I Invited Her In By Adele Parks

I Invited Her In By Adele Parks

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‘I invited her in… and she took everything.’

When Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help, she doesn’t hesitate to invite her to stay. Mel and Abi were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life, until Mel’s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out of her studies.

Now, seventeen years later, Mel and Abi’s lives couldn’t be more different. Mel is happily married, having raised her son on her own before meeting her husband, Ben. Now they share gorgeous girls and have a chaotic but happy family home, with three children.

Abi, meanwhile, followed her lover to LA for a glamorous life of parties, celebrity and indulgence. Everything was perfect, until she discovered her partner had been cheating on her. Seventeen years wasted, and nothing to show for it. So what Abi needs now is a true friend to lean on, to share her grief over a glass of wine, and to have some time to heal. And what better place than Mel’s house, with her lovely kids, and supportive husband…

My Thoughts:

I found this story really engrossing. I have to say I did work out one of the twists quite early on but it did nothing to stop me from reading on. The story drew me in and I felt mesmerised about what was going to happen. The story involves around jealousy, revenge, and betrayal. I haven’t read many books by this author before and I will certainly be looking out for her books now.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invited-Her-domestic-psychological-bestselling-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invited-Her-domestic-psychological-bestselling

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Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death By M. B. Vincent

Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death By M. B. Vincent

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Jess Castle is running away. Again. This time she’s running back home, like she swore she never would.

Castle Kidbury, like all small towns, hums with gossip but now it’s plagued with murder of the most gruesome kind. Jess instinctively believes that the hippyish cult camped out on the edge of town are not responsible for the spate of crucifixions that blights the pretty landscape. Her father, a respected judge, despairs of Jess as she infiltrates the cult and manages, not for the first time, to get herself arrested.

Rupert Lawson, a schooldays crush who’s now a barrister, bails her out. Jess ropes in a reluctant Rupert as she gatecrashes the murder investigation of DS Eden. A by-the-book copper, Eden has to admit that intuitive, eccentric Jess has the nose of a detective.

As the gory murders pile up, there’s nothing to connect the victims. And yet, the clues are there if you look hard enough.

My Thoughts:

If you like a fast paced story that has humour added in then this is the book for you. The plot is mysterious and the characters are all interesting and quirky. The book centres on Jess who returns to her home town after a mishap and she gets herself caught up in all sorts. There are lots of clues along the way and red herrings and the ending was fantastic.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jess-Castle-Eyeballs-Death-Vincent-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jess-Castle-Eyeballs-Death-Vincent/

More Than A Feeling By Cate Woods

More Than A Feeling By Cate Woods

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In her twenties, Annie Taylor was sorted: she had her dream job, an amazing social life and was happily single. She had bags of confidence and played up her likeness to a young Barbra Streisand in turbans and winged eyeliner. Annie knew exactly who she was, and her future looked bright and full of adventures.
Life, however, hasn’t turned out quite how she expected. Now Annie is living with her boyfriend Luke and is a stay-at-home mum to their baby daughter, Dot. The promising career has petered out, and with it her confidence and creativity. And when Luke does the unforgivable, Annie finds herself suddenly, terrifyingly, on her own.

With the help of her group of loyal friends, Annie faces the challenge of trying to reconcile the glamorous, carefree Annie of old with the knackered mum-of-one she sees in the mirror today. Is old Annie gone forever, or could this finally be the chance to find herself once more?

My Thoughts:

Such a lovely read and I am so glad I have read it. I really liked Annie and her little daughter Dot, the story line is one that I think people could relate to. I found it humorous and witty and you can tell Annie is trying to rediscover herself and wants to rebuild her life. A really good read.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Than-Feeling-Hilarious-Hooked-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Than-Feeling-Cate-Woods

What Was Lost By Jean Levy

What Was Lost By Jean Levy

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Sarah has no memories. She just knows she was found, near death, on a beach miles from her London home. Now she is part of a medical experiment to see whether her past can be retrieved.

But bad things seemed to have happened before she disappeared. The police are interested in her hidden memories too. A nice man she meets in the supermarket appears to have her best interests at heart. He seems to understand her – almost as if he knows her…

As she fights to regain her memories and her sense of self, it is clear that people are hiding things from her. Who are they protecting? Does Sarah really want the truth?

My Thoughts:

I found this book quite unsettling and creepy. How the story unfolds you think one thing but actually it is a completely different ball game. I was drawn in and couldn’t stop thinking about how and why and then the ending was almighty.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Was-Lost-Jean-Levy-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Was-Lost-Jean-Levy

Gross Anatomy By Mara Altman

Gross Anatomy By Mara Altman

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“I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve wondered, especially after a spicy meal, why evolution wasn’t smart enough to build us with buttholes made out of something more durable? Titanium, perhaps?”

From the hilarious Mara Altman, Gross Anatomy unapologetically explores the beautiful, and sometimes not so beautiful, aspects of our bodies, and why they’re worth loving anyway. From hairy chins to braless outings, lice-infestations to PMS, no body part is left undiscussed as Altman takes the reader on a wild journey from head to toe, recounting experiences most of us are too polite to share.

My Thoughts:

This book is all about the human body and the relationship you have with it. It is definitely a book i haven’t ever read before. There are some quite amusing diagrams and pictures so your in for a laugh too. An interesting read.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gross-Anatomy-Mara-Altman-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gross-Anatomy-Mara-Altman/

Diary of a Stressed Out Mother By Nicola Kelsall

Diary of a Stressed Out Mother By Nicola Kelsall

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Dora Loveday is a long-suffering, harassed mother of four kids, two unruly dogs, a psychotic cat, and wife to an impulsive and uncompromising husband.

Clinging on to her sanity in the face of unrelenting adversity, she records the chaos and madness of her family life in this laugh-out-loud comic romp of a diary!

My Thoughts:

What a little cracker of a read. The cover certainly lives up to what happens in the book. It is a nice light hearted read that follows Dora through her and her family life. I laughed so much and I love how it is such a believable story.

I received a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Stressed-Out-Mother-Bedlam-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Stressed-Out-Mother-Bedlam

It All Falls Down By Sheena Kamal

It All Falls Down By Sheena Kamal

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Nora Watts is being hunted . . . 

When Nora Watts is approached by a man claiming to know her late father, she is thrown into turmoil. Struggling with the imminent death, from cancer, of her friend and mentor Sebastian Crow, she is unprepared for the memories that this encounter brings back. What happened to her father that made him kill himself and abandon Nora and her sister?

Heading to Detroit to try and find some answers about his life there, Nora expects to discover a reason behind his suicide. Instead, she finds more questions than answers.

But trouble always follows Nora, and it’s found her in Detroit, a city that is as broken as she is.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed the first book and loved how Nora grew. This story didn’t seem to have as much action as the first book but it was still an enjoyable read. You definitely have to read the first book to understand the characters and to make complete sense of what is going on. This is a thriller with lots of memorable characters and a dog called Whisper.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Falls-Down-Nora-Watts-ebook/

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Falls-Down-doesnt-always