THE MARRIAGE TRAP is set! On pre-order now. Plus other #booknews #psychological #thriller @bookouture #SundayBlogShare

Just in case I forgot to mention it 😄, THE MARRIAGE TRAP is set! My new psychological thriller from fab Bookouture is out on 30th July but available to pre-order right now. And how irresistible is this cover?

I am totally in ❤

My husband has been keeping secrets for a long time. He thinks I don’t know what he does outside of this house. But I know everything… 

Karla watches silently as Jason hurriedly packs his belongings into a suitcase. She knows that her stillness is unnerving him as she watches his every move from the doorway of their bedroom.

Clothes are screwed up and packed into the case, along with a watch she bought him for his last birthday and his precious laptop. He takes everything from his bedside table. Everything except the framed wedding photo, which now stands alone. Karla strains to see the smiling faces in the photo. If only she knew then what she knows now.

‘I’ve fallen in love with someone else,’ he’d said to her, just moments earlier. The brutality of those words hit Karla hard and she struggled to breathe as she took in each word in turn.

You may think you know what Karla will do next. But you’ll be wrong. Because Karla isn’t who you think she is. Only she knows what’s about to happen. And you will never see it coming.

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller for readers who loved The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and The Other Woman. With twists you’ll never see coming, you will not be able to put this one down!

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I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the fantastically hardworking bloggers and reviewers and every single reader out there for reading my books. Authors write with you in mind. Knowing you have enjoyed our stories and care enough about our characters to want to share them with other readers is the best incentive ever for us to keep writing. So, in short, The Marriage Trap wouldn’t be coming out if not for you guys.

In regard to my other books, I’m thrilled beyond words to be told buy my fabulous editor recently that sales on the three beauties below are now in excess of 250,000 copies. How amazing is that? Words fail me. I know, I’m supposed to be writer! It’s all down to the support of people like you, my fab editor, Helen Jenner, and the fantastic Bookouture Team. Thank you SO much.

In other news, look out for The Babysitter published by Grand Central Publishing in trade paperback on July 9, 2019! Beyond thrilled!

 

THE MARRIAGE TRAP: Amazon

That’s it! I’ll get on with that next book now.

Keep safe all!

Lots of love,

#Review : Who Killed Ruby? #psychological #thriller @CamillaLWay @HarperCollinsUK

Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


When you wake in the morning and you are still inhabiting the characters’ world you know you have read a remarkable psychological thriller. Who Killed Ruby is just such a book. Well researched and cleverly written, the intricately woven plot is so suspenseful, it leaves you screaming to know who Jack Delaney is – the man accused of the murder, the man who now, many years later, holds someone hostage. He will kill her if he doesn’t get what he wants. This we know. I hate spoilers so I won’t say what he wants or how we know he will carry out his threat, but we are left in no doubt – Jack Delaney has nothing left to lose, and Ruby’s sister, Vivienne, is in danger of losing everything. There are an array of characters within the story and each one feeds off the other beautifully, painting a believable backdrop to Vivienne and Ruby’s formative years. The conclusion is highly satisfying, if perhaps leaving you a little wistful for what might have been for Vivienne. I was totally immersed in this book, right there in the pages, thanks to the author’s skilful writing. Extraordinary storytelling. Disturbing, taut and utterly compelling, Who Killed Ruby ticks all the psych thriller boxes. Definitely a book I would highly recommend.



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#Review : Betray Her. Caroline England. #thriller @CazEngland @LittleBrownUK @PiatkusBooks

Betray Her

Betray Her by Caroline England

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Betray Her is exquisitely written. I identified with the narrator so profoundly through her grief at one point, I literally stopped breathing. Alternating between present and past, this is a cleverly woven story, full of passion and intrigue, sexual tension and desperate longing. Two girls, poles apart in their early upbringing, are drawn together at boarding school to form an unlikely friendship that endures into adulthood. But as we examine the friendship, going back to the musty halls of the boarding school, forward into the girls’ teenage years, on to the present, it’s clear that the friendship is not all that it seems. There are secrets under the surface, secrets that shaped who the women now are. There is jealousy and manipulation, co-dependency to a degree. Their relationship is tumultuous and, with a man in the mix who is married to one friend, but has a history with the other, there is a tinderbox of emotion simply waiting for a spark to ignite it, bringing us the final explosive conclusion. I was fascinated by this book, in awe of the writing. Mesmerising storytelling. A taut, tantalising thriller and one I would highly recommend.



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#Review : The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy. B.M. Carroll @PenguinUKBooks #Psychological #thriller

The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy

The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy by B.M. Carroll

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Told from a multi-narrative point of view, The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is a story of fate intervening to have a devastating impact on two families. Sophie has suffered life-changing injuries in a car accident caused by Aidan, a captain in the Australian army. His conscience compelling him to visit Sophie in the hospital, there is an attraction between them. What follows is a seemingly honourable man deserting his wife and child at a vulnerable time in their lives to become part of a couple with Sophie, whom he believes he has fallen in love with. Sophie is a determined, clever person who was at the top of her career. She is struggling with the constant pain she’s left in from her injuries. I sympathised, even admired her determination, but it soon became apparent that, at the core, Sophie is not a nice person. I wanted to know why, I wanted to delve in to her family dynamics, particularly the relationship between Sophie and her father, Richard, who is unable to accept that Aidan has become part of her life and wants justice for his daughter. What made Sophie the way she is? The book deals with some important issues many people will relate to: single parenthood, grief, bullying in the workplace, special needs and fertility problems. The overriding issue for me was that of obsession in a relationship. I’m not giving specifics for obvious reasons, but all of these issues were handled really well and sensitively. The characterisation is excellent. I found the children particularly relatable to. There was a moment where Aidan and his daughter, Jasmin, came together, which brought huge lump to my throat and delivered an extremely satisfying ending. If you love psychological thrillers with a healthy helping of domestic drama, I would highly recommend this book.



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Thank you! For the fab pics! #bloggers #bookbloggers #TheSecondWife #TheAffair @bookouture

I’m always saying I wouldn’t be writing without the fabulous support of bloggers. So many of you guys cheered me on when I thought, Why am I doing this?  I probably get a bit boring saying it over, but … Well, how can you not keep thanking people who give up their time to read and review your books and are just so massively supportive?

I was gobsmacked when I saw some of the photos appearing along with reviews for The Second Wife and The Affair. Genuinely speechless and humbled that people could be so generous and lovely. All this? For my little book? Amazed, totally.

I won’t go on (I bore myself sometimes!) but I had to post a few of them here. They’re so gorgeous they simply have to be shared.

Here we go:

The pic below is from Nichola – itsshewolf – who says of The Affair: “Sometimes I feel scared reading books from authors I don’t know, or never heard of through other authority because if I end up not liking the book or format of writing I feel bad. But this was not the case with this book. I was glued from the very start. THE AFFAIR had constant turn of events and kept me wanting to constantly read. ” Thank you, Nichola, for taking a chance on me!

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This one is was kindly taken by Cen at Cenninsbookreview, who says of The Second Wife: “This book has everything a psychological thriller needs to make it such a fantastic book.” Thank you, Cen, for a fantastic review and fab photo!

The next is from Mackenzie at PhDiva.blog. Mackenzie says: “I was so honored to get to be on the final stop for the blog tour of this wild thriller!!! I am excited that this book is published and out in the universe. I’ve already been seeing some great reviews from other readers that delights me!” Mackenzie, I was utterly delighted by your fab review. Thank you!

Another below from jeanniehay64, who says: “ It didn’t disappoint with loads of drama , twists , intrigue and a fantastic plot. The characters she has created are fantastic, I was really rooting for good to prevail and my heart was breaking at some points.” Thank you, Jeannie, for a fab review and gorgeous pic!

One from cassies_books_reviews! Cassie says, “I seriously was taken on a crazy thriller ride while reading this book – the ending was so shocking!” Thank you, Cassie! I’m sorry I shocked you! Um, I think…

The pic below is from It’s All About The Thrill. Kim says, “This book was so dark, twisted and pure evil. Yes thriller lovers this has all the right ingredients!” Kim, thank you! I love it!

The next was posted on Twitter by @readbyashleigh, who says: “I loved this book and would definitely recommend it to any thriller lovers!” Thank you, Ashleigh! I love it!

One from Savannahlime, who tells me she enjoys all my books. How lovely is that? Thank you so much, Savannah!

Finally, I just found another on Insta! Forgive me for blundering through here. Still finding my way around that app. This one is from Shalini, who says: “Evil begets evil. Darkness can be fought only when you can jump into the murky depths and shine the light, yet fight dirty… One has to read this book to understand this line.” I love it! Thank you so much, Shalini!

I’ll go away now. But I may have to come back. There are so many lovely pics – I can’t believe I’ve missed them! Thank you SO much to everyone who has posted. You truly inspire me to keep writing. I simply wouldn’t be without you!

Oooh, I almost forgot! The Second Wife is currently just 99p! If you fancy a read, here are the linkies:

Amazon

iBookstore

Kobo

Googleplay

Take care all!

Lots of love,