Review: Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary @sarah_hilary @headlinepg

Today I’m delighted to share my review of Come and Find Me, the latest Marnie Rome thriller from Sarah Hilary. I’m a big fan of this series and alway looking forward to the next book. We’ll take a look at my thoughts on the book in just a moment, after we’ve seen what it’s all about.

CAFMAbout the Book

On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention.

DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She’s finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn’t able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day.

As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, Marnie fears one of the women may have found him – and is about to pay the ultimate price.

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#BlogBlitz: #ColdHeart by Stephen Edger @StephenEdger @Bookouture

Today it is my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Stephen Edger’s latest DI Kate Matthews novel, Cold Heart. My thanks to Noelle Holten and Bookouture for providing an advance copy for review and for inviting me to join the blitz. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in a short while, just as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

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It has been a week since anyone last saw fifteen-year-old Daisy, after she left her best friend’s house and started her short walk home. Detective Kate Matthews and her team have been looking for her ever since.

When a tip-off leads Kate to a disused gymnasium at Daisy’s school, she is shocked to find evidence linking to the murder of a different girl. 

Working the two cases side by side, Kate’s blood runs cold when a gift-wrapped box containing a human heart is delivered to her at the station. The heart belongs to yet another unknown victim, but the message is clear: there will be more, and Daisy could be one of them. 

When activity on Daisy’s Facebook account indicates she is still alive, the race is on for Kate and her team. Will Daisy be the killer’s next victim? Is Kate prepared to risk everything to stop another innocent life from being taken?

This absolutely unputdownable crime thriller will have fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott biting their nails long after the final twist has sunk in.

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Guest Post & Review: Call To Arms by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett

Today it is my absolute pleasure to bring you a guest post from author Rachel Amphlett. Rachel writes two of my favourite series, the Dan Taylor action thrillers and the Kay Hunter crime thrillers so any time I hear there is a new book on the horizon I am filled with joy. I’ll be sharing Rachel’s post with you, and my thoughts on her new release, Call To Arms which is out today, just as soon as we’ve seen what the book is all about.

Call to Arms Cover LARGE EBOOKAbout the Book

Loyalty has a price.

Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

But as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…

Call to Arms is a gripping police procedural, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:


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#BlogTour: Come a Little Closer by Rachel Abbott @RachelAbbott @MauraRedPR


Today I am delighted (and a little scared) to be taking part in the blog tour for Rachel’s Abbott’s latest novel, Come A Little Closer. I am not scared about being part of the tour. Reading and reviewing is the easy bit, but because I am a little mad, I’ve agreed to take part in the writing challenge.

The premise – given a prompt of a paragraph and several key items, I need to continue the story. You have no idea how hard that actually is until you try. Ask me to write 800 words as a review and I fly – try stopping me. 800 words of interesting, engaging and potentially thrilling story … well. We’ll see just how bad it is in a moment or two. First – let’s see what the book is all about …

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They will be coming soon. They come every night. 

Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. 

Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don’t speak, because there is nothing left to be said. 

Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return, sooner or later. 

These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice – and now they have no choices left. Soon they won’t be strangers, they’ll be family…

When DCI Tom Douglas is called to the cold, lonely scene of a suspicious death, he is baffled. Who is she? Where did she come from? How did she get there? How many more must die? 

Who is controlling them, and how can they be stopped? 

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Review: Quick Reads – Cut Off by Mark Billingham @mgriffiths163

I love the Quick Reads books – they are exactly as billed. Quick – reads. A great way to introduce authors and to encourage non readers back to the printed word. Both Mandie and I have read some of these, so we’re sharing the reviews too.

COThe Official Book Blurb

Step into a thrilling Quick Read from number one bestselling crime fiction author Mark Billingham.

It’s the moment we all fear: losing our phone, leaving us cut off from family and friends. But, for Louise, losing hers in a local café takes her somewhere much darker.

After many hours of panic, Louise is relieved when someone gets in touch offering to return the phone. From then on she is impatient to get back to normal life.

But when they meet on the beach, Louise realises you should be careful what you wish for…

If you enjoyed Cut Off, try Love Like Blood, the latest novel in the series starring Mark Billingham’s detective hero, DI Tom Thorne.

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