#Review: 99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter @LibbyCPT @AvonBooksUk

When I first heard about 99 Red Balloons, I have to admit to being more than a little bit intrigued. So when I got the chance of an early read via Netgalley, I jumped at it, and boy am I glad I did. I’ll tell you a little (or a lot) of why that is in just a moment, but first up, the all important book bits.

99RBThe Official Book Blurb

Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?

When eight-year-old Grace goes missing from a sweetshop on the way home from school, her mother Emma is plunged into a nightmare. Her family rallies around, but as the police hunt begins, cracks begin to emerge.

What are the secret emails sent between Emma’s husband and her sister? Why does her mother take so long to join the search? And is Emma really as innocent as she seems?

Meanwhile, ageing widow Maggie Taylor sees Grace’s picture in the newspaper. It’s a photograph that jolts her from the pain of her existence into a spiralling obsession with another girl – the first girl who disappeared…

This is a gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist that will take your breath away.

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Review: The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Lilly Bartlett @MicheleGormanUK @HarperImpulse

Ahhh. Scarborough. Home of seagulls, fish and chips, a castle on a hill, a beautiful beach and a myriad of hotels and bed and breakfasts. It is also the setting of the new rom-com from Lilly Bartlett, The Big Dreams Beach Hotel, which opens its doors to the public today. Happy publication to author Lilly Bartlett (Michele Gorman). I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book just as soon as I’ve told you what it’s all about.

BDBHThe Official Book Blurb

Wriggle your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze on your face when you check into the hotel that’s full of dreams…

Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown.

What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing and the hotel’s residents stand in the way of the developers’ plans. The hotel is both their home and their family.

That’s going to make Rory’s job difficult when he arrives to enforce the changes. And Rosie isn’t exactly on his side, even though it’s the chance to finally restart her career. Rory might be charming, but he’s still there to evict her friends.

How can she follow her dreams if it means ending everyone else’s?

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#BookReview: Impeding Justice by M.A. Comley @Melcom1

IJThe Official Book Blurb

For eight long years, Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins has tracked the vicious criminal known as The Unicorn. But the killer has frustrated MI6 at every turn and remained successful at Impeding Justice.

When Lorne is targeted in a trap that results in the death of her partner, the tragedy shakes her confidence to the core. Before she has time to recoup, her teenage daughter is kidnapped. More than Lorne’s professional reputation rests on her bringing The Unicorn to justice.

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#BookLove: Carol Cooper @DrCarolCooper

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Today I’m delighted to welcome Dr and Author, Carol Cooper to Jen Med’s to help spread a little more #booklove. We’ll find out all about Carol’s favourite reads as soon as we’ve found out a little more about the woman herself.

About Carol

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper is a doctor, journalist, and author.  Following a string of popular child health titles and an award-winning medical textbook, she turned to fiction with her acclaimed debut novel One Night at the Jacaranda.  Her latest novel Hampstead Fever has been picked by WH Smith for a high profile promotion in their travel bookstores.

You can follow Carol on Twitter, Facebook and her website, Pills & Pillow Talk

One Night at the Jacaranda

ONATJ.jpgOne man dying of cancer. One struggling journalist. A group of single Londoners. One night that changes everything…

The trouble with speed dating is that three minutes can last a lifetime, and ever since he was diagnosed, Sanjay doesn’t have a lifetime to waste.

For one booze and hope-fuelled night, the lives of a group of 30-somethings criss-cross. As well as Sanjay, lawyer Laure, divorced doctor Geoff, beleaguered mother-of-four Karen and traumatised ex-con Dan all face each other across the Jacaranda’s tables in their quest for love, solace or amazing sex.

Undercover journalist Harriet is after a by-line, not a boyfriend. She’s a struggling freelance with a live-in lover, who unexpectedly has to choose between the comfortable life she knows and a bumpy road that could lead to happiness.

As they each discover in turn, relationships aren’t just about finding someone special. They’re about finding yourself.

Amazon UK | Amazon US

Hampstead Fever

Hampstead Fever COVERIN A LONDON HEATWAVE, EMOTIONS REACH BOILING POINT…
Ex-con Dan has it all. The perfect job and a new baby with his dream woman. So why is he still an outsider?

Laure had baby Jack late in life. It’s only natural she’s a little over-protective. Motherhood is terrifying.

After surviving serious illness, Sanjay’s got his life back. Now he wants adventure. Where does that leave girlfriend Harriet?

Karen’s love life is reduced to casual sex with the football coach. As a divorcee with four kids, romance is on her to-do list, just below the laundry.

Doctor Geoff’s relationship with actress Daisy is bound to be a bit dramatic. But why all the mystery?

A slice of contemporary multi-cultural London life to make you laugh, cry, and nod in recognition.

Amazon UK | Amazon US

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