Category Archives: KA Richardson

**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Oh dear, oh dear I have only Managed to read ONE book this week, I hang my head in shame! A book blogger whose only read one book in a week (oh the shame!)

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

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This was a fantastic and gripping read, but I’m saving my review for the blog tour, you can read my review on Friday 15th July . Now I’ve read my last blog tour book, I’m hoping to read a couple from my own very dusty TBR shelf…….well that was my plan but after reading such great reviews for The Opticians Wife by Betsy Reavley I’ve pushed this one to the very top! I will let you know my thoughts once I’ve read it

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Books I’ve received this week

I haven’t received any book post this week which is very unusual, I’ve missed the satisfying bang when a book comes through the letter box, but on the plus side my TBR pile of physical books hasn’t grown!

Arc’s I’ve received this week

I am still being really good with my NetGalley books and only requested one, I spotted The Last One by Alexandra Oliva, the book description reminded me of The Hunger Games, which I loved, and thought it would make a change from my usual reads.

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Books I’ve bought

I really am having a bad week, I haven’t bought ONE book this week, yes you read that right! It hasn’t been the best of weeks for me and I’ve been really stressed, which I think has had a knock on effect with my reading/buying books, hopefully normal service will resume soon

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Last week on The Book Review Café

**My Book Of The Month** June 2016 | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/07/01/my-book-of-the-month-june-2016/

With Deadly Intent by KA Richardson | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/06/30/with-deadly-intent-by-ka-richardson/

Consequences by RC Bridgestock | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/06/28/consequences-by-rc-bridgestock/

Next week on the book review café

Blog Tour for Outside Looking In by Michael Wood review

Blog Tour for Made To Be Broken by Rebecca Bradley Guest post & review

And hopefully a review for The Opticians Wife if I get my reading mojo back

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Blogging news from The Book Review Café

I now have a brand new address…….The Book Review Café.Com  I dropped the WordPress bit, a few bloggers have asked me if it was easy, and yes it was simple as both Kate over at https://bibliophilebookclub.com/
and Sarah at https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/ had promised it would be, it literally gives you a step by step guide to changing, and no I never lost any followers, and it appears any links to my old WordPress address will still direct them to my site. It costs £15.00 a year if anyone’s interested

As to the benefits I wanted my address to appear more professional and I think by adding the dot.com it does that, I’m not sure there are many other benefits like being able to personalise your blog in the way you want to, I think that is a different upgrade altogether.

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Sorry I haven’t got much to share this week, but hopefully I can catch up with some reading this week, as I have a few days holiday.

With Deadly Intent by KA Richardson

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Book Description

EVIDENCE When Crime Scene Manager, Cass Hunt, is called to a fatal road traffic collision in the dead of night, not all is as it seems and the last thing she expects is to end up working on a murder case with DCI Alex McKay.

INVESTIGATION More gruesome murders, a dead dog, and a startling revelation has the whole of the North East Police force reeling. Will they catch him before his latest prize becomes another victim and he fades into the shadows once more?

DARKNESS From the tree-line, someone is watching, and he doesn’t like where the investigation leads. Taking his time, he plans and executes each kill. He will not rest until his job is complete. One thing’s for certain, his intent is deadly, he’s dangerous, and he’s coming for her.

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I found With Deadly Intent to be refreshingly different from most of the police procedural books I normally read, Cass Hunt the protagonist, isn’t your usual detective who comes with a whole load of baggage, she is a CSM- Crime Scene Manager, and as her title suggests she is the person responsible for managing the crime scene. When Cass is called to the scene of a fatal road accident, it soon becomes clear this was no accident and Cass finds herself working on a murder case, alongside DCI Alex McKay. As more gruesome murders take place, the investigation to catch the killer begins in earnest. By having two characters investigating the crime in different capacities the author very cleverly interweave the forensics and police work, making for an interesting and original read.

Great characterisation and natural sounding dialogue, the pace seems to bound along nicely, I found the characters to be credible and well developed, I particularly liked Cass, despite a traumatic past, she doesn’t let her past rule her life, in her job she is methodical and meticulous, but she also has a vulnerable side which becomes more apparent as the story progresses. One thing I wasn’t to keen on if I’m honest was the “romantic” side of the story, I much prefer a crime book to focus on the Gritty side of crime, but that’s only my preferred preference.

Some of the chapters are from the killers perspective, so you know what the murderer is thinking, as well as their motives for committing such hideous crimes, which certainly added tension and suspense to the plot. The plot was very well thought out and although I guessed who the killer was fairly early on, it didn’t distract from my enjoyment of this novel.

It’s a fairly short story but the author certainly packed a lot in, if I’m honest I did find the talk of budget cuts and redundancy’s a little off putting, again when I read a crime story I like to get to the nitty gritty stuff and not get distracted. In the authors defence she has written a highly entertaining novel, and bearing in mind this was KA Richardson’s debut novel, I think the author has done a very good job and written an intriguing read with well developed characters, and an original plot, and I will certainly be reading the second book in the series I’ve Been Watching You.

4 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️out of 5


Paperback: 252 pages

Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (14 April 2016)

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**Weekly Wrap Up Post**

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I have only managed to read two books this week, shock, horror! But working shifts it’s not always easy to fit in time to read, but the two books I read I really enjoyed

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First up was my Top Secret Read I really can’t say to much about this book as its still hush, hush  it hasn’t even got a cover yet, but what I will say it’s definitely going to be on my list of top read of 2016 it’s fantastic read and has a very original plot, it was absolutely gripping .

And I followed this with ……..

With Deadly Intent by KA Richardson

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Again I really enjoyed this book and I liked the fact the protagonist is a CSM – Crime Scene Manager rather than a detective, my review  for With Deadly Intent will be on my blog next week

Books I’ve received this week

It really has been a fantastic week for me, and everyone who follows me will know I’m a huge fan of author Robert Bryndza, so you can imagine how excited I was to receive book post from the man himself, and he even found the time to write personal message’s in The Girl In The Ice and The Night Stalker. If you haven’t read these books yet you really need to buy them, if you are a lover of a gritty crime read, you are in for a real treat

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Arc’s I’ve received this week

Well it’s been a WHOLE  week and I’ve kept to my NetGalley ban, I forgot I requested a couple of books a few weeks ago, and I have finally been improved for them, so I really have kept to my NetGalley ban, honest!

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

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The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson

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Books I’ve bought this week

I’ve been really, really good and ONLY bought ONE book this week, and that’s because I’m still trying desperately to get to that dusty shelf of TBR books, and my NetGalley shelf, mind you my husband’s not helping matters as he topped up my Amazon account again as a surprise! Bless him he knows how much I love my books

The Opticians wife by Betsy Reavley

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Last week on The Book Review Café

Author interview with Between You And Me by Lisa Hall

https://thebookreviewcafe.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/author-interview-between-you-and-me-by-lisa-hall-no-spoilers/

A review for Shallow Waters by Rebbeca Bradley

https://thebookreviewcafe.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/shallow-waters-by-rebecca-bradley/

Blog tour for When The Killing Starts by RC Bridgewater & Guest Post

https://thebookreviewcafe.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/blog-tour-when-the-killing-starts-by-rc-bridgestock-guest-post/

Cover reveal for Whyte Lies by KC Acton
https://thebookreviewcafe.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/cover-reveal-whyte-lies-by-kc-acton/

The Stepmother by Claire Seeber

https://thebookreviewcafe.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/the-step-mother-by-claire-seeber/

**Extract** from Last To Die by Arlene Hunt

https://thebookreviewcafe.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/extract-from-last-to-die-by-arlene-hunt/

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Next week on the book review café

A review for With Deadly Intent by KA Richardson

A review for consequences by RC Bridgewater

My book of the month June 2016

Blogging news from The Book Review Café

This week has been an amazing for The Book Review Café I was named Blogger Of The Week over at http://www.Fahrenheit-Press.com, to say I was shocked was an understatement! There are so many awesome book bloggers out there who deserve this award. When I started my book blog back in September 2015, I never thought very much about where it would lead, I thought a few people might read my reviews, but I never expected to have over 3,600 awesome people following The Book Review Café. I’ve also made some great friends in the book blogging community, everyone has been so helpful, friendly and supportive and are always happy to share posts. I still found it hard to get my head around the fact that I’m friendly with numerous authors, who are also very supportive of The Book Review Café, and are always willing to provide me with features for my blog. If you want to nominate a blogger you can do so over on Twitter @farenheitpress.

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**Weekly Wrap Up Post **

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Well it’s time for my weekly wrap up, last week I was so engrossed in reading The Stepmother by Claire Seeber I completely forgot to do one. This week I have read four books and started on my fifth book, which is exceptionally good going for me.

Books I’ve read this week

Consequences by RC Bridgestock

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Whyte Lies by KC Acton

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The Stepmother by Claire Seeber

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Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley

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Made To Be Broken by Rebecca Bradley

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Books I’ve bought This week

I’ve been really, really good and ONLY bought ONE book this week, and that’s because I have such a huge pile of books I’m desperate to read sitting on my TBR pile. I’ve also decided to cut back on the blog tours, as I’ve done so many lately it’s hard to fit in books that I’m desperate to read that are sitting gather dust on my TBR pile

With Deadly Intent by KA Richardson

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Last week on The Book Review Café

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton You can read my review here

WWW Wednesday You can see my post here

My Girl by Jack Jordan Blog Tour, including a guest post from the very talented Jack Jordan

You can see Jack’s Guest post, and my review here

The Caller by MA Comley and Tara Lyons Blog Tour including a guest post from Tara Lyons, one half of this very talented duo You can read Tara’s Guest post and my review here

Arcs I’ve received this week

I’m trying to be really good and not request any ARC’s from NetGalley until my TBR pile has diminished but I did have a couple of  little slips…….

Can You #ReadWithoutPrejudice

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Book Description
There are two points in life when we are all equal: at the moment of birth and at the moment of death. It is how we live in between that defines us.
Delicately balanced.
Perfectly crafted.
Beautifully written.
We want you to immerse yourself in this dazzling novel, free from any preconceptions that a cover, title or author can bring.
We ask you simply to #readwithoutprejudice.

I love the thought of reading a book that you nothing about, let alone who wrote it . I have taken a quick look at it and I think I know who the author is but I’m not telling 

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I was approached by the publishers to review this ARC, it’s top secret and hasn’t even got a cover yet, and because I love this authors books (NO it’s not Robert  Bryndza, I’m a huge fan in case you didn’t know) I jumped at the chance, that’s all I can tell you my lips are sealed 🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐

Next week on the book review café

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Q & A with Lisa Hall where we will be discussing the hell of all “twists”

Blog tour for When The Killing Starts by RC Bridgestock including a fascinating guest post and my review

The Stepmother by Claire Seeber review

Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley review

The Book Review café  blogging news

I have one more book to read for a Blog Tour in July All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker, and then I’m really looking forward to reading some of the books of my very dusty TBR pile. I love doing blog tours and get really excited about them, and before I know it I have agreed to do 7-8 blog tours in one month, which is great, but then I find myself panicking that I won’t get all the book tour books read in time, and have very little time in between to read the books I really want to read which is why I’m going to try and cut back on the blog tours **watch this space**

I was really excited to see Louise Jensen’s header on Twitter just happens to be a quote from my review for her debut novel The Sister, things like this make my day as a blogger

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