**BLOG TOUR** Troll by DB Thorne
Reviews / 29th May 2017

What the publisher says: Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she’s gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too. Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter had been living in fear of a vicious online troll who seemed to know far too much about her. Could Sophie’s disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discover that monsters which live online don’t always stay there…   What I say: From the start I was hooked on this book.  Fortune has returned from working in the Middle East to find out what has happened to his daughter Sophie who has gone missing.  He is dismayed to find that the police search is being scaled back and that they seem to believe she has killed herself. Fortune cannot believe that the little girl he remembers would kill herself and sets out to find out what has really happened to her.   He discovers that Sophie was being trolled online and so the…

Hush Little Baby by Joanna Barnard
Reviews / 14th May 2017

What the publisher says: When baby Oliver breaks his arm, no-one can (or will) say how it happened. His mother is exhausted. His father is angry. His older sister is resentful. And they all have something to hide. What I say: Baby Oliver is ten months old when it becomes apparent that something is wrong and he is taken to hospital where he is diagnosed with a broken arm.  Oliver lives with Mum Sally, Dad Richard and older sister Martha, each of whom had been alone with him at some point during the time he sustained the injury.  None of whom admits to knowing what happened. As social services investigate what happened the family relationships begin to deteriorate and it becomes apparent to the reader at least that each of them is hiding a secret. My emotions were toyed with as I believed that first one character and then a different one, was responsible for the injury.  I was convinced I knew who had caused the injury but, as with all good thrillers, I was wrong   Rating 5 out of 5  

Saving Sophie by Sam Carrington
Reviews / 26th March 2017

What the publisher says: A teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next? Your daughter is in danger. But can you trust her? When Karen Finch’s seventeen-year-old daughter Sophie arrives home after a night out, drunk and accompanied by police officers, no one is smiling the morning after. But Sophie remembers nothing about how she got into such a state. Twelve hours later, Sophie’s friend Amy has still not returned home. Then the body of a young woman is found. Karen is sure that Sophie knows more than she is letting on. But Karen has her own demons to fight. She struggles to go beyond her own door without a panic attack. As she becomes convinced that Sophie is not only involved but also in danger, Karen must confront her own anxieties to stop whoever killed one young girl moving on to another – Sophie.   What I say: Sophie is brought home by police officers in a vulnerable state, having been found wandering drunk and alone on the outskirts of town.  Her incoherent ramblings mean nothing to any of them until one of her friends is found dead. Mum Karen suspects from the start that…

The Missing by CL Taylor
Reviews / 20th February 2017

What the publisher says: You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. But should you…? ‘A twisty-turny psychological thriller … Well-written, pacy and gripping’ Fabulous When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She’s not the only one. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn’t until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface. Claire is sure of two things – that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance. A mother’s instinct is never wrong. Or is it? Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide…   What I say: Quite possibly every parent’s worst nightmare is that one of their children goes missing.  This novel follows Billy’s family six months after he vanished in the middle of the night.  Mum Claire is sure that he is still alive and is convinced that she can find him.  The book follows her as she…

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