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#BlogTour #Review #ShoresOfDeath by @PeterRi13759572 @bwpublishing

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Grace Macallan is at breaking point. All around her, events threaten to run out of control – and a new investigation is testing her to the limit.

An undercover officer is missing and a woman is washed up, traumatised and barely alive, on the shores of Berwickshire. She has witnessed horror on the dark waters of the North Sea, but survival turns her life from a bad dream into a nightmare.

As she untangles the woman’s story, Grace is drawn into a cold-blooded criminal world. At its head is Pete Handyside, a notorious gangland boss who will fight hard and dirty to control his brutal empire and keep the money flowing.

But a traitor in his midst is intent upon betrayal – a betrayal that triggers an uncontrollable wave of violence. As she hones in on crucial evidence, Grace knows that one wrong move could end in tragedy.

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review by nicola

Peter Ritchie does it again!!

A truly gripping read from the first page to the very last and no detail is left out, which is what i love about Peter’s books. I know what i’m getting myself into as soon as i sign up for his tours, i’m intrigued by his knowledge and the passion he has had for this series so far.

I have to admit i have a soft spot for our leading lady, never to shy away even when the tough gets tougher, and this book is certainly  the most grittiest for me. Shes been trough so much in this series and just when i think shes beat she surprises me, i’ll be rooting for her until the very end!

Handyside definitely had my skin crawling, i never want to meet him at the end of a dark ally, that’s for sure….or any of his hunch men! It’s full of violence from the start and plenty of squeamish moments….certainly not for the faint harted.

If you love your books with gripping plot lines that have you up until all hours, so much detail that it reads as a film in your head and bad guys that could be a line up for crime watch then this book…. and series is totally for you!!

I’ve recommended this series to many of my friends, one is even stalking the end of this tour so she can borrow my book! As a stated at the start of my review, this is 3 for 3 and the easiest 5 golden apples ive ever had to give. Here’s hoping for more Grace Macallan in the not too distant future 😀

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#BlogTour #Review #OneSummer by @jhaleauthor @bookouture

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One Summer by Jenny Hale
 
book blurb

One moment can change everything…

Alice Emerson and best friend Sasha Miller have made a pact. They’ve decided to swap city living for the beautiful white beaches of the Outer Banks and pour everything they have into launching an ice cream shop in the little house by the sea where Alice spent blissful childhood holidays with her grandfather. As Alice and Sasha add colour to the walls of the beach house and tempt the locals with their delicious recipes, their fresh new life begins to take shape.

Swept away by her plans, love is the last thing on Alice’s mind. But she keeps running into mysterious doctor Jack Barnes, and finds herself falling for his golden charm and warm smile. As they laugh through sunshine-filled days and long romantic evenings, Alice tries hard not to think he could be the one for her – Jack is only here for the season, and Alice has had her fair share of heartbreak.

Just when Alice’s summer couldn’t be more perfect, she discovers an old letter tucked away in the beach house. It contains a family secret that turns Alice’s world upside down and threatens the future of the ice cream shop. And then Jack reveals a secret of his own…

Will Alice have her dreams shattered and her heart broken, or can she find true happiness this summer?

From the bestselling author of The Summer House, an utterly stunning, uplifting summer romance, about the power of friendship, discovering family secrets, and the beauty of falling in love by the sea.

 
meet the author
 
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When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.

Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.

While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result was Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about the magic of love at Christmas, and 2017 TV movie on The Hallmark Channel.

The rest is history.

When I’m not writing, I’m a mother of two boys and a wife to a very supportive husband.

 michelle review
I’ve never read Jenny Hale’s books before now but I will definitely be a fan of hers now.
The story begins with 2 best friends Alice and Sasha and Alice’s son Henry starting a new business together in a new beach resort. Alice’s falls in love with a man she meets on her first day and soon secrets start to unravel.
The author Jenny Hale has a way of taking you right to the sea side and her descriptions are vivid and intriguing. I couldn’t wait to learn the secrets within the story and it was a real page turner.
The characters of the book are incredibly likeable and it is easy to fall in love with them.
This is the perfect holiday / feel good read and is definitely worth a 5 star rating.
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We would like to thank Bookouture and Netgalley for our advanced readers copy.

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