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The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland @ShaliniBoland @bookouture#AudioBookReview #TheSecretMother

Hello book friends,

I’m super happy to bring you a review for this fab read, that quite frankly scared the pants off of me, the thought of a stranger just  being in your house when you arrive home makes me a bit ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Why Did You Pick It Up Vicci?

Well for one, if you’ve never read a book by Shalini Boland before then you are really missing out on some great reads, and also have you read the blurb to this book??!!

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My Thoughts

So I don’t mind telling you that this one terrified me, and I don’t really know why!

I think it is something to do with the fact that Tessa Markham comes home from work one day, let’s herself in and makes her way into the kitchen, only to find a small child in there, who turns around and says “Are you my Mummy?”

Now I’m sure if I was in that situation in real life, I wouldn’t have said ARGHHHHH!!! (or something vaguely similar) but I did, those words just took me back to early 2000’s and that horrid Doctor Who episode called The Empty Child, and he wasn’t cute….he wasn’t cute at all!!

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Anyhoo I digress.

Tessa finds the said (non evil) child in her kitchen and panics, what does she do? Who does she tell? and where the hell did he come from?

After calling the police and getting the side eye from them, she suddenly gets labelled as a child abductor, and people that know her, start looking at her in a different light.

Did she steal that child?, Is she what people are calling her?, or is there something sinister going on?

She doesn’t remember taking him, but her mind has been a little distracted after her recent tragedy, so who knows.

The press hound her, and her ex boyfriend isn’t helping much either.

Be prepared to whizz your way through this one, it’s a cracker!

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I listened to the Audiobook narrated by Katie Villa who did a brilliant job , I will certainly be looking out for other titles that she has narrated.

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About The Book 

๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ?”

๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ.

๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ.๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ? ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง…

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๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ. ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ/๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฐ.

๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ – ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.

๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ-๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ.

๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด:

๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ
๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ
๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜›๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ
๐˜–๐˜ฏ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ด

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Posted in Book Review, Mystery, Thriller, Thriller and Suspense

The Chain by Adrian McKinty @adrianmckinty @orionbooks #TheChain #Bookreview #Netgalley

Oohh I think all of you thriller lovers are going to LOVE this one!!

Hello from a surprisingly sunny UK, the sun is out, and because it doesn’t happen very often, we don’t know what to do with ourselves LOL.

So here I am to bring you a review for this little cracker of a thriller, that will keep you on the edge of your seat, right until the very end!

Why Did You Pick It Up Vicci?

Well, I was doing my usual picking-too-many-to-read-and-review-in-time choices on NetGalley (As you do!) and I read the blurb to this one, and I just couldn’t pass it by, it sounded fantastic, and just up my street.

๐•‹๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•œ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐”ธ๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ฃ, โ„•๐•–๐•ฅ๐”พ๐•’๐•๐•๐•–๐•ช ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•†๐•ฃ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ โ„™๐•ฆ๐•“๐•๐•š๐•ค๐•™๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•ž๐•ช ๐•”๐• ๐•ก๐•ช ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•“๐• ๐• ๐•œ

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My Thoughts

๐”ป๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•“๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–!!

Let’s play a game of “Would you rather” …….

Would you rather be a victim, or an abuser?

What if you had to be both?

This is what Rachel is dealing with. After dropping her daughter off at the bus stop, as she does every morning, she gets a call from a woman, the woman explains that she has kidnapped her daughter Kylie and she will only get her back by following just a few simple rules, if these rules are not followed, she will kill her.

  1. No authorities, and no police!
  2. Pay a ransom…….. a staple in a kidnapping right?
  3. Kidnap a child…….are you intrigued now?
  4. Call that child’s parents and give them the same information that you are getting right now.
  5. Hold that kidnapped child somewhere, until the parents of the child have paid the ransom, and also kidnapped another child…….I can see your eyebrows raising!
  6. Until all of the above have been completed, Kylie will be held.
  7. And here is the kicker!! – After Rachel has followed the rules above, the child of the woman on the phone will be released!

And so on, and so on…

Welcome friends, to The Chain

You see, what is so clever about this book, is that it plays on the “what would you do for your child” part of you, and because you are there with Rachel all of the way, it makes you think ‘what would I do’?

Would I do anything to protect my child? Abso-bloody-lutely, but the thought of putting another parent through the same trauma as you are going through right now is just heartbreaking. And you know that when you get told they will kill your child, you believe them, because their own child is at risk too!

You’ll never look at one of those silly chain letters again!!

Grab this one when it is released on 9th July

You’re Welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

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About the Book 

VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด. ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ต. ๐˜๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ.
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ.
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ.
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ’๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ.
๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.

๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ

๐˜๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ: ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜’๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ: ๐˜ช๐˜ต’๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜’๐˜บ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ: ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ: ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง, ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ’๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ.
๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด – ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ; ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ’๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต 24 ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฐ.
๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.

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Adrian McKinty is a crime novelist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. His books have won the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, the Ned Kelly Award and the Barry Award. Adrian is also a two time Dagger nominee and shortlistee for the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year. He studied law at Warwick University and philosophy at Oxford University before emigrating to New York City in the mid 90s

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Dead in Venice by Fiona Leitch @fkleitch @audibleuk #DerynEdwards #Mystery #Thriller #AudiobookReview

Hello again book buddies!!

I’m super happy to share my review of this little surprise that I didn’t even have on my radar.

Why did you pick this one up Vicci?

Well, funny story, I didn’t even know this book existed, I was chatting to a lovely lady on TBC (THE Book Club) on Facebook and someone was asking for Audio recommendations, I jumped in to give some of my favourites, and ended up in a messenger chat with her.
I sent her an audio with the Audible ‘Send this Book’ option, and luckily she loved it (Phew) and to say thank you, she gifted me a code for her book, I had no idea she was an author either, Anyhoo, I downloaded it, listened to it, and Loved it!!

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My Thoughts 

Bella Tyson is a famous author, her genre is crime and she loves to write a good old Murder Mystery, but there is one thing holding her back at the moment, and that is writers block, after a messy and bitter divorce a couple of years ago, she just can’t seem to get back into the swing of it.

She receives an email from a fan who offers her an apartment in Venice to help her with new ideas for her new novel.
Bella obviously jumps at the chance, and soon starts thinking of ideas for her new book.

After arriving in Venice and meeting the very dashing Will, the two set off to see the sights of Venice, well until the murders start happening obviously!

This is brilliant for Bella as she can use these brutal murders for inspiration for her book, but then weird things keep happening that she can’t explain!

A super fun read, I loved Bella’s character, she used humour a lot to get herself out of situations, and I love her for that as I tend to do the same thing, although not as brilliantly as her!

Expertly narrated by Deryn Edwards, who bought Bella’s character to life and showed her sparkling personality.

A short listen at only 6 hours, and well worth grabbing!

**Thank you to the author for gifting me a copy of this book**

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About the book 

Dead in Veniceโ€ฉCrime Grant Finalistโ€ฉBy: Fiona Leitchโ€ฉNarrated by: Deryn Edwardsโ€ฉLength: 6 hrs and 4 minsโ€ฉRelease date: 11-09-18โ€ฉPublisher: Audible Studios

AUDIBLE CRIME WRITING GRANT FINALIST – AUDIBLE EXCLUSIVE

Bella Tyson is a famous 40-something crime writer suffering from writerโ€™s block ever since a bitter divorce two years before. When a fan offers her the use of an apartment in Venice, Bella jumps at it, hoping a change of scene will have her writing again. Once there, she soon meets Will, a charming Englishman, who shows her around the city.

Enchanted by both Will and her new surroundings, Bella decides to write a supernatural murder mystery and begins researching local legends and the cityโ€™s more sinister side, including an illicit visit to the island of Poveglia, spooky former home of Veniceโ€™s asylum. Soon Bella uncovers more than she has bargained for and finds herself enmeshed in a series of gruesome real-life murders that uncannily mirror the legends she is researching.

As she and Will join forces to investigate, real life and local lore merge disconcertingly – for nothing in Venice turns out to be what seems, including Will….

Narrated by Deryn Edwards

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The Women by S.E. Lynes @SELynesAuthor @bookouture @Netgalley #NewRelease #HappyPublicationDay

Hello book friends,

Super happy to bring you a review for this cracker of a thriller, I was completely blown away with this book.

Happy Publication Day to S.E. Lynes!

Why did you pick it up Vicci?

After reading the blurb on Netgalley I was crossing my fingers hoping that I would be accepted for this one, it just sounded like I would love it, and I wasn’t wrong!

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My Thoughtsย 

Wow, what a crazy ride that was!

After meeting both Samantha and Peter on their no-so-happy honeymoon, we then get flashed back in time to when they met.

Samantha is a normal student, she likes to go out drinking and having fun with her friends.

When the handsome lecturer Peter sidles up behind her and starts to show her some attention, she is of course flattered, he is after all, the sexy man that all of the girls have their eyes on.

He is a very well-knowledged man, and although he didn’t actually call her stupid, she feels it, and he definitely didn’t imply it…did he?

The attraction between them is palpable, and a very quick relationship is formed, so much so, that Samantha is moving in with Peter within a week of meeting him!

She soon learns that living together is very difficult, I mean she’s never lived with anyone before, so it is only right that he tells her when she is doing something wrong, like eating at the wrong times, or taking too long in the shower.

Only someone that really loves you would make sure that you are reading the correct literary fiction instead of that “propagandist tosh” in her women’s magazines.

He is a very clever man, and appreciates things like a glass of red wine every night (that he has chosen), with the dinner (that he has cooked), and after the meal they have (he has) a strict 10 o’clock bed time (after sex of course) routine.

And she really is happy…….right?

After starting her new job as a Creative writing teacher (that Peter kindly got for her), she starts to receive poems that make her very uncomfortable, are they from one of her students? they could be I suppose, but then, that would mean that the person writing them knows about her life, how can someone else know what is going through her own head?

I was totally gripped by this book, I could clearly see the red flags, they were there for all to see, except Samantha didn’t, and unfortunately (myself included) unless you have been in this situation, the flags do not show until you are at rock bottom.

A fantastic read, grab it ASAP!!

**Many thanks to The author, Bookouture, and Netgalley for my copy of the book**

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About the book

The Women
by S.E. Lynes
The night she moves in with Peter, sheโ€™s so happy, so exhilarated, so in love. Later, she will remember a much smaller feeling, a tiny one percent in her gut. And she will remember pushing that feeling asideโ€ฆ

Samantha Frayn doesnโ€™t know why Peter Bridges picks her โ€“ a nobody with bitten fingernails and a troubled childhood behind her โ€“ but she falls quickly. Heโ€™s older, charming, likes fine wine and French films, and his beautiful home has real art on its walls.

Peter transforms Samanthaโ€™s life in an instant. He sees the better version of herself โ€“ the one sheโ€™s always wanted to be. Itโ€™s only normal that thereโ€™s a little friction, when she moves in, over domestic matters like where things are kept, or the proper times to eat, sleep and shower. Sheโ€™s lucky to be with someone who can help her find a new job, move on from childish friends, and speak with greater sophistication.

But as Samantha notices, more and more, Peterโ€™s temper, she starts to wonder if there might be consequences to breaking the rules of the world he has so quickly built around her.

And then she receives an anonymous note that makes her ask: is she the first woman to feel trapped by Peter? Is she being paranoid, manipulated, or could she be in danger?

You can tell the truth about your life, but someone needs to be listening. Someone needs to trust you. And someone needs to save you from the man you thought you loved.

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Her Last Move by John Marrs @johnmarrs1 #BrillianceAudio #Thriller #Crime #AudiobookReview

Hello friends,

It’s Bank Holiday here over in the UK so we get an extra long weekend YAY!

I’m super happy to bring you a review for this twisty little tale!

Why did you pick it up Vicci? – Well I have read a few of this authors books before and reviewed them on here, I have also picked up his latest book but it is on Pre-order from Audible so I have to wait .. boo! So I thought I’d dive in with this one first.

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My Thoughts

I loved this thriller, it is full of twists and turns and a finale that I didn’t see coming, everything I love about a thriller.

We hear the story from multiple POV, one from DS Becca Vincent, and her partner, a ‘Super Recogniser’ Joe, and then from the serial killer themselves.

The opening scene sets the rest of the book up, we start with a packed tube station and a murder, DS Becca Vincent is there on her way to work, but she is quite far back and has her headphones in, so she doesn’t realise there is a problem until the police show up.

She is having struggles in her home life, she has a daughter with special needs and her mother has moved in with her to help, she is finding it difficult to juggle her home life with her career, and now it is going to get twice as tricky.

Joe is a ‘super recogniser’ (I had to google it myself, and it is an actual thing) He can look at a face and store it in his memory, and then pull it out maybe years later with a name.

From Wiki – The skill is recognised and employed among the British intelligence community.

In May 2015, the London Metropolitan Police officially formed a team made up of people with this heightened capability for recognising people and put them to work identifying individuals whose faces are captured on CCTV. Scotland Yard has a squad of over 200 super recognisers.

Who knew?? Well Becca didn’t for one, but Joe is the man that she is partnered with to try and catch this serial killer, who seems to have some sort of pattern, if only they could work out what it is!

Some grizzly murders and some great twists in this one, and a big WTF which I always enjoy.

John Marrs has written some great thrillers, and although this is not my absolute favourite of his, it is still a fantastic read.

๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง – Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden who gave a fantastic performance, I will certainly be looking out for more books narrated by her.

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About the book

By: John Marrsโ€ฉNarrated by: Elizabeth Knoweldenโ€ฉLength: 10 hrs and 12 minsโ€ฉRelease date: 08-11-18โ€ฉPublisher: Brilliance Audio

He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.

Struggling to balance her personal and professional life, young DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career โ€“ and she knows that it will make or break her. But how can she identify one face in a sea of thousands? With the help of Police Super Recogniser Joe Russell, she strives to catch a glimpse of the elusive murderer, but heโ€™s watching her every move.

Time is not on their side. The body count is rising, and the attacks are striking closer and closer to home. Can Becca and Joe uncover the connection between the murders before the killer strikes the last name from his list?

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The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme, #1) #Mystery #Thriller #Crime #AudiobookReview

Hello book friends,

A little Oldie-but-goldie review today, I keep meaning to read the rest of the series but keep getting distracted but other pretty books Lol

Why did you pick it  up Vicci? – Well it was an Audible Daily Deal so I thought ‘Why not!’ I’d already seen the movie about a hundred times so I was interested in how the book measured against it.

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My Thoughts

WOAH this is sooo much better than the movie, and I loved the movie (I must have seen it 20 times)

Lincoln Rhyme is a forensic criminalist who is good as his job, brilliant in fact and was often called to help with crime scenes as he is the best…… was the best.

After a terrible accident Lincoln has ended up lying in a hospital bed and paralysed, now as a quadriplegic Lincoln can only dream of his old job, until he gets a visit from an old friend.

There has been a murder, a gruesome one at that, and the murderer has left clues to another one that is going to happen, the clues were found by Amelia Sachs, a street cop who is then paired with Rhymes to help solves these grizzly crimes.

Lincoln and Sachs are a good pairing, him in his bed talking Amelia through what he wants her to do.
He is also a very angry man who doesn’t want to live any more, and has arranged his own suicide, however the job seems to be getting his creative juices flowing again.

I liked the narration of this book and the gruesome murders were even more graphic when they are being spoken to you.

If you have seen the movie i would take it with a pinch of salt, it is completely different to the book, different murders, people, even the bad guy at the end is different.

So even though it is a brilliant movie, the book always does it better.

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About the book

Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics — until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits.

With police detective Amelia Sachs by his side, Rhyme must follow a labyrinth of clues that reaches back to a dark chapter in New York City’s past — and reach further into the darkness of the mind of a madman who won’t stop until he has stripped life down to the bone.

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The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts @aclarkplatts @EmiliaFox @audibleuk @BloomsburyRaven #Thriller #Mystery #AudiobookReview

The sun is finally shining here in the gloomy UK, I’m not sure how long it is going to last, but my windows are all open, and I can hang my washing on the line Wahoo!

I get so excited about the most ridiculous things ๐Ÿ˜‚

I am super happy to bring you my review of this fab little thriller.

 
Why did I pick it up? – I received a paper copy of this last year, my first unsolicited paperback, I was so excited lol, but because I am an audio girl I patiently waited for this one to be released, and then grabbed it as soon as I could.

My Thoughts

This one is a bit of a slow burner, it starts off at a steady pace, but once it gets it’s heels in, it’s a race to the finish line, and I think a photo finish is just what it deserves!

1997 – Laurel and Primrose (Rosie for short) are sisters, Laurel is 10 and Rosie is 6, they are out playing in the park when they entice a small toddler to play down the canal path with them.

The body of that toddler is later discovered brutally murdered and the 2 girls dubbed The Flower Girls in court are arrested, unfortunately Rosie is too young to be prosecuted, so Laurel stands trial for murder.

Rosie and her parents are given new identities because of the media backlash and they move far away.

Laurel serves her time, and 19 years later is up for parole, but the family of the murdered toddler have strong objections.

Meanwhile, Hazel and her boyfriend are at a fancy hotel celebrating her 25th Birthday when a little 5 year old girl goes missing.

The similarities between Hazel and the lesser known Rosie are noticed.

Could she be the missing Flower Girl?

Could she be responsible for the missing girl?

๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง – Narrated by Emilia Fox who is a regular on TV in the UK in things like Silent Witness.

Emilia did an outstanding job narrating this one, I was very impressed with her narration skills, and will certainly not hesitate in buying another book that he has narrated again.

If you are familiar with the news in the UK, then you may remember the murder of James Bulger, this was the first thing that popped into my head while reading this, I remember it being on every TV channel, and in every newspaper when I went into the shops, so I think that the media portrayal in this book was very well done.

**Thank you to Bloomsbury Raven and the author for sending me a copy of the book

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About the book

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The Flower Girls
By: Alice Clark-Platts
Narrated by: Emilia Fox
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins

The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.

One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.

Now, 19 years later, another child has gone missing.

And the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines all over again….

 

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch @blakecrouch1 @audible_com #AudiobookReview #JonLindstrom #SciFi #Thriller #Mystery

Well this fancy little mindfluff was certainly something that I didn’t see coming.

Why did I pick it up? – Well, if you know me at all you will know that I cannot let everyone have all of the fun, I saw this book being read, reviewed and enjoyed all over the place…..That was my queue to jump into that madness, and what a ride it was!

Jason has a great life, he is married to the woman of his dreams Daniela, and they have a fantastic 15 year old son Charlie.

Did his life go the way he planned it? Not really, he didn’t see himself as a Physics Professor at a college, and his wife Daniela didn’t see herself giving up her budding art career to be a housewife, but they are happy with the choices they made, I mean who ever manages to get there ultimate dream?

Jason pops out one evening, to quickly say congratulations to his buddy at a bar as he has just won a prestigious award, Daniela tells him that dinner will be ready for him when he comes back, and to grab some Ice cream for her. He does exactly that.

Except he gets back to the car, only to be held up by a masked gunman, who makes him drive at gunpoint to the middle of nowhere, just before he promptly bonks him on the head, the man asks him โ€œAre you happy with your life?โ€

After eventually waking up with a sore head, Jason finds he can’t move, looking around he finds that he is strapped to a gurney, surrounded by people in hazmat suits, asking where he is, he is told โ€œWelcome back, my friend.โ€

Jason doesn’t understand what is going on, he tries his best to get back to his wife and child, but the thing is, he was never married to Daniela, and Charlie was never born, even stranger than that, Jason is a celebrated genius who was the person to discover the impossible!

๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง – Narrated by Jon Lindstrom, this crazy clever little Sci-Fi book had me sitting on the edge of my seat multiple times.

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About the book

Dark Matter
By: Blake Crouch
Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 11-08-16
Language: English
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

โ€œAre you happy with your life?โ€ Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jasonโ€™s never met smiles down at him and says, โ€œWelcome back, my friend.โ€ In this world heโ€™s woken up to, Jasonโ€™s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other thatโ€™s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he couldโ€™ve imaginedโ€”one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly humanโ€”a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far weโ€™ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

May all of your dreams come true!

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While my Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green @LindaGreenisms @audibleuk #Thriller #Mystery #Fiction #AudiobookReview

I am so pleased to bring you my review of this heart-stopping read, I was so sucked into this story, that I don’t think that I took a breath.

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My Thoughts

Oh my goodness, this is every mothers nightmare!

Imagine you take your little girl to the park to play, she is only 4 years old, and her favourite thing to do while you are there is to play Hide-and-Seek.

You are the person hiding, and she soon finds you, but she wants “one more go” so that she gets to hide too.

“Just one more go Mummy, don’t forget to count to 100, and make sure you close your eyes!”

One…

Two….

….

…..

One Hundred………………………………..

Only… you can’t find her, even when you shout that she is the winner….

And all of your nightmares come true!

This book made me hold my breath for a lot of it as I know that feeling, you know that feeling when you turn around and they are not there, only to breathe out the big sigh of relief when they appear around the corner, but what happens when they don’t?

Switching between the mothers story, and the point of view of the abductor, this cleverly written story had me on the edge of my seat for the whole time.

๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง – Fabulously narrated by Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash and Gareth Bennett-Ryan who all did an excellent job. I got this in the Audible sale, but it is well worth spending a credit on.

Have a great week

Vicci

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About The Book

One, two, three . . . 

Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to one hundred during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter Ella is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa’s family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn’t a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa’s little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

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Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts #NoraRoberts @justjanuary #Mystery #Thriller #Romance @audible_com #AudiobookReview

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The Blurb

Sometimes, there is nowhere safe to hide.

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived.

The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies’ room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone–until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.

But one person wasn’t satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait–and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

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My Thoughts

โญโญโญโญ.5 Deputy Barney Stars

โญโญโญโญ.5 Deputy Barney Stars

After listening to one of Nora Roberts books the other week, a few more came up in the U.S Audible sale, so I may….or may not have bought a few more to listen to …ummm 4 more!!

I’ve decided that I really like her writing style, and the fact that January LaVoy was narrating it made it even more of a one click for me, Ms LaVoy has been bumped up to my one-click narrator list!

On a normal evening in Portland Maine, Simone is waiting with her two friends to watch a movie in the DownEast Mall, while her mother and her sister do a little bit of retail therapy while waiting for the movie to finish.

That evening will be one that they will ALL never forget.

While waiting for the movie to start Simone decides to visit the bathroom.

Thinking that the movie is really loud as she already hears the gunshots, the moment she opens the bathroom door, she realises that this is not a movie!

For 8 minutes the lives of the people in that Mall was pure terror, the death toll that day was pure heartbreak.

The story then jumps forward years later and we find out what happened to a select few of the people who were there that fateful day.

I absolutely loved this story, Roberts captured the characters so well, Simone and her grandmother CiCi were just fab (I wish that I had a grandmother like that)

I love Reed and the way that he took such a sad tragedy and made a future for himself as a cop, and I love the fact that the person that helped him do that was Essie.

And then we get to the meat of the story, someone isn’t happy about the way that the shooting went down, there were survivors after all, and that should have never happened, perhaps they should finish the job!

An absolute page turner (even though I listened to it) that I couldn’t put down, and I’m going to slowly make my way through Ms Roberts back-catalogue!

๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽง – Narrated by January LaVoy, who I mentioned before is firm becoming a favourite narrator of mine, I picked this up because of her, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Fantastic narration, and a great story.

Grab this little page turner and strap yourself in!

Vicci

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