Let me lie by Clare Mackintosh


Anna says it was murder. 

Who do you believe?

‘Another one-more-chapter, stay-up-late sensation’ Lee Child

‘A work of genius’ Joanna Cannon

‘No one writes a twist like Clare Mackintosh’ Paula Hawkins

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.

Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger?

Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .

I love Clare’s books the way they are written and how they grab you from the very first page all the way to the last and leaving you wanting more all the time. I always have a book hang over after Clare’s books and it takes me a while to get into another book because I’m always oping that the next book is as good as Clare’s books. i have never been disappointed.


Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant and is the founder of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. She now writes full time and lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.

Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club (and was the winning title of the readers’ vote for the summer 2015 selection) and for ITV’s Loose Women’s Loose Books. It is a New York Times bestseller, with translation rights sold to more than 30 countries.

Her second psychological thriller, I See You, was a number 1 Sunday Times bestseller and Audibles best selling psychological thriller in 2016. Translation rights have been sold to almost 30 countries.

Clare is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity which supports the work carried out in the John Radcliffe Hospital’s Silver Star unit, providing special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy.

What would you do if you had a card posted through the door telling you that your parents suicide wasn’t an accident. Would you do everything in your power to find out the truth but was scared to find the truth out and really wished that your life had turned out differently and that your parents was still alive. That i what Anna has been wishing for all the way through her pregnancy all she wanted was her mother around to tell her what to expect and be he support she wanted. Never did she believe what happened next and how her parents life was really like and what really happened. Would Anna be able to carry on facing the truth and would she ever have her happy ever after. I wont say any more on this book as i really don’t want to give to much away but this was a 5 star book for me. 

Apple of my eye by Claire Allen.

Blurb from amazon

Just how far is a mother willing to go?

When a mysterious note arrives for seven months pregnant nurse Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life – from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.

As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eli’s husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.

Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother – and stay a mother…

So this was my first book by this author and i can say i thoroughly enjoyed it even if it was heart wrenching in places. This is one book that does stay with you for a while. If you was in the situation that Eliana’s mum was in then would you do the same as she did. All she ever wanted to be in her life was a wife and a mother and when she couldn’t be a mother her world fell apart so that’s why her life went the way it did.

This is one thing that louise is has always wanted in her life is to be a mum and not to be left alone but would you do the same thing as louise did risk everything just for that one precious thing and be looking over your shoulder the rest of your life.

Another five star review from me and I can’t wait for the next book by this author to come out

The sting by Kimberley Chambers

Blurb from amazon


Best friends Tommy Boyle and Scratch always had each other’s backs. Dragged up in care, and cruelly betrayed by everyone they trusted, they made a pact to fight their way out of the gutter – together.


Old loyalties die hard on the streets of London. Tommy throws his lot in with the notorious Darling family – even if it means leaving Scratch to the wolves. She’s destined for a different path, reinventing herself as copper Kim Regan.


Now they’re on opposite sides of the law. Running Operation Sting, Kim will rip the heart out of the Darling’s empire – and only her old pal Tommy stands in her way.

As gritty and dangerous as the London streets in which it’s set, this is No.1 bestseller Kimberley Chambers at her best. Get ready for a shocking read with a STING in the tail . . .

What would you do if you was in Tommy shoe’s would you be like he was or would you want to be a better person.

I loved Tommy and how he dealt with things and how he wanted to be with his family his mother was all he wanted and his sister’s but when that wasn’t going to happen he made his life as best as he could.

Was he expecting things to go like they did in and out off care homes because of his uncle and Tommy thinking he had killed him. Did he expect to meet scratch aka Kim regan and then throw her away when the darlings turned up and showed him the love and joys of family life. Did he expect to through his all into the darlings and then be forced to marry the daughter of the darlings who he thought he loved but when scratch returns back in his live him not realising she’s now police and is determined to take the darlings down.

I love kimberley chambers books and always have to buy them when a new one comes out. I love how she writes and draws you in from the first page always to the last leaving you wanting more and more from the book. She’s my to go to book if I ever have trouble finding a book to read I will go straight for kimberleys books

The innocent wife by Amy Lloyd

Blurb from amazon
You’re in love with a man on Death Row in Florida, convicted of a brutal murder twenty years ago.
You’re convinced he didn’t do it, and you’re determined to prove it. You’re part of a mass online campaign that picks holes in the case, uncovers evidence of police incompetence, and agitates for this miscarriage of justice to be overturned.
Now you’re married to him, and he’s a free man, his conviction thrown out. You have the rest of your lives to spend together.
You’re overjoyed. After all, he’s innocent.

Isn’t he?

This was my first book by Amy and I did like it but the end of the book was a bit disappointing I was expecting a big finish but I was left feeling deflated and not sure what had happened.

So when Sam started to write to Denise in prison who is on death Row for murder who everyone believes is innocent and is fighting to prove that he had nothing to do with any off the girls that have gone missing when he was a teenager.

After visiting Denise Sam falls for him and decides to stay while Denise’s associate Carrie finds a loop whole in the case files. They get married in jail while the case is on going and once Denise is out and back in his old house after his dad died Sam is left wondering why is he so quick to clear the place and leave. So she does some digging and to her surprise she finds the truth but is shocked as to why they did what they did.

But what I don’t get the ending I was expecting to have a bit more excitement and make you want more of the story with a bit more excitement. This would be about 4 stars out of 5 just because of the ending.

http://The Innocent Wife: A 2018 Richard and Judy Book Club pick: ‘This book had me hooked’ – LISA JEWELL https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MT5CXJN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ARtACb6E2R320

The collecter by Fiona Cummins


Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town.
His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . .
Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found.
Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope.
The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family’s legacy.
But he can’t forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams.
DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all.

I really enjoyed this one even more than the first book in series when people start going missing again DS Etta Fitzroy has a job to find out if they have a copy cat or if the real culprit behind bars.  Hoping to be able to give the parents of Clara Foley some closer and hoping to be able to find her alive or not DS Fitzroy works round the clock to bring justice for everyone. Jakey firth is one determined boy who even though hes scared he wants to find Clara as well. 

I love how this book is written and how the author can draw you in from the very first page i was disappointed when it ended and i had to find a different book to read. I will be rating this one a 5 star rating and will defiantly recommending this book and author to others.
I’m not going to say to much as i know i will give the story away for others but go grab a copy now you certainly wont be disappointed.


Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror show business journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course. Rattle, her debut novel, has been translated into several languages and received widespread critical acclaim from authors including Val McDermid, Lee Child and Martina Cole. Marcel Berlins wrote in The Times: ‘Amid the outpouring of crime novels, Rattle is up there with the best of them.’ 
Fiona was selected for McDermid’s prestigious New Blood panel at the 2017 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, where her novel was nominated for a Dead Good Reader Award for Most Exceptional Debut.
Rattle is now being adapted into a six-part TV series by the producers of Golden Globe-nominated Miss Sloane.
A sequel, The Collector, was published in February 2018 and David Baldacci described it as ‘A crime novel of the very first order’. Her third novel – standalone thriller The Neighbour – will be published in April 2019.
When Fiona is not writing, she can be found on Twitter, eating biscuits or walking her dog. She lives in Essex with her family.

Evil Games By Angela Marsons

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.

Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.

This was my second book by Angela and I have to say I love her books every time I pick one up and i was struggling to find a book to read before i started this and I’m glad i chose to read this after loads of recommendations off other book readers and authors.

When I started reading this one i wondered what Kim would do and managed having to try not to open them doors she keeps tightly fastened to protect herself from her past just so she can do her job but what happens when someone knows your past and uses it to try and control things around you.

When the victims kill the perpetrator all because they have been manipulated by someone in a profession can Kim find the evidence or what she believes is happening or would she fall flat on her faces with the gates to her past wide open. I’m not going to say to much on this book as it speaks volumes from the first pages on this book and the first one in the serious of the Kim Stone books.

This is another 5 star book from me it took me about a week to finish this and I’m hoping the next one will take me less time to read.


I Found You By Lisa Jewell.

Everyone has secrets. What if you can’t remember yours? 

‘How long have you been sitting out here?’
‘I got here yesterday.’
‘Where did you come from?’
‘I have no idea.’

Lily has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. 

Alice finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him into her home.

But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?

This author always knows how to grab you from the first page all the way to the last page and i have thoroughly enjoy all off her books. I like her writing style and how she just knows how to put it that you wont want to put the book down. I have always thought i wouldn’t find another book of Lisa’s as good as i her others till i read this one she really does a good job in writing these stories wish i had found her books earlier in my life.

When Alice spots a bloke sat on the beach soaking wet she realises he has been there for a really long time and must be cold and is soaked to the skin so after debating whether or not to go and give him a coat to keep him warm she takes her dogs for a walk on the beach and gives the bloke a coat to realise he couldn’t remember anything not even his name. So Alice being Alice decided to take him back to hers and let him sleep in a shed in the garden what she rents out to others who needs it. But she wasn’t expecting him to wake up next morning to his name but was sure after a few days he would go to police for help. She wasn’t expecting to find out that he had been in that part of the country before and what had happened while he was there. But did she really expect to find the man she would then want to spend rest of  her life with you never know.

I’m not going to say to much as then i would give the story away for guys as there is more in this story than i have mentioned i would highly recommend it to you guys its a high 5 stars from me and more if i could give it more.


One Dark Night By Tom Bale


After a day in the countryside with his wife, Katy, and their two kids, doting father Adam Parr wants nothing more than to get home for a roast dinner and a cold beer.

But when a speeding silver car cuts him up on the drive back, nearly causing him to crash, he can’t help but pull over and give the driver a piece of his mind. His kids could’ve been killed.

And then he sees a struggling woman in the back seat, her eyes pleading for help, and he realises he and his family are in terrible danger. In the blink of an eye, their ordinary lives have been plunged into an unimaginable nightmare.

Can Adam find the strength, intelligence and bravery to keep his family safe?

This is one author I would be happy to meet and one author I would recommend to all the other book people. I had heard some good stuff about tom’s books and I was wondering what all the bloody fuss was about and oh my god I was in for a treat tom knows how to grab you from the minute you open the book I mean would you go after someone if they cut you up and a stone smashed your lights on car while you had your family in the car as well. This is what I loved about the book and how Adam would do anything to protect your family.

So after a nice day out at the countryside with his kids and his wife Katy, Adam was driving home thinking of the nice lovely roast they was planning on having but to his shock and surprise they never got to their roast thanks to being cut up and a stone hit their car and Adam saw red and went for the driver. Not thinking it would lead to them all being kidnapped and held in a cellar fighting to escape.
Who knew it was all because off some bloke who thinks hes the bees knees.

I loved how this book does grab you from the first page all the way to the last page leaving you wanting more and more.  I love how the chapters wasn’t so long and you still get the full story in them. I love how tom made you sit and want to go save them yourself  or shout at Adam not to be silly it was just a stone no harm done.
I will definitely be giving this book a 5 star from me and will be reading more of toms books

I would say more but I’m scared I would give the book away for you guys so all I can say is if you haven’t read this one or any others by tom then I would say you are missing out on something brilliant and should go and buy all his books

No ordinary girl by cheryl elaine

Blurb from amazon
What started out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turned into a nightmare. Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters – the worst creatures mankind has ever produced – she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a single sound. 

The game-keepers force everyone to play. They deliver torment and pain in equal measure. Every hunter has their own agenda and reasons to maim and torture.

Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him. Can he stop the vile sadists before they damage more young girls, as well as his own daughter?

Aimee’s ordeal within the compound brings her to the conclusion that she’s no ordinary girl. But can she hang onto her sanity long enough to escape? And will she find a different way to play?

This crime thriller will keep you riveted. It’s no ordinary story.

Please note: contains graphic content.

This book was sent to me by Cheryl for me months ago for an honest review and with having kids to sort and a disabled partner to sort it took me a while to get round to read it and I’m just sorry that it took me so long to read it if i knew it was going to be that good then i would have started it sooner. 

This book is written in a way to keep you reading as you want to find out what is happening in the story. The chapters was small which i liked more but told the story well some of the story is a bit graphic but i think that is what made you keep reading to see what and how it ending and if it would be a good ending or a bad ending. For me i didn’t want it to end as would have liked to see more off Aimee and Kelly and if they are still friends and doing what they was doing. 

I cant say much of the story as i would think that i would giveaway the plot but for me i would give it a 5 star review and would recommend this one to others as its not one to pass on if you don’t mind a little bit graphic content then its a book for you but if you cant then i wouldn’t recommend you read this one.