#BlogTour! #Extract – Envy by Amanda Robson (@AmandaRAuthor) @AvonBooksUK

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Another busy day here at TWG – thank you for joining me! First up is an extract from ‘Envy’ by Amanda Robson. Thank you to Avon Books for the blog tour invite. Before I share the extract with you all, here is a little bit more about the book itself. Enjoy!

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She wants your life – and she’ll do anything to get it…

Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems – she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear.

When Faye’s daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye? Or is there another threat hiding in the shadows…?

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Extract.

Saturday morning. On my own for the weekend as Mouse has gone to see his dad. His
dad’s name is Angus. Angus is tall, much taller than Mouse. Handsome, like a grey-haired
Robbie Williams, with a ready smile and a rectangular face. Mouse looks a bit like him but not quite. Everything about Mouse is not quite. His problems really messed him up when he was younger, but now he is thirty, after special schooling and help from his father, he has learnt to cope with living in society. He recognises signs of emotions now. He understands how he needs to respond to comply. He has a raw honesty in his reactions that I find refreshing.

Saturday morning. Up super-early. Yoghurt and fruit for breakfast. Out for my run.
I count to ten, take a deep breath and start. Fifty paces walking slowly, watching my legs
wobble as I move. Fifty paces walking quickly, heart beginning to pound. Running next,
breathing quickly. The running hasn’t killed me yet. Walking again, the fat on my legs
vibrating. Quickly, quickly, heart pulsating. Running again, stabbing pains lacerating my
sternum. A stitch-like pain like an iron staple to the right of my groin making me bend over as I walk. How am I going to make it twice around the park?
Visualise. Visualise. I try to picture my rolls of fat. Visualise. That is what it says in my self-help book. I visualise the rolls of fat that circle my back. The lumps of cellulite nestling on mybuttocks. The loose skin folds on my inner thighs. Visualising.

Forty-nine. Fifty. Walk fast. One, two, three . . . Jogging, jogging around the park.

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#BlogTour! #Extract from #TheForgottenVillage by Lorna Cook (@LornaCookAuthor) @AvonBooksUK

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Today is TWG’s turn on ‘The Forgotten Village’ blog tour, and I am super excited to be sharing an extract from Lorna Cook’s novel. Thank you to Avon Books for inviting me to take part in the blog tour. Before that though, here is a little bit more about the book and the all important ‘to buy’ link. Enjoy!

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1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever.

2018: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it’s pushing her and Liam to the brink. When Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who once lived in the forgotten local village of Tyneham, she becomes determined to find out more about her story. But Tyneham hides a terrible secret, and Melissa’s search for the truth will change her life in ways she never imagined possible.

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Extract.

Melissa looked around briefly as he cast a spell over his audience.
‘The village was requisitioned in its entirety,’ he looked down at his notes briefly, ‘with a promise to be returned during peacetime. Perhaps there should have been a tad more contractual detail about exactly when in peacetime.’ He gave a smile and the crowd laughed enthusiastically. Melissa pressed her lips together, stifling a smile.

‘Tyneham holds a special place in my heart.’ He was sombre now, and the crowd’s mood changed with him. ‘I was brought up only a few miles from here. My grandmother came from Tyneham, and she was here when the announcement came that she, her friends, family, and employers would all have to leave.
I’ve heard first-hand how she felt, but for everyone involved it was different. I’ve always thought the coming together of a community as it was being ripped apart was tragically ironic.

‘But now we get to see the village once again, not as it was, but as it is now. While you can walk the streets, the buildings are damaged by time. Only the church and school are intact and open to the public and I encourage you inside both, to see photographs of the way the village used to be and other exhibits.
But for now, seventy-five years after it was requisitioned, I’m happy to declare Tyneham Village officially open.’

With the sound of clapping once again, he stepped off the stage and a young woman, visibly overjoyed to be part of the proceedings, handed him an enormous pair of ceremonial scissors. He looked taken aback at the sheer size of them and said something to the woman, which made her roar with laughter and flick her hair. He snipped the ribbon and it fluttered to the ground.

At that, the surge started and visitors were shown through by guides in luminous yellow jackets. Melissa watched the crowd head through the gate, but waited for the bottleneck to disperse before she entered the fray. She watched the TV personality as he chatted affably with a handful of visitors. He posed easily with people for photos and signed copies of books, which Melissa assumed he must have written. He smiled throughout and she thought it must be exhausting being a celebrity: the permanent smile and the
demands on you by the public. As soon as one doting fan left Guy Cameron’s side, another appeared. Melissa cast him a final glance before she slipped past him and through the gates, into the forgotten village.

An hour and a half later, a golf buggy whizzed by Melissa and took a turn ahead past the derelict village square. She was rifling inside her bag looking for a non-existent bottle of mineral water to quell the beginnings of a headache. Her head snapped up to see the historian, whose name she had already forgotten, on the buggy, looking incredibly embarrassed as he overtook the tourists. He gave a few of them a little wave of recognition and Melissa laughed, half wondering why he didn’t just go the whole hog and give them a royal wave.

#BlogTour! #Extract – My Sister’s Lies by S.D.Robertson (@SDRAuthor) @AvonbooksUK

It gives me great pleasure to welcome S.D.Robertson back to TWG today, on day 12 of the blog tour for his new novel, ‘My Sister’s Lies’. Before I share an extract from the book, here is a little bit more about about the story itself:

For a decade, Hannah’s life has been pretty close to perfect – she has a great job, she’s married to Mark, and her child-free existence means she’s free as a bird. The only sadness in her life is a fall-out with her sister Diane, who hasn’t spoken to her in over ten years. But now Diane is on her doorstep – and this time, she’s got her teenage daughter Mia in tow.

When Diane asks if Mia can stay with Hannah and Mark for a few days, Hannah is glad of the chance to get to know her niece. But as the days turn into weeks and Diane doesn’t return, Hannah begins to worry. Why hasn’t her sister been in touch?

Diane is carrying a devastating secret that will destroy Hannah’s carefully constructed life. But how much is she willing to reveal – and when will she pick her moment?

Extract.

Instead, despite everything that had gone before, she’d instinctively hugged them both in one go and proclaimed how wonderful it was to see them. It had felt weird and awkward, so she’d ushered them inside, sat them down in the lounge and rushed to the kitchen to make a pot of tea. Because what the hell else was she supposed to do?

That was exactly the question she’d intended to ask her husband when, while in the kitchen alone, she’d phoned his mobile. Unfortunately, she’d got his voicemail, meaning he was probably in a meeting.

‘Mark,’ she’d said, trying to keep her voice steady as she left a message. ‘Please get home as soon as you can. I’ve got a situation here.’ She’d taken a deep breath before adding: ‘You won’t believe this, but Diane and Mia have turned up. They’re here in the apartment right now. Call me.’

From her seat opposite the visitors in the spacious lounge, Hannah’s eyes moved from Mia’s low-hanging fringe to Diane’s continued nail biting and then on to her mobile, sitting next to her on the right arm of the chair. Come on, Mark, she thought. Phone me back so at least I have a good excuse to leave the room again. She’d already been to the toilet once and returned twice to the kitchen to get sugar and biscuits.

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#BlogTour! #Review – Keep Her Close by M.J.Ford (@MJFordBooks) @AvonBooksUK

Half way through today’s blog tours!! Thank you if you have been sharing my posts today, much appreciated! Third tour of the day and TWG is back with another fabulous AvonBooks author, M.J.Ford. I am delighted to be reviewing ‘Keep Her Close’ for my stop today, many thanks to Avon Books for the blog tour invite and ARC.

Someone is playing a deadly game…

When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator?

In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought…

What does TWG think?

Let me just get this out of the way first; I wasn’t totally convinced about ‘Keep Her Close’ to begin with as I struggled to find something to hold onto. That sounds bad given the nature of the storyline, but what I’m meaning is that it took me a little while to find that all important hook. You know, the vital detail in a storyline which will either make you keep reading, or give up.

Thankfully the hook DID come out of the woodwork, meaning I ended up being utterly gripped by the sticky situation which DS Josie Masters and her team found themselves in. What started off as a ‘hmmm not sure’ type of read, ended up being an ‘OMG this book is BRILLIANT’ type of read!

Expect a lot of fireworks and a lot of red herrings as ‘Keep Her Close’ is fantastic at making readers ‘work’ for their pudding, so to speak. I really did think that I knew where the storyline was heading and who was involved…but I clearly didn’t. Was I surprised? Damn right I was!!! I couldn’t believe, and still cant believe, just how much of a snake one person can be. It was as though they carried a variety of masks with them the entire time – so fake. Of course I didn’t realise at the time because, like Josie, I couldn’t see the flaws. Just goes to show that not everyone is who they say and, it doesn’t matter how close someone is to you, it doesn’t stop them from turning into an end of a bell.

I couldn’t quite understand the issue Stratton had with Josie. There seemed to be an underlying tension building between the two characters for whatever reason, I don’t know, it just felt like her boss was letting the power go to his head.

‘Keep Her Close’ has a slow pace to begin with but, after several chapters the suspense goes up several notches and the pace ended up being like a race – I loved it. There is A LOT of information to contend with at times, and I felt that the psychological element to the book required that knowledge to work as well as it did.

M.J.Ford had my heart pounding and mouth resembling the Sahara desert – ‘Keep Her Close’ is definitely a rollercoaster ride of a read which made my jaw hit the floor. A very clever, psychologically brilliant novel.

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#BlogTour! #Review – Part Three of Wildflower Park: Oopsy Daisy by Bella Osborne (@osborne_bella) @AvonbooksUK

Today is one of those days on TWG as I take part in six blog tours! First up is a review of the third part in Bella Osborne’s ‘Wildflower Park’ series, ‘Oopsy Daisy’. Huge thanks to Avon Books for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:

Life’s not always a walk in the park…

When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn’t be falling for?

Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.

Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve…

What does TWG think?

Oh I am LOVING this series so far! I can’t believe that we have reached part three already, with only one installment left before the entire book is published as one!

So, Sophie is still struggling with her man child of a husband, and Anna is debating whether she wants to date a guy who is merely….nice, or a guy who shares her enthusiasm when the cat uses his new cat flap for the first time. Couple goals, clearly, even though they aren’t a couple but between you and me, I totally think Anna and cat flap man should be together. I’m not saying the names for a reason here, purely because I don’t wish to influence readers with their opinion on the guys in Anna’s life…unless you read the book in context!

Once again Bella’s relaxed writing vibe and humour had me snorting with laughter! Without giving too much away here…again, I will admit that when Anna went to visit her friend, Bert, I could feel a lump forming in my throat due to the kindness she showed him. I could just picture what he looked like sitting there and, whilst it also broke my heart, it warmed it as well and left me with a rather big (albeit emotional) smile on my face.

As for Sophie, she is a brilliant (if a teeny bit whingy) character who does not give a fluff. Her outlook on life is a bit jaded at times but her humour is out of this world.

I cannot wait to find out how the book concludes, but I’m a little bit sad that Anna and Sophie’s story will come to an end. I throughly enjoyed ‘Oopsy Daisy’, and I wholeheartedly think that you will too (just make sure you read the parts in order). Loved it!

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#BlogTour! #Review -Wildflower Park Part Two – A Budding Romance by Bella Osborne (@osborne_bella) @AvonBooksUK

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I am sharing my review today, of part two in the Wildflower Park series, A Budding Romance. I fell in love with this series from part one, so I am delighted to be back on the blog tour for the next installment. Huge thanks to Avon Books for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:

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Life’s not always a walk in the park…

When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn’t be falling for?

Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.

Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve…

What does TWG think?

This probably goes without saying but I had better say it anyway – ‘A Budding Romance’ IS part of a series, and because the novellas follow simultaneously, each of the books need to be read in order otherwise you’d end up missing out on some of the storyline.

We left the last instalment on a cliffhanger. Obviously I won’t tell you what that cliffhanger entailed, but trust me when I say that it was enough to read part two straight away. I just couldn’t wait to find out where the storyline was heading in regards to Sophie’s frustration and Anna’s annoyance. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t have a negative vibe at all, it’s just that when Anna’s ex appears at a place she feels herself, she can’t help feeling a bit miffed. Why won’t he just leave her alone? Surely he has done enough damage?

Things will make perfect sense if you have already read the first two books, but if you haven’t then i do highly recommend losing yourself in Wildflower Park.

Like I said above, this novella follows on from the first so I am trying my best to be quite vague with my review – I’m not doing it to annoy anyone!! ‘A Budding Romance’, once again, had me in hysterics due to Sophie’s humour, and the way that Anna’s working relationship is blossoming with her colleague. I say ‘blossoming’ very loosely as it isn’t as straight forward as it should be.

I really enjoyed the latest addition to the Wildflower Park series, and I thought the way that Bella Osborne created tension in such a loveable and hilarious manner, was an absolute joy to read.

I cannot wait to read the rest of this series – it’s safe to say that I am hooked!!

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#BlogTour! #Review – The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker by Jenni Keer (@JenniKeer) @AvonBooksUK @RaRaResources

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Today I am delighted to be one of the bloggers hosting Jenni Keer and ‘The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker’. Many thanks to RaRaResources for the blog tour invite, and thank you to Avon for the ARC. Here is my review:

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Meet Lucy, aged 25, and Brenda, aged 79. Neighbours and unlikely friends.

Lucy Baker is not your usual 25-year-old. She is more at home reading and knitting in her cluttered little flat than going out partying and socialising.

79-year-old Brenda is full of wise and wonderful advice, but when she’s diagnosed with dementia her life begins to change. Before her memories slip away for ever, Brenda is desperate to fulfil one last wish – to see Lucy happy.

Gifting Lucy the locket that helped Brenda find her own true love, she hopes to push her reticent neighbour in the right direction. But is Lucy Baker ready for the opportunities and heartbreaks of the real world? It’s about time she put her knitting needles aside and found out…

What does TWG think?

Isn’t it funny how we automatically assume someones situation based on what things look like on the outside? As much as we all sit there and say ‘nahhhhh’ I don’t judge, we still find ourselves doing it, intentionally or not. I mean, if you spotted people like Lucy and Brenda in real life, bonding over knitting, despite having over 50 years between the two of them – would you wonder?

An unlikely friendship may be, but Lucy and Brenda’s friendship is as real as a beating heart. They look after each other. They listen to each other. They make each other laugh. To be honest, I would go as far as to say that they’re each others lifelines. Brenda is such a heartwarming character whose personality makes you feel as though you’re coming home. Every time she had a part in the story, I felt her presence as though I was getting hugged from deep within. She was such a special character, and I will hold her in my heart for a long time to come.

As for Lucy – I couldn’t believe it when the story told me that she was 25! I don’t know why though. Maybe it’s because she acted like someone much older. I took a little while to gel to her because she wasn’t someone who was so forthcoming with her emotions and feelings – she was someone who would say ‘okay’ to keep the peace which meant for a while, she wasn’t showing exactly who she was. It was a shame that she felt like she couldn’t be herself though, but the storyline does delve a little deeper into the reasoning behind that.

I will admit that something got into my eye in the last part of the book. I won’t tell you exactly what it was though as it could be considered a spoiler and I’m not that mean!

I really enjoyed following Lucy’s journey, especially when she was able to get that all important lightbulb moment when it came to her own dreams instead of living the life that was expected of her. I did find the storyline a little confusing at times though because there was a lot to keep track of, and sometimes I struggled to link all of the relevant information to the relevant characters as there was more information to digest than storage to file it in. If that makes sense.

I loved Jenni Keer’s heartwarming style of writing as it was clear that she believed in her characters and wanted the best for them, even though she had to put them through a bit of heartache beforehand. Oh, and Scratbag deserves to get an uber special mention because he is just brilliant!!

‘The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker’ is a really uplifting, thought-provoking read which will have you reaching for your own hopes and dreams that you shelved long ago. Lucy Baker is proof that dreams can happen as long as you believe. Believe in what though? Social media? The latest fashion trends? No. As long as you believe in YOURSELF.

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About the author.

Jenni Keer is a history graduate who embarked on a career in contract flooring before
settling in the middle of the Suffolk countryside with her antique furniture restorer husband. She has valiantly attempted to master the ancient art of housework but with four teenage boys in the house it remains a mystery. Instead, she spends her time at the keyboard writing women’s fiction to combat the testosterone-fuelled atmosphere with her number one fan #Blindcat by her side. Much younger in her head than she is on paper, she adores any excuse for fancy-dress and is part of a
disco formation dance team.

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#BlogTour! #Review – Wildflower Park Part One (Build Me Up Buttercup) by Bella Osborne (@osborne_bella) @AvonBooksUK

Happy New Year!! What a fantastic way of kicking off a brand new year than with a blog tour! I am delighted to be reviewing part one of Bella Osborne’a new serial, ‘Wildflower Park’. Many thanks to Avon for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review:

Escape to Wildflower Park with Part One of a brand new four-part serial from bestselling author Bella Osborne.

Life’s not always a walk in the park…

When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn’t be falling for?

Anna’s neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way. Her husband is a constant frustration, and their children are a regular source of newly-invented swear words and unidentifiable sticky surfaces.

Luckily, Anna and Sophie have each other – and Wildflower Park proves to be a sanctuary as they map out a path to find the happiness they both deserve…

What does TWG think?

Omg I love this series already!!!! What with ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ being part one of the new series, the instalments aren’t very long so, if you’re after a quick read to tickle your tastebuds – this would be ideal! Bella Osborne’s new series is split into multiple parts before the full length novel gets published later on in the year. Thankfully there isn’t too long to wait between each part!

I’ll keep this review sweet as I don’t wish to ruin this novella sized read for anyone, but can I just say that I have a feeling that this will be Bella Osborne’s best work to date. The humour in the story was incredible! I couldn’t stop laughing at the brilliant one liners written in at exactly the right time. Sophie and Anna, the two main characters, are very chalk and cheese and what one ‘lacks’, the other one certainly makes up for. Personally, there were things about both of them which I liked and disliked, but Sophie’s whinging aggravated me the most.

I thought that this first instalment was a fantastic way of starting a new series – there’s drama, humour, romance, lack of romance, questionable work colleagues and children who make you cringe whilst laughing hysterically. What more could anyone want?

Yes this read is short, however it packs more than the intended punch. I am addicted already!!!

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#BlogTour! #Review – Cuckoo by Sophie Draper (@sophiedraper9) @AvonBooksUK #canyoukeepasecret

Apologies for how late in the day this post is, but I have literally just finished reading it thanks to internet issues! However, I am rather excited to be sharing my review of Sophie Draper’s ‘Cuckoo’ as part of the blog tour. Many thanks, as always, to Sabah and Avon for the blog tour invite and ARC.

There’s a stranger in your house…

When her stepmother dies unexpectedly, Caro returns to her childhood home in Derbyshire. She hadn’t seen Elizabeth in years, but the remote farmhouse offers refuge from a bad relationship, and a chance to start again.

But going through Elizabeth’s belongings unearths memories Caro would rather stay buried. In particular, the story her stepmother would tell her, about two little girls and the terrible thing they do.

As heavy snow traps Caro in the village, where her neighbours stare and whisper, Caro is forced to question why Elizabeth hated her so much, and what she was hiding. But does she really want to uncover the truth?

What does TWG think?

Let me just get this bit out of the way first – ‘Cuckoo’ was so far out of my comfort zone that it needed its own nest. But you know what? What a creepy and addictive read it was! I love being able to step outside of my comfort zone with my reading choices, especially when I end up rather enjoying the novel.

Ten out of ten to the prologue – it had me on tenterhooks straight away and I couldn’t wait to uncover the nitty gritty details behind it!

Caroline has gone back to the ‘family home’ after the death of her stepmother, Elizabeth. Her own personal life hasn’t taken the path she would have liked, and she welcomed being able to relieve the stress from her finances until she got back on her feet. Or so she thought. Being back in the place she once called home, ended up stirring up a lot of the past which Caroline thought had long been buried. No pun intended. You know how it is though. You end up forgetting things yet once you’re in the vicinity of the memory, everything comes flooding back…

I wasn’t too sure on the first few chapters after the prologue, as I was rather confused by all of the information given which didn’t seem to lead to anything in particular. I know that books like this need to start off slow, so that wasn’t my issue at all. It was simply the information overload in a short space of time before things started happening. Having said that, once the storyline did get rolling and things began to get twisty, snippets of the information previously given allowed me to have multiple lightbulb moments where things made sense. I just didn’t make sense of it at the time it was given.

‘Cuckoo’ is such an complex novel with a lot of mini storylines coming together to create one, big firebomb of a storyline. I have to say – it was cleverly done and certainly kept me on my toes. I genuinely didn’t see the conclusion coming at all and, like most readers, I had formed my own ending in my head because of the way I reacted to every situation in the book. I had my suspicions about some things, but the rest had my jaw dropping!

Sophie Draper has written such an atmospheric, twisted, and addictively intense novel which left me reeling in every sense of the word. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Cuckoo’, and I am so pleased that I decided to spread my wings and venture out of the nest!

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#BlogTour! #Review – #HushHush by Mel Sherratt (@writermels) @AvonBooksUK

Apologies for the late post, spent the day with mumma TWG for her birthday! Tonight I am very pleased to be hosting Mel Sherratt’s new novel, Hush Hush. Many thanks to Avon for the blog tour invite and the ARC. Here is my review:

A killer is on the loose, attacking people in places they feel most safe: their workplaces, their homes. It’s up to DS Grace Allendale to stop the murders, and prove herself to her new team.

All clues lead to local crime family the Steeles, but that’s where things get complicated. Because the Steeles aren’t just any family, they’re Grace’s family. Two brothers and two sisters, connected by the violent father only Grace and her mother escaped.

To catch the killer, Grace will have to choose between her team and her blood. But who do you trust, when both sides are out to get you?

What does TWG think?

If you ever needed a reason to start a new series then you needn’t look any further! What a cracking first book!

DS Grace Allendale is back on her home turf, Stoke, once again. Having lived in Manchester for many years, Grace decides to return to her roots after life chose to throw her a few curveballs. However, if Grace thought that moving back to Stoke was going to be plain sailing and calm, she should think again as things are about to get personal.

What I loved most about ‘Hush Hush’ was the way the author created such an atmospheric presence throughout the entire book. One minute I was starting the book, unaware of the characters I may come up against, and then the next minute I had reached the end with a ‘what the….’ look on my face!

‘Hush Hush’ has the perfect amount of suspense, grit, and rollercoaster ride tendencies, holding my attention hostage until the very last page. If this is the strength of the first book in the series, I cannot wait to see what’s coming next!

A belter of a book which has been very well thought out – a job very well done in my opinion!!

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