Book Review: The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst

The Foster Child - Jenny Blackhurst

I’ve had my eye on The Foster Child for quite a while, and each time I saw the cover, it gave me this feeling that the plot could be extremely creepy – so I finally decided to read it…

Book Description:

When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.

Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she’s just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.

But Ellie’s foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in danger… Continue reading “Book Review: The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst”

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Book Review: Hello Again by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #2)

Hello Again - Brenda Novak

If you missed my review of book one, Her Darkest Nightmare, you can find it here. Hello Again is book two in The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles.

Book Description:

Dr Evelyn Talbot has spent her life looking over her shoulder after her teenage boyfriend Jasper Moore kidnapped, tortured and left her for dead.

She only just escaped with her life, he disappeared without a trace, and twenty-two years later Evelyn can still feel him lurking in the shadows. Studying the psychopathic minds at Hanover House – Alaska’s first mental health facility for psychopaths – is how she will track him down.

Lyman Bishop could be the perfect subject. Evelyn discovers he is just as intelligent and trustworthy as Jasper appeared, and he hardly seems like the man who has been convicted of kidnapping and murdering several women.

But if Evelyn has learnt anything at all from her terrifying experience, it’s that the most unassuming can be the most dangerous of all. Continue reading “Book Review: Hello Again by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #2)”

Book Review: Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #1)

Her Darkest Nightmare - Brenda Novak

Happy December  1st – who’s ready to get festive!? But before that, how about an insight into the mind of some serial killers? I read Her Darkest Nightmare before I started my blog, but as I’ll be sharing my review for the second book in this series on Sunday, I thought I’d share my review of book one today – you know I’m all about reading series in order!

From the back cover:

Dr. Evelyn Talbot has learnt to live with fear. As a teenager she was targeted by her boyfriend, Jasper Moore, and survived days of torture. She escaped with her life, but Jasper disappeared before he could be caught.

Now Evelyn Talbot lives in a world of psychopaths.

As the pioneering head of the Hanover House institute in Alaska, she engages daily with killers who have no conscience, no remorse and an ever-increasing desire to murder her, in an effort to try and work out how to stop those that remain free.

But then a mutilated body is found in her sleepy Alaskan town and Evelyn is forced to question everything. Her work, her life and whether her darkest nightmare has come back to haunt her… Continue reading “Book Review: Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #1)”

Book Review: Freefall by Adam Hamdy (Pendulum #2)

Freefall - Adam Hamdy

Back in January, I read an action movie taking place in the pages of a book, aka Pendulum, the book ended but the story was not over – enter the sequel, Freefall.

Book Description:

Eight months after confronting Pendulum, John Wallace is losing himself in a dangerous warzone in a misguided attempt at penance for what he has done. But an assassination attempt makes Wallace realise that he has once again been targeted for death. This time, Wallace is prepared and, tracking down his would-be assassin, he discovers a link to his nemesis, Pendulum.

The link is the missing piece of a puzzle that has tormented FBI Agent Christine Ash ever since they confronted Pendulum, but with no Bureau support she has been unable to progress her case. Wallace’s proof breaks it, but also exposes them both to terrible danger.

Confronted by a powerful, hidden enemy, Ash and Wallace must overcome impossible odds if they are to avert a dangerous challenge to the networked world that threatens to destroy our way of life. Continue reading “Book Review: Freefall by Adam Hamdy (Pendulum #2)”

Blog Tour | Book Extract: Before This Is Over by Amanda Hickie @headlinepg @AmandaHickie

Before This Is Over - Amanda Hickie

Firstly, happy publication day to Amanda Hickie, Before This Is Over is out today! Secondly, welcome to my stop on the blog tour for this great new release; I’m honoured to be hosting the publication tour stop and I have something very exciting to share with you today – not just any book extract but the whole first chapter! I have read and reviewed Before This Is Over, so I can guarantee you’re in for a treat. Make yourself a cuppa, get comfortable and enjoy…

Book Description:

A normal family. A quiet, leafy street. A terrifying epidemic.

It’s been coming for a while: a lethal illness. With sons of five and fourteen to look out for, Hannah has been stockpiling supplies, despite everyone telling her that it’s unnecessary.

Then it arrives.

At first there are a few unconfirmed cases. Then a death. Now the whole city is quarantined. But Hannah’s family is not yet safe behind their locked front door…

Basics soon become luxuries, and neighbours become hazards. There are power cuts, food shortages and an ever-growing sense of claustrophobia. How will the family cope?

How would you cope?

How far would you go to protect your children?

Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Extract: Before This Is Over by Amanda Hickie @headlinepg @AmandaHickie”