Friday, 30 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
..Can destroy your life
'Wow, wow, wow, this book had me guessing all the way to the end!' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review
When new mother, Laura Caldwell, opens the card dropped through her letterbox, she expected to see a heartfelt note, congratulating her on the birth of baby Shay.
Instead, she sees a message that makes her blood run cold. 'Your husband is a murderer.' It couldn’t be true, could it? Not Conor, her adoring husband. He couldn’t be behind the brutal killing of local barmaid, Vicky. Not him.
But while Laura fights to discover the truth about her husband, she’s also holding dark secrets of her own; secrets she’s spent years trying to hide. Could the card be a desperate attempt at revenge – or could her husband really be a murderer? There’s a tangled web between this perfect couple – and the truth might just destroy them...
Five Little Words is a well written story that I really enjoyed. Laura is happily married to her husband Conor and has just given birth to her son.
What would you do if you got a card in the post saying your husband is a murderer? That’s what Laura needs to decide. Based in a small village there’s an unsolved murder- is Laura’s husband the murderer?
This is a well written story. I’ll definitely be reading more from this author in the future.
Jackie Walsh lives in Dublin with her husband Paul and dog Layla. She is a member of the Irish Writers Centre and The Irish Crime writer’s group. After years spent building her own business she decided to take time out and pursue her interest in writing. With a lot to learn, Jackie attended classes, writing groups and travelled to lots of festivals and launches She secured a publishing deal with Hera Books who published Familiar Strangers and The Secrets He Kept in 2019 and Five Little Words in 2020.
A family trapped. A psychopath on the loose. Let the game begin…
What could be more innocent than going on holiday?
As a family drive along a quiet country lane on their way to the airport, they meet a stranger standing alone in the middle of the road.
Steering them along another path, he tells the driver, Ben, that a tree has fallen and there’s no way through.
But as they make their way along the diverted route, they come across a coach blocking the road.
Getting out of the car Ben goes to investigate and is horrified to find the passengers tied to their seats.
Then a discarded phone starts to ring…
If Ben calls the police, everyone on board will die.
Let the horrific game begin…
After reading previous books by this author I was really looking forward to reading this story. Stranded blew my expectations as I absolutely loved this story.
I’m not gonna go into the storyline as I think you need to feel this story yourself. It’s so
creepy it makes a great Halloween read.
Stranded is a well written story that I couldn’t read fast enough. The twists and turns kept on coming.
This is my favourite read of this authors so far and I loved all I’ve read so far.
If I did a list of top favourite books of the year this would be one of them and I read quite a lot. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
I have always loved scary stories, especially ones that shocked me, left me terrified, looking under my bed or in the wardrobe before going to sleep.
There was just a fantastic buzz whenever I watched or read something that took my breathe away.
I remember going to my nan’s house in Ireland as a youngster with my mother and sister, on the West Coast, staying in a cottage, surrounded by miles of fields and my family sitting around the table in the kitchen at night telling ghost stories. Going out and exploring derelict farmhouses in the middle of nowhere. I remember clearly the field at the end of the road was supposed to be haunted by headless nuns.
My cousins often remind me of the great times we had, frightening each other and running for our lives whenever we’d see something that didn’t look right.
This is why I love nothing more than to tell a story.
I started writing three years ago, penning The House On Rectory Lane which has just won The International Book Award in horror fiction. I got the idea from something that has often seemed scary to me. I know that a terrifying story has to be something that you’re frightened of doing, something that makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck, something that fills you with dread, yet also with excitement.
To me, the thought of going to a house in the middle of nowhere, upping and leaving a busy town and moving to the country is something that scares lots of people and me: the seclusion, the quiet, the darkness. That’s what inspired me to write my first novel.
My second thriller is called Turn The Other Way, which was a world wide number 1 best seller and stayed at number 1 for 19 weeks in the US.
I have multiple stories running, past and present. A family who want answers from the surgeon responsible for their daughter’s death. A young woman looking for her parents after they go missing from a party. A couple driving home and hearing screams for help from the back of the van in front of them. A serial killer on the loose in North London, dragging victims off the street.
I’m so grateful when people not only read my thrillers but also take the time to get in touch and leave a review. To me, that is the greatest feeling, hearing from people that have enjoyed my work. I know then that I’m doing something right.
My third thriller, Apartment Six, was published in January of this year and was a number 1 hot new release on Amazon for 4 weeks.
Stranded goes on pre-order Monday October 12th on Amazon and is released October 19th.
I’m 47, married and have two beautiful children. Currently, I’m a full-time plumber but would love nothing more than to make a living from my writing. I hope I write stories and people continue to enjoy them for years to come. That would be completely amazing and a dream come true.
Friday, 23 October 2020
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
“Dylan…” I croak, but my little boy doesn’t even look at me. “Dylan!” My voice is louder now, and my gaze stays locked with my son’s as the car pulls away from the curb and drives away, taking my very life with her.
Single mother Beth loves her seven-year-old son Dylan with all her heart. He’s her world. So when a terrible series of events lead Dylan to be taken into foster care, she is determined to do whatever she can to get him back.
Mother of two, Ally has always dreamed of fostering—it feels like her chance to give back when she has been so lucky in life. But when Dylan joins their family, Ally finds herself struggling to balance his needs with those of her own children and husband—something Beth can’t help but witness when she visits.
Beth wants nothing more than to find a way to bring her beloved child home. But when she also sees Dylan bonding with Ally, she has to ask herself – where is the right home for Dylan? She wants to believe it is with her… But does a mother always know what’s best for her child?
A beautiful, powerful and ultimately hopeful story of the heartbreaking power of a mother’s love, for fans of Diane Chamberlain, Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes.
Wow. This is a real powerful story that I’ll definitely be reading again.
Beth absolutely loves her son Dylan. When a misunderstanding has Dylan in foster care Beth is heart broken. She wants him back so much but is that the right decision for Dylan. This is a well written heart breaking story.
If you enjoy stories similar to Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain then I highly recommend this gem.
Kate Hewitt is the author of many romance and women’s fiction novels. A former New Yorker and now an American ex-pat, she lives in a small town on the Welsh border with her husband, five children, and their overly affectionate Golden Retriever. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling stories that tackle real issues and touch people’s lives.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Monday, 19 October 2020
Saturday, 17 October 2020
It takes a good woman to take down a bad man
Amber. As the top performer at Angel Silk gentleman’s club, she’s seen it all, been forced to do things she never wanted to do. She’s tired of this life… but can she escape it?
Lizzy. To the women at Angel Silk, she’s the strong queen bee, mother to the girls. But she’s hiding her own dark secrets – and if they come to light, her life could be destroyed.
Jade. The newest dancer at Angel Silk, she’s innocent, beautiful… and trapped. She’s in over her head – but does she have the strength to break free?
Three women, all under the control of feared gangster, Marcus. To take back their lives, they need to come together. But will he let them go – or will finding freedom mean paying the ultimate price?
A completely addictive, gripping and gritty gangland thriller that will have you hooked. If you like Martina Cole, Kimberly Chambers or Jacqui Rose, you will love this nail-biting read.
Readers can’t get enough of Alex Kane’s twisty, dark, gripping thrillers…
Wow. This was an excellent read. I went to bed intent on reading a chapter or two. I read three quarters of it and as soon as I woke up the next day I finished it over a cup of coffee.
Amber, Lizzy and Jade are pulled together by working at the Angel Silk gentleman’s club. Their boss Marcus is a real nasty piece of work.
If your looking for a gritty well written yet uncomfortable kinda read then I highly recommend this story.
Alex Kane is a psychological thriller writer who lives in Glasgow. She is a huge fan of the genre, with her favourite authors in the genre being Lisa Hall, BA Paris and Sarah Stovell. If she is not writing, she can be found drinking tea or gin, taking cat selfies and obsessing over Tom Hardy.
Friday, 16 October 2020
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Pretty Little Savage is book one in the Sick Boys series. It’s my first read by this author and definitely not my last. This is a super good read.
Avalon is a superb main female character. She is strong and feisty and I love how she can stand up for herself so well. She is the complete opposite with a different background from the Sick Boys.
This is a well written angsty story on the darker side. I can’t wait to read more from this author especially more about these Sick Boys.
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