**BLOG TOUR** Poor Hands by Oliver Tidy
Reviews / 15th July 2017

What the publisher says: n a big old building on the south coast of Kent, David Booker runs a book-themed coffee shop and Jo Cash operates a private investigation business. They live there, too. But not like that. Jo needs help with tracing a mystery client’s living relatives. David needs help with his staffing problems.  Will they both get what they are looking for? Sometimes two heads are better than one. Sometimes a poor hand is better than none. But not always…     What I say: Poor Hands is the third installment in the Booker and Cash series. Like the previous two this novel is told from the point of view of Booker as he comes to terms with what he thinks are unrequited feelings for Cash and as he settles into the way of life involved in running his bookshop cum cafe on Romney Marsh. As this is the third book we are starting to get to know the main characters quite well. Their relationship is somewhat of a puzzle with Booker admitting to himself but not Cash how he feels about her but with hints from time to time that Cash may also have feelings for him,…

**BLOG TOUR** He Made Me by Oliver Tidy
Reviews / 16th June 2017

What the publisher says: David Booker and Jo Cash are experiencing similar stuttering starts to their new lives on Romney Marsh when Rebecca Swaine turns up seeking help. Someone is demanding a lot of money from her husband and she wants to know why. What do the dying words of one man – he made me – actually mean? As the mystery unfolds people will come undone and reputations will be ruined before the answer becomes clear. At the end of the day Mrs Swaine might end up wishing she’d let sleeping dogs lie… What I say: I was intrigued by the idea of this book from the start and when I started to read I was not disappointed.  Oliver Tidy has his own, very distinct, style of writing and the story is told in the first person, which I found a very good angle for the story.  This is the second of the Booker and Cash stories but it can be read as a standalone as it is a separate story.  I was intrigued enough by the backstory here to go off and find the first novel to read. Booker lives in the bookshop-cum-cafe he inherited from his aunt…

**BLOG TOUR** The Accidental Honeymoon by Portia MacIntosh
Reviews / 15th June 2017

What the publisher says: When Georgie discovers that her fiancé has been cheating on her, only a few days before her cousin’s wedding, her whole world explodes. Facing a romantic trip to Vegas alone, she decides to go out and have some fun… …but Georgie never expected to wake up wed! And even worse, she can’t remember who to. So when gorgeous Jack reveals himself as her husband, she can’t believe her luck – he’ll act as the perfect wedding date! Even if it is their very accidental honeymoon, surely the newlyweds can keep their emotions in check for just a few days more?   What the publisher says: I have to admit I am a fan of Portia MacIntosh and have read several of her other books.  This is my favourite by far.   Georgie is a likeable character who finds that she has accidentally married the gorgeous Jack.  She decides that the best course of action is to introduce him to her family as John,  the fiance she has just dumped.  Jack agrees to play along and the two of them find themselves in some amusing situations. The two of them travel to Blackpool for a family wedding…

Girl in Red Velvet by Margaret James
Reviews / 12th June 2017

What the publisher says: Will loving two men tear your heart apart? It’s the 1960s and Lily Denham is about to begin her studies at Oxford University. On her first day she meets Harry Gale and Max Farley, two fellow undergraduates who are both full of mischievous charm. The three of them become firm great friends and enjoy exploring everything Oxford has to offer, from riotous parties to punting up the river on sunny afternoons. However, something threatens to disrupt the fun, because Lily soon realises she’s falling for both of her new-found friends, men who might offer her two very different futures – but who will she pick? Harry is generous and kind, reliable and trustworthy. Max embodies the spirit of the sixties; adventurous and rebellious, but possibly a little bit dangerous as well. As university ends and Lily struggles to make her mark on the vibrant fashion scene, she must make a decision. But she soon becomes aware that the wrong decision could have devastating consequences for her own future and for Max’s and Harry’s futures, too … What I say: Lily is torn between the two men she meets on her first day at university.  They are…

Trust Me by Angela Clarke
Reviews / 2nd June 2017

What the publisher says: YOU SAW IT HAPPEN. DIDN’T YOU? What do you do if you witness a murder…but no-one believes you? When Kate sees a horrific murder streamed live on her laptop, she calls the police in a state of shock. But when they arrive, the video has disappeared – and she can’t prove anything. Desperate to be believed, Kate tries to find out who the girl in the video could be – and who her killer is. Freddie and Nas are working on a missing persons case, but tensions in the police force are running high and time is ticking. When Kate contacts them, they are the only ones to listen and they start to wonder – are the two cases connected? Dark, gripping, and flawlessly paced, Trust Me is the brilliant third novel in the hugely popular social media murderer series. What I say: I had been looking forward to this novel enormously and I am relieved to say I was not disappointed.  Follow Me and Watch Me were interlinked stories where it helped to have read the first before reading the second but Trust Me is an entirely new story.  The relationship between Freddie and Nas…