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*WRAP UP* Top Twenty of 2017 Books.

So this year I have managed to read some excellent books (90 books to be exact) and hosted many blog tours. Below you will find my top twenty 2017 reads in no particular order. 

  1. Hydra – Matt Wesoloski.
  2. The Good Samaritan – John Marrs. 
  3. The One – John Marrs.                     
  4. Britt-Marie was Here – Fredrick Backman.                                            
  5. Lion – Saroo Brierley.                        
  6. The Abbattoir of Dreams – Mark Tilbury.  
  7. A Boy Made of Blocks – Keith Stuart.
  8. One Memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr.                                                          
  9. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness.
  10. Charisma – Jeanne Ryan.            
  11. Happy Mum, Happy Baby – Giovanna Fletcher.                                             
  12. The Little Church by the Sea – Liz Taylorson.                                       
  13. Silent Victim – Caroline Mitchell. 
  14. Dead Woman Walking – Sharon Bolton.  
  15. Love, Lies and Lemon Cake – Sue Watson.                                                
  16. The Child – Fiona Barton.                 
  17. My Sweet Revenge – Jane Fallon.
  18. Keep Her Safe – Richard Parker.      
  19. Bring Me Back – B.A. Paris.
  20. Crossed Out – Malcolm Hollingdrake.
mystery · suspense · thriller

Degrees of Darkness – Tony. J. Forder ★★★★★

Blurb:

Pre-teen girls are being abducted from their homes and their families murdered.  When Frank Rogers, once a DI with the Met and now running his own debt collection agency, is told that his own daughter is missing, his son murdered, he naturally wants to become involved with the case. 

Soon Frank’s face is all over the news. In an unexpected turn of events, the killer contacts the police and says he is willing to talk, but only to Frank.

When the body of the first abducted girl is discovered, Frank realises it is a race against time to save his daughter. 

In order to solve the case, Frank must work out how the killer is picking his victims. 

But how do you catch a murderer who is hiding in plain sight? And can Frank unravel the mystery, when he has so much to lose?

My Review:

I love the cover of Degrees of Darkness. Can I also mention how many 5 star and 4 stars this book has received so far and I am going to add to that by giving my own five star review! 

Degrees of Darkness will have you hooked from the beginning and on the edge of your seat until the end of the story. It’s one of those books you don’t want to finish but at the same time you do, cannot win. This story is well written, easy to read and a one of a kind story. I enjoyed reading this story and would highly recommend this story to you all if you haven’t read it already. 

I have high expectations for future stories by Tony after reading this one and look forward to reading more by this author in the future. A well deserved five stars from me. Gripping story with plenty of turns to keep the reader engaged throughout

Romance, chick-lit

Bombshell Books are BACK! 

After launching with the hilarious The Queen of Blogging, Bombshell Books are back with two new authors and three fabulous novels.

Therese Loreskar returns with her sequel to The Queen of Blogging – The Queen of New Beginnings

Therese Loreskar started her career in 2010 self-publishing her first novel, which quickly became a critically acclaimed best-seller.

In 2014 she was signed by a Swedish publishing house before being signed by Bombshell in the summer of 2016. Her novel, The Queen of Blogging, received overwhelming feedback and the book was referred to as a modern Bridget Jones.

Therese has since had four bestselling children’s books.  Her never-ending energy for writing and entertaining people is her biggest trait.

Therese lives in the countryside on the west coast of Sweden. She has a big and busy household with her husband, two children, deaf cat, five hamsters and a grandmother. When she is not busy writing stories she enjoys nature, people, history, redecorating the house without permission and all other kinds of creativity.

The Queen of New Beginnings will be published on August 10th this year.

**The Queen of Blogging made my top ten last year. I highly enjoyed it and my review for it is here.

Guardian book prize shortlisted author, Suzie Tullett, signs with Bombshell Books

Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her motto is to ‘live, laugh, love’ and when she’s not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else’s.

Suzie lives in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the French countryside, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs. You can find Suzie on Twitter: @SuzieTullett or you can visit her website.

Her heart-warming romantic comedy, The Trouble with Words, will be published on July 29th this year.

Debut author, Callie Langridge, joins Bombshell Books

Caroline was born and brought up in Berkshire. After a brief teenage spell in the depths of Lancashire, she moved back to London. Having left school at 16, she studied drama before embarking on a career in marketing. This saw her work in music marketing in the heady days of Britpop in the late ‘90s. She unleashed her creativity in the design of window displays and
marketing campaigns for the leading music retailer.

More recently she has followed her passion for social history and currently works in marketing for a national historical institution, promoting projects and running events. On hitting her thirtieth birthday, she decided finally to take her A levels and gained A’s in English Literature and Language, and Film Studies – not bad when working full time – and this spurred her on to take the first of many creative writing course. A few years later and she has had a number of short stories published and plays performed at theatres and venues across London.

Caroline lives in London with her long-term partner and an ever-growing collection of antique curiosities.

Her beautifully written and heart-wrenching debut novel, A Time to Change, will be published on September 24th this year.

Bombshell Books is an imprint of Bloodhound Books. Bombshell publishes brilliant women’s fiction and is on the look out for new authors. We want stories that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. For more information visit our website.