Guest Review: Blood Lines by Angela Marsons (@WriteAngie) @mgriffiths163

Yes folks, it’s time for my last #DeadSouls countdown post and this time I’m handing over the blog to my sister Mandie who is going to share her thoughts on Blood Lines, the fifth DI Kim Stone novel by Angela Marsons. Mandie has been pretty nervous about this as we are both big fans of the series and we both know that what ever we write won’t be enough. So… it’s nearly review time in just a moment but first of all, here is what it’s all about.

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How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?

A victim killed with a single, precise stab to the heart appears at first glance to be a robbery gone wrong. A caring, upstanding social worker lost to a senseless act of violence. But for Detective Kim Stone, something doesn’t add up.

When a local drug addict is found murdered with an identical wound, Kim knows instinctively that she is dealing with the same killer. But with nothing to link the two victims except the cold, calculated nature of their death, this could be her most difficult case yet.

Desperate to catch the twisted individual, Kim’s focus on the case is threatened when she receives a chilling letter from Dr Alex Thorne, the sociopath who Kim put behind bars. And this time, Alex is determined to hit where it hurts most, bringing Kim face-to-face with the woman responsible for the death of Kim’s little brother – her own mother.

As the body count increases, Kim and her team unravel a web of dark secrets, bringing them closer to the killer. But one of their own could be in mortal danger. Only this time, Kim might not be strong enough to save them…

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Blog Tour: Review – Boundary by Andrée A. Michaud (@noexitpress) #BoundaryBook

Today I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for Boundary the new and atmospheric thriller by Andrée A. Michaud (trans. Donald Winkler) which is published by No Exit Press on 23rd March. I’ll share my review with you shortly but first, here is what this book is about.

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A chilling thriller as compulsive as Emma Cline’s The Girls.

It’s the Summer of 1967. The sun shines brightly over Boundary lake, a holiday haven on the US-Canadian border. Families relax in the heat, happy and carefree. Hours tick away to the sound of radios playing ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’. Children run along the beach as the heady smell of barbecues fills the air. Zaza Mulligan and Sissy Morgan, with their long, tanned legs and silky hair, relish their growing reputation as the red and blond Lolitas. Life seems idyllic.

But then Zaza disappears, and the skies begin to cloud over.. Continue reading “Blog Tour: Review – Boundary by Andrée A. Michaud (@noexitpress) #BoundaryBook”

Review: Born Bad by Marnie Riches (@Marnie_Riches; @AvonBooksUK)

Happy publication day to Marnie Riches whose brand new Manchester based thriller Born Bad is released today. I’m a huge fan of her George McKenzie series so when I heard she was releasing a brand new series I couldn’t wait to get stuck in.

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A powerful, darkly comic novel set in the criminal underworld of Manchester from bestselling author Marnie Riches.

The battle is on…

When gang leader Paddy O’Brien is stabbed in his brother’s famous nightclub, Manchester’s criminal underworld is shaken to the core. Tensions are running high, and as the body count begins to grow, the O’Brien family must face a tough decision – sell their side of the city to the infamous Boddlington gang or stick it out and risk losing their king.

But war comes easy to the bad boys, and they won’t go down without a fight. So begins a fierce battle for the South Side, with the leading Manchester gangsters taking the law into their own hands – but only the strongest will survive… Continue reading “Review: Born Bad by Marnie Riches (@Marnie_Riches; @AvonBooksUK)”

Review: Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick (@Bookouture)

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‘I’m not safe – you have to help me…’

Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet and school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest.

As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna’s bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe. Just when Claire thinks she has protected Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there is something about her story that doesn’t quite add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?

Claire has risked everything to save Lorna. But what can save Claire from the shocking truth? Continue reading “Review: Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick (@Bookouture)”

#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”