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The book review cafe book of the month **July 2018**

WOW what a scorcher July turned out to be, it’s very strange but I’ve been struggling to read in this hot weather, I only managed to read one book last week, and I feel I can no longer call myself a book blogger😢. Hopefully things will improve this month.

As it’s the first of August it’s time to choose my book books of the month I really should rename this feature. I read so many fabulous books in July it’s impossible to choose just ONE book yet again so I’m sharing my TWO books of the month, good job “it’s my blog my rules” 😂 so without further ado here are the books I found to be outstanding reads last month in no particular order………

 

In The Dark by Cara Hunter

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Definitely one of the best crime thrillers I’ve read this year, with a compelling narrative, twists galore and oodles of deceit, I have a feeling In The Dark is going to be a HUGE success and one of this summers MUST reads. Highly recommended. You can read my full review here….. In The Dark by Cara Hunter #MustReads @CaraHunterBooks @penguinrandom @PenguinUKBooks

The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

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Sometimes as a reader a book comes along that blows me away, it doesn’t happen very often I must say. There are books I love and books I will treasure forever and The Lion Tamer Who Lost by the superbly talented Louise Beech falls into the latter.  As far as I’m concerned Louise Beech is the “queen” of story telling, this novel was such a compelling and emotive read, and so beautifully written I’m not convinced anything I write will convey how truly wonderful this book was. Full review here…..The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech #SummerMustReads @LouiseWriter @OrendaBooks

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You can read my reviews for my highly recommended reads here…

Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager #BookReview @penguinrandom @riley_sager #SummerReads

**Blog blitz** #BeforeIMetHim by John Nicholl @Nicholl06 @Bloodhoundbook

**Blog tour** #NowYouSeeHer by Heidi Perks @HeidiPerksBooks @arrowpublishing #SummerReads

Her Name Was Rose By Claire Allan #SummerReads @AvonBooksUK

**Blog blitz** Portraits Of The Dead by John Nicholl @nicholl06 @BloodhoundBook

Into The Darkness by Sibel Hodge @sibelhodge #BookReview

Books I’m hoping to read this month

I’m being optimistic here and hoping to read more books this month, well I can live in hope 😂🙈

 

 

 

 

The book review café book of the month **June 2018**

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Hope you’ve all been enjoying this mini heatwave, I love this weather, or rather I would if I wasn’t working, and could sit in the garden all day drinking coffee and reading a book or three. Never mind I’m digressing here it’s officially the first day of the month, which means it’s time for me to choose my book of the month for June 2018. Anyone who follows my blog by now will know I normally struggle to narrow it down to just one book, so I’m sure it won’t come as a suprise when I say I actually choose two books AGAIN! So without further ado here they are in no particular order.

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

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Although a legal thriller it has so many elements that make this book special, with more than an hint of crime and suspense mixed in, Steve Cavanagh has written one of the most original and exciting books I’ve read this year.  It’s not something I say very often but “If Thirteen doesn’t make it to the top sellers list I will be very surprised, in fact I would be astounded, it really is fabulously brilliant. You can read my full review here….Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh 

The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven

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There is nothing more satisfying than coming across a new crime series that sets the pulse racing. I read so many crime thrillers that I find it’s getting more difficult to find one that really excites me, but hells bells The Puppet Show by the very talented M.W. Craven blew my socks off! What a fabulous start to a “must read series”. Read on for my review…….The Puppet Show by M.W.Craven

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Books I’m hoping to read in July

 

What books are you hoping to read in July? What was the best book you read in June? I would love to know so please feel free to leave a comment below.

The book review café’s book of the month **May 2018**

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Can you believe we’re nearly half way through the year? No me neither. As it’s the first of June it’s time to choose my book books of the month I really should rename this feature. I read so many fabulous books in May it’s impossible to choose just ONE book yet again so I’m sharing my THREE books of the month, good job “it’s my blog my rules” 😂 so without further ado here are the books I found to be outstanding reads this month in no particular order………

Don’t Make A Sound by David Jackson

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Children going missing are a well used topic for crime fiction,  so what’s so special about this one I can hear you ask? OMFG where shall I begin, I literally loved this crime thriller, the characters, the plot, the writing, the pacing, every element of this book was on spot on. I’m not going to beat about the bush Don’t Make A Sound will definitely be on my top reads of 2018, it’s compelling, gripping and one of the best crime thrillers I’ve read this year. You can read my full review here…Don’t Make A Sound by David Jackson #BookReview #MustReads @Author_Dave @BonnierZaffre

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

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I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it’s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTFhash tag. This one comes with the tag Don’t Trust Her Books, and never a truer word was written! I thought I pretty much had this book all worked by the first half, but then wham bam the author very deviously pulled the rug out from under me, not once but on several occasions. Brilliantly twisted, unsettling yet compelling this is a must read for fans of psychological thrillers. Full review can be found here……Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough @SarahPinborough @HarperCollinsUK #MustReads #Don’tTrustHerBooks,

Dying Truth by Angela Marsons

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Oh my giddy aunt Angela Marsons never fails to amaze me after reading every book in the series I have always said “it’s the best one yet” and guess what Dying Truth is definitely “the best one yet” . Here’s an author who has an incredible knack of making each book read like a “first” with heart thumping, exciting story lines that get under your skin, which stay with you long after you reach the last thrilling page. One word I never expect to use in a crime thriller read is “emotional” but Angela Marsons latest read broke me, I ended up a sobbing wreck not a pretty sight let me tell you!  Full review here……Dying Truth by Angela Marsons #BookReview @WriteAngie @Bookouture #MustReads

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Books I’m hoping to read this month

This month I’m hoping to read some of my own personal TBR pile as well as a couple of ARC’s

 

 

And finally I’ve decided to include a poll I would love to know which of my three books of the month you would have choosen as your book of the month?

The book review café **Book Of The month** for March 2018

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Well here we are it’s the 1st day of April and wishing you all a fabulous Easter weekend. I Hope you got loads of Easter eggs and books. The ever suffering Mr book review café has spoilt me, with loads of chocolate and books, so I’m one very happy book blogger.  Now we’re in April please, please can we have some sunshine and warmer days, I’m really fed up with the cold and the snow now 😎. Anyway I’m digressing here as it’s the beginning of April it means it’s time to choose my book of the month for March 2018.

Now anyone who follows my blog will know I struggle to narrow it down to one book and normally end up with two or three! And this month is no exception there were  two books  that really stood out for me. So without further ado here they are……..

Where The Missing Go by Emma Rowley

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Picking up a new book is rather like opening a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get until you sink your teeth into it, sometimes you are left feeling disappointed and yet other times you find the perfect combination and it leaves you wanting more, rather like Where The Missing Go. What a breathtakingly brilliant psychological thriller this one turned out to be I absolutely loved every twisted page. I feel I should mention it’s Emma Rowley’s debut novel, but what an exciting new voice in the psychological thriller genre and definitely an author to watch out for in the future. You can read my full review here……Where The Missing Go by Emma Rowley #BookReview @orionbooks @BenWillisUK @emma_rowley #MustReads2018

Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell

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Holy flipping moly Caroline Mitchell has only gone and written another fabulous psychological thriller that’s worthy of all the stars, it’s a MUST read. Darkly deceptive, chilling and thrilling Silent Victim has gone straight on my top reads of 2018 list. I’m a huge fan of this author I love her style of writing and her attention to detail. Whether it be crime or psychological thriller Caroline Mitchell knows how to grab the readers attention and this book is no different, from the “OMG” prologue to its nail biting conclusion I was well and truly hooked. You can read my full review here Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell #MustReads @Caroline_writes

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#BlogBlitz The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne #Bookreview @SherylBrowne @Bookouture

Bring Me Back by B.A.Paris #Review @HQStories #ForgetSleep

#BlogBlitz White Is The Coldest Colour by John Nicholl @nicholl06 @

Saving Noah by Lucinda Berry #BookReview @lucindaberry22

The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste #BookReview @simonschusterUK @LucaVeste

The Fear by C.L. Taylor #BookReview #Mustreads2018 @AvonBooksUK @callytaylor

April’s Reads

I have a huge TBR pile at the moment as I’m only reading approximately ONE book a week, holds head in shame, but in my defence I have a lot going on at the moment which means my reading has suffered as I’m finding it hard to concentrate. Anyway I do have some time of this month so hopefully things will improve and who knows I may even manage to read two books a week 😂😂

 

 

 

 

 

 

The book review café book of the month **February 2018**

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Well here we are it’s  the 1st of March and it’s flipping freezing I was hoping spring was on the way 💐but apperantly NOT! Roll on the summer 😎. Anyway as it’s the beginning of March it means it’s time to choose my book of the month for February.

Now anyone who follows my blog will know I struggle to narrow it down to one book and normally end up with two or three! But not this month there was ONE book that really stood out for me. This book took me by surprise, as it was a very different kind of book to my usual reads. When I was reading this book I was so engrossed time just flew by so without further ado…….

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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The Hunger by Alma Katsu is part historical fiction and part supernatural/horror. Based on a true story the author has masterfully blurred the lines between fact and fiction, even the fictional parts seemed very credible which made this book even more chilling to read. Based on the Donner party’s tragic crossing of America in the 1840s, it follows a group of settlers who head across the unrelenting plains in search of new beginnings but find themselves hunted by an unknown prey. You can read my full review here…. The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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You can read my full reviews here……

#BlogBlitz The Broken by Casey Kelleher #BookReview @caseykelleher @Bookouture

Tell Me I’m Wrong by Adam Croft #BookReview @adamcroft

Kiss Me Kill Me by J. S. Carol #BookReview @JamesCarolBooks @BonnierZaffre

Gallery Of The Dead by Chris Carter #BookReview & #Giveaway @simonschusterUK

The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton #BookReview @headlinepg @KJHAuthor

#BlogBlitz White Is The Coldest Colour by John Nicholl @nicholl06 @Bloodhoundbook

Some of the books I’m hoping to read this month

 

 

 

The book review café **book of the month** for January 2018

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Eeeek today it’s the 1st of February which means I get to choose my first book of the year for my Book of the month feature. Despite it only being a month into the new year I have already read some amazing books, and there are so many books I’m desperate to read this year, I really do think it’s going to be even harder to choose a book of the month, I struggle as it is!

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 if I actually star rated books on my blog. As usual I struggled to choose just one book and so I choose TWO (my blog my rules 😂🙈). These books couldn’t be more different “chalk and cheese” spring to mind, but I loved them both for different reasons so without further ad here they are……

Life Of Crime by Kimberley Chambers

Design Life Of Crime is a story of violence, treachery, loyalty and family ties and although these are familiar themes in the authors book, she still manages to write an exciting tale, with surprises galore. Kimberley Chambers has a unique knack of adding her own style of humour to her plot with her “one liners”, which constantly made me chuckle. From the first page of this exceptional crime thriller I was hooked you could not have prised this book away from me for love nor money, in fact I pretty much read it in one hugely satisfying sitting. Fast paced, gripping and with more twist and turns than a roller coaster, it’s a thrill a minute. You can read my full review here…..Life Of Crime by Kimberley Chambers #Bookreview @HarperFiction @FlisssityHydra by Matt Wesolowski

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Hydra oh WOW this has to be one of the most original and creepiest books I’ve read EVER! I loved Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski, but I loved Hydra more, it simply oozes menace from the opening chapter. Hydra is part crime thriller with more than a dose of the supernatural thrown in, and it’s a novel that’s guaranteed to capture the reader’s imagination. From the start the reader knows who committed the crime, it’s the “why” that the author explores in his series of six intriguing pod casts. Each one gives the reader a different perspectives of Arla, but which one is true? As Scott King, an investigative journalist slowly unravels a very deeply unsettling and disturbing tale I felt the first stirrings of fear that seeped into my bones and pretty much stayed with me until I reached the ending of this is wickedly creepy book. You can read my full review here……**Blog tour** Hydra by Matt Wesolowski @OrendaBooks @ConcreteKraken

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Links to my reviews for the above books can be found here……

The Dry by Jane Harper #Bookreview @janeharperautho @LittleBrownUKClose To Home by Cara Hunter #BookReview @CaraHunterBooksThe Tattooist Of Auschwitz By Heather Morris #Bookreview @BonnierZaffreLook For Me by Lisa Gardner @LisaGardnerBks #BookReviewBooks I’m looking forward to reading in February

Please note some of the following books aren’t due for publication to March but I’m hoping to get ahead start on my “to review” books 😂

 

The book review cafe’s book of the month **December 2017**

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Time is like a flowing river, no water passes beneath your feet twice, much like the river, moments never pass you by again, so cherish every moment that life gives you and have a wonderful New Year.

Yes I’m back after an extended break which I desperately needed, I hope you are all well and the hangovers are receeding😂😂, and wishing you all a fabulous 2018 where all your dreams come true.

As it’s the 1st January it can only mean one thing it’s time to choose my book of the month for December. 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 if I actually star rated books on my blog.

I read some fabulous books in December, but there were two (yes it’s a New Year, but I remain indecisive😂) I loved these books I would highly recommend them so without further ado here they are…..

The Collector by Fiona Cummins

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Ever since I read RATTLE The Collector has been one, if not my most anticipated read of 2017. Now sometimes I find when when I finally get to read a sequel I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever it can go one of two ways, I will either love it or I’m left feeling cheated that the book just didn’t make the cut, but OMG I’m thrilled to report The Collector exceeded my expectations and then some, I loved it so much it’s gone straight on my “top reads of 2017” list. Utterly gripping I absolutely loved everything about this book, its dark, packed to the brim with tension and very creepy. You can read my full review here…..The Collector by Fiona Cummins #mustreads @FionaAnnCummins @panmacmillian

The Liar’s Promise by Mark tilbury

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Terrifying and deliciously dark this has to be one of the most original books I have read this year. Yes you will have to suspend belief but in my opinion it’s definitely worth doing so. The Liar’s Promise is twisted and very disturbing and is definitely the most disquieting book I’ve read in a long time. In case you haven’t already guessed I absolutely loved this book. You can read my full review here…….The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury #bookreview @MTilburyAuthor @BloodhoundBook

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

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The Wife Between Us deserves all the hype surrounding it and much more, in fact this is one of those books that you want to shout and scream about to all and sundry. It’s one of those books that will make you question everything you read and everything you think you know, it will have you flipping back through the pages making sure what you read was correct, it’s expertly executed and such an addictive read. You can read my full review here…..The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen #OmgthatTwist @panmacmillan

And as it’s a New Year I have to share one of my favourite inspirational quotes

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