**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,…

Dead Souls by Angela Marsons
Reviews / 11th May 2017

What the publisher says: When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone. As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps. Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found. But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she’s ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy – and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger – before it’s too late? An addictive, sinister crime thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat. What I say: Somehow I had not heard of this series before. I have no idea why not. From the…

Tell Me No Secrets by Lynda Stacey
Reviews / 7th May 2017

What the publisher says: Every time Kate Duggan looks in a mirror she is confronted by her guilt; a long, red scar reminding her that she was ‘the one to walk away’ from the car accident. Not everyone was so lucky … On the surface her fiancé Rob is supportive – but the reality is different. He’s controlling, manipulative and, if the phone call Kate overhears is anything to go by, he has a secret. But just how dangerous is that secret? When Kate begins work at a firm of private investigators, she meets Ben Parker. His strong and silent persona is intriguing but it’s also a cover – because something devastating happened to Ben, something he can’t get over. As Kate and Ben begin their first assignment, they become close. But, what they don’t realise is how close to home the investigation will bring them, or who will be hurt in the process …   What I say: This is the story of Kate who is about to start work in a private investigators firm. She has an awkward relationship with her fiance Rob who appears to take her for granted and who she suspects is keeping secrets from…

Watch Me by Angela Clarke
Reviews / 20th March 2017

What the publisher says: YOU HAVE SIX SECONDS TO READ THIS MESSAGE… The body of a 15-year-old is found hours after she sends a desperate message to her friends. It looks like suicide, until a second girl disappears. This time, the message is sent directly to the Metropolitan Police – and an officer’s younger sister is missing. DS Nasreen Cudmore and journalist Freddie Venton will stop at nothing to find her. But whoever’s behind the notes is playing a deadly game of hide and seek – and the clock is ticking. YOU HAVE 24 HOURS TO SAVE THE GIRL’S LIFE. MAKE THEM COUNT.     What I say: Freddie and Nas are back.  After their success in catching Apollyon the pair have gone their separate ways, Freddie back to her parents house to recover from her injuries and Nas has moved to another division of the police. Nas receives a Snapchat message threatening the life of her boss’ sister.  It becomes apparent that the death of another young girl was in fact murder despite the intial belief that it was suicide.  Nas realises that she needs Freddie’s help and sets off to involve her.  Freddie instantly confirms what Nas had…

Follow Me by Angela Clarke
Reviews / 25th February 2017

What the publisher says: LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination. But this is no virtual threat. As the number of his followers rises, so does the body count. Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable. Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer. But can they stay one step ahead of him? And can they escape their own past? Time’s running out. Everyone is following the #Murderer. But what if he is following you? ONLINE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM … What I say: I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book as I hadn’t heard of the writer and I suspected from the tagline that it may not be much of a mystery.  I also thought that perhaps it would turn into a lecture about the evils of the internet and social media. Thankfully I was wrong on both counts.  What this book in fact turned out to be was a cracking read with convincing characters…