The Girl in White: a chilling psychological thriller

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A chilling new psychological thriller from an internationally bestselling author

Introducing DI Laura Kesey…

Harry Gilmore has no idea of the terrible danger he faces when he meets a beautiful girl in a local student bar. Drugged and abducted, Harry wakes up in a secure wooden compound deep in the Welsh countryside, where he is groomed by the leaders of a manipulative cult, run by the self-proclaimed new messiah, known as The Master.

When the true nature of the cult becomes apparent, Harry looks for any opportunity to escape. But as time passes he questions if the master’s extreme behaviour and teachings are the one true religion.

With Harry’s life hanging by a thread, a team of officers, led by Detective Inspector Laura Kesey, investigate his disappearance. But will they find him before it’s too late?

You can purchase it HERE

  • Print Length:212 pages
  • Publisher:Bloodhound Books (September 4, 2019)
  • Publication Date:September 4, 2019

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About John Nicholl

John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, is the award-winning, Amazon # 1 bestselling author of 8 darkly psychological suspense thrillers.
John’s books are set in the UK and have a strong Welsh flavour. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire.

John’s English language books are published by leading independent crime and thriller publisher – Bloodhound Books.

My Review

I was in between books and I started searching on Kindle unlimited to see what I could find.  I love psychological thrillers and this one caught my eye.  It’s the first that I have read from this author and it won’t be my last.

In John Nicholl’s latest book, The Girl in White, he touches on a subject that is different than the typical psychological thriller….cults. It was a very engaging and different book.

Harry is going through a break-up. As he is drowning his sorrows is a local bar, a beautiful woman approaches. Immediately grabbing his attention, she lures him with her beauty and they end up planning future dates. Before he realizes what is going on, he is drugged and wakes up in a very unfamiliar place.

And then there is the Master, he jumps and they ask how high?  They believe all that he tells them.

This book was fascinating! I am giving it 5 stars.  And I will be looking for more from this author.

The Unlikeliest Back Packer By: Kathryn Barnes

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Blurb

You reach a certain age. You have a lifestyle many would envy. Still, something doesn’t feel right. Life has become routine. You sense there is more out there to experience and explore with an urge gnawing away inside to do something different. But what? Before you know it, plans have snowballed – you’ve quit your city job and flown to America to begin life living in the wilderness, walking hundreds of miles with no income. ‘The Unlikeliest Backpacker’ chronicles a British couple’s absurd journey as aspiring long-distance hikers. With Canada hundreds of miles away, they must learn to backpack and survive on the famous Pacific Crest Trail. How hard can it be? Kathryn Barnes’ entertaining memoir proves you don’t have to be special, or an experienced adventure junkie to put your life on hold, disconnecting from the modern world. Pushing personal boundaries beyond the predictability of daily routine can have surprising consequences.
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Buy Link 

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  • Paperback:320 pages
  • Publisher:Hornet Books Ltd (February 1, 2019)

AUTHOR BIOG

 Aspiring writer, entrepreneur… adult. The one vocation Kathryn has successfully nailed so far is Daydreamer. Her varied ambitions and overall life trajectory has taken a bit of a turn of late. A born-and-bred Londoner, Kathryn is discovering there is more to life than the corporate rat race. It began with a six-month trip through South America whetting her travelling wanderlust, which led to the decision to quit her job as a management consultant.

More recently she upped the adventure ante, swapping city life for the wilderness,  on an ambitious walk hundreds of miles along America’s Pacific Crest Trail. The plan raised eyebrows from all who knew her – an uncharacteristic leap for a girl who refuses to sleep on the floor. The results were both brutal and awe-inspiring.

Kathryn has never been an ‘outdoorsy’ person. But the simple, reflective, time spent in the natural environment left a deep imprint. She still (reluctantly) resides in London, but the mountains are calling. She may even camp again. Someday.

You can follow Kathryn Barnes on Social Media

http://www.ALifeToWander.com

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My Thoughts

A good read about Hiking from Northern California through to Canada.  This is not my normal style of reading, but I am opened to new read.

This book is about The Unlikeliest Backpacker describes an epic adventure. Kathryn Barnes and her husband, Conrad Nicholas, decide to abandon their one bedroom flat in London and head for the great outdoors. They plan to hike the 935 miles from northern California, through Oregon and Washington, to the Canadian border – all along the Pacific Crest Trail (a sort of path that varies in quality, and varies in altitude from sea level to 7,000 feet).

Both Kathryn and her husband endure challenges along the way and share their experience with others that they meet along the way and with the readers.  Although this not something that I would do, but I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about their adventures.  Congrats to Kathryn and her husband for completing this epic adventure and thanks for sharing your adventure with those who have read this book.

Thanks to Love Books Group, Kathryn and the publisher for the advance ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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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: 

You can purchase Shadows from the Past HERE

You can purchase Death Track HERE

You can purchase Descent to Hell HERE

You can purchase Like, Follow, Kill HERE

🌼What I am reading now: 

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You can purchase it HERE

🌼Up next: 

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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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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.

 

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.

The Lost Sister:

A gripping emotional page turner about dark family secrets

 

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Secret and No Turning Back

For the first time in your life, she is going to tell you the truth…

Then: A trip to the beach tore Becky’s world apart. It was the day her mother Selma met the mysterious man she went on to fall in love with, and leave her husband and child for.

Now: It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but Selma has just weeks to live. And she has something important to tell Becky – a secret she been hiding for many years. She had another daughter.

With the loss of her mother, Becky aches to find her sister. She knows she cannot move forward in her life without answers, but who can she really trust?

 

 

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  • Print Length:449 pages
  • Publisher:Avon (July 20, 2018)
  • Publication Date:July 20, 2018

About Tracy Buchanan

Hello! Fab to see you here. I live in the UK with my husband, my little girl and our (very naughty) puppy, Bronte.

I travelled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor, and have always been drawn to the sea after spending my childhood holidays on the south coast of the UK visiting family – a fascination that inspires my writing.

I now dedicate my time to writing and procrastinating on Facebook.

I’d love to hear from you so please come say hi on one of the following platforms… plus if you join The Reading Snug I’ve set up with fellow authors, Kelly Rimmer and Kerry Fisher, you might even bag yourself some freebies including an early copy of my latest novel, The Lost Sister!

You can follow Tracy Buchanan on Social Media

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https://www.tracy-buchanan.com

My Thoughts

This was my very first book by Tracy Buchanan; it was a recommendation that Amazon it.  I am glad that Amazon recommended this it was definitely a page turner ~ I couldn’t put it down! Both story lines, Selma’s in 1992 and Becky’s in 2018, were so artfully told.

Omg, what a bunch of twists & turns that were amazing.  I am so glad that Amazon had this as one of my recommendations.  Thanks Amazon.  I will be looking for more of her books.  I am giving this 5 stars.

Wednesday

Hello!  One Girl and a Book welcomes, you all to my little corner of the web and Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The Three Ws are:

 What are you currently reading? 

 What did you recently finish reading?
 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading: I am reading The Chain by: Adrian McKinty.  Wow and Wow this book is awesome, I have to make myself put it down.

Recently finished: I have finished The War Reporter By:  Martin Fletcher, The Lost Sister By: Tracy Buchanan and Someone Else’s Daughter.  The War Reporter was not what I had expected and I’m glad that I found it at bargain store.  I loved the other two and will be looking for more from the authors.  Both were great reads.

Reading Next: Don’t Wake Up By: Liz Lawler,

Here are my Three Ws:

What I am currently reading?  The Chain By:

What I recently finished reading? The War Reporter By:  Martin Fletcher, The Lost Sister By: Tracy Buchanan and Someone Else’s Daughter

What I think I’ll read next?  Don’t Wake Up By: Liz Lawler

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Welcome to Monday

Wow and here, it is Monday again and August is just about over.  I hope that everyone had a great weekend and had time to read.

Its Monday what are you reading? A place to meet up and show what you have been reading over the week.

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: 

The War Reporter:  You Can Purchase it HERE

The Lost Sister:  You Can Purchase it HERE

Someone Else’s Daughter:  You Can Purchase it HERE

🌼What I am reading now: 

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You Can Purchase it HERE

🌼Up next: 

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You Can Purchase it HERE

I am now off to write some reviews of the books that I have read, also planning on what I want to post in the upcoming days.  I hope that everyone has a great week and happy reading.