Friday 31 May 2019

Book Review - Dead Inside by Noelle Holten - Blog Tour

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Title: Dead Inside
Author: Noelle Holten
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Killer Reads
Publication Date: 31st May 2019
Rating: 4.5 Stars


A dark and gripping debut crime novel – the first in a stunning new series – from a huge new talent.

The killer is just getting started…

When three wife beaters are themselves found beaten to death, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she is facing her toughest case yet.

The police suspect that Probation Officer Lucy Sherwood – who is connected to all three victims – is hiding a dark secret. Then a fourth domestic abuser is brutally murdered.

And he is Lucy’s husband.

Now the police are running out of time, but can Maggie really believe her friend Lucy is a cold-blooded killer?

What a debut this is, and I can easily say I'm looking forward to book 2. 

To start with I was struggling a bit as it seemed like a new character was introduced every chapter - and if you are a book blogger you may find a lot of the character names were incredibly familiar.   In fact that was possibly what I had the most trouble with initially, as every time a familiar name appeared, I felt pulled out of the book, and was just laughing. 

Well that lasted for the first stint of reading the book which took me to 30% and when I returned to it on the return train journey, I was fully into the story, and I had clearly taken in all of the background, and key scene setting, character introductions, as I found myself completely hooked by it. 

I needed to know what was happening in poor Lucy's lift, given the marriage she has and then the not overly easy day job. I enjoyed getting to know a new police team, and in particular DC Maggie Jamieson. 

It was interesting to see how her new team, the DAHU was working, its the team investigating Domestic abuse and homicide - while Lucy herself is a probation officer for domestic abusers. 

To say a lot of the subject matter is on the heavier side, would not be too much of an understatement, but it wasn't any more graphic than strictly needed in order to illustrate the horrificness of the situations. 

I felt no sympathy at all towards any of the murdered people, but I'll admit I was fairly positive who had done things relatively early on for me, and I was in some respects correct, but still even after the police worked that out there were still some shocks, that did surprise me. 

Written with a short, snappy writing style, I loved the very short chapters, the flicking of viewpoints between each one, and getting insight into a whole range of people's lives.  

This is the first book I've read in absolutely ages where I disregarded all my piles of work, in order to make sure I was able to sit and read the remainder of it in one sitting, with complete obliviousness to my surroundings. 

I wouldn't be surprised if elements of this book make it very hard for me to sleep this evening, and I suspect I could be thinking about Lucy for a good while longer.  In part because although the main character in theory is Maggie, as she is the detective,  I found I was reading more about Lucy, and getting to know her the best out of the whole myriad of characters. 

Noelle Holten is definitely a rising star in terms of crime books, and I honestly can't wait for book two to be released, to be able to hopefully jump straight in and feel at home with the writing, and some of the characters at least. 

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Thursday 30 May 2019

Book Review - I Heart Hawaii by Lindsey Kelk

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Title: I Heart Hawaii
Author: Lindsey Kelk
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 30th May 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


When Angela Clark’s best friend Jenny invites her to join a press trip to Hawaii, three days of sun, sea and sleep sounds like the perfect antidote to her crazed life.

At work in New York, she’s supposed to be the face of Having It All. But the only thing Angela feels she excels at is hiding in the printer cupboard, eating Mini Cheddars and watching Netflix on her phone and if this is living the dream, she's more than ready to wake up.

A few days away with Jenny sounds like exactly what she needs but Angela’s talent for getting into a scrape guarantees nothing goes to plan – and not even the most beautiful beaches, blue skies and daiquiris will get her off the hook…

Well if you have to end a much loved series, I can't think of a more perfect way for it to end.  Although I feel like I've been through the wringer emotionally with this book, as there is to my mind are rather ominous prologue, where I was fearing bad things. 

Thankfully my ability to predict what is going to happen in a book is rubbish as always,  and I loved every single second of the book.  

It was wonderful to be back with Angela and the gang, although I'm utterly bereft that we won't be getting another I Heart book.   This is just as much fun if not more so than all the others in the series, and easily a new favourite of mine. 

If you are a mega fan of Lindsey's you will spot other characters from her other series popping up, as well as the whole venue in Hawaii being incredibly familiar.  The second I started reading and Jenny was talking about the Hawaii trip my mind was thinking I'm sure I've read about the state in another of Lindsey's books, so delighted to see there was a link up. 

I even had to smile when I noticed in passing the name of a character who has had a series around him,  from another author mentioned.  As fans of both authors things like that always make me grin! 

This is Angela at her best, she is trying to cope with motherhood, is going back  to work, has approaches about joining a top mothering group, there is a talk of a big deal for her professionally - and yet she still has time for a 5 day press junket to Hawaii with assorted friends. 

When you put Angela Clark, Jenny Lopez, Louisa, James and Eva together on a tropical island, expect fireworks, and hilarity to ensue.   The scene with the horses is fabulous,  there is late night swimming, there is so so much fun to be had, as well as some more serious conversations between friends.  

I loved seeing how Alex was with Alice, he really is the best husband you can get in fiction, and a superstar to boot. 

From the second this book dropped onto my kindle, I knew I had to drop everything and just read it.  Lindsey Kelk is always a favourite author, and I would love to wax lyrical about the whole book for hours, but I fear boring you - plus I'd rather you go out and read it yourself. 

I have no idea if its readable as a standalone, I was far too engrossed in reading it, and being back amongst old friends, to even give it a second thought, plus all 8 books in the series are equally fabulous - so if you haven't read I Heart New York, go back to the beginning of the series, and lose yourself in truly entertaining stories. 

Excellent writing, fabulous humour, and everything you have come to expect from a book in this series,  I couldn't love this book if I tried. Well apart from when I remember that its the end of the series and then I just get upset.   

I truly truly hope this isn't really the last we see of these characters,  I'll settle for cameos in future books just to know they are all ok, and getting on with things.

Regardless if you love your romantic comedies, want to dream of going to Hawaii, or just generally want a wonderfully easy to read and incredibly entertaining story, you can't go far wrong with this one. 

But please.... Lindsey Kelk, can we have some more! 

Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Book Review - Am I Guilty? by Jackie Kabler

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Title: Am I Guilty?
Author: Jackie Kabler
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Killer Reads
Publication Date: 19th April 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


A mother’s job is to protect her child…
But everyone makes mistakes sometimes
Gripping, exciting and emotional, this book will grab you from the first page and refuse to let you go until the final chapter!

I never thought it would happen to me…

One moment I had it all – a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, a fulfilling career and two adorable children. The next, everything came crashing down around me.

They said it was my fault. They said I’m the worst mother in the world. And even though I can’t remember what happened that day, they wouldn’t lie to me. These are my friends, my family, people I trust.

But then why do I have this creeping sensation that something is wrong? Why do I feel like people are keeping secrets? Am I really as guilty as they say? And if I’m not, what will happen when the truth comes out…?

Well I wasn't expecting that ending! I was so convinced part way through that I knew the gist of what had happened, and some of my guesses were correct but many other things occurred too much to my delight. 

I was completely gripped in this story, told from various viewpoints, about a mother's worst nightmare. 

There were times during this that I suspected everyone, at other times I was completely convinced that Thea was truly guilty - it was incredibly hard to know who to believe. 

It also can't work out how to phrase anything that I want to say about this story, in light of what I know now about how it all ends.  I suspect its best if you read the blurb,  and read the book for yourself.  You won't be disappointed  - it truly is a gripping story. 

I read the book in just a couple of sittings, even reading in bed when my eyes were feeling really blurry as I just wanted to read another chapter or two... but then there was another mini surprise that made me want to keep turning the pages even past my blatant need to sleep. 

I had read some cosy mysteries previously from Jackie Kabler, and enjoyed them, but this has really stepped up a gear and is a full blown psychological drama - it crept under my skin, and may continue to cling onto me for a while after finishing it. 

Definitely an author I want to read more from, and wow with that ending, I am very very curious what Jackie Kabler has in store for us all next! 

Many thanks to Netgalley and Killer Reads for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 


Tuesday 28 May 2019

Book Review - Just My Type by Hannah Doyle - Blog Tour

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Title: Just My Type
Author: Hannah Doyle
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Headline Review
Publication Date: 18th April 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


He's my type on paper . . . but IRL?

Meet Jasmine.
- The quirky/cool photographer to a superstar blogger
- She's going on a date with a SUPER hot guy on the London Eye tonight
- Best friend Mila is her wifey for life
- This millennial is #LivingHerBestLife

But fast-forward a few hours, and the reality isn't quite so picture perfect. Jasmine hates her stuck-up blogger boss. She can barely afford rent in her stupid London flat. Her best friend seems to have all her sh*t together. Oh, and that date she was so excited about? She got dumped. On the London Eye. In the middle of a thunderstorm. With a bunch of tourists watching...

Best friend Mila decides that Jasmine needs a new 'type on paper', because Jasmine's current criteria is so off that her dating history is one long line-up of fools. So Mila challenges Jasmine to look once, if not twice, at the guys who wouldn't normally fit her 'type'. With nothing to lose, Jasmine accepts. Maybe, just maybe, she'll surprise herself.

You might be looking at the blurb and thinking that this is just another one of those always funny rom coms where the main character goes on a series of unfortunate dates with completely ridiculous situations where you end up rolling you eyes and being thankful you aren't on Tinder yorself! 

Well if you were thinking that - then stop as this is so much more original than that, and the dates involved well I loved every single one of those men!  It is though still really funny, but it is so much more than that. 

For most of the book I was wondering just what was so awful that Jasmine couldn't speak or think about her dad.  I had jumped to what I thought was a logical conclusion to be relieved that I was very wrong, and very surprised. 

It's a story where Mila, Jasmine's best friend insists that Jasmine go on seven dates all with men who don't fit her normal dating "type on paper", convinced that is where she is going wrong.   Watching Jasmine not only date outside her comfort zone, but also gain confidence, and start making the most of her working life too is really encouraging to see. 

I loved that due to her being a photographer to a superstar blogger, she was getting to visit assorted countries, but the travel lover in me would have loved to spend more time in each destination, but the quick glimpses were definitely good and gave a good feel for each country. 

The men she dates, well you may not come across all of them yourselves, but they didn't feel too stereotypical either, but just really great blokes with some incredibly interesting ideas for their dates.  

This is the second book I've read of Hannah Doyle's and just like The Year of Saying Yes,  I could barely put it down and was enjoying every last word of it. 

I found it the perfect book to read in my garden at the start of the Easter heatwave! I can't wait to see what this talented author writes next. 

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Monday 27 May 2019

Book Review - By Virtue Fall by Carrie Elks - #HolidayReading Thailand

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Title: By Virtue Fall
Author: Carrie Elks
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: 11th October 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

Love blooms when you least expect it . . .

Juliet Shakespeare is done with love. With a growing floristry business and an adorable daughter to raise, life after separating from her husband is complicated enough.

But when handsome single father, Ryan Sutherland, arrives in town, everything changes. As much as she tries to distract herself, Juliet can't help but be drawn to the easy-going Romeo next door and the way he makes her feel.

Photographer Ryan is only back in his hometown for a few months so there's no point falling for someone he'll just have to say goodbye to. But he didn't account for Juliet - the intriguing and beautiful, red-haired woman next door. And in her, he might just have found everything he ever wanted . . .

This was the last book in the Shakespeare Sisters series, this time finally featuring Juliet 

She had been my least favourite sister going into this book, which may account for why it took me a while to get into the swing of things. 

In fact the rest of the sisters barely feature at all which was a shame, and they were sorely missed by me. 

It was though a new friendship turning into something deeper and more meaningful, at the same as Juliet is trying to get a divorce settlement from her ex-husband. 

It was good to finally read about the last sister, and its another good book in the series, just not my favourite. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Piatkus for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 


Sunday 26 May 2019

Book Review - Willow by Grace Parks

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Title: Willow
Author: Grace Parks
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Self published
Publication Date: 16th April 2019
Rating: 4 Stars


Can a socialite and a technophobe fall in love?

A bubbly personality and a great job in social media didn’t mean that Willow Lawson had it all. Her love life was distant memory and her social life only work related. The maddening demands of life seemed to get in the way of finding time for herself or her friends. 

She starts the Pepper Lane Club as a chance to step away from her busy schedule once a month to reconnect with her friends. 

Thomas Greer, the proprietor of the Pepper Lane Café, annoys her. He’s her complete opposite; unsociable, serious, old-fashioned and dead set against social media. 

Always game for a challenge, Willow decides to take him on as a client. She’s going to prove to Thomas that he needs her help. She knew she would be successful, she just didn’t know she would lose her heart along the way.

Can Willow fall in love with a man that doesn’t respect her profession? Will Thomas let go of his preconceptions long enough to get to know the real Willow? Enjoy this sweet romance as Willow finds love and friendship in the first book in the Pepper Lane Series. 

Six women. Six stories. Six chances of love. One café.
The Pepper Lane Series follows the lives of six women as they share life, love and heartache once a month at the Pepper Lane Club. They might be an unlikely group of friends, but it takes all types to form a tribe.

This is an incredibly sweet romance, that is an lovely start to a new series featuring The Pepper Lane Club.  I believe thought it may be aimed at a slightly younger audience than me, as I found myself a bit frustrated that everything seemed at surface level. 

There was no real depth to Willow, as nice as she was, but I think its more that I've stopped enjoying her character type than anything to do with the writing.  Plus is only the first book in the series so plenty of time to see a good amount of development across the books. 

I already suspect I'll love Riley's book a lot, and probably Mary too, as they are the book lovers in the group.  There is also hairdresser Carey and Aria who loves her fashion and Rachel who seems like she may have some hidden depths to her. 

Although I may not have been keen on Willow (and please note I didn't hate her, just she frustrated me), I absolutely loved Thomas, and Willow's interactions with him.  It was all so awkward and cute,  and any man who is determined to ignore social media already intrigues me. 

This is a quick and easy read, that is very promising, and I'm definitely keen to read more from the series.  It lays good ground work, and well I want to see what happens with Willow next, even if she is only a side character in the rest. 

The Pepper Lane Cafe itself is a wonderful setting, and Luca the handsome waiter certainly caught my attention.  Although I won't say any more about it, Willow gets a pet that completely steals my heart too! 

Bring on Book 2, I suspect that now I'm familiar with the author's writing style and have reminded myself what a sweet romance is, I may enjoy it even more. 

Thank you to the author for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 


Friday 24 May 2019

Book Review - A Cornish Secret by Emma Burstall - #HolidayReading Thailand

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Title: A Cornish Secret
Author: Emma Burstall
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 1st June 2018
Rating: 4.5 Stars


Be careful what you kiss for...

Esme Posorsky is an enigma. For as long as people can remember, she has been part of community life in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Tremarnock, but does anyone really know her? She is usually to be found working in her pottery studio or at home with her beloved cat, Rasputin. But when an old school friend turns up with a secret from the past, nothing will ever be the same again.

Meanwhile teenager, Rosie, is excited to find a bottle washed up on Tremarnock beach with a message from a former German prisoner of war. While the rest of the village is up in arms about a new housing development, she sets out to find him. Little does she know, however, that her discovery will unleash a shocking chain of events that threatens to blow her family apart.

Tremarnock may look like a cosy backwater, but some of its residents are about to come face-to-face with tough decisions and cold reality...

How refreshing it was to be back amongst friends in Tremarnock.  Ever since the first book of this wonderful series I have been hooked.

There are some fabulous new characters introduced into this book, including Caroline and Max, in two very different story lines. 

If you haven't read any of this series, besides missing out on great books, not to worry, as this can easily be read as a standalone. 

My favourite plot in this book was the fight to save the village playground, and the way the method picked develops. If I didn't know these characters so well, I'd almost think it was unbelievable, but its a great way of peacefully standing ground. 

Then there is Esme's friendship with Caroline, which takes a direction that will almost certainly surprise some. 

Oh and Rosie finds a message in a bottle that is dated to WW2, and she is determined to find either the write or intended recipient of it. 

Meanwhile Lizzie seems to be at her wits end with Robert, while Lowenna is utterly adorable. 

I love all of these wonderful characters and being able to find out what they are all up to currently.  Its another excellent addition to this much loved series. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Head of Zeus for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

Thursday 23 May 2019

Book Review - Coming Home To Wishington Bay by Maxine Morrey

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Title: Coming Home To Wishington Bay
Author: Maxine Morrey
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 1st May 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


Home is where the heart is…

Holly doesn’t have time for a holiday this year. But when her job threatens to send her over the brink, her boss insists she take a sabbatical. So she packs her bags and escapes to her beloved grandmother Gigi’s house on Wishington Bay, which has sat empty since Gigi passed away.

But Holly’s dreams of a coastal escape take an unexpected turn. Holly didn’t expect to spend time with any man this summer – let alone an Aussie Adonis…but when she meets her next door neighbour Gabe and his little dog Bryan, it’s clear her quiet summer of strolling along the sand and wandering through the seaside village’s tiny streets on her own will come with a hefty dose of distraction.

With a summer to fill and Gigi’s wonderful and surprising house to sort through, Holly knew it would be a summer packed with old memories. She just didn’t expect to make so many new ones…

Coming Home to Wishington Bay is the new gorgeous uplifting rom-com from Maxine Morrey, perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan and Tilly Tennant!

It feels like ages since I last read a Maxine Morrey rom-com, but falling into the pages of this book really did feel like coming home.   There was just such a comforting, cosy feel to this story, and even when I wasn't reading, my heart was with Hollie in Wishington Bay. 

I'll admit the basic concept is one that has been done before - girl inherits property from relation in different location to where she lives, and then has to decide what to do with it.  However its all the other bits of the book that make it so special. 

The handsome Australian doctor next door and his adorable sausage dog, Bryan who has an emotional back story of his own.  There is Holly's brother and his pregnant wife, who are so excited for the baby, but also really concerned about Holly.  And there is the Bay itself which is gorgeous sounding, and if its anything like the cover, probably stunning to live in too. 

I just really enjoyed the writing in this story, the descriptions and dialogue.  It doesn't have the largest amount of characters, but that just adds to its charm as the ones that are featured you get to know so much better.  Although not alive Gigi was also a big presence in the book, and I really felt I got to know Hollie's grandmother quite well. It was obvious she had a great sense of humour. 

As much as I was enjoying the book there were moments where I just wanted to lock Hollie and Gabe in a room together and not let them out until they had realised the obvious! 

Coming Home to Wishington Bay is a truly lovely story that I thoroughly enjoyed.  I really hope this isn't the last we see of this location or characters. 

Thank you to Netgalley and HQ Digital for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 


Wednesday 22 May 2019

Book Review - Bridesmaids by Zara Stoneley

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Title: Bridesmaids
Author: Zara Stoneley
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 26th April 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


Meet Rachel, the beautiful bride with BIG plans for the perfect day! The venue is a castle and the dress is designer.  It’s just a shame her husband is a rat.

Maddie and Sally have only one thing in common – they both love the same man!

Beth is a newly single mum with a mystery baby daddy.  Surely the father isn’t someone the girls all know?

And then there’s Jane, the glue holding them all together, but being dumped doesn’t make her the happiest bridesmaid…especially with gorgeous flatmate Freddie complicating things.

Will the bride say, ‘I Do!’?  Or will her bridesmaids save the day…and find love along the way?    

The most hilarious, feel-good rom com of the year!

Completely hilarious and if you love characters that put 2 and 2 together and come up with fifty, then you will love Jane. 

The whole book is told from Jane's point of view, and after being dumped on her hen night, isn't that keen on weddings any more, so its rather tricky when best friend Rachel announces she is getting married.  Even more awkward when Jane knows a secret about groom Michael and has no idea what to do with it. 

Then there are the other bridesmaids /  close friends who Jane hasn't seen in years but Rachel keeps up with.   There is Sally who married Maddie's ex-boyfriend Jack, and well Maddie isn't as ok with it as everyone seems to think. 

Finally there is Beth, who is single mum to baby Joe, responsible for an amusingly disgusting instance in the dress shop, and Beth is definitely hiding things too, like just who the father is. 

Set in three parts, where we meed the bridesmaids,  the hen party and then the wedding, this is one of the most amusing books I've read this year.  If there are cross purposes to be had, then Jane is your woman. 

And in amongst Jane trying to make sure the wedding goes without a hitch, despite her misgivings and tension in the bridesmaids ranks - she is just coming to the realisation of what she feels for a couple of key men from her life. 

Bridesmaids has a wonderful feel to it, and I could easily see it as a film (although in some respects it feels a bit like elements from the film of the same name, but completely and utterly different too).  Or maybe it should be a sitcom, there is definitely enough humour, romance and conflict in this for a TV series! 

Another incredibly enjoyable and entertaining book from one of my favourite authors, Bridesmaids is triumph! 

Thank you to Harper Impulse and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Book Review - Never Be Broken by Sarah Hilary

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Title: Never Be Broken
Author: Sarah Hilary
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: 16th May 2019
Rating: 4 Stars



Children are dying on London's streets. Frankie Reece, stabbed through the heart, outside a corner shop. Others recruited from care homes, picked up and exploited; passed like gifts between gangs. They are London's lost. 

Then Raphaela Belsham is killed. She's thirteen years old, her father is a man of influence, from a smart part of town. And she's white. Suddenly, the establishment is taking notice.
DS Noah Jake is determined to handle Raphaela's case and Frankie's too. But he's facing his own turmoil, and it's becoming an obsession. DI Marnie Rome is worried, and she needs Noah on side. Because more children are disappearing, more are being killed by the day and the swelling tide of violence needs to be stemmed before it's too late.

NEVER BE BROKEN is a stunning, intelligent and gripping novel which explores how the act of witness alters us, and reveals what lies beneath the veneer of a glittering city.

Kicking off with a prologue that will instantly draw fans of the series straight into the pages, and make you wonder just what Sarah Hilary has come up with for us this time, , with such a clever opening that had me worried. 

In fact I was worried about DS Noah Jake throughout the book, as he is not handling the events at the end of the previous one that well, although its hardly surprising. 

I would say that this book can't be read as a standalone, and that if you are new to the series to pick it up from Book 5 at the very least, just so that this, book 6, will make that much more sense. The story lines that have been running through the series are incredibly apparent in this instalment. but we also have fresh crimes to turn our attention to. 

This is where I struggled slightly initially as there were a bunch of names that kept cropping up, for deaths that we didn't fully learn about but seemed relevant somehow.  And then there are two deaths within 24 hours, seemingly at first unconnected, but as crime readers know its very rare for their not to be a connection, the question was what and how. 

And that is what stumped me and kept me reading, while I learnt along with the police just what was happening. Because the Marnie / Noah dynamic was different in this book, I felt less connected, as it was so hard seeing Noah like he was,  yet there was still evidence at how great a policeman he his. 

This is another solid book in the series, I just didn't feel it was the best, but still very enjoyable and had me wanting to continue reading even when real life intervened.  

Thank you to Netgalley and Headline for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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Monday 20 May 2019

Book Review - A Wedding at the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson - #HolidayReading Thailand

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Title: A Wedding at the Comfort Food Café
Author: Debbie Johnson
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 7th March 2019
Rating: 5 Stars


Return to the Comfort Food Cafe for the wedding of the year!
Wedding bells ring out in Budbury as the Comfort Food Café and its cosy community of regulars are gearing up for a big celebration…

But Auburn Longville doesn’t have time for that! Between caring for her poorly mum, moving in with her sister and running the local pharmacy, life is busy enough – and it’s about to get busier. Chaos arrives in the form of a figure from her past putting her quaint village life and new relationship with gorgeous Finn Jensen in jeopardy. It’s time for Auburn to face up to some life changing decisions.

Settle in for a slice of wedding cake at the Comfort Food Café – a place where friendships are made for life and nobody ever wants to leave.

I can't believe after 6 amazing books we finally have to say goodbye to Budbury, and The Comfort Food Cafe.  I adore this series, but understand good things apparently must come to an end. 

So not only do we finally get Auburn;s story, we get to see Laura and Matt's story resolve itself. 

And what a story it is, with a massive secrete from Aubern's past being revealed. 

I loved meeting up with all the Comfort food regulars, and seeing the latest instalments in their lives. 

This was just a great feel good, massive celebration of a book, with a Wedding thrown in for good measure, and fabulous wedding it was too. 

I loved every second of this book. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Impulse for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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