Don’t Get Involved by F.J. Curlew #BlogTour
Books / October 14, 2019

A missing shipment of cocaine Three street-kids fighting for their lives A Mafia hitman intent on killing them A naïve expat who gets in their way Who would you bet on?  Ukraine, 2001. A time of lawlessness and corruption. Three street-kids stumble upon a holdall full of cocaine, belonging to the Mafia. Mafia hitman, Leonid, is given the job of retrieving the cocaine and disposing of the street-kids. To do so he is forced to step back into his old life and he doesn’t like it. The children run on their wits. Leonid hunts them down. Nadia, a young woman with her own dark past, arrives in Ukraine looking for a fresh start. She wasn’t expecting this! “She had no idea of what, or who, she was supposed to be running from. Right now everything was a threat. Definitely militsiya, but who else? Everyone. Right now it felt like everyone.”   MY REVIEW Firstly my thanks to FJ Curlew for the invite on the tour and copy of her new book, Don’t Get Involved. It’s always nice when an author takes their time to check out the site and then ask for a review, so when i had an email…

Take it Back by Kia Abdullah #TakeItBack #BlogTour
Books / August 16, 2019

  The Victim: A sixteen-year-old girl with facial deformities, neglected by an alcoholic mother. Who accuses four boys of something unthinkable. The Defendants: Four handsome teenage boys from hardworking immigrant families. All with corroborating stories. Someone is lying. Former barrister Zara Kaleel, one of London’s brightest young legal minds, takes up Jodie Wolfe’s case; she believes her, even if those closest to Jodie do not. Jodie and Zara become the centre of the most explosive criminal trial of the year, in which ugly divisions within British society are exposed. As everything around Zara begins to unravel she becomes even more determined to get Jodie the justice she’s looking for. But at what price? My Review Thanks to Lucy Richardson at HQ for the invite to be part of the blog tour and for my copy of the stunning new legal thriller, Take it Back by Kia Abdullah. I have been hearing and seeing bits and pieces about the book on Social Media for a while now, so I was very pleased to get an invite to the tour and jumped at the chance at a review copy. What struck me first is the premise of the book, Jodie a disfigured…

The Undoing of Arlo Knott by Heather Child #BlogTour #BristolBooks
Books / August 8, 2019

Arlo Knott discovers he has an unusual skill… He can reverse his last action – undo any mistake. But second chances aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. As wonderful as his new life is, an accident in Arlo’s traumatic childhood still haunts him and the temptation to undo, undo and keep undoing could be too much to resist. MY REVIEW Thanks to Tracy from Compulsive Reader tours and orbit books for My ARC of the great looking, Arlo Knott by Bristol based author Heather child, As well as being part of the blog this is another of that books that appealed due to the Bristol connections, Arlo is a young man, who after suffering a tragedy at a young age, discovers he has a gift , that he can step back in time just a moment or two , to correct mistakes he makes. Heather Child has written a tale with a quite intriguing and thought-provoking concept. What would you do if you could correct your mistakes? For me, Arlo comes across as quite self-centred and arrogant and at times uses his ‘power’ for self gain, in the main his gambling, and also some of his jobs , from…

Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie #BlogTour
Books / July 31, 2019

    On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries.  Mary has a secret life that no one knows about, not even Malachi and Tristan, the brothers she vowed to look after. Malachi had to grow up too quickly. Between looking after Tristan and nursing a broken heart, he feels older than his twenty-one years. Tristan wishes Malachi would stop pining for Pamela. No wonder he’s falling in with the wrong crowd, without Malachi to keep him straight. Elvis is trying hard to remember to the instructions his care worker gave him, but sometimes he gets confused and forgets things. Pamela wants to run back to Malachi but her overprotective father has locked her in and there’s no way out.  It’s a day like any other, until something extraordinary happens. When the sun sets, Nightingale Point is irrevocably changed and somehow, through the darkness, the residents must find a way back to lightness, and back to each other. My Review Firstly my thanks go to Lucy Richardson at HQ for my blog tour invite and ARC of Luan Goldie’s stunning debut, Nightingale Point. Looking at the blurb and the…