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Midland by James Flint

Ohhh sounds good

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Published by Unbound

What the blurb says :

On his way back from a meeting one day, investment banker Alex Wold finds himself standing up to his waist in the Thames, trying to guide a lost bottlenose whale back out to the sea. Later, as he’s drying out his suit and shoes, the news comes through that Tony Nolan – his mother’s ex-husband – has died of a sudden heart attack. Alex wonders if the universe is urging him to resolve a long-running feud with his environmentalist brother Matthew, and with the Wolds and the Nolans all heading back to Warwickshire for Tony’s funeral he now has an opportunity to do just that. But he finds Matthew as angry as ever, unable to relinquish his obsession with Caitlin, Tony’s troubled daughter, whose actions force both families to take an uncomfortable journey into the past. In Midland, the acclaimed novelist James…

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# Bookreview. Day Of The Accident by Nuala Ellwood – BOOK REVIEW

What is it about?

Maggie wakes up in hospital after an accident she doesn’t remember, only to be told her daughter, Elspeth had drowned in the car. Her husband, Sean has disappeared and the home she thought they owned turned out to be rented and so she is homeless. Maggie is convinced her daughter is still alive and receives a letter written by her. She comes close to a breakdown and is helped by GP Julia, a care worker, Sonia….until a brilliant finale…..






Nuala Elwood, the author,  has created truly believable characters and the confusion and distress Maggie is suffering feels so real it takes your breath away. Great story telling.

I felt Barbara didn’t really have much of a mention and her story could have been a bit more detailed.

This is a great read with real characters that you have sympathy for in a tragic tale of interconnected lives.

It deals with difficult topics of mental health issues, a child’s death, secrets and lies with characters you end up really caring about.

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

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Join me as I take my turn on the Blog Tour for Tony J Forders #Bliss4 The Reach Of Shadows. A book that doesn’t disappoint you but one that delivers the best encounter yet with Bliss . #worthreading #worthallthestars #ReadBHauthors @TonyJForder @Bloodhoundbooks



Take a bluff exterior, add a sense of humour, a great team  backing him up and the tenaciousness  of a dog with a bone and you have DI Bliss. Of all the outings with Bliss  this is by far my favourite one. To me in this book Bliss has grown into the character that the author was aiming for. One the readers can relate to and have come to respect and enjoy. For a long while the readers shelves have been lacking a great male lead detective but no longer. To me Bliss fills that gap and I would love to see him on the small screen filling the space left by not having Frost, Morse and Wexford anymore.I will not apologise for my enthusiasm of the book as I thoroughly enjoyed this, as I did with  all the other offerings from the author and I want you…

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#BookReview: The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven (@MWCravenUK) @LittleBrownUK #ThePuppetShow #WashingtonPoe

Nice to see you back x

the puppet show“A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and the police are helpless. When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of . . .

Reluctantly partnered with the brilliant, but socially awkward, civilian analyst, Tilly Bradshaw, the mismatched pair uncover a trail that only he is meant to see. The elusive killer has a plan and for some reason Poe is part of it.

As the body count rises, Poe discovers he has far more invested in the case than he could have possibly imagined. And in a shocking finale that will shatter everything he’s ever believed about himself, Poe will learn that there are things far worse than being burned alive …”

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