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The Family Lie by Jake Cross @bookouture #bookpromo #thefamilylie

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About the Book

You whispered goodnight to your daughter. You didn’t know that would be your last goodbye.

You wake up in the middle of the night.

Your five-year-old daughter is gone.

Your husband is nowhere to be seen.

Your family think he took her.

The police believe he’s guilty.

But he wouldn’t do that, would he?

He’s a loving father. A loving husband. Isn’t he?

An addictive and completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will blow you away. Fans of The Girl on the Train,K.L. Slater and Shalini Boland won’t be able to put down this jaw-dropping novel.

 

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About the Author

Jake has been making stuff up from a real early age. His parents never believed his silly lies when he was young, so he still has no idea why he thought he could invent a decent story as an adult. But he kept trying, and here we are. THE CHOICE is his first novel, the first of three thrillers to be published by Bookouture, and he hopes you like it. If you don’t, he at least hopes you don’t ask for a refund.

 

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The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane by Dee MacDonald @DMacDonaldAuth @bookouture #bookreview #thesilverladiesofpennylane

Happy Thursday all!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this fun little gem! Thanks so much to Kim for my invitation to the tour and to Dee MacDonald for making me smile!🦋

My Thoughts

Dee MacDonald Rights delightful stories with engaging characters. This was a book that put a big smile on my face and swept me away into these characters lives. Tess and Orla we’re great characters and I enjoyed spending time with them. This was an upbeat heartwarming tale Full of heart and hope.

Tess and Orla are BFFs and own a dress shop for plus size women. Test the size she needs to make some changes before her daughter’s wedding including losing some weight and finding a date. Tess and Orla join a shady dating service and go on some pretty disastrous dates. There are some definite struggles when it comes to love and weight loss, but the friends are buy one another’s side. I really loved how supportive these ladies were of one another. I enjoyed watching Tess try to improve herself, but… I wish she could have come to realize she could do this without a man! Ugh too many times a woman improves her situation in a book by finding a man, I’m sure this is a personal pet peeve but still. I did however still truly enjoy this story, because these characters were so delightful.

An engaging story that will make you feel good! Live gloriously!

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Tess and Orla have been best friends throughout most of their adult lives. So when life gave them lemons and their loved ones let them down, they pooled their resources and bought a dressmakers shop on the corner of Penny Lane. And they’ve been doing just fine ever since.

But one day, while studying her tired eyes and shapeless figure in the mirror, sixty-two-year-old Tess realised that she doesn’t want her life to be just fine anymore. She wants it to be extraordinary. For as long as she can remember she’s put everyone else first. Now she wants to rediscover herself – and experience the kind of whirlwind adventure that will have the power make her smile when she’s confined to the armchair of a retirement home.

With the encouragement of fun-loving and quirky Orla, Tess joins an over-the-hill dating agency and the two friends book a singles cruise around the Mediterranean. And that’s when their adventure of a lifetime really begins…

A totally uplifting, heart-warming, hilarious page turner about embracing the moment, learning to love again and the joy of second chances. Perfect for fans of The Kicking the Bucket List and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.


About the Author

Dee MacDonald wrote her very first book – at around seven years of age! This was a love story which she duly illustrated before sewing all the pages together up one side. Writing was what she ‘was good at’ in school and she won several essay competitions, but then life got in the way and she didn’t pick up a pen again until after retirement.

Dee left Scotland and headed for London at the beginning of the swinging sixties. After typing her way round the West End she became an air stewardess on long haul routes with BA (then BOAC) for eight years. After that she did market research at Heathrow for both the government statistics and for BA, she became a sales rep., and was the receptionist at the Thames Television Studios in Teddington when they had the franchise.

She then ran a small B&B for ten years in Cornwall, where she lives with her husband. Dee has one son and two grandsons who live locally.

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Her Best Friend’s Secret by Anna Mansell @bookouture #bookreview #herbestfriendssecret

Happy Friday!

I am ready for the weekend! Excited to share with you today my review for this engaging heartfelt story! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and two Anna Mansell for her beautiful words!💐

My Thoughts

Real, raw, and relatable, this book was packed with friendship, secrets, and truth!

What if a secret would destroy your best friend? Would you tell her? Is there anything sweeter or stronger than those friendships you formed in your youth? The girls you swore you would be BFFs with forever? The girls you confided in and cried too, The girls who stood by you and supported you through all your firsts. This book was steeped in sentiment it had me feeling nostalgic for my teenage years. I think what drew me so completely into this book was the fact that I have thought many times of what it would be like to reunite with all my closest High school friends. Just as in this book we have all gone our separate ways, but whenever we have an opportunity to see one another we just pick up where we left off. I think most readers will find this book very relatable, they will see a little of themselves and their friends in each of these characters.

Emily returns home to small town Cornwall after being away for 20 years. Soon there after she has a chance encounter with a high school friend Lolly. This eventually leads to a reunion of Emily, Lolly, Jess, and Amanda. The four girls were close as can be in their teens, but like most friendships of youth they went their separate ways. Now they are all living in the same town again and being together seems like old times, however they all have some secrets to hide. Some secrets are bigger than others… some secrets will hurt others, some secrets will hurt yourself, and some secrets will destroy life as you know it. All they know is that they are so happy to have one another back in their lives, and they don’t want to do anything that will jeopardize that. what do you do when the truth could harm something and someone you hold so dear?

This was an engaging read that I thoroughly enjoyed. These women were so authentic, and I truly felt for and related to each of them. Life is messy and it is complicated, but it is a little easier when you have a friend around to help you pick up the pieces. Ultimately this is a story of friendship and the bond between women, and what an important part that plays in our lives. It is about forgiveness and acceptance, not only others but yourself as well. Anna Mansell has written a compelling story that asks some tough questions. Full of heart and friendship, I absolutely recommend this book!

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Your best friend deserves the truth. But it will ruin her life. What would you do?


In summer, the small Cornish village of Gorran Haven fills with tourists, but in the colder months its pretty narrow streets are blissfully quiet, the bell on the village shop door rings only for locals, the beach is unspoilt, empty and safe.

It’s been over twenty years since four very different teenage girls sat on that beach, and swore to be best friends forever. Their lives went different ways after Emily left. But each remembered that promise. And none truly found friendship like it again.

Now, Emily’s back, with a secret she can’t face. She tries to hide away, take time to heal and make some difficult choices, but she runs into one of her old friends, and soon the four are reunited. Lolly, warm as ever, is a successful physiotherapist, married with kids. Yet smart, strong Amanda, who cherishes her teenage daughter, is alone and seemingly stuck in a dead-end job. And creative Jess is so much quieter than Emily remembers.

The bond is still there, and Emily realises their friendship might keep her together, but there are reasons why the women fell out of touch. Secrets that have lain dormant for decades start to surface, and then one of the women discovers a betrayal so big, it could turn each of their lives upside down.

It’s always those we’re closest to who have the power to tear us apart. Can friendship give Emily and her friends the strength to survive a devastating shock, or are some things unforgiveable?

Full of truths about friendship, marriage, and the relationships that define us, Her Best Friend’s Secret is a powerful, relatable and emotionally gripping novel for fans of Jojo Moyes, Diane Chamberlain, and The Silent Wife

 

About the Author

Anna had a brush with ‘fame’ as a magician’s assistant back in 1977. She later decided that being sawn in half by her magical performing father, at barely 6 months old, was too submissive a role. She vowed to channel the trauma in to something much more pro-actively creative. Having failed at acting, singing and professional murder mystery parties (she was ALWAYs the one to die!), she fell to something much more solitary: writing. She has written three novels, published by Bookouture, her fourth – HER BEST FRIEND’S SECRET – comes out on April 1st, 2019. Anna lives on a dairy farm in Cornwall with her two children, her husband, and her ex-racing greyhound, Olive Dog.

 

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The Bones She Buried by Lisa Regan @Lisalregan @bookouture #bookreview #thebonessheburied

TGIF book lovers!

I am so excited to share with you today my review for the fifth book in this stellar series! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Lisa Regan for this amazing series!🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

My Thoughts

Josie Quinn is back and better than ever!

This is the fifth book in the Josie Quinn police procedural series and it is just as strong if not stronger than the previous books. I have a love hate relationship with this series, I love when a new book is out and I hate waiting for the next book! I mean seriously Lisa Regan can’t you write a little faster? Kidding! Lisa is able to write four stellar books in a year, I am most impressed and I can’t possibly complain. Although after this ending I am more than eagerly anticipating book six!

The book starts off with Josie and Noah about to go have dinner at Noah‘s mothers house, Noah‘s mother hasn’t exactly warmed up to Josie as of yet. Josie is a girl after my own heart, she is attempting to impress Noah’s mother and ends up burning at least three desserts in the process. This is all quickly forgotten because when they arrive at Noah’s mother’s house they discover her laying face down in the dirt without a pulse. It turns out Collette (Noah‘s mother) has been murdered suffocated with the soil in her garden, a terrible way to go. The house has been searched, what was the killer looking for? Why would anyone possibly want to kill sweet Collette? Josie discovers some hidden items that might have something to do with the murder, but how are they linked? That’s all I’m giving to you about the plot, don’t want to spoil anything.

Josie is a great character, she has grown so much over the course of these books, but she still does some pretty foolish things. There was One or maybe two times during this book I wanted to reach through the pages and shake some sense into her. I’m glad she has Trinity in her life now to tell her what’s what. I was happy to see all the characters from the previous books, it’s like visiting old friends. I especially liked seeing Gretchen again after the previous book where all her dark secrets were revealed, she is probably my favorite after Josie. I have a saucepot for Noah as well, however he did frustrate me a bit in this book, had to remind myself that he had just lost his mom a couple times. There are a few new characters introduced and I am curious to see how they develop and what part they play in the series.

Once again I had a brilliant time playing detective along with Josie and the gang! I will be enthusiastically awaiting the next book in this wonderful series! Recommend!

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own, beloved mother.

Arriving with her partner Noah for dinner at his family’s immaculate countryside home, Detective Josie Quinn is devastated to find Noah’s mother, Colette, lying lifeless in the back garden, her mouth clogged with soil.

Searching the house for answers, Josie’s team don’t know what to make of the rosary beads buried in the dirt near the body, or the hidden file labelled “Drew Pratt”, the small town of Denton’s most famous missing person.

As she delves deeper into Pratt’s case, Josie quickly discovers he had a brother whose body mysteriously washed up on the banks of a river. There’s also a diary entry suggesting that Colette may have met him on the last day he was seen alive. Can Josie believe the unthinkable, that a kind old soul like Colette might have been involved in their murders? And, will Josie’s new relationship with Noah survive the accusation?

Josie’s only hope lies in tracking down Pratt’s daughter. But when she arrives at her home to find she’s been murdered just minutes before, Josie knows the real killer is one step ahead and won’t stop until Colette’s secret is buried forever.

Aabout the Author

Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com

 

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The Woman I Was Before by Kerry Fisher @KerryFSwayne @bookouture #bookreview #thewomaniwasbefore

Happy Sunday Book lovers!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, it is spring break and all my kids are home and they all have the same exact week off, this has not happened in forever! Excited to share with you my review for this compelling book! Many thanks to Kim for my invitation to the tour and to Kerry Fisher for her lovely story!🦋

My Thoughts

A delicious domestic drama pact with fascinating characters and plenty of secrets!

Kerry Fisher as woven together a compelling tale with threads of secrets and lies. This book gives you a front row seat as the drama begins to unfold on Parkview Road. Beautiful new homes, bright shiny people, but what is really going on behind closed doors? In today’s world where so much is shared on social media, is anyone’s life as good as it appears to be on Instagram or Facebook?

Three women who appeared to be quite different on the outside, have all recently moved to Parkview Road. Kate and her daughter Daisy, are running from something a horrible mistake, but what is it? Gisela is living quite the glamorous life, but are things as glitzy as they appear? Sally has the ultimate marriage a love like no other, but how thick is that line between love and hate? Everyone has secrets, things they don’t want to share with the world, but what happens when these secrets are revealed?

The story is told from the perspectives of all three women, Kate, Gisele, and Sally. I felt as though all three of these women’s characters were extremely well drawn, and I think everyone will find one of these ladies relatable. I saw a little of myself in each of them. I had so much sympathy for these women as I watched their lives unravel as the secrets and lies were revealed. The story behind Kate and her daughter’s running kept me guessing the entire book… and I never got that right! I wouldn’t classify this as a thriller, but it sure was an addictive read! Recommend!

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

A new home can be a happy ending. Or a fresh start. Or a hiding place…

Of all the emotions single mother Kate Jones feels as she walks into her brand new house on Parkview Road, hope is the most unexpected. She has changed her name and her daughter’s, and moved across the country to escape the single mistake that destroyed their lives.

Kate isn’t the only woman on the street starting afresh. Warm, whirlwind Gisela with her busy life and confident children, and sharp, composed Sally, with her spontaneous marriage and high-flying career, are the first new friends Kate has allowed herself in years. While she can’t help but envy their seemingly perfect lives, their friendship might help her leave her guilt behind.

Until one day, everything changes. Kate is called to the scene of a devastating car accident, the consequences of which will test everything the women thought they knew about each other, and themselves.

Can Kate stop her own secrets from unravelling, or was her hope for a new life in vain?

From the bestselling author of The Silent WifeThe Woman I Was Before is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us – and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.

About the Author

Kerry Fisher is the bestselling author of five novels, including The Silent Wife and The Secret Child. She was born in Peterborough, studied French and Italian at the University of Bath and spent several years living in Spain, Italy and Corsica. After returning to England to work as a journalist, she eventually abandoned real life stories for the secrets of fictional families. She now lives in Surrey with her husband, two teenage children and a naughty Lab/Schnauzer called Poppy.

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Escape to the Little French café by Karen Clarke @karenclarke123 @bookouture #bookreview #escapetothelittlefrenchcafé

Happy Monday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this charming story that made me want to escape to France! A huge thank you to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Karen Clarke for her delightful words!🥐

My Thoughts

A delightful heartwarming story. A lovely romance sprinkled with humor and friendship!

What a fun escape to the French seaside this book was! This is one of those stories that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy, a book that will make you smile, a tale that will leave you craving croissants! Karen Clarke has crafted another engaging story packed with amazing characters and a beautiful setting!

Natalie is picking up the pieces of her broken heart and decides to head to the French seaside for a change of pace and to be closer to her father. This small French Village is the perfect place to mend a broken heart. Natalie also has the company of her BFF Charlie and the dating antics of her dad to keep her mind off her woes. Soon Natalie runs into her old crush Jay, someone who she long-ago shared a fleeting kiss. Natalie is a struggling journalist and she thinks scoring an interview with Jay who is now a major screen star will help elevate her career. Jay grants her the interview and when they meet up Sparks fly. BUT when parts of the interview are leaked Natalie‘s career and her budding romance are in jeopardy.

This was a sweet slow burning romance that was super adorable. Natalie was a great character I really liked her and I really wanted her to find her happily ever after. Her BFF Charlie was great and I have to say I would have had no problem if they had ended up together! And I am keeping my fingers crossed that the next book is about him. Jay and Natalie had some pretty strong chemistry, I really loved reading there romance. This really was a straightforward old-fashioned romance. Set in the sun on the French seashore. What more could you want then sunshine, love, friendship, and croissants?

*** huge thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

On the beautiful French coast lies the Café Belle Vie, a peaceful haven offering a warm welcome and delicious pains au chocolat – and where Natalie’s quiet life is about to be turned upside down…

When thirty-one-year-old Natalie Bright’s boyfriend dumps her and immediately gets engaged to his ex-girlfriend, she escapes her heartbreak and moves to the charming village of Chamillon on the Île de Ré.

She’s determined to build a new life there: writing about farmer’s markets for a local magazine, exploring the local vineyards on her bike, and taking advantage of the sunshine. And in the Café Belle Vie she finds a bustling community – including new best friend Charlie – and a near-constant supply of cakes.

All in all, things are looking pretty good.

So when a blast from the past – her teenage crush Jay Merino – suddenly turns up in Chamillon, Natalie’s thrown. She’s sworn off men ever since she moved to France, but she and Jay have a connection that stretches back years.

But could taking a chance on an old flame complete her new life – or ruin everything she’s worked so hard for?

A gorgeous rom com full of sunshine, croissants and sparkling romance! Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson, Zara Stoneley and Debbie Macomber.

About the Author

Karen Clarke writes romantic comedy novels. Her BEACHSIDE series is set in the fictional seaside town of Shipley and features recurring characters, but each book can be read as a standalone. She is currently working on a new, three-book series set in Devon. 

Karen has also written three romcoms with a paranormal twist, all available to download

When she’s not working on her novels, Karen writes short stories for women’s magazines and has had over three hundred published globally. Some of them can be read in her short story collection ‘BEHIND CLOSED DOORS…and other Tales with a Twist’ 

Karen lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and three grown-up children.

 

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Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil @sarahdenzil @bookouture #bookreview #onlydaughter

Happy Thursday book lovers!

Excited to share with you today my review for this twisted domestic thriller that will really make you sweat!😅 Big thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Sarah A. Denzil for her thrilling story!

My Thoughts

Well HOT DAMN! This book was dark, disturbing, and deliciously twisted!

Sarah A. Denzil has crafted a story that will blow your mind and destroy your heart. I just finish this and my heart is still racing. This was not the book I was expecting, it was SO much more! This book truly is every mother’s absolute worst nightmare, I honestly never thought it could get worse than a child’s suicide, but apparently it can.

Kat gets the call that no parent ever wants, her daughter Grace is dead. To make things worse Grace’s death has been ruled a suicide. Kat knows without a doubt that her daughter would not kill herself. So she takes it upon herself to investigate Grace’s death. But as the puzzle pieces began to fit and more and more things are revealed Kat realizes she didn’t really know her daughter at all. How well do you really know your child? Can the child that you held as an infant turn into a monster? And can they do it without you even noticing? *shutters*

Kat has been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder a.k.a. a sociopath. however she has truly loved her daughter with all her heart, and has done everything in her power to give her child a stable home environment and to be a loving mother. Kat did not grow up in a stable environment and her mother has some pretty major issues of her own. I found Kat to be a sympathetic and relatable character. Not that I’m a sociopath, but I could completely empathize with her grief, sorrow, and need to find out the truth no matter what the cost. And The cost was pretty high Kat had to face many of her own demons throughout the investigation. All the characters in this book were vividly and cleverly drawn. The story was so dark and intense and completely riveting! Perfectly pace with twists and turns you won’t see coming. All I can say is pick this up and then buckle up because you are in for one crazy well worth it ride! Absolutely recommend!

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The must-read psychological thriller for 2019 from the million-copy-bestselling author of Silent Child.


‘Your daughter is dead.’

When Kat Cavanaugh hears the words every mother dreads, her perfect world shatters. She takes in the beautiful long blonde hair, torn yellow dress and chipped blue nail-varnish. It can’t be real.

And then the police add the word ‘suicide’. But Kat refuses to believe them. 

Even when they show her the familiar looping handwriting and smudged ink on the note her little girl left behind. She knows her bubbly, vivacious daughter would never take her own life.

As she searches Grace’s perfume-scented room, filled with smiling photos, she uncovers secrets her little girl had been hiding. Secrets that could put her in terrible danger too.

But Kat’s determined to find out what really happened to Grace on the night she died, whatever it takes…

This addictive and heart-pounding psychological thriller will keep you gripped late into the night.

About the Book

Sarah A. Denzil is a British suspense writer from Derbyshire. In her alternative life–AKA Sarah Dalton–she writes speculative fiction for teenagers, including The Blemished, Mary Hades and White Hart.

Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her partner, enjoying the scenic countryside and rather unpredictable weather. 

Saving April, Sarah’s debut suspense thriller, is a psychological look into the minds of the people around us who we rarely even consider – our neighbours. What do we really know about them, and what goes on when the doors are closed?

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New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cozy Kettle by Liz Eeles @lizeelesauthor @bookouture #bookreview #newstartsandcherrytartsatthecozykettle

Happy Wednesday bibliophiles!

I absolutely adored this second chance romance and I am so excited to share my review with you! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Liz Eeles for this charming tale!🍒

My Thoughts

This was a sweet story bursting with charm, friendship, love, and second chances!

Just like a cherry tart this book was sweet and satisfying! This book was filled with A plethora of things I love in a book; A lovable main character, a wonderful small-town setting, a cast of interesting and quirky characters, and an adorable second chance romance. Not to mention that a book shop features prominently in this book, and who doesn’t love that? Liz Eeles has spun a story guaranteed to make you smile and leave you wanting more!

The book starts out with Callie running late to work and worried because this will not impress her new boss. Callie lives in a charming small town and works in a quaint bookshop. Callie’s New boss Flora is understanding and she also want some input on how to improve the bookshop. Callie has an idea of bringing in a coffee maker and before she knows it she is in charge of opening up a new café. Callie is not only busy with the café opening, but she is also busy dodging her ex, her first love, Noah. Noah is back in town after being absent for eight years, he also has moved to New York and is only back to help his brother with some renovations. Of course Callie and Noah keep crossing paths. Perhaps Callie had made some wrong assumptions all those years ago. But when someone tries to sabotage the café Callie does not know who to trust. Will Callie and Noah re-kindle the flame?

There really was such a remarkable cast of characters in this book. Callie was so likable she really had a heart of gold and there was so much growth in her throughout this book. Stanley, Callie’s 80-year-old grandfather stole every scene he was in. He was going through a bit of a late life crisis wanting to skydive, run marathons, and no longer sugarcoating things. Becca was another character that really really stood out to me she was a young lady with anxiety and a sweet spirit, she had a vulnerability about her that really touched me. There are so many other wonderful characters in this book and I strongly encourage you to pick it up so you can meet them all! Absolutely recommend!

*** Big thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Fans of Cathy Bramley, Debbie Johnson and Jenny Colgan will fall in love with the Cosy Kettle café, where slices of lemon meringue pie are served in the sun-dappled garden – and where Callie’s new beginning collides with an old flame…

After yet another failed romance, twenty-six-year-old Callie Fulbright is giving up on love. She’s determined to throw all her efforts into her very own, brand-new café: The Cosy Kettle. Serving hot tea, cherry tarts and a welcoming smile to the friendly locals proves to be the perfect distraction, and Callie feels a flush of pride at the fledging business she’s built.

But her new-found confidence is soon put to the test when her gorgeous ex reappears in the quaint little village. She’ll never forget the heartache Noah caused her years ago, but when they bump into each other on the cobbled streets of Honeyford she can’t help but feel a flutter in her chest…

As Callie and Noah share laughter and memories, she starts to wonder if this could be her second chance at happiness. But when Callie discovers that someone is mysteriously trying to ruin the café’s reputation… she has an awful suspicion that Noah knows who’s involved.

Was she wrong to ever trust him again? And can she find out who’s behind the lies and rumours, before it’s too late for the Cosy Kettle?

About the Author

Liz began her writing career as a journalist and press officer before deciding that she’d rather have the freedom of making things up as a novelist. 

Being short-listed in the Corvus ‘Love at First Write’ competition and the Novelicious search for a new women’s fiction star gave Liz the push she needed to keep putting pen to paper …. and ‘Annie’s Holiday by the Sea’ (her first published novel) is the result. 

Liz lives on the South Coast with her family and, when she’s not writing, likes to spend time walking by the sea, and trying to meditate. Her ambition is to be serene one day …. she’s still got a long way to go.

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Her Closest Friend by Clare Boyd @clareboydclark @bookouture #bookreview #herclosestfriend

Happy Monday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you my review for this crazy ride of a book! A huge thank you to Noelle for my invitation and to Clare Boyd for her wacky words!🍀

My Thoughts

a deliciously disturbing tale brimming with deceit! have you ever finished a book with your eyes popping out of your head, your jaw dropping to the floor, and you’re thinking WTAF? That was this book. Clare Boyd has constructed one crazy ride of a book! This was a book that got more and more unsettling as it progressed, I kept turning those pages frantically because I had to see what could possibly happen next. Toxic friendship is an understatement, Naomi and Sophie brought toxic to new levels!

Naomi and Sophie have been friends since university but their friendship is pretty dysfunctional at best downright toxic at worst. They share a secret between them a secret that will define them, their future, and their friendship. Two pretty unhinged women with a unhealthy dependency upon one another. I really can’t say much more than that, this is a book best gone into with no knowledge. Just know it is packed full of unlikable, untrustworthy, and unstable characters doing despicable things. This is a book that will leave you feeling unsettled and uncomfortable. It is both brilliant and bewildering! Recommend!

*** A big thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

Pop music blares from the radio. She sings drunkenly from the backseat. The thrash of windscreen wipers against the driving rain. The screech of tyres. A thud. 

 

Naomi and I are best friends.

School runs, dog walks, a shoulder to cry on over a glass of wine, we’re inseparable.

But now my husband has walked out, I need her more than ever.

I know she will help me pick up the pieces.

Because she knows about the lie I told to protect her.

She knows how much I’ve sacrificed for this friendship. 

And she’d never let anyone hurt me.

Would she?

 

This extraordinary page-turner will suck you in from the very first page and keep you gripped until the breathtaking finale. Fans of The Wife Between UsThe Girl Before and Gone Girl will adore this twisted tale of toxic female friendship. 

About the Author

Clare lives with her husband and their two daughters in Surrey, where her little green shed at the bottom of the garden provides a haven for her writing life. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold.

 

 

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Twitter:  https://twitter.com/clareboydclark

 

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The Girl Across the Street by Vikki Patis @PatisVikki @bookouture #bookreview #thegirlacrossthestreet

Happy Sunday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this dark domestic thriller! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and to Vikki Patis for her wonderful words!🌷

My Thoughts
A dark deceptive domestic thriller that kept me unsettled throughout!

I really enjoyed Vikki Patis’s debut The Diary, so I was really excited to get my hands on this book! This was another cleverly crafted story taut with tension and emotion. The story dealt with some tough issues but Miss Patis handle them with a loving and compassionate hand. Life is messy, complicated, and tough, on both sides of the tracks.

Two Women living two seemingly completely different lives. Isla is married living a very affluent life, Beth is hard-working just skirting the line of poverty. The two women’s Paz first cross late one night at the site of a hit and run accident. Both women are a bit lonely, both feel a bit trapped, and both of them find friendship in the other. However as the story progresses secrets and ulterior motives are exposed, will their friendship survive? What happens when your walls are penetrated and someone sees what is going on behind closed doors?

The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Isla and Beth. This really let us see the entire picture, with the truth being revealed to us one layer at a time. The characters are all extremely well drawn. Some of them likable some of them not so much, i’m looking at you Judith. I found Isla extremely sympathetic she was a character I definitely was rooting for. Beth had me a little more conflicted, I was never quite sure what her end game was. The book was well paced with tension throughout and I was constantly on edge and unsettled. The ending was unexpected and satisfying! Recommend!

** Big thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

You’re hiding a secret that only she can see.

 

Her name is Beth. She came into my life when I needed her the most. We lead very different lives, but she’s the only person who understands me.

 

She was the only other witness to the terrible accident on the street between our homes. The only person who saw the cracks in my perfect life before I had the chance to cover them up.

 

It’s been so long since I’ve had a friend. Someone to talk to, to listen to, to laugh and dream with.

 

Beth would never do anything to hurt me.

 

She only wants what’s best for me, for my marriage.

 

Doesn’t she?

 

An unputdownable psychological suspense thriller that will grip you until the very last page. Perfect for fans of Gone GirlThe Girl on the Train and The Couple Next Door.

 

About the Author

Vikki Patis is an author and blogger, as well as an avid reader and book reviewer. When she isn’t working as a Regulatory Affairs Manager, she can usually be found drinking tea, baking cakes, or taking walks in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner and two cats.

 

Social Media Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/vikkipatis/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/PatisVikki

WEBSITE: https://vikkipatis.com/ 

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