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Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

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For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split.

Nobody ever knew why. Until now. 

They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently.

The only thing they know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked, barefoot, on to the stage at the Whisky, the band were irrevocably changed.

Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes, it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.’

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Normal People – Sally Rooney

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‘Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life changing begins.

Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they cant.’

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A Different Time – Michael K. Hill

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Hello, and welcome to my stop on the WriteReads Ultimate blog tour for A Different Time, by Michael K. Hill.

‘Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes – while forces work against them both, and time is running out.’

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The Closer I Get – Paul Burston

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Closer I get by Paul Burston.

‘Tom is a successful author, but for the first time in his life, he has writer’s block. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone. Evie is smart, well read and unstable ; she lives with her sick father and her social media friendships are not only her escape, but everything she has. When she’s hit with a restraining order, her world collapses, whilst Tom is free to live his life again, and to concentrate on writing.

But things aren’t adding up. For Tom is also addicted to his online relationships, and when they take a darker, more menacing turn, he’s powerless to change things. Because maybe he needs Evie more than he’s letting on.

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One Way Out – A.A. Dhand

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for One Way Out by A.A. Dhand.

Bradford is under siege, hundreds of people held to ransom.

The demand? A simple exchange – four lives for a thousand.

The government is firm, they will not negotiate.

But DCI Harry Virdee’s wife is one of the hostages.

Sometimes the only way to save lives is to take them.’

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