ARC REVIEW: Flutter by Olivia Evans

FlutterTitle: Flutter by Olivia Evans
Pages: 448
Published by: Xpresso Book Tours
Publication date: 24th July 2017
Genre: Mystery/Romance
Format: eBook
Amazon UK

Synopsis:

Dylan Walker has spent six years trying to move on from the loss of his girlfriend, Presley Cooper. Motivated by grief and the desire to do for others what he couldn’t do for her, he burns the candle at both ends to make it through medical school. After graduation he moves west, putting as much distance as possible between his past and his present.

Or so he thought.

Unknowingly, Dylan has been set on a path that will destroy everything he thought he knew. All the pain, all the grief, was all for nothing. With the help of an unexpected ally, Dylan must find the answers and save the girl he loves before it’s too late.

Deceit.

Betrayal.

Revenge.

A second chance at love.

But first, he must find a way to make her remember her past. Remember him. Remember everything.

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes: A Betrayal in Blood by Mark A. Latham

A Betrayal in BloodTitle: Sherlock Holmes: A Betrayal in Blood by Mark. A Latham
Pages: 298
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 28th March 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Amazon UKWaterstones

Synopsis: 

Man or Monster?

It is 1894, and the news of a Transylvanian nobleman’s death at the hands of a certain Professor Van Helsing is the talk of London.

Unsatisfied at the acquittal of the professor, Mycroft Holmes asks Sherlock to investigate what truly led to the deaths of Lucy Westenra and the mysterious aristocrat. The newspapers are full of inconsistencies and wild supernatural theories, and as Holmes digs deeper, he suspects that those hailed as heroes are not what they seem. The clues point to an innocent man framed and murdered for crimes he did not commit, and Holmes and Watson find themselves targeted at every turn, as what began as a quest to clear one man’s name reveals a conspiracy that draws them to the mountains of Transylvania and the infamous Castle Dracula.

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REVIEW: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Lying GameTitle: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
Pages: 384
Published by: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 15th June 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: eBook
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis: 

Four friends. One promise. But someone isn’t telling the truth. The twisting new mystery from bestselling phenomenon Ruth Ware.

The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It’s just three words: I need you.
Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her.

At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn’t seen for years, but has never forgotten.

Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn’t a safe place for them, not after what they did. It’s time for the women to get their story straight…

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REVIEW: Normandy Gold #1 by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin

Normandy GoldTitle: Normandy Gold #1 by Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin
Pages: 33
Published by: Titan Comics
Publication date: 14th June 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: eBook
Amazon UK

Synopsis:

Sex, violence and corruption collide in NORMANDY GOLD, a gritty thriller set in 1970s Washington D.C..

When her younger sister is found murdered in a D.C. hotel, relentless Sheriff Normandy Gold dives headfirst into the seedy world of prostitution and politics, soon discovering a twisted conspiracy that could lead right to the White House.

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ARC REVIEW: Ensnared by Rita Stradling

EnsnaredTitle: Ensnared by Rita Stradling
Pages: 419
Published by: Kindle Press
Publication date: 23rd May 2017
Genre: Romance/Fantasy
Format: eBook
Amazon UKBook Depository

Synopsis: 

A Near-Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.

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ARC REVIEW: Watching You by Arne Dahl

Watching YouTitle: Watching You by Arne Dahl
Pages: 400
Published by: Vintage Pubishing
Publication date: 6th July 2017
Genre: Thrillers & Mystery
Format: eBook
Amazon UKWaterstones

Synopsis: 

Someone is watching.

At each abandoned crime scene there’s a hidden clue: a tiny metal cog, almost invisible to the naked eye. Someone is sending Detective Sam Berger a message, and that someone knows that only he will understand the cryptic trail.

Someone knows.

When another teenaged girl disappears without trace, Sam must convince his superiors that they’re dealing with a serial kidnapper and possible killer. As the police continue the hunt to find the latest kidnap victim, Sam is forced to unearth long buried personal demons – he has no choice if he is to understand the brute’s darkly personal message before time runs out.

Somebody is killing just for him.

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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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