Guest Review: Blood Lines by Angela Marsons (@WriteAngie) @mgriffiths163

Yes folks, it’s time for my last #DeadSouls countdown post and this time I’m handing over the blog to my sister Mandie who is going to share her thoughts on Blood Lines, the fifth DI Kim Stone novel by Angela Marsons. Mandie has been pretty nervous about this as we are both big fans of the series and we both know that what ever we write won’t be enough. So… it’s nearly review time in just a moment but first of all, here is what it’s all about.

31820148The Official Book Blurb

How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…

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Spring Reads – Guest Review: Peanuts & Eggcups by Sara Mendes da Costa (@smendesdacosta, @authorightUKPR)

Today, as part of Spring Reading Week, I’m hading over the blog to Mandie once again who has a review of Peanuts & Eggcups by Sara Mendes da Costa. First up, here are the bookie bits.

P&EThe Official Book Blurb

For Maggie Parsons there’s only ever been one man: the stunningly delicious Luke Henderson. Unfortunately, he left her, without explanation, after their ‘first night’ together …breaking her heart in the process.

Now ten years on, without any contact, he’s back and going to her school reunion. Great! And, to confuse matters…so is his suave, sexy, brother Tony who makes a major play for Maggie, then turns up with his insufferable – supposedly ex – fiancée!

Via the reunion, a black eye, getting the sack (as a result) a madcap girlie holiday and juggling her confused emotions around the two alluring brothers…Maggie starts to build a picture of what she really wants in life.

Trouble is, Maggie’s a pawn in a game she doesn’t even know she’s playing …and things are about to get a whole lot more complicated.

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Guest Review: Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis (@joffebooks) @mgriffiths163

Today I hand over the reins to Mandie who has a review of Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis. First things first – here are the all important booky bits.

TLDThe Official Book Blurb

TWO GIRLS GO TO A PARTY, ONLY ONE RETURNS ALIVE

Toni, the surviving teenager, is found deliriously wandering the muddy fields of the fens. She has been drugged and it’s uncertain whether she’ll survive. She says she saw her friend Emily being dragged away from the party. But no one knows who Emily is or even if she’s still alive . . .

Meanwhile the drowned body of another girl has been found on an isolated beach.

And how does this all relate to the shocking disappearance of a little girl nearly a decade ago, a crime which was never solved? The girl’s mother is putting immense pressure on the police to re-open the high-profile case.

FOUR GIRLS. FOUR DAUGHTERS. FOUR FAMILIES WHO NEED JUSTICE AND CLOSURE.

DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland police are stretched to the limit as they try to bring the perpetrators of these shocking crimes to justice.

There is evidence of an illegal drinking club run by a shadowy group of men who are grooming teenagers. And the team come across a sinister former hospital called Windrush which seems to house many dark secrets. A sinister man works on the property alone, but the owner appears to be the perfect gentleman.

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.

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#GuestReview: Sharp Turn by Marianne Delacourt @mgriffiths163

STThe Official Book Blurb

Tara’s quirky PI business is attracting some even quirkier customers. She’s not sure how Madame Vine’s Escort Agency got her number. And then there’s the eccentric motorcycle racing team owner, Bolo Ignatius. Both these clients want to Tara to investigate suspicious circumstances that turn up dead bodies.

That can only mean one thing in this town: John Viaspa. Tara goes in for round two with the local crime boss, while balancing the tight rope of her deliciously complicated love life.


Tara Sharp’s life can only be describe as furious fun.

 

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Guest Review: Sharp Shooter by Marianne Delacourt

Today I hand over the reigns to my guest reviewer Mandie who has her review of Sharp Shooter, book one in the Tara Sharp series by Marianne Delacourt.

Sharp ShooterThe Official Book Blurb

Tara Sharp can see auras, and it’s ruining her life.

When she tries to turn her inconvenient secret into a paying gig, her first job lands her in the middle of a tug of war between the biggest, baddest crime lord in town and the hottest business man Tara has ever met.

With only a narcoleptic ex-roadie, her pet galah and a vanilla slice for back up, Tara is ready to take on trouble with a capital ‘T’.

Sharp Shooter is a hilarious, action-packed novel and Tara Sharp is Triple F: Funny. Fast. Feisty.

WINNER of the Davitt Award 2010 Best Crime Novel and nominated for Ned Kelly Award 2010 Best First Crime Novel

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