The Day She Disappeared – Christobel Kent ★★★★

Your best friend will always be there for you…won’t she?
Have you ever had that sense that you’re being watched? And you turn, suddenly, but it’s just a curtain, blowing in the wind? Or the dress hanging in the doorway? Nat knows something’s wrong. Her best friend, Beth, would never have upped and left without saying goodbye to her. But no one believes that Beth was taken – she is a fly-by-night, a party girl who can’t be trusted. No one’s listening to Nat. But someone is definitely watching her..

My Review:
I love the cover on this book and have read both of Christobel’s books before this one so was a must really! I enjoyed reading this book and finished it in just 3 days. Some would say that it dragged out until the last 5 chapters and I would agree but it all added up to that big ending! WOW. I did not have a clue who did it but wow. This book is easy to read, contains short chapters and has a thrilling story line of who did it? …  I loved the setting and all the individual characters facing their own personal challenges along the way. I awarded a fair four stars as it didn’t wow me away but a story I enjoyed nevertheless. I look forward to reading more by Christobel Kent in the future.  Enjoy.

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Assassin’s Creed (The Official Film Tie-in) – Christie Golden ★★★★

We work in the dark to serve the light. We are assassins.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

My Review:
Now I must start by saying I am a big fan of anything Assassin Creed and was delighted it was being turned into a film, so I just had to read the book before I watched the film. However, I didn’t find this one as good as the series of Assassin Creed I have previously read. It is a brilliant story line but I wasn’t as hooked as I was with the series and I think that’s because they’ve turned it into a more 21st century story rather than the old series. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading this one even though it took me a while to finish which is why I awarded four stars. This book is written well and contains short chapters but i wouldn’t class it as similar to the whole series. I can’t wait to watch the film now and compare the two. I must admit I do love the cover though showing the two personalities of an assassin. This is written by a different author than those written in the series which is also why it felt a bit different.  Enjoy!

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*BLOG TOUR* Care To Die – Tana Collins ★★★★★

Struggling with his demotion back to DI and his concern for the grieving DS Andrea Fletcher, Jim Carruthers is thrown in at the deep end when the body of an old man is discovered stabbed to death in a nature reserve- a ball of cloth rammed into the back of the victim’s throat. The only suspect is a fifteen-year-old neighbour who is known to the police for antisocial behaviour. But the teenager has an alibi.

When a second elderly man is also found dead at the same locale, with the same MO, Carruthers starts to wonder if they have a serial killer on their hands.

On discovering that the first victim, Ruiridh Fraser, has an estranged son living in Iceland, Carruthers flies out to interview the man, now convinced that the reason behind Fraser’s death lies in his past.

But what does the disappearance of a twelve year old boy forty years before, the brutal murder of a former journalist and a bitter local dispute about a nature reserve, have to do with the investigation?

Can Carruthers and Fletcher solve the case while battling their own demons?

And are they hunting for one killer or more?

My Review:
I just had to take part in this blog tour as I thoroughly enjoyed her first book! Care to Die is the second book in the Inspector Jim Carruthers series, I would highly recommend you read these in order as this book does relate back in parts to what happened in the first story. I will start by saying it has a lovely cover, is written well and easy to read! I felt welcomed back and among familiar faces when I returned to this team, I enjoyed every minute of this book and hoping there may a third? (PLEASE TANA). I would highly recommend this story to you all and the series as a whole, both books have received well deserved five stars from myself. Brilliant story. Will you be able to solve it all before the team do? I must admit I didn’t, I hadn’t even any idea. I loved how all the characters had to solve the case while battling their own individual problems make it a bit more real life. Really loved it! Yet again Tana you did not let me down and I look forward to more by you in the future.

WARNING: Does contain references to child abuse, which may not be to everybody’s taste.

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