Book Box Unboxing: ‘Journeys’ Summer Reading Box #ninjabookbox

Ninja Book Box LogoI’m back with another Ninja Book Box unboxing, however, this one is slightly different – it’s their 2018 Summer Reading Box, separate to their quarterly subscription. This box does not contain any gifts, instead it contains three indie books handpicked by the team, the books all centre around the the same theme. Each of the books is published by a different independent publisher and fits the theme in a different way. I’m thriller to bits with this box, and, dare I say it, I think I actually prefer it to their subscription box. While I love bookish gifts, I’m truly here for the books! So, Ninja Book Box, if you’d like to do four of these a year (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), that’d be grand!

*I received 20% off this box as I am a Ninja Reader (I read a small selection of titles to help decide which books are suitable for the book box and/or book club.)

The theme for the Summer Reading Box was: Journeys

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Blog Tour | Book Review: A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward (DC Childs #3) #damppebblesblogtours

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It’s my absolutely pleasure to be the closing stop on the blog tour for A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward, book 3 in the DC Connie Childs series.


Three bodies discovered.

A family obliterated.

All evidence seems to point to one murderer: the mother.

DC Connie Childs, determined to discover the truth about the fire-wrecked property on Cross Farm Lane, realises that a fourth body – one they cannot find – must hold the key to the mystery. But what Connie fails to realise is that her determination to unmask the murderer might cost her more than her health – this time she could lose the thing she cares about most: her career. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward (DC Childs #3) #damppebblesblogtours”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Gone to Ground by Rachel Amphlett (Detective #KayHunter6)

Gone to Ground - Rachel Amphlett

It’s my absolute pleasure to be a part of the Gone to Ground blog tour, sharing my review of the latest instalment in the Kay Hunter series with you today.


While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery.

The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown.

When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth – a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs.

With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population.

When a third victim is found, her investigation grows even more complicated.

As she begins to expose a dark underbelly to the county town, Kay and her team are pulled into a web of jealousy and intrigue that, if left unchecked, will soon claim another life. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Gone to Ground by Rachel Amphlett (Detective #KayHunter6)”

Book Reviews: Vox by Christina Dalcher; The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

Last month I went through a little dystopia phase where I was craving all the female-centric dystopia. I read two, and bought a load more to read. So today, on the blog, I have two mini-reviews, one dystopia that I highly recommend and one that didn’t work so well for me…

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox - Christina DalcherSilence can be deafening.

Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.

Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.

For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning


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Book Review: 11.22.63 by Stephen King

11.22.63 - Stephen King

My King journey continues…


WHAT IF you could go back in time and change the course of history? WHAT IF the watershed moment you could change was the JFK assassination? 11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot – unless . . .

King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 – from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

With extraordinary imaginative power, King weaves the social, political and popular culture of his baby-boom American generation into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense. Continue reading “Book Review: 11.22.63 by Stephen King”