First to fall. A really good read.
This book kicks off with Lawyer Aiden Connelly, his wife Isla and 2 yr old Meegan moving to the quite town of Avalon.
After the hustle and bustle of city life in Chicago, Aiden is trying to get work and family life back on an even track.
Aiden starts work at his new office Cope and May Solicitors. And it seems like his first case is just a plain straight forward murder. A domestic that has gone wrong.
But it soon becomes clear this is not the case, and Aiden is about to start upsetting the people of the town, who are all very much stuck in their ways, and don't want someone interfering with what has happened.
His wife isn't liking life in the town they have moved to, and is also not liking the fact that Aiden is slowly spending more and more time working.
The story flows along really well and does get you hooked, and wanting to know what the outcome is going to be.
All in all a really enjoyable read.
I read this book in 2 sittings, are really did enjoy it.
This is the 2nd part of what I believe will be a 3 part series.
In this book we Jump 10 years on, ten years after Eloise discovered her Gift. 10 years after losing her Husband and Daughter and she is still getting unwelcome visitors. visitors that are demanding of her.
And as she is now seen as a fully fledged Psychic, She is still trying to help people find loved ones that are missing.
I don't know what it was but there was something different from this book and the first one, and I just didn't feel that this book held my attention like the first.
That said I think I will still read part 3 when it becomes available as I would like to know what happens next.
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of three e-novellas about a psychic medium and the strange secrets she begins to uncover--for better or for worse.
Ten years after Eloise Montgomery discovers her psychic abilities, she is a full-fledged working psychic, with a partner and a business. Now, in The Burning Girl, she's discovering some disturbing things: secrets about her genealogy that are, perhaps, best left in the past; that her granddaughter Finley has powers of her own; and that not all of Eloise's visitors actually want to be helped. Some of them are just looking for trouble...
Writing with the same taut prose that earned her critical acclaim for her explosive thriller Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger delivers a spellbinding story that will leave you wanting more.
Eloise Montgomery is about to have her life completly changed. After a tragic accident her life as she knows it is ruined. And trying to carry on after a devastation like this can be difficult, even more difficult when you suddenly end up with a *gift* a gift that isn't wanted, a gift that will again change Eloise life.
This is only a short story, part one in what I believe is going to be a 3 part series. It was an easy and enjoyable read, a little different, but well written and well put together.
As it is only a short story I don't want to give away too much.
It certainly kept my interest, and being a short story helped pass a few hours on a cold miserable night.
I'm looking forward to reading Part 2.
Eloise Montgomery discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy in this first of three captivating e-novellas from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.
It's a day like any other for Eloise Montgomery--until tragedy strikes. While she is recovering from a horrible accident that takes the lives of her husband and oldest daughter, and as she works to help her younger daughter move forward, Eloise experiences her first psychic vision. Though she struggles to understand her newfound gifts, Eloise finds a way use them to save lost women and girls--for whom her help may be the only way out...
From an author whose "gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose" (Associated Press) have won her critical acclaim comes The Whispers: a story that delves deep into the human psyche and the mind of one unforgettable heroine.
From Notting Hill with Four Weddings . . . Actually
My thoughts. 5/5
Those of you that know me, will know I'm a huge Crime fiction fan. Occasionally I enjoy reading something a little different, a little more lighthearted. The last couple of months I have probably read more Chic Lit that I have ever read before, and I have really been enjoying the ones I have read.
And this one really does have the feel good factor.
This is the first book I have read from this Author, and I believe this is the 3rd book in this series. With it being the first one I have read, I don't feel like i missed out on anything, I was still able to follow the story, and understand what was going on. But now I have read it, I keep thinking I want to go back and read the first two now.
This book definitely get's a five star rating from me. The characters were great, I instantly liked Scarlet, She was fun. And I loved how no matter how bad she thought things were going to be, everything just seemed to turn out good for her.
And Oscar just seemed like a proper character, as I know my friend will not read this I can honestly say he just made me think of my daughters God father all the time. I must remember not to call him Oscar when I see him. A real Queen.
All the characters in the book, were really likable, except for one, but you'll feel the same when you read it. A few time's i thought, oh I know where this is going, but i got it so wrong.
Available from Amazon now. Published 23rd October 2014
Ali McNamara attributes her over active and very vivid imagination to one thing - being an only child. Time spent dreaming up adventures when she was young has left her head bursting with stories just waiting to be told.
When stories she wrote for fun on Ronan Keating's website became so popular they were sold as a fundraising project for his cancer awareness charity, Ali realised that writing was not only something she enjoyed doing, but something others enjoyed reading too.
Ali lives in Cambridgeshire with her family and two Labradors. When she isn't writing, she likes to travel, read, and people watch, more often than not accompanied by a good cup of coffee!
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This is the 2nd book featuring DI Ian Peterson. Who along with his wife Bev has moved to York for his posting as the newly promoted DI.
The book starts off with Ian being out and about in York with his delightful wife (nothing delightful about the miserable cow). When he gets a call to attend the scene of what it seems to be someone jumping from a balcony at York race course. It soon becomes apparent that this is not just a simple suicide and Ian is thrown into his first case in his new roll.
Along with all Leighs other books, I did enjoy this, and this is a series i will be watching out for and following. Leighs books are realistic and enjoyable.
An interesting read that will keep your attention throughout.
Also by Leigh Russell.
A great fun read, with enough seriousness to make you think. and truly realize just what is important in life.
A Christmas cracker of a read.
I really enjoyed the last book I read by Sue Watson, so when I saw this I knew I had to give it a go. And I did really enjoy it, The humor in this book is just priceless. I really found myself chuckling at parts. Sue Watson really does know how to drag the reader into the book.
In this book we have 2 very different sisters, Tamsin and Sam, both characters I loved instantly. The girls are thrown together when Tamsin, in the midst of organizing another fantastic Christmas, get's a visit from the Baliffes. Not the Christmas guest you want. Especially when they have come to tell you they are repossessing your home.
Sam, Tamsin's sister is there to support her through her ordeal, and although going through some issues of her own, She is there to offer her love and support although at time's she'd rather not have her with her, the sisters are forced to get through things together.
Tamsin goes from miss money bags, to miss Black bag's and is forced to stay in her sisters flat over the top of her sisters bakery shop, where the women will face even more problems, the good thing about this book is it show's with love, family and some truly crazy friends, you really can tackle anything that life throws at you.
There are also a whole bunch of other brilliant characters in this book and I just think the way it is written and put together is just fantastic. A truly brilliant read.
Love, Lies and Lemon cakes by Sue Watson was one of those books earlier this year that helped me decide to read a few more Chic lit books, rather than just the usual crime books I normally read. And I tell you, I'm so glad I have given them a go.
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After watching a loving the TV series, I was really looking forward to reading this book. And I was not disappointed. A really enjoyable read.
I found it even better as I live in the area where most of it was filmed, and having our quiet little town mentioned in the book was great. I really does help you build a picture in your mind. And having a clear image of the characters was great.
Such strong story line and very well written. I will be reading more books by this author without a doubt.
So, as well as being a Scott and Bailey fan, i'm now a Cath Staincliffe fan.
Scott and Bailey are female detectives in a Manchester Murder squad. The characters are so so different, but after a rocky start, work so so well together.
A teenage girl is found brutally murdered in her flat. Can Scott and Bailey find out why Lisa was killed or by whom.
A Brilliant Crime Thriller with twists and turns to keep you guessing.
This is a 21.000 words novella that is the prequel to Cruel Justice.
DI Lorne Simpkins and DS Pete Childs are called to investigate the death of Jenny Bartlett, who's decomposing body is found in a wooded area. When Lorne informs Jenny's parents of her death they are understandably shocked but also confused by the news as they were under the impression their daughter was out of the country, working as a volunteer in Africa.
Delving deep into Jenny's personal life leads Lorne to Jenny's former boyfriend, Simon Killon, after Lorne discovers they had a secret liaison in a restaurant shortly before her death. But is he guilty of Jenny's murder?
After learning what traumas Simon himself has encountered lately, Lorne has her doubts that he's the culprit. However she finds it hard to disprove the evidence pointing in his direction.
The Justice series in order are:
Cruel Justice #1 in Police Procedurals 2012 and Women Sleuths.
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
Tortured Justice - New release.
I have read and loved every one of the Justice books. This short story takes us right back to the start of the series. And I have to say it felt a little odd to start with, but was great being reminded of Characters that you forget about as the series has progressed.
In this book Lorne Simpkins is working along side her Partner Pete Childs. A woman's body has turned up, and Lorne and Pete are on the case, trying to discover who has killed her and why. The evidence is building up, and seems to be pointing to an ex boyfriend. Can Lorne and Pete discover if it was him or not and get to the bottom of this Murder case.
I'm always worried with Novella's that reviewing it will give to much away, so I have kept it brief.
What I will say is for those of you that have enjoyed the Justice series, I think you will love this Novella.
This is the second instalment in Nicola Doherty’s fabulous Girls on Tour series, I read the first one Poppy Does Paris, earlier in the year and really enjoyed it.
These books have been a great change for me away from the normal Crime fiction that I read. And I must say I have really enjoyed them.
Lily wants to be an actress, but so far has just not had that lucky break. Or any luck at all come to think of it.
She quits her job at a call centre, and is then asked to go to LA to help her cousin organise her wedding.
Great, the chance of a lifetime, what can possible go wrong? Even better she realised her cousins husband is in the film industry. But she is banned for asking him for any help with acting work.
Lily gets up to all sorts in LA. I really dont want to give to much away, with this only being a short story. What I will say is it is a fun and intersting read. A Brilliant adition to any trip you are going on, as you will get through it in no time.
Book 1 in the Girls on tour series, Poppy does Paris is also available to purchase. Click the image below for more details. or check out my review here.
My Review 5/5
This is the first book I have read by this author. but it's safe to say it will not be the last.
I recieved a review copy of this book. So i must say a big thank you to the publishers for allowing me to read and review it.
The winter foundling is book 3 featuring Alice Quentin. As I hadn't realised it was book 3, I have not read book one or two yet, but would at some point go back and read them.
Dr Alice Quentin is a Forensic Psychologist who is normally based at Guys Hospital in London but she is on a six month secondment to Northwood high security hospital.
Young girls are going missing, turning up Murdered. It turns out that the killings are very identical to ones that happened years ago, and the original killer is in the High security hospital that Alice is now based at.
Alice is asked to interview Louis Kinsella, she's dubious as he very rarley speaks to anyone.
But maybe he can help figure out why this new killer is carrying on from the exact point where Kinsella stopped.
Can Alice help the police and stop this copycat killer before any more young girls go missing.
all in all this book was very well written. And the main character was likeable and realistic. I found myself suspecting everyone throughout the book, yet I still managed to get it so so wrong. A brilliant ending. If you enjoy a good crime thriller then i would say this is a must read for you. A really well written and bloody enjoyable read.
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