**BLOG TOUR** Unseen Evil by Liz Mistry
Reviews / 6th September 2019

What the publisher says: Social Media can be the death of you … The Snapchat A twisted killer comes to the attention of DI Gus McGuire and his team when a teenager receives a Snapchat image of his murdered friend. The Killer As the killer becomes bolder, using social media to publicise the murders, Gus fears there may be more than one murderer targeting young people. The Stalker Meanwhile, Gus comes under threat from a stalker who is not afraid to get up close and personal. Can Gus protect his loved ones and catch the killer before another Snap is received?   What I say: Unseen Evil is the sixth book in the Gus McGuire series and in my opinion it is the best yet.  The novel opens with the viewpoint of someone who we later discover is the killer although the identity is a secret until Gus has completed his investigation. This is a fast paced novel and revisits some of the themes from earlier books,  we get to see how Gus’ romance is progressing and also the sub plot featuring his god daughter which began earlier in the series.   It is always enjoyable to see an author establish…

**BLOG TOUR** Dead Inside by Noelle Holten
Reviews / 10th June 2019

What the publisher says: The killer is just getting started… When three wife beaters are themselves found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she is facing her toughest case yet. The police suspect that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood – who is connected to all three victims – is hiding a dark secret. Then a fourth domestic abuser is brutally murdered. And he is Lucy’s husband. Now the police are running out of time, but can Maggie really believe her friend Lucy is a cold-blooded killer? What I say: This was a strong start to the story of Maggie Jamieson as she moves to a new team, for reasons as yet unknown, and is quickly caught up in an investigation into the murder of three men.  The common link between all of them is Lucy Sherwood, a colleague of Maggie’s from the Probation Service. The story jumps between different viewpoints as we meet the victims and the various members of the team investigating their murders, something which could have derailed the story but it was done in such a way that it ramped up the tension.  On one occasion I thought there had been enough clues to identify the killer…

**BLOG TOUR** The Woman Next Door by Sue Watson
Reviews / 24th May 2019

What the publisher says: ‘Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell a soul, even the people you love? I have.’ Lucy has a kind and adoring husband, a job she loves as a teacher, and a house on Mulberry Avenue with floaty curtains and the softest bed linen. After her troubled childhood, she knows life will never be perfect, but it’s pretty close. She’s also got Amber, right next door. They never run out of things to talk about. Even if Amber’s life – with her high-profile job and handsome, wealthy boyfriend – is more glamorous than Lucy’s. But then Amber starts to hint that her life isn’t all it seems, and when she comes to Lucy, terrified, saying that she’s getting threatening messages, Lucy promises to protect her. The closer Lucy gets to anyone, the harder it is to keep her past to herself. But Amber’s boyfriend has left her just when she needs him most, and she doesn’t have anyone else. Lucy knows all too well that people aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes they have secrets. And they’d do anything to keep them. Lucy’s still sure: she can trust her friend… can’t she? Gripping…

**BLOG TOUR** Dear Lily by Drew Davies
Reviews / 17th May 2019

What the publisher says: The must-read book of 2019! Equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking, fans of Jojo Moyes, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and One Day in December will love this special novel by Drew Davies. Dear Lily, It’s me, Joy, your much wiser and (very slightly) older sister. I thought I’d start a new tradition of letter writing – now that we’re long distance. On the plane over here, I began to cry in seat 21C. I think the magnitude of it finally hit me, after everything that happened… I haven’t even unpacked yet – the only thing I’ve taken out of my suitcase is Harville, your beloved childhood teddy. Sorry for stealing him, but I need him more than you do. Every time I look at that little brown bear I think about our childhood. Remember that dance we made up to Annie’s ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’? (Remember the broom choreography?) I’m also sorry for abandoning you – I’ve always been your agony aunt, and a buffer in your infamous shouting matches with Mum. But I had to leave, Lily, I had to. Anyway, I’m here now. I’m here to start over, and to face up to the past. I want to…

**BLOG TOUR** The One Who’s Not The One by Keris Stainton
Reviews / 28th February 2019

What the publisher says: A hilarious rom com about falling in love, falling out of love, and finding out who you really are. Cat’s life has hit a brick wall. Since her ex ditched her without ceremony five years ago she’s quit stand-up comedy, landed in a steady but dull job, and lives in a tiny flat with roommates she knows only as The One Who Eats All My Food and The One Who Has Really Loud Sex. So when she bumps into old friend Harvey and sparks fly, Cat is surprised – and horrified, because Harvey is her ex’s brother, and so absolutely, 100% off-limits romantically. Even if his dimples do make her insides fizz… When she’s offered a new job abroad, Cat is tempted to accept – and leave her depressing flat and mess of a love life behind her. But will running away from her problems really solve them? Fans of Jenny Colgan, Marian Keyes and Mhairi McFarlane will love Keris Stainton!A hilarious rom com about falling in love, falling out of love, and finding out who you really are.   What I say: Cat has never quite got over her ex, Sam, the one who left her for a career in stand up in…

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