Saturday 18 May 2024

REVIEW ~ Who Took Eden Mulligan? by Sharon Dempsey


 
"They're dead. They're all dead. It's my fault. I killed them."

Iona Gardener stands bloodied and staring as she confesses to the murder of four people in a run-down cottage outside of Belfast. 

Inside the cottage, the words "Who Took Eden Mulligan?" are graffitied on the wall, connecting the murder scene with the famous cold case of a motjer-,of-,five who went missing during The Troubles.

But this case is different. Right from the start.

Because no one in the community is willing to tell the truth, and the only thing DI Danny Stowe and forensic psychologist Rose Lainey can be certain of is that Iona's confession I'd false.....

Well, where do I start with this review!? I didn't just like it, I absolutely LOVED IT. It was absolutely brilliant and I CAN'T recommend it enough, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end, there were some great twists and turns too which I definitely wasn't expecting especially towards the end. I loved how it was set in Northern Ireland and with having family there, I knew a few of the places that were named in the book so I could visualise myself been there at times and I also loved Rose Lainey's character, I felt she was a very strong female lead whom had to deal.with her own past but who took no nonsense either. I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end, the story flowed really well and at a fast pace too and there were parts in the book I could feel my heart rate raising a little so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. This is the first book that I've read by Sharon and I am really looking forward to reading more of Sharon's books and coincidentally I'm currently waiting on The Midnight Killing from my local library and I hope it won't be too long before until it comes in so I can get to read it.

Who Took Eden Mulligan? is published and available on Kindle, Audiobooks and is available from all good bookstores and libraries.

Thursday 9 May 2024

Bad Apple by Alice Hunter

 


What would you do if you found out the man you loved was rotten to the core?

Becky Lawson’s life has been shattered.

When she discovers her husband, John - a trusted policeman - was a monster, she reported him. But her faith in the system was crushed when it didn't lead to any charges or consequences.

Now, John lives freely with a girlfriend and her young daughter, while Becky battles guilt over missing the obvious signs.

Determined for justice, Becky hunts him down. But John wants her silenced - at any cost. Becky knows only one of them can survive, and she'll do anything to make sure it's her.

Becky must thread carefully though, because John isn't the only bad apple lurking in the shadows...

A gripping heart-in-mouth psychological thriller.

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Sunday 30 April 2023

SPOTLIGHT TOUR ~ Conviction by Jack Jordan




Hi everyone,

Today is my stop for the final day of the Blog Tour for Conviction by Jack Jordan which is the highly anticipated new release coming on June 22nd 2023 so I will shining a spotlight on it below but I also read his latest release DO NO HARM which you can read my review of right here. I was thrilled to be asked by Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Reading in conjunction with who organised this tour to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else has taken part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this spotlight been shone on Conviction but I really look forward to reading it once it's released and here is the link to pre-order so without further ado, here it is:


To steal a man’s freedom all it takes is… 

CONVICTION

Wade Darling stands accused of killing his wife and teenage children as they slept and burning their house to the ground. When the case lands on barrister Neve Harper’s desk, she knows it could make her career. 

A matter of days before the case, as Neve is travelling home for the night, she is approached by a man. He tells her she must throw the case or the secret about her husband’s disappearance will be revealed. Failing that, he will kill everyone she cares about, until she does as she is told.

Neve must make a choice – go against every principle she has ever had, or the people she loves will die.



'No one crafts a dilemma quite like Jack Jordan. Conviction is a tour de force of a legal thriller that will have you guessing at every turn and then gasping when the plot inevitably catches you unawares. His characters are beautifully and shockingly flawed yet so vividly drawn you just can’t help investing in them – and if you’re anything like I was, you'll be swept away on a thrilling ride that starts from the very first page’ Janice Hallett

'A masterclass in misdirection. Smart, stylish, taut and twisting. Conviction is Jack Jordan’s best yet' Chris Whitaker

'Jack Jordan goes from strength to strength with this expertly written tale of retribution and blackmail. Woven with Jack’s trademark moral dilemma, this is a book where the line between good and bad is never as obvious as it seems. Loved it!' Sam Holland

'Verdict is in - Jack Jordan is officially the king of the moral dilemma. Conviction is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that doesn’t relent until the very last sentence' Laure Van Rensburg

'Raced through Conviction by the talented Jack Jordan. Tense and fast paced, this is a definite pre-order!' Karen Hamilton

'I loved every minute of this thrilling read. It combines the best of Sarah Vaughan and John Grisham: immersive, visual writing with twist after twist turning the screw tighter with ever page. Take a bow Jack "jeopardy" Jordan' Jo Callaghan


Thursday 30 March 2023

REVIEW ~ Do No Harm by Jack Jordan

 


MY CHILD HAS BEEN TAKEN.
AND I’VE BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE . . .
KILL A PATIENT ON THE OPERATING TABLE
OR LOSE MY SON FOREVER.

The man lies on the table in front of me.
As a surgeon, it’s my job to save him.
As a mother, I know I must kill him.
You might think that I’m a monster.
But there really is only one choice.
I must get away with murder.
Or I will never see my son again.

I’VE SAVED MANY LIVES.
WOULD YOU TRUST ME WITH YOURS?


Well, where do I start with this review!?? Well, I didn't just like it, I absolutely LOVED IT. It was absolutely brilliant and I CAN'T recommend Do No Harm enough, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end, there were some great twists and turns too. There are a couple of character stories running through the book which all connect throughout the storyline, it was cleverly constructed and well put together and I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end, the story flowed really well and at a fast pace too and there were parts in the book I could feel my heart rate raising a little so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. While I was reading the book it got me thinking that sometimes I need to go into hospital for some tests and procedures and that we do leave our lives in our doctors/consultant's hands, literally and that I think he's put me off going for anymore tests for life too after reading Do No Harm (I'm joking!). This is Jack's fourth book and I am really looking forward to reading more from Jack and I hope it won't be too long before until there's a new book upon us.

Do No Harm is published in paperback and available on Kindle, Audiobooks and from all good bookstores from March 30th 2022 and you NEED to put this on your TBR List......STAT!! 🩺🩸

Thursday 18 August 2022

BLOG TOUR ~ The IT Girl by Ruth Ware

 


Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The IT Girl by Ruth Ware where I have a review from her latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers who organised this tour in conjunction with Anne Cater from Random Things Through My Letterbox and Simon & Schuster to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else has taken part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:

It was Hannah who found April's body ten years ago. It was Hannah who didn't question what she saw that day.

Did her testimony put an innocent man in prison?
She needs to know the truth, even if it means questioning her own friends. Even if it risks putting her own life at risk!!

Because if the killer wasn't a stranger, then it is someone that she knows....


Well, where do I start with this review? Well, I didn't just like it, I absolutely LOVED IT. It is absolutely brilliant and I CAN'T recommend it enough, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end there were some great twists and turns too which I definitely wasn't expecting especially when I thought I'd worked out who the killer was about 3 times only to be wrong but dis have an inkling about who it was which confirmed my suspicions towards the end but it definitely kept me guessing. I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end, it was very well planned out & cleverly constructed which made the story flow really well and at a fast pace too and there were parts in the book I could feel my heart rate raising a little. Ashamedly, this is the first book that I've read by Ruth and I am really looking forward to reading more of Ruth's books and I hope it wont be too long before I get the chance too. She has also written In A Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Turn of The Key, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs Westaway & One by One which I'll definitely be checking them out so why don't you? You won't regret it.

The IT Girl is published and available on Kindle, Audiobooks and from all good bookstores from August 4th 2022.



Friday 22 July 2022

BLOG TOUR ~ Deep Water by Emma Bamford

 


Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop and which is the final stop on the Blog Tour for Deep Water by Emma Bamford where I have a review of her debut novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers who organised this tour in conjunction with Anne Cater of Random Books Through My Letterbox and Harper Fiction to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else has taken part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:

Virgine and Jake are a married couple who have decided to spend all their savings on buying a yacht and set sail for Amarante,  a remote island rumoured to be paradise. But what starts as a dream can quickly descend into a nightmare. And even paradise comes with a price....


When a navy vessel comes across a yacht in distress in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean, Captain Danial Tengku orders his ship to rush to its aid. On board the yacht is a British couple, a horribly injured man, Jake and his traumatised wife, Virginie who breathlessly confesses, "It's all my fault, I killed them".

Trembling with fear, she reveals their shocking story to Danial. Months earlier the couple had spent all their savings on a yacht, full of excitement for exploring the high seas and exotic lands together. Jake and Virginie started at the busy harbours of Malaysia and through word of mouth they learned about a tiny isolated island full of unspoiled beaches. When they arrive, they quickly discover they're not alone and quickly become entangled in a with a motley crew of expat sailors and it's from there that their adventurous dreams turn into a nightmare.

Now, it's up to Danial to determine just how much truth there is to Virginie's alarming story. But when his crew make a shocking discovery, he realises that if he doesn't act soon, they could all fall under the dark spell of the island.

Well, where do I start with this review!?? Well, I didn't just like it, I absolutely LOVED IT. It was absolutely brilliant and I CAN'T recommend Deep Water enough, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end, there were some great twists and turns too. It was cleverly constructed and well put together and I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end, the story flowed really well and at a fast pace too and there were parts in the book I could feel my heart rate raising a little so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. I think she's put me off cruises and sailing to beautiful islands for life too after reading Deep Water (HaHa!). This is Emma's debut book and I am really looking forward to reading more from Emma and I hope it won't be too long before until there's news about a new book upon us.

Deep Water is published and available on Kindle, Audiobooks and from all good bookstores from July 7th 2022.





Thursday 21 July 2022

BLOG TOUR ~ Dark Objects by Simon Toyne

 


Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Dark Objects where I have a review of his latest novel. I was thrilled to be asked by Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers who organised this tour in conjunction with Anne Cater of Random Books Through My Letterbox and Harper Fiction to take part along with some other fab book bloggers. You can find out who else has taken part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of this review so without further ado, here it is:


‘Count to three,’ her mother told her, the last words she would ever speak.


An Impossible Crime Scene

When a wealthy woman is found brutally murdered in the locked fortress of her London mansion. Surrounding her are four mysterious objects, including a book on forensics by Dr Laughton Rees.
 
An Inescapable Past

As a teenager, Laughton’s life was destroyed after witnessing her mother’s brutal murder. Now a mother herself and forensic analyst, she is an expert on how to read crime scenes – but never works live cases.
 
An Uncatchable Killer

Pressured by the lead detective to help with the investigation, Laughton begins to realise that the objects left by the body are not just about the victim, they’re also about her. Her childhood was destroyed by one killer. Now she must catch another before her daughter’s is destroyed too.


Well, where do I start with this review!?? Well, I didn't just like it, I absolutely LOVED IT. It was absolutely brilliant and I CAN'T recommend Dark Objects enough, it had me gripped from the first few pages right through to the end, there were some great twists and turns too which I definitely wasn't expecting especially towards the end and I think when I'd read that part I was left open mouthed. I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end, the story flowed really well and at a fast pace too and there were parts in the book I could feel my heart rate raising a little so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. This is the first book that I've read by Simon and I am really looking forward to reading more of Simon's books and I hope it wont be too long before I get the chance too. He has also written the Sanctus Trilogy and the Solomen Creed Series.

Dark Objects is published and available on Kindle, Audiobooks and from all good bookstores from July 7th 2022.