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This week’s paperback releases!

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My favourite method of book is the paperback! Therefore, I’ve decided to use Monday’s to list the week’s paperback releases and include the titles that I am most excited about.

Are there any that you are also looking forward to this week?

Paperback release date: January 24th

the blood roadThe Blood Road (Logan McRae, Book 11) – Stuart MacBride

What drives someone to murder?

The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author returns with the much anticipated new Logan McRae thriller.

Some things just won’t stay buried…

Logan McRae’s personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he’s policing his fellow officers.

When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver’s seat of a crashed car it’s a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did.

As an investigation is launched into Bell’s stabbing, Logan digs into his…

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To Catch a Killer by Emma Kavanagh #blogtour @AlainnaGeorgiou @orion_crime @EmmaLK


I’m a big Emma Kavanagh fan so I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for To Catch a Killer.

About this book…

I’ve been watching you DS Alice Parr.

I saw you trying to save the poor young woman you found in the park.

The woman I tried to kill.

I’ve been waiting for you to find her family. To find someone who cares about her.

But you can’t can you?

You’ve never had a case like this.

I know everything about you. You know nothing about me.

Even though I’m the man you’re looking for.

And you will never catch me…

My review…

As a big Emma Kavanagh fan, I couldn’t wait to get started on To Catch A Killer as soon as I could! Her books have always been brilliant reads in the past but I have to say that this one really stood out for…

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The Healer by Sharon Thompson – Book Review

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A dark family drama.

How do you escape a life of conflict and abuse?

Being a young girl in 1940’s Ireland isn’t easy for Molly, especially since she isn’t like others. Her family and community are wary of the beautiful child. 

As Molly becomes a teenager life gets harder and she loses faith in everything. 

Molly is surrounded in danger. She must make choices. But will she chose the right path or is she doomed to a life of misery? Will she survive in a world of violence and crime? Will The Healer ever be healed?



Little Molly McCarthy is a halfwit, or so everyone says, including her parents. She barely speaks, cannot read or write but she is a healer. Her mother beats her, her father abuses her and beats her.  Her Uncle Vincent has eyes on her too. It’s a difficult read at times, so heartbreaking and Molly is no fool, she knows exactly what’s going on, the angels tell her things.

As Molly grows up, her life changes and it’s not all good. There is violence, rape and prostitution and Molly almost losses everything. However, she does have Dr and Violet Brady and Jane who give her family and hope.

This is a tale about a young, damaged girl with a special gift, but while the healing of others is part of the story, it’s not all miracles and blessings. This tells of a young girls strength, her sheer will to survive and make a better life for herself.

Sharon Thompson’s marvellous writing has brought Molly McCarthy to life, with its touches of magic and ultimately, hope. This is going to stay with me for a long time and if I see a little feather fall near me, it will make me think of the angels. 


About the Author

Sharon Thompson’s debut crime novel ‘The Abandoned’ launched as a Number 1 Best-seller on Amazon kindle. Sharon writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction. Sharon’s short stories have been published in various on-line magazines. is her new online writing group. She is a regular contributor to Donegal Woman, Self Starter magazine,, and Ireland’s leading writing website Sharon also co-founded a trending, writing tweet-chat, called #WritersWise. Sharon’s second, dark historical crime fiction novel ‘The Healer’ is out Jan 22nd 2018.

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