Death at Eden’s End by Jo Allen (DCI Sattherthwaite 2) #BlogTour
Books / December 22, 2019

  When one-hundred-year-old Violet Ross is found dead at Eden’s End, a luxury care home hidden in a secluded nook of the Lake District’s Eden Valley it’s tragic, of course, but not unexpected. Except for the instantly recognisable look in her lifeless eyes… that of pure terror.DCI Jude Satterthwaite heads up the investigation, but as the deaths start to mount up it’s clear that he, and DS Ashleigh O’Halloran need to uncover a long-buried secret before the killer strikes again… Review Thanks to Arla Fiction for my e-arc and invite to the blog Tour for the 2nd in Jo Allen’s DCI Sattherwaite mysteries, Death at Eden’s End. The Eden’s End in the title is in fact a nursing home. Home to 100 year old resident Dr Violet Ross. When she dies, it becomes apparent that it was not of natural causes, and DCI Jude Sattherwaite and DS Ashleigh O’halloran investigate. Who and why would anyone murder a 100 year old lady, for what end? Alongside the murder investigation, there is the story of the relationship forming with Jude and Ashleigh who is currently going through a messy divorce from her obsessive husband. Well written with a strong plot, decent characters…

Who’s There by Kerena Swan #BlogTour
Books / December 18, 2019

  Appearances can be deceptive… Arnold Eastwood is thrilled when social services allocate him a flat all of his own. Independence hasn’t come easily to a young man with Downs Syndrome but now he has the chance to live free from his mum’s nagging, find a girlfriend, watch endless movies and make new friends. Meanwhile a London drug gang is setting up a supply line in Arnold’s town. They’re looking for someone to deliver drugs for them and somewhere to set up a base of operations. Soon Arnold and his flat are in the drug gang’s sights. Drawn into the dark underworld of crack cocaine and modern slavery, Arnold soon discovers that friends can in fact be deadly enemies. The question is: can he break free?     ›Review‹ Thanks to Sarah at BOTBS Tours and Kerena Swan for my copy of her book ‘Who’s There’ Arnold Eastwood wants to leave home. Mollycoddled by his over protective mum, he is offered a place in a downtrodden estate. But nothing is going to stop Arnold from taking the flat and setting up his new home. Arnold has Down’s Syndrome, so this fight for independence has taken its time and he’s not going…

Dark Hollows by Steve Frech
Books / December 9, 2019

Jacob Reese enjoys the quiet life, running a coffee shop and renting out his cottage in The Hollows, Vermont. But the calm is shattered when a woman who looks eerily similar to his ex-girlfriend Laura turns up to stay in the cottage, and leaves a mysterious note in the guest book. Now Jacob’s seeing Laura everywhere—a glimpse of her face across the street, her music box left outside his house, a gift he gave her years before hanging from the trees. But it can’t be Laura. Because Laura’s dead. Someone knows Jacob’s secret—what really happened the night Laura died—and they’re out for revenge…   ›Review‹ Thanks to HQ for my e – Arc of this new psychological thriller, Dark Hollows , by Steve Frech. Jacob Reece is living the quiet , but good life. Owner of an up market coffee shop in the small town of Dark Hollows, he also rents out his up market cottage to well to do people, the money is rolling in and he’s happy, BUT Jacob has a secret… When Jacob lets his guard slip, and lets an un-vetted resident stay at his cottage, he suddenly opens a Pandora’s box. The reason he lets this…

What She Saw Last Night by Mason Cross #BlogTour
Books / December 3, 2019

  No one will believe … WHAT SHE SAW LAST NIGHT. Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night. In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep. Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin … but there’s no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone. The police don’t believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl. But deep down, she knows that isn’t the truth.   ›Review‹ Thank you to Compulsive Readers Blog Tours and Orion Books, for my copy of the new standalone thriller, ‘ what she saw last night’ by MJ Cross. Whilst owning pretty much all of this authors other books, a series involving a character called…

The Henry Crowne Trilogy #Collapse
Books / November 28, 2019

Henry Crowne: Paying the Price COLLAPSE  He is a secret IRA operative. He is one of the most successful City banker in London …then the 2008 Financial Crisis happens. Nancy Wu, former eminent Queen’s Counsel, now prominent patron of the arts, receives the most unexpected call for help. Henry Crowne is accused of murder in a case that seems decided from the very beginning. His Irish background, financial terrorist connections and investment banking success inexorably tilt the scales against him. Nancy’s own lingering darker past calls for her to mount Henry’s defence but her client is the biggest obstacle. Will she manage to unpick the devious manipulations of a most twisted mind?   BREAKING PO!NT They may break his body, never his spirit One financial terrorist in prison Two City bankers dead And … a $350 trillion banking scandal called LIBOR The suspicious suicide of two high-profile City bankers brings former QC Nancy Wu and Inspector Jonathan Pole together again in an investigation that implicates the UK government, the Bank of England, and London’s top banking executives. As the true motive for the deaths continues to elude them, Nancy persuades a reluctant Inspector Pole to involve Henry Crowne. Once a brilliant…