**Weekly Wrap Up**


Oh dear oh dear! I have only managed one book this week, the good news…. my neck is much better so I’m back to work, but the bad news is it means I have little time to read. So after much consideration I’ve come up with a solution which will hopefully give me more time to read, no im not retiring! I’ve decided I spend too much time browsing social media so for one day a week I’m not going to log in to Twitter, Facebook etc or share posts. I love to support fellow bloggers but some evenings I spend much of the evening sharing posts, RT, liking, and commenting. I’m  sure every blogger on the planet knows what I mean here, so I’m going to use this one day a week to use as reading time only. I’m sure I will be itching to turn on my IPad but I’m going to give it a go. I’m not scheduling any posts next Tuesday so if you see me pop up on social media I’ve failed miserably 😂


what I read this week


Book description

Babs had all the world ahead of her, until she got pregnant and the father did a runner. Salvation comes in the form of a man who’ll look after her. Or so she thinks. Stan Miller is really the devil in disguise… and over the next twenty years, Babs will have reason to regret she ever met him.

Starting in the 70s, BLOOD MOTHER is the second thrilling installment in the Flesh and Blood series, capturing a London that was very different from today but where some things still hold true: be careful what you wish for, and watch out for who you trust…

Book post I received this week



Book description

She Loves Me
A woman’s body lies in the road. At first it looks like a tragic accident. But when Helen Grace arrives on the scene it’s clear she’s looking at a coldblooded killing. But why would anyone target a much loved wife and mother?

She Loves Me Not
Across town, a shopkeeper is killed while his customers are left unharmed. But what lies behind the killer’s choices?

She Loves Me
Who lives? Who dies? Who’s next? The clock is ticking.

She Loves Me Not
If Helen can’t solve this deadly puzzle then more blood will be shed. But any mistake and it might be her own …

This weeks ARC’s

Method 15/33 by Shannon Kirk



Book description

Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who’s just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved into a dirty van. Kidnapped…Alone…Terrified.

Now forget her…

Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved into a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn child and to exact merciless revenge.

She is methodical—calculating— scientific in her plotting. A clinical sociopath? Leaving nothing to chance, secure in her timing and practice, she waits—for the perfect moment to strike. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as her abductors.
The agents searching for a kidnapped girl have their own frustrations and desires wrapped into this chilling drama. In the twists of intersecting stories, one is left to ponder. Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?

The Quiet Man by James Carol

I love this series and Faber & Faber granted my wish over on the dreaded NetGalley, so how could I refuse 🙈


Book description
The hugely popular Jefferson Winter series returns in a gripping new thriller.

In Vancouver, the wife of a millionaire is dead following an explosion in her own home. Everyone thinks her husband is responsible, but former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter isn’t so sure.

The method is too perfect; the lack of mistakes, uncanny. He’s seen a series of carefully orchestrated murders – once a year, on exactly the same day, a woman dies in a situation just like this one.

That date is fast approaching and Winter knows another victim has been selected. Can he identify the quiet man before he strikes again?

Books I’ve bought

I haven’t bought any book this week, Shock! Horror! But I treated myself to a year’s subscription of True Crime Magazine. Going back a few years ago I only ever read true crime books, I like to think they give me insight in to why people do such terrible things, I’m not sure they answer all my questions by any means but I do find them an intriguing read.


Last week on the book review café






Next week on the book review café

Rupture by Ragnar Jónasson – review

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens


Top Five Friday- Crime books stand-alones

**Blog tour** Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski



**Blog Tour**The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt #Extract & Giveaway


Today I’m thrilled to be hosting the next leg of The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt blog tour. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to read it yet as my TBR pile is in danger of suffocating me! But I do have an intriguing extract from the book. Billed as a gripping, suspenseful, page-turning thriller The Good Daughter is published by Avon and it’s available now. I also have a giveaway for a paperback copy of The Good Daughter, so don’t forget to enter, link to the competition can be found at the bottom of this post   


“Have you heard what happened?” I repeat, my voice louder than I want it to be.
“You had some sort of an accident. They wouldn’t tell me anything else,” she says.
“I found a body in the woods. A woman. She’s alive but in a coma.” I shudder at the mental image of my Jane covered in forest debris.
My mother shifts in place as if she is trying to find a way to perfectly position herself, like she is expecting a blow. “You should’ve stayed home and taken care of those crickets. You never listen to me.”
I stand next to her, pass the dish soap, and watch her swirl her hands around in the water.
“I was running but my leg hurt and I went into the woods and—”
“Where did you find her?”
“Let me tell you the story from the beginning.” My mind is still attempting to make sense of everything and recalling the moment. Allowing me to relive what happened might help me do just that, might help me separate truth from imagination. But as always, my mother won’t have any of it.
“What woman and where?” She scoops up dirty silverware and immerses the pile into the sudsy water.
“Will you just be patient,” I say and then lower my voice. “If you’ll allow me to tell the story without—”
She stomps her foot on the linoleum, and it strikes me how silly the gesture is. I watch the sudsy water turn into a pink lather. It takes me a few seconds to realize what has happened.
“Mom,” I say gently, “you cut yourself.” I grab her by the forearms and allow the water to rinse off the blood. There’s a large gash in the tip of her middle finger; a line of blood continuously forms.
“I don’t understand,” she says, and I realize she’s begun to sob.
I hug her but she remains stiff, her arms rigid beside her body. She has never been one for physical affection, almost as if hugs suffocate her. I rub her shoulders like she’s a little kid in need of comfort after waking from a bad dream. There, there. You’ll be okay.
I speak in short sentences; maybe brevity is what she needs. “I found a woman. She’s okay. I’m fine. Everything’s okay,” I say as I wrap a clean kitchen towel around her fingers.
“The police came to my house.” She pulls away from me, dropping the bloody towel on the floor. “I don’t like police in my house. You know that.”
“I’m not sure you understand. A woman almost died. I found her while I was running and they took her to the hospital. If I hadn’t-“
“You’ve been here long enough,” she says and starts banging random dishes in the sink, mascara running down her cheeks. “You came for a visit and you’re still here.”
“Mom.” She doesn’t mean to be cruel—she’s just in a mood, I tell myself. She needs me. I don’t know what’s going on with her but I can’t even think straight and all I want is to go to bed and sleep. “Please don’t get upset.”
“Can’t you just … lay low?”
The tinge of affection I just felt for her passes. I recall the time I didn’t lay low, years ago, right after I started school in Aurora. It was the end of summer, the question of enrollment no longer up in the air. I wondered how she had managed to enroll me in school, how she had all of a sudden produced the paperwork. “But remember,” she said, “stay away from the neighbors. I don’t want anyone in my house.” The girl—I no longer remember her name but I do recall she had freckles and her two front teeth overlapped—had chestnut trees in her backyard. One day, I suggested we climb the tree. When I reached for the spiky sheath that surrounded the nut, it cut into the palm of my hand and I jerked. I fell off the tree and I couldn’t move my arm. I went home without telling anyone my arm hurt. The next day a teacher sent me to the school nurse. They called my mother—I still wasn’t caving, still telling no one what had happened, still pretending my swollen arm was nothing but some sort of virus that had gotten ahold of me overnight—and an hour later my secretive behavior prompted them to question my mother regarding my injury. When I finally came clean, her eyes were cold and unmoving.
Laying low is still important to her. “What did you want me to do?” I ask with a sneer. “She’d be dead if it wasn’t for me.”
Even though she hardly looks at me, I can tell her eyes are icy. Her head cocks sideways as if she is considering an appropriate response. Her responses are usually quick, without the slightest delay in their delivery, yet this one is deliberate.
“I don’t need any trouble with the police,” she says.
“That’s what this is about? The police? What did you want me to do? Just leave her in the woods because my mother doesn’t want to be bothered? You can’t be serious.”
“I’m very serious, Dahlia. Very serious.”
“I have to go to bed. I’m exhausted. Can we talk later?”
“I’ve said all I had to say.”
I lie in bed, staring at the ceiling. I don’t want to think anymore—just for a few hours, I want to not think. I envy Jane in her coma. I wonder if she’s left her body behind. Has she returned to the woods, reliving what’s happened to her? And did she hear me when I spoke to her? Can one slip out of one’s body and back into the past, removed from time and space?
My mind has been playing tricks on me lately—all those childhood memories that have resurfaced, at the most inopportune moments, memories I didn’t know existed. I haven’t even begun to ask my mother the questions that demand answers.
Aurora; a phenomenon. A collision of air molecules, trapped particles.
I’m exhausted, yet sleep won’t come. I didn’t think coming back to Aurora was going to be so unsettling. There is no other explanation. It must be this town.


Alexandra Burt was born in a baroque town in the East Hesse Highlands of Germany. Mere days after her college graduation, she boarded a plane to the U.S and worked as a freelance translator. Determined to acknowledge the voice in the back of her head prompting her to break into literary translations, she eventually decided to tell her own stories. After three years of writing classes her short fiction appeared in online magazines and literary reviews.

She currently lives in Central Texas with her husband, her daughter, and two Labradors. She is an outspoken animal welfare supporter, and a proud vegan. One day she wants to live in a farmhouse and offer rescue dogs a comfy couch to live out their lives.She is a member of Sisters In Crime, a nationwide network of women crime writers.


Links:      Website       Twitter

Book description

What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?

Dahlia Waller’s childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.

In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighbouring farm, she’ll learn that in her mother’s world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered…

Amazon UK 🇬🇧      Amazon US 🇺🇸


To win a paperback copy of The Good Daughter enter here……


Competition closes at midnight Friday 10th March 2017, sorry but this giveaway is open to UK residents only. Winner will be contacted within 24 hours of competition ending

Check out the rest of the blog tour




**Giveaway** To Celebrate 5,000 Followers On Twitter


I’ve finally got around to doing a Giveaway to celebrate reaching 5,000 followers on Twitter I’m still on cloud nine that I’ve actually got this many. When I first started up my blog and Twitter page I genuinely thought I would get a handful of followers, I never thought in a million years  I would end up with such a huge following.

So to everyone who follows my blog and twitter feed I would like to say a HUGE thank you for all your support over the last year, you all rock. 😘😘😘

Here’s the prize I have as a Giveaway

£10.00 Amazon  Voucher Book Mark

A weekly planner

A bag of chocolate orange 


Now for the boring bits……..

Sorry but this competition is only open to residents in the UK, (I’m hoping to do an international giveaway later in the new year)

Competition ends: midnight on Friday 17th December 2016,

Winner will be contacted within 24 hours of competition ending

I will send the prize recorded delivery

This competition is open to existing followers of my blog as a thank you for your support. The winner will be selected at random and contacted within 48 hours of competition ending for their postal address to enable me to send your prize.

NB. Please do not add details of this giveaway to other sites without my permission.

you can enter giveaway in the link below http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/86b4d4057/?


**Weekly Wrap Up**


This week I have managed to read Four books, which is pretty amazing for me! over the next few weeks I’m hoping to make a dent in my humongous TBR pileover As I’m now “officially redundant” I’m hoping to have more time on my hands to read (or that’s the plan).

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

The Gift by Louise Jensen

Rattle by Fiona Cummings

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Book post I received this week

This week I have been truly spoilt with Book Post


The Chemist by Stephenie Myer  

Love You Dead by Peter James

I was asked to review this book by Peter James publication team, as I’m a huge fan of this author, I was thrilled to bits when it arrived and it was signed by the author himself.

Dark Water by Robert Bryndza

Another of my favourite authors and I actually squealed with delight when a signed copy of Dark Waters and a intriguing tipple of coconut tea liquor (Tatratea) landed on my door mat

Watch Me by Angela Clarke

The Mine by Antti Tuomaine

Another signed book that I won over at Rachel’s blog ChillersKillersAndThrillers

The One by John Marrs

Looking forward to reading this book after seeing some fab reads for it, I’m not sure if I will be using the DNA kit though 😂

The Defence by Steve Cavanagh

A signed copy no less which I won over on Twitter: @TwoCrimeWriters

And I just have to share my awesome prize a Kindle Fire that I won over on author Conrad Jones FB page Conrad Jones Facebook Page

ARC’s I received this week

Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer


I’m trying not to request any books from NetGalley as I’m trying to get to my TBR pile, but I did have one small slip up

Last week on The Book Review Café








Review for Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Review for Rattle by Fiona Cummins

#TopFiveThursday is taking a break until the new year

Christmas With Bookouture, with not one but four awesome authors, plus a very fabulous special guest….my lips are sealed 🤐

The Gift by Louise Jensen blog tour

Blogging news from The Book Review Café 

I’m absolutely stunned the book review café has reached over 5,000 followers, which I find amazing, I admit when I first started up my account I thought I may get a handful of followers but never in a million years did I think I would hit the 5,000 mark so to celebrate I will be doing a giveaway later in the week.


This week will be my last **Wrap up** post until the New Year, so I would just like to wish my fellow bloggers, authors, publishers and followers of the book review café  A very merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year 😘😘😘


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


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.

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.


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


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.

My review for No Longer Safe can be found HERE


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

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

***Fahrenheit Press*** First Birthday #Giveaway #Win 50+Books



Im so excited to share a very special giveaway with you all, Fahrenheit Press have just turned one and to celebrate this milestone, Fahrenheit are giving away a subscription to their Book Club, which means the winner will receive all the books published in 2016, that’s 50+ books, yes you read that right! 50+ books……What a prize eh? I’m just gutted I can’t actually enter the competition, but I’m happy that one of you lovely people will win this magnificent prize.

Fahrenheit Press is the brainchild of Chris McVeigh, he is certainly not the shy and retiring type, and his publishing house is out to make an impact. In its short life so far, Fahrenheit has persuaded Amazon to let it launch a book with no title, commissioned a rock band to write a song for a book (which was then written into the second edition), launched a fruitful ebook club, and successfully campaigned for a more equal proportion of published female crime writers

Here’s some info from their website. http://www.fahrenheit-press.com/index.html

About Fahrenheit Press:

Who are Fahrenheit?

“Hot Punk Publishers”

That’s what they’re calling us and who are we to disagree?

The brains behind Fahrenheit Press have worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years and we figured it was time we created the publishing company we always dreamed of. We shoot from the lip and we call it like we see it – if that rubs people up the wrong way we can live with that.

Fahrenheit Press are a brand new publishing house founded by international publishing veteran Chris McVeigh.

“We’re intent on doing things differently and we’re building a publishing company that’s heavy on curation and deadly serious about marketing.”

After many years helping the world’s biggest publishers build authors and create best-selling titles we’ve decided the time is right to step out from behind the curtain, set up our own publishing house and do things the way we think they should be done. We definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but that’s just the way we like it. If we’re not ruffling some feathers, we reckon we’re doing something wrong.

“It’s fair to say I’ve never looked much like a traditional publisher. I’m not suited, I’m not booted, and the nearest I’ve come to tweed is the Jean Paul Gaultier kilt I wore for a few years back in the nineties.”

For sure our punk ethos runs through everything we do but don’t mistake our tone for unprofessionalism – over the years we’ve helped shift literally millions of books for some of the biggest publishers in the world.

We’ve only just started out on this journey and we really appreciate all the support you’ve given us so far – it’s been a real blast – we have no idea where this will take us but we promise you the ride will never be boring.

Check out the books at http://www.fahrenheit-press.com/books.html

Check out the authors at http://www.fahrenheit-press.com/authors.html


And just in case you don’t win here’s everything you need to know about joining up to this fantastic book club

So what the hell is The Fahrenheit Book Club?

The Fahrenheit Book Club is a new subscription service. Membership costs just £48 / €66 / $75 per year and for that you’ll get ALL of the Fahrenheit Press Books scheduled for 2016 publication, delivered direct to your inbox before anyone else sees them.

The Fahrenheit Book Club has been set up in direct response to requests from their readers. It seems that loads of you love what there doing so much that you’ve been buying EVERY BOOK THEY PUBLISH – this is their way of thanking you.

So here’s the deal – you subscribe for 12 months for £48 / €66 / $75 and you’ll get all the books Fahrenheit publish in 2016 – at last count that’s gonna be well over 50 books delivered to your inbox.

Fahrenheit are adding to their publication schedule all the time – if they publish it in 2016 – you’ll get it, guaranteed.

What if I join part way through the year?

No problem. No matter when you join they will send you all of the books already published in 2016 – so if you join in June you will be sent all the books from Jan-June and then just continue from there – if its published it in 2016, you’ll get it.

There isn’t another deal like this anywhere in publishing – it really is quite the bargain.

Fahrenheits accountants are totally going to kick their asses when they find out.

If you’ve got any questions about the Fahrenheit Press Book Club email Chris at……Chris@fahrenheit-press.com


Fahrenheit recognise that funds can be low at this time of year so to make things easier you can set up a payment plan option for those of you who want it. If you’d rather spread the cost just let them know when you join and you will be invoiced for 3 monthly amounts of £16 / €22 / $25 instead of the single upfront payment


To celebrate turning one, Fahrenheit Press are giving one of you lucky people a subscription to their Book Club. This means that you get every book published by Fahrenheit in 2016, which hopefully will be 50+ books!

****Giveaway is for ebooks only, there is no alternative. Competition closes at midnight on September 22nd and the Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the competition ending****

Good luck everyone 🍀🍀🍀🍀

Enter this awesome giveaway here……..http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/86b4d4056/?





**Blog Tour**The Moment She Left by Susan Lewis #Extract & #Giveaway


Today I’m super excited to be opening the blog tour for The Moment She Left by Susan Lewis,The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, No Child of Mine and Don’t Let Me Go. I’m a huge fan of Susan Lewis and read nearly all her books, so I feel privileged to be part of this tour. Not only do I have a short extract from The Moment She Left, but I also have four paperback copies of Susan Lewis’s previous novel The Girl Who Came Back to giveaway.



Jessica Leonard turned from the main road, still listening to music on her ipod, but with her phone switched off to conserve what was left of the battery. The leafy residential streets were quiet, practically deserted. After a couple of turns, taking her deeper into the heart of the area, she entered a narrow, sunbaked alleyway that acted as a service divider between the backs of grand stucco villas on one side and elegant town houses on the other. Here there were only automated garages providing secure and spacious accommodation for rich people’s luxury vehicles. The door Jessica approached, about half way along on the right, had a digital keypad beside it, but even before she could press in the code the door started to rise.
By the time it was fully open and she could see who, and what, was inside, she was clasping her hands to her face.
‘Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,’ she murmured, unable to believe her eyes. A flicker of fear flashed through her like summer lightning. This wasn’t what she’d expected. Was it going a step too far? Even if it was, how could she not take it?

Book description

Kesterly-on-Sea is full of secrets.

Some are darker than others; many are shameful. One is even deadly.

Andee is an ex-detective whose marriage is breaking up. So when a young female student disappears without trace, she throws herself into the search.

Meanwhile, the town’s beloved Rowzee Cayne has just discovered that she is terminally ill, and doesn’t want to burden her family and friends with the news.

Andee and Rowzee don’t know it yet, but their journeys are going to help them uncover a secret. One that is going to affect them more than they could ever imagine.

Amazon UK


About Susan Lewis

When Susan Lewis was 18 she got a job at HTV in Bristol, and at 22 Imoved to London to work for Thames. Susan began as a secretary in news and current affairs, then trained as a production assistant and moved on to light entertainment and drama. It was a love of drama, combined with a fierce ambition, that got herknocking on the Controller’s door to ask what steps to take to become a producer. “Oh, go away and write something,” came the reply. So she did. Over 30 books later, her only regret is that none of them have yet made it to the screen. Susan Lewis lives on the edge of the Cotswolds in a delightful old barn with her husband James and two dogs Coco and Lulabelle.


Links to Susan Lewis

Website     Facebook     Goodreads


Book description

When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she’s feared for the last three years.

Amelia Quentin is being released from prison.

Jules’s life is very different now to the one she’d known before Amelia shattered it completely. Knowing the girl is coming back she needs to decide what to do. Friends and family gather round, fearing for Jules’s safety. They know that justice was never served; every one of them wants to make the Quentin girl pay.

The question is, what will Jules do; and which of them – her or Amelia – has the most to fear?


I have four paperback copies of The Girl Who Came Back up for grabs, giveaway ends at midnight on Friday 5th August, winners will be notified within 48 hours of winning. Please note I will be giving the publishers the winning names and they will be posting out the books (not the book review café)