Deception Cove (Neah Bay 1) by Owen Laukkanen
Books / December 9, 2019

Former US Marine Jess Winslow reenters civilian life a new widow, with little more to her name than a falling-down house, a medical discharge for PTSD, and a loyal dog named Lucy. The only thing she actually cares about is that dog, a black-and-white pit bull mix who helps her cope with the devastating memories of her time in Afghanistan. After fifteen years — nearly half his life — in state prison, Mason Burke owns one set of clothes, a wallet, and a photo of Lucy, the service dog he trained while behind bars. Seeking a fresh start, he sets out for Deception Cove, Washington, where the dog now lives. As soon as Mason knocks on Jess’s door, he finds himself in the middle of a standoff between the widow and the deputy county sheriff. When Jess’s late husband piloted his final “fishing” expedition, he stole and stashed a valuable package from his drug dealer associates. Now the package is gone, and the sheriff’s department has seized Jess’s dearest possession — her dog. Unless Jess turns over the missing goods, Lucy will be destroyed. The last thing Mason wants is to be dragged back into the criminal world. The last…

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…

The Lost Pharaoh by Murray Bailey
Books / December 8, 2019

The year is BCE 1318 and Yanhamu, Lord Khety, is invited to sit as a judge on a High Court case. However, he is out of his depth and when the case concludes he knows that justice has not been done. A meeting with the emissary of the High Priest of Amun leads to Yanhamu’s arrest for treason. Accused of conspiracy and thrown into prison he must prove his innocence. The Two Lands are on the brink of civil war. Yanhamu may hold the key, but he must battle his own demons before he can save his country. This crime-mystery occurs between the historic flashbacks in Map of the Dead and Secrets of the Dead. It is Yanhamu’s story.   ›Review‹   Thanks as ever to Murray Bailey for my copy of his new thriller, The Lost Pharaoh. Set in 1318 BCE Egypt, this is the tale of Yanhumu, Lord Khety, a local magistrate who sits at a high court trial after being invited by some higher-ups, wanting to gain wealth and standing, Yanhamu takes his place at the court. When the case ends, Yanhumu is far from pleased with the resulting outcome, and soon finds himself arrested and imprisoned for…

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…