We don’t always get what we want. Luna Blake wants a fresh start. Moving in with her uncle will give her that. She also wants to earn a living from her photographs and paintings of the moon. What she doesn’t want is to fall in love because the last time she did that, it broke her heart in two.
Severine Starr wants to spend as little time as possible visiting her family. She wants to get back to her new man and her new life in New York. She simply needs to persuade her teenage daughter, Raven to go with her. But things at home are far from how she left them. Logan Dorset always wanted to open his own restaurant – and now he is. He also wants a woman he can’t have.
A woman he’s been in love with all his life. A woman who’s in love with someone else. He just wants a chance to tell her how he feels. Roggero Tazzeone disappeared from Michaelmas Bay more than fifteen years ago. Now he’s back and he’s trying to make up for his past mistakes. After all this time, he knows exactly what he wants.
But strange things can happen in the moonlight, and what each of them wants may not be as straightforward as they think.
I have read all of Emily’s books and they never fail to cheer me up. This book follows on from book one which is called Christmas secrets in Snowflake cove, we follow some of the old characters and we also get to meet new characters along the way too. The story is well written as are all of Emily’s stories and descriptive which makes you feel as though you are there. It makes you want to read the book in a day which I did.
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This title will be released on March 22, 2018.
Sometimes your first love won’t let you go…
When Lou Wandsworth ran away to France with her teacher Mike Hughes, she thought he was the love of her life. But Mike wasn’t what he seemed and he left her life in pieces.
Now 32, Lou discovers that he is involved with teenager Chloe Meadows. Determined to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself, she returns home to confront him for the damage he’s caused.
But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as Lou tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that she could once again become his prey…
If you want to read a psychological thriller at it’s best this is the author for you. Twists and turns at every possible angle makes you slightly breathless as to what will come next. It is a tense and unpredictable that you will not want to put down.
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The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.
Elaine and Ian had travelled half way round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn’t have been more wanted, loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense.
Until I learned what had happened. …
Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished. Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. The only toys were a few balls and a handful of building bricks, but no child played with them. The silence was deafening and unnatural. Not one of the thirty or so infants cried, let alone spoke.
I have the deepest respect for Cathy Glass and I think it is amazing what she does. This story like all of her stories is an emotional one, to hear what the orphanage that Anna was in was like was unbearable and really made me tear up. I really felt for Cathy and her family when Anna was being disruptive but I knew Cathy would be able to overcome it with her years of training and looking after other children. I enjoyed this story.
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This title will be released on May 3, 2018.
‘No one lives this way unless they want to hide something.’
When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap, they jump at the chance for a week away from home. After the difficulties of the past few years, they’ve worked hard to rebuild their marriage for their son’s sake; now they want to reconnect as a couple.
On arrival, they find a house that is stark and sinister in its emptiness – it’s hard to imagine what kind of person lives here. Then, gradually, Caroline begins to uncover some signs of life – signs of her life. The flowers in the bathroom or the music in the CD player might seem innocent to her husband but to her they are anything but. It seems the person they have swapped with is someone she used to know; someone she’s desperate to leave in her past.
But that person is now in her home – and they want to make sure she’ll never forget . .
This is an eerily creepy book and I think the cover looks creepy too. I couldn’t believe that this is a debut novel it was really good. It had me guessing all the way through, there are many twists and turns but it really keeps you on edge, it kind of makes you a bit breathless. A fantastic thriller. This is an author I will definitely be looking out for in the future.
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There’s no easy way to die…
Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late.
But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task…
This is a big book and it took me longer to read than I expected, however I did enjoy it. It was intense with lots of powerful characters. This is book 3 in the DI Callanach Thriller, though I have not read the previous books I had a sense of what had happened with the characters in the past. An intense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats.
I received a advanced copy of this book along with Luc’s favourite tipple which was a lovely red wine and also a horseshoe charm.
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A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.
Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.
I was captivated from the start with this book, I have read all of Sarah Vaughan’s books and really enjoyed them, this was a little different but still very good. I liked the way each chapter was a different person so you could get different people’s perspective on the case. I did feel as though I had to concentrate as there are quite a few characters and I felt as though I kept on having to remember who was who but I did get it in the end. A remarkable read.
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This title will be released on April 5, 2018.
Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy.When Rebecca Palmer’s new husband opens a pharmacy in Victorian Edinburgh, she expects to live the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. But her ideal turns to ashes when she discovers her husband is not what he seems.
As Rebecca struggles to maintain her dignity in the face of his infidelity and strange sexual desires, Alexander tries to pacify her so-called hysteria with a magical new chemical creation. A wonder-drug he calls heroin. Rebecca’s journey into addiction takes her further into her past, and her first, lost love, while Alexander looks on, curiously observing his wife’s descent.
Meanwhile, Alexander’s desire to profit from his invention leads him down a dangerous path that blurs science, passion, and death. He soon discovers that even the most promising experiments can have unforeseen and deadly consequences.
This book is set in the Victorian era and it is a story about a married couple Rebecca and Alexander. Alexander sets up a pharmacy and he tries to help his wife with hysteria by creating a magical new drug. I did think it was going to be more about the pharmacy side but it was interesting to read about Rebecca’s addiction. I really disliked her husband though, he seemed a very arrogant man who gets what he wants all the time.
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