#BlogTour: Bad Sister by Sam Carrington @sam_carrington1 @AvonBooksUK

Today it’s my great pleasure to be rounding off the blog tour for Bad Sister by Sam Carrington. I absolutely loved Sam’s debut, Saving Sophie and so when the opportunity arose to read this one I grabbed at it. We’ll see what I thought about the book in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what it is all about.

BSThe Official Book Blurb

Then

When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.

Now

Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she’d hoped would never find her, Connie is forced to question what really happened that night. But some truths are better left alone . . .

Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Bad Sister will have fans of Sue Fortin, B A Paris and Linda Green hooked till the final page.

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#BlogTour: #IntoTheValley by Chris Clement-Green @TheMirrorBooks @BookMachine

Today it’s my absolute pleasure to be joining the blog tour for Into The Valley by Chris Clements Green. With thanks to the publisher and Laura Summers at Book Machine for inviting me to join the tour. I’ll be sharing an extract from the book with you in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

Into the Valley_Cover Image.jpgThe Official Book Blurb

Encouraged by the sizeable pay increase and high divorce rate, Chris decided that answering a recruitment ad for the Thames Valley Police was just the thing for a much-needed overhaul of her life.

It was 1984, a time before political correctness, at the height of the miner’s strike and in the middle of five years of race riots.

Perfect timing.

Expanding her police knowledge, and her love life, undeterred by sexist remarks and chauvinists she decided to make her mark, kissing goodbye to her previous dull and conventional existence.

Chris captures the colourful characters and humour in the situations she found herself in, but the job had its serious side, too. She was at the centre of a riot in Oxford, during which her life was saved by a young black man she had previously stopped and questioned, and was attacked by a man with mental-health problems a consequence of the decision to move care into the community.

Consistently coming up against the effects of Margaret Thatcher s politics; from miner s picket-lines, covering (poorly) for striking paramedics during the ambulance dispute to everyday drunken disturbances caused by the haves (Yuppies and Oxford students) and the have-nots (alcoholic homeless and unemployed youth), Chris also tackled sex crimes and abuse.

An often humorous, always candid and no-holds-barred reflection of the life of a policewoman in the 80s, this book offers a personal account of a life in uniform, while touching on the Newbury Bypass demos, the effects of Scarman, the Hungerford Massacre, the bombing of Libya, the AIDS epidemic and working under the notorious Ali Dizaei.

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Her Last Secret by Barbara Copperthwaite @BCopperthwait @bookouture

Today it is my great pleasure to be joining in the blog blitz for the release of Barbara Copperthwaite’s new psychological thriller, Her Last Secret. Thanks to Barbara and Noelle Holten for inviting me to take part. I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

HLSThe Official Book Blurb

Some secrets you can never tell.

Everyone thinks the Thomases are the perfect family: grand London house, gorgeous kids.

They don’t know wife Dominique is a paranoid wreck.

They don’t know husband Ben is trapped in a web of deceit.

They don’t know daughter Ruby lives in fear of the next abusive text.

But someone knows all their secrets.

Can the lies that bind them destroy them all? 

This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last page.

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#BlogTour: Character Spotlight – Sometimes the Darkness by Will Campbell @AuthorightUKPR @Gilbster1000

Today it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Sometimes the Darkness by Will Campbell. Many thanks to Rachel Gilbey of Authoright for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I have a fab character spotlight to share with you, just as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is about.

Sometimes The DarknessThe Official Book Blurb

American Hanley Martin is troubled by his success. A wealthy aerospace industrialist, he was taught he should help others as a means of balancing the scales for his good fortune. He searches for ways to give back that will comfort his soul. 

A trip to the Paris Air Show in 1999 changes the course of Martin’s life when the head of a Catholic mission in southern Sudan tells him of the need for pilots to fly medical supplies and visiting doctors to and from their remote clinic and school in Mapuordit, which sits on the refugee trail from Darfur to Kenya. 

Sister Marie Claire, a French nun working at the Mapuordit mission, helps the Sudanese people fleeing the war in Darfur. She’s crafted a network of volunteers to save the children sold into slavery and forced to work in the country’s more prosperous cities. She needs only one additional piece to complete her plan. 

As Hanley Martin and his plane arrive at Mapuordit, she asks herself if the American may be the answer to her prayers. 

Sometimes the Darkness is the first novel by the author Will Campbell. It tells the story of two people brought together by fate and the price they pay helping a horrific war’s most vulnerable victims.

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#Guest Review: Forgotten by Neven Carr @nevencarr @mgriffiths163

Today I’m passing the baton over to Mandie who has a review of Forgotten by Neven Carr. Thanks for Neven for providing the copy of the book for review. Let’s take a look at what the book is all about.

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Every family holds a secret.
How far would yours go to keep it?

Twenty-eight year old schoolteacher, Claudia Cabriati, has no memory of her life before the age of eight. This is not something she thought unusual, until a strangely familiar woman possessing knowledge of that life, is shot and killed in the grounds of Claudia’s home.

Another brutal murder follows, along with the heartbreaking revelation of an unimaginable family conspiracy. Claudia crumbles into a world driven by fear and the irrational need to run and hide.
Why were people suddenly dying around her? Were any of her family, particularly her much-beloved Papa, involved in their deaths? More importantly, would her life be next?

With her trust challenged by those she loves, Claudia turns to the mysterious and enigmatic Saul Reardon. Together they embark on a dangerous journey in search of answers. 

But is the past sometimes better left buried? 

Set amongst the natural beauty of Australia’s eastern coastline and its richly forested hinterland, Forgotten is a fast-paced mystery thriller that explores the controversial nature of family love and protection, loyalty and self-preservation.

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