#BlogTour #Review – No Safe Home by @taralyonsauthor @bloodhoundbook #bloghounds

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Blurb.

Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is haunted when the suspicious death of a teenage girl triggers suppressed memories. With a stalker targeting vulnerable women in Central London, and his team rapidly diminishing, Hamilton must conquer his emotions before another family is destroyed.

In a sleepy town in Hertfordshire, Katy has worked hard to rebuild her life after leaving behind everything she knew. But when her past catches up with her, and her young son’s life is threatened, Katy must admit her true identity if she has any hope of surviving.

A home should be a safe place, shouldn’t it?

But sometimes it is hard to know who you can trust…

London’s murder investigations team returns in the second novel from the bestselling author of In the Shadows.

What does TWG think?

I need to admit something; I haven’t read Tara Lyon’s previous novel (and best-selling debut) ‘In The Shadows’, and judging by the reviews that are flying around for this book, I seem to be the only one that hasn’t! Sorry! This means that ‘No Safe Home’ is my debut read by Tara Lyons, trust me to be different eh!

Seeing as ‘No Safe Home’ is the second book of the DI Denis Hamilton series, I was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t be able to follow the storyline in case I had missed out a piece of the jigsaw by not reading the first book. However, that wasn’t the case as it read as a standalone (ideal if you’re new to this author).
I must admit, the storyline scared me half to death as after reading it I ran around my house like a mad woman, ensuring all the doors were locked. Even AS I was reading the novel the slightest noise in my house made me jump; safe to say that I was a tad on edge reading this one!

DI Denis Hamilton is involved in solving a murder & threats of life which involve mothers and young children. As a mother of a young child myself, I did find it quite harrowing to read, especially as Katy’s fears sent shivers up and down my spine. Your home is meant to be your safe haven and your own personal bubble!

‘No Safe Home’ had me hooked from the very beginning; I just KNEW that I was going to be in for a bumpy ride. I am impressed at how the author managed to keep the spine tingling moments flowing throughout the entire storyline without faltering. ‘No Safe Home’ did unnerve me a lot more than I was expecting it to and it did take me a few days to stop checking all of the doors in my house! That said, Tara Lyons has executed a harrowing and intense storyline with such power and depth and even though I was pretty frightened, I may even end up reading her next book as I love her writing style.

Thank you Bloodhound Books!

No Safe Home by Tara Lyons is available to buy now from Amazon


#TheGirlsNextDoor by Mel Sherratt (@writermels) #HelpMe #BlogTour! @bookouture

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Blurb.

Six months after the stabbing of fifteen-year-old Deanna Miller, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more?

Detective Eden Berrisford is locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks – but when her own niece, Jess Mount, goes missing, the case gets personal.

With the kidnapper threatening Jess’ life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter…?

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What does TWG think?

Forgive me Mel, for I have….sinned? Please don’t be writing me into your next book as a ‘going, going, gone’ style character as I hadn’t read any of your other gritty crime books before I read this one! I know, truly ashamed. However, oh my gooooodness!!!!! What a book to start with of Mel’s!

A teenage girl has been stabbed. Someone’s daughter. Someone’s friend…stabbed. Unfortunately, the attacks don’t seem to end there. Someone is out for blood, literally, and it doesn’t seem to matter who’s it is. Or does it? Detective Eden Berrisford is the brains behind the case and is determined to get to the bottom of the attacks. The thing is, it’s about to get a whole lot personal…

I don’t think the trail of goosebumps ever left my arms while I was reading this book. The fast paced, intense storyline kept me on my toes and my nerves nearly at breaking point. Not only has Mel Sherratt written about horrific murders and gangs, she has written about a Detective with feelings. One that isn’t afraid to show who she really is. Despite the sensitive side of Detective Eden, she just oozes sass and feistiness. If I could long to be a character from a book, I would LOVE to be her!

At first I did feel a bit overwhelmed as we are thrown straight into the storyline and having a lot of information to digest as well as trying to keep up with unfolding events. However, you need to set the scene before you delve into the ‘whodunnits’, so that is exactly what Mel has done. I was just a tad slow on realising that at the time.

The storyline hops from one thing to another with such grace and intensity; I was truly amazed by the ease of which it all pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. Especially given the realistic feel with many of the scenes. Genius.

A nail-biting and stomach churning read that is full of intensity, emotion and the shock factor! I’m looking forward to taking a journey again with Detective Eden Berrisford!

Thank you for having me on the tour!

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The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt, published by Bookouture, is available to buy right now from Amazon UK.