Delaney And So It Began (Delaney Book 1) by @OwenMullen6 @BloodhoundBook #SundayBlogShare

I’m delighted to be sharing my stop on the blog tour for Delaney And So It Began with the lovely Joanne from My Chestnut Reading Tree.

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A serial killer is targeting children appearing in pageants, whisking them away from under their parents’ noses. His niece is also entering the pageants and the New Orleans Police Department want Delaney to go under cover, without telling his sister and her family. Omitting the truth doesn’t sit well with Delaney but the perpetrator is running rings round the police. There don’t appear to be any leads to follow and no clues left at the crime scenes. Continue reading

Family Values (A Leo Waterman Mystery) by G.M. Ford #Audiobook #Thriller #FridayReads

  • Author: G.M. Ford
  • Performed by Patrick Lawlor
  • Released in August 2017 by Brilliance Audio
  • Category: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Audiobook, Book Review, Books

Returning to Seattle after a business trip, retired PI Leo Waterman is shocked to find his girlfriend, Rebecca Duvall, unconscious on the bathroom floor, her house filled with gas. Officials believe it was a suicide attempt in the wake of a humiliating scandal. Under investigation for dereliction of duty, she’d been suspended from her job as medical examiner for King County. 

Retired PI Leo Waterman returns to Seattle a day earlier than he expected. It’s Valentine’s Day and he plans to surprise his girlfriend, forensic examiner Dr Rebecca Duvall, with chocolates and flowers. There’s no answer at Rebecca’s house but Leo can hear her phone ringing inside when he tries to contact her. Realising something must be wrong, Rebecca is always on call, he breaks down the door to be hit with an overpowering smell of gas. He finds Rebecca unconscious with a needle dangling from her arm. Desperate, Leo manages to get Rebecca outside before he’s overcome by the fumes. Continue reading

The Missing Twin by Alex Day @alexdaywriter #Psychological Thriller @fictionpubteam

  • Author: Alex Day
  • Published: August 2017 by Killer Reads
  • Category: Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Books, Book Review, Reading.

Edie and her identical twin Laura have always been best friends. So when Laura surprises Edie at the Mediterranean holiday resort where she’s working, Edie can’t wait for the partying to start! But then, Laura vanishes without a trace…

At the same time, in a country on the other side of the sea, Fatima and her twin daughters set out on a harrowing journey that only the strongest – and luckiest – survive.

Edie Marsh has a job at a small Mediterranean holiday resort on the shores of the Adriatic sea, cleaning the cabanas and working the bar. Her identical twin, Laura, visits unexpectedly and the two girls have a heavy night on the town. The following morning Edie has the hangover from hell and there’s no sign of Laura. She’s vanished without a trace. Edie searches desperately for her twin, putting up posters, going to the police but all to no avail. The police aren’t interested because Laura is an adult and Edie’s sometime lover just tries to placate her. Continue reading

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben #Crime #thriller @HarlanCoben #TuesdayBookBlog

  • Author: Harlan Coben
  • Expected Publication September 26th 2017
  • Category: Mystery, Suspense, Crime, Thriller, Book Review, Books, Reading

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

Napoleon ‘Nap’ Dumas, a New Jersey Detective, has never quite come to terms with his twin brother’s death, and has carried that baggage with him since Leo and his girlfriend, Diana, were found dead on the railroad tracks back when they were all in high school. Nap’s girlfriend, Maura, disappeared from his life at the same time and for the last fifteen years Nap has been consumed with wanting to know the circumstances behind his brother’s death and the sudden and mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend, Maura.  Continue reading

#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Kindness of Neighbors by Matthew Iden #Crime #Thriller

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

This was my first book by Matthew Iden and I listened to the Brilliance Audio production narrated by Luke Daniels which was released in 2015. It’s novella length, taking around one hour forty five minutes. Well worth a read or listen. Here’s my review…  Continue reading

*Happy Publication Day* @GeorgiaRoseBook ~ Parallel Lies #BookReview #TuesdayBookBlog

  • Author: Georgia Rose
  • Published: 12th October 2017
  • Category: Romance, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Book Review, Books, Reading

‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’

Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.

Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.

Company… when she wants it.

It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.

Twenty-four years old and single, Madeleine Ross has lived on the edge of Crowbridge village for the last four years. Although she’s part of the village community, supports local events and has friendly relationships with people, she doesn’t talk about her life before moving to the village. Her closest friend, Diane (a great character who relishes the local suspicions that she’s a witch) lives next door, and after initially renting the cottage she owned to Madeleine, eventually gave her the option to buy. Continue reading

The Lighterman (Charles Holborne #3) by Simon Michael #Crime #HistFic @simonmichaeluk #FridayReads

  • Author: Simon Michael
  • Published: June 2017 by Urbane Publications
  • Category: Historical Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Books, Book Review, Reading

The Lighterman is the third book in the bestselling series of legal thrillers starring barrister Charles Holborne. Simon Michael’s follow up to the bestselling The Brief and An Honest Man, continues the adventures of criminal barrister Charles Holborne. 

A copy of The Lighterman came to me through a giveaway in conjunction with Matthew at Urbane Publications and Jo’s Book Blog. Not having read the first two books I was a little concerned, but happily there was enough back information woven into the story so that I didn’t feel confused at all or unable to follow the plot. 

The story opens with a short prologue going back to September 1940 and the blitz. Charles Horowitz along with his brother, David, and parents, Harry and Millie, live in the East End and are taking shelter from the bombs in the depths of the school. When one of the bombs lands too close for comfort the family risk a race across the playground and just make it before the school suffers a direct hit. The Horowitz’s are evacuated to Carmarthen but after four weeks Charles runs away, back to London where he spends his formative years as a Lighterman with his cousin, Izzy. Continue reading

The Lies Within (DI Will Jackman #3) by Jane Isaac #Crime #Suspense @JaneIsaacAuthor

  • Author: Jane Isaac
  • Published: May 2017 by Legend Press
  • Category: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Book Review, Books, Reading

Grace Daniels is distraught after her daughter’s body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation going nowhere, Grace’s only solace is the re-emergence of Faye, an old friend who seems to understand her loss.

Grace Daniels, mother and grandmother, is on trial for murder. The story begins on the first day with a forceful opening of the prosecution’s case. ‘Be under no illusions by her smart clothes, her kind face and eloquent manner… This woman is guilty of murder…’  I was hooked immediately, and having read and enjoyed the first two books in the series I was sure this would be another gripping instalment. Continue reading