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His First Lie (DI Ray Drake #1) by Mark Hill @markhillwriter #DIRayDrake #BookReview

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

**THE GRIPPING THRILLER PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS TWO O’CLOCK BOY**

‘A fantastic debut: dark, addictive and original. I couldn’t put it down’
Robert Bryndza, author of The Girl in the Ice

Do you want a thriller that grips from the first line?

Do you want a thriller to leave you gasping for air?

Connor Laird frightens people: he’s intense, he’s fearless, and he seems to be willing to do anything to protect himself and those he loves. He arrives in the Longacre Children’s Home seemingly from nowhere, and instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there.

Thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre, one by one. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake.

One by one the mysteries of the past are revealed as Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.

Who is killing to hide their secret?

And can YOU guess the ending?


Grips from the start and never lets up’
The Times

Wreaks havoc with your assumptions. Hill has a hell of a career ahead of him’
Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls and The Darkest Secret

A cracking debut. I can’t wait to see more of Ray Drake.’
Mark Billingham, #1 bestselling author of Love Like Blood and In The Dark

‘Utterly gripping, packed with unforgettable characters – and SO well-written. The twists had me reeling!’
Louise Voss

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His First Lie: Can you guess the killer twist? (DI Ray Drake Book 1)

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Now Longacre Children’s home didn’t really conjure up a happy home image to give support and love to a group of already dysfunctional problem children. In fact it would have been a walk over winner against the cruelest of work houses. The crunch of lunch time cockroach mash is still making my teeth tingle, with my gag reflux not far behind. But for the last group of children there, it was all they had and of course the secrets.

Oh my giddy aunt this is some read as it literally dashed and jumped back and forth on two-time lines, one set 30 years ago in Longacres and present day where a series of murders were wiping out whole families. Neither time line made happy reading but hell it was compelling. DI Ray Drake is a bit of an odd ball really but the more that he sort of hid about himself the more I wanted to know, I was such a frustrated woman with this bloke! But when he makes a promise to newly promoted DS Flick Cowley about heading the next murder case they get in, he gets a bit of a wake up call that brings nightmares to present day.

What you really need to do before starting this book is clear your day and if possible read with no distractions cause boy you really need to concentrate on the characters and who they are because there are quite a lot of them. Please don’t be put off because this is one beaut story that once read you just won’t forget, really you won’t. It is cruel and twisted and makes you want to pull the pages apart and climb in to do something. Then it’s like that car ride where there is that constant “Are we there yet” for the end, because it is a belter, but no there is more and more and each bit just takes your breath until you are totally winded but boy is it worth it!

A brilliant debut. Note to self, MUST read book two!

 

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark  Hill

I’ve been a journalist and an award-winning music radio producer.

But I write now, which is just as well, because I love writing. It’s my dream job.

It’s nice to see you here, thanks for clicking.

If you enjoyed His First Lie or It Was Her, do get in touch. There are oh-so-many ways to do it!

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INSTAGRAM:  @markhillwriter

 

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It Was Her: The breathtaking thriller where nothing is as it seems (DI Ray Drake)

It Was Her: The breathtaking thriller where nothing is as it seems (DI Ray Drake)

 

 

 

Grave Island by Andrew Smyth @BloodhoundBook #GraveIsland #BlogBlitz #NetGalley #KindleUnlimited #SuspenseThriller #NewRelease

Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour for GRAVE ISLAND by Andrew Smyth

Grave Island: a compelling mystery thriller by [Smyth, Andrew]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A fast-paced and explosive new thriller

When Philip Hennessey is thrown out of army intelligence after evidence is fabricated against him, his ex-wife’s school friend asks him to investigate the sudden death of her father, who she thinks has been murdered. 

Philip soon discovers a far larger problem: a lethal trade in the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit drugs.

Using his contacts within the intelligence agencies, he follows the trail across the world, chasing counterfeit vaccines that could kill thousands.

Pitted against an international conspiracy, can Philip prevent the fake medicines from getting through, and who can he really trust?

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Grave Island: a compelling mystery thriller

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Now when this story begins a lot seems to happen all at once with three very different story lines shooting out of the chapters in very quick succession. Then before you know it things begin to click together and a very powerful, intriguing and jaw dropping story begins to emerge.

Oh boy I think that it is the first time that I actually went to my meds and read the info about them! Thing is I think most people are like me. We just trust certain people in society without question. We don’t have a choice most of the time because we simply don’t have the knowledge.

What begins as a promise made in Afghanistan to a distraught mother tangles up with a promise made to a daughter, to look into her father’s untimely death in a UK hospital. All made possible because Philip Hennessey had been set up and discharged from his role as an army intelligence officer. 

Oh my this is such a gripping story line and as I am reading I am thinking bloody hell could this happen? Does this happen, may be not here but else where? It got me where I didn’t know who were the good guys and who were scum bags. This book was definitely audio because I never shut up, talking to Hennessey, cursing at decisions and hopelessly giving useless advice. Damn national health cut backs!

A super thriller with a pretty unique story line, set in some unusual globe-trotting locations with a tense and very satisfying ending. Hope to see Hennessey back in future novels.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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After graduating from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Andrew spent a couple of years attempting to break into the film industry (including an unenviable job as Michael Winner’s assistant). When not working in films, he started up a building business and carried out work both in the UK and later in the South of France.

On returning to the UK, he established a company to manufacture a range of public transport seating, which won the 1980 Design Council Award. Eventually the seating was installed in bus stations and shelters throughout the country with licensees in Japan and the USA. Over the next twenty years the company diversified into the manufacture of architectural glazing and by the time it was sold, it had a workforce of some 60 people.

Andrew then concentrated on his main interests: sailing and writing. With his wife he explored the Mediterranean extensively in their catamaran, moving on to the Red Sea, East Africa and the Far East, returning to the Caribbean and the USA. He has written frequently about his travels for all the main yachting magazines. He also wrote and published an Introduction to the Canal du Midi, which was the inspiration for Rick Steins’ TV series. His first novel, Caesar’s Passage, was short-listed for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel award. This is his second novel, a thriller called Grave Island.

Andrew is married with two adult children.

AUTHOR LINKS

www.andrew-smyth.com

 

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Chilling Tales of the Unexpected by Ann Girdharry @GirdharryAnn @rararesources #BookSet #KindleUnlimited #BlogTour

Firstly I wish to thank Rachel Gilbey of Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be part of this Blog Tour for CHILLING TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED by Ann Girdharry

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

Four twisty, short reads.
Addictive works of suspense,
That will leave you breathless and give you goose bumps…

Trading with Death
What sacrifice might we make for those we love? In the face of death, will we be selfish or selfless?

Tell Me a Secret
Deceit, lies and secrets – how well do we know those close to us?

Sweet Justice
We follow Tess as she confronts the dark side…

Written on the Apple Tree
A moment from a past life, a possession, or a simple meeting between strangers?

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Chilling Tales of the Unexpected Boxed Set

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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Four very different short stories brought together in one collection. They range in size but not quality with each one having that air of unusual to mystical about them. In other words a total entertainment package. Although the collection can easily be read in one sitting I would say to take a little time out between each story.

I really don’t want to go into these tales of the unexpected in detail because of the length of them, as it would sort of spoil the punch line in each one, which have their own uniqueness. I loved the diversity of all of the characters in each story, which in some way seemed to revolve round relationships one way or another be it sisters, husband and wife, lovers and family.

It would be hard to choose a favourite as each one holds something different for the reader with Sweet Justice a much darker story than the others, so I think that one would just come out on top for me.  There is also a timeless feel to them all. Although they are complete stories they do leave you with that and then…………. feel about them. They really are tales of the Unexpected.

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Born and educated in the UK, Ann Girdharry is a trained psychotherapist and has worked as a manager in the not-for-profit sector for many years. Today she lives in Montpellier, France with her husband and two children. She writes suspense and thrillers, is a book reviewer and occasionally blogs for the Huffington Post UK. Her crime thriller novel, GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL, was an Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist 2017. Two of her thrillers are READERS’ FAVOURITE Five Star Books.

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Snap by Belinda Bauer @BelindaBauer @TransworldBooks #BookReview #NetGalley #PsychologicalThriller

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‘The best crime novel I’ve read in a very long time.’ VAL MCDERMID

Snap is the best kind of crime novel – it gives you chills, it makes you think, and it touches your heart. I loved it!’ SARAH PINBOROUGH, No.1 bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

SNAP DECISIONS CAN BE FATAL . . .

On a stifling summer’s day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack’s in charge, she said. I won’t be long.

But she doesn’t come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever.

Three years later, mum-to-be Catherine wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note that says: I could have killed you.

Meanwhile Jack is still in charge – of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they’re alone in the house, and – quite suddenly – of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother.

But the truth can be a dangerous thing . . .

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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I cannot imagine the enormity of how much weight one sentence would have on a little boy. “Look after your sisters, I won’t be long”. The final words that pregnant Eileen Bright said to her 11-year-old son after her car had broken down on the motorway as she shut them in the car to go phone for help. Three years later Jack is still looking  after  Joy and Merry, well sort of. He has kept them together in the family home but whoa this is a heart breaking world to entre. These images are still playing in my mind, quite a haunting scene and yet keeping the family together is so very important to Jack. It really is surprising what you do to survive, when the alternative just isn’t acceptable to you. I really loved this very dysfunctional, functional family from the start that clung to each other. It is a real tear jerker moment.

When pregnant Catherine wakens one day to find a very unique knife and note by her bed just saying ‘I could have killed you’ it isn’t just a terrifying thought, it jeopardises her past and her future. Pregnant or not Catherine has to find out what it all means. This is so tense as literally felt like she was being watched all of the time. I cringed every time she went out and held my breath when ever she came back.

This is an absolutely cracking story that just keeps you on that fight or flight mode all of the time. It makes you doubt your conclusions even as Jack begins to form an unlikely alliance with a couple of people. To be honest I really liked this part of the story. For me this story opened with a belting story line and it just stayed there until the end and it simply went off the scale! Brilliant characters, especially the children who have so much baggage than you could ever imagine. It just makes you want to huge them so much. Just brilliance

 

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. With her debut, Blacklands, Bauer was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages. She also wrote the thriller HIGH ROLLERS under the pen name JACK BOWMAN.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Twitter: @BelindaBauer

Snap: ‘The best crime novel I’ve read in a very long time’ Val McDermid by [Bauer, Belinda]

Just Sam by Kristy Brown @KBrownauthor #BookReview #ComingOfAge #ContemporaryFiction #KindleUnlimited

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BOOK DESCRITPION

All Sam dreams of is being the next big tennis champion.

But when she suffers a great loss at such a young age, she finds it hard to believe in herself.

She becomes so scared of losing people that she hides her feelings to protect her heart.

Will she ever let anyone close enough to truly love her?

She never realised, her toughest match would be against life itself.

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Just Sam

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Nothing is set in stone, you may make plans but there are so many factors that are too unpredictable and unstable that we don’t control that can affect them. Sammy’s mum had always encouraged her daughter to play tennis and without a doubt she definitely had talent that with the right coaching could have possibly seen her at Wimbledon one day. But when Sammy’s mum became ill with cancer and died Sammy simply couldn’t carry on without her. Her sister and father dealt with the death in their own self-destructive ways,  leaving Sammy’s feelings to fester in a mind that couldn’t cope either.

This is a very well crafted story that sort of shouts ‘you are not on your own’ as its characters face so many issues of growing up through teenage years often facing adult problems. It is difficult to lose a parent at any age but to see that parent suffer through a terrible illness and die is such a heart wrenching experience that deprives a child of love, encouragement and support at a vulnerable and impressionable time.

Sammy has to face bullying, relationships and learning that it is ok to live her life without feeling sad and guilty without her mum and to try to connect with her dad and older sister and grieve together. Sammy isn’t the only one having problems as she discovers but don’t think for one minute that this book is all doom and gloom because it isn’t.

There are some lovely characters in this story and chapters that made me smile as little chinks were chipped away for Sammy to find her way, as well as others in the story. There is such a lot of very relevant topics touched on of problems that teens go through. It makes for pretty good teenage reading where I feel sure they could connect with a lot of the characters. Very well written on some difficult subjects besides a cracking engrossing story line in its own right!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristy Brown

Hi I’m Kristy and I live in the U.K. I have always written short stories and poetry. I went to university to study acting which I loved, but my real passion has always been writing. So now I write the kind of stories I would have wanted to read when I was a teen. “Kiera’s Quest-Awakenings” is my first ebook. There will be four in the series. I have written the chapters like scenes in a film, with the action cutting to different characters. It’s fast paced! Book two-“Sacrifices” came out August 2012(Muse It Up Publishing) Book three, “Perceptions,” was released in May. Book four, the last, was out Feb 2014. My YA contemporary romance book, “Just Sam,” Is available on Amazon in print & on Kindle. “Summer’s End,” a YA Paranormal series will be out shortly with ‘Muse It Up Publishing.’ My dream is to have them in print someday! I love reading YA angels,vamps etc. I love my kids and hopefully one day they will enjoy my crazy tales!xx

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Carpenter Road by N.M. Brown @normthewriter @BloodhoundBook #NetGalley #KindleUnlimited #CarpenterRoad #LeightonJones #BlogTour

Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on this Blog Tour for Carpenter Road by N.M. Brown

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When a young woman swaps coats with a prostitute then vanishes, it marks the start of a mystifying case for Leighton Jones.

After traffic officer Leighton is called to an altercation in a used car lot he is confronted by a prostitute rambling on about a girl who stole her coat. He thinks nothing off it. That is until the body of a Jane Doe shows up, matching the prostitute’s description.

What is the link between the fight in the car lot and the dead woman?

Leighton proceeds to gather evidence, which he attempts to pass onto the lead Homicide detective, Slater. However, Slater tells Leighton to back off, and that a suspect has been arrested.

Fearing there is more to the case than he first thought, Leighton is driven to keep digging and soon ends up on the trail of a serial killer.

But Leighton might be out of his depth this time…

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Carpenter Road: a compelling serial killer thriller

 

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I loved this author’s first novel, The Girl on the Bus and so I was delighted to find out that Leighton Jones was back in action. In fact way back by ten years to the time when he was a traffic cop and still employed by the police department. So I thought can this possibly live up to the first book, which was a belter and well it definitely did that. This one made me cry!

Jones is one of the real good guys who just digs a little more deeper and cares a little too much. So when a  hooker, that most cops wouldn’t give the time of day to, really kicks up a fuss about a young woman from a restaurant that she believes stole her coat, he listens. This leads to a murdered Jane Doe where a serial killer is already leaving his stamp of ownership on other girls that ‘decent people’ wouldn’t notice or care about going missing.

What a cracking fast paced story this is but what I also like is the everyday life stuff that is still running in the background for these characters. Oh boy if I could give Oscars out for the most unlikable pair of detectives going I know where the award would go. A couple of them just get under your skin. I also loved that the story centred round a small group of people, when a story is so bloody good you just don’t need the fluffed up extras. This is pure entertainment from the start to the end page. A super finale which totally got to me! Sheer brilliance.

 

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Norman has enjoyed writing for more than two decades. He has always believed a combination of decent fiction and good coffee provides the best way to unwind and slip out of ordinary life for a while.

Having grown up Central Scotland, he studied English at Stirling University, where he began penning poetry, drama scripts and short stories. However, his real commitment to writing resulted from spending a snowy winter attending a series of fireside writing workshops in Perth.

More recently, Norman’s love of crime fiction led him to create the weary detective Leighton Jones. Having based his debut novel – The Girl on the Bus -around this character, Norman felt so intrigued by him that he decided to give Jonesy at least two more outings. Carpenter Road is the second novel to feature this protagonist.

Aside from his family, and travelling, Norman’s other passion is cooking, which may explain why many culinary elements always seem to creep out of his kitchen and into his fiction.

AUTHOR LINKS:

www.nmbrownfiction.com

www.facebook.com/nmbrownfiction

www.twitter.com/normthewriter

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Bermuda: A thrilling prequel novella by Robert Enright @REnright_Author #BookReview #NewRelease #Novella #Bermudajones #Sci-FiThriller #Crime

Firstly I wish to thank Robert Enright for inviting me to read and review his latest book, BERMUDA: A thrilling prequel novella

Bermuda: A thrilling prequel novella. by [Enright, Robert]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Discover how it all began…

Franklyn Jones is a devoted husband, a loving father and a middle manager working in London. His only secret is he can see ‘The Otherside’, a world that hides in the shadows of our own. After his claims of these creatures leads to the loss of his family and his commitment to a mental health facility, Franklyn’s life came to a complete stand still.

Eventually, Franklyn is recruited by the BTCO, a secret agency that monitors and maintains the truce between both worlds. Thrust into an advanced training regime based on his ‘gifts’, Franklyn soon finds himself out on his first case, investigating the disappearance of several people in Elvedon Forest in Suffolk.

Closely monitored by his trainer, Denham, Franklyn edges further into this new world, hunting a violent entity that lives within the trees, whilst also being watched by a mysterious warrior.

The explosive prequel novella to DOORWAYS and THE ABSENT MAN, BERMUDA takes you back to where it all started.

Are you ready for the answers?

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Bermuda: A thrilling prequel novella.

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Well I was pretty excited when I heard that this novella was coming out. Now I aren’t a fan of short stories as a rule but this was a must, a chance to get to know how Bermuda came to work for this secret underground, in plain sight organisation, that keeps both dimensions of our world working side by oblivious side. In short the BTCO. The headquarters of which are under the Shard in the heart of London. Well I tell you my heart skips a beat every time that I pass the darn place now as it gives me the feeling of being watched from the shadows! In fact no matter where you go in London the building just seems to be there.

The story takes you back to when Franklyn Jones, you get to know how he got the name Bermuda in this story too, was a little boy. A little boy who was terrified not of shadows in the night but what actually came out of the shadows. Oh boy my heart broke for the little man. When he grew up, married and had a daughter he swore he would always be there to protect her from the monsters only he could see. Well that didn’t end well and so the recruitment of Jones by the BTCO has to take place from the padded cell that had become his home.

Now I am drooling as I am reading, just loving the behind the scenes getting to know literally how the other half live! Jones finds out that there is no better way of learning a new job then actually doing it and so it begins. Oh wow and lurking in the shadows is one of my favourite characters of this cracking series.

Don’t hesitate just jump right in either as a new reader to get the gen from the start or like me to find out how it all began. What a treat! Love it! Love it! LOVE IT!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Enright

Robert Enright was born and raised in North London and resides in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Working as a HR System Manager by day, he spends his evenings and weekends writing (or binge watching TV with his fiance).

Robert first self published One by One in March 2016 and saw it published by Britain’s Next Best Seller in October 2017.

In early 2018, DOORWAYS will be re-released as an ebook, paperback and audio book under Robert Enright’s management. The sequel, THE ABSENT MAN will also be released in early 2018. The third in the series, WORLDS APART, is set for a late 2018 launch. A prequel, titled BERMUDA, is in the works for a 2018 launch also.

AUTHOR LINKS

BUY LINKS FOR OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Doorways: The first Bermuda Jones Casefile: Volume 1 (The Bermuda Jones Casefiles)

Doorways: The first Bermuda Jones Casefile: Volume 1 (The Bermuda Jones Casefiles)

The Absent Man: Volume 2 (The Bermuda Jones Case Files)

The Absent Man: A Bermuda Jones Case File (The Bermuda Jones Case Files Book 2)

 

What Marie Did Next by Donna Riseborough @donz1966 #Tina M Piper #KindleUnlimited

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BOOK DESCRIPTION

From the backstreets of Lancashire to a Pad Brat on Army Barracks across Europe. From Army wife to abused wife to unfaithful wife. From Mother to Grandmother, with a kidnapping and a dungeon in between!
To say Marie has led an eventful life up to now could never be an exaggeration………..but the thing is it’s all true!

“This was my life Tina,” she said again. “It was the depths of a German winter, I had a baby who could have been the womans up the street for all I cared and Jack was getting worse. I wonder now what the point of it all was, but then………..not once did i contemplate leaving him. I just seemed to accept everything in my life as it was. I knew i was changing to become nothing like the Marie anyone else knew, but felt helpless to do anything about it…………”

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What Marie Did Next.

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

When Marie and Tina met in the story they just clicked like they had been long-lost mates getting together for a catch up. Tina was a successful author and after talking to Marie, with her tell it as it was no holds barred tales, she asks if she can write about her life. So a friendship begins. Such a clever way for an author to tell her own life story. The truth wrapped in a little fiction to fill in what she is really like. Love the idea, so very unique. The banter and interaction between them is of a confident woman finally in control of her own destiny, a woman at peace with herself in present day but it hadn’t always been like that.

Tina, in order to get the most accurate account of events, makes tape recordings from Marie’s childhood through to present day. The times when the recordings are not being made are full of humour between the two, it is a brilliant way in which the author injects light relief into what would have been a very intense heavy read.

Marie was brought up with the family following her father from base to base in the British army to then go on herself to develop relationships with solders and to eventually marry one. These stories you need to read yourself but do be warned, her life was far from pleasant where she in turn did things in her life that she regretted. It really is an open and honest account of Marie’s life warts and all.

This is funny, shocking and totally spellbinding. I really do admire the author for being so brutally honest. The story is well written and although at times I didn’t like Marie I really did root for her. The good news is there is going to be a follow-up too. So I am cringing already wondering just what else Marie can get up to next. She certainly has a bit more about her than Katie!

 

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Riseborough

My name is Donna Riseborough and I am 51 years old.
I was born in Manchester, England and I am the eldest of 3 children.
My dad joined the British army when I was 5. He was in a 600 plus Infantry Regt. We all lived in married quarters together in Germany, Northern Ireland, Warminster and Catterick. Us Pad Brats (army kids) had the best life growing up!
When I was 20 I married a Scottish Soldier who was an alcoholic. That was when my nightmare began!
I have written my book, ‘What Marie Did Next…..,’ telling my story from birth until now.
It has lots of stories in it that will break your heart but also lots of hilarious antics that will have you chuckling!
Its been a labor of love, join me on my journey through psychological abuse, heartbreak and finally happiness as i find my true love at last.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Twitter: @donz1966

FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Tina-M-Piper-781443798721952/

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Smile: lie deceit, desire, hurt and intrigue by Mary Grand @authormaryg #KindleUnlimited

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BOOK DESCRIPTION
An emotionally charged, totally gripping story that will keep you turning the pages late into the night..
Lowri is pregnant, looking forward to a new life with her lover, Simon. But her plans are shattered. She finds herself alone, her face scarred, her future uncertain
Her estranged husband, Jack, proposes they “settle” for each other, and raise Lowri’s unborn child on the Isle of Wight, in the idyllic village of Elmstone.
Lowri is befriended by Carina, the beautiful Italian woman living in Elmstone Manor, and Heather, the popular local café proprietor. However, she soon discovers that no-one is the person they appear.
What dark secrets is Heather hiding from her family and from the village?
Why is Carina desperate for Lowri to fail in her new life and prepared to go to increasingly desperate lengths to destroy her?
As she confronts her own insecurities, and faces another devastating loss, will Lowri find the courage to be proud of the person she is hiding behind the smile? Will she find true love amid the confusion and intrigue?
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Behind the Smile: lie deceit, desire, hurt and intrigue
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Tragedy just seems to joy ride on some people as they can never seem to get off the forever downward spinning spiral of everything going wrong. That was Lowri at the moment I met her and ok some may say that part of her misfortune was of her own making but no-one wants to feel this hurt or abandoned. Lowri felt all that. Lowri was more gullible than anything so when Simon had told her he loved her, she believed him. When he said he had told his wife, she believed him. When Lowri was involved in a horrific car accident that disfigured her and she told Simon she was pregnant, she believed him when he said he wanted nothing to do with her or the baby. What a mess but Lowri’s estranged husband Jack wanted to make it right for the wrong reasons and so they moved to the Isle of Wight where he had lived with his first wife. Where she had never been and where Jack’s first wife had been quite a central character and all her family still were.

We really mess up sometimes I know I have when I look back at my life I cringe at some of the choices I made, I think that is why I liked Lowri so much. I loved this story and trying to work out who were the nice guys, the obsessive, the liars and real stab you in the back type of characters. This story has it all. Whoa this was good but tragedy is never far away from Lowri but who can she really trust?

Although Lowri is the central character the story does also spider off into the lives of the other characters. All of them connected to each other in one way or another and all with their own problems. The common factor for them all is that they are all leading a life full of lies and each day the lies just fester and grow. There are a couple of bombshells that are going to go off spectacularly as time ticks on.

Mary Grand is extremely creative with her beautiful writing, this is the second book of hers that I have read and I have already fallen in love with the Isle of Wight. The characters she creates feel very real, they have substance. Love is a very powerful emotion that evokes other emotions both good and bad and that’s what I got. A super story where I felt involved and connected. Loved it!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Grand
I grew up in Wales. Later I taught in London and then worked with Deaf Children in Hastings. I now live on the beautiful Isle of Wight with family and my cocker spaniel Pepper .
‘Free to Be Tegan’ is my novel about a cult survivor set in Wales.
Catching the light is a free download of short stories
‘Hidden Chapters’ is about motherhood, adoption and addiction and set on the spectacular Gower Peninsula.
I would love to hear from you on my blog on Goodreads.
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Twitter: authormaryg

Bermuda: A thrilling prequel novella by Robert Enright @REnright_Author #BookReview #NewRelease #Novella #Bermudajones #Sci-FiThriller #Crime

Firstly I wish to thank Robert Enright for inviting me to read and review his latest book, BERMUDA: A thrilling prequel novella

Bermuda: A thrilling prequel novella. by [Enright, Robert]

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Discover how it all began…

Franklyn Jones is a devoted husband, a loving father and a middle manager working in London. His only secret is he can see ‘The Otherside’, a world that hides in the shadows of our own. After his claims of these creatures leads to the loss of his family and his commitment to a mental health facility, Franklyn’s life came to a complete stand still.

Eventually, Franklyn is recruited by the BTCO, a secret agency that monitors and maintains the truce between both worlds. Thrust into an advanced training regime based on his ‘gifts’, Franklyn soon finds himself out on his first case, investigating the disappearance of several people in Elvedon Forest in Suffolk.

Closely monitored by his trainer, Denham, Franklyn edges further into this new world, hunting a violent entity that lives within the trees, whilst also being watched by a mysterious warrior.

The explosive prequel novella to DOORWAYS and THE ABSENT MAN, BERMUDA takes you back to where it all started.

Are you ready for the answers?

Buy Link:

Bermuda: A thrilling prequel novella.

HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

Well I was pretty excited when I heard that this novella was coming out. Now I aren’t a fan of short stories as a rule but this was a must, a chance to get to know how Bermuda came to work for this secret underground, in plain sight organisation, that keeps both dimensions of our world working side by oblivious side. In short the BTCO. The headquarters of which are under the Shard in the heart of London. Well I tell you my heart skips a beat every time that I pass the darn place now as it gives me the feeling of being watched from the shadows! In fact no matter where you go in London the building just seems to be there.

The story takes you back to when Franklyn Jones, you get to know how he got the name Bermuda in this story too, was a little boy. A little boy who was terrified not of shadows in the night but what actually came out of the shadows. Oh boy my heart broke for the little man. When he grew up, married and had a daughter he swore he would always be there to protect her from the monsters only he could see. Well that didn’t end well and so the recruitment of Jones by the BTCO has to take place from the padded cell that had become his home.

Now I am drooling as I am reading, just loving the behind the scenes getting to know literally how the other half live! Jones finds out that there is no better way of learning a new job then actually doing it and so it begins. Oh wow and lurking in the shadows is one of my favourite characters of this cracking series.

Don’t hesitate just jump right in either as a new reader to get the gen from the start or like me to find out how it all began. What a treat! Love it! Love it! LOVE IT!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Enright

Robert Enright was born and raised in North London and resides in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Working as a HR System Manager by day, he spends his evenings and weekends writing (or binge watching TV with his fiance).

Robert first self published One by One in March 2016 and saw it published by Britain’s Next Best Seller in October 2017.

In early 2018, DOORWAYS will be re-released as an ebook, paperback and audio book under Robert Enright’s management. The sequel, THE ABSENT MAN will also be released in early 2018. The third in the series, WORLDS APART, is set for a late 2018 launch. A prequel, titled BERMUDA, is in the works for a 2018 launch also.

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BUY LINKS FOR OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Doorways: The first Bermuda Jones Casefile: Volume 1 (The Bermuda Jones Casefiles)

Doorways: The first Bermuda Jones Casefile: Volume 1 (The Bermuda Jones Casefiles)

The Absent Man: Volume 2 (The Bermuda Jones Case Files)

The Absent Man: A Bermuda Jones Case File (The Bermuda Jones Case Files Book 2)

Bermuda: A thrilling prequel novella. by [Enright, Robert]