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**Weekly Wrap Up**

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I had no intention of doing a weekly wrap up post this week with so many of my fellow book bloggers away at Harrogate, but I just had to share how many books I’ve read this week. Now I know this is a post that causes much merriment amongst some of my fellow book bloggers not mentioning any names,  but Dee over at http://www.noveldeelights.com springs to mind! Well I hope you are all sitting down because I have actually read four books and started on a fifth (yes you read that right) this week! I’m definitely on a roll well for now anyway 😂😂

Books I read this week

 

Books I’m hoping to read next week

I’m thrilled to report I’ve kept up my NetGalley self imposed ban, so although I haven’t actually read any books  from my rather small cough, cough! NetGalley shelf I haven’t added to it either!

Although I did buy a couple of books, but to be fair my long suffering husband Andy doesn’t help as he bought me another Amazon Voucher as a surprise, but he knows me so well! and so it would be rude not to spend at least some of it!

Books I bought this week

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Book description

Menaker State Hospital is a curse, a refuge, a prison, a necessity, a nightmare, a salvation.

When Dr. Lise Shields arrived at the correctional psychiatric facility five years ago, she was warned that many of its patients-committed by Maryland’s judicial system for perpetrating heinous crimes-would never leave.

But what happens when a place like Menaker is corrupted, when it becomes a tool to silence the innocent, conceal an injustice, contain a secret? Why is it that the newest patient does not seem to belong there, that the hospital administrator has fallen silent, and that Lise is being watched by two men with seemingly lethal intent? The answers are closer than she realizes and could cost her everything she holds dear.

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Book description

She knows there’s a killer on the loose.
But no-one believes her.
Will she be next?

Hannah had a normal life – a loving husband, a good job. Until she did something shocking. Now she’s in a psychiatric clinic. It should be a safe place. But patients keep dying.

The doctors say it’s suicide. Hannah knows they’re lying. Can she make anyone believe her before the killer strikes again?

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Book description

Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once again plumbs the depths of human experience in this stirring and empowering tale of one woman’s loss and love. (less)

Last week on the book review café

**Blog Tour** #TheGoodDaughter by Karin Slaughter #AuthorInterview #BookReview @HarperCollinsUK @SlaughterKarin | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/17/blog-tour-the-good-daughter-by-karin-slaughter-authorinterview-bookreview-harpercollinsuk-slaughterkarin/

**Blog Tour** Dying To Live by Michael Stanley #GuestPost @detectivekuba @OrendaBooks | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/17/blog-tour-dying-to-live-by-michael-stanley-guestpost-detectivekuba-orendabooks/

I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen #BookReview @tessgerritsen | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/19/i-know-a-secret-by-tess-gerritsen-bookreview-tessgerritsen/

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Tracy Fenton aka compulsivereaders @Tr4cyF3nt0n | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/20/topfivethursday-with-bookblogger-tracy-fenton-aka-compulsivereaders-tr4cyf3nt0n/

Friend Request by Laura Marshall #BookReview @laurajm8 | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/21/friend-request-by-laura-marshall-bookreview-laurajm8/

Next week on the book review café

A Mind To Kill by John Nicholl #BookReview

In Your Name by Rob Ashman #BookReview

Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

#TopFiveThursday with another awesome #BookBlogger

And finally I just have to share my book news, a quote from my review for The Sister by the very talented Louise Jensen only happens to be on the book cover of the Italian version along side awesome book blogger Abbie over at http://www.bloominbrilliantbooks.com/ . I’m thrilled to bits that the book review café has gone international as I’ve also got a quote on the Spanish book cover of The Girl in The Ice by Robert Bryndza

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**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Good morning everyone as usual I’ve managed to read another two books this week, although I would like to read more I just haven’t got the time at the moment, so at least I’m being consistent by reading two books 😂😂

Books I read this week

ARC’s I received this week

I am now officially putting myself on a self imposed NetGalley ban, well after the latest downloads (see below). I’m drowning in books at the moment,  and as I was cleaning my bookshelf this morning I realised there were far to many fabulous books sat there begging to be read, so from today until further notice I shall be giving NetGalley a wide berth 🙈

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Book description

A THRILLER THAT YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN – FOR FANS OF TANIA CARVER AND M. J. ARLIDGE.

When Laura Bjely goes missing during a storm on the Cote d’Azur, the only thing her friend Jan finds is her smartphone – with a disturbing film in the memory.

Back in Berlin, Jan’s neighbour is discovered with a bloody message left on her forehead.

As Jan searches for answers about what happened to Laura, he is thrown into a nightmare of madness and murder.

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Book description

Bombs detonate in a busy souk, causing massive devastation.

An explosion rips apart a mosque, killing and injuring those inside.

But this isn’t the Middle East – this is Cardiff . . .

In a city where tensions are already running high, DC Will MacReady and his colleagues begin the desperate hunt for the attacker. If they knew the ‘why’, then surely they can find the ‘who’? But that isn’t so easy, and time is fast running out . . .

MacReady is still trying to prove himself after the horrific events of the previous year, which left his sergeant injured and his job in jeopardy, so he feels sidelined when he’s asked to investigate a vicious knife attack on a young woman.

But all is not as it seems with his new case, and soon MacReady must put everything on the line in order to do what is right.

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Book description

What if your dream home became your worst nightmare?

Brett and Emily Larson have just moved into a new home, deep in the countryside in upstate New York, when they discover human bones in their garden.

As the police start to piece together the clues, three things become clear:

The bones are recent.
They are not here by accident.
They are a message.

When a mysterious coded note is found nearby, Brett and Emily start to suspect that the bones aren’t the only thing that’s hidden, and the danger may be greater than they thought.

As the investigation progresses, what secrets will be uncovered at the heart of the Larson house? Can Brett uncover the shocking truth – before it’s too late?

Fast-paced, compelling and full of twists, this heart-pounding thriller will keep you turning the pages until the very end.

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Book descripton

Compelling and explosive, Give Me the Child brings together the propulsion of a thriller and the twists of a psychological suspense.

An unexpected visitor.

Dr Cat Lupo aches for another child, despite the psychosis which marked her first pregnancy. So when Ruby Winter, a small girl in need of help, arrives in the middle of the night, it seems like fate.

A devastating secret.

But as the events behind Ruby’s arrival emerge – her mother’s death, her connection to Cat – Cat questions whether her decision to help Ruby has put her own daughter at risk.

Do we get the children we deserve?

Cat’s research tells her there’s no such thing as evil. Her history tells her she’s paranoid. But her instincts tell her different. And as the police fight to control a sudden spate of riots raging across the capital, Cat faces a race against time of her own…

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Book description

When Rebecca’s childhood abuser escapes justice it sets her on a path to revenge. Revenge on any man who preys on the innocent.

A gripping page-turner of a psychological thriller packed with suspense.

Book Post I received this week

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The Walls by Hollie Overton 

Book description

What if you could get away with murder?

Single mom Kristy Tucker works as press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections – handling everything on death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity and it’s one that’s beginning to take its toll.

So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son’s martial arts instructor, she believed she finally found her happy ending. She was wrong.

Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence . . . unless she’s willing to take matters into her hands. Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance – permanently.

THE WALLS explores domestic violence, the morality of murder and how far one woman will go to protect her family.

Books I bought this week

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Book description

A chilling serial killer thriller from The Mechanic trilogy
Police detective Lucas has become consumed with tracking down the deranged killer, known as Mechanic, and bringing the murderer to justice. Nothing else matters, not even his wife. His marriage is falling apart.

Mechanic has not killed for eight months and the trail has gone cold, then Lucas receives a terrifying letter. In a desperate bid to reignite the case, he tries to convince his boss to mount an operation in Baton Rouge where the letter was posted.

But was the letter really sent by Mechanic?

Not knowing where to turn, with his marriage in turmoil and his career on the rocks, Lucas begins to spiral out of control and when Mechanic meets the head of a drug smuggling cartel the situation takes a grave turn.

Meanwhile, a bizarre set of murders are taking place in Vegas and Detective Rebecca Moran is put on the case. She will stop at nothing to make a name for herself.

Is there a link between the murders and Mechanic?

Can Lucas apprehend the killer this time or will Mechanic remain one step ahead?

Next weeks reads (hopefully)

Last week on the book review café

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger #GuestReviewer at crimebookjunkie @claireKreads | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/13/topfivethursday-with-bookblogger-guestreviewer-at-crimebookjunkie-clairekreads/

Those That Remain by Rob Ashman #BookReview @RobAshmanAuthor @bloodhoundbook | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/12/those-that-remain-by-rob-ashman-bookreview-robashmanauthor-bloodhoundbook/

**The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag** | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/11/the-mid-year-freak-out-tag/

Final Girls by Riley Sager #BookReview | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/10/the-final-girls-by-riley-sager-bookreview/

Next week on the book review café

**Blog Tour** The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter #author interview and book review

**Blog tour** Dying To Live by Michael Stanley #guest post

Friends request by Laura Marshall #Book review

I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen #Book review

#TopFiveThursday with another awesome #BookBlogger

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As next weekend everyone, but me (so it seems) will be going to Harrogate I won’t be posting a weekly wrap up, for a start no one will be around to read it 😂😂 and secondly I will be sulking  as all you lovely book bloggers post your awesome photos of the authors I would so love to meet. I hope you all have a fabulous time  and if anyone gets a photo of Robert Bryndza please feel free to share on my FB wall I will love you forever 😘😘😘

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**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Well it looks like Two Books a week is my limit at the moment, so I shall move swiftly on and not bore you with the details 😂😂

Books I read this week

This weeks Book Post

I received these three amazing books in a book bundle from #DeadGoodReadersAwards, have you voted for your favourite books yet? There’s still time you can enter here….http://www.deadgoodbooks.co.uk/dead-good-reader-awards-2017/  winners will be revealed at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate this July.

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Book description

New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL, Mary Kubica is back with another exhilarating thriller as a widow’s pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche.

“The bad man, Daddy. The bad man is after us.”

Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon.

Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.

Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation and Nick’s last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date—one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.

Books I bought this week

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Book description

Stockholm syndrome: the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with his or her captor.

Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when Dominic Perdue abducts her. Held prisoner in a basement, she’s dependent upon him for food, clothes, her very existence. As the months pass, her hatred for him changes to compassion. Beth never allows herself to forget, however, that her captor has killed another woman. She has evidence to prove it, not to mention Dominic’s own admission of murder.

Then Beth escapes…

And discovers Dominic Perdue is not a man who lets go easily. Meanwhile, despite being reunited with her family, she spirals into self-destructive behaviour. Release from her prison isn’t enough, it seems. Can Beth also break free from the clutches of Stockholm syndrome?

A study of emotional dependency, The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises.

 Last week on the book review café

**Blog Tour** The Other Twin by L V Hay #GuestPost @LucyVHayAuthor @OrendaBooks | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/06/blog-tour-the-other-twin-by-l-v-hay-guestpost-lucyvhayauthor-orendabooks/

Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel #Bookreview @HALeuschel | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/04/manipulated-lives-by-h-a-leuschel-bookreview-haleuschel/

**Blog Tour** Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear #GuestPost (@CazziF) @BonnierZaffre | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/03/blog-tour-sweet-little-lies-by-caz-frear-guestpost-cazzif-bonnierzaffre/

**Weekly Wrap Up** | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/02/weekly-wrap-up-33/

Next week on the book review café

Final Girls by Riley Sager #Bookreview

Those That Remain by Rob Ashman

Mid year freak out book tag

#TopFiveThursday is back and you don’t want to miss this one, it features one of my favourite #BookBloggers,  but for now my lips are sealed🤐🤐🤐🤐

News from the book review café

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I can finally share my fantastic news with you all, anyone who follows my weekly wrap up post’s will know a month or so ago I was privileged to read a “top secret” Arc, as some of you may have noticed it was The Cosy Canal Boat Dream by the awesome Christie Barlow. As followers of my blog will know I would say 90% (ok 99.9%) of the books I read and review are crime or psychological thrillers,  but every time I leave “the dark side” it usually involves the very talented Christie Barlow.

I won’t be sharing my review just yet as ***squeals with delight*** my review will be published in September’s edition of Mama Life Magazine http://www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk. I can’t believe I’ve been given the opportunity to actually write a review for a magazine,  and although I’m thrilled I’m also very nervous, self doubt rears it’s ugly head as usual! I can’t help thinking readers of the magazine will hate it 🙈

And on a finally note I would highly recommend The Cosy Canal Boat Dream I think it’s Christie Barlow’s best book yet, her writing goes from strength to strength……. and a word of warning have the “tissues at the ready” And here’s another teaser for you all………

**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Well I’m thrilled to report that I’ve actually read three books this week, so I’m feeling pretty chuffed with myself.

ARC’s I received this week

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Book description

The life she wanted wasn’t hers . . . The compelling new psychological thriller that will break your heart into tiny pieces, from world-renowned author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM

Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it’s Meghan Shaughnessy’s.

These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common – a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear.

Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.

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Book description

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

‘You think you’re invincible. You think you won’t ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin, and accept your life as a state of grace, and then and only then will you be good enough.’

At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall;
That chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it;
That her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world.
And he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him.

She doesn’t know why she feels so different from the other girls at school;
Why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see;
Why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done
And what her daddy will do when he finds out …

Sometimes strength is not the same as courage.
Sometimes leaving is not the only way to escape.
Sometimes surviving isn’t enough.

Book Post

The Other Twin by L V Hay

I know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen

Books I bought this week

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Book description

Law student Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, working on a retrial for death-row convicted murderer and child molester, Ricky Langley, finds herself thrust into the tangled story of his childhood. As she examines the minute details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own history, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and to reckon with how her own past colours her view of his crime.

When Alexandria begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, and sees Ricky’s face flash on the screen as she reviews old tapes, and hears him speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die.

Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case, realizing that despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar.

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Book description

“I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.”

So begins Liz Nugent’s astonishing debut novel—a chilling, elegantly crafted, and psychologically astute exploration of the nature of evil.

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children’s books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease—until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple’s friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation. (less)

I know I said I wasn’t buying any more books for a while but as I mentioned last week Ebooks don’t count in”Lorraine’s world” 😂😂 and I’ve read some fabulous reviews for The Fact Of The Body so I couldn’t resist. As for Unravelling Oliver I’ve been wanting to read this one for ages and I accidentally on purpose “clicked” on the book version so epic fail there!

 What I’m reading next

 

 Last week on the book review café

**My Book Of The Month** June 2017 | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/07/01/my-book-of-the-month-june-2017/‪

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne #BookReview @KarenDionne | The Book Review Café https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/27/the-marsh-kings-daughter-by-karen-dionne-bookreview-karendionne/

**Blog Tour** Exquisite by Sarah Stovell @Orendabooks @Sarahlovescrime #BookReview | The Book Review Café   https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/26/blog-tour-exquisite-by-sarah-stovell-orendabooks-sarahlovescrime-bookreview/

#Giveaway The Friend by Dorothy Koomson | The Book Review Café https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/28/giveaway-the-friend-by-dorothy-koomson/

#Giveaway The Friend by Dorothy Koomson | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/28/giveaway-the-friend-by-dorothy-koomson/

Next week on the book review café

**Blog tour**  Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh #BookReview

Manipulative Lies by H. A. Leuschel #BookReview

**Blog Tour** The Other Twin by L V Hay #Guestpost

**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Another week gone and I managed to read two books which I’m  happy about one was the top secret ARC I mentioned in last weeks post, my lips remained tightly shut for now but when I can share you will be the first to know until then…..🤐🤐🤐

Books I read this week

 

 

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter I’m a huge fan of this author but I won’t be sharing my review just yet as I’m saving it until Monday 17th July when it’s my stop on the blog tour.

What I’m hoping to read next week

Beneath The Surface by Sibel Hodge

Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel

Books I bought this week

I know I said I was on a self imposed book ban until my NetGalley pile had decreased, but in my defence it’s an Ebook so in my world that doesn’t count, although the lovely Dee over at http://www.noveldeelights.com was quick to point out that it does! I’ve always been a rebel  😂😂

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Book description

The heat of the Florida summer is relentless. Lucas is coasting to retirement in a mundane Florida police precinct. His world falls apart when a brutal serial killer codenamed Mechanic lands on his patch.

Three years ago they thought Mechanic was dead. But Mechanic is very much alive and the savage ritualistic murders continue. No family is safe from the threat of slaughter at this sadistic killer’s hands.

Mechanic is always one step ahead and Lucas is forced to operate outside the law.

Who can he trust?

The shocking truth is more terrifying than Lucas could ever imagine … and he has to put his life on the line to get it.

ARC’s I received this week

Ooopps I popped over to NetGalley to leave a review and some how managed to “click” on a couple of books, so there goes my 84% 🙈(Holds head in shame)

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Book description

How do you catch a killer who knows your every move?

She drew the curtains and returned to the kitchen where she removed the bottle of vodka from the freezer and reached for the large kitchen knife. If he dared to come back, she’d be ready for him.

When a body is found hanging in the remains of a dock-side warehouse, Detective Kate Matthews is called to the scene. Recently transferred following the death of a colleague, Kate is yet to see a successful prosecution over the line. But this won’t be an easy win…

Someone is watching her: leaving her clues in her home, taunting her to throw the case and threatening the life of her little girl.

As more bodies begin to surface and Kate’s stalker closes in, her instincts tell her that there is a link hidden among the victims’ missing pieces. This is a killer with a message and Kate must race against the clock to solve his twisted riddle.

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Book description

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? Find out in this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense.

“Gripping, thought-provoking, and irresistible.”—Dean Koontz

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.

Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples.

And then one of them breaks the rules.

The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule.

For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

Last week on the book review café

#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Sean aka Seansbookreviews @seantalbot1977 | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/22/%ef%bb%bftopfivethursday-with-bookblogger-sean-aka-seansbookreviews-seantalbot1977/

The Detriment by David Videcette #BookReview @DavidVidecette | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/21/the-detriment-by-david-videcette-bookreview-davidvidecette/

The Betrayed by Casey Kelleher #BookReview @CaseyKelleher @Bookouture | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/20/the-betrayed-by-casey-kelleher-bookreview-caseykelleher-bookouture/

**Blog Tour** The Woman In The Wood by Lesley Pearse @LesleyPearse #LoveLesley #BookReview | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/19/blog-tour-the-woman-in-the-wood-by-lesley-pearse-lesleypearse-lovelesley-bookreview/

Next week on the book review café

**Blog tour** Exquisite by Sarah Stovall #Bookreview

**Blog tour**  Wolves In The Dark by Gunnar Staalesen

The Marsh Kings Daughter byKaren Dionne #Bookreview

My book of the month

#Giveaway

 

 

**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Have I got news for you, I hope you are sitting comfortable as I’m sure my news will shock some of you! I’m thrilled to report I’ve read three books this week, and still managed to fit in a 39 hour working week! I surprised myself this week and may have to go and have a lie down to get over the shock now I’ve shared my book news with you all 😂😂

Books I read this week

The Detriment by David Videcette

The Betrayed by Casey Kelleher

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

I’m just starting a fourth book which I’m really excited about for so many reasons, it’s going to be a first for the book review café and I’m so excited but also very nervous about it,  but for now my lips are sealed 🤐🤐

Book post I received this week

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Book description

A happy child.

Every parent knows the world can be scary. Lawyer Jen Sutton knows it better than most. And she’ll go to any length to protect her son from what – and who – lies outside their front door.

A loving mother.

Some might say she’s being over-protective. But isn’t it a mother’s duty to protect her child from harm?

A family built on a lie.

Jen has kept her secrets safe. Until the postcard arrives, signed by the one person she hoped would never catch up with her… and her new case begins to feel a little too close to home.

One thing is clear: Jen has been found.

Now, she faces a choice. Run, and lose everything? Or fight – and risk her son discovering the truth.

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Book description

Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything.

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, was Mick’s close friend in law school, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death.

Mick’s played both sides of Philadelphia’s courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he’ll need every one of them to win.

But as the trial progresses, he’s disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family—everything. Now Mick’s only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he’s ever spun, one that will cross every legal and moral boundary.

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Book description

Punk rocker, bird nerd and book lover Rob Bell had a full, happy life. He had a loving wife, a big-bottomed dog named Daisy and a career as a respected science journalist. But beneath the carefully cultivated air of machoism and the need to help other people, he struggled with mental health and a drug addiction that began as a means to self-medicate his illness. In 2015, he ended his life in New Zealand on a winter’s night.

But what happened? How did a middle-class Catholic boy from the suburbs, who had an ocean of people who loved him, and a brain the size of a planet, end up dying alone by his own hand? How did it get to this point?

In the search to find out about the man she loved, and how he arrived at that desperate, dark moment, Poorna Bell, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post UK, went on a journey spanning New Zealand, India and England to discover more about him.

A month after his death, she shared her personal tragedy in an open letter to Rob on the site, which went on to be read by hundreds of thousands of people across the world. This is Poorna’s story, not only of how she met the man of her dreams and fell in love, but also Rob’s story and how he suffered with depression since childhood and had secretly been battling addiction as a means to cope with the illness.
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 and a staggering 1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness disease at some point in our lives, but the stigma surrounding mental health means that millions still suffer in silence.

Chase the Rainbow is an affecting, poetic, and deeply personal journey which teaches to seek hope and happiness, even in the most tragic of circumstances. Shattering the stigma surrounding depression and suicide, Poorna Bell challenges us talk about what we most fear, and to better understand the personal struggles of those closest to us.

I haven’t requested any ARC’s from Netgalley as my percentage is 82% and I hope to read a few more from my pile and get it higher, until them I’m still on a self imposed book buying ban and I think this is the third week I haven’t bought any books! But I’m sure I will more than make up for it at some point.

Last week on the book review café

Good Girl Gone by KT Finch #MiniReview | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/16/good-girl-gone-by-kt-finch-minireview/

#TopFiveThursday With #BookBlogger Dee aka noveldeelights @BookaholicDee | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/15/topfivethursday-with-bookblogger-dee-aka-noveldeelights-bookaholicdee/

Each Little Lie by Tom Bale #BookReview @tOmbale @bookouture | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/14/each-little-lie-by-tom-bale-bookreview-tombale-bookouture/

The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards #BookReview @mredwards | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/12/the-lucky-ones-by-mark-edwards-bookreview-mredwards/

Next week on the book review café

**Blog tour** The Woman In The Wood #BookReview and content

The Betrayed by Casey Kelleher #BookReview

The Detriment by David Videcette #BookReview

#TopFiveThursday

**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Where has the week gone? I’m sure I’ve missed a couple of days somewhere!! You will be glad to know I’ve managed to have an incident free week, and I’m back to work. I’m sure you are all eager to learn how many books I read this week so here goes…….. I managed to read Two books yaaay go me 😀

Books I read this week

ARC’s I received this week

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Book description

June 2007: a barbaric nail bomb is planted outside a London nightclub, a spy is found dead in his garden, and a blazing Jeep is driven into Glasgow airport. Three events bound by an earth-shattering connection that should have remained buried forever.

From the author of the The Theseus Paradox, the smash-hit 7/7 thriller based on true events, comes the sequel about a real-life mystery that threatens to destroy a nation. Detective Inspector Jake Flannagan must uncover how a series of astonishing events are inextricably linked, before the past closes in on him.

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Book description

BLOOD DAUGHTER sees the Miller sisters’ loyalties put to the ultimate test in a gripping thriller, perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller.

They say blood is thicker than water.
That’s not going to stop it being spilled.

Life hasn’t been easy for the Miller family. Finally, mum Babs has had one bit of luck. She plans to share the profits with her daughters. She thought they’d be pleased…

But money always causes trouble, especially when it’s desperately needed. Jen wants to make a better life for her kids. Tiff owes a lot of bad men a lot of money. And Dee is worried that her husband is getting back into the criminal life.

As the sisters fall out, a gold bullion heist brings more opportunities – and many more dangers. None of them are giving up without a fight…

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Book description

The thriller with the twists you’ll never see coming! Perfect for fans of The Girl in the Ice and The Missing Ones.

WHEN HE FOUND HIS LITTLE BOY, NICK THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER . . . IT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

One rainy morning, just after Nick drops off his young son Gabriel outside the crowded school gates, he has a minor collision with another car. The driver won’t surrender his insurance details, so Nick photographs the licence plate. When he gets home, he enlarges the shot on his phone and spots something odd about the picture – Gabriel in the back seat, being driven away by a stranger. Nick needs to know what happened to his boy, but losing Gabriel turns out to be far less terrible than the shock of finding him. Now, to discover the truth, he must relive the nightmare all over again…Be warned, this is not another missing child story: what happened to Nick and his son is far more shocking.

I’ve still managed to keep to my book buying ban,  as I’m still struggling to get my NetGalley pile down to a reasonable level, see I do have some will power 😂😂

Books I’m hoping to read this week

Only 1 Book in the post this week and my fabulous prize from Jen over at https://jenmedsbookreviews.com/

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Book description

What if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them

Last week on the book review café

#TopFiveThurday with #BookBlogger Kate aka TheQuietKnitter @murronsmama | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/08/topfivethurday-with-bookblogger-kate-aka-thequietknitter-murronsmama/

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips #BookReview @GinPhillips17 @TransworldBooks @alisonbarrow #Giveaway | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/07/fierce-kingdom-by-gin-phillips-bookreview-ginphillips17-transworldbooks-alisonbarrow-giveaway/

The Fourth Monkey by J.D.Barker @jdbarker #Bookreview #4MK | The Book Review Café
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/06/05/the-fourth-monkey-by-j-d-barker-jdbarker-bookreview-4mk/

Next week on the book review café

The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards #BookReview

Each Little Lie by Tom bale #BookReview

Good Girl Gone by KT Finch #MiniReview

#TopFiveThursday with yet another awesome blogger

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And on a final note congratulations to all the awesome book bloggers who won in yesterday’s Annual Blogger Awards, so thrilled for you all 😘😘 you can find a list of all the winners here……http://sachablack.co.uk/2017/06/10/winners-of-the-2017-annual-bloggers-bash-awards-bloggersbash-bloggersbash/