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THE LIES WITHIN JANE ISAAC BLOG TOUR

The Lies Within: Shocking. Page-Turning. Crime Thriller with Di Will Jackman – Di Will Jackman 3 Paperback Amazon £

Grace Bannister is distraught after her daughter’s body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation going nowhere, Grace’s only solace is the re-emergence of Faye, an old friend who seems to understand her loss.

DI Will Jackman delves into the case, until a family tragedy and a figure from his past threaten to derail him.

When the police discover another victim, the spotlight falls on Grace. Can Jackman find the killer, before she is convicted of a crime she didn’t commit?

MY REVIEW

Jane Isaac is one my favourite authors with Legend Press. I loved every page of The Lie Within.

Grace Bannister is like every mother would be distraught after her daughter’s death. Her daughter Jo, body is found in the Leicestershire country lane. As soon as Grace arrived in the morgue, the last image she would see of her daughter would be without those beautiful curls. She didn’t scream or wail, Grace was numb.

August 2016 in the criminal court.  You are all here to examine the facts. Grace is a mother, sister-in-law, daughter and grandmother. She is a woman who works and contributes to the fabric society. Grace is woman who meticulously planned a cold-blooded murder.

Be under no illusions by her smart clothes, her kind face, her eloquent manner. This woman is guilty of murder.

No child should ever have to watch a parent on trail. How can sixteen year old Lydia prepare herself for the prospect of losing her mother to the confines of prison walls?

This is only the beginning of a trial that is scheduled to run for days. Remember guilty until proven innocent.

A Brilliant page turner. Make sure that you make time in your schedule to read The Lies Within.

 

FAITHLESS Kjell Ola Dahl

Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl – Oslo Detectives 4

Paperback Amazon £8.99

Oslo detectives Gunnarstranda and Frolich are back and this time, it’s personal …

When the body of a woman turns up in a dumpster, scalded and wrapped in plastic, Inspector Frank Frolich is shocked to discover that he knows her and their recent meetings may hold the clue to her murder. As he ponders the tragic events surrounding her death, Frolich’s colleague Gunnarstranda investigates a disturbingly similar cold case involving the murder of a young girl in northern Norway and Frolich is forced to look into his own past to find the answers – and the killer – before he strikes again.

Dark, brooding and utterly chilling, Faithless is a breathtaking and atmospheric page-turner that marks the return of an internationally renowned and award-winning series, from one of the fathers of Nordic Noir.

MY REVIEW

The godfather of Nordic is back. It’s so easy to read Faithless as a stand alone novel. I found the story easy to follow. What I liked about this story is that it had characters from all different religions and nationalities .   Oslo detectives Gunnarstranda and Frolich are back, and this time it’s personal.  Lets get this straight Frolich arrested Veronika Underset as she was leaving Zahid’s house at the crack of dawn. When Policeman Frolich  looks in her bag he had found some cocaine. Veronika claimed that she didn’t know how the cocaine came to be in her bag. When Frolich is invited to Karl Anders fortieth birthday party, who did Frolich see there? And who is his friend about to marry? unexpected twist of your worse nightmares are about to unfold. A murder, but who is murdered, why and by who? An African girl is missing. Can Frolich with cop’s mind solve the jigsaw puzzle of a murder and a girl missing? Or will detective Gunnarstranda solve the murder?

 

 

THE DRAGONFLY KATE DUNN

The Dragonfly By Kate Dunn

Paperback Amazon £9.99

When Colin discovers his son is on a murder charge in France, he trails his small boat, ‘The Dragonfly’, across the channel to stay in Paris to try and help him. There he meets his grand-daughter – the irrepressible Delphine – for the first time. They embark on an exciting boat journey through the picturesque French canals, heading south through Burgundy, ‘until the butter melts’.

Along the way, they catch up with Tyler, a spirited American, and through various mishaps and misunderstandings, they land big fish, cultivate new loves and uncover a burning secret.

But can Colin finally help his son get off the hook?

MY REVIEW

I was drawn into this book from page one. Colin builds a boat at the bottom of his garden and names it Dragonfly. When a letter arrives by airmail it was a letter from his boy after all these years. My heart ached for Colin his letter by his own son started of Colin. Not Dear Colin or Dad or even Dear Dad. The letter was informing Colin that Charlotte had died very suddenly it was an accident. She fell down their stairs at their home in Paris. Delphine was coping well as possible. I wasn’t expecting this part to happen. The police arrived and explained to Colin that they have been contacted by the French police. Michael his son has been arrested in connection with the death of his partner Charlotte Duvoisin. A kind-hearted dad who hasn’t seen his son for ten years makes the trip to Paris as he will fight Michael’s freedom, no matter what it took. Colin hadn’t even met his nine-year old granddaughter and Delphine had never met her grandpa.  Michael was a good boy. He wouldn’t hurt anyone. He just wouldn’t. So how did exactly Charlotte fall down the stairs in their home and die? Colin takes his granddaughter for the summer back with him. Delphine has to speak English or her grandpa will not be able to understand her  if she speaks in French. Colin and Delphine spend time on the Dragonfly. We are taken through the harrowing time where Michael is in a prison hospital wing. The Dragonfly is a remarkable novel with French and English. I liked the fact that part of the family had come from Paris in France and mixed the storyline back to England. The Dragonfly is short listed for the Virginia prize for fiction.  I really highly recommend The Dragonfly by Kate Dunn.

 

 

LIKE OTHER GIRLS CLAIRE HENNESSY

Like Other Girls  by Claire Hennnesy published by Hot Key Books 25th May 2017

Paperback Amazon £7.99

BE NICE

BE PRETTY

BE

LIKE OTHER GIRLS

Here’s what Lauren knows: she’s not like other girls.

She also knows it’s problematic to say that – what’s wrong with girls? She’s even fancied some in the past. But if you were stuck in St Agnes, her posh all-girls school, you’d feel like that too. Here everyone’s expected to be Perfect Young Ladies, it’s even a song in the painfully awful musical they’re putting on this year. And obviously said musical is directed by Lauren’s arch nemesis.

Under it all though, Lauren’s heart is bruised. Her boyfriend thinks she’s crazy and her best friend has issues of her own…so when Lauren realises she’s facing every teenage girl’s worst nightmare, she has nowhere to turn. Maybe she should just give in to everything. Be like other girls. That’s all so much easier …right?

MY REVIEW

I thought that Like Other Girls by Claire Hennessy was well written and the voice of  young Lauren was exactly right.

 Lauren is writing a diary from week  zero, day four.

Lauren does have a boyfriend, but she may have a crush on girls.

She’s in an all girls school at St Agnes’s and she is having sex.

My favourite lines in this book is when Lauren tells a girl I’m going to see my boyfriend.

As soon as she had said that Lauren felt like an idiot. The girl had given Lauren a weird look and said Okay. Uh have a good time. Lauren felt a bit defensive so she added, Just incase you thought I was checking you out. So you know. Get over yourself. Shut up Lauren oh my god. Her face had never been so hot in her entire life.

This story is set in Ireland where it is illegal to obtain an abortion that has a reference to abortion in this story line . Also pop culture and a play, classical music is a reference in Like Other Girls.

 

GONE WITHOUT A TRACE MARY TORJUSSEN

Gone Without A Trace: Her Boyfriend Has Vanished. Now Someone is Watching Her.

A Must Buy Paperback Amazon £8.58 

No one ever disappears completely…

You leave for work one morning.

Another day in your normal life.

Until you come home to discover that your boyfriend has gone.

His belongings have disappeared.

He hasn’t been at work for weeks. It’s as if he never existed.

But that’s not possible, is it?

And there is worse still to come.

Because just as you are searching for him someone is also watching you.

MY REVIEW

A MUST BUY – MUST READ  I personally loved reading every page. Hannah had just got promoted at work. Who better to share the fabulous news with but her boyfriend, Matt. When Hannah gets home to Matt, all his belongings had disappeared from the house. Four years they had been together. How can Matt just walk out without an explanation?  When Hannah tried to find Matt to phone him, she didn’t have his number and hadn’t got any previous text messages to find his number. He had vanished completely, he had closed all his on line accounts of Twitter Facebook. And there is worse more in store for Hannah someone is watching her. Keep on reading everyone because there are many twists at the end that you won’t see coming. Highly recommend by me. 

 

BLOOD TIDE CLAIRE MCGOWAN

Blood Tide – Paula Maguire 5 Paperback

Amazon £13.48

Called in to investigate the disappearance of a young couple during a violent storm, Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist, has mixed feelings about going back to Bone Island. Her last family holiday as a child was spent on its beautiful, remote beaches and returning brings back haunting memories of her long-lost mother.

It soon becomes clear that outsiders aren’t welcome on the island, and with no choice but to investigate the local community, Paula soon suspects foul play, realising that the islanders are hiding secrets from her, and each other.

With another storm fast approaching, Paula is faced with a choice. Leave alive or risk being trapped with a killer on an inescapable is

land, as the blood tide rushes in…

MY REVIEW

I loved the front cover of Blood Tide with the view of the sea, cliffs and the lighthouse and that story relates to the cover. Readers can always count on Claire McGowan to write good thrillers. Margaret Maguire, mother of Paula, daughter of Kathleen, wife of PJ, but she wasn’t she was someone else now. Young Paula had come home from school to find her mother gone. Paula’s mother went missing in 1993 and had left a note explaining that bad people are after her and that she had to leave.The question is where did Paula’s mother go? Her father had remarried. Pat was now PJ’S wife. During a violent storm Paula Maguire, a forensic psychologist is called out to investigate the disappearance of a young couple in Bone Island. Questions had been asked, had the couple fallen into the sea? Or could they have been pushed. Paula had mixed feelings about going back to Bone Island as she went there for a day trip with her Parents.

 

MY HUSBAND THE STRANGER REBECCA DONE

My Husband the Stranger: A MUST BUY-MUST READ. An Emotional Page-Turner with a Shocking Twist You’ll Never See Coming Paperback Amazon £3.99

What you would do if your husband became another person overnight? ‘It’s a funny thing, when the future you dreamed of can never be anywhere but the past’ 

When Molly married Alex Frazer, she knew it was for ever. Theirs would be the perfect future.

In sickness and in health.

But a terrible injury after a night out leaves Alex with permanent brain damage. In a single moment the man she married is transformed into someone new. Someone who has forgotten how to love her. And someone Molly isn’t sure she can ever love again.

Till death do us part.

The Alex she married no longer exists. Even with Graeme willing to help, Molly isn’t sure that she can go on. How can she stay married to a man she doesn’t know? Should she let the future she dreamed of slip through her fingers? And what really happened on the night that turned her husband into a stranger?

MY REVIEW

A must buy-must read. The whole book is absolutely an excellent page turner. When you get married it is in sickness and in health. When Alex Fraser falls downs some stairs he is left in a coma. Once he comes out of his coma he left brain damaged. Molly is now living with a husband that she doesn’t know any more. He has become like a stranger. Alex becomes violent due to not understanding certain things. When Alex’s dad died he left the cottage to Alex but not his twin brother Graeme. As Alex can’t work, Molly is now the only one working bringing in the money to do up the cottage. Graeme is always there to help Molly and his twin brother Alex. How did Alex fall down the stairs? A shocking truth is about to be unravelled.

 

 

 

 

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