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*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!

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*BLOG TOUR* Dying To Live – Michael Stanley★★★★

When the body of a Bushman is discovered near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the death is written off as an accident. But all is not as it seems. An autopsy reveals that, although he’s clearly very old, his internal organs are puzzlingly young. What’s more, an old bullet is lodged in one of his muscles … but where is the entry wound? When the body is stolen from the morgue and a local witch doctor is reported missing, Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu gets involved. But did the witch doctor take the body to use as part of a ritual? Or was it the American anthropologist who’d befriended the old Bushman?

As Kubu and his brilliant young colleague, Detective Samantha Khama, follow the twisting trail through a confusion of rhino-horn smugglers, foreign gangsters and drugs manufacturers, the wider and more dangerous the case seems to grow. A fresh, new slice of ‘Sunshine Noir’, Dying to Live is a classic tale of greed, corruption and ruthless thuggery, set in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and featuring one of crime fiction’s most endearing and humane heroes.

My Review:
Where do I begin? What a brilliant story! Amazing.
This is book number six in the Detective Kubu series, but reads well as a standalone. I had not heard of this series until I was asked to join this blog tour and now I feel I have missed out on all the stories before this one. I will definitely be going back to read them all at some point. Dying to Live is written well, easy to read and fast paced! The cover also intrigues me it is very different, unique. I would highly recommend this story to you (links below), you will not regret it. I don’t want to give much away as I would rather you buy it and find out for youself, but a brilliant read that will fly by. I can’t wait to read all of Michael’s other stories after reading this one. A well deserved four stars out of five.

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Little Girl Gone – Alexandra Burt ✶✶✶✶

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Date Read: 14/12/2015

I decided to read this book due to all the hype and because of how much I had heard about it. There has been many mixed reviews about little girl gone and it seems readers either love it or hate it. I personally enjoyed the story but did not understand all the hype surrounding this book as I would not say it was an outstanding book, so that is why I awarded this book four stars instead of five. For me personally I think I set my expectations to high for this book, but do not let me put you off this book as it is a wonderfully written and an easy read to immerse yourself into.

Little Girl Gone is exactly what the title suggests! Estelle’s baby daughter has been taken from her cot, but who could have taken her without Estelle knowing? And how would they have got into the house? Estelle did not report her daughter missing for a few days, so is Estelle hiding a dark secret? Estelle is then found days later in her wrecked car with no memory of what has happened, will her daughter ever be returned? And will the truth finally be revealed? That is for you readers to find out if you choose to read this book.

I personally as a mother always read these types of books as you always assume that it would never happen to you, but it can happen and does happen for many mothers all over the world daily. Little Girl Gone made me open my eyes and think, how would I have prevented my daughter from being taken? This book is best suited for those readers who enjoy a good mystery and thriller full of suspense. Little Girl Gone is also the same story as Remembering Mia it is just that I read this story when the old title was out and before the title was changed.