You Let Me In By Lucy Clarke

You Let Me In By Lucy Clarke

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Nothing has felt right since Elle rented out her house . . .

I’M IN YOUR HOUSE

There’s a new coldness. A shift in the atmosphere. The prickling feeling that someone is watching her every move from the shadows.

I’M IN YOUR HEAD

Maybe it’s all in Elle’s mind? She’s a writer – her imagination, after all, is her strength. And yet every threat seems personal. As if someone has discovered the secrets that keep her awake at night.

AND NOW I KNOW YOUR SECRET

As fear and paranoia close in, Elle’s own home becomes a prison. Someone is unlocking her past – and she’s given them the key…

My Thoughts:

This is a cleverly written story that comes together with twist after twist. I thought I knew how the ending would pan out in the middle of this book but when I got to the end I was completely and utterly shocked by the ending. I loved how the writing flows so easily and you get swept up into the book.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Let-Me-unputdownable-page-turner-ebook

hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Let-Me-unputdownable-page-turner

A Vintage Summer By Cathy Bramley

A Vintage Summer By Cathy Bramley

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London has not been kind to Lottie Allbright. Realising it’s time to cut and run, she packs up and moves back home – but finds her family in disarray. In need of a new place to stay, Lottie takes up the offer of a live-in job managing a local vineyard. There’s a lot to learn – she didn’t even know grapes could grow so far north!

Butterworth Wines in the rolling Derbyshire hills has always been run on love and passion but a tragic death has left everyone at a loss. Widowed Betsy is trying to keep the place afloat but is harbouring a debilitating secret. Meanwhile her handsome but interfering grandson, Jensen, is trying to convince her to sell up and move into a home.

Lottie’s determined to save Butterworth Wines, but with all this and an unpredictable English summer to deal with, it’ll be a challenge.

And that’s before she discovers something that will turn her summer – and her world – upside down . . .

My Thoughts:

I love a Cathy Bramley read, they just bring so much warmth through into your life. The cover of this book is very summery and makes you want to dive in straight away. I loved the story and characters, I felt as though I was there in the thick of it. The information about the vineyard was really interesting and even though I have visited my local vineyard I will definitely have to go again.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vintage-Summer-Cathy-Bramley-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vintage-Summer-Cathy-Bramley

The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew By Milly Johnson

The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew By Milly Johnson

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Behind every successful man is a woman.
Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

Sophie Mayhew looks like she has the perfect life. Wife of rising political star John F Mayhew, a man who is one step away from the top job in the government, her glamour matches his looks, power, breeding and money. But John has made some stupid mistakes along the way, some of which are threatening to emerge. Still, all this can still be swept under the carpet as long as Sophie ‘the trophy’ plays her part in front of the cameras.

But the words that come out of Sophie’s mouth one morning on the doorstep of their country house are not the words the spin doctors put in there.  Bursting out of the restrictive mould she has been in since birth, Sophie flees to a place that was special to her as a child, a small village on the coast where she intends to be alone.

But once there, she finds she becomes part of a community that warms her soul and makes her feel as if she is breathing properly for the first time. Sophie knows she won’t be left in peace for long. Now she must decide: where does her real future lie?

My Thoughts:

This is a corker of a read from a very talented author. Milly always writes with relatable characters and her words just seem to make sense. There are two sides to this story, one of the political life and the other of the authentic Yorkshire seaside Village. I know where I would most rather be. Another brilliant read from Milly, her books just keep getting better and better.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Mrs-Mayhew-Milly-Johnson-ebook

hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Mrs-Mayhew-Milly-Johnson

After She’s Gone By Camilla Grebe

After She’s Gone By Camilla Grebe

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A case as cold as the season. A profiler who can’t remember. A killer ready to strike again. 

Psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön and her partner, investigator Peter Lindgren are invited to the small, sleepy industrial town of Ormberg to investigate a cold case: ten years earlier a five-year-old girl’s remains were found in a cairn near the town.

But when a recurring memory problem resurfaces, Hanne struggles to keep track of the case. She begins keeping a diary, noting down everything she is likely to forget to keep up appearances so she doesn’t lose her job.

When the body of a woman is found at the cairn and one of Hanne’s shoes is found nearby covered in the victim’s blood, can Hanne’s diary hold the key to what happened? How does this new murder connect to their old one?

How can you put together what happened when the pieces keep fading away?

My Thoughts:

After enjoying Camilla’s previous novel The ice beneath us I was intrigued to read her latest one, even though I didn’t enjoy it as much it is still a very well thought out plot and very descriptive writing almost like you are out there. It is a slightly strange story and set in Ormberg where it is cold, it did make me shudder a few times thinking I was there. You get to see what people are thinking and what people want to say but would not normally.

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The Newcomer By Fern Britton

The Newcomer By Fern Britton

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She arrived in the village on the spring tide and hoped to be at the heart of it, knowing its secrets and weathering its storms.

It was to be a new beginning…

It’s springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar, Simon, and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir…

Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes – but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters.

Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly more personal, Angela learns that the secrets are closer to home.

With faith and friends by your side, even the most unlikely of new beginnings is possible.

My Thoughts:

Fern is a brilliant writer and always leaves me with a warm glow after reading one of her books. We go back to Cornwall with Fern with her latest story and the setting is wonderful. I liked this story but it wasn’t my favourite story. It shows how a small community can rally round when things get tough and show you who your real friends are.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Newcomer-Fern-Britton-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Newcomer-Fern-Britton

The Forgotten Village By Lorna Cook

The Forgotten Village By Lorna Cook

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1943: The world is at war, and the villagers of Tyneham are being asked to make one more sacrifice: to give their homes over to the British army. But on the eve of their departure, a terrible act will cause three of them to disappear forever.

2018: Melissa had hoped a break on the coast of Dorset would rekindle her stagnant relationship, but despite the idyllic scenery, it’s pushing her and Liam to the brink. When Melissa discovers a strange photograph of a woman who once lived in the forgotten local village of Tyneham, she becomes determined to find out more about her story. But Tyneham hides a terrible secret, and Melissa’s search for the truth will change her life in ways she never imagined possible.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, I grew up going for holidays to Dorset so this meant a great to me. I use to go to Worbarrow Bay and Tyneham as a child but haven’t been back for a long time, but after reading this book I am definitely going to go back soon. It was really interesting  to know some of the history around it. The story has been cleverly written to bring the past and present together. Makes for 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/Forgotten-Village-gripping-heartwrenching-page-turner-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forgotten-Village-Lorna-Cook

Envy By Amanda Robson

Envy By Amanda Robson

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She wants your life – and she’ll do anything to get it…

Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems – she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear.

When Faye’s daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye? Or is there another threat hiding in the shadows…?

My Thoughts:

A dark and twisty plot that has you on the edge of your seat. The story was good but I managed to guess what was going to happen early on. Written well with each chapter being a different person which I liked.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Envy-twisty-psychological-thriller-bestseller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Envy-twisty-psychological-thriller-bestseller