Book Review: The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

The Innocent Wife - Amy Lloyd

What happens when you combine crime fiction and true crime? You get The Innocent Wife, a fictional take on a true event that fascinates us all.

Book Description:

Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida’s Red River County.

Now he’s the subject of a true-crime documentary that’s whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted.

A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis’s case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her.

Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release.

But when the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all.

But how do you confront your husband when you don’t want to know the truth? Continue reading “Book Review: The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd”

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Book Review: Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison

Lie to Me by J. T. Ellison

I love when I see glowing reviews for a book, set super high expectations, read the book and it matches my expectation perfectly – I call that a winner or more aptly for the bookish world, a five star read.

Book Description:

You are going to despise me.

 I am the rot that lives in the floorboards of your house. I am the spider that scuttles away when you shine a light in the corner, ever watching, ever waiting. I am the shard of glass that slits the skin of your bare foot. I am all the bad things that happen to you.

 I steal things.

 I kill things.

 I hope you enjoy the show.’

They built a life on lies…

Sutton and Ethan Montclair seem like the perfect couple. But dark secrets hide behind closed doors. Then, one night, Sutton vanishes…

All that she leaves behind is a note telling Ethan not to look for her. As the police investigate Sutton’s disappearance, the lies the couple have been spinning for years begin to unravel.

Could Ethan have killed his wife? Did Sutton kill the child they never wanted? And will they uncover the truth before it’s too late? Continue reading “Book Review: Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison”

Blog Blitz | Book Review: The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne

Abigail Osborne - The Puppet Master_cover_1

I’m delighted to be a part of the blog blitz for The Puppet Master, I purchased a copy of this ebook and became even more excited to read it when I saw it was being republished by Bloodhound Books!

Book Description:

Billie is hiding from the world in fear of a man who nearly destroyed her. But a chance meeting with budding journalist, Adam, sparks a relationship that could free her from her life of isolation and fear.

Unbeknownst to Billie, Adam knows exactly who Billie is and is determined to expose her and get justice for the lives he believes she has ruined. But first, he needs to convince her to open up to him. As an unwanted attraction blossoms between them, Adam comes to realise that all is not as it seems.

Who is really pulling the strings? And are Adam and Billie both being played?

One thing is for sure, The Master wants his puppets back – and he’ll do anything to keep them. Continue reading “Blog Blitz | Book Review: The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne”

Book Review: Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Lies She Told - Cate Holahan

Lies She Told came to my attention when it was offered as a September selection for Book of the Month Club, which to my grave disappointment is only available in the US, so I was delighted when I won a copy of it in an Instagram giveaway hosted by Lindsey (@readingbetweenthe___wines).

From the inside cover:

The truth can be darker than fiction.

Liza Cole, a once-successful novelist whose career has seen better days, has one month to write the thriller that could land her back on the bestseller list. Meanwhile, she’s struggling to start a family, but her husband is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. As stresses weigh her down in her professional and personal lives, Liza escapes into writing the chilling exploits of her latest heroine, Beth.

Beth, a new mother, suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she aims to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes what she’s doing, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the East River.

Then, the lines between Liza’s fiction and her reality eerily blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the East River, and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including her own. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own. Continue reading “Book Review: Lies She Told by Cate Holahan”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister

Anything You Do Say - Gillian McAllister

It’s dark, it’s late, in a split second you could make a decision that will alter the course of your life forever…

Welcome to my stop on the Anything You Do Say blog tour, after reading ‘Everything But The Truth’ by McAllister earlier this year, I jumped at the chance to be a part of this blog tour and share my review with you all today.

Book Description:

Gone Girl meets Sliding Doors in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Joanna is an avoider. So far she has spent her adult life hiding bank statements and changing career aspirations weekly. But then one night Joanna hears footsteps on the way home.

Is she being followed? She is sure it’s him; the man from the bar who wouldn’t leave her alone.

Hearing the steps speed up, Joanna turns and pushes with all of her might, sending her pursuer tumbling down the steps to lie motionless on the floor. Now Joanna has to make a decision: Fight or flight? Truth or lie? Right or wrong? Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister”