BLOG TOUR: A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard

A Breath After DrowningTitle: A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard
Pages: 448
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 10th April 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Sixteen years ago, Kate Wolfe’s young sister Savannah was brutally murdered. Forced to live with the guilt of how her own selfishness put Savannah in harm’s way, Kate was at least comforted by the knowledge that the man responsible was on death row. But when she meets a retired detective who is certain that Kate’s sister was only one of many victims of a serial killer, Kate must face the possibility that Savannah’s murderer walks free.

Unearthing disturbing family secrets in her search for the truth, Kate becomes sure that she has discovered the depraved mind responsible for so much death. But as she hunts for a killer, a killer is hunting her…

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BLOG TOUR: I Remember You by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

I Remember You.jpg.size-230Title: I Remember You by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Pages: 480
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 27th March 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

When her child is lost, she’ll do anything to find him…

Heike Lerner has a charmed life. A stay-at-home mother married to a prominent psychiatrist, it’s a far cry from the damaged child she used to be. But her world is shaken when her four-year-old son befriends a little girl at a nearby lake, who vanishes under the water. And when Heike dives in after her, there’s no sign of a body.

Desperate to discover what happened to the child, Heike seeks out Leo Dolan, a television writer exploring the paranormal, but finds herself caught between her controlling husband and the intense Dolan. Then her son disappears, and Heike’s husband was the last to see him alive…

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BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR Q&A: Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson

Hey guys! I am absolutely thrilled to be taking part in a blog tour for Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson! It sounds like a great read and I just had to share it with you all! I have an excerpt from the book and a Q&A with the author!

BirdsOfWonder_cover_flat_front.jpgBirds of Wonder by Marie Benedict
Standing Stone Books
Publication date: 20 February 2018

Synopsis:

Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl’s death through a densely intertwined community. By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, Birds of Wonder probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go. Birds of Wonder brings the reader face-to-face with these unsettling and timely themes, as she navigates the intricate webs that connect the characters one to another against the backdrop of a small town where “things like this don’t happen.” Until they do.

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SPOTLIGHT: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Hey guys! Today I am spotlighting Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict! I read The Other Einstein and it was absolutely fantastic! It was such an enthralling read and this one sounds equally exciting! Historical fiction is a fairly new genre for me to branch out to as I rarely read any historical books but The Other Einstein was such a phenomenal story. The writing was beautiful and so heart-wrenching at times.

I was excited when the publisher reached out to me about taking part in a blog tour for Carnegie’s Maid and I chose to spotlight it. The synopsis makes the story sound so empowering and it’s one I look forward to reading myself soon! Check out all the details below!

image004Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication date: 16 January 2018

Synopsis: 

From the author of The Other Einstein, the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty.z

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills she doesn’t have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future—and her family’s.

With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist.

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BLOG TOUR: The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward

The Cost of LivingTitle: The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward
Pages: 320
Published by: Sandstone Press
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Genre: Contemporary/Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

When a young woman is brutally attacked on her way home from the local supermarket, checkout girl Bea is determined to find out who’s responsible. She enlists the help of Ant, the seemingly gormless new trainee – but can she really trust him? Customers and colleagues become suspects, secrets are uncovered, and while fear stalks the town, Bea risks losing the people she loves most.

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BLOG TOUR: Wychwood by George Mann

WychwoodTitle: Wychwood by George Mann
Pages: 400
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 12th September 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

After losing her job and her partner in one fell swoop, journalist Elspeth Myers is back in her mum’s house in the sleepy Oxfordshire village of Wilsby-under-Wychwood, wondering where it all went wrong. Then a body is found in the neighbouring Wychwoods: a woman ritually slaughtered, with cryptic symbols scattered around her corpse. Elspeth recognizes the symbols from an ancient local myth of the Carrion King, a Saxon magician who once held a malevolent court deep in the Wychwoods. As more murders follow, Elspeth joins her childhood friend DS Peter Shaw to investigate, and the two discover sinister village secrets harping back decades.

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BLOG TOUR: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

If We Were VillainsTitle: If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
Pages: 422
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 13th June 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Oliver Marks has just served ten years for a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he’s released, he’s greeted by the detective who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened a decade before.

As a young actor at an elite arts conservatory, Oliver noticed that his talented classmates seem to play the same roles onstage and off – villain, hero, tyrant, temptress – though Oliver felt doomed to always be a secondary character. But when the teachers change the casting, a good-natured rivalry turns ugly, and the play spills dangerously over into life.

When tragedy strikes, one of the seven friends is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless…

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