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

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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.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

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

paperback

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

Star Crossed By Minnie Darke

Star Crossed By Minnie Darke

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Destiny doesn’t happen by accident . . .

When Justine Carmichael (Sagittarius, aspiring journalist and sceptic) bumps into her teenage crush Nick Jordan (Aquarius, struggling actor and true believer) it could be by chance. Or it could be written in the stars.

Justine works at the Alexandria Park Star – and Nick, she now learns, relies on the magazine’s astrology column to guide him in life.

Looking for a way to get Nick’s attention, Justine has the idea of making a few small alterations to the horoscope for Aquarius before it goes to print.

After all, it’s only the stars. What could possibly go wrong?

My Thoughts:

Do you believe in  fate? well if you do then this is the book for you. Justine had a major crush on Nick in her teenage years, years later they bump into each by accident or was it? Nick loves the astrology column in a magazine so much so that he lets it show him what to do next in life, Justine works for that said magazine and decides sneakily to change a few things. A funny and warm read.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Crossed-Minnie-Darke-ebook

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Crossed-Minnie-Darke/

 

Sleep By C. L. Taylor

Sleep By C. L. Taylor

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All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

My Thoughts:

You know when you read a book about a remote setting that your in for a creepy story and this one did not disappoint. I have read a plot like this before but the story was no where near as good as this one. Twists and turns at every available point keeps the reader on edge and then the ending was sublime. You can’t get much better than this. Another brilliant read from a fantastic author.

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

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sleep-C-L-Taylor-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sleep-C-L-Taylor

One Summer in Paris By Sarah Morgan

One Summer in Paris By Sarah Morgan

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One charming bookshop, two unlikely friends, and a summer in Paris that will change their lives forever…

Grace can’t believe it when her husband of twenty-five years announces he doesn’t want to join her on their anniversary trip to Paris – instead, he wants a divorce. Reeling from the shock, Grace makes the bold decision to go on this holiday of a lifetime alone.

Audrey leaves behind heartache of her own when she arrives in Paris. A job in a bookshop is her ticket to freedom, but with no knowledge of the French language, her summer adventure seems doomed to fail. Until she meets Grace, and everything changes…

Living in neighbouring apartments above the bookshop, Grace and Audrey form an unlikely friendship. They came to Paris to find themselves, but finding each other might be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.

My Thoughts:

I could not wait to dive straight into the latest book by Sarah Morgan, her books just seem to keep getting better and better. The characters are always relatable characters so you will always find something in common with one of them. I love the setting in Paris you really feel as though you are there. I just didn’t want the story to end.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Summer-Paris-uplifting-bestselling-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Summer-Paris-Sarah-Morgan

My Sister’s Lies By S. D. Robertson

My Sister’s Lies By S. D. Robertson

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For a decade, Hannah’s life has been pretty close to perfect – she has a great job, she’s married to Mark, and her child-free existence means she’s free as a bird. The only sadness in her life is a fall-out with her sister Diane, who hasn’t spoken to her in over ten years. But now Diane is on her doorstep – and this time, she’s got her teenage daughter Mia in tow.

When Diane asks if Mia can stay with Hannah and Mark for a few days, Hannah is glad of the chance to get to know her niece. But as the days turn into weeks and Diane doesn’t return, Hannah begins to worry. Why hasn’t her sister been in touch?

Diane is carrying a devastating secret that will destroy Hannah’s carefully constructed life. But how much is she willing to reveal – and when will she pick her moment?

My Thoughts:

This is such a powerful and emotional read. After not seeing her sister for over ten years Hannah gets a shock when she turns up on her doorstep. Diane needs help, help from Hannah and her husband Mark to look after Hannah’s niece Mia, something is not quite right and what will be will shock you to the core. The truth comes out after something shocking happens. How will they all cope? Had me hooked till the very end.

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

Also I am listed as one of the reader quotes in this book.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Sisters-Lies-gripping-secrets-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Sisters-Lies-gripping-secrets

Keep Her Close By M. J. Ford

Keep Her Close By M. J. Ford

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Someone is playing a deadly game…

When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator?

In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought…

My Thoughts:

A new author to me so wasn’t sure what to expect. I found the story quite realistic and a real page turner. I do love a police drama and when the suspect could be someone you know it gets even better. I didn’t guess what was coming and who the perpetrator was and for me that is what makes a brilliant thriller. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Her-Close-compulsive-thriller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Her-Close-compulsive-thriller