Twisted by Steve Cavanagh @sscav @orion_Crime #blogtour #bookreview #ThisBookIsTwisted

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Whoooop whoooop it’s the weekend!!! I hope you’ve got something exciting planned….but if you haven’t, why not treat yourself to a book….maybe I can tempt you with Steve Cavanagh’s Twisted.  I’m thrilled to be sharing this blog tour day with my #glamma Jo Robertson over at My Chestnut Reading Tree.

Big thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the blog tour and to Orion Books for my copy of Twisted which I received through Netgalley. Continue reading

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Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver @MichellePaver @ed_pr @HoZ_Books #Wakenhyrst #Netgalley

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Half way through the week already!! I’m thrilled to be closing the blog tour for Michelle Paver’s Wakenhyrst.

My thanks to Annabelle Wright of ed public relations and Head of Zeus for my copy of Wakenhyrst which I received through Netgalley

The Blurb

“Something has been let loose…” 

In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maud is a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. 

When he finds a painted medieval devil in a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. 

Maud’s battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, the age-old legends of her beloved fen – and the even more nightmarish demons of her father’s past. 

Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrst is a darkly gothic thriller about murderous obsession and one girl’s longing to fly free.

What Did I Think?

I don’t normally read historical crime fiction or gothic based fiction but there was something about the blurb for Wakenhyrst that caught my interest. Little did I know what I’d let myself in for!

Wakenhyrst wasn’t just this historical crime thriller that I was expecting; for me it turned into a bit of a historic psychological thriller. Anything that happened to Maud’s father, Edmund I questioned whether it was actually happening, whether someone was causing these things to happen or whether Edmund was just mad!  This could actually say more about me and my love of psychological thrillers – the way Ms Paver has written the story made me doubt whether the events I was reading about were real!

Our leading lady Maud, I really didn’t know what to make of her.  She’s lived an oppressed life in the shadow of her brother, working as her father’s secretary.  But she’s a bright lass and someone who is passionate with a dark side.  There is a lot that happens in Maud’s life that is out of her control and as she grows up, she grows in confidence to take control of her life, manipulating those around her. Saying that, I loved her friendship with Clem the gardener; there is a feel of innocence that comes with first love which is endearing

There is a thick air of mystery to the story. The household is shrouded in secrets. I really liked the sinister, gothic feel I got from Wakenhyrst and I’ll be looking out for more!

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 Who Is Michelle Paver?

Michelle Paver
Michelle Paver is an international bestselling author with over 3 million copies of her books sold in 37 countries across the globe. She writes for both adults and children and her work includes two of the most critically and commercially acclaimed ghost stories of modern times, Dark Matter and Thin Air and the prize-winning, million copy selling, children’s series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness.

Born in Malawi, Michelle Paver came to England as a child. She studied Biochemistry at Oxford University before becoming a partner in a City of London law firm. She began to write after her father’s death prompted her to take a one-year sabbatical. She has never looked back. Known for her extensive research, Wakenhyrst was inspired by the rich and haunting folklore of the Suffolk fens, chance encounters, and both the personal and universal stories of women’s quest for independence.

No Looking Back by Alex Kane @AlexKaneWriter @HeraBooks @BotBSpublicity #blogtour #bookreview

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Woo hoo!! What a way to start the week!! I’m thrilled to be hosting the blog tour for Alex Kane’s No Looking Back!  I read the original of this book, Chasing The Traveller when it came out in late 2017. But this is the new sparkly version being published by one of the newest publishers on the block, Hera Books!!

Big thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Publicity for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Hera Books for my copy of No Looking Back which I received through Netgalley. Continue reading

A Gift For Dying by M.J. Arlidge @mjarlidge @michaeljbooks #blogtour #bookreview

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Whoop whoop!! It’s Tuesday and I’ve got another fabulous blog tour for you!!

Big thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the blog tour and to Michael Joseph Books for my e-copy of A Gift For Dying which I received through Netgalley. Continue reading

A Body In The Lakes by Graham Smith @grahamsmith1972 @bookouture #bookreview #TeamYoung #booksontour

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Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you’ve got some exciting plans this weekend despite the blustery miserable weather! But if you haven’t, why not treat yourself to the latest crime thriller from Graham Smith! It’s currently at a bargain price if you click on the link.

Big thanks to the fabulous Noelle at Bookouture for inviting me to join the Books-On-Tour fun and to Bookouture for my copy of A Body In The Lakes which I received through Netgalley. Continue reading

Where Angels Fear by D. K. Hood @DKHood_author @bookouture #booksontour #bookreview

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Happy Sunday everyone!! I’m seriously thrilled to be welcoming Montana’s finest, Kane and Alton, back to A Knight’s Reads. I’ve loved the previous four books in D.K. Hood’s series and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen after the ending of The Crying Season. 

Big thanks to the fabulous Noelle Holten for inviting me on the blog tour and to Bookouture for my e-copy of Where Angels Fear which I received through Netgalley.  Continue reading

The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven @mwcravenuk @littlebrownuk @dhhlitagency #bookreview #ThePuppetShow🔥


Happy February everyone!!!! And have I got a treat for you to kick off this short month! I’m seriously excited to share my long overdue review of M.W. Craven’s The Puppet Show.

Big thanks to Little, Brown UK, DHH Literary Agency and Netgalley for my copy of The Puppet Show.

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