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*BLOG TOUR* The Wife Who Knew Too Much – Michele Campbell ★★★★

Blurb; Tabitha Girard had her heart broken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha.

Years later, Connor comes back into Tabitha’s life—older, richer, and desperately unhappy. He married for money, a wealthy, neurotic, controlling woman whom he never loved. He has always loved Tabitha.

When Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, he’s free. He can finally be with Tabitha. Nina’s home, Windswept, can be theirs. It seems to be a perfect ending to a fairy tale romance that began so many years ago. But then, Tabitha finds a diary. “I’m writing this to raise an alarm in the event of my untimely death,” it begins. “If I die unexpectedly, it was foul play, and Connor was behind it. Connor—and her.”

Who is Connor Ford? Why did he marry Nina? Is Tabitha his true love, or a convenient affair? As the police investigate Nina’s death, is she a convenient suspect?

As Tabitha is drawn deeper into the dark glamour of a life she is ill-prepared for, it becomes clear to her that what a wife knows can kill her.

My Review; This was my second book of 2020 and another belter of a read. It’s dark, deadly and dangerous. What really happened to Nina? There is so much more to this story than just a who did it? It’s clever. Twisted. Dark. Well thought out. It even contains a shoot out scene! Phew. Kept me turning the pages. Hooked. Gripping. Thrilling.

I must admit though that I was on Tabithas side from the start she didn’t even know what she was about to get herself into poor woman. It’s a fast paced, action packed read where plenty of secrets and hidden motives will soon be out in the open. Its true what they say… Money does cause a lot of fights, deaths and secrets. This is all about money… A lot of money.

A happyish ending for Tabitha, she deserved it! Plenty of characters got what were coming to them. Brilliantly written. Another that messed with my head at how clever it all was and who did what to who etc. You can’t trust anyone. This is a story where history appears again and not in a good light. A brilliant read. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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Neon – G.S. Locke ★★★★

Blurb; A detective desperate for revenge. A hitwoman with one last job. A killer with both on his list. Detective Matt Jackson’s beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of a serial killer – Neon – who displays his victims amongst snaking neon lights. Suicidal but unable to kill himself, he hires someone to finish the job. But on the night of his planned murder he makes a breakthrough in the Neon case and offers his assassin, Iris, an irresistible opportunity: help Jackson find and kill Neon in return for his entire estate. What follows is a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse between detective, assassin and serial killer. But when Jackson discovers it’s not a coincidence that their paths have crossed, he begins to question who the real target has been all along…

My Review; This is another off my library pile and one that has been on my wishlist for a while. The cover and title had me intrigued and it didn’t disappoint me at all. It’s a gripping, fast paced, dark, tense, deadly and a page turner of a read. I devoured it. Something a little different crime wise. A very clever and imaginative criminal VS one hit woman and one ex cop. This gets personal and dark very fast. A cat vs mouse story but who will win?

Brilliantly written. I devoured it. Didn’t want to put it down. Parts had me on the edge of my seat! There is so much suspense in this story. The amount of times they were soo close to uncovering the truth! The ending broke me it does involve a death. NOOOOO! but no spoilers from me. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars.

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Her Last Move – John Marrs ★★★★

Blurb; He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.

Struggling to balance her personal and professional life, young DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career – and she knows that it will make or break her. But how can she identify one face in a sea of thousands? With the help of Police Super Recogniser Joe Russell, she strives to catch a glimpse of the elusive murderer, but he’s watching her every move.

Time is not on their side. The body count is rising, and the attacks are striking closer and closer to home. Can Becca and Joe uncover the connection between the murders before the killer strikes the last name from his list?

My Review; I am a huge fan of John’s books and this did not disappoint me either. Another brilliant read. It’s fast paced, dark, tense, thrilling, brutal, gripping and an edge of your seat read. Honestly amazing. It’s very descriptive in parts which made my stomach turn a little. Gory.

The serial killer in this story has a plan, a very clever plan. He is always one step ahead of the team investigating him. It soon becomes personal and deadly for one of the team members. I actually cried towards the end and shouted NOOOOO. It really was a page turner of a read I didn’t want to put down. But will the killer slip up? He believes he is killing for his benefit and others will understand but will they?

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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