Mystery at Maplemead Castle – Kitty French – @Bookouture

4* Maplemead Castle is crawling with ghosts, and the new owners need them gone. When Melody Bittersweet and the Girls' Ghostbusting Agency arrive on scene, they quickly identify the troublemakers swinging from the chandeliers ... literally. A century ago, stunning trapeze artist Britannia Lovell plunged to her death, and has done every night since. But did she really just fall, or was there … Continue reading Mystery at Maplemead Castle – Kitty French – @Bookouture

The Silent Kookaburra – Liza Perrat @LizaPerrat

5* All eleven-year-old Tanya Randall wants is a happy family. But Mum does nothing besides housework, Dad's always down the pub and Nanna Purvis moans at everyone except her dog. Then Shelley arrives, the miracle baby who fuses the Randall family in love for their little gumnut blossom. Tanya's life gets even better when she meets an … Continue reading The Silent Kookaburra – Liza Perrat @LizaPerrat

The Gingerbread House – Kate Beaufoy

4* Nestled among cherry trees in a picturesque country garden, the Gingerbread House resembles an illustration from an old-world storybook. But beware! For in the fairytale, that's where the witch lives ... Not really. The Gingerbread House is nothing like the one in the fairytale and the witch is a grandmother suffering from dementia. When … Continue reading The Gingerbread House – Kate Beaufoy

Last Breath – Robert Bryndza @bookouture @RobertBryndza

4* He's your perfect date. You're his next victim. When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it's not her case. While she fights to secure … Continue reading Last Breath – Robert Bryndza @bookouture @RobertBryndza

The Skeletons of Scarborough House – Kitty French @bookouture @KFrenchBooks

5* Life's tough for Melody Bittersweet. She's single, addicted to sugar and super heroes, her family are officially bonkers, and she sees dead people. Is it any wonder no-one's swiping right on Tinder? Waking up lonely on her twenty seventh birthday, Melody finally snaps. She can't carry on basing all of her life decisions on the advice of her … Continue reading The Skeletons of Scarborough House – Kitty French @bookouture @KFrenchBooks

Wicked Game – Matt Johnson @Matt_Johnson_UK @OrendaBooks

5* 2001. Age is catching up with Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royal Protection team based in London. He's looking forward to returning to uniform policing and a less stressful life with his new family. But fate has other plans. My thoughts : Having seen some amazing book blogger ratings about the second book in … Continue reading Wicked Game – Matt Johnson @Matt_Johnson_UK @OrendaBooks

#GuestReview: Splintered by Kelly Miller (@MillerMystery) @BookaholicDee

My very first guest review! So exciting!

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splintered.jpg“Life turns from barely tolerable to complete hell when Maddy Eastin’s impulsive plan to win back the attention of her absentee father backfires. Word of her scheme spreads through her high school, but when mockery escalates to cyberbullying, Maddy and her failed stunt become headline news. But the worst is yet to come…

A disturbed man is fighting the overwhelming urge to surrender to his true nature—a moral code molded by a sadistic father who taught him that a girl needs proper training to become the perfect subservient woman. As he watches Maddy on the evening news, his already fractured psyche completely splinters. She’s the girl he’s been waiting for.

When Maddy disappears, she’s labeled a runaway even though her mother believes it was foul play. Will the detectives investigating Maddy’s disappearance find her before it’s too late? Or has she already fallen prey to the vicious stranger hunting her?”

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