Save Me By Mandasue Heller.
Description Save Me, is a gritty crime novel by the bestselling author Mandasue Heller.
When Ellie Fisher misses her train home one night, she has no idea that being in the right place at the wrong time will change her life forever.
That night she comes across Gareth, a young man about to take his own life. As far as he’s concerned there is nothing left to live for. Putting her own life in danger, Ellie convinces Gareth there's always something left. Her own life is no bed of roses, she explains, but she always pushes on.
However, good deeds aren’t always repaid the way we want. Has Ellie unwittingly put her life in danger, or is the real danger a lot closer to home?
What can I say. Mandasue Heller is one of those authors that I don't even bother reading the synopsis of the book to find out what it's about. The authors name on the book is enough for me. The Minute I saw this book was available for review on #Netgally I got so excited, I was even more excited when I was approved to read it.
I love Mandasues books and always have, my favourites being The Front and Tainted Lives. I love books set in and around Manchester as I always feel more involved with the story when you have an idea of an area. Mandasue has a tallent for bringing a real life feel into her fictional characters.
In this book, we meet Ellie Fisher. Right from the off I felt for Ellie, I wanted to have words with her and tell her to open her eyes, to see what was happening to her.
After a while as the story progressed she started to get on my nerves, I couldn't believe that this woman could be so gullible, so... controlled and at times stupid. Then I put the book down and thought about things, and how some women can be and are treated badly by controlling partners, and they don't realise what is going on around them. I then started to feel for her again.
It was a great story line, although I had predicted what was going to happen, and I felt a lot of it was crammed in towards the end. I wanted just that little bit more.
Maybe i'm just greedy, but I felt like something was missing, I didn't feel the usual thrill, the grittiness I usually get from not wanting to put a Mandasue Heller book down.
Yet I still enjoyed it. I still liked it, I feel that as I was screaming and shouting (in my head) at the characters, then the author has done her job getting me involved.
I look forward to seeing what Mandasue has in store for us next.
From the Richard and Judy bestselling author Sarah Hilary. The phenomenal Marnie Rome returns in the outstanding follow up to the critically acclaimed SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN.
Two young boys.
Trapped underground in a bunker.
Unable to understand why they are there.
Desperate for someone to find them.
Slowly realising that no-one will...
Five years later, the boys' bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome's career begins.
Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them.
For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this...
I'm still at it, still playing catch up with series i've neglected. Its forever ago since I read book one, and with book 5 due out soon, I thought it time I played catch up.
Here we are with book 2, a great start and story that held my attention from the word go. Back with DI Marnie Rome and her sidekick Noah Jake.
This time around they are investigating the discovery of two children found in an underground bunker.
But the Who, the what and the why is what they need to figure out. A difficult case to deal with and it's going to need every bit of super power they posess to get through it.
A brilliant, interesting read the book kept my attention all the way through. I'm looking forward to the next one now.
Sarah Hilary - Tastes Like Fear. #Review #Book3 #MarnieRome @sarah_hilary @headlinepg #TastesLikeFear #Netgalley
Children are missing. Teenagers disappear. D I Marnie Rome returns to investigate in Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year winner Sarah Hilary's TASTES LIKE FEAR. For readers of S J Bolton and Alex Marwood.
'Intelligently and fluently written with a clever plot and an energetic pace, dealing with harrowing topics and shot through with humanity' Cath Staincliffe
The fragile young girl who causes the fatal car crash disappears from the scene. A runaway who doesn't want to be found, she only wants to return to the man who understands her and offers her warmth, comfort, a home. He gives her shelter. Just as he gives shelter to the other lost girls who live in his house.
He's the head of her new family.
D.I. Marnie Rome has faced many dangerous criminals but she has never come up against a man like Harm. She thinks that she knows families, their secrets and their fault lines. But as she begins investigating the girl's disappearance nothing can prepare her for what she's about to face.
Still playng catch up on this series and on to book 3. Another corker of a read.
Dragged into the pages from the word go and not let go of, until the very end. If you are looking for a read that keeps you turning the pages then this is for you.
I'm a big believer though in that series should be read from the begininning, and although you could get away with reading this on it's own, I really think it would be better having read the previous books. That is just my personal oppinion, and it's your choice how you read them. Just do yourself a big favor and actually read them.
A trainee jockey has been kicked to death by an aggressive stallion at the local stables. Deemed an accidental death, the case is closed. But when the jockey’s brother returns from active service, he sparks an armed siege, demanding the investigation be re-opened and the truth uncovered.
Still recovering from the physical and mental scars of his last case, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is dragged deep into a murky world of betting scams and murder, where people will do anything to keep their secrets. Even if that means silencing a DI who keeps asking the wrong questions about the wrong dead jockey...
Kickback is the third novel in the highly acclaimed DI Nick Dixon Crime Serie
DI Nick Dixon Book 3
Noel Woodman has been kicked to death by a racing horse at the racing stables in which he worked. A terrible accident, or so everyone belives.
It’s his bother Jon, who has had to take extreme measures for someone to listen to him and his belief that this was no accident.
Its DI Nick Dixon then is heading up the investigation. He certainly likes to get stuck in and is a great character.
This is the 3rd book I have read by this author, the 3rd in the series, I have really enjoyed this book found the story origional and interesting. The book certainly managed to keep my attention.
When good old Amazon tells you that you purchased this book back in 2013 then you know you really have fallen behind. But 'every cloud' and all that, I now get to play catch up.
Geralidine Steel Book 6.
Another interesting read from Leigh Russell, i’m currently playing catch up with this series, so it was good to be back with some familiar characters. I seem to enjoy books where we can really get to know about the characters.
As I said this was an interesting read, yet it felt a little slow in parts, as though it needed raming up a notch.
I think would be fine read as a stand alone book, but personal preference I would suggest reading them in order.
I’m eagre to start the next book to see what is in store for Geraldine next.
Quintin Jardine - State Secrets #BobSkinner #Book28 #Review @QuintinJardine @headlinepg #StateSecrets
A shocking murder at the Palace of Westminster draws Edinburgh's toughest cop into a complex new case...
Skinner is plunged into a web of politics and enemies in STATE SECRETS, the twenty-eighth mystery in Quintin Jardine's bestselling crime series. Not to be missed by readers of Ian Rankin and Peter May. Praise for Quintin Jardine's gritty novels: 'Well constructed, fast-paced...many an ingenious twist and turn' Observer
Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation.
Hours before the Prime Minister is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull.
Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror?
Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation. Reunited with Met Police Commander Neil McIlhenney, he has forty-eight hours to crack the case - before the press unleash their wrath.
There are many in the tangled web of government with cause to act. But the outcome will be one that not even Skinner himself could predict...
Back with good old Bob.
OHHH I do love a Bob Skinner book. Here we are at book 28 and I’m by no means sick of this series, if anything with each and every book I left wanting another one, then another one. I was late to the Skinner party so was very fortunate to read the first few back to back, I wish I could just be starting over with them all again now.
I love how each book especially now we are so far into a series seems to bring back in a character that maybe you haven’t heard to much from in previous books. This time it’s the lovely gentle giant of Neil McIlhenney. Neil is now a Met Police Commander, It’s a good while since he and Bob have worked side by side.
Its great how it just doesn’t seem to matter that Bob Skinner is no longer in the police force, the former Chief Constable still seems to be the go to guy when a big job needs big responsibilities. And this is certainly a big job, a top secret job that only someone with Bob’s experience could handle.
A shocking murder at the Palace of Westminster has Bob and Neil working to a very tight time frame to try and figure out who could possible want to kill the Prime Minister just hours before she was to make a controversial statement.
Was this act meant to silence the PM for good, or was it personal.
Bob and Neil have this huge case on their hands yet as things need to be kept top secret they are working with limited means. And with only 48 hours of media blackout, can they get anywhere near uncovering the truths before the media find out just what exactly has happened.
OH my Lord! What a read and a half that was. I loved every bit of this book. I was seriously engrossed from the very beginning and did not want to stop reading until I was at the end. Unfortunately real life gets in the way and occasionally I actually had to put the book down and do real life, stuff.
I think any Bob Skinner fan will seriously enjoy this book, but any fans of crime fiction need to read this series. I also think it would be better reading in order, I think with a series this good that has gone on for 28 books then you owe it to yourself to know the back history of some of the characters.
The first gripping thriller in the DI Kayli Bright trilogy.
The first gripping thriller in the DI Kayli Bright trilogy.
"I want my mummy..."
The whisper seems to echo through the rooms of the abandoned house. DI Kayli Bright and her partner, DS Dave Chaplin, aren't strangers to dealing with bad cases, but no one can prepare for the emotional and mental anguish the discovery of a child's remains evokes.
Determined to find the responsible culprit, several of the dead child's family members surface on their radar of suspects...until they learn of another child's abduction.
The investigation leads Kayli to the shocking conclusion that even more children in the area have been abducted. A race against time ensues to find the children before they get lost in a sinister, evil world.
When I heard that Mel had a new book due out and that it was the start of what could potentially be a new series, I was thrilled.
I've been a huge fan of Mel Comley's books for a number of years, I have to say that the speed at which this author gets her books written and out to the public is phenomenal. The woman is a writing machine. Mel has a knack of getting her readers hooked, and any fan of this author will not want to miss out on this book, 'trust me' you really will not want to miss out.
We meet a new DI here. DI Kayli Bright, I have to say it's great meeting a new characters and getting to know them and this is a character i'm looking forward to really getting to know.
The subject is a tough one to cover, Missing children is never easy to read about, yet this is covered really well and written so brilliantly.
This is easy a 5* read for me, and I really do look forward to reading more. I know there is certainly 2 more books in this series, as it was originally written as a trilogy, but I'm hoping that looking at early reviews Mel may well be tempted to add to those 3 books and make this another longstanding successful series.
Heroic Justice: A joint investigation between DI Lorne Warner and DI Hero Nelson (Justice Series Book 15)
One Killer. Several gruesome murders. Two hundred miles apart.
This case is going to take two exceptional detectives to solve it. DI Lorne Warner and her husband, Tony, travel north to team up with DI Hero Nelson, on the trail of a killer randomly killing his victims in public places.
It soon becomes apparent the killer is toying with the detectives. To stay ahead of the investigation team, he changes his MO and ups his game... with a devastating outcome.
If there is one series you read from start to finish. Make it this one.
Another exceptional read, from the very talented best selling author M. A. Comley.
I’m a super huge fan of Mel’s work, and The Justice Series is certainly one of my all time favourites. I’ve enjoyed so much getting to know the characters, their families and friends. It almost feels like you personally know them when you have read a series from book 1.
I just love love love Lorne, she’s a first class character, and I think Mel has moulded her to become a favourite character of many readers. I certainly got my Lorne fix from this book.
I eagerly await each book in this series, and I’ve got to the stage now that I don’t even read the blur about the book, if it’s part of the Justice series then I’m going to read it regardless.
#Review The Foster Child - Jenny Blackhurst @JennyBlackhurst @headlinepg #TheFosterChild @Ilovereadinguk
The brilliant new novel from Jenny Blackhurst, the #1 eBook bestselling author of HOW I LOST YOU, which Clare Mackintosh called 'utterly gripping' and BEFORE I LET YOU IN. If you love Louise Jensen's THE GIFT or SK Tremayne's THE ICE TWINS you will love this.
When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.
Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she's just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.
But Ellie's foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger...
I found this book, for the most parts gripping and exciting, yet in other parts I felt it was a little lacking. Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoyed it, but as I don't want to give to much away at times I found Imogen a little annoying. I just wanted her to open her eyes and at times stop feeling so damn sorry for herself. All that aside this was a really interesting creepy thriller.
Imogen is returning home to her hometown after the death of her mother. Gaunt isn't a town where she couldn't wait to get away from. Yet here she is returning after the death of her mother to start over again with her husband.
It will certainly keep you thinking, and all along I was waiting for the twist, which yes comes right towards the end.
Very well written and an enjoyable read, I just had a little bug bear with one of the characters. I don't think this took to much away from the book for me though.
If an author can get your emotions going with your feelings towards characters, and grab you in with a story line you want to continue reading, then it's job well done. That is certainly what Jenny Blackhurst has done here.
You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil? You’re wrong …
The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.
Hours earlier he’d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.
As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.
But as they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community.
And once they learn what’s motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?
SMART. GRIPPING. GRUESOME.
This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.
WARNING: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted!
With a warning of not for the faint-hearted, then it’s almost like a challenge to pick up the book and prove that by no means are you faint-hearted.
I did enjoy this book, but maybe I had read too many of the reviews and was expecting a little more than I got. Don’t get me wrong there was nothing at all wrong with it, it’s a good solid read but I do feel sometimes hype around certain books can build you up a little too much.
I was expecting it to be a seriously gruesome read but personally I didn’t find that, it is let’s say quite descriptive in some scenes and maybe you won’t want to be sat reading it over your bowl of cornflakes first thing.
The story itself is pretty decent. Grabs hold of you and keeps hold, wanting and needing to know a little bit more.
DS Adrian Miller and DS Imogen Grey are the crime fighting duo in this read. An interesting pair of characters, I would have liked to get to know a little more about them.
It’s down to these two to try and solve a spate of murders. Bodies are turning up and someone is really torturing them, but who, and why. Is there even a connection with them? And can Miller and Grey make Exeter safe again?
I have two more books by this author patiently sat on my kindle waiting for me to read them. I don’t think it will be to long before I get around to reading them.
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