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Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier @JenniferHillier #JenniferHillier #LittleSecrets #BookReview

Hello book friends, I hope you are all doing well?

While I’m in lockdown I’ve been getting through some great reads, this one was no exception.
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Review

This book starts with every parent’s nightmare, Marin our MC of this story is currently Christmas shopping with her 4 year old little boy Sebastian, Bash for short, it’s busy and there are people everywhere. She gets a text from her husband Derek, and takes her eyes off of Bash for 1 minute while she answers it, when she looks down, Bash is not there!

Jumping forward to over a year later, the FBI are still coming up with nothing, Bash is still missing, Marin is barely making it through the day, and she has just found out from her Private Detective, that Derek is having an affair with an Instagram famous twenty-something year old!

Marin and Derek are very very wealthy, and this book just shows that money can’t buy you everything you want……or can it?

With twists and turns i didn’t see coming, this one will keep you up reading way past bedtime!

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Narration for the audiobook was by Kirsten Potter and who did a fabulous job, I would certainly recommend listening to it.

Enjoy
Vicci ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’›โœจ

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Synopsis

All it takes to unravel a life… is one home truth.

Marin used to have it all. She’s married to the love of her life, Derek, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and is admired in her community as head of a loving family. Until the world falls apart the day her son Sebastian is taken…

A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The police search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. With her sanity ebbing, Marin hires a private investigator to pick up where the police left off.

But instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a much younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband. Derek’s mistress is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. Permanently.

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The Other People by C.J.Tudor @cjtudor @RCArmitage #BookReview #TheOtherPeople

Hello Book friends,

Are you all in for a treat with this one!!

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My Review

Ooh you are in for such a treat with this book.

Welcome to crazy town,
Do not pass GO,
Do not collect $200
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Meet Gabe, he drives up and down the motorway (freeway) all day every day, heโ€™s hoping to catch a glimpse of his daughter, just once, just like last time.

You see, three years ago, Gabe was driving home, he was late as heโ€™d been caught at work, and he wanted to get home to see his daughter, but the traffic was such a nightmare!
He happens to look at the back of the car near him, and he sees a little face peeping out of the window, after the initial thoughts of โ€œwhy is that child not strapped inโ€ he suddenly comes to the realisation, that the girl ahead looks very familiar! And a phone-call by the local police informing him that his wife and child have been found murdered makes even less sense.

We follow Gabe on his hunt for his daughter that he swore that he saw, Katie, who works in the roadside cafe, and has also lost a loved one, and Fran, who is on the run with her daughter.

Why can’t Fran’s daughter look in mirrors?
Why doesn’t anyone believe Gabe when he tells them about his daughter?
And who the hell are The Other People?

Intrigued yet?

I challenge you to put this book down once you have started it!

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Narrated by the always amazing Richard Armitage, who was just fantastic, you may have seen him on your TV screens recently in the also brilliant The Stranger!

Enjoy
Vicci ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’›โœจ

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Synopsis

She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room….
Three years ago, Gabe saw his daughter taken. In the back of a rusty old car, covered in bumper stickers. He was driving behind the car. He watched her disappear. But no one believes him.
Most people believe that his daughter and wife are dead. For a while, people believed that Gabe was responsible.
Three years later and Gabe cannot give up hope. Even though he has given up everything else. His home, his job, his old life. He spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, sleeping in his camper van in service stations, searching for the car that took her. Searching for his daughter.
Katie spends a lot of her life in service stations, working as a waitress. She often sees Gabriel, or ‘the thin man’, as she has nicknamed him. She knows his story. She feels for him, because Katie understands what it’s like to lose a loved one. Nine years ago, her father was murdered. It broke her family apart. She hasn’t seen her oldest sister since the day of the funeral – the day she did something terrible.
Fran and her daughter, Alice, put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people that want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe’s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows that if they ever find them, they’re dead.

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The Wives by Tarryn Fisher @DarkMarkTarryn @HQstories #TheWives #BookReview

Hello book friends,

I hope your week has been lovely and bookish ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I am so happy to be able to bring you my review for this book.

If you know anything about me by now, then you will know that I am a HUGE fan of this lady, so much so, I pre-ordered this audiobook before it came out, I also requested the Netgalley copy, and then I was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the Audio book blog tour, I was so happy I danced a little jig in my kitchen LOL

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Welcome to the world of Tarryn Fisher, pull up a chair, pack enough WTF in your suitcase to last you the journey, youโ€™ll need it!!

Itโ€™s difficult to delve too much into this story without giving away spoilers, even though I want to shout OMG JUST WAIT TILL YOU GET TO THIS BIT!

Meet Thursday,

Thursday is happily married to Seth, he is a hard working businessman, and travels all over the country, so she really only gets to see him once a week, ironically on Thursday as he works away from home.

Except Seth isnโ€™t staying in hotels when he is working away, oh no, he is visiting and staying with each of his wives! Yep you heard right, he also has Monday and Tuesday to visit on his little trips too.

You see, Seth (and his wives) are polygamists, he is married to 3 women at once, and Thursday tries her best to be happy with this situation, she makes sure that she is the โ€˜Best Wifeโ€™ by being that lovely old quote by Jerry Hall โ€œYou must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

And although she likes to be Sethโ€™s confident, he doesnโ€™t tell her much, if anything about the other Wives, not even their names or where they live, so itโ€™s not surprising that one day Thursday, by complete accident finds a slip of paper in one of Sethโ€™s suit jackets, a Doctorโ€™s prescription, with another womanโ€™s name on it, whatโ€™s a curious girl to do but to pull out that laptop and start Googling!

Who is she, could it be one of the other Wives?

What transpires is something that will have your head spinning, and your mind asking whether or not you want to โ€œhave a little lie downโ€ Be prepared to want to talk about this book with EVERYONE!!

Tarryn Fisher has such a wonderful way of writing flawed characters, she isnโ€™t scared of showing someone in a bad light, and she always makes you think twice and put yourself in the shoes of the MC and think โ€œIโ€™d probably do that tooโ€
If you havenโ€™t read anything by Tarryn before then I would highly suggest that you pick this one up and start your love of her from there ๐Ÿ˜Š
Narration by Lauren Fortgang was just brilliant, I was never wondering who was who, and she brought Thursday completely to life!

This one is well worth a credit.

*Thank you to the lovely Izzy at HQ Stories for picking me to be on this Blog Tour and sending me an audio copy of this book**

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New York Timesย bestselling author Tarryn Fisher delivers a pulse-pounding, fast-paced suspense novel that will leave you breathless. A thriller you wonโ€™t be able to put down!
Thursdayโ€™s husband, Seth, has two other wives. Sheโ€™s never met them, and she doesnโ€™t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because sheโ€™s so crazy about him.
But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very differentโ€”and horrifyingโ€”story about the man she married.
What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers youโ€™ll ever read.
Youโ€™ll have to grab a copy to find out why.

 

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Who is Tarryn Fisher?

Tarryn is aย New York Timesย andย USA Todayย bestselling author. ย She lives in Seattle with her children and husband. ย Her heart is dark but she loves you with it anyway. Tarryn is the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written twelve published novels.

Tarryn is a Slytherin.

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The Institute by Stephen King @StephenKing @HodderBooks @SantinoFontana #TheInstitute #StephenKing #BookReview #ViccisBestBooksof2019

Happy New Year book friends,

2019 was a great year for reading, and I had a great time doing it!

Here is a late entry for me that I read in November.

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My Thoughts

Oh My, I have finally found a new favourite Stephen King since 11.22.63

This one came with a slow start, I couldn’t really see where it was heading, and then a few chapters later, BAM I was invested!

This book follows 12 year old Luke Ellis, who is a normal boy, well except for the fact that he can move things with his mind, but he thinks that is just normal really, it doesn’t happen all the time, just when he’s mad.

Except, you and I both know that it isn’t normal, and so do the people that break into his house one night, kill his parents, kidnap him, and take him to The Institute.

We also meet Tim, an ex Cop, who was on his way to somewhere completely different, until he decides at the last minute to gives up his seat on a packed flight, and then just goes on his merry way. He finds a random old town, and gets a job as a Night Knocker, that he is way overqualified for, but seems to enjoy, and everything in his life seems to be going Hunky-Dory.

Luke has woken up in his bedroom, except is isn’t his, it just looks like it, turns out, that The Institute has a lot of kids just like Luke, and they are subjected to some horrific experiments by the adults in charge.

Do Luke and Tim have a connection? Well it wouldn’t be a SK if people were randomly shoved in his story for no reason would it?

Am I going to tell you what the connection is? OF COURSE NOT YOU FOOLS!!!

If you loved watching shows like Stranger Things, or reading SK’s older books like Firestarter, or even newer books like The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken or Vicious by V E Schwab (personal favourites of mine) then you will LOVE this book!

It reads more like a YA than most of his books, so don’t let the STEPHEN KING thing scare you, if you’ve never read any of his books before, then this would be a great starter for you.

Mr King is not known as The King for nothing, his books are usually huge, and this one is no exception, but if you go in knowing that it is going to be a wild ride, then you are going to have a great time.

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When I knew that Santino Fontana was narrating this one, I just KNEW that I was going to love it, if you’ve already listened to YOU by Caroline Kepnes then you’ll know what I mean (if you haven’t, what are you waiting for, add it to your never ending TBR)

Narration = Perfection
Story = Perfection
Me = Happy
Stephen = KING!

Enjoy

Vicci๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’›โœจ

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Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts – telepathy, telekinesis – for concentrated effect.
Luke Ellis is the latest recruit. He’s just a regular 12-year-old, except he’s not just smart, he’s super-smart. And he has another gift which the Institute wants to use….
Far away in a small town in South Carolina, former cop Tim Jamieson has taken a job working for the local Sheriff. He’s basically just walking the beat. But he’s about to take on the biggest case of his career.
Back in the Institute’s downtrodden playground and corridors where posters advertise ‘just another day in paradise’, Luke, his friend Kalisha and the other kids are in no doubt that they are prisoners, not guests. And there is no hope of escape.
But great events can turn on small hinges, and Luke is about to team up with a new, even younger recruit, Avery Dixon, whose ability to read minds is off the scale. While the Institute may want to harness their powers for covert ends, the combined intelligence of Luke and Avery is beyond anything that even those who run the experiments – even the infamous Mrs Sigsby – suspect.
Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.

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No Exit by Taylor Adams @Tadamsauthor #BrillianceAudio #BookReview #NoExit #TaylorAdams

Hello Book Friends,

Oh-Em-Gee!

This is one that will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat, from beginning to end.

Strap yourself in, this one is going to be a bumpy ride!

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My Thoughts

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While driving to Utah to see her dying mother in hospital, Darby gets caught in the mother of all snowstorms, she is currently in the mountains of Colorado so there is nowhere for her to go, but she sees a rest stop nearby.

With no phone signal and the roads all closed, Darby decides to wait out the storm there.

In the rest stop there are a couple of vending machines, and coffee Hallelujah!!

There are a 4 people there that have obviously had the same idea and are already caffeinated, so Darby joins them and introduces herself, after all, it;s going to be a long evening.

Desperate to get some information about her mother, Darby tries in vein to get a phone signal, maybe if she was a little higher, or if she was further out, so she goes for a little walk to see if she can get anything, her phone is almost out of juice, and she is starting to panic as her mother has an operation scheduled.

While wandering around the car-park waving her phone in the air, desperate to get a signal, she sees …something.

She’s not sure if she’s seeing things so she checks again, and yes! She was right!

The van parked next to her car has a little girl…in a cage….in the back of the van!

But who’s van is it? There are only 4 people in the rest stop, all of them strangers, one of them is a kidnapper, and she has barely any phone battery and no signal, what can she do?

This is a great thriller that will have your heart racing from the get-go.

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Narrated by Sarah Naughton who did an excellent job, her character voices were great and made me have a serious loathing for at least one of the characters.

Grab this one if you can, you won’t be disappointed

Enjoy

Vicci

 

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A KIDNAPPED LITTLE GIRL LOCKED IN A STRANGER’S VAN. NO HELP FOR MILES. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Darby Thorne is a college student stranded by a blizzard at a highway rest stop in the middle of nowhere. She’s on the way home to see her sick mother. She’ll have to spend the night in the rest stop with four complete strangers. Then she stumbles across a little girl locked inside one of their parked cars.
There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which one of the other travelers is the kidnapper.
Who is the little girl? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?
Full of shocking twists and turns, this beautifully written novel will have you on the edge of your seat.

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A Window Breaks by C.M. Ewan @chrisewan @panmacmillan #AwindowBreaks #ChrisEwan #BookReview #NetGalley

Hello Book Friends,

I’m so pleased to bring you my review for this fabulous unputdownable read that I finished last night!

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My Thoughts

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Grab snacks, and anything else you might need before diving into this one, go to the loo before, you have been warned!

This one will keep you on the edge of your seat, I shouted ‘oh no’ more than once reading this!

It starts out a little slow, but then the pace kicks in, and you are running full force for the rest of the story.

Tom and Rachel are married, however they are slowly breaking down, their teenage son died in a car accident, and the blame and hurt are slowly creeping into their marriage, and neither of them really know what to do.

On top of the guilt for their sons accident, their 13 year old daughter was involved in a mugging and although she says she is ok, her swollen face from where the mugger punched her, makes the guilt rear it’s ugly face once more.

A family friend offers the family to get away and stay in a lodge that he has in a remote place in Scotland, and although Tom isn’t really up for it, they agree as it will give them to have time as a family together, as Tom has recently moved out of the family home to give him and Rachel some space to sort things out in their own heads.

The lodge is amazing, all mod-cons and fancy-pants, with a great big gate to stop other people from coming in.

They have a fab evening and all got to bed as usual, but then they hear a window being broken, and when going to investigate, Tom sees 2 masked men walking around downstairs!!

Tom, Rachel, Holly and Buster the dog have to try and find a way out of the house and to safety, but how can you do that when you are in the middle of nowhere, with no phone signal, and gates the that are supposed to keep people out, are the ones keeping you in?

A thrill-a-minute read, strap yourself in!

Enjoy

Vicci

**Many thanks to Pan Macmillan, the Author and NetGalley for my copy of this book

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If your family was targeted in the middle of the night, what would you do?
You are asleep. A noise wakes you.
You stir, unsure why, and turn to your wife.
Then you hear it.
Glass. Crunching underfoot.
Your worst fears are about to be realized.
Someone is inside your home.
Your choices are limited.
You can run. Or stay and fight.
What would you do?
A Window Breaks is the nerve-shredding thriller from C. M. Ewan, the author of Safe House
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Stolen Things by R.H. Herron @RachaelHerron @xesands @PRHAudio #BookReview #StolenThings #RHHerron

Hello book friends,

I am so happy to bring you a review for the audio of this amazing debut thriller, get this one on your TBR’s guys, you won’t be sorry!

 

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Laurie Ahmadi lives with her husband Omid and her 16 year old daughter Jojo (Joanne)

She is a 911 dispatcher and has been for nearly 20 years, she loves her job and the people in her department, and thinks of them as her family.
The rest of the department feel the same way toward her, and have watched her daughter grow up, and think of Jojo as one of their own, Jojo knows them all and loves visiting the station to see everyone.

Laurie’s husband Omir is the Chief of Police, and is the first Arab American to rise to that position, and Laurie is very, very proud of his achievements.

Whilst at work one day Laurie and her work colleague play their usual game of ‘who can answer first’, Laurie wins and answers the call, it turns out to be one of the worst days of her life!

911 how can I direct your call?
Mama?
Jojo?
Mama? Help me.

Jojo wakes up in pain, she doesn’t know where she is, or how she got there, she is really scared, and where the hell is her best friend Harper?

Kevin is a Pro football player, but why is Jojo in his house, and why is there a beaten bloody corpse in his bathroom?

With things not seeing quite right Jojo and Laurie become detectives and start diving into the clues left behind to try and find out where Harper is, does someone have her? Is she ok?

When Laurie and Jojo stumble across something that should have never been found, they start to think that they don’t know anybody very well at all.

This one will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat, it literally dives straight in to the action, and doesn’t let up for a minute.

**Trigger warnings for Rape/Suicide/Child Abuse**

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Narrated by XE Sands, and oh my, I have found myself a new #VoiceCrush

Her voice was absolutely amazing for this story, her male voices were perfect, and I had no problems differentiating between each character, I am currently stalking her other releases, and will be filling up my Wish List on Audible.

Enjoy

Vicci

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When a 911 dispatcher picks up an emergency call to hear her daughter on the line, her worst nightmare becomes reality.
Laurie Ahmadi has worked as a 911 police dispatcher in her quiet Northern California town for nearly two decades. She considers the department her family; her husband, Omid, is its first Arab American chief, and their teenage daughter, Jojo, has grown up with the force. So when Laurie catches a 911 call and, to her horror, it’s Jojo, the whole department springs into action.
Jojo, drugged, disoriented, and in pain, doesn’t remember how she ended up at the home of Kevin Leeds, a pro football player famous for his on-the-field activism and his work with the CapB – “Citizens Against Police Brutality” – movement. She doesn’t know what happened to Kevin’s friend and trainer, whose beaten corpse is also discovered in the house. And she has no idea where her best friend Harper, who was with her earlier in the evening, could be.
But when Jojo begins to dive into Harper’s social media to look for clues to her whereabouts, Jojo uncovers a shocking secret that turns everything she knew about Harper – and the police department – on its head. With everything they thought they could rely on in question, Laurie and Jojo begin to realize that they can’t trust anyone to find Harper except themselves…and time is running out.
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Swipe Right For Murder by Derek Milman @DerekMilman @jimmy_books @HachetteAudioUK #BookReview #SwipeRightForMurder #DerekMilman

Hello book friends,

I’m super excited to share my review for this awesome thriller, this is one that you should definitely add to your TBR pile, and if it is already on there, bump it up!

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My Thoughts

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As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to read it.

A YA gay thriller, where the MC wakes up next to a dead guy!!!

I mean…who wouldn’t want to read that??  Sign. Me. Up!

Aidan is our protagonist in this story, he is 17 years old, and is staying the night in a hotel in New York.

As any young red-blooded male would do, Aidan picks up his phone, and logs into his “Dirty Paws” app (think Grindr) to find himself a hookup for the evening.

Except when he wakes up after his little tryst, his partner for the evening is dead!

After looking around the room to find out what the hell is going on, Aidan finds the mans phone, and looking through it, finds pictures, lot and lots of pictures…of him!

After noticing a small hole in the window, and a terrifying call from an unknown person claiming to know what he has done and who he is, Aidan finds himself on the run, from his friends, from the FBI, and what seems to be some kind of Cult.

This is a case of mistaken identity going horribly wrong, and I loved every second of it, and the nod to Hitchcock throughout the book was fantastic.

Aidan is such a great character, he has a very dry sense of humour and is very self deprecating, which I found adorable, It is a very British thing to do, so I instantly connected with him.

Lots of twist and turns in this one, so make sure your head is screwed on tight, otherwise you may just lose it!

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Narrated by Jay Ben Markson, who was just a wonderful voice for Aidan, I absolutely loved his mannerisms and narration style.

Grab this one when you can, you won’t regret it!

Enjoy

Vicci

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An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively listenable thriller.
Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded 17-year-old would do – tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads him to a room with a dead guy and a mysterious flash drive…two things that spark an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run – from the authorities, his friends, his family, the people who are out to kill him – and especially from his own troubled past.
Inspired by a Hitchcock classic, this whirlwind mistaken-identity caper has razor-sharp humor, devastating emotional stakes, and a thrilling storyline with an explosive conclusion to make this the most compelling YA novel of 2019.
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Sleep by C.L Taylor – @callytaylor @AvonBooksUK @HarperCollinsUK #BookReview #Sleep #CLTaylor

Hello book friends,

I am delighted, and very thankful to be part of the audio book tour for this wonderfully twisty psychological thriller, that will keep you on your toes throughout.

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My Thoughts

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Anna has terrible insomnia, she hasn’t really been able to sleep properly since the accident, the guilt and the memories are eating her up from the inside.

She decides the best thing for her to do is just get away, so she goes as far away from her problems as she possibly can, and accepts a job on a remote Scottish island called Rum.

Getting ready for the busy period, 7 guests are checked into the Bay View Hotel.

Each one of them has a secret, but one has a deadlier secret that Anna doesn’t know about.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someoneโ€™s going to sleep and never waking up…

I love a ‘Who-Done-It’ story, and this one was just wonderful, it wasn’t too fast paced, but it gradually sucked you into the story, until the inevitable WTF…..and I didn’t see it coming!

Prepare to turn into a detective while you try and work this one out!

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Narration by Clare Corbett was excellent, I loved her tone and her very calming voice, but when the sh*t started to hit the fan, I found myself holding my breath many times.
I will certainly be looking out for other books she has narrated.

**Many thanks to Lauren at Avon Books, Harper Collins UK, and the Author for my copy of this audiobook**

Enjoy

Vicci

 

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All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didnโ€™t feel so guiltyโ€ฆ
To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.
Each of the guests have a secret but one of them is lying โ€“ about who they are and why theyโ€™re on the island. Thereโ€™s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And theyโ€™ve set their sights on Anna.
Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.
Someoneโ€™s going to sleep and never wake upโ€ฆ
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Run Away by Harlan Coben @HarlanCoben @PRHAudio @TheStevenWeber #BookReview #RunAway

Hello book friends,

I finally dipped my toe into the spiders web that is Harlan Coben, and now I’m really not sure if I ever want to leave!!

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This was my first Harlan Coben book, and judging by this one, it certainly won’t be my last.

Simon loves his daughter Paige, they used to be so close, that was until she ran away, she has been missing for a while and he has been doing his best to find her, but as she is classed as an adult, there isn’t much he can do about it but try and do it all himself.

She got involved with an older man who is abusive, and got herself mixed up with drugs, so she is not eager to come back home, even though her parents have done everything to help her get over this, rehab, counselling etc.

While chatting with a friend, he casually mentions that he had see his daughter in Central Park playing the guitar, so Simon jumps on the case and runs over to Strawberry Fields.

Except, when Paige sees her father she runs away, Simon can’t quite believe that it is his daughter, she looks awful, and the drugs she is on have made a once beautiful girl, into a shell of her former self, she is bedraggled, skinny and pale.

She is obviously in a lot of trouble, and the man who is with her is not helping matters, after getting into a scuffle with him and finding himself on the bad end of a viral video, his life starts to come tumbling down.

Finding a few clues along the way Simon manages to slowly fit the pieces together and start hunting for his daughter.

But things are not always as they seem!

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Narrated by Steven Weber who has narrated a few books I have listened to, including IT by Stephen King, you may also recognise his voice from playing the Principal on the 13 Reasons Why TV series on Netflix.
Either way, he was a perfect match for this high intense thriller.

Enjoy

Vicci

 

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You’ve lost your daughter.
She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found.
Then, quite by chance, you see her busking in New York’s Central Park.
But she’s not the girl you remember. This woman is wasted, frightened and clearly in trouble.
You don’t stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home.
She runs.
And you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Where criminal gangs rule, where drugs are the main currency and murder is commonplace.
Now it’s your life on the line. And nowhere and no one is safe.
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