Summer Of Secrets By Nikola Scott

Summer Of Secrets By Nikola Scott

 

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This title will be released on September 6, 2018. 

August 1939

At peaceful Summerhill, orphaned Maddy hides from the world and the rumours of war. Then her adored sister Georgina returns from a long trip with a new friend, the handsome Victor. Maddy fears that Victor is not all he seems, but she has no idea just what kind of danger has come into their lives…

Today

Chloe is newly pregnant. This should be a joyful time, but she is fearful for the future, despite her husband’s devotion. When chance takes her to Summerhill, she’s drawn into the mystery of what happened there decades before. And the past reaches out to touch her in ways that could change everything…

My Thoughts:

If you love a good old romance then this is the book for you, a perfect read for the beach or if you want a read that is pure escapism. I love how it differs from the past to the present. What it was like in 1939 is  incredible to read about and the author has clearly done some fantastic research.

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

Pre- order your copy:

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Secrets-riveting-heart-breaking-dangerous-ebook

Paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Secrets-riveting-heart-breaking-dangerous

 

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Sunset over the Cherry Orchard By Jo Thomas

Sunset over the Cherry Orchard By Jo Thomas

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It’s time for Beti Winter to dance to her own beat.

After three failed engagements Beti is in desperate need of a fresh start. What better place than the sun-drenched hills of southern Spain?

But it’s not all sangria and siestas. Beti finds work on an old Andalusian cherry farm where there are cherries to be picked, trees to be watered and her fiery boss, Antonio, to win over.

As the sun toasts her skin, Beti finds herself warming to the Spanish way of life. Embracing the art of flamenco, she discovers there is much to learn from the dance of passion. She just has to let loose and listen to the rhythm of her heart.

My Thoughts:

There is something about reading a Jo Thomas that just puts a smile on your face. Jo’s covers for her books are always so summery and vibrant. This story we follow Beti who needs a new start somewhere different. So she goes to Spain I mean I was jealous right there but when she starts work on a Cherry farm well, I could almost smell and taste those sweet cherries. Lots of food involved, a very nice Spanish man called Antonio and a well thought out plot of a story.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunset-over-Cherry-Orchard-Thomas-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunset-over-Cherry-Orchard-Thomas

11 Missed Calls By Elisabeth Carpenter

11 Missed Calls By Elisabeth Carpenter

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Here are two things I know about my mother:
1. She had dark hair, like mine. 
2. She wasn’t very happy at the end.

Anna has always believed that her mother, Debbie, died 30 years ago on the night she disappeared.

But when her father gets a strange note, she realises that she’s never been told the full story of what happened that night on the cliff.

Confused and upset, Anna turns to her husband Jack – but when she finds a love letter from another woman in his wallet, she realises there’s no-one left to help her, least of all her family.

And then a body is found…

My Thoughts:

I liked the whole idea of the story line however for me it didn’t grip me enough. There are lots of characters and I kept of becoming confused about who was who. It did intrigue me where this story line could go so carried on reading and was surprised to find the ending was quite good. It was good how it all wraps up in the end.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/11-Missed-Calls-Elisabeth-Carpenter-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/11-Missed-Calls-Elisabeth-Carpenter

Kiss of Death By Paul Finch

Kiss of Death By Paul Finch

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Don’t let them catch you…

A Deadly Hunt
DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a video tape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning.

A Dangerous Game
Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time, they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

A Man Who Plays With Fire
How far will Heck and his team go to protect some of the UK’s most brutal killers? And what price is he willing to pay?

My Thoughts:

This is book 7 in the Detective Mark Heckenburg series but you can read it as a standalone which I did. I do want to read the other books though. This book is non stop, I felt as though I would have to dragged away from it as I couldn’t stop reading. I found the plot different and ingenious and such a compulsive read.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kiss-Death-Detective-Mark-Heckenburg-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kiss-Death-Detective-Mark-Heckenburg

Dark Pines By Will Dean

Dark Pines By Will Dean

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SEE NO EVIL

Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a remote Swedish town.

HEAR NO EVIL

Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career.

SPEAK NO EVIL

A web of secrets. And an unsolved murder from twenty years ago.

Can Tuva outwit the killer before she becomes the final victim? She’d like to think so. But first she must face her demons and venture far into the deep, dark woods if she wants to stand any chance of getting the hell out of small-time Gavrik.

My Thoughts:

After reading the first chapter I took an instant liking to the main character called Tuva, I found her a brave and fearless woman. There are a few red herrings which makes you think who is the actual killer. I found the first half a bit slow but through the middle onwards it got better. I didn’t see who the killer was either so that good. I will be intrigued to see what Tuva gets up to in the next book.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Pines-Tuva-Moodyson-Mystery-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Pines-seen-Moodyson-Mystery

A Match Made in Devon By Cathy Bramley

A Match Made in Devon By Cathy Bramley

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Sometimes you have to play a part to realise who you really are… 

Nina has always dreamed of being a star. Unfortunately her agent thinks she’s more girl-next-door than leading lady and her acting career isn’t going quite as planned. Then, after a series of very public blunders and to escape a gathering storm of paparazzi, Nina is forced to flee from London.

Her plan is to lay low with a friend in Devon, in beautiful Brightside Cove. But soon Nina learns that more drama can be found in a small village than on a hectic television set.

And when a gorgeous man (and his adorable dog) catch her eye, it’s not long before London and showbiz start to lose their appeal. Will Nina choose to return to the bright lights or has she met her match in Brightside Cove?

My Thoughts:

Cathy’s books just get better and better and I am always excited when the next one comes out. This story evolves around Nina who needs to get away for a bit because of some issues regarding her work as an actress. I love the way the story unfolds and I found it such a delightful read. Pure escapism.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Match-Made-Devon-Cathy-Bramley-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Match-Made-Devon-Cathy-Bramley

 

An Unwanted Guest By Shari Lapena

An Unwanted Guest By Shari Lapena

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We can’t choose the strangers we meet.

As the guests arrive at beautiful, remote Mitchell’s Inn, they’re all looking forward to a relaxing weekend deep in the forest, miles from anywhere. They watch their fellow guests with interest, from a polite distance.

Usually we can avoid the people who make us nervous, make us afraid.

With a violent storm raging, the group finds itself completely cut off from the outside world. Nobody can get in – or out. And then the first body is found . . . and the horrifying truth comes to light. There’s a killer among them – and nowhere to run.

Until we find ourselves in a situation we can’t escape. Trapped.

My Thoughts:

A group of strangers with their own individual stories come to a hotel in the middle of nowhere, they get stuck because of the increasing snow storm and can’t call for help. Then dead bodies start appearing, it makes for a good plot line but I felt as though it wasn’t tense enough. The ending didn’t do really much for me. But I did like all the red herrings involving the guests and the hotel staff.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unwanted-Guest-Shari-Lapena-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unwanted-Guest-Shari-Lapena