Immoral Justice by M.A. Comley @Melcom1

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Book Description:

A chance encounter leads to a gruesome conclusion.

But there is much more to this case than first meets the eye.

Yet another case for determined DI Lorne Warner and her team to solve.

The investigation proves to be a complex one from the outset, revealing not just one murder to solve but several.

Just when Lorne believes she has all the answers, the killer contacts her and makes a terrifying threat.

She’s up against it, mentally and physically…

Will Lorne be able to pit her wits against a killer who isn’t afraid of getting caught?

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My Thoughts:

The author certainly knows how to start off a story that ensures her readers will be well and truly gripped. The opening certainly had everything that I would expect and hope for in a crime book and it gives us a taster of just what we can look forward to in the rest of the story.

The case that Lorne and her team find themselves working on holds lots of nasty surprises. I was as intrigued as they were as to the who and why’s. It turns into a race against time for them to solve the case before the death toll goes into double figures. Got to say though, I do love a crime book when it has a high body count!

Not only does Lorna have a lot going on in her work life, she also has a lot going on in her personal life. I like how the author incorporates real life issues that affects a lot of us. It just made me love Lorne even more how she tries to juggle everything in her life and her ever undying strength and out look on life that would put many of us to shame.

Immoral Justice is a fast paced, page turner of a read that had me hooked from start to finish. There are plenty of twists and turns as the case progresses, keeping the reader on their toes and ensuring a thrilling reading experience. Great addition to the series.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Immoral Justice is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

Phantom Limb by Lucinda Berry @lucindaberry22

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Book Description:

Emily and Elizabeth spend their childhood locked in a bedroom and terrorized by a mother who drinks too much and disappears for days. The identical twins are rescued by a family determined to be their saviors.

But there’s some horrors love can’t erase…

Elizabeth wakes in a hospital, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak. The last thing she remembers is finding Emily’s body in their bathroom. Days before, she was falling in love and starting college. Now, she’s surrounded by men who talk to themselves and women who pull out their eyebrows.

As she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Emily’s death, she discovers shocking secrets and holes in her memory that force her to remember what she’s worked so hard to forget—the beatings, the blood, the special friends. Her life spins out of control at a terrifying speed as she desperately tries to unravel the psychological puzzle of her past before it’s too late.

My Thoughts:

The story starts off when the twins are young children living with their mother. The horrors of the abuse, though only briefly touched upon, was still horrific to read making quite an impact on the reader.

There is no wonder that both sisters have issues and are struggling with trying to get on with their lives. Elizabeth certainly seems to be fairing better than Emily but it was heart warming to read of how Elizabeth has almost become the mother figure to her sister and making sure she watches out for her.

Even though the story starts off being quite a dark and disturbing read, the darkness actually grows and envelopes the reader as we get further into it. I had guessed quite early on, parts of where the story was going. I hadn’t got it one hundred percent right though, so there was still some surprises waiting in store for me.

Phantom Limb really delves into the world of our mind and how we deal with things. I really enjoyed the twin aspect of the story as it adds another level to the story. It’s certainly a story that will consume you and have you gripped throughout. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then would certainly recommend giving this one a go.

Phantom Limb is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

Corrupted by Simon Michael @urbanebooks @simonmichaeluk

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Book Description:

Corrupted is the fourth book in the Charles Holborne thriller series, and Simon Michael’s follow up to the bestselling The Lighterman. 

Charles is building his reputation as a brilliant murder trial lawyer and living the good life with partner Sally. But he can’t escape the influences and dangers of the past, and finds himself drawn once more into the orbit of the notorious Kray twins. 

It’s not long before Charles is courting scandal and threats to his very life when investigating a sex ring that involves not just the Krays and the Mafia, but goes to the very echelons of the country’s power. 

Simon Michael brings the past back to life across a beautifully rendered swinging 60s landscape, and delivers a gripping piece of thriller fiction that will excite any fan of the genre.

My Thoughts:

Corrupted is the fourth book in the Charles Holborne series. Personally I would recommend reading in order to get to know the main character better but the author does give enough information from previous books so that you can read them out of order if you so wish.

This was such a sombre read due to the nature of the story. Even though the author doesn’t go into any great detail with the sex ring, it is still very much an uncomfortable read. Teddy, the young lad that Charles finds himself helping, broke my heart. Even thinking about him now whilst writing my review I can’t help but get all emotional.

What I love about this authors books is how he brings the real world into fiction. Everyone knows of the Krays. No doubt they were men at one time that were looked up to and envied. I think this will remind us though of the darker side to the brothers and the atrocities that they were party to.

Corrupted is a dark and enthralling read that kept me turning the pages. Charles as always oozes charm and will certainly appeal to readers. This is a series that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and if you haven’t had the chance to read any yet then I urge you to do so.

Corrupted is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

 

The Serial Dater’s Shopping List by Morgen Bailey @bombshellpub @morgenwriteruk

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Book Description:

31 days. 31 dates.

Izzy is a journalist who usually writes a technology column for a Northampton newspaper. Her somewhat-intimidating boss William sets her the task of dating thirty-one men, via an internet dating site, all within a month, and writing about it for the paper.
Having an active, though fruitless, social life with her friend Donna, Izzy knows what she wants in a man, so creates a shopping list of dos and don’ts and starts ticking them off as she meets the men.
Follow the ups and downs of the dating process including Tim ‘the Weeble’, whose date leads Izzy to see banoffee pie in a whole new light, Lawrence the super-skinny social worker, Felix with his bizarre penchant for Persian Piranhas, and ‘the music maestro but don’t talk about dead pets’ Jake.
By the end of the month, will Izzy have met Mr Right?

 

 

A laugh-out-loud comedy about the highs and lows of dating.

My Thoughts:

The cover and blurb sold this book to me instantly. It looks and sounds great so couldn’t wait to delve into it and I wasn’t disappointed.

Izzy lives on her own and works for a paper. I actually quite envied her life style. Coming and going as she pleases with no one to answer to. To be able to watch what she wants on television and when she wants, she certainly sells the single life to the readers. Well apart from the dating side of things that is.

I couldn’t think of anything worse than going out on 31 dates, especially in 31 days. I was exhausted just reading of Izzy’s numerous encounters. Apart from a few emails back and forth, Izzy has no idea what the men look like before turning up or much about them. I was just grateful that some of them weren’t some sort of mass murderers. Then again it might have made some of them a bit more interesting.

Being tall myself I felt Izzy’s pain when it comes to dating men of a certain height. Then again their height is the least of her worries! Some of the men she finds herself dating are quite nice and I was actually wishing that things may progress further with them. Others, well I was just so glad it wasn’t me having to sit and endure being in their presence. It does make for some fun reading though.

The Serial Dater’s Shopping List is very much a tongue in cheek read that was highly entertaining. It is perfect for readers that love books by authors such as Gill Simms. A definite must read this summer and one I will be recommending to all my friends.

My thanks to Bombshell Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Serial Dater’s Shopping List is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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Author Bio:

Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, Writers’ Forum magazine columnist, blogger, speaker, and Northants Authors co-founder. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates, RONE, BeaconLit, BBC Radio 2 and Althorp Literary Festival short story competitions. She also runs her own free monthly 100-word competition and is a forthcoming Flash 500 judge.

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Dancing On The Grave by Zoe Sharp @authorzoesharp

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Book Description:

In one of the most beautiful corners of England,
Something very ugly is about to take place…

A sniper with a mission…
a young cop with nothing to lose…
a CSI with everything to prove…
a teenage girl with a terrifying obsession…

There’s a killer on the loose in the Lake District, and the calm of an English summer is shattered.
For newly qualified crime-scene investigator, Grace McColl, it’s both the start of a nightmare and the chance to prove herself after a mistake that cost a life.
For Detective Constable Nick Weston, recently transferred from London, it’s an opportunity to recover his nerve after a disastrous undercover operation that left him for dead.
And for a lonely, loveless teenage girl, Edith, it’s the start of a twisted fantasy—one she never dreamed might come true.

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My Thoughts:

I am ashamed to say that this is the first book I have read by this author. (Hangs my head in shame) I will certainly be reading more though, having read and loved this one.

Admittedly I did worry at the beginning when the police are called out to a shooting which involved a dead dog. Obviously as an animal lover, I was horrified that anyone could shoot an animal but was it really a case for the police? It certainly had me intrigued though as to where the author was going to take the readers from that point on wards.

Well I didn’t have to worry as what follows is a complex and enthralling read that had me on the edge of my seat. If anything, I love how the author plays with the reader. Giving them a false sense of security that you believe you are in for a tame crime story only to literally have the rug pulled from under you, leaving you breathless as to what is happening.

I really enjoyed the working relationship between Grace and Nick. It takes a while for the pair to warm to each other but they eventually get there. Grace is quite stand offish, I think in a relatively male dominated area, Grace has had to put up a front giving the wrong impression to people that she is a bit of an ice queen. She is strong in her beliefs and I enjoyed seeing her stand up to her peers. It certainly makes for some entertaining reading.

Nick was someone I instantly took to. Yes he has issues in his family life, which detective in a crime book doesn’t? He is quite laid back compared to Grace yet eager to get the job done. The differences between the two make for some compelling reading.

For me though, the shining star that topped the whole story off is the character Edith. I can’t say to much about her but her journey had me pounding through the pages to see what was going to happen next.

Dancing On The Grave is a dark, tense read that caught me off guard. The author takes us on an exhilarating ride full of twists and turns that had me clinging on to every word. Brilliant book and highly recommend it.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Dancing On The Grave is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link.

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Here Comes The Best Man by Angela Britnell @rararesources @AngelaBritnell

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Book Description:

Being the best man is a lot to live up to …
When troubled army veteran and musician Josh Robertson returns home to Nashville to be the best man at his younger brother Chad’s wedding he’s just sure that he’s going to mess it all up somehow. 

But when it becomes clear that the wedding might not be going to plan, it’s up to Josh and fellow guest Louise Giles to make sure that Chad and his wife-to-be Maggie get their perfect day. 

Can Josh be the best man his brother needs? And is there somebody else who is beginning to realise that Josh could be her ‘best man’ too?

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read by this author and certainly won’t be the last. There is a Nashville series, of which this is part of it, but as far as I’m aware this has a new character and I can certainly vouch for it being easy to read as a stand alone.

With the upcoming wedding the author takes us on a journey showing us the stress and pressure that comes in the build up to the big day. Saying that though we get to see relationships grow as well as get tighter. There was a fair bit of mention of food and cooking which had my mouth watering and I was getting ready to gate crash the wedding!

Josh is without a doubt a nice bit of eye candy for us readers to admire and fantasise about. I’m sure I won’t be the only one wishing I could swap places with Louise. I very much enjoyed seeing the chemistry build between the two and was urging them to put any reservations to one side and hurry up and get together. I mean who doesn’t love a bit of romance and a happy ending?

Here Comes The Best Man is an entertaining and enjoyable story that was a relatively quick read. Great for readers who want something light hearted with a dash of love. Look forward to reading more by the author.

My thanks to Choc Lit and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Here Comes The Best man is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used us an affiliate link).

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Author Bio –

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years she’s published over 20 novels and several short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

 

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https://www.instagram.com/angelagolleybritnell/

 

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The Party by Lisa Hall @HQDigitalUK @LisaHallAuthor

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Book Description:

It was just a party. But it turned into a nightmare.

When Rachel wakes up in a strange room, the morning after a neighbour’s party, she has no memory of what happened the night before. Why did her husband leave her alone at the party? Did they row? Why are Rachel’s arms so bruised? And why are her neighbours and friends so vague about what really happened?

Little by little, Rachel pieces together the devastating events that took place in a friend’s house, at a party where she should have been safe. Everyone remembers what happened that night differently, and everyone has something to hide. But someone knows the truth about what happened to Rachel. And she’s determined to find them.

The Party is the gripping new novel from bestseller Lisa Hall.

My Thoughts:

The Party is the authors third book and another dark and gripping read.

Rachel is married to Gareth and they have a teenage son Robbie. We first meet Rachel when she wakes up in a bed in her next doors neighbours house. Obviously alarm bells start ringing as she doesn’t remember anything other than arriving at the house and the fact that she only lives next door, why she would be waking up in their house?

Obviously the reader is just as intrigued as to what has happened also. I think due to the nature of the story some readers may find it uncomfortable or upsetting to read. The story focuses though on the who and why and it makes for a page turner of a read.

The author weaves a twisted tale pointing us in different directions making us second guess who it could be. I kept swapping my mind as to who it could be and have to say when we do get to find out, well I didn’t see that coming!

The Party is a story that will have you hooked throughout. The tension and suspense builds throughout and will certainly keep you on your toes. Fans of the author certainly won’t be disappointed.

My thanks to HQ and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Party is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).