Friday, 28 February 2020

Code Name : Lise - blog tour



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CODE NAME; LISE


The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing.
Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father’s footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her mission. It is here that she meets her commanding officer Captain Peter Churchill.
As they successfully complete mission after mission, Peter and Odette fall in love. All the while, they are being hunted by the cunning German secret police sergeant, Hugo Bleicher, who finally succeeds in capturing them.
They are sent to Paris’s Fresnes prison, and from there to concentration camps in Germany where they are starved, beaten, and tortured. But in the face of despair, they never give up hope, their love for each other, or the whereabouts of their colleagues.
This is a portrait of true courage, patriotism and love amidst unimaginable horrors and degradation.
The first woman to be awarded the George Cross and decorated with France’s highest honour.
She told the Gestapo nothing, even after torture, and protected the lives of fellow spies Arnaud and Roger Cammaerts.


Perfect for fans of The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah) and Code Girls (Liza Mundy)
Fell in love and married her commanding officer

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MY REVIEW

I don’t read non fiction very often but when I do I’ve got high expectations. This exceeded my expectations. 

Code Name ; Lise is an amazing story of Odette Sansom. Her story is powerful and raw. It sure pulled on so many of my emotions. It’s not an easy read but it is a story that needs to be told and more importantly to be read. 

I hated history at school but maybe if we were given stories like this to read we’d have learnt more. A faultless story that I’ll certainly be recommending.

About the author 

Larry Loftis is the international bestselling author of the non- fiction spy thrillers CODE NAME: LISE – The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy and Into the Lion’s Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov – World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real- Life Inspiration for James Bond.

Monday, 24 February 2020

A Country Dilemma - blog tour



A Country Scandal – Sasha Morgan

About the author

Sasha lives in a rural, coastal village in Lancashire with her husband and Labrador dog. She has always written stories from a very young age and finds her fictional world so much more exciting than the real one.

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Twitter: @SashaMorgan_
Facebook: @SashaMorganAuthor

About the book

For Christie Newbury, moving to the Cotswolds as the new owner of The Templar, a quaint countryside inn, was supposed to be a dream come true. But then her husband drops a bombshell that turns her life upside down.
Architect Daniel James has just one month to find the perfect home. When his search takes him to the village of Treweham, his instant attraction to the Templar's beautiful – and newly single – owner is a distraction he can't afford.
Christie needs an expert's eye. Daniel needs a place to stay. It's only a business deal – but it has never been more tempting to mix business with pleasure...
Welcome back to Treweham, a village of scandal and secrets.
Perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Debbie Johnson.

EXTRACT

The moment Christie’s eyes met Stephen Newbury’s, the attraction was instant. Across a hectic, rowdy pub packed to the rafters with rugby players and hen parties, they homed in on each other like radars. When their gazes locked, time stood still. Stephen’s pint glass hovered mid-drink, whilst Christie halted, her conversation abruptly stopped. An urge between the two pulled like a magnetic force, bringing them together in the thick of the crowds.
‘I’m Stephen,’ this huge chap with broad shoulders and an infectious smile said. He held out his hand. Christie shook it and noticed the firm, confident shake.
‘I’m Christie.’ She grinned back. They could hardly hear for the noise amongst the drinkers.
‘Christie, let’s go someplace else.’ It was more of a direction than a request. He seemed desperate to get to know the girl with dark, corkscrew curls and pale blue eyes he hadn’t seen before. Christie was only too happy to follow him, admiring the way his tight black T-shirt emphasised his muscular arms and his legs bulged out of faded jeans. He had blond hair cut in a short, snappy style. She suspected he was one of the rugby players, judging by his physique, so he must be a local. Whereas she was partying with her girlfriends on a hen do. Chester seemed the ideal place to celebrate, given its culture and nightlife. The fact it was brimming with hunky rugby players was a big plus too. The girls had giggled about that whilst making arrangements.
Stephen chose a small bistro tucked away down a tiny alleyway named Benedict’s after the owner. It was cosy, intimate and proved the ideal spot for Christie and Stephen to fall in love. Which is precisely what they did. They talked about just everything, from their childhood and teenage years, where they came from, families, friends, careers, to lifetime ambitions. Christie’s had always been the same: to own her own hotel. Being in the accommodation business, she had grown from being a chambermaid to the assistant manager of a very prestigious country inn in the heart of the Lake District. It was hard work, but it paid off when seeing visitor after visitor return with smiles and compliments, not to mention generous tips.
One day, thought Christie, one day I’ll own my own place. Often she would dream of exactly how it would be: rustic charm meets country sophistication that the more discerning traveller would flock to. That had been her ultimate wish, and it had almost come true, almost. Stephen had soon latched on to Christie’s aspiration and he too could see the fascination of owning his own fabulous hotel and rather liked the idea of being his own boss, instead of working for the tyrant at the estate agents. He too was assistant manager, not that it stood for much under Burns’ regime. Bill Burns was a ruthless, sexist pig who made the small team of Abbott and Reedley’s miserable. From touching up the young girls in the tea room, to refusing annual leave whilst he took himself off golfing made him the most unpopular manager ever. Stephen couldn’t wait to leave, but he appreciated, as did Christie, timing was crucial.

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Friday, 21 February 2020

Review: Under His Rule

Under His Rule Under His Rule by Clarissa Wild
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow what an amazing story. I’ve been reading this authors books for about six years. Each book I read I’m more in awe than before.

Under His Rule was an epic read. I stayed up until the early hours as there was no way I was putting it down. Reading the blurb after reading the story I realise the author hasn’t given us much of the storyline so either am I. I’m not going to say anything about what happens.

Noah and Natalie tells us the story in two points of view. Their story is twisted, dark and that ending has me begging for more.

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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Review: From Venice with Love

From Venice with Love From Venice with Love by Rosanna Ley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first but certainly not my last read by this author. This would be an ideal holiday read. I read this in a day as I didn’t want to put it down.

Joanna returns home to her sister Harriet and her mum. She discovers some love letters in the loft written by someone called Emmy. This takes her on an adventure she didn’t expect.

From Venice with Love is a heartwarming story about a family that I really enjoyed.

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Review: All The Letters I’ve Ever Read

All The Letters I’ve Ever Read All The Letters I’ve Ever Read by Ace Gray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Make sure you read book one All The Letters I’ll Never Send as this is the second part to this duet. Ace broke my heart during this story but I had a feeling she would. We now get James point of view. I’m not going to go into the storyline in my review a I don’t want to spill any spoilers. This is an amazing story that I highly recommend. I was hooked from start to finish. The author has her own uniqueness that has me craving more.

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Review: Bound

Bound Bound by Eva Charles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book three in The Devils Due series. I absolutely loved the previous two books and this is another great addition to the series. It can be read as a standalone but as the previous books was so good I do recommend you read them. The characters in this story are amazing. I was delighted that this was a big read as I didn’t want it to end. I found this to be a slow burn kinda read but I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read more ;)

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Review: Slow Dancing

Slow Dancing Slow Dancing by Stylo Fantome
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s been a while since I read a book by this author so I was super excited to read another. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Logan and Woods gave us an amazing story. Angsty, heartbreaking and off the chart sexy. This author sure knows how to write them hot and sexy scenes. Such a well written story with so many feels

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Mirage - New Release



 New Sinister Fairy Tale Collection Release 

Mirage by  C.M. Radcliff is available now on #Amazon #KU


 Blurb 
Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
After the death of her father, his empire became hers and the princess became a queen. Painted in gold, Jaslyn was born into a life of luxury with the world at her feet.
Her fortune was sought after and deception and deceit had a ring around her finger.
But with the ring, came the accessories that money can’t buy.
At the hands of the new king, the empire began to crumble as Jaslyn’s world spiraled out of control.
Through the bars of her prison, she watched life pass her by.
Hope was fading quickly… until she met him.
Axel was the glimmer that she needed to survive.
From the wrong side of the tracks, Axel’s life was never easy.
He worked his way through the blood and sweat and went from rags to riches.
When you’re on top of the world, one mistake is all it takes to lose it all. And getting back up is always harder than the fall.
Getting his life back came with an offer he couldn’t refuse and he would pay the cost.
Jaslyn wasn’t part of the deal, but she was a temptation that he couldn’t escape.
She was his endgame and he would fight to the death to get to that finish line.
Together, they roll the dice and risk it all for love.
But when you gamble in the game of life or death, you pay a price.
And sometimes, that price could cost you everything.

MY REVIEW

Have you read any of the other books in the Sinister Fairy Tales collection. If not why not?? They are all so good and this is another brilliant addition to the collection. I couldn’t read this fast enough. Brilliantly written dark read. Can’t wait to read book two...yikes we get more. After that ending I hope we don’t have to wait too long.

This is the authors retake on Aladdin. It’s a superb read.


 Also Available in the Collection 
Venom by Dee Garcia
Cold Queen by K Webster
Sacrifice by N Isabelle Blanco
Insolent by Cynthia A Rodriguez
Madness by Kailee Reese Samuels
Siren by Hazel Grace
Legend by M.R. Leahy

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Review: Unicorn Muddle

Unicorn Muddle Unicorn Muddle by Hannah Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unipiggle The Unicorn Pig. Just the name had me smiling. My grandmother collected ornament pigs so anything pig has me interested. Add unicorn to it and I’m jumping right in. We also get introduced to Princess Pea, the muddy princess. This story is ideal for ages 6-8. My six year old granddaughter absolutely loved this book. The illustrations are amazing. Bright, vibrant and it just grabs your attention straight away. The storyline is super good which we absolutely loved. One of the best kids stories I’ve read in a while.

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Review: End Game

End Game End Game by Anna Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read Fight Back by this author so I was looking forward to reading End Game. I wasn’t disappointed as it was a great read.

Kerry is trying hard to build up her business. However Danny asks her to help one of her dads friends. She gets more than she bargains for when she agrees.

I do love a well written gangland thriller. This was fast paced with great characters. Am loving this series.

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Review: Boot: The Rusty Rescue

Boot: The Rusty Rescue Boot: The Rusty Rescue by Shane Hegarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My grandson absolutely loved this story and to be honest so did I. We read most of it over a weekend he was sleeping over at bedtime. Told him I’d read the rest to him when he visited next time. Much to my delight he FaceTimed me the next evening and asked could I read him more as he just couldn’t wait. As I love reading this proud nanny finished reading the story to him. We didn’t read book one but this was easy to understand. I thought the layout was good and we enjoyed talking about the illustrations as we went along. If your child loves robots then they will love this story.

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Review: Mirage

Mirage Mirage by C.M. Radcliff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you read any of the other books in the Sinister Fairy Tales collection. If not why not?? They are all so good and this is another brilliant addition to the collection. I couldn’t read this fast enough. Brilliantly written dark read. Can’t wait to read book two...yikes we get more. After that ending I hope we don’t have to wait too long.

This is the authors retake on Aladdin. It’s a superb read.

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How the Mind Breaks - new release



 NEW RELEASE  

How the Mind Breaks by Dani Renรฉ is LIVE! #OneClick this new dark erotic psychological romance today! 
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/3b2LbGH

 Praise for the novel 
A gripping storyline with epic twists and turns that consumed my every thought and left my head spinning! - Chelle, Digital Dirty Girl Book Blog

This story drop kicked me in the gut.- Linda, Goodreads Reviewer

What an absolute mind blowing, dark, twisted, crazy, psychological read. - Madeleine, Goodreads Reviewer

 Blurb 
๐˜œ๐˜š๐˜ˆ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ Bestselling Author, Dani Renรฉ, brings you a dark, psychological romance a twisted ending you'll never see coming!

๐—” ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—” ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ.

Tia is focused on revenge, but she knows everything isn’t what it seems. With a painful past that continues to haunt her, she needs vengeance. As her sanity becomes more fragile, there’s only one person who can heal her. But it’s the one person she doesn’t want to allow inside her shattered psyche.

Braxton has been trained to kill, fighting on the front line. On returning home, he finds another war ravaging his world. Tia stumbles into his life, unraveling parts of him he’s kept hidden for so long.

As they venture through a dark, sordid path filled with vengeance and blood, they know there’s no way out, but to complete their mission.

๐™’๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™– ๐™—๐™ง๐™ค๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ?

MY REVIEW

I’m in awe of this author. No matter what she writes I want to read it as I know I’m gonna love it. How the Mind Breaks is an amazing story. 

Tia and Brixton. Wow. Two amazing characters. So many feels while reading this. The author portrayed the characters in such an excellent way that I was going through the feels with the characters. 

When I started this I knew I wasn’t gonna put it down until I’d finished so be warned... make sure you’ve got the time to read this in one sitting.

#CoverDesign  Marisa Shor, Cover Me Darling

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Review: Six Wicked Reasons

Six Wicked Reasons Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was super excited to read this and I wasn’t disappointed. This is an interesting and twisted story about a large family in Ireland.

Adam one of the sons disappeared years ago. The whole family was devastated. Now he’s back home and his father calls his siblings back home to be reunited with their brother. A night of celebrating but one family member won’t survive the night. This story is told through many points of view and from the past and present.

Brilliant read with plenty of secrets and lies to keep me glued to the story.

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Review: Lost Girl

Lost Girl Lost Girl by Dee Garcia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read Venom, book one of the Rosewood Realm as it was part of the Sinister Fairy Tales collection. I doubt I’d have picked up and read it otherwise as it’s not one of my favourite genres. So I’m super excited I took a chance as Venom lead me to this story and what a story it is. This is Wendy and Tavis story. A truly brilliant read that took me out of my comfort zone and I don’t regret a second of it. I’m so looking forward to reading more from this author.

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Review: How the Mind Breaks

How the Mind Breaks How the Mind Breaks by Dani Renรฉ
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m in awe of this author. No matter what she writes I want to read it as I know I’m gonna love it. How the Mind Breaks is an amazing story.

Tia and Brixton. Wow. Two amazing characters. So many feels while reading this. The author portrayed the characters in such an excellent way that I was going through the feels with the characters.

When I started this I knew I wasn’t gonna put it down until I’d finished so be warned... make sure you’ve got the time to read this in one sitting.

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Review: Prick: Ridgeview Prep Prequel

Prick: Ridgeview Prep Prequel Prick: Ridgeview Prep Prequel by Londyn Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Prick is a prequel to what is coming in The Ridgeview Prep Series. This is the authors debut and if this is a sign of what’s to come I’m so looking forward to reading more as this was a brilliant read. We are introduced to the main characters Xander and Charlotte who I really like. So looking forward to reading Puppet.

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When the Time Comes - blog tour



BLOG TOUR

When The Times Comes – Adele O’Neill

About the author

Adele is a writer from Co. Wicklow who lives with her husband Alan and her two teenage daughters. Influenced by writers across all genres she has a particular fondness for fiction that is relatable and realistic. Her debut novel was awarded The Annie McHale Debut Novel Award for 2017 and is a character driven story of survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty, just like life. Her second novel Behind A Closed Door is another emotionally harrowing tale of impossible choices, loyalty and friendship. Adele writes overlooking the Irish Sea, which she credits for the tumultuous dynamics in the relationships and lives of her unsuspecting characters in her third novel, When The Time Comes, another dark tale that tests the lengths we go to protect the ones we love.

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Twitter: @adelesbooks
Facebook: @adeleoneillbooks


About the book

Her husband says it's suicide. The police say it's murder.

Liam Buckley was a married man with two teenage children when he moved out of the family home to start a new life with his lover. His wife Jennifer never forgave him, but now she needs him to come back: she's been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the kids can't cope alone.
One day after Liam moves home, Jennifer is found dead. Liam thinks it's suicide. But the police, led by DS Louise Kennedy, are convinced it's murder.
Liam hires a retired detective to help prove his innocence, but it's no easy task. The children are distraught, and Jennifer's best friend, Sarah, is waging a campaign against Liam, determined to expose him for a liar and a cheat.
As secrets surface from the complex web of Buckley family life, DS Kennedy must decide. Did Jennifer Buckley end her own life, or did Liam take it from her? The answer, when it comes, will shock them all...

MY REVIEW

If your looking for a family drama then this is a good read. 

Liam has left the family home to live with his girlfriend. When his wife Jennifer needs him as she’s got a terminal illness he moves back in to help her and their two kids. When Jennifer is found dead is it a suicide or murder? 

A pretty easy enough read I read it pretty quickly. Looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.


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Monday, 17 February 2020

Review: I Said Yes

I Said Yes I Said Yes by Kiersten Modglin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a brilliant read. Last night I went to bed with the intentions of reading a few chapters. After reading three quarters of it I forced myself to put it down but as soon as I could today I finished it.

Mark and Hannah met one night. Two completely different kind of people. They fell hard for each other. Then things started changing and not fit the better. You just need to read this for yourself.

It’s a crazy domestic thriller that no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t predict the way it went. Absolutely loved this story. Can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Saturday, 15 February 2020

Ever After - new release



#NewRelease #Giveaway

Ever After: A Dark Suspenseful Romance by Cara Wade is LIVE
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2O9Qwlz
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2UecEPw
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/37CGgdj
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2tegH3y

๐€ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ๐š ๐ค๐ข๐๐ง๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐›๐ข๐  ๐ฌ๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ.

All of it tied to me—Finley Grier.

Taken against my will and forced into a world unlike any I’ve ever experienced before, I begin to question everything I thought I knew about myself.

I’m torn between fear and desire, right and wrong, pain and pleasure. My body betraying what my mind knows is wrong.

And now, the one person I know can save me, is also the last person I ever wanted to see again—Detective Grayson Bowers.

Welcome to Ever After…

MY REVIEW

Ever After is a brilliant read. It’s my first but definitely not my last read from this author as it was so good.  The author hooks you in straight away and keeps your attention throughout. I started this of an evening and as soon as I woke up I was finishing the story. You can see how well the author did her research.

 There are triggers warnings with this book but if your like me and you love dark reads then you’ll love this story. 

I’m really hoping this author writes more dark as this was fantastic.


AUTHOR NOTE: This book contains scenes about sex trafficking and forced intercourse. This book is for mature audiences.

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Friday, 14 February 2020

Review: When the Time Comes

When the Time Comes When the Time Comes by Adele O'Neill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If your looking for a family drama then this is a good read.

Liam has left the family home to live with his girlfriend. When his wife Jennifer needs him as she’s got a terminal illness he moves back in to help her and their two kids. When Jennifer is found dead is it a suicide or murder?

A pretty easy enough read I read it pretty quickly. Looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Review: Ever After

Ever After Ever After by Cara Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ever After is a brilliant read. It’s my first but definitely not my last read from this author as it was so good. The author hooks you in straight away and keeps your attention throughout. I started this of an evening and as soon as I woke up I was finishing the story. You can see how well the author did her research.

There are triggers warnings with this book but if your like me and you love dark reads then you’ll love this story.

I’m really hoping this author writes more dark as this was fantastic.

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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Ted Bundy; The Only Living Witness - blog tour


BLOG TOUR

Ted Bundy: The Only Living Witness



by Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth
Format: Paperback

'One of the 10 best true crime books ever written' NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
'This is the most complete self-portrait ever painted by a serial killer... as unique a document as Bundy was a killer. There are lessons in this book for everyone' ROY HAZELWOOD, FORMER FBI PROFILER


ENIGMATIC. ARTICULATE. EVIL. KILLER.
Two journalists with unprecedented direct access speak to Ted Bundy and those closest to him.
What follows is a candid and chilling full account of the life and crimes of the most notorious serial killer in history.
What Bundy had to say in over 150 hours of face-to-face interviews is as relevant today as it was at the time.

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MY REVIEW


I read Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer by these authors so I couldn’t resist reading this. There is quite a bit on Netflix and tv about Bundy but personally I prefer to read. It’s thirty one years ago since he was executed so it’s very fitting that I read this now. I found this to be a complex and interesting read. Although I usually read books quite quick I didn’t with this one. I needed time to pause and take it in. A chilling read that will stay with me for a long time. Brilliantly written I can’t fault this at all.