**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…

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…

**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  

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…