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…

 

 

Review

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!

 

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Summer at Hope Haven by Kristin Harper / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @KHarperAuthor

 

 

Dune Island #1

Making her way up the cedar-lined driveway, tears fill her eyes at the sight of the cottage’s faded trim and peeling turquoise shutters. Taking a deep breath, she grasps the heart-shaped iron door handle and steps inside the once-happy childhood home she’s been avoiding. It is time to face up to the past…

When Emily’s fiancé walks out on her while she’s still grieving the loss of her family in a terrible accident, she escapes back to Hope Haven on the remote Dune Island, where her family vacationed every summer. Emily hopes that fixing up the house will also mend her broken heart, but the cottage holds more than just bittersweet childhood memories. Emptying her father’s antique writing desk, Emily finds a letter that reveals a devastating secret about her parents.

With a head full of questions that can never be answered, it seems like returning to the island was the worst decision Emily ever made… until she meets Lucas Socorro, saltwater dripping from his dark curls after a surf session. As they take long walks on the soft sand, and talk late into the firefly-lit night, Emily wonders if Dr Luke—as the kids in the hospital call him—could be the one to help her heal. With Luke holding her hand, delving into her family’s painful past is a little easier.

Painting the gloomy cottage walls the colour of seashells, and revamping her grandmother’s flea-market furniture, Emily starts to feel she might call Dune Island home for good—and that she could build that home right here with Luke. But when Emily’s family secret spreads through a network of local gossips, her fragile heart breaks all over again. Luke is the only one who could have started the rumours. Was she wrong to trust him so easily?

As the sun sets behind the dunes, Emily has a difficult decision to make. Does she pack her bags and leave the island for good? Or take a risk that Hope Haven has everything she’s been looking for?

 

 

Review

How long are you allowed to grief for? Well, that depends from one person to another of course and it should be allowed for as long as that persons needs to come to terms.

Not everybody handles devastating events the same way. Some love to be surrounded by others in order to share memories. Others prefer to spend time alone to reminisce and it’s not always easy for partners to know what they do best.

This book is a beautiful summer read filled with sad memories but no matter how much you hurt there is a speck of gold at the end of the rainbow if you let it in.

It’s great to see how Emily changes during those few months on Dune Island. She’s lost her whole family and it turned her into a wreck, but little by little she starts to heal.

Once again we see that people often jump to conclusions without hearing the other person out. Emotions more than once rule one’s world. 4 stars.

Thank you, Kristin Harper and Bookouture

 

About the author

Ever since she was a young girl, there were few things Kristin liked more than creative writing and spending time on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her family. Eventually (after a succession of jobs that bored her to tears), she found a way to combine those two passions by becoming a women’s fiction author whose stories occur in oceanside settings. While Kristin doesn’t live on the Cape year-round, she escapes to the beach whenever she can. 

 

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The Silent Dolls by Rita Herron / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @ritaherron

 

 

Detective Ellie Reeves #1

Silent tears trickle down her cheeks as she curls inside the tiny cave-like space. She lies on her side, darkness all around her, rubbing her fingers over the little wooden doll he’d carved. He told her to be quiet, not to cry or scream. Not to be a baby. Her throat was raw, her eyes swollen shut. She wanted her mommy and daddy. She wanted to go home.

When Penny Matthews, a seven-year-old girl with blonde curls and a gap-toothed smile, goes missing in the Appalachian mountains, Detective Ellie Reeves is called straight to the scene. According to Penny’s parents, their daughter vanished after a picnic by the creek. All that’s left behind is a pink friendship bracelet etched with “Penny”.

Ellie knows all too well that the mountains’ endless miles of dark forest and winding rivers are the perfect place for a criminal to hide. Racing against the rapidly setting sun and a brutal winter storm on the horizon, she searches desperately for Penny.

Special Agent Derrick Fox is determined to join the hunt. His younger sister, Kim, disappeared in the same area twenty-five years ago––on the day he was meant to be watching her. He’s certain the cases are linked and that over a dozen girls have vanished in the last decade. Ellie refuses to believe that their tight-knit mountain community could be home to a deadly criminal, but even she can’t deny the similarities in the cases. And when they discover the remains of a small body buried with a carved wooden doll, it’s clear they’re up against a deadly serial killer preying on innocent little girls.

As the temperature plunges, Penny’s life hangs in the balance. Most people who get lost in the woods never make it out alive. Can Ellie and Derrick defy the odds and find out the truth about all the stolen girls? Or will the mountain, and its twisted killer, claim another victim?

 

 

Review

Reading this book was like travelling downhill in a race car without brakes…

This seems like a straightforward story about a ruthless predator being chased by the police, but the more you read the more complicated it gets. The author has created a selection of baddies to choose from and added a whole bunch of twists to make it even more fun for the reader.

When you think it’s over, for Ellie it’s only just beginning.

She had her future all worked out in her head, but then she faces a bucket load of bombshells that turn everything upside down.

Ellie is determined, stubborn and does not give up or stop before she reaches her goal.

I am looking forward to find out how she will deal with everything that has been dumped on her. If this story proves how this author’s mind works, then we are in for a great series. 5 stars.

Thank you, Rita Herron and Bookouture

 

About the author 


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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The Shore House by Heidi Hostetter / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @HeidiHostetter

 

 

Dewberry Beach Book 1

When the Bennett family arrive at the shore house to spend the summer together, they bring more baggage than just suitcases…

When Kaye Bennett, matriarch of the Bennett family, summons her adult children to the shore house, she anticipates a vacation full of nostalgia. It’s a chance to relive the carefree joy of summers past: basking in the hot sun, cooling off in the surf and enjoying long, relaxing evenings watching fireflies on the deck. But when Kaye’s son and daughter arrive, late and uncooperative, it becomes clear the family desperately need to reconnect.

Kaye and her daughter Stacy have been quietly at odds for years and resentment has grown around words unsaid. Faced with spending the summer months in such close quarters, Kaye is determined to remind Stacy of happier times and why she once loved their beautiful beachside home.

But both Kaye and Stacy are holding something back. And only when a heart-stopping accident on the beach puts what Stacy most loves at risk are the two women finally able to set free the secrets in their shared past.

Will opening up to each other about what’s in their hearts allow the Bennett family to finally heal?

 

 

Review

When a loved one has had severe health problems, you want to do everything you can to make sure they fully recover. It’s only natural because you don’t want to lose them. You have be careful not to start running that person’s life completely and lock them up in a box. You have to let go of the fears you have and start living again.

Parents love their children, but not always in the same way. It’s good to encourage children who are struggling a bit, but don’t forget about the others ones. They crave compliments too.

Sometimes you like a book, because the story is great. Sometimes you like a book because of the fluent writing style. A combination of these two things turns an ‘I like it’ into an ‘I love it’ and transforms a good book into a great one.

This book definitely belongs in the ‘I love it’ category. A wonderful start to a new series, a lovely summer beach read about family, compromising and finding your destiny. 5 stars.

Thank you, Heidi Hostetter and Bookouture

 

About the author

Heidi Hostetter grew up in New Jersey and spent summers at her grandparents’ house on the shore. Every magical thing was there, from sparklers and fireflies at night to whole days spent swimming in the ocean and exploring tide pools. She and her family have recently moved back to the DC-area and live in a one hundred-year-old house that’s definitely haunted.

When she’s not writing – or reading – you can probably find her digging in her garden, ripping back a knitting project, or burning dinner. Her writing partner, a labradoodle named Emmett shares her office, keeping a careful watch for errant squirrels and neighborhood shenanigans. 

 

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Her Shallow Grave by D.K. Hood / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @DKHood_Author

 

 

Detectives Kane and Alton #9

She runs her trembling fingers over the dark, damp walls surrounding her. Above her head, she hears heavy footsteps. She knows she has nowhere to hide and as the door to the cellar is flung open, she finally sees his face.

It’s winter in Black Rock Falls and, as tourists flock to the small town to take in the snowy mountain peaks, one visitor makes a sickening discovery. The frozen body of a young woman hangs from a tree on the outskirts of town. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.

Jenna’s stomach turns as she surveys the ice-cold remains, and she’s soon alerted to similar burial sites nearby. With no missing persons reported, Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, fear Black Rock Falls is being used as a dumping ground for bodies.

As the body count mounts up, Jenna is more determined than ever to find the person responsible. But as she tries to catch the killer out, he outsmarts her once again and Jenna begins to wonder if he knows her next move. Could he be closer to her than she thinks?

When the investigation takes Jenna to a homeless shelter right in the heart of the community, she fears for the life of a woman who hasn’t been seen for a few days. It’s clear the killer is beginning to escalate, so Jenna ramps up the investigation and puts herself in unthinkable danger. Can she catch the murderer off guard, or does he already know she’s on her way? Has Jenna finally met a killer she can’t catch?

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

 

 

Review

For the 9th time already, Kane and Alton and their brilliant team outsmart a very disturbed psychopath in a very snow covered and freezing Black Rock Falls. Each and everyone of them thought they were clever enough to stay one step ahead of these great officers, but they all had to acknowledge the superiority of the determined officers.

What can I say that I have not said in previous reviews about this author? Nothing really. I keep repeating myself: great, disgusting baddies, wonderful good guys (and girls ;)), captivating story, great writing style. To make a long story short: I wanted the whole shebang and the author delivered!

Even though it was very warm outside where I sat reading in the sun, the author has a way to make everything feel so real, that I was tempted to put on a sweater too. 🙂

‘My’ queen of suspense can add another jewel to her crown. 5 stars.

Thank you, D.K. Hood and Bookouture

 

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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The Circle-A Killings by Sean Heary / #Review @Sean_Heary

 

Returning from Moscow, Lorenzo Rossi finds himself forced to quit his job as head of the Vatican police. And to make matters worse, his fiancée, CIA Agent Cathy Doherty, calls off their wedding. Just as Rossi is settling into his new life as a visiting academic at Cambridge University, the CIA persuades him to rejoin Cathy in catching the killer of three American billionaires. Barely on speaking terms, the two devise a plan to befriend the CIA’s main suspect.

As they get closer to the suspect and his coterie of friends, Rossi and Cathy realise that they’re being played for fools. But why? Everything points to an international conspiracy. As friends and foes drop dead around them, they arrive at the truth. But to prove it they need to set a trap. A trap that turns them from hunter to prey. Will they survive to tell their tale?

 

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Review

Lorenzo and Cathy are back! I really loved these characters in the previous book and they are even better now. The banter between them is great and made me laugh all the time. It gives you the time to take a breather because the story is as filled with action as the first one was.

As I said in my former review I am still not keen on politics, but the author is such a wonderful story teller that I put that aside. The story is always so good that I cannot say no when I am asked to review them. I did not regret agreeing the first time and I most certainly did not regret it now. 

You really don’t know who you can trust. A person you thought was an ally, can stab you in the back a few moments later.

Lorenzo and Cathy were about to get married, but it was cancelled. Now that they are working together again, will the spark (if there is one left) be rekindled or will they go their separate ways once more? 

You don’t have to have read the first book first, but it’s a bonus. It helps you understand certain things better. 

A very entertaining read. 4,5 stars.

Thank you, Sean Heary

 

About the author

Sean travelled the world for thirty years as a mining company executive, living for many years only a stone’s throw from the Kremlin. No wonder he likes to write political thrillers. He also worked for several years in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he picked up a taste for Central Asian cuisine and met his wife. Born and raised in Australia, Sean now makes Germany his home.

 

 

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Little Village of Second Chances by Gina Hollands / #Review @ChocLituk @ginaholls

Surely everyone deserves a second chance?

Ex-fireman and edible flower farmer Shay McGillen has plenty of reasons not to give Sarah Pickering even one chance when she turns up in his small Yorkshire village. After all, she is only there to try and convince him and his fellow villagers to sell up so her company can build a bypass. If Sarah thinks she can make Shay give up his farmhouse and his business, she has another thing coming!

But when an unexpected blizzard leaves Sarah stranded in Shay’s home, he soon realises that they are far more alike than he could have ever imagined – and perhaps both of them deserve a second chance …

 

 

Review

A tragedy happend in his life and he feels guilty about it. A tragedy happened in her life and she feels guilty about it. They both run away from the painful past and find solace in each others arms. 

He is completely honest about everything. She is completely honest, but not about everything and when she is pushed with her back against the wall, she is forced to come clean sooner than she wanted to. 

He thought he did not deserve a second chance. She thought she could please everybody and believed that money could solve everything.

Will their two hearts collide and start beating as one?

A lovely story about loss, guilt and of course happy times too. I enjoyed it a lot. 5 stars.

Thank you, Gina Hollands and Choc Lit

 

About the author

Originally from Yorkshire, Gina now lives by the sea in West Sussex with her husband and son. When she’s not working in her job in marketing and PR, or writing her latest book, Gina can be found dancing everything from lindy hop to salsa, shopping (she loves clothes far too much for her own good), eating out (she hates cooking far too much for her own good), or relaxing, which generally involves reading a book someone else has written or indulging in her new hobby of learning to play the piano. She has a sneaky suspicion she may be a musical genius in the making, but isn’t about to give up the day job just yet.

 

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https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gina_Hollands_Little_Village_of_Second_Chances?id=FDnpDwAAQBAJ

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53774193-little-village-of-second-chances?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=ZleRgTYGjr&rank=1