Bad Apple – Zoje Stage ★★★★★

Blurb; Seven-year-old Hanna has never spoken a word.

She is a sweet but silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father, but with Mummy, things are different. Suzette loves her daughter but difficulties with babysitters and teachers over the years have put a strain on their relationship and her sanity.

Then Hanna speaks for the first time, to Suzette alone, and what she says is chilling.

Suzette wants to write it off as a scary joke, but she’s becoming increasingly frightened by Hanna’s little games. Could she be in danger from her own child? And when it’s her word against her daughter’s, can she make her husband believe her?

My Review; Oh wow. Where do I even begin? I had heard so many great things about this book I just had to see what all the fuss was about… They weren’t wrong at all. What a bloody brilliant book! Amazing to think this is Zojes debut. WOW! Literally amazing, outstanding. This book will be going straight into my top 20 of 2018! A well deserved five stars. A must read. A must buy.

It’s not often a book takes over my life but this one did and must have been one of the quickest books I’ve ever read. I well and truelly devoured it. I was hooked. I was captured by these pages. I haven’t read anything similar to this story before either. This book hit me hard especially as I have a little girl myself.

Hanna has to be one of the most nastiest, evil, manipulative, clever and twisted child/character I have ever read! I couldn’t even begin to think how I could cope with a child like that poor Suzette. Suzette is one strong character and mother I wouldn’t be able to deal with what she did. She handled herself very well under the circumstances but sometimes I felt she went a bit too far with her responses.

This book will have you divided feeling angry, upset and shocked for the most part but towards the end you start to feel sorry for Hanna and the family, shocker I know but that soon turns back into anger don’t worry! So yes, this book will mess with your feelings A LOT. Just when you think things can’t possible get worse… THEY DO!

This is a book that you won’t be able to put down at all. You will want to read this in one sitting! A real page turner with shock after shock. I can’t stress enough how much you should read this and let me know what you think… previously published under the title Baby Teeth. I look forward to more by Zoje Stage in the future but the expectations are going to be hard to beat after this one. Brilliant.

Is Hanna just one misunderstood child? How would you have dealt with the circumstances in this book?

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*BLOG BLITZ* Malignant -Anita Waller ★★★★★

Blurb; What if someone set you limits?

Claudia and Heather have been friends and neighbours for many years and both women decide it is the right time for them to leave their husbands. Together they get a flat but their peace is short lived when Claudia is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Being a good friend, Heather takes on caring for Claudia but a lethal meeting with James, Claudia’s ex-husband, results in someone dying.

As life for Claudia and Heather begins to unravel, the answer to their problems becomes clear… it’s murder.

My Review; OMG. Here she goes again… Anita has smashed it! What a gorgeous cover and brilliant story. A big five stars for this story from me. A must buy. A must read. Highly recommend!

If that prologue doesn’t grab the reader I don’t know what will! What an opening… From the start I felt sorry for poor Claudia and Heather both dealing with lifes problems! You can tell they are both strong, focused and determined women who won’t be walked all over by any man. But life just seems to get worse and worse for these ladies when they least deserve it… Will they ever have a happy ending? Good news? Happily ever after?

I also learnt something from this book… All about the word Malignant! I just thought it was a fancy book title, ooops. Thrilling, gripping and it had me hooked. A real page turner of a story. Loved it.

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*BLOG TOUR* Come and Find Me – Sarah Hilary ★★★★★

Blurb; On the surface, Lara Chorley and Ruth Hull have nothing in common, other than their infatuation with Michael Vokey. Each is writing to a sadistic inmate, sharing her secrets, whispering her worst fears, craving his attention.

DI Marnie Rome understands obsession. She’s finding it hard to give up her own addiction to a dangerous man: her foster brother, Stephen Keele. She wasn’t able to save her parents from Stephen. She lives with that guilt every day.

As the hunt for Vokey gathers pace, Marnie fears one of the women may have found him – and is about to pay the ultimate price.

My Review; Oh My. This book took over me, it was all I could think about until I could finish it. Clever. Very clever. A brilliant story. This is the first book I have read by Sarah Hilary and it won’t be my last, very impressed… Well and truelly hooked and obsessed with this book!

Well written, fast paced and with short chapters you will lose yourself in this story. I loved the team, especially DI Marnie Rome. With a huge outcome I didn’t expect at all. Just made it all a brilliant read. Enjoyed every minute of it. Not a bad word to say for this story. I cannot wait to dive into all the other books by Sarah after this belter.

A well deserved five stars from myself! This book messes with the readers head… Who’s assumptions are correct? Who’s telling the truth? Who’s lying? You will find as the reader you have to piece everything together for yourself just like DI Marnie has too but will you be correct? Loved it. Kept me thinking and on edge.

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