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#BookReview The Cut by Chris Brookmyre #TheCut @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK #BookBlogLockdownBacklog #QuickReviewBlitz #books

Millie Spark can kill anyone. A special effects make-up artist, her talent is to create realistic scenes of bloody violence. Then, one day, she wakes to find her lover dead in her bed. Twenty-five years later, her sentence for murder served, Millicent is ready to give up on her broken life – until she meets… Continue reading #BookReview The Cut by Chris Brookmyre #TheCut @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK #BookBlogLockdownBacklog #QuickReviewBlitz #books

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#BookReview Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre #FallenAngel @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK #BookBlogLockdownBacklog #QuickReviewBlitz #books

ONE FAMILY, TWO HOLIDAYS, ONE DEVASTATING SECRET To new nanny Amanda, the Temple family seem to have it all: the former actress; the famous professor; their three successful grown-up children. But like any family, beneath the smiles and hugs there lurks far darker emotions. Sixteen years earlier, little Niamh Temple died while they were on… Continue reading #BookReview Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre #FallenAngel @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK #BookBlogLockdownBacklog #QuickReviewBlitz #books

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Want You Gone (Jack Parlabane 8) by Chris Brookmyre

What if your deepest secret was revealed? Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her. Who would you turn to? Meanwhile,… Continue reading Want You Gone (Jack Parlabane 8) by Chris Brookmyre

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Black Widow (Jack Parlabane 7) by Chris Brookmyre

Did she do it? Did he deserve it? Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He’s kind, generous,… Continue reading Black Widow (Jack Parlabane 7) by Chris Brookmyre

Blog Tours · Book reviews

#BlogTour Palm Beach, Finland by Antti Tuomainen #PalmBeachFinland @antti_tuomainen @OrendaBooks #BookReview

Hello! Today I’m pleased to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for Palm Beach, Finland by Antti Tuomainen, which is available now from Orenda Books (links below). About the book Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to… Continue reading #BlogTour Palm Beach, Finland by Antti Tuomainen #PalmBeachFinland @antti_tuomainen @OrendaBooks #BookReview

Book musings

#TopTenTuesday – 17 April 2018: Recommendations please!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists and of books and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 17 April 2018’s #TopTenTuesday is…a Freebie! (Create your own topic) As… Continue reading #TopTenTuesday – 17 April 2018: Recommendations please!

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#TBT Throwback Thursday – 8 March 2018: Past Mortem by Ben Elton #ThrowbackThursday

Renee at It’s Book Talk began Throwback Thursday as a way to share some old favourites or books that you’re finally getting around to reading that were published months or years ago. This week, my Throwback Thursday ‘old favourite’ is a darkly comic murder mystery that I’ve read two or three times, Past Mortem by Ben Elton. With… Continue reading #TBT Throwback Thursday – 8 March 2018: Past Mortem by Ben Elton #ThrowbackThursday

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Best crime reads of 2017 – Part One

2017 has been another amazing year for crime fiction and I have been very fortunate to read some brilliant books. All of the following were ARCs so I am extremely grateful to #NetGalley and all the publishers and authors for granting me the opportunity to read them. In no particular order, here are the first eight… Continue reading Best crime reads of 2017 – Part One

Book reviews

Love Like Blood (Tom Thorne 14) by Mark Billingham

Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Love Like Blood is another great read from Mark Billingham. Like all of his books, it is written in an assured and confident style, well-plotted and unnervingly creepy. I like Thorne’s set-up with Helen and Alfie and there are some good scenes and… Continue reading Love Like Blood (Tom Thorne 14) by Mark Billingham