The Coop by E.C.Deacon
Books / June 14, 2019

                              When a woman staggers, naked from a river, she has no idea that she’s been saved from a killer by a text message from a dead woman. Laura Fell is horrified when she discovers of her friend Gina’s suicide. But when the autopsy reveals Gina died before her arrival at the house, she is perplexed. Who then answered her mobile phone? Everton Bowe, a cop whose career is as dead as his marriage, insists there was no-one else present.  But he’s wrong. Meanwhile, his ex-lover, DC Helen Lake, insists there are similarities between the traumatized river woman and the cold case of three missing women; the victims, she fears, of a serial killer. So, when a strange Dove’s feather, matching one found on the river victim, is found in Gina’s house, Everton and Helen are suspicious. If there was someone inside Gina’s house could he also be the river attacker? And could he also be responsible for the other missing women? At the same time, Laura Fell uncovers a web of deceit that stains the relationships around her and seems weirdly linked to Gina’s death, as…

The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott
Books / June 12, 2019

She thought she would never go back… Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago. Her father. Leaving London behind to settle her mother’s estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by the half-sister she’s never taken the time to get to know. With the past threatening to swallow her whole, she can’t escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her. And when Ailsa confronts the first nighttime intruder, she sees that the manor’s careless rugged beauty could cost her everything   Review Thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours and Corvus books for an ARC of the new book from Lexie Elliott. When Alison Calder a field producer for ITV inherits a house after her Mother’s death in the Scottish highlands, along with her half sister Carrie she arrives from London to to evaluate the property she’s not seen for more than 20 years.  The problem is she has only inherited half the house,  her father who has been missing for years,  still owns half. Once at the house, thing’s…

Scared to Breathe by Kerena Swan #BlogBlitz
Books / June 3, 2019

  When Tasha witnesses a stabbing at the train station in Luton, she is compelled to give evidence in court that leads to Dean Rigby being convicted. But when Lewis, Dean’s brother, vows revenge, Tasha is afraid and no longer feels safe in her own home. Tasha’s partner, Reuben, hopes to marry her and start a family soon. But Reuben is concerned about Tasha’s state of mind and urges her to see a doctor. When Tasha is left a derelict country house by her birth father, she sees an opportunity to escape Luton and start a new life. After visiting Black Hollow Hall she sees it as the perfect opportunity to live a life without fear. At first Tasha feels liberated from her troubles. The gardener, William, who is partially paralysed but employed to maintain the grounds of Black Hollow Hall, is welcoming. But soon Tasha realises the Hall is not quite the idyll she imagined. When she discovers that a woman jumped to her death there years ago following the murder of her husband, strange events begin to take place and Tasha fears for her safety. Have the Rigby family found her? Is someone trying to scare her into…

Night By Night by Jack Jordan
Books / April 30, 2019

A first Time author for me,  Jack Jordan. This, his latest, Night by Night drops on May 2nd. I’m increasingly reading more psychological thrillers and from very early on this felt really quite intriguing Rose Shaw, a sufferer of serious insomnia is struggling to cope with day to day life, growing distant from her husband and constantly snapping at her twins she’s at the end of her tether. With other parents looking down on her, she tries to hide her problems resulting in a life altering tragedy. Rose bumps into a man in the night who drops a journal, she reads this and discovers a diary of a man in fear of being stalked and murdered, she takes this to the police who seem uninterested. The story begins to tell the tale of the journal and also we have Rose’s struggle as she tries to investigate what the police are not interested in. References to a real life serial killer of gay men in London are touched on and this book is based on the same, a killer is on the loose stalking and killing young gay men while the police show little care. It’s a brave book to suggest…

I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney
Books / April 17, 2019

This is Alice Feeney’s second book, my first. I’ve not read her debut but the blurb for this Psychological Thriller drew me in as i begin to read more of this type of book. Aimee Sinclair ,an up and coming actress, returns home one day to find her husband Ben is missing, but all his belongings, wallet, phone, Passport and Car have been left behind along with a bunch of flowers with a card saying simply the word “ sorry”. Things start to get stranger when Aimee realises their joint bank account has been drained of over £10,000 and closed. When Aimee tries to find out how and when this was done,  she is advised by the bank that she herself did it. She appears to doubt her own Sanity. Did she have something to do with her missing husband? the missing money? is she blocking traumas out as she did as a child? We soon realise Aimee’s marriage was an unhappy one, and the police, In particular D.I Alex Croft seem desperate to find Aimee guilty, Hounding her constantly. Told in first person by Aimee, it’s written to make you feel very unsettled from the outset, Aimee is not…