#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)”

#BlogTour Review: Love Them and Leave Them by Sue Shepherd (@thatsueshepherd; @emmamitchellfpr)

Today I’m delighted to be able to share with you my review of Love Them and Leave Them by Sue Shepherd as part of the blog tour.

32277948The Official Book Blurb

Love Them and Leave Them: Sometimes you have to leave the one you love … sometimes you’re the one who’s left behind. The new heart-warming and heart-breaking romantic comedy from the No.1 bestselling author of Doesn’t Everyone Have a Secret?

On his way home, Ed makes a split-second decision that changes the lives of all those who love him.

Six years on, Ed’s daughter, Jessie, is stuck in a job with no prospects, her dreams never fulfilled. It will take more than her unreliable boyfriend, Chris, and temperamental best friend, Coco, to give her the confidence to get her life back on track.

But what if Ed had made another decision? It could all have been so different … Continue reading “#BlogTour Review: Love Them and Leave Them by Sue Shepherd (@thatsueshepherd; @emmamitchellfpr)”

#BlogTour – Review: ‘Blink’ by K.L. Slater (@KLSlater; @Bookouture) #Nottingham #144Books

It’s my absolute pleasure to be one of the next blog tour stops for the superb new book by K.L.Slater, Blink.

33232027After the death of her husband, crippling debt forces Toni Cotter to leave the home that she and her daughter Evie share in Hemel Hemstead to move to live nearer to her mother in Nottingham. Nothing is here as as they are used to and grief combines with the reality of her situation to make Toni’s life just that little bit more unbearable.

Needing to earn money to pave their way, Toni takes on a part time job at an Estate Agents, a job she is far too qualified for but after a long gap in her work history she is still nervous about starting again. And with Evie struggling to adjust to her new surroundings and refusing to go to school, Toni is pushed to the edge, forcing her to turn to the wrong source for relief from her pain.

Harriet Watson is a Teaching Assistant at Evie’s school. She can see the impact that Toni’s grief is having upon the child and she is determined to step in and help. She has a plan. One which will help both Evie and Toni, if only she can get Toni to listen.

And then the unthinkable happens. Continue reading “#BlogTour – Review: ‘Blink’ by K.L. Slater (@KLSlater; @Bookouture) #Nottingham #144Books”

#BlogTour – Review: ‘Don’t Look Behind You’ by Mel Sherratt (@writermels; @Bookouture) #Staffordshire #144Days

I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for ‘Don’t Look Behind You’ by Mel Sherratt, the latest book in her DS Eden Berrisford Series.

33132594 The Official Book Blurb

She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.

The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet.

The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her.

As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself – before the past wreaks a terrible revenge?

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Guest Post – Author DJ Swykert (@djswykert)

Today on my blog I have a guest post by author DJ Swykert who talks about his novel ‘The Death of Anyone‘ and the use of familial DNA as evidence in the US justice system, discussing a real life case from 2011, that of The Grim Sleeper.

Unique DNA Search Catches the Grim Sleeper

The underlying theme in The Death of Anyone, Melange Books, poses the Machiavellian question: Does the end justify the means? Bonnie Benham, the lead detective in my story, has her own answer. But the legality of this question was answered in a real life courtroom in the California trial of a serial killer dubbed by the media: The Grim Sleeper.

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