#BlogTour ~ The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox @josephknox_@Transworldbooks @AnneCater #RandomThingsTours

A big welcome to the final day of the hugely successful blog tour for The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox.

The Sleepwalker was published on 11th July 2019 by Transworld.

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‘He said he didn’t remember killing them…’

As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job…

To extract the location of Martin Wick’s final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away.

Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker.

But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick’s whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness…

Manipulated by a reticent psychopath from his past, and under investigation from his new partner, Detective Constable Naomi Black, Waits realises too late that a remorseless contract killer is at work.

Can Aidan Waits solve his last case before fleeing justice?

Or will his name be next on the hit list?

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Thank you to Anne Cater and the publisher for issuing me with my review copy of the book and for inviting me to participate on the blog tour.

I actually have to admit that I was incredibly late to the Aidan Waits party, I’m not sure why but I’m glad to announce I have caught up and am also slapping myself with waiting for so long!

This series is seriously good. Amazingly good in fact. Aidan Waits is a brilliant character, that really gets under your skin as he teeters on the brink of right and wrong. You can sort of understand his actions which just goes to show how invested you really become with him as with any other character you would be shouting ‘No! what are you doing!’

We follow Aidan and his new partner, DC Naomi Black as they investigate Martin Wick, a killer on the brink of death and desperate to find the last of his victims – Lizzie Moore. Although Aidan isn’t entirely convinced that Martin Wick is quite as guilty as we are led to believe, this ultimately leads him down the darkest path he has ever had to take.

Once again the dark and gritty Manchester takes the front seat in this book, the descriptions are written perfectly as they match the investigation and Aidan perfectly. My emotions reading this book were up and down, I was on the edge of my seat as the plot hurtled towards its absolutely stunning conclusion – something that I’m still thinking about now.

What an amazing series to say that you have written, I’m really excited for what Joseph Knox has in store for us next.

Highly recommended on all levels!

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About the Author

Joseph Knox

Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke-On-Trent and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively.

Sirens, his debut novel, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and his work has now been translated into 18 languages.

The Sleepwalker, his third novel, will be released in July, 2019.

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#BlogTour ~ Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts by Tilly Tennant @TillyTenWriter @Bookouture

A big welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts by Tilly Tennant.

Hattie’s Home for Broken Hearts was published on 10th July 2019 by Bookouture.

Hattie's Home for Broken Hearts: A heartwarming laugh out loud romantic comedy by [Tennant, Tilly]

Escape to the daisy-strewn windswept Dorset cliffs, to the donkey sanctuary at Sweet Briar Farm, where Hattie Rose is about to find, that in this world, the most unlikely opposites can sometimes attract …

Hattie was once thrilled to call the beautiful city of Paris her home. But when her heart is broken by her boyfriend and she loses her dream job, she bids farewell to the city of love and hurries home to Gillypuddle, a sleepy village on the Dorset coast. But as she returns home she finds her parents struggling to cope with a terrible family tragedy.

In a desperate search for a new start, Hattie takes a job at the donkey sanctuary nearby on Sweet Briar Farm where Jo, the taciturn owner, certainly loves her animals far more than humans. Hattie can’t help but fall in love with the donkeys (and the opportunity to get close to dreamy Canadian vet Seth) but Jo is harder to get to know and when she finds her boss sobbing in her sleep one stormy night, she knows that her new friend is hiding a dark secret. 

And when handsome newspaper reporter Owen does some digging into Jo’s past he finds something that connects her to Hattie on a whole new level. Can Hattie trust what Owen says, especially when he seems intent on standing in the way of her blossoming romance with Seth? And can Hattie help Jo to start healing and the donkeys of Sweet Briar Farm?

A beautiful story that will melt the hardest of hearts. If you love Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Josie Silver you will be enchanted by this life-affirming read that reminds you that home is wherever the people you love are. 

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A big thank you to Noelle at Bookouture and NetGalley for issuing me with my review copy of the book and for inviting me to take part on the blog tour.

Ohhh how I love a new Tilly Tennant book. I am always guaranteed to love it and become so swept up in the storyline that I forget about anything I am supposed to be doing! Set in the absolutely delightful sounding village of Gillypuddle on the Dorset coast, I was immediately hooked!

We follow Hattie who after returning home from her ‘perfect’ job in Paris, tries to get used to the more sedate life in her sleepy village following her busy and stressful fashion job. With jobs quite thin on the ground, she eventually finds work at the newly converted donkey sanctuary run and owned by the formidable Jo and moves into the farm. We slowly learn that things weren’t perfect in Paris or at home for Hattie following the death of her younger sister some years ago. Almost living in the shadow of her perfect sister, Hattie is determined to become her own person whilst also finding her way in the world. She tends to flit from job to job whilst trying to show her parents that she isn’t her sister despite them trying to mould her that way.

Leaving home is definitely the best thing for Hattie and we slowly watch her transform into a confident woman who becomes attached the donkey sanctuary and comes up with a brilliant idea of how to keep it open. Despite Jo being quite a prickly character, Hattie is determined to show the village that Jo is well meaning despite them thinking she is aloof and rude (she is!)

Tilly has written another 5 star read for me, the characters are well written with some gripping back stories. I quickly become attached to the donkeys especially Norbert and loved the little touches that the author came up with so we could see the donkeys different personalities!

Highly recommended from me!

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About the Author

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Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing.

She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.

 

#BlogTour ~ Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay @nicolamay1 @RaRaResources

A big welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May.

Meet Me In Cockleberry Bay was published in eBook on 5th July 2019.

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The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.

Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.

With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

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Thank you to Rachel Gilbey and the publisher for issuing me with my review copy of the book and for inviting to take part on the blog tour.

Aww it was lovely to be reunited with the lovely characters of Cockleberry Bay especially by favourite little dog – Hot! He has a starring role in this book and without giving away too much, he becomes a little hero!

I really loved the first in the series, so I was overjoyed when I heard there had been another book written. I felt like I was reuniting with friends that I maybe hadn’t seen in a while but caught up straight away. Although a small town, Cockleberry Bay is a hive of activity with a lot going on that keeps you completely on your toes. Although this storyline delves into a darker side of Rosa’s personality, Nicola May has written this so well that you can’t help but root for Rosa and hope she comes out of the other side. 

Although still a relatively new habitant of the Bay, we come to learn through the other characters and residents, just how much Rosa means to them and how they all come together to help her through her issues is particularly heartwarming. 

Nicola May has managed to write a brilliant follow up to her first successful Cockleberry Bay book and I can’t wait to read more as I feel a particular love for this flawed but well meaning character.

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About the Author

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Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

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