My Sisters Bones

My Sisters Bones by Nuala Ellwood

Title: My Sisters Bones
Author: Nuala Ellwood
First Published: Sept 2017
Publisher: Penguin 
Pages: 400
Price on Amazon: Paperback £7.99 Kindle: £0.99
ISBN:0241977266

If you can't trust your sister, Can you trust anyone?

Kate has spent her life running from her past, she left home and went to university, became a journalist and never looked back. Then one day her mother dies and all of a sudden she has no choice but to return to Herne Bay, the place she grew up, the place her sister never left. 

With Kate living a successful life, a budding journalist, travelling the world, running into war zones to get the hottest stories and finding a voice for those who can't speak up themselves. Sally on the other hand never left Herne Bay, drinks too much, won't admit she drinks too much, her marriage is in shatters and her daughter is long gone. 

Two sisters living two very different lives. But is all as it seems? Is Kate seeing things and hearing voices? What is going on in the house next door to Kate and Sally's mum's house? And is everyone who they make out to be?

I got this book as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster at Alton towers and I loved it. Just when you think you have it all worked out you realise you don't. I could not put this book down I read it in a single sitting overnight it was that good. Would defiantly recommend to anyone looking for their next great psychological thriller. The plot is well-written and easy to follow. The characters have you screaming inside wanting them to realise what is happening at times and at other times it has you wishing you could read faster to find out whats happening. 

A really great read, four out of five stars very well deserved, leaves you wanting more. Can't wait for more from this author. 

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Seven Suspects

Seven Suspects by Renee James

Title: Seven Suspects
Author: Renee James
First Published: Oct 2017
Publisher: Ocean view Publishing 
Price on Amazon: Hardback £20.79 Kindle: £19.74
ISBN: 1608092550

Seven suspects the third novel in the Bobbie Logan Series.

Bobbie Logan is a successful business woman, a wonderful hairdresser and a tremendously strong person. She has survived rape, gender-transition, bullying and bigots, a murder trial and so much more and now she has another battle to survive. 

Along the way, Bobbie has made enemies and now she has a stalker, as each day passes he gets closer. Bobbie comes up with a list of six suspects and having made the decision a long time ago she is never again going to be a victim she decides to stalk her possible stalkers. As Bobbie tried to work out who her stalker is, going through her list of suspects one by one with nothing but her witty one liners and a can of mace for protection can Bobbie figure out who her stalker is before he gets her. 

One thing that is bothering Bobbie while on her mission to find her stalker is the number seven, there must be a seventh suspect but who is he? When Bobbies stalker is revealed can Bobbie escape with her life this time?

I received this book as an advanced copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. Now when I got this book, I didn't realise it was the third in the series, whilst reading it I did wonder if there was another book before it as things seem to have happened before the book that was discussed as if I was expected to know about them however, I continued with the book and I am so glad I did because I really enjoyed it. I must say I will be heading on over to Amazon to buy the others in the series as I enjoyed it that much. 

This is the first book I have read that involved the Transgender community and I think it is fabulously written. I found Bobbie to be a wonderfully written, strong feminine yet powerful character. The plot flowed really well and was easy to read and follow. I loved the fact that Bobbie and her ex-wife were friends and had become like sisters after Bobbie's transition. I enjoyed how it showed the real life side that we in the LGBT community get both negative and positive reactions from people. I loved how Bobbie dealt with the negativeness and the bullying as that is how I myself deal with homophobia I use sarcasm and snappy one liners rather than getting into what I see as stupid heated arguments. 

All in all, i gave this book four out of five stars I think if I had read the others in the series first I would have gone on to give the book five out of five stars. 

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Caroll
Published: 2014
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 144
Price on Amazon: Paperback £6.98 Kindle: £0.99
ISBN:1502585731

Everyone knows the famously magical story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, a children's favourite across the world. While many adults have tried to delve into Caroll's mind to work out what he was thinking when he wrote this wonderful tale, all that can be said is Alice in wonderland will forever be told over and over again. 

Alice is a simple girl, sitting in the garden listening to her sister read from her book, a book with no pictures or conversations mind you, how dull indeed. When suddenly Alice see's a white rabbit, now there is nothing unusual about seeing a white rabbit nor did she find it strange when she heard him say "Oh dear i'm late, so very late" It was when he pulled a pocket watch out of his waist coat that Alice thought strange, not the waist coat itself or that the waist coat had a pocket but that Alice was sure she had never seen a white rabbit or any rabbit come to that with a pocket watch before. With this, she jumps up and follows the rabbit. 

When the rabbit disappears down a rabbit hole, well Alice must simply follow, it is then that she finds herself falling, for quite a long time I might add. Once Alice falls down this rabbit hole it is then that things begin to get strange and wonderful all at the same time. For she is about to meet some wonderful and some not so wonderful people and animals alike. 

I must admit I do have a rather large obsession with Alice in Wonderland. I read this book several times a year as it is just my all time favourite book. I have seen all the films and I have every book that is in any way shape or form about Alice (Including the zombie versions) 

As I have mentioned in previous posts I did not have the best childhood, I used books to escape from what was happening in my life as a child and Alice in Wonderland was the one I escaped to the most. There is not a single bad thing to say about this book. I have the audiobook version which I still listen at night when I'm having trouble sleeping which is a  lot of the time. 

All in all, I have to give this book my very first Diamond Review as it will forever be in my heart my favourite and the best-written book I have ever read. 

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Title: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Author: Matthew Sullivan
First Published: Aug 2017
Publisher: William Heinemann 
Pages: 336
Price on Amazon: Paperback: £8.99 Kindle: £9.99

ISBN: 1785151428


You can run from your past but it will always find a way of catching up to you. 



Lydia works in the Bright Ideas Bookstore, she loves her job and her regular customers. She loves helping people find good books and spending her days in the stacks. Then one day her whole life changes, She finds one of her regulars Joey has hung himself in the bookshop. Lydia was close to Joey but not only this, she is the one who finds him and also when she does he is holding a photo of Lydia when she was ten years old at her birthday party. Where did Joey get this photo from? Why did he have it? As Lydia starts to unravel the mystery Joey has left behind her past comes back to light. When Lydia was a child she witnessed something terrible, a murder. The murderer was never caught, is he back in Lydia's life again? Will digging into Joey's life lead her into danger? 



Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore got me hooked just from the title. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. The book keeps you guessing all the way through has you doubting yourself when you think you know who he Hammerman is an then just when you think you've got it all worked out, it turns everything on its head and surprises you even more. This book is well written, has some wonderful characters in it. The plot works perfectly, it has such a great flow easy to read and all in all a great read. I have chosen to give this book four out of five stars as I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great read. 



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Danny Champion of the World

Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl 

Title: Danny Champion of the World 
Author: Roald Dahl
Published: 2016
Publisher: Puffin
Pages: 240
Price on Amazon: Paperback £5.24 Kindle: £4.99
ISBN:014365412

Danny lives with his father, they are not well off, in fact, they are quite poor. All the land around them belongs to a horrid man named Mr Victor Hazell. One day Danny and his father hatched a plan to teach Mr Hazell a lesson that will shock him and on he will never forget. You see Danny's father is a poacher and like to poach the pheasants on Hazell's land. Danny and his father hear that Mr Hazell is having a private shooting weekend on his land and decide they're not going to let this happen. When the two of them put their brilliant minds together they hatch an amazing plan to steal all the pheasants off Mr Hazell's land before the shooting party begins. 

What troubles will the two get into and can their plan succeed? What will happen when Mr Hazell discovers what they've done?

As a child, this book was along side Matilda my all time favourite book. To this day and at the age of well almost twenty-seven I still love to read this book. I will always love Dahl and all his book and I now have them on audio book which is amazing as I get to listen to them too. I have said this before in previous reviews about Dahl's books but I shall say it again, I love how Dahl shows how children can be just as smart if not smarter than adults. Danny Champion of the World is a wonderful story and shall be loved for many generations to come and I can't wait till I have children of my own and can pass on my love of Roald Dahl to them. 

Of course, this book gets a five-star review as all Roald Dahl books deserve. 

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