January Wrap-Up

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Well, January is finally over, and that means it’s wrap-up time! It was a bit of a mixed month for me, books wise, with some absolute gems, and some that I honestly just did not enjoy.

I thought I’d get through more books than I did this month, considering there were five weeks, but oh well, life gets in the way and I still did pretty well IMO!

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Verity – Colleen Hoover

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‘Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.’

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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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June Wrap-up

 

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So I kind of forgot to do monthly wrap up posts for April and May, but not this month! This month I am on it! Most of my reads this month were for book tours, only two of them were from my TBR pile – I think I’ve become a bit addicted to tours! I think it’s quite a good mix of books though – some thrillers, a heartbreaker, and one quite controversial one…

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Without A Trace – Carissa Ann Lynch

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Hello, and welcome to my stop on the book tour for Without A Trace!

Lily’s gone.

Someone took her.

Unless she was never there…

A little girl has gone missing.

Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit.

Has Nova’s abusive ex stolen his ‘little bunny’ back for good?

At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn…

Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn’t actually exist?’

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The Sunday Girl – Pip Drysdale

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Pip Drysdale’s The Sunday Girl 

“Any woman who’s ever been involved with a bad, bad man and been dumped understands what it feels like to be broken, broken-hearted and bent on revenge.

Taylor Bishop is hurt, angry and determined to destroy Angus Hollingsworth in the way he destroyed her : ‘Insidiously. Irreparably. Like a puzzle he’d slowly dissembled…Stolen a couple of pieces from, and then discarded, knowing that nobody would ever be able to put it back together ever again.’

So Taylor consults The Art Of War and makes a plan. Then she takes the next irrevocable step, one that will change her life forever.”

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March Wrap Up

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I can’t believe another month has already passed! It feels like only a few days ago that I was compiling my February wrap up. I’m quite happy with the books I read this month, I got through a good few of the books on my Goodreads list. I would have liked to add a few more to the list but oh well, there’s always April!

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Blood Orange – Harriet Tyce

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Just one more night. Then I’ll end it.

Alison has it all : loving husband, daughter and a career on the rise – she’s about to defend her first murder case. Why is she risking everything for someone who treats her with no respect?

I did it. I killed him.

Alison’s client stabbed her husband ; she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story feel off…

I’m watching you. I know what you’re doing.

Someone knows Alison’s secret. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she’s done, and who wont stop until she’s lost everything…’

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The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

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‘”The Rules of Blackheath : Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11pm. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let’s begin…”

Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others’ – Goodreads

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