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An early gift from CJ Tudor

Nice honest review…Abbie Eyes will haunt me for a while though


This week I have found reviewing difficult. When having a streaming cold and a pounding headache it has been very difficult to concentrate on anything for an extended period. Unluckily I was over half way through CJ Tudor‘s The Taking of Annie Thorne before I got ill. Unlike The Chalk Man, this book has taken over three weeks to read as I have been reading it directly from the pre-release copy instead of my usual method of audio, which doesn’t require any outside help. However, this has not had any adverse affect on my level of enjoyment, if anything this added extra complexity to the nature of the review as it was not only myself that was experiencing it.

Much like in The Chalk Man, the past has got a heavy influence over The Taking of Annie Thorne. In both books the solving of the mystery is hidden…

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The Blue: The mysterious story of porcelain. Excerpt & Giveaway!

Great review…..I love this book

Umut Reviews

Hello friends! I joined the blog tour for this beautiful book: The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau. It’s a very well written historical mystery with an interesting aspect of Porcelain trade at the times of 18th century London. In this post, you will find information about the book, how to purchase, praise, information about the author, exciting Giveaway and Excerpt of this book to intrigue you 🙂 Also, a pretty video. So, keep rolling down not to miss any of it! Happy reading 🙂

The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau

Publication Date: December 3, 2018
Endeavour Quill
Paperback & eBook; 430 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

In eighteenth century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities; fortunes are made and lost upon it. Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture.

For Genevieve Planchè, an English-born descendant of Huguenot…

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Review: The Death Sculptor by Chris Carter @SimonSchuster #bookblogger #bookreview #detectiveroberthunter #booknerd #bookworm

Nice, honest review

Goodreads Blurb:

A student nurse has the shock of her life when she discovers her patient, prosecutor Derek Nicholson, brutally murdered in his bed. The act seems senseless – Nicholson was terminally ill with only weeks to live. But what most shocks Detective Robert Hunter is the calling card the killer left behind.

My Review

BOOM!!!! You’re immediately thrusted into a heart-racing, sweaty palms, page-turning opening chapter. Just how I like it! This fourth book in the Detective Robert Hunter series doesn’t disappoint. Yes it’s got the authors usual cliche’s, the description of Hunter, and attractive women (which I just roll my eyes at), lines such as “the blood in his veins warmed…” ugh, the blood is already warm in the veins, the continuous use of the word “evil” which I despise… But other than the usual quirks that I’ve grown accustomed too, I really bloody enjoyed this one. I…

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Kiss Me, Kill Me by J. S. Carol #Netgalley #review

Great review

Yvonne - Me and My Books

Today I have my review for Kiss Me, Kill Me by J. S. Carol. I received this book from Bonnier Zaffre via Netgalley. It was released on 31st May 2018 and has been sitting on my TBR for far too long but I did manage to finally read it.

Lets see what the book is about…



‘Will hook you from the very first page. It’s a dark, twisty tale that will keep you guessing. You will think you know where it’s going – but you’ll be wrong’ RACHEL ABBOTT

‘Truly sinister domestic noir’ LEE CHILD

‘Dark, uncomfortable, head-spinny and I loved it’ CAZ FREAR, author of Sweet Little Lies

When Zoe meets Dan, he’s everything she is looking for in a man – intelligent, charming, supportive.

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Rosie’s #Bookreview of #Mentalhealth themed #Suspense, THE BUG JAR by Ava Black @jlightbody11 #TuesdayBookBlog

Lovely review of a great book

Rosie Amber

The Bug JarThe Bug Jar by Ava Black

4 stars

The Bug Jar is a suspense story with a mental health theme. The book is contemporary and set in Chicago.

Samantha Hollard (Sam) has mental health issues. Her medication allows her periods of release from the world. She thinks she killed a boy called Evan. However, she first heard of the story on the news; a car with her distinctive type and colouring was reported at the scene. The crime scene is a neighbourhood she regularly visits, and her car does has a child-size dent in the bumper; she just can’t remember the accident.

Sam has a complex life; she dropped out of college, struggles to hold down a job and is sleeping with two men. One of them is politician Richard Harrison, who is currently in the running for mayor; he’s also Evan’s stepdad.

The layers of plot are skilfully muddied…

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