#BlogTour THE SILENT CHILDREN by CAROL WYER

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#BlogTour #TheSilentChildren @carolewyer @bookouture

Its now December, all The Silent Children are sleeping, all seen but not heard, waiting on Santa, all tucked up in bed. Mums and Dads invite Carol Wyer in, a tempting bottle of wine and a serial killer thriller, WoW how divine.



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Author : Carol Wyer
Title : The Silent Children
Series : DI Robyn Carter #4
Pages : 360
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : December 7, 2017

Book Description

The boy studied the bruise turning yellow at the base of his neck. With quick fingers his mother tightened his tie, and pulled his collar high above it. Her eyes alone said, We will not speak of this…

Years later, a man is found shot dead in a local park. On his phone is a draft text: I can’t keep this secret any longer. The recipient is unnamed.

Detective Robyn Carter knows this secret is the key to the case, but his friends and family don’t offer any clues, and all her team have to go on is a size-ten footprint.

Then a nurse is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her friend’s statement makes Robyn wonder: are the two bodies connected, and has the killer only just begun?

When another body confirms Robyn’s worst fears, she realises she’s in a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again. But just as she thinks she’s closing in, one of her own team goes missing.

Buried in the past is a terrible injustice. Can Robyn uncover the truth before another life is lost?

An absolutely heart-stopping and compelling serial killer thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.


My Review

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When it was announced that Carol Wyer was releasing the fourth book in the series of DI Robyn Carter I hotfooted it to Bookouture and slapped my name down for the BlogTour hosted by Kim Nash. The desperation to get my hands on a copy of The Silent Children was almost tangible, nothing prepared me for what was to come.

The cover of The Silent Children, fills me with anticipation, a little dread but a huge heap of intrigue, then there’s that opening chapter……

Did someone just open a cavernous space in my mind, I was sucked into the vortex of The Silent Children from the turn of the first page, weaving my way through the words, Carol provoked a response of shock and awe, messing with my head.

The DI Robyn Carter series could easily be read as a stand a lone, but I have read them in order. Each book builds another piece of the puzzle a possibility that we will uncover the truth or is this another illusion that will be kept tightly under wraps.

DI Carter is involved in investigating the death of a local man in an open and popular country area, not much in the way of DNA, but small snips of clues appear, do they bear signification to the latest death, a young woman she appears has fallen down the stairs. A thoroughly tangled web of deceit, screaming out of the pages for me to delve deep into the unknown.

I had a giggle or two when Carol wrote about DI Carter having to share a room with Shearer, I think its quite evident that Shearer has a slight soft spot for Carter, and I think he is hoping Carter will reciprocate. Plenty of niggles, squabbles and banter. But someone else has an eye for Robyn, or is her imagination.

Carol sent me on a wild goose chase, following blindly I tentatively tested each turn, each twist only to be spun around on the red herring roundabout. I was bamboozled, I scratched my proverbial itch, but try as I might Carol blew every suspect I had out the pages, leaving me in utter shock when I everything unfolded before my eyes.

The Silent Children tantalises the taste buds, leaving a surge of pleasure racing through your veins, the words flowing through every area of my brain, weaving in and out, smooth and explosive. If you haven’t tried any of Carol Wyer’s now’s the time, grab a copy, start at the beginning and follow DI Robyn Carter and see if you don’t fall for Carols intense story telling.

Thank you to Bookouture, Carol Wyer and Kim Nash for an amazing Blog Tour, utterly amazing. Id like to that everyone involved for the advanced readers copy of The Silent Children in exchange for an honest review.


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Author Bio

Carol E. Wyer is an award-winning author whose humorous books take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. More recently she has chosen to write for the “dark side” and embarked on a series of thrillers, starting with the gripping best-seller, Little Girl Lost.
Her book Grumpy Old Menopause won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and writes regularly for The Huffington Post.
Carol is a signed author with Bookouture and Delancey Press.

To learn more about Carol, go to:

www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol blogs at www.facing50withhumour.com and www.grumpyoldmenopause.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#BlogBlitz THE OTHER MOTHER by J.A. BAKER

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Its futile to try, I’m not even going too, can I justify it, no I can’t, its a transgression I can’t vilify and I won’t let it pass my lips or my fingertips……..

Don’t try, just buy, its a psychological thriller which will leave you on a high

The Other Mother by J.A. Baker


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Book Description

Three troubled women. One deadly secret.

Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire, however when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered.

Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives but behind closed doors things are not as they seem.

All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered and one of the women is to blame.

But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago?

As secrets from their past begin to surface it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights…

Available to Buy

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My Review

The start is the hardest part to begin but its a necessity so I can come to the end.

There is never a truer saying, once I started The Other Mother the trepidation grew as I plundered the pages of my kindle, the more I accelerated the harder it was to stop, chapter after chapter until the story was told.

The Other Mother is the third of J.A Baker’s psychological thrillers, and beejeezus has it surpassed all expectations. I though nothing could beat her other two books but bloody hell I’m gobsmacked.

The flow of the plot seeped slowly through the chapters, gathering momentum before Wham it hits you in the face, your eyes dancing across the pages, the stealth of the very conundrum your trying to solve bouncing across your brain just out of reach no matter how much you try to grab for it.

Okay three characters, all women, one deadly secret, each and every thread building the characters are fraught with deceptive prowess, hidden agendas, a past, each one wishing to hide from, run from, but the past is catching up……… revenge, a dish best served cold.

There were several incidences where I held my breath uttering words like ‘OMG what’s that all about’, it was hilarious when even my hubby asked what I was reading that was making me so vocal, hahahaha.

Its so hard to abstain from revealing too much of The Other Mother, the plot is unquestionably about how much you would throw caution to the wind whilst being on the edge, clinging to the pages observing the past unfurrowing before my eyes. Can you find a way through, unravelling the detail that Judith has planted before you.

I’m not giving anything away, its too good to spoil, my advice to you is to go grab a copy, make yourself a drink, get settled and be prepared to lose a day or two, and file under the heading Read and Recover in a space in your head,

Well J.A Baker The Other Mother is phenomenal, I’m glad my pastime is reading, I hate to miss a great read, this blew me away.

Thanks to Bloodhound Books and J.A. Baker for the advanced readers copy to read and review. Thanks also go to Sarah Hardy for a spanking great BlogBlitz, I can hardly contain myself for any future releases.

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Author Bio

Born in Middlesbrough too many years ago to mention, J. A. Baker developed a deep appreciation of literature and reading from a young age after being introduced to it by her parents. Weekly visits to the library were the norm and after being handed a collection of Edgar Allen Poe stories by her father, her love for the darker side of fiction slowly grew. She is an avid reader of all books but is drawn in particular, to psychological thrillers.

After many rejections (too many to mention!) her debut novel, Undercurrent, was published by Bloodhound Books in March 2017 and made it into the top 100 Amazon chart in both the UK and Canada. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her third novel and working on her fourth one.

J. A. Baker has four grown up children and lives in a village on the outskirts of Darlington with her husband Richard, and Theo, their barking mad dog.

Links:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/the writerjude/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/thewrite rjude
My website – http://www.jabakerauthor.co. uk/
Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/J.A .-Baker/e/B06XSNWB4T/ref=sr_nt t_srch_lnk_1?qid=1505332991&sr =8-1

 

 

#BlogTour YOU’RE NEXT by MICHAEL FOWLER

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Oh my I was panicking, thinking You’re Next……….You’re Next for what you may ask, now that would be telling…..

You’re Next by Michael Fowler, thanks for the invite @CarolineBookBit been a pleasure to be involved in the Tour.


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Author : Michael Fowler
Title : You’re Next
Series : DS Scarlett Macey #2
Pages : 256
Publisher : Caffeine Nights Publishing
Publication date : 9th November 2017

Book Description

It is the opening day of Detective Sergeant Scarlett Macey’s biggest case of her life – ‘The Lycra Rapist’ is standing trial for a series of brutal rapes. But things don’t go according to plan – the trial collapses – and James Green is freed. Scarlett is determined his freedom will not last long and immediately begins planning his downfall.

Meanwhile James Green has his own plans for revenge, and driven by feelings of hatred begins to pick out those who brought about his downfall – priming them for the kill.

Scarlett has faced many villains in the past, but never one quite as terrifying as James Green.

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My Review

Michael Fowler is a new author to me, I’ll admit I’ve read nothing previous to You’re Next, and as you may be aware its the second in the DS Scarlett Macey series, now don’t let this put you off I certainly didn’t. You’re Next would do just as well as a standalone due to there being sufficient backstory to carry the plot and the characters without the readers feeling bamboozled. I will say though if you get the opportunity start at the beginning with Scream, You Die.

Opening with a criminal case, James Green ‘The Lycra Rapist’ is on trial for multiple rapes, the case crumbles and falls apart on the first day, the victims are too scared to testify. The biggest case of DS Scarlett’s career has just dissolved, James Green walks free, Scarlett isn’t done with Green, determined he won’t walk the streets for long, Scarlett hatches a plan to rid society of Green, but he has ideas of his own.

You’re Next isn’t centred around just one investigation but coincides with other smaller but just as important crimes, which blended the plotline together, bringing in other characters from the team, plumping out the book making the whole plot that bit more juicy…..an exceptional way to get your teeth sunk into a gritty book.

Scarlett is a spunky Detective Sergeant, with a great deal of guile, solid characteristics which make for a highly likeable character, forefront to all of Scarlett’s personal attributes is her ability to guide and direct an investigation with ease. Scarlett is not one for being trampled on she asserts herself and leads with a strong sense of presence at work and in her personal life.

James Green, rotten too the core, a vehemently aggressive character who will chill the blood in your veins at the vision of his cruelty. James is a man I can honestly say I loath with a passion, he excretes a dark vile aura, which seems to engulf his whole demeanour, blackening his very soul.

You’re Next has short chapters which I found to produce a sharp, crisp and concise storyline which fulfilled my every need when turning the pages, devouring each and every word, gobbling them up until it was time to vacate the page and move on. Michael certainly managed to placate my appetite with the hardened grit, a true darkness and the depths of depravity another human can sink while on the hunt. It literally feels like the hunted has now become the hunter, a bit of role reversal but with a continued flip of the switch. Who’s going to win out.

Thanks to Michael Fowler and Caroline Vincent for an advanced readers copy of You’re Next in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion. Its been a pleasure, thanks again for having me on the Blog Tour.


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Author Bio

Following retirement, after thirty-two years as a police officer, working mainly as a detective, Michael returned to the deadly business of murder, as a writer. His past work brought him very close to some nasty characters, including psychopaths, and gruesome cases, and he draws on that experience to craft his novels: There is nothing gentle about Michael’s stories.

His landmark novel Heart of the Demon, published in 2012, introduced Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr. Michael has since written five novels and a novella featuring Kerr.  He also released the first DS Scarlett Macey book in 2016. Michael is also the author of a stand-alone crime novella and a true crime thriller.

Michael Fowler has another side to his life – a passion for art, and has found considerable success as an artist, receiving numerous artistic accolades. Currently, his oil paintings can be found in the galleries of Spencer Coleman Fine Arts.

He is a member of the Crime Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.mjfowler.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelFowler1

 

#Blog Tour THE LIARS PROMISE by MARK TILBURY

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#BlogTour The Liars Promise by @MTilburyAuthor @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681

The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury

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Book Description

How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?
During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.
At her wits end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.
Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?
The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment.


My Review

Do you remember the game Buzz Off where you need a steady hand to beat the buzzer, your adrenaline flows as you concentrate really hard, well The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury requires a firm hand to control the rush of additive behaviour as I delved deep into the dark psychological mind of Mark Tilbury, trying to beat that book buzz.

Holy Hell an amazing stand alone psychological crime thriller with a touch of supernatural elements, can anyone want for more.

The Liar’s Promise hauls you in with a prologue that intensifies the read before its properly began, you know there’s no chance I’m going to back out now. Chloe is visiting the theatre with her mother Mel, but an unexpected turn has Chloe overwrought with emotion, talking about “The Tall Man”. Chloe starts displaying behaviours too old for her years, her narrative and drawings each constituting a presence that Chloe has no knowledge, everything becomes darker, more engorged with sinister trepidation. As the family become more embroiled in the events occurring to Chloe it becomes apparent that they are all in danger and have no choice but to fight for there lives.

That’s as far as I’m going to reveal about The Liar’s Promise, there’s no chance I’m giving anything away, I literally could scream from the highest pile of To Be Read Books, buy me, read me first, go on you know you want too. A magnificent, spine-chilling book that feels as if its crushing the very air out of your lungs, constantly firing every synapse in your brain with the darkness that seeps from the pages.

Thank you to Mark Tilbury, Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of The Liar’s Promise, in exchange for an honest review, very proud to be part of the Blog Tour to publicise The Liar’s Promise.

Available to Buy
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Author Bio:

Mark lives in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although his books are set in Oxfordshire where he was born and raised.

After serving in the Royal Navy and raising his two daughters after being widowed, Mark finally took the plunge and self-published two books on Amazon, The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused.

He’s always had a keen interest in writing, and is extremely proud to have his fourth novel, The Liar’s Promise, along with The Abattoir of Dreams, published, and The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused re-launched, by Bloodhound Books.

When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master blues guitar,
and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.

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#BlogTour THE SECRET CHILD by KERRY FISHER

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The Secret Child by Kerry Fisher

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Book Description

You can run from your past, but it will always catch up with you…

Susie was forced to do something she will always regret: giving her baby son up for adoption. Everything that led to this child, this choice, had to be buried and forgotten.

Her secret echoes down through the years, tainting everything it touches. Her husband wonders why his wife is so distant. Her daughters can’t understand their changeable mother.

Susie knows her past is pushing her family apart, and the guilt is eating her up, but she can’t escape the longing for her lost son. No-one but Susie knows the whole story, and when her daughters discover a piece of the puzzle, she must face the question she has struggled with for most of her life:

Would the truth bring them back together, or break them?

From the bestselling author of The Silent Wife, The Secret Child is a heartbreaking and unputdownable novel about family secrets and lies. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Jojo Moyes and Diane Chamberlain.


My Review

Well I’m an idiot, The Secret Child by Kerry Fisher Blog Tour 1st December, I had forgotten to read the book. I’ve stayed up most of the night to read, it was impossible to go to sleep even if I tried, the tears flowing from my eyes blurred the pages and my body trembled with emotion, Kerry tore my heart in two with the ultimate heart wrenching story of a life changing event. Now on with writing my review while I still can see.

The Secret Child by Kerry Fisher, a story of how a moment of infidelity by Susie in the 60s, presents a life changing decision, the adoption of her son, which in the future would affect every family member.

A secret concealed over the years, shaping and determining the direction of Susie’s life and that of her family, her daughters seems to be forever in the shadows of their mothers turmoil, unsure why their relationship is tumultuous and complex. Although Susie loves her family, there is a gapping hole in her heart which she can’t fill, a feeling of isolation, hiding her emotions over her Secret Child. The guilt and shame eats at Susie, as the secret spills out, will her family stand by her.

Kerry has written an emotionally charged book which literally has torn my heart and soul to pieces, the words are imprinted in my memory, the feeling of hurt burned bright before my eyes, all the while preventing my need for sleep.

Thanks to Bookouture, Kim Nash and Kerry Fisher for an amazing book that I couldn’t tear myself away from. I’m overjoyed to have been honoured with an advanced readers copy of The Secret Child, to read and review for the Blog Tour, I’m still trying to prevent my mind having a melt down from lack of sleep, but Kerry Fisher you can take me down an emotional roller coaster anytime.


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Author Bio

Born in Peterborough, Kerry Fisher studied French and Italian at Bath University, followed by several years working as an English teacher in Corsica and Spain before topping the dizzying heights of holiday rep and grape picker in Tuscany. She eventually succumbed to ‘getting a proper job’ and returned to England to study Periodical Journalism at City University. After two years working in the features department at Essentials magazine in London, love carried her off to the wilds of the West Pennine moors near Bolton. She now lives in Surrey with her husband (of whisking off to Bolton fame), two teenagers and a very naughty lab/schnauzer called Poppy. Kerry can often be seen trailing across the Surrey Hills whistling and waving pieces of chicken while the dog practises her ‘talk to the tail’. In her third book, After The Lie, Kerry shamelessly exploits every embarrassing dog misdemeanour to create her fictional hound, Mabel.

Kerry has spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then several years at Candis magazine reviewing other people’s but it wasn’t until she took some online courses with the UCLA (University of California) that the dream started to morph into reality, culminating in the publishing of The Class Ceiling. The Avon imprint of HarperCollins picked it up and retitled it The School Gate Survival Guide, published summer 2014. Her second book, The Island Escape, came out in May 2015. It won first prize at the York Festival of Writing for the opening line: ‘I was wearing the wrong bra for sitting in a police cell’. Her latest book, After The Lie, the story of how small lies become more toxic as they pass down the generations, is out on 29 April 2016.

Best advice ever received: ‘This is fiction, we can skip the boring bits.’ Lynn Hightower, UCLA Writers’ Program.

Read more of her thoughts on life at http://www.kerryfisherauthor.com or follow her on twitter at @kerryfswayne