Nobody’s Son By Cathy Glass

Nobody’s Son By Cathy Glass

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Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.

When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with his present carers for the last month? He’s already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he’ll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn’t coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy.

He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own. The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well. But Alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process.

My Thoughts:

After reading a few of Cathy Glass’s books I now know to keep the tissues to hand, you go on an emotional rollercoaster when you read her books. All the stories Cathy tells are all real and you just can’t imagine what that poor child goes through. Cathy seems a lovely genuine lady and she does an amazing job. It is nice near the end where you discover what they child is doing later on in life too.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nobodys-Son-Cathy-Glass

Orange Blossom Days By Patricia Scanlan

Orange Blossom Days By Patricia Scanlan

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This title will be released on March 9, 2017.

In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya deAndalucía, glide open to welcome the new owners. 
Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full. But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core.

Sally-Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband’s infidelity. La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally-Ann, in more ways than one.

Eduardo Sanchez, a haughty Madrileño, has set out with single-minded determination to become El Presidente of the complex’s management committee. But pride comes before a fall.

Jutta Sauer Perez, a sophisticated German who aspires to own her very own apartment in La Joya, works hard to reach her goal. Then the unthinkable happens.

As their lives entwine and friendships and enmities develop, it becomes apparent that La Joya is not quite the haven they all expect it to be…

My Thoughts:

I would like to say thank you to Lovereading for sending me this book. I had heard of Patricia Scanlan before but never read any of her books. There is alot going on in this book with each chapter as a different person or couple. There were some stories I wasn’t too keen on but I really enjoyed Anna and Austin’s story and Sally-Ann and Cal’s story. It was a bit of a shame too to see a few spelling mistakes in the story too. The cover looked amazing and I could really imagine myself there in the warmth of the sun.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Orange-Blossom-Days-Patricia-Scanlan

Little Girl Lost By Carol Wyer

Little Girl Lost By Carol Wyer

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Her breath rose and fell in fearful gasps but it was too late. She could already see what she dreaded most. The back seat was empty.

Her little girl was gone.

Abigail lives the perfect life with her doting husband and adorable baby Izzy. But someone knows a secret about Abigail and they want the truth to be told.

When Izzy is snatched from a carpark, it becomes a case for Detective Robyn Carter. Someone has been sending threatening messages to Abigail from an anonymous number. What is Abigail hiding?

Robyn’s instincts tell her there’s a connection between Izzy’s abduction and two murders she is investigating. But the last time she acted on impulse her fiancé was killed. To break this case and earn her place back on the force, she must learn to trust herself again – and fast. Robyn is on the hunt for a ruthless serial killer. And unless she gets to the twisted individual in time a little girl will die ….

My Thoughts:

I love the fact that Carol has written something completely different to what she normally writes and she normally writes comedy. Sometimes when authors switch what they are writing it doesn’t always work but luckily for Carol it really does work. I felt as though I was on a rollercoaster and didn’t want to get off. Some of the chapters alternate between the killer’s point of view which made the story through my eyes even more creepy. A superb job Carol has done and the writing was excellent. I look forward to the next book.

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Ebook:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Girl-Lost-gripping-Detective-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Girl-Lost-gripping-thriller/

The Summer Seaside Kitchen By Jenny Colgan

The Summer Seaside Kitchen By Jenny Colgan

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Flora is definitely, absolutely sure that escaping from the quiet Scottish island where she grew up to the noise and hustle of the big city was the right choice. What was there for her on Mure? It’s a place where everyone has known her all her life, and no one will let her forget the past. In the city, she can be anonymous, ambitious and indulge herself in her hopeless crush on her gorgeous boss, Joel.

When a new client demands Flora’s presence back on Mure, she’s suddenly swept back into life with her brothers (all strapping, loud and seemingly incapable of basic housework) and her father. As Flora indulges her new-found love of cooking and breathes life into the dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour, she’s also going to have to come to terms with past mistakes – and work out exactly where her future lies…

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Jenny Colgan and absolutely love her books and this book I decided to treat myself too. I liked it but it wasn’t my favourite book by Jenny. The writing has a certain warmth to it but I didn’t feel so connected to the characters as I usually do. There were beautiful descriptions of the scenery and the food of course. There are recipes in the back if you fancy making any of the food that Flora the main character makes. I wonder if there will be a follow on book from this. I will read it if there is.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Seaside-Kitchen-Jenny-Colgan

I See You By Clare Mackintosh

I See You By Clare Mackintosh

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When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation, no website: just a grainy image and a phone number.

She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . .

My Thoughts:

I thought this story was even better than Clare’s other book called I Let You Go. This was fast paced and exciting. It was a believable plot line with some very interesting characters. You think you may know who it but then you never really know till the very end. Brilliantly written and incredibly riveting.

Get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/I-See-You-Clare-Mackintosh/

The Couple Next Door By Shari Lapena

The Couple Next Door By Shari Lapena

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You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.

Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

My Thoughts:

I bought this book on my holiday and I am so glad I did. The story had me guessing till the end but when I got to the end I was in complete shock. There are a few red herrings which got me as I thought I had worked it out early on but I hadn’t. Very well written. A hard one to put down but one of my best reads this year. I will definitely be reading more of this author.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Couple-Next-Door-Shari-Lapena-x

Apple Tree Yard By Louise Doughty

Apple Tree Yard By Louise Doughty

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Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children.

Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him – a decision that will put everything she values at risk.

At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can’t control what happens next. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence.

My Thoughts:

I decided to read this book on holiday as before I left I watched the first episode on TV and was intrigued about what would happen next. I am glad I did read the book as I thought it was very well written. I found the story very enthralling, and was excited about what would happen. I liked the way it turned into a psychological thriller and how we make the choices that we do in our everyday lives.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-Tree-Yard-Louise-Doughty/