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LITTLE BLACK LIES SHARON BOLTON

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LITTLE BLACK LIES SHARON BOLTON

WE WERE INSEPARABLE

UNTIL THE DAY SHE KILLED MY SONS.

What’s the worst thing your best friend could do to you?
Admittedly, it wasn’t murder. A moment’s carelessness, a tragic accident – and two children are dead. Yours.
Living in a small island community, you can’t escape the woman who destroyed your life. Each chance encounter is an agonizing reminder of what you’ve lost – your family, your future, your sanity.
How long before revenge becomes irresistible? With no reason to go on living, why shouldn’t you turn your darkest thoughts into deeds?
So now, what’s the worst thing you can do to your best friend?
MY REVIEW
What I liked about the books is that…

As this story is set in the in the small island community in the Falklands, at the beginning of the book there is a map of a land of sky and sea the Falkland Island. 
Part one this thriller starts of with Catrin saying…
I’ve been wondering if I have what it takes to kill. Whether I can look a living creature in the eye and take the one irreversible action that ends a life. Asked and answered, I suppose. I have no difficulty in killing. I’m actually rather good at it.

 

THE MISTAKE I MADE PAULA DALY

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THE MISTAKE I MADE PAULA DALY

We all think we know who we are.

What we’re capable of.

Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She’s also desperate.

Her business has gone under, she’s crippled by debt and she’s just had to explain to her son why someone’s take all their furniture away.

But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her,he’ll pay enough to bring her back from the edge.

Roz has a choice to make.

MY REVIEW

I felt really sorry for Roz Toovey, she used to be a self – employed physiotherapist, but when no money was left she had no choice but to work fifty hours a week for a chain of clinics. It was really hard for Roz when her husband left her she found herself without a home, without a business, and a small child to support. She should have declared herself bankrupt. There are many striking images here where some people go through the same thing. The bailiffs had removed all the furniture. You get the feeling of a very real sense of danger for Roz is about to happen as Scott Elias offers Roz to spend just one night with him and name her price.   It appears Scott has made Roz an offer that she knew she wouldn’t refuse. I found this new story by the much-loved author Paula Daly scarily believable.

THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS KATE RHODES

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THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS KATE RHODES

A MUST BUY, MUST READ!

THE GIRL WAS LAYING ON THE STEPS OF THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM, DRESSED IN ALL WHITE.

Four girls have disappeared in North London. Three are already dead.
Britain’s most prolific child killer, Louis Kinsella, has been locked up in Northwood high-security hospital for over a decade. Now more innocents are being slaughtered, and they all have a connection to his earlier crimes.
Psychologist Alice Quentin is doing research at Northwood. She was hoping for a break from her hectic London life, but she’ll do anything to help save a child – even if it means forming a relationship with a charismatic, ruthless murderer.
But Kinsella is slow to give away his secrets, and time is running out for the latest kidnap victim, who is simply trying to survive. 
MY REVIEW
 If there is one book that I would recommend crime readers The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes is it. With out question this novel is a  pacy psychological thriller that once you have started reading it you will not want to put the book down.
I found myself getting annoyed with Louis Kinsella wishing that he would talk and tell all about everything he knew. Louis Kinsella had killed nine girls before he was caught. He only speaks once a blue moon. Louis Kinsella is Britain’s most prolific child killer and has been locked up in Northwood high-security hospital, where serial rapists and murders for the criminally insane are kept.
Psychologist Alice Quentin is conducting her research at Northwood, as she is interested in treatments for the dangerous and severe personality disorder. When Alice interviews Louis Kinsella she learns that he is an expert manipulator and he never forgets a personal detail.
Kinsella has followers they were out there, primed to kill girls on his behalf. He knows who is abducting the girls, he predicated the date and the location, but he never said who they were. what else does Louis Kinsella know?
A must buy, must read!

 

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.

 

 

 

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