Tuesday 18 June 2024

SPOTLIGHT ~ Home Coming by Isabel Ashdown

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop for the Blog Tour for Home Coming by Isabel Ashdown where I didnt.have the chance to read it so instead I will shine a spotlight on it. 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 Home Coming but I really look forward to reading it once I have the chance too so without further ado, here it is:

Welcome to The Starlings... sun, sea and neighbours to die for.

Security, a sparkling sea view and the best kind of neighbours - The Starlings gated community has it all. Here, doors are left open, children run free, and at the heart of it all is the entrepreneurial Gold Family, who first dreamed up this aspirational vision of 'Dorset's Safest Community'. To the outside world the popular family appears glitteringly blessed... until an idyllic party takes a dark turn and one of their number is found slumped at the foot of the clocktower. Who knows what really happened? And what answers are harboured within the old building, the former Highcap Mother and Baby Home?'

Wednesday 29 May 2024

COVER REVEAL~ The Time of The Fire by Emma Kavanagh

Northern California, end of summer. Fire Hazard Severity Zone: Very High.

A mysterious death.

On the anniversary of her mother's death, CEO-in-waiting Robyn Sandoval goes for a morning run. She knows her father - a local fire fighting hero - is desperate to speak to her, to tell her something he wants her to know before she starts her new job leading the corporation that owns most of their Northern Californian town of Destino. But when Robyn arrives, she finds him dead.

A devastating fire.

Meanwhile, after months of drought, a freak forest fire ignites on the mountain ridge looming over the town. Destino has never burned; its unique position protected by the seemingly insurmountable barrier of the ridge, a favourable wind direction, and a belief long held by the community that they are categorically safe.

A life split in two.

Robyn is shaken to the core by her father's death, and her life is shattered in two, the fabric of her reality shorn by the sheer force of her grief.

The next time she wakes, everything is different: her father is alive, and there's no sign of the fire on the ridge.

To understand what is happening, she has to confront not only the secrets of her past but both versions of her present. Because back in her world, the fire is spreading and the time to find answers is running out...

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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