"The Affair" (A Short Story) by Emma Kavanagh.
I decided to read this before starting Emma's new book Hidden. Due out April.
We are introduced to reporter Charlotte. Someone I think I will like as she is the main character in Emma's next book.
Charolotte Solomon. currently works for the Swansea Times, And has arrived at a scene of what seems to be a double killing. Suicide? Murder? or something else? It would be wrong for me to give away to much as this is just a short story.
A quick, easy read. Something to get stuck into and wet your appetite ready for the new book later this month.
I was at that point of what the hell should I read next, so went reading some of my fellow bloggers reviews to give me some idea's. I wanted to read this book after reading Shaun's review on book 2 - No Place to Die
To read the review that prompted me to buy this book. Click here to see Book addict Shaun's review.
So thanks to Shaun, i went and purchased this. but as my mother in-law had just given me a £20 Amazon voucher, I wasn't breaking my "not to buy any books until the end of March" rule.
So I finished my current read and curled up in bed with a big bar of chocolate and my kindle.
I'm pretty glad I read this, as it now means I can read book 2 as soon as I want. I really like it when I find a new author whose books I have not read, and there is more that one to get stuck into.
This book kicks off the start of what i'm guessing is going to be a great series, I love a good police procedural. Getting to know new characters and deciding which ones you like and which you don't.
So this new series to feature DI Mike Lockyer and DS Jane Bennett, of the Murder squad starts off brilliantly. They are faced with solving the killings of 3 women. When Mike see's a resemblance in the 3rd victim to a member of his own family, it really shakes him. This is where we learn about Mike and see his sensitive side too. He has many things going on in his life outside of work, so dealing with both aspects can be tricky.
Along side this we have Sarah, who is being stalked. But no one seems to be taking her seriously. Is she ever going to get any help or even anyone to believe what is happening to her. I really enjoyed both parts to this story. And how they come together.
I think the characters have been built up and introduced to us brilliantly. And I think there is really room for them to grow into well known likable characters.
Although there was quite a bit going on in this book, I found it a really easy and Bloody enjoyable read.
After two detectives are suspended, the Met is forced to return to all the cases the partners investigated. The cold case of a missing university student, Noelle Chesterfield lands on DS Lorne Warner's desk.
Because Noelle was working her way through school as a pole dancer, Lorne and her partner DI Katy Foster find themselves with plenty of suspects on their radar. However, when the leads run dry, they call in the services of an unusual ally to find the missing student and give her devastated family some peace.
We are at book 10 all ready. I really feel like I've been on a journey with Lorne through her justice books.
If you have not read any of this series, personally I would suggest you start right at book 1. And follow the characters through the journey they have been on so far.
As this book is a little different from the others, in the sense that I feel the Psychic plays a bigger roll in helping with finding details about the crime, I feel if you know her involvement in other cases (previous books). I think you would understand her a little more.
Lorne and Kate are given a cold case. where Noelle a young dancer has gone missing. It soon becomes apparent that the 2 officers who were first dealing with the case, didn't do a very good job.
Lorne and Kate are trying to get information and a closure to what happened for Noelle's parents.
Carol the psychic plays a big part in helping with this case. I feel she probably worked a lot harder on this case than Kate and Lorne did.
Tony has carried on with Lornes PI business, re starting it with his partner Joe into their new business, I liked that Tony is slowly getting on with his own side of things. Charlie is still running the Kennels with help from Carol.
A well written and well put together story. This is not the first justice book I have needed a box of tissues for.
The tenth thriller in the bestselling Justice series by New York Times and USA Today author M. A. Comley
The Justice books in order are;
Cruel Justice #1 in Police Procedurals and 1# Women Sleuths. FREE
Impeding Justice #1 in Police Procedurals
Final justice #1 Action and Adventure
Foul Justice #1 Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Guaranteed Justice #1 Women Sleuths
Ultimate Justice - #2 Women Sleuths
Virtual Justice - #1 Hard Boiled/#2 Psychological Thrillers
Hostile Justice - #1 Police Procedural
Rough Justice - New release.
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2827 KB
Print Length: 178 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477825975
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (18 Nov. 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
With money and hope in short supply, newly minted attorney Brigham Theodore decides it’s time to lower his standards. He joins a seedy fly-by-night firm in Salt Lake City out of desperation. After he loses his first case—a speeding ticket—he’s convinced his career is over. But to his shock, his boss hands him a slightly more complex case: capital murder.
Brigham’s new client is Amanda Pierce, a lost, exhausted woman who gunned down the man who tortured and killed her six-year-old daughter. A jury may prove sympathetic to her unbearable pain, but the law is no fan of vigilante justice—and neither is Vince Dale, the slick and powerful prosecutor who’s never lost a murder case. There’s no question that Amanda pulled the trigger—she did it in front of five witnesses. If she pleads guilty, she will avoid a death sentence, but saving her life this way comes with an admission that what she did was wrong. However, if she refuses the “guilty” label, Brigham will have no choice but to fight for his career—and Amanda’s life.
OH MY GOD. Kimberley. You have written a book and half here.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books featuring the wonderful Butler Family. The Trap and Payback. And after the end of Payback, I thought Kimberley would really have her work cut out matching it, But no, Kimberley has not matched it. shes bettered it. This is why Kimberly Chambers is such a fantastic author . And I think this book has everything a book should have. It keeps you wanting more. Holding your breath, talking to the pages, laughing, screaming at characters.
I had decided before I started this book that I was going to take my time with it, and enjoy it. OHHH no that isn't possible, because once started you just can't help but keep going. Then you end up gutted that you have to wait, for Kimberley to bring out another book.
What A fantastic read.
I would really like to suggest that if you have not read the first two books, then it really is worth doing so before you start this one. I think you would get away with just reading this alone, but you would enjoy it even more if you had read the previous two. Available here - The Trap. Payback. And if you haven't yet read them then Lucky you.... you can read all 3 back to back.
Again we visit the not so wonderful Butler family. A family that seem to make the rules up as they go along. Queenie and her sister Viv, still seem to be my favorite characters. I love the way they come across. I think a Life and loves of Queenie and Viv book should be written. I think the humour in Queenie and Viv, and their no nonsense ways is first class.
This book kicks off pretty much from the ending of the last one, and if you have read the last one you will know what I mean.
Michael and Vinny are The Buttler men, Vinnie is a man on a mission, someone not to be messed with, . Michael seems slightly more likeable, but certainly not loveable. His boys are slowly growing up, what sort of life would you want for your sons. I'm sure it wouldn't be a Butler life.
Little Vinny is well, just a little twat, or a big one as he has started to grow up now. I hated him in the last book, and I hated him in this book.
But my feeling for the characters is what helped me fly through this book. It doesn't matter which character you love or hate, you need to know what is going on with them, and therefore you have to keep reading.
I'm trying my best not to say everything I want to say about this book, because if like me you have waited a year to read it, then it would be so unfair to spoil any of it for you.
I still sit and giggle over the fact that I got an early copy of this book. Oh my god was I excited when I received it.
The day it arrived, the postie knocked on my door. (not my usual postie or I wouldn't have had to go through the trauma) I could see her, but I couldn't find my door keys, having a bit of work done in the house, I had to climb over boxes and the sofa to get to the window, to open it to get my parcel. She then stood there and said, this has number 9 on it but I think it might be for you. (all the time, postie is still holding onto it for dear life) -- Well come on Mrs Postie. First point It has MY name on it. And second, well there is no number 9 on this street. JUST GIVE IT ME... and its a 4 not a 9.
Oh god i opened it with shaking hands as i just knew what it was. I was so so bloody excited, and needed to tell someone who I knew would fully understand my feelings. So I sent a message to my mate Mrs Best Crime books, and she knew just how I felt.. lol.. Thanks Kat.. lol
And of course a huge THANK YOU to Kimberley not only for writing such a fantastic book, but for allowing me the chance to read it early.
And again.... I can not wait for the next one.
.A big fat 5/5
When the going gets tough, the Butlers get even…
‘Murdered in 1980 she was, bless her. Now I’ll tell you the story of everything that’s happened since…’
No parent should ever have to bury their child, but God knows the Butlers have buried more than their fair share. Now, Vinny and Michael are planning the downfall of all who’ve wronged them. The Butlers don’t forgive or forget, and they take their secrets to the grave.
As yet more tragic events rip the family apart, loyalties are on a knife edge. Times are changing in the East End, and the brothers who have always stuck together are at each other’s throats. As the old saying goes – you keep your friends close, and your enemies closer…
But you keep your family right where you can see them.
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Alfie Jenkins breaks a lot of rules. When he sets up an illegal casino in Soho there’s bad will all round and soon Alfie and those closest to him become embroiled in an all-out war with a dangerous gang.
Unfortunately this gang is a deadly enemy to have. When Alfie’s teenage niece Chloe is kidnapped and there are rumours she’s been enslaved in a sex gang it becomes a terrifying race against time to save her. Will Alfie be able to right wrongs, build bridges and protect his family, whatever the cost ?
I have read and enjoyed other books by Jacqui Rose. And although this was a great read. It felt like I was a good way in before it really grabbed me.
I enjoyed the story line, and I liked most of the characters, hated the one's you are supposed to hate.
We kick off with it all kicking off in Soho.
A few of the past faces are faced with trying to sort out the Triads who seem to be causing havoc all around Soho and trying to take over. But why are they out for trouble. Has someone upset them. And who or how can they find out.
This book starts off at a steady pace, and it was half way through before i really got stuck into it. Then I just wanted to read and read. I think Jacqui has written another great book here, and as usual I can not wait to read more from this author.
I think its becoming harder and harder to write a book in this genre that isn't the same old same old. And Jacqui has done really well with this one. It is an enjoyable read, and I don't think fans will be disappointed with this book.
I have to say, having had this on my kindle for some time, I kept meaning to get around to reading it. I'm glad i finally did, as I really enjoyed it.
Eeny Meeny Introduces us to DI Helen Grace. I love getting to know new characters, and feel in this book we get to see a fair amount of Helen and what drives her, what she has gone through and how she copes. She's certainly different in the sense she doesn't cope by drowning her self in drugs or alcohol. he has her own way of venting, and releasing her stresses.
Helen and her team are out to try and solve a Murder, but how many Murders will be committed before they figure out the how's and why's. And what will Helen do, or feel when she discovers they may be personal and aimed at her.
Can she figure out the link, and find out who the killer is before anymore innocent people are killed?
I thought this book was very well put together and very cleverly written, It also seemed slightly different from the normal crime/detective style of books I enjoy reading. There was just something a little bit different about it, that helped make it into a very good read. The characters are good, and a couple I couldn't decide if I liked or not. And kept changing my mind on them as I got further into the book.
I have book 2 ready to read on my kindle and think it is going to be another great read, and something I will be reading in the very near future.
Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book.
I read many mixed reviews on this book, so started it with an open mind.
And I have to say I did enjoy it. It was just very different from my normal crime reads, but gripping. I found I had to pick up my kindle wherever and whenever I could just to read a little more. I really wanted to know what was going on and where the story was going.
I had a vauge Idea from early on how it was going to pan out.
The book is based around Emma, who was Susan - Until she murdered her 3 month old son Dylan.
This is right at the beginning of the book, and I was so tempted to put the book down as I didn't think I was going to cope with it very well. But I told myself to man up and carried on with it.
I'm glad I did.
Susan has changed her name to Emma after her release from the psychiatric hospital, where she served her sentence for Murdering her son.
Whilst in the hospital she made friends with Cassie, A character i really did like. And Cassie is now with her on the outside where both of them seem to be trying to rebuild their lives.
But things begin to happen to and around Emma, and it's only a matter of time before her past can not be kept a secret any longer.
There are also a lot of questions that Emma/Susan needs answering, and with the help of a Journo Nick and her friend Cassie they set out to get the answers.
This book really kept me on my toes, I did an awful lot of thinking while reading it.
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