First of all let me say a huge thank you as always to Anne from Random Things Tours for sending me a copy of this wonderful book in return for my honest review.
I read this book in a day…. usually that means it’s a great one and it was. This book did not disappoint in the slightest. It follows a police detective trying to solve a murder but somehow being brought into 3 different crimes. It’s told from his perspective throughout and honestly it had me hooked right from the beginning. It ends with something u wouldn’t dream of thinking might happen and has u guessing the whole way through. I liked all the characters and I won’t be hesitating on reading more from this author in the future. Perfect for police crime lovers. Fantastic ❤️
Welcome to my spot on the wonderful blog tour for ‘Containment’. Many thanks as always to Anne at Random Things Tours for providing me with a copy of the book in return for my honest review.
Chaos reigns in the sleepy village of Aramoana on the New Zealand coast, when a series of shipping containers wash up on the beach and looting begins. Detective Constable Sam Shephard experiences the desperation of the scavengers first-hand, and ends up in an ambulance, nursing her wounds and puzzling over an assault that left her assailant for dead.
What appears to be a clear-cut case of a cargo ship running aground soon takes a more sinister turn when a skull is found in the sand, and the body of a diver is pulled from the sea . . . a diver who didn’t die of drowning. As first officer at the scene, Sam is handed the case, much to the displeasure of her superiors, and she must put together an increasingly confusing series of clues to get to the bottom of a mystery that may still have more victims.
This book was in fact the 3rd in a series from this author and of course I am always cautious about reading a book this late in a series but I honestly can say that as a stand alone it was fantastic. It never felt at any time in the book that I needed to have read any of the other two instalments in the series which is a compliment to the author.
It starts out slowly which normally I find hard to connect with but I was glad of the pacing as it made it easier to get to know the case and meet the characters in the book, once this was done it became a very fast paced read for me and I couldn’t put it down. The detail was fantastic and I just wanted to keep reading more. Its not the type of book that will keep you guessing and of course the twist at the end is always great but I found it easy to predict but this book wasn’t really about the case as much as it was about the main character Sam, it very much centred around her character and getting to know her better. It felt also that it was set up for another book so I will definitely be hoping to reach for a copy of the next instalment. I definitely would recommend this book to my mystery crime lover bookworms and if you are looking for some easy reading then look no further.
About the Author
anda Symon is one of New Zealand’s most noted crime authors. The presenter of a weekly radio programme in Dunedin and member of several literary associations, she began the DC Sam Shephard series with Overkill, which was originally published in 2007.
She went on to write four books in the series, the last of which was published in 2012. The revised and updated UK editions are now being published by Orenda Books, Containment being the third of them.
Do you listen to your mother? Even after she’s dead?
Anna Hardaker is following you …
This seemingly innocent Tweet fills Jamie Hardaker with confusion and fear. After all, his mother Anna has been dead for nearly three weeks.
What follows is an orchestrated Twitter campaign to lead those Anna loved, and didn’t love so much, to the truth behind her “accidental” death.
Thanks to Anne at Random Things Tours for sending me a copy of this awesome book in return for my honest review, I really love book tours and reviewing books so much… This book particularly was a fantastic read.
Wow just wow, I read this book as soon as it hit my doorstep and just couldn’t wait to get to my stop on the tour to review it and share how much I loved it with my followers. This story covers so many different emotions and each character you either like or you hate, and of course there is the twist that so many of these stories have and not one that I was able to guess right off the bat. I felt anxious at times and it was very intense – the not knowing what was going to happen was quite unsettling and I found I just couldn’t put this book down. I urge anyone who loves deep suspense and thriller genres please read this book you really wont be disappointed at all. Its the first from this author for me and I sure hope it wont be the last. I wish I could go back to when I just received it so could read it all over again.
A covert state hidden within a government; a secret organisation of high-level operatives; exerts control through manipulation and a culture of pain and fear. DEEP STATE BY CHRIS HAUTY THE THRILLER OF 2020 23RD January 2020, Hardback, £12.99 Hayley Chill isn’t your typical West Wing intern. Ex-military and as patriotic as she is principled, she is largely vilified by her peers and lauded by her superiors – it’s a quick way of making enemies. It is Hayley who finds the body of the White House chief of staff, Peter Hall, on his kitchen floor having died from an apparent heart attack. It is also Hayley who notices a single clue which suggests his death was deliberate, targeted. That he was assassinated. Unsure who to trust, Hayley works alone to uncover a wide-ranging conspiracy that controls the furthest reaches of the government. And Hall is just the beginning – the president is the next target. Hayley must now do the impossible: stop an assassination, when she has no idea who the enemy is, all while staying hidden, with Peter’s final words to her ringing in her ears: Trust no one. Because the Deep State will kill to silence her. And they are closing in. *** It is entrenched. It is hidden. It is deadly. Who can you trust?
Oh my god, thanks ever so much to Ann from Random Things Tours for a copy of this amazing book in return for my honest review, I liked the look of this one from I read the synopsis as its my favourite type of genre. I didn’t disappoint in the slightest, I read this book in one day as it was so hard to put down and stop reading. It starts quite light hearted but you know there are secrets everywhere but it just gets more and more intense as the book goes on. I thought I had worked out parts of the book only to be completely off track and everything surprised me. This is my first introduction to this author and like most of the other books I have reviewed so far this year it probably wont be the last. This book was amazing and I will promptly telling anyone who will listen to purchase a copy and let me know how amazing they think it is too.
I am excited to bring u my stop on this wonderful book tour and received an advanced copy to read in return for my honest review. Thank u to Choc Lit UK ☺️
Three isn’t always a magic number …
There are three reasons Tess Fenton should be happy. One, her job at the Blue Olive deli is dull, but at least she gets to work with her best friend. Two, she lives in a cosy cottage in the pretty village of Halston. Three, she’s in love with her boyfriend, Blake.
Because, despite their history, Blake continues to be the puzzle piece in Tess’s life that doesn’t quite fit. And when she meets intriguing local artist Daniel Cavanagh, it soon becomes apparent that, for Tess, love isn’t as easy as one, two, three …
What can I say? If your looking for a great uplifting happy book then look no further. This book was fab. I enjoyed it so much and found I couldn’t put it down, it’s my first from this particular author and it certainly won’t be my last that’s for sure. It’s been a while since I’ve dived into a romcom and it certainly hasn’t put me off reading them.
The characters I cared for, I was rooting for characters throughout and I honestly got lost in the story from start to finish. I’d had a particularly hard week and was quite drained but this book took me away from all that and just made me feel better.
A deadly venom. A looming rebellion. A vicious siege. And the clock is ticking. For sorcerer Nate Garrett, the stakes have risen. If Asgard falls, he may lose much more than his home—he may lose the thing dearest to him. To stand a fighting chance against Avalon, he must be ready to go to war. But when his best friend and father are poisoned, Nate must race against the clock in a desperate quest to find a cure. Layla Cassidy is tasked with gaining the aid of the Valkyrie in Valhalla, but once there, she finds herself involved in another rebellion and must pick a side. Meanwhile, Mordred finds himself on a hunt for Excalibur, a weapon of incredible power that would aid the rebellion in their fight against Arthur and his allies. But to retrieve it, Mordred must face uncomfortable truths about himself. War looms over the rebellion, and the battle for Asgard is at hand. Time is running out as Avalon’s forces threaten total destruction. But Nate can’t be in two places at once. Can he find the cure, and can he, Layla, and Mordred save the realms before it’s too late?
I am delighted to be bringing this book review for the first time from Anne Carter from Random Things Tours and thank you Anne for gifting me a copy of this book in return for my honest review. Today is my turn on the blog tour and since I read this book I have looked forward to sharing my thoughts on my book with my followers. Having not read anything from this author before I googled him and quickly realised this author is well liked. Its not that hard to believe after reading this book, its told through different stories throughout which feels like being spoilt in a way as all the stories could stand alone in a book of their own. I couldn’t put the book down which is always a good sign for a reader that cant sit long before wanting to read its pages again. It put me through the ringer in terms of emotions, laughing a lot, feeling sad and I think it helped that I cared for the character and how vulnerable he was with his new found capabilities. This book is part of a series with one more to go and honestly I didn’t feel that you would need to read the other book to follow this one, that being said I cant wait to read the last installement and I would urge any of my followers to pick this book or series of books up as you wont be disappointed.
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About the Author
Steve’s been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up ‘One boy and his frog’ was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A. It wasn’t for another decade that he would start work on a full length novel, the result of which is Crimes Against Magic. He was born in a small village called Mexborough, South Yorkshire, but now lives with his wife and three young daughters in Southampton.
Thanks to Rachel for gifting me a copy of this wonderful romantic and heart warming book in return for my honest review. What a fab book to kick off lovers day today…
How cute is this cover to start with??
I am always very hesitant to read and review a book that is part of a series and when I was asked to read this book I worried that with it being the last in the series that it wouldn’t flow for me or I wouldn’t understand some of the references to the other books. This wasn’t the case at all and I would be happy to say this would be a fab read as a standalone.
This book is the perfect tonic for Valentines day, it left me feeling all the romance and all the love for this book, I loved the main characters Melv and Eve so much and I got completely sucked into the lovey dovey romance. I am not really that romantic in real life but this made me want to do something extra special for that man in my life after reading it. Perfect for an afternoon on the sofa and will instantly make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. I am now going to see if can hunt down the rest in this series.
Almost four years have passed since Melv followed Eve back to England refusing to throw away their long awaited chance of lasting love and happiness. Much has happened in that time. No longer a tour manager for Travel Together, Eve is enjoying unexpected success in her new career. Has she forgiven him for hurting her so deeply? Was her love for him simply enough? And what about her own dark secret?
Provoking smiles and tears this glimpse into Eve’s future brings the Singles’ Series to its final conclusion
Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles Series – Singles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All The Way and Singles At Sea. Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series. Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left The Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019. Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019! Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.
I am delighted to bring today this amazing cover reveal in conjunction with Rachel’s random resources. How entertaining is this one though?
Babushka is Homesick Babushka hadn’t been in her homeland since she was a child. She went to the church with a suitcase, and the whole way, Babushka thought about how she would feel in Ukraine after so many years. She sang, and then she prayed. Amen. But Babushka was thinking of her trip instead of the Lord’s grace. After a long time pondering what to expect—if she would feel a sense of belonging—Babushka arrived in her homeland. Babushka had a lot of fun, but she felt like something was missing. She was homesick. “Babushka is Homesick” is a story about memories, family, and the true meaning of the word “home.” “Babushka is Homesick” is the second children’s book in the Babushka Series. Everyone has their own stories, history, and the desire to belong. The first book, “Tell me a story, Babushka,” is a best-selling new release in Children’s Multicultural Literature on Amazon USA (Aug 2019), in which kids and adults will enjoy fun adventures and identify their own stories. This folktale is ideal for ages 4-11 and perfect for teachers. Purchase Links: US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0848BP2SH UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0848BP2SH About Carola Schmidt Pediatric Oncology Pharmacist & award-winning author. Author of children’s multicultural literature, such as Babushka Series, and children’s books about cancer, such as Chubby’s Tale: The true story of a teddy bear who beat cancer, and Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl. Springer Nature author with several scientific books published on pediatric oncology. Twitter: @_CarolaSchmidt and @LovelyBabushka Facebook: @MyLovelyBabushka
Thank u as always again to Rachel for sending me a copy of this book to review in return for my honest review.
How refreshing… Its no secret I’ve been living in thriller Town for the last few weeks and just been sucked in but when I saw this blog tour come up I couldn’t resist. This is a rom com and honestly it was so refreshing. I couldn’t put it down and managed to read it in one day. On the sofa, with a cup of tea and a Creme egg lol dont judge me it’s how I do things 😂
The romance between Emma and Tom was a slow burner but this didn’t put me off and I loved all the background characters as the book went on. My only critisim is that I wish the book had been longer. It was wonderful, refreshing and just what I needed after some serious reads this year so far.
I am delighted to bring you the cover reveal for The Breaking by K S Marsden, book 3 of the series. And what a pretty cool one I think it is. It would instantly draw me to want to buy it. I cant wait to get my hands on this one to review – check back in a few weeks for my thoughts.