Strangers By C. L. Taylor

Strangers By C. L. Taylor

Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.
Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.
And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.

My Thoughts:

Three strangers with completely different stories makes for an intriguing storyline. You wonder how they will all fit into the last piece of the puzzle. Each chapter is a different person, all of the stories cleverly intertwine with each other, it really did keep me guessing till the very end. I wasn’t sure where this story would lead but the ending was very good.

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The Bride By Wendy Clarke

The Bride By Wendy Clarke

The moment Joanna told me she was engaged, I had this awful feeling that something was wrong.

We used to speak on the phone every day. Growing up I spent more time at her house than I did at my own. I’d always imagined what it would be like to see her get married, and now I didn’t even know her fiancé’s name.

She asked me to come and meet Mark and I intended to tell her to slow down. You can’t know someone for a month and be sure that you want to spend the rest of your lives together.

When I got to Joanna’s front door, only Mark was there. He was charming and gorgeous and nothing but nice to me, and I started to understand.

And then he told me that Joanna was missing.

My Thoughts:

If you want a thriller that is creepy, tense and full of twists and turns, this is the one for you. The suspense literally had me missing a heartbeat because I just couldn’t work out where this story was leading me. It made me doubt myself and had me had me hook, line and sinker till the very end. The ending really made this book and my eyes were on stalks reading the last couple of pages. Wow.

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Aria’s Travelling Book Shop By Rebecca Raisin

Aria’s Travelling Book Shop By Rebecca Raisin

Aria Summers knows what she wants.

A life on the road with best friend Rosie and her beloved camper-van-cum-book-shop, and definitely, definitely, no romance.

But when Aria finds herself falling – after one too many glasses of wine, from a karaoke stage – into the arms of Jonathan, a part of her comes back to life for the first time in years.

Since her beloved husband died Aria has sworn off love, unless it’s the kind you can find in the pages of a book. One love of her life is quite enough.

And so Aria tries to forget Jonathan and sets off for a summer to remember in France. But could this trip change Aria’s life forever…?

My Thoughts:

I loved this book so much, the story is centred around Aria. After a devastating loss she decides to pack up her bags and go to see where her life will take her. Aria has her lovely campervan which also is a book shop, which just sounds brilliant to me and off she goes. Reading about her adventures made me want to start planning some adventures of my own. The writing is very descriptive and makes you feel as though you are there in person. I really enjoyed reading about Aria’s adventures and I look forward to Rebecca’s next book.

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The Woman in the Window By A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window By A.J. Finn

What did she see?

It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

My Thoughts:

I liked the sound of the storyline, it evolves around Anna and her claustrophobic world that she lives in. Reading this book I felt as though I was dragged into Anna’s world and I didn’t like it, it made me feel on edge. I didn’t guess the ending but it left me feeling a little deflated. There could of been so much more to make it a better story.

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A Patchwork Family By Cathy Bramley

A Patchwork Family By Cathy Bramley

Can Gina Moss swap an easy life for a happy one?

Gina has been going with the flow for years – she’d rather go with the flow than face any conflict. She runs her childminding business from her cottage at the edge of The Evergreens, a charming Victorian house and home to three octogenarians who have far too much fun for their age.

But when The Evergreens is put up for sale, Gina and the other residents face losing their home. To protect her business and save her elderly friends from eviction, Gina must make a stand and fight for the first time in her life.

As Gina’s ideas for saving The Evergreens get bigger and bolder, she starts to believe it might just be possible. The only thing is, does she believe in herself?

My Thoughts:

All of Cathy’s books are brilliant, this being right up there too. I immediately warmed to Gina, she is an inspirational woman who is very kind and caring. I liked how the other characters stories came up and how Gina helps them. I liked the storyline and wished for Gina to start believing in herself more. I look forward to looking where this tor y goes on the next book of Cathy’s. This book had me in tears but also had me laughing as some of the.children she looks after are hilarious, and Bing too is really funny. This is a must read.

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The Accidental Love Letter By Olivia Beirne

The Accidental Love Letter By Olivia Beirne

Would you open a love letter that wasn’t meant for you?

Bea used to feel confident, outgoing and fun, but she’s not sure where that person went.

Over the last few months, she’s found herself becoming reclusive and withdrawn. And despite living with her two best friends, she’s never felt lonelier. To make things worse, she’s become so dependent on her daily routine, she’s started to slip out of everyone else’s.

But when a mysterious battered envelope covered in stars lands on her doormat, Bea wonders if she could find the courage to open it.

What’s written inside might change everything..

My Thoughts:

If you want an escapism read that will have you laughing out loud, this is the book for you. The story centres around Bea, when life gets the better of her and she finds herself withdrawn, she when she really needs a boost, a unexpected letter turns up. It’s addressed to her but does she really want to open it? I love the storyline and I loved how involved she gets further on into the story. It made my heart all warm and fuzzy. I found quite a few laugh out loud moments especially the news story that poor Bea has to write about. I look forward to reading more of Olivia`s books.

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Pretty Guilty Women By Gina Lamanna

Pretty Guilty Women By Gina Lamanna

Why would four women confess to the same murder?

At the luxurious Serenity Spa Resort on the Californian coast, guests arrive ready to celebrate what is set to be the wedding of the year. But things are about to go horribly wrong . . .

Among them are four brilliant but desperate women – Ginger, Lulu, Emily and Kate – all harbouring a secret they’d do anything to protect.

Just twenty-four hours later, a man is found dead at the hotel. In the ensuing investigation, each of these women confess to the crime, insisting they acted alone.

The police know they’re lying, but why?

Only these four women know the answer.

And they’re not telling . . .

My Thoughts:

One word for this book amazing. The story is about four very different women, some of them know each other and some of them don’t know anyone. Throughout the story we hear each of the women’s stories, they are all brought together for a wedding. I like how when the police are interviewing them, the style of font changes. I liked how they all confess but you don’t actually know what happened till the end. It kept me guessing. I like the uniqueness of the storyline, four women, a murder and a lie. Should it be? And as women we should all stick together.

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