#BlogTour: Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford @MJFordBooks @AvonBooksUK

Today it’s my great pleasure to bring you an extract from MJ Ford’s Hold My Hand. Thanks to Sabah Khan at Avon for inviting me to join the tour. First, let’s take a look at what the book is all about.

HMHAbout the Book

How long do you hunt for the missing?

A horrible vanishing act…

When a young Josie Masters sees a boy wearing a red football shirt, Dylan Jones, being taken by a clown at a carnival, she tries to alert the crowds. But it’s too late. Dylan has disappeared…

Thirty years later, Josie is working as a police officer in Bath. The remains of the body of a child have been found – complete with tatters of a torn red football shirt. Is it the boy she saw vanish in the clutches of the clown? Or is it someone else altogether?

And then another child disappears…

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New look – His First Lie by Mark Hill @MarkHillWriter @TheCrimeVault @LittleBrownUK

Today marks the rebirth or rather relaunch of one of my favourite reads of 2016. Originally published as The Two O’Clock BoyMark Hill’s fabulous first Ray Drake novel has had a makeover and a rebrand to tie it in with the upcoming sequel, It Was Her. Dark, brooding and a little bit dangerous are, in fairness, probably not words you’d use to describe Mark Hill. He’s really very nice. However they do fit his protagonist Ray Drake, and I have to admit that he is one of my book crushes so I cannot wait for his return.

But for now folks, it is time to say hello to His First Lie.

HFLAbout This Book

Do you want a thriller that grips from the first line?

Do you want a thriller to leave you gasping for air?

Connor Laird frightens people: he’s intense, he’s fearless, and he seems to be willing to do anything to protect himself and those he loves. He arrives in the Longacre Children’s Home seemingly from nowhere, and instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there.

Thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre, one by one. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake.

One by one the mysteries of the past are revealed as Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.

Who is killing to hide their secret?

And can YOU guess the ending?

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#BlogTour: #Hydra by Matt Wesolowski @ConcreteKraken @OrendaBooks

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Hydra the new book from Matt Wesolowski. This is a great addition to the Six Stories series, the feel of it a little darker than it’s predecessor but I have to be honest … That made me love it even more. I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what this book is all about.

HThe Official Book Blurb

Before Scarfell Claw, there was Hydra…

One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the north west of England, 26-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the ‘Macleod Massacre’.

Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose ‘Six Stories’ podcasts have become an internet sensation. King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five witnesses and Arla herself, as he questions whether Arla’s responsibility for the massacre was a diminished as her legal team made out.

As he unpicks the stories, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden ‘games’, online trolls, and the mysterious Black-eyed Children, whose presence extends far beyond the delusions of a murderess…

Dark, chilling and gripping, Hydra is both a classic murder mystery and an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, that shines light in places you may never, ever want to see again.

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#BlogBlitz: Her Best Friend by Sarah Wray @Sarah_Wray @Bookouture

Today it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog blitz for the new release from Sarah Wray, Her Best Friend. With thanks to Noelle Holten of Bookouture for including me in the blitz, I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you all as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

HBFThe Official Book Blurb

You couldn’t have done anything to save her.
Or could you?

Sylvie Armstrong has been running from her past for twenty years – until her mother’s death forces her to return to her home town, along with her newborn daughter. 

Overwhelmed by grief in her childhood home, Sylvie tries to block out the memories that surround her – but then someone leaves a gift on her doorstep: a gold necklace with a heart-shaped locket. 

This locket belonged to Sylvie’s best friend, Victoria Preston – and she was wearing it the night she died. Now it’s back in Sylvie’s life…and it soon becomes clear that somebody knows what really happened to Victoria.

Sylvie has to know the truth. But is she in terrible danger? 

A gripping, page-turning psychological thriller with a final twist that will leave you open-mouthed. Fans of Sophie Hannah, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be hooked.

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#BlogTour: Hell To Pay by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett @EmmaMitchellFPR

Today it is my absolute pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Rachel Amphlett’s Hell To Pay, the fourth book in the DS Kay Hunter series. I love this series and couldn’t wait to see what Kay had been up to, so a big thanks to Rachel and Emma Mitchell for asking me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be telling you my thoughts on the book in just a moment, once we have seen what it is all about.

HTPThe Official Book Blurb

When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter’s investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.

With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay’s determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.

Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?

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