The Girl I used to know By Faith Hogan

The Girl I used to know By Faith Hogan

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Two women. Two very different lives. One unexpected friendship.

Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn’t be more different.

Amanda seems to have the perfect life. But the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husband and a very lonely heart.

While Tess has spent a lifetime hiding and shutting her heart to love.

But if they can open up to one another, these two women may just learn that sometimes letting go is the first step to moving forward and new friendships can come from the most unlikely situations.

My Thoughts:

I think I have only ready one of Faith’s books before and I was not sure what to expect. I enjoyed the story and the characters were well written, I did find the start a bit slow but once part way through then the story became more alive. The story switches from past to present so we see how the characters evolve over time. I liked this story and will certainly look out for more of Faith’s books.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Used-Know-heart-wrenching-heartwarming-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-I-Used-Know

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From Inside The House by WD Jackson-Smart

From Inside The House by WD Jackson-Smart

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Two victims. Brutally murdered in their own home. Body parts taken.D.I. Graves is back on the case to face his toughest challenge yet. A case with no motive and no suspect, nothing at all that could explain why someone would kill innocent people in such a way. Then the next victims are discovered.

Another pair of bodies. New body parts taken. Again in their own home. Someone is breaking into houses across the city at night, leaving horror in their wake. It seems to Graves that this could be two serial killers, working together. But how are they choosing their victims? Is any house in London a target? Is anyone safe?

To make matters worse, a journalist is threatening to cause more harm than good with her obsessive push in covering the story to further her career, and someone is targeting Graves personally, seeking revenge against him in relation to an old case.Can Graves keep himself safe long enough to stop the serial killers before they strike again?

My Thoughts:

If your after a creepy, tense and gruesome read this is the one for you. Can D.I Graves work out who the murder is? This is edge of the seat stuff wanting to work out before the D.I who the murder was and why he/she did what they did to the victims. A tense read with a dramatic ending. This is book two in the D.I Graves series.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inside-House-Thriller-British-Hardboiled-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inside-House-D-I-Graves-Thriller/

Jane Again By J. G. Dow

Jane Again By J. G. Dow

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Jane returns in this, the third installment of her adventures, as her life in Manchester slowly continues to evolve. All her friends are still knocking around, but circumstances do have a habit of changing, as everyone’s lives shift and progress…

Join Jane as she continues to muddle through friendship, love and family and also tries to have a bit of fun along the way; still as keen as ever for a few drinks with friends in the heart of Manchester!

My Thoughts:

If you want a quick, easy and funny read please pick up this book. This is the third book in the series and if your buying this one, you might as well pick up the other two. I feel as though Jane is a friend as we catch up, finding out about what she has been up to. I love finding out about her life, especially interested in what she chooses for her takeout and menu choices as she likes to eat out alot and drink. A hilarious read, one for everyone.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jane-Again-Third-Novel-ebook

The Space Between Time By Charlie Laidlaw

The Space Between Time By Charlie Laidlaw

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Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She’s also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist.

But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe.

My Thoughts:

I like how the book is cut up into three parts, which are all written by Emma’s perspective who is the main character. Emma is a woman who I found complicated but her life seems very intriguing. I found the layout of the book very unique and a very clever way of showing Emma’s life. There are parts that are funny, sad and relatable. I would recommend this book.

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

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Space-Between-Time-connected-those-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Space-Between-Time-Charlie-Laidlaw

 

Come Back For Me By Heidi Perks

Come Back For Me By Heidi Perks

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A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.
A COMMUNITY WRAPPED IN SECRETS.

A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body.

For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been found in the garden of her childhood home – the home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.

Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets.

One thing rings true…
You can’t bury the truth forever. 

My Thoughts:

I like how this book is divided up into the past and present. Stella returns to her family home after a very long time after a body is found near to where she grew up. The residents are not keen to see her and she wonders what they are hiding. A very well written story with believable characters set on a tiny island.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Come-Back-Me-Heidi-Perks-ebook

hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Come-Back-Me-Heidi-Perks

A perfect Cornish Summer By Phillipa Ashley

A perfect Cornish Summer By Phillipa Ashley

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Summer is on the horizon, and the people of Porthmellow are eagerly awaiting the annual food festival. At least, most of them are…

For Sam Lovell, organising the summer festival in her hometown is one of the highlights of her year. It’s not always smooth sailing, but she loves to see Porthmellow’s harbour packed with happy visitors, and being on the committee has provided a much-needed distraction from the drama in her family life (and the distinct lack of it in her love life).

When their star guest pulls out with only a few weeks to go, everyone’s delighted when a London chef who grew up locally steps in at the last minute. But Gabe Matthias is the last person Sam was expecting to see, and his return to Porthmellow will change her quiet coastal life for ever.

My Thoughts:

If you want to be whisked away to a lovely little Cornish town called Portmellow then you will want to read this book. I loved the story line and how all the community pull together in times of need. It makes you want to go and escape to Cornwall and join in with the food festival and meet some of the lovely people that live there. A nice summer read.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Cornish-Summer-Phillipa-Ashley-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Cornish-Summer-Phillipa-Ashley

Train Man By Andrew Mulligan

Train Man By Andrew Mulligan

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It’s never too late to get back on track.

Michael is a broken man. He’s waiting for the 09.46 to Gloucester, so as to reach Crewe for 11.22: the platforms are long at Crewe, and he can walk easily into the path of a high-speed train to London. He’s planned it all: a net of tangerines (for when the refreshments trolley is cancelled), and a juice carton, full of neat whisky. To make identification swift, he has taped his last credit card to the inside of his shoe.

What Michael hasn’t factored in is a twelve-minute delay, which risks him missing his connection, and making new ones. He longs to silence the voices in his own head: ex-girlfriends, colleagues, and the memories from his schooldays, decades old. They all torment him. What Michael needs is somebody to listen.

A last, lonely journey becomes a lesson in the power of human connection, proving that no matter how bad things seem, it’s never too late to get back on track.

Journeys intersect. People find hope when and where they least expect it. A missed connection needn’t be a disaster: it could just save your life.

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised about how much I enjoyed reading train man. Not only do you hear about Micheal’s story, we get to know some of the other people that are riding the train with Micheal and we hear their stories too. It is a story that really makes you think, everyone has their own story and not to judge a book by its cover.

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

Get our copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Train-Man-Andrew-Mulligan-ebook/

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Train-Man-Andrew-Mulligan