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GONE REBECCA MUDDIMAN

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GONE BY REBECCA MUDDIMAN

250,000 people go missing in the UK every year. 91% of those reported to police are found within 48 hours. 99% of cases are solved within a year. And 1% stay gone.
Eleven years ago, troubled teenager Emma Thorley went missing. The police assumed she was a runaway. But now a body has been found in woods near Blyth.
DI Michael Gardner knows he didn’t take Emma’s disappearance seriously enough back then, and is determined to make up for it now. But when he and DS Nicola Freeman start to reinvestigate, they discover that nothing is as simple as it seems.
As news of the discovery travels, the past will come back to haunt all those involved. Because there are consequences when good people do bad things, and some secrets cannot stay buried for ever…
My review
I can’t believe that a staggering 250,000 people go missing in the UK every year. Thank goodness that 91% of those reported to the police are found within 48 hours. 99% of cases are solved within a year. My heart goes out to the family and friends of the 1% stay gone.
I loved reading Gone by Rebecca Muddiman she certainly weaves some clever twist that no one would see coming.
Eleven years ago when Emma Thorley went missing DI Michael Gardner didn’t take her disappearance seriously, but he is determined to make up for it now. As a body has been found in the woods near Blyth with Emma’s ID on it, DI Freemans starts a new investigation.
Emma was a drug user who visits Ben Swales at a clinic to help her come off drugs.
Ben becomes one suspect that he murdered Emma as Ben left working for the clinic eleven years ago at the same time Emma disappeared.
Emma’s ex-boyfriend Lucas Yates becomes another suspect that he murdered Emma. Crime fans you can’t miss Gone by Rebecca Muddiman.
 It is time now for me to go and put the kettle on, but I will back soon with another crime book review.

 

 

WHISPERING SHADOWS JAN-PHILIPP SENDKER

9781846973307

WHISPERING SHADOWS BY JAN-PHILIPP SENDKER

 

By the author of the international best seller THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS

 

An absorbing mystery set in Hong Kong tourists only glimpse vivid and knowing

 

Equal parts crime thriller, romance and view of China’s Cultural Revolution, this novel is at heart, a story about the burden of survival. It packs a punch.

 

Sendker’s enthralling tale effortlessly weaves two narrative strands a stuttering romance and a murder mystery.

Paul Leibovitz was once a successful journalist, loving father and loving husband. Berfet and alone after the death of a child. But following a chance in counter in Hong Kong with fellow American Elizabeth, whose son has disappeared, Paul decides to investigate. Along with a detective friend, he risks everything and crosses the border to mainland China, their descending into the criminal underworld where he must confront the dark secrets and corruption hidden beneath the veneer and wealth of the new China.
The Whispering Shadows is the absorbing tale of one man’s search for redemption in a rapidly changing country where the ghosts of the past threaten to engulf the present.
I wanted to read Whispering Shadows as I read The ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS.
I enjoyed reading this first in a suspenseful new trilogy. This gripping story follows a retired expat journalist in contemporary China who tries to crack a murder case as he battles his own personal demons.
I would like to thank the publisher for my copy
Published July 2015

 

PRECCOCIOUS JOANNA BARNARD

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PRECOCIOUS BY JOANNA BARNARD

You assume, of course, that I kept a diary all those years. Scraps of paper. Notebooks.

I don’t know how much of it to believe myself, to be honest. Can there be more unreliable narrator than a teenage girl?

Fiona Palmer remembers first meeting the enigmatic Henry Morgan as a precocious and lonely fourteen-year-old.

Her schoolgirl crush developed into an intense relationship, but it was always one which she controlled.

Or did she?

MY REVIEW

Precocious is a story of how Fiona Palmer writes with enthusiasm in her diary on scraps of paper and notebooks. This page turning scandal takes us through how Fiona meets up with her ex school teacher that she used to have a crush on. There are some lessons you shouldn’t learn in school. At school fourteen year old Fiona had fallen in love with her teacher Henry Morgan. Her crush developed into an intense relationship. Fifteen years later married Fiona by chance meets up with her former school teacher again. Are they both just becoming friends again or could it plunge into more?  Fiona shares her secret with one of her best friends that she had just met up with her ex teacher Mr Morgan and went for a meal with him and that they kissed. But Fiona is supposed to be married even though she thinks that she is unhappily married. The reason why Fiona got married to Dave was to protect her from the catalogue of mini disappointments that surrounded her life. The story of Precocious is a controversial, compelling debut novel from an award-winning writer, Precocious is a Lolita for the modern age.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a uncorrected proof copy
Published August 2015

 

 

NO OTHER DARKNESS SARAH HILARY

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NO OTHER DARKNESS BY SARAH HILARY

From the Richard and Judy bestselling author Sarah Hilary. The phenomenal Marnie Rome returns in the outstanding follow-up to the critically acclaimed SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN.
Two young boys.
Trapped underground in a bunker.
Unable to understand why they are there.
Desperate for someone to find them.
Slowly realising that no-one will…
Five years later, the boys’ bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome’s career begins.
Her only focus is the boys. She has to find out who they are and what happened to them.
For Marnie, there is no other darkness than this…
MY REVIEW
Unlike other readers sadly I did not read Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary. I read No Other Darkness first.
Sarah Hilary is a glorious new crime writer that writes frightening danger on every page. The story takes us through deep measures of sympathy with domestic and complications.  An unforgivable, unforgettable thing happened.
Two young boys were trapped underground in a Cold War bunker built under a field in north-east London. A monster of a person had put the two young boys in the bunker who would have not been unable to understand why they were put inside a twelve feet underground bunker. They were desperate for someone to find them, but slowly realizing that no one will come to help them.
Five years later the bodies are found. The police have the most difficult tough investigation finding out who put the two children down deep in a bunker.
This story is so well planned out it will make your skin creep. I highly recommend Sarah Hilary to all crime fans. I will be definitely be buying Sarah Hilary’s first crime novel Someone Else’s Skin. I would like to thank the publishers for my proof copy.
Published by Headline 23rd April 2015

 

ALL THE LITTLE PIECES JILLIANE HOFFMAN

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ALL THE LITTLE PIECES BY JILLIANE HOFFMAN

She could have stopped an awful crime.
She could have saved a life.
But she did nothing.
Now, she’s going to pay the price.
Thwap!
Something had hit the window.
‘Help me!’ a voice said.
Faith’s blood turned to ice. She pressed her face up to the glass to see what was outside.
And the real nightmare began.
Girls are disappearing in Beach Palm County.
Prostitutes, strippers girls who don’t have a loving home to miss them, who disappear through the cracks.
Detective Bryan Nill can’t prove it’s a serial killer.
But he knows it in his gut. All he needs is evidence. Without a witness, through, he’s got nothing.
Faith is feeling guilty.
She’s tried to put that night out of her mind the girl’s face pressed to the window, begging for help. The terror of watching her being dragged off into the night. She’s told herself it was probably nothing, that she was right to keep the door locked, the window shut.
But she wasn’t the only one in the car that night.
When Faith’s four-year-old daughter identifies the girl in the news, Detective Nill gets his witness. And Faith’s life starts to unravel.
My review
All The Little Pieces byJillianeHoffan is a first-rate thriller. No one writes thrillers likeJilliane Hoffman.

All fans of serial killer investigations will want to add this thriller to their book-case.
The story opens up with your heart beating fast as a young woman is running with bare feet through the sugar cane fields away from someone.
Faith Saunders is the perfect wife, mother and sister who is loved and admired by everyone that knows her.
When Faith’s sister Charity has a birthday party, loving sister Faith travels two-hundred miles in a tropical storm to be there for her sister.  At the party Faith can’t help her self, she doesn’t like Charity’s husband Nick, and she doesn’t like the damage he inflicted with his words to Charity on her birthday. Faith thinks that Charity should pull her self together and tell her husband to go to hell. As an argument snaps in Charity wants Faith to take her four-year-old daughter Maggie and to get out of her house.
As Faith is driving home with the rain pounding on her roof and rain the size of quarters. Faith has got lost driving home in the storm.
As Faith pulls over and rest for a while until the worst of the rain passes, a disheveled young girl bangs on the car window pleading for help shouting ‘Help me! He’s coming’. What Faith sees next is a man dragging the girl away.
Faith is feeling guilty as she did nothing to help the girl and the scene that happened that night haunt’s her. But Faith wasn’t the only one in the car that night.
Faith’s four-year-old daughter identifies the girl in the news as the young girl screaming at her mother’s car window for help.
So much more happens in this unputdaownable thriller. Your heart will keep pounding throughout!

 

YOU, ME & OTHER PEOPLE FIONNUALA KEARNEY

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YOU, ME & OTHER PEOPLE BY FIONNUALA KEARNEY

They say that every family has skeletons in their closet

But what happens when you open the door and they wont stop tumbling out?

For Adam and Beth the first secret wasn’t the last, it was just the beginning.

You think you can imagine the worst thing that could happen to your family, but there are some secrets that change everything.

And then the question is, how can you piece together a future when your past is being rewritten?.

My review

New author Fionnuala Kearney has entered the publishing world by an explosive story of betrayal within a marriage.  I have been waiting for a story like this to hit the book shop shelves that has lots of shocking family drama and this is a story not to be missed.
All families have secrets. All families tell lies. 
Adam and Beth seem happy together and live in a beautiful semi-detached Edwardian home.
Adam thinks that his wife, Beth is just gorgeous,and proud she is extremely loyal and determined to succeed as a talented song writer.

 

Adam the forty-three year old husband is a crap liar he is being immature and selfish who chooses to cheat on his gorgeous wife and have an affair with a blonde totty waitress.

 

Unfaithful Adam has been keeping secrets from his past away from Beth and his daughter, but Adam is in for a shock as his dark secret from his past comes back to haunt him leaving his wife and his daughter even more upset.
You just can’t help feeling totally sad for Beth with her pool of tears as her marriage is breaking down with one upset after the other. But will she forgive her husband?.
I loved this story You, Me & Other People right from page one to last page. I want to read more books by Fionnuala Kearney.
 Good news for family drama fans
I looked up about Fionnuala and I am very excited as I have found out that she has a three book deal. I am really looking forward to them being published.
I hope that all family drama fans enjoy reading You, Me & Other People as much as what I have.

 

HIDDEN EMMA KAVANAGH

9781780892047

HIDDEN BY EMMA KAVANAGH

Hidden is a page turning gripping and unnerving psychological thriller by a former police psychologist.
I read Falling which I thoroughly enjoyed reading and couldn’t wait for Emma Kavanagh to publish another novel. I do highly recommend both of Emma’s novels.
The nerve-racking story of Hidden starts of Sunday 31 August, 10.33 with a shooting at Mount Pleasant Hospital. The story flips back to six days before the hospital with workers at the hospital and the police each having their own chapter to what they were doing six days before the shooting took place. A young woman who works at the hospital is found dead on the M4. Time is ticking away for Charlotte as she is writing for the Swansea Times about the young woman’s death on the M4 and trying to find out who the man was holding a gun walking through the hospital. Emma Kavanagh tells this story with great verve, weaving the strands of her story expertly.
I hope many readers enjoy reading Hidden as much as I have.
THE BLURB
HE’S WATCHING
A gunman is stalking the wards of a local hospital. He’s unidentified and dangerous, and has to be located. Urgently.
Police Firearms Officer Aden McCarthy is tasked with tracking him down. Still troubled by the shooting of a schoolboy, Aden is determined to make amends by finding the gunman – before it’s too late.
SHE’S WAITING
To psychologist Imogen, hospital should be a place of healing and safety – both for her, and her young niece who’s been recently admitted. She’s heard about the gunman, but he has little to do with her. Or has he? As time ticks down, no one knows who the gunman’s next target will be. But he’s there. Hiding in plain sight. Far closer than anyone thinks…

 

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