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I would like to thank all blogger’s for being so kind reading my reviews the lovely comments and most of all for following me. You all have been wonderful and so supportive. I have enjoyed reading your posts too.  I hope to follow you all on Twitter.

I would also like to thank book publishers for sending me many great books to review and do blog tours for. I hope that I can continue to receive books to review on book sites and do blog tours on Twitter.

This hasn’t been a easy decision but I have made a decision to close my website. The main reason is this.

Due to an upsetting email sent to me someone that works organising blog tours for seven publishers I have decided to close my website down.

My book reviews will now be on Goodreads & Twitter@favouritenovels.

Blog tour banners I am hoping that I can just upload to Twitter with full review on Goodreads.

If you have any questions comments please leave comments as I will close my website in a few days or  email me at ireadnovels@aol.com.

 

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RACE TO THE KILL HELEN CADBURY

RACE TO THE KILL HELEN CADBURY

Race to the Kill – Sean Denton 3

Hardback published by Allison and Busby

It is the middle of a long night shift for PC Sean Denton and his partner PC Gavin Wentworth when they are approached by a dishevelled-looking woman desperate that they follow her. She leads them to the old Chasebridge High School where they find the dead body of a refugee. The investigation which points to the neighbouring greyhound stadium finds Denton caught up in a world of immigration, drugs and sexual abuse, and one in which his private life becomes increasingly entwined.

MY REVIEW

Helen Cadbury was one the most respected writers. Many readers loved reading To Catch a Rabbit.  It’s so very sad that Helen Cadbury passed away.

 

Snow Sisters Carol Lovekin

Snow Sisters Carol Lovekin

Two sisters, their grandmother’s old house and Angharad the girl who cannot leave.

Meredith discoverers a dusty sewing box in a disused attic. Once open the box releases the ghost of Angharad, a Victorian child-woman with a horrific secret she must share. Angharad slowly reveals her story to Meredith who fails to convince her more pragmatic sister of the visitations, until Verity sees Angharad for herself on the eve of the unseasonal April snowstorm.

Forced by her flighty mother to abandon Gull House for London, Meredith struggles to settle, still haunted by Angharad and her little red flannel hearts. This time, verity is not sure she will be able to save her.

Extract

My name is Angharad and I am not mad. My heart is made of fragments of bindweed and despair, thinner than skin and bloodless and my story is old as the moon. It is one of love and death. as are all the stories most women tell. These two things make up the fabric of our lives, although I do not speak of romantic love. I refer to the kind that ought to provide a child with protection and in the end can destroy her.

The birds saw everything.

Unconcerned in their courtship and quarrelling, what they witnessed meant less than nothing. And yet, years later, their offspring still circle, continue to observe this place, and my unfinished story. High in the branches of the trees, wild crows perch, rooks shout, sparrows flutter, brown and gregarious. And above the house gulls drift like litter.

However it may have looked, regardless of how the story has since been told, the birds knew what happened was no fault of mine.

My impression are little more than a nod to memory. As a record of the truth they may be ambiguous. I may struggle to write them down. No matter. They must suffice until I am braver. It wasn’t that I was mad, it was what they did to me that made me that way.

A MIND TO KILL JOHN NICHOLL

A MIND TO KILL JOHN NICHOLL

They kill innocence. She wants revenge.

When Rebecca’s childhood abuser escapes justice it sets her on a path to revenge. Revenge on any man who preys on innocent.

MY REVIEW

A gripping page-turner of psychological thriller packed with suspense.

After reading Bully Boy Blue, John Nicholl became one my favourite authors, so when I found out that he had A Mind To Kill published I knew I just had to read it. A Mind To Kill is a dark psychological page turner thriller. I recommend it to all thriller fans. Rebecca was only six years old when she had been abused. It went on for months. The parents have been told that their precious little daughter’s abuser refused to answer a single question, he was a clever one and knew that there was not any forensic evidence to have him charged. It made me angry at this character as he is free to get on with his life as he did nothing at all. But seventeen years later a very big horror is about to take place by Rebecca Smith. 

I would like to thank the author for sending me his new book for an honest review.

36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You Vicki Grant

36 Questions that changed my mind about you Vicki Grant

Published by Hot Key Books

Two random strangers

36 questions guaranteed to make them fall in love

What’s not to like?

It’s a radical psychological experiment can love be engineered between two complete strangers? Add Paul he is in it for the $40 and Hildy her reasons are complex. Stand back and watch the results.

By the time Hildy and Paul have made it  to the end of the experiment, they’ve laughed and cried, lied and thrown things, run away and come back again.

But have they fallen in love?

MY REVIEW

I thought the book 36 questions that changed my mind about you was an excellent refreshing idea. When I first read the outline of this story the curiosity got to me so much that I wanted to read it so bad. It’s everyone’s dream to find the love of their life. But would you try to find your soul mate in an experiment to see if you would fall in love with a stranger?  Eighteen year old beautiful Hilda Sangster and eighteen year old Paul are both strangers, who are both being paid to be on a study conducted at a university, it’s an experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness. Hilda and Paul will get to ask each other 36 questions.  But the question is will they both bond with each other and fall in love? Trust me 36 questions that changed my mind about you is so much worth reading , with characters and the 36 questions that you can relate to. I will be keeping my eyes open for Vicki Grant’s next novel and hope you all will too.

 

The Hanging Girl Eileen Cook

THE HANGING GIRL EILEEN COOK

Published by Hot Key Books

Skye Thorn has given tarot-card readings for years. But now her psychic visions have taken a serious  turn and she is helping the local police to find a missing girl. The thing is, Skye’s readings have always been fake (obviously), but she has insider knowledge about this crime. What started as a supposedly harmless prank is now spiralling out of control.

Can Skye undo what she has started or is it too late.

MY REVIEW

I have always been fascinated by psychic skills. I buy my daughter the Mind Body Spirit magazine which she gets a lovely selection of tarot cards and an explanation to the meaning of them. So when I read that Eileen Cook was publishing a book about a school girl was charging her school friends to do tarot card readings, this was a must read for me. Skye Thorn had been passed down her tarot cards by her grandmother. Skye thorn was a lovely character to read about being a fake psychic. Death cards, and the hanging man are flipped out, what does this mean? When a young school friend by the name of Paige is missing, can Skye’s psychic world help the police find Paige? I have read with Malice by Eileen Cook that I recommend. The Hanging girl should be your next stop for reading a creepy psychological thriller. Have you ever had a tarot card reading? If so I would love to hear from you .

The Devil In I Aydin Guner

The Devil In I Aydin Guner

Damon West is a twenty-eight-year old living in New York City. His life appears to be perfect. He has a loving girlfriend, good friends, lots of money and a job on Wall Street, everything a young man could ask for. 
However, Damon has a secret. Damon is the Devil. For centuries, Damon has roamed the Earth enjoying everything the human world has to offer. Sex, entertainment, travel and new discoveries. Damon’s life appears to be perfect but takes an unexpected turn when he meets a co-worker, Latasha. 
Damon is suddenly submerged in a spiraling obsession with Latasha he can’t control. She plays him for the fool. For all his charms, Damon is unable to deal with those emotions. Is it love? Whilst Damon’s world starts to spiral out of control, we start to question who Latasha really is. Is she who she appears to be? Was this all part of a higher plan? Has she been conspiring with the suspicious new boss, Jason Godfrey? 

 I was amazed at how this story took hold of me. I loved reading how Damon is a Devil. It took me by complete surprise that he had in fact been on Earth for six thousand years. The Devil could in fact pass by people in the street and you wouldn’t of known who he is. You wouldn’t even suspect him. In fact if he was to talk to you in the street you would love him. Just goes to prove in true-life don’t always trust the man who happens to talk to you out of the blue. You know nothing about him or who he really is. The Devil In I, Damon faces the ultimate battle to hold on to everything he has, his job, his reputation, his girlfriend, and his life. This fast paced, sexy, violent modern day thriller is the ultimate story of Good vs Evil. Based in New York, The Devil In I is not for the faint of heart.

 

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