#BlogTour Review: Lie To Me by Jess Ryder (@jessryderauthor; @Bookouture)

It is my great pleasure to be one of today’s stops on the blog tour for Lie to Me, the new thriller from Jess Ryder and Bookouture. I’ll be sharing my review with you in a moment, but for now, here is what the book is all about.

LTMThe Official Book Blurb

How can you tell the truth… if all you’ve ever known is a lie?

Three minutes. That’s all it takes for Meredith’s entire world to fall apart when she watches the videotape of her four-year-old self with Becca, the mother who abandoned her.

Meredith can’t believe what her eyes have seen. Yet what if her memory has locked away the painful reality of her childhood? Can there be any truth in the strange and dangerous story her mother forced her to tell on camera?

The search for answers leads Meredith to Darkwater Pool, the scene of the murder of a young woman, Cara, over 30 years ago. What could possibly be the link between her mother and the victim?

To find the truth Meredith must search through a past that is not her own. The problem is, she’s not the only one looking…

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Spring Reads: Guest Post by Matthew Redford author of Addicted to Death (@matthew_redford; @authorightUKPR)

Today I am delighted to welcome author Matthew Redford to my blog as part of Spring Reading Week. Matthew has penned a guest post about the journey from inspiration to publication with his novel, Addicted To Death. First things first though – the all important bookish bits.

Addicted to DeathOfficial Book Blurb

Following the murder of Benedict and Darcy Blacktail, two eggs savagely beaten to death outside their home by an unknown, fedora wearing assailant brandishing a large metal spoon, Detective Inspector Willie Wortel, carrot and the leading food detective in the police force, is called in to investigate.

When the only food sapiens minister in the Government, Professor Perry Partridge, is murdered at the Strawberry Strip Club, run by the young damson Victoria Plum, DI Wortel suspects that the two cases may somehow be linked.

As the Head of the Food Related Crime Division, DI Wortel is ably assisted by his human colleague Sergeant Dorothy Knox. But as their investigation begins, four celebrity chefs are sent death threats.

It’s a recipe for disaster as the incarcerated evil genius MadCow McBeef is seeking parole; someone appears to have crumbled Mr Bramley’s apples; and there is an anti-GM food protestor on the prowl. And why do Oranges and Lemons think they owe someone five farthings?

DI Wortel and his team must find out who is seemingly addicted to death. It will take all efforts – human, fruit and vegetable – to figure this one out.

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Blog Tour: Two Voices, One Story by Elaine Rizzo and Amy Masters (@authoright)

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Two Voices, One Story the true story of Elaine Rizzo and her adopted daughter Amy. Read on for an interview with the authors which looks at why they decided to write the book and the journey it took them on together.

Two Voices One Story cover.jpgThe Official Book Blurb

This is the true story of a girl called Amy and the English “mother” who adopted her from an institute in China when she was just a baby.

It’s a story about love, family and identity; and the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter.

When Amy came to be adopted in 1999, China’s then notorious one-child policy had given rise to a generation of missing girls. Amy was one of them, destined to life in an orphanage if she was lucky enough to survive. That is, until she was adopted by a loving British couple who were desperate to give her the home she deserved; Elaine and Lee.

In this moving autobiography, Amy and Elaine chart their own personal experiences of their shared adoption story. Theirs is not a political account, but one which is open about the challenges of adopting a child from a foreign country and the long journey that follows; from China to the UK and from infancy through to adolescence, as Amy and her new family learn and grow together.

Now a bright and ambitious young woman on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Amy is braced for an exciting journey into adulthood, one which her proud mother is delighted to be able to share.

Two Voices, One Story is a frank but uplifting account of the complex adoption process and the profound relationship between a mother and her adopted child.
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#BlogTour: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (@ConcreteKraken; @OrendaBooks)

Today it is my absolute pleasure to join the blog tour for Six Stories the brilliant debut novel by Matt Wesolowski and yet another unique find by Karen over at Orenda Books. Before I share my thoughts with you, here is what the book is about.

SIX STORIES BF AW.inddThe Official Book Blurb

One death. Six stories. Which one is true?

1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. And who’s to blame … Continue reading “#BlogTour: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (@ConcreteKraken; @OrendaBooks)”

Review: The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney (@trisha460; @Bookouture)

Happy publication day to Patricia Gibney whose book The Missing Ones, the first in the Detective Lottie Parker series, is released today by publishers Bookouture. I have my review to share with you but first, here’s what the book is about.

33558545The Official Book Blurb

The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.


The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. ‘I wonder which one of us will be next?’

When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how? Continue reading “Review: The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney (@trisha460; @Bookouture)”