Someone Is Lying by Jenny Blackhurst blog tour #bookreview @JennyBlackhurst @headlinepg @annecater

I’m delighted to be sharing my review of Someone Is Lying by Jenny Blackhurst today on my blog. With thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part.

Someone Is Lying: the 'dark and twisty' new psychological thriller from No 1 bestselling author Jenny Blackhurst by [Blackhurst, Jenny]

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One year after Erica Spencer trips and falls down a flight of stairs at a lavish Halloween party, the residents of the exclusive gated community where she lived have comes to terms with her death and moved on with their lives.

Until one day, a post on the school’s website announces there will be a podcast to expose what really happened on the night of the accident. Six suspects are named, with the podcaster promising to reveal the murderer by the end of the series.

Everyone in this community has secrets to keep, and one of them is already a killer…

MY THOUGHTS

Someone is Lying by Jenny Blackhurst is such a suspense-filled read. I devoured this book in just a couple of sittings. Right at the very opening, we hear from Erica who died several months earlier at a Halloween party after falling from a tree house in her neighbour’s garden. But Erica tells us that someone that night is lying about what happened and that her death was far from accidental. And that soon the truth will be revealed.

I love a novel set within a gated community, especially a crime novel. You get a real sense that the person who knows the truth about what happened to Erica is walking among the residents and that they are being pushed to the brink. I wasn’t sure at all what was going to happen to them.

I don’t think I found anyone in the group who become known as the Severn Six, particularly likeable. I did think that some of them did believe that they were better than most people, especially as they lived in an exclusive community. As I learnt more about what had happened on the night Erica died, I really despised some of them. But this made me all the more curious to find out if any of them could possibly have a motive for killing Erica if her death wasn’t an accident.

After we first hear from Erica herself right at the beginning, Jenny next introduces us to someone responsible for a new podcast promising to reveal the truth behind Erica’s death. This rocks the local community, and soon, those who were close to Erica find themselves under the spotlight as the podcaster reveals them to be the prime suspects.

I really liked the idea of the podcasts as this caused real unease among the characters which Jenny brought to life really well. They all become very anxious as to what this will mean for their community and for their futures. There are lots of interesting revelations about the characters that come to light, I think some I initially did find confusing as I was reading, but it made for compelling reading as the full details of their lives unfolded. I was desperate to find out who was behind the podcasts and what they would finally reveal about the night that Erica died.

There is a really sinister edge to this book, and this continues to build as the final plot details are revealed. Gripping and totally immersive, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Publisher: Headline

Publication date: 31st May 2019

Print length: 304 pages

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Injections of Insanity by Lorraine Mace #bookreview blog tour @lomace @rararesources

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Injections of Insanity by Lorraine Mace today on my blog. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part.

Injections of Insanity: A dark and gritty crime series that pulls no punches (DI Sterling Book 3) by [Mace, Lorraine]

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The third gripping instalment in the DI Paolo Sterling crime series. 

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling has just six weeks to solve a series of murders by insulin injection, with nothing to connect the victims except the manner of death and a note left at each crime scene.

The murderer, determined to avenge a wrong from many years earlier, gets close to his prey by assuming various identities.

Can Paolo win in his race against the pretender?

MY THOUGHTS

Injections of Insanity is a gritty police procedural, the third in Lorraine Mace’s Detective Paolo Sterling series, but it can easily be read as a stand-alone. Lorraine opens her latest book with the murder of a professor, a man who wasn’t easily liked and many have one or two bad things to say about him. And they are not afraid to be vocal about it, even in the wake of his death. So the list of suspects for the police is potentially quite long. But what puzzles the detectives is a clue left behind by the killer, that the professor is the first in a list of planned victims, who will shortly follow. What is the killer’s motive? Is there any link between the victims? Can they stop the killer before they kill again?

This is a dark novel. There’s a real race against time here as the detectives fail to apprehend the killer quickly and when the leads begin to dry up. DI Paolo Sterling is desperate for a breakthrough, and I could see this coming through strongly as he tried to make sense of the case. Paolo and his team are determined to pull out all the stops to crack it.

I wanted to find out why the killer was targeting these specific people. There was something in their past that had upset them so much it has made them hell-bent on revenge. I wanted to know what could possibly provoke such a strong reaction in an individual.

I really liked Detective Paolo. I think one of the things I liked about his character in this book was his relationship with Jessica, which grows as the story progresses and it’ll be interesting to see how this develops in future books. I thought it added a real human touch to his character.

This is the first book by Lorraine Mace I have read, and I enjoyed reading it. The strong dialogue kept the pace flowing forward, and the writing was very immersive. I’m certain I’ll be returning to this series again. Injections of Insanity is a book that will keep you asking questions and keep you gripped. I would definitely recommend it to fans of police procedurals.

Publisher: Accent Press

Publication date: 13th June 2019

Print length: 221 pages

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Without a Trace by Carissa Ann Lynch #bookreview blog tour @carissaannlynch @KillerReads @annecater

I’m delighted to be kicking off the blog tour for Without a Trace by Carissa Ann Lynch today on my blog, alongside Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers. With thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part.

Without a Trace by [Lynch, Carissa Ann]

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Lily’s gone.
Someone took her.
Unless she was she never there…

A little girl has gone missing.

Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit.

Has Nova’s abusive ex stolen his “little bunny” back for good?

At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn…

Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn’t actually exist?

MY THOUGHTS

Without a Trace took me completely by surprise. I devoured this book in two days. This is the first book by Carissa Ann Lynch, which I have read, and I can definitely say that I will be reading more books by her. There’s a very creepy atmosphere to this story which kept me thinking that something terrible was going to happen or something dark was going to be discovered.

The lead detective in this book is Ellie Jamison. Ellie is a police officer who has caused friction in her team. She is known as the cop who shot one of their own. Even though Ellie did it under the right circumstances, there is still a level of distrust shown towards her, and she feels very much on her own. At the beginning of this book, they receive a call from a desperate woman, Nova, whose child has gone missing. But as Ellie arrives at the scene, a different picture begins to evolve, and soon this case takes a very intriguing and sinister turn. Does Nova’s daughter even exist?

This book took a very different turn to what I expected. I think this is what made me turn the pages so fast, as it didn’t feel like anything else I had read before and I really wanted to find out what had happened and what the truth was. The set-up was written so brilliantly, and Carissa made her story very unpredictable. I felt I couldn’t trust any of the characters who were somehow involved in the crime, especially Nova and her ex-husband.

Ellie was a character who I had a lot of sympathy for. She isn’t given an easy time by the rest of her team, and there is one police officer who treats her very unfairly. She is tenacious and determined, and these were the qualities in her character, which shone through most strongly. I also liked the relationship she had with her mother and that she asked for her advice and opinions. I think I would like to see Ellie return in a future book. I really warmed to her and I would be interested to see her character develop.

There were some very clever twists and some ideas which I hadn’t even thought possible. I could tell that Carissa had put a lot of thought and carried out a lot of research into some of her ideas.

This is a very twisty book that captured my interest right from the first page. You best make sure you have an afternoon free when you start this because you won’t want to put it down. The suspense continues to build until it reaches its climax. Captivating and very well plotted. Carissa Ann Lynch’s name is definitely now on my radar. I can’t wait to read more from her.

Publisher: Killer Reads

Publication date: 5th April 2019

Print length: 200 pages

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Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge blog tour #bookreview @crmcgeorge @orionbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n

I’m thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour today for Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge. With thanks to Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers for inviting me to take part.

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Six people went in. Only one came out…

Introducing Standedge Tunnel: the longest canal tunnel in England.

Last year six students went in, and two and a half hours later, the boat reappeared on the other side with only one of the students, unconscious, and the dog.

The case of the Standedge Six was largely kept from the national media. The police investigation concluded that the only remaining student, Matthew, killed his friends, hid the bodies on the boat and returned later to move them to an undisclosed location.

Matthew is in prison . . . but maintains he is innocent.

Robert Ferringham is grieving for his missing wife, Sam. So when Matthew contacts him for help with his case, promising information on Sam, Robert has no choice but to help. But can he trust Matthew?

And how will he solve the insolvable case?

MY THOUGHTS

Now You See Me is an addictive page-turner by Chris McGeorge. We meet Robin, a struggling writer who has just released his new memoir about how he has coped with the disappearance of his wife. While at a book signing he receives an anonymous call from a man claiming to have had contact with his wife, a man who is in prison, about to be put on trial for the murder of five people. He is desperate for Robin’s help, and Robin can’t help but be drawn into the mysterious situation. But why would his wife contact a soon to be convicted criminal and not him? Why is this man so desperate for Robin’s help?

Right from the opening, I had questions that I needed to know the answers to. Who was the man who called Robin? Would Robin agree to help him? Chris McGeorge has created an utterly brilliant mystery to follow. I love a mystery where the spotlight shines on a small group of people, in this case, the Standedge five. You know that someone knows the answers to what happened to them the day they went missing in the tunnel, and I kept questioning if the police did, in fact, have the right person.

There’s a claustrophobic feeling as Robin gets closer and closer to the truth and he can sense the residents of the town where the five went missing from, becoming angrier and angrier. They are keen to put the case to bed. The person responsible for the crime was found. They don’t want anyone raking it up again. I really wanted to know if there was anything that the people in the town were hiding, especially those who were closest to the case.

This is the first book I’ve read by Chris McGeorge, and it won’t be my last. Full of mystery and suspense and with a cast of characters who will keep you gripped, this is a really good read; I flew through it. You won’t be disappointed.

Publisher: Orion

Publication date: 13th June 2019

Print length: 302 pages

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Betray Her by Caroline England #bookreview @CazEngland

I’m delighted to be sharing my review of Caroline England’s new novel Betray Her on my blog today.

Betray Her: The new gripping psychological thriller by the bestselling author of My Husband's Lies by [England, Caroline]

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Best friends forever.

That’s the pact you made.

You’d do anything for her.

And you have.

She’s always had it all.

If you could take it for yourself . . . would you?

MY THOUGHTS

It feels like a very long time since I read a book by Caroline England. When I heard she had a new novel coming out, I was very intrigued, and the cover made me feel even more so and the title as well, Betray Her. This is a tale about a friendship that goes down a very dark path and the tension simmered on every page. And there was that edgy feeling to this book which carried right the way through.

Jo and Kate meet at St. Luke’s private school and immediately strike up a friendship. They’re inseparable, they stand up for each other, and this carries on into later life. But as both of the girls grow older, their lives take them in different directions. Kate has made a success of her life, married to her teenage crush she now lives in a beautiful house, Jo meanwhile is single and has gone through some dark times, but their friendship has still remained intact.

What immediately kept me on my toes was Kate’s husband’s advances towards Jo. Tom becomes desperate to sleep with her, but she doesn’t want to destroy her friendship with Kate, it puts her in a very uncomfortable position. If she comes clean and tells her friend, then that will probably destroy Kate’s marriage. During these scenes, the atmosphere became very tense, and I wondered just how far Tom would be prepared to go to get what he wanted, and if Jo would succumb to his feelings for her.

This is a very dark book. As more details of the characters emerged, I began to understand that they weren’t the type of people who I first thought of them to be. There are some shocking revelations about Kate and Jo’s past in this book, some which readers may find upsetting. From previous novels I’ve read by Caroline England, I can see that friendships and relationships is something she is very good at developing. I became more invested in Jo and Kate as more details about them came to light I just had to keep turning the pages to find out what was going to happen to them next.

Caroline England’s writing grabs you from the very first page and pulls you into this dark tale about how friendships can turn toxic. This is a tension filled drama that will keep you glued to the page. Dark and twisty, Betray Her makes for an excellent read.

Publisher: Piatkus

Publication date: 14th March 2019

Print length: 368 pages

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The Copycat by Jake Woodhouse #bookreview blog tour

Today I’m joining the blog tour for The Copycat by Jake Woodhouse, with thanks to Sriya Varadharajan at Penguin for inviting me to take part.

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A detective on the edge. A case that might take him over it. Get ready for the gripping new Inspector Rykel thriller.

Jaap Rykel is on the brink, his dark past driving him to breaking point – and ending his police career.

Visiting the station one last time, he stumbles across an investigation into a particularly violent murder. A murder where the details exactly match a case he solved years earlier.

But that killer was caught – and is still in prison.

Is there a copycat killer on the loose, playing games with Rykel’s fragile mind? Or did he get it wrong, and send an innocent man to prison?

This might be his last chance to make things right – or it could be the blow that finally takes him over the edge . . .

MY THOUGHTS

The Copycat by Jake Woodhouse had such a chilling and gripping opening, it had me hooked right away, and I devoured the first hundred pages in one go. At the very start, Jake Woodhouse creates such an unnerving atmosphere, but before we know what the outcome is going to be, he takes us back in time to a few days earlier when things really start to go wrong for our lead character. We see a man under the control of a scary individual who has lead him deep into woods at gunpoint. After this point, we begin to get the full picture of just what is going on here.

This is a book which I found very difficult to put down, the pace flowed swiftly along, and I think this was down to the brilliant dialogue. When I first started reading it, I didn’t realise at first that it was the final book in this series, but I had no trouble at all in getting into the story. I really liked Jaap Rykel. He goes through a lot of emotions in this book, but he doesn’t allow anything to get in his way of seeing through the case he is working on. He certainly doesn’t care about risking his own reputation.

Jaap is at a sticky point in his career. He is a man living on the edge and it is driving him towards the end of his time in the police force. But as he takes the next step towards his retirement from the force, disturbing details about a new case emerges which takes him back to a dark time. A young woman has been found brutally murdered in a shocking way that puts the police in mind of an investigation that took place several years earlier which Jaap headed up. But Jaap caught the guy responsible, and he is in prison, serving a life sentence. Was it just possible that he made a mistake all those years ago and that the real killer is still out there? Or is someone else, a copycat, at large?

One thing which Jaap struggles with a lot is PTSD, and he often has blackouts and distressing visions. This was written in a very believable way, and it did create some intense moments in the story. In a way, this also makes him an unreliable narrator as when certain events take place, he isn’t sure if he wasn’t somehow involved. I felt for him a lot, especially when he began to consider the possibility that he made a mistake in the original investigation seven years previously and you can see just how much this affects him.

As the book progressed, I could begin to see the reasons why the perpetrator was killing their victims. But I also wanted to know what the outcome was going to be for Jaap after reading that opening scene, and this is what kept me on my toes and turning those pages.

This was a totally gripping book with very engaging writing. I can’t wait to read more from Jake Woodhouse, including catching up on the previous books in this series. I can highly recommend it.

Publisher: Penguin

Publication date: 30th May 2019

Print length: 416 pages

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#Proximity by Jem Tugwell blog tour #guestpost @JemTugwell @SerpentineBooks @midaspr

Today I’m delighted to be welcoming Jem Tugwell to my blog to talk about a day in his life as a writer. His debut novel Proximity is published this week on June, 6th. With thanks to Amber Choudhary at Midas PR for inviting me to take part.

Proximity: If the police always know where I am...how do I kill you? (iMe Series Book 1) by [Tugwell, Jem]

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Leading the trend in speculative crime thrillers, Jem Tugwell’s thrilling and thought-provoking debut sits alongside Black Mirror and The City and the City in a compelling exploration of our near future. Proximity draws on Jem’s 20 years of professional experience as a software developer in the city to give an unnerving insight into how our world might be transformed by the rapid advance in embedded technology and fitness trackers.

What if the cash-strapped NHS can be given a second life by using tech to regulate our health and behaviour?
What if we can eradicate knife and other proximity crimes by tracking everyone’s activity?
What if civil liberty is seen as an acceptable sacrifice for the greater good?
What if the convenience of technology is used for control?

“Proximity is inspired by the fascinating possibilities of technology, AI and the law of unintended consequences. From my own experience, technologists are often amazed or horrified about the other uses that people imagine for their products. Clive and Zoe’s world might be closer than we think, but is it heaven or hell? How do we decide the perfect balance of free will and greater good?” – Jem Tugwell

‘You can’t get away with anything. Lest of all murder.’
DI Clive Lussac has forgotten how to do his job. Ten years of embedded technology – ‘iMe’ – has led to complete control and the eradication of crime. Then the impossible happens. A body is found, and the killer is untraceable. With new partner Zoe Jordan, Clive must re-sharpen his detective skills and find the killer without technology, before time runs out for the next victim…

DAY IN A WRITING LIFE – JEM TUGWELL

My typical day as a writer varies by season and the phase of the book, and how much ‘real life’ issues and events get in the way.

I have two streams of writing activity going on at any one time: One is the ‘current’ book and the other is the ‘next’ book. At the moment, Proximity is my current book and is out on the 6th June. Book two in the series is my ‘next’ one.

Being so close to publication date, most of my time at the moment is focussed on the PR activities for Proximity. This includes writing blog entries like this, longer articles for magazines and interviews. The PR campaign has been running for three months and I’ve managed to squeeze in time to write the first 10,000 words of the book 2. In the last few weeks, as the PR activities have ramped up, it’s all been Proximity and there hasn’t been any time for the book 2.

In the first three months of the year, the balance was different. Proximity tasks were light and limited to signing off the cover design, printed books layouts and tasks like approving the accents of the characters used in the audio version. This allowed time for the plotting of the book 2. I spend a lot of time here and end up with character profiles and a couple of sentences describing what happens in each chapter. These act as a prompt when I write the actual chapter.

The rest of the year will be split broadly in two. The first few months will be writing the first draft of the book 2. I try and write every morning for 3 to 4 hours. I also try very hard not to reread what I’ve written. I focus on the word count increasing, and leave the rest to the editing phase. Once the first draft is done, I will park it for several weeks and start thinking about book 3 – high level themes and ideas, researching and some plotting.

Then it’s time for the dreaded edits. I will do several passes, each with a different focus like descriptions and similes, dialogue, characterisation, etc. Some edits I will do on paper, some on screen and sometimes reading it out loud.

The rest of the year will be spent with the copy editor and proof-reader, fixing remaining issues, and  tuning and sharpening the prose. This is an iterative process to make sure a fix in one place doesn’t break something else. June 2020 is the provisional date for book 2, so I’m expecting the first half of the year to be a repeat of the first 6 months of this year. I hope I can keep the cycle going and write a book a year.

 

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I can’t believe it’s been three years since I started blogging, I still feel like a newbie most of the time.

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I think when I first started my blog I never thought I would still be carrying on with it three years down the line and I never thought that people would actually take the time to read my posts. When I first began I thought it would just be something I would try out and see where it would go. There have been a few hobbies I’ve given up on over the years but this is one I can’t ever imagine stopping.

I completely forgot my blog birthday last year so I penciled it in my diary to make sure I wouldn’t forget this year.  1st June 2016 I published my very first post on blogspot, a review for Fiona Barton’s The Widow and I haven’t looked back.  I eventually joined WordPress in August 2017. I hope my reviews have improved over the last three years but I’m still questioning myself if they’re any good.

I think what I’ve most been surprised at since I started posting reviews, is how many doors blogging has opened up and discovering the blogging community which is growing all the time. I’ve got to know some great people over the last three years, online and some who I’ve been lucky enough to meet in person and I’ve met some of my favourite writers. Blogging has also given me the confidence to attend literary festivals, which I would never have done so otherwise. Last year I attended CrimeFest and Harrogate for the first time and they were two really great weekends and I’m looking forward to going to Harrogate again this July. If you haven’t been before, I would definitely recommend them.

So I think all that’s left for me to say is thank you, for following and supporting my small corner of the Internet, and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading my posts. I’m sure I’ll be sticking around for the next three years.

 

 

 

Out of the Ashes by Vicky Newham #bookreview blog tour @VickyNewham @HQstories

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Out of the Ashes by Vicky Newham today on my blog.

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A tragic accident – or a ruthless killer?

When a flash mob on Brick Lane is interrupted by a sudden explosion, DI Maya Rahman dashes to the scene. A fire is raging through one of the city’s most infamous streets, the site of Maya’s childhood home. And the discovery of two charred bodies in the burnt-out building transforms an arson attack into a murder case.

With witnesses too caught up in the crowd to have seen anything useful, Maya is facing a complex investigation without a single lead. And, when reports of a second, even more horrifying crime land on Maya’s desk, it’s obvious there’s more at stake than she could ever have imagined. She must find the answers – before all of East London goes up in flames.

MY THOUGHTS

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting DI Maya Rahman in her first outing in Turn a Blind Eye, so I was looking forward to reading Vicky Newham’s next book. Out of the Ashes is a superb follow-up. Maya is a character with a very intriguing past, which Vicky explores further here, and the ending has left me very eager to find out what happens next in Maya’s own personal story. This is what I find so captivating about her character.

The novel opens with Brick Lane on fire. On the same day when protesters take hold of the area, a devastating blaze sweeps through killing two people, a man and a woman, found in each other’s arms. Was it just a coincidence that a flash mob was taking place on the same day? It’s up to Maya, Dan Grant and the rest of their team to find out. As they unpeel the lives of the victims caught up in the blaze, they learn some sordid details about the man’s history, and it’s very clear to see that there are a lot of potential suspects who may have wanted him harmed.

This was a very clever book which I found very difficult to unravel as I was reading. One of the things that Vicky Newham does so well at is creating her setting. Brick Lane was brought to life, although I’ve only been once, I could picture the curry houses, the shops and the way of life that people have been living there for many years. And Vicky also captures the diversity of London so well. There is a ring of authenticity in her writing, and I was transported to London’s East End, which is changing so rapidly as well. Vicky touches on this in her book with the mention of luxury high rise apartment blocks being built in the area, which has angered many of the locals.

As I mentioned earlier, I was really intrigued to find out more about Maya and her family. You don’t have to read the first book as this is explained well here, but I think it is best to get more of understanding of her character. After I’ve finished, I’m now thinking of how she if she is going to pursue her quest further and how and if any more discoveries will change her. And yes, I’m not going to be uncovering any details about what she finds out in this book here.

This is a series I’m now sure I will keep returning to. Totally engaging from start to finish with a really clever storyline, Out of the Ashes is a novel I would highly recommend particularly if you’re looking for a book that will take you on a cultural journey as well.

Publisher: HQ

Publication date: 30th May 2019

Print length: 400 pages

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June First Monday Crime @1stMondayCrime

First Monday Crime is all set to return to City University next week on Monday, 3rd June 2019. One of the guests who will be appearing on next month’s panel is Tim Weaver who is the author of ten novels featuring private investigator, David Raker, who tracks down missing people. His latest novel is, No One Home and it has a very intriguing and scary premise. If you’re also interested in checking out his previous books, I’ve listed them below as well.

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At Halloween, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they’ve become close friends as well as neighbours.

They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. But those photographs will be the last record of any of them.

Because by the next morning, the whole village has vanished.

With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker – and their obsession becomes his.

What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families – and from each other?

Were they really everything they seemed to be?

And is Raker looking for nine missing people – or nine dead bodies?

        

                            

        

        

You Were Gone: I buried you. I mourned you. But now you're back The Sunday Times Bestseller by [Weaver, Tim]

And alongside Tim Weaver, we have three other brilliant crime writers appearing, Angela Clarke author of On My Life, Doug Johnstone author of Breakers and Peter Harrington author of A Single Source. The panel will be moderated by Jake Kerridge.

And that isn’t all. Yes, there will also be a special event, Summer Blind Book Date. This event will feature authors, Elodie Harper, Marnie Riches, Howard Linskey, Tom Wood, Steph Broadribb and Amer Anwar.

Tickets are absolutely FREE and you can reserve your space by clicking on the link below. The nearest tube stations to City University are Farringdon and Angel. Books will be available to buy on the night, and the authors will be signing copies.

Reserve your space here