🪡💀💀💀👑👑👑The Tale of The Tailor & The Three Dead Kings Retold by Dan Jones… A Book Blog Tour Review!!! 🪡💀💀💀👑👑👑

Spooky cover!!!!

Publication Date: Out Now!!!

Formats: Hardback & Ebook

Price: Hb £9.99/ Ebook £2.59

Publisher: Head Of Zeus

I would like to say a huge thank you to Head Of Zeus for inviting me on this chillingly and haunting book’s tour. I would also like to say thank you for gifting a gorgeous copy of the book too for me to review. Thank you also goes to Dan Jones for retelling this remarkable 300 year old ghost story for the modern age. Intrigued? Let’s head over to the blurb and find out more.

One winter, in the dark days of King Richard II, a tailor was riding home on the road from Gilling to Ampleforth. It was dank, wet and gloomy;he couldn’t wait to get home and sit in front of a blazing fire.

Then, out of nowhere, the tailor is knocked off his horse by a raven, who then transforms into a hideous dog, his mouth writhing with its own innards. The dog issues the tailor with a warning: he must go to a priest and ask for absolution and return to the road, or else there will be consequences……

First recorded in the early fifteenth century by an unknown monk, The Tale of The Tailor and The Three Dead Kings was transcribed from the Latin by the great medievalist M.R.James in 1922. Building on that tradition, now bestselling historian Dan Jones retells this medieval ghost story in crisp and creepy prose.

As soon as this turned up I had to read this wonderful, atmospheric and creepy story. Encased inside a lovely cover, this ghost story has survived so much in its long life, was also transcribed by the master story teller himself M. R. James and then well faded out of the public consciousness, until Dan Jones found it again and decided we need more tales to spook us out.

I will admit I wasn’t sure if it would hold the test of time, would the transcribing lose some of its medieval connotations and meaning, or would it also just turn out to be a bit silly or funny now in the modern age whereas then it would have been quite scary. I would like to inform you that I was completely and happily wrong… This tale is so masterful, so hauntingly and creepily crafted that it was a pleasure and a thrill to read. I loved the atmosphere and descriptions of the apparitions which the tailor perceives in his quest to get absolution for the spirit behind the whole haunting.

I would definitely say that it holds the test of time, and nothing has been lost in the retelling. I am just so happy that a monk in the early fifteenth century took down this story one of a few I think, and there it was left till the master of creepy and ghost stories found quite by accident a note saying that there were some tales bound within this parchment. Such a wonderful image comes into your head, that you could almost assume that something must have pointed it out, but of course M.R James wasn’t just a storyteller but a researcher in all things quaint, antique and strange and unusual.

I loved this gorgeous little creepy gem of a book, and I know that this will be a perfect gift either for Halloween, or for a chilling Christmas gift.

Ratings: 5 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 with maybe a few 🍪s too. Just a warning it’s a small book but even so you will find yourself hooked and mesmerised that you will find your hot beverage cooling and crumbs when you submerge from the story.

Authors Blurb:

Dan Jones

Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Templars, Crusaders and, with Maria Amaral, The Colour of Time and The World Aflame, have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of tv shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series, Secrets of Great British Castles. His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines including The London Evening Standard, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, GQ and The Spectator.

I hope you have enjoyed this spooky, chilling and creepy old ghost story from the mists of time, this is one ghost story you don’t want to miss out on. If you are interested enough to want your own copy you can get hold of this from Waterstones, any independent and of course on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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⚙️🕰🏞A ClockWork River by J.S. Emery…. A Book Blog Tour Review!!!⚙️🕰🏞

Stunning cover!!!

Publication Date: Out Now!!!

Formats: Hardback & Ebook

Price: Hb £18.99/ Ebook £5.79

Publisher: Head Of Zeus

I would like to say a huge thank you to Head Of Zeus for organising this fascinating and intriguing book’s tour, I would also like to thank them for gifting a copy of this beast of a book and I mean huge!!!. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the creative talent(s), J S Emery, for creating such a vivid and extraordinary world, that is both familiar and yet not, with hints of magic and bountiful bits of fun and adventuring. Intrigued? let’s head over to the blurb and find out more.

Time is running out for the Clockwork River.

Lower Rhumbsford is a city far removed from its glory days. On the banks of the great river Rhumb, its founding fathers channelled the river’s mighty flow into a subterranean labyrinth of pipes, valves and sluices, a feat of hydraulic prowess that would come to power an empire. But a thousand years have passed since then, and something is wrong; the pipes are leaking, the valves stuck, the sluices silted and the once torrential Rhumb has been reduced to a sluggish trickle.

The fortunes of the Locke family, descendants of the city’s most celebrated engineer, are similarly reduced. In a once fashionable quarter of the once great city, siblings Samuel and Briony Locke distract themselves: Sam tends to his vast lock collection instead of finishing his engineering thesis; facing the prospect of a disagreeable marriage, Briony occupies herself with alchemical experiments.

One night Samuel leaves the house carrying five of his most precious locks and doesn’t come back. As she searches for her brother, Briony will be drawn into a web of ancestral secrets and imperial intrigues as a ruthless new power arises. If brother and sister are to be reunited, they will need the help of a tight-lipped house spirit, a convict gang, a tribe of troglodytes, an association of antique enthusiasts, a travelling theatrical troupe, The Ladies Whist Club, The Deep State and a lovesick mouse.

As soon as this dropped straight through my door (well not really more like waiting in a box outside my door due to the book’s size) I just had to read it. I have to admit the size of the book is daunting at first glance (700+pages!!!) so yeah not a trifle. But I would highly recommend that you do get hold of this one, not only does it captivate you with its wonderful descriptions of place and people, there’s also a bucketful of belly-laughs too. This is an adventure like no other, and one that you have to read constantly so you don’t miss anything out. The characters are so lifelike and vivid you could almost visualise them in front of you.

Now this is a big beast and so I will try not bore you or even spoil any of this fascinating story for you, but I do have a few niggles about this, for me I did get a bit out of breath with a vast majority of this book’s sentences and grammar. I also found the antiquated speech and style bothering though am sure that’s due to the long winded sentence structure which did make it a bit of a struggle at times. There is also a lot going on in the story and some of them did not to me make much of a difference if they were there or not. I think personally this book could have been broken down into two.

But these niggles are my own opinion and someone who loves a unique and a wonderful romp type style will ignore my quibbles and love it for what it is, a fantastical, mad romp of an adventure book, with bursts of magic and locks along the way.

Ratings: 4 ⭐️ s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 (maybe a few 🍪s or two) this is one book to savour slowly.

Authors Blurb:

J.S.Emery

J.S.Emery are a brother-sister writing team, born in North Idaho into a homeschooling family of seven children, each of whom received an air-rifle and a copy of the Odyssey by way of a fifth birthday present. This background prepared them wonderfully for writing fantasy novels but very poorly for formal education. After dropping out of secondary school, they worked jobs including, ballet dancer, emergency room janitor, and map librarian in various parts of Europe and North America. They now live in the United States, where they are godparents (and increasingly, dungeon masters) to one another’s children.

I hope you have enjoyed this remarkable and fascinating journey through some back streets, tunnels and waterways along with some rather hodge podge collection of characters from a house spirit with attitude all the way to a rather unfortunate lovesick mouse. If you love this type of book you can find this in Waterstones, any independents and of course on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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✈️ 🗼The Prince of The Skies by Antonio Iturbe…. A Book Blog Tour Review!!!! ✈️ 🗼

Beautiful cover!!!

Publication Date: Out Now!!!!

Formats: Hardback & Ebook

Price: Hb £16.99/ Ebook £7.99

Publisher: Macmillan

I would like to say a huge thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for organising this wonderful and spellbinding book’s tour. I would also like to say a huge thank you to Macmillan for allowing me to review and read a copy of this beautiful and tragic tale. I would also like to say thank you to the creative talent, Antonio Itube for creating such a remarkable and utterly enchanting tale that takes you to the skies and then plunges you into the horrors and nightmarish images of war. Intrigued? Let’s head over to the blurb and find out a bit more.

Writer. Romantic. Pilot. Hero.

All Antoine de Saint Exupéry wants to do is be a pilot. But flying is a dangerous dream and one that sets him at odds with his aristocratic background and the woman he loves. Despite attempts to keep him grounded, Antoine is determined to venture forwards into the unknown. Together with his friends, Jean and Henri, he will pioneer new mail routes across the globe and help change the future of aviation. In the midst of his adventures, Antoine also begins to weave a children’s story that is destined to touch the lives of millions of readers around the world. A story called The Little Prince. . . Fame and fortune may have finally found Antoine, but as the shadow of war begins to threaten Europe, he’s left to wonder whether his greatest adventure is yet to come . . .

This is such a beautiful and heart wrenching book one in which it will leave you spellbound and enchanted. I have to admit I don’t really know the author of The Little Prince and neither have I ever read that tale either. Yes I know Sacre bleu!!! But even so, this book is such a tour de force on its own that you really don’t need to know who this guy was just that he was a man that had a passion for flying but also a passion for the imagination, in which both of these you can almost feel like you can almost be on top of the world.

I found the plot very charming and the story one of adventure and mystery and yes love. The characters all blend and meld together which help create such a wonderful story. There were moments within the story that I weren’t sure needed to be there, but that’s just me being fussy and silly.

With such a tragic death of the author Antoine De Saint Exupery who all we are left with is The Little Prince, there are times where you wonder what if? What if he made it would he have been able to make more out of just one book or would he have moved on to something else? All these questions are left unanswered because as fate and history knows the mysteriousness of his death is what makes the book so much more compelling to our morbidly fascinated minds. I would highly recommend this lovely historical fiction to anyone who loves a bit of flight drama and an insight into a beloved author, and also for anyone who has read the little prince this book is perfect for them.

Ratings: 4 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 (with a few 🍪s too 😉)

Authors Blurb:

Antonio Iturbe

ANTONIO ITURBE was born in 1967 and grew up in the dock-side neighbourhood of Barceloneta, in Barcelona. His first novel The Librarian of Auschwitz was the number one selling book in translation in the UK last year. It has been translated into 30 languages and has sold over 600K copies internationally.
Having grown up reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s books, Iturbe was inspired to write about the author’s extraordinary life. He conducted extensive research and, despite suffering from vertigo, even flew in a biplane so he would understand how it felt to fly. Iturbe hopes to translate not only the facts but also the poetry of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s writing in The Prince of the Skies.

I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful, enchanting and magical journey that flies you up into the heavens but also takes you to down to the dark hearts of men. If you are wanting to grab hold of this fascinating book you can it in Waterstones, any independent and of course on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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🥶 🔥 Cold as Hell by Lilja Sigurdardottir… A Book Blog Tour Review!!! 🥶 🔥

Intriguing cover!!!

Publication Date: (already out in ebook) Out in Paperback 28th October

Formats: Paperback & Ebook

Price: Pb £8.99/ Ebook £3.79

Publisher: Orenda Books

I would like to say a huge thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for organising and inviting me on this intriguing and thrilling book’s blog tour. I would also like to say a huge thank you to Orenda Books for allowing me access to a digital copy for me to review, I am as ever extremely grateful. I would also like to say thank you to the creative talent, Lilja Sigurdardottir, the creator of this strange and thrilling novel of secrets, subtle deceits and murder. Intrigued? Let’s head over to the blurb and find out a bit more.

Icelandic sisters Áróra and Ísafold live in different countries and aren‘t on speaking terms, but when their mother loses contact with Ísafold, Áróra reluctantly returns to Iceland to find her sister. But she soon realizes that her sister isn’t avoiding her … she has disappeared, without trace.

As she confronts Ísafold’s abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend Björn, and begins to probe her sister’s reclusive neighbours – who have their own reasons for staying out of sight – Áróra is led into an ever-darker web of intrigue and manipulation.

Baffled by the conflicting details of her sister’s life, and blinded by the shiveringly bright midnight sun of the Icelandic summer, Áróra enlists the help of police officer Daníel, as she tries to track her sister’s movements, and begins to tail Björn – but she isn’t the only one watching…

As soon as I got into this book, I was hooked and fascinated by the story. This is a highly unique and slightly strange plot which I haven’t come across before. I was at once put off a bit by some of the characters feelings towards one another and I am sorry to say that made me feel a tad uncomfortable about them which meant I wasn’t as vested in them as I would normally be. Having said that, I did love the whole twisted and follow the crumbs type of plot set out by the author, and found other characters just as puzzling but a bit more easier to understand and sympathise with.

You follow a kind of reluctant yet exasperated sister, who always seems to end up trying to get her sibling out of a bad relationship only to find it’s not as simple as all of that. What she now fears is that maybe her sister has bitten off more than she can chew and is in mortal danger. She uses her skills in searching out and trying to help out the investigation with an uncle/not uncle who she may or may not have feelings for. So far I am quite happy with the plot and find it really intriguing and thrilling added in is a very bad and suspicious boyfriend, with some really odd and strange neighbours.

But there’s also another weird tale that’s also happening alongside that of disappearance of a sister and potential murder, there’s her wanting to get a fraudster and find his money and basically “roll around in mounds of notes in glee” it’s at this point I am left wondering what is going on and feeling a bit confused. I do love this book and I also feel it’s incredibly unique, there are just one or two little issues that I cannot ignore.

I love it but am also confused. There were moments where I felt I was reading a particularly good and compelling thriller and moments where it was also a bit comical. But to be clear this is just my opinion and it’s an absolutely brilliantly crafted crime/mystery and one where you think you know where it’s headed but are left open mouthed wondering where the hell you were led astray.

I would highly recommend this novel to anyone wanting an unusual, uncanny and thrilling mystery set in a cold and bleak landscape.

Ratings: 4 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 (with a few 🍪s to finish it off 😉) but be warned this book is highly addictive and you will probably find you are left with crumbs and unfurnished mugs of cooling beverages.

Authors Blurb:

Lilja Sigurdardottir

Lilja Sigurdardottir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime novels, with Snare, the first in a series and Lilja’s English debut shortlisting for the CWA International Dagger and hitting bestseller lists worldwide. Trap soon followed suit, with the third in the trilogy Cage winning the Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year, and was a GuardianBook of the Year. Lilja’s standalone Betrayal, was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel. The film rights have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. Lilja is also an award-winning screenwriter in her native Iceland. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.

I hope you have enjoyed this strange and darkly uncanny journey into dysfunctional family’s and how lies and secrets can seep into and threaten to harm people that get pulled in by the actions of others. If you are intrigued enough to want to get a hold of a copy or pre order you can find this on Amazon, any independent or even Waterstones. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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👩 ❄️ A Woman Made of Snow by Elisabeth Gifford…. A Book Blog Tour Review!!! 👩 ❄️

Stunning cover!!!

Publication Date: Out now!!!

Formats: Hardback & Ebook

Price: Hb £14.99/ Ebook £0.99

Publisher: Corvus

I would like to say a huge thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for organising this fascinating and lovely book’s tour. I would also like to say thank you to Corvus for gifting me a proof copy, I am as always extremely grateful to be able to do this. I would also like to say thank you to the creative talent, Elisabeth Gifford, for creating such a thought provoking and haunting novel. Intrigued? Let’s head over to the blurb and find out a bit more.

Scotland, 1949

Caroline Gillian and her new husband Alasdair have moved back to Kelly Castle, his dilapidated family estate in the middle of nowhere. Stuck caring for their tiny baby, and trying to find her way with an opinionated mother-in-law, Caroline feels adrift, alone and unwelcome.

But when she is tasked with sorting out the family archives, Caroline discovers a century-old mystery that sparks her back to life. There is one Gillian bride who is completely unknown – no photos exist, no records have been kept – the only thing that is certain is that she had a legitimate child. Alasdair’s grandmother.

As Caroline uncovers a strange story that stretches as far as the Arctic circle, her desire to find the truth turns obsessive. And when a body is found in the grounds of the castle, her hunt becomes more than just a case of curiosity. What happened all those years ago? Who was the bride? And who is the body?….

This one really caught and held my imagination, from the first page to the last. It traverses through time so subtly and beautifully you feel as though you are a timewalker of both the Victorian age and the 40s era. Two ages where so close to each other but in terms of modern thought and technology vastly different. One era where the adventurer was esteemed and the other shrouded in an atmosphere of fear and war.

I loved the whole mystery of working out who this mystery bride was, how and why she was never mentioned or even recorded. And why it was seen to be such a scandal in the family that not even her own daughter wanted to know. During this time even thoughts about marrying the wrong person, though it was becoming out dated were held by some to be scandalous and this could cause friction and even disruptions in family relationships with one another.

There were certain elements I found a bit odd, but that’s me personally and shouldn’t detract you from this wonderful, atmospheric and haunting tale of finding out who you are and finding out hidden secrets that have lain buried for so long. This recalls to mind so many other authors who do this such as Kate Mosse, Rachael Harper etc.

I would highly recommend you grab hold of this book if you love mysteries, secrets and family friction. This book is so good.

Ratings: 4 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰

Authors Blurb:

Elisabeth Gifford

Elisabeth Gifford grew up in a vicarage in the industrial midlands. She studied French Literature and world religions at Leeds University. She has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Oxford OUDCE and an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway College. She is married with three children and lives in Kingston Upon Thames.

I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful sweeping and timeless story, of being lost and then being found again and how women are the strength and weakness in their own lives and happiness. But it’s how we all help each other that matters. If you are intrigued by this book and you would like to know where you can buy it, you can find it in Waterstones, any independents and of course Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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💀 ⚰️Death Rite by Kerry Watts… A Book Blog Tour Review!!! 💀 ⚰️

Such a gorgeous cover!!!

Publication Date: 14/10 (ebook) & 25/11 (paperback)

Format: Paperback & Ebook

Price: Pb £8.99/ Ebook £1.99

Publisher: Canelo

I would like to say a huge thank you to the lovely Danielle for inviting me on this, intriguing and thrilling book’s blog tour. I would also like to say a huge thank you to Hera Books for allowing me access to a digital copy, I am always grateful to publishers for being kind enough to allow this. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the creative talent, Kerry Watts, for creating such a vivid and remarkable character in DI Hazel Todd so thank you. Intrigued? let’s head over to the blurb and find out a bit more.

Their next breath will be their last.

Forty years ago, the name Rachel McMahon was synonymous with evil. After killing four men in the most brutal of ways, the world rejoiced as she was locked up.

Now Rachel has done her time, repented for her crimes, and is ready to live a quiet life back in Scotland under a new name.

But then the killings start again. As the bodies of fathers and sons appear on the streets of Perth, their deaths echoing those from Rachel’s murder spree four decades ago, DCI Hazel Todd and her squad are called in to track down a murderer taunting them at every step.

Could Rachel really have reformed – or is a copycat killer trying to finish what she started? And as the murders get closer to Hazel, it’s a race against time to stop a psychopath with their own twisted agenda……

This story had me hooked right from the very first page, I could not put this down even to make myself a mug of coffee (and everyone knows how much I love my coffee). This is a brilliant, thrilling and just engrossing read. The characters are all vivid and feel so real and alive. I especially love Hazel Todd the DI (Detective Inspector) and her team, sorry their names haven’t stuck but they are all fantastic as a team especially her friend and partner.

This whole series of cases involving men, either fathers or sons, being murdered not just for who they are but for what they represent and have done. This is such a clever, mind bending game, a cat and mouse game between the psychopath and the police. You feel that you know who the murderer may be and then no you find out both you and the police are wrong, which I have to admit I haven’t found one that is so good to make you and the fictional detectives be on, maybe not, exactly the same page but close to.

I have to warn you though that this deals with serious issues such as drug abuse, sexual violence, rape and of course murder as well as misogynistic, racial and other forms of abuse. If this upsets you, you might not want to read this one, but if you are intrigued enough and also want to read about a brilliant female Detective up against a race against the clock to find a brutal, vicious and cold blooded killer. Then I would say this is one for you. The character Hazel Todd is as vivid and as witty as many other great female lead detective series, one that I feel deserves to be mentioned is Vera, as they are both older, maybe not wiser, have trust and love in their team even though they both find some of them frustrating at times, they are also warm, and though they would both roll their eyes genuine strong and independent women.

I cannot wait for more from Hazel and her team, and I would definitely say this series is one to watch for I can guarantee you will be as hooked and engrossed as I am.

Ratings: 5 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 definitely one to snuggle up and just read on those cold days. Just be warned you will be mesmerised to finish it.

Authors Blurb:

Kerry Watts grew up in Perth, Scotland, and still lives there today. Kerry specialises in crime fiction and loves to put her characters in impossible situations just to see what happens. Her experiences as a psychiatric nurse heavily influences her writing, while authors authors who inspire her work include Jeff Lindsay and Thomas Harris.

I hoe you have enjoyed this thrilling, dark and sinister ride through the dark underbelly of Perth’s streets where druggies and all sorts of criminals ones with whom hide behind a veneer of respectability and ones who have fallen down so deep its hard for them to see a way back. If you are intrigued enough to buy this you can pre-order this from Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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🍋 Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun… A Book Blog Tour Review!!! 🍋

Intriguing and bright cover!!!

Publication Date: 14th October

Formats: Hardback & Ebook

Price: Hb £12.99/ Ebook £5.79

Publisher: Head Of Zeus

Translator: Janet Hong

I would like to say a huge thank you to Jade Gwilliam and Head Of Zeus for inviting me onto this intriguing and fascinating new look into a mystery of the tragic death of a sister and how this affects each character, the sister left behind, the parents and of course the men who would have been considered suspects and how obsessions with wanting answers can cause more hurt and pain. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the creative talent Kwon Yeo-Sun, who’s simple and yet gorgeous descriptions of food, and hints and clues make this novel the most unique and fascinating I have read in awhile. Intrigued? let’s head over to the blurb and find out a bit more.

In the summer of 2002, nineteen year-old Kim Hae-on was murdered in what became known as The High School Beauty Murder, there were two suspects: Shin Jeongjun, who had a rock solid alibi, and Han Manu, to whom no evidence could be pinned. The case went cold.

Seventeen years pass without justice, and the grief and uncertainty take a cruel toll on her younger sister, Da-on, in particular, unable to move on with her life, Da-on tries in her own twisted way to recover some of what she’s lost, ultimately setting out to find the truth of what happened.

Told at different points in time from the perspectives of Da-on and two of Hae-on’s classmates, Lemon, is a piercing psychological portrait that takes the shape of a crime novel.

I have been left stunned by this book, it’s unique way of looking at a crime, especially that of murder, which has all the elements of either hot headedness, as in the girl was killed due to her denying someone from having some fun with her or through revenge or even just a cruel and random act of violence. We see this tragic death unfold and be discussed through different perspectives, the victim’s sister and the victim’s class mates with occasional glimpses of the men who were suspected, if only briefly, in her death.

We watch as the sister tries desperately to recover herself from such a horrendous tragedy and loss, in which she herself feels to blame both as a survivor and one who isn’t and will never be the daughter that has gone. This is told so beautifully and painfully it could literally cut you and make you bleed and weep for her and the family. There is also the question of whether trying to solve a mystery can help you get yourself back on track or does it lead you down a twisted and sordid path where you find yourself suffocating i both what the victim may have felt as well as who the murderer is.

We watch as she descends into her madness and obsession of find out who did the deed and who brutally and coldly left her beloved, annoying sister dead, and how she purposefully harasses both suspects in what could only be described as stalker-ish and also frighteningly psychotic. I felt drawn to all the characters even the ones with whom I felt particular dislike towards, the flashy boyfriend guy, who seems to have conveniently moved on and also that poor boy who just because he seemed odd was suspected though had no apparent motive to do so. I loved this book and I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in new and unique psychological thrillers.

Ratings: 5 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 (it’s so short you might have a chance to finish another slice too 😉)

Authors Blurb:

Kwon Yeo-Sun

Kwon Yeo-Sun is an award winning Korean writer. She has won the Sangsang Literary Award, Oh Yeongsu Literature Award, Yi Sang Literary Prize, Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Tong-ni Literature Prize and Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award. Lemon is her first novel to be published in the English Language. Janet Hong is a writer and translator based in Vancouver, Canada. She received the TA First Translation Prize and the LTI Korea Translation award for her translation of Han Yujoo’s The Impossible Fairy Tale, which was also a finalist for both the 2018 PEN Translation Prize and the National Translation Award. Her recent translations include; Ha Seong-nan’s Bluebeard’s First Wife, Ancco’s Nineteen, and Keum suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass.

I hope you have enjoyed this intriguing, thrilling and fascinating journey into a tragic murder that ends like most murder’s do, without being solved and still leaves a fresh wound in a family’s heart and minds, which can also lead to deadly consequences if not properly checked. These characters feel so real, because the situation is most likely based on real life scenarios that sadly happen every day, its just we have blinkered ourselves to it, until it happens to us. If you are dying to read this then please check out Waterstones, any independent store and of course check on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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💡 🏚 👀The Watchers by A.M.Shine… A Book Blog Tour Review!!! 💡🏚👀

Terrifying cover!!!

Publication Date: 14th October

Format: Hardback & Ebook

Price: Hb £18.99/ Ebook £2.59

Publisher: Head Of Zeus

I would like to say a huge thank you to Lauren Tavella and Head Of Zeus for inviting me on this terrifying, shivering and NEVER.SWITCH.LIGHT.OFF!!! (seriously read this book and you will understand why) book’s tour. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the chilling creator behind this haunting story, A.M.Shine, just wow and I love the fact I am now terrified to switch off the light before heading to bed. Intrigued? do you dare to find out a little bit more? let’s head over to the blurb and find out.

You can’t see them. But they can see you……

This forest isn’t chartered on any map. Every car breaks down at its treeline. Mina’s is no different. Left stranded, she is forced into the dark woodland only to find a woman shouting, urging Mina to run to a concrete bunker. As the door slams behind her the building is besieged by screams.

Mina finds herself in a room with a wall of glass, and an electric light that activates at nightfall, when the Watchers come above ground. These creatures emerge to observe their captive humans and terrible things happen to anyone who doesn’t reach the bunker in time.

Afraid and trapped among strangers, Mina is desperate for answers. Who are the Watchers and why are these creatures keeping them imprisoned, keen to watch their every move?

Oh boy…. deep breaths for this one. I L.O.V.E.D IT. Just that. Ok if I left that there I think that would be my shortest review yet (hehe). Don’t worry it won’t be. As soon as I read the first line I was hooked, entranced and enchanted and by the time I had set the book down. I was scared out of my wits, my hair had turned white and i was visibly moaning, rocking to myself until my husband had to take me away (btw that is exaggeration lol) but the feeling and the emotion just from this book is real. This book will leave you terrified of switching off your light and going to bed in the dark, I would recommend you do not read this book at night definitely not. Well unless you love that then that’s fine.

I have no idea what it is about the name Mina, it evokes so many characters who hold that name and have to deal with such horrors that await them ( Mina in Dracula being the most famous) I have to admit I was gunning for her throughout this story, we also meet a rather strange, older and slightly mad woman and a young, vulnerable woman as well as a young teenage boy transitioning between boy and man. All these characters are forced in the most peculiar and frightening time of their lives, and one in which it’s usually the strongest who survive and the weakest…. Well no one really wants to know.

There’s an almost strange and ethereal quality about how each of these strangers found their way to this bunker, and also how each of them are realising that to survive they need to depend on one another and also to make sure they… never….never are late to get to the bunker before the light is switched off.

There were moments I wasn’t convinced about them as people mainly how each had flaws and occasionally were either cold and slightly selfish (Mina and at times the older lady) harsh, brutal and cruel and could be sadistic (a clue or hint maybe of the older woman) and I know there has to be a few wet and weepy characters but the young woman was a bit of a sop, the boy Danial really for me was the most intriguing and I felt more warmth to. But it is such a creepy, and spine tingling tale with some weird, menacing and sinister creatures with whom all you hear are piercing screams and scrapings of many claws (the stuff of nightmares).

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves, strange and unsettling woods, mixed with sinister, creepy and menacing creatures and a nightmare which seems to never end.

Ratings: 4 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 maybe a few 🍪s (again you might find when you have finished that there are crumbs and empty mugs surrounding you…. Seriously I should warn you, you will be gripped)

Authors Blurb:

A.M.Shine

A.M.Shine is a writer and an advocate of the Gothic horror tradition. Born in Galway in the west of Ireland, there he received his Masters Degree in History before sharpening his quill and pursuing all things literary and macabre. His stories have won the Word Hut and Bookers Corner Prize. He has published two collections, Coldwood: The Haunted Man and Other Tales and 13 and is a member of the Irish Writers Centre. The Watchers is his first full-length novel and his second, The Creepers, will be published in 2022!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed this dark, terrifying and gruesome and menacing journey into the dark, dark wood, where you have to literally run for your life and make sure to be back inside between two stout doors before the light dies. If this sounds like your cup of tea(or whichever beverage you prefer, doesn’t have to be hot mind) then please order (pre order)this chilling book now. You can find this on Waterstones, any independents or of course with Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and I hope to see you soon…. unless the watchers get you first…….!!!!

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👎🍏Bad Apples by Will Dean… A Book Blog Tour Review!!!🍏👎

Chilling cover!!!

Publication Date: Out Now!!!!

Formats: Hardback & Ebook

Price: Hb £14.99/ Ebook £6.99

Publisher: Point Blank

I would like to say a huge thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for organising this book’s thrilling and chilling tour. I would also like to say a huge thank you to Point Blank for gifting me a copy of this wonderful proof (I had no idea it was signed!!!!) I would also like to say thank you to the creative genius and chilling master mind, Will Dean, for creating this spooky, haunting and thrilling read. Intrigued? Let’s head over to the blurb and find out a bit more.

It only takes one….

A murder……

A resident of small-town Visberg is found decapitated.

A festival

A grim celebration in a cultish hilltop community after the apple harvest.

A race against time

As Visberg closes ranks to keep it’s deadly secrets, there could not be a worse time for Tuva Moodyson to arrive as deputy editor of the local newspaper. Powerful forces are at play and no one dares speak out. But Tuva sense the story of her career, unaware that perhaps she is the story……

As soon as I started I knew I would be in for one hell of a ride and one in which I would never put down till I had finished it. This is the 4th book of the Tuva Moodyson series and though it is part of it you can read this as a stand-alone too. I felt I knew what was going on, who each character were to the others and also I did get hints of what had happened previously but nothing too revealing just enough for you to go (hmm I may need to check out the other books).

We follow Tuva as she traverses between one small town and one exclusive and secluded village up on a hill where things are little bit strange and uncanny. She is just in time for the adult version of Halloween, a kind of masquerade where all desires and strange acts are the norm any outsiders found on this night…. Well let’s just say who would believe them and whether they could get out of there alive.

I am trying my hardest not spoil anything but, in amongst all this strangeness a murder has been committed and Tuva feels that something even more twisted and strange is happening within this weird village out of the way of the modern world.

This has all the elements to make a creepy, spine-tingling and chilling thriller. Mixed with good ol detective work too. You also catch up with familiar characters and new ones. If you love a spooky, chilling and thrilling crime novel please check this one out. You will not regret it.

I loved loved loved this book and would highly recommend this to anyone. And check out the other books too in this series, it’s a cracker believe me.

Ratings: 5 🌟 with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰… with a few 🍪s too. Just to warn you though this book is addictive so you might find that your mug is cold and there’s only crumbs if you even notice that is 😉.

Authors Blurb

Will Dean

Will Dean grew up in the East Midlands and lived in nine different villages before the age of eighteen. His debut novel, Dark Pines, was selected for Zoe Ball’s Book Club, shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize and named a Daily Telegraph Book of the Year. The second Tuva Moodyson thriller, Red Snow, won ‘Best Independent Voice’ at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards, 2019, and was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020. The third novel, Black River, has been longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021. Rights for the series have been sold in eight territories (France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, China and Turkey). Will lives in Sweden where the Tuva Moodyson novels are set.

I hope you have enjoyed this creepy, dark and twisted journey into a part of the world that is at once both lovely and yet holds a lot darkness, fear and splendid scenery and isolation. If you are intrigued by this review and would like to get a copy you can find this in Waterstones, any independent and of course on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and don’t get too spooked out this season and see you soon!!!!

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