#AroundTheUKIn144Books – the update @brilliantbooks @gilbster1000 @thebooktrailer

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So. It’s been a while huh? Well despite not having published a proper update for the past couple of months, we have all still been busy. Busy working, busy living and most importantly busy reading. We’ve been gradually ticking off counties from our challenge targets, but I’ve got to be honest here – speaking personally I’ve been struggling to get outside of the M25. You wouldn’t believe how many books are set in the capital, especially as I read a lot of crime/thriller type of books. Well… you probably would as London is a hotbed of dodgy deals and even dodgier characters now isn’t it. I mean it’s the home of our beloved government for one thing… Continue reading “#AroundTheUKIn144Books – the update @brilliantbooks @gilbster1000 @thebooktrailer”

#BlogTour: Kill Or Die by Ann Evans (@annevansauthor; @Bloodhoundbook)

It is my absolute pleasure to be one of today’s blog tour stops for Kill or Die, the new psychological thriller from Ann Evans.

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A vicious burglary goes horribly wrong when an elderly victim is killed and one of the burglars is injured.

In the detached house next door, Julia is preparing to leave her husband. He has let her down for the last time and her bags are packed. Taking their eight-year-old daughter, Lucy, from her bed they set off in the fog.

But on this cold, dark night, fate steps in and these strangers collide.

When Vincent and Nash abduct the mother and daughter, and take them to a derelict house, the situation takes a grave turn.

Meanwhile, Julia’s husband, Ian, is distraught that his wife and daughter have left, and when the murder and burglary are discovered, suspicion falls on him.

For Ian, Julia and Lucy, life is about to become a nightmare.

Can Julia and Lucy escape from the twisted criminals?

What will Julia decide when the choice is – kill or die?

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Review: A Room Full of Killers by Michael Wood (@MichaelHWood; @KillerReads; @HarperCollins) #144Books #SouthYorkshire

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Eight killers. One house. And the almost perfect murder…

Feared by the people of Sheffield, Starling House is home to some of Britain’s deadliest teenagers, still too young for prison. Now the building’s latest arrival, Ryan Asher, has been found brutally murdered – stabbed twelve times, left in a pool of blood.

When DCI Matilda Darke and her team investigate, they uncover the secrets of a house tainted by evil. Kate Moloney, the prison’s manager, is falling apart, the security system has been sabotaged, and neither the staff nor the inmates can be trusted.

There’s only one person Matilda believes is innocent, and he’s facing prison for the rest of his life. With time running out, she must solve the unsolvable to save a young man from his fate. And find a murderer in a house full of killers… Continue reading “Review: A Room Full of Killers by Michael Wood (@MichaelHWood; @KillerReads; @HarperCollins) #144Books #SouthYorkshire”

Book Review: The Sixth Window by Rachel Abbott (@RachelAbbott; @MauraRedPR) #Manchester #144Books

Happy publication day to Rachel Abbott whose brand new DCI Tom Douglas novel, The Sixth Window is released today. I was absolutely thrilled to lay my hands on an advance copy and to now be able to share my review with you all.

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The Sixth Window
THE TRUTH HURTS – BUT LIES ARE DEADLY
After eighteen months of grieving for her husband Bernie, killed in a horrific hit and run accident, Natalie Gray has found love with her husband’s best friend – Ed Cooper – and has moved herself and fifteen-year-old daughter, Scarlett, into his home. But Natalie begins to suspect Ed has a dark side – and even darker intentions.
Desperate to get her daughter to a place of safety, she and Scarlett move to a new home that holds secrets of its own. But has removing Scarlett from one potential threat placed her in far greater danger?
DCI Tom Douglas is also chasing the truth, as his investigation into the suicide of a teenage girl draws him ever closer to Natalie and Scarlett. But will he be too late to protect them from the peril they face, or from the truths that will tear their lives apart?

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Rewind, recap – weekly roundup w/e 19/2/17

Wowsers. Busy week this week. Started out with a one to one with my Admin Manager on Monday. It was a great meeting as I’m giving him some new opportunities for development which he is taking to like a duck to water. Great for him, even greater for me as I know I can trust him to do a brilliant job for me. After the meeting, we pootled down to Tottenham for a few days to audit one of my depots, followed by an impromptu trip to Basildon to repeat the process at another. All very productive and beneficial, but it did mean I have not had a lot of reading time. Starting everyday at 06:00 and finishing with dinner with colleagues at 19:00 three nights in a row, I was ready for my bed, not necessarily for my books. (Side note – Premier Inn in Edmonton ‘rumbles’ and shakes with the traffic from the North Circular. If you like your sleep with a side order of vibration, it’s a perfectly lovely hotel. If not…)

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