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

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Finding Stevie By Cathy Glass

Finding Stevie By Cathy Glass

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Finding Stevie is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking on online.

When Stevie’s social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isn’t sure what that term means and looks it up.

Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevie’s behaviour so they place him in care.

Stevie is exploring his gender identity, and like many young people he spends time online. Cathy warns him about the dangers of talking to strangers online and advises him how to stay safe. When his younger siblings tell their grandmother that they have a secret they can’t tell, Cathy is worried. However, nothing could have prepared her for the truth when Stevie finally breaks down and confesses what he’s done.

My Thoughts:

This is the story of Stevie who comes into Cathy’s care after his behaviour at home gets out of control. It seems like a straightforward case but it really will stun you what Stevie has been up to. Cathy and her family do their very best to help him and you really get a sense of what young people may or may not be going through today.

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

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Stevie-secret-child-crisis-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Stevie-secret-child-crisis

Diary of a Stressed Out Mother By Nicola Kelsall

Diary of a Stressed Out Mother By Nicola Kelsall

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Dora Loveday is a long-suffering, harassed mother of four kids, two unruly dogs, a psychotic cat, and wife to an impulsive and uncompromising husband.

Clinging on to her sanity in the face of unrelenting adversity, she records the chaos and madness of her family life in this laugh-out-loud comic romp of a diary!

My Thoughts:

What a little cracker of a read. The cover certainly lives up to what happens in the book. It is a nice light hearted read that follows Dora through her and her family life. I laughed so much and I love how it is such a believable story.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Stressed-Out-Mother-Bedlam-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Stressed-Out-Mother-Bedlam

Why Mummy Drinks By Gill Sims

Why Mummy Drinks By Gill Sims

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It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

My Thoughts:

If you are after a really funny book this is the one for you. I took this book on holiday with me and got some really funny looks for laughing, but I did manage to recommend it to a few women too. This is the first book and the second book why mummy swears is just as hilarious, as I said about why mummy swears you don’t have to be a mum to understand what mummy goes through. I am already looking forward to the next book, this one really cheered me up. Loved it.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Drinks-Sunday-Bestseller-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Drinks-Sunday-Bestseller

The Lies We Told By Camilla Way

The Lies We Told By Camilla Way

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DO YOU PROMISE NOT TO TELL?

A DAUGHTER
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behaviour, the apparent delight in hurting others… sometimes Beth is scared of her, and what she could be capable of.

A SON
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without trace, and his girlfriend Clara is left desperate to discover what has happened to him.

A LIFE BUILT ON LIES
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke’s long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke’s life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can she find him before it’s too late?

My Thoughts:

After reading Watching Edie which is another of Camilla’s books I was really looking forward to this one. It does not disappoint, it is a psychological thriller that will keep you hooked straight away. There are two storylines that run along each other and are expertly woven together. It is dark and the plot takes twists and turns like you wouldn’t believe but I absolutely loved it.

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

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lies-We-Told-psychological-bestselling-ebook/

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lies-We-Told-Camilla-Way

Only Child By Rhiannon Navin

Only Child By Rhiannon Navin

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We went to school that Tuesday like normal.Not all of us came home . . .Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, six-year-old Zach can hear shots ringing through the corridors of his school.

A gunman has entered the building and, in a matter of minutes, will have taken nineteen lives.In the aftermath of the shooting, the close knit community and its families are devastated. Everyone deals with the tragedy differently.

Zach’s father absents himself; his mother pursues a quest for justice — while Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and drawing. Ultimately though, it is Zach who will show the adults in his life the way forward — as, sometimes, only a child can.

My Thoughts:

This is such a powerful story I could not believe it was a debut novel. It is really gut wrenching but how the author has written it like a child would is exceptional. The writing is very descriptive and really draws you into the story. The story flows really well too. I look forward to the next book by this author.

I won this book in a twitter giveaway.

Get your copy here:

kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-Child-Rhiannon-Navin-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-Child-Rhiannon-Navin

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

The Third Wife By Lisa Jewell

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You think you have the perfect life.

You’re successful. Attractive. Well liked.

And you’ve just got married for the third time.

But that’s OK because everyone’s happy. Your children are happy. You’re happy.

And so is your new wife…

London, 3am: a tragic accident, and Adrian’s life starts to fall apart.

Because everyone has secrets and secrets have consequences.

Some of which can be devastating.

My Thoughts:

Wow! what a powerful read. I was hooked, it only took me a day and a half to read this book it was brilliant. It kept me guessing till near the end. But what an ending. There are some intriguing characters in the book that caught my attention, you suspect everyone but who was it really? A book I would highly recommend.

Get your copy here:

Kindle edition:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell-ebook

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-Wife-Lisa-Jewell