Review: Got Ghosts by Fiona Glass @F_Glass_Author

Today I have a review of Got Ghosts, a spooky little novella from author Fiona Glass. My thanks to the author who provided a copy of the book fore review. Let’s take a quick look at what it’s all about.

GGAbout the Book

Haunted manor house Greystones Hall is filled to the brim with ghosts. It’s also falling to bits, and artist owner Emily doesn’t have the money to refurbish the place. When the makers of hit tv show ‘Got Ghosts?’ offer to pay for a weekend’s filming there she jumps at the chance, even though she and her ghostly grandfather Gramps have reservations. The reservations seem to be misplaced when the film crew swing into action, and producer Carl turns out to be dark, handsome and very available.

But Emily soon starts to have doubts about the methods they use, which Carl won’t discuss. Then the show’s resident medium Stella stirs up a new and malevolent spirit, revealing a dark secret at the heart of the house that has been hidden for centuries. And when Emily’s own safety is threatened, together with that of her ghosts and her beloved Gramps, will it be Carl who comes to the rescue, or someone much more unexpected?

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#BlogTour: Keeper by Johana Gustawsson @JoGustawsson @OrendaBooks

It is my absolute pleasure to be joining the blog tour for Keeper by Johana Gustawsson, the follow up to her brilliant novel, Block 46. That was one of my top reads of 2017 and although it is only April, I know that Keeper is going to be on my list for 2018 too. My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me to join the tour. This was one I could in no way say no to. Let’s take a look what it is all about shall we.

kAbout the Book

Whitechapel, 1888: London is bowed under Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror.

London, 2015: actress Julianne Bell is abducted in a case similar to the terrible Tower Hamlets murders of some ten years earlier, and harking back to the Ripper killings of a century before.

Falkenberg, Sweden, 2015: a woman’s body is found mutilated in a forest, her wounds identical to those of the Tower Hamlets victims. With the man arrested for the Tower Hamlets crimes already locked up, do the new killings mean he has a dangerous accomplice, or is a copy-cat serial killer on the loose?

Profiler Emily Roy and true-crime writer Alexis Castells again find themselves drawn into an intriguing case, with personal links that turn their world upside down. Following the highly acclaimed Block 46 and guaranteed to disturb and enthrall, Keeper is a breathless thriller from the new queen of French Noir.

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#BlogTour: Abel’s Revenge by Ross Greenwood @greenwoodross @CarolineBookBit

Today it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Abel’s Revenge. My thanks to Caroline Vincent and Ross Greenwood for inviting me to join the tour and to the author for providing an advance copy of the book for review. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in a moment after we’ve taken a look at what it’s all about.

ARAbout the Book

This is a story about a city. As with all others, it’s a place of violence. There are murderers, and they live among us.

This is also a tale about a couple — sometimes friends, occasionally lovers, but always partners. Dan and Olivia are fighting modern battles; the ones parents have over a lack of money, time or peace.

An escalating serial killer terrifies the streets and homes. The body count rises as their relationship crumbles. Society reveals its dark side, and no one is safe. Dan and Olivia experience this first-hand as danger closes in.

Will Abel’s reign of terror ever end?

Who will live and who will die?

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#BlogBlitz: No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney @trisha460 @Bookouture

Today I am delighted to be joining the blog blitz for the fourth Detective Lottie Parker thriller from Patricia Gibney, No Safe Place. I’ve loved getting to know Lottie over the past couple of years and it’s always great being back in her company so having the chance of an early read courtesy of publisher Bookouture is always nice. Thanks to Kim Nash for inviting me to join the blitz. I’ll let you know my thoughts on this latest book in just a moment after we’ve seen what it’s all about.

NSPAbout the Book

There’s nothing more dangerous than a familiar face…

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. 

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself? 

As journalists begin to interfere with Lottie’s investigation, she fears the killer is about to strike again. Lottie is in a race against time to find the missing women, but the killer is closer than she thinks. Could Lottie be his next target?

If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest pulse-pounding thriller from Patricia Gibney. No Safe Place will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

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Blog Tour: On The Bright Side – Hendrik Groen

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for On The Bright Side by Hendrik Groen. I loved reading Hendrik’s first diary and couldn’t resist when invited to take a look at this ‘new’ secret diary. A massive thanks to Sam Deacon for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts in a moment after we have taken a look at what the book is all about.

OTBSThe Official Book Blurb

‘A funny but also touching diary praised for its wit and realism’ BBC Radio 4 Front Row

The Old-But-Not-Dead Club return, in the sequel to the INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old, bringing with them some life-affirming lawlessness.

Chaos will ensue as 85-year-old Hendrik Groen is determined to grow old with dignity: to rise up against the care home director. NO more bingo. NO more over- boiled vegetables. NO more health and safety.

85-year-old Hendrik Groen is fed up to his false teeth with coffee mornings and bingo. He dreams of escaping the confines of his care home and practising hairpin turns on his mobility scooter. Inspired by his fellow members of the recently formed Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he vows to put down his custard cream and commit to a spot of octogenarian anarchy.

But the care home’s Director will not stand for drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks and geriatric romance on her watch. The Old-But-Not-Dead Club must stick together if they’re not to go gently into that good night. Things turn more serious, however, when rumours surface that the home is set for demolition. It’s up to Hendrik and the gang to stop it – or drop dead trying . . .

He may be the wrong side of 85, but Hendrik Groen has no intention of slowing up – or going down without a fight.

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