The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 14

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

The fourteenth book in my #bookvent is one which made a real impression on me when I read it back in the summer. The central character in this book is not one who is initially all that sympathetic and in many ways she is very hard to get to like. As the core of the story, that led me as the reader to have mixed emotions while reading. But the more I read, the more I got to understand her and what made her tick. I can’t say I liked her any more by the end but I appreciated all she had been through. Set against the back drop of the real life floods in Hull back in 2007, my day fourteen ‘bookvent pick is …

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Review: A Game Of Ghosts by John Connolly @jconnollybooks @HodderBooks

Man, oh man. I should be seriously ashamed of myself. I have had this book on my tbr list for nearly eight months and only now get round to reading it. And this is one of my favourite series too. I have just been so busy, I have no idea how time got away from me but it did. I love the Charlie Parker books. I typically eat them up. I have no excuses other than I have had a really mad year and I have literally no idea how we have come to be in December and nearly 2018 already.

Still, I have remedied that all now and I am back up to date, book fifteen complete. I’ll tell you my thoughts in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what this was all about.

AGOGThe Official Book Blurb

Internationally bestselling author John Connolly returns with another “superb fusion of noir and the supernatural” (My Bookish Ways) in this latest thriller in his gripping Charlie Parker series.

It is deep winter and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished and Charlie Parker is assigned to track him down. Parker’s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator–he is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker is drawn into Eklund’s world: a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts…

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 13

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

My thirteenth #bookvent pick is the latest in a series of books featuring a London based Detective. She is woman who has a dark past and in this latest case it is a past which will come back to haunt her as things get very personal. Regularly described as the best one yet, book four sees our heroine investigating the murder of some seemingly unconnected and yet wholly unlikable characters. My day thirteen ‘bookvent pick is …

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The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 12

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

Today’s #bookvent pick is one I read way back at the very start of the year, and reviewed in February. It is the most spellbinding book, so very different from anything I would normally read but so beautifully written, that I couldn’t possibly leave it out of my #bookvent countdown. When I created by #booklove feature this year, this book appeared so many times as it is so well loved and I can totally understand why. The vivid imagery and the absolute wonder the author has recreated in this book is truly magical, as is the story. My day twelve #bookvent pick is …

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#Blogtour: Follow The Snowflakes by Angelina Kerner @KernerAngelina @shanannigans81

Today it’s my great pleasure to be joining the blog tour for the new novella author Angelina Kerner, Follow The Snowflakes. Before I share my thoughts on the book, let’s take a look at what it’s about.

FTSThe Official Book Blurb

At 28, it’s bad to be single. After four years of relationship struggles, Cat is ready to try anything.

That’s when her friend tells her about her class’ Dear Santa letters. One little boy asked for a new mommy, and she suggests Cat meets the kid’s dad, just to see where things go. Cat figures it can’t hurt…until she meets a stranger in the midst of a car accident. The man is handsome with a sad look in his eyes. He still wears a wedding band and she’s not sure his heart’s available, even if he makes her heart race. But, maybe he’s a widower?

Cat wonders if she should resign herself to being an old maid, or whether she could possibly be the answer to a little boy’s Christmas wish, unless there’s a third option – a future with the stranger. 

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