My review of A Stardance Summer by Emily March

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Stardance Summer by Emily March!!

Lili Howe took a leap of faith when she decided to join the Tornado Alleycats, her elderly landlady’s all-female glamour-camping club. Lili’s always given everything to her career, putting herself on track to become her CPA firm’s youngest partner. But now that Lili’s carefully planned future is shattered, she’s willing to let summer work its magic on her―at all costs.

There’s never a dull moment at Stardance Ranch, the Colorado resort Brick Callahan built from the ground up. Still, a late night skinny-dipping session involving a bunch of “glamping” grannies. . .with his best friend’s kid sister Lili among them? He couldn’t have made up such story if he tried. The undeniable mutual attraction between Brick and gorgeous, spirited Lili is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when Brick’s ex-girlfriend suddenly shows up, he’s faced with a desperate choice: Do right by a woman he once loved or take a chance on Lili. . .and do everything he can to win her heart?

This was a delightful book to read and I loved it!  The pace, plot and characters worked so well together it was a lovely way to pass a few hours and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  This is definitely a book for any beach bag this summer – the book is released on the 27th June – you can pre-order your copy now!

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My review of Those That Remain by Rob Ashman

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Today is my stop on the blog tour for Those That Remain by Rob Ashman.

Lucas is coasting towards retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct when a brutal serial killer, codenamed Mechanic, lands on his patch.

Three years ago, they thought Mechanic was dead. But Mechanic is very much alive and no family is safe from the savage, ritualistic murders that the sadistic killer is compelled to commit.  Mechanic is always one step ahead and Lucas is forced to operate outside of the law.  But who can he trust and who is Mechanic?

Soon Lucas will learn that the truth is more terrifying than he could ever imagine and in order to find the answers he needs, he might have to put his life on the line…

This really is a dark and compelling crime thriller and I was left shocked to find out that this was the author’s debut novel – it is excellent and I am so pleased that it is the first book in a new trilogy!  It me gripped from the first few pages and I flew through the story.  It is told at just the right pace and I was drawn in by the characters, the plot and the descriptions used.  It has plenty of twists and turns right up to the end of the book – just the kind of book that I love – easily five stars – Loved it!!!

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My review of Guilty by Laura Elliot

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Laura Elliot’s Guilty!!

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It begins with a phone call. It ends with a missing child.

On a warm summer’s morning, thirteen-year-old school girl Constance Lawson is reported missing.  A few days later, Constance’s uncle, Karl Lawson suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect.

Six years later …

Karl’s life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda’s world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mother’s worst nightmare.

I really enjoyed this book, I was gripped from the first few pages and found myself hooked on a rollercoaster ride up to the last few pages.  I do love a good psychological thriller and this was definitely up there for me.  The book made me go through so many emotions I read it in pretty much one sitting, I just needed to know how the book was going to end and what was going to happen to Karl and Amanda, I hoped that I had guessed towards the end what was going to happen but it was touch and go for a bit – a book I’d definitely recommend grabbing a copy of – 5 stars from me!

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My review of Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson

They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie. 

Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff.   A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.  Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason…  Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.  ‘Z’ is all it read.  Z for Zac. 

I was really looking forward to reading this book having enjoyed the others that I have read so far by Kerry and I wasn’t disappointed with this one. It was a good solid plot and I liked the main character of Megan and her background, suspicious nature, abrupt responses and ability to hold her own whilst still fighting internal battles.  The location was well described and it does sound like a place you could visit even though it is fictional.  Definitely one that I would recommend 4 stars from me for this one.

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Check out this amazing cover for Carol Wyer’s – The Missing Girls!! I CANNOT wait to read this book!!!!!!!

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An absolutely nail-biting serial killer thriller with a heart-stopping twist (Detective Robyn Carter crime thriller series Book 3). Out on 14th September 2017 but available to pre-order:
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One girl found dead. Another girl gone…

Long shadows danced on the tin walls. Inside the trunk lay Carrie Miller, wrapped in plastic, arms folded across her ribcage, lips sealed tight forever…

When, a girl’s body is found at a Midlands storage unit, it is too decomposed for Detective Robyn Carter to read the signs left by the killer.

No one knows the woman in blue who rented the unit; her hire van can’t be traced. But as the leads run dry another body is uncovered. This time the killer’s distinctive mark is plain to see, and matching scratches on the first victim’s skeleton make Robyn suspect she’s searching for a serial killer.

As Robyn closes in on the killer’s shocking hunting ground, another girl goes missing, and this time it’s someone close to her own heart.

Robyn can’t lose another loved one. Can she find the sickest individual she has ever faced, before it’s too late?

An utterly gripping and darkly compelling detective thriller that will have fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and James Patterson hooked from the very start. You will not guess the ending!


What readers are saying about the DI Robyn Carter series:


‘This book was fantastic and it kept me gripped from the first page and I read it in a day, I really, really didn’t want to put it down – it’s one of the best I’ve read so far in 2017 … Would not hesitate to give the book 5 stars!!’ Donna’s Book Blog

Fantastic! So good to the point that I finished it in just over a day! … Wow, wow, wow. This was a great book!! … kept me hooked from page one … genuinely didn’t guess who it was until it was revealed! There are lots of twists and turns, and a great ending! I can’t wait for the next book!!’ Stardust Book Reviews 5*

‘I loved every page … captivating and unputdownable. The tension, twists and turns, kept me flipping the pages … 5 shining stars … I loved it!’ Write Escape

What a page-turner! Wow. My head was spinning from the first page to the last. I was so gripped by the introduction to the characters and then just pulled right into the meat of the thriller until the very last page! Five Stars!’ Jersey Girl Forever

‘The suspense was fantastic … the drive to keep turning pages was overpowering … really well written I want more!’ The Belgian Reviewer

‘This book totally gripped me from start to finish. It is a very cleverly crafted thriller which leaves no loose ends. Five stars!’ Sincerely Book Angels

My review of The Betrayed by Casey Kelleher

Those closest to you don’t stab you in the back. Do they?

Jimmy Byrne is one of the biggest faces on the Soho scene. Equally feared and respected, he’s clawed his way to the top. Money is his game, and he’ll make it by any means necessary.   When Jimmy sets his sights on shy young Colleen Walsh, she is quickly seduced by his sweet words and the life of luxury he offers her. But behind the diamonds and fur coats lies the reality of gangland violence – and by the time she realises the truth, she’s already in too deep.

Like her father, Jimmy Byrne, Nancy Byrne is strong, opinionated – and ruthless. But when Jimmy is murdered. Nancy vows to find the killer and make them pay for their actions.  Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone she trusted. Someone who betrayed them all.  Blood is thicker than water – but Nancy is not afraid to spill some to get the truth.

I really enjoyed this book, I read it in a day and found myself hooked on the rollercoaster ride that the author created as the plot flowed through to the exciting ending.  I loved the characters and how the story built up gradually to the end with the plot picking up pace at an excellent rate to give you the suspense needed for a gritty book like this.  Definitely one I would recommend and I have some of the others older books ready to read through – can’t wait to get started!!  If they are anything like this one I’m going to love them – 5 stars from me for The Betrayed.

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My review of The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh

Charmer, liar, father… Killer.   Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.

Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.  To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.   But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

I do love a good serial killer book so was delighted to be given the opportunity to read and review this book, published by Bookouture and released by the late Lesley Welsh. I was hooked from the first few pages right through to the end as I needed to see what was going to happen.  It really is a rollercoaster ride of a book.  Just a warning that some of the language used is quite graphic along with some of the scenes described will put some readers off but if you can get past that (and it is in keeping with the story) it will definitely be a book for you. 5 stars from me for this one.  The book was released on the 14th June so you can grab your copy now.

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