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*BLOG BLITZ* Standstill – J.A. Marley ★★★★

Blurb; One man’s chaos is another man’s comfort zone… 

When young, ambitious thief, Danny Felix, is dragged out of bed by a psychotic cop in an early morning raid, he could hardly imagine he was about to be plunged into the robbery of a lifetime. 

Corruption and coercion follow the very bent Detective Inspector Harkness everywhere he goes and now he has Danny by the proverbial balls. 

But even the deadliest criminals leave a trail, one that dedicated Flying Squad officer Christine Chance is getting closer to, while trying her best to be mother to a seriously ill daughter. 

Can Danny escape Harkness with his life intact? Can he avoid detection by Chance? 

And most importantly does he have what it takes to use the teeming streets of modern day London to pull off the theft of the 21st Century? 

Danny thinks he can…but there will be bloodshed.

My Review; Standstill is well written, easy to read and fast paced. It is a gripping story throughout which builds up into an explosive finale. Detective Chance is busy trying her hardest to crack the case but she also has her own personal problems to attend too during the case. I actually felt so sorry for how much Detective Chance went through. 

Danny’s character is full of arrogance, power and he thinks he can get away with anything… But can he? This story is sure to keep you on your toes and one I highly recommend you all read. It was like reading something out of an action film! Brilliant. I enjoyed reading this story. I awarded four stars. 

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*BLOG BLITZ* Keep Her Safe – Richard Parker. ★★★★★

Blurb; How far would you go to protect your child?

Maggie’s daughter Penny is her whole world… and she’d do anything to protect her. So when Maggie wakes one night to find a strange woman in her home, she runs to lock herself in her bedroom with her child. But Maggie knows why she’s come… 

Someone has been targeting mothers and offering them a choice: do as he says or their child disappears. This stranger in her home has until dawn to follow his orders… but Maggie too has the ‘choice’ to make. Can she put the pieces together to stop the cycle before her time is up?

My Review; Keep Her Safe is a story you should not read alone and at night, especially if you’re a single mother. Beware. You’ve been warned. This story will get your heart rate pumping and is every mothers worst nightmare. 

Keep Her Safe had me hooked within the first two chapters, very gripping. You will not want to put it down! I could easily have devoured this brilliant, thrilling story in one sitting it certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat! 

This story is easy to read, fast paced, written well and contains short chapters. Parts will have you holding your breath so don’t forget to breathe throughout! An amazing thriller I would highly recommend to you all. 

A well deserved five stars from myself. This is the first story I have read by Richard and I seem to have found a new favourite author, I cannot wait to dive into his other stories. Keep Her Safe is released today and was in my top twenty reads of 2017. Very impressed. High expections from Richard now. A thriller that you NEED to read. Enjoy. 

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Before I Let You In – Jenny Blackhurst ★★★★★

Blurb; Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems.

It’s her job, as a psychiatrist – and it’s always been her role as a friend. But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one that Karen helps.

But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should know.

And Karen is starting to wonder if she should have let her in . . .

My Review; Before I Let You In is a story told through three best friends Bea, Karen and Eleanor. For me the start of this book seemed a little chick-lit until things started to get a bit wierd… The story is split into three parts, is written well and contains short chapters. Towards the end of part one had my draw dropping, every mothers worst nightmare. 

The further I got into the book the more I felt sorry for Karens character but that changed quickly towards the end of the book. I hated Jessica’s character throughout but changed my mind about her towards the end too. Everyones secrets are revealed in this story and they’re all shocking. Before I Let You In has an explosive, unexpected ending which will mess with the readers head and make you think whats what! Brilliant. 

A well deserved five stars from me. I have loved and enjoyed all of Jenny’s stories recently and would highly recommend them to you all. Brilliant stories that can keep a reader hooked throughout.