Mini Reviews – all great reads! Death Deserved – John Lier Horst and Thomas Enger 5*, The Cold Room – JT Ellison 5*, My Sweet Girl – Amanda Jayatissa 5*

I read this one a while ago, when it first came out here, and I know really enjoyed it. But I’ve just re read it and it was as though I had never read it before. I love when that happens, as I could approach it without knowing who the bad guy or girl was and enjoy it as a first time again.

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The Christmas Wedding Guest – Susan Mallery

TheChristmasWeddingGuest|SusanMallery|MillsAndBoon|30/09/2021

The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery was published last week, 30/09/2021 and already it has made a pretty impressive mark on the Christmas reading market. We were lucky enough to be sent a copy of this one by the publishers and are proud to be part of the blog tour TODAY! (Head on over to Instagram (link here) to check out what Mills and Boon and the other bloggers on the tour thought of this one!)

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False Witness – Karin Slaughter

Published June 24th 2021|HarperCollins|ISBN0008303509

Now, this was a standalone from Ms Slaughter and I must say I have been waiting for this for a long time.

I, of course, need another Will and Sara in my life, but her standalones are just so gripping that I wait with just as much anticipation for them as I do the series’.

False Witness was amazing. Should I stop there? This review will generally just gush so be warned!!

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The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

This was great. Easily one of my favourite reads of the year so far. I couldn’t have been happier with this book.

I picked it up after seeing a recommendation online, and then hearing about it everywhere! I was on a book buying ban at the time so I had to wait to actually get my hands on a copy and that wait was terrible 🙂 But I got the book and I’m really glad I did. It was fantastic. Pick this one up for a thrilling read that will keep you guessing until the end.

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus – Jaime Jo Wright

ISBN : 0764233890 (ISBN13: 9780764233890) | 2020

Goodreads Synopsis

In 1928, Bonaventure Circus outcast Pippa Ripley must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of a killer preying on the troupe. Decades later, while determining if an old circus train depot will be torn down or preserved, Chandler Faulk is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than she imagined.

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The Crucifix Killer – Chris Carter

Simon & Schuster Ltd|ISBN1471128210|2009

Chris Carter was a new author to me when I bought this book. I bought it based on the blurb and the cover. I am NEVER ashamed to say that I buy a book based on it’s cover, and I generally find that I can’t go wrong if I have been drawn in this way.

I like to read a series from the start, so if I know that I am likely to enjoy a book then I won’t read it until I can start from the beginning. Luckily for me, this one was number one, so I was all set to go!

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Mini reviews: A Mixed Bag. Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer – MC Beaton 2*. An Act of Defiance – Irene Sabatini 2.5*. Meet me in London – Georgia Toffolo 5*.

Goodreads synopsis

The team of bells at St. Ethelred church is the pride and glory of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, together with the most dedicated bell ringers in the whole of England: the twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin.

As the village gets ready for the Bishop’s visit, the twins get overly-excited at the prospect of ringing the special peal of bells created for the occasion and start bullying the other bell ringers, forcing them to rehearse and rehearse . . . so much so that Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer, yells at the sisters that he ‘felt like killing them’!

When the twins’ home is broken into one night and Millicent is found dead, struck from a hammer blow, suspicion falls onto the lawyer.

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Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish – Bethany Turner

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish – Bethany Turner

Revell/ISBN-13: 978080073865/ISBN-10: 0800735234/Publication date 5th May 2020

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish is a new romantic comedy from the author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey. It tells the tale of two chefs who start out as rivals and, through competitions, self reflection and plenty of banter, end up becoming a lot more than that.

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