Monday, 22 June 2015

Break in to Murder by Paul Moore

Publish Date: April 6th 2015

Description: Victoria Bell feels very much at home in a court of law but when an underworld boss is killed is it murder? Two warring families want justice but will they get it?

*Thank you to TBC and Paul Moore for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

My thoughts: This is the first book I've read by this author and also the first courtroom drama too.

Break in to Murder is a nice paced book and although it's a courtroom drama its not filled with all your legal mumbo jumbo, it's easy to understand. The characters and settings are well described with makes it easy to visualise what's going on.

This isn't a long book with roughly 3 hours reading time but it was just perfect for me, there's twists and turns in the story that made me just want to keep reading. Over all this is an enjoyable book and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes courtroom dramas that aren't over dramatized and full of legal jargon.

An enjoyable read.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

First One Missing by Tammy Cohen

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Publication Date: July 2nd 2015

Published by:  Transworld Digital

Description: There are three things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter is murdered:

- You are haunted by her memory day and night

- Even close friends can't understand what you are going through.

- Only in a group with mothers of other victims can you find real comfort.

But as the bereaved parents gather to offer support in the wake of another killing, a crack appears in the group that threatens to rock their lives all over again.

Welcome to the club no one wants to join.

*Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

My thoughts: After not long since finishing the Broken for TBC's book of the month and thoroughly enjoying it I was quite excited to see Tammy had a new book set for release, I immediately requested and was thrilled when accepted.

First One Missing is a dark psychological thriller set around the murders of four little girls with hint's to paedophilia which isn't an easy topic to read but must have been a difficult subject to write about but Tammy has done it so brilliantly.

Each individual character's story line is very believable, Tammy has a way of writing, that the characters seem so real and you can feel their emotions. Emma in the book especially I connected with, the way her feelings of grief are explained are remarkable. After loosing my daughter last year to cancer I am going through the grief process and when reading about Emma sometimes it could have been me writing her feelings.

I couldn't put this book down, It had me hooked from page one and I'd highly recommend to lover's of psychological thriller's. And without giving too much away, all I'll say is wow to the ending. I did not see that coming what so ever. Absolutely brilliant.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

Publisher: Simon & Schuster U.K.
Publish Date: 23rd April 2015
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Paperback Copy HERE

Book Description : 1943, in the ruins of Blitzed London...

Stella Thorne and Dan Rosinski meet by chance and fall in love by accident. Theirs is a reluctant, unstoppable affair in which all the odds are stacked against them: she is newly married, and he is an American bomber pilot whose chance of survival is just one in five...

He promised to love her forever

Sixty years later Dan makes one final attempt to find the girl he has never forgotten, and sends a letter to the house where they shared a brief yet perfect happiness. But Stella has gone, and the letter is opened by Jess, a young girl hiding from problems of her own. And as Jess reads Dan's words, she is captivated by the story of a love affair that burned so bright and dimmed too soon. Can she help Dan find Stella before it is too late?

Now forever is finally running out.

* I'd like to thank Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

My Thoughts: Now and again a book comes along and totally sweeps you off your feet, you can't put it down and when you're not reading it you're thinking about it and Letters to the Lost is certainly one of those books.

Letters to the lost is two love stories, one set in post blitz London in the early 1940's and the second 60 years later. Both stories are captivating and pull at your heart strings.
The characters are believable and mostly likeable, both Stella and Jess have an interesting story to tell and the way the book goes back and forth keeps you captivated. The way Dan's character comes through in the letters and shows his love and passion for Stella had me bowled over, I really loved his character.

Iona Grey has written a wonderful book, Letters to the Lost is definitely one of my favourites this year and one I will be going back to read again and again.

Letters to the Lost is a compelling, fantastically written, beautiful novel that will stay with me for a long, long time. If you've not read it yet it's a must for anyone and everyone, just make sure you have plenty of time as with over 500 pages once you start you really don't want to put it down. And make sure you have a box of hankies beside you too.

This book gets a magnificent 5 hearts from me.