Happy Friday

Hello and welcome to my book blog.  Can you believe that this year is almost over.  Wow where did this year go.  I have just finished another awesome book so on to my review of……

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Description

‘Absolutely chilling’ Wendy Heard, author of Hunting Annabelle and Kill Club

The USA Today Bestseller

‘One word of advice when reading this book—trust no one’ Wendy Heard

Badly scarred after the accident that killed her husband, Camilla Brown locks herself away from the world.  Her only friendships are online, where everyone lives picture-perfect lives.
In private Camilla can follow anyone she likes. And Camilla likes a lot.

Especially her old school friend Valerie Hutchens.  Camilla is obsessed with Valerie’s posts, her sickening joy for life, her horribly beautiful face.  But then Camilla spots something strange in one of Valerie’s posts – a man’s face looking through her window, watching, waiting…
And then Valerie goes missing…

You can purchase it HERE

  • Paperback:280 pages
  • Publisher:Killer Reads (December 12, 2019)
  • GenresFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller

 

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Carissa Ann Lynch is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of My Sister is Missing, Without a Trace, the Flocksdale Files trilogy, Horror High series, Searching for Sullivan, 13 anthology, Twisted anthology, Shades and Shadows, Midinight Moss, and This Is Not About Love. She resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

 

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My Thoughts

Thank-you to NetGalley, One More Chapter and Carissa Ann Lynch for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Like Follow Kill which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

I really liked Carissa’s style. She does a great job at getting a readers attention right from the start and takes you hostage until the final page. Like Follow Kill is the perfect book to get engrossed in. It is a fast paced thrilling ride which I thoroughly enjoyed. A new author to me I will definitely keeping my eye out for future books from Carissa. It was a pleasure to be able to read and review Like Follow Kill, which I highly recommend.

In Like, Follow, Kill we meet Camilla who has been slightly agoraphobic ever since the car accident that took the life of her husband Chris and left her badly scarred and injured. To pass the time, she follows an ex-classmate of her’s Instagram page Violet who seems to have it all with her amazing job as a pharmaceutical rep which allows her to travel all over the country, her clothes and her looks. One evening though things start to get a bit strange on her page as she posts a video at 2 am saying she feels someone is stalking her, then disappears then a few days later a call for help comes to Camille’s inbox. Camille believing Violet is in danger leaves and takes her husband’s ashes on a road trip as they had always planned too.

Like, Follow, Kill shows readers the dark side of social media where you never know who you are talking to behind the screen and how we can all live a facade online and appear to be living in this perfect little world which makes other’s envious. Like, Follow, Kill was another good mystery by Carissa Ann Lynch that readers will enjoy especially if you love the social media angle.

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When your life is falling apart… …who can you trust?

Hello and welcome to Thursday.  I hope that everyone is having a great day, Its over cast and looks like it might pour any minute.  A good day to be home and curled up with a great book.  My last book was an awesome read.  And now for the review of…….

 

When your life is falling apart…
…who can you trust?

41OCsVpeIOLMy brother and I had our future all mapped out. Until that fateful night destroyed it. Now those responsible must pay.

When Maggie receives an anonymous letter, she realises she’s being stalked. The only connection is a Hampshire gang she helped put in prison thirteen years earlier. As the stalking intensifies, Maggie suspects everyone around her. Even those she loves.

Maggie becomes more and more paranoid, unable to trust anyone, while one by one the gang members are involved in a series of horrifying attacks. Someone from her past is out for revenge, and Maggie is next…

Shadows from the Past is the second book in the Maggie Dupont series. Don’t miss this gripping sequel to The Lost Girls!

Books in the Maggie Dupont Suspense Series (in reading order):
The Lost Girls
Shadows from the Past

  • Print Length:188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage:Unlimited
  • Publisher:Pink Quill Books (November 8, 2019)
  • Publication Date:November 8, 2019

You can purchase it HERE

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Helen Pryke is a British author who has been living in the north of Italy for almost 30 years, learning everything about Italians, their culture, and their way of life. She now considers herself more Italian than British, even though she has never lost her British accent. Addicted to coffee and chocolate, she has also developed a passion for good food, having married an Italian who is a wonderful cook!

Helen writes emotional women’s fiction set in Italy that deals with the difficult subject of abuse in a sensitive way.
She also writes middle grade fiction under the pen name, Julia E. Clements. You can find her books here: author.to/JuliaEClements

When she’s not writing, she works as a proofreader for indie authors and a translator (from Italian to English). She loves reading, and will read anything and everything.

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My Thoughts

I would like to thank the Fiction Care Review and the publishers for a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

WOW another great read.  I recommend that you read the Helen first Book Lost Girls before you read this one, as there are several references to the previous story and there is an assumption throughout that you know who each of the characters mentioned are.  This book was fast paced and kept my interest till the end.

A perfectly paced supense/thriller that keeps you hanging on right till the end. A must read series.  I am giving this a 5-star review, and I can’t wait to see if there is a continuation of this series.  I highly recommend this Author and her books.

 

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Reading Wrap-Up

Hello and Happy Hump Day, we are almost to the weekend.  My post today is about October Wrap-up.  What did you read for the month of October?  What’s on your November book list?  I have several that I have requested from my library, but I’m still on the wait list of some of them.  By the way my October reading was way below my average of reading, hoping my November month will be better.

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You can purchase American Predator HERE:

I hope that everyone has a great November and Happy reading everyone.

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My Review of

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Descent to Hell: How far would you go to rescue a loved one?

A man forced to enter mankind’s most feared territory … a child dragged into the underworld!
When Charlie Ward’s beloved niece is kidnapped by an atrocious demon he has to find the secret gateway into the one place every human wants to stay away from: Hell!
Armed only with courage and determination Charlie has to survive in a forbidding place filled with despair and anguish. He must face challenges no mortal should ever have to undergo that threaten to destroy his very soul.

I would like to thank the Fiction Care Review and the publishers for a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

This is the first that I have read anything by this author I hope to find more of his books.

This very original and immersive story is a bit slow to start with but soon perked up and had me hooked.
It follows the descent to Hell that our hero Charlie has to undertake to get his beloved niece back.  I had my doubts that Charlie had something to do with the niece disappearance, but once I got into the book those doubts where gone.  So my questions is How far would you go to rescue someone you love?  If you looking for a great book then you might want to read this one.  I am rating this with 4 stars.

 

Monday

🌺 Hello

and welcome to my little corner, I haven’t done this post in a while.  But I have finished a few books this past week, so I thought I would share them with you.  And now on the post.

It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.  So I thought I would try it and see if I could keep up with it and share what I am reading and planning on reading.

What I read last week: 

Both of these were great books!

 You can purchase The Regret HERE:

You can purchase Death Track HERE:

What I am reading now: 

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You can purchase it HERE:

 Up next:  Leaving my options open.

Have a great week everyone.

 

I Can See The Lights – Cover Reveal

Welcome to the Cover Reveal of  I can See the Lights by Russ Litten

Blurb

The prose poems in I Can See The Lights are earthy and raw, but also incredibly sensitive. It’s pretty much guaranteed that more than one of them will bring you to tears. Characters are vividly brought to life, and stark but warm environments evoked in a down to earth, yet almost painterly manner by Russ Litten’s uncompromising voice.

Tales of home, of un-belonging, of strife at sea – of a northern city’s beating heart. Told in a mesmeric, stripped-down tone, this collection is a work of genius.

Nearly there….here’s a little about the Author…

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Russ Litten is the author of the novels Scream If You Want To Go FasterSwear DownKingdom and the short story collection We Know What We Are.

As one half of the electronic storytelling duo Cobby and Litten, he has released three spoken word/electronica albums My People Come From The SeaBoothferry and Pound Shop Communism.

He has written for TV, radio and film and has worked as a writer in residence at various prisons and youth offender units. I Can See The Lights is his first poetry collection. 

And here’s the Cover in all its glory ……

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal of:

The Final Trail by: AA Abbott

Here’s a little about the book

Family feuds just got bloodier… A gripping thriller, and a great story of death, revenge and vodka.

To save glamorous Kat White’s life, Ben Halloran killed his gangster father. Now his brother wants to even the score.

The gripping Trail series of British crime thrillers reaches its dramatic conclusion in this compelling page turner.

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THE FINALTRAIL will be available to order from Amazon in e-book, paperback and  dyslexia-friendly format from Monday 28th October 2019.

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Another Great Book by Sally Rigby

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After a teenage boy is found dead on a Lenchester train, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker believes they’re being targeted by the notorious Carriage Killer, who chooses a local rail network, commits four murders, and moves on.

Against her wishes, Walker’s boss brings in officers from another force to help the investigation and prevent more deaths, but she’s forced to defend her team against this outside interference.

Forensic psychologist, Dr Georgina Cavendish, is by her side in an attempt to bring to an end this killing spree. But how can they get into the mind of a killer who has already killed twelve times in two years without leaving behind a single clue?

For fans of Rachel Abbott, L J Ross, and Angela Marsons, Death Track is the third in the Cavendish & Walker series. A gripping serial killer thriller that will have you hooked.

About Author:

Sally Rigby was born in Northampton, in the UK. She has always had the travel bug, and after living in both Manchester and London, eventually moved overseas. From 2001 she has lived with her family in New Zealand (apart from five years in Australia), which she considers to be the most beautiful place in the world.

After writing young adult fiction for many years, under a pen name, Sally decided to move into crime fiction. Her Cavendish & Walker series brings together two headstrong, and very different, women – DCI Whitney Walker, and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish. Sally has a background in education, and has always loved crime fiction books, films and TV programmes. She has a particular fascination with the psychology of serial killers.

  • Publisher:Top Drawer Press (September 4, 2019)
  • Publication Date:September 4, 2019

My Review:

I would like to thank the Fiction Care Review and the publishers for a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

‘Another brilliant book in the Cavendish and Walker series. This is book three. Exciting clever plot which has the detectives scratching their heads.’

After reading Deadly Games, the first Walker and Cavendish novel, I set out on a binge read – on to Fatal Justice and finally Death Track. I couldn’t wait to read this one.  This is an excellent detective story with many twists and turns but always moving forward

This book had me from the beginning to the end, I am loving her series and this one was not a disappointment.  I hope that there will be another one.

‘Once again Sally has come through with an AWESOME read!’ Goodreads 5 star

 

 

Hello October

Wow where did this year go.  Soon it will be Christmas and the New Year.  I hope that everyone had a great week.  So whats everyone ready?  I have several books started but I haven’t finished any of them.  I am also a little behind in some reviews.  Now on to the review of…

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VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

 

YOUR PHONE RINGS.

A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.

TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE’S CHILD.

YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM’S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD.

IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON’T HAPPEN:
YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.

YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN

  • Hardcover:368 pages
  • Publisher:Mulholland Books (July 9, 2019)

 

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Adrian McKinty is an Edgar Award winning crime novelist from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Adrian studied philosophy at Oxford University on a full scholarship. In the early 90’s he emigrated to New York City where he worked in bars, building sites and bookstores for seven years before moving to Denver, Colorado to become a high school English teacher.

His first crime novel Dead I Well May Be was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. He has written a dozen novels since then. He has won the Edgar Award, the Ned Kelly Award, the Barry Award, the Audie Award and the Anthony Award. He has been shortlisted for the Dagger Award, Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award and the Prix du Meilleurs Polar.

My Thoughts

So I kept hearing about this book and I wanted to read it.  I finally got it from my local library after a long hold.  And I must say wow.  This was a great book.  I remember chain letters as a child, but to think that people could be doing this with children.

Before I get into my review, I want to state up front a tip for parents: Buy shoes with GPS trackers for your kids or buy trackers you can put in shoes. I didn’t know these existed but The Chain mentions these and I think they are an excellent idea.

After successfully completing chemotherapy, divorcing her incompatible (and immature) husband and landing a philosophy teaching job, Rachel O’Neill is finally feeling like she’s in control of her life and heading in the right direction. Until one day she gets a message from her oncologist saying to call her back right away, plus – far more terrifying – an untraceable message that her thirteen-year-old daughter, Kylie, has been taken from the bus stop and is being held hostage. But not to worry, if Rachel comes up with the stiff extortion fee plus kidnaps another child and repeats the crime to another innocent family, Kylie will be returned to her unharmed.

I don’t want to give too much of this away, this is a great read and a must.  I am giving it 5 stars.  Happy reading everyone.

Finally Getting Caught up

I think I have finally caught up on my reviews, for the month of August. I have one more to post and then I can finally say I am done for now.   I am reading  The Regret By: Dan Malakin.  So far not a disappointment.  What are you reading?  I would love to hear about them.

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THE SEARCHING MOTHER
Miranda Steele.
Feisty. Independent. Skeptical.
Thirteen years ago her abusive husband stole her baby and gave it up for adoption.
She comes to Atlanta to find her daughter.

THE PI
Wade Parker.
Ace detective.
Wealthy owner of the Parker Investigative Agency.
The most eligible forty-four-year-old bachelor in Atlanta.
Still mourning the death of his socialite wife, he must solve a disturbing murder case.
Before the killer strikes again.

THE MURDERER
A serial killer strangling young girls in a bizarre ritual.
Why?

She doesn’t need a man.
He needs to find a killer.
Together, can they save a thirteen year old girl?

  • Print Length:286 pages
  • Publisher:Felicity Books; 3 edition (January 11, 2014)
  • Publication Date:January 11, 2014

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Linsey Lanier writes chilling mystery-thrillers that keep you up at night.

Daughter of a WWII Navy Lieutenant, she has written fiction for more than fifteen years. She has authored over two dozen novels and short stories, including the popular Miranda’s Rights Mystery series and the Miranda and Parker Mystery series. Someone Else’s Daughter has received over 1,000 reviews and more than 450,000 downloads.

My Thoughts

I see-sawed a bit at the beginning of this book but then…wham…I got pulled into it and didn’t stop until the end. The plot of this book is a bit different and the heroine is a LOT different from your normal mystery. Miranda was abused by her cop ex-husband. After she was brutally raped, he demanded that she get an abortion. When she refused, he waited until the baby was three weeks old and then, somehow, used his law enforcement background to put the baby up for adoption without her knowledge. When she learned what he had done, she attacked him for the first time. After he threw her out of the house, she tried to find her child going through legal channels.

Miranda was married but her husband was an abusive cop and got away with it. He takes her baby and gives her up for adoption and then throws Miranda out. After thirteen years of searching for her daughter, Miranda gets a call from a reunion agency. They receive a letter from a girl looking for her birth parents. She’s in Atlanta so that’s where Miranda goes next. She gets a job on a road crew and starts her search. When Miranda is accused of killing a young girl, Parker shows up. Parker owns a detective agency and is asked to find a missing girl. He offers Miranda a job after the charges are dismissed. Can they find a killer before he strikes again?   I am giving this 5 stars, I really enjoyed it and I recommend it.