*BLOG TOUR* A Gift For Dying – M.J. Arlidge ★★★★

Blurb; Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist, well used to dealing with the most damaged members of society.

But he’s never met anyone like Kassie.

The teenager claims to have a terrible gift – with one look into your eyes, she can see when and how you will die.

Obviously, Adam knows Kassie must be insane. But then a serial killer hits the city. And only Kassie seems to know where he’ll strike next.

Against all his intuition, Adam starts to believe her.

He just doesn’t realise how deadly his faith might prove…

My Review; I loved M.J. Arlidge’s previous series DI Helen Grace so this was a must read for me. However, this story is a standalone and very different to his series set. I throughally enjoyed this story, it is a page turner of a read that you won’t want to put down.

I felt sorry for Kassie with her talent to see peoples death, it must be hard for her as one, no one believes her. Two, she can’t do anything to stop it and three she will always end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. But then she meets Adam, will Adam believe her and help her? No wonder she keeps to herself and acts the way she does, I don’t blame her for that as it must be horrible to endure and live with.

Will this killer be caught? Have the team got the correct suspect? Could they work with Kassie to find him/her? Interesting story. Haven’t read anything along these lines before. Brilliantly written, fast paced and contains short chapters. You’re bound to love it! I did. I awarded a well deserved four stars and would highly recommend to you all. One I stayed up late just to finish! It’s good.

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*BLOG TOUR* The Girl Across The Street – Vikki Patis ★★★★

Blurb; You’re hiding a secret that only she can see.

Her name is Beth. She came into my life when I needed her the most. We lead very different lives, but she’s the only person who understands me.

She was the only other witness to the terrible accident on the street between our homes. The only person who saw the cracks in my perfect life before I had the chance to cover them up.

It’s been so long since I’ve had a friend. Someone to talk to, to listen to, to laugh and dream with.

Beth would never do anything to hurt me.

She only wants what’s best for me, for my marriage.

My Review; Oh wow. I devoured most of this story in a day. I couldn’t put it down, didn’t want to. I loved the relationship/friendship Beth and Isla found with each other. Seems like they both needed a friend at the time too which was perfect!

I felt really sorry for Islas character throughout. However, it is a big highlighter for readers as it unfortunately does happen to alot of women more often than we like to think about! I hated Jakes character from the start, there was just something odd and off about him.

The prologue really grabs the readers attention and draws them in. It is a page turner of a read, fast paced and brilliantly written. Towards the end it does turn dark and disburting. Woah! This story just got real and fast. Jaw dropping. Impressive.

The ending actually is a cliffhanger open to the readers imagination… I would have loved to have had more from this story. Highly recommend. A brilliant author I am enjoying. A well deserved four stars from me.

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*BLOG TOUR* The Housewife – Valerie Keogh ★★★★

Blurb; “There’s no place like home” – that’s what I tell myself as I pull another flawless meal from the oven. This perfect house on a quiet street was supposed to be my sanctuary, a place to recover. But everything changed the moment I saw that woman in the charity shop. She triggered something dark, buried deep within my memory…

Now I’ve started forgetting small things, like locking the front door.

And bigger things, like remembering to pick my little girl up from nursery.

I feel terrified every time I pass through a particular spot in our living room.

And sometimes, when I’m alone, I’m sure I can hear a baby crying…

I think the woman in the shop knows what happened to me. But if I can’t trust myself to believe she’s real, who will?

My Review; Oooh this was a good one. Plenty of secrets, twists and turns. I really felt sorry for Diane throughout, she obviously had a hidden past she couldnt uncover and felt unloved. She is a strong, determined character. Emma is a little cutie! Anne is a great friend to have, I loved her character!

Towards the end it starts to heat up and wow! A jaw dropping, shocking, unexpected outcome. Us mothers would do anything for our children and she did just that. Towards the end the story highlights an issue that is still evident and still happens to this day which is heart breaking and real.

Brilliantly written. Easy to read. Short chapters. Fast paced. I needed to find out answers for poor Diane. A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend.

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