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Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel By Ruth Hogan – A Review

Lovely review

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Publisher: Two Roads

Publication Date: 7th February 2019

It’s nearly midnight and I’ve just closed this book. I’m a little bit blown away to be honest.

I got sent a proof copy unsolicited from Two Roads and picked it up at the start of the new year, mainly because the publication date was looming and I wanted to read it before then.

I have devoured this book in two sittings and my mind is buzzing. What I expected to be a lighthearted read turned out to be something entirely different. In a hugely positive way!

This is the story of 7 year old Tilly, a girl who lives with her mother Grace and her father Stevie. Tilly has a difficult relationship with her distant mother which becomes even more strained when her father disappears. He has apparently gone away to work and earn money for the family but Tilly misses…

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“Silent Scream” by Angela Marsons

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For some time now I have noticed that the D.I. Kim Stone series has been highly praised by my fellow book bloggers. Therefore, I decided that despite my lengthy TBR, I would read the series in its entirety, one title every month. What a wise decision I made!D.I. Kim Stone – An acerbic, brusque, and driven young woman who works as a Detective Inspector for the West Midlands Police. She has been known to break the rules, as well as to disregard instructions and protocols in her search for justice. She is fueled by nervous energy, and is beautiful, but she works hard to hide it. She is 34 years old, brilliant, hot-headed, and damaged.  As a child, she suffered horribly, and was shunted from foster home to foster home. Only once did she experience a nurturing, loving relationship – and that was very short lived….  Now, when not…

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An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley and St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review.

Trigger warnings include: possible suicide/murder, alcohol, prescription drugs, one count of sexual abuse, swearing, cheating, blackmail, and manipulation.

This was my first book by Hendricks & Pekkanen but it certainly won’t be my last.Told in alternating chapters between Jess and Dr. Sheilds, we the readers get an inside look at each character.

“We all have reasons for our judgments, even if those reasons are so deeply buried we don’t recognize them ourselves.”

Jessica is a make-up artist, living in New York, struggling to make ends meet. While working on a client she overhears about a morality and ethics research study that pays its subjects. Knowing the client will not make her appointment Jess makes the decision to take her place. Once she arrives at the study she is placed in front of a…

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Blog Tour: Enchantée by Gita Trelease!

A nice, honest review

A Book and a Cup

Enchantée by Gita Trelease
Published by:
Flatiron Books
Top 3 Genres: 
Young adult, Historical,  Fantasy
My rating: 
Set it on fire/If you have nothing else to read/you need to read it/Run and buy it.
Source: ARC kindly provided by Raincoast Books
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Hi guys! Pretty excited today as I’m ending the blog tour for Enchantée by Gita Trelease, coming out on February 5th! I’m very grateful to Raincoast Books for the chance to promote and present you this book! Set right before the French Revolution of 1789, between Paris and Versailles, it will transport you without a doubt back in time! I let you discover my full review, what I enjoyed about this book, and what, unfortunately, was lacking for me to truly love it!

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Blog Tour Review – Will Dean – Red Snow

Great review

Don Jimmy Reviews

Hello and welcome to the final day of the Random Things Tour for Red Snow by Will Dean. I have a review for you below, but first I would like to take a closer look at the author. Many thanks to Anne Cater for including me on this tour and to the publishers and the author for providing me with an ARC of the book for review.

About The Author

Will Dean Author PictureWILL DEAN grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. After studying at the LSE and working in London, he settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy forest clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it’s from this base that he compulsively reads and writes.

Follow Will on Twitter @willrdean



One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected?

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Five Star Friday – The Suspect by Fiona Barton

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Check out my five-star reads. Some are new releases, some old favorites. But one thing they all have in common is that they have a special place in my library and my heart.

The Suspect

EXCERPT: She should have been on a beach by now but Rosie wouldn’t budge. She was having too good a time to leave. And Alex was too nervous to continue alone. So she carried on writing variations on Alex O’Connor. . . is having the time of her life on her timeline and counted the Likes, the Loves, the funny comments from her friends and passing strangers. They helped bolster the fiction. She kept Alex O’Connor wishes she’d never come to herself.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or…

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#BlogTour #DeepDirtyTruth Steph Broadribb @crimethrillgirl @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours

Scottish Crime Fiction Blogger and Author

It’s an Orenda feast for me this month and today I’m delighted to bring you my review of “Deep Dirty Truth” from Steph Broadribb. With huge thanks to Anne over at RandomThingsTours, the author and the publisher for my review copy.

Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:

A price on her head. A secret worth dying for. Just 48 hours to expose the truth…

Single-mother bounty hunter Lori Anderson has finally got her family back together, but her new-found happiness is shattered when she’s snatched by the Miami Mob – and they want her dead. Rather than a bullet, they offer her a job: find the Mob’s ‘numbers man’ – Carlton North – who’s in protective custody after being forced to turn federal witness against them. If Lori succeeds, they’ll wipe the slate clean and the price on her head – and those…

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