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Snare - Lilija Sigurdardottir

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Synopsis taken from Amazon.co.ukAfter a messy divorce, attractive young mother Sonia is struggling to provide for herself and keep custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in a ruthless criminal world. As she desperately looks for a way out of trouble, she must pit her wits against her nemesis, Bragi, a customs officer, whose years of experience frustrate her new and evermore daring strategies. Things become even more complicated when Sonia embarks on a relationship with a woman, Agla. Once a high-level bank executive, Agla is currently being prosecuted in the aftermath of the Icelandic financial crash. Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Snare is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.
Phew, this book is awe…

BLOG TOUR: THEIR FATAL SECRETS - Janice Frost

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THE EAGERLY AWAITED NEW MYSTERY FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST

Two students coming home from a drunken night out see something strange in the river. It is a young woman’s body.

Hours later, a second young woman’s body is discovered on another stretch of the same river.

DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are assigned to both investigations. And they’re joined by a new detective, Tom Knight.

Soon a connection is found between the two dead women.A list of “victims” is discovered in one of their flats. Who will be next and what really happened to the women on this sinister list?

In a thrilling conclusion, Jim Neal fights for his life as the two detectives struggle to solve a complex case involving people with secrets that may prove fatal.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.

THE DETECTIVES

DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic wi…

Murder at the University - Faith Martin

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More than just Morse in Oxford... MURDERAT THE UNIVERSITY by Faith Martin Looking for a brilliant murder mystery with a feisty female detective? MEET DI HILLARY GREENE, A POLICE WOMAN WITH A THIRST FOR JUSTICE AND A COMPLICATED CAREER

A pretty French student is found dead in her room at an exclusive Oxford college. Everyone thinks it is another tragic case of accidental drug overdose.

But Detective Hillary Greene has a nose for the truth. She quickly discovers that the student had been up to some very unusual activities. With a shocking cause of death found, the case becomes a high-profile murder investigation.

Adding to the pressure, Hillary’s nemesis is transferred to work with her at the station.

Can Hillary keep her cool and get justice for the unfortunate student?

MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY is the second in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.

Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.


THE LOCATION The Oxford Canal meanders through the…

Maggie - Netta Newbound

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Wow, gripping and twisting. I found this a compulsive read! I found the twists unexpected! Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Would recommend highly.Book Description:
When sixteen-year-old Maggie Simms’ mum loses her battle with cancer, the only family she has left is her abusive stepfather, Kenny. Horrified to discover he intends to continue his nightly abuse, Maggie is driven to put a stop to him once and for all.However, she finds her troubles are only just beginning when several of her closest allies are killed.Although nothing seems to be linking the deaths, Maggie believes she is jinxed.Why are the people she cares about being targeted?And who is really behind the murders?Sometimes the truth is closer than you think.
Author Bio:
My name's Netta Newbound. I write thrillers in many different styles — some grittier than others. The Cold Case Files have a lighter tone and are full of fun. I also write a series set in London, which features one of my favourite characters, Detective Adam …

Her Dark Retreat

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Thoroughly enjoyed this one... Wasn't how I expected... I found this easy reading.Book Description:The coastguard’s residence Chamber Cottage, which sits high up on the North Yorkshire cliffs overlooking The North Sea, holds many dark secrets.Alec and Peggy are struggling to overcome their marital problems. Both damaged by problems from their childhoods, they are trying to get on with their lives. But this is hard for them to do when they both believe they are being watched. As a result, Peggy, who has terrible scars on her face, becomes more agoraphobic.To make matters worse, Peggy discovers her estranged mother is stalking both she and Alec, claiming she has a dark secret that is putting Peggy in danger.What caused the scars on Peggy’s face? Is Alex really the monster Peggy’s mother believes him to be? And what secrets does Chamber Cottage hold? 
Author Bio:
Born in Middlesbrough too many years ago to mention, J. A. Baker developed a deep appreciation of literature and reading fro…

His Third Victim - Helen Durrant

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Wow, I'm opening this tour (dance's around excitedly) so we're starting with a prologue... (just to wet your appetite). With description, author and  I most importantly  the S M links at the end... This book sounds awesome in my opinion... And for 99p... Prologue  He swiped his finger across the screen of his mobile and screwed up his eyes. What he saw made him feel sick. Bella Richards had a new man in her life. He’d videoed Bella and this Alan Richards fawning over each other, her fingers stroking Fisher’s cheek, her lips on his mouth. She was wasting her time. Bella was no good for Fisher or anyone else. Why didn’t she learn? Sooner or later she would go too far. If that happened, he would have to give her a scare. He knew what Bella, just like the others, was most afraid of. It hadn’t been hard to work out. Very soon, and with very little effort, he would make her nightmares come true. Alan Fisher was a complication he hadn’t reckoned with. He would have to sort it. St…

The Policewoman - W M Roberts

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Book Description Narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants around the world and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist unit. She's also smart, beautiful, and extremely good at her job, which is why she is assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team in Manchester, set up to find and stop The Cartel. Alongside colleagues from the United Kingdom's SAS, she must quickly learn new Close Quarters Battle tactics and apply them to a vengeful and threatening battlefield. Sarah's investigation appears to be going well until the fight turns personal. She must now struggle to save her friends, family, and even herself. Spanning the globe with a keen knowledge of special forces tactics and some genuinely shocking twists, this book warns of a bloody, drug-addled future we may soon face.
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Sister, Psychopath - Maggie James

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My opinion
I really enjoyed reading this one, the plot flowed well, Maggie James is quick becoming one of my favourite authors!Book Description:When they were children, Megan adored her younger sister Chloe. Now she can’t bear to be in the same room as her.
Megan believes Chloe is a psychopath and her sister does appear to be a textbook case: cold, cruel and lacking in empathy.Why does Chloe want to taunt Megan at every opportunity?  And why does she persist in manipulating their mentally ill mother, Tilly?When Tilly, under Chloe’s malignant influence, becomes dangerously unstable, the consequences are ugly. Megan’s world falls apart. Her sister’s out of control and there’s little she can do about it. Until Chloe’s actions threaten the safety of Megan’s former lover. A man from whom she has kept an important secret…A study of sibling rivalry and dysfunctional relationships, Sister, Psychopath tells the story of one woman’s struggle to survive the damage inflicted by her own flesh and bl…