**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Another good week for reading I read four books this week, unfortunately I spent another week in terrible pain, but fingers crossed the medication finally seems to be helping and I’m hoping to return to work tomorrow. This is going to be a short wrap up basically because I forgot to write one until late last night 😂😂

The Escape by C.L. Taylor

Blood Mother by Dreda Say Mitchell

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Evie’s Year Of Taking Chances by Christie Barlow

No book post at all this week, and although I’ve missed that satisfying sound “thud” of  book post landing on the mat it does mean I haven’t added to my TBR pile.

Again I failed at keeping away from NetGalley, but only because Bookouture put this little beauty on NetGalley and the book description sounds so intriguing

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Description
Lizzy pulled the covers over her head. Then she realised what was being dragged behind the person with the torch. She rammed her fist into her mouth to stop herself from screaming…

For decades, The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now – when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney…

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum’s wrongs.

What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum’s walls? Together with her partner Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history, and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.

As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?

Last week on the book review café

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/03/03/top-five-friday-with-the-book-review-cafe-psychological-thrillers/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/03/02/topfivethursday-with-bookblogger-jessica-aka-jessicasreadingroom/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/03/01/book-of-the-month-february-2017/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/02/28/the-roanoke-girls-by-amy-engel-bookreview-emilykitchin/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/02/27/the-caller-by-chris-carter-book-review/

Next week on the book review café

**Blog Tour** The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt

Evie’s Year Of Taking Chances by Christie Barlow- review

**Blog Tour** Dead Embers by Matt Brolly

The Promise by Casey Kelleher- review

My Top Five Friday

And that’s it folks I told you it would be a short post  😀😀

 

**Book Of The Month** February 2017

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Now we’re in March it’s time for me to look back at February’s reads and choose my Book Of The Month for February 2017.

The Book Of The Month is chosen by myself at the beginning of every month, for the previous month. It goes to the author/book that I found outstanding for that month, and I may have given a higher rating than a 5 star review.

I read some outstanding books in February, but there is one clear winner this month. This book had all the elements I look for when reading books, well developed characters, a strong plot and bucketfuls of suspense. So without further ado the book I have choosen is………..

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A Room Full Of Killers by Michael Wood

A Room Full Of Killers is the third book in the DCI Matilda Darke series and in my opinion Michael Wood’s writing goes from strength to strength with each book he writes. It may sound cliched but it’s definitely the best book to date in the series, it’s much darker and definitely more disturbing than his previous books. You can read my full review here……..
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/02/07/a-room-full-of-killers-by-michael-wood-bookreview-michaelhwood-killerreads/
 

**My Book Of The Month** January 2017

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Well we’ve reached the end of January 2017 which can only mean one thing, it’s time to choose my Book Of The Month for January 2017.

The Book Of The Month is chosen by myself at the beginning of every month, for the previous month. It goes to the author/book that I found outstanding for that month, and I may have given a higher rating than a 5 star review. I’m also hoping if a do this monthly come December it will make it easier to do a best reads of 2017 post or that’s my plan.

I have read some outstanding books in January, but here is where I fell at the first hurdle as I really couldn’t choose between two books this month, I’m not know for being decisive at the best of times! The two books I have chosen are polar opposites, but both books stood our for me because I still thought about them long after I finished them. Although very different in every way possible, they both had one thing in common they kept me glued to my kindle!

These fantastic books had all the elements I look for when reading books, well developed characters, a strong plot and bucketfuls of suspense, so without further ado the books I have given the Gold Star Award are……….

The Mountain In My Shoe by Louise Beech

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You can read my review here:
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/01/13/the-mountain-in-my-shoe-by-louise-beech-orendabooks-louisewriter-bookreview/

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

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You can read my review here: https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/01/29/blog-tour-behind-her-eyes-by-sarah-pinborough-authorinterview-review-sarahpinborough-wtfthatending/

As I mentioned earlier two very different books but they are two that I would highly recommend to everyone and anyone.

what do you think of my books of the month? Did I choose well? What books would you choose? Please feel free to leave a comment

**My Book Of The Month** November 2016

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Eeeeek I can’t believe it’s the 1st December but it is! which can only mean one thing, it’s time to choose my Book Of The Month. The Gold Star Award is chosen by myself at the beginning of every month, for the previous month. This very prestigious award (well I think so!), will be presented (reality wise anyway) to the author/book that I found outstanding for that month, and I may have given a higher rating than a 5 star review. I have read some good books in November  but there is one clear winner this month.  This book stood our for me because I still thought about it long after I finished it and when I was reading this book I was so engrossed in the story, time just flew by. This fantastic book had all the elements I look for in a crime thriller, well developed characters, a strong plot and bucketfuls of suspense, so without further ado the book I have given the Gold Star Award is …….

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You can check out my review here:
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/11/09/frailty-by-betsy-reavley-review-betsyreavley-bloodhoundbook/

My thanks to Betsy Reavley for writing such a gripping book 

#BookOfThe Month October 2016 @michaelJmalone1 @orendaBooks

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As it’s the last day of October today (Happy Halloween by the way 🎃🕸👻🎃) I thought I would post my book of the month for October 2016. 

I’ve read some fabulous books this month and four books got my special “gold star award“, books that I consider be an outstanding read. I really can’t recommend theses books highly enough and they are certainly worthy of being added to any crime thrillers TBR pile they include……..

Dark Waters by Robert Bryndza

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land 

The Killing Game by J.S. Carol

Untouchable by Sibel Hodge

But there’s one book that stands out  for me it covered ever aspect of what I look for in a good read, fantastic plot, great characters and a storyline that drew me in from the first page and kept me in its grip until I reached the very last page, it also made me cry as it was heartbreaking, but dark and very sinister, so If you haven’t already guessed my book of the month is……..

A Suitable Lie By Michael J Malone

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Book description

Some secrets should never be kept… Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she’s his perfect match … and she loves his son like he is her own.

When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it. A dangerous mistake that could cost him everything.

A brave, deeply moving, page-turning psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie marks a stunning departure for one of Scotland’s finest crime writers, exploring the lengths people will go to hide their deepest secrets, even if it kills them…

My thanks to Karen over at Orenda books and Michael J Malone for giving me the chance to read this fabulous book. 

You can read my full review here…..
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/10/26/a-suitable-lie-by-michael-j-malone-michaeljmalone1-orendabooks-review/

Or you can buy a copy here…….

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Suitable-Lie-Michael-J-Malone-ebook/dp/B01BOGQDJ0

 

**My Book Of The Month** July 2016

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Now we are in August it’s time to reveal my book of the month for July 2016. This month I found myself in a real quandary as there were two books that covered ever aspect of what I look for in a good read, fantastic plot, great characters and a storyline that drew me in from the first page and kept me in its grip until I reached the very last page. So which one did I choose? Well I’m afraid I just couldn’t decide which one to choose as I loved both books for very different reasons and so my award is going to be shared

so without further ado my book(s) of the month for July 2016 are……..

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

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You can read my review here……….
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/07/26/watching-edie-by-camilla-way/

I See You by Claire Mackintosh

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You can read my review here……
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2016/07/29/i-see-you-by-clare-mackintosh-review/

 

**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.