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THE DAMNED ANDREW PYPER

 

 

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THE DAMNED ANDREW PYPER

IF YOU LOVE STEPHEN KING YOU WILL LOVE THIS

Ashleigh and Danny Orchard are twins, not that you’d ever tell by looking at them – Danny distant and shy, Ash beautiful and accomplished. But there’s a secret in the Orchard house: Ash is a monster, a psychopath who can feel only through bringing others pain. When Ash and Danny are caught in a fire on their 16th birthday, both of them die. But only Danny comes back. Since then, Ash has haunted Danny, denying him any form of normal life …or love. When Danny meets Willa and her son Eddie he glimpses the life he could have without Ash. To stop her from ruining his new-found happiness, Danny must venture into the frightening underworld of Detroit, where he will unearth the mystery of the night his and Ash’s fates changed for ever.
Dark and compelling, THE DAMNED is a story of how heaven and hell aren’t about death, but about the decisions we make in life.
Andrew Pyper’s  gift is that he deeply respects his readers, yet still insists on reducing them to quivering children.
My review
I love watching and reading about ghost/ supernatural. The Damned had me turning pages to rate that I could not stop. Andrew Pyper is a new author to me and now I have found some of his books that he has written, I am due to read more.   I would highly recommend any reader to read The Damned even if you are not a supernatural/ghost fan reader, this will bring you great surprises.

IT’S RAINING MEN MILLY JOHNSON

 

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IT’S RAINING MEN MILLY JOHNSON

Every cloud has a silver lining

A summer getaway to remember. But is a holiday romance on the cards…?
Best friends from work May, Lara and Clare are desperate for some time away. They have each had a rough time of it lately and need some serious R & R. So they set off to a luxurious spa for ten glorious days, but when they arrive at their destination, it seems it is not the place they thought it was. In fact, they appear to have come to entirely the wrong village.
Here in Ren Dullem nothing is quite what it seems; the lovely cobbled streets and picturesque cottages hide a secret that the villagers have been keeping hidden for years. Why is everyone so unfriendly and suspicious? Why does the landlord of their holiday rental seem so rude? And why are there so few women in the village?
Despite the strange atmosphere, the three friends are determined to make the best of it and have a holiday to remember. But will this be the break they all need? Or will the odd little village with all its secrets bring them all to breaking point…?

 

 

THE TEASHOP ON THE CORNER MILLY JOHNSON

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THE TEASHOP ON THE CORNER MILLY JOHNSON

Life is full of second chances…if only you keep your heart open for them.
Spring Hill Square is a pretty sanctuary away from the bustle of everyday life. And at its centre is Leni Merryman’s Teashop on the Corner, specialising in cake, bookish stationery and compassion. And for three people, all in need of a little TLC, it is somewhere to find a friend to lean on.
Carla Pride has just discovered that her late husband Martin was not who she thought he was. And now she must learn to put her marriage behind her and move forward.
Molly Jones’s ex-husband Harvey has reappeared in her life after many years, wanting to put right the wrongs of the past before it is too late.
And Will Linton’s business has gone bust and his wife has left him to pick up the pieces. Now he needs to gather the strength to start again.
Can all three find the comfort they are looking for in The Teashop on the Corner? And as their hearts are slowly mended by Leni, can they return the favour when she needs it most…? A story of love, friendship and second chances that will warm your heart and rekindle your hope.

THE SOFT WHISPER OF DREAMS CHRISTINA COURTENAY

 

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THE SOFT WHISPER OF DREAMS CHRISTINA COURTENAY

Some dreams shouldn’t come true.
Maddie Browne thought she’d grown out of the recurring nightmare that plagued her as a child, but after a shocking family secret is revealed, it comes back to haunt her – the same swing in the same garden, the kind red-haired giant and the swarthy arms which grab her from behind and try to take her away
In an attempt to forget her troubles, Maddie travels to Devon to spend time with her friends, Kayla and Wes. However, it becomes clear that relaxation will not be on the agenda after a disturbing encounter with a gypsy fortune teller. Not to mention the presence of Wes’s dangerously handsome brother, Alex. And then there’s the fact that Maddie’s dream seems to be coming true.
The Soft Whisper of Dreams is a sequel to Christina Courtenay’s novel The Secret Kiss of Darkness.

TOO CLOSE TO HOME SUSAN LEWIS

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TOO CLOSE TO HOME SUSAN LEWIS

Sometimes the truth can be closer to home than you think. The compelling and moving new novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, No Child of Mine and Don’t Let Me Go.
Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Paige the future is full of promise.
But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn. The closeness she once shared with her mother a distant memory.
It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets too. Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband’s fidelity and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn’t realise the extent of her eldest daughter’s unhappiness until the unthinkable happens.
And the nightmare is only just beginning…
What I loved about Too Close Home by Susan Lewis
The family of characters that Susan Lewis has created are so easy to believe in and have feeling for. Jenna and Jack move to Wales for a fresh start running their own publishing company. But some how the nightmare is only just beginning. I honestly think this one of Susan Lewis best novels that I have read. I am looking forward to Susan’s next novel.

LOVERS AND PLAYERS JACKIE COLLINS

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LOVERS AND PLAYERS JACKIE COLLINS

Amy Scott-Simon, a young New York heiress, is engaged to marry Max Diamond, an older powerful real estate tycoon. At her bachelorette party, she runs into Jett, Max’s younger half-brother who is fresh back from Italy, where he is a successful male model. They have no idea who each other are. A one night fling leads to complications and regrets.
Meanwhile, Chris Diamond — a hot L.A entertainment lawyer — flies into town to meet with his two brothers and Red Diamond, the boys’ dysfunctional billionaire father. Working as Red’s housekeeper is Diahann, whose stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty, does not approve of her mother’s occupation. As Liberty pursues the dreams her mother once had, to sing, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her. And then there is Mariska, Max’s Russian socialite ex-wife, a woman with more secrets than anyone, secrets that ultimately lead to her brutal and mysterious murder.
As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, love, sex, money and fame are the ties that bind in this highly charged love story about family relationships, deadly choices and dangerous sex.
My review
I read Lovers and Players when it first came out and honestly I couldn’t stop turning the pages. The story was so exciting I had to keep going to find out what was going happen next. All my friends at work was buying Lovers and Players and reading it too. I thought the story was so dam good I gave to my mother to read, who loved it too.
I miss reading Jackie Collins stories. I really must get some of Jackie Collins newer books to read.
 I read so many of the older books by Jackie Collins that I did not write the titles down and I have forgotten what books I did read. As I enjoy all of Jackie’s novels I will buy all of the older ones again and have a good refresher.

IF SHE DID IT JESSICA TREADWAY

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IF SHE DID IT JESSICA TREADWAY

A mother knows. Doesn’t she?

What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime?
When Dawn introduces her family to her new boyfriend, Rud, they hide their unsettled feelings because they’re glad that Dawn, always an awkward child, seems to have finally blossomed.
Then Dawn’s parents are savagely beaten in their own bed, and though Hanna survives, Rud stands trial for Joe’s murder. Claiming her boyfriend’s innocence, Dawn initially estranges herself from everyone she knows, but when Rud wins an appeal, Dawn returns home saying she wants to support her mother.
Hanna knows that if she could only remember the details of that traumatic night, she could ensure her husband’s murderer remains in jail. But Hanna hadn’t realised that those memories may cause her to question everything she thought she knew about her daughter…
Did you discover
The Husband’s Secret?
Did you discuss
We Need to Talk About Kevin?
You’ll be desperate to find out
IF SHE DID IT
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