Nadiya's British Food Adventure

Nadiya's British Food Adventure

Very interesting introduction about Naiya's background and her love for food. Although I only received a sample copy, the recipes I saw looked wonderful and I cannot wait to try them out. I love cooking and experimenting with new recipes. Very interested in reading the full book and all her other recipes.
Five stars, can't wait to get cooking.

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The Chalk Man by C J Tudor

The Chalk Man by C J Tudor

Title: The Chalk Man
Author: C J Tudor
First Published: January 18
Publisher: Micheal Joseph 
Page: 352
Price on Amazon: Hardback: £10.52 Kindle: £4.99
ISBN: 0718187431

Five friends, chalk drawings, murder and alot of unanswered questions. 

Back in 1986 when Ed was a young boy, terrible things happened, nobody can agree when it first started but Ed is determined to find the truth and put an end to it all once and for all after all these years, things start making Ed question everything.

Back in 1986 Eddy as he was known back then and his friends went to the fair for the first time by thereselves and it would be unforgettable. When a tragic accident changes everyones lives, things will never be the same again. 

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When I first started reading this book I was unsure as to whether I was going to like it or not however, I found myself unable to put it down, desperate to turn the oafe and find out what happens next. The book switches between the present day and 1986, now normally I find this to be off putting but this book was written so well that the two timelines interlinked so well and joined perfectly that it just added to the suspece and hunger for more that as a reader you are always hoping for in a great book. 

I found the plot to be really good and easy to follow. I really enjoyed the story. I found myself completly engrossed in the story which unfortunatly got me into trouble with the wife as I was not listening and was too caught up in the book. 

I enjoyed the development of the characters and seeing how different they had become as adults from when they were children. We'd all like to think we stay the same but we do change and it is not always for the best as shown in the book. 

So I would like to give this book four out of five stars. I would deffinatly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read and I would certainly read it again in the future. 

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Anything You Do Say by Gillian McCallister

Anything You Do Say by Gillian McCallister 

Title: Anything You Do Say
Author: Gillian McCallister 
First Published: January 18
Publisher: Penguin UK
Pages: 400
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £7.03 Kindle: £0.99
ISBN: 978-1-405-92827-4

Joanna is known best for being an avoider. Rubbish at making decisions and unable to stay in the same job for very long. 

One night Joanna is forced to do what she hates most, make a decision. Fight or Flight. After being harrassed by a man in a bar she is sure he has started following her. What will she do? Can Joanna make what could be the biggest desicion of her life what could save her life? Can she survive?

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, to tell the truth this is another book I was unable to finish as it just didn't interest me. I found it a very slow starter and it didn't captivate me and give me that feeling where I need to keep reading, where you stay up all night telling yourself just one more chapter and before you know it, its 4am and you've finished the book. This is what i'm looking for in a great book and I find I am really struggling to find this at the moment. 

For these reasons I have chosen to give this book a single star out of five stars. I would not recommend it, and I would not reread or infact finish this book to be honest. 

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The Five Point Killer by C.M Wendlboe

The Five Point Killer by C.M Wendelboe 

Title - The Five Point Killer 
Author - C.M Wendelboe 
First Published - Nov 17
Publisher - Midnight Ink 
Pages - 432 
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £12.99 Kindle - £7.28
ISBN - 0738753203

Ex-Detective Arn Anderson used to work homicide back in the day. After leaving his home town of Cheyenne he swore it was for good. But here he is back in his childhood hometown, working a coldcase alongside a reporter. After the five point killer comes out of retirement on the eve of his tenth anniversary. Can Arn catchh him before its too late or will Arn become one of the five point killers next victims?

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I must admit I didn't finish this book as I couldn't get on with it. I found the plot didn't grab my attention and didn't keep me captivated and wanting to read on. I found myself reading the same paragraph over and over again because it wasn't keeping my attention and wasn't interesting me. It didn't keep me hooked like a great read should. 

For these reasons I have chosen to give this book a single star out of five stars. I would not recommend it and I would not read it again. 

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The innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd 

Title - The Innocent Wife
Author - Amy Lloyd 
First Publised - Aug 18
Publisher - Arrow
Pages - 400
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £7.99 Kindle - £4.99
ISBN - 1784757101

Twenty years ago Dennis Danson was sent to prison and given the death pentalty, for the murder of a young girl in Floridas Red River County. Determined to proove his innocence, Danson took part in a documentary based around his trial and the case that got him sentanced. Now twenty years later a second documentary is being filmed, focusing on the flaws in the original case and aiming to get Danson released from Prison. 

Samantha is a teacher living in the UK. She spends her spare time reading through and commenting on all the forums about Danson. Soon Samantha is writing to Danson in prison and he is writing back. After weeks of letters back and forth Samantha decides it is time to meet in person, she books a flight and flys over to American to meet Danson in prison. 

Is Danson really innocent? Is Samantha putting herself in danger by going over to meet Danson or will there be a happily ever after?

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I found the writing style of this book to be a little off putting at times, with extracts from the book written about Danson being used and the breakdown of snippets of interviews thrown in occationally. I found this took away from the story at times. I found this to be an unusual writing style which I am not a fan off. 

I did enjoy the story although I found the ending a little dissapointing. I found Samantha to be a bit off an odd character, I can't personally understand women who write to and fall in love with serial killers in prison but I think this book goes a long way to help to give you an insight into why women do this and how things can end up. 

I found the plot a little hard to follow at times mainly due to the writing style. I did however, enjoy the overall storyline. For these reasons I have chosen to give this book three out of five stars. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy this type of writing style. I wouldn't personally read it again though.

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The Accident by Dawn Goodwin

The Accident by Dawn Goodwin 

Title - The Accident
Author - Dawn Goodwin 
First Published - October 17
Publisher - Aria 
Pages - 416
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £9.99 Kindle - £0.99
ISBN - 178669963X

When tragedy strikes everything falls apart. Friendships are torn apart, marriages on the brink and a women left alone not knowing who to trust. 

When Veronica and Tom's daughter Grace is involved in a tragic accident, things begin to quickly spiral out of control. With Veronica slowly pulling away from everyone who loves her and unable to accept what has happened. Things seem to be hopeless. 

Then suddenly Veronica meets a women called Scarlett. Soon Veronica is going out again, laughing and smiling once again. Things seem to be getting back to how they once were. But is all as it seems? With this happy go lucky Veronica comes drinking, drugs and violence. Also something strange is happening. Grace's name appearing in the shower, gifts showing up, flowers. Is somone playing games or is Veronica lossing her mind?

I got this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the first time I have heard of Dawn Goodwin and I must admit afer this book, I have added her name on my list of authors to keep an eye out for. I really did enjoy this book, I found the plot easy to follow and it kept me hooked right from the start. Whilst reading this book I had two theories as to what was going on and i'm glad to say I was correc this however, did not spoil the story for me as it can sometimes do. 

I found I really liked the character of Veronica and really hoped she would be okay, and realise what was happening. I found myself really rooting for her. 
I found Tom to be an annoying character although I don't know if this was just because of a personal dislike for the name Tom or because he seemed to have no idea what was going on with his wife. 
I hated Falicity from the moment she came into the book and I must say I am glad she got her comupance in the end. 

I have chosen to give this book five out of five stars and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for their seriously good next read. Very much deserves five stars. Another book added to my favorites category. 

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Bricked in Max Wannow

Bricked In by Max Wannow 

Title: Bricked In
Author: Max Wannow
First Published: October 2017
Publishers: CreateSpace Independant Publishing Platform
Pages: 254
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £8.17 Kindle: £3.02
ISBN: 197823633

I was contacted by the author of this book Max Wannow and asked if i could read this book and give an honest review. So here it goes. As always my reviews are my personal opinion which I have a right to voice and I do not write what people tell me to write, I only write honest reviews. 

Bricked in follows the life of a former gypsy women who wins the lottery. Deciding to create a distopian kingdom in which she is the queen and her daughter is the princess, this kingdom does not follow normal rules or social norms. With people joining the kindom and it expanding what will happen?

First of all I want to say I found this book ver hard going. Personally I think it is not for me. I found the plot to be a bit all over the place in parts and for the first time in a long time I found I did not like any of the characters in the story. 

This book is written in a very unusal and different way compared to other distopian novels and touches on taboo subjects which some readers may find difficult to read. So i'm not going to say don't read this book, I am simply saying it is not for me as I personally didn't enjoy it and wouldn't read it again. 

I have chosen to give this book a single star out of five stars. 

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A Murder for the Books

A Murder for the Books


Title: A Murder for the Books
Author: Victoria Gilbert
First Published: Dec 2017
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books


I got this book as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book follows Amy Webber, after a bad break-up Amy moves in with her aunt in an old historic town in the mountains of Virginia. After getting a job running the local library, life seems to be getting back on track for Amy. 
Suddenly a handsome stranger called Richard Muir moves in after inheriting the house next door from his great-uncle. Richard is a dancer and choreographer and it is not long until Amy catches his eyes. 
All of a sudden murders are happening in this quiet little town. Amy and Richard find themselves right in the middle of it all. Can they get out all in one piece?
I found this book really good. I very much enjoyed it. I particularly enjoyed reading how Amy and Richards's relationship grew and how Amy slowly put down her walls and let someone in. I found the plot easy to follow and it kept me interested throughout. 
This book kept me guessing throughout as to whom the killer was when the killer was finally revealed I found I was only partially right in guessing who the killer was. This is book is the first in a series called The Blue Ridge Library Mysteries and I must say I am looking forward to what is coming up next. 
I have chosen to give this book four out of five stars. 


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Manic times

Hey guys,

I want to apologise for my recent silence and absence. I have recently moved house and had a lot going on, it has been a very manic time however, I am now back. I am currently reading A Murder For The Books by Victoria Gilbert. As soon as I have finished I will get the review up for you. I have also been contacted by a few authors and have there books on my to read list so lots of things to look forward to.

As always message or comment with any recommendations or thoughts.

Recent absence

Hi guys,

Just wanted to apologise for my recent absence, I've had a lot going on these last few weeks. It hasn't left much time for reading unfortunately. I am however, back now and  I will be typing up my notes on my evening with Stephen Booth. I will also get some reading done and get some reviews up for you.

All the best,

Lu x

An Evening With Stephen Booth

An Evening With Stephen Booth

Here are a few pictures from an event I went to with the amazing crime writer and author Stephen Booth. There will, of course, be a blog post to follow with a lot more information about the evening. But for now, I thought I would share these pictures with you guys. Enjoy I know I did.







The Surrogate

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

Title: The Surrogate
Author: Louise Jensen
Published: Sept 17
Publisher: Sphere
Pages: 336
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £13.44 Kindle: £0.99
ISBN: 0751570605

Maternal instinct outrides everything but what lengths would you go to to get a baby of your own. 

Ten years ago something terrible happened in both Nick and Kat's lives but neither of them speak about it. Happily married and desperate for a baby to complete there family, they decide to adopt from another country. When two seperate adoptions fall though it seems all hope is lost that is until a blast from Kat's past comes back into her life. 

Lisa and Kat were best friends in high school and Kat even dated Lisa's twin brother Jake, but something terrible happened. Has Lisa come back to cause trouble or is she genuinly trying to help Kat and Nicks dreams of having a baby come true. Can everyones past secrets stay hidden?

I got this book from NetGallley in exchange for an honest review. When I first read the synopsis for this book I was excited as I thought it sounded really interesting and really good. 

This book is a slow starter but it is worth sticking with it as once it gets started it is a great read, with a good plot, easy to follow, fantastic characters and amazing twists you don't see coming. I really enjoyed this book I have never read any of Louise Jensen's books before, I shall be looking into her other books as I enjoyed this one so much. 

I have chosen to give this book four out of five stars as I will definatly be recomending it especially to my book club. This book has also made its way into my favorites category on my kindle. 

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The Mistake

The Mistake by K.L.Slater 

Title: The Mistake
Author: K.L.Slater
Published: October 17
Publisher: Bookouture
Price on Amazon: Kindle: £1.99
ASIN: B073RUKQ5J

Even after sixteen years the past catches up with you.

Sixteen years ago Rose's little brother Billy was killed and Rose can't stop blaming herself for his death. Sixteen years later Rose is working in her local library, living in her childhood home. She thinks she knows her neighbours, she has lived next to them her whole life, visted them over and over. But how well can you really know someone?

When her neighbour's wife dies, Rose steps in to help him out, collecting his shopping, stopping by to visit him. One day when Rose pops by she finds her neighbour collapsed on the floor. After phoning for an ambulance, he gets taken to hospital, leaving with a message to Rose telling her not to go upstairs. Deciding to do somthing nice for his return Rose sets out to tidy his house for him, ignoring his warning to not go upstairs. 

Soon Rose is thrown back sixteen years as secrets arise and Rose is left wondering if she really knew her neighbour at all. Who killed BIlly sixteen years ago and can Rose finally forgive herself. 

i got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When I read the blurb for this book I thought it sounded really good however, i found I was about thirty chapters in and nothing had happened yet, this book was extreemly slow and I found I just got bored and gave up. 

I would not recomend this book and I shall not be rereading this book therefore I have chosen to give it a single star. 
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Only The Truth

Only the Truth by Adam Croft

Title: Only the Truth
Author: Adam Croft
Published: March 17
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages: 268
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £4.99 Kindle: £3.98
ISBN: 1503941795

When everything points to you, only the truth can set you free. 

Daniel is away for work, staying in a hotel in Herne Bay. He sees no harm in having a little fun with the hotel receptionist Jess while he's there. One day after returning to his room from dinner in the hotel restaurant, Daniel finds his wife's dead body in his bathtub. In her hand is her mobile phone which has an incriminating text message on it which seems to have been sent from Daniels phone. 

Two things are clear to Daniel at this moment. First, his wife has been murdered and second he is being framed for her murder. In that second Daniel decides to run, taking Jess with him. Can he escape whoever killed his wife and framed him whilst also trying to escape the police. Can Daniel clear his name?

When I read this blurb of this book, I thought it sounded really interesting. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I found Daniel to be the single most annoying and stupid character I have ever encountered. I can understand the instinct to run when faced with what he was faced with, however, to run away with the receptionist, a woman he was sleeping with behind his wife's back. Apart from making himself look even more guilty. Jess could be anybody, he hardly knew her at all. Without giving away any spoilers. I knew who the killer was straight away and I could see all the trouble Daniel was going to get himself into. 

All in all this book I found to be completely predictable and just rediculous. The only reason I finished it was to confirm I was correct in whom the killer was and I was. I have chosen to give this book a single star as I will not reread nor will I recommend this book. I found it to be badly written and too predictable. 

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The Stolen Girls

The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney 

Title: The Stolen Girls
Author: Patricia Gibney
First Published: July 17
Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 450
Price on Amazon: Paperback £10.99 Kindle: £1.99
ISBN:1786812193

Lottie Parker returns to catch a serial killer and find a missing girl. 

Lottie Parker is back and this time she is on the trail of a serial killer with the help of her team Lottie treads the waters of sex trafficking, missing girls, murder and drug lords. All while trying to keep her family together and safe. 

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Well, Gibney has done it again. A fantastic read and another book have gone straight into my favourite category on my Kindle. I love Lottie Parker and her team. I cannot wait for the next book, so much so I have it on pre-order already. 

I had no idea who the killer was and was completely surprised at the end which is what I love in a good mystery book, keeps you guessing right till the end and I think a great sign of a mystery book is when you can't guess who the killer is. 

I am desperately waiting for Lottie and Boyd to get together they would make such a great couple and the sexual chemistry between them is amazing. 

All I can say about this book is wonderful and roll on book three. Five out of Five stars, truly well deserved. 

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When I Cast Your Shadow

When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter 

Title: When I Cast Your Shadow 
Author: Sarah Porter
First Published: Oct 17
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 384
Price on Amazon: Hardback £13.91 Kindle: £11.45
ISBN: 0765380560

Even in death, she can't let him go.

Ruby's brother died and Ruby is haunted by him in her dreams what she doesn't know is if it is a dream come true or a nightmare she'll never be able to escape. 

Everett is Ruby's twin brother and he's always been jealous of his older brother, but can Everett save Ruby from his clutches now before it's too late?

Dashiell a handsome and manipulative young man who is running afoul with powerful forces on the other side using Ruby and Everett. 

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I thought this book was right up my street and sounded really good. I just couldn't get into. I found I couldn't follow the plot and I wasn't drawn into the story at all. For this reason, I give this book a single star. 

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Fix Me

Fix Me by Lisa M Cronkhite

Title: Fix Me
Author: Lisa M Cronkhite
First Published: Sept 17
Publisher: Flux
Pages: 256
Price on Amazon: Paperback £9.27 
ISBN: 1635830087

Can it be love if he's only real in my drug fuelled state? 

Pen is addicted to the illegal drug called Fix. Fix changes your perception of everything and causes extremely vivid hallucinations. When Pen take Fix she sees a guy called Nate, the problem is Pen thinks she is in love with Nate but can it be love if he's only a figment of her drug fuelled imagination? Pen wants to stop taking Fix but when she tried Nate tells her he loves her too. 

When a girl who also takes Fix goes missing can Pen stop taking Fix before she's the next girl who goes missing?

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I didn't finish this book as it didn't grab me and make me want to read on. The book didn't hook me in and make me feel like I needed to read on know what happened next. Because of this I wouldn't read it again or recommend to anyone, therefore, I am going to give this book a single star rating. 

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The Devils Claw

The Devils Claw (Sampler) by Lara Dearman

Title: The Devils Claw
Author: Lara Dearman
First Published: Nov 17
Publisher: Tropeze
Pages: 368
Price on Amazon: Paperback £7.99 Kindle: £1.99
ISBN:1409170284

Going home isn't always a good idea. 

Jenniffer has returned home to Guernsey and is living with her mother and working as a journalist whilst trying to escape her past. One night Jennifer takes her mother to the bonfire and firework display. This is the night the body was found on the beach. 

I received a sample of this from NetGalley and I was really enjoying it, just as it was about to get really interesting the sample ended so needless to say I am going straight to preorder the book. 

I've never read anything by Dearman before but if this sample is anything to go by I have high hopes. It is hard to rate a sample but given that this sample has got me hooked and heading straight to the Kindle store to preorder the book I am giving it four out of five stars. 

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Woman of State

Woman of State by Simon Berthon

Title: Woman of State
Author: Simon Berthon
Published: July 17
Publishers: HQ
Pages: 384
Price on Amazon: Hardback: £12.08 Kindle: £7.99
ISBN: 9780008214364

One act can change your life forever. 

It's 1991 in Belfast, Marie Anne McCartney agrees to do a one of mission or her boyfriend who is a part of the IRA. She's told there will be no violence and she will be okay. She is lied to. In order to survive eighteen-year-old, Marie must flee Belfast and start again. 

It's now the present day and Marie is now a human rights lawyer appointed as minister of state for security and immigration. Can she keep hold of her new life or will her old life rear its ugly head?

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I didn't it very far in this book I must admit only about ten chapters. I found it didn't grab me and entice me to read more and I just wasn't enjoying it. So, unfortunately, I am unable to give a full review on this book.  I shall be giving this book a single star as I won't be reading it again and won't be recommending it. I found it very slow and rather boring. 


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Birdcage Walk

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

Title: Birdcage Walk
Author: Helen Dunmore
Published: Nov 17
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 416
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £3.85 Kindle: £4.99
ISBN: 97808021227143

She is his property, law and custom says so.

It's 1972, the French Revolution is well underway and Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in radical circles. Recently married to John Diner Tredevant who is a property developer heavily invested in the Bristol housing boom and is set to lose everything with the social upheaval from the prospect of war on the horizon. 

Diner is determined to squish his wives independent and questioning nature by coercion and forcing her to live as he wishes. His passion for Lizzie deepens to the darkest parts of the human soul and soon Lizzie finds herself in grave danger.

I got the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. To be honest I got half way through this book felt nothing had happened yet. I must admit I was bored by this point. I gave up on the book so therefore am unable to give a full review. 
This book was an extremely slow book and it did not engage me in any way. I found I kept waiting for something to happen but it never did. therefore I am only able to give this book a single star rating as I won't be recommending this book nor will I be rereading it again.


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The Child

The Child by Fiona Barton

Title: The Child
Author: Fiona Barton 
Published: March 2018
Publisher: Corgi
Pages: 448
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £7.99 Kindle: £7.99
ISBN: 055272456

The stories have been hidden but the truth always comes out. 

Kate Winters is a journalist and when the skeleton of a newborn baby is discovered after a house is demolished in a gentrifying section in London Kate jumps on the case, Setting out to uncover who the child is and to tell the story behind what happened. But as Kate goes house by house into the past she soon learns there is more to this story than she ever imagined. 
Soon Kate finds herself the keeper of many secrets that could explode the lives of all those around her and involved in this case. What can she tell and who can she tell it to? 

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have never read any of Barton's other books before. I found this book to be a bit of a slow starter but once it got started my goodness, it kept me up all night reading. A fantastic read with some amazing twists, looking back on it now the slow start actually helped the book as it helped you get to know the characters really well so much so I actually wanted to reach into my Kindle and hug or slap the characters depending on where I was in the book. 
I think Kate would make a great character to write a series of books about. 
I shall definitely be recommending this book to people including my book club and it shall be going into my favourite category on my Kindle. I have chosen to give this book five stars. 

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