mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Call Me Star Girl – Louise Beech ★★★★★

Blurb; Tonight is the night for secrets…

Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago – and her killer hasn’t been caught.

Tonight is Stella McKeever’s final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she’ll share some of hers.

Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after twelve years. She might tell you about the perfume bottle with the star-shaped stopper, or about her father …

What Stella really wants to know is more about the mysterious man calling the station … who says he knows who killed Victoria, and has proof.

Tonight is the night for secrets, and Stella wants to know everything…

With echoes of the chilling Play Misty for Me, Call Me Star Girl is a taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller that plays on our deepest fears, providing a stark reminder that stirring up dark secrets from the past can be deadly…

My Review; Oh. My. Gosh. This is my second book I have read by Louise and it did not disappoint me at all. It was bloody brilliant could easily have read it all in one sitting if life would have let me. It is a page turner of a read, didn’t want to put it down.

Call Me Star Girl is thrilling, haunting, chilling and full of suspense… Brilliantly written. I throughally enjoyed it. I loved how it was mostly set in a radio station, something different. I actually loved it all! Stella is one brave character. A must read for me.

I awarded a well deserved five stars and highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. Also going to have a spot in my top twenty reads of 2019. One that will be hard to forget!

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Orenda Roadshow

Manchester Orenda Roadshow 05.03.2019 round up.

WOW! What a brilliant night. This was my first book event (ever) and it was the best. Every single author and Karen is so welcoming, friendly and funny. I was nervous and excited beyond belief but I think I managed to keep it pretty cool until Karen asked “Are you okay?” Haha. Fab thanks.

Lovely Orenda publisher Karen

So I arrived a little early had a browse of my sweet shop aka Waterstones (3 floors) was terrible and bought 3 non orenda books before the event even started! Oh dear. Then I popped for a coffee before the event… Low and behold who do I see approaching? Kjell Ola Dahl, Thomas Enger and Antti Tuomainen. Ofcourse I tried to play it cool… Waved and said hi!

Seen as we wasnt allowed into the event room aka storage room I soon found myself having coffee surrounded by the orenda lot! Dream come true right? Ofcourse!

The Event you ask? Oh we was in for a treat! However, I need to mention poor David. F. Ross came down with food poisoning so was unable to attend (don’t worry I still bought your book, infact I GOT THEM ALL). We started off with an introduction to each author, then was treated to a reading from each of their books with some laughs along the way. Some books I could have sat and listened to all night. A truely wonderful event, enjoyed by all.

I finally got to meet some fellow book bloggers who were absolutely lovely so a shout out to Joanne Robertson (Mychestnutreadingtree) and Jill from (Jillsbookcafe). Both lovely ladies.

I enjoyed myself and came away on such a high. So thank you to all the lovely authors of Orenda and the brilliant Karen for coming to Manchester. I am one happy book worm and book blogger managing to get ALL my books signed! Thank you. Until we meet again. Sorry for so much of my face! … Author stalking.

Author Micheal. J. Malone.
Author Will Carver
Author Lilja Sigurdardottir
Author Thomas Enger
Author Kjell Ola Dahl
Author Matt Wesolowski
Gorgeous author Louise Beech
Authors Steph Broadribb & Helen Fitzgerald

There’s still time to join the Orenda Roadshow madness. As I say… GOT TO COLLECT THEM ALL! Thank you for a brilliant night. I got to be myself for a few hours without the kids, rare occassion.

March 6th – Birmingham

March 7th – Hungerford

Emotional · mystery · suspense

Maria in the Moon – Louise Beech ★★★★★

Blurb; Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can’t.’

Thirty-one-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can’t remember everything. She can’t remember her ninth year. She can’t remember when her insomnia started. And she can’t remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria. With a promiscuous past, and licking her wounds after a painful breakup, Catherine wonders why she resists anything approaching real love. But when she loses her home to the deluge of 2007 and volunteers at Flood Crisis, a devastating memory emerges … and changes everything. Dark, poignant and deeply moving, Maria in the Moon is an examination of the nature of memory and truth, and the defences we build to protect ourselves, when we can no longer hide…

My Review; Oh wow. How do I even begin to review this book? My first book by this author and it was perfect! It had me crying, laughing and feeling sad. This is a beautiful story but also heart-breaking. This story has a strong message within we could all learn from.

I absolutely loved Catherine’s character. She is strong, brave and a powerful character no matter what she went through. At times she felt weak she got through it and she was never alone. This is an absolutely brilliant story of real life. A beautiful, moving story that is bound to stick with its readers. I also fell in love with Chris’s character… What a gent!

This is going in my top 20 reads of 2018. I can already feel a book hangover coming on… Utterly perfect. I’m sad I finished it! What a brilliant story. A well deserved five stars, highly recommend. A must buy. A must read.

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