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#BookReview #CrimeandJustice @MartinBodenham @DownAndOutBooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

๐Ÿ“• Synopsis ๐Ÿ“•

What if we could no longer trust DNA profiling, the silver bullet of our criminal justice system? For years, we’ve relied on it to solve decades-old crimes, convict the guilty, and liberate the innocent from death row. But what happens to that trust when a crime lab scientist is leaned on to manipulate the evidence or, worse still, lose it altogether?

Ruthless Seattle mayor, Patti Rainsford, announces her candidacy for state governor. She’ll do anything to succeed. When her son is arrested for the rape and assault of a seventeen-year-old girl, Rainsford’s political career is in jeopardy.

Detective Linda Farrell is assigned to investigate. After twelve years working in SPD’s sexual assault unit, her career is drifting, not helped by the single-minded detective’s contempt for police protocol and the pressure of her failing marriage. The high-profile rape case is a rare chance to shine and maybe even get her life back on track. Nothing will stop her seeking justice for the young victim.

With a mountain of personal debt and his wife’s business on a knife-edge, Clark Stanton is facing financial meltdown. Then a stranger offers him a lifeline in return for a favor. As the manager of Seattle’s crime lab, all Clark has to do is make the rape kit evidence against the mayor’s son go away.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

Crime and Justice. What a perfect title for this excellent story. I absolutely enjoyed this from the first page right up to the final sentence. Martin Bodenham has weaved a bloody good story. And, kept me on my toes all the way.

Now we all know that telling lies is wrong. And, we all know that we should never lie to the police. Someone should have told that to the characters in this book. It is full of people trying to corrupt and lie their way through to what they believe is a good conclusion. But, is it? What are the consequences if you lie?

There are so many twists and turns in this story that you don’t know how it will all end. And, when things look set to come to an ending Bodenham sends in a curve ball to switch things up a gear.

I read this book in a day, I couldn’t get enough of it. There were some characters in the story that I truly despised and I wanted them to get their comeuppance. Sometimes people’s big fat egos and power trips just don’t make a nice person.

All credit to Martin Bodenham for writing a clever well thought out story. A police procedural that will definitely keep you gripped to the bitter end.

Martin Bodenham is the author of the crime thrillers The Geneva Connection, Once a Killer, and Shakedown. Crime And Justice is his latest novel.

After a thirty-year career in private equity and corporate finance in London, Martin moved to the west coast of Canada, where he writes full-time. He held corporate finance partner positions at both KPMG and Ernst & Young as well as senior roles at several private equity firms before founding his own private equity company in 2001. Much of the tension in his thrillers is based on the greed and fear he witnessed first-hand while working in international finance.

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Many thanks to Emma at Damppebbles for my spot on the blog tour. And, to the publishers for my gifted copy. Check out the rest of the tour โ˜๐Ÿผ
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#BookReview #OutForBlood by @deborah_masson @TransworldBooks #blogtour @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours #CrimeFiction #EveHunterSeries

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THE RETURN OF DI EVE HUNTER: DI Eve Hunter is back in the edge-of-your-seat new detective thriller from Deborah Masson, winning author of the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year 2020.

A young man, the son of an influential businessman, is discovered dead in his central Aberdeen apartment.

Hours later, a teenaged girl with no identification is found hanged in a suspected suicide.

As DI Eve Hunter and her team investigate the two cases, they find themselves in a tug-of-war between privilege and poverty; between the elite and those on the fringes of society.

Then an unexpected breakthrough leads them to the shocking conclusion: that those in power have been at the top for too long โ€“ and now, someone is going to desperate lengths to bring them downโ€ฆ

Can they stop someone who is dead set on revenge, no matter the cost

Check out the rest of the tour. Thank you to Anne at Randomthingstours for my spot on this tour. And, to the publishers and Netgalley for my gifted digital copy.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

Out For Blood is the second book in the Eve Hunter series. The first being Hold Your Tongue. The story opens with a dead body in a very grand apartment. And, later a young girl is found hanged in a suspected suicide. Are these two deaths linked?

DI Eve Hunter and her team are great. Masson has constructed a well thought out group of characters that are relatable. It’s nice to have a strong female protagonist at the heart of the story, and Eve is very much strong willed.

Out For Blood was more a police procedural story. There was plenty of build up and clever plotting. Each case slowly unwinding as evidence starts to pour out. The subject matter behind the young girls case is very hard hitting, but it’s an insight into a part of society that is real.

What I found interesting about Out For Blood was the differences we see between the characters that are rich and powerful, to those that are basically at the fringes of society. It was very easy to hate the rich men in this story, they really were the stereotypical fat cats that think the world revolves around them. But, are they the guilty party?

Out For Blood is a well thought out police procedural. Full of twists and turns.

โœ๐Ÿฝ About The Author โœ๐Ÿผ


Deborah Masson was born and bred in Aberdeen, Scotland. Always restless and fighting against being a responsible adult, she worked in several jobs including secretarial, marketing, reporting for the cityโ€™s freebie newspaper and a stint as a postie โ€“ to name but a few.

Through it all, she always read crime fiction and, when motherhood finally settled her into being an adult (maybe even a responsible one) she turned her hand to writing what she loved. Deborah started with short stories and flash fiction whilst her daughter napped and, when she later welcomed her son into the world, she decided to challenge her writing further through online courses with Professional Writing Academy and Faber Academy. Her debut novel, Hold Your Tongue, is the result of those courses.

Hold Your Tongue has been widely well reviewed by readers and authors alike, with many comparing her favourably to Stuart MacBride. It won the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2020 and was longlisted for CWA New Blood Dagger 2020.

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#BookReview #DeadAlready @timadlerauthor @NightsBooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

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What if someone you accidentally killed came back to haunt you?

When the perfect crime results in the kidnap and murder of Megan, his only child, East End villain Mickey Speight is grief stricken. But now, nearly thirty years later, Megan sends a message to her father, gone-to-ground in present-day Margate.

As the messages from his dead daughter keep coming, Mickey teams up with a young American female therapist to discover whether this really is a voice from beyond the grave, or if somebody has loomed out of Mickey s past wanting revenge. Someone is fingering Mickey’s collar and Mickey doesn’t like it.

Mickey realises that he must haunt the old East End boozers, betting shops and strip clubs of his youth if he’s to find out what really happened to his daughter.

DEAD ALREADY is a psychological thriller that splices the ever- popular East End gangster genre with a ghost story; a cross between revenge thriller YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE and supernatural horror DON’T LOOK NOW.

Check out the rest of the tour โ˜๐Ÿผ

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

Mickey Speight is a great main character. He was a cross between Danny Dyer and Ross Kemp. Full on cockney geezer but with a soft heart underneath the hard shell. I really warmed to Mickey, he reminded me of the East end gangsters that we have been accustomed to through the years. The good ole fashion variety gangsters.

Tim Adler brings depth into Mickey’s character, this makes him more relatable to the readers. We now care what happens to him. And, when he gets a message from his daughter. Who was apparently killed 30 years ago. Will Mickey be able to find out what’s going on?

Dead Already was a gripping thriller. We duck and weave our way through a cleverly plotted out story. Not sure where it will lead us. Is Megan back from the dead? Or is there something more sinister afoot?

There’s only one way to find out ๐Ÿ˜Š and, that’s to purchase the book for yourself.

โœ๐Ÿผ About Tim Adler โœ๐Ÿผ

Tim Adler is a journalist and former commissioning editor on the Daily Telegraph, who has also written for the Financial Times and The Times.

His debut self-published thriller Slow Bleed went to number one in the US Amazon Kindle psychological thriller chart. Its follow-up Surrogate stayed in the top 40 psychological thrillers for more than a year. Bestselling crime author Peter James said of Tim’s third novel Hold Still, “Adler’s engaging style and sharp pace kept me glued”.

The Sunday Times called Tim’s most recent nonfiction book The House of Redgrave “compulsively readable” while The Mail On Sunday called it “dazzling”. Tim’s previous book Hollywood and the Mob was Book of the Week in The Mail On Sunday and Critic’s Choice in the Daily Mail.

Tim is a former London Editor of Deadline Hollywood, the US entertainment news website.

๐ŸŒŸ Thanks to Emma for my spot on the blog tour. And, to the publishers for my gifted digital copy.

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#BookReview #TheLockdownDiaryOfTomCooper @thespencerbrown #blogtour @RandomTTours published by @MarotteBooks

๐Ÿ“š Synopsis ๐Ÿ“š

2020 was supposed to be a great year.
Unfortunately, Tom Cooper, like the rest of the world, is going to be spending the next few months trapped in the middle of a pandemic. Stuck inside a small flat with sole responsibility for his two single-digit children, Tom is plunged into a world of home schooling, supermarket feuds and alfresco workout sessions, not to mention keeping tabs on ageing
parents who wonโ€™t stay home.

Faced with the problems of cash-strapped tooth
fairies, buying a rat trap online and an NHS-supporting arms race with an elderly neighbour, Tom realises he must rise to the occasion, but when his girlfriend asks
for an erotic photo of his rapidly deteriorating body, it may be one step too farโ€ฆ

Join Tom as he navigates lockdown in this hilarious stand-alone novel from the author of The Rebuilding of Tom Cooper.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

I’ll be honest I was a bit iffy about reading this one, I didn’t know how the subject of the pandemic and lockdown could be made into a “hilarious stand-alone novel” Plus, I haven’t read The Rebuilding of Tom Cooper, so I didn’t really know Spencer Browns writing style. But, I wanted to see if it could be achieved.

My main worry was that the whole lockdown experience would be made a mockery of. Turns out my worries were very short-lived. I was in stitches reading the escapades of Tom Cooper who was attempting to work from home, whilst homeschooling two young children. (Note to self I now need to buy The Rebuilding of Tom Cooper and check out Spencer Browns comedy work. He’s quite good at it it seems ๐Ÿ˜Š)

We have all experienced the highs and lows of lockdown. And, reading this bought a light hearted look at what was (and still is in some places) of what we went through. It bought back some of the feelings and experiences that I went through, and I’m sure we can all relate to some of all of what Tom is going through.

I had the joys of homeschooling and I loved how Brown wrote about the children. Their innocence and their full on truthfulness that gets Tom into a lot of scrapes. I loved it and I giggled my way through chapters.

There’s so many funny scenes in the book that I could write about, but that would basically be me retelling the story? And, that is defeating the object. Because, you should read this yourselves and get joy put into your lives.

Now don’t think that Spencer Brown has just sat there and wrote a full on joke book. Interspersed among the laughs and giggles there is a nod to how hard lockdown was. There is the emotional tug of the heart about how we worried what the future held. It highlights the importance of friendship and family in darker times.

The Lockdown Diary of Tom Cooper is a light-hearted account that will lift your spirits. Just the right tonic needed really in these times of uncertainty.

Check out the rest of the tour for their views.

โœ๐Ÿผ About The Author โœ๐Ÿผ

Spencer Brown began performing comedy with the Cambridge Footlights alongside John Oliver and Matthew Holness, before becoming an internationally acclaimed stand up. He has performed everywhere from Londonโ€™s The Comedy Store to Mumbai and the USA and his TV credits include Nathan Barley, Edinburgh Comedy, Last Comic Standing, and his own special on Swedish television, as well as the lead role in the 2019 horror comedy movie Shed Of The Dead. As a TV presenter, he fronted ITVโ€™s Lip Service alongside Holly Willoughby and Fiveโ€™s The Sexy Ads Show. He is also the writer-director of the multi-award-winning short film The Boy With A Camera For A Face. The Lockdown Diary Of Tom Cooper is the follow up to his hilarious debut novel The Rebuilding Of Tom Cooper.

Many thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for my spot on the blog tour. Plus, thank you to the publishers for my gifted digital copy of the book via Netgalley.

Get a copy by clicking on the affiliated link โ˜๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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#BookReview #TheSilentDaughter @kfergusonauthor @BoldwoodBooks #blogtour @rararesources #thriller #familydrama

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Secrets can kill and Danni Brooks knows that better than anyone.
When her husband and two of her three children perish in a devastating house fire, Danni is sure it is arson. Sheโ€™s even more sure that her and her eldest daughter Mia were meant to die in the fire too. But they are just a normal family. Who would want them dead?

Mia doesnโ€™t talk. She canโ€™t. She is locked in her own world where no one, not even her mother can reach her.

Desperate for answers, and convinced the truth might help her to reach her daughter, Danni tries to piece together the events leading up to that murderous night and uncover the arsonist. But with so many lies to untangle, what is the truth?

Prepare to have your breath taken away by an unforgettable twist that will leave you reelingโ€ฆKirsty Ferguson is back with a heart-stopping, page-turning and utterly gripping novel, perfect for all fans of B. A. Paris and Adele Parks.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

Where to start to review The Silent Daughter by Kirsty Ferguson? I have just finished this story and I’m still trying to digest everything I’ve read. At the heart of the tale is a family drama that revolves around our main character Danni Brooks. And, when I started to learn about Danni’s childhood, I couldn’t help but feel a strong emotional connection. As a mother I just wanted to reach into the pages and scoop her up to protect her.

The story bounces around from past and present narrative, from numerous characters. And, I must admit there were times that I needed to be more focused to understand where in time I was.

But, what interested me in all this jumping around were the chapters from two unknown characters, they were nameless but I still felt drawn into their storyline. Wondering how they are linked to the main story. My mind went into overdrive trying to solve the mystery of their identities.

There are a few aspects to this storyline that may be tough for some people to read. But, it gave the characters depth and made us want to know more.

The Silent Daughter is definitely a gripping thriller that will keep you guessing as to what the outcome will be. The intertwining storylines are weaved to perfection culminating in an unforgettable conclusion.

โœ๐Ÿผ About The Author โœ๐Ÿผ

Kirsty Ferguson is a born and bred Australian. She writes crimes and mystery novels. Her stories center around strong women and dark themes that are topical and relevant to today. Kirsty chooses to deconstruct and enthrall her readers with the secrets of any everyday person behind closed doors. She has long been a lover or writing and reading, creating stories from a young age.

โค๏ธ Many thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for my gifted digital copy in exchange of an honest review โค๏ธ

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#BookReview #TheExistenceOfAmy @LanaGraceRiva #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth

๐Ÿ“š Synopsis ๐Ÿ“š

Amy has a normal life. That is, if you were to go by a definition of ‘no immediate obvious indicators of peculiarity’, and you didn’t know her very well. She has good friends, a good job, a nice enough home. This normality, however, is precariously plastered on top of a different life. A life that is Amy’s real life. The only one her brain will let her lead.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

“I can’t hide the crazy so well when I’m in plain visible sight of all my colleagues.”

The Existence of Amy is a story about a woman who to the outside world looks like a normal working woman going about her day to day life. Yes, she may come across as anti-social when she refuses countless invites to after work drinks nights. But, how many of us shy away from socialising with our work mates.

But, as we delve deeper into the story we see that Amy isn’t as grounded as we first thought. There’s a part of her life that takes over.

“It’s taken over my life. It’s taken over it and ruined it. Smashed it up into little pieces.”

This story gives us an insight into depression and OCD, it’s told from Amy’s perspective and we get to see the inner workings of her very chaotic mind. It hammers home what people have to deal with in a daily basis.

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#BookReview #APrincessByChristmas @JuliaFLondon @MillsandBoon #BlogTour #HistoricalRomance #MillsAndBoon

๐Ÿ“š Synopsis ๐Ÿ“š

A Secret. A Lie. A Revolution.

Hollis Honeycutt has written her London gazette since the death of her husbandโ€”featuring fashion plates, marriage advice, and the latest gossip in and around Mayfair. But now she feels her gazette should have more meaning, cover topics of more consequence than the latest curl cream.

The opportunity presents itself when Hollis overhears rumours of a potential coup in the Kingdom of Wesloria, a coup linked to the highest level of government in London. During her investigation Hollis spies a man with no business lurking around peace talks, and determines to expose him for the traitor he most certainly must be.
When Weslorian Marek Brendan was fifteen he was shocked to discover his heritage was not what he believedโ€”he was whisked away from the Weslorian palace when he was born because there was fear that corrupt forces would try and kidnap him. Now he is determined to stop these corrupt forces staging a coup in his home country. Except for the beautiful woman whose questions are putting his own investigation at risk. Yet soon Marek realises that pretty Hollis can help him. But when he confides his suspicions, Hollisโ€™s loyalties are tested and she must choose between her loyalties to her family, or her heart . . .

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

A Princess By Christmas is the third installment in the Royal Wedding series by Julia London. This one follows Hollis Honeysett (such a great character name ๐Ÿ˜) she is widowed and is the gossip queen for the gazette that she runs. But, as a strong willed woman she wants to write about more serious stuff and get the news out there.

Enter Marek Brendan, he has a secret of his own that he has harboured all his life. Together he and Hollis make for a perfect team, working to discover the secrets behind the coup that surrounds the king.

What I loved about this story was how we were transported back to a time so different to now. I loved the cosy feeling there was to be had, as we delved into the lives of the characters we’ve grown to love through this trilogy.

A Princess At Christmas is a wonderful historical romance that ties up this trilogy beautifully.

thank you to Mills And Boon for inviting me onto the blog tour. And, for my gifted copy via Netgalley.

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#BookReview #TheBecketList @the_becket_list @RedDoorBooks @literallypr @tonyhusband1 #FirstWorldProblems #ChristmasGifts

๐Ÿ“š Synopsis ๐Ÿ“š

The Becket List is a not entirely serious compendium of โ€˜First World Problemsโ€™ โ€“ the sort of stuff that drives us round the bend on a daily basis. How is it that atonal music, bus stations, cling-film and coat-hangers can bugger us up so comprehensively? Or passport control people, modern poetry, or just about anything youโ€™ll find in a typical hotel bedroom? Embracing both the inanimate โ€“ from allen keys to rawlplugs โ€“ and the animated (well, in some cases) โ€“ from your fellow-travellers to every third-rate waiter who ever walked the earth โ€“ this book is essential for your sanity. As such, this comprehensive A to Z provides a signal service to humanity.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

2020 has been one of them years!! A bit of an understatement, but we all know what I mean. I don’t need to go into detail about what’s happened/happening.

So, what better way to bring light relief to our lives? Well obviously The Becket List of course. When this book landed on my doorstep, I flicked through. Stopped at a random page and I laughed. I flicked to another page. And, I giggled. Believe me this is definitely a good pick me up for these times.

I don’t suggest you read this book from cover to cover. Oh no. This book is what I’d class a “coffee table book” leave it sitting there and when you pass just pick it up, flip through to a random page and let that gripe wash over you.

There used to be a TV programme called “Grumpy Old Men” and basically it was a bunch of grumpy male stars having a moan. I loved it, and I tended to agree with them. So, this book was obviously going to be a hit for me ๐Ÿ˜Š

Christmas is coming and I reckon this is an ideal gift for you to get somebody.

Go check out the rest of the tour โ˜๐Ÿผ

โœ๐ŸผAbout The Author โœ๐Ÿผ

Henry Becket was one of that curious breed, a Choral Exhibitioner at Cambridge, where he readโ€ฆ books. And magazines. He then spent decades nurturing what a head hunter once described as an iffy CV โ€“ as a Westminster speechwriter, lobbyist, wine merchant, copywriter, ad agency supremo (industry-speak for MD), and writer/director of innumerable eminently forgettable TV commercials in an awful lot of languages. He is lucky enough to have an impressively large family, and is also pretty obsessed with sailing, skiing, claret, churches and hillwalking, among other things. Oh, and the foibles of the world around him. Obvs.

Thank you to the publishers for my gifted copy

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#BookReview #JustASmallTown @LinggoodPaul @HooklineBooks #DebutAuthor

๐Ÿ“š Synopsis ๐Ÿ“š

A small town that could be anywhere: industry in decline, streets in decay, many have left, while those left behind take short-term joy in drugs.

Four young people are among the left behind.

Alex consumes heroin to escape his abusive father. Jim hides from guilt after the death of the friend he didnโ€™t save. Chelsiโ€™s brother killed a local boy, and ostracism pushes her towards a rival gang, prostitution and loneliness. Danny is a hustler but needs protection from the drug gang that supplies him.

Can any of them survive the addiction, gang life, isolation and manipulation?

Their small town could be anywhere.

โœ๐Ÿผ About The Author โœ๐Ÿผ

Debut novel from an ex-gang member. Paul Linggood dropped out of school at 16. He joined a gang, and drugs and violence became a large part of his life. His home town of Stevenage, is a town that could be anywhere – industry is in decline, streets are in decay and many take short-term joy in drugs. His novel highlights the neglect and oppression within old industrial towns and the damaging influence of gangs in society. Paul writes about what he knows: friends who became gangsters, were incarcerated, became addicts, died from overdoses, were killed or killed themselves. Paul’s life changed when he met a girl, went to night school, studied for a BA in English Literature and followed this with an MA in Creative Writing. He lives in Stevenage with his wife and two children.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

Just A Small Town is a truly gritty story about some residents of a small town. At 167 pages this book is quick read, but it dam well packs a punch. Even after finishing reading this I am still thinking of the characters and their situations.

We all want to believe that every town and city is idyllic. That every person living within the walls of their town is a good person. But, when you look deeper and take off those rose tinted glasses. That is when reality hits you, and you notice the ones that have fallen through the cracks or have got involved with the wrong people.

I myself live in a small town, but we are very blinkered and very rural here. The nearest town to us is 20miles away. My nearest McDonald’s is 23miles away. Yep that’s how rural we are!! I see daily on the news of in newspapers about gang cultures and the rise in stabbings around. Thankfully (not to my knowledge anyway) we don’t have the gang mentality around here. But, we do have drug addicts and people that may not be doing the best for themselves.

So, when I was reading Just A Small Town it opened my eyes to what can happen out there. And, it broke my heart. Each chapter is a different character and slowly their lives intertwine with each other. It’s a small town. Of course they are going to know each other. We see how they start out on the road to destruction, we get involved in their lives and feel emotionally connected to them.

I think reading this book and being a mother to two young children, made it harder for me to digest what I was reading. Some of the characters started out into the dark world of drugs and gangs at twelve years of age. My eldest is 6, and my youngest is 3. As any decent parent is, they naturally want the best for their children. And, your worst fear is that they go down that wrong route. I worry endlessly now about them. Worry if they are happy enough in school, worry what the future holds.

This story written by Paul Linggood who has been through those dark days. Gave more substance to the story, he has experienced what he has written about. And, it doesn’t bare thinking about how that could affect you.

Just A Small Town may be urban fiction. But, it could be any small town in reality.

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#BookReview #TheHiddenHours @SaraJFoster @Legend_Times_ #BlogTour #BookBlogger

๐Ÿ“š Synopsis ๐Ÿ“š

Arabella Lane is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter’s morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the office temp, Eleanor.

Having travelled to London to escape the repercussions of her traumatic childhood in Australia, tragedy seems to follow Eleanor wherever she goes. To her horror, she has no memory of the crucial hours leading up to Arabella’s death – memory that will either incriminate or absolve her.

Caught in a crossfire of accusations, Eleanor fears she can’t even trust herself, let alone the people around her. And soon, she’ll find herself in a race against time to find out just what happened that night – and discover just how deadly some secrets can be.

๐Ÿ’ญ My Thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

Truly fabulous. I was kept guessing right to the end of this story, I obviously had my suspicions, but I was left in suspense right to the bitter end. And, I loved it.

Arabella Lane is found dead. One of the last people to see her that night was Eleanor. But, Eleanor has no recollection of a good chunk of the night, there are witnesses to say she was with Arabella near the Thames. So, what happened? Is Eleanor guilty of something? Did she see what happened? And, more importantly will she recover her memory in time to find out the truth?

This is my first novel by Sara Foster, and it definitely won’t be my last. Her writing is effortless. I loved the way that she transported us to the quiet outback of Australia. And, then to the busy hubbub of London.The comparison between the two locations was very clear and distinct.

The Hidden Hours is told in a past and present narrative, mainly from Eleanor’s side of the story. What I really enjoyed was the mini snippet at the start of every ‘present day’ narrative, from a different characters perspective. These little nuggets gave us another clue or piece of evidence to bring the story together.

Throughout the story I kept wondering how the past and present storyline linked together and what was the meaning behind it. Obviously I am not going to give out spoilers, but I will say that when the link is formed it does pull at you emotionally. The afterword that Foster gives right at the end did bring a tear to my eye. And, it hammered home the reason why I love reading.

The Hidden Hours is a tale full of suspense and intrigue. You will fly through those pages to find the truth.

Check out the rest of the tour โ˜๐Ÿผ Many thanks to Lucy for my spot on the tour. And, to Legend Times for my gifted proof copy.