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THAT GIRL FROM NOWHERE DOROTHY KOOMSON

 

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THAT GIRL FROM NOWHERE DOROTHY KOOMSON

This is from the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before and My Best Friend’s Girl, an emotional story about love, identity and the meaning of family.
“Where are you coming from with that accent of yours?’ he asks.
‘Nowhere,’ I reply. ‘I’m from nowhere.’
‘Everyone’s from somewhere,’ he says. ‘Not me,’ I reply silently.
Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she’ll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents.
As the tangled truths about her adoption and childhood start to unravel, a series of shocking events cause Clem to reassess whether the price of having contact with her birth family could be too high to pay…
My Review
I have read quite a few of Dorothy Koomson novels, this is my favourite novel by Dorothy so far.  I found it so hard to stop turning the pages I wanted to know what happened next. I dearly loved Clemency mother. I felt sorry for Clemency mother when she realized her daughter had accidentally found her birth mother. For anyone who loves jewellery making or taking photographs, you will love reading this novel. With high-flying colours I really recommend That Girl From Nowhere. Dorothy experience writing novels comes from working as a journalist with writing some of her books in the evening. She has also worked on the Family Circle magazine in Sydney.

SOLITUDE CREEK JEFFERY DEAVER

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SOLITUDE CREEK 

JEFFERY DEAVER

FEAR KILLS

THE NEW KATHRYN DANCE THRILLER

FROM THE NUMBER ONE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF

THE SKIN COLLECTOR

One mistake is all it takes.
Busted back to rookie after losing her gun in an interrogation gone bad, California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance finds herself making routine insurance checks after a roadhouse fire. But Dance is a highly trained expert in body language: her most deadly weapon is her instinct, and they can’t take that away from her.
And when the evidence at the club points to something more than a tragic accident, she isn’t going to let protocol stop her doing everything in her power to take down the perp.
Someone out there is using the panic of crowds to kill, and Dance must find out who, before he strikes again …
My review
I decided it was time to read one of my much loved authors books again. I read THE BLUE NOWHERE and I honestly couldn’t stop the pages. The Blue Nowhere is one the stories that have stayed firmly in my mind. Now reading Solitude Creek Jeffery Deaver has planted another story in my brain that I will never forget. It will haunt readers long after you have finished reading it. When an author can never make you forget a story you know that author is one of the best at telling stories. About Solitude Creek A mother and daughter are at The Roadhouse for a night of music to watch boy bands sing live on stage. Solitude Creek attracted a varied clientele of the young and old. As a boy band began to perform on stage a dreadful nightmare happens every one started to evacuate as the smell of smoke was pouring into the Solitude Creek club, causing a stampede where people were being crushed. Some thing was blocking the fire exit which caused panic within the crowd. Katherine Dance of the California Bureau of Investigations is going to find out what blocked the fire exit doors and why. I can promise Jeffery Deaver fans this story is packed with his trademark suspense, with rich characters and a rollercoaster plot twist. Fans and new reader will be delighted with Solitude Creek.

CAFE ASSASSIN MICHAEL STEWART

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CAFE ASSASSIN MICHAEL STEWART

This is one of the best prison novels that I have read for years. I am very impressed with Michael Stewart story telling he had me turning pages all night. I hope Michael Stewart is at his laptop writing another story because I want to read more from this brilliant author.

Nick Smith has just spent the last twenty-two years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he is looking for the man who put him in there. They were once best friends and whilst Nick was incarcerated Andrew did very well, very well indeed. Andrew is a QC and has it all. The big house, cars, a beautiful wife and family and Nick wants everything Andrew has. He wants it all and he will do anything to get it.

THE DAMNED ANDREW PYPER

 

 

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THE DAMNED ANDREW PYPER

IF YOU LOVE STEPHEN KING YOU WILL LOVE THIS

Ashleigh and Danny Orchard are twins, not that you’d ever tell by looking at them – Danny distant and shy, Ash beautiful and accomplished. But there’s a secret in the Orchard house: Ash is a monster, a psychopath who can feel only through bringing others pain. When Ash and Danny are caught in a fire on their 16th birthday, both of them die. But only Danny comes back. Since then, Ash has haunted Danny, denying him any form of normal life …or love. When Danny meets Willa and her son Eddie he glimpses the life he could have without Ash. To stop her from ruining his new-found happiness, Danny must venture into the frightening underworld of Detroit, where he will unearth the mystery of the night his and Ash’s fates changed for ever.
Dark and compelling, THE DAMNED is a story of how heaven and hell aren’t about death, but about the decisions we make in life.
Andrew Pyper’s  gift is that he deeply respects his readers, yet still insists on reducing them to quivering children.
My review
I love watching and reading about ghost/ supernatural. The Damned had me turning pages to rate that I could not stop. Andrew Pyper is a new author to me and now I have found some of his books that he has written, I am due to read more.   I would highly recommend any reader to read The Damned even if you are not a supernatural/ghost fan reader, this will bring you great surprises.

IT’S RAINING MEN MILLY JOHNSON

 

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IT’S RAINING MEN MILLY JOHNSON

Every cloud has a silver lining

A summer getaway to remember. But is a holiday romance on the cards…?
Best friends from work May, Lara and Clare are desperate for some time away. They have each had a rough time of it lately and need some serious R & R. So they set off to a luxurious spa for ten glorious days, but when they arrive at their destination, it seems it is not the place they thought it was. In fact, they appear to have come to entirely the wrong village.
Here in Ren Dullem nothing is quite what it seems; the lovely cobbled streets and picturesque cottages hide a secret that the villagers have been keeping hidden for years. Why is everyone so unfriendly and suspicious? Why does the landlord of their holiday rental seem so rude? And why are there so few women in the village?
Despite the strange atmosphere, the three friends are determined to make the best of it and have a holiday to remember. But will this be the break they all need? Or will the odd little village with all its secrets bring them all to breaking point…?

 

 

THE TEASHOP ON THE CORNER MILLY JOHNSON

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THE TEASHOP ON THE CORNER MILLY JOHNSON

Life is full of second chances…if only you keep your heart open for them.
Spring Hill Square is a pretty sanctuary away from the bustle of everyday life. And at its centre is Leni Merryman’s Teashop on the Corner, specialising in cake, bookish stationery and compassion. And for three people, all in need of a little TLC, it is somewhere to find a friend to lean on.
Carla Pride has just discovered that her late husband Martin was not who she thought he was. And now she must learn to put her marriage behind her and move forward.
Molly Jones’s ex-husband Harvey has reappeared in her life after many years, wanting to put right the wrongs of the past before it is too late.
And Will Linton’s business has gone bust and his wife has left him to pick up the pieces. Now he needs to gather the strength to start again.
Can all three find the comfort they are looking for in The Teashop on the Corner? And as their hearts are slowly mended by Leni, can they return the favour when she needs it most…? A story of love, friendship and second chances that will warm your heart and rekindle your hope.

THE SOFT WHISPER OF DREAMS CHRISTINA COURTENAY

 

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THE SOFT WHISPER OF DREAMS CHRISTINA COURTENAY

Some dreams shouldn’t come true.
Maddie Browne thought she’d grown out of the recurring nightmare that plagued her as a child, but after a shocking family secret is revealed, it comes back to haunt her – the same swing in the same garden, the kind red-haired giant and the swarthy arms which grab her from behind and try to take her away
In an attempt to forget her troubles, Maddie travels to Devon to spend time with her friends, Kayla and Wes. However, it becomes clear that relaxation will not be on the agenda after a disturbing encounter with a gypsy fortune teller. Not to mention the presence of Wes’s dangerously handsome brother, Alex. And then there’s the fact that Maddie’s dream seems to be coming true.
The Soft Whisper of Dreams is a sequel to Christina Courtenay’s novel The Secret Kiss of Darkness.
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