Friday, 13 April 2018

Cover reveal and Book description : Tell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes

                                                            THE BLURB

Tell her all your secrets and she’ll tell you all her lies…

Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her 6 a.m. morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries.

When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either…

Against her better judgement she anonymously contacts him on a dating site. Messaging him could mean the end of her marriage and her career, but she needs to know if his motives are genuine.

When Andrew is found dead in his home, grief quickly turns to fear when messages from him continue to arrive on Lorna’s phone. Somebody knows her secret and wants to use it to destroy everything she has.

Will she risk her family and her sanity to keep her secret? Will she risk her life…?

                                                               AUTHOR BIO

Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.

Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003 and her ninth novel, THE REUNION, will be published February 2018. You can pre-order now! Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on 'real life fiction'. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, 'What if this happened to me or my family?'

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING says "We’re big fans of Samantha Hayes. Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping..."

To find out more, visit her website
Or connect with Samantha on Facebook
And she's on Twitter @samhayes


PUBLICATION DATE : 25th May 2018

PUBLISHER : BookouTure

GENRE : Crime,Mystery,psychological thriller


Monday, 9 April 2018

Blog Tour Review : Not That I Could Tell

Not That I Could Tell Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

                          BLOG TOUR REVIEW

How well do you really know your neighbours when appearances can be deceiving? No one truly ever knows what goes on behind closed doors

Clara,Izzy,Natalie,Randi,Rhoda and Kirstin gather around a fire pit to enjoy a rare child free Saturday night.Glasses in hand,they drink too much and share secrets they wish,perhaps they hadn't.

The single newcomer,the imperfect mother,the new-born parents,the military wife,the almost divorcee.

Come Monday morning,one of them is gone.

During the ensuing police investigation,friendships are tested,and loyalties divided as the women ask themselves whether they should have noticed that their friend and neighbours life wasn't as perfect as it seemed.

The story is narrated in the duel perspectives of Clara who is married to Benny and has two small children Thomas and Maddie.And Izzy who is a newcomer to the neighbourhood,single and works at the local radio station.Clara`s chapters where my favourite parts of the story.Clara had a secret,something that happened in her past and isn't revealed until towards the end of the book.This secret added mystery and intrigue to the story and explained why Clara was so determined to find out what had happened to Kirstin and her young children and why she tried to warn Izzy about her fears for Izzy`s safety.I really liked Natalie`s young daughter Hallie,children have a uncanny knack of seeing things that adults don't and yet no one ever listens to what they are saying.I found Izzy`s self pitying attitude over certain aspects of her life irritating.My favourite parts of her story were the stunning descriptions of the trails where she went hiking and the couple of chapters where she found herself in a life threatening situation.Interspersed throughout the book where italicized chapters by a unknown person,it's not obvious who this person is until towards the end of the book.

This is a riveting story about how Kristin`s disappearance affects the lives and friendships of the other women during and after the investigation.Part domestic drama,part mystery thriller it isn't fast paced but it is a enjoyable,Intreguing read.The characters were vivid and realistic and there was a couple of unexpected twists towards the end of the story.This is the first book that I have read by this author and it most definitely won't be my last.

PUBLICATION DATE : 5th April 2018

PUBLISHER : Hodder & Staughton

GENRE : Mystery & Thriller

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Cover Reveal : One Little Lie by Sam Carrington


‘I’m Alice. And my son is a murderer.’
Deborah’s son was killed four years ago. Alice’s son is in prison for committing that crime.

Deborah would give anything to have her boy back, and Alice would do anything to right her son’s wrongs.

Driven by guilt and the need for redemption, Alice has started a support group for parents with troubled children. But as the network begins to grow, she soon finds out just how easy it is for one little lie to spiral out of control…

They call it mother’s intuition, but can you ever really know your own child?

A twisty and unnerving thriller about the price of motherhood and the unthinkable things we do to protect our children. Perfect for fans of Cara Hunter and Laura Marshall

                                                               AUTHOR BIO

Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband and three children. She worked for the NHS for fifteen years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist. SAVING SOPHIE, her debut psychological thriller, published in September 2016. It became a Kindle eBook bestseller, with the paperback hitting The Bookseller Heatseeker chart at #8. Sam was named an Amazon Rising Star of 2016. Her second psychological thriller, BAD SISTER, published in October 2017 in ebook and December in paperback. ONE LITTLE LIE follows in July 2018.

                                                                  THE COVER




GENRE : Pschological Thriller

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Review: Lying To You

Lying To You Lying To You by Amanda Reynolds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As all readers know,when you start reading the second book by a author who's first book was absolutely brilliant there is always that fear in the back of your mind that their second book won't be as good.Well I can honestly say that I enjoyed reading Lying To You just as much as Close To Me

The death of her mother has forced Jess Tidy to return to the small village where she grew up.Ten years ago Jess had made a accusation that resulted in her teacher Mark Winter,despite his claims of being innocent being convicted and sent to prison for three years.Mark and his devoted wife Karen still live in the village and Jess`s sudden return will result in secrets and lies being uncovered and the truth of what happened on that night finally being revealed.

This riveting story is narrated by Jess,Mark and Karen through different mediums.The events before,during and after the funeral are narrated in chapters that alternate between Jess and Karen.Interspersed throughout the book are chapters where Jess is talking about her life to a councillor.Mark tells his version of the events leading up to and on that terrible night in the form of a book.I thought it was ingenious how the author used this book within a book method as a way for the reader to learn Mark`s version of events through the eyes of Karen as she covertly read her husband's writing.The characters in this story are vivid and realistic,Jess,Karen and Mark where deeply flawed characters who`s lives and the lives of the people around them had been torn apart by whatever happened in the past.The narratives where very unreliable,you were not sure who`s version of events you should believe until the truth was revealed in the very last chapter.

This is a gripping,well written,page turner that had me hooked in from beginning to end.Actually,i was enjoying this book so much,i wanted to stay up and finish it last night but my poor old eyes had other ideas.Well worth more than five stars,this is definitely going to be one of my favourite books of this year.

                                                                 AUTHOR BIO

Amanda Reynolds lives in the Cotswolds with her family where she writes full-time. Her debut novel, Close To Me, is an Amazon Kindle Top 30 bestseller. Her second book, another psychological suspense, is due out in 2018

PUBLICATION DATE : 1st April 2018

PUBLISHER : Headline / Wildfire

GENRE : Pschological Thriller


Saturday, 31 March 2018

Review: Her Greatest Mistake

Her Greatest Mistake Her Greatest Mistake by Sarah Simpson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What was Eve’s greatest mistake?

Marrying Gregg? Leaving him? Or leaving him alive

She thought there was no way he would find them,she hoped they were finally free.After suffering ten years of mental and physical abuse,living every day being manipulated and controlled by Gregg,her psychopathic,twisted ex husband.Eve packed up their belongings and fled to Cornwall with their young son Jack.But no matter how hard she tries to give Jack a normal life ,she is still constantly looking over her shoulder and living in fear.Because she knows Gregg will never stop hunting for them and one day when she is least expecting it.....he will find them.

This creepy,sinister thriller is narrated in the first person point of view by Eve.The chapters flip back and forth between before and 2016.The before chapters chronicle Eve`s ten years of hell with Gregg.I have never been able to understand how people like Gregg keep their true nature hidden for months or even years until they move in or marry their victim and then the abusers behaviour completely changes sometimes overnight.The 2016 chapters are set in Cornwall,three years after Eve fled her immaculate home.Despite outwardly appearances she is still struggling mentally due to Gregg`s years of abuse.I really liked and felt so much sympathy for Eve and her son Jack who was fourteen years old in the chapters set in 2016 and didn't behave like the obnoxious teenagers that you find in so many books and films.Has Gregg found them and if he has then why is he terrorising them again after so many years of silence?

Opening with a intense,chilling prologue,this is a spine chilling,gripping,well written debut psychological thriller.The characters are vived and realistic and the twists and turns really keep the reader guessing.I felt so many different emotions as the story unfolded including sadness,fear,intense hatred,anger and sympathy.I really enjoyed this heart string pulling thriller and look forward to reading more books by this author in the future.

                                                                AUTHOR BIO

Her Greatest Mistake, is Sarah's debut psychological thriller available from the 1st of April, 2018.

Always a deep thinking child, Sarah supposed that one day - she'd become a writer. So many hours consumed by reading, lost in the fantasy worlds of Enid Blyton. Always a people watcher, wondering what is ensuing behind the eyes. But as is often the case, life gripped her hand, and led her along a different path. She graduated first with a business degree and then with a psychology degree. After completing post-graduate studies, Sarah worked as a therapist within the varied field of mental health. This path has gifted her an invaluable understanding of life and of people. Now a writer; she could never have been without these experiences.

She wanted to write about life and as with her debut novel, Her Greatest Mistake – perhaps travel the darker aspects of life and relationships.

Her Greatest Mistake is a story of how life can so easily take a wrong turn, twisting and spinning in a nightmare fashion. It is told through the eyes of the main female protagonist, Eve, who is a psychologist. It explores how it is not always what we see, what we know, but more perhaps - what we don’t see and what maybe we don’t know. The readers journey with Eve, will involve moments of sadness, darkness, happiness, guilt, hate, fear but above all love.

Her Greatest Mistake also reflects on the relationship between truth and lies and how really, there is very little absolute truth, only ever perspective. A perspective couloured by life and personal experiences in a moment of time.

When writing, Sarah is able to temporarily evaporate into another world, completely losing herself to the imagination. She becomes so engulfed by the story, hours slip away in the guise of minutes and the environment fades somewhere in to the distance. Even when she's not writing, she is never far removed from the evolving story of her characters, and the wonderings of their motives.

Sarah now lives in Cornwall with her husband and three children, German Shepherd and cat.

Sarah’s second novel will be released later this year.

PUBLICATION DATE : 1st April 2018


GENRE : Pschological thriller


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Review: Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson

Last Night Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved Two Sisters and The Girl Who Came Back so I was a very very happy reader when I was approved for a arc of Mr Wilkinson`s latest stand alone thriller Last Night.And oh boy what a brilliant thriller this is,packed full of twists,red herrings,secrets,betrayals and misconceptions.

We follow Rose Denton`s desperate quest to find out how and why in the early hours of the morning she woke up in her car,in a field.There was blood on the windshield and the bonnet,it wasn't her blood and there were no signs of anything or anyone that she could have hit with her car.We also learn that Rose and her husband Dann are separating,one of Roses`s old friends has suddenly started hanging around outside her house.Tyler,the boyfriend of Rose and Dan`s daughter Olivia has mysteriously disappeared and Rose is having problems at the IT sales company where she works.We also get occasional glimpses into Rose`s past,the things she used get up to when she was Olivia`s age and the group of friends she used to hang out with.Rose was a wonderful,vivid character who had a wicked sense of humour,I found myself laughing out loud a number of times at her witty thoughts.She had no memory of how she got from the hotel where she was on a business trip,into her car and wound up in a field miles away.As she begins to uncover secrets and lies she begins to doubt herself and the people around her.

This is a gripping,riveting,page turner that had me hooked in from the first sentence right through to the unexpected,omg final page.I would happily recommend Kerry Wilkinson`s books to anyone who loves a well written,thoroughly enjoyable thriller.

                                                                 Author BIO

Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States. His book, Ten Birthdays, won the RNA award for Young Adult Novel of the Year in 2018.

As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy - a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults - a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.

Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like 'barm' and 'ginnel'.

When he's short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he's not, he writes it all down

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PUBLICATION DATE : 28 March 2018

PUBLISHER : Bookouture

GENRE : Pschological thriller,Crime & Mystery


Review: The Friend

The Friend The Friend by Teresa Driscoll
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sophie has suddenly found herself trapped in every loving parents worst nightmare.She is on a train,hours from.home and has just received a chilling phone call.Her four year old son Ben and his young friend are in hospital after a serious accident.

Sophie is at her wits end,she thought Ben would be safe with her best friend Emma.Someone Sophie had bared her soul to,despite the village rumours.But now Sophie is beginning to wonder if she has made a unforgivable mistake.

Because how well does she know Emma? Should she have trusted her to take care of her precious son?

Sophie is about to discover the truth.And her life will never be the same.

It is absolutely terrifying when your child is gravely ill in hospital and you aren't with them,believe me I know from personal experience.So I could fully understand Sophie`s fear,guilt and desperate need to get to the hospital as quickly as possible.Trapped on a train with nothing else to do but panic and wait for updates on her son`s condition,Sophie takes us into the past and goes over the events leading up to her current situation.Through her eyes we meet the residents of the small village of Tedbury where she lives with her husband Mark and their young son Ben.Like most other small communities everyone knows everyone else's business and what they don't know,they make up.We get to see the inner workings of Sophie and Mark`s marriage,how and where she met Emma and the effect that seemingly innocent meeting had on her life and relashionships.There are parts that are voiced by other characters including Mark and Emma but the story is mainly voiced by our protagonist Sophie.

I really enjoyed this well written,gripping thriller,it was intense,creepy and had a twist that I definitely didn't see coming.There where a few parts that where quite hard to read and I really felt a lot of sympathy for one character.This story really played with my emotions at times,a emotional roller coaster ride from the first page to the last.

                                                                  AUTHOR BIO


Teresa Driscoll is a former BBC TV news presenter and now international #1 bestselling author. Her debut psychological suspense I AM WATCHING YOU hit Kindle NUMBER ONE in the UK, USA and Australia. Her second thriller THE FRIEND went straight into the UK Kindle bestseller chart.
Teresa's novels have been sold for translation in 15 languages. She also writes women's fiction; RECIPES FOR MELISSA was auctioned at the Frankfurt book fair between seven German publishers and her second women's fiction title is LAST KISS GOODNIGHT.
During her long career as a journalist, Teresa worked for newspapers, magazines and television, including 15 years presenting the BBC TV news programme Spotlight. Covering crime for so long, she was deeply moved by the haunting impact on the relatives, the friends and the witnesses and it is those ripples she explores now in her darker fiction.
Teresa lives in glorious Devon with her family and blogs regularly about her "writing life" at her website 

PUBLICATION DATE : 22 March 2018

PUBLISHER : Thomas & Mercer

GENRE : Pschological Thriller