Before She Wakes by Ed James / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @edjamesauthor

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Detective Max Carter #3

Single mother Marissa stands in her daughter’s untidy room. Olivia’s phone is still charging at the wall and her clothes are still hanging in her closet. The mirror above her daughter’s desk is cracked and a message written in red ink reads ‘Never Forget’.

When the investigation into Olivia’s disappearance makes local headlines, people begin to gossip about the missing teenager and it soon becomes clear she had been lying to her mother for a long time. Not only did she have a secret boyfriend, but she had also been talking to her guidance counsellor constantly in the weeks before she disappeared. What was so big that Olivia couldn’t tell?

And when a blood test reveals that Marissa was drugged the night Olivia went missing, fingers point at Marissa’s estranged husband, but he too has vanished without trace. Could a long-buried family secret have put the teenager’s life in danger? And will the truth be revealed before it’s too late for the missing girl?

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Review

The third book in the series and they keep getting better and better.

Agent Max Carter already received some devastating news in the previous book and now the story continuous, but that’s not the only thing on his mind. He also has to deal with another abduction.

The search for leads can begin but every time he turns a corner he seems to find himself at a dead end. People are lying through their teeth. Others seem to be dead or have disappeared. Max does not give up but he knows the clock is ticking. His goal is to find the child of course, but he wants them found alive. That’s why you have to use everything that is available in order to crack the case wide open. Not everything is what it seems. That is something you should never forget.

Will we find out what happened to Max all those years ago or will we still be kept in the dark?

This book had the FBI running in circles. I enjoyed it a lot. 5 stars

Thank you, Ed James and Bookouture

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About the author

Ed James is the author of multiple series of crime novels.

The bestselling DI Simon Fenchurch series is set in East London and published by Thomas & Mercer.

The self-published Scott Cullen series of Scottish police procedurals features a young Edinburgh Detective Constable investigating crimes from the bottom rung of the career ladder he’s desperate to climb. The first book, “Ghost in the Machine”, has been downloaded over 400,000 times, hitting both the Amazon UK & US top five.

The Craig Hunter books is a sister series to the Cullen novels, with a PTSD-suffering ex-squaddie now working as a cop investigating sexual abuse cases. With lots of slapstick and banter.

Ed lives in East Lothian, Scotland and writes full-time, but used to work in IT project management, where he filled his weekly commute to London by literally writing on planes, trains and automobiles.

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The Bluebell Girls by Barbara Josselsohn/ #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @barbarajoss  

 

 

Lake Summers Book 2

Three generations. One summer that will change everything.

Growing up in Lake Summers, Jenna and her mother Sweet were known as the bluebell girls. Jenna was carefree, always running barefoot through their wildflower garden, and no one expected her to live in their little lake house in the Adirondack Mountains forever. But when Sweet’s health declines Jenna must return from her life near New York, and with her own daughter Sophie in tow, their family home comes to life again.

Away from the stress of her recent divorce, Jenna finds comfort in lazy afternoons along the water and long nights watching Sweet tell Sophie stories about her long-lost loves. And when she meets Sweet’s new next-door neighbour Troy, she recognizes him instantly as the boy with whom she shared her first kiss.

Seeing Troy reminds Jenna of just how reckless she once was, but as their feelings resurface, so do the secrets they hide about a tragedy in their past. And with Sweet and Sophie closer than ever before, Jenna is forced to make a choice: will she flee again, or is she finally brave enough to be honest with Troy and settle down in Lake Summers forever?

 

 

Review

I loved the first book of this series and I loved the second one as much. 

I was very happy to be invited to travel to Lake Summers again. Time to be welcomed by some of the inhabitants I met in the previous story as well as lovely new characters.

Family is important, but often work and others things take up most of your time. This story is about changing plans and adapting to current situations, about a bond being formed and getting stronger and stronger between a grandma and her granddaughter, about not taking a defeatist attitude but looking beyond what’s in front of you.

Life is too short to not take every opportunity you get to explore new horizons. Don’t settle for what you think is the only option. Sometimes you are so focused on the main road that you don’t even consider trying out one of the smaller side streets. 

A great story constructed with a mixture of heartbreaking but beautiful events as well as heartwarming ones. 5 stars.

Thank you, Barbara Josselsohn and Bookouture

 

About the author

Barbara Josselsohn is an award-winning journalist and novelist who loves crafting stories about strong protagonists facing a fork in the road. Her novels center around second chances, family relationships and, of course, romance. She is the author of the Lake Summers series set in the fictional town of Lake Summers, nestled in the Adirondacks Mountains, which includes the books The Lilac House and The Bluebell Girls. Before joining with Bookouture, she published The Last Dreamer, a women’s-fiction novel from Lake Union Publishing, along with hundreds of articles and essays in major and regional publications about family, home and relationships. She lives just north of New York City and enjoys escaping to the beach or the mountains whenever she can. Other than writing, her biggest passion is her family: husband, her three kids, and her indefatigable shih-poo! 

 

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The Accusation by Victoria Jenkins / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @vicwritescrime

 

 

They say she’s guilty. She says she’s not. Who do you believe?

‘Help me! Help me, please!’

When Jenna hears the cry in the park one night, she feels she has no choice but to run and help. Cradling the injured woman in her arms, the attacker nowhere to be seen, all Jenna wants is to keep her alive until the ambulance arrives and for the ordeal to be over.

But the nightmare begins when the victim wakes up…

Jenna’s relief turns to horror when the finger is pointed at her. There must be some mistake: she’s never seen the woman before in her life, and Jenna tried to save her life. Why would she accuse Jenna of a crime she didn’t commit?

As the case against Jenna grows, her world starts to fall apart. Her teenage daughter is keeping secrets and her husband is growing more distant every day. To save her family and clear her name, Jenna has to prove she didn’t do it. But someone knows something Jenna did do. And they want to make her pay…

 

 

Review

This book already starts on a high. I had no idea how the story would develop and of course little by little I started putting things together and, as usual I was trying to guess how it would end. I thought it was easy. One plus one equals two, right? Only it seemed that I came up with three… Wrong again. 😉

The majority of the characters seems to be members of the liars club. Some telling lies to protect others, some wanting to hide their secrets, some combine both reasons. Telling a white lie will be excused, but these are more like the blackest of black lies.

Once again, not being honest only gets you so far. You can only hope, that once you come clean, your loved ones will be able to forgive you and let you into their heart completely again.

I loved this story. I loved the way the author managed to send me off in the wrong direction and to surprise me with the outcome. 5 stars.

Thank you, Victoria Jenkins and Bookouture

 

About the author

Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.

Her first psychological thriller, The Divorce, was published in July 2019. The second, The Argument, was published December 10th 2019 and The Accusation publishes June 9th 2020.

 

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Gone in Seconds by Ed James / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @edjamesauthor

 

 

Detective Max Carter #2

A baby missing. A family in pieces. A shocking secret that can’t be told.

Landon and Jennifer Bartlett have everything—money, influence and a picture-perfect family. But it means nothing when their lives are torn apart the day someone breaks into their plush mansion and takes their newborn child right from his cot.

FBI Agent Max Carter investigates child abduction cases. He has a reputation for working all hours to find every missing child on his watch—after all, he was once one himself. When he visits the Bartletts’ sprawling home in an exclusive estate in the suburbs of Seattle, he’s immediately suspicious of Landon Bartlett and his brother Sam.

As Carter delves deeper into the lives of the brothers, he finds a web of dubious business deals and lies that could cost the Bartlett’s their entire family fortune. And it’s clear they will do anything to keep their secrets—but would they withhold vital information that could lead him to baby Ky’s kidnapper?

As Carter begins a cat-and-mouse game with the kidnapper, he receives some startling news from home, which stops him in his tracks. And when a young woman is spotted boarding a bus out of town with a baby fitting Ky’s description, he must decide whether to risk everything to find the missing child or save his own family.

 

 

Review

Book 2 with Detective Max Carter in the main role. He’s back and how!

Sometimes you read a book and you think that there is no way that the next one can even be better, but in this case it’s yes way.

Of course it’s personal, but in my opinion this one was even more emotional than the previous one and when a story touches you, you feel more connected to it too.

Hopes, dreams, the future, your life as you know it … gone in seconds …

There are series and there are series. Let me explain. Often you can read the books as standalones, because every case is solved at the end and the common thread is the team or the private life of the main police officer. Here though, I would advise you to start with book 1 because not everything has been dealt with and the chase continues in book 2.

A great story with some gobsmacking revelations and a chilling finish that makes you want to pull your hair out because you have to wait for book 3. Hopefully the wait will not be too long. Just loved it. 5 stars.

Thank you, Ed James and Bookouture

 

About the author

Ed James is the author of multiple series of crime novels.

The bestselling DI Simon Fenchurch series is set in East London and published by Thomas & Mercer.

The self-published Scott Cullen series of Scottish police procedurals features a young Edinburgh Detective Constable investigating crimes from the bottom rung of the career ladder he’s desperate to climb. The first book, “Ghost in the Machine”, has been downloaded over 400,000 times, hitting both the Amazon UK & US top five.

The Craig Hunter books is a sister series to the Cullen novels, with a PTSD-suffering ex-squaddie now working as a cop investigating sexual abuse cases. With lots of slapstick and banter.

Ed lives in East Lothian, Scotland and writes full-time, but used to work in IT project management, where he filled his weekly commute to London by literally writing on planes, trains and automobiles.

 

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The Lilac House by Barbara Josselsohn / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @barbarajoss  

 

Lake Summers Book 1

Can one summer house bring two broken hearts together?

Summer escapes to Lilac House have always been a source of comfort for Anna Harris. Though things will never be the same since her husband’s death, she knows that it is there, nestled in Lake Summers in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, that she and her children Zac and Evie can begin to build a new life.

The house is just as beautiful as Anna remembers, and caught up in the rhythm of small town life, helping her Aunt Hope run the little shop on Main Street, Anna begins to feel a sense of herself she hasn’t felt in years. Then she meets Aidan. Handsome, strong and quiet, he also knows what’s it’s like to lose someone. In each other they recognise something they’ve both been missing and they feel a spark.

But Aidan’s past holds a different set of complications. He’s hiding a secret about why he came to Lake Summers. And just as the Lilac House finally starts to feel like home, Anna learns something devastating about Greg’s death that makes her question everything…

The summer might have brought Anna and Aidan together, but can Anna finally let go of the past now she really has the chance for a new beginning?

A beautiful story about moving on and finding yourself, The Lilac House will restore your faith in love and teach you that it’s never too late the find the person who will change your life.

 

 

Review

When somone you love dies, your whole world is turned upside down. What ifs are running through your head, but you cannot turn back time. You have to look to the future and be there for your children. It’s hard because you are trying to hide your sadness to protect your children, but on the other hand your children keep you sane and force you forward.

You cherish the memories, but those are the hardest and at the same time the most precious things do deal with. 

Suddenly you are devastated by a few revelations you need some time to absorb as well as by feelings your heart says you should follow but your head says to stay away.

When you thought you had it all figured out, you are forced to make a decision and you are caught between the devil and the deep bleu sea …

This book is filled with romance and proves that love is not only for young people. Cupid finds a way to your heart, no matter what age you are. 

Somtimes we run from things that we cannot face, but in the end coming clean is the right way to go. It’s not the easiest way, but it’s the best way.

I loved how the author gave her characters the chance to grow and change their lives for the better.  I am happy to see that this is the first part in a series, because I don’t want to say goobye yet. 5 stars.

Thank you, Barbara Josselsohn and Bookouture.

 

About the author

Barbara Josselsohn is novelist and journalist. Her articles and essays appear in a range of publications including New York Magazine, American Baby, The New York Times, Parents Magazine, and Writers’ Digest. Online, you can see her work on WorkingMother.com, NextAvenue.org, and GrownandFlown.com. She teaches novel writing and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., and other venues.  

 

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Tell Me Lies by Ed James / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @edjamesauthor

 

 

Detective Max Carter #1

Megan Holliday opens her eyes and finds herself slumped on her doorstep. The last thing she remembers is being in the car with her two kids. She sees a handwritten note on her lap – Don’t call the police. It’s then that she realises her car is missing, and her children are gone…

Leading the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team, FBI agent Max Carter will stop at nothing to find children taken from their families. After all, he was once one of those taken children, so he knows exactly what’s at stake. When he hears that a young senator’s two children have been abducted and their mother left for dead, he races to the Holliday family home in Washington State.

Facing a wall of police cruisers and blacked-out SUVs, Carter quickly uncovers the facts. Megan Holliday was ambushed by a man with a gun as she returned home from taking her kids out for ice cream. Bound and drugged, the attacker left her unconscious on the doorstep with the sinister note on her lap.

As Senator Christopher Holliday walks through the halls of the US Federal Building in Seattle, his phone beeps with an alert. Frustrated by the interruption, he takes a cursory glance and is horrified by the image on the screen – his two children, Brandon and Avery, unconscious. The message he gets simply reads Meet me or they die.

When Agent Carter tries to make contact with the busy senator, it seems the politician has gone missing, fleeing from the Federal Building and abandoning his distraught wife. If Carter knows one thing, it’s that Holliday has something to hide. And he just became Carter’s prime suspect.

 

 

My Review

My first book by this author. I was very curious to find out what he had in store for me. It goes without a doubt that the story has to captivate you, but the writing style can also make or break a book.

No need to worry here. I was sucked into the story straight away and the cat and mouse game was a great asset.

We all need money, but unfortunately it’s also often used for less above board deals.

When children of famous parents are abducted, it often has to do with a ransom. Agent Carter is on the case and he got a lot more than he bargained for. He finds himself in the middle of a hornet’s nest. 

A very good start to a new series with devastating and heartbreaking moments and revelations and where the ‘good ones’ did not seem to be that good and you might sympathise with the ‘bad ones’. 4 stars.

Thank you, Ed James and Bookouture.

 

About the author

Ed James is the author of multiple series of crime novels.

The bestselling DI Simon Fenchurch series is set in East London and published by Thomas & Mercer.

The self-published Scott Cullen series of Scottish police procedurals features a young Edinburgh Detective Constable investigating crimes from the bottom rung of the career ladder he’s desperate to climb. The first book, “Ghost in the Machine”, has been downloaded over 400,000 times, hitting both the Amazon UK & US top five.

The Craig Hunter books is a sister series to the Cullen novels, with a PTSD-suffering ex-squaddie now working as a cop investigating sexual abuse cases. With lots of slapstick and banter.

Ed lives in East Lothian, Scotland and writes full-time, but used to work in IT project management, where he filled his weekly commute to London by literally writing on planes, trains and automobiles.

 

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The Man She Married by Alison James / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @AlisonJbooks

 

 

How well do you know your husband?

Since Alice’s fiancé walked out on her, she never thought she’d meet ‘The One’. But all that changes when she meets Dominic. Handsome, charming and kind, Alice can’t believe her luck when he proposes a few months later and moves into her West London home.

Three years on, Alice’s catering business is thriving and she is married to a man she adores. So when she sees that little blue line, it should be the happiest moment of her life: they’re going to have a baby. But then the police knock on her door and Alice’s whole world is turned upside down… Dominic is dead.

Distraught, Alice goes to identify the body. There’s no doubt that it’s her husband. Yet when his estranged brother comes to view the coffin, he insists the man lying there is not Dominic. Alice refuses to believe it at first, but when confronted with irrefutable proof, she finally has to face the truth:

The man she married is not the person he said he was. And if he lied about that, what else was he hiding from her?

 

 

My Review

This is such an amazing book! I just adored it.  

On the one hand, I wished I could read faster, because I wanted to get to the bottom of this story. On the other hand, I forced myself to read slower because I did not want the story to end.

In the beginning, the author gives Alice the chance to tell her side. In part 2 Dominic answers a lot of questions I had and filled the gaps. We also jump between ‘now’ and ‘then’ in order to complete the whole.

I was captivated from the start and I can only admire the author’s talent for writing this incredible good work of art.

It’s clear that love is blind. Even though you are almost convinced that someone is not truthful, you still find excuses for their behavior. Is it stupid? Yes, of course, but I think we might have all done it even if it’s only once and only for a small thing. You might also regret it afterwards, but by then it’s too late. 5 stars

Thank you, Alison James and Bookouture

 

About the author

Born in the Cotswolds, Alison spent most of her formative years abroad. She studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after her two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, Alison worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.

 

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The Argument – Victoria Jenkins / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @vicwritescrime

 

 

It happens to every mother. One day, the daughter whose whole world you once were, becomes someone you barely know. And you don’t know the secrets she’s hiding…

One hot summer night, 15-year-old Olivia comes home late from a party she was strictly forbidden from going to, and she and her mother, Hannah, start arguing. Soon Olivia speaks the words that every parent has heard from their teenage child:

‘I hate you. You’ve ruined my life. And I’m never speaking to you again.’

Olivia has never been an easy child, a sharp contrast to her easy-going, happy-go-lucky little sister. But Hannah thinks Olivia’s outburst is the end of a normal family argument. In fact, it’s only the beginning of a nightmare…

After one day of silence, Hannah thinks Olivia is taking a teenage sulk too far. After two days, she starts to feel anxious that something more serious could be going on. After a week, when her daughter still hasn’t spoken, Hannah knows that Olivia is hiding a bigger darkness – something that could threaten to tear their precious family apart…

 

 

My Review

If you are looking for a story where the reader is put on a wrong footing, you should try this one!

When you start reading, you are convinced that the author is going to take you from A to B, eventually with slight a detour via C but in fact she takes you from A to B via Z!

In the beginning you think it’s quite clear who is behind everything, but there was always a little feeling that I had that somehting did not really add up. 

I was hoping that I was right on one of the secrets that I thought I had unravelled. On the one hand it filled me with disgust. On the other hand it would certainly be a brilliant move by the author. I was happy and sad at the same time that I was right.

It was so hideous, but perfect for a story in this genre.

She invented a totally disturbed baddie which leads to an amazing book. 5 stars

Thank you, Victoria Jenkins and Bookouture

 

About the author

Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.

Her first psychological thriller, The Divorce, was published in July 2019. The second, The Argument, publishes December 10th 2019.

 

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The Beginning and End of Us – Rose James / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @RoseJamesAuthor

 

 

 

I wish it didn’t have to be this way. I willed the thought to fly to you, so you’d know how hard it was to leave you behind. That was the night I lost you, and gained myself.

Born in a honeysuckle-choked garden deep in the forest, Aphrodite – young, sensitive and beautiful – learns her true purpose in the world moments before she’s cast out of the only home she’s ever known.

Haunted by loneliness, she begins a journey to fulfill her destiny. It is a path that will lead her into the arms of four very different men – a dreamer, a fighter, an artist and a lost soul. All human, all flawed and all on their own journeys of painful self-discovery.

But could it be the secrets she left behind – and the one person she thought she had lost forever – that hold the answers to the questions she’s seeking? For while life may take you unexpected places, truth will bring you home…

 

 

 

My Review

This is not a kind of book I would normally read but somehow the cover fascinated me. When a cover captures my attention, it means 9 out of 10 times, that I will like the story as well.

This book is filled with feelings and the author has a very special way to describe them. It’s like you can also feel what the main character is experiencing. 

It’s true that people will fall in love more than once before they find their one. And although each and every one of those love stories will be different, they are all very real.

If I have to pick one person I could have fallen for too, it would definitely be ‘the fighter’. It was the longest chapter in the book and in my opinion the most beautiful and emotional one. You might need to keep a few tissues at hand.

There is a lot of love in this book, but love is not only about happiness. Love make you sad but every love affair has made you a bit richer too. 4 stars.

Thank you, Rose James and Bookouture.

 

About the author

Rose James’ debut novel, The Beginning and End of Us was shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition in 2014, and after a lot of rewriting and personal ups and downs, she’s delighted that it’s being published through Bookouture.

Rose has been addicted to reading and writing for almost as long as she can remember, and she’s currently working towards a Creative Writing MA (distance learning) with Lancaster University.

Among her other favourite things to do are travelling, making connections with fascinating people, and playing and writing music, all of which she thinks translate into her writing. Living in gorgeous Shropshire, she’s endlessly inspired by the beautiful landscape and historical architecture, which makes it very easy to daydream – perhaps too easy!

 

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The Fifth Grave – Rob Jones / #Review @AuthorRobJones

Poised to return to work after a long bereavement leave, Detective Chief Inspector Jacob is called away from the sanctuary of his home to attend the grim discovery of human remains over a quarter of a century old. Found deep in woodland with its own grim history, they give little up, but he is soon confronted with local gossip of hauntings and witches.

The mystery deepens when a second person is murdered in the same woods, and Jacob soon realises he is hunting a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the darkest of secrets buried in the past. Working alongside Dr Sophie Anderson, a criminal psychologist with her own damaged past, they close the net until tragedy strikes again in this gripping romantic suspense thriller.

 

 

My review

The author usually writes a different genre, but this genre is one that fits him like a glove!

I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Not only because it was just great but also because of the writing style. It was so fluently written and I just loved everything about it.

The author has created a very likeable police team. Of course there has to be one person you don’t really like, but that makes it even more interesting. All the others were perfect and they worked well together.

It goes without a doubt that a team can only function when they have a good and strong leader. DCI Jacob is all of the above and what I also enjoyed was the fact that he has a history and that he is a maverick. He has the guts to go against his superiors when he feels they miss the mark.

I also loved the little jokes between the members. They are part of the glue to bring them closer together. Where there is laughter, there is a good atmosphere and that only improves the working relationships and leads to good results.

I hope this book is the start of a very long series! 5 stars.

Thank you, Rob Jones.

 

About the author

Rob Jones is the internationally bestselling authof of 17 archaeological adventure novels including 12 in the Joe Hawke series.

Originally from England, today he lives in Australia with his wife and 3 children and is currently researching the 13th Joe Hawke and the 2nd Cairo Sloane novel. Important influences are Any McDermott Clive Cussler and Matthew Reilly. He enjoys interaction with readers.

 

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