Tag: abuse

Manipulated Lives by HA Leuschel

Five compelling true-to-life stories each highlighting a narcissist’s manipulative mind games. Narcissists are everywhere. They can be witty, charming and highly charismatic. Anyone can be their target. #ManipulatedLives @HALeuschel @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  At first their devious, calculating mind games can be hard to spot because they are masters of disguise, but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. … Read More Manipulated Lives by HA Leuschel

The Secret Sister by M.M. DeLuca

Some secrets won’t stay buried… There are things I want to tell my husband, Guy, about my past. I want to tell him how I bounced from foster home to foster home. I want to tell him that living with him is the first time I’ve ever felt safe and loved. Most of all, I want to tell him about my little sister, who … Read More The Secret Sister by M.M. DeLuca

The Fractured Globe by Angela Fish

Nature? Nurture? Or just plain luck? Single mums, Tia and Kay, meet when their sons are born on the same day. Tia is a product of the welfare system but wants a better life for her son. Her entrapment by her manipulative and controlling boyfriend in the world of drink, drugs, crime and enforced prostitution suggests otherwise. Is she a ‘born devil’ or can … Read More The Fractured Globe by Angela Fish

Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

THIS MOTHER’S DAY YOU WILL CALL HER MUMMY Glamorous, beautiful Mummy has everything a woman could want… except for a daughter of her very own. So when she sees Kim – heavily pregnant, glued to her phone and ignoring her eldest child in a busy shop – she does what anyone would do. She takes her. But little foul-mouthed Tonya is not the daughter … Read More Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

Tall Bones by Anna Bailey

When seventeen-year-old Emma leaves her best friend Abi at a party in the woods, she believes, like most girls her age, that their lives are just beginning. Many things will happen that night, but Emma will never see her friend again. Abi’s disappearance cracks open the façade of the small town of Whistling Ridge, its intimate history of long-held grudges and resentment. Even within … Read More Tall Bones by Anna Bailey

My 3 favourite books of 2020

It was far easier to choose my over all Top 3 than it was to choose my favourite eight from each half of the year. Why? Because once you open the floodgates it’s impossible to stop. So here goes. They are all totally different from each other, but they each hold a special place in my heart. Image thanks to Leafy Bean Co The … Read More My 3 favourite books of 2020

2020 – A Year in Books

Here is a round-up of my favourite books of 2020. Being furloughed during the first lock-down, I got used to reading far more books than in previous years and it also saw the beginning of my new ‘career’ taking part in blog tours. The following are not just from those blog tours, but also NetGalley and Pigeonhole reads. I hope 2021 has as many … Read More 2020 – A Year in Books

Girl A by Abigail Dean

‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’ Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies … Read More Girl A by Abigail Dean

My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half

Earlier this year I published my Top 8 books of the first half of 2020. These are my Top 8 books of the second half of the year. There are so many more, but I have tried to cut it down. Her Last Words by Kim Kelly There is something very personal about Her Last Words. It feels as though the author has lived it … Read More My 8 favourite books of 2020 second half

The Burning Girls by C J Tudor

An unconventional vicar moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present–and intent on keeping its dark secrets–in this explosive, unsettling thriller from acclaimed author C. J. Tudor. Welcome to Chapel Croft. Five hundred years ago, eight protestant martyrs were burned at the stake here. Thirty years ago, two teenage … Read More The Burning Girls by C J Tudor

The Keeper by Jessica Moor

When Katie Straw’s body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police are ready to write it off as a standard-issue female suicide. But the residents of the domestic violence shelter where Katie worked disagree. These women have spent weeks or even years waiting for the men they’re running from to catch up with them. They know immediately: This was … Read More The Keeper by Jessica Moor

Rough Country by by T.J. Brearton

A young girl murdered. A town with a dark secret. A young girl, Kasey, is murdered in the woods of northern New York, a strange symbol carved into her stomach. Investigator Reed Raleigh, Major Crimes, is tasked with finding the killer. #RoughCountry #TJBrearton @inkubatorbooks @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Reed has his own troubles. He’s in therapy, divorced, estranged from his son. But he desperately needs to … Read More Rough Country by by T.J. Brearton