The Killer’s Girl by Helen Phifer / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @helenphifer1

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Detective Morgan Brookes #2

‘Mama, wake up.’

The little girl reached for her mother’s face with one pudgy hand. But the eyes stayed closed, and the blood continued to trickle across the floor.

When the body of a young woman is found, tied to her bed and the victim of a brutal attack in her own home, Detective Morgan Brookes is sickened by what she finds as she searches the house. And unprepared for the nightmares it inspires about her childhood.

When the DNA collected gives a positive ID, Morgan can’t wait to put the attacker behind bars. But the person it matches to is already in prison. How could the DNA of someone who has been locked up for over twenty years have shown up in Morgan’s crime scene? And then they make another close match. To Morgan herself.

Faced with the impossible proof that she is somehow connected to this case, Morgan delves deep into the crimes of a killer who stalked the Lake District two decades ago. But distracted by the old case, she misses the signs that he has found a new victim. And when he strikes close to home, Morgan finally realises that she has been living on borrowed time. To find this killer, it’s clear she must confront the nightmares in her past…

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My Review

This is such a great book! The plot is hidden behind so many layers and it’s an amazing pleasure to unwrap it little by little.

I was gasping with shock when I started to realise what was going on. I am giving myself a pat on the shoulder for getting part of it before it was revealed and I applaud the author for her brilliant mind, because that’s what is certainly behind this story. Did I mind that I figured some of it out beforehand? No, not in the slightest. It can only mean that great minds think alike LOL (just joking. I would never be able to write such a masterpiece)

I love Megan, I love the series and I think the author still has a lot up her sleeve to keep the thriller fans entertained. I, for sure, am counting the days. The moment when the next book will be released can not come fast enough. 5 big stars.

Thank you, Helen Phifer and Bookouture.

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About the author

Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own. 

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One Left Alive by Helen Phifer / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @helenphifer1

 

 

Detective Morgan Brookes #1

She knelt down by the side of the first girl. She had to force herself to breathe as she lifted the soft white cloth covering the girl’s beautiful face…

When the body of a woman is found hanging from a tree in her front garden, rookie Detective Morgan Brookes is first on the scene. But Olivia Potter is past saving. And when her husband and daughters cannot be traced, Morgan knows there is more to this tragedy. And then she finds them. Lying huddled together in the dark basement, each of their faces covered with a small cotton cloth, their bodies cold to the touch.

But as Morgan kneels beside the family, she realises that one of the girls is still breathing. As she holds Bronte’s fragile hand in hers, begging her to hold on, she vows to find out who has done this.

Every day Morgan wakes at 4.25 a.m., her old insomnia now mixed with a new fixation on the case. But every clue about the murdered family leads to a dead end. Until, trawling through old files, she discovers a link to a cold case from years ago. Another family was murdered in this house, and the killer was never caught.

When Morgan returns to the scene of the crime to discover more about this forgotten case, she finds another body. With Bronte still unconscious in hospital, Morgan must act fast to solve this case and lay two families to rest, before the killer returns for the girl left alive…

 

My Review

A new detective is the star of this new series. Well, officially she was not yet a detective but she certainly has the insights, the guts and the creativity one needs. Some are born with the ability, others will never reach that level even if they study until they drop.

It’s not easy being dropped in a team. They already know each other and know how the rest of them works and when one of your colleagues turns you in to the laughing stock it’s hard. That green eyed monster is striking again.

But Morgan is strong willed, she is determined to dig deep and manages to turn her boss from a grumpy so and so into the person he was before.

What have I ‘learned’? Grief can make you let yourself go, but a true friendship can make you want to do something about it. Family members can fall out, but blood is thicker than water.

I don’t like too bloody scenes in a book. My stomach does not agree with that, but sometimes you just need to do that in order to make the reader realize how brutal something was. The author did just that. 

I loved the story. It’s entertaining (always good), disgusted me (perfect for a thriller) and it made me smile too (why not in a thriller).  5 stars from me.

Thank you, Helen Phifer and Bookouture.

 

About the author

Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own. 

 

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New Beginnings at the Little House in the Sun by Chris Penhall / #Review @ChrisPenhall @RubyFiction

Follow your yellow brick road ….
Alice Dorothy Matthews is on the road to paradise! She’s sold her house in London, got rid of her nasty ex and arranged her move to Portugal where friendship and romance awaits. All that’s left to do is find a place to call home.
But Alice’s dreams are called into question when complications with friends, work and new relationships make her Portuguese paradise feel far too much like reality.
Will Alice’s dream of a new home in the sun come true?

 

 

My review

We are very very briefly in London but soon we arrive in sunny Portugal together with Alice and her boyfriend.

Although last time she came for a holiday, this time she can call the village home. It feel good because all her troubles are behind her and she can see her bright sunny future. Unfortunately this is about to go awry…

Alice has changed in the first book, but she is going to need the new Alice in order to deal with everything that is thrown her way. It’s nice to have friends that support you, but in the end it’s all up to you.

The author has also added funny situations and what is a feel good book without a good dose of love either between family, friends or partners? 

Alice really goes for what she want and can you blame her?

A lovely, sunny summer story that I liked a lot. 4 stars.

Thank you, Chris Penhall and Ruby Fiction 

 

About the author

Chris Penhall is a freelance writer and radio producer.

Her book, The House That Alice Built, won the Choc-Lit Search for a Star Competition 2019.

Born in South Wales, she has also lived near London and in Portugal, which is where The House That Alice Built is set. It was whilst living in Cascais near Lisbon that she began to dabble in writing fiction, but it was many years later that she was confident enough to start writing her first novel, and many years after that she finally finished it! She is now working on her second.

A lover of books, music and cats, she is also an enthusiastic salsa dancer, a keen cook, and loves to travel. She is never happier than when she is gazing at the sea.

Chris has two grown up daughters and lives in the Essex countryside.

Chris is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

 

Author Links

www.chrispenhall.co.uk 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisPenhall

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisPenhallBroadcasterWriter

 

 

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The Little Shop in Cornwall by Helen Pollard / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @helenpollard147/

 

 

Claudia thought she knew how this summer was going to go. Turns out, she didn’t have a clue…

It’s been two years since Claudia arrived on the beautifully rugged Cornish coast with nothing but a suitcase to her name. She’d walked out on the husband who had never loved her, ditched the corporate job she’d never wanted and vowed that no gym membership card would come within ten feet of her ever again.

Swapping boardrooms and cocktails for a little shop right at the end of the beach road should have been a bit of a shock. But from the moment she first laid eyes on the empty, run-down store, Claudia knew this was where she was meant to be all along.

After all that upheaval, Claudia was looking forward to a quiet summer, full of the usual holiday makers and long walks along the clifftops. But life in her patch of paradise is about to change in more ways than one.

Enter recently widowed Jason, dragging his sullen teenage daughter Millie in tow. Millie and Claudia immediately hit it off. And while Millie loves everything about Claudia’s free-spirited way of life, practical architect Jason is less than thrilled about his daughter’s new interests. He doesn’t shy away from telling Claudia exactly what he thinks and sparks fly every time they meet.

But as circumstances throw Claudia into Jason’s path in increasingly unexpected ways, she begins to glimpse what lies beneath his fiery temper and sharp tongue. Claudia was sure her new life was perfect in every way. But was there something missing after all?

 

 

Review

What do you do when one day you realise that you are nothing like the person you have become under the influence of others. Well, the answer is quite simple: you leave everything behind and you start living the way you want to.

It’s not easy, starting all over again, but when you put your mind to it, you will succeed.

You meet new friends and life treats you well and then suddenly the tide turns and things seem to be going from bad to worse. Who is behind all those disasters? And why is the one person you like the most also very often the one you dislike the most?

The future does not look very bright anymore or can things be worked out?

I would not mind meeting Claudia and Tanya, because I am very interested in what they might teach me too.

A lovely story that shows that chalk and cheese do go together. 4 stars

Thank you, Helen Pollard and Bookouture

 

About the author

As a child, Helen had a vivid imagination fuelled by her love of reading (long past her bedtime!) so she started to create her own stories in a notebook.

She still prefers fictional worlds to real life and loves infusing her writing with humour and heart.

Helen lives in Yorkshire with her husband, two grown-up (in theory) kids and a Jekyll and Hyde cat. She enjoys reading, coffee with friends and indulging her nostalgia by watching old seventies and eighties TV shows. 

 

Author Links

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8647878.Helen_Pollard  

 

 

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The Golden Girl by Dana Perry / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @DanaPerryAuthor

 

 

Jessie Tucker Mystery #2

Maura was perfect. A perfect liar.

One humid summer evening, Officer Maura Walsh is led to her table at a local restaurant – it’s a trendy place with cocktails on the menu, full of office workers leaning across the bar to flirt. She’s prettier than most of the women here, but everybody gives her a wide berth. She doesn’t eat or drink anything. She doesn’t meet anyone’s eye.

An hour later, Maura is dead. Her silky red hair swirls in the dirty puddles beneath her body. The dank walls of a forgotten alley are the last thing she ever saw. It took a long time for Maura to die, alone in the dark.

Somebody made sure she would have plenty of time to think about what she’d done.

 

 

Review

Oh wow! It seems like I am on a streak. Another amazingly good book I just devoured! Every single one I have read this week was a treasure.

The author fed me words and I gobbled them up gladly.

I did not read the first book in the series, but I will soon make that happen too. This story was soo good that I just have to know what happened there.

In this series the main character is not at police officer, but a reporter, Jessie, writing about crime and investigating them. She is a though cookie and is not easily scared.

While grown men keep schtum because they are afraid of what will happen to them when they do open their mouth, Jessie keeps on delving deeper and deeper until she finds what she is looking for: the truth.

Meanwhile she is also trying to solve a personal matter. Will she get the answers she was hoping for?

A very fascinating story that I thoroughly enjoyed. 5 stars.

Thank you, Dana Perry and Bookouture

 

About the author

Dana Perry is a New York City author who writes mystery thrillers featuring newspaper reporter Jessie Tucker.

 

Author Link

https://twitter.com/DanaPerryAuthor

 

 

Book Link

Amazon: https://bit.ly/3doj19N

The Girls in the Lake – Helen Phifer / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @helenphifer1

 

 

Beth Adams #2

Peering over the side of the boat, the glare of early morning sun catches on something pale in the inky water. The boy’s curious fingertips break the surface, pulling up a tangle of long blonde hair from the reeds below…

The discovery of a young student floating face down in Lake Windermere, her naked skin almost translucent in the freezing water, looks like yet another tragic teen suicide. But the victim’s lack of clothes make Forensic Pathologist Beth Adams want to investigate further. Anything to distract her from the arrival of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s body on the mortuary table that morning.

With witnesses keeping tight-lipped and any clues washed away by the tides, it’s up to Beth to find the evidence her team needs. But then another girl is found in the lake, this time still clinging to life. She tells them she was at a party on a boat, and that she was pushed…

As more bodies surface, Beth finds tiny traces of boat paint present on each victim. It’s a critical lead that links these attacks back to a tragic accident involving a group of school children years ago.

Faced with a killer hungry for revenge, and with her own life spiralling out of control, it’s going to take every ounce of skill and determination for Beth to catch this monster before he takes another innocent life. But will Beth realise he’s been right beside her all along?

 

 

 

My Review

Part 2 in this splendid series and I still love Beth Adams. She is strong, believes in what she does, is not the most patient and maybe a tad (ahum) headstrong but always for a good cause.

If you have read part 1 a while ago, it’s not always easy to remember exactly what the book was about. No panic, the author will fill you in so you get that ping-oh-yes-I-remember-moment. For those you have not had the time to read the previous story, no worries. The information the author gives is just enough to make you run to the bookstore and buy it because your interest will be piqued.

The short chapters give the story the same speed as a TGV. Even if, for some reason, you have to stop reading, you still manage to squeeze in one more chapter, and maybe even one more, …

The writing stylie is fluent. I was under the story’s spell from the first chapter and of course I was, once again, betting on the wrong horse. 5 stars

Thank you, Helen Phifer and Bookouture.

About the author

Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own. 

 

Author Links

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The House That Alice Built – Chris Penhall / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @ChrisPenhall @RubyFiction

 

 

Home is where the heart is …

Alice Dorothy Matthews is sensible. Whilst her best friend Kathy is living it up in Portugal and her insufferable ex Adam is travelling the world, Alice is working hard to pay for the beloved London house she has put her heart and soul into renovating.
But then a postcard from Buenos Aires turns Alice’s life upside down. One very unsensible decision later and she is in Cascais, Portugal, and so begins her lesson in ‘going with the flow’; a lesson that sees her cat-sitting, paddle boarding, dancing on top of bars and rediscovering her artistic talents.
But perhaps the most important part of the lesson for Alice is that you don’t always need a house to be at home.

 

 

My review

We start in London but soon we arrive in sunny Portugal together with Alice.

You feel, straight away, the change in atmosphere. London is all about work and in Portugal the way of life is totally different. Of course you have to work everywhere, but when you can do it in the sun and finally be able to do what you really like, it’s like two different worlds.

This story is about running away in order to avoid facing what you should be facing and trying to find peace in your head. You can try to escape reality but it will always find you. The best way to deal with it, is take the bull by the horns, but this is also the hardest way. You can only stand up for yourself when the time is right and with a little help from some old and new friends, you will fight for what is yours.

The author has also added to funny situations and what is a feel good book without a bit of romance? Right! 🙂

It’s nice to see the changes in Alice : from a bit of a mouse to a stronger and more confident woman. 4 stars.

Thank you, Chris Penhall, Ruby Fiction and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author

Chris Penhall is a freelance writer and radio producer.

Her book, The House That Alice Built, won the Choc-Lit Search for a Star Competition 2019.

Born in South Wales, she has also lived near London and in Portugal, which is where The House That Alice Built is set. It was whilst living in Cascais near Lisbon that she began to dabble in writing fiction, but it was many years later that she was confident enough to start writing her first novel, and many years after that she finally finished it! She is now working on her second.

A lover of books, music and cats, she is also an enthusiastic salsa dancer, a keen cook, and loves to travel. She is never happier than when she is gazing at the sea.

Chris has two grown up daughters and lives in the Essex countryside.

Chris is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

 

Author Links

www.chrispenhall.co.uk 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisPenhall

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisPenhallBroadcasterWriter

 

 

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The Girl in the Grave – Helen Phifer / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @helenphifer1

 

Beth Adams #1

When the body of a teenage runaway is found hidden inside someone else’s grave in a small-town cemetery in The Lake District, an urgent call is made to Forensic Pathologist Beth Adams. Still traumatised by a recent attempt on her own life, one look at the beautiful girl’s broken body is enough to bring Beth out of hiding for the first time since her attack. She’s the only one who can help her trusted friend, Detective Josh Walker, crack the most shocking case of his career.

Beth struggles to believe it’s a coincidence that the gravesite was scheduled to be exhumed, exposing the evidence. Does this twisted killer want to be caught?

Throwing herself into her work Beth discovers traces of material beneath the victim’s fingernails that sets the team on the killer’s trail. But this critical lead comes at a dangerous price, exposing Beth’s whereabouts and dragging her back into her attacker’s line of fire once again.

With Beth’s own life on the line, the investigation is already cracking under the pressure. Then another local girl goes missing… Can Beth stay alive long enough to catch the killer before he claims his next victim?

 

 

My review

Often crime series put the police in the picture, but this time we have a wonderful collaboration between police and a forensic pathologist, with the doctor on the biggest stage.

I don’t like blood at all, but I am very fascinated by everything the CSI does. I would not want to have to watch a PM but I am often stunned by what they can find out with the smallest of evidence.

I also love crime series where the main characters have a history and Beth certainly has and she is not home free yet.

The author shows us that even a truckload of security systems can’t give you a 100% warranty and that the person you trusted the most is often the one you should have avoided.

A very good start to a new series. Looking forward to Beth Adams #2.

Thank you, Helen Phifer, Bookouture and Netgalley.

 

About the author

Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.

Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own.

 

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Slow Drip – Gary Polisano / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @polisanoj

 

When a beautiful and highly intuitive small town police detective is presented with a third related murder, she tries to follow conventional police procedure, while the teenage boy who discovered the body possess clues of his own that may lead directly to the killer, a mysterious figure with seemingly advanced medical knowledge who like to torture his victims in a particular sick manner.  Clues and taunts left by the killer along with the knowledge held by the teenager, cause the three characters to intersect in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

 

 

 

My review

This author certainly knows how to keep you glued to your chair!

The book starts with the author introducing us to the modus operandi of the killer. It’s quite clear he is clever and well organized and those are the most dangerous culprits.

Suddenly the author switches gears and leaves you wondering what this has to do with the beginning of the book. It seems like two different stories, but be patient. It will become very clear, little by little, how the two are connected.

I loved the way the author kept us in the dark for a very long time before he revealed the identity of the murderer. He gave us hints, let us see inside his head but still I could not guess how it would all turn out. Brilliant!

A very good start to a new series. 4 stars.

Thank you, Gary Polisano and Rachel’s Random Resources.

 

About the author 

Originally from Los Angeles, California, earning an MBA in Business Management. Now, relocated to Northern Utah, Gary Polisano is a baseball fanatic and avid golfer.  He currently works in the medical field of pain/spine management.  SLOW DRiP is the FIRST in a murder/mystery series with an overtone of the paranormal.

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WEBSITE – gpolisano.com

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Hidden – Roger A.Price / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @RAPriceAuthor

 

Vinnie’s romantic holiday did not go as planned. There was an assault, his companion was threatened and the police asked them to leave.

And when Vinnie returns to his police job in Manchester, things don’t get much better, as he finds himself at the heart of an investigation that stretches from Manchester to all corners of Europe. Women are being trafficked into the UK and forced into prostitution, and while the police are diligent in their enquiries, they seem to have a rogue in their midst.

As events unravel, the lines between good and bad, police and criminals, seem to become more and more blurred… and the stakes for all involved are getting higher.

Hidden is Book 3 in Roger Price’s the badge and the pen series, but it can equally be read as a novel in its own right. Existing fans of Vinnie and Christine are bound to love it, but Hidden is also perfect for crime and police fiction lovers, and anybody who loves a fast-paced, gripping story.

 

 

My review

This book has kept me up till 1 am! I could not go to sleep before I knew how the story was going to end and my oh my when the author finally revealed who the biggest culprit was, I was happy I was lying on the sofa because otherwise I would have fallen over. This was a serious surprise. I never saw that coming.

I really adore this kind of books where you never could have guessed who was the mastermind behind it all.

It’s also very clear that the author knows what he is talking about. You can do research of course but the finer details you can only get when you were in the line of fire and this always adds to the quality of the story.

The author created very likeable characters (for the good ones) and very real life baddies. 4 stars.

Thank you, Roger A. Price and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo

 

About the author

I was born in Bury, raised in Whitley Bay, and have lived in Lancashire since I was thirteen. Currently living in Preston, I served for over thirty-one years with the Lancashire Constabulary, the Regional Crime Squad and the National Crime Squad. I retired in the rank of detective inspector in charge of a covert unit, which received local and national acclaim for its successes in engaging those who openly sold Class A drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine.
Prior to this I led the C.I.D. in Preston for a short while and before that I was in charge of a dedicated informant unit. Previous experiences include work on many murder investigations and other serious crimes, as well as time spent on drug squads. I have served around the region, country, and overseas.
My work on the National Crime Squad took me across Europe and to the Far East. I have been commended on four occasions. I now write fiction based in-part on my experiences, and in-part from my fevered imagination.
My First novel, By Their Rules, was followed by A New Menace, before I joined Endeavour Media with a new ‘Badge & the Pen’ series of crime thrillers which brings together maverick DI Vinnie Palmer and sassy investigative news reporter, Christine Jones. Unlikely bedfellows who compliment each other as they seek the truth but from differing agendas.
The first in the series is Nemesis, where they hunt down an escaped psychopath, followed by Vengeance, where the troubles of Northern Ireland of twenty years ago remerge in the criminal underworld of north west England.
HIDDEN, is the third where Vinnie and Christine face the worst of criminals, as they hunt those responsible for people trafficking, forced servitude and prostitution, in a race-against-time thriller.
I have also written an original returning police drama for TV which is going out on submission as we speak, via my agent Olav Wyper at SMA Talent Ltd. McCall and Stamp are trouble-shooters from the dark world of covert policing; solving problems where nothing is black or white: only grey!

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