Thrilled to be taking part in the Blog Tour for a series I've grown to love.
They had not been forgiven. And they would never be forgotten ….
This is a series I have thoroughly been enjoying. I was excited at the way the story started as I had some questions still from the previous book, and I was eager to get started to find out what was happening.
It's a must read series, and my personal opinion is that the books are read in order.
Carol has done a superb job with this one, wow what a read! It's safe to say I enjoyed it, and I enjoyed it A LOT!
We still have the story of Davies running through the background of this book, and I really thought I was going to get my answers in this book, I think Carol is being a bit of a tease now, as I have to wait for the next book. It's a wait I don't want, I want answers and I want them now. lol
Detective Robyn Carter is faced with a new case, the body of a young man has been found in a farmers field. The team are soon on the case, trying to find any background on this young man and what could have been the reasons for his killing.
Before long another body is found. Robyn and her team are working like hell to find if there is a link here. It really has you thinking if there is a link and what It could be. There is clearly a cold hearted killer out there, the reasons for the killing I just couldn't work out.
I tell you what though, as I neared the ending of the book, it's safe to say I would have never guessed, and the reasonings behind things were awesome. Carol Wyer has written this book just brilliantly.
Twisty and edge of you seat reading here, and any crime thriller fan will love this one, I'm totally blown away with it. Certainly the best one yet.
About the author:
Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author whose humorous books take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. In 2017 she moved to the "dark side" and embarked on a series of thrillers. The first, gripping Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.
Her book, Grumpy Old Menopause won The People's Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing 'Irritable Male Syndrome' and 'Ageing Disgracefully' and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines 'Woman's Weekly' featured in 'Take A Break', 'Choice', 'Yours' and 'Woman's Own' magazines and the Huffington Post.
To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. Carol blogs at www.grumpyoldmenopause.com which featured in The Mail on Sunday
Can I just start with, I was soooooo excited when I knew this book was coming out.
An absolutely hilarious, laugh-‘til-you-cry, romantic comedy about how life never quite goes to plan…
Faye Dobson is in crisis. You wouldn’t know it, because of the big fat smile on her face, but inside, she’s one step away from nuclear meltdown. And she shouldn’t be. Dan ?? is the man of her dreams. Her really quite energetic dreams, that frequently come true. Sometimes twice in one night. And he’s just asked her to marry him.
But Faye’s been down the marriage road before and it ended up with her having Ryan Gosling fantasies while her ex-husband obsessed about the plumbing. The actual plumbing. Faye and Dan have been living their lives to the fullest, travelling around the world, having sex under the stars... They haven’t argued about unrolling socks before putting them in the laundry.
Besides, even if she wanted to say yes, how could she move to the other side of the world? Because marrying Dan would mean living in Australia. Beautiful, warm and a gazillion miles from Faye’s daughter, Emma, a single mum with her own crazy little girl who both need Faye every single day. Leaving them – even for someone who makes her laugh as much as Dan – simply isn’t an option.
Dan is offering Faye everything she ever wanted. So why does she feel like she’s about to lose it all?
Love, Lies and Wedding Cake
OHHH my dayzzz, was I happy to get my mitts on this book. I need to start with, if you haven't read any of Sue Watsons books, then where the hell have you been.
Her books, are awesomely funny, with amazing storylines. Sue Watson has a knack of writing books that make you feel good, once you've read some of Sue's books you'd understand what I mean when I say, just looking at the covers makes you smile. Sitting down with these books, you feel like a big fluffy duvet has been wrapped around you. (oh wait it has)
Hot Chocolate, a slice of cake, turn the phone off, lock the door. Once you start, there really is no stopping you.
The books are adictive, easy to read, and fun. I have to admit you do get some funny looks if your out in public while reading these, with a stupid grin on your face, and laughing out loud.
Anyway, back to this book. Love, Lies and Wedding Cake. The book has such a real life feel to it. You can actually picture yourself in the places described, doing the thing that the characters are doing, it really does feel like real life. It's certainly a welcome escape from my real life. lol I absolutely adored this book. There is a great mix of characters, some of them are first class. I loved Faye, I love the banter she had in the salon with Mandy and how her 4 year old grandaughter Rosie picked up on everything she shouldn't pick up on. Some of the scenes in this book had me helpless.
Faye and Dan are in love, doing the things that make both of them happy. Living life to the full. That is until Dan pops the question. It's not that Faye is against marriage, it's more that with that marriage comes the reality that for it to happen, Faye would have to move to the other side of the world. Dan wants her to move to Australia with him.
Faye can't do that, she has a course she's finishing, a job, a daughter and a granddaughter that need her. How on earth could she move to the other side of the world. It's just not going to happen.
There is so so much I want to say about this book, and I know nothing I write is ever going to do the book any justice. It's a first class, funny, in parts hilarious read. Yet it also carries an element of ' if you want it, go get it' Stop letting things get in your way. Stop making obstacles for yourself.
If you are going away this year, or just plan on sitting in your garden or even sitting in the park in your lunch break, this is the book you need with you.
About the author:
Sue Watson was a journalist then a TV Producer at the BBC until she realised that instead of working, she could stay at home, and write about exciting things like foreign travel and cake!
So far Sue's written twelve books, and some have been translated into Italian, German and Portuguese (she's big in Brazil!) Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where her days are spent baking (and eating) lots of cake, while making big life decisions about whether to have Caramel Chew Chew or Salted Caramel ice cream while watching 'My 600lb Life,' on the sofa.
For more info visit Sue's website; http://www.suewatsonbooks.com/
Sue would love to meet you on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/suewatsonbooks
Follow Sue on Twitter @suewatsonwriter
I am so excited to be part of this Blog Blitz
Dying Truth: A completely gripping crime thriller (Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series Book 8)
How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets?
When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.
As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.
With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable - whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.
Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.
The utterly addictive new crime thriller from the Number One bestselling author – you will be gripped until the final shocking twist.
I can just see most reviews for this book will be starting with something along the line of 'Wow, Where do I start' only worded better.
I truly don't know what to say, How can you better your last 7 books when those 7 were fantastic reads. I don't just mean improve the next one a little bit. Somehow Angela Marsons manages smash the last brillientness of the book and better it ten fold. Angela I don't know how the hell you do it, but please, keep on doing it.
The tension, the atmosphere, the build up, everything about this book was just Spot on. I feel like I've been on one hell of a ride with this story. The nail biting is that intense, these books should come with a free manicure.
So Dying Truth. We are off again with some familiar faces, character we have been getting to know over 8 books. Characters that have really grown and feel as though they have become real friends.
I have to start with Kim Stone. Now I don't know what it is about this character but I love reading about her. The familiarity while reading is almost like it's someone you personally know.
The book kicks off with Stone and Bryant attending an emergency at a school, where 13 year old Sadie Winter has jumped off the roof of her school. How could such a young girl have such problems that she feels the only answer is to kill herself? Everything seems to point to suicide. Only Detective Inspector Kim Stone, has other thoughts and once she gets something in her head, there is no changing her mind. It's not long after that another child is found dead. Kim Stone is certain that these are not suicide attempts or just accidents, Kim know's in her mind that these deaths are connected.
I really did look forward to each time I got the chance to pick up this book. A first class read that I feel will be difficult to top. Yet I have no doubt it will be topped. It's going to be damn interesting to see where Angela Marsons takes this series. This is easiest the best book of the series, but i'm sure I keep saying that each time a new one comes out.
This has certainly gone onto my 2018 MUST READ list.
Personally I feel these books should be read in order. I think you would get the best reading experience by doing so.
About the author:
Angela Marsons is the author of the International Bestselling DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 2 million in 2 years.
She lives in the Black Country with her partner, their cheeky Golden Retriever and a swearing parrot.
She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read "Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people's".
After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.
She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.
Her last three books - Blood Lines, Dead Souls and Broken Bones - reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.
Check out the part I have underlined. YES! 16 books, that means we are half way, how exciting to know there is going to be lots more #KimStone
I've said it many times, I don't know where Angie gets her ideas from, but I certainly hope they keep coming.
Previously Published as The Middle Child
Three sisters. Three childhoods ruined. One chance to heal the scars of the past.
After their death of their cruel and abusive mother, estranged sisters Alex, Catherine and Beth reunite once again.
Alex, the youngest, is a bitter, unhappy woman who refuses to face the horrors of her childhood. Finding solace in a bottle, her life is spiralling dangerously out of control.
Eldest child, Catherine, has strived for success, despite her difficult upbringing. But behind the carefully constructed façade lies a secret that could shatter her world forever.
Beth, the middle child, bore the greatest burden. But having blocked out the cruelty they suffered, she remained with their mother until her death. Now she must confront the devastating reality of the past.
Brought together as strangers, the sisters embark on a painful journey to heal themselves and each other. Can they finally put their terrible childhoods to rest and start over?
I'm currently catching up on some of my older books, that for one reason or another seem to have gotten lost on my kindle.
I have to admit i read this book purely because of who the author was, I didn't know what to expect and I went in with my mind open to anything.
I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.
An amazing story of 3 sisters and their lives growing up. After the death of their mother, the estranged sisters have a chance to rebuild their relationships with each other.
Alex, Catherine and Beth. 3 totally different women have a chance to put the past behind them and bond as sisters once more. Sometimes things can't be forgotten and things that happened in childhood can rule your life as an adult.
Forced to face the truths of their upbringing, this story is an emotional read. It covers the subject of family abuse brilliantly. It's superbly written. It left me feeling like i'd really been on and emotions journey with these women.
I'm a huge fan of this author and this book show's just how good a writer she is. It's beautifully written. Please be warned you may need a box of tissues. Once started this is a very difficult book to put down.
Deadly Secrets (Detective Erika Foster Book 6) by Robert Bryndza #Review #EricaFoster @bookouture @RobertBryndza
#DeadlySecrets #NetGalley #ErikaFoster
To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover.
On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep?
Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim – they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.
Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card. The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman.
Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger…
From the global million-copy bestselling author comes a totally heart-racing, hold-your-breath read that will keep you hooked until the very last page.
This along with another Bookouture author, is one of my most anticipated reads of the year.
I have so been looking forward to getting my grubby little hands on this bad boy. Praying for it to come out.
Oh my days, book 6, how did that happen? I absolutely love this series. Robert Bryndza has not disappointed in any of his books. Each book grows and gets exceptionally better than the last.
If you have any plans, forget them. Once this book is started it is so difficult to put it down.
Easily his best book yet.
I love the character that is Erika Foster, I would also recommend that for the best reading experience that these books are read in order.
Erika is on her way to Christmas Dinner with her Boss and his family. A dinner she doesn't want to be going to, when she spots a police officer at a crime scene. It just so happens that Erika's help really is needed here after a woman's body has been found. It's clear this is a murder case, and instantly Erika gets to work.
This book took more turns than me when i'm lost. What an amazingly written story. You suddenly start to think you know who had done something, then you find your wrong. This book really does have you guessing the whole way through. An amazing mixture of characters in this book. They complimented the story brilliantly.
It's difficult to do a book like this justice when you're crap with words, but by god it was just brilliant.
There is one thing clear on finishing this book. Robert Bryndza knows how to write, he knows what his readers want and he delivers, ten fold. Utterly Brilliant. What a ride!
Anna Smith - Blood Feud. #BloodFeud #Review by @Ilovereadinguk #Netgalley @annasmithauthor @QuercusBooks
They came for her family. Now she's coming for them. This nail-biting thriller introduces Glasgow's newest gangland mistress, Kerry Casey - a gripping read perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.
Kerry Casey thought she'd made a life away from the dirty dealings of her gangster family. Her father wanted to make them legit - her brother Mickey had other ideas, and now it's got him killed. When Mickey's funeral turns into a bloodbath at the hands of a group of anonymous shooters and Kerry's mother is killed in the crossfire, Kerry finds herself at the head of the Casey family, and desperate for revenge.
Running a crime empire is not a job she ever asked for, and not one she wants, but Kerry is determined to fulfil her father's wishes and make the Caseys go straight. First, though, she will find the men who murdered her mother, and she will take them down, no matter what it takes.
I really couldn't wait to get started with this book. I have read and loved all of Anna Smiths books. Loved everyone of them.
A sperb writing style that really does grab you into those pages, and keeps you wanting more right up to the end.
We are introduced to some great characters in this book. A mix of characters you'll either love or hate.
I have to admit I was a little sceptical when I realised this wasn't going to be a 'Rosie Gilmore book' I love the Gilmore series, and knowing this was something new had me nervous and exited.
Anna's style of writing is first class.
Kerry Casey is now the head of the Casey Empire. From Lawyer to criminal in the blink of an eye.
When everything goes tits up at Mickey Casey's (her brother) wake, Kerry's life is changed forever.
We have a whole mixture of criminal characters come together in this superbly written story.
Anna Smith certainly has this genre nailed. She is one of the best authors about. Nothing I can say about this book is going to do it the justice it so deserves.
This is certainly a must read and has made it to my must read books of 2018.
The really good news is that there is going to be a Blood Feud 2. It's available now for pre order.
This is not your baby. You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, dying to see your child. But when you are shown the infant, you just know . . . This baby is not yours. No one believes you. They say you're delusional, confused, dangerous. But you're a doctor . . . Do you trust yourself? Because you know only one thing - You must find your baby.
Mine: Someone's stolen your baby. But no one believes you.
I was looking forward to this book, it really did sound interesting.
This book is a little dark and full on in parts, so it's not for the faint hearted or squeamish.
What it is thought is a damn good read, that hooks you, until that last page. You want, You need to know what is happening next.
Waking up after a cesarean section, Sasha wants to see her baby, her beautiful baby. This baby that is going to put so many things right, this baby that is her and her husband Mark's future.
When she finally gets taken to the baby unit to see her tiny little bundle, something is wrong, Sasha is adamant that this is not her baby. Everyone around her seems to think she's losing the plot, doesn't know what she's talking about. But to Sasha she really does feel something is wrong. It's a journey of finding out who you can trust, who will listen to you.
Now this is one of those books that saying anymore would give far to much away. Can you imagine though what it must feel like to finally meet your baby and convince yourself that it's not yours. Then trying to convince others, without them feeling you haven't lost the plot.
This book really is a thought provoking, emotional and yet tense read, all at the same time.
I found myself thinking of this book way after i'd finished it. Thinking how would I react, how would I cope, what I would have done differently.
Great read, highly recommended.
Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns in THE KILLING HOUSE, the sixth novel in Claire McGowan's series. For fans of Sharon Bolton's DAISY IN CHAINS and Elly Griffiths' THE WOMAN IN BLUE. Peter James calls her novels 'astonishing, powerful and immensely satisfying'.
When a puzzling missing persons' case opens up in her hometown, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire can't help but return once more.
Renovations at an abandoned farm have uncovered two bodies: a man known to be an IRA member missing since the nineties, and a young girl whose identity remains a mystery.
As Paula attempts to discover who the girl is and why no one is looking for her, an anonymous tip-off claims that her own long-lost mother is also buried on the farm.
When another girl is kidnapped, Paula must find the person responsible before more lives are destroyed. But there are explosive secrets still to surface. And even Paula can't predict that the investigation will strike at the heart of all she holds dear.
I have read and enjoyed all 6 books in the Paula Maguire series. It's been a great journey with her.
Book 6 is just as good, if not better than the others. I felt this time around one or two things were settled. Although there certainly is scope for a lot more of Paula Maguire, her character is first class. She's by no means perfect, yet wants to do the right thing, most of the time. She has a knack of getting herself into quite a bit of trouble at times.
After moving to London to start a new life with her young daughter, it's not long before Paula ends up back in Ballyterrin. Back to the old ways in no time.
Paula has returned when she was asked to help try to identify two bodies. The bodies have been found buried on a farm that is currently being renovated.
It soon comes to light that Paula's mother, who as been missing for many years could have a link with this farm. Is Paula finally going to be able to solve the mystery of her missing mother, and find out once and for all if she is 'Dead or Alive'.
Claire McGowan has certainly created a series here that drags you in, as each book ends you just can't wait for the next one.
Superb writing that draws you in right from the word go.
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When a single mother, Julie Simon, is found in her kitchen with a stab wound to her stomach, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the case. Under the supervision of DI Campbell and witîh advice from his former DI, Harry Evans, DC Amir Bhaki fights to discover who assaulted an innocent woman and left her with life-threatening injuries.
Nothing is as it first appears and when the team looks into Julie’s life they uncover a hidden sex-life that may just hold the key to the identity of her attacker.
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I'm finding the one a toughie to review, I feel like I should start with I'm not really sure I liked this book. I bloody loved it!
So why not do what I did. Grab a cuppa, a big bag of Maltesers, a blanket and get comfy. Pick up the book and get lost in those pages.
Back in Cumbria with the Major Crimes Team. The team are tasked to find out who stabbed Julie Simmons. After she is found on her Kitchen floor, with serious injuries. DC Amir Bhaki while working the case, enlists the help of former boss, Harry Evans. Evans just can't help himself, but if helping Amir takes Harry's mind off his own situation then that's good for Harry. Helping Amir soon gets them looking on the right track. Not all is as it seems, and as this is a tough case it's going to need the whole team pulling together.
As this is a short story I really don't want to go into too much of the book, I would hate to spoil it to much for anyone.
It seems like forever since I read one of the Major Crimes Team books, Since the last one, I have read 3 of Grahams other books from his Boulder series. Oh my days, you need to also read those.
As always with his books, even this short story at just less than 100 pages, Graham Smith manages to pack everything into it. Everything you want from a damn good read, is here in this book. What more needs saying? Just treat yourself and buy it. ( you might as well buy all Grahams other books, because trust me, you'll want to read them ALL.
About Graham Smith
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
Graham can be found at
No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney @trisha460 @bookouture #NoSafePlace #LottieParker #Book4 #Review #BlogTour
There's nothing more dangerous than a familiar face...
As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.
Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.
As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself?
As journalists begin to interfere with Lottie’s investigation, she fears the killer is about to strike again. Lottie is in a race against time to find the missing women, but the killer is closer than she thinks. Could Lottie be his next target?
If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest pulse-pounding thriller from Patricia Gibney. No Safe Place will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Detective Lottie Parker Book 4
Well, well, I can't believe it's book 4 all ready. It's great to be back with the dysfunctional Lottie Parker.
Her home life is chaos, her whole life is chaos. What a brilliant character she is.
Ragmullin is the setting, and a young woman has gone missing. Then a body is found in the cemetery, as a funeral about to take place.
We then have another girl go missing, it's a race against the clock for Lottie and her team to get to grips with what the hell is going on.
Alongside this we have Lottie's private life, to put it mildly it's a bit crazy.
I feel this is what helps the character of Lottie stay real. I love the relationship she has with her partner Boyd, the banter between them and honesty with each other is great. Everyone needs someone that they can trust to work with.
I really do love this series of books, each one seems to get better with a bigger story.
A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.
Patricia Gibney certainly knows how to write a page turner. Personally I would say read the other books first, but I also think this would be fine as a standalone.
About The Author
Patricia lives in the midlands of Ireland. She is an avid crime reader so naturally she found herself writing in the crime genre.
A life changing experience in 2009, with the death of her 49 year old husband, meant she had to give up her career, and over the following few years, she rekindled her love of art and writing.
Initially Patricia wrote and illustrated a children’s book, but her real ambition was to write a novel. And she did!
In January 2016, she joined with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency. In July 2016, Patricia signed with Bookouture for four DI Lottie Parker crime novels.
The Missing Ones (Book 1) published in March 2017 and to date has reached a high of number 2 in Amazon UK Kindle charts and number 6 in the US. It also achieved number 1 in all its categories. It is a bestseller in UK, US, Canada and Australia and has sold over 600,000 copies and has now also been published by Hachette Ireland in paperback.
Book 2 in the series, The Stolen Girls, published on July 6th, 2017.
Book 3, The Lost Child, was published on October 27th, 2017.
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