Every Move You Make By Deborah Bee

Every Move You Make By Deborah Bee

There are two sides to every story.
But only one is the truth.

A young woman turns up at a police station. She has been kept prisoner in her own home. Abused and tortured, her every move watched, her every thought controlled. Now she’s finally escaped.

That’s what she says.

But when the police arrive at the address she’s given them, her story doesn’t seem to add up. Her husband is missing, but his phone and wallet are still in the house.

She says she’s the victim, but what if she’s not? What if the stories she’s telling aren’t her stories at all . .

My Thoughts:

Engaging and gripping read, a perfect escapism read. I liked the sound of the plot as it seemed believable, the characters came to life with Deborah’s writing, you felt as though you didn’t know who to trust and who was telling the truth. I found the subject matter being depression and domestic violence hard to read about but Deborah has done really well with capturing that side of things. It will make you want to forget about your housework and keep reading on.

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

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paperback out 20th August

Just Like the Other Girls By Claire Douglas

Just Like the Other Girls By Claire Douglas

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*Carer/Companion wanted for elderly lady*

*Young female preferred * Competitive Salary *

*Room and Board Included*

Una Richardson is devastated after the death of her mother. Hoping for a fresh start, she responds to an advertisement and steps into the rich, comforting world of elderly Mrs Elspeth McKenzie.

But Elspeth’s home is not as safe as it seems.

Kathryn, her cold and bitter daughter, resents Una’s presence. More disturbing is the evidence suggesting two girls lived here before.

What happened to the girls?

Why will the McKenzies not talk about them?

As the walls close in around her Una fears she’ll end up just like the other girls….

My Thoughts:

A psychological thriller at it’s best. The story is about Elspeth McKenzie who is an elderly lady who would like a carer. Elspeth has a daughter called Kathryn who doesn’t like the fact that her mother keeps bringing in all these carers and tries to bring them down a notch but why? and what secrets is she hiding. When Una finds something of the previous carer she decides to do some digging and then lies, twists and secrets surface. Is Elspeth all she is cracked up to be or is there more going on behind closed doors. I liked how the lies and secrets unravel to make for a book that you just wont want to put down.

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

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Other-Girls-Claire-Douglas-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-Other-Girls-Claire-Douglas

Sisters By Michelle Frances

Sisters By Michelle Frances

Abby and Ellie were never close as children. Now in their thirties, they each harbour deep-rooted resentment for the other – Abby for her sister’s looks and her status as their mother’s favourite. Ellie meanwhile is envious of Abby’s perfect husband and picturesque home, a villa on the sun-soaked Italian island of Elba.

When Abby invites Ellie to stay, both sisters see the break as a chance to relax and put aside their differences. But with their mother Susanna there too, all the simmering tensions of the past quickly rise to the surface. And Ellie suspects that Abby and their mother are keeping a dangerous secret . . .

But after a shocking act, the sisters have only each other to rely on. Vulnerable and scared, trusting each other will be the biggest risk of all . . .

My Thoughts:

This is one of those books that keep you hooked until the end. I liked the plot line and the characters. Two sisters each with completely different lives decide to see each other again after not seeing each other for a while. Their mother comes too, will Ellie find out why she was so ill as a child or will there be a more shocking revelation to uncover? The storyline is cleverly written to keep you guessing, until quite near the end. The ending is dramatic but wraps the story up well.

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

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This Dark Little Place By A.S.Hatch

This Dark Little Place By A.S.Hatch

How well do you know your girlfriend?

How well do you know your lover?

How well do you know yourself?

Daniel and Victoria are together. They’re trying for a baby. Ruby is in prison, convicted of assault on an abusive partner.

But when Daniel joins a pen pal program for prisoners, he and Ruby make contact. At first the messages are polite, neutral – but soon they find themselves revealing more and more about themselves. Their deepest fears, their darkest desires.

And then, one day, Ruby comes to find Daniel. And now he must decide who to choose – and who to trust.

My Thoughts:

This is a story that had me gripped from the beginning, I couldn’t work out or see where the story was going which made me more intrigued to read on. The story is quite a quick one but a good one none the less, I loved the idea of writing to a prisoner as you can just imagine there are all different kinds of people in there, you just don’t know who you are going to get. The way the story flows you wouldn’t and couldn’t guess what was going to happen. The shock at the end brings a cleverly written thriller to a dramatic end.

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

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The Split By Sharon Bolton

The Split By Sharon Bolton

SHE’S GOT NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE.

A year ago, in desperation, Felicity Lloyd signed up for a lengthy research trip to the remote island of South Georgia. It was her only way to escape.

AND NOW HE’S COMING FOR HER.

Freddie Lloyd has served time for murder. Out at last, he’s on her trail. And this time, he won’t stop until he finds her.

BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU RUN, SOME SECRETS WILL ALWAYS CATCH UP WITH YOU…

My Thoughts:

I have enjoyed every Sharon Bolton book I have read before and this one was just as good. This is the story of Felicity, the reader is drawn in straight away with her job to go to a remote island in the Antarctic. Reading about this place and what Felicity has to do to prepare I found fascinating. Sharon has clearly done lots of research as the whole story is packed with some interesting information. Felicity wants to get as far away as possible as she is scared someone will find her but who? The second part of this book is nine months earlier and we learn Felicity’s back story and that is where the story leads onwards, the characters are bought to life and you can really imagine their thoughts and feelings. The plot was good and when you discover the twist it will blow your mind.

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Guilty By Siobhan Macdonald

Guilty By Siobhan Macdonald

THE PERFECT LIFE

Doctor Luke Forde has the perfect life. A respected heart surgeon, he has a rewarding job, a successful wife, and a daughter, Nina. From their beautiful house overlooking Carberry Lough in County Clare, they present a portrait of family bliss. But over the course of a weekend, Luke’s life spirals into chaos.

A GUILTY SECRET

It begins with the word ‘GUILTY’ painted on his boathouse one morning. Then he spots a chilling notice in the local newspaper. When this is followed by the delivery of a small coffin-shaped package, Luke is terrified. Someone knows the dark secret he is hiding. And someone is out to get him.

SOMEBODY WANTS REVENGE

Luke begins to be plagued by horrifying anonymous messages, and it transpires that it’s not only Luke the sender is intending to harm. With strange things happening in the operating theatre, Alison’s political ambitions straining their marriage, and Nina’s behaviour sparking all sorts of trouble, Luke turns to therapist Terence Black. Is the therapist the only one that can save Luke and his family from the horrendous secrets of the past?

My Thoughts:

Wow what a story. I could feel myself tending up after each chapter not knowing what the next chapter would bring. Something happened a while back involving Luke and his wife fast forward to the present day, after discovering horrific messages does someone know what husband and wife did all those years ago. But do they know the real story? The last few chapters I literally couldn’t put down and then the ending left me ice cold. Absolutely brilliant read. I would recommend to everyone.

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

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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.

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

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

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

Apple Of My Eye By Claire Allen

Apple Of My Eye By Claire Allen

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Just how far is a mother willing to go?

When a mysterious note arrives for seven months pregnant nurse Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…

My Thoughts:

If you want a book that has twists and turns and a gripping plot then this is the book for you. It is a intriguing story that makes you wonder how far would you go? I found it a powerful and emotional read. It keeps you guessing till the very end.

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

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-My-Eye-psychological-bestseller-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-My-Eye-psychological-bestseller/

Let Me Lie By Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie By Clare Mackintosh

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The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.
Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .

My Thoughts:

If you want a brilliant psychological thriller that has twists and turns at every corner, then this is the book for you. I found I didn’t want to put it down yet I didn’t want it to end. I love it when a book captures you and you can’t think about anything else.It feels as though Clare might of left it open for another book. Each chapter is a different person’s perspective. Its a brilliant read.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-Me-Lie-Number-Bestseller-ebook

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Let-Me-Lie-Number-Bestseller