• Book Review,  Reviews

    Dead Jealous – Sharon Jones

    “It had to be here.  The soles of his shoes squeaked from marble to wood as he ran between the choir stalls, swinging the torch beam like a whip that could beat back the night.  How could he have been so stupid as to lose the book? If he didn’t find it he was dead.  A faint scuffling noise brought him to a halt. Shit! His fingers fumbled to shut off the torch. The light died and he stood frozen, holding his breath.” When Poppy Sinclair and her boyfriend, Michael, visit Cambridge for Michael’s interview they expect a relaxing weekend visiting her father and seeing the sights. However the sights…

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    Countdown to Far From You – Tess Sharpe Review and Giveaway

    “It doesn’t start here. You’d think it would: two terrified girls in the middle of nowhere, cowering together, eyes bulging at the gun in his hand.  But it doesn’t start here.  It starts the first time I almost die.”  Sophie has almost died twice. The first time she was fourteen, driving in Mina’s brothers truck without a seatbelt on. It left her scarred and in constant pain. The second time she is with Mina again, but this time Mina doesn’t make it. Sophie was addicted to her pain meds but she kicked the habit. Now with Mina dead and her murderer having planted those same drugs on Sophie everyone thinks…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The Killing Woods – Lucy Christopher

    “Before  Saturday Night. August. Emily.  Something was draped across Dad’s outstretched arms. A deer? A Fawn that was injured? It was sprawled and long-legged, something that had been caught in a poacher’s trap maybe: a mistake. So this is where Dad had been all this time: in the woods and cutting this creature free. I breathed out slowly, squinted at the mist that hovered around Dad like a ghost.” When Emily’s dad brings home the dead body of a girl from her school he is arrested and admits to believing he killed her. But Emily is sure he is not the killer, despite what the police think and the Post…

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    Cruel Summer – James Dawson

    “Fade in: One Year Ago Against the white cliffs, the girl in the red dress was as vivid as a drop of blood. Even by moonlight, the rugged shoreline was visible for miles at sea: two vast cave mouths yawned, black stains scarring the chalk. The tide was coming in, advancing on a dark, rocky beach; the surf sighed over the shingle as the waves crept closer.” The holiday seemed like a good idea to Ryan, he would finally have his friends all together again, all except Janey of course. A year since her death and still the niggle was there for Ryan that it wasn’t just suicide, there was…

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    Soul Storm – Kate Harrison

    ***Please note that this is the third in a trilogy. Whilst I have tried to refrain from spoiling any aspects of the story there may be some assumptions about the previous books that can be made from this review*** “Loneliness is worse than death.  It rots you from the inside out, making you disappear. I avoid mirrors, because I am afraid I will see a space where I should be. And when I accidentally catch a glimpse of my reflection in a window, I am surprised at how solid I look. How ‘normal’.” For a year now Alice has been visiting Soul Beach, a website where she can talk to, touch and…

  • Guest Post

    Top 5 goodbyes – books (and films?) – #MurderOnTheBeach blog tour from Kate Harrison and James Dawson

    Thank you for stumbling across my blog #, today I have author Kate Harrison and James Dawson doing a joint blog tour for their books Soul Storm and Cruel Summer and they are talking about their top five goodbyes in books and films. Please bear in mind when reading that there may be a couple of small spoilers in the posts due to content of books and films containing goodbyes! Kate Harrison is the author of the fantastic Soul Beach series which started with Soul Beach in August 2011, Soul Fire which followed in 2012 and the newly released Soul Storm which concluded the trilogy to tremendous effect. This year, I’ve had…