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AFTER THE FIRE JANE CASEY

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AFTER THE FIRE JANE CASEY

SOME THINGS CAN NEVER BE FORGIVEN

ARSON, ACCIDENT 

OR MURDER?

After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad.
It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right-wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate?
As Maeve and her senior colleague, Derwent, pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide.
MY REVIEW

This is my first book that I have read by Jane Casey. As a fire rips through Murchison House block of flats on Maudling Estate in North London, the questions the police want to know was could this have been an accident or was it arson?  The fire seemed to of have started on the 10th floor. Two bodies are found in an 11th floor flat. I highly recommend reading After the Fire.
This is a lively, gritty thriller. Every scene is well-timed. The characters are quickly, expertly drawn. Readers will be looking for every clue.
After the Fire. For those readers who are coming  to this series for the first time, like myself, I promise you that you don’t need to have read the other books to understand what takes place in After the Fire. However, there are references to past events and storylines that run through several books. The Maudling Estate featured in The Kill, as did some minor characters who assume greater importance in After the Fire.

DEATH BY DANGEROUS OLLY JARVIS

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DEATH BY DANGEROUS OLLY JARVIS

John Anderson is one of the North West’s most dedicated and successful prosecution barristers. His career is going from strength to strength and he is on the verge of becoming Queen’s Counsel.  But the life he once knew suddenly comes crashing down following a fatal road traffic accident. Recovering from his injuries, he has no memory of the collision.
WAS HE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF A CHILD?
WHO WAS HIS FEMALE  PASSENGER? 
Facing charges of causing death by dangerous driving the professional and personal life he once knew lies in tatters. Depressed and taking refuge in alcohol, Anderson refuses, in the face of so many unanswered questions to accept his guilt.
He becomes convinced that the gangster he was prosecuting at the time of the crash is in some way involved. The mystery deepens as his search for the truth draws him into Manchester’s sordid criminal underworld. Shunned by his former colleagues, Anderson finds help from an unlikely source, enabling him to confront his prejudices and re-evaluate his past life. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery and, ultimately, the path for his own redemption.
MY REVIEW
Causing death by dangerous driving (Section 1 Road Traffic Act 1988)
A person who causes the death of another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or another public place is guilty of an offence.
Sentence-imprisonment not exceeding 14 years.
I love this court scene novel, I just could not put it down.
As Anderson a prosecution Barrister set off home towards the M56. Thoughts of his wife Mia. Was he happy, had he ever really been happy? Had she? They seemed the perfect match. Personal details of Anderson’s character make this story seem so life-like.
Detective Inspector Taylor arrests John Anderson for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving. But Anderson can’t remember anything about the accident. He knew nothing of the lady that died. The last thing Anderson remembers is leaving the court. His passenger was killed a thirty-two year old lady by the name of Henna Butt.  Anderson tells the police he doesn’t know that name Heena Butt. Who was she? Established with authority by an obviously gifted writer. I look forward to more novels by Olly Jarvis.

 

THE HUNT TIM LEBBON

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THE HUNT T.J. LEBBON

Escape and they’ll kill your family

The cruellest game.

The highest stakes.

Only she can bring his family back alive.

Rose is the one that got away. She was the prey in a human trophy hunt run by an elite organisation known only as The Trail. She paid the worst possible price. Every moment since she has been planning her revenge. And now her time has come.

 Chris returns from his morning run to find his wife and children missing and a stranger in his kitchen.     
He’s told to run.   
If he’s caught and killed, his family go free. If he escapes, they die.    
Rose is the only one who can help him, but Rose only has her sights on one conclusion. For her, Chris is bait. But The Trail have not forgotten the woman who tried to outwit them.  
The Trail want Rose. The hunters want Chris’s corpse. Rose wants revenge, and Chris just wants his family back.
THE HUNT IS ON
MY REVIEW
The hunt is such a gripping read and the characters really come to life on each page.
Chris Sheen is out running while it was still dark. He would be home in time to take his two daughters to school. As he opened the door he thought something was wrong with the unnatural silence. A great sense of fear races along as Chris searches his house for his wife and two girls. Chris finds a man in his kitchen who makes it clear that if Chris phones the police his wife and children will be executed. Terrified and shaking all sort of things run through his mind, is it a joke. A prank. A scam. Or a reality TV show.
Readers become aware that some weird stuff is going on. The Hunt offers a good mix of action making the book chilling and clever.

 

IN ANOTHER LIFE LAURA JARRATT

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IN ANOTHER LIFE LAURA JARRATT

Published 4th June 2015

I NEED YOU 

PLEASE COME.

Hannah adores her older sister, Jenny they are the best of friends, but different in every other way. Jenny dreams of leaving the States and flying to the UK to visit the places where their English mother grew up. But Jenny’s dream turns into a nightmare when she vanishes without trace.

Hannah and her father arrive in England to a big police investigation. As Hannah gets to know some of Jenny’s friends and acquaintances, she realises that families hide the biggest secrets of all.

MY REVIEW

 

I recommend In Another Life by Laura Jarratt
In Another Life by Laura Jarrrat is an explosive new thriller that is powerfully moving full of twists and turns. The story is sad and heart-breaking. Hannah adores her older sister, Jenny they tell each other most things. Jenny leaves the States and fly’s to the UK to be an au pair for the rich Cadwallader family.  Jenny goes missing one Wednesday afternoon after a normal morning at work. She had a break of three hours after lunch and was expected to return to her duties at 4pm. She never reappeared. Hannah and her father arrive in England to a big police investigation on her sisters disappearance. I hope many readers enjoy this thriller as much as I did.

 

 

 

THE VENUS TRAP LOUISE VOSS

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THE VENUS TRAP LOUISE VOSS

Jo Atkins’ sixteenth year was disastrous: she lost her dad, was assaulted by a stranger, and then had her heart-broken. For the last twenty-five years, she’s believed that nothing could ever be as bad again.    
She was wrong.    
Now, still smarting from her recent divorce, pretty, self-effacing Jo finally gathers the courage to enter the dating scene. She meets Claudio, whom she vaguely remembers from her youth, but after a few dates decides he’s creepy and politely tells him ‘thanks but no thanks’. 
But Claudio has no intention of letting her go.      Instead of never seeing him again, Jo wakes up sick and terrified, handcuffed to her own bed. She is given a week to prove her love for Claudio—or he will kill her.   
Claudio, it turns out, is a man with nothing left to lose.

 

The venus trap tackles the emotional impact of divorce, the perils of modern dating and the age-old powers of lust and obsession.

MY REVIEW

For me personally there were moments of genuine chills that ran right through me.  Nothing in forty-three year old Jo Atkins  life seem to go right for her, she lost her dad and has recently been divorced. Jo finally gathers the courage to go on the internet dating scene where she meets up with Gerald in the pizza express which doesn’t go too well for Jo either. In The Venus Trap nothing is ever what it seems, and no one can ever be trusted. This violent tale plays out with frightening memorable scenes as Jo wakes up sick and terrified, handcuffed to her own bed.

 

THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU A J RICH

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THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU A J RICH

A MUST BUY, MUST READ!

I trusted you. This is how you repay me.

The perfect couple.

The perfect life.

The perfect murder?

Morgan’s life seemed settled she is completing her thesis on victim psychology and newly engaged to Bennett, a man more possessive than those  she has dated in the past, but also more chivalrous and passionate.

But she returns from class one day to find Bennett savagely killed, and her dogs a Great Pyrenees and two pit bulls she was fostering circling the body, covered in blood. Everything she holds dear in life ois taken away from her in an instant.

Devastated and traumatized,  Morgan tries to locate Bennett’s parents to tell them about their son’s death. Only then does she begin to discover layer after layer of deceit. Bennett is not the man she thought he was. And she is not the only woman in immense danger.

mesmerizing and terrifying. Highly recommend.

 

 

 

ROYAL WEDDING MEG CABOT

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ROYAL WEDDING MEG CABOT

 From Meg Cabot, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series, comes the very first adult instalment, of the most popular Princess series in the land. 
Princess Mia is engaged to be married, but since when in Mia’s life did anything go to plan? Fall back in love with Mia in this new book for older readers.
Readers who first discovered Meg Cabot’s Princess books as teens will enjoy seeing Mia and Michael all grown up, and new readers will enjoy this sweet contemporary tale. Pure fun!
Royal Wedding follows Princess Mia and her Prince Charming as they plan their fairy tale wedding – but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily ever after into a royal nightmare.
Princess Mia life in New York City is one glamorous whirlwind. Not only does she have to deal with nosy gossip columnist on a daily basis and the paparazzi following her every move, she’s also expected to enchant wealthy strangers at royal engagements.
Speaking of engagements, Mia’s gorgeous long-term boyfriend Michael has finally popped the question on an exotic Caribbean island. Finally they’re ready to settle down or so she thought.
When Mia and Micheal return from their romantic hideaway, they discover that they are embroiled in a scandal of majestic proportions! A scandal that could turn the normally calm Michael into a runaway groom. Worse still, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch.
Mia may be ready to wed, but is she ready to rule as well?

 

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