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Welcome to Jen Med’s book reviews. I guess I’m no longer new to this blogging malarky but I still have the pretty useless down pat. Hey. I’m trying (some would argue very…).

Manager by day, and insomniac reader by night, this blog is home to my book reviews and random ramblings. If I can inspire just one person to read a new book or author, then I’ll consider my job done and be a very happy bunny.

You will find details of my review policy here.

Please note I currently have a very full review schedule so may not respond to requests straight away and cannot guarantee a review at this stage.

Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 18/02/18

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Well. This has been a long week. Not a bad week but a long week. Lots of thinking, lots of pondering and, strangely, actually less reading than last week but hey ho. No bad thing. Can’t say I’ve been busy at work but I’ve a busy week coming up to make up for it. Off to Dublin today to deliver a bit of training and talk about labelling. Can’t contain my excitement at that one. Tuesday and Wednesday back in the office and then I’m off right up north. Dundee on Thursday/Friday and then a weekend at Granite Noir before spending Monday morning with my team in Portlethen. Busy bee I am then. Continue reading “Rewind, recap: Weekly update w/e 18/02/18”

Cover Reveal: Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape @SueF_Writer @wordfocus @rararesources

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Today I’m delighted to be taking part in a double cover reveal for A Falling Friend and A Forsaken Friend by Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape. Before we take a look at the two covers, lets take a look at what they are all about. Continue reading “Cover Reveal: Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape @SueF_Writer @wordfocus @rararesources”

Review: The Collector by Fiona Cummins @FionaAnnCummins @panmacmillan

Today I am finally sharing my thoughts on The Collector by Fiona Cummins, the chilling sequel to one of my favoruite reads of 2017, Rattle. I have been looking forward to reading this since i bagged an early ARC at Harrogate last summer, but have put it off as long as possible to coincide with the hardback release. Well, that day is almost upon us so it felt like it was time. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book is just a moment, after we’ve taken a look at the blurb.

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Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town.
His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . .

Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found.
Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope.

The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family’s legacy
But he can’t forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams.

DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all.

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Review: Quick Reads – Inspector Chopra & The Million Dollar Motorcar by Vaseem Khan @mgriffiths163

Another Quick Reads review today, this time for Vaseem Khan’s Inspector Chopra and the Million Dollar Motorcar. I loved this series and so any chance for a cheeky short story is more than welcomed. Again, Mandie and I shared reviewing duties on this one.

ICATMDMCThe Official Book Blurb

An enchanting Baby Ganesh Agency short story: a million-dollar car is missing. Chopra has two days to find it, or the gangster who bought it will not be happy.

The Premier No.1 Garage is the place to go in Mumbai if you want a luxury car. Even Mumbai’s biggest gangster shops there – he’s just ordered a classic race car worth millions.

But now the car is gone. Stolen from a locked room, in the middle of the night.

Who stole it? The mechanic who is addicted to gambling? The angry ex-worker? The car thief pulling off one last job?

And how on earth did they make it vanish from the locked garage?

Inspector Chopra has just days to find the culprit – and the missing car – before its gangster owner finds out … and takes violent revenge.

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Review: Quick Reads – Cut Off by Mark Billingham @mgriffiths163

I love the Quick Reads books – they are exactly as billed. Quick – reads. A great way to introduce authors and to encourage non readers back to the printed word. Both Mandie and I have read some of these, so we’re sharing the reviews too.

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Step into a thrilling Quick Read from number one bestselling crime fiction author Mark Billingham.

It’s the moment we all fear: losing our phone, leaving us cut off from family and friends. But, for Louise, losing hers in a local café takes her somewhere much darker.

After many hours of panic, Louise is relieved when someone gets in touch offering to return the phone. From then on she is impatient to get back to normal life.

But when they meet on the beach, Louise realises you should be careful what you wish for…

If you enjoyed Cut Off, try Love Like Blood, the latest novel in the series starring Mark Billingham’s detective hero, DI Tom Thorne.

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