BLOG TOUR: Halcyon by Rio Youers

HalcyonTitle: Halcyon by Rio Youers
Pages: 528
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 23rd October 2018
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Halcyon is the answer for anyone who wants to escape, but paradise isn’t what it seems.

A self-sustaining community on a breathtakingly beautiful island, Halcyon is run for people who want to live without fear, crime or greed. Its leader has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing, and believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure.

On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. Yet he soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer. As the founder captivates his young family, Martin sets out to discover the truth of the island, however terrible it might be, where something so perfect hides unimaginable darkness beneath…

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September Book Haul!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my September book haul! I acquired a lot of books this month but I only bought two of them and was sent the others! They are all screaming Halloween at me and now I’m really excited for October! Here’s what books I got this month:

Strange Ink by Gary Kemble: This is definitely the most intriguing book I’ve gotten this month. Just looking at the cover gives me chills! It’s about a journalist who wakes up one morning and has a strange symbol tattooed on his neck and soon more appear that are accompanied by horrific nightmares. As he digs deeper he gets caught in a web of corruption and violence tangled with his own past. One way or another, he has to right the wrongs. Big thanks to Titan Books for sending me a finished copy!

In Her Bones by Kate Moretti: This definitely sounds interesting and I love the angle the author has taken, I thought it was quite refreshing. The story follows the daughter of Lilith Wade, a serial killer who was arrested for murdering six women. After a death row conviction and media frenzy, her daughter Edie is just trying to survive out of the spotlight but she has an obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. Then one man is found murdered and she becomes the prime suspect. Edie remembers nothing of the night of the murder, and must get to the truth before the police-or the real killer-find her. I’ve read plenty of stories about serial killers but none from the actual daughter or son of the killer, so I thought this sounded really interesting! Thanks Titan Books for sending me a finished copy!

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REVIEW: Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit

FearTitle: Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit
Pages: 303
Published by: Orion Publishing Group
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis: 

You’d die for your family. But would you kil lfor them?

Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour – a man who doesn’t listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? And those you thought would help – the police, your lawyer – can’t help you.

You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there’s nothing more you can do to protect them. Is there?

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REVIEW: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird BoxTitle: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Pages: 473
Published by: HarperCollins
Publication date: 29 January 2015 (Originally published 2014)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:

Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew.

Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing.

And we couldn’t look outside anymore.

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February TBR!

Hey guys! I read four books last month and I am hoping to read another four this month! My TBR for this month is crime thrillers and they all sound amazing! I have actually already finished a book this month and that is Bird Box by Josh Malerman. So I have only included three books on my TBR list and they are:

Hangman1) Hangman by Daniel Cole

I have already started this but I keep putting it down so I just need to pick it back up again and force myself to read it! Every time the second book comes out in a series I struggle to get back into the story. Once I make myself read it I’m normally questioning why it took me so damn long to read it. I loved Ragdoll, it was such a thrilling and exciting story and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the second book. I just really need to stop putting it down and actually dive back into this world!

 

 

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REVIEW: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

The Child FinderTitle: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
Pages: 288
Published by: Orion Publishing Group
Publication date: 11th January 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Hardback
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Synopsis:

Naomi Cottle finds missing children. When the police have given up their search and an investigation stalls, families call her. She possesses a rare, intuitive sense, born out of her own experience, that allows her to succeed when others have failed.

Young Madison Culver has been missing for three years. She vanished on a family trip to the mountainous forests of Oregon, where they’d gone to cut down a tree for Christmas. Soon after she disappeared, blizzards swept the region and the authorities presumed she died from exposure.

But Naomi knows that Madison isn’t dead. As she relentlessly pursues the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce defences that have protected her for so long. If she finds this child, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

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ARC REVIEW: Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes

Hell BayTitle: Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes
Pages: 432
Published by: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook
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Synopsis:

Trapped in a storm, with no way out …

DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After ten years working for the murder squad in London, a traumatic event has left him grief-stricken. He’s tried to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him to take three months to reconsider.

Ben plans to work in his uncle Ray’s boatyard, on the tiny Scilly island of Bryher where he was born, hoping to mend his shattered nerves. His plans go awry when the body of sixteen year old Laura Trescothick is found on the beach at Hell Bay. Her attacker must still be on the island because no ferries have sailed during a two-day storm.

Everyone on the island is under suspicion. Dark secrets are about to resurface. And the murderer could strike again at any time. 

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