Review: The Reunion by Samantha Hayes @samhayes @Bookouture

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Reunion by Samantha Hayes. My thanks to Kim Nash of Bookouture for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment after we’ve taken a look at what the book was all about.

TRThe Official Book Blurb

They were all there the day your sister went missing.
Who is lying? Who is next?

THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.

Eleanor never came back.

NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.

When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…

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Review: Killed by Thomas Enger @EngerThomas @OrendaBooks

Today it is my great pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Killed by Thomas Enger, the final part in the Henning Juul series. My thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment, but first of all, here is what it is all about.

KThe Official Book Blurb

Crime reporter Henning Juul thought his life was over when his young son was murdered. But that was only the beginning…

Determined to find his son’s killer, Henning doggedly follows an increasingly dangerous trail, where dark hands from the past emerge to threaten everything. His ex-wife Nora is pregnant with another man’s child, his sister Trine is implicated in the fire that killed his son and, with everyone he thought he could trust seemingly hiding something, Henning has nothing to lose … except his own life.

Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of one of the darkest, most chilling and emotive series you may ever read. Someone will be killed. But who?

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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.

prThe Official Book Blurb

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: Little Liar by Clare Boyd @ClareBoydClark @Bookouture

Today I’m delighted to be sharing my review of Little Liar the new release from Clare Boyd and Bookouture. Thanks to Bookouture for providing an advance copy of the book for review. I’ll be sharing my thoughts just as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

LLThe Official Book Blurb

The perfect family… or the perfect lie?

To the outside world, Gemma Bradley has it all – a doting husband, high-flying career and two delightful kids – but inside the four walls of her tastefully renovated home, she is a mother at her wits’ end who has given too many last warnings and counted to ten too many times.

When a child’s scream pierces the night, Gemma’s neighbour does what anyone would do: she calls the police. She wants to make sure that Rosie, the little girl next door, is safe.

Gemma knows she hasn’t done anything wrong, but the more she fights to defend the family she loves, the more her flawless life begins to crumble around her. Is the carefully guarded secret she’s been keeping suddenly in danger of breaking free? 

When Rosie disappears, Gemma thinks she only has herself to blame. That is, until she discovers that Rosie has been keeping dark secrets of her own in a pink plastic diary. 

Distraught and terrified, Gemma doesn’t know where to turn. The only thing she knows is that her daughter’s life is in danger…

Little Liar is a heart-in-your-mouth psychological thriller about the people we choose to trust and the secrets we keep behind closed doors. If you loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or anything by B.A. Paris you’ll be totally and utterly gripped. 

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Review: The Gathering Dark by James Oswald @SirBenfro @MichaelJBooks

Oh, Inspector McLean. How I have missed thee. I know I hide it well, but it is a little known fact that I am a huge fan of this series. Little known if you have never met me, never read my blog or basically live on another planet that is. This is the series of books which pulled me back into reading, which instilled my renewed love of the crime genre and which, in a roundabout fashion, got me hooked on Stuart MacBride’s books took. This series has cost me a couple of bob over the years. So I am super excited when a new book is published, and having had this on preorder for months, I was delighted to be able to finally read it. I’ll share my thoughts on the book in a moment, but first, because I know you are all dying to know, let’s take a look at what the book is all about.

tgdThe Official Book Blurb

THE DEAD DEMAND VENGEANCE in the ALL-NEW compelling novel in the BESTSELLING Inspector McLean series.

A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle’s toxic load. The consequences are devastating.

DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss – and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.

But as McLean struggles to uncover who caused the tragedy, a greater crisis develops: the new Chief Superintendent’s son is missing, last seen in the area of the crash . . .

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