Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – Mummy’s Favourite by Sarah Flint.

Guys, it’s Tuesday, it’s proper cold and I have a spine chilling book to show you all about on today’s tour.

I’m jumping straight in…

👁Blurb: Buried in a woodland grave are a mother and her child.

One is alive. One is dead.

It is one of the most harrowing cases to hit D.C. Charlie Stafford’s department in years. Then more pairs of mothers and children go missing – and it’s Charlie’s job to find them.

Soon, Charlie is hunting down a brutal serial killer with a twisted mind. But as she closes in on the culprit, she realises she’s in more danger than she thought…

He’s watching. He’s waiting. Who’s next?

👁Extract:

👁My Thoughts: A compelling dark and utterly horrifying read.

As a mother this book absolutely put the shits up me, I’m not even going to lie. It is dire. It is excruciatingly evil and has you gripped by the throat from the off.

For a debut book I have to say Mummy’s Favourite has certainly made a huge impact in the book community and on me. Sarah Flint has Meticulously given us every single thing we want and love in a crime/serial killer read. For that she has already proven she will be an author to definitely watch out for.

It’s honestly a read so shocking, original and gritty. Chilling, engaging and suspenseful. Dark and utterly disturbing. After all that badness, is it wrong for me to say fantastic?

I can’t wait to see what D.C. Stafford gets up to next.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

👁Links to buy:

▫️Amazon

▫️iBooks

▫️Google Play

▫️Kobo

▫️Waterstones

▫️WHSmith

▫️Book Depository

▫️Audible

👁Book Details:

Title: Mummy’s Favourite

Author: Sarah Flint

Genre: Crime/Mystery&Thriller

Length: PB-352 Pages. Ebook: 278 Pages

ISBN: 1786690691

ISBN-10: 1789541859

ISBN-13: 978-1789541854

ASIN: B01FHYZWD8

Publisher: Aria

Publication Date: 10/01/2019

👁About the Author:

With a Metropolitan Police career spanning 35 years Sarah has spent her adulthood surrounded by victims, criminals and police officers. She continues to work and lives in London with her partner and has three older daughters.

You can learn more about Sarah and her books by using the following links:

▫️Twitter

▫️Facebook

▫️GoodReads

That’s me my fellow book geeks. As always thank you so much for joining me here on TBGWP your support is always appreciated.

Big thank you to Sarah herself and to the lovely Vicky over at HOZ for inviting me onto the tour.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – The Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood.

Seriously can you believe it’s Monday already? No need at all is there? 😩👎🏻

To cheer you up and out of your Monday blues, I have a book so good it is sitting higher than higher on my book of 2019 list. Seriously, it’s going to be hard to catch it up.

So, I have the honour to be hosting and starting off the blog tour for Nuala Ellwood’s brand new release, The Day After the Accident.

Also, Hi everybody, I hope you’re all doing ok today? Thanks for popping over. Sorry for being ignorant 🤦🏻‍♀️

♦️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 Thoughts: 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 trying to do what any mother would for her child – everything!

To be totally honest with you here, I was pretty scared going into this read as I am a HUGE advocate for Nuala’s debut novel, My Sister’s Bones and was worried it could not be matched or bettered. By the way, if you’ve not already read it, I seriously recommend it to you it’s fabulous!

Anyway, I should definitely not have worried because with a skill, precision and mind of absolute horror Nuala has done it again. You are taken into the dark from the start and gripped, kicked, shocked and left to digest a twist so crazy you will be thinking of it for a very long time after you’ve finished.

Clever. Original. Inventive. Exhilarating.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

♦️Links to buy:

Amazon

iBooks

Google Play

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

Audio Book

♦️Book Details:

Title: The Day of the Accident.

Author: Nuala Ellwood.

Genre: Psychological Thriller/Mystery/Crime/General Fiction (Adult).

Length: 400 Pages.

ISBN-10: 0241977347

ISBN-13: 978-0241977347

ASIN: B07BB86WXV

Publisher: Penguin.

Publication Date: 21/02/2019

♦️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 learn more more about Nuala Ellwood and her books by using the following links:

Blog

Twitter

Facebook

GoodReads

Instagram

Do you reckon I like this book?

Do you reckon I like this author?

No seriously I proper don’t even give a shite that I’m proper fan-girling and everything. You know when you find books that just fit with you and you know you’ll read them over and over again? Her books are them books. Seriously, treat yourselves.

Keep a look out for the rest of the tour and the rest of the bloggers involved.

Huge thank you to Nuala herself for writing extraordinary books, and to Ellie over at Penguin for inviting me onto the tour and sending me out fab ARC’s. You’re the best!

And last but not least, thank you to you all for listen to me waffle on this Monday. I hope this week is a fabulous one for you all.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, reviews

BT – Summer on the Italian Lake by Lucy Coleman.

Happy Tuesday book geeks. How are you all?

Today I’m hosting on the second part of Lucy Coleman’s blog tour for her lovely new novel Summer on the Italian Lake.

🌤Blurb: Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life.

So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?

Brie’s sun-drenched Italian summer could be the beginning of this writer’s very own happy-ever-after

🌤My Thoughts: Unfortunately I don’t have my review for you today. Don’t worry I’m 76% through, but as you know sometimes life and the kids get in the way. As soon as I’m finished it will be up for you to read. I’m enjoying the read a lot. It is one of those books that you melt into. Escapism at its finest.

If you think you might fancy it you can actually read a sample from the book on iBooks, GooglePlay, Kobo and Lucy’s website to make sure it’s definitely one for you. Links are below.

🌤Links to buy:

Amazon

iBooks

Google Play

Kobo

🌤Book Details:

Title: Summer on the Italian Lake.

Author: Lucy Coleman.

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance/General Fiction (Adult).

Length: ebook: 288 Pages. PB: 402 Pages.

ISBN: 1788541561

ISBN-10: 1788541561

ISBN-13: 978-1788541565

ASIN: B07HPD2KNV

Publisher: Aria.

Publication Date: 05/02/2019

🌤About the Author:

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

You can learn more about Lynn and Lucy and their books using the following links:

Author Website

Facebook

Twitter

GoodReads

So that’s me done. Quick and easy for you all today. Thank you so much for joining me here today on TBGWP and for your continuous support. I seriously appreciate it.

Big shout out to Lynn herself and Vicky over at Head of Zeus for inviting me onto the tour.

Right I have to go, I have a date with a Toblerone and the rest of this beautiful book.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Miscellaneous, News

99 Books For 99p – Psychological Thriller/Mystery & Thriller/Crime – Kindle Editon.

People of the book world, I have some absolute cracking bargains for you today. The ebooks on Amazon right now are so good! Especially the 99p’ers in the Psychological Thriller, Mystery & Thrillers and Crime sections. I mean some seriously fabulous books and some seriously big names and publishers too.

I’ve put together a list of 99 kindle books all priced at 99p for you. They are in no particular order and some are pre-orders on offer for upcoming 2019 smashes.

I hope you find something to sink your teeth into.

Ready?

1) Day of the Accident by Nuala Ellwood.

Blurb: 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?

BUY

2) Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard.

Blurb: Did she leave, or was she taken?

The day Adam Dunne’s girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that reads ‘I’m sorry – S’ sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her. 

Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate – and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before. To get the answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable. And he must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground…

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3) The Couple on Cedar Close by Anna-Lou Weatherley.

Blurb: One sunny August afternoon, the residents of Cedar Close throw their annual summer barbecue. Children play in the cherry-tree lined street, tables are laden with food, and the wine is flowing. For Laurie Mills, it’s her first time meeting the neighbours. And it’s the first time she discovers her husband Robert is having an affair.

Cedar Close has always been a nice place to live – a quiet suburban street where everyone looks out for one another and bad things don’t happen.

Until late one evening, when Robert Mills is found dead in his bedroom.

Downstairs, in their beautiful kitchen, his wife Laurie sits alone in the dark with her head in her hands. 

She can’t remember the last few hours, but she knows she didn’t kill Robert.

The trouble is, no-one believes her…

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4) Watching You by Lisa Jewell.

Blurb: You’re back home after four years working abroad, new husband in tow.

You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re crashing in your big brother’s spare room.

That’s when you meet the man next door.

He’s the head teacher at the local school. Twice your age. Extraordinarily attractive. You find yourself watching him.

All the time.

But you never dreamed that your innocent crush might become a deadly obsession.

Or that someone is watching you.

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5) The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd.

Blurb: You’re in love with a man on Death Row in Florida, convicted of a brutal murder twenty years ago.

You’re convinced he didn’t do it, and you’re determined to prove it. You’re part of a mass online campaign that picks holes in the case, uncovers evidence of police incompetence, and agitates for this miscarriage of justice to be overturned.

Now you’re married to him, and he’s a free man, his conviction thrown out. You have the rest of your lives to spend together.

You’re overjoyed. After all, he’s innocent.

Isn’t he?

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6) Spare Room by Dreda Say Mitchell.

Blurb: Beautiful double room to let to single person 

Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautiful room to rent in a large house. The live-in owners are a kind and welcoming couple. Everything is fine until she finds a suicide note hidden in her room. But when the couple insist this man didn’t exist and that Lisa is their first tenant, Lisa begins to doubt herself.

Compelled to uncover the secrets of the man who lived in the room before her, Lisa is alarmed when increasingly disturbing incidents start to happen. Someone doesn’t want Lisa to find out the truth.

As the four walls of this house and its secrets begin to close in on Lisa, she descends into a hellish hall of mirrors where she’s not sure what’s real and what’s not as she claws her way towards the truth…

This room has already claimed one victim?

Is it about to take another?

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7) Black Heart by Anna-Lou Weatherley.

Blurb: There’s a letter on the floor covered with blood next to a heart-shaped box of chocolates. The note says: ‘My beautiful darling, I’m sorry, please forgive me.’

When the body of a man is found with his wrists slashed in a London hotel room, it appears at first to be a tragic suicide. But Detective Dan Riley suspects there is more to this case than meets the eye and the pathology report confirms his worst fears – the victim was poisoned and suddenly Dan is dealing with a murder inquiry. 

Then he makes a disturbing discovery, uncovering links between the victim and a woman calling herself Goldilocks on an online dating site. Is she seeking revenge or something more? 

Still grieving the devastating loss of his girlfriend and unborn child in a car accident two years ago, Dan throws everything he has into the investigation. Yet just as Dan begins to piece together the clues of this complex case, the body of a woman is found in her bed with identical wounds. 

Dan is on the trail of a twisted individual who is much closer than he realises. Can he overcome his own demons and stop the killer before it’s too late? 

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8) The Couple by Sarah Mitchell.

Blurb: Following a whirlwind four-month romance, lawyer Claire and hotel entrepreneur Angus are engaged to be married. Happy and successful, and ready to start their new life together, Claire and Angus find what they believe to be the perfect home.

But when Claire meets Mark, the man selling them the house, he looks eerily familiar. He looks exactly like the man she loved five years ago, the man she couldn’t bear to lose.

As Claire finds herself irresistibly drawn to Mark and crosses lines she never thought she’d cross, Angus’ behaviour becomes increasingly suspicious. Soon Claire doesn’t know whether she can trust Mark, Angus… or even herself.

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9) An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen.

Blurb: Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive, and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr Shields may know what she’s thinking . . . and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what is real in her life, and what is one of Dr Shields’s manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

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10) Deliver Me by Karen Cole.

Blurb: When Abby’s doctor tells her she’s two months pregnant she doesn’t believe him. She can’t be – she hasn’t had sex for over a year. But to her astonishment and dismay, multiple tests confirm it’s true.

Desperately searching for an explanation, Abby recalls New Year’s Day – the terrible hangover, the hole in her memory where the night before should have been and the inexplicable sense of unease – and realises that this baby must have been conceived at her best friend Danny’s NYE party. 

Horrified that someone would have taken advantage of her intoxicated state, Abby enlists the help of Danny to find out which of the party guests assaulted her. But, when she starts to receive anonymous messages, it seems that while she has been looking into the father of her baby, someone has been watching her…

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11) You Let Me In by Lucy Clarke.

Blurb: Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her house . . .

I’M IN YOUR HOUSE

There’s a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows.

I’M IN YOUR HEAD

Maybe it’s all in Elle’s mind? She’s a writer – her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night.

AND NOW I KNOW YOUR SECRET

As fear and paranoia close in, Elle’s own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past – and she’s given them the key…

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12) Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh.

Blurb: One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.

Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? 

Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .

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13) The Widow Next Door by L.A. Detwiler.

Blurb: When newlyweds Jane and Alex Clarke move into an idyllic house on the quaint Bristol Lane, they are excited for a new beginning in what will be their ‘forever home’.

And when an elderly neighbour welcomes them, she soon becomes a friend. But she grows a little too interested in the couple next door as she sits watching them, day in, day out, from the rocking chair in her window.

Alex says it will be fine. After all, she’s a lonely widow who just wants some company. But when she invites Jane into her home, who knows what she’ll find there…

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14) He is Watching You by Charlie Gallagher.

Blurb: A young woman’s body is left in a metal container in a remote location. The killer is careful to position her under a camera that links to his smartphone. He likes to look back at his work.

HE IS WATCHING HER.

BUT SHE ISN’T DEAD.

So he will return to finish the job. He can barely contain his excitement at the thought of getting to do it all over again. But he must be careful. He cannot rush. Rushing makes you careless.

Detective Maddie Ives is new to the area. She is handed a missing person report: a young woman with a drink problem who’s been reported missing fifteen times. It looks like a waste of time. But DS Ives has a bad feeling about the woman’s disappearance.

DI Harry Blaker is called to a hit and run of an elderly man left to die on a quiet country road. There is no motive and it looks like a tragic accident. But he’s been working Major Crime long enough to know that something isn’t quite right.

The two officers find their investigations intertwine and they will need to work together.

BUT THEY MUST WORK FAST. TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE WOMAN IN THE CONTAINER.

And the killer has already identified his next target.

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15) Two Little Girls by Frances Vick.

Blurb: It’s 1985 and the disappearance of ten-year-old Lisa Cook shocks the nation. Her best friend, Kirsty, traumatised and fearful, gives evidence that helps to put the Cook family’s lodger behind bars.

…But what if Kirsty made a mistake?

Now, decades later, Kirsty leaves a life she loves to move back to the hometown she hates – tortured by her memories, she’s determined to finally uncover the truth about what happened to Lisa that day. But someone is waiting for her there, someone close to her family. Someone who is hoping to finish off a job that was started years ago…

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16) Inside The Whispers by A J Waines.

Blurb: Dr Samantha Willerby, a specialist in Post Traumatic Stress, has never seen anything like this before. Following a fire on the London Underground, three survivors seek her help but although unmistakably traumatised, their stories don’t match the facts. Are they ‘faking it’? Sam’s confusion turns to horror when one by one, instead of recovering, they are driven to suicide.

When her lover, Conrad, begins to suffer the same terrifying flashbacks, Sam is desperate to find out what’s causing them. As a mysterious and chilling conspiracy begins to unravel the nightmares begin for Sam…

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17) Pretty Ugly Lies by Pamela Crane.

Blurb: What causes a woman to murder her whole family?

Jo’s idyllic life would make most people jealous. Until one day her daughter is abducted and the only way to find her is to unravel her dark past.

Ellie is a devoted wife… until she discovers the pain of betrayal. Now vengeance is all she can think about.

Party-girl Shayla knows how to hide her demons. But when she’s confronted with a life-shattering choice, it will cost her everything.

June knows suffering intimately, though the smile she wears keeps it hidden. 

Soon the lives of these four women intersect and one of them is about to snap…

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18) Trust Her by Jessica Vallance.

Blurb: Charlotte is a people pleaser – she can’t help but go the extra mile. So when she stumbles upon an unconscious man one night, it’s only natural that she wants to help.

Brought into the arms of the victim’s loving family, she sees at once how much they need her. But while his parents happily welcome her into the fold, his sister is another story. It’s not just that Rebecca doesn’t like Charlotte, she clearly doesn’t trust her either.

But the more time Charlotte spends in Rebecca’s company, the more she suspects she’s the one with something to hide. And if Charlotte is to protect this family – and herself – she’ll need to do whatever she can to find out what that is . . .

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19) Before I Find You by Ali Knight.

Blurb: Meet THE HUSBAND WATCHER  Maggie Malone. She is a Private Investigator, or a ‘sex detective’ as she likes to say. She’ll find out if he’s cheating on you. And you’ll pay her to do it. Helene Moreau can certainly afford to pay.

Both women know from experience, there is no smoke without fire. But neither of them is prepared for the blaze they are about to spark . . .

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20) Forget My Name by J.S. Monroe.

Blurb: You are outside your front door. 

There are strangers in your house. 

Then you realise. You can’t remember your name.

She arrived at the train station after a difficult week at work. Her bag had been stolen, and with it, her identity. Her whole life was in there – passport, wallet, house key. When she tried to report the theft, she couldn’t remember her own name. All she knew was her own address. 

Now she’s outside Tony and Laura’s front door. She says she lives in their home. They say they have never met her before. 

One of them is lying.

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21) Bird Box by Josh Malerman.

Blurb: Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew.

Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing

And we couldn’t look outside anymore.

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22) Cuckoo by Sophie Draper.

Blurb: When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire. She hadn’t seen Elizabeth in years, but the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship, and a chance to start again.

But going through Elizabeth’s belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried. In particular, the story her stepmother would tell her, about two little girls and the terrible thing they do.

As heavy snow traps Caro in the village, where her neighbours stare and whisper, Caro is forced to question why Elizabeth hated her so much, and what she was hiding. But does she really want to uncover the truth?

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23) Remember Me by D.E. White.

Blurb: Fifteen years ago Ellen Smith vanished from the woods near her small Welsh village. Never to be seen again.

Eight people were in the woods that night: eight splintered lives, eight people hiding a terrible secret. But who can remember the truth?

Now, Ellen’s best friend, Detective Ava Cole is all grown up back in the village where it all began, and everyone is asking the same question.

What really happened to Ellen?

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24) Into The Water by Paula Hawkins.

Blurb: Just days before her sister plunged to her death, Jules ignored her call.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules must return to her sister’s house to care for her daughter, and to face the mystery of Nel’s death.

But Jules is afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of this small town that is drowning in secrecy . . . 

And of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

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25) A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke.

Blurb: The deeper the water, the darker the secrets

There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing…

When Eva’s husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson’s brother’s doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband’s past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she’s no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with – or someone else entirely…

The truth is, it was all a lie . . .

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26) Need To Know by Karen Cleveland.

Blurb: Married for ten years. Four children. She thought she knew her husband better than anyone.
She was wrong.

You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer.

Your task: break into a Russian criminal’s laptop and find proof that he’s concealing five deep-cover agents – seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

You’re in. Five faces stare back at you.

One of them is your husband.

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27) Who Is She by Ben Cheetham.

Blurb: Her eyes pop open like someone surfacing from a nightmare. Shreds of moonlight glimmer through a woodland canopy. How did she get here? A thousand bells seem to be clanging in her ears. There is a strange, terrible smell. Both sweet and bitter. Like burnt meat. Her senses scream that something is very, very wrong. Then she sees it. A hole in the ground. Deep and rectangular. Like a grave…

After the death of his wife, Jack is starting to get his life back on track. But things are about to get complicated.

A woman lies in a hospital bed, clinging to life after being shot in the head. She claims to remember nothing, not even her own name. Who is she? That is the question Jack must answer. All he has to go on is a mysterious facial tattoo.

Damaged kindred spirits, Jack and the nameless woman quickly form a bond. But he can’t afford to fall for someone who might put his family at risk. People are dying. Their deaths appear to be connected to the woman. What if she isn’t really the victim? What if she’s just as bad as the ‘Unspeakable Monsters’ who put her in hospital?

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28) Where The Truth Lies by M J Lee.

Blurb: DI Thomas Ridpath was on the up in the Manchester CID: a promising young detective whose first case involved capturing a notorious serial killer. But ten years later he’s recovering from a serious illness and on the brink of being forced out of the police. Then people start dying: tortured, murdered, in an uncanny echo of Ridpath’s first case.

As the investigation intensifies, old bodies go missing, records can’t be found and the murder count grows. Caught in a turf war between the police and the coroner’s office, digging up skeletons some would rather forget, Ridpath is caught in a race against time: a race to save his career, his marriage… And lives.

When a detective goes missing everything is on the line. Can Ridpath close the case and save his colleague?

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29) Someone You Know by Olivia Isaac-Henry.

Blurb: Tess Piper was fourteen when her adored twin sister Edie disappeared.

She has spent the last twenty years building a life away from her fractured family, desperate to escape the shadow of the past.

Only now she needs to confront the huge hole her sister’s disappearance left in her life, because a body has been found. The police are shining a spotlight on the Piper family. And secrets are about to surface.

After all, it’s common knowledge that more often than not, these crimes are committed by someone close to the victim. Someone they trust. Someone they know…

What really happened to Edie Piper?

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30) Keep Your Friends Close by June Taylor.

Blurb: A friend who won’t let you escape.
When Karin is taken on a romantic break by her loving partner Aaron, she can’t wait for him to propose. But her surprise weekend quickly becomes a nightmare from which she may never escape.

Who wants everything you have.
They are staying by the beach at the Midland – a grand hotel where Karin used to work. And where Karin’s dangerous and obsessive ex, whom she has been trying to leave behind for years, is waiting patiently for her to return.

Who won’t stop until your life is in ruins.
Now all of Karin’s darkest secrets are being dragged into the light and her friends are turning against her. When one of them is murdered, Karin begins to realise just how treacherous relationships can be…

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31) Close Your Eyes by Darren O’Sullivan.

Blurb: When Daniel woke up from a coma he had no recollection of the life he lived before. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the other end is. He has been given one warning, if he doesn’t find out his family will be murdered.

Rachael needs to protect her son. Trapped with no way out she will do anything to ensure they survive. But sometimes mothers can’t save their children and her only hope is Daniel’s memory.

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32) The Home by Karen Osman.

Blurb: Angela was just a baby when she was abandoned, and a children’s home is no place to grow up. When manager Ray takes girls off to his ‘den’ in the garden, they always come back crying… 

So, when wealthy couple James and Rosemary come to choose a child to adopt, Angela is desperate to escape. 

Years later, Angela starts to search for her birth mother, Evelyn, hoping to heal the scars of her childhood. But strange and sinister events start to unfold. And Evelyn fears she may not survive her daughter’s return.

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33) The Accident by Natalie Barelli.

Blurb: Eve seemed so lovely at first. In fact Katherine liked her so much, she gave her a job in her office, introduced her to her friends, and even let her stay in her mother’s empty house. 

Now Eve is not so nice, and the more Katherine tries to get away from her, the more her life spirals out of control.

Because Eve knows, about the accident. She was there. And back then, when she was still nice, she was going to help make it all go away. Because if anyone found out what Katherine did that night, she would lose everything. Her daughter, her relationship, her dream job…

But help comes at a price. And if Katherine wants to keep her almost perfect life the way it is…

She’ll have to pay.

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34) The Taken Girls by G.D Sanders.

Blurb: When a missing teenage girl reappears unharmed but pregnant, the case falls to DI Edina Ogborne, the newest recruit of Canterbury Police. But Ed’s already got her hands full with a team who don’t want her, an ex who won’t quit, and terrible guilt over a secret from her past.

As Ed investigates the case, she discovers Canterbury has seen this crime not once, but several times before. And when Ed and her detectives encounter missing historic police files, falsified school records, and Ed’s new lover as a prime suspect, it becomes clear that the system has been corrupted.

Can Ed find the kidnapper behind these depraved crimes before he strikes again? Or has time already run out?

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35) Out of the Silence by Owen Mullen.

Blurb: Star investigative reporter Ralph Buchanan’s glory days are behind him. His newspaper has banished him abroad, not knowing the greatest moment of his long career is waiting for him there.

When Simone Jasnin asks him to help expose a grave injustice, he finds himself embroiled in a harrowing tale that began in a dusty rural settlement, setting in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of everyone involved.

Seven years later, members of a prominent family are being brutally murdered one by one. The only clue is a hand-carved wooden bangle left at the scene of each crime.

As the list of suspects grows and the tension mounts, Ralph realises the answers might be closer to home than he ever thought possible.

Solving the mystery will put him back on top but at what cost?

Only when the smoke clears will the killing stop and honour be satisfied…

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36) A Mother’s Sacrifice by Gemma Metcalfe.

Blurb: The day Louisa and James bring their newborn son home from the hospital marks a new beginning for all of them. To hold their child in their arms, makes all the stress and trauma of fertility treatment worth it. Little Cory is theirs and theirs alone. Or so they think…

After her mother’s suicide when she was a child, Louisa’s life took an even darker turn. But meeting James changed everything. She can trust him to protect her, and to never leave her. Even if deep down, she worries that she has never told him the full truth about her past, or the truth about their baby.

But someone knows all her secrets – and that person is watching and waiting, with a twisted game that will try to take everything Louisa holds dear.

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37) Between The Lines by Michelle Adams.

Blurb:CHLOE DANIELS WAKES IN A HOSPITAL WITH NO MEMORY OF HOW SHE GOT THERE.

She doesn’t recognise the strangers who call themselves family. She can’t even remember her own name.
As she slowly recovers, her parents and sister begin to share details of her life. 
The successful career. The seaside home. The near-fatal car crash.

But Chloe senses they’re keeping dark secrets – and her determination to uncover them will have devastating consequences as the shocking truth is revealed…

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38) The Last Lie by Alex Lake.

Blurb: For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted – a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better than good.

They’ll be perfect.

For Alfie, it couldn’t be more different. His life with Claire is built on a lie. A lot of lies. And she can never find out.

Because Alfie has plans for her. Plans which must never come to light. But lies have a way of taking on a life of their own, and when his do, the consequences threaten to destroy everything.

For him and Claire.

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39) She Chose Me by Tracy Emerson.

Blurb: Grace has returned to London after twenty years abroad to manage her dying mother’s affairs. When she receives a blank Mother’s Day card in the post, she is confused and unsettled. Who could have sent it to her and why? She isn’t a mother. 

Another Mother’s Day card arrives. Then come the silent phone calls. Haunted by disturbing flashbacks, Grace starts to unravel. Someone is out to get her. Someone who knows what she has done. Someone who will make her face the past she has run from for so long. 

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40) Am I Guilty by Jackie Kabler.

Blurb: I never thought it would happen to me…
 
One moment I had it all – a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, a fulfilling career and two adorable children. The next, everything came crashing down around me.
 
They said it was my fault. They said I’m the worst mother in the world. And even though I can’t remember what happened that day, they wouldn’t lie to me. These are my friends, my family, people I trust.
 
But then why do I have this creeping sensation that something is wrong? Why do I feel like people are keeping secrets? Am I really as guilty as they say? And if I’m not, what will happen when the truth comes out…?

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41) My Name is Anna by Lizzy Barber.

Blurb: Two women – desperate to unlock the truth.
How far will they go to lay the past to rest?

ANNA has been taught that virtue is the path to God. But on her eighteenth birthday she defies her Mamma’s rules and visits Florida’s biggest theme park. 

She has never been allowed to go – so why, when she arrives, does everything seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives on the same day?

ROSIE has grown up in the shadow of the missing sister she barely remembers, her family fractured by years of searching without leads. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, the media circus resumes in full flow, and Rosie vows to uncover the truth. 

But will she find the answer before it tears her family apart?

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42) My Sister is Missing by Carissa Ann Lynch.

Blurb: A twenty-year-old local mystery that has never been solved.

A bone-chilling VHS tape depicting a horrific crime.

Neighbors with something to hide.

And a sister who is missing.

Emily has to find out the truth. But is her sister Madeline the victim…or the one to blame?

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43) Too Close by Natalie Daniels.

Blurb: Connie and Ness met in the park while their children played. As they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable.

But when Ness’s marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids. 

It’s all too much. Something has to give.

Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. They say she committed a terrible crime but she says she can’t remember a thing.

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44) The Good Teacher by Rachel Satgeant.

Blurb: Even the good have to die.
A beloved teacher is murdered and left in a ditch beside a country lane. His wife is found beaten and gagged in their suburban home.

Even the best schools have secrets.
New detective Pippa Adams learns that the teacher ran a homework club for vulnerable pupils. But what did he really teach them?

Even the perfect family has something to hide.
When Pippa scratches the surface of the school community, she meets families who’ve learned a shattering lesson. And finally uncovers the good teacher’s darkest secrets…

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45) If They Knew by Joanne Sefton.

Blurb: If they knew the truth, there’d be no going back . . .

Nobody in Barbara Marsden’s family knows about her past, least of all her daughter Helen. But someone wants the truth to come out.

When Helen discovers a sinister note at Barbara’s house, she can’t understand who would want to threaten her mother. She’s determined to find out who sent it, but soon realises her search might hurt her own family and put Barbara at risk…

What really happened all those years ago? And who is going to end up paying the price?

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46) Under My Skin by Lisa Unger.

Blurb: It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run. She’s trying to move on but what happened that day is still haunting her. And now she’s sure she is being followed…

Sleep deprived and secretly self-medicating, Poppy is unable to separate her dreams from reality. She feels like she’s losing her mind. But what if she’s not? What if she’s actually remembering what really happened? What if her husband wasn’t who he said he was? And what if his killer is still watching her…

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47) Who I Am by Sarah Simpson.

Blurb: I know everything about you. 

And you know everything about me… except 

WHO I AM.

Andi met Camilla at university. Instantly best friends, they shared everything together. Until their long-planned graduation celebration ends in tragedy… 

Years later, Andi is living a seemingly perfect life on the rugged Cornish Coast with her loving husband, happy children and dream home. Yet Andi is haunted by a secret she thought only she knew. 

Someone out there is bringing Andi’s deepest fears to life. And she knows there’s no escaping the past that has come back to haunt her… 

You trusted me with your secrets, you told me everything, you thought I was your best friend… but you have no idea WHO I AM.

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48) The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.

Blurb: In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.

The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
The outsider

The victim.

Not an accident – a murder among friends.

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49) As Long as We Both Live by JoAnn Chaney.

Blurb: ‘My wife! I think she’s dead!’ Matt frantically calls to park rangers, explaining that he and his wife, Marie, were out hiking when she stumbled on a cliff edge and fell into the raging river below. They start a search but aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall.
It’s a tragic accident.

But when police discover Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances – a fire in their family home – they have a lot more questions for him.

Is Matt a grieving husband, or has he just killed his second wife? Detectives Loren and Spengler dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free.

So what happens when you’re done making it work?

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50) Next Victim by Helen H.Durrant.

Blurb: A young man’s body is found burnt and tortured by a Manchester canal. 

He was a journalism student who told his friends he was working on a big story. His death leads the police on a false trail.

Detective Rachel King investigates. She has a secret, the love of her life is a well-known villain. He has recently come back on the scene. But what does he really want?

A brutal serial killer with a taste for good-looking young blonde men.

A student who thinks she has a long-lost brother. But even her own father doesn’t believe her. She was involved with the first victim.

As the murders continue, can Rachel keep her family together and stop the killer?

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51) The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage.

Blurb: I have this dream. 
In it, I’m in the house and it’s dark and I know someone’s in there with me
Even though I can’t see them . . .

For Sarah and Patrick, family life has always been easy. But when Sarah’s mother dies, it sends Sarah into a downwards spiral. Knowing they need a fresh start, Patrick moves the family to the beachside house he grew up in.

But there is a catch: while their new home carries only happy memories for Patrick, to everyone else it’s known as the Murder House – named for the family that was killed there.

Patrick is adamant they can make it perfect again, though with their children plagued by nightmares and a constant sense they’re being watched, Sarah’s not so sure. 

Because the longer they live in their ‘dream home’, the more different her loving husband becomes . . .

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52) The Snow Girls by Chris Mooney.

Blurb: It’s been eleven years since Claire Flynn disappeared – abducted without trace from a snowy hillside, leaving her parents heartbroken.

Investigator Darby McCormick remembers the case. She knows there’s only ever been one suspect, Father Richard Byrne, linked inconclusively to two similar disappearances.

Finally, terminally ill, Byrne is willing to talk. But he’ll only talk to Darby. 

She’s expecting a confession – but what she hears is far more disturbing. 

And it soon becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep this cold case on ice…

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53) 11 Missed Calls by Elisabeth Carpenter.

Blurb: Here are two things I know about my mother:
1. She had dark hair, like mine. 
2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.

Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared.

But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she’s never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff.

Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack – but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there’s no-one left to help her, least of all her family.

And then a body is found…

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54) Tell The Truth by Amanda Brittany.

Blurb: Rachel’s childhood is a mess of fragmented memories, and her adult life is no less chaotic.

Her mother and daughter were her only concrete links to the past and now they are slipping through her fingers. Fuelled by the fear of losing them both, she delves into her mother’s past, fast becoming entangled in her own tragic history.

With eerie friend requests filling Rachel’s phone and shocking flashbacks filling her mind, she is plagued by her mother’s past, and soon realises that her entire life might just be a lie.

Will she ever discover the truth?

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55) He Will Find You by Diane Jeffrey.

Blurb: No matter where you hide…

Kaitlyn Best is stuck in a rut. So when she discovers she’s pregnant after a one-night-stand with Alex, her school crush, she throws caution to the wind and accepts his offer to make a new life together in the depths of the Lake District, far from her home… and her demons.

He will find you.

But Alex is not what he seems. And when Kaitlyn’s world begins to crumble before her eyes, she realises she barely knows the man she has agreed to spend the rest of her life with.

Since Alex won’t tell her his secrets, Kaitlyn vows to find them out for herself. But when she uncovers the truth, she realises she has made a terrible mistake…

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56) One Perfect Witness by Pat Young.

Blurb: On a remote Scottish hillside, three paths meet.

On each path, a boy, one carrying a gun. When their paths cross, a shot is fired and a boy dies.  That leaves two one killer and one perfect witness.

This killer will stop at nothing to make sure the witness says nothing. Difficult for most people, even for someone who’s been guarding a secret of his own for five years. 

What if the witness decides he’s been silent too long?

Sometimes even the unspeakable must be spoken, if we can find the words.

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57) You Belong To Me by Mark Tilbury.

Blurb: The police never found fifteen-year-old Ellie Hutton. She vanished ten years ago after walking home from school along a disused railway track. But Danny Sheppard knows exactly what happened to her. She is dead and buried in a field near Lassiter’s Brook.    

Now Cassie Rafferty has gone missing. Same age. Similar circumstances. And Danny also knows what has happened to her.

Can Danny fight his demons and tell the truth this time?

Or will history repeat itself and leave another innocent girl dead?

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58) Dead Inside by Noelle Holten.

Blurb: When three domestic abuse offenders are found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she is facing her toughest case yet.

The police suspect that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood – who is connected to all three victims – is hiding a dark secret. Then a fourth domestic abuser is brutally murdered. And he is Lucy’s husband.

Now the finger of suspicion points at Lucy and the police are running out of time. Can Maggie and her team solve the murders before another person dies? And is Lucy really a cold-blooded killer?

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59) In Safe Hands by J.P. Carter.

Blurb: How far would you go to save the ones you love? The first book in a stunning new crime series featuring DCI Anna Tate.

When nine children are snatched from a nursery school in South London, their distressed parents have no idea if they will ever see them again. The community in the surrounding area in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything – or at least that’s what they’re saying.

But DCI Anna Tate knows that nothing is impossible, and she also knows that time is quickly running out. It’s unclear if the kidnappers are desperate for money or set on revenge, but the ransom is going up by £1million daily. And they know that one little boy in particular is fighting for his life.

It’s one of the most disturbing cases DCI Anna Tate has ever worked on – not only because nine children are being held hostage, but because she’s pretty sure that someone close to them is lying…

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60) No Right To Kill by M A Comley.

Blurb: He stands in the shadows. Watching them. 
 
DI Sara Ramsey’s life is about to change forever. Recently moved to the area and in charge of a new team, she’s tasked with finding a serial killer terrorising a rural community. 
 
Crimes as heinous as this rarely happen in picturesque rural idylls.
 
The community is living in fear, desperate for Sara to keep them safe. 
 
When the killer changes his MO and abducts a vulnerable resident, Sara realises she is in a race against time to prevent the killer from claiming yet another victim.  

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61) Forget Me Not by A. M. Taylor.

Blurb: When Maddie met Nora, their friendship felt as easy as breathing. And when Nora disappeared, all the air went with her. Without her best friend, Maddie’s life became impossible.

Ten years later, Nora is still missing and Maddie is still searching. People have been questioned. People have even been accused. But no one has managed to find Nora.

Then, in the same spot where Nora went missing, the murdered body of Nora’s little sister is found. Convinced this is no coincidence, Maddie resolves to uncover the killer and find Nora – dead or alive.

But will she be able to cope, when we learn what really happened to Nora…?

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62) Portraits of the Dead by John Nicholl.

Blurb: Emma didn’t know how long he hid in the large Victorian wardrobe to the side of her single bed. She didn’t know how long he peered between the two heavy oak doors, and watched, as she slowly drifted into fitful sleep. She didn’t know what time he pushed the doors open and crept towards her in the darkness of the night.

Detective Inspector Gravel finds himself faced with a difficult case when a local nineteen-year-old university student is abducted and imprisoned by a sadistic serial killer, who has already tortured and killed at least five young women.

Can Gravel find the girl and stop the murderer?

He will learn that the greater the evil, the deadlier the game…

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63) Intention by C.S. Barnes.

Blurb: When twenty-two-year-old Gillian Thompson returns from university for the summer, it is apparent there is tension at home. An irritant to her father and a concern to her mother, Gillian’s home life is less than ideal.

Geraldine, Gillian’s mother, has suffered abuse from Joe for years. However, it is not until Joe dies that the family dynamic shifts and Gillian starts out on her own dark journey…

When Gillian meets Paul and Daniel she starts to become the person she always knew she was. And as people around her start dying Gillian faces scrutiny from her mother. 

But are the deaths accidents or is something more sinister at work?

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64) Death List by John Dean.

Blurb: Detective John Blizzard wants to be spending some time with his new-born child, instead he is on a manhunt for a hitman targeting the police.

Links to the death of a convicted paedophile in prison are explored, was he going to spill the beans on well-connected associates?

Or are law enforcement merely dealing with a crazed gunman with a personal vendetta?

Desperate to get results, Blizzard organises a crackdown on known criminals and decides to take on the city of Hafton’s most feared gangster.

But will kicking the hornet’s nest have the results his chief superintendent demands? Or will Blizzard himself become the victim of the killer’s wrath?

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65) The Stepsister by Jenny O’Brien.

Blurb: When a stranger leaves stepsisters, Victoria and Ness, a half-share in a house in Holland, they think it must be a mistake.
But there’s no mistake when Ness goes missing. 

Desperate for the truth, Victoria travels from Guernsey to Holland to find out what’s happened to her. Has she, as her texts show, embarked on a whirlwind romance? Has someone abducted her or even worse?

What she doesn’t know is there’s someone watching, and that person wants her dead. 
Can Victoria find out the truth before it’s too late? 

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66) Stranger in the Woods by Anni Taylor.

Blurb: A town harbouring dark secrets. People who’ll do anything to hide what they’ve done. 
Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she’s landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day. 

It sounded so perfect – a month’s assignment at the misty, sprawling Scottish Highlands property of brilliant architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica. 

But deep in the woods, there is a chilling playhouse. 
Two years ago, the McGregors’ daughter, Elodie, died after being abducted and taken there. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, and he keeps a picture of it on his wall. 

Isla senses that both Alban and Jessica are keeping terrible secrets. And it seems that others in the town are also veiling the truth. 

The closer Isla comes to getting answers about Elodie, the more the danger mounts. And with a dense cover of snow now blanketing the town, all chance of escape might already be gone.

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67) The Girl in His Eyes by Jennie Ensor.

Blurb: Her father abused her when she was a child. For years she was too afraid to speak out. But now she suspects he’s found another victim…

Laura, a young woman struggling to deal with what her father did to her a decade ago, is horrified to realise that the girl he takes swimming might be his next victim. Emma is twelve – the age Laura was when her father took away her innocence.

Intimidated by her father’s rages, Laura has never told anyone the truth about her childhood. Now she must decide whether she has the courage to expose him and face the consequences.

Can Laura overcome her fear and save Emma before the worst happens?

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68) Her Last Breath by Charlie Gallagher.

Blurb: Henry Roberts had a type — young, blonde, attractive women. He is three years into a life sentence.

Two of his victims were never found. 

Now, Henry Roberts is dying and he wants to make a deal. Move him to a secure unit by the sea and he will tell the police where the other victims’ remains are.

The offer is accepted and Detective George Elms travels to the force who led the original investigation. He is the messenger. He finds a police force and a community still shattered. As he reviews the old case notes he also learns something else. Henry Roberts didn’t work alone.

A woman goes missing who fits the profile of the other victims. The circumstances of her disappearance do too — she never made it from her commuter train to her car. 

Then a second woman disappears. George is convinced the cases are linked. Henry Roberts told him on his prison visit that two is better because, “you can make the other one watch.”

Time is running out for George. He’s convinced that Henry Roberts knows who he should be chasing, but will he help before he takes his last breath? Or the women take theirs?

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69) A Fractured Winter by Alison Baillie.

Blurb: From the outside, Olivia seems to lead an idyllic existence with her husband and children. But when she starts receiving notes, she knows her perfect life is under threat.

She thought she’d managed to put the past behind her, but someone seems determined to reveal her secret.

Meanwhile, girls are vanishing in the area and Olivia fears for her family’s safety.

Has someone discovered the real reason she left Scotland all those years ago?

And does her secret have links to the recent disappearances?

When someone is out to get you, is there anywhere you can hide?

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70) She Lies by C.M. Stephenson.

Blurb: When DI Thomasine Albright is informed that the remains of her fifteen-year-old sister have been found, she has the tragic responsibility of breaking the news to her mother. Thomasine promises her mother that she will be the one to find Karen’s killer.

But Karen Albright wasn’t the only girl to go missing during that weekend in 1973… Veronica Lightfoot disappeared too. They’d lived barely four miles apart, yet apparently never met. Suddenly there is a new question, was Veronica involved in her Karen’s death? Is that why she vanished?

DI Mel Philips is handed the original case file and begins a new investigation.  Unwilling to be side-lined, Thomasine decides to go it alone.

As the case unfolds, Thomasine realises that there may be other victims. Can she find them too?

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71) The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland.

Blurb: Are you my mummy?’

Tessa Markham returns home to find a child in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children. 

Not anymore.

She doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there. 

After contacting the police, Tessa is suspected of taking the mystery child. Her whole life is turned upside down. And then her husband reveals a secret of his own…

Tessa isn’t sure what to believe or who to trust. Because someone is lying. To find out who, she must confront her painful past. But is the truth more dangerous than Tessa realises? 

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72) In The Wake by Helen Trevorrow.

Blurb: When a body is found floating in London’s Royal Albert Dock, successful public relations expert Kay Christie 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. Can Kay discover the truth before her life unravels and she risks losing everything?

In the Wake questions whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind and explores the lengths that we will go to protect the people that we love.

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73) Now She’s Dead by Ben Cheetham.

Blurb: Jack has it all – a beautiful wife and daughter, a home, a career. Then his wife, Rebecca, plunges to her death from the Sussex coast cliffs. Was it an accident or did she jump? He moves to Manchester with his daughter, Naomi, to start afresh, but things don’t go as planned. He didn’t think life could get any worse…

Jack sees a woman in a window who is the image of Rebecca. Attraction turns into obsession as he returns to the window night after night. But he isn’t the only one watching her…

Jack is about to be drawn into a deadly game. The woman lies dead. The latest victim in a series of savage murders. Someone is going to go down for the crimes. If Jack doesn’t find out who the killer is, that ‘someone’ may well be him.

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74) Detective Sophie Allen: Books 1-3.

Blurb: BOOK 1: DARK CRIMES

A young woman’s body is discovered on a deserted footpath in a Dorset seaside town late on a cold November night. She has been stabbed through the heart.

It seems like a simple crime for DCI Sophie Allen and her team to solve. But not when the victim’s mother is found strangled the next morning. The case grows more complex as Sophie Allen discovers that the victims had secret histories, involving violence and intimidation. There’s an obvious suspect but Detective Allen isn’t convinced. Could someone else be lurking in the shadows, someone savagely violent, looking for a warped revenge?

BOOK 2: DEADLY CRIMES

A young man’s mutilated body is found on top of the Agglestone, a well-known local landmark on Studland Heath.

It seems that he was involved in a human trafficking and prostitution gang. But why is DCI Sophie Allen keeping something back from her team? Is it linked to the extraordinary discovery of her own father’s body at the bottom of a disused mineshaft, more than forty years after he disappeared?

BOOK 3: SECRET CRIMES

Two women go away for the weekend, but only one comes back alive.Was it just the music they were into? And who was the man the victim met at the festival? 

DCI Sophie Allen is back in charge after the emotional upheavals she suffered in ‘Deadly Crimes,’ but is she really in control? And Detective Constable Rae Gregson joins the team and immediately faces challenges that put her life in peril.

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75) The Birthday Mystery by Faith Martin.

Blurb: Jenny Starling is catering the twenty-first birthday party of upper-class twins, Alicia and Justin.

She arrives at their parents’ country house and is immediately met by the police. A young man has drowned in the pond. Was it an accident or murder?

But the birthday party goes ahead. Then just after midnight, everyone gathers for a champagne toast . . . and one of the guests falls down dead. The police are baffled and there is a whole party full of suspects. 

When it comes to someone adding the extra ingredient of poison to her own precious recipes, Jenny isn’t going to take it lying down. She has a reputation to protect.

Jenny Starling won’t stop until the murderer is found.

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76) Silent Murder by E.R. Fallon.

Blurb: A body dismembered with a chainsaw is found under an infamous Newark bridge. The victim had links to organized crime.

New York Times bestselling author Da Chen has said E.R. Fallon writes the kind of stories that “. . . we stay up all night to finish.”

On her first day back at the job Detective Rebecca Everhart has a new female partner to cope with as well as this baffling case. Rebecca has just come back from a traumatic homicide case that left her shaken and can the two women work together?

Then another body turns up with the same gruesome wounds as the first. Has Rebecca got a serial killer on her hands or a mob war? And will she continue pursuing the murderer of her ex-partner’s brother, despite warnings to stop?

She must enter the tightly-knit Portuguese community to break the case. Time is running out to stop the vicious killer.

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77) One Step Ahead by Denver Murphy.

Blurb: Retired from the force, Detective Superintendent Jeffrey Brandt goes native. He stabs a woman but holds back from killing her. Frustrated that no one takes any notice, he ups his game. Next time, he’ll kill.

Brandt fully knows how the police work. He’ll use this knowledge to win a sick game; after all, he’s chosen the rules.

The crime scenes are spotless, Brandt’s covered his tracks. There is no forensic evidence. Yet each killing has his unmistakeable print.

Faced with the challenge of discovering his identity is DCI Stella Johnson. Quick-witted and uncompromising, she rises to Brandt’s macabre challenge. But if she finds the killer, what will she do given that he is always one step ahead?

Who will win this mortal battle of wits between hunter and hunted?

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78) Married Lies by Chris Collett.

Blurb: Lucy Jarrett is terrified. Someone is watching her every move, following her home from work and making threatening phone calls. But her husband doesn’t believe her and no one else is listening.

Lucy’s married life is proving anything but blissful. Her musician husband is perpetually away on tour and doesn’t want to start a family. 

Lucy finally calls on Detective Tom Mariner for help, and he takes her fears seriously because of the recent murder of another young woman by her ex-partner.

DI Mariner himself is already on the hunt for a sadistic killer. Nina Silvero, wife of an ex-police officer, was duped into sipping sulphuric acid disguised as celebratory wine.

Grappling with Nina’s apparently motiveless killing, Mariner delegates Lucy’s case to Millie Khatoon. Is someone out for revenge against the police?

Can DI Tom Mariner track down the stalker and catch the killer before anyone else dies? 

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79) Fatal Promise by Angela Marsons.

Blurb: When the body of a doctor is discovered brutally murdered in local woodland, Detective Kim Stone is shocked to discover the victim is Gordon Cordell – a man linked to a previous case she worked on involving the death of a young school girl. Gordon has a chequered past, but who would want him dead?

As the investigation gets underway, Gordon’s son is involved in a horrific car crash which leaves him fighting for his life. Kim’s sure this was no accident. 

Then the body of a woman is found dead in suspicious circumstances and Kim makes a disturbing link between the victims and Russells Hall Hospital. The same hospital where Gordon worked.

With Kim and her team still grieving the loss of one of their own, they’re at their weakest and facing one of the most dangerous serial killers they’ve ever encountered. Everything is on the line. Can Kim keep her squad together and find the killer before he claims his next victim?

The killer is picking off his victims at a terrifying pace, and he’s not finished yet. 

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80) Scrublands by Chris Hammer.

Blurb: In an isolated country town ravaged by drought, a charismatic young priest opens fire on his congregation, killing five men before being shot dead himself. 

A year later, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals don’t fit with the accepted version of events. 

Just as Martin believes he is making headway, a shocking discovery rocks the town. The bodies of two backpackers – missing since the time of the massacre – are found in the scrublands. The media descends on Riversend and Martin is the one in the spotlight. 

Wrestling with his own demons, Martin finds himself risking everything to uncover a truth that becomes more complex with every twist. But there are powerful forces determined to stop him, and he has no idea how far they will go to make sure the town’s secrets stay buried.

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81) Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney.

Blurb: The boy’s body was so white it was almost transparent. But that’s not what caused the nausea to rise up her throat. He was so young. His body was unmarked, surrounded by a halo of plucked wildflowers.

One hot summer evening, eleven-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers.

The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her…

Then days later, another boy is found dead, surrounded by wild flowers next to beautiful Ladystown Lake.

On the hunt for a twisted individual with a terrifying calling card, Lottie must uncover the web of secrets within Mikey’s circle of friends. Someone is hiding something but who are they protecting and can Lottie find out before it’s too late? Lottie is desperate to catch the killer before he strikes again because this time her own child could be in terrible danger…

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82) The Birthday by Carol Wyer.

Blurb: One hot summer’s afternoon, five-year-old Ava Sawyer went to a party. She never came home… 

Two years later, Ava’s body is found and another little girl, Audrey Briggs, goes missing. Audrey also attended that party …

Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward. A mother of two teenagers, this case chills her to the bone, and is a disturbing reminder of the last job she worked on. One that still keeps her awake at night…

Natalie soon discovers that Ava’s mother has some worrying gaps in her alibi and as she digs deeper, she’s sure Ava’s father is not telling the full story. And what did the owner of the garden centre Elsa see that day? Something that she’s not telling Natalie …

Just as Natalie is facing up to the grim possibility that Ava and Audrey were killed by someone close to home, another little girl from the party doesn’t come home from her ballet lesson. Can Natalie find a way to stop this killer before more innocent lives are taken?

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83) The Next Girl by Carla Kovach.

Blurb: Deborah Jenkins pulls her coat around her for the short walk home in the pouring rain. But she never makes it home that night. And she is never seen again…

Four years later, an abandoned baby girl is found wrapped in dirty rags on a doorstep. An anonymous phone call urges the police to run a DNA test on the baby. But nobody is prepared for the results. 

The newborn belongs to Deborah. She’s still alive…

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84) The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

Blurb: Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. 

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

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85) The Reunion by Samantha Hayes.

Blurb: They were all there the day your sister went missing. 
Who is lying? Who is next?

THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.

Eleanor never came back.

NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.

When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…

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86) Girl Number One by Jane Holland.

Blurb: There’s a body in the woods. At least, there was. Eleanor Blackwood saw it on her morning run: a young woman, strangled to death.

But the police can find nothing—no body, no sign of a crime—and even Ellie has to wonder if it was a trick of her mind, a gruesome vision conjured up by grief. It’s eighteen years to the day since she witnessed her own mother’s murder on the same woodland spot. But what if she really did see what she thinks she saw? What if the body was left there for Ellie alone to find?

And there’s one detail Ellie can’t shake: a deliberate number three on the dead woman’s forehead. When she discovers a second body, this one bearing the number two, Ellie is convinced they are not messages but threats. The killer is on a countdown: but who is girl number one?

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87) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

Blurb: Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family – fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, brutal, dangerous Charlie, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart… 

Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield’s past – and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has Angelfield been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic writer Vida Winter? And what is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret’s own, troubled life? 

As Margaret digs deeper, two parallel stories unfold, and the tale she uncovers sheds a disturbing light on her own life…

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88) Lola is Missing by Alison James.

Blurb: Michelle Harper’s world is shattered when six-year-old Lola Jade is stolen from the safety of her own bedroom. She says her ex-husband has taken their daughter. Lola’s father denies it was him.

Family, friends and neighbours all say they didn’t see a thing. But someone must know where the little girl is. Who is lying? And who is telling the truth?

Detective Rachel Prince knows the longer a child is missing, the less likely they are to be found alive.

Can Rachel find Lola Jade, before it’s too late?

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89) The Wife Before Me by Laura Elliot.

Blurb: One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found.

Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other.

Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of.

And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia.

Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. 

Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself.

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90) The Lady Killer by Martina Cole.

Blurb: A killer is on the loose. It’s up to DI Kate Burrows to stop him.

But Kate has a problem. The Grantley Ripper has attacked the daughter of one of London’s most infamous gangsters, Patrick Kelly, and now Kate’s investigation, along with her heart, are dangerously entwined with him.

As the worlds of crime and law collide, will Kate take down the Ladykiller, or will he be her undoing?

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91) After the Crash by Michel Bussi.

Blurb: On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. 168 out of 169 passengers are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families, one rich, the other poor, step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades. Is she Lyse-Rose or Emilie? 

Eighteen years later, having failed to discover the truth, private detective Crédule Grand-Duc plans to take his own life, but not before placing an account of his investigation in the girl’s hands. But, as he sits at his desk about to pull the trigger, he uncovers a secret that changes everything – then is killed before he can breathe a word of it to anyone . . .

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92) Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes.

Blurb: During their long relationship, the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their daughter. What was left of Fred West’s eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests’ previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country. Most victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These twelve are just the ones police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located . . . 

Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing Fred & Rose, the definitive account of this infamous case. Beginning with Fred’s and Rose’s bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood.

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93) One More Lie by Amy Lloyd.

Blurb: How do you live with yourself as an adult when you were convicted of murder as a child?

And when you can’t remember the crime…
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE GUILTY?

Charlotte wants a fresh start. She wants to forget her past, forget her crime – and, most of all, forget that one terrible moment. 

It’s the reason she’s been given a new name, a new life. The reason she spent years in prison.

But even on the outside, with an ankle monitor and court-mandated therapy, she can’t escape the devastating memory of the night that turned her and her only friend into national hate figures.

But now her friend has found her. 

And despite the lies she tells to survive, she soon finds herself being dragged deeper and deeper into a past she cannot confront.

Even if it’s going to cost Charlotte her life…

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94) Your Closest Friend by Karen Perry.

Blurb: Cara shouldn’t have survived the attack. But at the last moment, a stranger snatched her to safety.
In the hours that followed, she told her Good Samaritan secrets she’d never told a soul.
Not even her husband. Especially not her husband.

In the aftermath, Cara is home, healed and safe. Which is when the anonymous threats begin.
Someone knows things about her that they shouldn’t.
Cara’s Good Samaritan offers to help – to save her all over again.
That night, Cara made a friend for life. But what if she isn’t a friend at all?

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95) The Witness by Simon Kernick.

Blurb: THE WITNESS
When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe-house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack.

THE DETECTIVE
DI Ray Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, but his effectiveness at getting results means that he’s now been given the task of preventing the attack from taking place. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he’s letting on?

THE KILLER
In the safe-house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover’s killer. But what she doesn’t know is that the killer has already found out who she is, and where she is hiding.

And now he’s coming for her …

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96) The Stranger Inside by Laura Benedict.

Blurb: When Kimber Hannon returns home from a work trip, she’s ready to kick back and relax on the sofa. But on reaching the front door, she is shocked to discover that her key no longer works and there’s a man in the bedroom window. 

Kimber calls the police, but the intruder tells them he’s renting the house. Her neighbour corroborates his story and it is Kimber who is forced to leave. But before she does, the stranger whispers ‘I was there. I saw what you did.’

These words reveal a connection to Kimber’s distant past, and dark secrets she’d long ago left buried. Her trespasser isn’t after anything as simple as her money or her home. He wants to move into her carefully orchestrated life – and destroy it.

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97) The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub.

Blurb: Twelve-year-old Jack spends his days alone in a deserted coastal town, his father gone, his mother dying. Then he meets a stranger – and embarks on a terrifying journey. For Jack must find the Talisman, the only thing that can save his mother. 

His quest takes him into the menacing Territories, a parallel world where violence, surprise and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.

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98) Heads or Tails by Damien Boyd.

Blurb: A man has been mutilated and left to drown on the incoming tide, handcuffed in his van. With the murder bearing a striking resemblance to a string of sadistic killings carried out with surgical precision in 1990s gangland Manchester, it can mean only one thing: the killer is back.

Transferred to the Major Investigation Team, DI Nick Dixon is assigned a new partner and sent to Manchester. Meanwhile, the gruesome murders in Somerset continue.

Convinced of a connection with the unsolved gangland killings, and with the odds stacked against him, Dixon takes the ultimate gamble, determined to bring the killer to justice before it’s too late.

But is it the same killer? If so, why has he resurfaced now? And how many more must die?

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99) Then She Ran by Charlie Gallagher.

Blurb: On a lazy Sunday morning, Jenny Harris is shaken awake by her panic-stricken boyfriend, Joseph. Their baby daughter lies asleep on her chest. ‘We’ve got to go!’Joseph screams.

In their hotel room, Jenny hurriedly wraps her tiny baby up. All their belongings are left behind. There’s no time. Joseph’s panic is contagious. 

Jenny sprints with her family from the hotel. And it’s clear that they are being chased. Their pursuers are indiscriminate and they are deadly.

Her boyfriend falls, caught up in the carnage, but he manages to give her one last message: ‘RUN!’ 

Detective George Elms is investigating a separate crime: an elderly woman shot in the stomach during a robbery gone wrong. She is left for dead in her country kitchen where she stood firm against violent thieves. 

What’s the link between the two incidents? And who will do anything to silence Jenny forever?

George’s only option is to me is running out.

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Don’t worry if these genres aren’t your cup of tea. I’ll be putting another list up in a day or two. This time focusing on Chicklit, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Fiction, etc….

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here today at TBGWP. As always I appreciate you all greatly.

Happy Reading,

N 😘

*ALL BOOKS WERE TRUE TO PRICE GIVEN AS OF PUBLISHING*

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News

BT – I’ll Find You by Liz Lawler.

Happy Tuesday fellow book geeks.

Thank you for joining me today on what is my day on the tour for the outstanding I’ll Find You by Liz Lawler.

Today I have all the book details and of course an extract for you to sink your teeth in. And to be fair it is a book that you actually do bite into it. Chilling much?

Paperback release is not until May 2nd 2019, but if you can’t wait that long the ebook is available right now AND is currently only £2.63!

Ready?

👁Blurb: Emily Jacobs, a nurse, is in hospital for a minor operation. When she wakes in the night, woozy with anaesthetic, she sees the doctor frantically trying to resuscitate the woman in the bed next to her. In the morning, she is told that she must have had a nightmare. The bed has been empty all along . . .

When Emily returns to work she discovers a bracelet that she believes belonged to the missing woman. Soon, she becomes convinced that her colleagues at the hospital are hiding a terrible secret.

What if she’s wrong? What if her own troubled past has affected her more than she knows?

But what if she’s right?

What else could they be capable of?

👁Extract:

👁My Thoughts: Review will be published on paperback release date which is 02/05/2019.

I will just say this though… wow!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

👁Links to buy:

Amazon

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Google Play

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Book Depository

👁Book Details:

Title: I’ll Find You.

Author: Liz Lawler.

Genre: Psychological Thriller/Crime.

Length: 400 Pages. 1.0MB

ISBN-10: 1785766031

ISBN-13: 978-1785766039

ASIN: B07BHP8KTT

Publisher: Zaffre.

Publication Date: EB: 24/01/2019.

PB: 02/05/2019.

👁About the Author:

Born in Chatham and partly raised in Dublin, Liz Lawler is one of fourteen children and grew up sharing socks, pants, stuffed bras and a table space to eat at. Liz spent over twenty years working as a nurse, and has since worked as a flight attendant and as the general manager of a five-star hotel. She now lives in Bath with her husband. Don’t Wake Up, Liz’s debut novel, sold over 150,000 copies. I’LL FIND YOU is her second novel.

You can learn more about Liz and her books using the following links:

Twitter

GoodReads

How amazing does that sound? I mean, I know it is like, but that surely got you excited. Don’t forget bargain central on the ebook.

Well that’s me finished. Once again thank you for joining me here today on TBGWP I am so grateful for all your support.

Big thank you to Liz herself and the lovely Ellen over at BonnierZaffre for inviting me into the tour. Kudos also to Zaffre for being fab and sending me an ARC.

Love always, N 😘

P.S. Don’t forget to check out what Zaffre is up to and what books they currently have to offer via their social media. Links below:

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Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – All The Lonely People by David Owen.

APOLOGIES AS TOUR DATE FOR ME WAS 24/01/19. MOTHER DUTIES CALLED. ALL IS WELL.

Hello strangers. Long time no see hey? I know I’ve been awol for a while haven’t I? Guess what though? I’m back! Wooo 🥳

I’m taking it slowly, but I’m here and that’s the main thing. And what a way to come back too. Today is my day celebrating the fantastic David Owen and his even more fantastic book All The Lonely People.

Ready? Let’s go.

💾Blurb: Everyone tells Kat that her online personality – confident, funny, opinionated – isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear.

With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she?

She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat’s world. It’s different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen – but he’s in too far to back out now.

As soon as Kat disappears from the online world, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.

All the Lonely People is a timely story about online culture – both good and bad – that explores the experience of loneliness in a connected world, and the power of kindness and empathy over hatred.

💾My Thoughts: I am loving the surge happening in the YA/Teens/Children’s Fiction genre that is purposely trying to lift young people up. Trying to make them see real life, see themselves, see each other. To be kind, not only to yourself, but to others. To understand that yes, life isn’t a bed of roses, but hey you can get through it. To try stay strong even when you don’t think you can. And not allow your fears to pierce deep enough to ruin you! It is so fucking amazing! And I am so inspired by the authors giving us books like this to read. Making a bloody difference!! You are all superstars!

David Owen is one of those authors I’m praising. All The Lonely People is everything and more I have mentioned above. He has given us a poignant, startling, fascinating and heart wrenching take on self-identity, feminism,

online bullying, trolling, right-wing hate groups, anxiety, depression, fear and friendship…. no seriously, the list is on going. It is more than just good.

Now you will know what I’m like and that I’m seriously hard to please so of course I have to be honest with you and me here. I defo heard the groans then from you all 😂 so I enjoyed the book immensely. The premise is remarkable. It’s original. It’s giving out love and hope to the world, it’s true and it’s living, but and it’s a big but mind, I needed more. I know, I know 🤦🏻‍♀️ It’s two small things do nothing excessive or damning.

Why? So without going to much into it and spoiling the book here because I really do recommend you read it and I’m not being responsible for spoiling anything.

1) It lacked depth of character. I wanted to know more about Kat and Safa. Their back stories are very important especially Safa’s who we don’t get told anything about which is frustrating.

2) I also found that dismissing online friendships and just concentrating on the toxic side of the internet was very harsh. There are going to be a lot lot of people who will read this book because of the pull of loneliness. I’m guessing that they may just question themselves, if like Kat, they spend more time online with friends that they do in what I suppose is real life. Real life is the internet too though and friendships are made every single day. They should never be dismissed.

This is so hard to explain. I’m not dissing this at all, I think Owen has portrayed the twat side of the internet perfectly, he really has. However, for someone who writes with such care and honesty that could have been incorporated into the read somehow.

Now I’ve got that of me chest back to the good!

I honestly recommend this book to any age group, gender, sexuality, anyone who has ever felt lost, lonely, insecure or/and afraid. So obviously the whole world then. It has the same message to us all. You are you and you should be proud of that. You should always relate kindly to others, but most importantly to yourself. Be empathetic, be courteous, be love and be loved. You are important no matter what anybody says or does! You have something to offer this world. You are the only one of you and the only one who can offer that uniqueness and light inside you to others. It’s a great book. In fact, it is a wonderful book and I honestly with all my heart hope it gets the recognition it deserves. Even though I’m a bad tit who took a point away from it. Sorry David 👎🏻

A rambling mess of a review for sure but it’s 4am I’ve just finished reading and I’m a tad bit angry at the world right now for the shit inside it and the horrors that take joy into being dismissive, volatile and horrible. Be kind people, you never know what’s happening behind closed doors and in people’s lives.

Can I just say here as well that as a mother of two teenage boys who used to read a lot and now don’t I’m going to try my absolute best to get them to read this because I think it would be extremely beneficial to them. I’m also going to be speaking to their school too. I am going to see if I can donate copies to their library so the children there who may never get a chance to see or hear about it, do. I am so glad I didn’t grow up in a digital world that’s for sure.

Go buy this book! It’s a small light of hope for the forgotten and a whole lot of love for the world.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4/5

💾Links to buy:

Amazon

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Waterstones

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💾Book Details:

Title: All The Lonely People.

Author: David Owen.

Genre: YA & Teens

Length: PB: 320 Pages. EB: 2.3MB

ISBN: 9780349003207.

ISBN-10: 0349003203

ISBN-13: 978-0349003207

ASIN: B07F2G214L

Publisher: Atom

Publication Date: 10/01/2019

💾About the Author:

David Owen resents the fact that he was not raised by wolves and was therefore robbed of a good story to tell at parties. He turned to fiction to compensate for his unremarkable existence. He studied created writing at The University of Winchester, where he went on to teach for three years. David is the author of two novels: Panther (2015) , which was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and The Fallen Children (2017). David works in the travel industry, and mostly thinks about biscuits.

You can learn more about David and his books using the following links below to his Website/Blog and Twitter.

DavidOwen

Twitter

So my guys that’s me done. Thank you so much for joining me today. I’ll apologise again for the rambling mess of a review and the lack of content. I know you all love my extracts. The book is available to buy though AND you can read an example of it via AppleBooks too. Winner!

Thank you to David Owen himself and to the lovely Sophia over at Little Brown for inviting me into the tour. Kudos also to Atom for being stars and sending me out a fab ARC package.

Love as always, N 😘

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.

Links to buy:

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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 😘