Adventure · mystery · suspense · thriller

*Blog Tour* The Fallen Agent – Oliver Tidy ★★★★★

Blurb: 

Jess Albion has recently started a new life on the other side of the world with a new identity. She used to be MI5. Then a job went bad, someone died and she was made an example of in the British courts. But MI5 look after their own. Or they did until rumours of a planned Al Qaeda biological terror attack on London started circulating. Now someone in the British security services is giving agents up in return for information. No price, it seems, is too high to save London from the ultimate threat.

When Jess’s fresh start is compromised she has a choice to make: run and hide and spend the rest of her life looking over her shoulder or go looking for the threat and snuff it out. On her own, she’d run, but she has Nick on her side.

My Review: 

I must apologise as I was suppose to post this blog tour on the 21st but my laptop has been broken and still is so I will post the blog tour up now.

This book is based on the TV programme Spooks and is the first in a brand news series by Oliver. I have never personally seen Spooks but this read well for me ands I look forward to the sequel.

So I was going to keep the whole main character of this book a secret but as you can see above the main character is a woman in this thriller called Jess. Now, many main characters in this genre are male which instantly had me intrigued and on Jess’s side within this story.  I also love the cover for this book.

The Fallen Agent is a brilliant story to delve into and easy to read. This story is written well and will have you hooked from the first page till the last. I would highly recommend this story to you all if you haven’t read it already. I cannot wait to dive into more books by this author after my high expectations of finishing The Fallen Agent. A well deserved five stars from me and an author to keep an eye on in the future.

chick-lit · drama · Emotional · Non-Fiction

Mad Girl – Bryony Gordon ★★★★

Blurb: Bryony Gordon has OCD.

It’s the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn’t repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It’s caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty.

A hugely successful columnist for the Telegraph, a bestselling author, and a happily married mother of an adorable daughter, Bryony has managed to laugh and live well while simultaneously grappling with her illness. Now it’s time for her to speak out. Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can.

My Review: 

I will start by admitting it took me a while to get into this book but I am glad that I stuck with it. Many of my followers will know I don’t read much nonfiction but I enjoyed reading this story. Mad Girl gives a massive insight into the world of depression, mental health and OCD even in the darkest, loneliest and scariest times which took guts to write. Now I will state that this book may not be to all readers tastes but for me personally I could relate to certain parts throughout.

Mad Girl is a brutally honest story all about Bryony Gordon and that includes all the good within her life too. I was by Bryony’s side throughout her story and was so glad with how it all turned out for her in the end. This book is written well and easy to read but does contain long chapters for me personally. I awarded four stars and would highly recommend this story to you all if you haven’t read it already.

crime · Detective · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Untainted Blood – Liz Mistry ★★★★★

Blurb: In a city that is already volatile, tensions mount  after a Tory MP in Bradford Central is discredited leaving the door open for the extreme right-wing candidate, Graeme Weston, to stand in the resultant by-election. 

However, Graeme Weston is not what he appears to be and with secrets jeopardising his political career, he must tread very carefully.

Meanwhile, a serial killer targets Asian men who lead alternatives lifestyles and delivers his own form of torture. 

As DI Gus McGuire’s team close in, the deranged killer begins to unravel and in an unexpected twist the stakes are raised for Gus.

Are the murders linked to the political scandals or is there another motive behind them? 

DI Gus McGuire and his team are back and this might be their toughest case yet.
My Review: WOW! Liz has still got it. Very impressed. Untainted Blood is book number 3 in the brilliant DI Gus McGuire series. I would highly recommend to read them in order however, it still reads well as a standalone. Untainted Blood is easy to read, contains short chapters and is fast paced. It was lovely to be back in this world with familiar characters. I didn’t find it a short read but one definately worth reading. I awarded a well deserved five stars. I hope to see more from this series and author in the future. I would highly recommend this series to you all. All three books are currently 99p for kindle!