Sleep Tight – C. S. Green

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Sleep Tight is the first in the series of DC Rose Clifford and I am looking forward to the next one.

This is a different crime/thriller story in that it involves and aspect of the supernatural into police investigations by way of DS Sheila Moony, from the Met’s department dealing with supernatural crimes.

It has a unique plot with drama, tension and plenty of action.

Many thanks to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction and C S Green for my ARC of Sleep Tight in return for my honest review.

Highly recommended

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot – Marianne Cronin

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This is different to my usual read of murder and mayhem. However, it was a thoroughly delightful story of friendship, kindness and love.

Lenni is 17 and has a life limiting illness and resides on May Ward which means she is looking at a limited lifespan.  She meets Margot who is 83 years old who is waiting for a heart operation.

Margo and father Arthur provide Lenni with comfort and support during her remaining time. Lenni decides that as her own and Margot’s ages total 100 they should paint 100 pictures

Superbly written and, although sad, left me with positive and warm feelings.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and Marianne Cronin for my ARC of The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot in return for my hones review.

Beautiful read. Highly recommended.

Trust Me – T. M. Logan

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I am a huge fan of T.M.Logan and have read all of his novels and they are all excellent. Once again, I was delighted to receive the ARC of Trust Me in return for my honest review.  Another clever, original and well plotted story with excellent characters.

We begin on a train journey with Ellen. A young woman sits down opposite her with a three-month old baby, Mia. She introduces herself as Kathryn, appears to be flustered and receiving phone calls which she doesn’t answer. Ellen notices bruises on her wrist. Kathryn asks Ellen to hold the baby whole she makes an urgent phone call.

The next time Ellen sees Kathryn is as the train pulls away at a station and Kathryn is walking away, leaving the baby with Ellen, the baby’s rucksack and a note telling her not to trust anybody including the police.

There are twists, turns, red herrings, frightening and witty dialogue especially with Ellen’s friend, Tara. Thoroughly enjoyable read.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Bonnier Books UK and T. M. Logan for the ARC of Trust Me.

Another highly recommended and must-read form T. M. Logan.

The Night Hawks – Elly Griffiths

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This is the latest in Elly Griffiths’ series with forensic archaeologist, Dr. Ruth Galloway. Even though it is part of a series it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

Ruth has taken a new job as Head of Department as her previous boss, Phil has retired. She finds the transition difficult. Then, a body is washed up on Cley beach being found by The Night Hawks who are a group of metal detectorists who operate mainly at night. As well as this they unearth old bones so Ruth is called to investigate the origins of the bones and artifacts.

DCI Harry Nelson, father to Ruth’s daughter, Kate, arrives to investigate the body washed up by the tide. Nelson, married to Michele has a complicated relationship with Ruth.

Two more bodies turn up at Black Dog Farm (named after a Norfolk Legend). Initially these appear to be murder followed by suicide. As always with this author’s excellent storylines all is not as it seems.

Brilliantly written and cleverly plotted with numerous twists and turns throughout.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Quercus Books and Elly Griffiths for my ARC of The Night Hawks in return for my honest review.

Another storming read and highly recommended.

The Shadow Man – Helen Fields

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I have read all of Helen Fields’ novels and look forward to each and every one of them. This is a stand-alone novel and introduces Dr. Connie Woolwine who is a forensic psychologist from the US and Detective Brodie Baarda who is in Scotland assisting the local police.

The two are working together to track down murders and disappearances. The case develops and although they do not know each other they soon learn to trust each other’s way of working.

Elspeth, Maggie and Xavier are locked together in a flat, being held captive by the shadow man who is becoming more brazen with each attack.

The search becomes more and more urgent and the characters develop with the author’s usual precision with romantic undercurrents and clever dialogue. Cleverly plotted with some scary moments.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Avon Books and Helen Fields for my ARC of The Shadow Man in return for my honest review.

Brilliant. Highly recommended.