#BlogTour: Behind Her Back by Jane Lythell @janelythell @HoZ_Books

It is my great pleasure to be one of two blogs rounding off the Behind Her Back blog tour today. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment after we’ve taken a look at what the book is about.

BHBThe Official Book Blurb

Liz Lyon is a television producer and busy single mum to a teenage daughter. She works at StoryWorld, the UK’s favourite morning show. As both confidante and team leader, she is the person tasked with controlling the conflicts and tantrums that flare up off-air. Having just started dating again, she’s also having to deal with a few conflicts and tantrums at home…

Following a blissfully peaceful two-week holiday in Italy, Liz has returned to find a new colleague has joined the station. Lori Kerwell has been brought in to increase the show’s profitability. But Liz is not sure that’s the only thing on Lori’s agenda.

As Lori builds her power base with the bosses, Liz finds herself wondering what’s really going on behind her back… 

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Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap @FeliciaMYap @Wildfirebks @Headlinepg

Happy publication day to Felicia Yap whose stunning debut thriller, Yesterday, is released today. I had the pleasure of meeting Felicia a few months ago at Crimefest in Bristol and when she explained the concept of her book, I couldn’t wait to read it. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on Yesterday with you in just a moment, but first off, here is what the book is all about.

YesThe Official Book Blurb

There are two types of people in the world: those who can only remember yesterday, and those who can also recall the day before.

You have just one lifeline to the past: your diary. Each night, you write down the things that matter. Each morning, your diary tells you where you were, who you loved and what you did.

Today, the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband’s mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago.

Can you trust the police? 
Can you trust your husband? 
Can you trust yourself?

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#Blogtour Review: The Lost Wife by Anna Mansell @AnnaMansell @Bookouture

Today it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for The Lost Wife by Anna Mansell. Thanks to Noelle Holten and publishers Bookouture for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book with you in just a moment, but first of all, here is what the book is about.

TLWThe Official Book Blurb

When Ellie Moran passes away, she leaves her newborn son and husband Ed behind her. Their marriage was perfect, their lives everything they had hoped for. So why was Ellie keeping secrets from Ed?

Knowing he can never ask his wife the truth, Ed is struggling to cope. When the secrets threaten to tear his whole family apart, Ed turns to Rachel, the one person who sees him as more than just Ellie’s widower.

But then Rachel discovers something Ellie was hiding, something that would break Ed’s heart. Can Rachel help Ed to find peace without the wife he lost – and a second chance at happiness?

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#GuestReview: Another You by Jane Cable @JaneCable @EndeavourPress @mgriffiths163

Today I hand over to Mandie who has a review of Another You by Jane Cable.  Thanks to the author who provided a copy of the book for review. Here is what this book is all about.

AYThe Official Book Blurb

Sometimes the hardest person to save is yourself…

Marie Johnson is trapped by her job as a chef in a Dorset pub and by her increasingly poisonous marriage to its landlord.

Worn down by his string of affairs she has no self-confidence, no self-respect and the only thing that keeps her going is watching her son, Jude, turn into a talented artist.

But the 60th anniversary of a D-Day exercise triggers chance meetings which prove unlikely catalysts for change.

First there’s Corbin, the American soldier who she runs into as she’s walking on the cliffs. He is charming and has a quaintness about him, calling her an ‘English rose’.

Then there’s George the war veteran, who comes to dine at the pub, and his son Mark. George fascinates Marie with his first-hand accounts of the war, whilst Mark proves helpful in making sense of the pub’s financial situation.

And there’s Paxton. Another American soldier with an uncanny resemblance to Corbin. Young, fit and very attractive, Marie finds him hard to resist. But little does she know Paxton is also battling some inner demons. As the heat of the summer intensifies, so do the issues in Marie’s life.

Why is Corbin so elusive? Why is the pub struggling to make ends meet? Why has Jude suddenly become so withdrawn and unhappy? Can she help Paxton open up and begin to deal with his pain? Or will she be shackled to the pub and her increasingly spiteful husband forever?

But as events unfold, Marie finally realises that she is not trapped, but stuck, and that it is down to her to get her life moving again.

Perfectly blending the complexities of twenty-first century life with the dramatic history of World War Two, Another You is a charming tale that will warm your heart.

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#BlogTour Review & Give Away: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old @PenguinUKBooks

It is my absolute pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for the wittily wonderful book, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old. My thanks to Sam Deacon over at Penguin Books for inviting me to be a part of the tour and for introducing me to such a wonderful character in Hendrik. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment, but first of all, here is a taster of what the book is all about.

TSDThe Official Book Blurb

The hilarious international bestselling novel that has had pensioners ditching their sticks and zimmers to follow the age-defying, youth inducing antics inside The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old . . .

‘Terrific. This geriatric Adrian Mole made me laugh’ Woman and Home

‘Funny and touching’ BBC Radio 4

Meet Hendrik Groen. An octogenarian in a care home who has no intention of doing what he’s told, or dying quietly. To that end, he creates the Old-But-Not-Dead Club and with his fellow members sets about living his final years with careless abandon. Such anarchism infuriates the care home director but pleases Eefje, the woman who makes Hendrik’s frail heart palpitate. If it’s never too late to have fun, then can it ever be too late to meet the love of your life?

‘So much more than just a comedy’ John Boyne

‘A story with a great deal of heart’ Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project

‘Amusing and wickedly accurate. A handbook of resistance for our time.’ Sunday Express

‘Very funny’ Jeremy Paxman Financial Times

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