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*BLOG TOUR* What She Saw – Diane Saxon ★★★★

Blurb;

DS Jenna Morgan Book 3

A gripping new psychological thriller for 2020.

Detective Sergeant Jenna Morgan is called to investigate the suspected arson attack and death of the Lawrence family at the charred remains of their stunning home, Kimble Hall. The case takes a sinister turn as the body count fails to tally. Suspecting that someone may have survived the inferno, DS Morgan and her team need to discover whether they have a witness, or someone far more dangerous. Who set the fire? Who wanted this family extinguished beyond recognition? As the case progresses, DS Morgan realises she has a calculating, cold-blooded killer on her hands, and the race is on to track them down before they kill again.

My Review; This book has to have one of the best opening chapters I have read this year. Was not expecting it at all. Shocked me. Jaw dropping. It did its job and full on dragged me in questioning everything. Hooked. Drawn in. Gripped…

It is book three in a series which I only found after while writing this post (oops) but read really well as a standalone and I will be going back to the previous two books. Brilliantly written, a real page turner I didn’t and couldn’t put down. I wanted answers.

I felt sorry for Poppy! Poor girl. DS Jenna, I loved her. She wasn’t letting anything pass her by she wanted to know the truth and she wasn’t going to stop till she got it. A very determined and strong woman. I can’t recommend this book enough. One to add to your lists. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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*BLOG TOUR* The Creak On The Stairs – Eva Björg Ægisdottir ★★★★

Blurb; When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she’s no stranger to the area.

Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a failed relationship, and her collegues Sævar and Hörður, commence an uneasy investigation, which uncovers a shocking secret in the dead woman’s past that continues to reverberate in the present day …

But as Elma and her team make a series of discoveries, they bring to light a host of long-hidden crimes that shake the entire community. Sifting through the rubble of the townspeople’s shattered memories, they have to dodge increasingly serious threats, and find justice … before it’s too late.

My Review; I think the fact I read 80% of this in one day shows just how good it really was. I really enjoyed it! Safe to say I’ve got my reading mojo back! Brilliant written, laid out nicely, interesting and a real page turner. Kept me guessing, I just couldn’t figure it out even with all the clues.

The cover is gorgeous and suits the story perfectly. It has a cute little map of Iceland at the start which I loved. It’s the little things like that that make a book for me. Main character Elma returns to her hometown and to work for their police forces a big change from the big city or is it? ….

A case that brings more questions than answers for the team. Elisabet! What really happened to her? Why was she found dead? A lot of secrets and unknown truths from the past come to light while investigating this case. The story itself flicks between the present and the haunting past. A dark, terrifying and at times hard to read past at that.

Brilliant read. Kept me hooked. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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*BLOG TOUR* The Seven Doors – Agnes Ravatn ★★★★

Blurb; University professor Nina is at a turning point. Her work seems increasingly irrelevant, her doctor husband is never home, relations with her difficult daughter are strained, and their beautiful house is scheduled for demolition.
When her daughter decides to move into another house they own, things take a very dark turn. The young woman living there disappears, leaving her son behind, the day after Nina and her daughter pay her a visit.
With few clues, the police enquiry soon grinds to a halt, but Nina has an inexplicable sense of guilt. Unable to rest, she begins her own investigation, but as she pulls on the threads of the case, it seems her discoveries may have very grave consequences for her and her family.

My Review; What happened to this missing woman? That’s the question here… Main character Nina, well I bloody loved her. She turns into a private detective doesn’t she? We also get a brilliant look into her family, life and her current house moving situation. She can be a stubborn, determined character. But she needs to remember that sometimes she gets it wrong. She tries bloody hard bless her. Without Nina there wouldn’t be this story. She makes the story for me.

A brilliant read. For me it was actually an easy read I devoured it. Had me guessing throughout. I loved Agnes’s previous book The Bird Tribunal so I had high expectations for this one. Again the cover is simple and beautiful but perfect for this story. The story is told through date entries and I loved the whole set up of the story. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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