suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Stranger In My Bed – Karen King ★★★★

Blurb; ‘We have a patient who has been involved in a serious accident. We believe he’s your husband.’

When Freya first met Phil, she thought he was the man of her dreams. He bought her roses every week, booked surprise trips to sun-soaked destinations, and showed her affection like she’d never experienced before. But over time the dream had become a violent nightmare. And now Freya is packing her bags, knowing it’s time she escaped their increasingly broken marriage.

But then Freya gets a visit from the police. Phil’s been in a horrific car crash and – as he comes around – it becomes clear that remembers nothing since their blissful honeymoon two years before, back when their relationship was perfect. All he wants is to be happily married again.

Freya knows giving him another chance could be dangerous. But now he’s the one who needs her, it’s a chance to turn the tables, and to change the outcome of their relationship once and for all. After all, he will only know what she chooses to tell him…

But what really happened during those two years of marriage? And as they start over again, who is safe? And whose life is in danger?

My Review; I had to read this one, just for the cover alone and the blurb it sounded too good to miss and I was right. A brilliant read. Gripping devoured it in two days. I didn’t want to put it down. A book that made me think what would I do if I was Freya? It’s a tough one. Why those two forgotton years come back?

Brilliantly written, fast paced, intriguing and real page turner. A story about a marriage but not a happy one, amnesia and two lost years. Kept me guessing if the tides would turn or not. I was hooked up to the last page. A really good read. I enjoyed it. A new author to me aswell. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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crime · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness – Michael Paul Michaud ★★★★

Blurb; Newly estranged from Donna, The Introvert is selected as one of twelve jurors on a notorious murder trial, forcing him to navigate a litany of uncomfortable social interactions, this time with no avenue of escape. Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness is the third entry in the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.

My Review; This is book three in The Introvert series all shortish stories around 200 pages I have enjoyed the full series so far. Different, unique. The main character is definitely one you can’t forget. He’s funny, clever and has a secret dark side. Another story I really enjoyed.

In this story the Introvert finds himself on dury duty and soon clashes with another juror but it’s him we are talking about here and there’s more to the story that just him doing his jury duty and the trial. A very clever, cunning and planned out ending which I didn’t expect but realise I wanted. I would recommend this little series and am I already looking forward to the next one. There’s just something about his character which I love. Wierd I know. But he’s interesting, different. A great read! Easily devoured.

A well deserved four stars from me.

* Publishing date of the 9th of January 2021. Sadly it’s still not available to pre-order *

horror · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Dark Chorus – Ashley Meggitt ★★★★

Blurb; Oblivio salvationem Angelis opperitur

Oblivion awaits the Angel’s salvation

The Boy can see lost souls.

He has never questioned the fact that he can see them. He thinks of them as the Dark Chorus. When he sets out to restore the soul of his dead mother it becomes clear that his ability comes from within him. It is a force that he cannot ignore – the last shard of the shattered soul of an angel.

To be restored to the kingdom of light, the shard must be cleansed of the evil that infects it – but this requires the corrupt souls of the living!

With the help from Makka, a psychotically violent young man full of hate, and Vee, an abused young woman full of pain, the Boy begins to kill.

Psychiatrist Dr Eve Rhodes is seconded to assist the police investigation into the Boy’s apparently random ritualistic killings. As the investigation gathers pace, a pattern emerges. When Eve pulls at the thread from an article in an old psychology journal, what might otherwise have seemed to her a terrible psychotic delusion now feels all too real…

Will the Boy succeed in restoring the angel’s soul to the light? Can Eve stop him, or will she be lost to realm of the Dark Chorus?

My Review; This is a completely different read for me, a book out of my comfort zone should we say. A bit wierd, a bit woah whats going on? Took me a while to get use to it all I.e the spirits, rituals, souls, transferring etc as I have no clue about that at all. We all have our own beliefs about that sort of thing but for me it’s not something I’ve thought about.

However, after a few chapters I got into it. SURPRISE. I know it shocked me too. I did enjoy it in the end, something different. Mix between reality and the unknown. A little fantasy, horror, suspense and thriller. This book has it all and does get dark at points. Very descriptive which brings the story more to life for me and brilliantly written. Not something I would have picked up for myself but I’m glad I got the chance to read it!

A well deserved four stars from me.

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