The Liar’s Wife by Samantha Hayes @samhayes @bookouture #bookreview

Happy Wednesday book lovers!

Another book I am excited to share with you today! This was a fantastically dark atmospheric Red that kept me riveted! Thank you so much to Noelle for my invitation to the tour and Samantha Hayes for her delicious words!🖤


When Ella wakes up in hospital following a hit and run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon.

But Ella has never been married…

Absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage.

My Thoughts

HOT DAMN!!! This was one disturbingly dark and addictive read!

This book was claustrophobic, atmospheric, and completely engrossing…. some books you read and some books you live, this was definitely the latter… I was on pins and needles throughout this book, breathing every breath and feeling every fear write along with Ella…

Ella has a secret, a secret so dark that it has her trapped in her own life… work Eat Sleep Repeat…. no social life, no friends, no romantic entanglements, but it is better than the alternative… facing her passed…. then one day she gets in a horrible accident and wakes up in the hospital and is told by the nurse that her husband will be right back… The problem? Ella doesn’t have a husband…. so who is this man? Who is this Jacob? You know he is someone from Ella’s passed, but what does he have over her? And why is she letting him play this terrifying game?

Told from both the present and the past you really get to see Ella before and after the secret that changed her life…. Ella is a very sympathetic character and the more you get to know her younger self the more you realize how much this secret event has impacted her life…. Jacob is a monster, the kind of character you love to hate! He is evil to the core and so cruel, and just when you think he can’t get any crueler he does… there is abuse in this book both emotional and physical, so if that is a trigger for you this is not the book for you…

Absolutely recommend this dark and twisted story with an ending that I definitely did not see coming…

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

NEW Samantha Hayes author photoAuthor Bio:

Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.

Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on ‘real life fiction’. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, ‘What if this happened to me or my family?’
The Liar’s Wife is out now!
To find out more, visit her website
Or connect with Samantha on Facebook
And she’s on Twitter @samhayes

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The Good Samaritans by Will Carver @will_carver @annecater @OrendaBooks #bookreview #randomthingstours

Happy hump day everybody!

Thrilled to bring you my review for this dark disturbing book, but a little bummed that it is not available in the US? Maybe soon? A huge thank you too Anne Cater for my invitation to the blog tour, and to Will Carver for his intriguing story🙃

GOOD SAMARITANS AW PR1.inddOne crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans. But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home… And someone is watching… Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.

My Thoughts

this is a dark, disturbing, delicious story that will leave you thinking, “WTH did I just read???”

This book will suck you in, turn you on your head, spin you all around, and then spit you out… leaving you wordless, breathless, a little less innocent, and in need of a shower…. there is a reason for those six bottles of bleach! This book is like no other you have red before, I can promise you that! It is bold, it is edgy, it is graphic… this thriller had more graphic sex then most romances, there is no fading to black! That also goes for the violence and killings…. Will Carver gives you a front row seat to all the gory details and doesn’t hold any punches! This book is not for the faint of heart, if it were a movie it would be rated X, but what a wonderful movie it would make!

Multiple points of view, multiple flawed characters, multiple twists and turns, multiple “oh no they didn’t!” moments…. this is a book best gone into without knowing much… I don’t want to go into the characters at all, I don’t want to spoil anything, just know that they are all completely screwed up! This story is dark, the characters are creepy, you won’t want to turn the page because you aren’t sure if you can handle what’s coming next, but you have to because the compulsion is too strong….

You’ll spend this entire book in the mind of crazy! Short chapters that will leave you jumping from one nut job to another, but never quite getting enough of the madness…. that is until the very end… the end will leave you gasping and shaking your head…. I could tell you I never saw that ending coming, but I never saw the last 60% of this book coming, so that would be an understatement! This is the kind of book that makes you question your self because you really loved it and yet it was JUST. SO. WRONG.

Absolutely recommend if you love a twistyier darker more graphic thriller that is completely original and edgy!

*** many thanks to Orenda for my copy of this book ***

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About the Author:  Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series (Arrow). He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.

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Five Ladies Go Skiing by Karen Aldous @KarenAldeous_ @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Happy Wednesday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this lovely story with a winter vibe! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Karen Aldeous for her wonderful words!⛷❄️✨

Five Ladies Go Skiing

Five Ladies Go Skiing_FINALGinny is alone now after losing her husband, so her friends (her F.L.O.W.E.R.S) decide with his first memorial imminent, learning to ski in the Swiss Alps would be a great distraction for her. What Ginny’s friends fail to add into the equation however, is their own distractions! The baggage they carry with them not only threatens their skiing but scales mountainous emotions throughout the trip. The questions then are…can their friendships survive, and can Ginny ever trust enough to love again?

My Thoughts

This was a fun festive story about friendship, love, and moving on….

Just as the title implies this is a story about five ladies that go skiing ⛷ I have read several books lately that were about ladies in the twilight of their lives…. as someone who is knocking on the door of 50 I have enjoyed these stories immensely, it never being too late for adventure or to start over… this was a lovely story of laughter and tears set in beautiful Switzerland….

Ginny and her four friends the “flowers“ plan a skiing trip on the anniversary of Ginny‘s husband’s death… I loved the bond between these ladies, even though they all had some secrets they were hiding… I enjoyed them all learning to ski, it was kind of a metaphor for life… it really made me want to take a girls trip, it also made me wonder what secrets my friends are hiding?

The pace of the story was that of a skier going down the bunny slope rather than a black diamonds run… it was a bit slow especially in the beginning… but just like a novice skier at the end of the day, by the end of the book it picked up some steam…. I really enjoyed watching these ladies grow as individuals and as friends throughout the story…

Recommend as the perfect winter Reid especially when you’re all snug and warm….

*** many thanks to HQ Digital for my copy of this book ***

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Author Karen Aldous High ResAuthor Bio –

Karen Aldous enjoys village life on the edge of the north-downs in Kent with easy access to the buzz of London. Not only does she love the passive pleasures of reading and writing, she also craves the more active pursuits with her family and friends such as walking, cycling and skiing especially when they involve food and wine!

Much of Karen’s inspiration comes from her travels and meeting people. The UK, France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy and parts of the USA and Asia are just some you will experience in her books to date. However, wherever she goes, new characters emerge in ‘Karen’s World’ screaming at her to tell their stories; past or present. She loves to write about strong independent women who can direct their own lives – but struggle to control them! And, of course there’s always a gorgeous hunk or two!

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