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I have no secrets of my own.

I can’t do anything without someone knowing about it.

I can see, though, and I can hear, and sometimes people forget that.

Sometimes people talk about me as if I’m not there. I hate that.

And sometimes people tell me their secrets.

Dan did.

And I can’t tell everyone.

I wish I could do something.


 I Have No Secrets is a page turning debut thriller by Penny Joelson. The paperback is a must buy – must read. I appreciate Penny Joelson’s writing with the quality of each character that really impressed me making me want to read on and know more about each one.  This remarkable tale is about fourteen year old Jemma who is disabled she has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.  Jemma is unable to move, speak or communicate in any way. Her foster family and carer do everything for her. Jemma is extremely intelligent with an inquisitive nature,  she knows everything that is going on around her and what people are saying to her, also she knows what her foster-brother and sister are up to, but she can’t respond to them or tell on them.  Jemma’s carer  Sarah has a secret she is two timing with Dan and Richard.  Dan is horrible to Jemma he tells Jemma if I was you I’d kill my self,  he is so mean that even offers to help her. When a murder takes place it’s Jemma who knows who did it. But how is she going tell someone. Big surprises are about to unfold for Jemma.






Pages of actual short story 77

When the past comes back to bite you.

I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI.

Ever had that feeling of being watched

but when you turn around no one’s there?

I have.

I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I’d listened to that feeling, If I’d thought back to my past maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.

Back at the office, I found a death threat on my desk. I had no idea who sent it, or why they wanted to kill me.

But I was about to find out.


I loved every page of this short story.  I highly recommend this unique crime story. Andrew Barrett has done a splendid job, inviting us to meet victims and a villain. So pull on your plastic gloves and your face mask, get comfy, and read on.

Eddie Collins a CSI is sent to a crime scene in Leeds where a dead man lay at a pub car park. As Eddie was taken photographs of the dead man he sensed he was being watched by giggling drunk people. One of them in the crowd could have been the killer. Back at the office Eddie opens a letter that is a death threat all it said was Your going to die tonight. Once Eddie arrives home he finds out why and who wanted to kill him.  The author Andrew Barrett writes crime thrillers. Each crime fiction book is hand-crafted and nurtured to give readers a unique flavour of what a forensic insight CSIs encounter in real life.  Every book is rich with forensic insight but that insight never drowns the story it’s there to enhance readers enjoyment only.




My Sister Michelle Adams

Paperback On Amazon £12.78



All her life Irini thought she was given away because her family didn’t want her. What if the truth is something worse?


Sitting down with a good book to read is one of my life pleasures. Michelle Adams is a genius writing her first thriller, MY SISTER.  I can’t wait to read this authors next book. I do advise every reader that  loves a good thriller MY SISTER is it, it’s the book to read. Irini had Dysplasia of the left hip with a limp that would get worse when it was cold. Her parents gave Irini away to her Aunt and Uncle and she never knew why, nobody would never tell her the truth. Aunt Jemima never wanted Irini’s sister Elle in their lives and Irini never knew the reason why. Years later when Irini and her Italian boyfriend live together, Irini receives a phone call from her sister Elle informing her that their mother has died.  Irini has kept her number and address private so Elle couldn’t find her as she knows only too well that heartless Elle could turn up at any time and ruin things for her. So how did Elle get Irini’s telephone number? When Irini arrives back to the family home for the funeral she is there for one reason she needs to know why they gave her away and not Elle. And why did her parents spend so many years keeping their distance from her. Will Irini find the answers to past that she is looking for?  After their mothers funeral their father commits suicide. When Irini arrives back home to Antonio the police arrive with news that her sister Elle has disappeared.  With unsettling family twists this novel will certainly excite you all.



The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal

Hardback Published by Legend press 15th May 2017 Hardback Amazon £14.99

Paperback Amazon £8.99 30th OCTOBER 2017


Things aren’t always as they seem

A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe. The Teacher’s Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.


The Teacher’s Secret is by Suzanne Leal is her first novel and if you love a scandal this a novel not to be missed.  I loved the character teacher Terry Pritchard. He was an interesting character one that you want to shout at and stop, please don’t. But in the eyes of teacher of Mr P, he didn’t do any thing wrong, he only felt sorry for the young girl. Maybe he knew more about his girl student that no one else could possibly know. Terry and Michelle tried for a baby the natural way and the medical way, sadly nothing worked. For a while they talked about adopting, but nothing became of it. Teacher Terry Pritchard stopped a mother slapping her child. He comforted  the young girl student by putting his arm around her.Teacher Mr P is in trouble it is departmental regulations  for a prohibit physical contact with a student. Teacher Mr P accidentally breaks a pair of glasses belonging to a  girl student. He takes her after school to get a new pair. Once again Terry Pritchard is trouble. To transport a child in a teachers car in out of school hours is in contravention of the regulations. After 18 years of teaching the final teaching days are over, he has been given immediate retirement.


About the author

Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband, David, and her four children.

Suzanne Leal is a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law.

The Teacher’s Secret is her first novel published in the UK.

Visit Suzanne at  or on Twitter @suzanne_leal


Dead Letters Caite Dolan – Leach

Paperback published by Corvus Amazon £12.08 

Z is for Zelda       A is for Ava

F is for Family     S is for Secrets

T is for Twisted     D is for Deceit

                            C if for Clue

           Will she uncover the truth?


Ava doesn’t believe it when the email arrives to say that her twin sister is dead. It’s not grief or denial that causes her scepticism – it just feels too perfect to be anything other than Zelda’s usual manipulative scheming. And Ava knows her twin.

Two years after she left, vowing never to speak to Zelda again after the ultimate betrayal, Ava must return home to retrace her errant sister’s last steps. She soon finds notes that lead her on a twisted scavenger-hunt of her twin’s making.

Letter by letter, Ava unearths clues to her sister’s disappearance: and unveils harrowing truths of her own. A is for Ava, and Z is for Zelda, but deciphering the letters in-between is not so simple.


I personally really enjoyed reading Dead Letters.  I just  love reading novels about twins.

The twin’s name were meant to be part of their self constructed, quirky family mythology. A to Z, Ava and Zelda. The first-born would be A for Ava, and the second born would be Z for Zelda.

A careless nurse handed their father, Marlon the babies in the wrong order, so that the second born was in plopped into his arms first and that little twin girl was named Ava.

Nadine, Ava’s mother who suffers from dementia writes Ava a bitchy email to say that her twin sister had burned to death.

Zelda had burned to death when the barn caught fire and Zelda was trapped inside.

When Ava arrives from Paris back to her family home, she takes in the blackened shell of the barn.

Ava seems to wonder what had Zelda been up to in the last twenty-one months.  Ava doesn’t know if Zelda was in a weird place, she just don’t know what to think.

Frankly there’s no way Zelda can be dead or Ava would feel it.

Ava’s twin sister is missing, maybe even dead. To find her, Ava must follow the clues from A to Z.

The combination of Zelda’s letters the last few months and the bizarre of it all feels too much like one of her sister’s elaborate plots.

It seems that Ava is in denial that her twin sister is dead after she’s been receiving emails from Zelda after the fire.

After everything that’s happened Ava is loyal to her twin, even though she hasn’t spoken to her for nearly two years.

This novel isn’t a thriller but more of a mystery, one that I recommend.





The Punch and Judy Girl Sheila Newberry BLOG TOUR

The Punch and Judy Girl by Sheila Newberry

Published by  Zaffre in paperback on 4th May 2017


Suffolk, 1925.

After the death of her father, a much loved Punch and Judy man, May Moon packs her bags and moves to the seaside in the hope of continuing his legacy.

Already tasked with looking after her younger sister, May little imagines her summer will grow tougher still. Her long absent mother has finally returned and with an agenda all of her own.

But as May struggles to balance her family’s competing demands and honour her father’s legacy she ‘s surprised to discover her passion for performing grows ever stronger.

As the world around her begins to change, might she finally be able to find a dream of her own?


I loved reading this fresh fascinating story. May’s father suffered chronic congestion a condition that plagued him since he was gassed in the trenches during the Great War.

Carmen his wife toured with the dancers to entertain the troops.

May used to help Jim her father refurbished all the puppets.

After her fathers death May packs her bags and moves to the seaside in hope to continue the puppet show.

Fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Jeffries will enjoy Sheila Newberry. The Punch and Judy Girl is a heart warming new summer read.

The Punch and Judy Girl is part of Memory Lane, a new online community keeping readers up to date with the very best in saga writing, from both established authors and new exciting names.  Visit for news, exclusive special content, and for information.


Sheila Newberry was born in Suffolk and spent a lot of time there both before and during the war. She wrote her first book before she was ten all sixty pages of it in purple ink.



I would like to say huge thank you to Red Door for inviting me to take part in the first novel Child Taken by Darren Young.

Child Taken Paperback Amazon £8.99

Are you lost sweetheart?

Sitting in the kitchen, the last thing the man expects his wife to bring back when she popped to the shops is a young child.

They should have taken her back, faced the consequences done the right thing. But what happens when that innocent child instantly begins to mend a broken wife, and fix all that seemed unfixable?It’s not quite easy now. 

Twenty years later, another missing child, a lucky interview and the curiosity of a story-hungry trainee journalist throws up questions about what really happened to Jessica Preston when she disappeared from that beach all those years ago. When the journalist comes across someone with a secret from their past, it threatens to reveal what’s been covered up for so long.


A must buy- must read!

I liked the front cover with the little girl in a pretty yellow dress on the beach, that is related to this story of Child Taken.

How can a mother not know where her little girl was on the beach? Absolutely chaotic on the sand, people everywhere, noise everywhere.

When Jessica went missing, strangers kept telling the mother their find her and that she couldn’t have gone far.

The mother might not have known where she was, but she knew her little girl had been taken.

The woman who took Jessica said

‘Hello sweetheart, are you lost?’ ‘Don’t get upset, we’ll find her.’ Tell you what, why don’t we get you a nice big ice-cream and then go and look for your mummy?’

Why did this woman take a child from the beach? Was she in control of her actions on that beach?

And what about the shell-shocked mother on that beach, wandering around looking this way and that, without a clue where to look next for her precious little girl. The poor mother would hardly be able to sleep at night knowing that someone has taken her.

It is hard to write a book and get it published, your all are most probably like me we will never bother trying with all the long hours, countless re-reads and edits and repeated rejection that knocks back your confidence.

I am so glad that Darren Young persevered and chased his dream to give us readers an excellent thrilling page turning novel of a unthinkable crime for us crime thrillers lovers.



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