Blog Tour | Book Review: The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth #BringonTheRival

The Rival - Charlotte Duckworth

Happy publication day to Charlotte Duckworth, The Rival is out in hardback today, and I’m delighted to be sharing my review as part of the social media tour, celebrating the release of this fantastic novel.

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Helena is a career woman with no job and a mother without a baby. She blames Ashley for destroying her life. But is what happened really Ashley’s fault?

THEN
When Helena hires Ashley to work for her, she’s startled but impressed by her fierce ambition. They form a dream team and Helena is proud – maybe this is the protégée she’s always wanted to have. But soon Helena realizes that nothing will stand in the way of Ashley’s drive to get to the top. And when Helena becomes pregnant, everything she has worked so hard for is suddenly threatened, with devastating consequences… Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth #BringonTheRival”

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Book Review: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

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Silent Child is this month’s Criminally Good Book Club selection, and also a book I’ve been wanting to read for some time now.

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In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son’s red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year – a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned.

His body was never recovered.

Ten years later, Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She’s married, pregnant, and in control again…

… until Aiden returns.

Too traumatized to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Only his body tells the story of his decade-long disappearance. The historic broken bones and injuries cast a mere glimpse into the horrors Aiden has experienced. Aiden never drowned. Aiden was taken.

As Emma attempts to reconnect with her now teenage son, she must unmask the monster who took him away from her. But who, in their tiny village, could be capable of such a crime?

It’s Aiden who has the answers, but he cannot tell the unspeakable.

This dark and disturbing psychological novel is a page-turner you will not be able to put down. Continue reading “Book Review: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Dortmund Hibernate by C. J. Sutton (@rararesources)

Dortmund Hibernate - CJ Sutton

Welcome to my stop on the Dortmund Hibernate blog tour, I’m delighted to be sharing my review as part of the tour. And it just so happens to be ebook publication day, so there’s no wait to get your hands on a copy of this dark psychological thriller.

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Psychologist Dr Magnus Paul is tasked with the patients of Dortmund Asylum – nine criminally insane souls hidden from the world due to the extremity of their acts.

Magnus has six weeks to prove them sane for transfer to a maximum-security prison, or label them as incurable and recommend a death sentence under a new government act.

As Magnus delves into the darkness of the incarcerated minds, his own sanity is challenged. Secrets squeeze through the cracks of the asylum, blurring the line between reality and nightmare, urging Magnus towards a new life of crime…

The rural western town of Dortmund and its inhabitants are the backdrop to the mayhem on the hill.

It’s Silence of the Lambs meets Shutter Island in this tale of loss, fear and diminishing hope. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Dortmund Hibernate by C. J. Sutton (@rararesources)”

Blog Tour | Book Extract: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut

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“15 YEARS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, YOUR FIRST CRUSH REAPPEARS.

THEY’RE IN PRISON AND YOU’RE THEIR DOCTOR.

BE HONEST. THERE’S NO TELLING WHAT YOU WOULD DO…”

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Captives, I’m excited to be sharing an extract from the book with you today.

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Convicted of murder, destined for life in prison, Miranda is desperate for an escape. She signs up for sessions with the prison psychologist, Frank Lundquist, so that she can access the drugs to end it all. But unknown to her, Frank remembers her from high school, where, forgettable and unseen, he had a crush on Miranda Greene. Now, captivated again, his feelings deepen to obsession. What led the daughter of a former Congressman to commit such a terrible crime? And how can he make her remember him?

As Miranda contemplates a dark future and a darker past, she soon realises that Frank might offer another way to the freedom she longs for. But at what cost? Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Extract: The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut”

Book Review: The Fear by C.L. Taylor

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Having enjoyed The Missing and The Lie, both by C.L. Taylor, I was excited to read her latest novel, The Fear.

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Sometimes your first love won’t let you go…

When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces.

Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he’s caused.

But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that she could once again become his prey… Continue reading “Book Review: The Fear by C.L. Taylor”