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His Guilty Secret by Helene Fermont @helenefermont @BOTBSPublicity #BlogTour #HisGuiltySecret #Content

Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Publicity and Promo for inviting me on the Blog Tour for His Guilty Secret by Helene Fermont

His Guilty Secret: A compelling novel of secrecy and betrayal by [Fermont, Hélene]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Secrets & Lies Are Dangerous.

When Jacques’s body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her.

Why was he found naked and who is the woman that visited his grave on the day of the funeral? Significantly, who is the unnamed beneficiary Jacques left a large sum of money to in his will and what is the reason her best friend, also Jacques’s sister, Coco, refuses to tell her what he confided to her?

Struggling to find out the truth, Patricia visits Malmö where her twin sister Jasmine lives and is married to her ex-boyfriend. But the sisters’ relationship is toxic and when a family member dies shortly after, an old secret is revealed that shines a light on an event that took place on their tenth birthday.

As one revelation after another is revealed, Patricia is yet to discover her husband’s biggest secret and what ultimately cost him his life.

His Guilty Secret is an unafraid examination of the tangled bonds between siblings, the lengths we go to in protecting our wrongdoings, and the enduring psychological effects this has on the innocent…and the not so innocent.

Hélene Fermont is the author of three books. Because of You and We Never Said Goodbye are also available on Kindle and in print from Amazon.

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His Guilty Secret: A compelling novel of secrecy and betrayal

I AM DELIGHTED TO SHARE WITH YOU AN INSIGHT INTO HELENE FERMONT ON

THE POWER OF PETS:

Animals have always been a part of my life and therefore it seemed natural that they became a part of my writing.

Whilst my writing is very character driven and focuses very much on the complexities of human relationships, I like to introduce animals into the mix.

In my novel We Never Said Goodbye one of the main characters, Louise, finds herself abandoned by her husband after twenty years. The loss is unexpected and cruel, and much of the book covers her story from there on. How does she cope? How does she move on? How does she reimagine her future?

I won’t spoil the story, but I will say that a little furry friend comes along to help her find her way.

I think animals can be such a comfort to us humans, particularly when we are facing our darkest times. They remind us that there is more to care about than our worries, our families, our work and our homes: a reminder that we are more than just our small worlds.

That’s why animal welfare is a cause close to my heart.

My own cat, Teddy is my constant companion when I write my novels. Teddy is a rescue cat. He is a beautiful British Shorthair, a pedigree but he was badly abused by the breeder he was rescued from. Teddy now suffers from a number of health problems which we have to manage, but he has the sweetest disposition and is an integral part of our family.

It’s because of the light that Teddy brings to my life that animal welfare is such a huge priority for me especially organisations that work towards protecting and rehoming cats.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Hélene Fermont writes character-driven psychological crime fiction with a Scandi Noir flavour. Known for her explosive, pacy narrative and storylines, she has published three novels – Because
of You, We Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret – and two short story collections – The Love of Her Life and Who’s Sorry Now? Her fourth novel is due for release in the summer of 2019. After 20 years in London, Hélene recently returned to her native Sweden
where she finds the unspoiled scenery and tranquillity a therapeutic boost for creativity. Enjoying a successful career as a Psychologist, when she’s not working her ‘day job’, Hélene spends her time writing, with friends and family, or playing with her beloved
cat, Teddy. All three novels can be purchased via her website
helenefermont.com/books/
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Claws, Paws, Feathers and Jaws (Impeccable Petunia Part I) by Katie Christine @Impeccable_P #KindleUnlimted #BlogReview #AnimalStories #Fiction

 

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Relegated to a life without hope for anything more than a squalid existence at the bottom of the pecking order, Petunia, a backyard chicken, lives out her days in a flock where gossip flows as currency, with malice at its heart and boredom by its side. Petunia’s plight seems insurmountable until a strange woman’s tears hurl her through a labyrinth that she never anticipated and into a friendship she might not survive.

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Impeccable Petunia Part I: Claws, Paws, Feathers and Jaws

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

This is a story of farmyard frolics and fun from the ladies of the hen house as they bicker and fight to reign supreme on their perches. Petunia likes to keep herself to herself away from the cackle of the other hens, who gossip the day away about who has the best feathers to who lays the worst eggs.

When a friendship develops between the human, who Petunia names Silkie and Petunia she knows that it must be kept secret and as for the farmyard cat, Macy, he is just a big furball that likes to tease the little ladies of the hen house just to see them flap! There is a much bigger problem that visits the farmyard and has already claimed one of the hens and put his mark on another.

Bernadette is the equivalent of a stroppy teenager wanting to hang out with the big girls and the best way to do that is to get some real juicy gossip on one of the other hens. What is put into motion can’t always be mended. It will take quite a feat to make these ladies pull together instead of pulling each other apart.

The story leaves on a bit of a cliff hanger but book two is already out phew! Very entertaining reading.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katie Christine

From a young age Katie’s parents instilled in her a love of animals and art. She has many fond childhood memories of long summer afternoons spent curled up in a quiet corner of the local library. She lives outside Seattle, Washington with her husband/illustrator, Jonathan Edward, their Super-Sheltie, Niles and cats, Frankenstein and Penelope.

Katie Christine holds degrees from UCLA and USC, enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and discovering new music.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Twitter: @Impeccable_P

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Impeccable Petunia Part I: Claws, Paws, Feathers and Jaws by [Christine, Katie]

 

The Death of Jessica Ripley by Andrew Barrett @AndrewBarrettUK @BOTBSPublicity #EddieCollins #CrimeFiction #SOCO #CSI #BlogTour

Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Books on the Bright Side Publicity and Promo for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Death Of Jessica Ripley by Andrew Barrett

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Jessica Ripley didn’t kill her ex-husband. But everyone thinks she did. After serving twelve years for his murder, it’s time to get her own back on those who put her inside.
During those twelve years, Jessy’s son, Michael, has turned against her. Whatever mercy Jessy had for her intended victims, just blew away.
CSI Eddie Collins is having a hard time watching his father enjoying life. He’s also having it tough in the form of two new recruits to his office. One is off his tree on drugs and the other
wants his job.
And then the murders begin. Can Eddie trust the evidence, or is someone twisting it, desperate to get even? And who did kill Jessy’s ex?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is another first past the post winner for Andrew Barrett as he brings the true grit of a hard-working Leeds CSI into the limelight again. Not that Eddie Collins would welcome it. He likes playing the field on his own terms, as far as an investigation goes with his natural insight into the people he deals with. Having two newbies dropped on him feels more like a proverbial ton of bricks, with one he feels uneasy with and the other turns into a rescue mission that backfires spectacularly.
I thought this must be rock bottom for Eddie but when his totally entertaining grumpy live in dad is getting more action than him then it well and truly takes the biscuit. As the department hits an all-time low the increase in local brutal murders spike.
Jessica Ripley had lost everything that matters in life to her and she has a list of those responsible. Just when I thought that I had sussed this book out it took off again in a different direction and it just wowed me every time. Twelve years is a long time to get things worked out in your mind. As the story dropped back in time it was quite shocking to see such a transformation in this woman. The more the story unravelled the more I understood and the more my own emotions twisted.
This is such a busy book where I loved what was happening to his dad being high lighted. It made my blood boil but this lady hadn’t bargained for Eddie. What a match!
Eddie really has his work cut out as everything seems on the line for him, his career, his personal life and this case that seems so obvious that it can’t possibly be that simple. A cracking storyline with my favourite CSI. What I would give to be a fly on the wall in his house. A sheer joy to read.
Andrew Barrett, you make me homesick for my Yorkshire with your writing it is captured to such perfection.
I wish to thank Book on the Bright Side for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly
Author Bio:
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Andrew Barrett has enjoyed variety in his professional life, from engine-builder to farmer, from Oilfield Service Technician in Kuwait, to his current role of Senior CSI in Yorkshire.
He’s been a CSI since 1996, and has worked on all scene types from terrorism to murder, suicide to rape, drugs manufacture to bomb scenes. One way or another, Andrew’s life revolves around
crime.
In 1997 he finished his first crime thriller, A Long Time Dead, and it’s still a readers’ favourite today, some 150,000 copies later, topping the Amazon charts several times. Two more books
featuring SOCO Roger Conniston completed the trilogy.
Today, Andrew is still producing authentic crime thrillers with a forensic flavour that attract attention from readers worldwide. He’s also attracted attention from the Yorkshire media, having
been featured in the Yorkshire Post and interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds.
He’s best known for his lead character, CSI Eddie Collins, and the acerbic way in which he roots out criminals, and administers justice. Eddie’s series is five books and three novellas in length,
and there’s still more to come.
Andrew has recently discovered the delights of writing stand-alones, with one under his belt another under way.
Andrew is a proud Yorkshireman and sets all of his novels there, using his home city of Leeds as another major, and complementary, character in each of the stories.
You can find out more about him and his writing at

www.andrewbarrett.co.uk
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No-one Home by Tim Weaver @TimWeaverBooks @MichaelJBooks #No-oneHome #BookReview #NetGalley #PsychologicalThriller #NewRelease

BOOK DESCRIPTION

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF YOU WERE GONE

‘THE TENTH IN THE TERRIFIC DAVID RAKER SERIES – BLISS!’ LEE CHILD

At Halloween, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they’ve become close friends as well as neighbours.

They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. But those photographs will be the last record of any of them.

Because by the next morning, the whole village has vanished.

With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker – and their obsession becomes his.

What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families – and from each other?

Were they really everything they seemed to be?

And is Raker looking for nine missing people – or nine dead bodies?

‘I was hooked from beginning to end. A dark, thrilling rollercoaster of a read that is not only unputdownable but has heart’ Claire Douglas

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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Oh my, this is one creepy read as the whole community of a small village, have disappeared leaving everything personal behind. What is even more creepy is that it all happens on Halloween night. They had all gathered together for a meal in one of the homes, all close friends, then puff! all gone.

Two and a half years later the police are no closer to finding out if they are alive or dead. Whether they were abducted or all living someone else. The families of the missing people have had enough and call on David Raker to see if he can finally solve the mystery.

This is the tenth book in the Raker series but I have to say my first. This novel read really well to me as a stand alone. I really liked Raker straight away who gives out vibes that say he won’t be beaten. From reading this book I would say that every case becomes the air he breathes, something that consumes his life until he solves the case he is on.

There isn’t that mad rush in the writing, after all, what has happened is now a pretty cold case to solve because the nine peoples fate, that are missing, is already well and truly sealed. Raker can think out of the box where others seem to be like a gramophone needle stuck in the same groove. The whole story takes a sinister edge and moves into a much darker place.

This isn’t a look over your shoulder read it is one where I stood back, hesitated, made a drink and then stepped back into to unknown because I didn’t always want to know what really happened. Excellent Characters.

I wish to thank NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim Weaver

Tim Weaver is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the David Raker Missing Persons series. He has been nominated for a National Book Award, selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, and shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger in the Library award, which considers an author’s entire body of work.

He is also the host and producer of the chart-topping Missing podcast, which features experts in the field discussing missing persons investigations from every angle. A former journalist and magazine editor, he lives near Bath with his wife and daughter.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Twitter: @TimWeaverBooks

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The Last Promise by Kathryn Hughes @KHughesAuthor @headlinepg #NewRelease #BlogReview #TheLastPromise #HistoricalFiction

 

Her Last Promise: From the bestselling author of The Letter comes a gripping, page-turning mystery by [Hughes, Kathryn]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A mysterious letter from Spain. A surprising new beginning…

Fall in love this summer with Her Last Promise, a gripping, heartwrenching story of how hope can blossom in the ruins of tragedy and of the redeeming power of love. From No. 1 bestselling author Kathryn Hughes.

What real readers are saying about Her Last Promise

‘Hope rises from despair and new beginnings are forged in the most extraordinary and unexpected way. Kathryn Hughes delves deeply into the heart and soul of her characters, making them totally relatable…like friends you really care for. My addiction to this novel was total and uncompromising *****’

‘Wonderful! First book I have read by Kathryn Hughes and will now read her previous stories. I loved it *****’

‘Another great story from Kathryn Hughes *****’

‘As always, a lovely story by Kathryn Hughes *****’

‘I really enjoyed this book, especially the nostalgic 1970’s descriptions ****’

Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years.

Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet’s destiny, in the most unexpected of ways…

Readers love the powerful novels of Kathryn Hughes:

‘A wonderful, enthralling story’
Lesley Pearse

‘Gripping’
Good Housekeeping

‘A heartbreakingly powerful read’
Sun

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Her Last Promise: From the bestselling author of The Letter comes a gripping, page-turning mystery

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I adored this book from the first to the last page. The choices we make a ripple and change other peoples lives too but for Tara Richards, it was more like a tsunami that ripped apart the life she had always known.

Violet Dobbs is a single mum and night club singer, doing the best she can for herself and her fourteen-year-old daughter Tara, so when the opportunity to make huge life changes for them both comes up she grabs it with both hands. That is the last night Tara saw her, now almost forty years later a letter and a mysterious key to a safety box will open up those lost years.

This isn’t just a visual read, I can still hear the music and Violet singing, see her wardrobe and feel the love that she has for Tara. Tara was her world. Violet was a bit of a dreamer though often aiming pretty high for a new life for them both.

I adored so many of the characters, Tara of course but also Alf their landlord. What a lovely man he is. Besides the story of Tara taking place over two times lines, one being in the 1970s which brought the era to life with perfection and present day, there are two separate stories taking place too. One in Spain the other in the UK, revolving around two sets of brothers. The background to the brothers is worlds apart, each one moulding the men that they would become. I knew that somewhere in the future I would meet them again.

This is quite an epic read that I didn’t want to come to an end and impossible not to become part of this book emotionally. Beautifully written, it will stay with me for a very long time.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes was born in Altrincham, near Manchester. After completing a secretarial course, Kathryn met her husband and they married in Canada. For twenty-nine years they ran a business together, raised two children and travelled when they could to places such as India, Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand. Kathryn and her family now make their home in a village near Manchester. Her first novel, The Letter, was a Kindle Number One bestseller

AUTHOR LINKS:

Twitter: @KHughesAuthor

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Her Last Promise: From the bestselling author of The Letter comes a gripping, page-turning mystery by [Hughes, Kathryn]

 

The Repenting Serpent (A DCI Yorke Thriller Book 2) by Wes Markin @MarkinWes @CarolineBookBit #BlogTour #TheRepentingSerpent #DCIYorkeThriller #CrimeFiction

Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits about Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Repenting Serpent by Wes Markin

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

A DCI Michael Yorke Thriller

A vicious serial killer slithers from the darkness, determined to resurrect the ways of a long-dead civilisation.

When the ex-wife of one of DCI Michael Yorke’s closest allies is left mutilated and murdered, Yorke and his team embark on their greatest test yet. A  deeply personal case that will push them to their very limits.

And as Yorke’s team are pulled further into the dark, the killer circles, preparing to strike again.

The Repenting Serpent is a true edge-of-the-seat, nail-biting page turner.

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The Repenting Serpent: The exciting new crime thriller from one of the hottest new UK crime authors (A DCI Yorke Thriller Book 2)

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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

The shocking opening gave this book an edge being immediately personal for the team that would investigate the brutal murder of the ex-wife of one of their own. It was the first time I had met any of the characters but I soon felt that I knew them. DCI Michael Yorke and the team were like an extended family that watched out for each other.

As the body count in the story escalates, the reasoning of the murders becomes known which explains the title of the book. I was fascinated by the historical side and pretty disturbed that this crazy killer wasn’t the only one that believed in these old ways. Now what this serial killer was doing was a spit in the ocean compared with the past but he was working on increasing the final total.

I love a story where I can get inside the killer mind to see the world as they see it and boy this was one scary place! The planning, the capture and ultimately the kill, yes this was perfection but wow, more than anything it was the belief in why he did what he did that really got me.

I experienced everything in this story, the loss, the kill and how the victim felt. Atmospheric, tense and brilliant characters. I will be revisiting this author in the future.

I wish to thank Bits About Books for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.

Having finished ‘The Repenting Serpent,’ sequel to ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays,’ he is now working on the third instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride. He is also the author of ‘Defined,’ a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.

Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.

Wes Markin on Social Media:

Twitter: @MarkinWes

Facebook Author Page http://www.facebook.com/WesMarkinAuthor

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18738082.Wes_Markin

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wes-Markin/e/B07MJP4FXP/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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The Repenting Serpent (A DCI Yorke Thriller Book 2) by Wes Markin @MarkinWes @CarolineBookBit #BlogTour #TheRepentingSerpent #DCIYorkeThriller #CrimeFiction

Firstly I wish to thank Caroline Vincent of Bits about Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The Repenting Serpent by Wes Markin

The Repenting Serpent: The exciting new crime thriller from one of the hottest new UK crime authors (A DCI Yorke Thriller Book 2) by [Markin, Wes]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A DCI Michael Yorke Thriller

A vicious serial killer slithers from the darkness, determined to resurrect the ways of a long-dead civilisation.

When the ex-wife of one of DCI Michael Yorke’s closest allies is left mutilated and murdered, Yorke and his team embark on their greatest test yet. A  deeply personal case that will push them to their very limits.

And as Yorke’s team are pulled further into the dark, the killer circles, preparing to strike again.

The Repenting Serpent is a true edge-of-the-seat, nail-biting page turner.

BUY LINK:

The Repenting Serpent: The exciting new crime thriller from one of the hottest new UK crime authors (A DCI Yorke Thriller Book 2)

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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

The shocking opening gave this book an edge being immediately personal for the team that would investigate the brutal murder of the ex-wife of one of their own. It was the first time I had met any of the characters but I soon felt that I knew them. DCI Michael Yorke and the team were like an extended family that watched out for each other.

As the body count in the story escalates, the reasoning of the murders becomes known which explains the title of the book. I was fascinated by the historical side and pretty disturbed that this crazy killer wasn’t the only one that believed in these old ways. Now what this serial killer was doing was a spit in the ocean compared with the past but he was working on increasing the final total.

I love a story where I can get inside the killer mind to see the world as they see it and boy this was one scary place! The planning, the capture and ultimately the kill, yes this was perfection but wow, more than anything it was the belief in why he did what he did that really got me.

I experienced everything in this story, the loss, the kill and how the victim felt. Atmospheric, tense and brilliant characters. I will be revisiting this author in the future.

I wish to thank Bits About Books for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.

Having finished ‘The Repenting Serpent,’ sequel to ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays,’ he is now working on the third instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride. He is also the author of ‘Defined,’ a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.

Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.

Wes Markin on Social Media:

Twitter: @MarkinWes

Facebook Author Page http://www.facebook.com/WesMarkinAuthor

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18738082.Wes_Markin

Amazon Author Page:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wes-Markin/e/B07MJP4FXP/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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Forget Me Not by Claire @ClaireAllan @AvonBooksUK #BlogReview #NetGalley #ForgetMeNot

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‘AMAZING’ Marian Keyes

I disappeared on a Tuesday afternoon. I was there one minute and the next I was gone. They’ve never found my body…

It’s six in the morning during the hottest summer on record when Elizabeth O’Loughlin, out walking her dog, comes across Clare, a victim of a horrific knife attack, clinging onto life at the side of the road.

Clare dies minutes later, but not before whispering her haunting last words to Elizabeth.

When it becomes clear that Clare’s killer has more than one murder on his mind, Elizabeth has to take drastic action or face losing everything.

But what if she can’t stop a killer determined never to be forgotten?

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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

The thought of finding a stranger brutally stabbed, covered in blood and in their last moments of life must have been horrific for Elizabeth but she knew that the final words this lady spoke would be meaningful to someone. A message to loved ones perhaps but it wasn’t. The last words this woman said were was truly haunting, ‘Warn them’.

Oh my, this turns out to be such a dilemma for Elizabeth as the police warn her off telling anyone about what she had been asked to do. Elizabeth has suffered tragic loss herself and simply can’t let it rest, so she begins a little digging to find out about the dead young woman. The story is told mainly through Elizabeth and one of the victims best friends, Rachel, who is struggling already with the recent death of her mother.

There are some very strong characters in the story but one who is certainly damaged goods, it is a matter of working out just which one in this pool of red herrings. Do make plenty of time for this story as there isn’t a place you can leave it. There is just such a feeling of dread hanging over every page because I felt the killer was in plain sight.

This is a brilliant storyline which is all too real. One to make you stop and think.

I wish to thank NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Claire Allan

AUTHOR LINKS:

Twitter: @ClaireAllan

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Forget Me Not: An unputdownable serial killer thriller with a breathtaking twist by [Allan, Claire]

Keep Her Close by Erik Therme @ErikTherme @BOTBSPublicity #BlogTour #KeepHerClose #PsychologicalThriller

Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Publicity and Promo for inviting on the Blog Tour for Keep Her Close by Erik Therme

Keep Her Close: A gripping psychological thriller with edge-of-your-seat suspense by [Therme, Erik]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Someone took your daughter. And nobody believes you…

Then:
Three-year-old Ally was found alone in a parking lot.
She was barefoot and dressed only in a yellow sundress. In the middle of winter.
What kind of person would abandon their daughter?

Now:
Fifteen years later and Ally has a new family.
But her real father has sent her a letter.
And now Ally is missing.

A gripping twist-filled thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Teresa Driscoll.

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

No matter how old or big Ally gets, she is always going to be her daddy’s little girl. She had been a kind of special delivery because Dan and Holly had found her in the multi-story car park at age three, her mum dead a few levels below after jumping off. So not your typical becoming parents scenario.

Now 18, and still very much a daddy’s girl, she receives a letter from a man claiming to be her real father and wanting to meet up. Ally goes alone and simply vanishes. Now Dan is on a mission to find his daughter because something just doesn’t feel right to him about the whole thing. Dan obviously needs to know that Ally is safe but there is also a feeling that he is scared stiff that he may lose his little girl to this new guy. Look out world there is a man on a mission!

Although the situation was very serious, I did have to laugh at Dan, he really is quite a character. Most of the story is very tense and becomes more sinister as I got further into it. There aren’t too many key characters in the story so the plot is very easy to follow although as the pace picks up so do the twists. I learned to take nothing for granted.

A really good mystery and super entertaining characters. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

I wish to thank Book on the Bright Side for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found
cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Join Erik’s mailing list
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The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg @JessRothenberg @panmacmillan #NetGalley #TheKingdom #NewRelease #BookReview #BlogReview #DystopianSci-Fi #YoungAdult

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Welcome to the Kingdom, a dazzling fantasy theme park where ‘happily ever after’ is not just a promise, but a rule . . .

The Kingdom is a place where technology helps dreams come to life. Formerly extinct species roam the park, and seven beautiful ‘Fantasists’ – half-human, half-android princesses – entertain visitors and make wishes come true. But this fairytale ends in murder, and now Ana, one of the seven Fantasists, is in the dock after finding herself experiencing emotions and romantic feelings against all her programming . . .

Told through court testimony, interrogation records and fragmented flashbacks, The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg has the futuristic appeal of Westworld and the twists and turns of a true-crime thriller.

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The Kingdom

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

The Kingdom is a place where little girls can meet their Princess idols and little boys can see dinosaurs fight to the death, a magical place where technology has made anything possible. Creatures that have been extinct for millions of years recreated perfectly while others are modified to bring the wildest of dreams into the real world to entertain a never waning public. The impossible has happened and now an android Princess is on trial for murder.

The story begins with the discovery of a murder victim and subsequent questioning of Ana, one of the Princesses of the Kingdom. Present day and how the events in the past came together are done as the trial takes place.

The androids and other creatures were programmed to perform certain routines while others were more advanced in their interaction with the clients and visitors of The Kingdom. Even backstage there was a hierarchy amongst the Princesses of age and popularity. There was an innocence about them all but could they think independently? Could an android plan a murder?

Ana is a brilliant character that I couldn’t help but love. She was sweet and beautiful but also had a bit of sassiness about her and an inquisitive mind. There was so much going on backstage where most of the story takes place, although a few of the chapters give an insight into what happens centre stage in different sections of The Kingdom.

The story began in the perfect place so that as I got to know Ana I could draw my own conclusions to her guilt of innocence. I knew what she had been accused of but did I think it was possible?

A brilliant YA novel, which I am sure will be a huge hit!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jess Rothenberg

JESS ROTHENBERG is a writer and freelance editor who grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. A former editor of books for young readers, including the #1 International Bestselling Vampire Academy series, Jess lives in New York City with her husband, son, and cat-who-thinks-he’s-a-dog, Charlie. Her debut novel for teens, The Catastrophic History of You & Me, has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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Twitter: @JessRothenberg

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