Posted in 2020, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – The House on the Lake by Nuala Ellwood.

Firstly, hello my fellow book geeks. I have missed you all. How are you all doing?

I know it has been so long since I graced your screens and I thank you all so kindly to those who have continued to support me and who have been checking up on me while I’ve been away. You guys are the actual best!

Secondly, Happy Thursday! I hope you have had a good week so far. Don’t worry we’re nearly at the weekend 🙏🏻🍷😜

Today I am beyond honoured to be finishing off what can only be described as a fantastic tour for the fabulous and one of my absolute favourite authors, Nuala Ellwood, and her latest release, The House on the Lake.

Do you know what makes it even better than that though? Today is publication day for this treasure and I’m sure you’ll all want to go wish Nuala a Happy Publication Day and buy a copy for the weekend ahead. It’s all the time you’ll need in fact. It’s one of those you need to see what’s happening next at every second kind of reads so a weekend is more than enough time.

Shall we get started?

📘Blurb: No matter how far you run . . . He’s never far behind

Lisa needs to disappear. And her friend’s rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place. It’s miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy, Joe.

But when a woman from the local village comes to visit them, Lisa realizes that she and Joe aren’t as safe as she thought.

What secret has Rowan Isle House – and her friend – kept hidden all these years?

And what will Lisa have to do to survive, when her past finally catches up with her?

📘My Thoughts: As always with an Ellwood read, you are straight away lost in her capability to create drama and unfathomable plots. This leaving you craving more and needing to submerge in every single word on the page on a deep and fascinating level.

The House on the Lake is not what I was expecting for some reason. It was a lot softer than previous books by the author and gave a different vibe. It makes for an easier and faster read, but still gives you the grit and bite you need and want.

One for your 2020 TBR and bookshelf for sure.

It is one eerily beautiful read.



📘 Links to buy:



Google Play




Book Depository

📘Book Details:

Title: The House on the Lake.

Author: Nuala Ellwood.

Genre: Crime/Mystery & Thriller.

Length: 320 pages.

ISBN-10: 0241985153.

ISBN-13: 978-024198515


Publisher: Penguin.

Publication Date: February 20th 2020

📘About the Author:

Nuala Ellwood is the author of two bestselling novels: My Sister’s Bones, for which she was selected as one of the Observer’s ‘New Faces of Fiction 2017’, and Day of the Accident. Nuala lives in York with her young son. The House on the Lake is her latest novel.

You can learn more about Nuala and her work by using the following links:





So that’s all from me I’m afraid. As always thank you so much for joining me. As always it’s appreciated so much.

I really do hope you’ll give this book a try and go send Happy Pub Day love to Nuala.

Big thank you to Ellie over at Penguin for inviting me onto the tour and always keeping me in the Nuala loop. And of course a big thank you and kudos on another fantastic release to Nuala herself. Happy Publication day! You deserve all the wine.

Love always, N 😘

Today’s post is in memory of my gorgeous fats and best mate, Bob. He unfortunately left this world unexpectedly Tuesday morning and I am beyond heartbroken 💔

R.I.P Bobby Dogs 💔

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.



♦️Links to buy:



Google Play




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


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:






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 2016, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood.

🎃Happy Hallowe’en my darling book geeks of the world. I hope you are all good?🎃

 Thank you for taking the time out of your day today to join me on day number 7 of Nuala Elwood’s #MySistersBones blog tour. 

💀Now, with it being a day where anything can happen, let me just tell you now that this book is the PERFECT Halloween book for you to read today/tonight. Am not being funny right, but you’re gonna be up and down all night at the door aren’t you? So you’ll want something to keep you company and then something you can sink right into with the leftover trick or treat candy, right? Obviously it needs to be dramatic! Obviously it needs to be worrying! Obviously it needs to be mysterious, frightening, creepy and totally real life, it is Halloween after all. But even though this book is all of that and very much more and like I said the absolute perfect read for today, you always have tomorrow too.

My Sister’s Bones is a book you will NOT put down. It is a book you will NOT know what to do with as it shatters your mind into a million pieces then kills you off with a twist so hard it picks up all the shattered pieces, glues them back together again and then laughs in your face as it smashes it to pieces once again. (I know, right? What a bastard.) And, it is also NOT a book you wont tell people about once you’re a done. You have no choice really because you need them to have their eyes pulled open, and for them to be put in a place of destruction and fascination where only the readers of this book can go so that you can talk and gush about it with them. It is THAT good! It is insanely good!

Now, I know I’m supposed to give you a review, but I just don’t want too. I can’t because I’ll give something away and then you’ll hate me. You need to go in blind, and you need to let it run and just allow yourself to be dragged through every twist and turn and over every heart wrenching obstacle you come across so you come out bloody and covered in bruises. You won’t be able to fully submerge yourself into the read any other way. 

You know what?  You just need to this read this book and I promise you from the bottom of my heart you won’t be let down. 

Before I go though we need to get serious for a minute here. Yep, this is a twisty turny book of mysterious chaos, sheer trepidation and utter shock, but it also has other sides to it too. Sides that to be frank, aren’t fucking nice in the slightest. I’m talking PTSD, Alcoholism, domestic violence and abuse, plus the horrific in-depth and very real war that is happening right this minute in Aleppo, Syria. It’s truth burns deep and I won’t lie it does leaves you numb and feeling pretty shit. It is real life and Nuala Ellwood has thoroughly researched and given us nothing but truth in every aspect of what she’s written. It’s hard to read at times I’ll be honest, and you feel so utterly helpless. You know what though? To feel like that and so strongly whether it’s truth or fiction just goes to show you the quality of Nuala Ellwood’s work. 

The way in which she portrays mental health, especially PTSD, so thorough, careful and honest. It gives you a clear precise and overall better understand of the condition which some do think it’s a condition that only soldiers get. Life is hard enough as it is and PTSD can be picked up at any time in life where there has been some kind of trauma. It’s great to see that in a book. I honestly think being given more information about the world today some you might not necessarily want to hear about or one you turn a blind eye too (we all do it, don’t worry.) well, I’ll be totally honest, I find that extremely clever.

Nuala Ellwood has seriously kicked any debut book out of the ‘best debut book’ running awards and has already placed herself high on the 2017 book of the year list. 

It is so good and it is worth every minute you invest into it.

Nuala, you my friend are an absolute fucking genius. 2017 is your year and I look forward to reading whatever you throw at us next. 

Clever, emotionally compelling, absolutely captivating, so convincing and utterly creepy. And one hard core mind fucker of a book. 



💀Blurb: Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She’s the strong one. The one who escaped their father. Her younger sister Sally didn’t. Instead, she drinks.

But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream.

At first Kate tells herself it’s just a nightmare. But then she hears it again. And this time she knows she’s not imagining it. 

What secret is lurking in the old family home?
And is she strong enough to uncover it…and make it out alive?

💀Links to buy: (Pre-Order)




Book Depository 



💀Book Details:

Title: My Sister’s Bones

Author: Nuala Ellwood

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Length: 400 Pages

ISBN: 9780241977279

Publisher: Penguin/Viking 

Publication Date: 

ebook – 01/11/2016

HC/PB/Audio – 09/02/2017

💀Author Details:

Nuala Ellwood is the daughter of an award-winning journalist. She was inspired by his experiences and those of foreign correspondents such as Marie Colvin and Martha Gellhorn to secure Arts Council funding for her research into PTSD for her debut psychological thriller MY SISTER’S BONES.

Ok, so I gave you a bit of a review didn’t I? No I really didn’t at all did I? 😂 I gave you a rambling of words and basically told you to buy this book. Apologies! You all know I like to get carried away, and lost when I get going about a good read. 🙈😂

I honestly do urge you all to pre-order a copy of this novel though, it is truly fantastic! 

Thank you once again for being here with me today, youre all amazing. Of course I need to give a shoutout to the ever so lovely Annie Hollands over at PenguinRandomHouse for being ever so lovely and asking me to join the tour – always appreciated. 

Love as always, N 😘