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*BLOG TOUR* Holding Myself – Victoria Brown ★★★★

Blurb:
Kat has a busy life. She runs her own beauty salon and has an alcoholic father to worry about. To make matters worse she has just discovered she is pregnant.

Kat and Max have only been together for six months and she has a turbulent relationship with his mother and his ex-girlfriend who refuses to go away.

As the pressure builds Kat finds herself wondering what path to take.

Is having a baby the right thing to do?

Can she keep her head above water while her life spirals out of control?

Kat has some big decisions to make and whatever happens her life is going to change forever…

My Review:
Can I just start by saying what a beautiful cover this book has? This is certainly an emotional, inspirational and uplifting summer read for 2017. I enjoyed reading this book, very different from what I usually read but I found it very refreshing. Kat, now what an amazing character she is. She has gone through so much in this story but somehow comes through it successfully the other side. Holding Myself is easy to read, written well and contains short chapters. I would highly recommend this story to you all if you want something a little different from thrillers. A well deserved five stars from me and I will be looking out for future books by Victoria Brown. A very 21st century book!

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*BLOG TOUR* In Your Name – Rob Ashman ★★★★★

Blurb:
Police detective Lucas has become consumed with tracking down the deranged killer, known as Mechanic, and bringing the murderer to justice. Nothing else matters, not even his wife. His marriage is falling apart.

Mechanic has not killed for eight months and the trail has gone cold, then Lucas receives a terrifying letter. In a desperate bid to reignite the case, he tries to convince his boss to mount an operation in Baton Rouge where the letter was posted.

But was the letter really sent by Mechanic?

Not knowing where to turn, with his marriage in turmoil and his career on the rocks, Lucas begins to spiral out of control and when Mechanic meets the head of a drug smuggling cartel the situation takes a grave turn.

Meanwhile, a bizarre set of murders are taking place in Vegas and Detective Rebecca Moran is put on the case. She will stop at nothing to make a name for herself.

Is there a link between the murders and Mechanic?

Can Lucas apprehend the killer this time or will Mechanic remain one step ahead?

My Review:
WOW! In Your Name is book number two in the Mechanic Trilogy and I would highly suggest you read them in order. This is a brilliant follow on from the first book Those That Remain. I loved it! I am actually loving this series. Brilliant stories.

Mechanic has to be the most twisted, clever and evil killer I have ever read about! Seriously… I loved the setting, all the old familiar characters and even the new characters and the theme within the book. Very cleverly written, easy to read, contains to short chapters and bloody brilliant! Yet again I devoured this book in a day, another well deserved five stars. I cannot wait to see what the final book will be like, but if its anything like the previous two I already know I will love it! I would highly recommend this series to you all. But please read in order as the second book does refer back to the first in parts and I don’t want you to ruin it for yourself. Go buy this series now! You will not forget this series in a hurry… Brilliant.

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*BLOG TOUR* Dying To Live – Michael Stanley★★★★

Blurb:
When the body of a Bushman is discovered near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the death is written off as an accident. But all is not as it seems. An autopsy reveals that, although he’s clearly very old, his internal organs are puzzlingly young. What’s more, an old bullet is lodged in one of his muscles … but where is the entry wound? When the body is stolen from the morgue and a local witch doctor is reported missing, Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu gets involved. But did the witch doctor take the body to use as part of a ritual? Or was it the American anthropologist who’d befriended the old Bushman?

As Kubu and his brilliant young colleague, Detective Samantha Khama, follow the twisting trail through a confusion of rhino-horn smugglers, foreign gangsters and drugs manufacturers, the wider and more dangerous the case seems to grow. A fresh, new slice of ‘Sunshine Noir’, Dying to Live is a classic tale of greed, corruption and ruthless thuggery, set in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and featuring one of crime fiction’s most endearing and humane heroes.

My Review:
Where do I begin? What a brilliant story! Amazing.
This is book number six in the Detective Kubu series, but reads well as a standalone. I had not heard of this series until I was asked to join this blog tour and now I feel I have missed out on all the stories before this one. I will definitely be going back to read them all at some point. Dying to Live is written well, easy to read and fast paced! The cover also intrigues me it is very different, unique. I would highly recommend this story to you (links below), you will not regret it. I don’t want to give much away as I would rather you buy it and find out for youself, but a brilliant read that will fly by. I can’t wait to read all of Michael’s other stories after reading this one. A well deserved four stars out of five.

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