BLOG TOUR: Dead Wrong by Noelle Holten (Maggie Jamieson #2)

51MkWUaT2fL Synopsis: The serial killer is behind bars. But the murders are just beginning…

DC Maggie Jamieson’s past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.

Three missing women running out of time…

They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life.

The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was… but now one of them has been found, dismembered and dumped in a bin bag in town. Forensics reveal that she died just two days ago, when Raven was behind bars, so Maggie has a second killer to find. Because even if the other missing women are still alive, one thing’s for certain: they don’t have long left to live…

Kats Rating: 5/5

Kat’s Review: I was SO looking forward to reading this second instalment by Noelle and I wasn’t disappointed. We are back with Maggie Jamison and this time she is dealing with Bill Raven who she put behind bars. With bodies showing up relating to that case Raven is now claiming innocence and it’s Maggie’s job to either prove she was right the first time, or find the real killer.

There is plenty of suspense in this book and although it was slightly slower to start than the first book in the series that flips on its head in the second half. I like the character of Maggie and particularly how her relationship with Raven is so warped yet VERY engaging. There is certainly a chilling air running through this book.

I read the second half of the book in one sitting and cannot wait to see where the series goes next. I would certainly recommend reading the first and then the second book because as a reader you have continuity with characters which helps build more of a connection. I absolutely loved this book even though it was a slower burner than the first, but the second half totally made up for that. Definitely recommended!

Murder Game by Caroline Mitchell (Ruby Preston #3)

515sUm2L3aL Synopsis: To catch a killer, you must first think like one…

A serial killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with married women. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending three disturbing images to their husbands: alive, tortured, dead.

When Detective Ruby Preston receives a new photograph of a terrified victim, she must try and work out where she is, before it’s too late. Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson

41D1gSSc0EL Synopsis: Sometimes life can be bittersweet . . .

Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. It’s not quite the life she wanted, but she hasn’t run screaming for the hills yet.

But then Viv’s husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis her problem. He’s having an affair with his (infuriatingly age-appropriate) colleague, a woman who – unlike Viv – doesn’t put on weight when she so much as glances at a cream cake. Continue reading

A Christmas Crime by Tara Lyons (Short Story)

51k5aMy6zxL._SY346_ SYNOPSIS: With snow falling in a quaint Surrey Village, it’s the perfect setting for Holly and Christopher’s dream Christmas wedding. But instead of enjoying mince pies and mistletoe, their happiness is threatened by old secrets and someone harbouring a grudge. When the truth is finally revealed, can the couple enjoy the festivities with their family, or is their marriage doomed from the start?

Kat’s Rating: 4/5

My Review: This is a perfect short story to read even for me as I am not a huge fan of short stories. I am LOVING Tara’s series featuring DI Hamilton and also enjoyed her last standalone. This is like a little glimmer of a treat and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can only hope we get another fix of Hamilton soon or another standalone…can’t wait!

Dumped Actually by Nick Spalding

Synopsis: When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid time, natural-born journalist Ollie asks the subscribers of his website: how did they get over their failed relationships?

When Ollie follows some of their more extreme advice, chaos inevitably ensues, including accidentally exposing himself to some unsuspecting wildlife, jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aeroplane, and suffering from an extremely painful bottom, courtesy of a maniacal Scotsman. Continue reading

When You See Me by Lisa Gardner (DD Warren #11)

51jBH9cgysL._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_Synopsis: A body is found in the hills – but the truth still lies buried…

In a small town in the Deep South, Flora Dane is part of a task force committed to hunting down every last trace of notorious serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. As his last victim, imprisoned by Ness in a small box for over a year, she knew him better than most. Even after his death, his evil still lingers.

But this is the kind of town that doesn’t take kindly to strangers asking questions.

The kind of town where dark secrets lurk just beneath the surface. The kind of town she might not leave alive. Continue reading

An Almost Perfect Holiday by Lucy Diamond

580C5D72-C21A-4004-8662-7F8F44ACE10A Synopsis: The holidays are here, and down in Cornwall Lorna’s cottages are fully booked. The sun loungers are lined up beside the swimming pool, the sky is blue and a new set of arrivals are on their way . . .

Em’s planned the perfect break with her teenagers plus her new boyfriend, George . . . but now his difficult six-year-old is coming too. Will their romance survive the realities of parenthood?

Maggie’s hoping a seaside holiday will bring her and her daughter closer together, but when her ex makes a surprise reappearance, it changes everything. Can she trust the man who broke her heart? Continue reading

Publication List – Lisa Gardner

  • The Perfect Husband (1997) FBI Profiler Series #1
  • The Third Victim (2001) FBI Profiler Series #2
  • The Next Accident (2001) FBI Profiler Series #3
  • Alone (2005) DD Warren #1
  • The Killing Hour (2003) FBI Profiler Series #4
  • Gone (2006) FBI Profiler Series #5
  • Hide (2007) DD Warren #2
  • Say Goodbye (2008) FBI Profiler Series #6
  • The Neighbor (2009) DD Warren #3
  • Live to Tell (2010) DD Warren #4
  • Love You More (2011) Tessa Leoni #1/DD Warren #5
  • Catch Me (2012) DD Warren #6
  • Touch & Go (2013) Tessa Leoni #2
  • Fear Nothing (2014) DD Warren #7
  • Crash & Burn (2015) Tessa Leoni #3
  • The 4th Man (2016) FBI Profiler Series #7
  • Find Her (2016) DD Warren #8
  • Right Behind You (2017) FBI Profiler Series #8
  • Look For Me (2018) DD Warren #9
  • The Guy Who Died Twice (2019) DD Warren #9.5
  • Never Tell (2019) DD Warren #10
  • When You See Me (2020) DD Warren #11

Never Tell by Lisa Gardner (DD Warren #10)

51GyZUgqvtL._SY346_ Synopsis: One death might be an accident.
Two deaths looks like murder.

A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands.

Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident.

D.D. doesn’t believe in coincidences. But this case isn’t as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth.

Evie might be a victim. Or she might be about to get away with murder again.

My Rating: 5/5 Continue reading