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A MOTHER’S CONFESSION KELLY RIMMER

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A MOTHER’S CONFESSION KELLY RIMMER

Your husband took his own life.

Tell the truth and destroy what’s left of your family

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

A heart breaking story with a breaking taking twist.

He’s dead and I’m safe, but I’m still scared. Sometimes I actually miss him, but then in the very next breath I find that I hate him so much that I hope there is a hell, just so that he can be suffering like he left me here to suffer.

Olivia and David were the perfect couple with their whole lives in front of them. When beautiful baby daughter Zoe came along, their world seemed complete.
But now David is dead and Olivia’s world is in pieces. While she is consumed with grief, her mother-in-law Ivy is also mourning the loss of her son. Both women are hiding secrets about the man they loved. Secrets that have put the family in danger. 
Something was very wrong in Olivia and David’s marriage. Can Olivia and Ivy break their silence and speak the truth? A mother should protect her child, whatever the cost…shouldn’t she? 
MY REVIEW
 
I bought my own paperback.

Bookouture don’t send out any actual paperbacks to review so for this reason I only buy a few of Bookouture books.  

I first got an email about A Mother’s Confession from Bookouture, but refused to buy it as I really don’t think it is fair that Bookouture sell ebooks and paperbacks but will only send out ebooks.

In my view this is a very cheap way for Bookouture to get publicity about their books by only sending out ebooks.  And I only read paperbacks or hardbacks.  

Any book company’s that sells both ebooks and paperbacks and refuse point-blank to send out paperbacks I very rarely buy my paperbacks from them.

Bookouture excuse is that they don’t get paperbacks in their office to send paperbacks out. Hmm !

BUT 

A Mother’s Confession is a fantastic novel. I highly recommend it.

 

Because I Was Lonely Hayley Mitchell blog tour

 

 

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I am very pleased to be part of the blog tour for Because I was Lonel by Hayley Mitchell

Because I Was Lonely (Paperback) £8.99 Amazon

The grass is grass is always greener on the other side

Or is it?

Meet Rachel.  She’s trapped in a sleep-deprived world of misery and grief. She used to love being a wife and mum, but now life is a grown-up mess.
Meet Adam.  He’s trapped in a world of grief and confusion. It wasn’t always like this, but since the accident, things have never been the same.
Rachel and Adam used to be friends, back in the days before marriage and babies… in the days before loneliness set in. Then along came Facebook. So when Rachel and Adam rekindle their online friendship, what starts as a little harmless flirtation soon becomes an obsession, and slowly the threads of their lives unravel before them.
 

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MY REVIEW

Because I Was Lonely by Hayley Mitchel is published by Red Door February 2017

I think that Hayley Mitchell is an excellent author writing about characters that I really cared about, that is why I am now following Hayley Mitchell on Goodreads.

Rachel is a woman who I can identify she has a baby that cries non stop and my first daughter was the same to the point where I was exhausted.

Rachel’s husband David takes her to the doctors where she is diagnosed with depression and given anti- depressants.

Their marriage might not seem all it should, but David starts talking to Emma who works at the pub where David often goes. Emma starts to give David a lot of attention.

Adam out of the blue starts to message Rachel on Facebook. Adam and Rachel had been the best of friends at college in their A- level years. So much goes on in the story with multiple view point with each character.

I recommend Because I Was Lonely it is a must read with emotions carefully planned for each character. 

 

BEHIND HER EYES SARAH PINBOROUGH

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BEHIND HER EYES BY SARAH PINBOROUGH Hardback £4.99 amazon

LOUISE
Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets…
DAVID
Young, successful and charming – Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife…
ADELE
Beautiful, elegant and sweet – Louise’s new friend seems perfect in every way. As she becomes obsessed by this flawless couple, entangled in the intricate web of their marriage, they each, in turn, reach out to her.
But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks…Is David really is the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears?
Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them?
MY REVIEW
I love reading about affairs and Behind Her Eyes tick my box in all the right places.

it’s all a terrible betrayal. Having an affair is a big enough secret.

The man from the bar that Louise had just met, little did she know that he is David her new married boss. As an affair starts between Louise and David little did David realise that Louise has just become friends with his wife Adele.

Now there seems to be a big problem, Louise wants her cake and eat it she wants David her lover and her new best friend Adele.

More tension builds up between David and Adele.

The ending here I can’t possibly give way, but hey everyone is talking about Behind Her Eyes, that’s why I bought my copy from amazon.

 

BLOG TOUR LIE WITH ME SABINE DURRANT

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Lie with Me Paperback ON AMAZON £3.85

The Truth is, we all tell lies

It starts with a lie. The kind we’ve all told to an acquaintance we can’t quite place but don’t want to admit to forgetting. The life story, embellished to impress that smug, happily married lawyer with kids and the lovely home.

And then, somehow, you’re having dinner at their house, accepting an invitation to join them on holiday. It’s what you secretly always dreamed of the perfect relationship, the better life.

And by the time you’re trapped in their world sweating in relentless Greek sun, burning to escape the tension all around you by the time you start to realise that, however painful the truth might be, it’s lies that cause the real damage well, by then, it could be too late.

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MY REVIEW

The Lie has been selected to be on Richard & Judy Book Club first week of March 2017

 It’s true everyone has a novel in them. 

Paul Morris tells lies. In a book shop he meets an old university friend Andrew Hopkins. Andrew offers Paul to lunch at his large detached house. At twenty-one Paul wrote a novel in his last year at Cambridge. While they are all having dinner Paul accepts an invite to join them on holiday. Paul had lied about his life, his novel and his flat. If he had told the truth things might have turned out differently. To add some mystery into the story thirteen- year-old Jasmine has been missing since 2004. So who killed Jasmine? And why is Paul locked up and writing in his cell?

I read Remember Me This Way and much preferred that book to Lie With Me. For me personally there wasn’t enough suspense in this new new novel Lie With Me. 

  Lie With Me was published in paperback 29th December 2016 by Mulholland Books

 

THE GOOD GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO GETTING EVEN ANNA BELL

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THE GOOD GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO GETTING EVEN ANNA BELL

The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even: The Brilliant New Laugh-Out-Loud Love Story (Paperback) £7.99 Amazon

When Lexi’s sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend’s wedding to watch football – after pretending to have food poisoning – it might just be the final whistle for their relationship.   
But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an ‘accidentally’ broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she’s delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that’s happened to their relationship.   
And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It’s not as if he’ll ever find out . . .
MY REVIEW
Unputdownable. I loved reading every page of this funny romance story. Anna Bell has become one of my favourite authors. How I wish that I could write a novel as good as The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even.

I would love to read The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart and Don’t Tell the Boss.

Oh dear Lexi’s sport-mad boyfriend Will tells Lexi one big lie and he is about to be in big trouble. Will and Lexi are invited to one of Lexi’s best friends wedding. Unlike Lexi, Will hates weddings with passion. On the day of Vanessa’s wedding Lexi finds Will doubled over with a bad belly ache. Poor Lexi has to go to Vanessa and Ian’s wedding on her own. But she does feel the teeniest bit sad leaving Will at home spending his time in the toilet.

While Lexi is at the wedding she opens a text there is a picture of Will. To her horror Will is not tucked up in bed liked she thought he would be, but instead he is dressed in his red and white Southampton football shirt starring at the TV camera. Will lied faked his illness and made Lexi go to the wedding alone so he could go to a football match.

Watch out Lexi is about to get even.

I loved the twist in this well written story. If you read Sophie Kinsella books then you will most certainly enjoy Anna Bell. I’m now hooked into the author Anna Bell. I will certainly read her other books in future . I enjoyed this fun romantic book so much that I am now following Anna Bell on Goodreads. 

THE GOOD GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO GETTING EVEN BY ANNA BELL IS PUBLISHED BY ZAFFRE

 

THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS EMILY BARR

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THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS EMILY BARR

 

The One Memory of Flora Banks (Paperback) £3.85 AMAZON

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN YOU CAN’T EVEN TRUST YOURSELF?

Flora has amnesia. She can’t remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is.
Then she kisses someone she shouldn’t, and the next day she remembers it.
It’s the first time she’s remembered anything since she was ten.
But the boy is gone.
I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA be brave.
MY REVIEW
Absolutely brilliant. This story will stay with me for a long time.

Flora Banks found a letter saying that when she was ten a tumour grew in her brain and when she was eleven a surgeon took it out with her of memory going with it. Now Flora can’t remember how to do things and since that her memory has gone she can’t make new memories. She has anterograde amnesia and can keep memories in her head for only a couple of hours. Flora’s best friend is going out with Drake, but after a party Drake kisses Flora and Flora remembers this and writes it down so she never forgets the kiss. Things start go really bad for Flora after kissing her best friends boyfriend.

I can promise you that there are twists in this story that you won’t see coming and that’s why I highly recommend The One Memory Of Flora Banks. 

 

BEAUTIFUL LIAR LOUISE MULLINS

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BEAUTIFUL LIAR LOUISE MULLINS

Beautiful Liar (Paperback)

Some accidents are meant to happen

When Erica’s husband Joel dies in a tragic accident nobody suspects she had anything to do with it. But appearances can be deceptive.
Erica describes her successful, lawyer husband as handsome and charismatic when she recounts their whirlwind marriage. But nothing is what it seems.
What is Erica hiding?
Was Joel’s death really an accident?
Sometimes the truth can be ugly.
MY REVIEW
Intense thriller being griping from page one until the last word.
On the day of Erica’s wedding to Joel she begins to realise he is aggressive and soon turn out to be a manipulative, lying, bastard. When Erica can’t take any more she plans for Joel to die in a tragic accident. Instead of Erica telling the police the truth in what really happened behind closed doors and pleading guilty that she planned what happened in self-defence, she tells them Joel was a good man kind and considerate and that he would never hurt her.
I recommend Beautiful Liar because it has a few twist bringing out some ugly truths that you wouldn’t expect coming.
I would like to thank mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com  for reviewing this book and bringing it to my attention of must reads.
I bought my own copy of Beautiful Liar.  Although it is rare that I buy books from Bloodhound as they do have a bloggers list but would rather send out digital copies and it is extremely rare that Bloodhound send out paperbacks to review and I only read paperbacks or hardbacks.
I have only bought 2 books from Bloodhound Frailty and Beautiful Liar.
I do receive their newsletter but I am considering cancelling it as I do think that publishing companies should send out books to review after all they need the publicity and so do authors.

 

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