Thursday, 27 February 2020

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Truth be told- Paul Teague-  Crime
An evil man. A quest for revenge. A woman who will do anything to save her
family. A truth that must be told …”
After the knife edge finish of the last book, we are back in Morecambe, both now
and in the past. Will and Charlotte’s daughter Lucia is still missing and Charlotte and
their son are now in hospital. Will is on the hunt for one of the copies of the video
that could incriminate some and put others in the clear. We alternate between the
mid eighties, early 200o’s and today. Years before hand someone went missing and
was killed. Now his whereabouts is only known by four people. Others wonder if he
provides a missing link to a circle of businessmen from the eighties and the video.
This is a tense read. Charlotte yet again is the intrepid detective and protector
however this time she does have the police on side, well sort of. I have really
enjoyed this series- something to get your teeth stuck into so to speak.This is the
third book in the Morecambe Bay trilogy and does not stand alone- why not read
the series? Book one is Left for Dead, book two is Circle of lies. All three have
earnt 5 * from me. Three gripping reads that I wanted to turn faster and faster to
find out what happened. A well thought out clever plot and stunning reads.
Brilliant.
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Kerri Beevis M for Murder  

Out today just 99p.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Murder-must-read-crime-thriller-ebook/dp/B084RQW69M/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=kerry+beevis+m+for+murder&qid=1582716319&sr=8-1






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Closer To You- Adam Croft-psychological thriller  
"What if your loved one wanted you dead?"
Sit down  and hold on for the ride! Grace lives on her own having split from her
fiance a while ago. She works as an event organiser and has just met Tom through
an online dating app. Her best friend Cath is deep in the throes of arranging her
wedding and it is Grace who is actually doing most of it, being such a good
organiser. Cath and Tom don’t hit it off, both seemingly being protective of Grace
in their own way. Someone wants the butterfly for themselves and knows what
Cath is really like. they won’t let her stand in their way of having Grace all to
themselves. Ooooh!!! I devoured this in a few hours- I couldn’t put it down. I
took to Grace and her situation and then the tension grew. OMG. I was on the
edge of my seat. Adam has a talent - one that through such brilliant writing puts
you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there. that slightly unsettled
feeling that you can;t shake off until you know what has happened.
A clever well thought out premise and and you can see- the sort of book I so
love to read. Brilliant doesn’t cover it. 
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Tuesday, 25 February 2020


Guess Who by [Clerge, Nesly, Shafer, Joyce]

 Guess- who- Nesly Clerge &.Joyce L Shafer -Crime
“When the phone rings at dark-thirty with more bad news, all four of your tires are as
flat as your love life, and your hair explodes when you step outside, do not ask that
“What else?” question”
Tessa Dupuis was brought up by her uncle who ran a bank. He died a short while ago
and left her his house and some money. There have been a series of robberies in the
banks in the area which are rather odd. A character, as in fancy dress, appears at the
security camera and waves, leaves a card with two words on in the vault and leaves
empty handed. On seeing an old New York times Tessa discovers that similar
robberies are happening there. She gets a friend to contact one of the detectives and
decides to present herself to help. Detective Walker has better things to do with his
time however he is being hassled to find out what is going on. Meanwhile someone
else is after Tessa. It should have been her uncle but as he is already dead she is the next
best thing when revenge needs to be served. I really enjoyed this. It’s a crime book
with a smile where the main character isn’t the detective or a private eye. It has that
something different, that something special. Done with humour and a little tongue in
cheek. A wonderful entertaining read. 
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Guess-Who-Nesly-Clerge-ebook/dp/B081TRRLKX/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=guess+who+nesly&qid=1579350708&sr=8-1

Monday, 24 February 2020





Hillary’s back- Faith Martin-  Crime
Hillary is back at the wheel of the cold case unit and at the helm of the Mollern,
her longboat “house”. There is a new employee Gareth in the team who was
disabled in his time in the army and the other team member is Clare who used to
be a sergeant.  This time the case is of a suspected (but never convicted) drug dealer
who was found in the woods near his home, stabbed by his own penknife. No-one
was particularly bothered about his passing when the case was first opened and
hence not bothered about whom the perpetrator could have been. A case of
“good riddance to bad rubbish”. Now a few years have passed the case has been
passed to Hillary and the team hoping that they can find out more. I love these
books- they are so easy to read and entertaining. Very often a subplot going on
and characters you can warm to. Hillary is a wonderful lead and you wouldn’t
hesitate to want her on your side. A strong determined lady with a caring
heart and the tenacity of a rottweiler with a bone! A captivating plot to keep
the grey matter active(which I always like) and a brilliantly written
entertaining read. Keep ‘em coming! 

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Hillary’s Back (Detective Hillary Greene #18) by Faith Martin
ONE OF THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE DETECTIVES RETURNS.

A BRAND NEW MYSTERY IN THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES.

DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE IS BACK!

Eighteen months after Hillary suffered a personal tragedy, she is throwing herself into her work to try to get over it.

Former soldier Gareth Proctor joins her team and finds himself quickly growing to enjoy his new environment.

The first cold case he works on is the murder of Andrew Feeley.

In 2012, this twenty-one-year-old was found dead in the woods near his home, killed by a single stab wound to the chest from his own knife.

Andrew was extremely unpopular. He was a drug dealer, pimp and bully. His stepdad was one of the main suspects, as they hated each other and often came to blows. Other suspects include Toby Truman and his mother Debbie. Andrew was responsible for getting Toby hooked on drugs.

Given Andrew’s criminal background, his murder is thought to be drug-related.

But Hillary’s not buying it — she knows it’s personal. And a search of the Feeleys’ garden turns up some chilling evidence.



HILLARY GREENE RETURNS TO ONE OF HER TOUGHEST CASES YET.

This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.

THE DETECTIVE
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive, single woman just over fifty, Hillary Greene was a police officer of many years’ experience (earning the rank of DI) and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knew how the system worked, and was always fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Forced to retire early through no fault of her own, she has now returned to the force as a civilian consultant on cold cases.

DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE
BOOK 11: MURDER AT WORK
BOOK 12: MURDER NEVER RETIRES
BOOK 13: MURDER OF A LOVER
BOOK 14: MURDER NEVER MISSES
BOOK 15: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
BOOK 16: MURDER IN MIND
BOOK 17: HILLARY’S FINAL CASE
Book 18: HILLARY’S BACK!

FAITH MARTIN
Faith Martin was born in Oxford, and has spent all her life within twenty miles of the university city, even working at Somerville College for five years before turning to writing full-time. The author of the popular DI Hillary Greene novels, she also writes more classic-style 'whodunits' under the pen name Joyce Cato, but began her writing career as Maxine Barry, winning an award for penning romance novels! A popular writer for over 25 years, she has had nearly 50 novels published so far. Her hobbies include walking her now ageing dog, wildlife-watching, reading and (reluctantly) gardening. 
Links
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Twitter: @faithmartin_nov





Sunday, 23 February 2020


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The Holdout - Graham Moore - Mystery/ Crime
“The real killer could be any of the other ten jurors. Is Maya being forced to pay
the price for her decision all those years ago?”
Ten years ago Maya and Rick were part of  jury who found Bobby Nock innocent of the
murder of Jessica Silver. Jessica was the daughter of a wealthy statesman and she
was never seen again- a body was never found. Maya famously changed the whole
jury from 11-1 guilty when they started to a non guilty verdict.She went on to become
a successful defence lawyer. For the ten year anniversary a TV show wants to get
together the remaining jury members. Maya isn’t sure about this at all but her
company wants her to go and support her.. Rick says he has new evidence to show
that they were all wrong- Bobby did kill Jessica after all. When one of the jurors is
then found dead- could it be one of the others? Is Maya safe or is she about to pay
the price for speaking out all those years ago? Oooh!!! This gripped me early on
. chapters flip between what went on at the trial and now and are easy to follow.
I quickly liked Maya as she fought for what she believed in and wasn’t a push over
just to get a quick verdict. A jury story with a difference- a real difference!
A brilliantly written thrilling read that kept me in its grip to the very last page
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Friday, 21 February 2020

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New Beginnings at Wynter House by Emily Harvale-Romcom
“The New Year brings unexpected revelations at Wynter House”
Everyone is still gathered at Wynter house as it is Boxing day.The houses in the village
were flooded and many have moved into the big house until the water recedes. Neve
has been invited by the love of her life Rafe who now owns the house. His
grandmother Olivia doesn’t believe that Rafe seeing a hairdresser is good for their
reputation which has suffered one way and another in latter years. Rafe and his
brother Adam challenge Olivia about someone they saw in town. Trying to get the
truth out of her is rather like pulling teeth! Rafe wants to get his new Gin distillery off
the ground and has invited Amelia to do the marketing however it appears that
Amelia has her eye on more than just the gin. She would however stack up in
Olivia’s eyes. This is a wonderful easy read with a smile. I like Neve and her
determination. Her feet are firmly planted on the ground and little phases her.
An uplifting read to enjoy over a coffee or two.
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New Beginnings at Wynter House The New Year brings unexpected revelations at Wynter House. Neva Grey’s Christmas brought several surprises. Now a shocking secret has life-changing
consequences for the Wynters, as the New Year brings revelations ... and relatives to
Wynter House. It also brings Hazel Smart and Amelia Goodbody. And it’s not just Adam and Rafe Wynter
who are pleased Hazel and Amelia have come to stay. Olivia Wynter will enjoy bossing
nurse Hazel around and she also makes it clear Amelia – who is handling the marketing
for Rafe’s new business venture – is far more suited to be her grandson’s girlfriend than
Neva will ever be. Whilst Amelia is ensconced at Wynter House, Neva is busy with her new hair and beauty
salon in Merriment Bay. Perhaps she should enlist her niece, Sasha’s help because just
when she thought she had found the love of her life, old secrets, ghosts from the past,
and new arrivals might shatter all her dreams. At least she has her best friend, Jo Duncan to lean on. But newly single, Jo is
determined to have some fun, both at Wynter House and in Merriment Bay. And so
is Adam Wynter. This is book two in the Wyntersleap series but it can be read as a standalone. The
Wyntersleap series is interlinked with the Merriment Bay series and several
characters appear in both series.





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Author Bio Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in
love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn't always go to plan. Her
stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart. Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers' group in which many
have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or
connect with her on social media, go to her website at www.emilyharvale.com. Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town
of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA,
an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found
enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends,
discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She
dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies - and will do anything
to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her
keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.
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