Little Boy Lost By J. P. Carter ( A DCI Anna Tate Thriller)

Little Boy Lost By J. P. Carter ( A DCI Anna Tate Thriller)

Little Boy Lost: The new and absolutely gripping British detective crime thriller in 2020, for fans of books by Cara Hunter (A DCI Anna Tate Crime Thriller, Book 3) by [J. P. Carter]

Innocence is no protection against evil…

One early October afternoon, ten-year-old Jacob Rossi begins the short walk home from school. But he never makes it.
 
Days later, DCI Anna Tate is called to the scene of a burning building, where an awful discovery has been made. A body has been found, and the label in his school blazer reads: J. Rossi.
 
As Anna starts digging, she soon learns that a lot of people had grudges against the boy’s father. But would any of them go so far as to take his son?

And is the boy’s abductor closer than she thinks?

My Thoughts:

This is the third book in the DCI Anna Tate Series, you can read them as a standalone but to get a good grip of the characters I would suggest read the other two first. These books just keep getting better and better, brilliant storyline that pulls you right in. It had me gripped for the whole of the book, I did guess who the abductor was half way through but I still enjoyed this fast paced thriller. Continuing on from the last book I liked seeing where the characters were and how Anna and her Daughter’s relationship is after all this time of being apart. I am looking forward to reading the next book in great anticipation.

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The Gin O’Clock Club By Rosie Blake

The Gin O’Clock Club By Rosie Blake

Lottie is always in a hurry, rushing through her days ticking tasks off her to-do lists. Teddy is worried about his granddaughter – and he knows that his late wife, Lily, would have known exactly what to say to make things better. Now that Lily has gone, it’s up to Teddy to talk some sense into Lottie.

With the help of Arjun, Geoffrey and Howard, the elderly reprobates who make up his Gin O’Clock Club, Teddy makes a plan to help Lottie find her way back to the things that really matter – family, friendship and love. But as Lottie balances a high-powered job with her reluctant attendance at whist drives, ballroom dances and bingo, Teddy wonders if she’s really ready to open up her heart to the possibility of true happiness…

My Thoughts:

Reading about a grandfather’s bond with his granddaughter reminded me of my relationship with my grandad, disclose they are. There are some feisty and unforgettable characters in this book mainly the Grandad and his friends, it shows growing old doesn’t have to be boring. It was heart warming to read when her grandad want a her to spend more time with her boyfriend but does she have more time or will the relationship fizzle out? There are a few giggles in this story too.

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

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Why Should You Read A Debut Novel?

Why Should You Read A Debut Novel?

You might think why should I bother reading a debut novel, Well I want to change your mind and get more people reading these cracking reads.

First off, What is a Debut Novel?

This is the author’s first ever book that has been allowed to be published.

It might be really awful?

Well authors have to make their first novel as brilliant as can be as it can affect whether the author will be able to publish books in the future.

How many books do authors have to publish in a year?

The author has to publish at least 3 books per year, if they maintain this with the same quality then that is really good.

Why I read debut novels?

I like to give the author’s a chance to wow me. I have only had a small percentage of debut novels to review that weren’t that great, but don’t be put off as there are many that are absolutely brilliant and you wouldn’t expect them to be debut novels. If a book is really good I am more likely to keep an eye out for their next books.

Here are some of my favourite debut novels that are coming out or are already out:

The Silent House By Nell Pattison- out now

Secrets of a Serial Killer By Rosie Walker – out 17th July 2020

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Serial-Killer-absolutely-gripping-ebook/dp/B083P3P6NZ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1591000326&sr=8-1

The Magnolia The Bloomed Unseen By Ray Smith – Out now

The Lonely Fajita By Abigail Mann – Out now on kindle

I hope you like a few of my choices, I have really enjoyed all of these books and will certainly be looking for them in the future.

I personally would give a debut author a chance and read a debut novel, you never know you may find your next favourite author.

Hope you enjoyed reading this.

Happy reading.

The Day Henry Died By Lynda Renham

The Day Henry Died By Lynda Renham

Suppose you wake up one morning to find yourself dead. You can see yourself clearly in the mirror, and feel the same as you did the day before. But today is the day of your funeral. What do you do?

This was Henry’s dilemma. Henry decides he can’t possibly be dead, so he sets out to prove he is alive. Then, he discovers that Rita, a product demonstrator at the supermarket, can see him.

Even with the help of Rita, proving you’re not dead was harder than Henry imagined, but when Henry discovered that he was murdered, the question was why and by whom?

My Thoughts:

I have read most of Lynda’s books and have enjoyed them thoroughly. I thought I would give this one a go even though I don’t normally read supernatural reads and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. The story centres around Henry who has died but is freaked out by the fact he can see himself and he feels exactly the same as if he were alive. He sets out on a quest to prove he is still alive. He then meets Rita who helps him in his quest. Henry discovers more about himself that he didn’t even know. Had he gone to far or will be let himself be at rest? This story really made me think and be thoughtful.  I look forward to the next book of Lynda’s.

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

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The Babysitter By Phoebe Morgan

The Babysitter By Phoebe Morgan

On the hottest day of the year, Caroline Harvey is found dead in Suffolk. Her body is left draped over a cot – but the baby she was looking after is missing.

Hundreds of miles away, Siobhan Dillon is on a luxurious family holiday in France when her husband, Callum, is arrested by French police on suspicion of murder.

As Siobhan’s perfect family is torn apart by the media in the nation’s frantic search for the missing baby, she desperately tries to piece together how Callum knew Caroline.

What happened that night? Was Caroline as innocent as she seemed – or was she hiding a secret of her own?

My Thoughts:

This was a great, intense read. It was creepy and dark with some twists that will leave you second guessing. Each chapter is a different person to get a perspective on the whole story, you see if from the wife, husband and also the police officers point of view. Makes very good reading, I read it in a day. I have now ordered Phoebe’s other two books.

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

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The Magnolia That Bloomed Unseen By Ray Smith

The Magnolia That Bloomed Unseen By Ray Smith

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“You’ve seen the woman in the photo. The woman screaming . . .” So begins the story of Molly Valle, who at forty-eight thinks she knows all that life has to offer a single, middle-aged woman—namely, men’s dismissal and disrespect.

But when handsome activist John Pressman arrives in her Mississippi hometown, he challenges her self-doubt along with nearly everything else in her world. Soon, Molly discovers a strength and beauty she never knew she had—and a love so powerful, it can overcome the most tragic of consequences.

The Magnolia That Bloomed Unseen is a love story, an adventure novel, and a self-realization journey. It reignites the truth that many women—and men—have unconsciously extinguished: you are special and worthy of love, and it’s never too late to make your dreams come true.

My Thoughts:

This is a story about love and self realization, growing up in the 1960’s seemed to be extremely hard for John (not going to say too much as don’t want to give away any spoilers). Reading this story you can tell the author Ray has done his research and as the story unfolds we get  more information about that era. I liked the way the story was set out about a boy called RC writing a memoir about Molly Vale, the story centres around her and her love for John, after meeting in a diner in Mississippi in 1961 just as the Civil Rights Act is coming into effect.

Unfortunately for them back in the day their relationship was dissaproved by so many people. As the story unfolds we learn what they had to do back then just to keep their relationship going. It would of been nice to learn a little more about what they had to do but their is just the right amount of information to kind of understand what they did. A novel that makes you think and one that will stay with me for a long time.

 

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Meet Me at Pebble Beach By Bella Osborne

Meet Me at Pebble Beach By Bella Osborne

Regan is holding a winning lottery ticket.
Goodbye to the boyfriend who never had her back, and so long to the job she can’t stand!
Except it’s all a bit too good to be true…

When Regan gets pranked, she finds herself jobless, homeless and boyfriendless in one fell swoop.

Luckily her friendly seaside community provides a beacon of hope, proving to Regan that sometimes you really can rely on the kindness of others – and one local in particular, a handsome fireman called Charlie, helps Regan realise that this could be her chance for a fresh start.

Armed with a list of ways to change her life, Regan decides it’s time to step out of her comfort zone. Because – as Charlie knows all too well – life is for living . . .

My Thoughts:

You know when you read a book that you really like, this was the book for me, it made my heart sing. I had everything I wanted food, animals, romance. I really liked Regan as she was all about everyone else apart from herself. I saw myself in her a few times trying to do good for other people. I loved hearing about Elvis the dog, I think he was the star of the show, I can’t believe what he had gone through. But good job Regan was there. I think what this story has showed me is that never give up on your dreams. If there is a will, there is a way.

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

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