#BlogTour: THE THIRD BREATH by MALCOLM HOLLLINGDRAKE

 

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THE THIRD BREATH by MALCOLM HOLLLINGDRAKE #DCIBennett @Bloodhoundbook @MHollingdrake @sarahhardy681


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Title: The Third Breath

Author: Malcolm Hollingdrake

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Available to Buy: Amazon UKAmazon US

What the Book Says

DCI Bennett is away on compassionate leave. After much soul-searching, he has decided to attend his father’s funeral.

DS Owen is left at the helm when the discovery of a body in a car in the multi-storey car park is reported. Initially, the Coroner rules out suspicious circumstances but when a second body is found with similar symptoms, Bennett is back in the fold. He suspects that the coincidences must be of some significance.

Soon Bennett’s team are hunting for a callous and devious killer who has covered his tracks effectively.

Will Bennett’s perseverance and attention to detail eventually crack this perplexing case?


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OMG how I managed to patiently wait for the 7th book in the DCI Bennett series I will never know, I’m glad The Third Breath by Malcolm Hollingdrake has arrived, as I turn the first pages, the reunion of friends begin.

DCI Bennett is on compassionate leave, owing to the passing of his father, DC Owen has taken over the reins while Bennett is indisposed, but criminal activity doesn’t let up no matter who is in charge. Owen digresses that the investigation into the body found in the multi-storey is flawed, although death ruled as no suspicious circumstances, Owen’s isn’t convinced. Another body is discovered with the same evidential markers, or rather the lack of evidence, has DC Owen’s gut instinct proven a link. The return of DCI Bennett cements Owen’s insight, the hunt is on but the lack of evidence is proving difficult to capture the person responsible. Can Bennett and his team solve the case before this ruthless killer strikes again.

Each and every time I read about Bennett I fall foul to his characteristics, his intellect, strength and pragmatic approach to investigations. Bennetts external persona permeates a sense of trust, throw in a hint of humour, his imperfection, a tried and tested fallible character, which Malcolm has perfected.

Malcolm has produced a clever thriller with a rapture of indelible narrative, that with every piece of my imagination it contorted and writhed with the intensity of the criminal paradox laid before my eyes.

I am absolutely over the moon to have been given the opportunity to read an advanced readers copy of The Third Breath by Malcolm Hollingdrake. Thank you to Bloodhound Books, Malcolm Hollingdrake and Sarah Hardy it has been a pleasure to write an unbiased review for The Third Breath and to be part of the Blog Tour.


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Author Bio

You could say that the writing was clearly on the wall for anyone born in a library, that they might aspire to be an author but to get to that point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route.

Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for more years than he cares to remember.

Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories and has ten books now available. Completing ‘The Third Breath’ fulfils the seven book publishing contract with Bloodhound Books but there are exciting plans for the future, not only with DCI Bennett and his team but also with another series. More information will follow soon.

Born in Bradford and spending three years in Ripon, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all his novels.

This year, Malcolm self-published a beautiful and poignant short story titled ‘The Penultimate Man’ to commemorate the centenary of the conclusion of WW1. It has also been released as an audiobook.

Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It’s a hobby he has bestowed on DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his latest novel, ‘The Third Breath’.

Links:

Amazon Page: http://bit.ly/AmtoMHdrake

Publisher page: http://bit.ly/BhBtoMH

Facebook: @AuthorMalcolmHollingdrake

Twitter: @MHollingdrake

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#BlogBlitz: THE WIFE BEFORE ME by LAURA ELLIOT #psychological #thriller

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THE WIFE BEFORE ME by LAURA ELLIOT #psychological #thriller @bookouture @Elliot_Laura @KimTheBookworm


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Title: The Wife Before Me

Author: Laura Elliot

Publishers: Bookouture

Available to Buy: 

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What the Book Says

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier. Her body is never found.

Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other.

Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn’t really know him. She doesn’t know what he is capable of.

And she doesn’t know what really happened to Amelia.

Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone.

Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself.

A totally breath-taking page-turner about the darker side of love and what really goes on behind closed doors. This book will have you gripped from the very first page until the dramatic final twist.


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I have only read one other of Laura Elliot’s previous books, Guilty, now that I have read The Wife Before Me, I certainly will be rectifying my ways and I look forward to delving into the rest of Laura’s books.

Lets get on with what I know and what I found out, mind you I won’t give anything away, so lets get the show on the road…

The Wife Before Me is Laura Elliot’s newest psychological thriller, which delves into the life of Nicholas a monster, an abuser who to the average individual on the outside of his relationships comes across as being the perfect gentleman. As I progress through the book I watched, waited for the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place, can Elena solve the past to help her future. So many questions to be answered, a whirlwind of emotions flow through my mind the further I read into The Wife Before Me, will I be able to contain my frustration at the blindness of others, only the turning of the pages to the finale would I find out my answers.

I thoroughly enjoyed the portrayal of each character, the different dynamics, the personalities was plausible, palpable that it was so easy to be involved in each and every situation they found themselves in. Nicholas was painted as a Jekyll and Hyde type of character, where his charisma, faultlessly healthy nature, clean cut persona played over and over, but behind closed doors, a different beast was unleased. Nicholas’s mother is blind beyond belief that they couldn’t see their son for what he was, but its an unconditional love, a painted scenario, a blindness to the monster that has been created, she effectively put Nicholas on a pedestal and worshipped him.

I loved the intense pull that Laura painted upon each page, driving me to turn the pages, virtually inhaling the narrative to the point I was literally swimming in the scenarios and living Laura’s imagination.

Thanks go to Bookouture, Laura Elliot and Kim Nash for an advanced readers copy of The Wife Before Me, to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks Kim for my spot on the Blog Blitz today.


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Author Bio

Laura Elliot is an Irish novelist who writes psychological thrillers and lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her novels are: The Wife Before Me, Guilty, Sleep Sister, The Betrayal, Fragile Lies, Stolen Child and The Prodigal Sister. She has worked as a journalist and magazine editor.

For more details check:

Website: http://lauraelliotauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Elliot_Laura
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lauraelliotauthor/

 

#BlogBlitz: DANGEROUS GIRL by EMMA TALLON #thriller #edgeofyourseat

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DANGEROUS GIRL by EMMA TALLON #thriller #edgeofyourseat @Bookouture @EmmaEsj @nholten40 #beenalongwait #dangerousgirl


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Title: Dangerous Girl

Author: Emma Tallon

Buy: Amazon UKAmazon US

What the Book Says

If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Casey Kelleher and Jessie Keane, you’ll love Dangerous Girl.

Sometimes your enemies are closer than you think

Anna is finally happy. She’s rid of her abusive ex and she’s co-owner of London’s hottest new club, with her best friend Tanya. But she is worried about her boyfriend, Freddie. He’s keeping things from her. And he won’t tell her where he goes in the middle of the night.

Freddie is furious. A girl has gone missing from one of his clubs and the police are all over him. When a familiar face turns up and threatens him, he’s offered a deal – find the girl or Anna will be killed.

With time running out, Freddie risks everything to save Anna’s life. And if there’s one thing Freddie Tyler is known for, it’s that he never gives up. Not without a fight…


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#beenalongwait Well technically its not but when having to hang around waiting to hear more about Anna and Freddie, then its soooo long. I revelled in the first in the series and to be honest never thought that Emma could pull another whopper out of the bag but god damn it she has.

Dangerous Girl could be read as a stand-alone however to get the full taste, a clear and concise insight into the characters and a fluent, on the mark series then Runaway Girl (#1 in series) is a must read.

The Tyler family series is certainly one to watch, read and immerse yourself within the pages. The assorted flavour of each character Emma portrays across the pages, gives the depth and fulfilment of gangland pitches, a thriller with intention and the subtleness of emotional turmoil which is splayed across the pages when Freddie tries his utmost to prevent harm coming to Anna.

The dictation of the plot is seamless, Freddie encounters a problem, a girl has gone missing from one of his clubs, the police are involved, Anna is in danger, above all Freddie has to portray a certain decorum, one of a man unfazed, unflappable but also mindful of the title he carries amongst the ganglands of London, a Hard Man but also a Family Man. The resoluteness of Anna shines through even more in the Dangerous Girl as the pitiful, scared and emotionally scarred Anna has all but gone and a strong, resolute and resilient woman has emerged. Anna and Tanya have built a successful business in the Nightclub and everything is seemingly going from strength to strength so why is Anna in danger. Is the danger closer than we see….

Could Emma possibly warp my mind any more, the dark chills of ganglands, the thriller touch and the perfunctory nod of acceptance to where the Dangerous Girl was leading……….leading to the OMG Ending.

My thanks go to Bookouture, Emma Tallon and Noelle Holten for an advanced readers copy of Dangerous Girl, as part of the Blog Blitz the review of a Dangerous Girl are my own thoughts and ramblings with an unbiased view. Thanks Noelle for my spot on the Blog Blitz.


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Author Bio

Emma Tallon is a British, gritty crime writer, adventurer, Londoner and mother to a young son. Starting her career a few years ago as a ghostwriter, Emma crafted some of the most adventurous, edgy and heart-wrenching stories you can find on the shelves today.

In March 2017 Emma stepped out of the literary shadows and self-published her first book, Life Game. The book was an instant success, the results far exceeding anything she had expected. As news of Life Games popularity spread, she joined forces with W.F.Howes and the audiobook was launched in October 2017.

In December 2017, Emma signed a three book deal with publishers Bookouture. This included Life Game which was changed, re-edited and re-released as Runaway Girl.

Drawing inspiration for her books from a mixture of her own observations and an active imagination, the characters Emma paints are colourful and larger than life. Her story lines are an interesting recipe of deep emotion and violent grit, that keep her readers engrossed.

With two more books in the works for this series already, Emma has many more stories planned out for the future.

Social Media Links:
For more information on Emma or to join her mailing list, please go to: www.emmatallon.com or alternatively, follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/emmatallonofficial or on Twitter: @EmmaEsj

#BlogBlitz: THE EDGE OF SANITY by CHRIS THOMAS #psychological #thriller

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THE EDGE OF SANITY by CHRIS THOMAS #psychological #thriller @Bloodhoundbook @cthomasauthor1 @sarahhardy681

A psychological thriller which delivers.


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Title: The Edge of Sanity

Author: Chris Thomas

Publishers: BloodHound Books

Available to Buy: Amazon UKAmazon US

What the Book Says

In a derelict squat, the Smart Man watches as the new narcotic developed by his shadowy organisation wreaks havoc on it unsuspecting victims. The drug is now ready for sale on their exclusive darknet market place.

Elsewhere, DCI Robert Smith, the retired head of the Cyber Crimes Unit, seeks out crime boss Curtis Slater at his remote farm. He offers to provide Slater with information in exchange for money. But what information is he offering?

Meanwhile, former detective Pete Harris had started a new life, away from the Cyber Crimes Unit, with his daughter and begins to rekindle his relationship with old colleague Grace Brooks.

With his life seemingly complete, Pete’s world comes crashing down as he is drawn into Slater’s game with fatal consequences. He must join forces with his old enemies in a race against time. But can Pete save his daughter and Grace from the clutches of Slater, the Smart Man, and the sinister ring master, the Professor?

A dark psychological thriller


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Chris Thomas has written another fantastic psychological thriller The Edge of Sanity, a follow up to Enter the Dark, and damn does Chris do his newest psychological thriller justice, hell yeah!

The Edge of Sanity is a cold, calculating psychological thriller, where the darkness begins to engulf you from the first page, the demise of socially deprived unknowns, opens up the first stages of the puzzle, a new drug with an intense purpose and a high price to pay. Chris takes us back to the Dark Web, where we become embroiled in Bitcoins, dirty money, drugs, death and torture. Watching the scenario’s unfold, almost to the point we physically become one with the book, playing our part, the unintentional guest in which we have no control over every turn of the page.

Certain characters Chris brings to life in my imagination, have a quality that drives home the stark, depravity of societies pariahs, the downright ugliness brought about by dirty money and the urge to be Top Drug Lord in a world of the socially inept. There was one character who stood out, Pete Harris a former Detective from Cyber Crimes, he has a solid head on his shoulders even when things hit the wall, when his daughter and Grace are snatched, he is methodical in his mind set, picking away at the clues, choosing his alliances well and ultimately doing anything to save the life of his daughter. Can he save his daughter, can he save Grace…….only time and the turning of the pages will tell.

Reading The Edge of Sanity felt like pure ice running through my veins, the drip, drip as the cold darkness hits every chord and mechanism of my imagination, magnifying the chills and enhancing the purest of psychological thrills. Chris doesn’t hold back if you like a horrifying, dark, violent and gruesome thriller then The Edge of Sanity is a must for you.

There is only one question that sits in the fore front of my mind….

How can a man of Chris’s calibre write such a dark, disturbingly gruesome psychological thriller, but his Author Pic tells a different story…

Thanks go to Bloodhound Books, Chris Thomas and Sarah Hardy for an advanced readers copy of The Edge of Sanity to read and review in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. Also thanks go to Sarah for allowing me to be part of this amazing Blog Blitz .


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Author Bio

Chris Thomas was born near London in 1978 before moving to Buckinghamshire a few months later. He attended the University of Bristol, graduating with a degree in psychology in 1999. It was here that he developed his interest in criminal psychology and serial killers.

After a brief stint working at an investment bank in London, he left the City to work for his wife’s family business, a position he still holds.

Chris is an avid film fan, especially horror, thrillers and dark comedy- something that he tries to blend in his writing. He self-published his debut novel The Red Room in February 2017 before joining the Bloodhound Books stable and re-releasing the book as Enter The Dark.

The follow up, “The Edge of Sanity”, will be released by Bloodhound Books in August 2018.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys karate (holding a black belt) and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Links:

Website: http://www.christhomas.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/christ homasauthor
Twitter: @cthomasauthor1

 

STEP FORWARD……..IF YOU THINK I’M WORTH IT

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Today Is that First Step

I know many of you will be thinking what the hell……. but this is a truth that ultimately I face every day, the stark truth that not many step forward, in fact many turn and run the other way. Why do people fear me, not understand me or want to be near me…. the cold hard facts are that your actions hurt, hurt more than saying the wrong thing.

I am Me, I am different……..look to ME…….talk to ME…… let me be ME….

The reality of my situation is the burden of guilt, shame and the disgust I feel is still very strong an still there.

I have other family, was I not worthy. What did I do to you, where were you, where are you now, why didn’t you reach out……….wasn’t I good enough, are you ashamed of me. Can you answer my questions why…….why didn’t you want to help me……

Questions still to be answered, maybe one day.

Questions that have no answers are all I seem to have these days, an inquest is currently taking place, maybe something will be unearthed from that and some questions will be answered, only time will tell.


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Togetherness Will Hopefully Ensure A Brighter Future

My children believe I deserve better, do I deserve better, a lot of people have looked down there nose at me like I am no better than the accused, but my sense of worth which I fight each and every day for sits solidly in the fundamental elements of reminding my self that how would they cope walking in my shoes for a day, seeing what I see, hear and feel, in every waking moment of the day. Could they function at a normal pace, remember everything, do all that was required of them and still have time for them selves whilst trying to come terms with it all.

Do you want to hear something which I find particularly funny, my kids decided it was good to set up a Go Fund Page so I can have a lovely peaceful garden, my house finished off, this was all so I didn’t need to worry about anything, but low and behold it has actually made me worry more and anxious as I feel like I’m begging, even though my kids have said no mum its asking for a bit of support. They like to remind me its tough being the one, and only one left holding everything together, I am the last one standing of three siblings, I am the one and only family member left for their Papa. I am the rock which everyone leans on. Now I need to lean on others.

So although a lot of you will think its ignorant, begging or down right rude to ask for support, I’m going to say it only once when every door you knock on slams in your face because you don’t qualify, your left to deal with it on your own whilst the accused and convicted are handed things on a silver platter: Think of those left behind, those who have their lives to piece back together, need to find there own way through the dark to the light at the end of the tunnel, then think what you would do………

If you wish you can read my original piece about the torment and changes to my life during the last 2 years………….A Life Not Lived

If you wish after all that’s said and done the link to the GO Fund Page is at the bottom of the page, created for me by my children, Donate, Share its your choice, I will not think any differently of anyone, its your Choice and we all have a right to express it either way.

Thanks for looking, reading and hopefully understanding ME

Go Fund Page: Stand By Diane

 

#BlogBlitz: THE AFFAIR by SHERYL BROWNE #psychological #thriller

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#BlogBlitz: THE AFFAIR by SHERYL BROWNE  @Bookouture @SherylBrowne @KimTheBookworm

Another fantabulicious psychological thriller by the amazing Sheryl Browne, every time a new book is published by Sheryl its always bumped to the top of my TBR pile. I’m not a person to wait, I must have it now, Sheryl never disappoints.


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Title: The Affair

Author: Sheryl Browne

Publication Date: 10th August (Bookouture)

Amazon: mybook.to/TASBSocial / iBookstore: http://ow.ly/p4qb30ljwU1
Kobo: http://ow.ly/OJe330ljwY0 / Googleplay: http://ow.ly/iFDC30ljx34

What the Book Says

The moment she opened her eyes, she knew everything had changed. The stale taste of alcohol; her uneasy stomach. She looked at her husband sleeping peacefully, and knew she would never tell anyone what happened last night.

You will think you know what happened to Alicia that night.

You will see a desperate wife, lying to her husband.

You will watch a charming lover, trying to win her back.

You will judge her, just like everyone else.

You will assume you know what happens next. But everything you think you know about the past, the relationships, what drives Alicia and her husband to lie… is wrong.

If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affair will have you hooked from the very first page!


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Hooked from the first page they said, oh no……. hooked from the cover more like.

The light pink rose signifies joy and happiness but, the wilted, dying roses which fail to bloom epitomises the darkness, the cracks, the trust within the pages of The Affair. Should I trust what lies beneath. The undertones of the psychological tension emitting from the cover becomes widespread, the deeper I delve into the pages, the more intensifying it becomes, the harder it is to lay the book down until I reach the very last page.

A family of four becomes three, a devastating car crash, lives have changed, Alicia holds a secret, a lie, Justin is trying to hold his family together, Sophie a teenager becomes sullen, withdrawn with secrets of her own, Luke the child the family have lost. A gapping hole, a wound which may never heal and an affair. I’m telling you all nothing else its impossible without spoilers. Sheryl has managed to render me speechless, mind-blown in which I have been depraved of my very thoughts.

Its so easy to label a person without knowing them, I had Alicia down as the biggest manipulator, the bitch who deserved everything that was coming to her but as time and the pages wore on it became apparent that all was not as it seemed. I had read Alicia’s character with a blinkered perception that was laid in front of me within the first few chapters, but with hindsight and foresight two powerful tools, my conclusions where justifiably incorrect. Hence the old adage………..

Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

I don’t know how Sheryl manages to do it time and time again. The progression of a natural narrative borne from an emotional start which tears at your heart, cycling through to the morale compass which each and everyone one of us live by, encompassing the secrets, the lies, the dark psychological mind bust, then the almighty Wham, Bam Thank You Mam of a sucker punch ending. Each and every scenario was like an intensely wound coil, the release throwing the words from the book to every corner of my brain, a puzzle to be solved.

My thanks and thoughts of praise go out to Sheryl Browne, Bookouture and Kim Nash for the advanced readers copy of The Affair, in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Thanks to Kim for my spot on the Blog Blitz for The Affair.


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Author Bio

Sheryl Browne brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE AFFAIR – the second of a three-book deal – comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath.

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To find out more about Sheryl, go to www.sherylbrowne.com

 

 

 

 

#BlogTour: THE SECRET by K.L. SLATER #Psychological #Thriller

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The latest #psychological #thriller from the fantastic @KimLSlater published by the super dooper @bookouture and the ever fabulous @KimTheBookworm (Kim Nash) who has put together an amazing #BlogTour.

I’m joined by Booking Good Read on the final spot on the Blog Tour, so lets get the show on the road and don’t forget to have a look at all the other Bloggers who have taken part this week supporting The Secret and K.L.Slater.


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Title: The Secret

Author: K.L. Slater

Available to Buy: Amazon UKAmazon USiBookStoreKoboGooglePlay

What the Book Says

You think you can trust the ones you love most.

But what if one secret could make you question everything?

Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling.

She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died.
She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t.
She doesn’t know Archie has a secret.

A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life…

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the Kindle top five bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you’ll be absolutely hooked. 


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The time has come again when one of my bestie authors releases a new book, K.L.Slater certainly hasn’t let me down, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by any of her books. The Secret is special, I won’t be keeping my thoughts a secret from any one, I will be shouting as loud as I can, letting everyone know that The Secret is Out Now…….

Opening The Secret and the first thing that takes my breath away is the prologue, Archie has seen something, something bad, something that could endanger his family, now its a secret he must keep. A child with an impossible burden. Once you read it there’s no going back.

After the initial shocker of the prologue we get to know all about Archie, his mother Louise and his Aunt Alice, where will the secrets of the past take us and how does it fit with the present, turn the pages delve deep and take the journey that K.L.Slater has laid before you.

Looking at each character in turn its obvious that the two sisters Alice and Louise have had a unstable relationship for a long while, Alice is quiet, almost meek in the eyes of her sister Louise, in which Alice has become almost reclusive due to past events in her life. On the flipside, its obvious that Louise is out going, bolshy, almost tyrant like as she is used to getting her own way no matter the consequences, but is it all an act, is her life unfolding.  Archie on the other hand is emotionally saddened, a child with troubles, withdrawn and seemingly unable to interact with other children successfully, I just wanted to reach out to Archie hold his hand and tell him that I’m here for him.

As I turn each page, one after the other, absorbing the journey of each character, filling my boots with the plot, sensing the realism within each written word, it felt as if I was involved, a party to their lives, embroiled in The Secret.

A mystery to be solved, an ending that will blind side you, what you waiting for its time to peel back the layers, unveil…………The Secret.

Thanks to Bookouture, K.L.Slater and Kim Nash for the advanced readers copy of The Secret in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. Thanks to Kim for the opportunity to be part of the Blog Tour for The Secret.


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Author Bio

Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers ‘Safe With Me,’ ‘Blink,’ ‘Liar,’ ‘The Mistake’ and ‘The Visitor.’ Her latest thriller, ‘The Secret’ will be published by Bookouture on 27th July 2018 and is now available for pre-order.

Kim’s titles are soon to be published in paperback by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the USA.

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

Before graduating in 2012, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents and a book deal which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer, has one grown-up daughter, Francesca, and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.

She also writes award-winning YA fiction for Macmillan Children’s Books, writing as Kim Slater.

Author website: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author