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Arlington Terrace

Blog Tour spot 

Thank you @rachelsrandomresources once again for getting this book out to me very early on.

This is the second in a series, it follows Gordon Square which I really enjoyed.
In Gordon Square, we did get a typical crime thriller – and this was so very quick and pacey.
In Arlington Terrace, we get more of a psychological thriller, and I really liked how it all came together, and how much it played with my thinking!

As this book connects heavily to Gordon Square, I would highly recommend that is read first.

I enjoyed the crazy twists here, loved delving deeper into the detectives’Mel and Mikes’ lives from the previous book.
I thought I worked it out, but I had not. I challenge anyone to get it right 

Read this book for great twists, a cast of great characters, and a mind boggling experience.

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The Loch

I love anything to do with the Loch Ness monster 秊秊秊 so when I saw this in my emails, I jumped at it!

That artwork is so pleasing to the eye 朗

Now, the story!…. well, this was an unexpected tragic love story!
I did not expect saucy love scenes, and in contrast – uncomfortable degrading sexual scenes, in this book!

But I did enjoy it, and these scenes added to the surprising atmosphere surrounding the characters.

Tina is the star of the show in my opinion, shes a great character! But the way she is treated is horrible .

So a team of misfits enter an exciting journey to discover the truth about Nessie 秊 but become obsessed with some rumoured treasure, that will end up in chaos and tragedy for all involved.

Thank you @annecater14  #randomthingstours  for organising this blog tour and for my review copy #blogtour #theloch #review #bookreview #bookworm #mybooks #book #reader #bookblogger #reading #lovebooks #bookishcontent

Vanished

Hello book community ❤ this morning I’m sharing with you, my thoughts on this book. Vanished, by James Delargy.

This is my first read by the author and I’d really like to read more.

The Kane family are on the run. From what we don’t know.

Mum, dad and little Dylan land in the dead town of Kallayee, somewhere in the depth of the Victoria desert down under.

At first I was quite (pleasantly) confused as I thought I’d stumbled upon a horror as oppose to a thriller.
I felt evil vibes come off of the father Lorcan!
When they first arrive at the town and explore the run down house they are about to make a home, I thought Lorcan was turning a bit crazy. Somehow I began to imagine him as Jack Torrance from The Shining! I think it was his mad demeanour and the fact he had brought his wife and young boy to a secluded spot and that he was writing. But this time is wasn’t snow but smothering heat!

It wasn’t long before it turned on its head and became the thriller I had been expecting.

The detective investigating the disappearance of all 3 family members has a story all of her own and I can imagine her life could be a book on its own.

I liked this, loved how it began, but it did slow down for me after those innitial 100

I love a book set in Australia, and this one had what I wanted, dangerous dingos, humid claustrophobic conditions, and a murder to solve.

Thank you @annecater14 for organising this #blogtour loved being part of it.

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The Dig Street Festival

Such a wild ride into the lives of 4 friends living in the fictional borough if Leytonstowe! This story has truth, feeling and tender relationships between 4 oddball characters.
I didn’t know what to make of either if the men, but decided not to think too much and just go with it, this made them o much easier to appreciate.
Think ‘A Little Life’ mixed with ‘only fools and horses’ I know that doesn’t really make sense but the love between these men was real and raw even if they made the strangest life choices.
There are layers to this story that cover so much. The author has a unique style, and can surely capture friendship and sense of community. His creative side doesn’t stop at the writing either, the photos inside the cover pages are all his own and provide a good feel of what is to come.
Fun, sweet, and warm. Worth a read!

Thank you #dampebbles for having me on the #blogtour #thedigstreetfestival

Backstories

Backstories Review ‍♀️

This has been the most fun read! Not only have I enjoyed it, but Iv spent more time with the hubster…. this is us reading a couple of chapters together, Im reading, he’s googling!

So each short story is the voice of a character well known to the world. Each voice is captured brilliantly I must say.

I figured most out, but was very surprised with a couple after looking them up on the internet.

Honestly, I loved the guessing game, and the different styles of writing for each voice.

The best idea! This book is out now, to buy on Amazon  see if you know who these people are 

A big thank you to @simonvdvwriter for sending me this #arc copy for review. Loved it!

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The Winter’s fail

As soon as I saw this was being offered to read and review, I knew I hadto get involved.
After loving Parents and Teachers I had a feeling this would be another fabulous read.

I wasn’t wrong!

Again we were thrown into the world of big bucks, fashion and sex scandals.

The story focused on Emmy, Rosa and Stacey, all strong independent women, fighting for their men, their wealth  and their families.

My favorite story was the love story between Emmy and Jack, although I was expecting more friction between the Exes involved.

I really enjoy the way this author writes, all to the point and in parts, funny.

I recommend this to all who love a bit of raunchy, scandelous gossipy reads. Fun and fast.

I was so excited to read more from Astrid – my favorite character from #parentsandteachers

Thank you so much @annecater14 for my review copy.

Gordon Square

Really enjoyed this one. It started off with a perfect little family outing, a man, his beautiful wife  and two young daughters – nothing sinister…… or, is there?

Iv never enjoyed a prologue so much! and I just couldn’t connect it from the rest of the book…. but when I finaly did, it all made a lot of sense. Twisty and horrificly insane!

After just 20 so pages I felt really sad for a certain character. This story gripped me from the very start and Id love to read more like it.

Thank you for my review copy and letting me be on the blog tour #rachelsrandomresources

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A Waltz with the outspoken Governess

Miss Smith is the oldest girl at her school. She doesn’t fit in, she’s curious about the world, and questions her place within it. Her papa is unwell, and unable to pay further fees for her schooling, Miss Smith, Mary, starts to look for a way to make an income.
Mary finally catches a break, she is offered the role of governess for the nieces and nephews of the respected Sir Nicholas Denny over in his estate in Norfolk.
Mary tries hard not to let her true self show. People have tended not to take to her outspoken ways. But its only so long one can keep up the act. Nicholas very quickly sees through to Mary’s true identity- but it is far from dislike he sees.
I enjoyed reading something set in a time so long ago. It really captures the difference in how a woman would live her life these days, compared to the 1800s.
The descriptions of the fashion they all wore really interested me, and I could visualise such grande scenes.
A great flow to the writing, old fashioned in the best way.
Im glad we are more like Miss Smith these days and say exactly what we want to say and more importantly, be respected for it. Id like to thank Rachel at #rachelsrandomrecourses for my copy #gifted #blogtour

The Water’s Edge

When I received an email about this book, I was very intrigued,  and felt it was time to try something a little different.

And different is what I got!

This is the first of a series of erotic fiction books, following the sexual affair between Claudia and Jack.
If you love to read about sex and it’s many pleasures,  you will love it as its full of it .
Im glad I tried it, I did read it in a day, although that was more because I felt overwhelmed with it and didn’t want to be reading it all weekend.

I found it strange that Claudia’s children were refered to as ‘the child’ or ‘son’ and ‘daughter ‘ and never by name.  But came to the conclusion that was because this is solely about her sexual relationship with men and herself as a person,  and not a book about families or her as a mother.

The Orgy chapter was the only one I felt a little bit out if my depth  but,  Im fully aware what I was going into when agreeing to read amd review this. Worth a go if you dare 

Thank you so much @lovebookstours

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Forgive Me

This book explores ‘forgiveness’ very well. I often wonder how some people from high profile criminal cases  forgive their attackers/murderers…

What was odd about this story  was the cold, and faraway feel of all the characters.  None seemed close to my heart, they just felt like strangers even at the end. This may be deliberate considering the themes within the book?

I dont have a favorite character,  but I do have favorite chapters… these are the ones of Archie’s letters to his mystery receiver. These letters were cleverly crafted, and gave the book the excitement and wonder it needed.

A family suspense drama, with a plot to make you think. Forgiveness is a skill in itself, not sure I could always do the right thing in the same situation as this.

Thank you for #gifting me this lovely #hardback for my spot on the #blogtour today @annecater14 #randomthingstours