Seven Degrees by Lewis Hastings (Seventh Wave 2)
Books / January 2, 2020

An Eastern European crime syndicate has appeared on the radar of the British authorities. Known as the Seventh Wave they have arrived in the heart of the most important financial centre in the world. Systematically they target the banks and financial institutions before fleeing the city for the safety of mainland Europe. Their leader, a man who calls himself the Jackdaw has sent a clear message. Interfere with our operation at your peril. The group carry out one last task – striking at the heart of London’s jewellery centre. What they leave with is worth more than any jewel and capable of impacting on the future of Europe. John “Jack” Cade is recruited as the Metropolitan Police’s answer. Newly promoted, out of his depth but quick-witted, skilled and surrounded by a dedicated team who fall under the banner of Operation Breaker, he faces two choices, both of which he knows will lead to serious harm. Protect the city or protect his team. He cannot do both. ›Review‹ Thank you to Lewis Hastings for my copy of the 2nd In his thrilling seventh wave trilogy ‘Seven Degrees’ Picking up from book 1, it’s 2004 and John ‘Jack’ Cade is now working…

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…

The Other People by C.J. Tudor
Books / December 8, 2019

She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . . Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl’s face appear in the rear window. She mouths one word: ‘Daddy.’ It’s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again. Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead. Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them. Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe’s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .   ›Review‹ Thanks to NetGalley for my e – Arc of this dark new thriller, The Other People by C.J.Tudor Even though I own copies of a couple of C.J.Tudor books, this is my first read by the author and gladly and as expected I…