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

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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: The Collector by Fiona Cummins @FionaAnnCummins @panmacmillan

Today I am finally sharing my thoughts on The Collector by Fiona Cummins, the chilling sequel to one of my favoruite reads of 2017, Rattle. I have been looking forward to reading this since i bagged an early ARC at Harrogate last summer, but have put it off as long as possible to coincide with the hardback release. Well, that day is almost upon us so it felt like it was time. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book is just a moment, after we’ve taken a look at the blurb.

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Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town.
His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . .

Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found.
Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope.

The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family’s legacy
But he can’t forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams.

DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all.

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#BlogTour: Perfect Death by Helen Fields @Helen_Fields @AvonBooksUK

Today it is my great pleasure to be sharing my thoughts on Perfect Death, the latest Luc Callanach novel by Helen Fields. Thanks to Sabah Khan at Avon for inviting me to be a part of the blog tour. I’ve really enjoyed reading (or listening) to the first two books in the series, so I couldn’t wait to read this one, and I wasn’t disappointed. Before we get to that, here’s what the book is all about.

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There’s no easy way to die…

Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late.

But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task…

‘A very sinister premise and an intriguing killer’s voice. Highly recommended.’ James Oswald

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Review: Perfect Remains by Helen Fields @Helen_Fields @AvonBooksUK

Now I will be perfectly honest – a confession if you will – it has been a wee while since I listened to this book on audio. Even longer since I won a physical copy of the book early last year. I had every intention of publishing my review before Christmas but never quite made it. As I was invited to join the blog tour for the latest release in the series, Perfect Death, it seemed the perfect opportunity (no pun intended) to finally sit down and draft that review and to shufty book two, Perfect Prey up my list too. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book with you all in just a moment, after all it’s had a three month gestation period already – what is a few seconds more? First, lets take a look at what this is all about.

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On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing.

In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real Elaine Buxton screams into the darkness…

Detective Inspector Luc Callanach has barely set foot in his new office when Elaine’s missing persons case is escalated to a murder investigation. Having left behind a promising career at Interpol, he’s eager to prove himself to his new team. But Edinburgh, he discovers, is a long way from Lyon, and Elaine’s killer has covered his tracks with meticulous care.

It’s not long before another successful woman is abducted from her doorstep, and Callanach finds himself in a race against the clock. Or so he believes … The real fate of the women will prove more twisted than he could have ever imagined.

Fans of Angela Marson, Mark Billingham and M. J. Aldridge will be gripped by this chilling journey into the mind of a troubled killer.

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#BlogTour: The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor @cjtudor @MichaelJBooks

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Chalk Man, the stunning new novel from CJ Tudor. I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

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We all have fears we hide from. But in the end they will find us . . .

The Chalk Man is coming . . .

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None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning.

Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own?

Was it the terrible accident?

Or when they found the first body?

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