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**Blog Tour** Inside The Whispers by A.J. Waines @AJWaines #BookReview @Bloodhoundbook

Today I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Inside The Whispers by A.J.Waines, the first book in the series featuring Clinical Psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby. Before I share my review here’s the book description to whet your appetite………

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Where the most Dangerous place – is inside your own head…

Following a London Tube disaster, three traumatised survivors turn to clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby, for help – but she’s mystified when their stories don’t add up. Her confusion turns to horror when one by one, instead of recovering, they start committing suicide.

When her partner, Conrad, begins to suffer the same terrifying flashbacks, Sam is desperate to find out what is causing them and a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel.

Then the flashbacks begin for Sam…

The first book in the Dr Samantha Willerby Series, INSIDE THE WHISPERS is a tense, haunting Psychological Thriller that will leave your nerves in shreds.

  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodhound Books (15 Oct. 2018)

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Inside The Whispers book description alone makes for an intriguing premises, and considering I’ve always been fascinated by the workings of the human mind the latest book by A.J. Waines  definitely sounded like my kind of read. This is the first book in a series featuring Dr Samantha Willerby a clinical psychologist who specialises in helping trauma victims, when Sam realises three of her patients are experiencing the same flashbacks and their stories don’t add up, she comes to the conclusion something sinister is happening to her patients.

This is a really hard book to review as I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but it’s safe to say A. J. Waines has plotted a tangled web steeped in mystery and intrigue. The authors characters are well developed, but if I’m honest I found it difficult to take to Samantha in my opinion she came across as cold and clinical, but as the story enfolds you learn more about her dysfunctional family, which help to explain her character better. Don’t get me wrong although I couldn’t warm to Samantha this in no way spoilt my enjoyment of this compelling read. If anything I really wanted to learn more about Samantha’s sister Mimi who I found intriguing yet mystifying, suffering from mental health problems she has her own demons to deal with. As this is a first book in the series I’m hoping the author will explore Mimi’s life in more detail as the series develops.

What I found intriguing about Inside The Whispers was the psychological aspects of this book, and its obvious the author has a great understanding of the subject through working as a psychotherapist herself, for me this added credibility to a chilling tale. To add a sense of mystery and unease to the plot there are short chapters narrated by an unknown voice, I found myself questioning their mental state as the narrator seems to become more detached as the plot progresses, this certainly added a sense of unease to the plot.

If I’m honest I love a book that is relentless in pace, I wouldn’t consider Inside The Whispers to be fast paced by any means, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, it’s just a slower pace than what I’m used to. What the author does well is build on the mystery and intrigue, almost drip feeding the reader the threads of the plot, and then brings them all together for the shocking and unexpected conclusion. Although I did guess the person involved in events fairly early in the book I would never in a million years have guessed their motives. Inside The Whispers is one I would happily recommend to those who enjoy a slow burning psychological thriller.

Buying links:   Amazon UK 🇬🇧      Amazon US 🇺🇸

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AJ Waines is a number one bestselling author, topping the entire UK and Australian Kindle Charts in two consecutive years, with Girl on a Train. Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, the author is now a full-time novelist with publishing deals in UK, France, Germany, Norway, Hungary and Canada (audio books).

Her fourth psychological thriller, No Longer Safe, sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries. AJ Waines has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and has been ranked a Top 10 UK author on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

She lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband. Find her books here and visit her website and blog, or join her on Twitter, Facebook or on her Newsletter.

Her next thriller, Lost in the Lake, will be re-released by Bloodhound Books on 24 October 2018.

Author Social Media Links:

Find AJ Waines books at: http://viewauthor.at/AJWaines

Find AJ Waines books at: http://viewauthor.at/AJWaines

Website               www.ajwaines.co.uk

Newsletter         http://eepurl.com/bamGuL

Blog:                      www.awaines.blogspot.co.uk

Facebook:           www.facebook.com/AJWaines

Twitter:                 www.twitter.com/AJWaines  @AJWaines

Goodreads:        www.goodreads.com/AJWaines

Instagram:           www.instagram.com/ajwaines

All books are standalones and can be read in any order. Inside the Whispers (Bk 1) and Lost in the Lake (Bk 2) also form part of a series, featuring Clinical Psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby.

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#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Noelle Holten aka CrimeBookJunkie (eeeek)

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Eeeeek I’m really thrilled to have the awesome Noelle Holten aka https://www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk answer today’s #TopFiveThursday. I’m sure Noelle needs no introduction she has to be one of the most enthusiastic bloggers I know, her reviews often contain an eeeek or two!

Noelle mostly reviews crime books but every now and the she lets guest reviewer Claire Knight take over her blog.  If you haven’t checked out Noelle’s blog (where the hell have you been?) it’s well worth a look and her enthusiastic reviews make me buy books I never thought I needed. So without further ado here’s Noelle’s #TopFiveThursday. 

P.S how many eeeks can you count in Noelle’s post? 

Top 5 books you read in 2016?

Wow! I am not sure how I can narrow this down and need to put a disclaimer in to say that I have read some amazing books last year and know I also have some amazing ones left to read…but here goes (in no particular order)

I Know Your Secret by Graham Smith

No Longer Safe by AJ Waines

The Exclusion Zone by Jeanette Hewitt

Open Wounds by Douglas Skelton

A Suitable Lie by Michael J Malone
…eeeek! I wanted to keep going

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

Again, you are killing me here Lorraine as there are so many! Two will be repeats from above because I just adore them! That is,

Graham Smith and the #DIHarryEvans series and

Michael J Malone – all his books!

Mel Sherratt has some amazing books too, so going to put her here as well! And my final two:

Paul Grzegorzek – totally awesome writer

Craig Russell – I adore the #Lennox series and cannot wait to get caught up on this!

Top 5 books you want to read before the end of 2017?

…searches through TBR…….I want to read

A Room Full Of Killers by Michael Wood

Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan

Then She Was Gone by Luca Veste

Pendulum by Adam Hamby

Rattle by Fiona Cummings!

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

Don’t feel pressured – if it starts to feel like a chore, take a break.

Embrace the blogging community – they are awesome and I have made some life long friends

Write what you feel, enjoy it – make it your own.

Learn to say “No” or you will find yourself drowning in books …amazing books…but so many books!

Get a diary! ha ha – I would be lost without one and it’s a great excuse to buy some pretty stationary!

Top 5 book blogs you follow? 

You are killing me here! There are SO many I want to shout out about but I am a die hard friend and follower of:

Sarah at https://bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.com/

Kate at http://www.bibliophilebookclub.com

Joseph at http://relaxandreadreviews.weebly.com

Shell at http://chellesbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

Kat at http://www.bestcrimebooksandmore.co.uk

…..I know that is FIVE but also Grab This Book, The Suspense Is Thrilling Me, Chapter In My Life and Damppebbles…..ok…I will stop now as there are some amazing bloggers out there!

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My name is Noelle and I am in my 40’s. I am an avid reader and by that I mean I am never without a book! By day I am a Senior Probation Officer and by night I read all things crime!! My fascination for books started at a young age and I truly feel withdrawal symptoms if I am unable to read for a few days hence the name #crimebookjunkie!

I am interested in many genres, my faves being Grit Lit, psychological thrillers and all things murder. I do enjoy Police Procedurals and legal/action thrillers as well. I have been lucky enough to be taken on by Bookouture (Eeeek!) on a freelance basis as well as Britains Next Best Seller (Eeeeeek again!) Oh..and I am obsessed with my chocolate Lab Buster – love my #furrybaby!

Thanks so much, Lorraine for letting me take part and cheat a wee bit! #NaughtyNoelle

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Links: CrimeBookJunkieBlog         Facebook       Twitter: @nholten40

My thanks to Noelle for taking time out of her hectic schedule to take part in #TopFiveThursday. 

If you are a book blogger who would like to take part in this feature, please leave a comment on this post or contact me via my contact page which can be found on the home page of my blog thank you  

 

**Blog Tour** Inside The Whispers by A.J. Waines @AJWaines #Extract #Review

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Today I’m really excited to be on the blog tour for Inside The Whispers by A. J. Waines where I not only do I get to share my review but also an extract from this gripping psychological thriller. Inside The Whispers was published on the 20th of October 2916, so you don’t even have to wait to get a copy!

Excerpt from the opening of Inside the Whispers by AJ Waines

I stand tall, snap my polished shoes together and suck in the salt air through my nostrils. If I’m going to do this, I want to get it right. I will lean forward, then stoop a little further until gravity claims me and I float off like a supple Angel of the North. I am so close to the edge. It will only take a second. I can let the empty space claim my weight.

I slide my shoe four more inches onto the grassy lip to see what it feels like. I look out towards the horizon, then down to my feet, testing the support of the turf, knowing there is a point of no return. So close. One more step. Another?
Without warning I’m forced to duck. The seagull is back, charging like a rabid dog. I flap my arms. I must be near a nest – there must be eggs only a few feet away and the gull is keeping them warm. Nature’s prime instinct is to protect those it loves. The thought is too much for me; too close to home. I sink to the grass. I press my face into its coarse blades, my palms face down close to my head like someone who is praying.

Except I’m not praying; I’m not worthy enough. I’ve failed in every aspect. Every minute of every day since it started.
I can smell the wet juice of the grass, see each and every blade close up, like the bars of a prison. How is it that everywhere I find myself I am confined, trapped? Even in the most expansive of places. I lift my head. The gull seems to have stopped pestering me. It must have realised I’m no threat. I get to my feet. It’s now flying beneath me, the wings crossing in and out of my sight below the edge of the cliff. Taking a deep breath, I slide my feet back to the lip of long fluttering grass. The yawning space is pulling at me again, enticing me. My breath is running out. This is it. Now…

I can’t decide whether to close my eyes or keep them open. How could I have failed to consider this part? My gaze trails across the far distance, seeing only choppy waves kissing swirls of clouds. I soften my view so the shapes blend away to nothing.
Go…

A speck on the horizon makes my eyes jolt into focus. It’s a ship, sliding elegantly in from the right, forcing me to think new thoughts: a symbol of rescue, a new beginning, going home… I snatch my head back from the edge. What the hell am I doing? This isn’t right. It will achieve absolutely nothing. This isn’t a time for giving up – I should be working it out. Planning how to turn things around. I can’t duck out at this crucial moment, like a coward; I have to find a solution, once and for all. There has to be one.

I zip my anorak up to my chin and turn back.

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Where the most Dangerous place – is inside your own head…

Following a London Tube disaster, three traumatised survivors turn to clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby, for help – but she’s mystified when their stories don’t add up. Her confusion turns to horror when one by one, instead of recovering, they start committing suicide.

When her partner, Conrad, begins to suffer the same terrifying flashbacks, Sam is desperate to find out what is causing them and a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel.

Then the flashbacks begin for Sam…

The first book in the Dr Samantha Willerby Series, INSIDE THE WHISPERS is a tense, haunting Psychological Thriller that will leave your nerves in shreds.

Print Length: 302 pages

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Ever since I read No Longer Safe by A. J. Waines  I’ve been eager to see what the author would come up with next, and she doesn’t disappoint with this tense psychological thriller. The book description alone makes for an intriguing premises, and considering I’ve always been intrigued by the workings of the human mind this book sounded like my kind of read.

This is the first book in a series featuring Dr Samantha Willerby a clinical psychologist who specialises in helping trauma victims, when Sam realises three of her patients are experiencing the same flashbacks and their stories don’t add up, she comes to the conclusion something sinister is happening to her patients.

This is a really hard book to review as I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but it’s safe to say A. J. Waines has plotted a tangled web steeped in mystery and intrigue. The authors characters are well developed, but if I’m honest I found it difficult to take to Samantha in my opinion she came across as cold and clinical, but as the story enfolds you learn more about her dysfunctional family, which help to explain her character better. Don’t get me wrong although I couldn’t warm to Samantha this in no way spoilt my enjoyment of this compelling read. If anything I really wanted to learn more about Samantha’s sister Mimi who I found intriguing yet mystifying, suffering from mental health problems she has her own demons to deal with. As this is a first book in the series I’m hoping the author will explore Mimi’s life in more detail as the series develops.

What I found intriguing about Inside The Whispers was the psychological aspects of this book, and its obvious the author has a great understanding of the subject through working as a psychotherapist herself, for me this added credibility to a chilling tale.To add a sense of mystery and unease to the plot there are short chapters narrated by an unknown voice, I found myself questioning their mental state as the narrator seems to become more detached as the plot progresses, this certainly added a sense of unease to the plot.

If I’m honest I love a book that is relentless in pace, I wouldn’t consider Inside The Whispers to be fast paced by any means, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it, it’s just a slower pace than what I’m used to. What the author does well is build on the mystery and intrigue, almost drip feeding the reader the threads of the plot, and then brings them all together for the shocking and unexpected conclusion. Although I did guess the person involved in events fairly early in the book I would never in a million years have guessed their motives. I’m sure Inside The Whispers will be loved by fans of a psychological thriller, and I will certainly be looking forward to the next book to see how the series evolves.

4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️out of 5

Amazon U.K.
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My review for No Longer Safe can be found HERE

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AJ Waines has sold over ¼ of a million books worldwide and topped the UK and Australian Kindle Charts in 2015 with her number one bestseller,  Girl On A Train She was a Psychotherapist for fifteen years, during which time she worked with ex-offenders from high-security institutions, gaining a rare insight into criminal and abnormal psychology. AJ Waines is now a full-time novelist with publishing deals in France, Germany (Random House) and USA (audiobooks).

Her fourth novel, No Longer Safe sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and in 2016 was ranked in the Top 10 UK authors on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

AJ Waines lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband. Visit her Website and Blog or follow her on Twitter and Facebook
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There is a fabulous UK only Inside the Whispers paperback giveaway running on Goodreads between today and 27th October which you can enter by clicking HERE

I’ve included the blog tour banner so you can follow the rest of Inside The Whispers Blog tour
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**Weekly Wrap Up**

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This week I have managed to finish one book, read another and start on my third so not to bad a week for reading

All Fall Down by Tom Bale

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I absolutely loved this book, and I would love to share my review unfortunately you will have to wait until the 4th September, as I’m one of the bloggers on the blog tour.

They All Fall Down by Cat Hogan

imageA promising debut which I enjoyed, my review will be live next week

Portraits Of The Dead by John Nicholl

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Book post I received this week
The Wharf Butcher by Michael K Foster

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Arc’s I’ve received this week

I tried to keep away from NetGalley this week and failed miserably …..oh well there’s always next week 😂😂

Lizzie’s Christmas Escape by Christie Barlow

The Taken by Casey Kelleher

Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst

Hide and Seek DI Helen Grace 6 by M.J. Arlidge

Books I’ve bought

I bought three books this week……..

Cut by Marc Rabbe

The House on Cold Hill by Peter James

Bad Blood by Julie Shaw

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Last week on The Book Review Café

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/08/12/the-forgotten-woman-by-angela-marsons-review/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/08/11/cover-reveal-inside-the-whispers-by-a-j-waines/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/08/11/topfivethursday-with-bookblogger-david-baird/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/08/09/nina-is-not-ok-by-shappi-khorsandi-review/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/08/08/author-interview-with-cat-hogan-author-of-they-all-fall-down-blogtour/

Next week on The Book Review Café

Review for They All Fall Down by Cat Hogan

Review for Dead To Me by Lesley Pearce

#TopFiveThursday with Clair Boor

**Blog tour** Blood Sisters by Dreda Say Mitchell, author interview

Blogging news from The Book Review Café

Author Tom Bale tried to lead me astray when I moaned on Twitter I couldn’t read All Fall Down in one sitting as I had to go to work.

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And what a fabulous end to the week Christie Barlow included me in her Thank you’s, along with some really brilliant bloggers, in her new book Lizzie’s Christmas Escape.

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**Cover Reveal** Inside The Whispers by A.J. Waines

Today I’m really excited and privileged to share with you the cover for A.J. Waines latest book, and what a fabulous cover it is, it just screams “Read me”,  I really can’t wait to get my grubby hands on a copy…… So with no further ado here’s the cover

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A. J. Waines is the author of NO LONGER SAFE which sold 30,000 copies in the first month in 12 countries and went to Number 1 in ‘Murder’, ‘Serial Killers’ & ‘Crime Noir’, in UK & US.

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Book description

Where the most Dangerous place – is inside your own head…

Following a London Tube disaster, three traumatised survivors turn to clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby, for help – but she’s mystified when their stories don’t add up. Her confusion turns to horror when one by one, instead of recovering, they start committing suicide.

When her partner, Conrad, begins to suffer the same terrifying flashbacks, Sam is desperate to find out what is causing them and a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel.

Then the flashbacks begin for Sam…

The first book in the Dr Samantha Willerby Series, INSIDE THE WHISPERS is a tense, haunting Psychological Thriller that will leave your nerves in shreds.

Dont you just love the book description? And the cover is fantastic, It sounds very intriguing and I’m really looking forward to reading Inside The Whispers for the blog tour in October 

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Here’s the link for the Pre-order of INSIDE THE WHISPERS (on pre-order from 11 August!)

UK (99p): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whispers-Samantha-Willerby-Chilling-Thriller-ebook/dp/B01K48MLB8
US ($1.51): https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Samantha-Willerby-Chilling-Thriller-ebook/dp/B01K48MLB8
(and all Amazon outlets worldwide)

 

 

 

No Longer Safe by A. J. Waines

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Book Description

She was your best friend. Now she’s your deadliest enemy – and there’s nowhere to run…

When Alice receives an invitation from Karen, her charismatic University friend, to stay in a remote cottage in Scotland, she can’t wait to rekindle their lost friendship. But two more former students arrive – never friends of Alice’s – and as the atmosphere chills, Karen isn’t the warm-hearted soulmate Alice remembers. Barely is the reunion underway before someone is dead and the fragile gathering is pushed to breaking point.

As the snow cuts them off from civilisation and accusations fly, Alice finds herself a pawn, sinking deeper into a deadly game she can’t escape.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2 Jan. 2016)

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No longer safe by A J Waines is her fourth novel, and I hold my hands up and admit this is the first book I’ve read by her. I pushed this one to the top of my huge TBR pile after reading such glowing reviews from http://www.bibliophilebookclub.com and https://bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.com/
These two bloggers have a lot to answer for!

No Longer Safe is told through alternating the two main characters, Alice and Karen, they are old friends who first met at University. Six years later after losing touch, Alice receives an invite to join Karen in a remote cottage in Scotland, once there things soon take a sinister turn. I found No Longer Safe slow to start, but A J Waines spends this time building up the layers of the story, and it’s characters, which is not a bad thing, and in fact added to the anticipation of what was to come.

The characters are well developed and have real depth, and are complex to say the least. From the start I felt empathy for Alice who had spent years being ridiculed for being “different”, Alice see’s Karen as her saviour, who befriended her and made university life bearable. Now Alice has left the person she was at university behind her, and Karen soon makes it clear she doesn’t like the new Alice. Karen is less likeable, she is a master manipulator and a liar, she also has a dark and sinister past, she would prefer to keep hidden.

What starts out as a relatively straight forward holiday, soon becomes something much darker, as secrets begin to unravel strand by strand, setting of a chain of events that lead to most hideous crimes. Every time I thought I knew where the plot was going, I was proved wrong every damn time! It’s a cliche I know but No Longer Safe has so many twists and turns, it was hard to know where the plot was heading.

As I said previously it’s not fast paced by any means, but as the plot moved along, I became totally engrossed in No Longer Safe, A J Waines certainly knows how to build up the suspense, as she gradually drip feeds the reader, until the tension is almost unbearable. As for the ending OH MY GOD, I’m still struggling to get my head around it, it was the very last thing I expected to happen, and to say I was shocked was an understatement! In fact I went back and read it a second time just to make sure! No Longer Safe is a dark and disturbing psychological thriller that is superbly crafted. I intended to give it 4 stars as I like a psychological thriller to be faster paced, but the nail biting conclusion turned what was a good read into a “must” read.

5 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️out of 5

Kindle

Paperback

 

**Stacking The Shelves**

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Here’s my round up of stacking the Shelves hosted by Tyngas reviews . Stacking the Shelves highlight books which have been received In a week. Paper books, e-books, ARC’s received, books bought or borrowed, are all included. I haven’t done a round of books for a while, as I’ve just been too busy, so these are just a taster of the books I’ve received over the last week.

ARC’S received

Beneath The Surface by Heidi Perks

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Book Description

don’t know where you are…

I don’t know what I’ve done…

Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters’ room is completely empty. But the police think she’s trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there’s no choice other than face the future – alone.

Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth – and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years.

Publisher: Red Door Publishing Ltd (24 Mar. 2016)

Find Her by Lisa Gardner 

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Book Description

I escaped the box.

The coffin that was both my prison and my lifeline.
My prison as I waited each day for release.
My lifeline as being locked inside meant being away from him.

I escaped the box, but I didn’t escape its consequences.
Now danger’s irrelevant.

All I care about is making them pay. The other predators out there. Those just like the man who took me.

And if someone tries to grab me again? I know how to protect myself.

And when another girl is taken?

Have no doubt: I will do anything, anything, to find her.

Escaped kidnap victim Flora Dane has once again disappeared. Has the self-proclaimed vigilante become a victim? Or is something far more sinister at play? D.D. will have to race against the clock if she is going to Find Her.

Publishers:Headline (9 February 2016)

Dead Pretty by David Mark

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Book Description 

Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days.

One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won’t let either of them go until justice can be done.

But some people have their own ideas of what justice means…

DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain’s most original crime writers.

Publisher: Mulholland Books (28 Jan. 2016)

 

Keep Them Safe by Sarah Bartrum

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Book Description

It wasn’t that Sid wanted to harm anyone, quite the opposite. He’d make a perfect granddad; he just needed to find the right grandchild.
With paedophilia and child murder at the core, DI Johanson is the obvious choice to solve this crime. But is his old school mate really the murderer or only a pawn in a wider game of abuse?

Publisher: Mason Publishing; 1 edition (16 April 2011)

You And Me Always by Jill Mansell

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Book Description

On the morning of Lily’s twenty-fifth birthday, it’s time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight.

Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum’s life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions.

Before long, secrets begin to emerge and Lily’s friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again…

Books I bought

Dead Secret by Ava McCarthy

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Book Description

Two quick shots. One for him. One for you.

After the death of her three-year-old daughter, Jodie has nothing left to live for – or almost nothing.

She has one task to fulfil before she takes her own life. And that’s to kill the man she holds responsible for her daughter’s death – her seemingly perfect husband, Ethan.

But Ethan is hiding more than just his true nature. And as more horrifying secrets from his past emerge, Jodie’s strength will be pushed to the limit…

Publisher: Harper (14 Jan. 2016)

The McKays Box Set – To Kill For, Blood Sport, Hard Time, Gang Land & Killing Fields Kindle Edition by A.J Carella

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Book Description

Box set comprising: To Kill For, Blood Sport, Hard Time, Gang Land & Killing Fields.

To Kill For:

Former LA Cop, Kat McKay, vows she’ll never return to Brecon Point after leaving years ago. But when tragedy strikes, she returns to help solve a crime that hit a little too close to home. Uncovering the truth about her missing niece means that Kat will have to face the demons of her own past. And the only way to do that is by enlisting the help of the one man she left behind.

Local cop, Finn Groves will do anything to solve the case–even if it means letting down his guard around the one woman who broke his heart years ago. With her niece’s life on the line, Finn and Kat must put their past behind them in order to find Kat’s niece. Will the McKays survive the explosive results or will they find one more reason to kill for?

Blood Sport:

The discovery of an injured child along a lonely road leads Kat and Finn to uncover a terrible sport that has been flourishing on their own doorstep.

Hard Time:

When it comes to family, Kat will do anything. Even if that means going against everything she believes in, and risking her already fragile relationship with the man she loves.

Faced with a problem that is too much for her alone, she enlists the help of her one time partner, Kyle.

Together they must uncover a deadly secret before any more innocent lives are lost.

Gang Land:

Leaving Brecon Point, Finn heads to L.A. in search of the one person that haunts him.

Killing Fields:

Jake McKay is coming home and bringing trouble with him.

As he attempts to redeem himself in the eyes of his family he finds himself plunged into a nightmare unfolding on their doorstep, the consequences of which will rock the entire family.

No Longer Safe by A J Waines

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Book Description

She was your best friend. Now she’s your deadliest enemy – and there’s nowhere to run…

When Alice receives an invitation from Karen, her charismatic University friend, to stay in a remote cottage in Scotland, she can’t wait to rekindle their lost friendship. But two more former students arrive – never friends of Alice’s – and as the atmosphere chills, Karen isn’t the warm-hearted soulmate Alice remembers. Barely is the reunion underway before someone is dead and the fragile gathering is pushed to breaking point.

As the snow cuts them off from civilisation and accusations fly, Alice finds herself a pawn, sinking deeper into a deadly game she can’t escape.

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