No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney @trish460 @bookouture #blogblitz #NoSafePlace

Absolutely thrilled to welcome you all to my stop on the blog blitz for the latest Lottie Parker book, No Safe Place, by Patricia Gibney. My thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for the opportunity and my review copy!

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Author : Patricia Gibney
Title : No Safe Place
Series : DI Lottie Parker #4
Pages : 488
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : March 22, 2018

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As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself?

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Hoo boy, can Patricia Gibney spin a tale or what?!

The body of a young woman is found in a grave that was most definitely not meant for her. Could this be Elizabeth Byrne, who never made it home after a day’s work in Dublin? DI Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. It soon looks as if there may be a connection to a ten year old cold case. But with a new boss, who clearly has it in for her,  breathing down her neck and a journalist on a mission, will Lottie Parker be able to focus enough to solve these cases?

On top of all of that, Lottie has quite a lot going on at home as well. Katie would like to take her son to see his grandfather in New York and Chloe is being your typical teenager. There is Lottie’s complicated relationship with Rose and someone she didn’t expect to see again returns to the village. Quite frankly, with a few secret vices as well, it’s a miracle she’s functioning at all.

This is one of those series that hooked me right from the start and with each new addition, it just keeps getting better and better.  The investigations are always fascinating  and gripping with realistic and incredibly well-developed characters all around. This case here is a rather disturbing tale of jealousy, prejudice and forbidden love with its roots fixed firmly in the past, as I’ve come to expect from Patricia Gibney.

There is so much going on in this story, my head was spinning. There are various layers and threads that may or may not be connected. I couldn’t figure it out at all, especially as there is a rather long list of despicable characters I’d quite happily have throttled myself and each and every one of them makes for a viable suspect. Very little pleases me more than a story that keeps me guessing until the end.

Thoroughly enjoyed this gripping instalment and I can’t wait for the next book! If you’re not reading these, you definitely should be. Now if only Lottie could just get her act together, that’d be grand. 😄

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abouttheauthor

Patricia lives in the midlands of Ireland. She is an avid crime reader so naturally she found herself writing in the crime genre.

A life changing experience in 2009, with the death of her 49 year old husband, meant she had to give up her career, and over the following few years, she rekindled her love of art and writing.

Initially Patricia wrote and illustrated a children’s book, but her real ambition was to write a novel. And she did!

In January 2016, she joined with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency. In July 2016, Patricia signed with Bookouture for four DI Lottie Parker crime novels.

The Missing Ones (Book 1) published in March 2017 and to date has reached a high of number 2 in Amazon UK Kindle charts and number 6 in the US. It also achieved number 1 in all its categories. It is a bestseller in UK, US, Canada and Australia.

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The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson @emmarobinsonuk @bookouture #blogblitz

Delighted to welcome you all to my stop on the blog blitz for the feel-good comedy The Undercover Mother by Emma Robinson. My thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for the opportunity and my review copy, which I received via Netgalley.

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Author : Emma Robinson
Title : The Undercover Mother
Pages : 287
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : March 20, 2018

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Jenny has too much on her plate: literally – she’s only pregnant with one child but she’s already eating for three. Not to mention trying to juggle her future life with a baby, a nightmare boss, a know-it-all sister, and a bizarrely laid back husband.

She used to be famous for her ‘Single Girl About Town’ journalism. But not only is she bored of parties, she also hasn’t been single for years, and is now 8½ months pregnant.

So when her boss hands her column to a younger colleague, Jenny panics and proposes instead writing about being a clueless new mum. Surely people will find her new friendship group fascinating? Even if the only thing they have in common is that they all had sex around the same time 9 months ago…

Like – what’s the deal with scary Gail’s mystery husband? How is posh mum Antonia already out drinking when Jenny can barely make a cup of tea? Why isn’t sweet-natured Ruth answering any phone calls?

And if her readers aren’t quite hooked yet, maybe Jenny will just have to be more liberal with the truth. After all, none of the other mums will read it… will they?

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Something a little different on the blog today. Sometimes I find I need to step away a little bit from the gritty crime and dark thrillers I normally gravitate towards and The Undercover Mother seemed like a great alternative. Granted, this is so incredibly far removed from my usual choices, you may well wonder if there’s something not quite right with me. Fear not, all is well! Better yet, within the space of a few pages, I already knew I’d made the right decision when I could feel my spirits lift and a big smile settled itself on my face.

Jenny used to write a singles column called “Girls About Town” for a magazine. The problem is, Jenny isn’t single anymore and is also preparing for the birth of her first child. So when her column is handed over to a younger colleague, Jenny tries to convince her boss she could write about motherhood instead. To find inspiration, Jenny joins an antenatal class where she meets four other women who couldn’t possible be more different from each other if they tried. There’s Naomi, the hippy earth-mom; Gail, the fierce business woman; Antonia, the well turned-out snobbish one who seems to have it all and finally Ruth, who’s been struggling to get pregnant for years.

Now, I admit I thought I would struggle with this story as I’m not a member of the mum club and never had the desire to join up. While I am familiar with sleepless nights due to being an insomniac, I’ve never changed a diaper nor have I thankfully ever been the victim of misdirected projectile vomiting. But somehow, I found myself totally able to relate to Jenny and her circle of first time mothers. Not everything is all roses and sunshine. Sure, there are moments where I chuckled and snorted rather un-lady like but there were also times when I felt quite a huge lump in my throat.

From unplanned pregnancies to having to throw your carefully written birthing plan out the window, from exhaustion to mishaps, from trying to juggle it all and think you need to be perfect at everything, to realising your live has changed forever, … this story has everything and these five women will somehow find each other, despite their differences. Mothers everywhere will undoubtedly be able to relate and some things will surely bring back fond, or less fond, memories. If like me, you’re not a mother, worry not as I’m feeling pretty confident you will be as entertained as I was.

The Undercover Mother is a funny feel-good story about pregnancies, motherhood, friendships and finding the best of friends in the most unusual places. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to spend with all of them and I do so hope there will be a follow-up at some point as I would absolutely love to know what happens to all of them next.

The Undercover Mother is available for purchase!

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Emma Robinson thinks of herself as one of the ‘Bridget Jones generation’ – who are now grown up and having children – and writes novels for women who feel the same.

She also has a blog, Motherhood for Slackers, which takes a humorous look at parenthood, and includes poems such as ‘Dear Teacher’ about her son starting school which has been shared around the world. Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material.

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This Week in Books (March 21)

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Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Last book I finished reading 

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As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself?

The book I’m currently reading

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On a wet road in the black of night, Karl Seabury is driving home to his pregnant wife. Suddenly, caught in his headlights in the middle of the road is a woman shaking with fright.

The woman says her name is Liz Smith, that her home was attacked, and that she was the only one to escape.

In a split-second decision, Karl decides to help her to safety. But Liz is hiding a dark secret and now his good deed has put his family in terrible danger.

What I’m (probably) reading next

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When his alarm goes off at 7 am, bank manager Vincent assumes he is waking up to a regular working day. He couldn’t be more wrong.

Minutes later, one of the most ambitious heists in Dublin’s history is underway — and Vincent finds himself at the centre of it.

While his boyfriend Ryan is held at gunpoint by two aspiring gangsters, Vincent is tasked with entering the vaults of the four branches he manages to steal two million euros from each one. If he doesn’t return by midday with all of the money, Ryan will receive a bullet to the head.

As each minute ticks by, it becomes clear all is not as it seems. But just who is calling the shots? And can Vincent make it back in time to save his boyfriend’s life?

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Why, yes, these are all for blog tours. Why do you ask? What are you reading this week? Let me know! Happy reading! xx

A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson @jessbarratt88 @simonschusterUK

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Author : Andrew Wilson
Title : A Talent for Murder
Series : Agatha Christie #1
Pages : 416
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Publication date : First published April 6, 2017

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Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, is boarding a train, preoccupied with the devastating knowledge that her husband is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events—for her rescuer is no guardian angel, rather he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind.

“You, Mrs. Christie, are going to commit a murder. But, before then, you are going to disappear.”

Writing about murder is a far cry from committing a crime, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her expertise and knowledge about the act of murder to kill on his behalf.

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I’m fairly new to the world of Agatha Christie, having just read two of her books in recent months. So I wasn’t at all aware of the events this novel is inspired by. In December 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared without a trace. Ten days later, she was found in a hotel in Harrogate but since Agatha has never talked about that period of her life, the mystery surrounding her disappearance still remains today.

Andrew Wilson has taken that premise and delivered a story that not only oozes atmosphere but is also quite dark and disturbing. Because Agatha Christie is being blackmailed do commit a murder. Writing about it is one thing, actually doing the crime is something entirely different. Will Agatha do this heinous act? Or will her wit allow her to find a way out of this most horrendous situation?

While the story is mostly told from Agatha’s point of view, we are also introduced to the detective charged with finding her and Una Crowe, a wanna-be journalist who would love nothing more than to solve this case and find a way to move on from her father’s death. With such a delightful cast of characters and fabulous settings, I quickly found myself completely immersed.

At first I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It seemed rather weird to have a fictional story centred around the great lady of crime herself. But Andrew Wilson really brought her to life, portraying her not just simply as this author of detective stories but as a remarkably intelligent woman whose priority is protecting her family. I adored the little mentions of books she’s written, especially as the “bad guy” seemingly took inspiration from one of her characters. Since I’ve not read that particular book, that bit may have gone over my head a bit but I’m sure that to those of you who have read it, it will add that little something extra. Speaking of the “bad guy”, he is quite possibly the most vile and despicable character I’ve ever had the displeasure of meeting.

A Talent for Murder had me hooked from the first page and I found it brilliantly absorbing. I love that the author included the facts at the end of the novel, pages I refused to read before I had finished the story and some things really surprised me. This is the first in a series, with a second instalment due in May, and I must say I can’t wait to get my hands on that one. I thoroughly enjoyed this offering and I’d like to think Mrs Agatha Christie would have done so as well.

A Talent for Murder was first published in 2017. The paperback I read will be published on March 22nd.

My thanks to Jess Barratt and Simon & Schuster for my review copy.

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The Friend by Teresa Driscoll @TeresaDriscoll @AmazonPub

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Author : Teresa Driscoll
Title : The Friend
Pages : 293
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Publication date : March 22, 2018

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On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.

She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit—someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

Because how well does she know Emma, really? Should she have trusted her at all?

Time is running out. Powerless to help her child, still hours from home, Sophie is about to discover the truth. And her life will never be the same.

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Well, now. If, like me, you have trust issues sometimes and don’t like meeting new people, let this story be a lesson!

Sophie is traveling on a train with her husband when she gets a phone call to say her four year old son, Ben, is in hospital. Sophie had left Ben in the care of her friend, Emma. She thought Emma could be trusted. They were kindred spirits after all. But how well does Sophie know Emma anyway? Was what happened to Ben truly an accident? Or is there something more sinister going on?

The story of The Friend is mostly told through flashbacks from before Ben’s accident. Emma and her son Theo move to a tiny village and Sophie quite quickly strikes up a friendship with her, despite the other village residents being rather wary of Emma. On top of that, the quiet village is rocked by a murder and slowly but surely, things are revealed that will make you never trust another living soul again.

After having enjoyed I Am Watching You, I was very much looking forward to this new offering by Teresa Driscoll and I was not disappointed. There were a few things I didn’t see coming and while I don’t normally mention the ending, I must just say that this one blew me away. I didn’t particularly like any of the characters although I did sympathise with Sophie throughout the story for various reasons. Not least of all, obviously being miles away and stuck on a train when you don’t have the faintest idea what’s happening to your child.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Friend. It held my attention from start to finish, even if it was maybe a tad slow in some places. A compelling tale that just goes to show you never really know someone and though sometimes the things you learn about other people can be mightily surprising, the one person who may just surprise you the most is yourself.

The Friend will be published on March 22nd.

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Weekly Wrap-Up (March 18)

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Finally back with my weekly wrap-up after having my arse kicked by the flu from hell. I can’t remember the last time I was this poorly. Seriously, I didn’t read a single word in an entire week! A week! Unfortunately, that meant a mad dash last weekend as I was on three blog tours and blatantly refused to contact the organisers to pull out. I’m nothing if not insanely stubborn. I made it, nobody noticed a thing and I felt pretty accomplished. Luckily since then, my reading mojo has returned in force and I’ve had a fabulous reading week.


Books I’ve read this week

Six books read this past week. Not too shabby. Could have been seven but I was majorly distracted by social media yesterday, a two hour phone call and an emergency plumber visit. Of the real kind. Not that odd stuff you see in some type of movies. I mean … so, yes, books. Here they are. 😳

Books I’ve bought this week

Broken Girls is a pre-order and I already read/owned Dark Pines, Killed and The Chalk Man but wanted physical copies so those don’t count. Right?

ARC’s received via Netgalley

None. Apparently. I checked. I need to go grab some for blog tours though so watch this space next week.

Bookpost that landed on my doorstep this past week

Fabulous copy of Come and Find Me by Sarah Hilary, for which I immediately dropped everything. Read it in one sitting and have been struggling with my review ever since. It is the most awesomest of awesomestest (totally a word) ever!

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On the blog this past week

Monday : Joined the blog tour for the fantastic End Game by Matt Johnson

Tuesday : Reviewed Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett

Wednesday : This Week in Books

Thursday : Shared my thoughts on My Mother’s Secret by Sanjida Kay

Friday : Reviewed A Bridge Across The Ocean by Susan Meissner

Saturday : Shared my review for Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Sunday : Weekly Wrap-Up

Next week on Novel Deelights

As I mentioned, blog tours. Of course. Bookouture likes to keep me busy so there will be three in two days. Eek! I’ll be reviewing The Undercover Mother, No Safe Place and The Choice. I’ll also be reviewing Teresa Driscoll’s latest book, The Friend.

In other news : With an incredibly unfashionable delay, it’s time to pick the winners of my first blogiversary giveaway. Thank you for playing along! The innocent hand (or paw 😄) refused to help out so I had to call in the help of an online generator. The two winners are Tina and Jo. Please contact me via email or twitter DM so we can get things sorted out. Congratulations! 😘

And that’s it for another week. It’s good to be back. Wishing you all a fantastic week and lots of happy reading! xx

Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris @BAParisAuthor @HQstories #ForgetSleep

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Author : B.A. Paris
Title : Bring Me Back
Pages : 384
Publisher : HQ
Publication date : March 8, 2018

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A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside. No one ever sees her again.

Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part of his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.

As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?

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Finn and his girlfriend Layla are driving home from a trip to France when they stop at a service station. When Finn comes back from a bathroom break, Layla is gone. She’s never seen again. Years later, Finn is preparing to get married. Not just to anyone, but to Layla’s older sister, Ellen. And it is then that slightly weird things start to happen. Is someone messing with Finn? Is he losing his mind? Or could it be possible that Layla has been alive all this time and has come back?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you will have seen the hashtag #ForgetSleep on your travels around social media in the last few weeks and boy, is it an apt one. The pace of this story and the length of its chapters lend itself perfectly to wanting to squeeze in just one more page, … and another one and before you know it, you’re sitting on your sofa all zombie-like when the birds start their morning chorus and you realise you’ve not been to bed yet. Oops.

After having read B.A. Paris’ previous books, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one and once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Now, admittedly, I quite early on thought I’d figured the whole thing out but that didn’t bother me at all. Nor did I particularly like any of the characters. Except for Peggy. Who’s a dog. But seeing the threads come together as the tension builds up was hugely entertaining. Above all, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where this tale would end but I must say, there is one delightfully satisfying conclusion.

As with her previous books, B.A. Paris delivers a gripping and compelling plot that makes you want to turn the pages faster. This highly addictive and disturbing tale had me utterly absorbed, almost made me miss dinner and yes, I did forget sleep but then I am a massive insomniac. Served me well on this occasion. I absolutely can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next!

Bring Me Back is available for purchase!

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A Bridge Across The Ocean by Susan Meissner

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Author : Susan Meissner
Title : A Bridge Across The Ocean
Pages : 368
Publisher : Berkley
Publication date : March 14, 2017

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February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistance spy.

Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark…

Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.

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I’ve read and enjoyed quite a few books by Susan Meissner over the years and so I was very excited to finally get my hands on a copy of A Bridge Across The Ocean and settle down for a lovely trip into the past.

However, all in all, I must say I was left a little disappointed and didn’t quite enjoy this one as some of her other books. There’s a certain angle in this story that’s not mentioned in the book description so I won’t either, but it completely threw me off.

I preferred the chapters set in the past, with war brides going off to their new lives in America on the great ship RMS Queen Mary. I could quite happily have read an entire book based on those stories alone and found it quite absorbing. Unfortunately, the present day chapters and the characters, despite the mystery that needs solving, didn’t work as well for me and I had to fight the urge to skim the pages.

In truth though, apart from era preference and that angle I can’t mention, I find it quite hard to pin-point why this novel didn’t work for me as well as I expected it to. It’s beautifully written, wonderfully atmospheric and overall it has everything you’d expect from a Susan Meissner novel. It definitely won’t stop me picking up a book by her again in future.

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My Mother’s Secret by Sanjida Kay @CorvusBooks

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Author : Sanjida Kay
Title : My Mother’s Secret
Pages : 361
Publisher : Corvus
Publication date : March 5, 2018

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Lizzie Bradshaw. A student from the Lake District, forced to work away from home, who witnesses a terrible crime. But who will ultimately pay the price?

Emma Taylor. A mother, a wife, and a woman with a dangerous secret. Can she keep her beloved family safely together?

Stella Taylor. A disaffected teenager, determined to discover what her mother is hiding. But how far will she go to uncover the truth?

And one man, powerful, manipulative and cunning, who controls all their destinies.

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Here’s a fabulous example of how to take a simple premise and turn it on its head. How by just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, your whole world can come crashing down around you and your life will change forever.

The chapters in this novel switch between Emma, Lizzie and Stella. Emma leads a rather nice and comfortable life with her husband and two daughters, until one day she spots a man and her past catches up with her. Emma has been keeping a humongous secret that is slowly revealed throughout the story and I obviously can’t say any more about that because that would ruin the entire plot for you.

Personally, I thought it was rather obvious from the start what that secret was and I did feel some things were rather predictable but there is something so beautiful and absorbing in the way Sanjida Kay writes, that it didn’t matter one bit to me. As in her previous books, the characters in this story are all incredibly realistic and believable and it’s easy to imagine how one event can change the course of your life so dramatically. It makes you wonder what you would do. How do you choose between the life you have now and the one you could have had?

While Lizzie’s circumstances are heartbreaking, to say the least, I must say the stand-out character for me was Stella and Sanjida Kay brought this hormonal teenager to life perfectly. And yes, there is a bit of a twist that I didn’t see coming at all, which also made me rethink the entire story and enormously appreciate the way the plot was crafted. This is another gripping and compelling novel by this author and I look forward to more by her in future!

My Mother’s Secret is available in the UK in ebook format!

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This Week in Books (March 14)

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Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Last book I finished reading

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Lizzie Bradshaw. A student from the Lake District, forced to work away from home, who witnesses a terrible crime. But who will ultimately pay the price?

Emma Taylor. A mother, a wife, and a woman with a dangerous secret. Can she keep her beloved family safely together?

Stella Taylor. A disaffected teenager, determined to discover what her mother is hiding. But how far will she go to uncover the truth?

And one man, powerful, manipulative and cunning, who controls all their destinies.


The book I’m currently reading

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A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside. No one ever sees her again.

Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.

As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?


What I’m (probably) reading next

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On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention.

DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She’s finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn’t able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day.

As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, Marnie fears one of the women may have found him – and is about to pay the ultimate price.

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What are you reading this week? Anything awesome I should keep my eye on? Whatever it is, I wish you all lots of happy reading! xx