Be Mine Forever by D.K. Hood / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @DKHood_Author

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Detectives Kane and Alton #11

Gray clouds gather overhead as she runs along the dark road. Not a soul is out in the storm, or so she thinks. As the vehicle pulls up alongside her, she sees a familiar face behind the wheel and thinks she’s safe. Little does she know, she has just put herself in unthinkable danger…

When local cheerleader, Laurie Turner, goes missing after practice and her bright red pick-up truck is found abandoned by the side of a quiet road, Detective Jenna Alton fears the worst.

Visiting Laurie’s family house, Jenna senses that the teenager’s home life isn’t as perfect as her father would have people believe. Quick to temper and full of hatred towards Laurie’s mother, Dr Turner doesn’t seem to know the first thing about his own daughter, let alone how long she’s been missing for.

With the clock ticking, the whole town takes to the streets to find the missing girl and, after a frantic search, a terrible discovery is made at the bottom of an old mine shaft on the outskirts of town. Laurie’s pale body is totally still and Jenna is sure somebody in the local community is her killer.

When another cheerleader goes missing, Jenna thinks that someone close to the school is picking the teenagers off one by one. As she talks to the other students, it becomes clear that there are plenty of people who’d like to silence the girls forever.

Then her own deputy David Kane comes face to face with the murderer, and Jenna has to race to save him. Can she do so before it’s too late? Or will another young life be taken?

**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

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Party time over here, because book 11 in this incredible series was my next read!

The author, once again, had me captivated from the start, messed with my head and had me in tears.

Sheriff Jenna and her team have to do overtime again because they are dealing with some horrible cases. Nothing seems to add up and they have a long list of suspects to keep an eye on. There are too many so they are forced to ask help and Jo and Ty join in too.

Together they manage to find more (confusing) evidence, but they untangle the web little by little. They can remove names from their list and expose the baddies. Baddies who thought they were more clever and indeed they succeeded to fool the police for a while. Don’t mess with the team though, because they will search until they find them and put them where you belong: behind bars.

Black Rock Falls seems like a nice place to live. Unfortunately some crazy killers have the same idea. I guess I will not start packing yet. 😉

I hope the author has a lot of inspiration left to keep this series going for a very long time. Impossible for me to give less than 5 stars.

Thank you, D.K. Hood and Bookouture

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About the author

I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.
My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

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Single Mother by Samantha Hayes / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @samhayes

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I will do anything to protect my daughter. She’s all I’ve ever wanted and all I really have, but the moment I opened that letter and accepted the inheritance, I walked us right into a dangerous trap.

I know I should have got her to tell me who she’s been talking to on the phone late at night, and where she was the day I went to pick her up from school and couldn’t find her, but she’s not spoken a word since she found that little pile of bones buried in the garden.

And now she’s missing…

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This is not a crash, boom, bang kind of thriller. It starts rather slowly, but always with a hint of suspense lurking in the background. There is always something that makes you wonder ‘Why?’, ‘How?’, ‘Who?’ and that’s what I like a lot.

Being a single mother is never easy especially when money is tight and when you get a chance that will change your life forever, you are sceptic. When something is too good to be true, it often is exactly that. So better put it out of your head and save yourself a whole load of heartache or maybe you should rethink everything and follow your best friend’s advice. After all he does only want what’s best for you, right? He has been this way for years, so why would you not follow his advice this time? Correct, no reason at all and you are very grateful indeed…

For some of you it might feel like there is not enough action, but I ask you, please, don’t give up. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

I, for one, enjoyed very much. I could compare the story to a beautiful decorated cake. You first bake the cake which has a great flavour and than at the end you add the toppings to make it even better. 5 stars.

Thank you, Samantha Hayes and Bookouture

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About the author

Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.

Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003 and her sixteenth novel, THE HAPPY COUPLE is out 6th May. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on ‘real life fiction’. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, ‘What if this happened to me or my family?’ And you’ll always find a BIG twist at the end of her novels!

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Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @nholten40 @0neMoreChapter_

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DC Maggie Jamieson #3

A murdered woman…

When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she’s dealing with no ordinary killer.  The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else.  Someone Maggie knows all too well…her close friend Dr Kate Moloney.

A determined detective…

Maggie is determined to keep her friend safe, but with Kate already struggling with a threatening stalker, Maggie now fears Kate’s life is in real danger.  Who else would want to harm Kate and why else would the killer be turning his victims into exact replicas – his living dolls? 

Can Maggie find the depraved killer?  Or will Kate become his next living doll?

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The previous book left the readers with a cliff hanger to deal with. I still don’t understand how I survived all those weeks not knowing what the outcome would be, but now finally I could immerse myself in book 3.

If you did not exactly remember how book 2 ended, you don’t have to look it up. The author kindly repeats a few of the most important facts.

Maggie is not always the most discrete person. She wears her heart on het sleeve and often she does not try to hide her feelings. She shows her frustration and her concern and she gets reprimanded for it. I am sure she does not aim her sometimes harsh words at someone directly. It’s just letting steam off and people around her should know that by now and not take is as an insult.

The atmosphere between Maggie and Nathan has changed too and not for the better.

Poor Bethany. Did she ever get some sleep with the workload she got to deal with?

Why do people keep being so stubborn even when their life is at stake? Why can’t they just accept that for the time being they have to change their ways?  Well, probably because we would have a lot less thrillers to enjoy LOL.

Anyway, a great story with a culprit who has a few screws loose. Were we treated to another cliff hanger? You will have to find that out for yourself. 4 stars

Thank you, Noelle Holten and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo

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Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at www.crimebookjunkie.co.uk. She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and was a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog. 
Dead Inside is her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson

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Wildflower Graves by Rita Herron / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @ritaherron

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Detective Ellie Reeves #2

The darkness closed around her. She tried to clear her vision, but there was no light, no noise, nothing. Only the emptiness, the echoing sound of being alone. Fear pulsed through her. The man had come out of nowhere. Who was he? Blinking away tears of frustration, in the pitch black she felt the floor and walls surrounding her. Cold. Steel. Bars.

Detective Ellie Reeves heads into the wilds of the Appalachian Mountains when she wants to get lost––to forget the whispers chasing her and the past that keeps her up at night. She’s sick of having to prove herself to her small town.

But hiking in the endless miles of woods isn’t the escape she was hoping for. One night, as dusk falls, a gust of wind blows some petals on to Ellie’s path. Following the trail, she finds a golden-haired young woman dead on a bed of daffodils, with a note: Monday’s child is fair of face.

When Ellie emerges from the forest, there is a message on her phone. Someone has sent her a picture of her colleague, Officer Shondra Eastwood, with the words: Can you find her, Detective Reeves? Ellie is racked with guilt––while she was busy hiding from life a killer was on the loose, and he has taken her beloved friend.

The wilderness, and its shadows, are the perfect hunting ground for a criminal––but what does the sinister nursery rhyme mean? It soon becomes clear when another dead woman, Tuesday’s Child, is found.

Ellie is up against a serial killer who will claim a victim for every day of the week, and in the next twenty-four hours there will be another body. As this ruthless murderer closes in on her, can she save more innocent women––and Shondra––from his clutches? Or will he get to Ellie first?

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Detective Ellie Reeves is back and djeez she does not have a lot of time to breath. She has hardly recovered from the previous case that effected her deeply emotionally and already a new one is waiting for her.

It was brutal and violent the last time and it as bad this time. The killer does not waste any time and the police department does not know what’s hit them.

Ellie would not be Ellie though if she would give up and sometimes she ‘forgets” to follow orders, but it’s all with the best intentions: saving the victims and stopping the perpetrator. The fact that she might be in danger herself, does not stop her either.

Will she be able to bring peace to the village again and will the dust settle in her head and heart?

A fast paced story that reads like a house on fire. I love it when thrillers have short chapters. It makes it all even more thrilling. 5 stars

Thank you, Rita Herron and Bookouture

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USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. But she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a teacher instead. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.

With over ninety books to her credit, she’s penned romantic suspense, romantic comedy, and YA novels, but she especially likes writing dark romantic suspense and crime fiction set in small southern towns.

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Promises in the Dark by D.K. Hood / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @DKHood_Author

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Detectives Kane and Alton #10

The young girl pushes against the backseat of the family sedan, fighting to free herself from the crude ties restricting her hands and feet. As the car speeds towards the edge of town, she looks back at her family home, and watches in horror as it is suddenly engulfed in a mass of flames. Trembling with fear, she turns towards the driver and hears only laughter. She knows that the worst is yet to come…

Detective Jenna Alton surveys the charred remains of the large suburban home, stopping to pause at the three lifeless bodies of the Woods family. Jenna knows she’s looking for a serial killer, but her priority is finding the missing teenage daughter last seen on the night of the inferno.

Days later, Sophie Wood’s body is discovered floating in a shallow pool of crystal-clear water—known locally as Dead Man’s Drop—but Jenna still doesn’t know who would target the quiet family in such a brutal attack.

Delving into the family’s past, she makes a shocking discovery—a link between the killer and someone connected to her deputy David Kane. If Jenna is right and the killer is back and seeking revenge, then she must act fast to keep her deputy safe.

When another girl is taken, Jenna and David follow the trail into a network of underground caves on the outskirts of town. With little time before the killer claims his next victim, they race into the pitch-black tunnels, unsure whether they have just walked into the killer’s trap. Can they find the girl in time and escape the caves without the killer chasing them down?

**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

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We are back in Black Rock Falls and for the first time it seems like it’s a village like any other village. Nothing really seems to happen at the moment and normally Jenna and her team don’t know where to start first. They are all a bit bored. It’s not that they want something bad to happen to someone but they feel lost and then all hell breaks loose…

An ice cold case that suddenly turns into a red hot one and the author has me in her grip once again.

A killer who seems to be as slippery as a bar of soap gives the police force a run for their money and the clock is ticking like a timebomb…

Another cracking good story that establishes once more why I like this author so much. This time I must have been extra alert, because I figured out who the culprit was. Two little words made a click in my head and bingo. Woohooo. For once one plus one made two and not three as usual 😉

Already looking forward to the next instalment. 5 stars

Thank you, D.K. Hood and Bookouture

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I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.
My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine-tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

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The Perfect Liar by Beverley Harvey / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @BevHarvey_

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Are you sure he’s someone you can trust? We know nothing at all about him. Who is he, really?’

Susanne and her two best friends have been dreaming of a holiday. All of them need an escape. Especially Susanne, who is reeling from the news that her ex is getting remarried. They need the warm Tuscan sun, delicious Italian food and wine, and – most of all – the time to unwind with each other. What they get is Harry.

Handsome, charming and great company, Harry soon sweeps Susanne off her feet for a holiday fling. And why not? Except that everything he’s told them is a lie.

Who is the man they’ve let into their house – who Susanne has let into her bed? They have no idea what Harry is capable of – what he’s done to get this far, and what he’s prepared to do to ensure he gets his way.

By the time they find out, it will be too late to stop their dream holiday becoming a nightmare.

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The story starts at a slow pace and everything is quiet and peaceful until the author takes us to sunny Tuscany. Who does not want to accompany the main characters on such a trip? Who does not want to enjoy a few weeks doing nothing but enjoying the sun, sightseeing and a swimming pool during the summer while staying in a luxurious villa? I most certainly do. 😊

Once there the dynamic changes. Blame the perfect liar…

You feel there is something that is not quite right. When something is too good to be true, it’s a lie, right? Or maybe fairy tales do exist?

Little by little the author allows us to find out the truth and it’s rather shocking.

Was it a thriller? Maybe not really, but it definitely was an intriguing, captivating, I-want-to-know-how-it-all-comes-together, leave-me-alone-and-let-me-read kind of book. When a story gives me these feelings, I am a happy camper and I happily grant it 5 stars.

I did not want to say goodbye to the protagonists yet. Maybe the author did not want to either…?

Thank you, Beverley Harvey and Bookouture

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Throughout Beverley’s many years spent working in advertising and PR, she had always wanted to write fiction. In 2015 a creative writing course inspired her debut novel, Seeking Eden, which was published in 2017. The sequel, Eden Interrupted, soon followed. Beverley’s third novel – her first with Bookouture – fulfils a long-time goal to publish a psychological thriller.

Born in Yorkshire, and raised in Kent, Beverley currently lives in West Sussex with her partner and their adorable terrier. When not writing, you’ll find her reading, walking the dog or listening to rock music.

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The Vatican Conspiracy by Peter Hogenkamp / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @phogenkampVT

A Marco Venetti Thriller Book 1

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…” Marco Venetti has heard the words thousands of times before. But this is a cry for help, not absolution—and soon Marco finds himself racing against time to foil a conspiracy aimed at the heart of the Vatican…

It is an ordinary day in Marco Venetti’s quiet coastal parish—but the woman who’s come to confess is not ordinary. Marco has always been drawn to beautiful Elena, and she brings news that will shatter his peace.

Elena’s sister and daughter have been kidnapped, to force her to bring a gang of ruthless men into the country—if she doesn’t, her family will be brutally killed. But if she obeys, many more innocents will die… In her desperation she turns to Marco, knowing his time in the military has given him the skills she needs. Determined to protect her, Marco draws on the violent past he has tried to forget.

A terrifying battle on a rocky island offshore leaves no survivors. But after the last man is dead, Marco finds a note on one of the men’s bodies, a map that reveals their ultimate goal: a deadly terrorist attack on the Vatican City itself.

Marco and Elena find themselves racing to reach the Vatican City, and stop the deadly threat against the pope. But Marco quickly realises that his mission isn’t over. Accompanied by a CIA assassin, Marco must prevent a deadly weapon falling into the wrong hands or see a truly apocalyptic outcome. Once more he must confront his own darker nature, and decide whether a man of God can justify going to war…

Review

I have already mentioned a few times that I am a big James Bond/Ethan Hunt fan. I love the action packed stories and I adore the over the top scenes.

This book is also an excellent example of those two things I greatly appreciate.

It’s true that money makes the world go round and it can buy you anything. It does not make any difference whether you are a politician, a criminal or a member of the clergy. Each person can have his own agenda and use others, violence or betrayal (or all of the above) to get what they want to achieve.

You might be surprised what kind of personalities are hidden behind a cassock…

If you don’t mind a few corpses, clergymen that go extracurricular and bloodcurdling actions merged into a great story, this is a book you need to read. 5 stars.

Thank you, Peter Hogenkamp and Bookouture

About the author

Peter Hogenkamp was born in upstate New York and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. (Go Crusaders!) He graduated in 1986 and was exiled to Europe for three years by his premedical adviser, for which he will be grateful the rest of his days. Spending the next three years – supposedly – teaching chemistry and algebra in Salzburg, Austria, he traveled extensively, drank a lot of beer and made many a lifelong friend. In his travels, he found dozens of great places for scenes in a thriller: castles perched on cliffs; monasteries tucked away in alpine valleys; villages built above rocky coastlines; cities soaked in history. When he isn’t writing or hiking with his strong-willed Cairn Terrier, Hermione, Peter practices medicine with his lovely wife, Lisa (who does most of the heavy lifting), hosts Your Health Matters, which airs on cable television, streams on YouTube and sounds off on podcast, and tends to the needs of his four children.

 

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No More Secrets by Jennifer Harvey / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @JenAnneHarvey1

No-one confesses to a murder they didn’t commit, do they?

I haven’t seen my brother for twenty years. Not since he killed the man I loved.

Now he’s back.

I have imagined this scene a million times. What would he say to me?

But nothing could prepare me for this. What he’s saying is impossible:

“I didn’t do it.”

He must be lying. Who confesses to a murder they didn’t commit?

Everyone in our town wants him gone. Everyone’s scared of him. Even me.

But maybe one of them is more scared of being found out…

And when I see something in his eyes that reminds me of everything we used to be, I realise I need to know the truth.

No matter what it costs me. No matter who wants to keep it hidden…

Review

Something horrible happens and you are a witness. Or at least you think you are, because everything in your head is fuzzy and it’s seems that there is only black.

You try to remember, but at the same time that’s the least you want to do. Pushing it into the farthest corner of your brain is what you force yourself to do.

Will you ever remember or will the secret stay hidden forever?

A great story where the author shows us how things that happened in the past can have a strong impact on the present. 

Devastating, horrible, cruel, guilt and life changing are words that flew through my mind throughout the whole book. Protection can be a good thing, but is it a good thing for everybody? 4 stars.

Thank you, Jennifer Harvey and Bookouture

About the author

Jennifer Harvey is a Scottish writer now living in The Netherlands.

She is the author of three novels.

Someone Else’s Daughter will be published on June 18th 2020 with Bookouture.

Two more titles will follow in October 2020 and May 2021.

Her short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines in the US and the UK, such as Bare Fiction, Litro Online, Carve Magazine, Folio, and The Lonely Crowd.

She has been shortlisted for various short story prizes including the Bristol Prize, the University of Sunderland Short Story Award and the Bridport Prize. Her radio dramas have won prizes and commendations from the BBC World Service. She has been longlisted twice for the Bath Novel Award.

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Gone Before by Sam Hepburn / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture

‘My name is Phoebe Locklear. I think I’m your daughter.’

I rehearse the words as I walk up the path, clutching a faded old photograph of a little girl with thick dark hair.

When I knock, the door opens, and there she is: the woman I believe is my mother. The woman whose five-year-old daughter disappeared fifteen years ago.

Had I known what would happen next, would I have knocked on that door? Would I take back the lives I’ve destroyed?

But now that I’ve started, there’s no going back. I can’t stop until I find out who I really am.

Even if the truth could kill me.

Review

It took me a while to read this book and it’s not because it was not a good one. On the contrary…

It had a lot of things going on these last few days and that meant I had less time to read. It usually annoys me heaps but this time it was good. This story has so many twists and turns that on the one hand you need time to stop and think but on the other hand you want to rush and find out how it all will come together.

I would recommend to read at a slower pace and let everything sink in before you read the next part. In my opinion this is what this book needs or what you need to do as a reader. Of course, it’s all up to you how you do it, but this was my experience. 🙂

As I said before: lots of twists and turns that will leave your head spinning. I had to check sometimes whether mine was facing backwards or not. 😉

Take your time, let it sink in and you will be rewarded. It’s a complicated but great story. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sam Hepburn and Bookouture

About the author

Sam Hepburn read modern languages at Cambridge University and, after a brief spell in advertising, joined the BBC as a General Trainee. She worked as a documentary maker for twenty years and was one of the commissioners for the launch of BBC Four. Since then, she has written several books, including psychological thrillers Gone Before and Her Perfect Life, and novels for young adults and children. She won the 2017 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story award and has been nominated for several other prestigious prizes, including the CILIP Carnegie Medal for her YA thrillers.

Sam has worked and travelled widely in Africa and the Middle East, and is a trustee of the Kenyan’s children’s charity, I Afrika. She now lives in London with her husband and children.

 

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The Ex Boyfriend by Rona Halsall / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @RonaHalsallAuth

 

 

He promised to love her until her dying day…

When Becca’s first love shows up on her social media feed, she can’t help but smile fondly. Once upon a time Connor was the love of her life, and though it was over ten years ago, he’s always held a place in her heart.

Then he sends her a message. He sounds happy – still kind and funny, still living across the world in Australia. But he wants to know everything about her life now. How can Becca tell him the truth? About her workaholic husband, her stressful job, and the challenges of caring for her elderly father and her longed-for, adorable but exhausting three-year-old daughter Mia?

Becca hesitates, knowing she shouldn’t even reply. But Connor lives on the other side of the world. Just how dangerous can becoming friends again be?

It feels harmless. Until Mia gets sick – in a way that no one can explain. And it starts to become clear – someone will do absolutely anything to make sure Becca never escapes her past…

 

 

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Another book that should come with a warning. Please, make sure you have plenty of time once you start reading it, because once you have read the prologue you will want to shut the world out and get immersed in this wonderful story.

Every child is ill once in a while and of course it breaks your heart, but what’s even worse is that nobody seems to believe you when you tell them there is more going on. When finally you are being heard, that’s when the real nightmare begins…

I really did not know who was genuine here. I distrusted everyone and that is what makes a book such a good read. My brain still hurts from trying to make all the pieces of the puzzle fit. I did figure it out about 2 minutes before Becca did and that was around chapter 39 (of 40 LOL). 

I loved, loved, loved it! 5 stars.

Thank you, Rona Halsall and Bookouture

 

About the author

Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She has been a bookworm since she was a child and now she’s actually creating stories of her own, which still feels like a dream come true. 

She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful beaches on the Island while she’s plotting how to kill off her next victim. She also makes sure she deletes her Google history on a regular basis, because… well, you can’t be too careful when you spend your life researching new and ingenious ways for people to die.

She has three children and two step-children who are now grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories!

 

Author Links

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Twitter: @RonaHalsallAuth 

 

 

Book Links

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