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Shelter - Sarah Franklin

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This is a fantastic read. Its a captivating, it swipes you from this world back to a small rural place during WW2. I was oblivious that these lumberjils existed and what they contributed to the war effort.

This debut (I love discovering a new talent to add to my reading repoirtoie) is the tale of a male & female thrown together after both having horrific experiences. I found the female protagonist, hard to warm to, but this didn't hinder my enjoyment from the book, and think her jarsh character was developed from her experiences previous.

I would highly recommend this to any reader of womens fiction, not sure it can be defined to a narrow genre, but it's gripping and unputdownable.  Also I enjoyed the fact there wasn't an abrupt ending... Not saying any more as you need to read it.



Early spring 1944.

Connie Granger has escaped her bombed-out city home, finding refuge in the Women's Timber Corps. For her, this remote community must now serve a secret purpose.

Seppe, a…

Murder Never Retires - Faith Martin

Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?

DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE IS BACK! And this time she’s going to solve the most difficult cold cases.

Hillary Greene returns to Thames Valley Police HQ, acting as a consultant for the Crime Review Team, looking into murders which the police have never been able to solve.

She wasn’t sure she wanted to go back. But solving crimes is irresistible for Hillary Greene. And it doesn’t hurt that her new boss is devastatingly handsome.

Twenty years ago, mother-of-three Anna McRae was found beaten to death in her kitchen with a rolling pin. She’d been having an affair with her brother-in-law, so the prime suspect was Anna’s sister Debbie.

However as Hillary digs deeper, more secrets and betrayals emerge. Who wanted Anna dead and can Hillary finally bring her justice?

Meanwhile, Hillary is distracted by an unknown admirer, who quickly seems to be going from suitor to stalker.

Can Hillary solve a fiendishly complex case fr…

Small Change - Keddie Hughes

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Small Change by Keddie Hughes


Murder, marital troubles and the murky world of  football corruption collide into one woman’s life in  this dramatic new novel, set against political  upheaval and Sectarianism in Glasgow in 2011.  Forty-two year old Izzy Campbell wants more to life than husband  who is over fond of a drink as well as a fanatical Rangers  supporter. For as long as she can remember she’s always put her  family’s needs first, but with her son turning eighteen she decides  it’s time things change. Izzy signs up to volunteer at the Citizen’s  Advice Bureau and enrols to study for a part time degree in Social  Sciences, where she meets fellow student and SMP candidate,  Bridget, who encourages her to start a career for the first time,  something her husband Jim does not support. Meanwhile, Jim’s  security company is preparing to make a bid for a contract with his  beloved Rangers, in spite of the Club’s reportedly murky finances.  So when Izzy encounters charismatic journalist…

A murder most welcome - Nicola Slade

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I found the plot easy enough to keep reading, yet complex enough to keep my interest throughout


Series: The Charlotte Richmond Mysteries Book 1 Genre: Historical cosy mystery Release Date: This edition Feb 2018 First Ed:2008 Publisher: Williams & Whiting Publishing
Outwardly a grieving young Victorian widow, Charlotte Richmond is concealing some scandalous secrets when she arrives at Finchbourne Manor to start a new life with her husband's family. The wealthy Richmonds must never discover that her husband's recent death in the Indian Mutiny came as a great relief. Nor must they hear about the rumors circulating in the army regarding his scandalous behavior. His death has also been the subject of speculation and Charlotte must take care not to spill any secrets. Above all she must make certain that nobody in her new life hears of her own adventurous upbringing in Australia. When the past catches up with Charlotte, she begins to fear for her own…

Married Lies - Chris Collet

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Fantastic Read, highly recommended. Fab storyline and easy to read.



MARRIED LIES by CHRIS COLLETT
Do you love gripping mysteries with great characters?
Discover Detective Tom Mariner in this critically acclaimed series.
'Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.’ Yorkshire Post Lucy Jarrett is terrified. Someone is watching her every move, following her home from work and making threatening phone calls. But her husband doesn’t believe her and no one else is listening. Lucy’s married life is proving anything but blissful. Her musician husband is perpetually away on tour and doesn’t want to start a family. Lucy finally calls on DI Tom Mariner for help, and he takes her fears seriously because of the recent murder of another young woman by her ex-partner. Mariner himself is already on the hunt for a sadistic killer. Nina Silvero, wife of an ex-police officer, was duped into sipping sulphuric acid disguised as celebratory wine. Grappling with her appar…

Dead Bad - Helen Durrant

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DEAD BAD by Helen H. Durrant Available from: Looking for a brilliant best-selling crime mystery with great detectives? Detective Calladine and Bayliss face a vicious serial killer in a mystery with a shocking ending. A woman’s body is found in a disused church, a homemade stuffed toy by her side. The victim had been dumped there months ago. The crime has the hallmarks of twenty-year-old case whose alleged perpetrator is in prison. Detective Ruth Bayliss must work out whether a serial killer has returned, or whether a new killer is just taunting the police. Her partner DI Tom Calladine faces the fight of his life to clear his name of corruption accusations. And then things go from bad to worse for Calladine . . . With the team under massive pressure and drugs flooding the streets, another gruesomely presented body is found. In an ending with a huge twist, the detectives must unpick decades’ old lies before anyone else dies. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rende…

Then She Ran - Charlie Gallagher

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This is a fantastic read! There are twists galore, in a book that keeps you hooked. 
I found the writing style easy to get into and enjoyable to read. I found i compulsively what's to keep reading more and didn't want it to end! 

THEN SHE RAN by Charlie Gallagher

Discover a gripping crime thriller which will have you gripped from the explosive beginning to one of the most surprising endings of the year.

On a lazy Sunday morning Jenny Harris is shaken awake by her panic-stricken boyfriend, Joseph. Their baby daughter lies asleep on her chest. ‘We’ve got to go!’ Joseph screams.

In their hotel room, Jenny hurriedly wraps her tiny baby up. All their belongings are left behind. There’s no time. Joseph’s panic is contagious. 

Jenny sprints with her family from the hotel. And it’s clear that they are being chased. Their pursuers are indiscriminate and they are deadly. Her boyfriend falls, caught up in the carnage, but he manages to give her one last message: RUN!’ 

Detective George Elms is…