Home Truths By Susan Lewis

Home Truths By Susan Lewis

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How far would you go to keep your family safe?

Angie Watts had the perfect ordinary family. A new home. A beloved husband. Three adored children.

But Angie’s happy life is shattered when her son Liam falls in with the wrong crowd. And when her son’s bad choices lead to the murder of her husband, it’s up to Angie to hold what’s left of her family together.

Her son is missing. Her daughter is looking for help in dangerous places. And Angie is fighting just to keep a roof over their heads.

But Angie is a mother. And a mother does anything to protect her children – even when the world is falling apart…

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, it was more than I was ever expecting. This is the story of Angie and her family, when her world gets turned upside down with the cruel death of her husband, is it to do with her wayward son who has got himself caught up with a violent gang. Her life gets more complicated with her finances, her daughter trying to help doesn’t get the best of advice’s from an unknown source. I really felt of Angie and I am sure people will be able to relate to her situation. I hoped things would come right for her in the end.

I received a copy of this book.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-Truths-Susan-Lewis-ebook

hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Susan-Lewis-Untitled-Book-2/

At Your Door By J. P. Carter

At Your Door By J. P. Carter

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What happens when the past comes back to kill you?

When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood – but is there more to Holly’s death than at first meets the eye?

Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna’s missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her. The case has been cold for what feels like forever – but a phone call brings a brand new lead…

Can Anna solve the murder case whilst dealing with her own personal demons? Or is someone from the past planning to get in her way?

My Thoughts:

This is book two in the DCI Anna Tate Crime Thriller series and these books just keep getting better and better. There are two stories in this book that run along side each other both involving DCI Anna Tate. I found I was engrossed in this book as it was gripping and well thought out. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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

To buy the first book in the series, here is the link:

In Safe Hands

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Safe-Hands-D-C-I-Anna-thriller

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/At-Your-Door-absolutely-gripping-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-Door-DCI-Anna-Tate/

A Home from Home By Veronica Henry

A Home from Home By Veronica Henry

 

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Sunshine, cider and family secrets…

Dragonfly Farm has been a home and a haven for generations of Melchiors – arch rivals to the Culbones, the wealthy family who live on the other side of the river. Life there is dictated by the seasons and cider-making, and everyone falls under its spell.

For cousins Tabitha and Georgia, it has always been a home from home. When a tragedy befalls their beloved Great-Uncle Matthew, it seems the place where they’ve always belonged might now belong to them…

But the will reveals that a third of the farm has also been left to a Culbone. Gabriel has no idea why he’s been included, or what his connection to the farm – or the Melchiors – can be.

As the first apples start to fall for the cider harvest, will Dragonfly Farm begin to give up its secrets?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed reading this book, there is a feud going on between two rivals the Melchiors and the Culbones but secrets are dragged up from the past and can they ever forgive and forget? I liked the dynamics between the characters and was intrigued to see what Gabriel would bring to the table and what connected him to the farm. There is a lot of mystery involved in this story and it makes for a really enjoyable read.

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The Bookshop on the Shore By Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the Shore By Jenny Colgan

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Escape to the Scottish Highlands where a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch

Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy is perfect in every way – except for the fact that he just doesn’t speak, at all. When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn’t know where to turn.

Then Hari’s aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop. Going from the lonely city to a small village in the Highlands could be the change Zoe and Hari desperately need.

Faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller named Ramsay Urquart, and a band of unruly children, Zoe wonders if she’s made the right decision. But Hari has found his very first real friend, and no one could resist the beauty of the loch glinting in the summer sun. If only Ramsay would just be a little more approachable…

My Thoughts:

I always find with a Jenny Colgan book that they are pure escapism. All her books tackle relatable issues but they are written sensitively and you don’t feel as though you are alone. I loved how this story came together and in a sense to me came alive. I felt as though I wanted to be there in the thick of it to help Zoe out. Jenny Colgan’s books just keep getting better and better.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bookshop-Shore-Jenny-Colgan-ebook

hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bookshop-Shore-Jenny-Colgan/

The Postcard By Zoe Folbigg

The Postcard By Zoe Folbigg

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A year after the kiss that brought them together in a snowy train-station doorway, Maya and James are embarking on another journey this time around the world.

The trip starts promisingly, with an opulent and romantic Indian wedding. But as their travels continue, Maya fears that ‘love at first sight’ might not survive trains, planes and tuk tuks, especially when she realises that what she really wants is a baby. Trouble is, James doesn’t feel the same.

Meanwhile Maya’s best friend Nena is struggling with the reality of being a new parent, little knowing that her friend risks losing the love of her life over her dreams of motherhood.

Can Maya and James navigate their different hopes and dreams to stay together? Or is love at first sight just a myth after all…

My Thoughts:

Even though this is the sequel to The Note, you don’t necessarily have to have read that one first as I didn’t. I love the whole travelling bug that Maya and James embark on, there are ups and downs and relationship struggles but I just wanted Maya and James to be happy. I liked the fact there are three stories all wrapped into one.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Postcard-must-read-heartwarming-bestselling-author-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Postcard-Zoë-Folbigg

The Girl at the Window By Rowan Coleman

The Girl at the Window By Rowan Coleman

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Ponden Hall is a centuries-old house on the Yorkshire moors, a magical place full of stories. It’s also where Trudy Heaton grew up. And where she ran away from…

Now, after the devastating loss of her husband, she is returning home with her young son, Will, who refuses to believe his father is dead.

While Trudy tries to do her best for her son, she must also attempt to build bridges with her eccentric mother. And then there is the Hall itself: fallen into disrepair but generations of lives and loves still echo in its shadows, sometimes even reaching out to the present…

My Thoughts:

This is such a beautifully written story that combines past and present into it. I love how refreshing and unique the story is and how it is told with the Bronte sisters making an appearance. All the characters are magical and I was completely taken away with how brilliantly written the story was. This is a book I would recommend over and over again.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-at-Window-Rowan-Coleman-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-at-Window-Rowan-Coleman

Truth or Die By Katerina Diamond

Truth or Die By Katerina Diamond

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Their darkest secrets won’t stay buried forever…

The butchered body of a professor is found in a private office of Exeter University. It is the first in a spate of horrific murders that shakes the city to its core.

Who would target a seemingly innocent man, and why? DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles turn to his students for answers, but their investigation turns up no leads. Someone must know more than they’re letting on…

As the body count rises, the police have to look into the past to uncover the person responsible before it’s too late.

But are they brave enough to face up to the truth?

My Thoughts:

If your after a dark, explosive and gruesome read this is the book for you. The story line was brilliant and exciting, who was the murderer and why did they kill all their victims, you wont believe it. Some of the murders are written in a lot of description so definitely not for the faint hearted. I love a bit of blood and gore and this was right up my street.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-Die-thriller-Sunday-bestseller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Come-Out-Play-thriller-bestseller