#BlogTour #Review: Stephen Edger – Dying Day

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Release Date:  17th November 2017  / Publisher:  Bookouture

Format:  Kindle / Pages: 326


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When the body of a young woman is found in the boot of an abandoned car near the Southampton Docks, Detective Kate Matthews is ordered to stay well away from the scene.

Exactly a year ago, Amy, a junior detective on Kate’s team, was murdered when she was sent undercover to catch a serial killer targeting young girls. Kate never forgave herself for letting the killer slip through her fingers and her team are worried this coincidence might push her over the edge…

When another girl’s body is uncovered days later with similar bruising around the neck, Kate launches an investigation of her own, determined to connect new evidence to the old to catch this monster before more innocent lives are taken…

Mysterious sympathy cards sent to the victims’ families finally lead Kate to the twisted individual from her past. But if she’s found the killer, why does the body count keep rising?

An absolutely heart-stopping crime thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, James Patterson and M.J. Arlidge.



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Thank you to Netgalley and the Publishers, Bookouture for this review copy, given in exchange for an honest review.  Also thank you Kim and Noelle for organising this blog tour!

This is book number 2 in the Detective Kate Matthews series.  It can be read as a standalone, but obviously to understand the story it does make sense to read the books in order.

Detective Kate Matthews is still after the person who killed Amy, a young undercover detective, one year ago.  She’s also on the pursuit of another killer who is killing women in a similar way.  After Kate is told to stay away from the investigations and suspended, there is no one else who believes that the murders are all the work of one person.  She carries on investigating behind her superior’s back, with help from fellow detective Laura, and Amy’s brother Finn.  Can she find the killer?

This is, ashamedly, my first Stephen Edger book.  I have yet to read book number one, but will definitely be going back to read it.  Not just to see if it’s as good as this one, but also to understand the story behind Kate Matthews.  You either love her or hate her.  She gives no thought to rules and regulations, she drinks, is ruthless and stubborn, is obsessed with her previous cases to the point of pinning paperwork up all over the walls of her home, she lets her young daughter down and finds it hard to maintain a relationship.  But….she’s also dedicated to the point of doing anything in her power to make sure the bad guys are caught, and she doesn’t listen to anyone who disagrees with her.  Right or wrong, she gets the job done, which in my book can’t be all bad!

The story is fast faced, switching between the two different killing sprees just over one year apart. Also added is Amy’s story from one year ago, leading up the day when she was killed, and the reveal as to who murdered her.  I honestly didn’t get the twist until it happened and really didn’t see it coming!

A great thriller which kept the pages turning right to the very end!

Five Stars!

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about-the-authorStephen Edger is a British crime writer, who has been writing since 2010. In that time he has written and published eleven novels, and five short stories. He writes mysteries and thrillers focused on crime.

Stephen was born in the north-east of England, grew up in London, but has lived in Southampton since attending university in the year 2000. Stephen works in the financial industry, and uses his insider knowledge to create the plots of his books. He also has a law degree, which gives him a good understanding of the inner workings of the UK justice system.

Stephen is married, and has two children, and two dogs. He is passionate about reading and writing, and cites Simon Kernick and John Grisham as major influences on his writing style.

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#Extract: DK Hood – Don’t Tell a Soul

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Today, I’ll be sharing an extract from the newly released Don’t Tell a Soul by DK Hood.  I’ve recently read this book and thought it was absolutely fantastic!  It definitely goes up there on my top 10 books of the year!  You can read my review of it here!  Below is the Prologue from the book, and the links for the book follow that because, believe me, once you’ve got started on it you will definitely want to buy it to finish it!

Enjoy!


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Kill me. One blood-splattered cowboy boot crunched on the chipped cement floor inches away from his cheek. A sick chuckle followed by a nerve-shattering kick to broken ribs brought back the tremors. A lightning bolt of white-hot agony shot down his spine. In a desperate attempt to pull precious air through swollen lips, he spat blood and gasped precious air. Lungs burning with effort, he writhed like a worm in the dirt waiting for the death blow. His vision blurred and pain pierced his eyes. He had lost all sense of direction, and his tormentor’s peals of satanic laughter played tricks with his confused mind. Night had drifted into another day of endless torture. He tried to crawl away and puffed out a spray of red, stirring the straw on the dusty floor.
How long had it been since he walked into the stables? One day? Five days? Time had become the periods between attacks. He had suffered unimaginable torture from a man well skilled at inflicting misery, but he’d somehow survived. At first, he tried to reason with his captor and gave him the information he demanded, but he had fallen into a lunatic’s sadistic fantasy. He had had no time to retaliate, no time to bargain for his life. The first hammer blow knocked him senseless and he came out of oblivion into a world of pain, tied hand and foot at the mercy of a monster.
He hovered between reality and delusion. The mind is a wonderful organ, and his tried to compensate by taking him on trips to the beach with his family. At times, he floated into another dimension on marshmallow clouds but reality came crashing back with each round of torment. He soon discovered crying or begging for mercy made the sessions last longer. Biting back moans and pretending to be unconscious gave the wielder of pain no satisfaction.
Under him, the cold floor acted as a balm to his injuries, numbing the agony, and when darkness came, he could crawl beneath a pile of stinking straw. The fermenting horse dung kept him warm, kept him alive. He had spent the first hours in captivity gnawing at the ropes around his wrists, using his teeth to loosen the knot, but one swing of the lunatic’s hammer put paid to any hope of escape. A shadow passed over him. A boot pressed down on his spine, the heel twisting to part the vertebrae in bone-jarring agony. Sensation left his legs. He has paralyzed me. Determined not to give him the satisfaction of crying out, he remained silent. One more night naked on the freezing ground would finish him, and he would welcome the release.
A car engine hummed in the distance and Cowboy Boots bent over him, grabbed his legs, and dragged him into a stall. Straw tumbled over him, coating his eyelashes with dust. Through the golden strands, he peered out the open door and his heart pounded in anticipation. A police cruiser pulled up in the driveway and two uniformed officers climbed out. A female cop handed his captor a piece of paper. He edged forward on his elbows, dragging his useless legs behind him. Sucking in a deep breath, he screamed though his shredded lips but only a long whine escaped his throat. The woman glanced in his direction and he clawed at the ground, edging inch by inch from the stall. He had to get her attention, and fighting back waves of nausea, he tried again. “Aaaaarh.”
The police officer indicated toward the barn with her chin then moved in his direction, but Cowboy Boots blocked her way and shook his head. A grin spread across his face with the cunning of a gargoyle, evil personified. The cop spoke again but her muffled words dissipated in the wind and his tormentor’s attention moved back to the paper in his hand. Somehow, he had convinced her all was well. I have a chance to escape. He dug for his last ounce of strength and bucked to move forward one painful inch at a time.
I must crawl into the open. Spitting blood, he pushed sound through his shattered mouth. Hear me. Please hear me. “Aaaaarh.”
The woman flicked a look his way, squeezed Cowboy Boots’ arm in a comforting gesture then followed the other officer back to the car. Despair enveloped him, and all hope lost, he allowed the tears stinging his eyes to run down his cheeks. Footsteps came tapping on the cement floor like the ringing of a death knell. His cries for help had enraged the maniac.
“How dare you try to alert the cops? I own you.” Cowboy Boots spat a hot, slimy globule on his cheek. “It’s your fault the bitch scanned my yard. You are so gonna pay.”
Blows rained down on him, searing pain exploded in his head, and his vision blinked. A strange fog surrounded him and he embraced the peace of darkness.



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#BlogTour # Review: Nadine Dorries – Christmas Angels

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Release Date:  16th November 2017 / Publisher:  Head of Zeus

Format:  Kindle / Pages: 400

Series:  Book #4 of The Lovely Lane Series


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The nurses of Lovely Lane face Christmas dramas at the busiest time of the St Angelus year.

Christmas may be the season of goodwill, festive cheer and family cheer for some but not for the poor of 1950s Liverpool. And for St Angelus Hospital in Lovely Lane, it is frantically busy. There are the old, the dying, the children and the emergencies. The nurses, known locally as the Angels of Lovely Lane, are run off their feet. Dana, Beth, Pammy and Victoria hardly have time to catch their breath, let alone have a Christmas of their own.

Gripping, gritty, moving, and often humorous too, this is vintage Nadine, a story from the heart of a writer who knows exactly what it is like to be a nurse in a big hospital at Christmas.



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Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the Publishers, Head of Zeus, for the review copy which was given in exchange for an honest review.  Also thank you to Suzanne from Head of Zeus for organising the blog tour.

This is the fourth book in the Lovely Lane series.  It can be read as a standalone, but it does make more sense for the story and characters to have read the others first.

We are back at the hospital of St Angelus, and it is the run up to Christmas.  There is a Sister vacancy available on the Paediatric Ward and Sister Antrobus has her eye on the job, although Matron has other ideas.  The nurses, Dana, Beth, Pammy and Victoria are all very busy with it being near Christmas.  There is also the matter of the Best Decorated Ward competition, which each ward are determined to win.  On a more serious side, a young baby is found abandoned and bought into the hospital seriously ill.  No one has taken responsibility as to him being their baby and all the nurses, particularly Sister Haycock have made it their responsibility to get him better.  Matron also has her worries with Sister Tapps.  She has not had a Christmas off for so many years, preferring to spend her Christmas with the children on her Ward.  Matron decides to close Sister Tapps Ward over Christmas, moving what children are to remain in hospital to Sister Paige’s Ward.  This is a big shock to Sister Tapps as she doesn’t want to spend Christmas anywhere else, but as time goes on she begins to see that she may have more important things to worry about.

This was my first Lovely Lane book.  I have read other books from this author, but not from this series.   I did at first get a bit confused with all the different characters as I wasn’t sure if these nurses were in any of the other books, but I soon settled into the story and got to know the characters.  Based in the 1950’s, the story begins with a dockyard family, Maura and Tommy Doherty and their two girls Kitty and Angela.  It just grabbed me right from the first word.  Maura was trying to tend to her youngest daughter Angela who was suffering from what seemed a very bad chest infection.  The NHS was still in its infancy, and whilst they could now get free healthcare, it was still a lot different to how we receive it today.

There are so many stories within the book, all rolling into one.  Everything flowed so well and I just could not put the book down.  The writing makes you feel like you are right there, on the wards, with all the nurses and the children.  Each nurse had their own story going, and whilst there were a lot of happy tales, there was also so much sadness.  I won’t risk any spoilers by going into too much detail, but safe to say it was very moving by the end.   I was reading this book at every little opportunity I had and some were while I was waiting for appointments or out in public.  I found it so hard not to burst into tears with the story and to be honest I probably didn’t really take in the wonderful writing that it was by the end.  I will have to find a quiet corner at home, with a box of tissues, just to reread the last quarter of the book so I can appreciate the tender writing of such a sad time.

On a happier note, the book is very Christmassy!  There are lots of trees and decorations, particularly with the Best Dressed Ward competition.  There is also lots of carols and singing, with the nurses going round the wards on Christmas Eve singing Christmas Carols to the patients left in hospital.  This was such a wonderful image, and I’ve seen this happening on films!! – it’s a shame that this doesn’t still happen today on the wards – or does it?!  I’ve never been in hospital at Christmas so perhaps it does happen still!!  What a wonderful sight that must be and how lovely it must have been, particularly for all the children in hospital over Christmas!

If you are going to read any book over Christmas, make it this one.  It a story of love, friendship and sadness and I defy anyone who reads this not to shed a tear or two.  A wonderful Christmas story about the nurses of Lovely Lane!  Fabulous!

Five Stars!

5stars


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Nadine Dorries grew up in a working-class family in Liverpool and spent a great deal of time in Mayo with her Irish grandmother.

She trained as a nurse and has been the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire since 2005. She has three daughters.

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#BlogBlitz #Review: TJ Brearton – Gone Missing

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Release Date:  16th November 2017 / Publisher:  Bookouture

Format:  Kindle / Pages: 386


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51wQ70eyYWLAs she reached the park, she heard a baby crying. She stopped. She couldn’t see anybody around. “Hello?” She raised her voice an octave. “Anybody there?”

Katie Calumet is on an early-morning run when she hears a baby crying. The park is deserted, and there’s no one in the street. She follows the cries, but then everything goes black. When Katie wakes up, she’s blindfolded and her hands and feet are bound.

Detective Justin Cross takes on the case, but with the trail leading into endless dense forest, and a failing marriage weighing on his mind, finding Katie is his most challenging case yet – not least because the Calumet family are keeping secrets of their own.

Justin and Katie face a race against time that will push them both to their very limits. As Justin works day and night to discover who took her and why, Katie fights desperately to escape from her kidnappers and the forest that surrounds her…

Can Justin find her before it’s too late?

A gripping and breath-taking thriller you won’t be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Tom Bale, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.


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Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the Publishers for this review copy, given in exchange for an honest review.  Also thank you to Kim for organising the Blog Blitz!

My first TJ Brearton book.  For information, this book is based in the USA.  It begins with Katie Calumet.  She leaves her husband in bed whilst she goes for an early morning run.  This is a normal thing for her, the only thing difference being the route she takes.  This morning she takes a run through a deserted park.  She comes across a camper van parked up and she hears a baby crying from inside it.  A gut feeling tells her to turn around and go back the other way, but she pushes that aside and goes to investigate.  She can’t see anyone inside but can still hear the baby.  As Katie steps inside, something comes up to her and then everything goes dark.  She wakes up bound and blindfolded in the back of the van which is now on the move.  Her husband raises the alarm when she fails to come home and Detective Justin Cross is given the case.  It’s a difficult one with very few clues to go on.  One thing that bothers Detective Cross is Katie’s family are very wealthy – is this all to do with her family’s money?  Detective Cross is going through marriage problems and this, together with Katie’s disappearance, is weighing heavily on his mind.  The trail for her takes him to a huge dense forest.  Can they find Katie before it’s too late?

I enjoyed this one.  It started off well, capturing the story well from the first page.  The story alternates between Katie’s story and her struggle to find a way to escape from the clutches of her captors to Detective Cross’s attempts to find her coupled with his marriage problems.  I have to admit I did find Katie’s perspective more gripping, although once Detective Cross had begun to get on her trail his story picked up.  From where I live in the UK, you can never imagine forest or woodland that big that you could get lost in there for that length of time, so the setting was particularly interesting and worked well for my imagination!  The characters were all quite likeable, even down to Carson and Leno!  There were lots of twists and turns trying to work out who was behind everything, and even though I had my own ideas, I was proved wrong by the end.

A great fast paced thriller.  Would definitely recommend this!

Four Stars!

4stars

Sharon

#BlogBlitz #Review: Victoria Jenkins – First To Die

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Release Date:  15th November 2017 / Publisher:  Bookouture

Format: Kindle / Pages: 346

Series: Detectives King & Lane Book #2


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Four friends. A house full of secrets. And a killer picking them off one by one…

‘She tried to break her fall, twisting desperately, but there was nothing to catch hold of, nothing with which she could stop herself. Her single scream cut through the night air.’

Keira North falls to her death at a party. It initially seems like an accident, but Detectives Alex King and Chloe Lane suspect foul play: they are convinced they are dealing with a murder. 

When the detectives start to investigate, they soon find that all of Keira’s closest friends have secrets that someone might kill to keep. 

And as Alex and Chloe are fighting their own demons and struggling to stay on top of the case, Keira’s killer is circling, and any one of her friends could be next…


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Thank you to Netgalley, the author and the Publishers Bookouture for this review copy, given in exchange for an honest review.  Also thank you to Bookouture for organising the blog tour and giving me a space on it!

This is book number 2 in the King and Lane series.  It can be read as a standalone book, although you may understand the story better if you have read the first book.  Saying that, this is my first Victoria Jenkins book, but it certainly won’t be the last as I will definitely be going back to read the first book!

The story is about 4 students living in the same house.  One of them, Keira, dies after falling from a window during a party.  It looks like a simple case of accidental death, but DI Alex King thinks differently and believes she was pushed.   Whilst working on this case, another case comes in of a young girl who is fighting for her life after taking a new ‘party’ drug which is being sold around the Welsh clubs.  Can Alex and her team work out who killed Keira and also who is supplying drugs to the young people of the town?

I loved this book!  It was my first introduction to DI Alex King, and because I hadn’t read the first book, I was a bit confused at first of the relationship between her and DC Chloe Lane, who she lives with.  I don’t know if they lived together in the first book, but as the story went on, I gathered that Alex has a bit of a soft spot for Chloe and helped her out by giving her a place to stay.  You also get to see that Alex is quite a private person, with no current relationship and just her dying mother as her family.  You get to see a little bit of this personal side of her, particularly with regards to her mother.  It is a bit of a heart-breaking story for Alex, but she seems very dedicated to her job and whilst she is there for her mother when she’s needed, she gets straight back to work afterwards.  I have to admit I really liked Alex King.  She wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she thought was right and she didn’t suffer fools gladly.  I can’t wait for the next instalment to see where the author will take her next – I think she definitely needs a bit of fun in her life!

The story was fast paced and kept my attention hooked throughout the whole story.  I loved the way that, whilst there was the side story of Alex’s mother, the story was mainly all about the murder story, which for me kept my attention focused on the story and I didn’t feel I was getting bored and straying off the story.  There was a great mix of characters and their own stories, and it literally kept me guessing as to who had done it right to the end.  I thought I had it all worked out, but was completely wrong, not even anywhere close!  There are more twists and turns than a rollercoaster which kept you wondering what on earth was happening.

I am definitely going back to read the first one, and I genuinely can’t wait for Book 3.  An absolute brilliant crime book which I would 110% recommend to everyone!  Fantastic!

Five Stars!

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about-the-authorVictoria Jenkins lives with her husband in South Wales, where she writes crime fiction and teaches English. The Girls in the Water is her debut novel, the first featuring Detective Inspector Alex King and Detective Constable Chloe Lane. The second book in the series will be published in late 2017.

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#Review: Anna Bell – It Started with a Tweet

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Release Date:  7th December 2017 / Publisher:  Bonnier Zaffre

Format: Kindle / Pages: 416


51sIdyuFU6LCould YOU survive a digital detox? 

Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Sophie Kinsella, It Started With A Tweet is the hilarious new romantic comedy from the author of The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart.

‘Had me smiling from start to finish. It was a joy to read; smart, witty and completely fresh’ Cathy Bramley

Daisy Hobson lives her whole life online. But when her social media obsession causes her to make a catastrophic mistake at work, Daisy finds her life going into free-fall . . .

Her sister Rosie thinks she has the answer to all of Daisy’s problems – a digital detox in a remote cottage in Cumbria. Soon, too, Daisy a welcome distraction there in Jack, the rugged man-next-door.

But can Daisy, a London girl, ever really settle into life in a tiny, isolated village?

And, more importantly, can she survive without her phone?


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I’m sure we’ve all done it. We’ve gone to post something on Facebook or Twitter and then just before you hit the big red button you realise you’re posting on the wrong account or posting to the wrong person. Luckily we usually manage to stop ourselves before we’ve gone past the point of no return! Unlike poor old Daisy!!

Daisy is a marketing manager. She is also addicted to social media – Facebook, twitter, tinder….you name it, she’s probably got an account on it. Unfortunately, whilst on the tinder date from hell, Daisy makes a huge social media faux pas. Her sister Rosie, thinks it’s time for Daisy to have some time out on the old Social Media front and whisks her away to the middle of the Lake District for some digital detoxing. Rosie takes Daisy’s phone, puts it in a bucket and lowers it down to the bottom of an old well – and then cuts the rope! For Daisy, this is the stuff that nightmares are made of……no phone, no internet and just her and her sister.

This was just such a funny book!! It was also a book that made me think I’m just like Daisy! I’m not just like her, in fact I think I am her!! My phone is always near me, I go crazy without being able to check my emails, bank or Facebook. How can I download books onto my kindle without my Wi-Fi!!! Also like Daisy, I think you would have to render me unconscious to get my internet enabled devices off of me! It also got me thinking that perhaps it would be good to have a digital detox and start to begin to appreciate the simpler things in life – like looking up at the stars or the view from the top of a hill!

Daisy eventually begins to do these things, but not without lots of mishaps along the way. The book has had me laughing out loud (or should it be LOL’ing) in so many places that you just wouldn’t believe. The rough and ready Jack and the sophisticated Alexis are just perfect comedy partners for Daisy. The picture of Daisy in the makeshift shower with Buster the Dog chasing after a pigeon comes straight out of a film!!

I have read a few of Anna’s books before, but this definitely has been the funniest that I’ve read. A great storyline, very modern and surely everyone can relate it in some way, shape or form! If you love your chick-lit or romantic comedies then this is certainly the book for you!

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Five Stars!

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about-the-authorAnna lives in the South of France with her young family and energetic labrador. When not chained to her laptop, Anna can be found basking in the sun in the summer, heading to the ski slopes in the winter (to drink hot chocolate and watch – she can’t ski) or having a sneaky treat from the patisserie – all year round!

You can find our more about Anna on her website – http://www.annabellwrites.com or follow her on Twitter @annabell_writes.

Sharon

 

#BlogTour #Review: Louise Wise – Wide Awake Asleep

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Release Date: 26th July 2017

Format: Kindle / Pages: 324


51G+yLqx66L._SY346_Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end in the car crash but instead she woke, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her life all over again. 

One problem. She’s in the body of a stranger. 

Journey back to the 70s and 80s England where Julie’s forced to jump through the eras, occupying and controlling the bodies of people she knew as a child. She must work out which destiny path was the wrong one, wondering all the while if her body, back in 2016, was dying in her car. 

With each momentous change, her memories transform and she realises she’s not only changing her future but the futures of those around her.


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Thank you to the Author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for providing this review copy and organising the Blog Tour.

Once reading the blurb for this book I knew I had to read it!  I like time travel books and I’m a sucker for such TV programs such as Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.  This book sounded right up my street.  In 2016 Julie Compton is a successful business woman but with a lot of old deep-rooted family issues.  She is involved in a car accident which by all rights she should have died in.  But she doesn’t….she wakes up in 1972, unharmed and alive.  She’s given the chance to revisit the past to change things that will influence how things turn out in the future.  In the future she is childless, her mother has terminal cancer and her childhood best friend is long since dead.  Julie is given the opportunity to look at different times in her life where things went wrong, the only problem is, she has to do it in another person’s body.  The first person she returns as, in 1972, is her childhood social worker.  Can she use this as a chance to put things right and return to her life in 2016?

I enjoyed this book.  My favourite TV program is Life on Mars, and as I was reading it I was picturing what it must have been like for Julie to return to the 1970’s.  I did find it a bit strange that considering it was such an unlikely situation, Julie took to 70’s life and her social worker’s body like a duck to water!  She quickly worked out what she needed to do to get back to 2016, and interspersed between the chapters is Julie hearing what is happened back in the present day where they are trying to save her.

Julie gets to meet her parents, friends and people who she knew throughout her childhood, and I found this really interesting to see these people from a different point of view from what she remembered as a 10 year old child.  I have to admit though, whilst I am a little curious as to what it would be like for myself, I find the whole thing of influencing future events scary!

The book flowed well, although it did get confusing at times jumping backwards and forwards into different people’s bodies.  I did like the fact that she did get someone from the past to believe her (although, I won’t tell you who!) and had an ally throughout the different years.

I’d definitely recommend this book, especially if you’re into time travel books, into romance or family saga books or even if you just fancy something different!

Four stars!

4stars


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Louise Wise is a British writer and has been weaving stories all her life—and for many years, she was a ‘closet writer’ with a cupboard is full of ageing manuscripts depicting fantastical romantic adventures!

Most of her books have an element of romance, but tend to cross over into other genres, giving them a unique edge.

Her debut novel is the best-selling sci-fi romance EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.

A PROPER CHARLIE is a romantic comedy written purely for the chick lit market, but then she decided to unite her love of all things supernatural with romance and OH NO, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE and WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP came along.

Her other works include SCRUFFY TRAINERS (a collection of short stories with a twist). She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines including Women’s Own and Take a Break.

She loves hearing from her readers – the good, the bad and the ugly stuff they want to share

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