Reblog: The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell – Reviewed by Cleopatra Loves Books

Reblog: The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell – Reviewed by Cleopatra Loves Books

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This is the second in the Dublin Trilogy written by stand-up comedian Caimh McDonnell and carries on his unique brand of crime fiction and humour from A Man With One of Those Faces onto the next part of Paul, Brigit and Bunny’s journey to see what happens after they form a private detective agency together.

The story doesn’t begin well though as Bunny is missing, Brigit and Paul have had a massive falling out and aren’t speaking and it looks as if their new venture is going to fail before it has even started. Due to the split with Brigit, Paul is holed up in their new office with Maggie, a German Shepherd dog for company. Despite appearances though there is plenty to laugh about from the start, in that ‘if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’ kind of way. And then a woman in a red dress makes…

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Reblog: Stasi Wolf by David Young – Reviewed by #northern #crime

Reblog: Stasi Wolf by David Young – Reviewed by #northern #crime

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cover103826-mediumStasi Wolf is published by Bonnier Zaffre on 9 February 2017 and is available to buy here

How do you solve a murder when you can’t ask any questions?

The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Stasi Child.

East Germany, 1975.

Karin Müller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at the chance to be sent south to Halle-Neustadt, where a pair of infant twins have gone missing. But Müller soon finds her problems have followed her. Halle-Neustadt is a new town – the pride of the communist state – and she and her team are forbidden by the Stasi from publicising the disappearances, lest they tarnish the town’s flawless image. Meanwhile, in the eerily nameless streets and tower blocks, a child snatcher lurks, and the clock is ticking to rescue the twins alive.

Stasi Child was read and reviewed Book One Stasi Child

My thoughts

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Reblog: Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner – Reviewed by Clues & Reviews

Reblog: Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner – Reviewed by Clues & Reviews

Clues and Reviews

Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 10.21.11 PM.pngSharlah’s older brother beat their drunken father to death in order to save their lives; eight years later, she has finally moved on and is settling into her new life about to adopted by retired FBI profiler parents, Pierce Quincy and Rainie Conner.   Her life is thrown upside down when a double murder at a gas station calls Quincy and Rainie back to action and the perpetrator seems to be Sharlah’s brother.   Struggling with this meaning and whether she is in danger, Sharlah struggles as old demons resurface. Sometimes the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you

Right Behind You is the newest thriller by Lisa Gardner. The seventh novel in the Quincy & Rainie series, this novel surrounds FBI profiling couple Pierce Quincy and Rainie Conner. Although the seventh in the series, I found that this one was incredibly easy to read as a standalone. This one…

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Reblog: The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell – Reviewed by Portobello Book Blog

Reblog: The Day That Never Comes by Caimh McDonnell – Reviewed by Portobello Book Blog

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I read Caimh McDonnell’s hilarious debut A Man with One of Those Faces last year and loved it. You can read my review of that here. His follow-up, The Day That Never Comes, is just as brilliantly funny while still being a cracking crime novel.

The novel features three of the protagonists from the first novel: the rather hapless Paul Mulchrone, nurse Brigit Conroy and Bunny McGarry. Following their escapades solving the Rapunzel case, they have decided to set up in business as a private investigation agency. There is just one problem – well more than one actually. Brigit won’t speak to Paul following a drunken incident, Bunny has disappeared off the face of the earth and they can’t get a licence to run the agency without him. The trial of three businessmen has just collapsed, swiftly followed by some rather unpleasantmurders and it looks like some underground organisation…

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Reblog: Sister, Sister by Sue Fortin – Reviewed by Novel Gossip

Reblog: Sister, Sister by Sue Fortin – Reviewed by Novel Gossip

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Release date: January 6, 2017

Publisher: Harper Impulse

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Blurb:

From the bestselling author of The Girl Who Lied


Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar.


Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous.


Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.

Alice thinks Claire is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family.


One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac.

Two sisters. One truth.

Review:

I’m delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for Sister, Sister.


Wow what a ride this book was! It had all the elements necessary to create a top notch psychological thriller; family secrets and betrayals, drama, intrigue, twists and turns galore, and a sense of paranoia throughout leaving you unsure who to trust.

Clare and Alice are sisters who were separated when they…

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Reblog: Blink by K L Slater – Reviewed by THE BOOK REVIEW CAFÉ

Reblog: Blink by K L Slater – Reviewed by THE BOOK REVIEW CAFÉ

The book review café

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Book description

What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you?

Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace.

But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth.

Toni’s mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

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Oh my goodness what a twisted tale Blink by K L Slater is, it’s one that left me breathless due to the number of twists and turns in this highly thrilling and captivating read. Although the concept…

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Reblog: The Breakdown by B A Paris – Reviewed by StefLoz Book Reviews

Reblog: The Breakdown by B A Paris – Reviewed by StefLoz Book Reviews

StefLoz Book Blog

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Description

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside―the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the house alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby– and if the knife in the kitchen really had…

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Reblog: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole – Reviewed by #northern #crime

Reblog: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole – Reviewed by #northern #crime

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5122o8km6ilRagdoll is published by Trapeze on 23 February 2017 and is available to buy here

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the ‘Ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

My thoughts

Ragdoll is the debut by Daniel Cole, that EVERYONE is talking about it. It definitely gets the seal of approval from me, with its twisted dark themes and comic undertones. I had masses of fun, following the escalating Ragdoll Killer case to its bitter conclusion.

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Reblog: Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis – Reviewed by BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

Reblog: Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis – Reviewed by BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

I was very excited to be invited to join this Spotlight Tour for Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis.

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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Well we are just entering 2017 after everyone has chosen their best reads for last year and to be honest I can say now that this novel is going to be in mine come December. What an absolutely stunning journey that I feel I have been on, as the only thing that I did not like about this book was that it came to an end.
An horrific opening that you hope is going to be someone’s nightmare because the alternative is so unthinkable, and your heart breaks for this family you don’t even know, because it isn’t a nightmare and no-one is going to waken up. When state trooper Ryan DeMarco is called in to investigate this horrendous scene and try to make sense of it, he finds it difficult to believe that Thomas Hudson, husband…

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Reblog: Games People Play by Owen Mullen – Reviewed by damppebbles

Reblog: Games People Play by Owen Mullen – Reviewed by damppebbles

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51fe2drwqul“Thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland while her parents are just yards away.

Three days later the distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron’s office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has stolen his daughter. And why.

Against his better judgment Charlie gets involved in the case and when more bodies are discovered the awful truth dawns: there is a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades.

Is baby Lily the latest victim of a madman?

For Charlie it’s too late, he can’t let go.

His demons won’t let him.”

I am absolutely delighted to be today’s stop on the Games People Play blog tour.  Games People Play is the first book in the Charlie Cameron series written by author Owen Mullen and published by the incredible Bloodhound Books.  I’m excited to have Games People Play  on my TBR and can’t…

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Reblog: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle – Reviewed by The Suspense is Thrilling Me

Reblog: The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle – Reviewed by The Suspense is Thrilling Me

29095401Book Title: The Marriage Lie
Author: Kimberly Belle
Series: None
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Adult Contemporary
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Date Read:
Pub Date: 12/27/16

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Iris and Will’s marriage is as close to perfect as it can be: a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood, rewarding careers and the excitement of trying for their first baby. But on the morning Will leaves for a business trip to Orlando, Iris’s happy world comes to an abrupt halt. Another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board, and according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers on this plane.

Grief-stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. But as time passes and there is still no sign of Will, she reluctantly accepts that he is gone. Still, Iris needs answers. Why did Will lie about where he was going? What…

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Reblog: Tattletale by Sarah J Naughton – Reviewed by Cleopatra Loves Books

Reblog: Tattletale by Sarah J Naughton – Reviewed by Cleopatra Loves Books

Cleopatra Loves Books

Psychological Thriller 4*s Psychological Thriller
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I love unusual settings in books and this one was stunning. Set in a renovated church which has been altered and now houses vulnerable or adults in need, the stained glass windows divided between flats giving different colours depending which part of the building you are in. Jody lives in a flat in the building as did Abe, the young man who has been found in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs. Now in a coma, his next of kin Mags (Mary Magdalene) has been summoned back from her job as a lawyer in Vegas to the UK as she is his next of kin. Mags and Abe are not close and Mags doesn’t endear herself to the nurses caring for Abe or Jodie, in large part due to her remoteness to Abe.

This is a cleverly layered psychological thriller which demands careful…

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Reblog: Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson – Reviewed by Chillers Killers and Thrillers

Reblog: Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson – Reviewed by Chillers Killers and Thrillers

Chillers Killers and Thrillers

Today I’m pleased to host a stop on the Rupture blog tour by Ragnar Jonasson. Rupture is the fourth novel in the Dark Iceland series published by Orenda Books and translated by Quentin Bates. The action of Rupture follows on from Blackout but before the events of Nightblind.

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1955.

Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjörður. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couples may not have been alone on the fjord after all…
In nearby Siglufjörður, young policeman Ari Thór tries to piece together what really happened that fateful night, in a town where no one wants to know, where secrets are a way of life. He’s assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter…

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Reblog: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart – Reviewed by Linda’s Book Bag

Reblog: A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart – Reviewed by Linda’s Book Bag

Linda's Book Bag

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It gives me great pleasure to be on the celebratory tour for a book, A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart, that I’ve adored reading. Published by Sphere, an imprint of Little Brown. A Boy Made of Blocks is available for purchase here.

A Boy Made of Blocks

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MEET THIRTY SOMETHING DAD, ALEX… He loves his wife Jody, but has forgotten how to show it. He loves his son Sam, but doesn’t understand him. Something has to change. And he needs to start with himself.

MEET EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SAM… To him the world is a puzzle he can’t solve on his own.

When Sam starts to play Minecraft, it opens up a place where Alex and Sam begin to rediscover both themselves and each other… When life starts to tear one family apart, can they put themselves back together, one piece at a time?

A Boy Made of Blocks is…

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