Monday, February 24, 2020

When The Time Comes by Adele O’Neill . Blog Tour / Review







This is book 3 in this series featuring DS Louise Kennedy . The story is set in Dublin and centers around the sudden and suspicious death of a woman who has a very serious illness . Could it be murder or was it suicide ?? The deceased had a horrible husband who she had been separated from for a while but now he is under the glare of Gardaí in the investigation . I really loved the idea behind this story , the more I read the better it got . The plot was interesting from the very first chapter , and as the story goes on it gives us part of the story from different peoples perspectives and another part in flashbacks to before the death of the victim , which I very much enjoyed  . There was a couple of people in this book who’s motives seemed shady to me so I was keen to keep reading to see was one of them the killer .... I could not have been more surprised by the ending of this story when everything is revealed and it was so worth waiting for  ! I think if you love a good detective story with a strong female detective then you will love this , seeing the human side of DS Kennedy and what she was personally going through during the case makes you love her even more . 


I received this book in exchange for a review from Netgalley .  

 About the author




 

Adele is a writer from Co. Wicklow who lives with her husband Alan and her two teenage daughters. Influenced by writers across all genres she has a particular fondness for fiction that is relatable and realistic. Her debut novel was awarded The Annie McHale Debut Novel Award for 2017 and is a character driven story of survival, dark family secrets and sibling loyalty, just like life. Her second novel Behind A Closed Dooris another emotionally harrowing tale of impossible choices, loyalty and friendship. Adele writes overlooking the Irish Sea, which she credits for the tumultuous dynamics in the relationships and lives of her unsuspecting characters in her third novel, When The Time Comes, another dark tale that tests the lengths we go to protect the ones we love.

 

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About the book

 

Her husband says it's suicide. The police say it's murder.

 

Liam Buckley was a married man with two teenage children when he moved out of the family home to start a new life with his lover. His wife Jennifer never forgave him, but now she needs him to come back: she's been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the kids can't cope alone.

One day after Liam moves home, Jennifer is found dead. Liam thinks it's suicide. But the police, led by DS Louise Kennedy, are convinced it's murder.

Liam hires a retired detective to help prove his innocence, but it's no easy task. The children are distraught, and Jennifer's best friend, Sarah, is waging a campaign against Liam, determined to expose him for a liar and a cheat.

As secrets surface from the complex web of Buckley family life, DS Kennedy must decide. Did Jennifer Buckley end her own life, or did Liam take it from her? The answer, when it comes, will shock them all...

 

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Friday, February 14, 2020

The Last Drop Of Blood by Graham Masterton . Blog Tour / Review




The Last Drop Of Blood by Graham Masterton . Blog Tour / Review 


From the opening pages of this Co. Cork based detective story I knew I was going to love it and I was right . 

Let me start with the fact that it was so refreshing to see so much of the Irish slang and general way of speaking in a story , although I am around it all the time you sometimes forget how utterly unique and special it is , we sometimes take it for granted , it was a delight to come across in a book . The love for this book does not stop there as it carries over to the back and forth banter between characters too , they are witty and interesting , there is no denying they are all great even if a few of them are complete rascals . 

When the story began with a Judge getting blown up I knew I was in for a hell of a ride with this plot and it did not let me down . Apart from gang related crime there is also someone randomly pushing people in the River Lee too and the body count is mounting giving the detectives plenty to occupy their time ... 

This was such an enjoyable story and it was made all the more exciting when I found out this is book 11 in a series , I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series featuring main character Katie Maguire . Go read this now , it does not disappoint. 





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The Last Drop of Blood– Graham Masterton

 

About the book

 

The final thriller in the million-copy-selling Katie Maguire series.

In the driver's seat of a Jaguar, on a country road, a good man burns.

Justice Garrett Quinn should have been at a sentencing. He was one of the good ones, fighting for order in a lawless world. In a burned-out car, on the outskirts of Cork, DS Katie Maguire finds what's left of him.

But this is only the beginning. The judge's death sparks a gang war fought with bullets and bombs, and civilians are caught in the crossfire. As the city spirals deeper into violence, Ireland's most fearless detective must find the courage to fight for her hometown one last time.

Katie Maguire is no stranger to sacrifice – but she has lost so much already. Facing new horrors each day, Katie must decide: can she do her duty when she has nothing left to give?

Praise for Graham Masterton:

'One of this country's most exciting crime novelists. If you have not read one, read them all now' Daily Mail.
'A tough and gritty thriller with an attractive principal character' 
Irish Independent.
'Graham Masterton is a natural storyteller' 
New York Journal of Books.
'Any fan of mysteries should grab this book' 
Irish Examiner.

 

 

About the author:

 

Graham Masterton trained as a newspaper reporter before beginning a career as an author. After twenty-five years writing horror and thrillers, Graham turned his talent to crime writing. The first book in the Katie Maguire series, White Bones, was published by Head of Zeus in 2012 and became a top-ten bestseller. The series was inspired by Graham’s five-year stay in County Cork.

 

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Other You by J.S. Monroe . Review / Blog Tour





Wow this was good .... The story is about a woman called Kate who has a very special skill that enabled her to be able to recognize any face for all her life , it’s a skill that not many people have and was very useful to the police when she worked with them until she had an accident that caused damage to her brain . While recovering with her boyfriend things begin to seem off and that when the trouble begins .... I knew after a few pages in that I was not going to be able to put this book down so I didn’t and carried on reading until the early hours of the morning . The story is eerie and tense , it has lingered with me since I finished reading it as it is anybody’s worst nightmare. This story about a doppelgänger is an uneasy read in all the right ways , it’s just soooooo good , it keeps you guessing and you are never sure who you can really trust in the story . Go add this to your TBR immediately.


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The Other You, J.S. Monroe

About the book

 

Kate used to be good at recognising people. So good, she worked for the police, identifying criminals in crowds of thousands. But six months ago, a devastating car accident led to a brain injury. Now the woman who never forgot a face can barely recognise herself in the mirror.

At least she has Rob. Young, rich, handsome and successful, Rob runs a tech company on the idyllic Cornish coast. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to health. When she's with him, in his luxury modernist house, the nightmares of the accident fade, and she feels safe and loved.

Until, one day, she looks at Rob anew. And knows, with absolute certainty, that the man before her has been replaced by an impostor.

Is Rob who he says he is? Or is it all in Kate's damaged mind?

 

 

About the Author

 

J.S. Monroe read English at Cambridge, worked as a foreign correspondent in Delhi, and was Weekend editor of the Daily Telegraphin London before becoming a full-time writer. Monroe is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller, Find Me.

 

 

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Other Woman by Jane Isaac . Review / Blog Tour .




The story begins with the sudden death of a man , this man appears to be an ordinary man living an ordinary life but we quickly learn that is far from the case . Cameron is a master of deception and his entire life is made up of lies , each one of them is  worse then the last . As the story really begins with his death , we as readers don’t see what he was like while alive but we do learn about what he got up to and see how far reaching his path of destruction could go and how many it could hurt in so many ways . I really enjoyed this story , seeing the story from the perspective of the people working the case is an interesting one , they are essentially putting together this puzzle  of this man and the pieces are getting juicer by the day . The plot was very interesting because we find out gradually so much of what he did and it made this very hard to put down . I think if you love a good detective story then pick this one up without a doubt . 



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The Other Woman, Jane Isaac

 

About the book

 

The grieving widow. The other woman. Which one is which?


When Cameron Swift is shot and killed outside his family home, DC Beth Chamberlain is appointed Family Liaison Officer. Her role is to support the family – and investigate them.

Monika, Cameron's partner and mother of two sons, had to be prised off his lifeless body after she discovered him. She has no idea why anyone would target Cameron.

Beth can understand Monika's confusion. To everyone in their affluent community, Monika and her family seemed just like any other. But then Beth gets a call.

Sara is on holiday with her daughters when she sees the news. She calls the police in the UK, outraged that no one has contacted her to let her know or offer support. After all, she and Cameron had been together for the last seven years...

Until Cameron died, Monika and Sara had no idea each other existed.

As the case unfolds, Beth discovers that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone, it seems, has secrets. Especially the dead...

 

Previously published as After He's Gone.

 

About the author

 

Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter, and dog, Bollo. Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. You can reach her via her website at www.janeisaac.co.uk Sign up to her book club at http://eepurl.com/1a2uT for book recommendations and details of new releases, events and giveaways.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

The Beach House by P.R. Black . Review / Blog Tour .



The story begins with a couple going on a very romantic expensive holiday to private islands where luxury and every whim can be catered for but it is soon to become even more memorable after Cora gets a very exciting proposal .... 

This was a very good story , the main characters are good people and I was rooting for them , but then parts of their dream holiday start to seem a bit off and I was on the edge of my seat , as the story goes on Cora’s past seems a little more unusual then expected and these luxury islands seem more grim then glamorous as the tale gets darker and darker , the tension builds beautifully and it’s clear to see this holiday is not going to go as most do with cheery holiday pics and fond memories . Nope this tale does not end like that at all !!!! A memorable must read that if brought with you on holiday will give you the added scare factor ! ;0)



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The Beach House– P.R. Black

 

The Beach House by P.R. Black

 

This vacation is about to turn deadly...

 

Cora's on the island vacation of her dreams: a private beach in paradise, a romantic proposal, and an eight-figure cheque following the sale of her new fiancé’s business.

When their island turns out to be not so private after all, Cora tries to make the best of a bad situation by inviting their strangely friendly neighbours to celebrate with them.

But it doesn't take long for her once-in-a-lifetime holiday to take a very sinister turn...

 

About the author

 

Author and journalist PR Black lives in Yorkshire, although he was born and brought up in Glasgow. When he's not driving his wife and two children to distraction with all the typing, he enjoys hillwalking, fresh air and the natural world, and can often be found asking the way to the nearest pub in the Lake District. His short stories have been published in several books including the Daily Telegraph's Ghost Stories and the Northern Crime One anthology. His Glasgow detective, Inspector Lomond, is appearing in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. He took the runner-up spot in the 2014 Bloody Scotland crime-writing competition with “Ghostie Men”. His work has also been performed on stage in London by Liars’ League. He has also been shortlisted for the Red Cross International Prize, the William Hazlitt essay prize and the Bridport Prize.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

The Place We Call Home by Faith Hogan . Review .





This fictional story is set in Ireland in the countryside in Ballycove and centers around the Corrigan family who own the well known Corrigan wool mill . With a family business comes the good and bad of family life all under the watchful gaze of the matriarch Miranda who is now getting on in years and is looking for the next family member to step into her shoes . Callie , Ada , and Simon are Miranda’s children , each one is going through their own personal struggles , they are finding that their home town is calling them back again so they can get themselves back on steadier feet . 

This was such a cosy and enjoyable read . 

I love Faith’s world building in her books and how even though some of the characters are flawed you are still rooting for them . Miranda and Callie were my favorite characters , these are strong women who despite what happens in their life seem to thrive from what ever is thrown at them . Admirable traits. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys books similar to Sheila O’Flanagan , Cathy Kelly , Maeve Binchy .


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The Place We Call Homeby Faith Hogan

 

 

About the author

 

Faith lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and two very fussy cats. She has an Hons Degree in English Literature and Psychology, has worked as a fashion model and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector.

 

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About the book

 

Welcome to Ballycove, the home of Corrigan Mills...

 

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Irish countryside the famed mills have created the finest wool in all of Ireland. Run by the seemingly perfect Corrigan family, but every family has its secrets, and how the mills came to be the Corrigan's is one of them...

Miranda and her husband were never meant to own the mills, until one fateful day catapults them into a life they never thought they'd lead.

Ada has forever lived her life in her sister's shadow. Wanting only to please her mother and take her place as the new leader of the mill, Ada might just have to take a look at what her heart really wants.

Callie has a flourishing international career as a top designer and a man who loves her dearly, she appears to have it all. When a secret is revealed and she's unceremoniously turfed out of the design world, Callie might just get what's she's been yearning for. The chance to go home.

Simon has always wanted more. More money, more fame, more notoriety. The problem child. Simon has made more enemies than friends over the years, and when one of his latest schemes falls foul he'll have to return to the people who always believe in him.

Ballycove isn't just a town in the Irish countryside. It isn't just the base of the famous mills. It's a place to call home.

 

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