#BlogTour #BookReview – Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner @Ronnie__Turner @HQDigitalUK

This has been such an amazing Blog Tour for Ronnie so far, and the support surrounding this debut from all her followers is astounding.  She has received some pretty top reviews that far outshine those that witter on that this tale was “too complex” for them, and I have to say that I am on “Team Ronnie” when it comes to Lies Between Us.

51ZJAzdewoL‘Will they ever learn the truth?

Three people, leading very different lives, are about to be brought together – with devastating consequences…

John has a perfect life, until the day his daughter goes missing.

Maisie cares for her patients, but hides her own traumatic past.

Miller should be an innocent child, but is obsessed with something he can’t have.

They all have something in common, though none of them know it – and the truth won’t stay hidden for long…’

John, and his wife Jules, have it all, until one day in 2015 their daughter, Bonnie, is taken and their world falls apart.  The investigation is at a standstill and the police don’t know where to look, but it is clear that this family is being targeted by someone rather sinister.

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#BlogTour #BookReview – The Anniversary by Hilary Boyd @HilaryBoyd @JennyPlatt90

The Anniversary is a book that will test your emotions.  It is powerfully real, incredibly heartfelt and the storytelling is rather exquisite.

41trINkR6BL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_‘Is the one you tried to forget the one you can’t live without?

Stella once thought that if she never saw Jack again, it would be too soon.  But life has other plans for her and her stubborn, handsome ex-husband.

Looking after their daughter in a time of need, Stella finds herself unwillingly reunited with the man she shared the best years of her life with – followed by the worst.

Where tragedy once tore them apart, now Stella and Jack are being drawn back together. But each of them has a new partner and a new life.

Should they fight temptation?  Should the past remain the past?  Or are some loves simply meant to be?’

Stella and Jack had a happy life together all those years ago.  They didn’t merely co-exist, they were in love and their lives were made even better when their children came along.  Until one day, tragedy struck and everything was thrown into a whirlwind.

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#BookReview – An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena @TransworldBooks @ThomasssHill @sharilapena

Unsettling descriptions, a terrifying plot and an array of differing characters is what makes Lapena a bestselling author.  She fails to disappoint and I always look forward to what she has in store.

51Ey4Qk6KfL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg‘We can’t choose the strangers we meet.

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance.

Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in – or out. And then the first body is found . . . and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them – and nowhere to run.

Until we find ourselves in a situation we can’t escape. Trapped.’

Lapena has brought the Agatha Christie style ‘whodunnit’ into the 21st century, adding her own style in the process.  You never quite know where you are going to be taken, nor who to trust, which makes it all the more excitable.

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#BookReview – Believe Me by J P Delaney @QuercusBooks @Hannah_Robbo

Believe Me has a beginning that pulls you straight into the world of Claire.  A world where you need to have confidence to get by, and luckily for Claire, she is a pretty damn good actress.  She has the ability to become anyone she wants… but is she cunning enough to get herself out of an incredibly sticky situation?

41GCiWhAS5L._AC_US218_‘Claire Wright likes to play other people.

A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands.

When one of her targets becomes the subject of a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting skills to help lure their suspect into a confession. But right from the start, she has doubts about the part she’s being asked to play. Is Patrick Fogler really a killer… Or the only decent husband she’s ever met? And is there more to this set-up than she’s being told?

And that’s when Claire realises she’s playing the deadliest role of her life…’

Delaney writes with mesmerising force and captures tense moments perfectly that leave you lapping up each page vigorously.  This is a book that you will pick up and not want to put back down.  Believe Me has a storyline you will not forget.

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#BookReview – Resin by Ane Riel @alisonbarrow @TransworldBooks @AuthorAneRiel #ResinBook

Resin is a book about a young girl.  A book that shows how children are so easily influenced and how us adults can mould their world in a way that they believe whatever we want them to, because all we want to do is protect them.  However, some people show their need to love and protect in different ways to others.

5111nYB7IzL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg‘Liv died when she was just six years old. At least, that’s what the authorities think.

Her father knew he was the only one who could keep her safe in this world. So one evening he left the isolated house his little family called home, he pushed their boat out to sea and watched it ruin on the rocks. Then he walked the long way into town to report his only child missing.

But behind the boxes and the baskets crowding her Dad’s workshop, Liv was hiding. This way her Dad had said, she’d never have to go to school; this way, she’d never have to leave her parents.

This way, Liv would be safe.’

A harrowing introduction shows how something so sinister can appear so completely normal for a child, and the different perspectives of this world of theirs is captivating.  We witness Liv’s point of view on life and discover why her father, Jens, is the way he is.  He appears normal to the outside world, however he is anything but.

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#BlogTour #BookReview #GuestPost – Sky’s The Limit by Janie Millman @ChezCastillon @DomePress

I am so appreciative of being invited to do blog tours, and especially with the case of Sky’s The Limit.  I have been able to submerge myself wholly into climates afar and smell the aromas of differing places with this delicious read; it is one that will take your breath away and is the perfect tonic for a summer’s eve.


‘Sky is devastated when she finds that her husband is in love with someone else, even more that it is her oldest friend Nick. She has lost the two most important men in her life and can’t ever trust either of them again.

To escape, she goes alone on a dream trip to Marrakesh and meets Gail, on a mission to meet the father of her child, a man she loved but thought did not want her.

In Marrakesh, Sky and Gail both find unexpected joys – and surprises. For Sky these lead to France, to a beautiful chateau and a family whose relationships seem as complicated as her own.’

From the moment I clasped open this book to the second I turned its final page, I cannot help but commend Janie for the way she fabulously pours her soul into each character and helps them creatively be a part of this story.  Sky’s The Limit is about taking chances, reuniting love and finding inner peace.  And the spell-binding locations of Marrakech and South West France really add emphasis to the exoticness and simplicity of this tale.

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#BlogTour #BookReview – Puzzle Girl by Rachael Featherstone @WRITERachael @DomePress

Puzzle Girl is a read that is full of energy, with hilarious and eager characters and plenty of every day moments that all of us will come across at one time or another. Rachael writes with flavour and the perfect amount of attitude that I feel helps develop certain characters well, and push those along that need a little encouragement in taking a hold of their life.

Puzzle Girl bc-1.jpg‘Love is a riddle waiting to be solved…

Clued-up career girl Cassy Brookes has life under control until one disastrous morning changes everything.

When she finds herself stuck in a doctor’s surgery, a cryptic message left in a crossword magazine sends her on a search to find the mysterious puzzle-man behind it.  Cassy is soon torn between tracking down her elusive dream guy, and outwitting her nightmare workmate, the devious Martin.

Facing a puzzling love-life, will she ever be able to fit the pieces together and discover the truth behind this enigmatic man?’

There are plenty of things going on in this book, never a dull moment as they say, as Cassie seems to stumble from one problem to the next.  She is an incredibly likeable character and a heroine at the heart of all of us.  She is the classic girl next door that sometimes doesn’t think before she acts; although we have all been there.

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