WE WERE ON A BREAK LINDSEY KELK
‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’ ‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’
There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait, there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the life they had mapped out.
Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans – and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug. But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way back to each other?
Most importantly, do they want to?
What the media world are saying
This fresh, romantic comedy has a smart and truthful voice and some entertainingly outrageous moments. SUNDAY MIRROR
Witty, hilarious, sexy, pacy a smart, laugh out loud triumph. Just brilliant! HEAT
Funny, cringe worthy and fast paced. A perfect summer read. CLOSER
Properly funny FABULOUS
Kelk has a hilarious turn of phrase and a sparkling writing style. DAILY EXPRESS.
I was sent a review copy and I must say that I liked the proof copy cover much better than the original published copy. Lindsey Kelk writes the most funniest lines. I adore all of her novels. You just have to laugh out loud reading this fabulous story. Every audience will love it. One word of warning when your on holiday going for a walk, wear flat shoes to avoid blisters.
THE LAST ONE ALEXANDRA OLIVA
When Zoo agrees to take part in a new reality TV show, In the Dark, she knows that she will be tested to the limits of her endurance. Beating eleven competitors in a series of survival tasks deep in the forest, living on camera at the extremes of her comfort zone, will be the ultimate challenge before she returns home to start a family.
A GAME WITH NO END
As the contestants are overcome by hunger, injury and psychological breakdown, the mind games, tricks and hazards to which Zoo is subjected grow dark beyond belief. This isn’t what she signed up for: the deserted towns and gruesome props, the empty loneliness. Is this a game with no end? And what is happening away from the cameras’ gaze?
Discovering the truth will be just the beginning…
AN ALTERED REALITY Translated into over twenty languages, The Last One is a gripping, provocative tale of survival – of the fittest, of the best loved, of the relationships that sustain us.
Twelve contestants take part in a reality TV show. The story is a really good idea, but for me there were too many characters. I have read that when writing a novel it’s best to keep to a few main characters, not to confuse readers. And I was confused here, and didn’t bond with any characters as too many. I did have high hopes of giving this high flying reviews, but sadly this book wasn’t one of my favourite to highly recommend. The Last One is Alexandra Oliva’s first novel and although I didn’t enjoy this novel I didn’t hate it either, I have decided to follow Alexandra Oliva on Goodreads in hope that her next novel will have me singing at the top of my voice. However I do recommend The Last One as every reader likes different reading choices.
HIDE AND SEEK M. J. ARLIDGE
A MUST BUY, MUST READ
Detective Inspector Helen Grace has spent her whole life running.
From the past. From herself. From everyone who’s ever tried to get close to her.
She’s spent her whole life hiding.
Behind the badge. Behind her reputation as one of the country’s best detectives. Until – framed for murder – she became one of its most high-profile prisoners.
Now there is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.
Because HMP Holloway is a place of dark days and long nights with dangers at every turn. Despised by the inmates and reviled by the guards, Helen must face her nightmare alone.
And then a carefully mutilated body is found in a locked cell.
Now Helen must find a ruthless serial killer. Before the killer finds her.
A MUST BUY MUST READ!
This is the very best of M. J. Arlidge. I have read a few of his books and Hide and Seek sits at the very top of my favourite so far. Detective Inspector Helen Grace is sent to Holloway, she’s been set up by Robert Stonehill he planted her DNA at a murder scene. How can Helen survive in Holloway when she is surrounded by crazy woman who may slit her throat? There is a monster In the high profile prison killing women in their cells. Helen police intelligence kicks in and in secret she sets out to find out who killed these women and why? Highly recommended Hide and Seek with nail biting tension through out
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CELL 7 KERRY DREWERY
A REAL MUST BUY, MUST READ
Behind bars. For your entertainment.
Should she live or should she die?
An adored celebrity has been killed. Sixteen-year-old Martha Honeydew was found holding a gun, standing over the body.
NOW JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL.
The general public will decide whether Martha is innocent or guilty by viewing daily episodes of the hugely popular TV showDeath is Justice, the only TV show that gives the power of life and death decisions – all for the price of a phone call.
Martha has admitted to the crime. But is she guilty? Or is reality more complicated than the images we are shown on TV?
Loved every page.
The countdown is on. Sixteen year old Martha Honeydew admitted shooting and killing millionaire Jackson Paige celebrity TV star, charity ambassador, with a beautiful ex-model wife, teenage son. The tabloids loved him. Martha is the youngest to ever face the electric chair. During her seven days she has to change cell with each day the cell gets smaller and smaller until she reaches her last cell 7. A talk show Death is Justice, an eye for an eye talks and votes if Martha is innocent or guilty. Martha has admitted to the crime, but is she guilty. She will die in seven days if she doesn’t change her mind. I liked this book so much that I am now following Kerry Drewery on Goodreads.
A TAPPING AT MY DOOR DAVID JACKSON
When police are called to a murder scene in the Liverpool suburbs, even the most jaded officers are disturbed by what they find.
DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an uncover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the [police have no leads, except the body of a bird and the victim’s missing eyes.
And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn’t to the people of Liverpool after all it’s to the police.
How can I possibly put this into words just how much I Loved this story. It’s frightening. In a dressing gown, watching television and drinking wine. Policewoman Terri Latham hears a tapping , scratching, scrabbling noise at the back door. In bare feet and her dressing gown on she goes to investigate what is making the noise. PC Terri feels something hard and heavy ramming into her skull, and her throat is cut. The police find a large black bird at the scene with a scrap of paper wrapped around the birds scrawny leg with the printed text Nevermore. Was the bird left there as message? Why was she killed? Could it be something in PC Terri Latham’s past, something she did or that the killer believes she did? I had never heard of David Jackson until I came across A Tapping At My Door. I enjoyed reading this novel so much, I need to read all David Jackson’s other novels. A Tapping At My Door is another great novel by Zaffre books.
GIRL MISSING SOPHIE MCKENZIE
Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren’s life seems like a sham. How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her? She manages to wangle a trip across the Atlantic where she runs away to try and find the truth. But the circumstances of her disappearance are murky and Lauren’s kidnappers are still at large and willing to do anything to keep her silent…
Girl Missing paperback is the 10th anniversary edition including exclusive content. I loved this story about Lauren who finds out that she adopted and discovers that she had been snatched from her real family as a baby. Lauren and her friend take a journey from London to the USA to trace her real parents. This story is a quite tearful at times. Sophie McKenzie got the idea for this story by surfing on the net and came across a missing children’s website. I recommend reading Girl Missing and I have read Trust in Me by Sophie McKenzie that I also recommend.
Published by Head of Zeus 8th September 2016
THE GIRL WHO TEETERED OUT OF THE DOORWAY WAS EXACTLY WHO THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.
It’s Hallowe’en, and the people of Cork are partying. At half past two in the morning, a girl with green hair and sad eyes stumbles out of a club. She never makes it home.
DS Katie Maguire and her team are stretched to the limit. A gang of dognappers are terrorising the kennel owners of Cork. The city’s drug trade is at an all -time high. Now they have a missing girl to find too and all in the glare of the media spotlight.
As Katie closes in on the truth, she realises that the three cases might be connected. And that with every second she spends investigating, the clock ticks on for the missing girl, trapped in a living death.
I loved read reading this well written tough and gritty thriller. It’s Halloween and people of Cork are out partying. A young girl leaves a club crying, she calls for a taxi to take her home. A young boy who she doesn’t even know offers her a lift to her house. She is not driven home, but dropped off at St Giles Clinic. The driver of the car slowly edge the rear wheel over her legs. The young girl wakes up in the clinic, but everything about clinic doesn’t seem good. Another part of this exciting thriller is a gang are stealing dogs in the city. The gang terrorizes a dog kennel owner in Cork. The dognappers rapes the owners wife. When the gang go to take the owners dogs, the owner takes his revenge and shoots one of them. DS Katie Maguire and her team are flat out trying to find the dognappers and the missing young girl. With questions being asked what really happened at the kennel when the owner shot one of the gang.