The Scandal by Nicola March

Marisa, Elly & Claire are three best friends from different backgrounds and each one is keeping  secrets from the other . When a fourth person, Jodi , pregnant after a one night stand arrives in their midst all chaos ensues and their secrets come tumbling out one after the other . 

The Scandal by Nicola March is told in  4  different  POV’s , Marisa, Elly, Claire and Jodi. Though a well told story there was a lack of depth to the characters. The ending was a surprise and had a few twists that I was not expecting . Overall 3 1/2 stars for me 

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

The Pact by S.E.Lynes

Two sisters Bridget and Toni made a pact 30 years ago to keep their abusive childhood a secret between the siblings. A pact that they might have to break to save Toni’s 15 year old daughter who is lying unconscious in a hospital bed. Will finally revealing the secret bring them all together or tear them further apart?

The Pact by S.E.Lynes is a slow burning psychological thriller. Told between three different point of views with credible characters it exposes the dangers of social media.

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

I Know Your Secret by Ruth Heald

Beth is a marriage counselor but her own marriage to Richard is falling apart. She has a new client Danielle who is struggling in her marriage and is fearful of her husband Peter. Both have deep, dark secrets that they are keeping from each other but their lives are entwined in mysterious ways which when exposed will put them both in danger 

I Know Your Secret by Ruth Heald is  a gripping domestic psychological thriller. Told from two different point of views there are plenty of twists and turns along the way that are sure to keep the pages turning. I enjoyed this fun exciting read and look forward to reading more of her books in the future.

I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Follow Me by Kathleen Barber

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Audrey has over a million followers on Instagram where her life is like an open book .which also invites a stalker in her life. When she gets a job opportunity of a lifetime she’s ready to make a move from  New York City to Washington DC but there is no way that the stalker will let this little move stop him  .

Told by three Pov’s Audrey , her friend Cat, and the stalker ‘Him’ Follow Me is an interesting  dark creepy thriller with a few nice twists  and turns

I would like to thank Gallery, Pocket Books & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Stolen Children by Michael Wood

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9 year old Keeley Armitage disappears after a trip to the local supermarket with her sister. Her family receives a ransom phone call which reminds DCI Matilda Darke of  Carl Meagan  abducted 4 years ago who was never found. Matilda took the failure personally and it almost destroyed her and her career . 

Stolen Children is the 6th book in the DCI Matilda Darke series by author Michael Wood. It is a fast paced , police procedural , crime thriller with an exciting plot, gritty characters and so well written.I am a big fan of this series and cannot wait for the next one !

I would like to thank Harper Collins UK , One More Chapter & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Take It Back by Kia Abdullah

When a 16 year old Jodie with facial deformities and an alcoholic abusive mother  accuses 4 Muslim boys of rape the nation is divided. Rape counsellor Zara who is also a  Muslim takes on Jodie’s case but  faces the wrath of her family and community. In a case of he said/she said is Zara really on the truth’s side?

Take it back by Kia Abdullah is a powerful courtroom drama dealing with racial and social injustice. Hard to put down this is one emotional ,  compelling read that makes you think and kept me guessing till the very end 

I would like to thank St. Martin’s Press & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

The Coast-to-Coast Murders by James Patterson

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There is a serial killer on loose and all the evidence points towards Michael Fitzgerald, a long-haul truck driver. The only one who believes in his innocence is his adopted sister Megan, a college psychology student. Thus begins a coast to coast hunt searching for a deranged killer before he finds his other victim.

The Coast-to-Coast Murders is a fast paced non stop action-packed thriller . Moving at breakneck speed with lots of characters to keep track of it had enough twists and turns to make it an entertaining enjoyable read

I would like to thank Little, Brown and Company & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Lock the Door by Jane Holland

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Meghan  and her husband have a baby boy, Harry, who has a life-threatening condition. While hosting a dinner party with the neighbors, Harry goes missing from his crib even though Meghan is pretty sure she locked the door. Did she really lock the door and why would someone want to kidnap Harry ?

Lock the Door by Jane Holland is a  domestic psychological thriller .Even though I read a lot of missing child books recently Lock the Door had me guessing till the end and was an engrossing read 

I would like to thank Thomas Mercer & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Am I Guilty? by Jackie Kabler

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Am I Guilty? by Jackie Kabler is  a psychological thriller and it’s very difficult to say much about the story without giving away spoilers . In short Thea is told that she is to blame for what happened to her child , but she can’t believe that she is capable of hurting her baby. As the trial comes upon her she slowly starts to realize that somebody close to her is keeping secrets which might end up destroying  her life

This is a fast-paced plot, well-developed characters that builds to a high climax. I love the twist in the end that I didn’t see coming. Highly recommended.

I would like to thank HarperCollins , Killer Reads & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.

Killing Mind by Angela Marsons

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When the body of 21 year old Samantha Brown is found DI Kim Stone at first is convinced that it’s a clear case of suicide but after taking a closer look at the crime scene photos changes her mind to murder . When another victim is found with similar wounds Kim and her team find all the clues lead to Unity Farm, a cult retreat for people seeking an alternative way of life . It’s up to Kim and her team to uncover the truth before any new victims are targeted by the cult .

Killing Mind by Angela Marsons is the 12th book in the DI Kim Stone series by author Angela Marsons. An outstanding series, this one continues along the same lines, an exciting well written, tightly plotted, intense thriller with well -developed characters that kept me hooked to the end. Cannot wait for the next one !


I would like to thank Bookouture & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review.