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WITHOUT YOU SASKIA SARGINSON

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WITHOUT YOU BY SASKIA SARGINSON

1984, Suffolk

When 17-year-old Eva goes missing  at sea, everyone presumes that she tragically drowned. Her parents relationship  is falling apart, undermined  by grief and guilt. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva, she’s determined to find her sister and bring her home alive.

Close to shore looms the shape of an island out-of-bounds, mysterious, and dotted with windowless concrete huts. What nobody knows is that inside one of the huts Eva is being held captive. That she is  fighting to survive and return home.

In a captivating blend  of mystery, thriller and emotional family drama. Without You will leave you unsettled, even as it touches your heart.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU RACHEL GIBSON

9780552170550 WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU BY RACHEL GIBSON

Once upon a time, Natalie Cooper had it all as a high school cheerleader she could shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But several years down the line and she’s paying for that popularity when her husband runs off with a 20-year-old bimbo. Now she’s running a photo shop and some of the pictures she sees well, she really shouldn’t and just trying to be a good mom.

Then she comes toe-to-manly chest with Blake Junger, Exiled to remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead, he’s determined to struggle with his demons and win all on his own. But he doesn’t count on a pint-sized five-year-old visitor or Natalie Cooper, the boy’s beautiful mother to break down his barriers.

 Another sizzling hot contemporary romance from the New York Times best-selling author.

To find out more about Rachel visit http://www.rachelgibson.com

FATTY O’LEARY’S DINNER PARTY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

9781846973000FATTY O’LEARY’S dinner Party by Alexander McCall Smith

It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius. Fatty O’Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under.

The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Betty, and likes nothing better than the company of good friends Tubby O Rourke and Porky Flanagan.

But when Fatty and Betty head off to Ireland on a trip of a lifetime, they find that they have left their comfort zone far behind. Calamity and mayhem ensure as one mishap after other befalls the beleaguered couple.

Can Fatty’s broad shoulders take the strain or will he suffer one indignity too many? Will he get his just deserts, or just deserts?

A small hardback quick read 174 page

My Review

What I love about Alexander McCall Smith’s new hardback novel,  is that it is a very small hardback book in size that will fit into any handbag for readers to take away as a holiday read, and the story is a short novel with only 174 pages.

I totally loved reading Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party novel. I have become a fan of Alexander McCall Smith’s book since reading The Forever Girl.
Fatty O’Leary is a very large American man who is married to his wife Betty. But when Fatty and Betty head of to Ireland for a trip of a lifetime, Fatty is put through a series of embarrassing disasters one after the other. 
What readers can expect from Fatty O’Leary’s dinner party is that it is full of humour and a must read short novel. 
I highly recommend Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party to all readers.
I am really looking forward to Alexander McCall Smith’s next novel from Polygon.

 

 

NO TIME FOR GOODBYE LINWOOD BARCLAY

9780752893686NO TIME FOR GOODBYE BY LINWOOD BARCLAY

Gone without a trace. Until now…

The house was silent

No sound of her parents getting ready for work, or her brother late for school. Where they punishing her for last night? She’d been out on a date when she could have been studying, and had a huge fight with her father.

So where was everyone now? why had her family disappeared?

Twenty-five years later the mystery is no nearer to being solved and Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions.

Were her family murdered? Abducted? If so, why was she spared? And if they’re alive, why did they abandon her?

Then a letter arrives, a letter which makes no sense. Soon Cynthia begins to realise that stirring up the past could be the worst mistake she has ever made…

The No. 1 Best seller. Winner of the Richard & Judy Summer Read 2008.

An enjoyable creepy tale.

No Time For Goodbye just flies of the page. it’s a one-sit thriller. You sit down with this book and you won’t get up until you’re turned the last page.

I am in a long line of readers that really enjoy Linwood Barclay’s novels. He is one of the crime authors that readers like to read and review a lot of his books. For any readers that have not a read a Linwood Barclay novel I highly recommend reading No Time For Goodbye.

 

I was eagerly turning pages after pages of this fast-paced novel wanting to know more.

 

 

THE YEAR I MET YOU CECELIA AHERN

 

 

 

 

IMG_2438THE YEAR I MET YOU BY CECELIA AHERN

The year I lost my job

The year I found home

The year I found friendships in

the most unlikely place…

I am not a stalker but you make it difficult for me not to watch you.

You are in circus act all of your own and

I cannot help but be your audience.

 

Jasmine loves her vulnerable sister. Heather, and her work.

Matt loves his wife and kids, and the booze.

One New Year’s Eve two people are pushed into one another’s lives.

As the year unfolds through moonlight nights and suburban days, an unlikely friendship starts slowly to  blossom.

Both Jasmine and Matt have on their hands.

The question is what they do with it.

Sometimes you find the answer in the most unexpected places.

My review

I have become a fan of Cecelia Ahern novels, after reading How To Fall In Love which has led me to read The Year I Met You, which is a fabulous page turning story.

Jasmine loves her vulnerable sister Heather and her work. As Jasmine became irritated by seeing people not do their job properly she started up her own business. As Jasmine’s own business became so successful someone offered to buy it from her. After selling her business Jasmine was full of buzzing ideas which led Larry and Jasmine develop a business idea together with Jasmine being the co-founder.

 Jasmine helped Larry’s company grow and watched it mature, develop beyond their wildest dreams, and prepared for the moment when they would sell it.That didn’t happen. With sudden shock. Six weeks just before Christmas Larry fired Jasmine.
 For Jasmine not having a job the story takes us through what Jasmine initially really feels now she has been fired and what she does next..

BROADCHURCH THE OFFICIAL NOVEL ERIN KELLY AND CHRIS CHIBNALL

9780751555585BROADCHURCH THE OFFICIAL NOVEL BY ERIN KELLY AND CHRIS CHIBNALL

It’s a hot July morning in the Dorset town of Broadchurch when Beth Latimer realises her eleven-year-old son, Danny is missing. As Beth searches desperately for her boy, her best friend, local police officer DS Ellie Miller, arrives at work to find the promotion she was promised has been given to disreputable Scottish outsider DI Alec Hardy.

When Danny’s body is found on the beach Ellie must put her feelings aside as she works with DI Hardy to solve the mystery of Danny’s death. As the case becomes a murder investigation, the news hits the press, jolting sleepy Broadchurch into the national spotlight.

As the town’s secrets begin to unravel, members of this tight-knit community begins to consider those in their midst. Right now it’s impossible to know who to trust.

One road in, one road out. Nobody comes to Broadchurch and nobody leaves.

Inspired by the first season of the BAFTA award-winning ITV series, this is the official, unmissable Broadchurch novel.

Incredibly moving and containing never-before-seen material, it takes you inside the minds and motivations of the unforgettable cast of characters.

Erin’s writing is beautiful and suffused with tension, from the moment I first read her gorgeous insights into a world and characters I thought I knew well. I was hooked and desperate to read more.

REMEMBER ME THIS WAY SABINE DURRANT

9781444762440REMEMBER ME THIS WAY BY SABINE DURRANT

BEHIND EVERY PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.

Every body keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way.

A year after her husband Zach’s death, Lizzie goes to lay flowers where his fatal accident took place.

As she makes her way along the motorway,  she thinks about their life together. She wonders whether she has change since Zach died. She wonders if she will feel whole again.

At last, she reaches the spot. And there, tied to a tree,  is a bunch of lilies. The flowers are addressed to her husband. Someone has been there before her.

Lizzie loved Zach. She really did.

But she’s starting to realise she didn’t really know him.

Or what he was capable of.

My review

I really admire the author Sabine Durrant in the way she has added twist and turns in this psychological thriller. I would like to read Under Your Skin next by Sabine.

Lizzie is married to Zach. It appears that Zach is a rather controlling husband to Lizzie. Something happens that makes Lizzie write to her husband telling him that their life together has come to an end.
Zach reads the letter and can not live with out his wife Lizzie and he kills himself in his car. 
After Zach’s death Lizzie starts to look into her husbands life and finds he has been lying to her.
 After Lizzie been told her husband is dead, strange things keep happening to Lizzie and she starts to wonder maybe Zach is not really dead or has Lizzie gone mad?.
 Readers will not be able to put this book down until the truth has been revealed.I hope all readers enjoy reading Remember Me This Way as much as I have.




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