BLOG TOUR, BOOK REVIEW - The Woman Inside by Anna-Lou Weatherley


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Daisey Garrett wakes up in a hospital bed. She remembers her boyfriend has left her for another woman but she doesn’t remember what happened to her. The night she was attacked in her own home.


Daisey shouldn’t be alive but against all odds, she’s survived an ordeal most would never recover from. And her new friend and roommate Iris will help her get back on her feet.


But Daisey’s mind is broken. She’s on edge, drinking too much and as she sits across from her cheating ex, Luke, in the beautiful home they once shared together, she can’t shake the feeling that she is being watched.


Yet tiny fragments of Daisey’s memory are starting to come back to her.


The missing pieces of that fateful summer night are beginning to surface…


The lies she told the police.


The lies Luke told her.


Iris will help her find the truth, won’t she?

Our memories are a integral part of our DNA, they are a important part of our identities and help create who we are.So just imagine if you knew that something terrible had happened to you but you couldn't remember any of the details. Now imagine that the incident had happened in the one place where you are supposed to feel safe and secure....your own home. Your attacker has never been caught and you can't escape the feeling that you are being watched. Is it just your paranoid brain playing tricks on you or is your attacker patiently biding their time,waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike again?

This is the reality that our heroine Daisey finds herself having to live with in this gripping thriller that has a plot which is essentially about identity and control. I thought that the author's portrayals of Daisey's fear,mistrust and confusion as she battled with her fears and anxieties were very realistic. Her conflicting emotions when she started experiencing flashbacks of her attack. Disney's situation wasn't made any easier by her cruel and manipulative ex fiance. At least she could trust her new flatmate Iris....right? It was obvious from the moment that she was introduced into the story that there was something not quite right about her character. She had constant mood swings, was sly and manipulative and if I'm honest a bit on the creepy side. Could Daisey really trust her or was she just a pawn in Iris's twisted game?

The investigation into the attack on Daisey and the killer's previous two victims was led by Detective Dan Riley,who as well as trying to unravel the complexities of the case,was also dealing with having a new boss and some issues in his private life. These issues were not mentioned very often,just enough times to add dimension to his character without drawing too much attention away from the main story. I really liked Detective Riley and I enjoyed the banter and camaraderie between him and his work partner DS Lucy Davis. 

Occasionally the story slipped back in time and we followed the story of the birth and childhood of Rosie and her twin brother. These chapters really pulled at my heart strings at times and were also quite chilling in places. But how did the twins story fit into the events that were unfolding in the future.

This is a extremely well written,uniquely plotted, enthralling thriller that had me hooked in from the first page. The very sensitive issues that were covered throughout the story were written with care, understanding and sensitivity. The characters were vivid and diverse, the story was nicely paced and a sense of danger and foreboding permeated the pages. Although this is the forth book in the Detective Dan Riley series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. A very enjoyable read and very highly recommended.

                                                          Author Bio:

Anna-Lou began her career as a dancer but a moped accident in Ibiza put paid to those aspirations and so she went back to her first and one true love – writing! She re-trained as a journalist, specialising mainly in women’s interest and celebrity, becoming the Editor of J-17 and Smash Hits as well as writing for a host of women’s magazines.


Anna-Lou has written three Adult Fiction titles – Vengeful Wives and Wicked Wives, both published by Avon in the UK and Bookouture in the US and Canada and Pleasure Island published by Bookouture.


To find out more about Anna's novels, go to https://www.facebook.com/annalouweatherleyauthor/ or follow https://twitter.com/annaloulondon on Twitter.

PUBLICATION DATE: 13th January 2021

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BLOG TOUR, BOOK REVIEW - Dishonoured by Jem Tugwell


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Dan has worked hard for the perfect life. He has a loving wife, beautiful kids, a fabulous home and is a successful businessman. 
One afternoon Dan steps onto his usual train and sees the waitress who served him an hour earlier. It all seemed so normal, but it was the most dreadful mistake. Four stops later, Dan is a criminal who has lost everything. He’d only just met her, so why did she destroy him—and why did she say 'Sorry'? 
Dan battles through a web of lies and deceit to clear his name and win his life back, but first, he needs to find out who plotted his downfall.

They say that life is too short to wake up with regrets but I don't think that many of us can honestly say that we haven't make a decision that we have later regretted or had thoughts of what if pass through our minds.

Our main character Dan didn't have any regrets when he woke up on that fateful day, in fact Dan's life was perfect, he had a luxurious home, a loving second wife, two adorable children, his son Paul from his first marriage and he was just about to sign the paperwork for a deal that would make him a large sum of money and ensure that his children's future's were safe and secure. But, by the end of that same day, two seemingly insignificant decisions would result in him losing everything and his perfect life descending into a living nightmare of bullying, paranoia, fear and mistrust.

We follow Dan as he tries to figure out who has set him up and why? Who disliked him to such an extent that they were prepared to go to such elaborate lengths to ruin his life? Was their motive a simple case of jealousy, hatred, greed, revenge or someone's idea of a very sick joke? Why, out of the millions and millions of people who lived and worked in London had they targeted Dan? As he works way through all the possible suspects in his life,he struggles to contain the thoughts and emotions that he has kept locked away in his head. He also has to cope with the changes in his lifestyle, the lack of money,having nowhere to live, grubby clothing and mixing with people who are underprivileged and from the other side of the social standings. As Dan's journey unfolded, I experienced mixed bag of feelings about his character, there was aspects about him that I liked and aspects that I didnt. I loved how kind he was to Terry, the war veteran but I also suspected that there could have been an ulterior motive behind his actions. Most of the secondary characters were untrustworthy and some were quite unlikable,the stand out ones being Gaz and Tel. My favourite characters were Anomaly (Emina) and her friend Kev, I thought Anomaly was a fantastic character.

This is a very well written,character driven,gripping thriller that keeps the reader guessing and has some unexpected plot twists and turns. The diverse cast of characters were well rounded,realistic and believable. This is surprisingly this author's first psychological thriller and I look forward to reading more in the future.

                                                                        Author Bio – 

Jem Tugwell was born in Berkshire and Dishonoured is his first psychological thriller.

Jem’s first two critically acclaimed novels, Proximity and No Signal are exciting crime fiction novels set in the near future, featuring DI Clive Lussac and his partner Zoe Jordan.

Jem has a Crime Writing MA from City University, an MBA and a BSc in Computer Science and in a past life, Jem had a successful career in IT and investment management. Jem's loves are snowboarding, old cars and bikes. 

He lives in Surrey with his wife and has two children.

Social Media Links – 

Jem: http://www.jemtugwell.com/ 
Twitter: @JemTugwell

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BLOG TOUR,BOOK REVIEW - The Missing Woman by Georgina Cross


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They live in the big houses on the pretty street. Those other women, as we call them. And to think I used to want to be like them, to have their money and happiness, to live and laugh and play like them. Not any more.


It’s the fourth of July and the whole town is gathered at the local pool. Through the sweltering afternoon, we single mothers don’t mix with the other women––the ones with the perfect lives and happy marriages. Women like Sabine Miller. But when Sabine shoots me a desperate look across the water and suddenly disappears, my blood runs cold…


Running to the back gate, all I find is a silver charm bracelet she dropped on her way out. I convince myself I’m imagining things until Sabine’s husband Mark appears. When he realizes she’s missing, he phones the cops straight away. “Someone has been threatening Sabine,” he says. “Now they’ve kidnapped her.”


Hours later, I wish I’d run faster. The whole town is searching the streets, calling Sabine’s name over and over. On the TV, Mark is begging for someone to bring his wife home.


The truth is, I was the last person to see her alive––and it’s killing me inside. Now the cops are at my door asking questions. I’m terrified they’ll find out what happened years ago between me and Sabine. Something I’ve never told anyone.


But I need to tell someone. Can you keep a secret?

Welcome to Green Cove,a community that is situated at the base of the Appalachian Mountains and where the rich and beautiful with their lavish houses are separated from the not so wealthy by a golf course and a nature reserve. Our main character and narrator of this gripping thriller Erica had at one time wanted to be able to mingle amongst the likes of Sabine Miller and her beautiful friends Monica and Carol but those desires swiftly change when Sabine mysteriously disappears. After Erica and her best friend Tish find themselves caught up in the investigation, it gradually becomes apparent that life isn't always greener on the other side. Their apparently safe and secure neighbourhood is a hot bed of secrets,lies and deceit but what is the truth behind Sabine's disappearance? As is common in this age of social media,certain members of the community have their own opinions and are not shy about sharing them on the community Facebook Group Post where they had the opportunity to pass judgement without fear of recriminations. Almost every character in this story was harbouring some sort of secret including Erica herself and I can't honestly say that I thought any of the characters were very likeable although I did feel a bit of sympathy for Sabine once the truth about her situation was revealed. I also felt some empathy for younger Erica during the chapters that were set twenty five years in the past. 

After opening with a intense prologue the story is then quite a slow burner until you reach the last quarter of the book where it becomes a full blown, intense psychological thriller. The plot held my attention throughout the story which contains some unexpected twists and turns and some clever reader manipulation by the author. Georgina Cross is a very talented author and I look forward to reading many more of her books in the future.


                                                           Author Bio:

Georgina Cross is the author of works of domestic suspense, psychological suspensed thriller.

She is represented by Rachel Beck with Liza Dawson Associates with her suspense fiction appealing to readers of The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle, The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth, and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Georgina has been writing since she was a child. Notebooks & floppy discs filled with stories: adventures growing up in New Orleans and tales from Malaysia & England where her family lives. After graduating from Louisiana State University, she pursued a career in marketing & communications and founded Susie's Wish non-profit which sends patients with life threatening illnesses to the beach. She spends time with her husband and their combined family of four sons watching plenty of scary movies and is thrilled to be a full-time author.


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Twitter: @GCrossAuthor
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Instagram: GeorginaCrossAuthor

Publication Day: Jan 6th 2021


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BLOG TOUR, BOOK EXCERPT - Single Mother by Samantha Hayes


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I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the inheritance, I walked us right into a dangerous trap.

I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she found that little pile of bones buried in the garden.

And now she’s missing…

A jaw-dropping, addictive and totally twisty psychological thriller that will have you sleeping with the light on! Perfect for anyone who loved The Girl on the TrainFriend Request or The Wife Between Us.  


Drizzle mists the air as she walks briskly through the deserted streets, the bag heavy in her hand. Her hood is up, her head down, watching her feet tread the wet pavement. It’s early – barely past dawn and too early even for commuters. The station is only just opening as she arrives. She thinks she’ll probably be the only person buying a ticket today and not actually going anywhere.I
      She’d been awake all night, and the decision was made. No looking back. A night filled with screams and blood-soaked sheets. Her man nowhere to be found – not that he’d be any use anyway. As ever, she’d coped with it all herself. Life was filled with one problem after another. Things to be dealt with. To be cleaned up and taken care of. Miserable, but it’s how things were now, what she was used to – the weight bearing down, wearing her down, crushing her to death. She couldn’t see a way out. Maybe she didn’t want to. 
    She buys her ticket – one-way, of course – and heads towards the platform. Time to wait, time to think, grateful there’s no one else around to hear should there be any noise. 
    The air smells of diesel as she sits on the wooden bench, waiting. But at least she’s out of the rain. The bag is on her lap, both her hands resting gently on top. Some kind of comfort. She looks at her watch, noticing several other passengers gathering on the platform. She’s far enough away from them not to be noticed.            
Things used to be good once, she thinks with an inner smile. Fun and carefree, her big dreams unshattered, every day a breeze. She remembers the parties in London, the alcohol and cigarettes, the boys hungry for her, the wild outfits she wore – tiny suede skirts and long white boots, low-cut chiffon dresses with ruffles. She adored those boots. Wore them until they greyed with age. 
    Several blue and yellow trains pull up to various platforms and, eventually, one grinds up to platform six. She heads down to the furthest end of the train, opens a door on the last carriage and gets on, walking down the aisle past all the empty seats, trailing her hand along their velvety backs. 
   At the end of the carriage, she places the bag she’s carrying in the overhead luggage rack, above seats forty-seven and fortyeight. She looks left and right. No one there. She wonders who, if anyone, will be sitting in these seats. 
   Not her, she thinks, making sure the bag is secure before she turns and heads for the nearest exit door. Once she’s off the train, she walks briskly back to her car, the rain having stopped and the autumn morning sun now a slash of red hanging over the town. 
   She will drive home and get on with her day, get on with her life. And if she has to do it again, she will.  

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 Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.




PUBLICATION DATE: 5th January 2021

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Book Cover Reveal - Beneath Her Skin & Dying To Be Her by Gregg Olsen


The girl was slumped over the edge of the old clawfoot tub, her eyes tiny shards of broken glass, her expression void of anything. Her long, wet hair dripped onto the floor. She was dead.


When the body of troubled teen Katelyn Berkley is found dead in her bathtub, the close-knit community of Port Gamble, Washington is shaken to its core. All signs point to a suicide but what makes her death even more tragic is that Katelyn survived a horrific bus crash ten years ago which took the lives of several young girls and has scarred the town ever since.


Hayley and Taylor Ryan are identical twins who grew up with Katelyn and have spent the last 10 years getting over the crash. Ever since that fateful night the twins have shared a secret: they can hear the dead and it soon becomes clear that Katelyn is communicating with them. Whilst the town believes it was a tragic accident, something much darker lies behind Katelyn’s death.


And all the time, someone is watching Port Gamble, someone who doesn’t want old secrets to surface… 


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a compulsive thriller about two girls’ search to uncover the truth behind their friend’s death, with a touch of supernatural help. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Robert Dugoni and James Patterson.


This book was originally published as ENVY. This new edition has been re-edited since its publication in 2011.


PUBLICATION DATE: 2nd February 2021



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A #1 New York Times, Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine nonfiction books, seventeen novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. 

The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington's Secretary of State for the book's contribution to Washington state history and culture. 

Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school dropout cocker) and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater).


Just as the lightning bolt of memory passed, a pair of hands grabbed Olivia’s shoulders and shoved her body backwards against the wooden floor. I’m not going to die here, am I? she thought, though the answer seemed all too clear. Am I?


Port Gamble, Washington: When the body of English exchange student Olivia Grant is found at the palatial home of local schoolgirl, Brianna Connors, the town assumes that it was a Halloween prank gone wrong. But when Brianna and her boyfriend Drew are spotted casually shopping the next day, people start to talk: how could they be so unaffected by Olivia’s death?


Twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan have received signs from beyond the grave for as long as they can remember. As the local police piece together the mystery, the girls begin to receive messages suggesting that something darker was at play that night. The killer had a target and they’re not done yet.


When the prime suspects disappear, the twins know that time is running out. But to get to the killer, they will first need to confront a close family member who has harboured a long-held secret and committed the ultimate act of betrayal.


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an unputdownable thriller about two girls’ hunt to find a killer on the run, with a touch of supernatural help. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Robert Dugoni and James Patterson.


This book was originally published as BETRAYAL. This new edition has been re-edited since its publication in 2012.

PUBLICATION DATE: 2nd February 2021





BOOK REVIEW - I Can't Sleep by J.E.Rowney


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  “I can’t sleep. Not since June 16th, 2018.Not since what happened…”

Traumatised by the events of her past, exhausted by insomnia, Becky Braithwaite believes that a new start will help her to recover. She leaves home to fulfil her brother’s dreams, and honour the life he never had but she soon finds that escaping from the past is not as easy as she imagined.

Is her fatigued mind playing tricks on her, or is danger really lurking in the shadows?

This unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you turning the pages to find out the truth.    

Suffering from insomnia is not only frustrating but if you suffer from it long term, it can also have a detrimental effect on both your physical and mental health. I think one of the most frustrating aspects is when you struggle to stay awake before you go to bed but the minute you lie down,you are wide awake and your brain insists that you stay that way,right up until the moment that your alarm is due to go off. That scenario is difficult to live with but at least you do actually manage to get some sleep but just imagine if you had to live without any sleep. Imagine spending night after night after night, wide awake, lying in bed,counting down the hours until daybreak.

Rebecca (becky) the narrator of this captivating thriller hasn't been able to sleep since the terrible night, two years ago when her life and heart were shattered into tiny little pieces. Hoping to change her life and escape her past,she has moved hundreds of miles away from home and is in her first year at University studying to be a journalist. Rebecca was a hot mess which was not really surprising considering the fact that she has spent so much time surviving on short micro-sleeps. All she wants is to be a normal student,fit in and make friends but events from her past have made it difficult for her to trust people. And her feelings of mistrust and anxiety start to increase and build when strange things start occurring and she can't escape the feeling that she is being watched. Is her sleep deprived mind playing tricks on her or is she actually being terrorised by a unknown enemy? The author has cleverly given the book a intimate feeling by writing the story as if Rebecca is telling the story to the reader personally. I had mixed feelings about Rebecca, I loved her wicked witty sense of humour, I felt empathy for her due to some of her issues but there was also the odd moment as the story unfolded where I had doubts about her sincerity and trustworthiness. Apart from Rebecca, the other character who stood out for me was Rebecca's flat mate Sally who came across as a likeable individual and appeared to genuinely care about Rebecca's well being. But was she genuine or was there a ulterior motive behind her actions and behaviour?

This is a extremely well written thriller that had me hooked in from the first page and glued to my kindle, I was so enthralled by Rebecca's story that I read the whole book in one sitting. The truth about the terrible event that changed Rebecca's life was gradually revealed like the stunning colours of the flowers in spring. The characters were diverse and realistic, the plot was intricate and gripping and Rebecca's story had a genuinely shocking conclusion. I would love to watch a film adaptation of this intense thriller. A very enjoyable read and very highly recommended.

                                                                         AUTHOR BIO

J.E. Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, but now lives on the south coast of England. She spent ten years working as a midwife before turning in her gloves to become an author.

She is an award winning poet, and also enjoys writing short stories. In May 2020 she was the winner of the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.

"Charcoal", her first novel, was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim, and was a bestselling novel on Amazon within days of release.

She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, so if you see her, say hello.

Ms. Rowney says: "I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write."

You can find out more about JE Rowney on her website at jerowney.com, or follow @jerowneywriter on social media.




BLOG TOUR,BOOK REVIEW - The Perfect Life by Susanna Beard


One of the facts of life that really gets on my nerves is the way that people who already have everything always appear to get all the lucky breaks. Heather appears to lead a perfect life, she has a lovely home, a loving, devoted husband,James and two sons, Ben and Harry. Then, one Wednesday evening, on a whim,she buys a lottery ticket and is absolutely stunned when she wins £29 million. Once the feelings of shock and excitement have settled down a bit, the family decide to keep their good news a secret but it's not long before the news leaks out and the family find their life thrown into chaos. Not only do they start receiving letters from strangers begging for money but Heather also starts receiving menacing text messages. Heather,who is used to being frugal with money finds herself struggling to cope with her new wealth and the publicity that comes with it so she and James decide to escape to Spain with Ben and Harry, Heather's long time best friend Natalie and a few of their other friends. But instead of having a wonderful time in paradise the trip turns into a paranoid nightmare for Heather and after the unthinkable happens,she finds herself doubting everyone around her including her best friend.

Heather was a complex character who was harbouring a personal secret and I really wanted to feel some connection with her but her constant complaining and whingeing really got on my nerves at times. I would have thought that anyone would be ecstatic if they had won £29 million on the lottery but not Heather, she was just overtaking with feelings of foreboding,feelings that i suppose were proven correct when things went terribly wrong in Spain but her complaining didn't help her much in my personal popularity stakes. Interspersed throughout the story was chapters that were narrated from the perspective of Natalie who had been Heather's best friend since their school days and who's life was not as perfect as Heather's. But was she the reliable, true friend that Heather believed she was? Could she be trusted or was she harbouring feelings of jealousy and greed? There was also chapters that were narrated from the perspective of a character who was caught in someone else's fantasy world and was struggling with massive debts but who was that individual and how did they fit into the story?

This is a well written,slow burner with a story that builds in atmosphere and intensity once the family and their guests got to Spain. The characters were a mixed bag of well rounded, realistic individuals each with their own personalities and character traits. The plot of this very enjoyable thriller holds the reader's attention and keeps you guessing. This is the first of this author's books that I have read and it most definitely will not be my last. A enthralling read and very highly recommended.

                                                                         AUTHOR BIO

Thriller writer Susanna is fascinated by human relationships. She can be found people-watching wherever she goes, finding material for her writing. Despite the writer’s life, she has an adventurous streak and has swum with whale sharks in Australia, fallen down a crevasse in the French Alps and walked through the sewers of Brighton - not in that order.

Her passions include animals — particularly her dogs — walking in the countryside and tennis, which clears her brain of pretty much everything.

Susanna’s latest novel, The Perfect Life, was published on 21st December 2020 by Joffe Books.

She has two other published books, both about to be rereleased.

PUBLICATION DATE: 21st December 2020