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.
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.
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