Blog Tour: Deadly Burial (Jon Richter) @richterwrites @NeverlandBT

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Welcome to my stop on the Deadly Burial, by Jon Richter, blog tour hosted by Neverland Book Tours!  I am thrilled to be able to bring you a guest post, by the author himself, discussing how to avoid cliched characters!

First, let’s get into a quick synopsis of the book:

When DI Chris Sigurdsson is assigned a grisly murder case on remote Salvation Island, he knows that it might be his strangest yet.

A forgotten wrestling star of the 1980s has been poisoned whilst in the ring, and amidst the slippery lies of his dangerous opponents, unravelling the victim’s murky past is almost impossible.

And as a storm threatens to cut Salvation Island off from the mainland, the race is on for Sigurdsson to find the ruthless killer before he strikes again…

Sounds pretty fantastic right?

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Blog Tour: Lie To Me (J.T. Ellison) @thrillerchick @TLCBookTours

Screen Shot 2017-09-04 at 9.30.43 PM.pngGood Morning and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Lie to Me!  I am thrilled to be able to bring you a review of one of my most anticipated September releases!

J.T. Ellison is an author whose books top my TBR pile but never actually make it to my reading list; for whatever reason, I get distracted and put them off so I was thrilled to be able to make Lie To Me, the newest novel by J.T. Ellison, a priority for my September. Now that I have finished this book, I have a feeling I’ll be going back to binge read her other novels pronto; Ellison’s writing style is incredibly entertaining!

Sutton and Ethan have built their life on lies; this idyllic couple is not as they seem. With a plethora of betrayals and financial trouble, the couple’s passionate nature and tension filled relationship comes to a boiling point when Ethan wakes up to find Sutton missing and a note stating she has gone away and does not want anyone to look for her. As Ethan’s worry mounts and the police become involved, Ethan finds himself at the center of the investigation. Did he kill his wife? Is he being set up? They appeared to be the perfect couple…

The beginning of this book felt like a lot like Gone Girl to me initially; a missing wife, a husband confused that finds himself the lead suspect and police on the case. However, after about the first one hundred pages I was pleasantly surprised to see how Ellison flipped the typical domestic noir/thriller narrative and brought something so much more original to the plot. I loved the multiple layers, the characterization and the different character POV. It made this one incredibly easy to binge read.   I found myself completely consumed as Ellison through out twist after twist.

Told through alternating POVs (a majority through the eyes of Ethan and the police investigator on the case, Holly) and also through alternating time periods (then and now), the reader is privy to their complicated relationship between Ethan and Sutton and the police case that unfolds. Characterization is a strong suit of Ellison’s writing and I was so impressed with his ability to develop these characters in such a way that I really felt something. I found myself hating Sutton, a character I really didn’t know and feeling conflicted about my feelings for Ethan. This book had me all over the place on the emotion scale.  By the time I got to the end, I was a disaster.  I didn’t see any of that coming; I was shook!  Ellison caught me by complete surprise.

I also really liked the tiny touches in this book as well; each chapter is named. I appreciated that! It is so rare now to have cleverly titled chapters.

Overall, if you are a fan of the domestic thriller style novel, you will love this book. In all the books I have read that have been compared to Gone Girl, this is as close as it gets! 5/5 stars from me!

Thanks to the author, the publisher and TLC blog tours for a copy of this novel; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review!

This book was a #cjsreads pick for September.  Want to see what Jessica and Chandra thought of this one?  Keep reading to find out!

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Blog Blitz: The Accident (S.D Monaghan) @bookouture @SeanMonaghan16 #blogblitz

Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 10.16.12 PMGood morning and welcome to my neck of the blogosphere where I am hosting a section on today’s blog blitz for The Accident by S.D Monaghan!

When I read the synopsis to this novel, I was instantly intrigued. I am a huge fan of domestic thrillers and this one seemed right up my alley!

One mistake could change your life forever.

Tara has it all. Married and about to move into her dream home, she can’t explain why she is tempted by one last fling with her ex before she settles down.

David would do anything for Tara. So when he finds her with another man, his world starts to crumble around him.

Ryan isn’t prepared for the punch David throws at him. Stumbling, he slips over the balcony and falls three storeys to the patio below.

In one split second a man will be killed. In one split second David and Tara’s life will change forever.

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Blog Tour: The Law of Attraction (Roxie Cooper) @NeverlandBT

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Good Morning and welcome to my stop on The Law of Attraction, by Roxie Cooper, blog tour!  This morning, I am coming at you with a mini review discussing this feisty read! First, let’s take a look at the synopsis:

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Amanda Bentley has always dreamed of being a barrister…

But as a platinum blonde bombshell from the wrong side of town, with a perfect tan and sleek high heels, she doesn’t exactly look the part – or fit in with the brash public school boys and cold posh girls of Newcastle Crown Court’s robing room. Amanda’s never been one to back down from a challenge, and so when she wins a prestigious pupillage following law school, she’s determined to make the most of her chance – and make all her dreams come true.

Only three things stand in her way: Sid Ryder – the sexy, irresistible barrister who she absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, sleep with. At all. Marty Gregg – her smarmy law school nemesis, who she’s in direct competition with for the top job. And her big, dark secret that could jeopardise everything she’s worked so hard for.

Who said that following the laws of attraction was going to be easy…?

Perfects for fans of Legally Blonde, Lindsey Kelk and Joanna Bolouri

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Blog Tour: Thief’s Mark (Carla Neggers) @TLCBookTours

Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 7.59.58 PM.pngWelcome to my stop on the blog tour for Thief’s Mark, a Sharpe and Donovan novel, by Carla Neggers!

I am always on the lookout for new authors to add to my favourites and I had never read a novel by Carla Neggers before, so I was pretty excited to dive into this one.

The novel’s premise is very interesting, but also a little confusing, so let me do my best to try and give a small summary: a man (Oliver), witnessed a terrible tragedy as a child (his parent’s murdered and then being the victim of a kidnapping), is in danger after one of the men who tormented him surfaces.   Enter Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, newly married and on the tail end of their Irish honeymoon, postpone their meetings with their elite FBI team to try and help Oliver. However, when they arrive, they find a dead man at his home and Oliver vanished.   As danger mounts, they must unravel old secrets and bring justice.   Follow that?
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Blog Tour: Dead Girls Can’t Lie (Carys Jones) @Aria_Fiction

Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 10.07.13 AM.pngWelcome to my stop on the Aria blog tour for Dead Girls Can’t Lie!  I am thrilled to be hosting a spot today and, if you are new, welcome to Clues and Reviews!

I always get so excited when an author I have read before comes out with a new work.  I was thrilled to find out that Carys Jones, the author of Wrong Number and Last Witness was coming out with a new book this month.   The synopsis hooked me right away:

Best friends tell each other the truth – don’t they?

When North Stone’s best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn’t suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself.

The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that’s what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her ‘best friend’ – deadly secrets…

When the police refuse to take North’s suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe… 

This one had K.A Tucker, He Will Be My Ruin, vibes (which was a book I had BINGE read a few months ago) written all over it.  Now that I have finished Dead Girls Can’t Lie, my feelings are a bit mixed.

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Blog Tour: The Collective (R.S Williams) @NeverlandBT @lilnovelist

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Collective by R.S Williams.  I am so thrilled to be able to bring you an extract today from the novel.

First, let’s check out a synopsis, shall we?

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Matilda Gregson never knew a world outside hers existed, that is until Harvey comes along and shows her something beyond her imagination. All that is on Tilly’s mind is finishing her dissertation, getting her degree, and spending time with her friends before the end of the school year.

But everything changes when she meets Jenny, an agent of a secret society, and nothing prepared either of them for the adventure they are about to endure. Under the pressures of surviving, their friendship grows and they find friends in the most unlikely of places, and betrayal just around the corner.

Will they both be able to stop him before he tears Jenny’s society to the ground?

Anything with a secret society intrigues me right away!  Keep reading for an extract from The Collective.

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Blog Tour: 37 Hours (J.F Kirwan) @kirwanjf @NeverlandBT

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Welcome to my stop on the 37 Hours blog tour! I am thrilled to be able to feature this book today on Clues and Reviews and provide a guest post.  But first, let’s get into a synopsis of the book!

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Synopsis:

After two long years spent in a secret British prison, Nadia Laksheva is suddenly granted her freedom. Yet there is a dangerous price to pay for her release: she must retrieve the Russian nuclear warhead stolen by her deadliest enemy, a powerful and ruthless terrorist known only as The Client.

But her mysterious nemesis is always one step ahead and the clock is ticking. In 37 hours, the warhead will explode, reducing the city of London to a pile of ash. Only this time, Nadia is prepared to pull the trigger at any cost…

The deadly trail will take her from crowded Moscow to the silent streets of Chernobyl, but will Nadia find what she is looking for before the clock hits zero?

Keep reading for a guest post from the author!

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Blog Tour: Cocktails and Dreams (A.L Michael) @ALMichael_ @NeverlandBT

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Welcome to the final stop on the Cocktails and Dreams blog tour! This newest novel (and first in a new series) by A.L Michael explores relationships, raw emotions and cocktails. I mean, come on, what more do you want?

Screen Shot 2017-08-05 at 7.34.55 AM.pngI had never read a book by A.L Michael before, but, from what I have heard, I was very much missing out. What I discovered when I dove into this book was a quick read with complex characters and an interesting setting (a burlesque club). I didn’t have trouble getting through this book in a single sitting.

The novel opens with Savvy, a seven-year-old girl, being abandoned by her selfish, rockstar mother. Growing up seeking stability, Savvy, as an adult, is sticking around a relationship with a loser and avoiding her mother. However, when the relationships ends and her mother comes crashing back into her life, Sav is forced to question everything and re-evaluate what SHE actually wants. With the help of a handsome bartender, Savvy learns to discover her own dreams and finds forgiveness in the process.
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