#BlogTour #Review There’s Something About A Cowboy by Rich Amooi @rararesources @RichAmooi

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Title: There’s Something About A Cowboy by Rich Amooi

Date Published: 25th October 2018

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Description:

Rule #1: No Dating Cowboys.

A fake fiancé doesn’t count, right? Oh boy . . .

Amy Weaver is tired of her dad meddling in her love life. Fed up, she hires an actor to play the part of her fake cowboy fiancé when she goes home for her grandpa’s ninetieth birthday. Sure, Luke Jenkins has got looks, charm, and muscular legs, but this is business, pure and simple. Things are fine and dandy until she finds out he’s a real cowboy, not an actor. Now, she’s stuck between a rock and his chiseled jawline, falling faster than a sack of horseshoes. How the heck is Amy supposed to ignore the sparks between them and stick to her rule of not dating cowboys? All bets are off.

Purchase Links –

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07JQ5ZT4C

Review:

This is my first Rich Amooi book but it certainly won’t be my last! This really was a fun and food filled romcom with a good dose of humour.

There’s Something About A Cowboy came at the perfect time for me, as I’m suffering from a bit of winter fatigue, you know the days are short and dull and the nights are long and freezing, it’s easy to feel miserable but this book certainly cheered me up.

I’m going to admit something now, I’ve never read a book with a cowboy in it, ever! They’ve never really appealed to my but when I read the synopsis for this and saw the colourful and fun cover I had to read it (even though I’m meant to be taking a break from blog tours).

Amy is a great character, independent, clever and headstrong. Mix that with Luke who has the three Cs, charming, confident and cocky, well sparks are bound to fly!

Another thing I liked was Amy wasn’t the usual twenty to thirty year old heroine, she’s forty five and Luke is actually younger than her which made a change. My only real issue with the characters, was Luke seemed a bit too perfect, I would have liked to see him have a few more flaws.

It does follow the traditional romantic comedy storyline but Rich Amooi really makes it his own, with plenty of humour and a little swearing (shout out to the bull called Dip S**t, it made me giggle so much).

I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a great romantic comedy, perfect to banish those winter blues!

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Author Bio:

Fun, Quirky Romantic Comedies from a Guy’s Perspective. Rich Amooi is a former radio rich amooi -author photopersonality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

Social Media Links –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichAmooi

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/richamooi

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#ICYMI – Before I Trust You by Daisy White @JoffeBooks @DEWhiteAuthor

Today as part of the ICYMI blog tour I’m re-sharing my review of Before I Trust You by Daisy White.

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Title: Before I Trust You by Daisy White.

Publisher: Joffe Books

Date Published: 5th October 2018

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Description:

Do you love gripping mysteries? Then discover Ruby Baker, a young woman with a talent for uncovering the truth.

Rita Stonehill runs in front of the horses on a sunny day at Brighton racecourse. Why did she kill herself and is there more to it than meets the eye?

Ruby Baker is shocked to witness this dramatic event. Rita’s brother thinks she was murdered, but there’s no evidence to suggest that.

It seems like an open-and-shut case of suicide, but as a sordid love triangle emerges, is there more to it than that?

Ruby plunges into the glamorous world of horse racing to discover the truth. This is her most dangerous case yet and Rita’s death strikes very close to home for Ruby.
And then Ruby’s best friend Mary experiences a very shocking event . . .

Discover a gripping new mystery writer today. Great for fans of Agatha Christie or LJ Ross.

This is the third book in a mystery series set in 1960s Brighton, a tumultuous time of change and opportunity.

RUBY BAKER SERIES
Book 1: BEFORE I LEFT
Book 2: BEFORE I FOUND YOU
Book 3: BEFORE I TRUST YOU

Review:

So I’ve travelled back in time to 1965 for the latest in the Ruby Baker series! This time Ruby is asked to investigate the death of a girl called Rita Stonehill, who everyone thinks committed suicide by throwing herself into the path of a horse. But as Ruby digs further into the case, a prize winning race horse gets stolen, is there more to Rita’s death than she first believed?

Daisy White is actually one of the first Joffe authors I ever read after discovering them last year, which I have to thank Jill Burkinshaw for that! It’s so nice to an author grow and many of the concerns I brought up in my review of Before I Left (you can see my review here) have been addressed to create an intriguing and thrilling whodunnit.

This is the third in the series but can be easily read as a stand-alone but I’d recommend reading the first two for those people who want a better understanding of the characters and overall story arcs.

I really enjoyed the setting of the racecourse and the whole racing scene, it was so realistically done with great attention to detail, especially the opening scenes of the book, I could almost picture myself there in the crowd.

Ruby is the same headstrong, modern girl who has problems keeping her nose out of trouble that I loved from the first novel. She’s facing a few personal changes in this book. Firstly, her friend Mary is announces she’s going to get married, her and daughter Summer are about to move out of their little flat. Secondly, her relationship with reporter Kenny seems to be hotting up and add to that she hears from her mother for the first time in years! There’s a little surprise at the end that I can’t wait to see how Ruby deals with it in the next book!

Also I gave my name to one of the characters, keep your eyes peeled for girl by the name Lorna!

Before I Left is a thrilling whodunnit which combines historical details with a puzzling mystery that will keep you gripped from the first page.

About The Author:

Hi I’m Daisy White – mum, entrepreneur, and writer. I started off self-publishing, then signed YA series to two fabulous US publishers.Daisy+White+author photo

I’ve always wanted to write crime but none of my initial manuscripts were anywhere near good enough to show the world!

In 2016 I rewrote an earlier idea and entered it into the UK International Novel Writing Competition. It was long-listed and that gave me the confidence I needed to submit to publishers.

My second novel for Joffe Books, and book two in the Ruby Baker Seaside Mysteries, ‘Before I Found You’, was published in Feb 2018 and became an immediate Amazon bestseller.

My first story for younger children will be published in an anthology for Patchwork Raven later this year. I’m also finishing off a standalone thriller, which I’m really excited about!

Writing is an obsession, and a passion, and I am extremely lucky to have been able to develop my dream into a business. I enjoy sharing my journey, and the knowledge I have gained along the way. I also love to meet other writers, readers and business owners.

Social Media:

Website: https://daisywhiteauthor.co.uk

Twitter: @DEWhiteAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaisyWhiteAuthor/

#BlogTour #Review The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge @sibelhodge @Bloodhoundbook

Title: The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Date Published: 10th January

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Description:

The widow. The secret. The liar.

The Disappeared…

On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in dense bush land.

The Widow…

Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.

The Secret…

But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.

Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.

Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?

Review:

So Sibel Hodge is an author I’ve seen around a lot but this is actually the first novel of hers that I’ve read. This is also a complete stand alone novel so you don’t need to have read any of her other books.

The Disappeared is an action packed and drama filled thriller spanning across the world, with dastardly business men, corrupt police and brutal assassins. I could, in fact, probably see this making a very good action movie.

It touches on some quite harrowing subjects, unfortunately I can’t really fully go into the them in case of spoilers but Sibel Hodge really paints of picture of the corruption and brutality that goes on in poverty stricken countries like Africa.

It’s written in both third person and first person but only in Nicole’s POV which I have to be honest I’m not a huge fan of and at times I found her a little annoying but of course that’s just my opinion.

I’d recommend The Disappeared for anyone who love action thrillers that dig that little bit deeper to have an emotional impact on the reader.

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About Sibel Hodge:

Sibel Hodge is the author of the No 1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is asilbel hodge image passionate human and animal rights advocate.

Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

Sibel’s Social Media Links:

Website: www.sibelhodge.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SibelHodgeBestsellingAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sibelhodge @sibelhodge

#Review The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn #NetGalley

Title: The Woman In The Window by A.J Finn

Publisher: Harper Collins

Date Published: 25th January 2018

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Description:

What did she see?

It’s been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.

But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

Review:

There has been so much hype around this book which usually I’ll avoid mainly because in the past I’ve been disappointed but having been pleasantly surprised by several books last year I thought I’d try and read it. Plus there’s a movie coming out soon!

Anna has been stuck in her house for ten months with little contact from the outside world apart from her tenant in the basement flat of her house. She’s taken to watching her neighbours without their knowledge. Her interest is peeked when a new family, the Russell’s move in and soon she becomes obsessed with them. One evening she witnesses something terrible but can she trust what she saw?

*Unpopular opinion alert* I didn’t much like this book.

I think I may have put too much expectations on it, especially when I heard it was like Rear Window, my all time favourite Hitchcock movie, but, for me anyway, it didn’t quite deliver.

It has everything I usually like in a psychological thriller. An unreliable witness with more issues than I have unread books (that’s a lot), she’s an alcoholic agoraphobic with a pill problem, and a head scratching mystery. But I felt a bit of a disconnect between myself and the book.

I did however like Anna but I also felt very sorry for her. She’s trapped in her house, a prison of her own making, with nothing much to do apart from play online chess and help other agoraphobic people in an online forum or watch old black and white movies. She’s also her own worst enemy, especially as she’s a psychologist herself, and knows that mixing booze and prescription drugs is a bad idea.

The beginning starts off so slow that I genuinely had to force myself to read on but I will say that the second half gets a lot more interesting with a slightly quicker pace.

Overall it wasn’t really my cup of tea and biscuits but maybe I’ll enjoy it more when I watch the film.

About The Author: (taken from Amazon)

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW has been sold in 43 territories around the globe. The film adaptation, starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore, will be released worldwide in autumn 2019. The movie directed by Joe Wright, written by Tracy Letts, and produced by Scott Rudin.

I spent a decade working in publishing in both New York and London, with a particular emphasis on thrillers and mysteries. Now I write full-time, to the relief of my former colleagues. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW was inspired by a range of experiences: my lifelong love affair with suspense fiction, from the Sherlock Holmes stories I devoured as a kid to the work of Patricia Highsmith, whom I studied at the graduate level at Oxford; my passion for classic cinema, especially the films of Alfred Hitchcock; and my struggles with depression and mental health. The result, I hope, is a psychological thriller in the vein of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Kate Atkinson, among others.

Stuff I love: reading; swimming; cooking; dogs; ice cream; travel. (Note that third semicolon. It’s crucial. I do not love cooking dogs.) I collect first-edition books and enjoy spending time with my French bulldog, Ike.

#ICYMI – The Burning Man by Steve Parker @JoffeBooks @mrparkerspen

Today I’m re-sharing my review of The Burning Men by Steve Parker just in case you missed it at the end of last year 🙂

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Title: The Burning Men by Steve Parker

Publisher: Joffe Books

Date Published: 7th December 2018

Genre: Police Procedural

Description:

Discover a crime thriller full of shocking twists by one of the most exciting new authors you’ll read this year.

A MAN IS BURNT AT THE STAKE IN A LONDON PARK. HIS SMOULDERING CORPSE IS A MESSAGE OF THE MOST VIOLENT KIND.

The man burnt alive is Davey Caine. He is the heir to the criminal empire created by his father, William ‘Billy’ Caine. Billy is a notorious and violent gangster with total control of South East London. But he’s not the man he used to be and the sharks smell blood in the water.

Detectives Ray Paterson and Johnny Clocks must find the killer before Billy extracts his own brand of justice. They find themselves drawn ever deeper into London’s underworld.

The streets explode into violence and the body count rises. Men are shot and burned alive in a tit-for-tat power struggle between rival gangs.

Detectives Ray Paterson and Johnny Clocks find themselves trying to control men of extreme viciousness. Men who have no fear of the law and its consequences and who are unafraid to kill anyone who stands in their way — including police detectives.

Paterson is stunned when he’s offered the chance to stop the conflict dead in its tracks. If he ignores it, the mayhem continues. If he takes it, there will be a price to pay.

What he doesn’t know is that the price will come with hidden and devastating consequences.

ON THE STREETS OF LONDON, A SIMMERING GANG WAR IS ABOUT TO ERUPT WITH PATERSON AND CLOCKS CAUGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.

This is the third in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth.

Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Martina Cole.

Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is a young and (thanks to family money) wealthy womaniser, separated from his model wife and tipped to be the youngest ever commissioner of police. He knows he’s weak when it comes to practical policing and struggles to find a place among his peers, desperate to be a good policeman and not just a ‘climber’.

Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks is a foul-mouthed, working-class officer. He grew up surrounded by rogues and villains to become a first-class thief taker with the Met police. However, his childish attitude has short-circuited his career and he spends his days antagonising as many people as he can.

THE AUTHOR
Steve Parker is a retired police officer who served for 20 years in numerous high-profiles squads.


THE SETTING
Bermondsey is an area of London nestled on the banks of the River Thames. It once had a reputation for housing more armed robbers, murderers and career criminals than anywhere else in the country. Now one of the most upmarket places to live and work in London, it has all but severed itself from its working-class roots. Home to the iconic Tower Bridge and crammed with expensive apartments, art galleries, fancy restaurants and famous residents. But for the police, those who truly know, Bermondsey never lost its roots . . . or its reputation.

DETECTIVE RAY PATERSON
Book 1: THEIR LAST WORDS
Book 2: THE LOST CHILDREN
Book 3: THE BURNING MEN

Review:

So this is the third in the Paterson and Clocks series while it could be read as a stand alone, it does refer heavily from the first book so I’d personally start with that if you don’t want any spoilers (you can read my review of Their Last Words here).

Paterson and Clocks are called to a crime scene where a man has been cuffed to a pole and burnt alive. They quick find out that he is no other than David Caine who’s father Billy Caine is a notorious gangster.

As their investigation progresses they find themselves blocked at every turn by Serious and Organised crimes who claim that they will put their undercover operatives in danger.

Billy wants revenge for his son but can Paterson and Clocks stop him before it turns into a full scale gang war on the streets of London.

This a real gritty and gruesome novel! So much is pack into It’s pages, brutal and bonkers gangsters, kidnapping and people being burned alive!

As I said in my first review, Steve Parker really puts his police experience into his writing and gives a lot more of the procedural side of things than most authors to give it that realistic feel.

To me Clocks is his same old self in this novel, dishing out his own brand of pitch black humour and mouthing off to anyone and everyone. The only thing that has changed for me is his relationship with Paterson, which has become what looks more like a friendship with some grudging respect on either side. Paterson on the other hand is a broken man, self medicating and burying his problems which I feel are going to come to the surface soon!

To me the second half of the book turned into a bit gangland drama, which I have to be honest I’m not really a fan of and would have preferred a bit more focus on the police procedural side but of course that’s just my opinion.

I would recommend The Burning Man to anyone who loves a good gritty gangland thriller mixed with a police procedural. The ending leaves it open for another book, I’m interested to see where the story is heading.

About The Author:

I was born and raised in South East London (Peckham to be precise – cushty, my son). At the Steve Parker author photoripe old age of twenty-one, I joined the Metropolitan Police where I served for twenty years before I was pensioned out with a serious back injury. I then went to work as an enforcement officer for a local authority before taking redundancy.

Thankfully, I’ve been blessed with a complete lack of DIY skills so was legitimately able to get away with swanning around the house doing bugger all, all day long. Finding myself with plenty of spare time and a deep desire to never work for anyone again, I gave myself permission to go back to writing (I’d been writing on and off for years).

When I’m not writing, I’m out taking photographs, something I’ve done since I was a nipper and will do until the day I shuffle off this mortal coil.

I live down in the windier part of East Sussex near the sea with my long-suffering wife and my ‘off-her-nut’ cockerpoo. I have two sons of whom I am so proud, I cannot begin to tell you.

ICYMI – He Is Watching You by Charlie Gallagher #BlogTour @JoffeBooks @Gloriouscharlie

Today on my blog I’m hosting the In Case You Missed It tour, which I will catch up with a few Joffe titles that I missed at the end of last year and re-share a few of my reviews. First up I have a review of the latest book from Charlie Gallagher:

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Title: He is watching you by Charlie Gallagher

Publisher: Joffe Books

Date Published: 14th November 2018

Genre: Police Procedural

Description:

DISCOVER AN ABSOLUTELY GRIPPING RACE-AGAINST-TIME THRILLER FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR CHARLIE GALLAGHER.

MEET DETECTIVE MADDIE IVES IN THIS NEW SERIES THAT WILL HAVE YOU GRIPPED FROM THE EXPLOSIVE START TO ONE OF THE MOST SHOCKING ENDINGS OF THE YEAR.

A young woman’s body is left in a metal container in a remote location. The killer is careful to position her under a camera that links to his smartphone. He likes to look back at his work.

HE IS WATCHING HER.

BUT SHE ISN’T DEAD.

So he will return to finish the job. He can barely contain his excitement at the thought of getting to do it all over again. But he must be careful. He cannot rush. Rushing makes you careless.

Detective Maddie Ives is new to the area. She is handed a missing person report: a young woman with a drink problem who’s been reported missing fifteen times. It looks like a waste of time. But DS Ives has a bad feeling about the woman’s disappearance.

DI Harry Blaker is called to a hit and run of an elderly man left to die on a quiet country road. There is no motive and it looks like a tragic accident. But he’s been working Major Crime long enough to know that something isn’t quite right.

The two officers find their investigations intertwine and they will need to work together.

BUT THEY MUST WORK FAST. TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE WOMAN IN THE CONTAINER.

And the killer has already identified his next target.

HE IS WATCHING YOU: The new race against time thriller from Charlie Gallagher.

Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Mark Billingham.

ALSO BY CHARLIE GALLAGHER
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
Book 4: END GAME

MISSING
THEN SHE RAN
HER LAST BREATH
RUTHLESS

Review:

Maddie Ives is an undercover police officer in Manchester but after an operation goes bad and she is pulled out and shipped down south.

Her new boss is less than impressed with her and assigns her to missing persons. The report of a young woman is brought to her attention, a case which other officers had dismissed but something about it makes Maddie uneasy.

DI Henry Blaker is assigned hit and run case, was it an accident or murder?

Soon Maddie and Blaker’s cases will collide with deadly consequences.

So this a new series from Charlie Gallagher featuring new detectives Maddie Ives and Henry Blaker.

What a fantastic, action packed police procedural this is! There are so many great twists and nail biting scenes. Do start this book before bed because I guarantee it will keep you awake!

As with several books I’ve read lately, Charlie Gallagher is a serving police officer and it really shows with little details to add to the authenticity of the story.

I absolutely loved the two new characters! Maddie is a strong willed, so used to doing as she pleases, it’s a bit of a culture shock for her having to fit into a team and to do the job she’s been assigned. Henry Blaker is a grumpy and experienced detective, with a bit of a temper but he is the only one who seems to see the potential in Maddie. The way they interact and their relationship really make this book.

My only issue was the start of the book felt a little disorganised. There are several different viewpoints and new characters which, at first, I didn’t really understand how they related to each other but Charlie Gallagher cleverly intertwines the narrative to make a fantastic story.

He is watching you a must for fans of police procedurals with strong female leads.

About The Author:

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.

#Review Truth And Lies by Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes @AmazonPub

Title: Truth And Lies by Caroline Mitchell

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Date Published: 30th August 2018

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Description:

Meet Amy Winter: Detective Inspector, daughter of a serial killer.

DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart.

Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. A psychopathic murderer. And Amy’s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims—but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.

While her fellow detectives frantically search for a young girl taken from her mother’s doorstep, Amy must confront her own dark past. Haunted by blurred memories of a sister who sacrificed herself to save her, Amy faces a race against time to uncover the missing bodies.

But what if, from behind bars, Grimes has been pulling the strings even tighter than Amy thought? And can she overcome her demons to prevent another murder?

Review:

After the sudden death of her father, DI Amy Winters receives a letter from the ‘Beast from Brentwood’ Lillian Grimes claiming she’s her mother. She also claims that she’ll give her the locations of the remains of the last victims but only if she does as Lillian says.

At the same time a young girl, Hemmy, is kidnapped with precious few leads but Amy’s focus is not on the case. Can Amy and her team pull it together before something happens to Hemmy?

This is another ‘why didn’t I read this sooner’ book! This was such a riveting read, with so many twists and turns…I just loved everything about it!

The way the two main characters Lillian and Amy play off each other is so fascinating and I think would make an excellent TV show (throwing the hint out there ITV).

Serial killers I think for the most part fascinate most people but Lillian is the rarer type being a woman. She is an utterly despicable character, reminding me of someone like Rose West or Myra Hindley. A complete psychopath that can turn from charming to cruel at the drop of a hat but what I enjoyed most was the way the author casts doubt, was she framed or is it just more lies?

At first Amy is so confident, ambitious, head of her own team, she’s on her way to making DCI then she finds out she’s the daughter of serial killers. It’d be enough to throw anyone through a hoop, never mind a police officer. She starts to doubt herself, feeling tainted and wondering if she could be psychopath herself.

An honourable mention goes to Amy’s second in command, DS Patrick Byrne who is a bit of a complex character, unable to leave his abusive wife yet he’s fallen in love with another woman. I like the way that it spotlighted the fact that domestic abuse doesn’t just happen to women.

Overall Truth and Lies is an utterly brilliant book with so many compelling characters, a must for fans of serial killer thrillers.

About the Author:

A former police detective, Caroline Mitchell now writes full time.

She has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with the vulnerable victims—high-risk victims of domestic abuse and serious sexual offences. The mental strength shown by the victims of these crimes is a constant source of inspiration to her, and Mitchell combines their tenacity with her knowledge of police procedure to create tense psychological thrillers.

Originally from Ireland, she now lives in a pretty village on the coast of Essex with her husband and three children.

You can find out more about her at http://www.caroline-writes.com, or follow her on Twitter (@caroline_writes) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/CMitchellAuthor/).