#TEASER #NOMADS #2 #SKETCH @ClaireCRiley #TheDevilsHighwayMen

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Sketch

The Devil’s Highwaymen Nomads #2

Wild Love always happens when you least expect it.

Sketch…

I’d never expected to fall in love in my lifetime. I’d made plans and falling in love sure as shit wasn’t one of them, but where Nancy California was concerned my mind and heart were at war.

She was wild and beautiful, and all I could think about was having one taste of her…I should have known that one taste would never be enough.

Nancy was unlike any woman I’d ever met; untamed, gutsy, and ready to fight me every step of the way. She didn’t want me, or the complication one night with me would give her… good thing I was prepared to go to war to get her in my bed and out of my head.

Nancy…

Miles City, a place full of bad memories that I swore I’d never return to, yet there I was back in the little town I once called home. Those memories soon became the least of my problems when Sketch roared into my life clad in black leather and riding a motorcycle, all six foot of attitude and raw savageness.

Sketch was dark and dangerous, a thunderstorm too alluring to resist getting drenched in. All I could think about was him, claiming my body for his own. But he was everything that was wrong for me, and if I wasn’t careful, the chaos we created together would leave me broken-hearted.

We had no future.

We were two very different people, on two very different paths.

Yet I couldn’t help the whispering of my heart telling me that if we got this right, together we could be the perfect storm. Together, we would find wild love.

Coming December 5th!

 

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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with almost twenty novels of various genres to her credit.

A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside of their comfort zones.

She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.

Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters and one naughty beagle, where she can be found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids and reading.

Author of:

Odium The Dead Saga Series

Odium Origins Series

Limerence (The Obsession Series)

Out of the Dark Series,

Twisted Magic,

Beautiful Victim

Blood Claim

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

Thicker than Blood,

Beneath Blood & Bone,

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

And by Cee Cee Riley:

The Ride or Die a Devil’s Highwaymen MC Novel Series

And coming in November – The Devil’s Highwaymen NOMAD series.

Contact Links:

www.clairecriley.com

www.facebook.com/ClaireCRileyAuthor

http://amzn.to/1GDpF3I

All books available in paperback, eBook and audiobook and almost all in Kindle Unlimited!

Love for Odium. The Dead Saga Series.

“Claire C. Riley is a name you need to add to your list. She may very well be the best writer you have never heard of…but need to.”

TW Brown—author of the DEAD series, That Ghoul Ava, The Zomblog series and editor for May December Publications

“Riley’s subtle variances on traditional zombies make for a brilliant read. Odium 3 is a must-read for zombie enthusiasts everywhere.”

Shana Festa – The Bookie Monster Blog & Author of Time of Death series.

“In a world gone mad, with enemies both alive and dead, Claire C. Riley takes her readers on one hell of a heart-pounding journey alongside a very relatable heroine. Filled with nail-biting twists and turns, Odium isn’t a story you’ll soon forget.”

Madeline Sheehan, USA Today Best Selling Author
The Holy Trinity Series
The Undeniable Series

Thicker than Blood Series

www.madelinesheehan.com

Odium is a well-balanced horror tale filled with vivid imagery, engaging characters, and heart-racing action. This series quickly made my favorite zombie reads of all time!”

Toni Lesatz—My Book Addiction blog &

My Zombie Addiction FB group

#ThrillerReads | #BookReview| BEFORE I FIND YOU by Ali Knight @aliknightauthor (November 1st 2018, Hodder @HodderBooks)

BEFORE I FIND YOU by Ali Knight
Published; November 1st 2018, Hodder Books

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Maggie is a husband watcher. A snooper, a marriage doctor, a destroyer of dreams, a killer of happy-ever-afters. She runs her own private detective agency specialising in catching out in those who cheat. And she is bloody good at it.

Helene is a husband catcher. A beautiful wife, a doting step-mother, a perfect home maker and a dazzling presence at parties. She has landed herself with one of the most eligible bachelors in town – handsome property developer Gabe Moreau.

Alice is just a teenager. A perfect daughter to Gabe, a kind stepchild to Helene, a tragic girl to a dead mother. She lives a sheltered but happy life, until she finds that handwritten note ‘You owe me. I’m not going away.’

All three women suspect Gabe Moreau of keeping secrets and telling lies. But not one of them suspects that these lies could end in cold-blooded murder . . .

This book has a very intriguing start. Starting off from Maggie’s point of view we know she has been injured badly in some way but with a woman hanging over her we don’t know the reasons or the detail as to what has happened so you have to keep reading. A good way to get a reader hooked from the start.

Written from the point of view of three women, Maggie who is a private detective, Helene who hires her and Alice the step daughter of Helene and Daughter of the man Maggie is hired to investigate. The first thing I noticed is that some chapters written from the point of view of 2 different people will tell the same situation but they never quite matched so you know some or both people were lying. This was very clever of Ali because you knew you were never quite getting the whole truth. Also it added to the story knowing what each woman was thinking.

Each character comes across as a little bit crazy and nothing is quite what it seems. Alice especially seems very troubled and if she was my daughter I would be a little bit worried about how she reacts to people and situations. I definitely would not class her as normal.

There are lots of twists and turns in this book and you cannot predict what happens. Nothing or nobody are as they seems, even the person I thought was supposed to be out heroine turns out to be harbouring a whole heap of secrets. I did not have a clue how Ali was going to cross the i’s and dot the t’s but boy does she bring it all together for one fantastic ending.

If you like thrillers and books that are so unpredictable they make your head hurt, then this book is for you!!
You can buy BEFORE I FIND YOU from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

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#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 26/11/2018

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Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week 🙂

 

THE BIRTHDAY GIRL by Sue Fortin

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As it was my birthday I decided to do some theme reading and read a book involving a birthday.

I found this story intriguing from the start. A group of friends receive a mysterious invite from an estranged friend inviting them for a birthday weekend away at a mystery spot. All of the women are hiding secrets and over the course of the weekend hints are dropped that their secrets are not so secret after all.

I liked the way this book was set out in days, so the timeline was kept clear. The story had short chapters, was fast paced and before I knew it I had read a third of the book.

Now I have finished this story I can now catch up on sleep lost as I really struggled to put this down!

[K]

 

 

 

NIGHT SHIFTS BLACK (NSB #1) by Alyson Santos

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This is my first RARE19London read and it was a sweet read. (Sweet as in nice…not like how the youth of today would use ‘sweet;! Ha!)

NIGHT SHIFTS BLACK is definitely more of a character driven story as to a more ‘action’ packed novel I am used to reading in this genre.

Luke is one of those characters that from the off, you want to do everything you can to look after this person. Unfortunately for me, this role was taken by Callie – a young writer who happens upon Luke when he is at his most vulnerable.

A simple story which packs a lot of punch!

-S.

 

 

 

GHOST STORIES by Various Authors

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I loved this collection of short stories, some were very good, some were not so much, but will definitely give you chills reading on a cold and dark Halloween night! Some stands out were…

The SIGNAL-MAN by Charles Dickens

I quite enjoyed this short story by Dickens, of a man with insomnia that meets a lonely signal-man who is haunted by a ghostly figure but to what end?

OH, WHISTLE, AND I’LL COME TO YOU, MY LAD by M.R. James

In this short story the main character finds a whistle whilst having a short break. No harm ever came of blowing a whistle did it?

THE BODY SNATCHER by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the early stages of the medical education in anatomy real bodies were used to learn about the human body, but how far are people willing to go to acquire these bodies?

[K]

 

Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 🙂

#IncidentReport | #BookReview | WANT YOU DEAD (Roy Grace #10) by Peter James @peterjamesuk (January 1st 2014, Pan Macmillan @panmacmillan)

WANT YOU DEAD (Roy Grace #10) by Peter James
1st January 2014, Pan Macmillan

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IF HE CAN’T HAVE HER, THEN NOBODY CAN . . .

Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead . . .

Single girl, 33, redhead and smouldering, love life that’s crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and—who knows—more maybe?

In Peter James’ Want You Dead, thirty-year old Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich thirty-five year old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, and is instantly attracted to him. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past begins to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror.

Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But far from being over, her nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed and besotted with her. He intends to destroy, by fire, everything and everyone she has ever known and loved—and then her, too. It’s up to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace to stop him before it’s too late…

Now onto book 10. I am sure I have said this for the last 4 books but I am always surprised how Peter always seems to make the Roy Grace series feel so refreshing.

This book is based on a stalker from a relationship that started on an online dating service. The people involved had a very good relationship until Red found out some things about Bryce that changed everything and now Bryce is out to ensure Red is never happy again.

As Roy prepares for his upcoming wedding to Cleo he is put as lead investigator on the case so as you can imagine that throws a spanner in the works. As well as this we also discover more about Sandy and I feel it won’t be too many more books before things start to happen with that side of the story.

Obviously our favourite side characters are back in force but just as we begin to feel happiness might be on the cards for 2 unlikely characters something truly devastating happens and the story is taken to a whole new level. One thing about these books is Peter isn’t afraid to involve some of the well known characters in big parts of the story line.

AS always Peter writes in such a way that you do not want to stop turning the pages. I was completely engrossed in this book and just needed to find out what was going to happen. I like how the stories always end but there is always a little cliff hanger which means you are going to have to read the next book to discover where that line will go.

I cannot wait to dive into book 11 and am already expecting to be on the edge of my seat for the entire ride.

 

You can buy WANT YOU DEAD (Roy Grace #10) from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

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#MINIREVIEWMONDAY | #BOOKREVIEWS | 19/11/2018

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Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week 🙂

DEATH BY HALLOWEEN by David Warkentin

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I used to love the old kid’s choose your own adventures books so decided to give this a try.

I am not sure if it was cause it was written in the first person or cause it was a multiple choice options, I found this actually started to spook me as much as a good horror novel. I loved the variety of the options and the tangents the story went in depending on the choices made.

Definitely one to read on a dark Halloween night!

[K]

 

 

 

 

THE ENEMY (The Enemy #1) by Charlie Higson

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I used to love the old kid’s choose your own adventures books so decided to give this a try.

I am not sure if it was cause it was written in the first person or cause it was a multiple choice options, I found this actually started to spook me as much as a good horror novel. I loved the variety of the options and the tangents the story went in depending on the choices made.

Definitely one to read on a dark Halloween night!

[K]

 

 

 

 

OFF. Your Digital Detox for a Better Life by Tanya Goodin

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I found this book rather insightful, whilst I’m not a massive user of my phone I know people that are.

This book highlighted habits that it is very easy to fall into and how to break them. This is done in a way that is easily understood together with inspirational quotes to break up the flow of information to make it easier to absorb.

I have since taken some of the advice on board so I spend even less time just mindlessly on my phone. Fingers crossed it works!

[K]

 

Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 🙂

#ModernClassics | #BookReview | THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood (August 4th 2016, Vintage @vintagebooks)

THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
Published: August 4th 2016, Vintage
First Published; 1985

Ever since Donald Trump made it to the White House, there have been certain books which have once again become popular due to the content. THE HANDMAID’S TALE is one of those books, and with it’s popularity thanks to the latest TV drama – [K] and *L* decided to give it a read and see what the appeal is!

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‘It isn’t running away they’re afraid of. We wouldn’t get far. It’s those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge’

Offred is a Handmaid. She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaids, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept.

Offred remembers her old life – love, family, a job, access to the news. It has all been taken away. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire.

 

What did [K] think? 

I read this book as part of a readalong with friends so by reading it slower than my usual reading speed I was able to absorb more of the story.

The book was told in a way that made you feel as though the narrator was there reciting to you, complete with their thoughts and feelings at the time rather than it reading as a story.

This is set in an alternative time if the world has changed and something has happened so not all women can reproduce. This has resulted in a military type compound with something resembling a feudal system using certain points of religion as a guide for the law.

I found this to be a very clever dystopian novel and can see why it has been named as a modern classic.

Ps, do not miss the Historical Notes section as this gives further insight into the book as a fictional presentation is given using the The Handmaid’s Tale as a historically accurate record of events.

 

What did *L* think? 

I heard so much about this book, so many rave reviews that I was so looking forward to reading it. I haven’t watched the TV show so had no idea what to expect or really what it was about.

Well I was very disappointed. I was reading this as a readalong for the blog otherwise I am not sure if I would have even finished. I didn’t really understand what was going on or the point of the story.

It is set in an alternate time when something (a war of some kind) seems to have made it hard for women to not only conceive but also once they have for the babies to survive so they have got these women dressed in red to sleep with the “commanders” and create life. Once the baby is born it is handed to the wife and the Handmaid is transferred to another home and commander to start the process all over again. The setting gave me the feels of some kind of cult. Each of the people that lived in this town were brainwashed to behave a certain way, each person had a role and had to wear a certain colour to show the public what they did and who they were. It made me very uncomfortable.

It is written from the point of view of Offred who narrates the story from her point of view but at some point it really feels like she is telling a story as she jumps from one version to another. I really struggled to follow what was happening and who all these different people and their roles were. Offred does jump from the commander and his wife to I guess what we would call the training school so we get to see how the handmaidens are taught to think and feel during the process.

We never find out Offred’s real name although we do know there is a partner and daughter somewhere although we never do find out what actually happened to them.

Definitely make sure you read the historical notes at the back as they are a big part of the story and do answer some of the questions that you are left with when you get to the end. I did quite like knowing what could have happened to Offred rather than the huge cliffhanger that ends the narration. I do quite like the way Margaret played the end.

Although this book wasn’t for me I can see why some people would enjoy the writing style, it’s certainly a lot different to what I am used to. I think it would make a great book club choice as there are lots of opportunities for discussion topics.

 

Let us know what you think about THE HANDMAID’S TALE in the comments!

 

You can buy THE HANDMAID’S TALE from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

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#ThrillerReads | #BookReview| AND SO IT BEGINS by Rachel Abbott @RachelAbbott (November 15th 2018, Wildfire @headlinepg)

AND SO IT BEGINS by Rachel Abbott
Published; November 15th 2018, Wildfire (Headline)

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So this is how it ends. It is clear to me now: one of us has to die.

Mark and Evie had a whirlwind romance. Evie brought Mark back to life after the sudden death of his first wife. Cleo, Mark’s sister, knows she should be happy for him. But Cleo doesn’t trust Evie…

When Evie starts having accidents at home, her friends grow concerned. Could Mark be causing her injuries? Called out to their cliff-top house one night, Sergeant Stephanie King finds two bodies entangled on blood-drenched sheets.

Where does murder begin? When the knife is raised to strike, or before, at the first thought of violence? As Evie stands trial, the jury is forced to consider – is there ever a proper defence for murder?

I signed up to read this on a platform that only releases a bit each day. This was done over 10 days. This was the worse way to read it as at the end of each day I was so frustrated not being able to keep reading as there were always so many puzzles!

It was a fantastic well written book and I loved the anticipation of what was to come. Rachel wrote it so well that constantly left you eager for more, answering some questions but then asking a thousand more. 

Evie seems from the start to be a very naïve young girl and in some ways I found myself getting frustrated with her. Cleo comes across as very protective, maybe just a little too much that as a reader I found myself wanting to give her a good shake and tell her to move on and find herself a life but as the book develops I found my first impressions completely shift and I discover not everything is as it seems and there is a lot more to all of our characters and a big back story that we discover more about the story progresses.

The blurb on this book is what first appealed to me and I wasn’t disappointed. This book was a thriller that keeps you turning the pages and constantly guessing right to the end.

Only thing that was a slight spoiler for me was the ending. I think the build up was so amazing and well written that the ending fell a little bit flat. I think it was maybe one of those books that the ending wouldn’t have been enough whatever it was and although it disappointed it didn’t take any of the enjoyment out of the book.

I would definitely recommend this book and I will be trying to dig out more of Rachel’s work. She is an author I think would soon become a favourite.

 

You can buy AND SO IT BEGINS from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

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#BlogTour | #BookReview | #IncidentReport | WASP LATITUDES (DI Will Harlan #2) BY Allan Watson (August 30th 2018, Indie Published #IndieAuthor @BOTBSPublicity)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of WASP LATITUDES, the latest DI Will Harlan novel by the awesome Allan Watson.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Sarah Hardy and of course the awesome Allan Watson who gifted me an early copy of WASP LATITUDES. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

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To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

Against a background of brutal attacks on people and property by a rag-tag group of homeless men whom the media quickly dub Berserkers, DI Will Harlan is juggling with a head-in-a-bucket patricide, a lethal wife-swapping session, a sex-tape scandal involving the Royal Scottish National Orchestra – and perhaps most discomfiting of all – a spate of late night phone calls from his favourite serial killer, Howie Danks.

As the wife-swapping investigation spirals into a glut of cold-blooded slayings carried out by a mysterious pair of killers known as the Wasp Queen and the Priest, Harlan has to look into the past where a cold case may contain uncomfortable answers. But it’s in the present where the real danger lies as he follows a twisted path of mind control and madness leading to a cruel land some call the Wasp Latitudes.

So, want to know what I thought?

After coming down from the high of reading HEART SWARM (the first in the DI Will Harlan series), I was ready to get back into the insane life of DI Will Harlan and his team.

Allan did not disappoint. WASP LATITUDES is the most incredible, outrageous, unbelievable – but believe police procedural book. Did I enjoy every page of this book? Abso-friggin-lutely!! I found myself sometimes laughing and gasping at the same time. Both at how completely out of this world and shocking some of the scenes are. This book doesn’t have the gore factor that HEART SWARM had, and for that I am grateful, as it gave me time to catch my breath.

You can certainly get away with reading this book as a standalone, but I find which most police procedural series, it’s better to start at the beginning so you can fully immerse yourself into the world and the characters. This book does mention snippets from the previous novel – but it’s enough that if you go into this book blind, you aren’t going to miss anything major.

I cannot wait to read the next instalment and see what is in store for Will…and Cara…and Trixie! I think I’ve fallen in love with Trixie! She is one of the new additions to Will’s team and is eager to please. I get the same vibe about her that I do with Paula McIntyre from the Carol Jordan & Tony Hill series written by Val McDermid. I really do hope that she comes in her own more in the next instalments.

Alternatively, give me a Trixie novella any day of the week!

About Allan Watson;

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Allan Watson is a writer whose work leans towards the dark end of the fiction spectrum. He is the author of seven novels – Dreaming in the Snakepark, Carapace, The Garden of Remembrance, 1-2-3-4, Monochrome, Heart Swarm and Wasp Latitudes.

In between the books, Allan wrote extensively for BBC Radio Scotland, churning out hundreds of comedy sketches, in addition to being a regular contributor for the world famous ‘Herald Diary’.

He occasionally masquerades as a composer/musician, collaborating with crime writer Phil Rickman in a band called Lol Robinson with Hazey Jane II whose albums have sold on four different continents (Antarctica was a hard one to crack)

Allan lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland, but has never worn the kilt or eaten a deep fried Mars Bar. He also once spent three days as a stand-in guitarist for the Bay City Rollers, but he rarely talks much about that…

Links: https://allanwatson.blogspot.com/

Twitter – @allanwatson12

 

You can buy WASP LATITUDES from the following booksellers (and many more! Support local booksellers where you can!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

-S.

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this Blog Tour. See below for further details and be sure to follow all of the action across Twitter!

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#Classics | #BookReview | THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Published 1911)

THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett
First Published; 1911

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Mary Lennox, lonely and unwanted, arrives from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire.

Left to herself there is little to do apart from explore the huge, gloomy house and its surrounding until, one sunny morning, she stumbles across a secret garden, hidden behind ivy-clad walls.

For the first time in her sad short life she has found something to care for and determines to restore the garden to its former glory. As the garden begins to bloom and is magically transformed no one is left untouched…

Most people have seen the film of THE SECRET GARDEN at some point in their childhoods, I know me and my friends watched it over and over so when I got the chance to read the book the film was based on I was so excited to get stuck in.

Being a classic novel I wasn’t sure what to expect but I loved it. I struggled with some of the language, the old Yorkshire twang, but it was a really good, heart warming story and so like the film it made it so much more magical for my imagination to bring these characters to life that the movies had already developed.

Mary is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire from India when her parents die from Cholera. So used to being pampered by servants she gets a bit of a shock when the servants in her uncle’s house expect her to dress herself. As Mary discovers a love for the outdoors she begins to grow into her self both mentally and physically and begins to realise what a spoiled awful girl she used to be. As she meets new exciting people and finds hidden things and people inside the house, Mary falls in love with Yorkshire and her new home.

All of the characters are written so well that they jump out of the pages and run through your mind like a real life movie. Each new person we are introduced to becomes a big part of the story and even the ones we might dislike to start with soon begin to enter our hearts. Even the wildlife that are also a big part of the story are written so well that they become alive in front of your eyes. The house and gardens are described so perfectly that I wish they were real so I could visit and discover their many secrets for myself.

I loved this story so so much that I so wished I could jump inside the pages of this book and be a living breathing part of it, it filled my heart with so much joy and happiness. I turned the last page with the biggest smile and the warmest feeling.

 

You can buy THE SECRET GARDEN from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

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#ThrillerReads | #BookReview| ABSOLUTE PROOF by Peter James @peterjamesuk (October 4th 2018, Pan Macmillan @panmacmillan)

ABSOLUTE PROOF by Peter James
Published; October 4th 2018, Pan Macmillan

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Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever.

“I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence – and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.”

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence…

I found this story very gripping. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and found myself eager to discover what was going to happen next. As a main character Ross is very likeable and I did find myself egging him on and hoping this would be a case of the good guy winning. I did feel the side story of Ross’s romantic entanglements a little unnecessary and found myself thinking there would be a lot more to come from that side of the story and was slightly disappointed with the outcome.

There were a lot of different characters in this book and I still find myself a little puzzled as to who they all were and the point to some of them. The book probably wouldn’t have lost anything if some of them were not included.

Personally for me I found the story was slightly unbelievable with the whole absolute proof of god thing and did find the god references spoiled the story for me. I am not a non believer but the whole religion thing can be very complicated and I found myself very sceptical and all the references to god definitely took some of the enjoyment out of the book for me. My scepticism aside though the story is very well written and I still found myself completely hooked and engrossed and couldn’t wait to see what the outcome was.

I have only ever read the Roy Grace series by Peter James so it was good to try something different by him and despite not being completely blown away by Absolute Proof it has certainly got me intrigued to try more of his other novels.

This book gave me the feels of the Da Vinci Code and I’m sure fans of that will fast become fans of Absolute Proof.

 

You can buy ABSOLUTE PROOF from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

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