Where The Missing Go by Emma Rowley


What they say: MY NAME IS KATE.

I volunteer at a missing persons helpline – young people who have run away from home call me and I pass on messages to their loved ones, no questions asked.

I don’t get many phone calls, and those I do are usually short and vague, or pranks.

But today a girl named Sophie called.

I’m supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe.

The problem is, Sophie isn’t safe.



If you like Clare Mackintosh, Katie Marsh, Kerry Fisher, Jenny Blackhurst, Rachel Abbott, Laura Marshall, Elle Croft, Cara Hunter or Lisa Jewell then you will be utterly gripped by this psychological thriller with a massive twist you won’t see coming.

The Review: There are times you sit to write a review and you look through your notes and highlightings and struggle to piece together exactly how you felt when you read a particular book. This is not the case here. Instead as I opened the book I had a blast of the things I adored as they pelted me full force from the beautiful, simple descriptions that left you under no illusions as to the love  of Kate Harlow for her daughter Sophie, who disappeared from her home, to the insights into what happens when somebody goes missing.

You know I very rarely play the ‘I won’t tell you too much in case I spoil it for you’ card, but honestly here, I think it’s the way to go. I will tell you that this book is a little bit different to most I’ve read in that you have some clue as to what happened to Sophie when she went missing (holds breath trying to stop from saying it) and also that the moment her mother, who works at a helpline for missing people, gets the call is set up perfectly!

If I could have read this in one sitting I most definitely would have but, as it was I flew through it, absolutely invested in every single word leading to a conclusion that I had set up in my head totally wrong and that was brilliant. Most definitely a favourite book of mine for this year and one I’ll be recommending to anyone who wants a thriller! I hope hope hope there’ll be plenty more from this author. Thanks so much to Orion and Netgalley for the book in return for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5


The Reunion by Samantha Hayes


What they say:

They were all there the day your sister went missing… Who is lying? Who is next?

THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.

Eleanor never came back.

NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.

When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…

If you love Sue Fortin, Gillian Flynn and The Girl on the Train, this psychological thriller packed full of twists and turns will be impossible to put down.

The Review: I had heard so much about this book and so was absolutely thrilled when I was approved. This is the story of Claire, who has decided to help her dad, who is struggling, by having a  reunion of her friends and family. I loved the coming together of everyone and the everyday, which was as readable as the suspense. There are many voices in the book, one in particular, which, even now, I found to be eloquently and stand outishly done, with an innocence and fragility that was mind blowing.

As you are meeting everyone you have in the back of your mind that someone possibly had something to do with the disappearance of Eleanor, and the author most definitely lays a number of foundations so that you’re patting yourself on figure out what happened to poor Lenny, before you’re sent off in another direction. Actually I feel I have to add at this stage that I think some of the traps laid were never explained, that or I missed them, but I was gripped enough by the book that I don’t think I missed anything. There were a lot of characters, although for the most part you had them clearly enough drawn in your mind that that didn’t matter.

A lot of reviews have said they worked out what happened early on and I have to say fair you-know-whats to them, because I most definitely didn’t! I read this over two nights and was absolutely loathe to put it down. Thanks so much to Bookouture and Netgalley for the book in return for an honest review.

Rating: 4.5/5


#CoverReveal Watching You by Lynda Renham

And now for my second reveal of the day! I’m always quick to jump for a Lynda Renham book- from chick lit to thrillers, you’re always guaranteed a book you’ll be sucked straight into (see here for all my Lynda Renham reviews and guest posts)! This, Watching You, will be available to pre-order from Friday and is out April 5th!

What they say:

Ewan Galbreith is out of prison.

Libby Owen is scared.

Fifteen years ago she saw him shoot her aunt and uncle with their own shotgun.

Now, he’s coming for her.


About the author


Lynda’s books on Amazon

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Lynda on Twitter   (@Lyndarenham)

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#CoverReveal Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green

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Today I’m thrilled to be part of a beautiful cover reveal for ‘Spring at the little Duck Pond Café’ by Rosie Green. Thanks so much to Rachel at  https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ for having me!I’ll let you out of your misery first and introduce you to this gorgeous Springy cover (yay Spring!!) and then you can rad what the book is about. I have to tell you it sounds so lovely I can’t wait to read!


What they say: Fleeing from a romance gone wrong, Ellie Farmer arrives in the pretty little village of Sunnybrook, hoping for a brand new start that most definitely does not include love! Following an unscheduled soak in the village duck pond, she meets Sylvia, who runs the nearby Duck Pond Café. Renting the little flat above the café seems like the answer to Ellie’s prayers. It’s only for six months, which will give her time to sort out her life, far away from cheating fiancé Richard.

But is running away from your past ever really the answer?

Clashing with the mysterious and brooding Zak Chamberlain, an author with a bad case of writer’s block, is definitely not what Ellie needs right now. And then there’s Sylvia, who’s clinging so hard to her past, she’s in danger of losing the quaint but run-down Duck Pond Café altogether.

Can Ellie find the answers she desperately needs in Sunnybrook? And will she be able to help save Sylvia’s little Duck Pond Café from closure?

This novella is part of a trilogy:

Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café

Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café

Winter at The Little Duck Pond Café

Publication date: 22nd March 2018

About the author

Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. The first, Spring at the Little Duck Pond Café, is out on March 22nd 2018.

Twitter –  @Rosie_Green1988

#CoverReveal Amy Cole has lost her mind by Elizabeth McGivern #KINDLEGIVEAWAY

Today I’m thrilled to be part of a beautiful cover reveal for ‘Amy Cole Has Lost Her Mind’ by Elizabeth McGivern. Thanks so much to Rachel at  https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ for having me! And by the way there’s a special something at the bottom of the post- a chance to win a Kindle Fire!! (Good luck everyone:))

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What they say: Amy Cole is a stay-at-home mum and a woman on the edge. After a very public breakdown and failed suicide attempt, Amy finds herself trying to make it through her everyday life as a high-functioning zombie. Elle De Bruyn is a force of nature ready to shake Amy back to life whether she likes it or not. After a fortuitous meeting, the two embark on a journey together which will change them both and help them find out exactly what they’re capable of when rock bottom is just the beginning.

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About Elizabeth McGivern


Elizabeth McGivern is a former journalist turned hostage-in-her-own-home surrounded by three men and a horrible dog named Dougal.

In an effort to keep her sanity she decided to write a parenting blog after the birth of her first son so she can pinpoint the exact moment she failed as a mother.

In an unexpected turn of events, the blog helped her to find a voice and connect with parents in similar situations; namely those who were struggling with mental health issues and parenting. It was because of this encouragement – and wanting to avoid her children as much as possible – her debut novel, Amy Cole has lost her mind, was born.

Elizabeth lives in Northern Ireland although wishes she could relocate to Iceland on a daily basis. To witness her regular failings as a parent you can find her on: http://www.mayhemandbeyond.com


Twitter @MayhemBeyond


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And now for your chance to win a Kindle Fire!!!

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#CoverReveal #Excerpt The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May

Today I’m so excited to bring you and excerpt from The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay-and the cover too!! But first, let’s hear about the book.

What they say: ‘This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings’ – Milly Johnson

‘A fun and flighty read’ the Sun

‘A funny and fast-paced romp – thoroughly enjoyable!’ WOMAN Magazine

Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy. While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he – or she – has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed – and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail?

There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.

With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.

How about the excerpt first?


‘Are you sure you’ve got the right person?’

Rosa took off her bright red woolly hat and scratched the back of her head furiously, causing her dark brown curly hair to become even more unruly.

The tall, pinched-faced solicitor nodded. ‘Yes, of course we have. Evans, Donald and Simpson do not make mistakes. You, Miss Larkin, are now the official owner of the corner shop in Cockleberry Bay.’

He handed the bewildered twenty-five-year-old a battered leather briefcase and pointed to a small combination padlock on its brass clasp.

‘Here. The will stated that you – and only you – can open this, using your date of birth.’

‘This is all very strange,’ Rosa said. ‘And where exactly is this Cockleberry Bay?’

‘Devon, dear, Devon.’ The solicitor looked under his rimless glasses. ‘I take it you know where that is?’

‘I may have a cockney accent, Mr Donald, but I’m not stupid.’

‘Well, open it then.’ The solicitor was shifting from foot to foot in anticipation. He confided, ‘We’ve been wanting to know what’s in there for days.’

Showing no emotion, Rosa gazed at him with her striking green eyes and asked coolly: ‘Is there anything else I need?’

‘Er, no – but are you not going to . . .?’

‘I need to get to work.’ Rosa put her hat and scarf back on, zipped up her fur-lined bomber jacket and headed for the door. ‘Thank you so much for your help.’

And she was gone.


The solicitor peered crossly out of the window of the offices in Staple Inn and watched as the young woman, the briefcase in her arms, strode across the frosty cobbled courtyard and out into the bustle of London’s ancient legal quarter.

And now for the cover!!!!

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About Nicola May


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Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

Follow Nicola May Website – www.nicolamay.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NicolaMayAuthor

Twitter – @nicolamay1

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/author_nicola/

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I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll


Length: 302 pages

Please note that the cover leads to a universal Amazon buy link for the book

What they say: What would it take to make you intervene?

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.

A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear for her life.

Then an anniversary appeal reveals that Anna’s friends and family might have something to hide. Anna’s best friend, Sarah, hasn’t been telling the whole truth about what really happened that night—and her parents have been keeping secrets of their own.

Someone knows where Anna is—and they’re not telling. But they are watching Ella.

The review: I have to admit I saw reviews for this and had serious book cravings! People always wonder what it takes to bump a book straight up to the top of your tbr and I have to say whatever it is, this has it, the second I saw this I downloaded and began to read straight away. And I wasn’t disappointed! Ella Longfield, as you have read above, overhears a conversation between two girls and two guys on a train. She worries when she hears the guys are out of Exeter Prison, thinking of course, if it were here children she thinks she’d want to know. Of course, such is life, she decides not to get involved. When Anna goes missing she goes to the police and is thrown straight into the limelight, with people asking why she didn’t do anything at the time. One of these people is also sending Ella notes which is a fair bit to add onto an already full plate. I loved, loved, loved the different povs in this story. We jump between a number of people, including Anna’s best friend, who is harbouring some amount of guilt. A number of the people speaking are feeling guilty, and, as with the best thrillers, we have some amount of doubt as to what everyone’s part in, if not part of her disappearance, but in covering up enough to make the truth difficult to find. The pages flew by for me, with twists and turns taht were unfolded perfectly and made me seal Teresa Driscoll in my head as an author I will most definitely be reading again. My only slight issue was with the ending, which actually really disappointed me. Obviously I can’t tell you why, but I’ve read a number of endings that followed the same thought process. Saying that I enjoyed the rest of it all so much it doesn’t make a difference. Definitely looking forward to more from Teresa Driscoll!

Rating: 4.5/5