#HoldYourTongue otherwise someone might hold it for you! @Deborah_Masson @TransworldBooks

Thank you SO much to Transworld Books for answering my pleas by inviting me on this blog tour, and for the ARC! I apologise for the lateness, but here is my review:

A brutal murder.

A young woman’s body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing.

A detective with everything to prove.

This is her only chance to redeem herself.

A serial killer with nothing to lose.

He’s waited years, and his reign of terror has only just begun . . .

Introducing DI Eve Hunter, HOLD YOUR TONGUE is your new obsession.

What does TWG think?

Whenever I saw this book mentioned on social media, I became extremely jealous as I wanted to read it SO badly! Thankfully my pleas were answered and I was able to read a copy for the tour. Was it worth the wait?

OMG YES!!!!!!!!

The opening to ‘Hold Your Tongue’ is brutal, graphic, and weirdly made my eyes want to read more. I had a feeling that it was going to be a little TOO graphic for my liking, however it was a chance that I was willing to take.

DI Eve Hunter seems to have more people gunning for her than she does fighting her battles. I was very curious, wondering what on earth she could have done to get so many peoples backs up.

As the story progresses, the truth about Eve comes to light in dribs and drabs. She feels guilty. She feels incompetent. She feels as though she cannot forgive herself. Now, without giving anything away, I thought she was being too hard on herself yet I could understand why she felt like that. What I didn’t realise at the time, however, was that there was more to that particular story than I thought. Tons more.

If you’re squeamish then maybe this isnt the book for you, although the graphic parts are tastefully done and in keeping with the rest of the book. Pardon the pun….or not.

Now the thing about being rendered useless in this cold weather due to my illnesses, is that I can binge read and nobody can say anything. So I did….until I had reached the end of the book! I wasnt putting it down for anybody! Not even to pee!!!!

‘Hold Your Tongue’ completely exceeded my expectations. From start to finish the author reeled her readers in, like a spider taking her prey into a web. I was hooked by the ‘whys?’ of the story, especially when it came to the truth behind the culprits actions. I thought that Eve was such a complex character with more sides to her than a human actually needs, yet I found her weirdly relatable. Her personality worked with the other characters, and I dont think, as weird as this sounds, that the overall story would have worked if someone else was at the heart of the book instead of Eve.

What I loved most about Deborah Masson’s book was how she mixed fraught emotions alongside graphic and dark suspense. I thought the combination was sensational.

I really hope this is the first book of many that include DI Eve Hunter, as I truly believe she has more to tell us. The same as Cooper, Mearns and Ferguson.

‘Hold Your Tongue’ really is a spine tingling, dark, devious, intense read which really made me feel as though the cat had got my tongue! This is such an edge of your seat thriller, a truly sensational, jam packed read, written by an author who is definitely one to watch. I cannot WAIT to find out what Masson does next!

Available to purchase in e-Book format.

What’s this about? Her Dark Heart, that’s what it’s about!! @CKovachAuthor @Bookouture

Many thanks to Bookouture for inviting me to take part in the blog tour for ‘Her Dark Heart’ by Carla Kovach.

Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school – a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn’t going to see the picture, because she has vanished.

Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children. She drops them off and picks them up every single day. Until one day when Susan kisses them goodbye and then never comes to pick them up.

Susan’s mother Mary is worried. Susan is recently divorced and has been finding things hard recently, but she loves her kids – she’d never leave them.

Susan’s sister Clare is furious. It’s just like her to go missing. It’s not the first time, either. Susan has always been a troublemaker. Always seeking attention. She knows Susan has been lying to the family for years. And she knows that Susan has been sneaking out of her family home for weeks…

As the hours turn into days, even Clare becomes fearful for Susan. And, when Mary discovers Susan’s diary, she begins to uncover a dark secret from her childhood. Something no one in the family knew. When the final diary entry leads the police to a man who is discovered dead in a local park, they’re left wondering whether Susan has vanished because she is a victim. Or because she is a suspect…

What does TWG think?

Bloody hell, for a crime thriller this book certainly pulls at the heart strings!!!

Book five it may be, however each book can be read as a standalone should you wish to read them out order. Like I seem to be saying about most series just now though, I do advise that you start with book one as this series is awesome! Just my opinion of course!

Susan has gone missing, although those around her arent too bothered. ‘Its not the first time’, they say. Can anyone really be nonchalant about a missing person though, even if they have disappeared before?

Susan would do anything for her children, yet leaving them theough choice isnt one of them…or is it? I didn’t know what to believe!

The real victims in the whole situation were the children! They wanted their mummy!

Gina Harte is back doing what she knows best, yet even SHE couldn’t have foreseen just how turbulent the investigation was going to be. I, on the other hand, loved the intensity. Of course I was frustrated at the carrot dangling throughout, who wouldn’t be? It worked though, and it did its job by keeping me hooked like a pair of pants on a washing line!

This series keeps on delivering, and Carla Kovach’s talents just keep on skyrocketing. ‘Her Dark Heart’ is a brilliant, brilliant read. Everything, for me, was on point and made my mind work overtime. The title is right; this is an incredibly dark read, however Carla Kovach proves that sometimes dark things are the best, and you know what? After this book, I wholeheartedly agree!

Buy now.

If only ALL addresses sound as intriguing as #17ChurchRow! @JamesCarolBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n @ZaffreBooks

James Carol
Many thanks to Tracy Fenton and Zaffre Books for the blog tour invite and ARC, I am delighted to be hosting day two of the blog tour for James Carol and ’17 Church Row’. Here is my review:

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Three years ago, Nikki and Ethan Rhodes suffered a devastating loss when their four-year-old daughter Grace was tragically killed in a road accident. Ethan, a radio personality, escapes into work, leaving Nikki to care for their remaining child, Bella, who hasn’t spoken since that day.

Seeking a fresh start, the family moves into a revolutionary new house designed by renowned architect, Catriona Fisher. The house features a state-of-the-art security system, along with every amenity you could dream of.

For the Rhodes’ this is a chance to finally pick up the pieces and get on with their lives in a place where they feel totally safe.

But what if 17 Church Row isn’t the safe haven that they think it is?

What does TWG think?

As a huge fan of James Carol’s ‘Jefferson Winter’ series, I could NOT wait to get my hands on his latest book! This author is a machine when it comes to instigating suspense and leaving readers hanging, and I had high hopes that this book would follow suit.

I can’t even begin to imagine what Nikki and Ethan went through when they lost their young daughter – the thought of it sends shivers down my spine and, even though the subject is one guaranteed to trigger some sort of emotion, I thought it was a very intriguing way to grab the readers attention. Especially seeing as their other daughter, Bella, is no longer vocal.

Straight away my mind flooded with questions. Why is Bella no longer able to speak? What is stopping her talking? Is it the shock? The fact that she has lost her sibling? Or is something else troubling Bella? With so much heartbreak already in her young life, Bella’s parents move house to create a fresh start with fresh memories. But, once again, the family got more than what they bargained for.

We have all heard of Alexa and her distantly related cousins, but how safe are those gadgets? A lot of us have them in our homes, shouting for Alexa, or Google, to turn on music for us when we cannot be bothered to push buttons ourselves. Plus, those with children know how easy it is for young ones to communicate with a magic box that talks to you. Jame Carol was very clever to hone in on a subject that is incredibly topical in today’s society, and is something that will definitely get people talking about. Well, after re-checking their gadgets settings of course!

I thought that the intrigue level to the storyline had James Carol’s signature style written all over it (pardon the pun)! I must say that I did find the storyline to be very predictable and didn’t leave much room for surprises, which meant that, despite being intrigued about the next move in Nikki and Ethan’s lives, I felt as though I could already see the aftermath of their chosen choices before it was written in black and white.

I enjoyed the vibe of the concept, and I enjoyed the way in which the author really got into the readers sub conscience. It’s not my most favourite book that the author has written, yet I still appreciated the multi-layered storyline and clever hook. All in all, I cannot really complain at all!

Buy now.

A birdy tells me that @LyndaStacey is the #KeeperOfSecrets – how intriguing! @RaRaResources

Many thanks to RaRaResources for the blog tour invite, and thank you to the publisher for the ARC. Here is my review of ‘Keeper of Secrets’ by Lynda Stacey:

Should some secrets stay buried?

For as long as Cassie Hunt can remember her Aunt Aggie has spoken about the forgotten world that exists just below their feet, in the tunnels and catacombs of the Sand House. The story is what inspired Cassie to become an archaeologist.

But Aggie has a secret that she’s buried as deep as the tunnels and when excavation work begins on the site, Cassie is the only one who can help her keep it. With the assistance of her old university friend, Noah Flanagan, she puts into action a plan to honour Aggie’s wishes.

It seems the deeper Noah and Cassie dig, the more shocking the secrets uncovered – and danger is never far away, both above and below the ground …

What does TWG think?

Goodness me! I assumed that this storyline was going to have a bit of suspense based on the title, but I was not expecting THIS!

Intuitive and unique, Lynda Stacey just kept feeding me delight after delight, page after page! Firstly, her main character, Cassie, has such an interesting career as an archaeologist, something which I havent seen often in a book. In fact, I’ll even go as far to say that that career path has literally crossed my path less than a handful of times, and I loved that.

Secondly, ‘Keeper of Secrets’ is a story that just kept on giving; a real Pandora’s box read which delivered on intensity as though it was the most normal thing in the world.

Even though a lot of this book would fall under the heading of ‘suspense’, there seemed to be a real mixture of romance, fragile family relationships, and hidden agendas, alongside the suspense which, in my opinion, gives the reader a lot to keep them on their toes. It certainly worked for me anyway!

Once I got into the swing of things, I throughly enjoyed this compulsive, compelling read – it really ticked my boxes, that’s for sure!

Buy now.

Anyone going to be brave and #BreakTheSilence? @DKHood_Author @Bookouture

Many thanks to Bookouture for inviting me to take part in D.K.Hood’s blog tour for ‘Break The Silence’, and for the ARC. I am so excited to be sharing my review with you all today!

Her head throbbed as she stumbled up the stairs. Music vibrating and the sound of partygoers fill her head as she walks into one of the dark, empty rooms. As she sits on the bed, she hears the unmistakable sound of the door locking behind her. She is not alone.

The body of college student Chrissie Lowe lies curled into a ball – long red cuts along her arms suggesting how she had met her death. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.
Purplish bruising on Chrissie’s upper arms and thighs make Jenna believe there is more to Chrissie’s death than others suspected, and she soon finds herself following the trail of the student’s last few moments, leading her to the scene of a party that had ended just hours before Chrissie’s body was found.
When Jenna hears reports that Chrissie was seen going into the bedroom of a college football star, she knows that finding out what went on behind that closed door could be the key to finding out how Chrissie ended up dead. But then another partygoer dies in an apparent accident at the campus gym just hours later, and Jenna is convinced the deaths are connected.
Facing a wall of silence from the student population, Jenna has to act fast to find the killer, but soon another student is found dead on the campus. As Jenna sends in one of her deputies undercover, she prays that she hasn’t just sealed his fate. Can she find the killer before any more lives are taken?

What does TWG think?

Book 7 already, how did that happen?? If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you will already know that I am a massive fan of D.K.Hood’s Kane and Alton series, losing myself in every book to date. If you havent come across these books before, I would highly suggest starting with book one, otherwise Kane and Alton’s connection wouldn’t really make much sense otherwise. The books can be read on their own no problem, I just feel that readers would benefit from knowing more about the two main characters and what they have been through to get where they are now.

‘Break the silence’, for me, was a little bit different to D.K.Hood’s other reads as the main culprit of certain events had more of a justifiable reason behind their actions instead of simply doing things because they could and/or were bored.

The thing about this book is that there is more than one person causing trouble, with one of those people being in the group of ‘I can see why they did that’, and that’s a route which hasn’t really been taken before in this series. I mean, people are constantly causing trouble, however many of them weren’t doing in memory of someone who could no longer get revenge themselves. I understand I am being very vague here, and some of this might make you think ‘whaaaaaa???’, but I’m trying not to give too much away so if you are confused, just go and read it and it will make sense!

Like previous books, it didn’t take me long at all to fly through this story! I was utterly disgusted by the actions of some lads who thought they were the bees youknowwhat, and didn’t seem to care about what they were doing or what harm that they were causing. That particular topic certainly gave me food for thought.

My only issue with this book was that I felt like the loose ends weren’t entirely tied up in the conclusion. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the dark vibe of the storyline and the authors attention to detail – how she manages to link each book in the series flawlessly, is beyond me and something that really does impress me!

‘Break the Silence’ is a read that will no doubt keep you on your toes, and will ignite the burning anger which usually comes from the bottom of your gut! It’s pretty difficult to read this book without going through a range of emotions – I was hooked! Yet another belter of a book in a fabulous series! More please!

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Uhoh! I’ve found a #BadSeed in my halloween costume! Help me @JessicaEames2 @TrapezeBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Many thanks to Tracy Fenton and Trapeze for the blog tour invite and ARC – here is my review of ‘Bad Seed’ by Jessica Eames.

Nicola is going to die. Just like her husband did.

Nicola thought she’d gotten away with it.

Since her husband died, life has been getting back on track. She has a new boyfriend, Phil. A new home, living next door to her brother-in-law, his wife and their children. She is closer than ever with her daughter, Sarah. She even likes her job at the local shop, though she’s had some time off recently with illness. The doctor says its menopause, that it’s nothing to worry about. As if he could know how she’s feeling.

Nicola is finally moving on with her life.

But then she receives the note. Someone knows what she did. They know the secret she doesn’t even think about when she is alone.

And they want revenge.

What does TWG think?

Oh dear, someone’s in trouble!!! Dont you just hate it when something from your past comes back to bite you on the behind?! Well, if you were innocent and hadn’t done anything wrong, you would have no need to worry when a little note drops through your letter box….right?

Nicola’s past has found her, JUST when she finally feels comfortable in her life, and just when relationships with loved ones are heading in the right direction. Bit of a kick in the teeth, eh!

For me, ‘Bad Seed’ was a very intriguing debut read which oozed a lot of promise. On the other hand, I found the execution of the storyline to be a little bit stilted and seemed to contain more padding than I felt was necessary.

The storyline does contain intensity, and it does deliver on ensuring the reader constantly thinks ‘what happens now?’ – a definite plus point, thats for sure!

As for the characters, I am on the fence when it comes to Nicola as, on one hand I found her personality to be unique and well crafted, yet on the other hand I found that her actions and voice, so to speak, didn’t work with the overall vibe of the book and the whole revenge path.

However, I did enjoy ‘Bad Seed’, and I am looking forward to seeing how this author develops in further books.

Buy now.

This Halloween I’m dressing up as #TheGuardianOfLies – what about you? @simonschusteruk @KateFurnivall @ed_pr

Many thanks to EdPr for the blog tour invite and ARC, it is such an honour to be kicking off Kate Furnivall’s blog tour today!

1953, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apart by secrets and conflicting allegiances.

Eloïse Caussade is a courageous young Frenchwoman, raised on a bull farm near Arles in the Camargue. She idolises her older brother, André, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer working for the CIA in Paris to help protect France, she soon follows him. Having exchanged the strict confines of her father’s farm for a life of freedom in Paris, her world comes alive.
But everything changes when André is injured – a direct result of Eloise’s actions. Unable to work, André returns to his father’s farm, but Eloïse’s sense of guilt and responsibility for his injuries sets her on the trail of the person who attempted to kill him.
Eloïse finds her hometown in a state of unrest and conflict. Those who are angry at the construction of the American airbase nearby, with its lethal nuclear armaments, confront those who support it, and anger flares into violence, stirred up by Soviet agents. Throughout all this unrest, Eloïse is still relentlessly hunting down the man who betrayed her brother and his country, and she is learning to look at those she loves and at herself with different eyes. She no longer knows who she can trust. Who is working for Soviet Intelligence and who is not? And what side do her own family lie on?

What does TWG think?

Revenge? Or family loyalties? Eloise has always looked up to her big brother, Andre. When they were children if he could do something, she would go to great lengths to prove that she could do it too. However, now that they’re older, do they know each other as well as they used to?

Andre has asked Eloise for help and his life, and possibly her own, are now in her hands. However, one bad move led them both to a hospital bed. With scars shining on their bodies like beacons, and the guilt eating at Eloise from the inside out, she is determined to put things right. But at what cost?

Accidents happen and, even though I could empathise with the frustration from both parties, Eloise didn’t do it on purpose so why was Andre channeling his anger towards her, and not the people who actually set out to end his life? Maybe maybe maybe she’s there and they’re not? Andre’s life has changed and it’s only natural for him to feel angry that he can no longer carry on with his duties. I just felt quite sorry for Eloise.

‘The Guardian Of Lies’ is such a devious and compelling novel, and I LOVED the addictive nature of the entire storyline! The way in which Kate Furnivall kept the secretive tendencies at the height of the story for the duration of the book was incredible. There were no slip ups, no pregnant pauses, no padding out the story with unimportant information – it was, in my opinion, utterly flawless.

Eloise’s journey definitely made me think as she had to choose between seeking revenge and being loyal to her family. That said, with her wanting to seek revenge, surely that was her being loyal to her family anyway? Personally, I thought that there were a lot of bad apples in the book and that Eloise was taking the brunt of their bad decisions! I cannot deny that it made for excellent reading though!

I am envious of anyone that gets to read this for the first time – you’re all in for a sublime, compelling treat that will question your own loyalties and integrity. Fabulous read.

The Guardian of Lies by Kate Furnivall is out now, published by Simon & Schuster, priced £8.99 in paperback.

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I’m friends with the #Ghoster that’s under my bed, get along with the voices inside of my head @JasonArnopp @Orbitbooks @SpecHorizons @Gambit589 @Tr4cyF3nt0n

Many thanks to Tracy Fenton for the blog tour invite, and thank you to the Orbit/Little Brown Books, for the ARC.

Kate Collins has been ghosted.

She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty flat. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared.

Except for his mobile phone.

Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his texts, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself.

That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognise. Scratch marks on the door that she can’t explain.

And the growing feeling that she’s being watched . . .

What does TWG think?

If I asked you whether you had ever been ghosted, would you know what I was talking about? Unfortunately, like Kate Collins, I have been ghosted before. In fact, I’ve been ghosted several times. Ghosting is basically talking to someone all fine, and then the next you never hear from them as though they have disappeared off the face of the earth. And the thing is, there isnt usually a reason as to why that happens…well, aside from the ghoster being a doorknob that is. It is a horrible thing to happen, so yeah, I did of course sympathise with Kate! She was about to move her entire life into her boyfriends flat in a mere 48 hours and yet he goes completely off the radar! Who does that?!

Mind you, my sympathy towards Kate only lasted for a short while. Personally, I dont get why she went along with the move if she was unsure and hadn’t heard from Scott. I know that she wanted answers but it was abundantly clear that she wasnt going to get any! I understood her frustration, it’s really not a nice position to be left in, especially when the ghoster ended up making up his life as he went along.

I couldnt tear my eyes away from this book. The storyline was so twisted, so addictive, and yet I still couldn’t help but think ‘what the f…… am I reading?!’. The plot starts off believable, but ends up being so far fetched I’m still undecided as to whether it worked or whether it just made everything spiral out of control.

The topic of social media is incredibly rife in this book, and yes it will probably make you start checking, double checking and triple checking all of your security settings across the platforms. It is an unnerving read, its also a chilling and pretty disturbing read.

I did enjoy the book, to a point. I mean, Jason Arnopp can clearly write and sure knows how to create a memorable tension between his characters. I appreciated those elements of the story, I really did. As for the whole supernatural, farfetched parts? I didn’t hate them. Would they have worked better in a different storyline instead of cramming everything into one? Most definitely!

I wont be forgetting this in a hurry, that’s for sure!

Buy now.

We’ve all got ‘Broken Souls’, just take a look at #LottieParker! @trisha460 @Bookouture

Thank you, Bookouture, for inviting me to take part in Patricia Gibney’s blog tour, and for the ARC. Here is my review:

‘She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.’

One dark winter’s morning, bride-to-be Cara Dunne is found hanging in her home, dressed in her wedding dress, with a lock of hair removed. Detective Lottie Parker is first on the scene. Looking at Cara’s bruised and battered body, she wonders who could have hated her enough to kill her at the happiest time of her life.

The case takes a darker turn that afternoon with another shocking discovery – the broken body of a second young woman, pushed from the roof of the hospital where she worked. Fiona Heffernan was also due to be married, and her body is clad in a wedding dress, a lock of her hair cut off.

The killings seem so personal that Lottie is convinced the girls have been killed by someone they knew. When she goes to break the news to Fiona’s family, she’s on the alert for anything suspicious. But then she makes a discovery that causes her blood to run cold – Fiona’s eight-year-old daughter Lily didn’t return home from her dance recital that afternoon. Terrified that Lily will be the next victim of a twisted and dangerous individual, Lottie takes the case into her own hands, risking her life when she comes face-to-face with the killer…

What does TWG think?

Poor Lottie Parker can’t catch a break, can she! I’m genuinely surprised that, seeing as we are on book seven in the series, Lottie Parker isn’t spending her time rocking backwards and forwards in the corner! One person can only handle so much! As selfish as this sounds, I’m glad that she is having a lot of rubbish dumped on her because it means that we will get more books! Of course I don’t wish her harm, I just don’t want this series to end.

Like most psychological thrillers, ‘Broken Souls’ spends a lot of time creeping around building a picture, and setting the scene. This isn’t a storyline that can be rushed, simply because the author incorporates a lot of complexities around her characters, and that in turn, means that the tension needs to be built slowly to enable the realism to fly. If you’re anything like me and want to get to the crux of a storyline pronto, a slow starting novel can be quite frustrating. Thankfully, Patricia Gibney knows her craft and her readers, and makes the wait certainly worthwhile.

If you haven’t picked up a Lottie Parker novel yet, where have you been?! Don’t worry if you’re wanting to read ‘Broken Souls’ first as each book is fine to read as a standalone. However, if you like to follow characters journeys in order, then I highly suggest you start at book one so that you can make sense of Lottie’s personal timeline and why she is the way she is.

I really enjoyed this book! There was a lot of guessing who was in the firing line and, even though I did work it out before it was written in black and white, it didn’t stop me from enjoying it at all. You never know with Patricia Gibney, which way her books are going to head, and I have to say that the tension of this instalment was severely chilling and very realistic. I also thought it was great to see yet another side to Lottie, even if she doesnt exactly do herself many favours with the way she projects herself at times. I mean, shes a brilliant, brilliant character, but I will admit to wanting to grab her shoulders and shake her, just to make her see sense!!

Now, ‘Broken Souls’ ended in a way that irked me and excited me in equal measures. It irked me because of the mini cliffhanger, yet it excited me because I am so eager to find out what happens next! I dislike the waiting though, but I just know that it will be worth it!

Patricia Gibney is one of my go to authors, one that never fails to put goosebumps on my arms and a chill in the air. ‘Broken Souls’ is an addictive, brilliantly written addition to the Lottie Parker series – I loved it!

Buy now!

#IWillMakeYouPay. Well, I won’t but @teresadriscoll might! @amazonpub @ed_pr

Apologies for how late in the day this is, but massive thank you to EdPr for the blog tour invite and ARC of Teresa Driscoll’s ‘I Will Make You Pay’. Here is my review:

Every Wednesday, like clockwork, the terror returns.

It seems like an ordinary Wednesday, until the phone rings. A mysterious caller with a chilling threat. Journalist Alice Henderson hangs up, ready to dismiss it as a hoax against the newspaper. But the next Wednesday, the stalker makes another move—and it becomes clear that this is all about Alice.

Someone wants her to suffer, but for what? Her articles have made her a popular local champion—could it be her past rather than her work that’s put her life in danger? Alice is determined not to give in to fear, but with the police investigation at a dead end, her boyfriend insists on hiring private investigator Matthew Hill.

With every passing Wednesday the warnings escalate, until it’s not only Alice but also her family in the stalker’s sights. As her tormentor closes in, can Alice uncover what she’s being punished for before the terrifying threats become an unthinkable reality?

What does TWG think?

Goodness me – what a shocker!! I stayed up until 1.47am (to be precise) to finish reading this book. At first I was a bit ‘uhhhhhh another typical psychological thriller’, however once I got into the story, I soon realised that ‘I Will Make You Pay’ wasn’t typical at all. In fact, I was gobsmacked by how evil people could be! To some, Alice may come across as a bit of a doormat, to me I thought that she was just rather unlucky. She wanted to see the best in people and refused to see how conniving some people could actually be. A little naive, perhaps, espcially given the fact that she was a journalist, but she didn’t exactly ask to be treated like dirt by people. I mean, why would anyone do that?

I loved how devious and addictive the storyline was, with dark events and shocking characters making the storyline even more disturbing than I originally anticipated.

Of course I felt sorry for Alice – her life was in turmoil and her mother was terminally ill. The fact that a human would use that against another human is sickening. It did make for a bloody good read though!!

‘I Will Make You Pay’ has revenge at the core of its storyline, as well as multiple shocking undertones. Teresa Driscoll wrote the story in such a way, it felt as though it was happening in real life. The devastation that Alice felt was so powerful, I couldn’t help but be moved by what she had endured in such a short space of time.

If you’re after a shocking, multi layered and devious read, I cannot recommend this enough. A cracking read!

‘I Will Make You Pay’ by Teresa Driscoll is out now, published by Thomas & Mercer, priced £8.99 in paperback original

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