Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost.
Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift...
While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

I couldn't get into this book at all. I gave it to 30% and didn't understand the characters as it was all over the place for my taste. I would like to thank the author for writing this book, but sorry to say it's not for me.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

14th Deadly Sin (Women's Murder Club #14) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women's Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women's Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay's co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grows, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it's too late. With shocking twists and riveting suspense, 14TH DEADLY SIN, proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction, in the words or Jeffrey Deaver: "nobody does it better" than James Patterson. 

I would like to thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read this 14th book in the Women's Murder Club series. 

It starts off with a great storyline and follows Lindsay and gang along the path of some SFPD cops and whether they are dirty or if someone is looking like them. Someone else is murdering women in the middle of the day and no one saw anything. Who are these people and why are they targeting the SFPD? You don't get to see much of Claire and Cindy in this book. But Yuki and Lindsay are the main characters in this book and they things they have to go up against is like nothing you've seen before. I found some of it really good and some of it pretentious to what would happen next. It left it on a cliff hanger as well, so I need to find out what happens next.

Can't wait till book 15 is out which I will definitely be reading.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Cut Too Deep by Marissa Farrar

Guys like Ryker Russo don't notice girls like Jenna Armstrong. 
Constantly on the move, Jenna doesn't want to settle down anywhere. As long as her latest motel room has a television, wi-fi, and a vending machine, she will make do. It isn't just Jenna's curves that make her self conscious. Beneath her clothes she hides a secret, one that she is running from. 
But when her car breaks down, leaving her without a mode of transport to get to the next town, mechanic Ryker seems to show an interest in her. With his muscles, tattoos, and piercings, Ryker has trouble literally written all over him. Jenna can't understand why he would want to be seen with a fat girl like her, and besides, she needs to keep moving. Time is running out and she's terrified if she stays in one place, her past will catch up to her. 
*This is a stand alone, BBW romantic thriller, with no cliff hangers!* 

I would like to thank the author and publisher for allowing me to read this book.

I started this book as I needed to read something that was going to grab me as I'd already tried reading 2 books previously. Well what can I say about the characters. I LOVED Ryker Russo, the hot blooded man with the tattoos. And Jenna Armstrong is a fiesty BBW who doesn't understand what Ryker sees in her. Then you have the despised ex boyfriend who I DESTEST with a vengeance lol. 

I loved the way the 2 main characters interact with each other and Jenna denying her feelings for Ryker all the while on the run. Never read Marissa's books before and will certainly be reading more though as I loved her style of writing on this standalone book.