Book Review: The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan

Set to be released on 27th May, The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan follows mother and wife Liza who is drowning under the daily stress of family life. When her eighty-year-old mother, Kathleen, has a run-in with an intruder, Liza wants her to move into a residential home. But Kathleen isn’t having any of it. What she craves is adventure. The last thing Liza needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza dream of a solo break of her own. But it’s time for these women to embark on the journey of a lifetime, as they all discover it’s never too late for adventure…

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Book Review: The Witness (Olivia Sinclair #2) by Terry Lynn Thomas

“He saw what you did…”

Set to be released on 23rd April, The Witness by Terry Lynn Thomas is the second book in the Olivia Sinclair series that sees attorney Olivia help family friend Ebby who, thirty years ago, witnessed the murder of his mother, but awoke with no memory of what happened the night before. Now, the case has gone cold, but Ebby has started having uncontrollable flashbacks to that night. As repressed memories surface, he questions his own role in the murder, leading to a dramatic confession and Ebby’s arrest. Olivia is convinced of Ebby’s innocence, but the only way to clear his name is to find the real killer herself. And it seems almost everyone connected to the Engstrom family had a reason to want Cynthia dead…

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Book Review: Truth Be Told (Zara Kaleel #2) by Kia Abdullah

“What would happen if appeasement were offered earlier? If society treated men more gently, perhaps they would be gentler. Instead of placing them in the hard, small case of masculinity, could we allow them to feel more deeply?”

Set to be released on 4th March, Truth Be Told by Kia Abdullah follows Kamran Hadid, a wealthy, happy teenager who attends Hampton school, an elite all-boys boarding school in London. With a place at Oxford next year, he has the world at his feet. But when a night of revelry leads to a drunken encounter, his future plans are stopped in their tracks. With the help of assault counsellor, Zara Kaleel, Kamran reports the incident in the hopes that will be the end of it. But it’s only the beginning…

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Book Review: The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

Due to be published on 18th February, The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson follows DI Angelica Henley who is tasked with finding a killer when body parts are found on the banks of the River Thames in Deptford. Echoings of a previous crime lead Henley to question Peter Olivier, aka The Jigsaw Killer, who is currently serving a life sentence for a series of horrific murders. When a severed head is delivered to Henley’s home, she realises that the copycat is taking a personal interest in her and that the victims have not been chosen at random.

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Book Review: In Cold Blood (DI Isabel Blood #1) by Jane Bettany

“Time is a strange, liquid thing. It moves in one direction, of course, but it’s capricious. Sometimes it flows swiftly, other times it can be sluggish and wearisome.”

Set to be published on 27th August 2020 and written by Jane Bettany, In Cold Blood is the first book in the DI Isabel Blood series, which follows the titular character as she and her team are called to investigate a body that is discovered in a back garden. But as Isabel approaches 23 Ecclesdale Drive, a feeling of unease settles in her gut. She used to live here, and she hasn’t seen her dad since he left their family forty years ago. Isabel can’t escape the unnerving sense of dread that it’s his body buried in the garden, but she knows best that secrets can’t be buried forever.

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