Paperback published by 4th Estate

A Birmingham house fire . A young mother dead. The main suspect? Her husband but he’s disappeared.

A young woman has also disappeared but the police don’t seem concerned. Desperate, her mother turns to a less official channel for help.
That less official channel? Former DI Robin Lyons. Once a high flyer in Homeicide Command at the Met, she’s been sacked for misconduct and forced home to Birmingham broke and disgraced.

She thinks she’s hit rock bottom, but she’s about to learn there’s much further to fall. Because the mother who died was Robin’s best friend and she will risk everything to get to the truth. 


I have read many of Lucie Whitehouse books. My favourite books by Lucie are The House at Midnight and The Bed I Made. Critical Incidents may have switched its audience slighty this time round, with intelligent DI Robin Lyons who gets fired, as her boss wanted to charge a man with murder he didn’t commit just because he was bad and the public would be better off if he was  inside. But outspoken DI Robin Lyons didn’t quite agree with that and she said so and why not, surely she has a right to her opinion?   Off course a boss doesn’t like it if you don’t agree with them and she got fired just for that. Then comes a house fire, a missing girl. A murdered friend. 


I would like to thank @midaspr and 4th Estate for sending me my book to read and  review and for inviting me to take part in this  blog tour 


Lucie Whitehouse was born in Cotswolds in 1975 and grew up in Warwickshire. She read classics at Oxford University and now  devices her time between the UK and Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The House at Midnight, the TV Book Club pick The Bed I Made and Before We Met, which was a Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick and an ITV3 Crime Thriller section. Lucie Whitehouse also has contributed features to the Time, the Sunday Times, the Independent Elle, and Red magazine.

You can find Lucie Whitehouse on @LWhitehouse5

A Stranger on the Beach Michele Campbell Blog Tour


A Stranger on the beach by Michele Campbell 

Paperback published by Harper Collins


Caroline had everything the gorgeous beach house built for holidays and parties, a seemingly happy marriage.

But when she discoverers her husband has been lying to her, she turns to a handsome stranger for comfort and revenge, a brief, reckless affair that was meant to be fun but soon becomes something much more sinister.

As Caroline’s marriage and wealthy lifestyle begins to crumble, so her lovers obsession grows. He’s in her life, in her house and among her family, and his infatuation is growing more destructive.

And when Caroline’s husband goes missing, caroline finds herself accused of murder. But what is she hiding?

A Stranger on the Beach is the blistering new thriller. 

I’m a real sucker for fictional marriage breakdowns and what causes them in the first place. 

Caroline and Jason have one of the very best life style’s owning a lovely brand-new beach house. In the proceeds of a housewarming party at their house, Jason launched a heartbreaking news that wasn’t able to make it, he was still in Cleveland. Now after twenty years of marriage why does Caroline know that her husband is cheating on her? 

One thing that Caroline did was open her door to a stranger who was looking at her and the beach house. I certainly wouldn’t have opened my door if I see a stranger looking at my house. 

When Caroline’ party starts, her husband Jason turns up with another woman, but who is this other woman he is with ? And what explanation will Jason come up with, to his wife, with the reason why he was with another woman in their house ? And will she believe him?

Caroline spent one night with a man named Aidan, but now it looks like Caroline and Jason maybe getting back together and looks like that they have solved their issues or have they?  Caroline is prepared to forgive and forget about her husband going off with another woman, but when Jason finds Aidan’s number as a contact on her phone, he may struggle to forgive and forget. 

In my view Caroline and Jason both seem to have concealed a mistake, and if they both want to bring back the magic to their marriage then they should both forgive and forget, but I don’t think one is going to take the lead in this arrangement. 

I’m not sharing with you what lengths of events happen next, you simply must read this story and find out what further more is breathable or not breathable. 

Michele Campbell is one the best authors, and I do advise to look her up. 


I would like to thank HQ for sending me the paperback A Stranger On The Beach to read and review and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour today. 


Michele Campbell is a graduate of Harvard University and Stabford Law School. She worked at a prestigious Manhattan law firm before spending eight years fighting crime in NYC as a federal prosecutor. Her debut novel It’s Always The Husband was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.  



Paperback published by Clink Street 


Set at the outbreak of the Great War, the story depicts a young woman from a Gloucestershire village, tired with the constraints of her life in Edwardian Britain.


In 1916, her brother, a weak and introverted man is called up for military service. She sees an opportunity to finally compete with men in their own world and formulates a plan to go to war in his place.


In this unique and compelling tale of sibling love and extraordinary bravery, they learn to swap lives completely and she quickly adapts to her life as a man, seeking to fight alongside her male peers in war- torn France.


With many twists and turns, it demonstrates the very best and worst of soldiers of the time and brings a new perspective to the many aspects of war. With unbelievable conditions, great loyalty and unrivalled friendships, her world is then shattered as the military machine closes in. With her life now in danger, she battles to survive, bringing a conclusion the reader won’t see coming.


A little extract from the book that I personally liked 

She remembered the day clearly when their vicar charged into the kitchen without invitation, slamming the scullery door behind him. He walked straight towards her, looking deeply troubled, staring briefly before turning towards the hearth. He reached for his bright red handkerchief and blew his nose, loudly, before wiping his eyes, as he rested one hand on the mantelpiece, staring into the flames. She was perplexed as she realised something was terribly amiss. Where’s Edward? Bryan asked, without looking up. Edward was about to answer when the latch door from the hall suddenly clicked, the rusty hinges protesting loudly as the door opened Edward appeared from the gloom with an armful of clothes, heading towards the sink. He offered a brief hello to Bryanas he walked over, dropping his washing to the floor next to the old Belfast sink. He then turned to greet their friend properly, but it soon became evident that Bryan was not visiting to exchange pleasantries.


I would like to thank Faye Rogers @fayerogerspr for sending me the paperback In Her Sights to read and review and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour today.


Author Information

John Kimbrey served in the Royal Marines for twenty-five years and has travelled the world extensively. He visited Antarctica three times on exploratory and scientific expeditions and was awarded the Polar medal. He lived in New Zealand for seven years, and now lives in Lincolnshire.

In Her Sights, his first novel, depicts the heroism of soldiers in the great war, demonstrates the very best and worst of soldiers of the time. It is the first book of a trilogy that focuses on this period, and, unexpectedly, its main protagonist is a woman. She thrives on many challenges the war offers her, and ultimately becomes a cool and calculated killer.

The sequel to In Her Sights is finished and John has several months of editing and fine tuning ahead of him before it is published.

John has enjoyed reading since childhood, and always felt he had a book in him, but now feels there are many more to come. His writing style is open and reactionary, and whether it’s a gift or luck, his creative mind always develops a variety of plotlines. He gets so absorbed sometimes that ideas flow quicker than he can write them down.

John loves the great outdoors and enjoys exercise. He cycles every week and makes regular visits to his local gym. He was widowed in 2014 and has two married children and three grandchildren.  


When We Get To The Island Alex Nye Blog Tour @AlexNyeWriter @FledglingPress @LoveBooksTours



Paperback published by Fledgling Press

Hani  is 12 and invisible, and yet everyone wants to capture him. After escaping from Syria with his sister, he finds himself working in atrocious conditions somewhere in Scotland. When his sister disappears, he begins a perilous journey to find her, across some of the wildest terrain in Scotland.

Mia is also on the run, and sometimes it feels as if she will never stop running. When she helps Hani escape from his captors, the two become inseparable. Her dream is to reach the island where she was last happy, when her parents were alive, and find the little house she believes they still own. Once we reach the island, she tells Hani, everything will be okay.

But their journey takes them into dangerous landscapes, hunted by dangerous men, chased through a system of underground flooded caverns while a great storm sweeps the coast. Whatever happens, Mia knows that she must help Hani to find his sister. What they will really find at the end of their journey may come as a surprise to both of them.


When We Get To The Island, is a very well written book for ages 11-14. Hans is an exciting character who is 12 and happens to be invisible. From this sentence on I was hooked into this story. Twelve-year-old Hani stood in the semi-dark of an immense shed, miserable, cold, tired. He was always tired, couldn’t remember a time when he hadn’t felt exhausted. It’s relevant here that all the characters are fictional, with Hani who escaped from Syria taking him to Scotland.  I always love reading how an author Story becomes tumbling out. So what actually inspired Alex Nye is by the tragic events of recent years is the fate of refugees forced to cross an ocean that risk to life to escape danger and persecution. One other reason what Alex Nye looked into was the from the people in Scotland whose stories inspired him much further to write about Hani, the young Syrian refugee. I have to recommend When We Get To The Island as it without question one of those well written stories that delivers. 


My thanks to Kelly at @LoveBooksTours for sending me a paperback to read and review and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for When We Get To The Island by Alex Nye.


Alex Nye is the award-winning author of four novels. She grew up in Norfolk by the sea, but has lived in Scotland since 1995 where she finds much of her inspiration in Scottish history. At the age of 16 she won the W H Smith Young Writers’ Award out of 33,000 entrants, and has been writing ever since. Her first children’s novel, CHILL, won the Royal Mail Award. 

Her fourth book is a historical novel for adults about Mary Queen of Scots. Her fifth title, ARGUING WITH THE DEAD, is another historical novel, this time about Mary Shelley, and explores the chaotic and destructive forces which shaped her.

She divides her time between walking the dog, swimming, scribbling in notebooks in strange places, staring at people without meaning to, and tapping away on her laptop. She also teaches and delivers atmospheric candlelit workshops on creative writing/ghost stories/Scottish history. She studied at King’s College, London more years ago than she cares to remember.  

Alex Nye is the award-winning author of Chill and Darker Ends.

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Paperback of by Matador

Glasgow, 1972. Michael Mitchell is ambitious, talented and determined to succeed. But he learns the hard way that he will never achieve his goals in life – unless he plays by a different set of rules.

He partners with a small-time crook to help the Glasgow underworld launder the proceeds of their crimes. As the operation grows, Michael is forced to become more and more ruthless to protect what he has built up. Shocked by what he has become, he decides to leave the criminal world behind him and start a new life, respectable and honest. But the past has a way of catching up. Finally, he gambles everything on one last, desperate attempt to break free.


When I met author G D Harper in Maidstone WHSMITH, I was fascinated by  G D Harper explaining to me the outline of his books. I knew right there and then that I must read his books. 

Silent Money is about how one person’s morality becomes corrupted when society treats them unfairly, and how it then becomes impossible to keep from sliding into further depravity. It questions what we mean by good and evil, and shows the wickedness to which a person can stoop in order to realise their dreamscape. 

I’m afraid to say I don’t think that you can trust one fully in Silent Money, why not read it and discover what plans lay ahead. I personally found this book hugely entertaining. 

Michael Mitchell had been with his bank for four years, and now for a few months he was acting as manager of the branch, until the branch could find a new candidate. The previous manager done the unthinkable and accepted a job with a competitor. But everything might Change for Michael with a new branch manager. 

The one thing Michael did have was a five month relationship with Mary who was the perfect girlfriend, fun lively and an escape from his troubles, and his troubles made me feel troubled. 

G  D Harper was true to his word about his books and I have another one of his books to read. 

Followers Megan Angelo Blog Tour 

Followers by Megan Angelo 

Paperback published by HQ 9th January 2020

2051. Marlow and her mother, Floss, have been handpicked to live their lives on camera, in the closed community of Constellation.

Unlike her mother, who adores the spotlight, Marlow hates having her every move judged by a national audience. But she isn’t brave enough to escape until she discovers a shattering secret about her birth.

Now she must unravel the truth around her own history in a terrifying race against time. 


As its said that this novel is perfect for fans of Black Mirror, I can’t compare Followers to Black Mirror as I never read Black Mirror. 

The lines I loved reading the most. The frustrating part of it, writing a book she wasn’t really writing, was that she had been good at this once, when she was young. 
This part I enjoyed reading about the character Orla. I found her very interesting writing a book on a typewriter.

Orla would spend her afternoon curled over the electric typewriter that sat on her bedroom carpet.

 Orla never had thought she’d move to New York as there’s were authors grew, and she would be an author. She learned what former teens composition all stars did when they got to the big city. They blogged . She had been blogging at Lady-ish for six years then decided to something bigger, write a book. 

This story has a lot more to it than just Orla, but I don’t want to spoil it as I know many readers will want to buy followers to read it for your self to find out what happens.

The novel Followers does have a lot pages to get through with 425 pages, but there’s plenty within the story to keep reading about ambition, love and with a future version of high-tech , Internet obsessed culture.


I would like to thank HQ for sending me a paperback early proof copy of Folowers to read, review and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour.


Megan Angelo was, until recently, an editor at Glamour magazine, and now regularly contributes entertainment focused pieces to The New York Times, Ellie, and Glamour. She is a graduate of Villanova University and lives in Pennsylvania with her family. 



Hiding in Plain Sight by Eoghan Egan – IRISH CRIME FICTION


Today we are celebrating the release of Hiding in Plain Sight by Eoghan Egan. The official launch is on the 11th of January in Ireland and you are cordially invited. Your invitation below, for now here is more information about the book and the author.



Hiding in Plain Sight by Eoghan Egan


Irish Midlands. January 2019.

ADAM STYNE, art dealer by day, serial killer by night, buries his latest victim on an isolated farm and focuses on his next prey, CIARA MCGUIRE.


Ciara’s father, Charlie, runs a hardware business that’s facing bankruptcy, and his son owes money to a loan shark. When the loan shark demands full repayment of the gambling debt, Charlie doesn’t have the cash, but consents to his extrovert brother-in-law, FERDIA HARDIMAN, settling the debt. Charlie offers recently redundant sales manager HUGH FALLON a part-time position in his business, hoping a solid influence will steady his wayward son. Hugh has his own troubles. His relationship is on the rocks and his mother has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. These personal issues sets him on a downward spiral.

In Belfast, Hugh’s friend, art graduate SHARONA WATERS, is helping a wealthy widow track a mislaid painting, and discovers a multi-million euro art scam, perpetrated by Adam Styne’s colleague, is in play, and unwittingly places herself on a direct trajectory with deadly danger.

Styne’s first face-to-face meeting with Ciara McGuire doesn’t go as planned. He follows her home, abducts and murders her. Next day, after a colleague has been arrested for art fraud, Styne blames Sharona Waters for meddling and potentially ruining both his business and reputation, putting everything he has worked for in jeopardy. He decides she’ll be next to die.


Hugh and Sharona are having a phone conversation when Styne looms outside Sharona’s door. Hugh picks up a few garbled words when Sharona screams the art dealer’s name, and he rushes to his friend’s rescue. A car chase ensues across the Midlands. At Styne’s farm, Hugh walks into a trap and is knocked out. He regains consciousness as Styne prepares to kill Sharona. When a sliver of opportunity materialises, Hugh seizes an advantage, and with the certain knowledge of death if he fails, he manages to turn the tables and save Sharona from the psychopath’s clutches.


Ciara’s disappearance causes panic within the rural community, but Ferdia is convinced the loan shark has kidnapped her as collateral against the unpaid debt. He goes after the money lender and fights three thugs, before accepting they’re not responsible, fully aware now, there’ll be consequences down the line for his knee-jerk reaction.


Sharona’s role in unravelling the art swindle leads to a new career – a TV station offers her the position of investigative reporter.

With a potential new relationship brewing, and a full-time position at McGuire’s on offer, Hugh’s management skills will help pull the ailing company from insolvency. Although his mother’s health deteriorates, he gives himself an opportunity to build a new life.

Under twenty-four guard, Adan Styne overhears he’ll be transferred to a psychiatric hospital. The predator plots ways to outwit psychiatrists, beat the system and gain retribution on Hugh and Sharona.

The stunning debut from Ireland’s hottest new crime writer 

A vicious serial killer roams the Irish Midlands, with his sights set on the next victim.  


A successful businessman has found the perfect recipe for getting away with murder.

No bodies, no evidence.

No evidence, no suspect.


High art and low morals collide when graduate Sharona Waters discovers a multi-million euro art scam in play. She delves in, unwittingly putting herself on a direct trajectory with danger as the killer accelerates his murder spree.

When Sharona gets drawn into the killer’s orbit, she peels away his public persona and exposes the psychopath underneath. Suddenly, the small town has no hiding place…


A native of Co. Roscommon, Eoghan studied Computer Programming in college, works in Sales Management & Marketing, but his passion for reading and writing remains.

Eoghan’s work got shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Short Story Prize, and Listowel’s 2019 Bryan McMahon Short Story Award Competition. His novel was a contender in literary agent David Headley’s opening chapter Pitch Competition, and during March 2019, Eoghan’s entry won Litopia’s Pop-Up Submission.

A graduate of Maynooth University’s Creative Writing Curriculum, and Curtis Brown’s Edit & Pitch Your Novel Course, Eoghan’s novel Hiding in Plain Sight – the first in a crime fiction trilogy based around the Irish Midlands – will be available in paperback and audio on January 11th 2020.

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Twitter handle: @eoghanegan



Coffee Traveller Fahad Ben G Blog Tour

A collection of musings about travel, life, love, family, relationships, the future and growing up in Saudi Arabia, by the author and poet Fahad Ben G.

 write about you not to make you come back, I just need to get rid of the things that used to upset me and I couldn’t tell you about back then. 

My Review 

Fahad Ben. G likes to write texts and verses sometimes people like writing more than talking to them. 

I don’t have a favourite text within this clever book. I liked all the texts featured in Coffee Traveller. I found this book a breath of fresh air as it was set out with different texts like no other books I’ve ever read. Every text is like a letter. Each chapter leads a different settings for some texts/monologues for eg: one chapter will direct you to verses from this heading, Sometimes we think that we are in love with someone. However we are not actually in love with the state that we only lived with them.

I didn’t want to write in my review any of the little verses as this is Fahad Ben G own work of letters and that these texts within this book don’t hold them all. Fahad has plenty more but has only published some at the present time.As I enjoyed reading theses texts I’m in hope that Fahad will present us with more in another book. 


I would like to thank Faye Rogers @fayerogerspr for sending me this book to read and review and for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.

Author Information

Fahad Ben. G was born and raised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has a Bachelors Degree in English Language Translation from the College of Languages and Translation at King Said University, and a Masters in English Linguistics from Imam Mohammed Bin Said University. Having lived in France and Japan, he finally settled in London in 2017 where he now works in the diplomatic sector.





Paperback published by 


Britain in the 1930s.


Emily falls passionately in love with working class Walter, despite fierce opposition from her class conscious father. She sees marriage as a partnership of equals and resolves to elope to escape such a male dominated society.


Emily’s actions will see her struggle to survive the subsequent devastation brought about by the war, as she and her four year old son are thrown into the midst of danger and death. The family experience rationing and the terror of bombing. Their air raid shelter is destroyed by a direct hit.


When Walter volunteers for the army, Emily and her son are evacuated to a rat infested cottage in a farming community near Hebden Bridge. The war changes Walter into an efficient army officer who demands to be obeyed. Emily worries that she might have a rival for his affections. How can she restore their loving relationship?


The Girl Who Disappeared is a moving love story about one woman’s enduring resilience, a story full of quiet humour and surprising twists and turns.


Wow! What a good book I’ve read to day. A very well written story that I’m very happy to recommend. 

Emily lives in Halifax Yorkshire with her mother and strict father. But Emily is in love and is going to get married on her twenty-first birthday. Her father has forbidden her to marry Walter Lingard. He makes it very clear to Emily that if you marry that man, you leave this house for good never to return. Never. Do you understand me? he boomed. He’s a wicked father with a cane, but Emily is now a grown woman, he can’t use it on her anymore. 

Emily loves her boyfriend and gets married in secret and sails  on her honeymoon to America, but her father is looking for her. A bombing of war is about to start that’s quite frightening. 

A mixture of topic of scenes,  built up slowly and nicely that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. 
 An excellent story for book clubs to discuss all moving scenes,  with things happening along the way that I didn’t think about these plots would take place, so I was taken by surprise as the plots unfolded.


I would like to thank Faye Rogers @ Fayerogerspr for sending me this paperback to read and review and to take part in the blog tour 

Author Information

James Lingard – educated at Dulwich College and University College London – became a leading City of London solicitor who specialized in banking law and insolvency.

A former Council Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and of the European Association of Insolvency Practitioners, he became a Judicial Chairman of the Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal.

He was the founding President of the Insolvency Lawyers Association and also became Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board and of the Banking Law and the Insolvency Law Sub Committees of the City of London Law Society.

He is the original author of Lingard’s Bank Security Documents (LexisNexis Butterworths) now in its 7th edition and a number of other legal books. More recently, he has written Britain at War 1939 to 1945 (Author House) and now THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED.








Paperback published by HQ

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday. She’s having a party of a life time to make up for the wedding she never had. During the day, her husband, Adam, hears some terrible news. He needs to tell Livia, because how can the party go on? But she’s so happy so excited and the guests are about to arrive.


With being a big fan of B A Paris, I have to say my favourite were Behind Closed a Doors that I gave 5 stars to and Bring Me Back , that I also gave 5 stars to on Goodreads. 

I think that The Dilemma has been written in a fresh different style to all the other books, I couldn’t stop reading it. The Dilemma is a move away from the psych suspense with a powerful, affecting tale . One that will change a family forever. 

Reading Dilemma, early on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, gave me that feeling of a party. 

Livia has been planning a party, she been putting money away for years, she set the date for the party but the one thing Livia had never imagined possible is that her daughter Marnie was going to Hong Kong, and to make matters worse there wasn’t a chance that the party date could be changed as Josh was leaving to New York. 

Livia is about to keep a secret from Adam about Marnie, but it’s a secret I didn’t see coming. It ends with a tragic loss that I also didn’t see coming. 

I recommend The Dilemma as the shocks secret and heartbreaking ending no one will ever imagine that it’s going to happen.

I’m always interested in how authors think up their ideas for their novel and  B  A Paris has always wondered about the gap in time between someone receiving terrible news and telling their loved ones that news. In The Dilemma B A Paris wanted to explore just how far someone might go to give the person they love their last few moments of happiness. 


I would like to thank HQ for sending me a early paperback proof copy to read and review and for inviting me to take part in The Dilemma blog tour. 


B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown and Bring Me Back. Now approaching 1.5 million copies sold in the UK alone, she is a Sunday Timesbestseller, New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 38 languages around the world. Having lived in France for many years, she recently moved back to the UK.