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Her Perfect Twin by Sarah Bonner @sarahbonner101 @Hodder_Studio #NewRelease #NetGalley #HerPerfectTwin

Her Perfect Twin by [Sarah Bonner]

ABOUT THE BOOK

‘Sarah Bonner’s debut novel made my jaw drop. There are so many twists in this story, I never knew what was coming next. You won’t want to miss this one!’ Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife

When Megan discovers photographs of her estranged identical twin sister on her husband’s phone, she wants answers.

Leah already has everything Megan has ever wanted. Fame, fortune, freedom to do what she wants. And when Megan confronts Leah, an argument turns to murder.

The only way Megan can get away with killing her twin is to become her.

But then lockdown hits. How can she continue living two lives? And what happens if someone else knows her secret too?

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Her Perfect Twin

MY THOUGHTS

Megan and Leah were identical twins that even their parents had problems telling apart. When their dad took off their identity bracelets for bath time, he could not remember which was which. As children, the pair of them often switched places with each other but, as they grew older, although they still looked identical they were very different.

Leah was the more dominant twin, who always came out on top and was constantly in competition with Megan. After an incident when they were teenagers, Megan could never forgive her. When they briefly got together later in life, Leah ripped her off yet again.

When Megan finds photos and messages on her husband’s phone of Leah, it is clear that they have been having an affair. Megan has to go to confront her now successful millionaire sister. To say it did not go to plan is a gross understatement. So a double life begins for Megan.


It is a brilliant storyline of being pushed over the edge one too many times. The story is told through just one twin, so you don’t get to know Leah, apart from how other people see her. Once the worm has turned, it is like Megan gets a new strength about her. It is a twisty, topsy-turvy tale. It is a gripping story with so many surprises.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Bonner

Sarah grew up in Salisbury, dreaming of a career as a writer and performer. Instead, she became an accountant! After a fifteen-year career, she decided to answer her original calling and completed her first novel, Her Perfect Twin. She lives in West Sussex with her husband and very spoiled rescue dog.

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Her Perfect Twin by [Sarah Bonner]

She and I by Hannah King @BloomsburyBooks #SheAndI #NewRelease #NetGalley

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Best friends share everything. But murder is different. Isn’t it?

Keeley and Jude are closer than blood. Inseparable since childhood, they share everything: clothes, secrets, booze – and blame. So when they wake up after a new year’s party to find Keeley’s boyfriend stabbed to death beside them, they agree to share something else: the story they’ll tell the police.

But who is that story really meant to protect? Is Jude risking her bright future to protect her friend? Is there more to sharp-eyed Keeley than she lets on? Or are they conspiring to let Keeley’s brother get away with the drugs he’s been selling in their small town?

As the murder investigation sends ripples through their community, the history of the girls’ claustrophobic relationship comes under scrutiny – and they start to realise they might not, always, have shared as much as they thought.

Can their friendship survive sharing everything?

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She and I

MY THOUGHTS

Jude had always been a sensible child until the day she set eyes on Keeley, who was living just across the way. It was like she had caught whatever Keeley had because they set off and ran giggling uncontrollably and had never seemed to stop, Wherever one was, so was the other. Now they were all grown up and just woken up after a party, but Keeley’s boyfriend has been stabbed to death next to them. They concocted a story for the police, but who had killed him and why?

I liked how the story dropped back about the girls when they were younger, through questioning by the police and statements that Jude’s mother was giving. Of course, you only get a one-sided version then, but I had to smile at the pair when they were young they were like shadows of each other because, where one went, so did the other.

The author has created believable characters throughout the story. So as the events of the past unravel and come to light and things make more sense. It didn’t quite have the outcome that I had been expecting. An excellent debut novel.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hannah King is a writer from Co. Down, where she lives with her partner and their dogs. She and I is her first novel.

She and I by [Hannah King]

The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain @D_Chamberlain @HeadlineFiction #Netgalley #BookReview #NewRelease

The Last House on the Street: The brand new page-turner from the Sunday Times bestselling author by [Diane Chamberlain]

ABOUT THE BOOK

A small town divided by prejudice. A secret that won’t remain silent…

1965. A young white female student becomes involved in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina, falling in love with one of her fellow activists, a Black man, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden from family, friends and especially the reemerging Ku Klux Klan. As tensions rise in the town, she realises not everyone is who they appear to be.

2020. A recently widowed architect moves into the home she and her late husband designed, heartbroken that he will never cross the threshold. But when disturbing things begin to happen, it’s clear that someone is sending her a warning. Who is trying to frighten her away, and why?

Decades later, past and present are set to collide in the last house on the street…

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The Last House on the Street

MY THOUGHTS

What should have been an exciting and happy time for the Carter family, moving into the house they had designed, turns into tragedy when Kayla’s husband has an accident while putting in the final touches to their dream home and dies. Kayla is now left to raise their four-year-old daughter Rainie. The house is the last one on the street and has huge windows on one side of it, facing the forest. The house is far the biggest and best but, when a strange woman goes to see Kayla, just before they are planning to move into the house, she puts the fear of God in her. The woman tells Kayla not to move in or face the consequences. The house takes on a more sinister feel for Kayla, as little things start happening that let her know that she is not welcome there.

The story drops back to 1965, and a time when changes are made in America that not everyone welcomed. President Lyndon Johnson is on the verge of signing the Voting Rights Act for black people to have the right to vote. An organisation is set up with volunteers that go into the community and encourage the black American people to vote. The organisation know that this is a massive task that will have opposition from many white people and members of the KKK (Ku Klux Klan). Scope (Summer Community Organization and Political Education project) is tasked with signing up college students to help with this.

Ellie is a middle class, white girl with a comfortable life, a steady boyfriend and a best friend who had just found out she was having a baby. The wealthy young man responsible was doing the right thing and marrying her. Ellie had her life planned out and was quite an independent young woman. I liked Ellie, but she didn’t have a clue what was going on in the real world around her.

Ellie lived in Round Hill, North Carolina, where the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) were at times still active. She didn’t want to work in her father’s shoe shop through summer, she wanted to do something meaningful. So against their wishes, Ellie volunteered. As part of the programme, she had to live with black American families. She had no idea how scary it was for the families day to day. When Ellie meets Win, they enter a dangerous world that they can not step back from. It is a compelling story that covers just about every moral issue that you can think of.

I find it hard to think that I was a young girl when life was like this and people accepted it! It is a slow burn read that bubbles under the surface in both timelines. The characters are unforgettable in both eras. Diane Chamberlain matures them perfectly when the story jumps forty-five years into the future. The past has had its toll on some of them and with reason. There is unfinished business in Round Hill. Bitterness, secrets and accountability. A superb book!

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain is the USA Today and London Times bestselling author of 24 novels published in more than twenty languages. Some of her most popular books include Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy. Diane likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Although the thematic focus of her books often revolves around family, love, compassion and forgiveness, her stories usually feature a combination of drama, mystery, secrets and intrigue. Diane’s background in psychology has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create her realistic characters.
Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent her summers at the Jersey Shore. She also lived for many years in San Diego and northern Virginia before making North Carolina her home.
Diane received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, Diane worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C. before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria Virginia specializing in adolescents. All the while Diane was writing on the side. Her first book, Private Relations was published in 1989 and it earned the RITA award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel.
Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Cole. She has three stepdaughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. She’s currently at work on her next novel.

Twitter: @D_Chamberlain

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The Last House on the Street: The brand new page-turner from the Sunday Times bestselling author by [Diane Chamberlain]

The Maid by Nita Prose @NitaProse @HarperCollinsUK #TheMaid #NetGalley #NewRelease 20th Jan 2022

The Maid: The most hotly-anticipated debut for 2022, perfect in Christmas mystery books to pre-order by [Nita Prose]

ABOUT THE BOOK

I am your maid.
I know about your secrets. Your dirty laundry.
But what do you know about me?

Molly the maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets of the guests passing through. She’s just a maid – why should anyone take notice?
 
But Molly is thrown into the spotlight when she discovers an infamous guest, Mr Black, very dead in his bed. This isn’t a mess that can be easily cleaned up. And as Molly becomes embroiled in the hunt for the truth, following the clues whispering in the hallways of the Regency Grand, she discovers a power she never knew was there. She’s just a maid – but what can she see that others overlook?

Escapist, charming and introducing a truly original heroine, The Maid is a story about how everyone deserves to be seen. And how the truth isn’t always black and white – it’s found in the dirtier, grey areas in between . . .

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The Maid

MY THOUGHTS

What a fabulous story this is. No wonder that it has been snatched up to be made into a movie.

Molly the Maid has worked at the Regency Grand Hotel for several years, where her employer sees her as a reliable and conscientious worker. Molly lives by routines and schedules. She has problems fitting into society but longs for a friend or a boyfriend. Molly lives on her own now, in a rented rundown flat, as her grandmother, who brought her up, died only a few months before. Molly’s grandmother was the rock who guided Molly and protected her from the world.

There is a very wealthy couple that stays at the hotel regularly, the man doesn’t even seem to see Molly, but his wife gives Molly huge tips and calls says she is her friend. When Molly finds the woman’s husband dead one morning, Molly becomes visible to everyone, including the police.

What a truly astonishing story this is! You cannot help but want to mother Molly and guide her, especially with who she can and cannot trust. You can see situations building up, but she sees the world differently from how I saw people. At times she made me smile and at other times I feared for her safety. Molly’s innocent outlook could be her downfall.

There is so much more to this story than you realise. Most of the story takes place at the hotel, with quite a tight cast of characters. There is always something happening in this busy workplace with the guests and the staff. A huge must-read for 2022.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book that I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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NITA PROSE is a long-time editor, serving many bestselling authors and their books. She lives in Toronto, Canada, in a house that is only moderately clean.

Twitter: @NitaProse

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The Maid: The most hotly-anticipated debut for 2022, perfect in Christmas mystery books to pre-order by [Nita Prose]

A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Wroe @JoBrowningWroe @FaberBooks #ATerribleKindness #NewRelease

A Terrible Kindness by [Jo Browning Wroe]

ABOUT THE BOOK

When we go through something impossible, someone, or something, will help us, if we let them . . .

‘I LOVE IT! Utterly and completely brilliant.’ JOANNA CANNON

It is October 1966 and William Lavery is having the night of his life at his first black-tie do. But, as the evening unfolds, news hits of a landslide at a coal mine. It has buried a school: Aberfan.

William decides he must act, so he stands and volunteers to attend. It will be his first job as an embalmer, and it will be one he never forgets.

His work that night will force him to think about the little boy he was, and the losses he has worked so hard to forget. But compassion can have surprising consequences, because – as William discovers – giving so much to others can sometimes help us heal ourselves.

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A Terrible Kindness

MY THOUGHTS

I don’t even know where to start with this review. I feel so emotional and afraid that I will never to able to praise this book enough. I was nine years old when the Aberfan disaster happened. It was one of those moments in time that no one could ever forget. So to conjure up that era just came naturally, how people dressed, talked and the taboos of that time.

The story opens, with the central character William, at nineteen, being awarded the highest grade possible, with perfect marks, as he graduates as an embalmer. The black-tie event comes to an abrupt halt when word arrives that embalmers are urgently needed in Aberfan. A large area of the village and school has been buried with a huge landslide. A call for children’s coffins has gone out and urgent help.

It is there where you will connect with William, this tender, caring man, who will forever be changed, with the thing he sees. His gentle manner, his thoughtfulness and respect. He had known where his life was going before that night, but for the second time, outside events would send him on a different path.

William has the most amazing singing voice, and as a child is offered a place to be trained as a choir boy where he will board with other boys like himself. What a wonderful friend he meets there, Martin, who is the same age. The story drops back to this time, and I giggled my way through these chapters.

Family plays a huge part in this story, the dynamics of relationships, love, death and acceptance. It has it all and with such powerful writing that every person feels real. Every event affected me. This story isn’t just memorable. It is unforgettable. It is perfection.

I wish to thank that publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Jo Browning Wroe writes for educational publishers in the UK and the US. She is currently Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, helps with the Cambridge Literary Festival and writes occasional pieces for the Church Times. She is working on a novel for adults and collaborating on a Young Adult trilogy. Talks. Panel: Anne Lamott In Conversation

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The Book of Sand by Theo Clare @TheoClare1 @penguinrandom #TheBookOfSand #NetGalley #NewRelease #BookReview

The Book of Sand by [Theo Clare]

ABOUT THE BOOK

SAND. A hostile world of burning sun.

Outlines of several once-busy cities shimmer on the horizon. Now empty of inhabitants, their buildings lie in ruins.

In the distance a group of people – a family – walk towards us.

Ahead lies shelter: a ‘shuck’ the family call home and which they know they must reach before the light fails, as to be out after dark is to invite danger and almost certain death.

To survive in this alien world of shifting sand, they must find an object hidden in or near water. But other families want it too. And they are willing to fight to the death to make it theirs.

It is beginning to rain in Fairfax County, Virginia when McKenzie Strathie wakes up. An ordinary teenage girl living an ordinary life – except that the previous night she found a sand-lizard in her bed, and now she’s beginning to question everything around her, especially who she really is …

Two very different worlds featuring a group of extraordinary characters driven to the very limit of their endurance in a place where only the strongest will survive.

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The Book of Sand

MY THOUGHTS

I enjoy reading different genres, especially as I read so much, so this was a must for me. The book begins with two stories, one which seems in the world nearest to ours and another far from it, or far into the future when it is only vaguely recognisable as it is a vast desert with abandoned cities.

I liked getting to know Mckenzie, a young teenage girl who began to see things from the other world that no one else could. Of course, it was seen as a medical condition rather than a glimpse into something much more. When a man contacted her and said he saw what she saw, she was wary of him. But he could describe what was around her. They had to meet.

In the world of relentless sun and sand, a family of strangers had been put together to complete a dangerous task. They weren’t on their own. It would be a race against each other to who would be the winners.

There are some weird and wonderful characters in the story that you find yourself getting to know as the story goes on. I particularly liked Spider. There are shockers in the story, especially about halfway through. I was speechless, as it was so unexpected. This book is over 600 pages, but this genre always seems to be. Though to be honest, time flew by. The thing about this sort of fantasy is that there are no rules, you just don’t know what is around the next corner.

It is a cracking story, but I don’t know if it will be possible to find closure as sadly, the author died in 2021, such a tragic loss.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Theo Clare left school at fifteen. She worked as a barmaid, security guard, filmmaker, hostess in a Tokyo club, educational administrator, and teacher of English as a foreign language in Asia. She had an MA in film from the American University in Washington, DC, and an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University, UK. She wrote crime novels under the name Mo Hayder, and her fifth novel, Ritual, was nominated for the Barry Award for Best Crime 2009 and was voted Best Book of 2008 by Publishers WeeklyGone, her seventh novel, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and her novel Wolf was nominated for Best Novel in the 2015 Edgar Awards and is currently being adapted for the BBC. Theo Clare was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2020 and passed away in July 2021. She leaves behind a husband and daughter, a powerful legacy of books, and an incredible number of people who loved and admired her.

Twitter: @TheoClare1

The Book of Sand by [Theo Clare]

Anything Could Happen by Lucy Diamond @LDiamondAuthor @QuercusBooks #AnythingCouldHappen #BookRelease #BookReview #NetGalley

Anything Could Happen: the heartfelt and uplifting new novel from the bestselling author of The Beach Café by [Lucy Diamond]

ABOUT THE BOOK

Your big secret is out. What next?

For Lara and her daughter Eliza, it has always been just the two of them. But when Eliza turns eighteen and wants to connect with her father, Lara is forced to admit a secret that she has been keeping from her daughter her whole life.

Eliza needs answers – and so does Lara. Their journey to the truth will take them on a road trip across England and eventually to New York, where it all began. Dreams might have been broken and opportunities missed, but there are still surprises in store…

Anything Could Happen is a warm, wise, funny and uplifting novel about love, second chances and the unexpected and extraordinary paths life can take us down.

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Anything Could Happen

MY THOUGHTS

It all began 19 years ago and a chance meeting of Lara and Brian in a New York bar. There was an instant attraction between the pair, and after a very intimate night, they parted company planning to meet that evening. Events were to keep them apart, but Lara would have a constant reminder of that night when nine months later, she gave birth to their daughter, Eliza. The thing was that when Lara had arrived back in the UK, she had a bit of a fling with another young man, who believed Eliza was his. That was until it was proved that she couldn’t be.
Time passed, until at eighteen years old, Eliza demanded to know who her real father was. She was full of anger, reckless and unstoppable. Brian had been blissfully unaware of her existence all this time.

To be honest, I didn’t like Eliza at all, she was like a bulldozer stuck in high gear with a five-year-old driving it, she didn’t care about the wreckage that she would wreck into other peoples lives. Lara, I found weak, with her daughter in control of their relationship, setting the rules and demanding. So after a few chapters disliked both of the two many characters in the story immensely.

There are some cringing moments in the story and heartbreak in many other ways. It was strange because I still felt compelled to find out where this would all end. I liked the story because it brought out such strong emotions in me, even though they may not have been the ones I was supposed to feel. So would I recommend this book? Most definitely.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book that I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucy Diamond

As a Sunday Times bestselling author with sixteen novels, two digital novellas and a Quick Read under her belt, Lucy writes with warmth and honesty about the joy and surprises, as well as the complications, that love, family and friendships can bring. Her seventeenth novel, Anything Could Happen, is out as an ebook this December and published in hardback January 2022.

Twitter: @LDiamondAuthor

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Anything Could Happen: the heartfelt and uplifting new novel from the bestselling author of The Beach Café by [Lucy Diamond]

 Journey to Paradise by Paula Greenlees @PGreenlees @penguinrandom @centurybooksuk #PaperbackEdition #JourneyToParadise #BookReview

Journey to Paradise by [Paula Greenlees]

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Singapore, 1949

When Miranda moves to the Alexandra Quarter with her husband Gerry, she hopes it will bring the fresh start they need.

Though their life in ex-pat society is full of luxury, Miranda can’t help feeling like an outsider, and her relationship with Gerry becomes increasingly distant.

When doctor Nick Wythenshaw encourages Miranda to work within the local community, she finds new purpose away from her protected world that opens her eyes to a new way of life.

But as riots erupt across the region and danger draws close to home, Miranda must make an impossible choice.

Will she sacrifice everything she holds dear to find happiness?

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The Journey to Paradise 30-Dec-2021

MY THOUGHTS

It was supposed to be a new start for Miranda and her husband Gerry when they moved to Singapore. The story is set in the late 1940s at a time of unrest. Miranda is still grieving after the tragic death of their baby boy, but times are very different now than they were. Grief counselling was still years away, and the fear of having another baby terrifying for her. It put a strain on her marriage and left her with no one to turn to for support.

There was a great divide of equality between men and women, with women staying home while their husbands worked. Miranda didn’t fit in with the other British wives, especially as her neighbour had a baby of her own, who seemed to be constantly crying. It is all too much for Miranda. After meeting the very dashing doctor Nick Wythenshaw, he suggests that she could take on a voluntary role in the community. Not something that her husband approves of.

I loved this book which transported me back in time. There was a divide between men and women, rich and poor and the colour of your skin. The British saw themselves as superior. Descriptions of Singapore ooze of culture and tradition. The British were very heavy-handed in trying to change everything.

The characters were portrayed perfectly. Although Gerry is not the most understanding man, I did have to see things from his point of view too. He did try to get his wife involved. I could understand his needs too, he had been patient for much longer than a lot would have waited in that time.

A beautiful story of a bygone era, that isn’t so long ago.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Paula has lived in various places, including Singapore, where she was based for three years. It was while living in Singapore that the first seeds of her debut novel, Journey to Paradise developed. The crumbling buildings and the modern high-rises popping up almost overnight seemed to be a metaphor for the social diversity and change in Singapore at that time. However, as a young mother living there, she wondered what it must have been like as a post-war colonial wife living miles away from the familiarity of home. Despite the gloss and glamour of colonial living, women were frequently stuck in unhappy marriages, often unable to follow careers or have the independence to divorce if things went wrong – which they inevitably did.

Her writing, although set against exotic backgrounds, is set on the cusp of change – the shift from colonial dominance to independence. She likes to dig into a variety of issues, and her main protagonist is, in many ways, a metaphor for the events surrounding her at that time. It isn’t always an easy journey, but in the end, success comes her way.

Twitter: @PGreenlees

The Turn of the Tide (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy Book 3) by Alan Jones @alanjonesbooks #NewRelease #TheTurnOfTheTide #BookReview #TheSturmtaucherTrilogy

The Turn of The Tide (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy Book 3) by [Alan Jones]

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Turn of the Tide is the third book in the Sturmtaucher Trilogy: a powerful and compelling story of two families torn apart by evil.

As Hitler’s greed turns eastwards to the fertile and oil rich Soviet heartlands, life for the Kästner and the Nussbaum families disintegrates and fragments as the Nazis tighten the noose on German and Polish Jews. Implementing Endlösung der Judenfrage, the ‘Final Solution to the Jewish Problem’, Hitler, Himmler, Heydrich and Eichmann plan to have Germany, and Europe, Judenrein, ‘cleansed of Jews’.

General Erich Kästner, increasingly alone, fights a losing battle to protect his friends, and their fellow Jews, putting himself and his family in jeopardy.

As the tide of war turns, he looks anxiously to the Soviets in the east, and to the Western Allies, desperately hoping, despite his patriotism, that Germany is defeated before there are no Jews left in the countries occupied by the Third Reich.
When an assassination attempt on Hitler and his henchmen fails, Erich Kästner himself comes under the scrutiny of the Gestapo, and his own survival, and that of his family, becomes uncertain.

As the war draws to an end, with Germany in ruins, time is running out for the Kästners and the Nussbaums…

BUY LINK: The Turn of The Tide

MY THOUGHTS

I didn’t want to start this book, because I knew that once I did the story would end, and I simply didn’t want it to. It is the third and final book in this series which has blown me away on every turn. Each of the books has been huge, the equivalent of between three and five books in each one. Just don’t be put off with its size. It is a masterpiece. It is all-consuming, at times horrifically graphic, and contains characters I will never forget.

It isn’t a book that you can drop into you have to read the first two books to understand the deep connection that the Kästner family, headed by Eric Kästner, a high ranking officer in Germany, has with the Nussbaums, a Jewish family that served his family for generations. The story has had me sobbing in the past, but all it has been doing is preparing me for the horrors that were still to come, as the German forces make the fatal error going up against Russia. The Gestapo are at their height of the worst atrocities, which will flatten you. While in Great Britain, the Kästner brothers face terrible retribution.

The story goes further than the end of the war and the aftermath of war and how the people work to regain what they have left and mourn those that won’t ever get the chance.

It is my top series for the year, with books one, two and three taking respective places in my top three books. They are not to be missed. It is magnificent. I cannot recommend this series enough. Perfection.

I wish to thank the author for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly. The hard copies will be a Christmas box for me from my family.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alan Jones

Alan Jones is a Scottish author with three gritty crime stories to his name, the first two set in Glasgow, the third one based in London. He has now switched genres, and his WW2 trilogy will be published in August 2021. It is a Holocaust story set in Northern Germany.
He is married with four grown up children and four wonderful grandchildren.
He has recently retired as a mixed-practice vet in a small Scottish coastal town in Ayrshire and is one of the RNLI volunteer coxswains on the local lifeboat. He makes furniture in his spare time, and maintains and sails a 45-year-old yacht in the Irish Sea and on the beautiful west coast of Scotland. He loves reading, watching films and cooking. He still plays football despite being just the wrong side of sixty.
His crime novels are not for the faint-hearted, with some strong language, violence, and various degrees of sexual content. The first two books also contain a fair smattering of Glasgow slang.
He is one of the few self-published authors to be given a panel at Bloody Scotland and has done two pop-up book launches at the festival in Stirling.
He has spent the last five years researching and writing the Sturmtaucher Trilogy.

Twitter @alanjonesbooks

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The Turn of The Tide (The Sturmtaucher Trilogy Book 3) by [Alan Jones]

The Third Grave by Lisa Jackson @readlisajackson @HodderBooks #TheThirdGrave #NetGalley #BookReview

The Third Grave: the new gripping crime thriller from the New York Times bestselling author for 2021 by [Lisa Jackson]
ABOUT THE BOOK

Amongst the ruins of the old Beaumont mansion lies a terrible secret. In the cellar are three graves – but only two skeletons. They belong to Holly and Poppy Duval who disappeared 20 years ago. But where is their missing youngest sister?

Detective Pierce Reed is assigned to the case, which becomes complicated by his reporter wife, Nikki, trying to get the scoop on the ground-breaking new find. As Reed and Nikki start to piece together what really happened all those years ago, it becomes clear that the killer is anything but finished.

And the question remains – where is Rose Duval?

A return to fan-favourite characters Pierce Reed and Nikki Gillette, The Third Grave is an atmospheric, twisty psychological thriller perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Patricia Cornwell.

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The Third Grave

MY THOUGHTS

Bronco Craven’s grandfather had been the gardener at the crumbling Beaumont mansion in its heyday, and when he was dying, he told Bronco about hidden treasure in the old place. For Bronco, it was too good to pass up on. The place had been empty for a while. So he took his tools to break in, and take a look, along with any goodies that he could find there. What he found shook him up badly. Hidden away were three graves and the remains of two bodies. Although Bronco was a petty crook himself, he couldn’t let this go, so he did something he had never done before. He reported the crime to the police.

Twenty years ago, three sisters had gone to the cinema together and then disappeared. It was obvious that two of them had been murdered, but where was the youngest? The grave was there, but the body was missing. Detective Pierce Reed was put in charge of the investigation. Reed’s wife Nikki, was an author of thrillers and determined to break into crime reporting for a big newspaper. The only thing with her is she only sees the glory and not the danger, which has tragic consequences.

Nikki makes the story unpredictable because you never know just what she will get up to. She did take some warming to for me. It seems that people were hiding what they knew, but much more than I realised. I enjoyed the story as there were some very twisty outcomes that I hadn’t a clue would happen.

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over ninety-five novels, including You Will Pay, After She’s Gone, Deserves to Die, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, written with her sister and bestselling author Nancy Bush, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan. There are over thirty million copies of her novels in print and her writing has been translated into nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Third Grave: the new gripping crime thriller from the New York Times bestselling author for 2021 by [Lisa Jackson]