Guest Review: Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis (@joffebooks) @mgriffiths163

Today I hand over the reins to Mandie who has a review of Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis. First things first – here are the all important booky bits.

TLDThe Official Book Blurb

TWO GIRLS GO TO A PARTY, ONLY ONE RETURNS ALIVE

Toni, the surviving teenager, is found deliriously wandering the muddy fields of the fens. She has been drugged and it’s uncertain whether she’ll survive. She says she saw her friend Emily being dragged away from the party. But no one knows who Emily is or even if she’s still alive . . .

Meanwhile the drowned body of another girl has been found on an isolated beach.

And how does this all relate to the shocking disappearance of a little girl nearly a decade ago, a crime which was never solved? The girl’s mother is putting immense pressure on the police to re-open the high-profile case.

FOUR GIRLS. FOUR DAUGHTERS. FOUR FAMILIES WHO NEED JUSTICE AND CLOSURE.

DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland police are stretched to the limit as they try to bring the perpetrators of these shocking crimes to justice.

There is evidence of an illegal drinking club run by a shadowy group of men who are grooming teenagers. And the team come across a sinister former hospital called Windrush which seems to house many dark secrets. A sinister man works on the property alone, but the owner appears to be the perfect gentleman.

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.

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Recap Review: #TwoOClockBoy by Mark Hill (@markhillwriter)

Happy paperback birthday to Mark Hill whose stonkingly brilliant thriller, Two O’Clock Boy is being let out in the wild today. I first read and reviewed this book last year, and the protagonist, Ray Drake, is one of my self confessed #BookLove crushes. So with a cracking new cover to drool over (not literally as that’s a waste of a good book) now seemed like a good time to revisit my review.

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#BlogTour: Too Sharp by Marianne Delacourt (@mdepierres; @12thPlanetPress; @DeadlineCrime)

I am delighted to be joining the blog tour for Too Sharp today, the new Tara Sharp novel by Marianne Delacourt. I have a wonderful guest post to share with you from Marianne on her inspiration for the character of Tara Sharp and some of her friends, as well as a review of the book by my guest reviewer, Mandie. But before all of that, here’s what the book is about.

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#BlogTour – Review: The Lost Children by Helen Phifer (@helenphifer1; @bookouture)

Today I am delighted to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Lost Children, the first book in the Detective Lucy Harwin series by Helen Phifer. I’ll be sharing my review with you in a moment but first, here’s what it’s all about.

CoverThe Official Book Blurb

Lizzy pulled the covers over her head. Then she realised what was being dragged behind the person with the torch. She rammed her fist into her mouth to stop herself from screaming…

For decades, The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now – when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney…

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum’s wrongs.

What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum’s walls? Together with her partner Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history, and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.

As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?

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Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (@HodderFiction)


TRGThe Official Book Blurb

Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.

After her mother’s suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother’s mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran fast and far away.

Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.

As it weaves between Lane’s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart. Continue reading “Review: The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (@HodderFiction)”