Blurb; When Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens the diary, and sees it’s not blank after all…
1st January MURDER LISA, OXFORD 1st February MURDER JANE, BIRMINGHAM 1st March MURDER DAVID, CARDIFF 1st April MURDER MARY, CHELTENHAM
Is this some kind of sick joke? But…it’s the end of January now. And a woman named Lisa was murdered in Oxford on 1st January.
Does that mean there really is a killer out there, planning to commit a new murder on the first of each month? And is the Mary due to be killed on 1st April her?
The clock is ticking for Mary to uncover the truth, before she becomes the next victim on the killer’s list…
Author Bio; Jackie Kabler is an internationally bestselling author of psychological thrillers including The Perfect Couple, Am I Guilty? and The Happy Family. She worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for twenty years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the Armed Forces. She now combines her crime writing with her job as a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.
Social Media Links; Twitter @jackiekabler Instagram @officialjackiekabler
My review; This was such a good read! I really enjoyed this one. The story is told through each of the dates leading up to her planned death and told through the different police stations and the main character Mary. Throughout I had my own theories which kept being wrong so I’d change it and again was wrong. I never guessed the outcome no matter how hard I tried. Gripping. Tense. Thrilling. This is one clever killer. The whole of the story was clever. Poor Mary though waiting for her doom day. Will she die? Will she live? Will the killer be caught? I second guessed every character in this story including Mary herself being a author. Very clever. Highly recommend. Fab outcome/ending. A well deserved four stars from me. A real page turner.
A Little Hotel in Cornwall: Books 1-8 All eight novellas in the UK bestselling series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Follow aspiring young author Maisie Clark as she stumbles into a role as a maid in the idyllic hotel by the sea, where there’s never a dull moment, from her quest to track down a reclusive English novelist, to her brush with jewel thieves and a whirlwind trip through Paris and London to name a few. All the while, she finds herself falling for the handsome and enigmatic groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. Could the key to unlocking her dreams be right in front of her?
This collection contains A Little Hotel in Cornwall, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores, Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses, The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise, A Train from Penzance to Paris, A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss, A Stargazy Night Sky, and The Cornish Key to Happiness.
Author Bio; Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.
Review of book ONE in the series; What a brilliant start to this series. This is a series of eight short reads. I have previously read book three and eight before as I obviously cannot read a series in order it was lovely to start from the beginning. The story focuses on main character Maisie who’s dream is to become a writer but her dream soon falls short when she cannot find a sponsor to read through her work to enter a grant/competition to become published. She finds her on an adventure to a hotel in Cornwall to find a sponsor but along the way she bumps into her ex. Not all doom and gloom though as she also bumps into a kind, handsome stranger Sydney. Loved his character. After a wobble she decided to return home but something tells her to stay and not give up on her dream. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this series and read it in order. An easy, short and fast paced read. Really enjoyed it all… The characters, the setting and the storyline. I really hope Maisie achieves her dream and maybe something with Sydney. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.
Blurb; Isadora Moon is special because she’s different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she’s a bit of both. Isadora is observing the night sky for a school project – her class is learning everything about space and she decides to look at the stars for inspiration. But wait, what is that? Through the telescope, Isadora spots a shooting star that falls to Earth!
After courageously finding the place where the star landed, Isadora discovers a new twinkling friend. Her name is Nova, she is a Glow Sprite and she is not supposed to be there. Even worse, Nova’s moon kitten Pluto is lost and she needs Isadora’s help to find him.
Between magical campfires, space lessons, moon cheese and a glowing sleepover, Isadora will need to use all her wits to help Nova finding Pluto before her new friend has to fly back to the stars. With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books.
My Review; This is a perfect little read for any little girl at just over 100 pages. Full of magic. Meet Isadora half vampire half fairy. Join her on this magical space adventure where she meets another from the moon. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Easy reading. At the back is lots of activities to do and recipes to make. This is book 14 in a series but each read fine as Standalones. A fun read. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.