Tattletale Review

Friday, 24 February 2017

Tattletale by Sarah J Naughton
Rating: 4/5
Source: Netgalley
Released: 23rd March 2017

One day changes Jody's life forever.

She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and suddenly life seems full of possibility and hope.

One day changes Mags's life forever.

After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no-one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancé Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don't quite seem to fit...

Gemma Metcalfe Q&A

Saturday, 18 February 2017


Following my review of Trust Me which comes out next month on March 10th, I had the opportunity to talk with the author Gemma Metcalfe about her debut novel amongst other things.

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1.     Your debut novel Trust Me is out on March 10th but is available to preorder now from Amazon can you tell us a little bit about the book?

Trust Me centres on a phone call between two strangers; Lana, a young single mother who works in a call centre, and Liam, a middle aged suicidal man who feels his only option in life is to kill himself. At the start of Trust Me, the reader is introduced to Lana. She is a victim to her overpowering boss and on the run in Tenerife, for a reason which is not initially clear. When Lana cold calls Liam, she soon realises that something's in life are more important than making a sale.

The story flits between the past and the present and is co-narrated by Lana and Liam. There are multiple twists and turns, and a twist towards the end which has been described as ´jaw dropping!´

Trust Me Review

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Trust Me by Gemma Metcalfe
Rating 5/5
Source: Netgalley
Released: 10th March 2017

One phone call. Two lives. Their darkest secrets. 

Lana needs to sell a holiday, fast. Stuck in Tenerife, in a dead end job, she never expected a response quite like Liam's.

Thousands of miles away a phone rings. Liam never intended to pick up, he's too busy choosing the quickest way to die. But at least someone should know the truth before he goes, even if that someone is a stranger.

As time runs out both are drawn to the other, expressing thoughts they never imagined they would share.

When you're about to die will your secrets even matter? 

Caraval Review

Thursday, 9 February 2017


Rating: 5/5
Source: Bought from Amazon

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.
Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.

Will To Live Cover Reveal

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett

Reputation is everything

When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.

As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.

With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…

Vanishing Point Review

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Vanishing Point by Danielle Ramsay
Rating: 5/5
Source: Bought from Waterstones
Released: 26th April 2012

She couldn't figure out where she was or how she got there. All she knew was that she was hurting. Really Hurting. 

One Sunday morning in Whitley Bay, a headless female body washes up on the beach. In no time maverick DI Jack Brady is plunged into one of the most harrowing cases of his career. 

Just when things couldn't get any tougher, news arrives that Brady's old flame DS Simone Henderson is close to death after being mutilated in a horrific attack. 

Brady's investigation uncovers a depraved sex trade. But when he realises that the roots of evil may be too close to home, can he uncover the truth without his own world falling apart? 
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