Thursday, 12 August 2021

Looking for Lulu - blog tour





Amazon Reader Reviews 

***** One of The Darkest Stories I have ever read ..Pitch Dark Storytelling 

***** What an astonishing first thriller! 

***** It's weird and gory, but keeps you wanting more 

***** OMFG this book….where do I begin! It is dark and disturbing and will most certainly make you squirm. 

You could be sitting next to him in a pub. You’d never notice him. But he would see you.

None of his victims had ever noticed him, sitting there, glancing occasionally at them. Even if they had, they would have seen no cause for alarm.

Bland. Uninteresting. A civil servant going home to his equally bland wife and children at the end of another working day.

Anonymous. Invisible. Faceless.

That’s what they had all thought. But they were all wrong.

Now only the ever-growing spinney of trees bears testimony that they had once existed.

Is hard-bitten ex-Military Police captain, Detective Inspector Oscar Smith up to the task of tracking him down?

And as you turn the pages to meet the killer, will you ever find sleep again?


Looking for Lulu

Carl Granger © 2020

Granger-Schmidt Publications


 Debut novel?? Wow I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next if this is his first novel. 

DI Oscar Smith will do whatever means possible to get results. Although I can see how he can be a very unlikeable character he had a nice side too. 

I absolutely love dark stories so I totally loved this. It was well written but had me squirming in my seat at times and not in a good way. 

A well written dark and disturbing read that I’ll certainly be recommending. 





Carl Granger is an investigative journalist with a military background. When not working he writes from his small, isolated cottage in the wilds of the East Midlands, where he lives alone with a one- eyed cat called Crippin. is an investigative journalist with a military background. When not working, he writes from his small, isolated cottage in the wilds of the East Midlands, where he lives alone with a one-eyed cat

Review: Looking for Lulu

Looking for Lulu Looking for Lulu by Carl Granger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Tuesday, 10 August 2021

The Family Across the Street - blog tour



Book Description:

Sometimes, the most perfect families are hiding the most terrible secrets. How well do you know the people next door…?

Everybody wants to live on Hogarth Street, the pretty, tree-lined avenue with its white houses. The new family, The Wests, are a perfect fit. Katherine and Josh seem so in love and their gorgeous five-year-old twins race screeching around their beautiful emerald-green lawn.

But soon people start to notice: why don’t they join backyard barbecues? Why do they brush away offers to babysit? Why, when you knock at the door, do they shut you out, rather than inviting you in?

Every family has secrets, and on the hottest day of the year, the truth is about to come out. As a tragedy unfolds behind closed doors, the dawn chorus is split by the wail of sirens. And one by one the families who tried so hard to welcome the Wests begin to realise: Hogarth Street will never be the same again.

A completely gripping, twist-packed psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and Lisa Jewell.


The Family Across the Street is a gripping read that sucked me in completely. 

I love that there are different points of view so we get a better view of the different characters and the story. 

The story starts with a bang and gripped my attention all the way through. I read this in an afternoon as I couldn’t put it down. 

I’m not gonna rehash the story but I will say this story certainly had me thinking.. we definitely don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. 

I’m already looking forward to reading this authors next story. 

Author Bio:

Nicole Trope went to university to study Law but realised the error of her ways when she did very badly on her first law essay because, as her professor pointed out, ‘It’s not meant to be a story.’

She studied teaching instead and used her holidays to work on her writing career and complete a Masters’ degree. In between raising three children, working for her husband and renovating houses, she has published six novels. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Review: The Family Across the Street

The Family Across the Street The Family Across the Street by Nicole Trope
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Sunday, 1 August 2021

Gold Digger - blog tour



Gold Digger

Money talks…

And blonde bombshell Julie isn't afraid to ask for what she wants. With her mother locked up for murder, all Julie cares about is protecting her younger sister, Frankie. But penniless and alone on the streets of Liverpool, Julie realises that there’s only one sure fire way to make cash fast – the oldest trade. 

The men mean nothing to Julie, until she meets Ralph Goldstein, an ex-con who’ll do whatever it takes to make his way to top. And the only man Julie can trust. 

Separately, Ralph and Julie’s lives are filled with risk and danger. But when they meet, their blend of personality and ambition could be the best thing that ever happened … or the worst.

Will their pasts be their downfall, or will they make it big...together?

A brilliantly dark and gritty story about one woman's fight for survival. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Caz Finlay and Heather Atkinson.

This book has previously published as GOLD

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Gold Digger is my first but certainly not my last read by this author. 

Julie is a very likeable character and we can see she will do anything she can to protect her younger sister Frankie. Along with Ralph they are a force to be reckoned with. 

I thought this was a well written story with a great storyline. If your looking for a page Turner then get 1-clicking. 

Author Bio –

Gillian Godden is a brilliantly reviewed writer of gangland fiction as well as a full-time NHS Key Worker in Hull. She lived in London for over thirty years, where she sets her thrillers, and during this time worked in various stripper pubs and venues which have inspired her stories. She has signed a six-book contract with Boldwood for a new series – the first title of which Gold Digger will be published in July 2021. In addition Boldwood will be reissuing her five backlist titles over the next few months.

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Twitter @GGodden

Instagram @goddengillian