#BlogTour: Written In Blood by Chris Carter @RandomTTours @simonschusterUK #WrittenInBlood #ChrisCarter #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER HUNTING EVIL COMES THE NEXT COMPULSIVE THRILLER IN THE ROBERT HUNTER SERIES
 
A serial killer will stop at nothing…
 
The Killer
His most valuable possession has been stolen.
Now he must retrieve it, at any cost.
 
The Girl
Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others.
But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins.
 
The Detective
A journal ends up at Robert Hunter’s desk. It soon becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose. And if he can’t stop him in time, more people will die.
 
If you have read it
You must die

Written In Blood is available in hardback and ebook now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

Written In Blood is another fantastic addition to the Hunter Series which in my opinion keeps getting better and better. It’s going to be a hard book to review as I don’t want to give anything away.

Firstly I’m a huge fan of this series and as such always leave them until I know I have lots of free time as I know how hard they are to put down. This book was no exception and I soon found myself drawn into the dark storyline. There are so many twists and seemingly non stop developments that I was soon completely gripped and found myself reading faster and faster as the story went on.

As with all this author’s stories the descriptions of the murders is quite violent and graphic which might not be to everyone’s taste. Most of the descriptions appear in the form of diary entries however which makes them fairly easy to skip. The descriptions are in keeping with the story and help add to the atmosphere of the story, frequently making a chill go down my spine. I always love it when books make me feel this way so this was hugely enjoyable to read.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and found it incredibly difficult to put down. It was great to be back with Hunter again and to see the realistic way he solves a case. I am very excited to see what the author comes up with next.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour. During my University years I held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group. I worked as a criminal psychologist for several years, during which I interviewed and worked on over one hundred cases involving serial killers, murderers and serious offenders, before moving to Los Angeles, where I swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, I decided to try my luck in London, where I was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. I toured the world several times as a professional musician. A few years ago I gave it all up to become a full time writer.

#BlogTour: Photographing Kate by Elle Sweet @laina_turner @DamppebblesBTs #PhotographingKate #ElleSweet #damppebblestours

Book Synopsis:

Welcome to Moonshire Bay – the small town lakeside community that has love in the air ♥

After Kate’s husband of over twenty years is sentenced for embezzling and fraud, she loses everything and needs to start over. She decides to visit Moonshire Bay to regroup at the urging of her friend, Claire, who owns the diner there.

Knowing she needs a way to support herself, she rekindles her passion for photography and starts to think maybe staying in Moonshire Bay is her best chance at happiness.

Zach is the town attorney and a confirmed bachelor. After a scarring experience with love and almost marriage in his younger days, he vowed never to get any closer to a woman than a casual relationship.

When Zach meets Kate, the wounded look that lingers behind her smile grabs him and he wants to know her better, but Kate was burned by her lawyer ex-husband. Even if she wanted a relationship it wouldn’t be with a member of that profession.

Zach tricks Kate in order to get to know her better. When she finds out, will she understand and forgive him or will it push her further away?

Photographing Kate is available in ebook now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

Photographing Kate is a romantic, feel good book that is the third book in the Moonshire Bay series

Firstly I would love to live in Moonshire Bay as it sounds like a fabulous town. The wonderful descriptions of everything on offer there from the beach, the little coffee shop and the fantastic sounding boutiques sounded perfect. I would love to have the chance to spend the day there having a browse.

Kate was a very interesting main character who I warmed to quickly. I felt very sorry for everything she’d been through and enjoyed following her as she made a new start. She has a fantastic support network that I loved reading about and which made me feel quite jealous that I didn’t have. I found I wanted to keep reading to find out how everything goes for her.

Overall I found this a very pleasant, easy read which was great to lose myself in. It’s a book that often made me smile and left me with a lovely contented feeling on finishing it. This was the first book I’ve read in the series and whilst it could probably be read as a standalone it is probably best to read them in order.

Huge thanks to Emma from Damp Pebbles Tours for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Elle Sweet is the pen name of mystery author Laina Turner.

I started writing ten years ago, and it was always my intent and desire to write romance. However, in my first book, someone died. It just happened and turned the romance into a mystery.

Twenty-some books later, and I decided enough was enough. I was going to do what I’d initially set out to do at the start of my writing journey. Write a book where no one died (It’s not as easy as you think).

I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing Finding Rachel and the three others set in the small town of Moonshire Bay. Finding Rachel is out now and Ari’s Adventure will release in spring of 2020 with the third book set to follow in the early summer of 2020.

How did I come up with my pen name? Elle for the “L” in Laina and Sweet was my grandfather’s last name. I wanted something that had a story. I originally wanted to call myself LuluBell after a pet cow I once had, but the family shot that one down.

Born and raised in the midwest, I live in Indiana with my husband, three amazing children, and our dogs Duke and Macy.

Social Media:
Twitter: Laina_turner
Facebook: ElleSweetAuthor
Instagram: Laina Turner

#BlogTour: Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce @DoubledayUK @alisonbarrow @annecater #MissBenson #RachelJoyce #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may not exist.
Enid Pretty, in her unlikely pink travel suit, is not the companion Margery had in mind. And yet together they will be drawn into an adventure that will exceed every expectation. They will risk everything, break all the rules, and at the top of a red mountain, discover their best selves.

This is a story that is less about what can be found than the belief it might be found; it is an intoxicating adventure story but it is also about what it means to be a woman and a tender exploration of a friendship that defies all boundaries.

Miss Benson’s Beetle is available in hardback and ebook on the 23rd July 2020. You can pre-order your copy using the link below.

My Review:

Miss Benson’s Beetle is a quirky, emotional story of friendship which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Rachel Joyce has a fabulous way if creating relatable characters that are easy to fall in love with and this book was no exception. I loved Marjery and felt a lot of sympathy for her and the incident whilst teaching as I too suffered a few humiliating incidents whilst teacher training. I really wished I could give her a hug at times and quickly got behind her as I wanted her to so well. The contrast between her and Enid was brilliant and I so enjoyed watching their friendship blossom.

The book takes us on a rollercoaster adventure of joy and sadness as we follow the girls on their journey. They definitely have a few challenges along the way but it made me smile to see how well they coped with everything. It was great to see the two girls change throughout the book and the interactions between was quite funny to witness at times. I felt quite sad to finish the book and leave them behind.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Double day for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold FryPerfectThe Love Song of Miss Queenie HennessyThe Music Shop and a collection of interlinked short stories, A Snow Garden & Other Stories. Her new novel, Miss Benson’s Beetle, is published by Doubleday on 23 July 2020

Rachel’s books have been translated into thirty-six languages and two are in development for film. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012 and shortlisted for the ‘UK Author of the Year’ 2014.

Rachel has also written over twenty original afternoon plays and adaptations of the classics for BBC Radio 4, including all the Bronte novels. She moved to writing after a long career as an actor, performing leading roles for the RSC, the National Theatre and Cheek by Jowl.

She lives with her family in Gloucestershire.

#BlogTour: One Step Behind by Lauren North @Lauren_C_North @HJ_Barnes @TransworldBooks @RandomTTours

Book Synopsis:

Jenna is a wife, a mother, a doctor. She’s also the victim of a stalker.

Every time she leaves her house, she sees him. Disturbing gifts are left at her door. Cruel emails are sent to her colleagues. She has no idea who this man is but she feels powerless against him.

Until the day he is brought into her hospital after a serious accident, and Jenna is given the chance to find out once and for all why this man is tormenting her. Now, the power is all hers.

But how many lines is she willing to cross to take back control of her life?

One Step Behind is available in ebook now and in paperback on the 3rd September 2020. You can purchase or pre-order your copy using the link below.

My Review:

One Step Behind is a cleverly written and plotted psychological thriller which I flew through in a couple of days. It’s going to be a difficult book to review as I don’t want to give anything away.

Firstly the thing I most enjoy about this author is her ability to make her books seen so realistic that the reader feels they are living the situation alongside the characters. This book is no exception and the scenes describing the stalking were very chilling and frightening because of this. I found myself feeling very sorry for Jenna and all that she is experiencing. I found myself feeling quite glad that I haven’t been in the same situation.

The story is told from the point of view of Rachel but also from a mysterious lady called Sophie which I found very intriguing. I found myself wanting to keep reading to find out how she fitted into the story. The writing all seems to point in one direction which made me immediately suspicious that there was more to the story then met the eye.

I thought this was a really fast paced book which had lots of twists that kept me guessing. The tension is slowly increased until it becomes almost unbearable. I found myself turning the pages faster and faster as the book went on as I desperately wanted to find out what would happen. The ending was especially brilliant and I loved the way the storylines merged to make a very satisfying ending.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Transworld for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

Lauren North writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. Lauren’s love of psychological suspense has grown since childhood and from her dark imagination of always wondering what’s the worst thing that could happen in every situation.

Lauren studied psychology before moving to London where she lived and worked for many years. She now lives with her family in the Suffolk countryside. Readers can follow Lauren on Twitter @Lauren_C_North and Facebook @LaurenNorthAuthor

#BlogTour: Tennis Lessons by Susannah Dickey @SusannahDickey @TransworldBooks @RandomTTours #TennisLessons #SusannahDickey #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

The darkly funny, fiercely honest debut novel about a spirited young misfit and her rocky road to womanhood, stopping at each year along the way.

You’re strange and wrong. You’ve known it from the beginning.

This is the voice that rings in your ears. Because you never say the right thing. You’re a disappointment to everyone. You’re a far cry from beautiful – and your thoughts are ugly too.

You seem bound to fail, bound to break.

But you know what it is to laugh with your best friend, to feel the first tentative tingles of attraction, to take exquisite pleasure in the affront of your unruly body.

You just need to find your place.

From dead pets and crashed cars to family traumas and misguided love affairs, Susannah Dickey’s revitalizing debut novel plunges us into the private world of one young woman as she navigates her rocky way to adulthood.

Tennis Lessons is available in ebook and hardback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

Tennis Lessons is a beautifully written, poignant coming of age story which will stay with me for a long time.

The thing that most makes this book is the fantastic narrator who you just can’t help falling in love with. She’s such a memorable character who after a promising start is having a bit of a hard time of things as she’s being bullied at school and has a tricky home life. She quite a tough girl though and is surprisingly forgiving which makes her incredibly endearing.

The style of the book is a little unusual as it’s told in the second person. It took me a little while to get used to but once I did it made perfect sense to me as I felt it perfectly represented the narrator’s unusual, quirky personality which I thought was very clever.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and following the narrator on her journey. It’s a bit of a roller coaster ride at times with some of the teenage scenes being frighteningly realistic and I often wished I could reach into the book and give the narrator a hug. The ending was perhaps not the happy ever after ending I was hoping for but it was a realistic one and it was great to see how much she had grown.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Transworld for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

Susannah Dickey grew up in Derry and now lives in Belfast. She is the author of two poetry pamphlets, I had some very slight concerns (2017) and genuine human values (2018). Her poetry has been published in AmbitThe White ReviewPoetry Ireland Review and Magma, amongst others. In 2018 she was shortlisted for The White Review short story prize, and in 2017 she was the winner of the inaugural Verve Poetry Festival competition. Her debut novel, Tennis Lessons, will be published in June 2020.

#BlogTour: Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver @will_carver @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours #HintonHollowDeathTrip #WillCarver #TeamOrenda #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

Five days in the history of a small rural town, visited and infected by darkness, are recounted by Evil itself. A stunning high-concept thriller from the bestselling author of Good Samaritans and Nothing Important Happened Today.

‘Cements Carver as one of the most exciting authors in Britain. After this, he’ll have his own cult following’ Daily Express

________________

It’s a small story. A small town with small lives that you would never have heard about if none of this had happened.

Hinton Hollow. Population 5,120.

Little Henry Wallace was eight years old and one hundred miles from home before anyone talked to him. His mother placed him on a train with a label around his neck, asking for him to be kept safe for a week, kept away from Hinton Hollow.

Because something was coming.

Narrated by Evil itself, Hinton Hollow Death Trip recounts five days in the history of this small rural town, when darkness paid a visit and infected its residents. A visit that made them act in unnatural ways. Prodding at their insecurities. Nudging at their secrets and desires. Coaxing out the malevolence suppressed within them. Showing their true selves.

Making them cheat.
Making them steal.
Making them kill.

Detective Sergeant Pace had returned to his childhood home. To escape the things he had done in the city. To go back to something simple. But he was not alone. Evil had a plan.

Hinton Hollow Death Trip is available in ebook and in paperback on the 13th August 2020. You can purchase or pre-order your copy of the link below.

My Review:

Will Carver is one of those writers that always manages to blow me away with his gripping and unique storylines. His imagination is always amazing and I really enjoy living in his head for a little while. This book was no exception and I found I really enjoyed my trip to Hinton Hollow which is definitely an intriguing place to live.

The author always manages to include a thought provoking element into his stories which keep you thinking long after you’ve finished reading. In this book the author’s takes the reader through an exploration of evil and what forms it can take. The book is actually narrated by evil who’s just an ordinary guy on earth which was an interesting concept.

This was a fast paced book which I flew through in a few days as I was so enjoying the story. There were some fabulously diverse characters, some that I really liked and others that I loved to hate. My favourite character was actually evil, who was a surprisingly likeable guy. The book is quite a dark, chilling one which is full of black humour which won’t be to everyone’s taste but if you enjoy unique and gripping reads you shouldn’t definitely give this book a try.

Huge thank to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orenda for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.
Follow Will on Twitter @will_carver

#BlogTour: Darkness Comes by John Lynch @jlynchauthor @RandomTTours #DarknessComes #JohnLynch #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

Ted Bailey. Drug dealer. Arms salesman. Killer. There’s no way his soul can survive death. Is there?
But that decision is for God to make, not you. And what God values is not what they taught you in Sunday School.

Darkness Comes is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

Darkness Comes is a very clever, compelling read that is very thought provoking. It’s one of those reads which makes you think about it long after you’ve finished reading.

Firstly I really enjoyed how the author let’s the reader examine Ted’s life through the court case where he is on trial. Ted should be an extremely unlikeable character as he’s done some awful stuff but somehow the author manages to make the reader feel sympathy for him which I thought was very clever. I actually found myself hoping that thing turned out ok for him and he would get off the charges.

Through the court case the author takes the reader on a fascinating exploration about what is right and wrong. Is it still wrong if you do something bad for the right reasons or vice versa. Is it ever ok to break the rules? This is all things which are explored throughout the book and is something that I have continued to think about long after reading.

Overall I really enjoyed this entertaining read with some interesting, flawed characters who I quickly grew fond of. This book is really well written with an unusual storyline which makes it an easy read. This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I would definitely be there in reading more from this author.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

For 40+ years I was an international salesman; I’ve lived and worked on every continent except Antarctica. I was always a writer, though; the very first writing success I remember was standing on the stage of Benton Park Primary School in Newcastle upon Tyne at the age of ten, reading to the assembled school and parents a story I had written. It still gives me pleasure to know that one of my fellow pupils — a man I have dinner with once a year when I go back to Newcastle — was nagged all the way home that afternoon by his mother demanding, “Why can’t you write like John Lynch?” I sold my first freelance piece to Good Housekeeping Magazine in 1989 and that was a good year for me — it was also when I sold my first book to a publisher and my first short story to BBC Radio. (It’s called Bird and you can listen to it on my blog). My mother, the daughter of a Durham miner who first went down the pit when he was 12 years old, was proud that her son had a story on the radio — but even prouder that it was read by Clarrie Grundy from the long-running radio serial, The Archers. I’ve ghost written about 50 books that have been published in other people’s names (you’ll find a video about that on my Author Page) as well as writing my own work. As me, I write under two names: As R J Lynch for a series of five books set in County Durham (with one in the revolutionary American colonies) in the 1760s. As John Lynch for contemporary fiction and two non-fiction books.

#BlogTour: How To Disappear by Gillian McAllister @GillianMAuthor @MichaelJBooks @sriya__v #HowToDisappear #GillianMcAllister

Book Synopsis:

You can run, you can hide, but can you disappear for good?

Lauren’s daughter Zara witnessed a terrible crime. But speaking up comes with a price, and when Zara’s identity is revealed online, it puts a target on her back.

The only choice is to disappear.

From their family, their friends, even from Lauren’s husband.

No goodbyes. Just new names, new home, new lives.

One mistake – a text, an Instagram like – could bring their old lives crashing into the new.

As Lauren will learn, disappearing is easy.

Staying hidden is much harder . . .

How To Disappear is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

How To Disappear is a tense, twisty and emotional thriller which I think is the author’s best.

The story follows Lauren and Zara as they join the witness protection program and start a new life. I found it very interesting to learn more about the program, especially the impact it can have on a person. I’ve never really thought about it before but it must be really hard to leave behind your old life and start anew. The emotions involved in this are brilliantly described by the author so that the reader becomes very sympathetic to what they are going through. I often found myself tearing up as I read.

Zara was a very interesting main character who I really enjoyed following through the book. She’s a surprisingly thoughtful teenager and I quickly warmed to her. In a lot of ways I felt that Lauren and her personalities were reversed and Lauren should have been acting the way Zara was.

The author does a great job of increasing the tension in the book until it is almost unbearable. I soon found myself flying through the pages as I desperately wanted to find out what was going to happen next. There were lots of twists and surprises that kept me guessing and further ensured I was glued to the page. The ending was just amazing and a fantastic way to end the book.

Huge thanks to Sriya from Michael St Joseph for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Gillian McAllister is the Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author of Everything But The Truth, Anything You Do Say, No Further Questions and The Evidence Against You. How To Disappear is her latest release, a witness protection thriller. All of her novels are standalone and can be read in any order. She is published in ten countries around the world. The Good Sister is her US debut, released by Penguin USA, and is the American title for No Further Questions. The Choice is her second American release which is the US title for Anything You Do Say. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @gillianmauthor. She also blogs at http://www.gillianmcallister.com.

#BlogTour: Spirited by Julie Cohen @julie_cohen @orionbooks @Leanne_Oliver1 @RandomTTours #Spirited #JulieCohen #RandomThingsTours #historicalfiction #5Stars

Book Synopsis:

Viola has an impossible talent. Searching for meaning in her grief, she uses her photography to feel closer to her late father, taking solace from the skills he taught her – and to keep her distance from her husband. But her pictures seem to capture things invisible to the eye . . .

Henriette is a celebrated spirit medium, carrying nothing but her secrets with her as she travels the country. When she meets Viola, a powerful connection is sparked between them – but Victorian society is no place for reckless women.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, invisible threads join Viola and Henriette to another woman who lives in secrecy, hiding her dangerous act of rebellion in plain sight.

Faith. Courage. Love. What will they risk for freedom?

Spirited is available in ebook and hardback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

I’m a big fan of historical fiction especially if it involves photography or spirituality so this book instantly appealed to me. Once again the author has written a truly wonderful, engaging read which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Firstly the author has obviously done her research as she really brings the 1800s to life in this book. I loved all of the fantastic historical detail about what society was like back then along with societies attitudes toward certain things. It was really interesting to see them all come into play throughout the story and to see how the characters dealt with them. The history of photography was also very fascinating and I liked learning more about the spiritual beliefs back then which seemed to contrast with the strict religious beliefs of the time.

The story is told in two timelines one following Violet as she follows her passion for photography the other following Jonah and what happened during his time in India. I must admit to liking Violets story a little more due to the subject matter but Jonah’s story of life in India was still very interesting. I liked following the two stories to see what would happen to the characters and how the two storylines would merge.

Although initially a bit of a slow burner I did have an inkling l would like this book from the first few pages, as I instantly warmed to Violet. The pace in the book slowly increases and I soon found myself completely absorbed into the story and the characters lives. I was sorry to finish the book and leave everything behind.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Leanne from Orion for my copy of this book. If you like Sarah Waters I think you’ll like this book as I felt they were similar.

About The Author:

Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine and studied English at Brown University and Cambridge University before pursuing a research degree in nineteenth century fairies. After a career as a secondary school English teacher, she became a novelist. Her award-winning novels have sold over a million copies worldwide. DEAR THING and TOGETHER were both selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Julie runs an oversubscribed literary consultancy which has helped many writers go on to be published. She is a Vice President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, founder of the RNA Rainbow Chapter for LGBTQ+ authors, and a Patron of literacy charity ABC To Read. You can find Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen or you can visit her website: http://www.julie-cohen.com.

#BlogTour: The Day She Came Back by Amanda Prowse @MrsAmandaProwse @BOTBSPublicity

Book Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner comes a story that asks: how do you forgive the family that lied to you, and love the mum you never had?

When her loving, free-spirited grandmother Primrose passes away, Victoria is bereft, yet resilient—she has survived tragedy before. But even her strength is tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim’s funeral and claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.

As the two women get to know each other and Victoria begins to learn more about her past, it becomes clear that her beloved grandmother had been keeping life-changing secrets from her. Desperate for answers, she still struggles to trust anyone to tell her the truth.

To live a full and happy life, Victoria knows she must not only uncover the truth, but find a way to forgive her family. But after so many years, is trusting them even possible?

The Day She Came Back is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

I’m a huge fan of this author’s books as they are always fabulously addictive reads which I know I’ll love. This book was no exception as once again the author has written a beautiful book which manages to be both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. In a lot of ways this story reads as a coming of age story as we follow Victoria as she deals with not only the death of her beloved grandmother but also the realisation that she’s been lied to all her life.

One of the things I most love about this author is her ability to create relatable characters that are easy to fall in love with. I absolutely adored Victoria and enjoyed following her on her emotional journey. She seemed so real to me that I felt she was an actual friend and therefore felt everything she was going through much more actuely. At times I actually felt like I was experiencing the events myself as the author had described them so vividly.

Overall, as you can probably tell, I loved this book and quickly found myself swept away in the story. It’s one of those books which is hard to put down as I really wanted to find out what was going to happen next. It was the perfect book to read over lockdown as it helped distract me from my normal everyday life.

Huge thanks to Sarah Hardy for Books On The Brightside Publicity for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel Poppy Day in 2011, she has gone on to author twenty-five novels, six novellas and a memoir about depression co-authored with her son, Josiah Hartley. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world. Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. The most prolific female contemporary fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength. Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio but her first love is, and will always be, writing.

You can find her online at http://www.amandaprowse.com, on Twitter or Instagram @MrsAmandaProwse, and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/amandaprowsenogreaterlove