I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
The Main character in this book is a missing persons expert.
Diane Rowe. And in this story Diane is trying to not only come to terms with but also solve the murder of her sister. And the case takes her on a long dark and dangerous journey, where she will find out about things maybe you are better not knowing about your sister.
She has involvement and help from the police, as she has done work for them in the past, and also because her ex husband Sean is still a copper.
The story also follows Diane trying to find the identity of a body that has turned up, and as the work she does for the police is for missing persons this part of the story sits in nicely and runs along side her trying to solve her sisters murder.
a quite enjoyable read, but I found it a little slow in parts. I would definitely read more from this author in the future.
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Mad about you
We kick off the book with 40 year old Emma, her rugby coach husband James and 2 children Uri and Lara upping sticks and moving from Dublin to London. in preparation for James starting his new job.
19 hours after arriving in London a stressed out Emma is all ready homesick.
Emma is lucky that her younger sister Bab’s (13 years younger) lives in London, so gets to spend time with her, while James just seems to be getting on with his new job.
Bab’s offers Emma a job working with her, and hopes this will help Emma settle into life in London.
After a while of things seeming to be going along fine, James starts to receive sextexts on his mobile phone, he seems to think its some of the lads from work larking about.
Emma also starts to receive texts and soon gifts start arriving at their home.
It soon becomes clear that they have a stalker, a stalker that want's James and wants Emma out of the way. Can this marriage survive all that is thrown at it?
It is a good few years since I read the 3 previous books in this series, but once I started reading this one my memories of the previous books come flooding back. I love the way these books are written with such humour, a proper make you smile read. Yet also quite serious at times. I would recommend you don’t sit in your works canteen reading this with a stupid grin on your face and laughing in parts like I did, because you just get strange looks. (well more strange looks than I normally get) All in all it was a really enjoyable read.
Sinead Moriarty's riveting new novel, Mad About You, will make every reader stop and think about the importance of trust in relationships - how fragile it can be, how easily damaged, how hard to repair. Sinead combines the storytelling genius of Jodi Picoult, and the compassion and humour of Marian Keyes, in a gripping story of contemporary marriage.
Emma and James Hamilton have weathered lots of storms in their ten-year marriage. From the heartbreak of infertility, to the craziness of then becoming parents to two babies in one year, to coping with James losing his job, somehow they have always worked as a team.
However, the pressure of moving from Dublin to London for James's new job - away from familiar surroundings and the family Emma loves - puts them under stress like never before. So when James starts getting texts from a stranger - texts that show startling insights into their lives - Emma is not sure what to think. She is far from home, isolated and before long finds herself questioning everything about their relationship.
Maybe those texts are telling her the truth and the life she believed to be solid and secure is just a mirage. Somehow she has to get a grip, but how can she do that when a stranger is set on driving Emma out of her home and her marriage?
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Can Anybody Help Me?
Detective Sergeant Claire Boyle is trying to carry on as normal in her job as the Detective in this novel, she is pregnant with her first child and over-doing things. Trying to find out why a young mother has been murdered,.
I was eager to give this book a read when I read some great reviews on it. And I certainly wasn't disappointed.
I started it late at night, and then ended up staying up even later so I could get a good way through it. Unfortunatly for me, Real life keeps getting in the way or I could sit and read forever.
This book was an easy read, and found that I quickly got caught up in storyline. I think As I am myself a mother, it was easy to relate to the characters, and the things they experience the worries that I think most mothers go through.
The story is set around an online forum, which nowadays I think is something almost everyone uses or has used at some time. The forum is for new Mums and Mums to be.
But i think with all the hype around social media f/b and Twitter etc, its so easy to become friends with people you don't actually know, yet they seem so much like a friend you have known for always. I know myself I have made some great on-line friends, but also met some complete loons. I think this book helps you think about the things you do when online.
Kate Strickland Ross is small-town attorney seeking election to a local judicial position, who has just discovered that her son Trey has been arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder in a neighboring college town. Although she is highly respected in the small town where she practices law, Kate has an ugly secret that, until now, she has successfully hidden for more than twenty years. Her son’s legal troubles and the sudden exposure of her dark past now threaten to ruin her chances of winning the election and to destroy relationships with the people she loves. Thanks to Wade Anders, a long-time friend to Kate and mentor to her son, she soon discovers that she is the target of an angry young man bent on revenge for misdeeds he believes Kate committed long ago against his deceased mother. It turns out that the vengeance-seeker, Andy, has been insinuating himself into the lives of the Ross family for years as part of a twisted plot to destroy Kate personally and professionally. Andy’s discovery of Kate’s secret gives him an advantage in his attempt to harm her reputation and, in his mind, insanely justifies the criminal rampage he has carried out thus far.
Kate is forced to face her past, along with the consequences it brings, and in doing so she has to unearth the enormous guilt that she has suppressed for decades. In the mean time, Wade, who is in love with Kate, desperately seeks evidence to clear her son’s name, and in the process, discovers that most of the people who have wronged Andy have wound up dead. Alarmed and convinced that Kate’s and Trey’s lives are in danger, Wade soon shockingly finds himself at Andy’s mercy, and he is compelled to reveal a long-held dark secret of his own which could devastate his own relationships with Kate and Trey
Everyone has a secret.
Maybe it's time for some truth. And time to get those skelitons out the closet.
A very easy and enjoyable page turner.
Kate Strickland Ross is a woman with secrets. Secrets she doesn't wish to share with anyone. And very few people know anything about her private life.
When Kate's Son Trey is arrested for Armed Robbery, that he state's he had no part in, Kate and Family Friend Wade try to put the pieces together to figure out what actually happened.
Along the way many things are discovered, and it's not only Kate that has secrets. What happens when the truth is revealed. Can people forgive and forget, and move on.
A really enjoyable easy read. Something you could curl up with early evening, get stuck into and finish in a few hours.
A Brilliant start to a new series-
Andrew Hunter Private Investigator. Book one.
We kick off this book with Andrew and his assistant Jenny working together as Private investigators.
Things seem to be just plodding along, when Richard Carr turns up, asking for help in tracing his son, who went missing 9 month ago. He feels the police are no longer interested in his missing son but needs to know what happened to him. The only trace that was left is 3 missing fingers found in the local woods. (try not to be sat in those woods, like i was, whilst reading this part)
Andrew and Jenny set off on a journey to see what they can uncover. And it seems the more they find out, the more complicated and dangerous things get.
The Main characters in this book Andrew and Jenny are likable and seem Real to the point that you actually felt like they were someone you knew, there seems to be a strange but good relationship between them. I feel there is a lot more to come of Andrew and look forward to getting to know him more in future books.
I really did like Jenny she just seemed different, nothing seems to bother her, and she just gets on with whatever she feels is needed to be done.
The area in which this story is based is Manchester, and living in the Greater Manchester area myself, i really felt like i was there with them as i could actually visualize most of the places, which I always find really adds to the experience of reading.
For those that don't know Andrew Hunter briefly appeared in Kerry's Jessica Daniels series - book 5 -Playing with Fire.
There are similarities in this book to the Jessica Daniels books. But this is a great start to a new series, and who knows we might actually see Andrew and Jessica working a case together in future books.
I was lucky to receive an Advanced Review copy of this book, and was thoroughly delighted.
If you have read any of Kerry Wilkinson's books and enjoyed them then you will definitely enjoy this. If you haven't yet read any of his work, then this book would be a great place to start.
A very easy read, with a great story line. And had it not been for real life, i think if i'd had the chance I could have read this in one sitting, just to find out what happened...
Looking forward to the next one.
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