**BLOG BLITZ** The Other Mother by JA Baker
Reviews / 6th December 2017

What the publisher says: Three troubled women. One deadly secret. Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire, however when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives but behind closed doors things are not as they seem. All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered and one of the women is to blame. But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago? As secrets from their past begin to surface it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights…   What I say: This is a psychological thriller which gradually draws you in and then doesn’t let you go.  The chapters alternate between the main character’s viewpoints, giving us a look at their lives now, many years after the events which link and define them all and also a look back at how they were. It took me some time to get used to this and to follow the individual stories but it was worth…

**BLOG BLITZ** Closer to Home by Heleyne Hammersley
Reviews / 10th October 2017

What the publisher says: Family. Secrets. Murder. Newly promoted DI Kate Fletcher has reluctantly returned to her home town after a twenty-year absence and a recent divorce. The discovery of a child’s body near the estate where Kate grew up has her rushing back to Thorpe – a place of bad memories and closed mouths. As her team investigate the murder, they keep hitting dead ends. The community is reluctant to reopen old wounds and retell old stories. But Kate’s history refuses to stay buried. Then another child disappears… Can Kate solve the case and right the wrongs from her past? What I say: This is the story of Kate who has returned to her home town of Thorpe, a small town in South Yorkshire, after marriage breakdown and promotion. We join her as she begins the investigation into the murder of a seven year old.  Her memories of her time in Thorpe as a young teenager are explored through flashback chapters although it isn’t immediately obvious why we should be interested in her past, it becomes clear later in the book. Another child goes missing and Kate and her team must explore the possibility that there are events from…

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