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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Kat's Review of A Cornish Christmas by Lily Graham

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (28 Sept. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786810751
ISBN-13: 978-1786810755
Type: Review Copy
Release Date: 30th October 2016

Synopsis: Nestled in the Cornish village of Cloudsea, sits Sea Cottage – the perfect place for some Christmas magic …

At last Ivy is looking forward to Christmas. She and her husband Stuart have moved to their perfect little cottage by the sea - a haven alongside the rugged cliffs that look out to the Atlantic Ocean. She’s pregnant with their much-longed for first baby and for the first time, since the death of her beloved mother, Ivy feels like things are going to be alright.

But there is trouble ahead. It soon emerges that Stuart has been keeping secrets from Ivy, and suddenly she misses her mum more than ever. 

When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember. 

Kat's Rating: 5/5 




Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Kat's Review of Time to Play by K A Richardson (North East Police Series)

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Bloodhound Books (22 Sept. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0995511187
ISBN-13: 978-0995511187

Synopsis: DI Alistair McKay is still reeling from the ‘one that got away’ but when he is called to deal with a potential murder at the water side, he must put his personal worries aside.

As police diver, Marlo Buchanan, starts pulling bodies out of the water, it becomes clear that something isn’t right. Someone is torturing young girls and dumping them in the local reservoir.

Then the body of a man is discovered and Mackay and Buchanan are pulled into the seedy underworld of human trafficking. As the team race against the clock tensions start to run high. Can they overcome their personal demons to work together? And will they find the killer before he strikes again?

Kat's Rating: 4/5




Thursday, 22 September 2016

Kat's Review of 'Take a Chance on Me' by Carol Wyer



Product details
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1413 KB
Print Length: 317 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (23 Sept. 2016)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: When Charlie’s husband leaves after ten years of marriage, her spirits hit an all-time low. She just isn’t sure how to pick herself up again. So, best friend Mercedes makes it her mission to put a spring back in Charlie’s step with the perfect bucket list. 

As Charlie takes a chance and bungee jumps and belly dances her way through an array of adventures, her love life also begins to look up and she’s soon enjoying a few dates as a newly single woman. She begins to realise that finding romance, might not be so hard, especially when you’ve got someone like journalist Jake who has an adorable little boy and is very easy on the eye. 

But is Jake too good to be true? As Charlie’s challenges on the bucket list get bigger, so do her questions about Jake. Should she continue to hold out for the fairy-tale? Or should she take a chance on Jake and hope for a happy ending? 

Kat's Rating: 4/5
Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Kat's Review of The Madam by Jamie Raven

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Avon (19 May 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0008171467
ISBN-13: 978-0008171469

Synopsis: Three years and eleven months. That's how long Lizzie Wells has been banged up inside Holloway prison, serving time for a crime she didn’t commit.

Six months. That's how long it’s taken Lizzie to fall in love with her fellow inmate, Scar.

Now they are both finally free and, together, they are about to embark on a vengeful search to find those who framed Lizzie. It’s time to make them pay…

THE BUSINESS MAN. THE COPPER. THE MADAM.

Kat's Rating: 2/5
Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Kat's Review of The Promise by Alison Bruce (Gary Goodhew Series #6)

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Constable (11 Aug. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 147211227X
ISBN-13: 978-1472112279

Synopsis: In a single night, Kyle Phipps's life is derailed. His relationship is over, he is denied access to his young son and everything important to him is at risk.

His thoughts stumble between fear and revenge. Kyle Phipps has a choice to make.

Meanwhile, after the tragic end to a previous case, DC Gary Goodhew finds himself questioning his reasons for returning to work until the badly beaten body of a homeless man is found on Market Hill. Having known the homeless man for several years Goodhew feels compelled to be part of the investigation - but routine lines of enquiry soon take a dark and unexpected turn...

Suddenly the Cambridge back streets hold deadly secrets for Goodhew and the only person who has the answers is planning one final, desperate act.

Kat's Rating: 3/5
Monday, 19 September 2016

Kat's review of We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Harper (6 Oct. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0007582412
ISBN-13: 978-0007582419

Synopsis: ‘You’ve just had a holiday,’ I pointed out, trying not to yawn. ‘Wasn’t that enough of a break?’
‘I don’t mean that kind of break.’

There’s nothing worse than the last day of holiday. Oh wait, there is. When what should have been a proposal turns into a break, Liv and Adam find themselves on opposite sides of the life they had mapped out.

Friends and family all think they’re crazy; Liv throws herself into work – animals are so much simpler than humans – and Adam tries to get himself out of the hole he’s dug.

But as the short break becomes a chasm, can they find a way back to each other? Most importantly, do they want to?

Kat's Review: 5/5
Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Kat's Review of A Girl In Danger by Leigh Russell (Lucy Hall Series)

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (27 Sept. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1503938255
ISBN-13: 978-1503938250

Synopsis: Chasing a story, reporter Lucy Hall plunges into a desperate fight to save her own life.

Lucy Hall’s first summer in Paris promises to be idyllic. She’s fallen in love with the city and enjoys her new job as an investigative reporter. When her friend Nina comes to stay, the girls look forward to a wonderful summer. But Paris is a city of contrasts and Lucy is about to experience its dangerous side.

When an anonymous source promises her a scoop, Lucy can’t resist the chance to make her name. The deeply unsettling meeting with her informant indicates that there may be more at stake than she’d suspected. Returning home with questions instead of answers, Lucy finds her apartment ransacked and Nina gone.

Lucy knows her friend is in danger, but the police are unwilling to help. When her informant is found dead, she realises she may be next. Lucy has something the killer wants and he’ll do anything to get it back…

Kat's Rating: 3/5

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