The Art of Hiding By Amanda Prowse

The Art of Hiding By Amanda Prowse

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Nina McCarrick lives the perfect life, until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.

Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.

But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.

My Thoughts:

Can I just say how stunning the cover of this book is. The purple is so eye catching and pretty. I have not read many of Amanda’s books and am starting to ask myself why. Tissues are definitely needed with this book, I cried at the beginning, Amanda has a way with her words that are sympathetic and heart felt. I felt as through this book was true to life and couldn’t ever imagine what Nina goes through but it happens. I felt as though I really cared for Nina and her boys and was willing them to get back up and find their feet. A truly beautiful read.

I was given a advanced reading copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Hiding-Amanda-Prowse-ebook

Paperback is released on the 22nd August 2017

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Hiding-Amanda-Prowse

 

Then She Was Gone By Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone By Lisa Jewell

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She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. 
She had her whole life ahead of her. 
And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

But what really takes her breath away is when she meets his nine-year-old daughter.

Because his daughter is the image of Ellie.

Now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What really happened to Ellie? And who still has secrets to hide?

My Thoughts:

I read this very addictive book within a weekend, I could of finished it within a day but wanted to savour it. I found it unpredictable and really unexpected. A real page turner that will have you on the end of your seat. I found all the characters interesting and mysterious wondering who will do what next. Lisa Jewell is definitely an author I would love to read more of.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-She-Gone-Lisa-Jewell-ebook/

Hardback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Then-She-Gone-Lisa-Jewell

 

 

HIT By P. S. Bridge

HIT By P. S. Bridge

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A terrorist threat, a sinister organisation, and a threat to the security of the free world.

Renowned British lawyer and Sandhurst military academy dropout, Mark Lucas King is assigned the case of his career: to prosecute known terrorist Mohammed Al-Azidi.

All King wants is justice and to do his job successfully. But his peaceful life is shattered when a team of merciless hitmen targets him and his family and the court case collapses. Framed for assault and suspected of his wife’s murder, King must leaves his legal career behind and go back to his old career as a British Army sniper in order to catch those responsible and hold them to account. Mark King’s brand of justice doesn’t involve a court room.

Forced to battle against highly trained hitmen to clear his name, King discovers that a sinister organisation known as Invictus Advoca is operating behind the scenes. What is their connection to him and the Al-Azidid case?

As the hunt for those responsible takes him far across Europe, can Mark unravel the mysteries that shroud this secretive organisation and peel back the layers to discover why he and his family have found themselves the target of professional hitmen?

Time is not on Mark King’s side as he races to prevent a global terror threat, discover who killed his wife, and find out who wants him dead, and why.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book in the Mark King Series and I found it full of twists and turns. A man called Mark King wants to get revenge on whoever has sent his life into turmoil and killed his wife. It could be to do with his job but no one knows just yet. He needs to find out who killed his wife and why someone wants him dead. He has a hit list of people and he wants them dead. I loved reading about the way he sets up base and how he kills off each person differently. It is a fairly quick read and one I could not put down. The ending was brilliant. I look forward to the next book.

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

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hit-P-S-Bridge-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hit-P-S-Bridge

It Takes Two By Emily Harvale

It Takes Two By Emily Harvale

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Alison Warner knows love doesn’t always last. Wedded bliss is hit and miss and she’s not taking any chances. She’s the daughter of divorce lawyers, so Ali knows the statistics by heart. Now her parents are adding to the numbers and Ali’s more certain than ever: marriage is not for her.

Others do not share her views. Her cousin Sasha’s got engaged; her best friend Jules is giving ‘Bridezilla’ new meaning and even her crazy gran, Gertie’s dogs are getting hitched. When her life-long friend, Simon Hart unexpectedly proposes, Ali’s convinced the world’s gone mad.

Having an arrogant new boss is the last thing Ali needs right now. Aidan Rourke has come to run The Shimmering River and Water Sports Centre – a job that should have been Ali’s. But at least she can be sure of one thing. Marriage is definitely not on Aidan’s mind. Although it’s abundantly clear something else is…

My Thoughts:

Another brilliant read from the lovely Emily Harvale. Emily really knows how to write a love story at it’s best. I think from this book is that communication is key to a healthy relationship. I wonder if there will be more from these characters as I felt as though I had only just got to know them which I suppose I had but we will have to wait and see.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Takes-Two-Emily-Harvale-ebook/

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Takes-Two-Emily-Harvale

Cruel to be Kind By Cathy Glass

Cruel to be Kind By Cathy Glass

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This title will be released on September 7, 2017. 

Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.

Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too.

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Cathy’s books so was excited about reading this one. Cathy is a foster carer and has looked after a number of children. Here she tells the stories of them and some of them are truly heartbreaking.  This story is about Max and how he copes at a young age with being fostered and there are other issues with him and his family. Cathy has written yet another tale that I will remember and even though there is tragedy, I enjoyed reading about Max’s upbringing.

I was given an advanced reading copy of this book for an honest review.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cruel-Be-Kind-Saying-childs-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cruel-Be-Kind-Saying-childs

The Night Stalker By Clare Donoghue

The Night Stalker By Clare Donoghue

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This title will be released on the 10th August 2017

Dead Woman’s Ditch. The site of a grisly two-hundred-year-old murder – and a recent hit and run. When a young woman’s body is found at the macabre landmark in Somerset’s Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in to investigate.

They find a community gripped by fear and superstition. The locals won’t venture out at night, believing there’s a man stalking the hills; a phantom cloaked in folklore and legend, keeping the sinister legacy of Dead Woman’s Ditch alive.

Confronted by a hostile CID team and a murder victim with close ties to their own squad, Lockyer and Bennett will have to accept what they can’t see before they can find what’s really there . . .

My Thoughts:

Not having read any of Clare’s books before I was intrigued to see what her writing was like. I am starting to read a few crime thrillers so thought I would give this one a go. The cover looks mysterious and the title of the book looks creepy how it is slightly distorted. I read this book within three days and couldn’t put it down. I was captivated into the story the twists and turns made the story for me come to life, I was looking over my shoulder quite a bit. The descriptions were well written, it was certainly creepy but Clare is one to look out for in the future. A brilliantly written book.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Stalker-Detective-Bennett-Lockyer-ebook/

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Stalker-Detective-Bennett-Lockyer

I Heart Forever ( I heart series, book 7) By Lindsey Kelk

I Heart Forever ( I heart series, book 7) By Lindsey Kelk

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This title will be released on September 7, 2017. 

Winter in Manhattan…and someone’s keeping a secret.

The day her husband Alex picks up a backpack and goes travelling, Angela Clark promises to stay out of trouble and keep both Louboutins on the ground. So when her best friend’s boyfriend confides in her, it can’t hurt to help him pick out a ring at Tiffany’s surely? And when her fashion magazine announces major changes, being terminally late and winking at your new boss in the lift isn’t that bad, is it?

Then suddenly there’s another big secret Angela’s got to keep – and the man she loves is still thousands of miles away. As the wedding of the year looms, and Manhattan switches on its Christmas lights, Angela is going to need her friends by her side as her old life looks set to change forever.

My Thoughts:

I have to be honest and say I have not read many of Lindsey Kelks books especially none of them in this I heart series and I am not sure why. I think Lindsey is a great writer and I found this book quite amusing. I don’t think you necessarily need to read the ones previous but I am going to as I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I loved the start, the middle and the end.

I won this book in a goodreads competition.

Pre-order your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Forever-Book-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Forever-Book