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Book News – Sleep By C.L. Taylor

SleepC.L Taylor is back with an exhilarating new book in 2019 called ‘Sleep’.

What the back cover says

All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty…

To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare.

Each of the guests have a secret, but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.

Seven strangers. Seven secrets. One deadly lie.

Someone’s going to sleep and never wake up…

I’ve just finished this book and fans of C.L. Taylor are in for a rollercoaster of a journey.

You can pre-order Sleep from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 4th April 2019.

Angela Clarke Reveals New Book – On My Life

On My LifeAfter the success of her ‘Social Media Murder Series’, Angela Clarke is back with a twisty new story called ‘On My Life’.

What the back cover says –

Jenna thought she had the perfect life: a loving fiancé, a great job, a beautiful home. Then she finds her stepdaughter murdered; her partner missing.

And the police think she did it…

Locked up to await trial, surrounded by prisoners who’d hurt her if they knew what she’s accused of, certain someone close to her has framed her, Jenna knows what she needs to do:

Clear her name
Save her baby
Find the killer

Sounds like a gripping thriller to look forward to in March!

You can pre-order On My Life from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops 7th March 2019.

The Swap By Fiona Mitchell

The Swap‘The Swap’ is Fiona Mitchell’s second novel.

When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child. The women only discover the devastating error three years later. Tess wants to swap the children back; Annie doesn’t. As the pair wrangle, neither of them expect what unfolds.

‘The Swap’ is a story that is very parents nightmare when two couples find put that the child that they carried through to birth, is not theirs.

The story is seen through the perspective of both mothers, Tess in England and Annie in America, when they discover that their embryos were switched and they both ended up with each other’s child.

Tess, has always found it hard to love Freddie, her three year old is bold, violent and prone to causing mayhem at every social gathering. He’s the complete opposite to her other children and she finds it almost a relief to discover that her child is actually the little girl that she always dreamed off. When, Annie discovers that her little girl Willow, is not hers, it was always something she feared as Willow was so different to herself and her husband Carl.

Both parents have to come face to face with each other and meet the child that they always wanted and decide what their future is to be.

This story is a difficult tale to read. It’s heartbreaking to read as both mothers struggle with the possibility of losing the child that they know as well as struggle with wanting the child that is biologically theirs.

The story is sensitively written and explains the background of the characters to help the reader understand, why they came to this point in their lives, particularly Tess as she has faced some terrible demons in her life and is really struggling with the situation. Whereas Annie, is a bit more rational in the circumstances.

With a shocking storyline and fascinating characters, ‘The Swap’ is a deeply moving tale that makes for poignant and complex reading.

You can pre-order The Swap from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 19th September 2019.

The Flatshare By Beth O’Leary

The Flatshare‘The Flatshare’ is Beth O’Leary’s debut novel and it’s also Quercus books most anticipated debut of the year.

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly-imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window.

The story is seen through the narrative of Tiffy and Leon, who flat share, but have never met and communicate through post its to each other. Tiffy, is struggling for money and having come out of a toxic relationship needs somewhere to live urgently. So, when she sees the advert for an unconventional flat share, she jumps at it. Much to the dismay of her best friends. Leon needs someone to help pay the bills, whilst he works at night in a hospital as a palliative care nurse. Whilst he works at night, Tiffy has the house to herself and sleeps on the left side of the side. Then, when she’s at work, Leon sleeps on the right side of the bed.

As the months pass, they confide in each other and become close friends as they deal with problems in their lives and they find it easier to chat through the medium of notes instead of face to face, as they can be brutally honest with each other.

Like many others who’ve read ‘The Flatshare’, I adored this book. The plot is such a unique concept and the story is cleverly written. I loved both Tiffy and Leon, they were such interesting characters that complimented each other. Tiffy is outspoken, adventurous and with a vibrant wardrobe. Her confidence is low, from a bad relationship and as the story progresses, we see her blossom and grown in confidence, all down the post its that the quiet and gentle Leon leaves for her.

I read this book in a couple of sittings and found it difficult to put down. It’s deliciously written with warm and kind characters, that I fell in love with. With a stunningly pretty cover, and an unique premise, ‘The Flatshare’ is a captivating and funny story, of love, friendships and new beginnings.

You can pre-order The Flatshare from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 18th April 2019

Mike Gayle Reveals New Book – Half A World Away

Half A World WayMike Gayle has revealed his new book for 2019 called, ‘Half A World Way’.

What the back cover says –

Kerry Hayes knows exactly who she is: a single mum, a cleaner and Mariah Carey’s biggest fan.

Noah Martineau thinks he knows who he is: a successful barrister, with a wife, daughter and big house in Primrose Hill.

Strangers with nothing in common.

Strangers living worlds apart.

But it wasn’t always this way…and Noah and Kerry are about to discover just who they really are

Sounds like anothe incredibly moving and uplifting new novel from the author of ‘The Man I Think I Know’.

You can pre-order Half a World Away from Amazon and will be available from good bookshops from 13th June 2019.