plus, bargain central across most ebook suppliers as it’s currently only 99p! See, it’s literally calling you to buy it.

Huge shout out to Jane for being such a bad arse and giving us shit hot, head twisting, scary shit books and for letting me read her books early. And of course to the lovely Hannah over at Penguin for also being bad arse and for inviting me onto this tour and letting me read books early. You girls are the best!

Love as always, but with a side of birthday cake and Moët

N 😘

Posted in 2018, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – Relight My Fire by Joanna Bolouri.

Hiya Book Geeks.

Thank you for taking five minutes out to join me today as I give you my truths on day number six on the book blog for Joanna Bolouri’s brand new release, Relight My Fire.

🔥Blurb: When Phoebe and Oliver had their happy ending, they thought the hard part was over. And now, with a five year old daughter, they are far from the blissful hedonistic lifestyle of when they first started dating.

Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they’ve ever wanted in bed – or out of it. But with distractions aplenty, will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom?

🔥My Thoughts: I’ll start by saying if you’re prudish, don’t read this book. To everybody else, get your money out.

The end!

Links to buy underneath…

Only messing, I was genuinely just going to write in big bold letters: YOU NEED THIS BOOK IN YOUR LIFE!

It’s true like, you do. But, I thought I best give you just a tad more.

RMF is a follow on read from our JB’s sensational debut, The List. I would wholeheartedly recommend reading that first. I’m not saying you can’t read this one first mind, but you will thank me later if you do, I promise.

So, we’re back five years after leaving a wonderful happy ending with the fabulous, Phoebe and Oliver, and now demanding jobs and a daughter. Stuck in a rut, in their life and their sex life they’re introduced to a sexy wish jar. What’s a sexy wish jar? Well, it’s a jar in which you can put in anything you’ve ever wanted to ask your other half to do in bed.

(Not going to lie I was a bit disappointed because my sexy wish jar would be a jar of Nutella and a spoon.)

We all know happy endings don’t always mean they end up as happy endings. Most of us in relationships with or without children understand that they all do go stale and could do with some spice put back into them sometimes. Having a modern, up-to-date book that delves into this subject is wonderful. It’s totally relatable and this is what makes it so good. It’s real life, real relationships, real love, real ruts, real time that we end up not spending together because life somehow gets in the way. It’s not easy to keep that connection from the beginning days, so I’m glad it’s been done honestly, respectfully, straight to the point and of course in the hilarious fashion in which our JB (Joanna Bolouri not Justin Bieber) has us accustomed too.

RMF is descriptive but not full on porn, I did expect it to be worse. Worse in a good way that is. However, I’m very hard to make blush so this had me dead from the start with the endless innuendos and hilarious one liners. It is also not just based on sex, although I know a lot of us wouldn’t have minded that. It has a fantastic premise and some nice run along storylines which keeps us drawn in and interesting throughout and also more depth and insight into the characters themselves.

JB is crazy! She amazes me with her talent, execution and humour. As always her flow is on point and reads perfectly. She’s down to earth, clever and I’m pretty smitten with her to tell you the truth. Her books are like stress relief to me.

She is without a doubt RomCom Queen by far and give her a chance and she will be after the Bonk-Buster crown from Rebecca Chance. Yes, I said it…. Now that is some serious praise indeed!

I honestly loved Relight My Fire – the book that is, not the shit song by Take That! It’s funny, energetic, quick, easy, spicy and shocking! You’ll definitely get through it faster than one of those pink gins you have at the end of one of them proper shit days.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

🔥Links to buy:

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🔥Book Details:

Title: Relight My Fire

Author: Joanna Bolouri

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Length: 336 pages

ISBN-10: 1786488582

ISBN-13: 978-1786488589

ASIN: B0722P666Z

Publisher: Quercus

Publication Date: 31st May 2018

🔥About Author:

Joanna Bolouri worked in sales before she began writing professionally at the age of thirty. Winning a BBC comedy script competition allowed her to work and write with stand-up comedians, comedy scriptwriters and actors from across the UK. She’s had articles and reviews published in The Scotsman, The Skinny, the Scottish Sun, the Huffington Post and HecklerSpray. She lives in Glasgow with her daughter.

You can do that, get in touch with her or find out more about her work by using the links provided below.

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So that’s me. Again thank you for stopping by and I really do hope you’ll go grab yourself a copy of this book. It is totally worth it.

Huge thanks as always to Joanna herself and the fabulous Ana McLaughlin and team from Quercus for inviting me to take part today.

N 😘

Posted in 2018, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – One Summer by Jenny Hale

Happy Friday Book Geeks.

Thank you for taking five minutes out to join us today here on TBGWP and day one on The Blog Blitz for Jenny Hale’s brand new release One Summer.

There’s no messing around with me today so I’ll just get to it.

🔹Blurb:

One moment can change everything…

Alice Emerson and best friend Sasha Miller have made a pact. They’ve decided to swap city living for the beautiful white beaches of the Outer Banks and pour everything they have into launching an ice cream shop in the little house by the sea where Alice spent blissful childhood holidays with her grandfather. As Alice and Sasha add colour to the walls of the beach house and tempt the locals with their delicious recipes, their fresh new life begins to take shape.

Swept away by her plans, love is the last thing on Alice’s mind. But she keeps running into mysterious doctor Jack Barnes, and finds herself falling for his golden charm and warm smile. As they laugh through sunshine-filled days and long romantic evenings, Alice tries hard not to think he could be the one for her – Jack is only here for the season, and Alice has had her fair share of heartbreak.

Just when Alice’s summer couldn’t be more perfect, she discovers an old letter tucked away in the beach house. It contains a family secret that turns Alice’s world upside down and threatens the future of the ice cream shop. And then Jack reveals a secret of his own…

Will Alice have her dreams shattered and her heart broken, or can she find true happiness this summer?

🔹My Thoughts: You all know by now that I’m a huge Jenny Hale fan, so it will come as no surprise that I am all in for this book.

Yet again we are taken on a tranquil beautiful journey of family, friendship and love that our Jenny is best known for.

Taken to the beaches and absolute delightful Outer Backs of North Carolina we are given a read that takes us on a journey of new beginnings with Alice and her son Henry (who I will admit to being a breath of fresh air to the read) and her best friend Sasha. Helping along a great premise we’re given secrets, twists and descriptive and in-depth gorgeous family memories. Together this provides us with a laid-back and easy summer read.

Now as always I’ll give you the truth and my truth today with One Summer is that it did (to me) have pacing issues. It’s slow to build up and then pretty quick near the end. I think some may find it long and tedious at times because of this.

I also really disliked Jack and his manipulative vibe which resulted in him ALWAYS getting his own way. This had me wanting to jump in the pages screaming ‘Alice, leg it!, leg it now, proper fast!’. Red Flags everywhere with that one let me tell you. To be fair this didn’t take much away for me, but because I’m deducting points I know you will want to know why if I say I really enjoyed it, which I did.

Jenny Hale does feel good romance books that are happy go lucky and have magical happy endings. These reads are perfect for those who just want a beautiful escape. Those who just want to relax and forget about their troubles and just be in the sweetness and goodness of it all. Sometimes that is exactly what we need. One Summer has an easy-read, laid-back style, which is perfect for these types of books and what’s so great about that is that Jenny makes no apologies for any of that which I am so grateful for.

One Summer is the perfect accompaniment to your summer this year. Whether it be on holiday, at home, in the sun, wind, rain or snow. It is easy escapism for the romantic in us all.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

3/5

🔹Links to buy:

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🔹About me by Jenny Hale:

When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.

Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.

While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result was Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about the magic of love at Christmas, and 2017 TV movie on The Hallmark Channel.

The rest is history.

When I’m not writing, I’m a mother of two boys and a wife to a very supportive husband.

🔹Book Details:

Title: One Summer

Author: Jenny Hale

Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction/ChickLit

Length: 290 Pages

ISBN-10: 1786815214

ISBN-13: 978-1786815217

ASIN: B07BXVBJ3F

Publisher: Bookouture

Publication Date: TODAY! June 1st 2018

🔹So that’s all I have for you.

Once again thank you for stopping by and I hope you’ll all give One Summer a try. I also hope you’ll join me in wishing Jenny a happy publication day. You can do that and get in touch with her or find out more about her work by using the links provided below.

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Huge thanks as always to Jenny herself and the amazing Kate Nash from Bookouture.

N 😘

Posted in 2018, reviews

Book Review: The Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood.

🌑The Day Of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood

Source: ARC courtesy of Penguin/VikingBooks – Thank you!

🌑BLURB: They say you killed…BUT WHAT IF THEY’RE WRONG?

Sixty seconds after she wakes from a coma, Maggie’s world is torn apart

The police tell her that her daughter Elspeth is dead. That she drowned when the car Maggie had been driving plunged into the river. Maggie remembers nothing.

When Maggie begs to see her husband Sean, the police tell her that he has disappeared. He was last seen on the day of her daughter’s funeral.

What really happened that day at the river?

Where is Maggie’s husband?

And why can’t she shake the suspicion that somewhere, somehow, her daughter is still alive?

🌑MY REVIEW: A slow fumbling suspenseful start that cascades so fast into a deep night-terror so dark and soul destroying it has you fighting hard to get out of it.

A violating, fearsome and mind challenging read with a complex plot and a mother lost in it all just doing what any mother would – everything!

To be totally honest here, I was pretty scared going into this read as I am a HUGE advocate for Nuala’s debut novel, My Sisters Bones. I should not have worried because with a skill, precision and mind of absolute horror she has done it again.

Clever. Original. Inventive. Exhilarating.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

🌑LINKS TO BUY:

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🌑BOOK DETAILS:

Title: The Day Of The Accident

Author: Nuala Ellwood

Genre: Psychological Thriller. Mystery & Thrillers. General Fiction (Adult)

Length: 400 pages

ISBN-10: 0241977347

ISBN-13: 978-0241977347

Publisher: Viking Books – Penguin

Publication Date: September 6th 2018

🌑ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nuala Ellwood was chosen as one of the Observer’s ‘New Faces of Fiction 2017’ for her first thriller, the bestselling My Sister’s Bones. Nuala teaches Creative Writing at York St John University, and lives in the city with her husband and son.

You can go say hello and find out more about Nuala Ellwood and get books by visiting:

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🌑If you haven’t already read Nuala Elwood’s debut My Sisters Bones then I really think you should. Links to my review and buying options.

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Book Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

📙Clean by Juno Dawson

Source: review copy courtesy of Quercus Children’s Books – Thank you 🙏🏻

📙BLURB: When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she’s hit rock bottom.

She’s wrong. Rock bottom is when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility.

From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady.

As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all …

It’s a dirty business getting clean.

Addiction and redemption, love and despair. Clean will have you hooked from the first page.

*WARNING* If you have suffered or suffer with addiction or a compulsive mental illness, please read this book carefully. Also, you’re good people.

📙MINI REVIEW: Pushing addiction and mental health to the top and shouting to the world that this is not bad this is life and this is an illness.

Lexi’s story will bond and hold you as you take an inside look into a world that shatters so many lives. It’s poignant and to the point. Clever and cocky. Justified and hard. Accepting and important. Most importantly it’s real, educational and extremely touching.

It’s a perfect example of judgement and hopefully this will help the younger generations see that it’s the uneducated morons who shadow mental health and addiction and tarnish everyone with the same brush.

People will learn from Lexi and that to me is the most important part of the book. The power of writing hey?

A little gold book that is going to open up eyes and hearts worldwide.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

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📙BOOK DETAILS:

Title: Clean.

Author: Juno Dawson.

Genre: Teens & YA.

Reading Level: 12 and up.

Length: 400 pages.

ISBN-10: 1786540363

ISBN-13: 978-1786540362

ASIN: B076B19PXX

Publisher: Quercus Children’s Books

Publication Date: April 5th 2018

📙ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Previously wrote under the name James Dawson

Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of six novels for young adults. In 2016, she authored the best-selling World Book Day title: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE.

Her next novel is the beautiful and emotive MARGOT & ME (Jan 2017) which will be followed by her adult debut, the memoir THE GENDER GAMES (Jul 17).

Juno also wrote the bestselling non-fiction guide to life for young LGBT people, THIS BOOK IS GAY. In 2016 a follow-up, MIND YOUR HEAD, featured everything a young person needs to know about mental health.

Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, Glamour Magazine and The Guardian and has contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education.

Juno’s titles have received rave reviews and have been translated into more than ten languages around the world.

Juno grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper. In 2015, Juno announced her intention to undergo gender transition and live as a woman.

Juno writes full time and lives in Brighton. In her spare time, she STILL loves Doctor Who and is a keen follower of horror films and connoisseur of pop music. In 2014 Juno became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.

You can visit Juno’s website at junodawson.com and find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Goodreads.