#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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#Booklove: Anne Coates @Anne_Coates1

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It is my absolute pleasure to welcome author Anne Coates to the blog today to help me spread a little more book love. I’ll be letting you in on all Anne’s bookish confessions as soon as we’ve learned more about Anne herself.

About Anne

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Anne Coates’ début crime thriller, Dancers in the Wind was published by Urbane Publications last October and the sequel, Death’s Silent Judgement, will be published on 11 May, 2017. Anne is currently writing the third as yet untitled Hannah Weybridge thriller.

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Dancers In The Wind

Dancers in the Wind_smallSHE IS HUNTING FOR THE TRUTH, BUT WHO IS HUNTING HER? 

Freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is commissioned by a national newspaper to write an investigative article on the notorious red light district in Kings Cross. There she meets prostitute Princess, and police inspector in the vice squad, Tom Jordan. When Princess later arrives on her doorstep beaten up so badly she is barely recognisable, Hannah has to make some tough decisions and is drawn ever deeper into the world of deceit and violence. 

Three sex workers are murdered, their deaths covered up in a media blackout, and Hannah herself is under threat. As she comes to realise that the taste for vice reaches into the higher echelons of the great and the good, Hannah realises she must do everything in her power to expose the truth …. and stay alive.

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Death’s Silent Judgement

deathssilentjudgementsmall 2Death’s Silent Judgement is the thrilling sequel to Dancers in the Wind, and continues the gripping series starring London-based investigative journalist Hannah Weybridge.

Following the deadly events of Dancers in the Wind, freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is thrown into the heart of a horrific murder investigation when a friend, Liz Rayman, is found with her throat slashed at her dental practice. 

With few clues to the apparently motiveless crime Hannah throws herself into discovering the reason for her friend’s brutal murder, and is determined to unmask the killer. But before long Hannah’s investigations place her in mortal danger, her hunt for the truth placing her in the path of a remorseless killer…

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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.

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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.

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Author Q&A: Chris Carter – Author of The Caller @simonschusterUK ‏

So. This is a bit of a change for me as I normally shy away from anything too technical. However, if you are offered the opportunity to pester, I mean ask very important and highly intelligent questions of an author like Chris Carter, you can’t really turn it down now can you? His latest book, The Caller, the eighth in the highly successful and downright fabulous Robert Hunter series is released today in paperback.

Now when I say highly intelligent questions, that may have been the intention when I agreed to this, but I am hopeless at that kind of thing. However, Mr Carter kindly found the time to indulge me and answer my considerably less intelligent questions, including divulging his opinions on the British institution that is the Jaffa Cake. Prepare yourselves folks – his thoughts are somewhat controversial … Continue reading “Author Q&A: Chris Carter – Author of The Caller @simonschusterUK ‏”