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#BookReview |The Art Of Hiding by @MrsAmandaProwse

The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse published by Lake Union Publishing due out 22nd August 2017.

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#BookReview : THE ROANOKE GIRLS by AMY ENGEL

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MY THOUGHTS:

Sometimes you get a book that you really think you will love, it has mixed reviews, the title and synopsis do their job by providing enough to pull you in.  Then you read the book.  This one left me a little deflated, it was not because I didn’t enjoy it because on the whole I did enjoy it.  But my confusion with this book is, the subject matter of the story is definitely aimed at adults, but the style of writing, I felt was more YA.

The plot of the story was very basic and disturbing, but due to the simplicity of the writing made it a quick read.  The main characters were memorable and well written to a point, but the dialogue again had more of a YA feel, sweeping generalised statements rather than more in-depth that I expected. The descriptions for the Osage Flats did give a good general feel for the area, and I really liked the picture the author built up for me in my head.

The reason for feeling a little deflated were I think, due to the lack of detailed explanations for various questions that arose during and after reading the book, I feel more exploration of family Friends dynamics could have been expanded more, rather that generalised statements.  The main idea or plot was given very early on and I did find myself working out the main culprit and reasons behind it quite quickly.

But all that being said, I did read the book very quickly, and did find it quite addictive.  I think because of the simplicity of the writing it held my attention, as I did not have to think about what I was reading too much.  If you take the adult theme out of the book, it would be ideal for YA readers. I am sure this will appeal to many readers who want a quick, shock read.

I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder & Stoughton for my copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.

SYNOPSIS:

Vowing to discover the fate of her missing cousin, a woman returns to her family’s Kansas estate where she spent one haunting summer as a teen, and where she discovered the dark heart of the Roanoke clan that left her no choice but to run.

Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her maternal grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, at the Roanoke family estate in rural Osage Flats, Kansas, following the suicide of her mother. Lane knows little of her mother’s family, other than the fact that her mother ran away years before and cut off all contact with her parents. Allegra, abandoned by her own mother at birth and raised by her grandparents, introduces Lane to small-town life and the benefits of being one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But there is darkness at the heart of the Roanoke family, and when Lane discovers its insidious pull she has no choice but to run, as far and as fast as she can.

Eleven years later, Lane is scraping by in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls with the news that Allegra has gone missing. “Come home,” he beckons. Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to Osage Flats, determined to find her cousin and assuage her own guilt at having left Allegra behind all those years ago. Her return might mean a second chance with Cooper, the boyfriend whom she loved and destroyed that fateful summer. But it also means facing the terrible secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.

As it weaves between the summer of Lane’s first arrival and the summer of her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.

BOOK DETAILS:

 

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (10 Aug. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Amazon UK

 

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#BookReview | THE SCANDAL by Fredrik Backman published by @MichaelJBooks

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MY THOUGHTS:

Based in Beartown.
Well this turned out to be a very surprising read based on how it started. There were a lot of characters, that at times left me feeling bombarded with a barrage of names, best friends names, their parents, parents careers, other adults and their positions, as well as other school friends. There was also a lot of narrative for the main characters, the groups they associated with, the town and it’s obsession with Ice-Hockey and the up coming semi-final match.

Then suddenly from out of nowhere, this book that I was struggling with, had me hooked. Because I had persevered with it initially, I then found I had a better understanding of the characters and their actions and reactions after “The Scandal” took place. Without this background, the story would just be a story about a town that plays ice hockey. But instead it is a whole lot more.

To summarise the story without giving anything away: The town lives and breathes for ice hockey, the pressure from sponsors, parents and supporters for the teenage boys ice hockey team to win is immense. The town is gradually dwindling, ice hockey is the one thing that gives them hope for future prospects. After an event occurs the town is in uproar, how dare anyone put their family before ice hockey! But the actions of a few individuals soon divides opinion and true colours are shown. The popularity of the best players and their parents is based on hockey, and because of this some people will always put hockey first. But others realise that their family and friends are the important things in life, they give the support and loyalty that will serve you well later in life.

As I said at the beginning, this book contains a lot of detail and narrative, but builds up some brilliant characters that are well-developed, especially once you get your head around them, as there are a lot. The narrative gives some great detail into the thoughts, ideas, dreams and hopes of the residents of Beartown.

I would recommend this book to readers of contemporary fiction, mystery, sports fiction. I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for my ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

SYNOPSIS

Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest.

For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together – or pulls them apart.

Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. Everyone can feel the excitement. Change is in the air and a bright new future is just around the corner.

Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who’ll risk the future to see justice done. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.

With the town’s future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other.

Which side would you be on?

BOOK DETAILS:

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1488 KB
  • Print Length: 421 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0718186575
  • Publisher: Penguin (10 Aug. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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#BookReview | I AM MISSING BY TIM WEAVER

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MY THOUGHTS:

This is the first book I have read by Tim Weaver, and did not realise it was part of a series when i requested it.  Part of the David Raker series, but works extremely well as a stand alone.

I really liked the idea behind the main plot of the story.  Raker is a missing persons investigator, when Richard approaches him and asks him to help Raker agrees.  Who is he to find ? He is to find Richard himself, a sufferer of dissociative amnesia, he cannot remember his real name, date of birth, address, where he is from, he knows nothing.

I really liked how the normal, everyday aspects of this condition were approached.  Because Richard does not know his birth date or national insurance number, he has no access to banks, driving license, rent a house or work amongst other things.  All things that I had not even considered until this point.

There are quite a few plot twists going on in this book, various sub plots all adding up to create a very in-depth and intriguing scenario, that goes far beyond its original point of origin.

There are three distinct stories within this book.  That of Raker and Richard, then the tale of two young girls growing up, and then travelogue extracts from a book.  These three sections provide past stories, histories and accounts, a little confusing at first due to not knowing what part they play, but once you start to realise the links between them and the main story, it makes a lot of sense and adds a real depth to the story.

At times I did feel that there was a lot of extra descriptive passages, and occasionally felt repetitive.  But overall a really interesting read, with some great characters and wonderfully described settings.

I would recommend this book for readers of Crime / Thriller / Mystery genres.

I wish to express my thanks to Netgalley, Penguin Uk-Michael Joseph for allowing me a copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.

 

SYNOPSIS:

When a young man wakes up bruised, beaten and with no memory of who he is or where he came from, the press immediately dub him ‘The Lost Man’.

Ten months later, Richard Kite – if that is even his real name – remains as desperate as ever. Despite appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows this man.

Kite’s last hope may be private investigator David Raker – a seasoned locator of missing people. But Raker has more questions than answers.

Who is Richard Kite?

Why does no one know him?

And what links him to the body of a woman found beside a London railway line two years ago?

I Am Missing is the outstanding new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Tim Weaver.

Product details:

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2113 KB
  • Print Length: 519 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0718181824
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English

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#BookReview | Perfect Prey by @Helen_Fields @AvonBooksUK @NetGalley

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MY THOUGHTS:

D.I. Luc Callanach is back ! I read the Perfect Remains earlier this year and loved it.  I have been eagerly awaiting this next book Perfect Prey, it has not disappointed !

It still retains the main characters from the first and adds some interesting ones to the cast.  This is brutal, gritty and very well written in this intense thriller.  The plot is vast as is the cast. There was one particular character I hated with a passion,so well has he been written, another one had my heart in my mouth with worry, another I wanted to shake some sense into.  Lesley’s characters bring out emotions  from the reader showing how well she has developed them.

The main premise of the story is with two bodies being discovered.  One is a crowd of 1,000’s at a festival, the other found in a dumpster.  Both victims are good, kind and innocent, the pressure from top brass, press and public to solve the cases add pressure that becomes apparent as frustrations rear up.  An outsider approaches with an offer of help, he has found a clue while doing his own research, not a person you would normally associate with helping, but with him and another unlikely source they work with Callanach, to delve into the murkier world of information gathering.

I was addicted with this book from the very beginning, again Helen as proven that she can grab a reader from the first paragraph.  Her characters are a diverse bunch with various different traits, backgrounds and ethics, and very memorable.  As for the plot, well it is anything but simple, it has been very well planned and thought through with many different twists.  You only work out the plot when Helen allows you to.  I had no idea who or why these murders took place until I was reading as the characters were starting to add things up.  There is some technological aspects in the story, but it is basic and well enough explained so as not to slow the story with too much detail.

This book works well as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading the first one, there are elements in it that help with the second, even though the second does give brief explanations of prior events.

I would highly recommend this book to readers of Crime / Thriller genres.  It is a real page turner. I would like to mention my thanks to NetGalley, Avon Books UK and Helen Fields for my eARC copy of this book.  My views are my own, they are honest and unbiased.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Helen Fields herself is a force to be reckoned with.

An ex Criminal Barrister, she’s used her experiences dealing with some of this country’s most terrifying criminals to create a killer who will strike fear into your soul. Not only that, but she now runs her own film making company (aptly named Wailing Banshee).

Beyond writing, she has a passion for theatre and cinema, often boring friends and family with lengthy reviews and critiques. Taking her cue from her children, she has recently taken up karate and indoor sky diving.

Helen and her husband now live in Hampshire with their three children and two dogs.

Follow Helen Fields on:  Twitter

BOOK DETAILS:

 

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (27 July 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0008181586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0008181581

Amazon Links for: Perfect Remains and  Perfect Prey

 

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#Review | The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase | @MichaelJBooks

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MY THOUGHTS:

I rate this book with 5 stars.

This is a beautifully written story and well detailed. The characters and their individual traits have been well described giving them an easily identifiable presence. The plot has been worked very well into the threads and topics that appear in the story. The disappearance of Audrey has a devastating affect on her parents, Sybil and Perry, and deals with how the parents live with the aftermath of this awful scenario. I really enjoyed the way the story came together from two different eras into a final conclusion in the present day. There were a couple of very good plot twists at the end that I didn’t expect, and have to say, really enjoyed.

The story spans two different eras, the first is set in 1959, the second is set in present day with the arrival of Jessie and Will. Will has a daughter Bella, her mother, his wife, was tragically killed, leaving the two of them to deal with her death and their lives. Jessie met Will at a party of a friend, they eventually marry and together have a daughter, Romy. So in this modern setting there is the telling of how two separate families have come together to make one. The problems that are encountered along the way, and how Jessie believes she has to be sensitive about Bella’s mother, watching what she says during conversation. Bella is a teenager who doesn’t feel that she quite fits in. Their only common ground is Will, loving father and loving husband.

So as the story develops, we are told the story of the sisters’ stay, during the summer holidays at Applecote Manor, five years after Audrey’s disappearance. The sisters are Flora, Pam, Margot and Dot Wilde. Their Aunt Sybil and Uncle Perry are dealing with life, never leaving the house or grounds, just in case Audrey should ever return. Also how Jessie, Will, Bella and Romy move from London to start afresh in Applecote, how they discover the mystery of the past, but more importantly how, as a slightly nervous and edgy family work through problems and find common ground.

I would highly recommend this book to readers of historical fiction, mystery and fiction genres. I also think there are some very good discussion points for Reading Groups and Book Clubs. I would like to express my thanks to Netgalley, Michael Joseph and the author for my eARC of this book. My opinion is my own, it is honest and unbiased.

BOOK SYNOPSIS:

‘An enthralling story of secrets, sisters and an unsolved mystery’ Kate Morton, Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of The Lake House

From the present day . . .

Applecote Manor captivates Jessie with it promise of hazy summers in the Cotswolds. She believes it’s the perfect escape for her troubled family. But the house has an unsettling history, and strange rumours surround the estate.

to the fifties . . .

When teenage Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote during the heatwave of ’59, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before.

The sisters are drawn into the mystery of Audrey’s vanishing – until the stifling summer takes a shocking, deadly turn. Will one unthinkable choice bind them together, or tear them apart?

Step back in time for a richly evocative mystery, where the beauty of a Cotswolds summer is vividly contrasted with the violence which shatters it.

Available from  Micheal Joseph Books

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#Review: Crazy House by James Patterson

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MY REVIEW AND THOUGHTS:

I gave this book a 4 star.

Becca and Cassie are twins, they live in a small town, known as a cell.  It is controlled by a Provost, it has curfews, barbed wire on the boundaries, the children have no choice in school lessons or their career path.

When Becca goes missing, Cassie is rightfully concerned, she is now the 9th person to have disappeared.  When Cassie approaches the authorities, she is told,her sister is an enemy of the state, an “Outsider”.  An outsider is one who does not conform to the rules, a blanket label for anyone who is trouble.  With no-one to help her, Cassie, the reliable miss goody two shoes, breaks the rules to go and seek out the truth about her sister’s disappearance.

She finds help from a surprising source, she is shocked at what actually happens to those who have disappeared.  They are sent to prison, a maximum security prison, where they are on Death Row.  The treatment is cruel and barbaric, but the sisters are a force to be reckoned with, they will not go quietly or without a fight.

This is a great paced story with some quite descriptive scenes.  The characters are well described and developed.  The overall story has a Hunger Games feel with a twist of 1984 added to it. The setting for the story has a very austere and bleak feel to it, down to the great writing.  There is a short history for the girls and a mention of how they were raised, but not a lot of information on the other characters, just brief mentions.

I would recommend this book to readers of YA Fantasy, dystopian.  It is gritty and quite brutal in places where fight scenes take place also some scenes of punishment.

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape.
Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until her execution, Becca’s told to fit in and shut her mouth… but Becca’s never been very good at either. Her sister Cassie was always the perfect twin.
Becca’s only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it’s too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed:
They took the wrong twin.
Crazy House is a non-stop, summer blockbuster by James Patterson, the #1 bestselling author of Maximum Ride, Witch and Wizard, and Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life.
BOOK DETAILS:
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2559 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1784758515
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (18 May 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N9C6G7V

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade: the Women’s Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging both adults and children alike to read. This has led to him forming a partnership with the National Literacy Trust, an independent, UK-based charity that changes lives through literacy. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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The Ludlow Ladies’ Society by Ann O’Loughlin

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MY REVIEW: 5*

Connie Carter has left a life in America to live in the Irish countryside residence of Ludlow Hall.  She has lost everything and has to start agin and try to make sense of what her life is.  Ludlow has been stood empty and is need of love, life and care.  Local residents are at first, apprehensive of what this stranger from across the pond will do to their beloved Ludlow. Connie herself is apprehensive of not fitting in and being a stranger in this close-knit community, as she begins to get acquainted with the area she finds a couple of local ladies willing to help.  Eve, used to live at the hall and is a member of The Ludlow Ladies’ Society along with her good friend Hetty.  The Society has a project to make memory quilts for an upcoming festival.  During the making of these quilts, secrets, memories, heartbreak as well as good memories and stories will rise and make themselves known.  The three women all have previous histories that still haunt them, and it is while the quilts are being made, they will be able to deal with the past and move forward.  In doing this they form a strong bond and a friendship, they will need this support more than they know.

You will want to read this book in a day.  Once you start it, you will not want to put it down until the very last page has been read and absorbed.  It is a beautifully written, heartwarming story of friendship.  There are secrets in the lives of the women that are hard to read, it is not a soft story to read.  Ann has shown how cruel, vindictive and nasty people can be, but balanced it beautifully, showing the caring and compassionate nature of people.  As you read through the story, you will see how tragedy can be almost too much to bear, it is something that should not be dealt with alone.  Also how to move on towards the future, you need to deal with the past and completely leave it behind.

I would highly recommend this book to readers of General and Women’s Fiction.  It is a book that will creep its way into your heart as you read it.  A wonderfully written and beautiful story that had me in tears in several places, and shocked in others.  I also think this would make a great choice for Book Reading Groups, as there many things for group discussion contained within this story.

I would like to thank Netgalley, Ann o’Loughlin and Black & White Publishing for my eARC copy of this book.  My review is my own honest and unbiased personal opinion.

THE BLURB:

Connie Carter has lost everybody and everything dear to her. To help nurse her grieving heart and to try and find answers, she moves from her home in America to Ludlow Hall, deep in the Irish countryside. All she knows about Ludlow is that her late husband spent all their money on the house – without ever mentioning it to her. Now Connie needs to know why.

At Ludlow Hall, Connie befriends Eve and Hetty and is introduced to the somewhat curious Ludlow Ladies’ Society. But can Connie ever reveal her hurt? And, more importantly, can she ever understand or forgive? As the Ludlow Ladies stitch patchwork memory quilts to remember those they have loved and lost, the secrets of the past finally begin to surface.

The Ludlow Ladies’ Society is a story of friendship, resilience and compassion, and how women support each other through the most difficult times.

“The Ludlow Ladies Society brought me to a beautiful place and into a circle of friends that I didn’t want to leave. Unputdownable. Ann’s world is uniquely Irish in its warmth and charm.”
KATE KERRIGAN

BOOK DETAILS:

Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: July 4th 2017 by Black & White Publishing
Original Title The Ludlow Ladies’ Society
ISBN13 9781785301278
Edition Language English
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Darien: Empire of Salt by C. F. Iggulden

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Expected publication: July 13th 2017 by Michael Joseph

MY REVIEW: 4*

Darien is a city in the new fantasy series by Conn Iggulden.  He is more known for his historical fiction books.  This is his first journey into fantasy and is aimed at Teen and YA readers, but also works very well for adult audiences as well.

Darien is ruled over by Twelve families, with overall control lying with the King.  He is only a weak figurehead, with all the decisions being made behind the scenes by the Families.  The main characters are Elias Post from the village of Wyburn, he is the main food hunter of the village.  When the plague arrives he decides that he needs medicine for his family, along with Vic Deeds they make their way to the city.  Vic Deeds has his own reasons for accompanying Elias.  Daw and Nancy are associates of sorts, their own paths meet and events occur that require a special kind of partnership.  Tellius and his group of ragged boys, who work their own trade for the benefit of Tellius and their group, he is a very likeable Fagin type character.  Then there is Arthur, a boy who does not speak.  They all have their own reason for being in the city.  There are a couple of the characters who have an ability, or a knack.  This becomes more apparent as the story unfolds.

The author has created some great characters, as well as the ones previously mentioned, there are also ones who I feel will make themselves known more in future books.  The emphasis for this book seems to be more on the characters than on the setting.  With this being the first in a series, the foundations have been set,  I would like to think more detail about the history of this world will be explored in future books.  The writing is a bit disjointed at times with character changes mid chapter, but not so much as to lose track of the story.  Once the stories of the individuals start to merge, towards the latter half of the book, it really does becomes a brilliant, imaginative and action packed read.

I will be keeping my eye out for further books in this series and will definitely be reading more.

I would recommend this book to more mature YA readers as well as Adult fantasy readers.

I would like to thank Netgalley, Penguin UK – Michael Joseph and also C.F.Iggulden for my ARC of this book, for my honest and unbiased opinion

THE BLURB:

From acclaimed historical novelist Conn Iggulden, DARIEN is an epic new fantasy series of spellbinding imagination.

TWELVE FAMILIES. ONE THRONE. WELCOME TO THE EMPIRE OF SALT.

Twelve Families. One Throne. Welcome to the Empire of Salt.

The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change.

Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city – Elias Post, a hunter, Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home, Arthur, a boy who cannot speak, Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler, Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt – and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all.

Their arrival inside the walls as the sun sets will set off a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, five destinies will have been made – and lost – in Darien.

BOOK DETAILS:

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: July 13th 2017 by Michael Joseph
ISBN 071818646X (ISBN13: 9780718186463)
Edition Language English

 

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Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

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MY REVIEW: 4*

To begin with, I would like to state that even though I am aware of this author I have not actually read any of her books.  Therefore I give a review to this hugely popular author with no prior expectations.  I would also like to add that, this book is a stand alone one.  So onto my review.

It is set in the US, Sunnie is ex military and also ex police.  She is psychologically fragile due to past experiences, but has a tough, no-nonsense outlook, also a bit hot-headed.  She has a past that haunts her.  To deal with this, she has pretty much isolated herself from the world, on Goat Island, seeing people only when it suits her, and that’s not often.

A bombing has taken place at a school, killing some.  The grandmother of a 15-year-old girl comes to ask Sunnie for help.  The girl was caught up in the explosion, no-one knows of her whereabouts, if she is alive or dead. Her grandmother is a very typical “Old Money” Southern lady, money is no object, and she wants Sunnie to do what Sunnie does best, track, trail, follow leads and catch those responsible.  But who is following who ?

This is a fast paced story, with lots of action and some good characters.  The main characters are well described and soon become recognisable as you read, but as the story progresses you meet more charachters with nicknames, they are then given alternative names, then their real names, so it can become a little confusing.  It has a good plot line that leads you very nicely through the ever-changing series of leads, clues and paths.  When you think you have worked something out, there is a twist that is thrown in, until you are finally brought to a dramatic and satisfying end.

I would recommend this book to readers of thriller, mystery and suspense novels.  I also think it has some very good talking and discussion points for Book Reading Clubs / Groups.

I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Cornerstone for my ARC of this book for my honest and unbiased review.

THE BLURB:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past.

Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .

Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help.

Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

BOOK DETAILS:

 

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: William Heinemann (29 Jun. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0434021113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0434021116

 

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2654 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (29 Jun. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019CGXMCK