What Happens Now by Sophia Money-Coutts #BlogTourReview

About the book

No question about it, there are two little purple lines. I’m pregnant.

After eight years together, Lil Bailey thought she’d already found ‘the one’ – that is, until he dumped her for a blonde twenty-something colleague. So she does what any self-respecting singleton would do: swipes right, puts on her best bra and finds herself on a first date with a handsome mountaineer called Max. What’s the worst that can happen?

Well it’s pretty bad actually. First Max ghosts her and then, after weeing on a stick (but mostly her hands), a few weeks later Lil discovers she’s pregnant. She’s single, thirty-one and living in a thimble-sized flat in London, it’s hardly the happily-ever-after she was looking for.

Lil’s ready to do the baby-thing on her own – it can’t be that hard, right? But she should probably tell Max, if she can track him down. Surely he’s not that Max, the highly eligible, headline-grabbing son of Lord and Lady Rushbrooke, currently trekking up a mountain in South Asia? Oh, maybe he wasn’t ignoring Lil after all…

My thoughts

Where to start? This is an absolutely engrossing read and the storyline is brilliantly genuine and funny.

I loved watching how Lily grew (no bump puns intended!) emotionally throughout the book.

The author has managed to take on a potentially hugely complex and tough situation with a lot of love and humour. I laughed so much as I was reading this book.

All of the characters pack a punch. The background characters are superbly written and the more books I read for review, the more important that becomes to me. This book got every one of the characters perfectly for me!

I read this book last month and have been talking about it ever since. It’s packed full of emotion and it carries a very genuine message. I loved it.

Thanks so much to Harper Collins for including me in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of What Happens Now in return for an honest review.

At Your Door by J.P. Carter #blogtourreview

About the book

What happens when the past comes back to kill you?

When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood – but is there more to Holly’s death than at first meets the eye?

Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna’s missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her. The case has been cold for what feels like forever – but a phone call brings a brand-new lead…

Can Anna solve the murder case whilst dealing with her own personal demons? Or is someone from the past planning to get in her way?

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My thoughts 

How great does this book sound? It’s as good as it sounds, I promise.

I really enjoyed the first book in the Anna Tate series, In Safe Hands, so needless to say, I was thrilled when I got the email about At Your Door.

Anna is tenacious and courageous and her character brings books to life.

Not too much time has passed in the story, which made it very easy to pick up where we left off last time.

This book has secrets, a stalker, really well-developed characters, a super plot, plenty of tension and .. oh, more secrets!  In other words, At Your Door has everything that makes a great psychological thriller for me.

It’s not absolutely essential to read these books as a series but why wouldn’t you? Anna Tate is addictive. If you read one book in the series you will want to read more.

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Thanks so much to Sabah Khan at Avon Books for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins #BlogTourExtract

Chapter One
My Wedding Day

Your wedding day is the start of a life-long journey, and, like any other journey, it requires a lot of planning.

First, and most importantly, you need to know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. Are you on a one-track path to growing old together or are you planning on making stops at pets, babies or house moves?

On a real trip you’re going to want insurance, but on the life-long journey of marriage, assurance is what you need. Are you doing this with the right person? Will they stand by you for better, for worse? For richer, for poorer? In sickness and in health?

When your plans are all in place and it’s time to set off on this wonderful, wild adventure, the only thing left to do is pack – but pack light.

Unfortunately, on this non-stop flight to a happy ever after, ex-boyfriends will not fit in the overhead storage, no matter how much you dissected the relationship. All baggage must be destroyed before boarding – you absolutely cannot bring your baggage into a marriage.

Before you tie the knot, customs will confiscate any and all contraband still on your person, not limited to, but including flirtatious WhatsApp threads and other miscellaneous weaponry.

I’m travelling light today. All I have with me is my something old (a necklace my grandma left me in her will), my something new (the sapphire studs in my ears), and my something borrowed (a handkerchief from my mum, which I’m going to keep in the pocket of my wedding dress, because you’d better believe I had my wedding dress made with sneaky pockets). My something blue is (apparently) my best friend, Ali, who is currently lying on the chaise longue at the bottom of my bed in my hotel room.

‘Oh, Lila,’ she says dramatically. ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’

I smile at myself in the mirror. Most best friends are supportive, attentive maids of honour. Ali is showing me her love and support by constantly questioning whether or not this is the right thing to do. I wouldn’t have her any other way though.

‘I’m pretty sure,’ I tell her. ‘I made sure I was sure before I spent thousands of pounds on a wedding and a honeymoon.’

‘Well, yeah, I figured,’ she replies. ‘But… I don’t know, I don’t think I thought you’d go through with it.’

I laugh.

‘And yet here we are,’ I say, smiling at her.

‘Daniel is… you know, he’s fine,’ she says.

‘Fine,’ I repeat back to her. Just what a bride wants to hear on her wedding day.

‘Yeah, he’s fine… he’s maybe just fine though?’ My best friend hasn’t waited until my wedding day to say this, she’s been telling me for years that Daniel was just too boring to settle down with. I think this is a ‘speak now or forever hold your peace’ type conversation, not that the latter sounds remotely like something Ali would do.

‘I know you think he’s boring,’ I tell her. ‘But, maybe “boring guys” are the ones you settle down with? Take that playboy banker you met last weekend – you wouldn’t marry him, would you?’

‘Well, someone clearly did,’ she points out. ‘There was a wedding ring in his hotel bathroom.’

‘Was?’ I dare to ask.

‘Yeah, I flushed it down the lav,’ she says casually. ‘I really don’t appreciate being lied to.’

Ali is a real force to be reckoned with.

‘I know you’re only being semi-serious with the whole talking me out of getting married thing,’ I start. ‘But honestly, I’ve thought this through. I love him, we’re happy together – OK, things might not be wild, but I know in my heart that it’s time to put sexy playboy bankers behind me.’

‘Well, that’s what I do with them,’ Ali says with a wiggle of her eyebrows.

I know that Ali just wants me to be happy, but I did consider all of this before agreeing to marry my fiancé, Daniel Tyler, and when I say I considered it before agreeing, I mean I literally asked him for a moment, before I gave him my answer. The reason for this is because marriage is something I take seriously. My parents, both sixty-five years of age, have been married since they were nineteen. I might be thirty-one, but I want to marry once, and for life. I had a blast in my twenties, Daniel and I moved in together when I was twenty-nine and now, comfortably accepting of the fact I am in my thirties, I finally feel ready to tie the knot.

When some women say they have been planning their wedding for years, what they really mean is they’ve been dressing up in net curtains as kids and trolling Pinterest for flower arrangements as adults. Well, I really have been planning weddings for years… sort of. Not my own wedding and I’m certainly not a wedding planner.

I’m a rom-com author and although the weddings I work with may be fictional, I haven’t just planned a lot of them – I’ve ruined a lot of them too. I’ve written ten books now, so it’s pretty safe to say I’ve considered every possible triumph, every little hiccup and every epic fail my romantic yet devious mind can conjure up.

So, yes, while I have researched flowers, cakes and dresses, and tweaked them accordingly (pockets! Honestly, this is going to be a game changer), I don’t just know what this wedding needs, I know what it doesn’t need too. Obsessing over what flavour frosting to have is rather silly – that’s just the icing on the cake. What you should be worrying about are the things that are out of your control.

I have essentially reverse-engineered every single wedding I’ve ever written, to make sure that my real wedding is perfect. It’s kind of a genius move.

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Thanks so much to Boldwood Books for the invitation to take part in this blog tour, aswell as providing me with such a fantastic extract to share with you all.  If that doesn’t make you want to jump straight into Honeymoon For One, I don’t know what it will take.

As well as the extract, Boldwood Books very kindly gave me a copy of this book to read and I absolutely loved it. It’s such a great read and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who asks – and even those who don’t!!

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The Perfect Lie by Karen Osman #BlogTourReview

About the Book

Nothing has felt right since she told the lie…

Claire Carmichael leads a charmed life. She has two beautiful sons, Jamie and Joshua, and a handsome and successful husband who loves her. She has been taught well by her mother – the most important thing Claire has is her good reputation.

He said, she said…

Even when she was in school, Claire had it all. She was clever, likable, and after passing the initiation tests, she was welcomed into the society of popular girls – The Queen Bees. So when a scandal threatened to ruin Claire’s reputation, the Queen Bees closed rank to protect her, no matter who else got hurt.

Never forgotten, never forgiven…

Claire may have moved on from her school days, but for one person who she hurt irreparably, those memories are as fresh as blood. And all it takes to reap their revenge, is ONE PERFECT LIE.

 

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My thoughts

The Perfect Lie is an utterly gripping psychological thriller where we see past and present collide via a dual-narrative, which flows seamlessly and brings the whole story to life.

The opening chapter pulled me in and that was that – I was obsessed!  I really think you will be too.

Is there such a thing as the perfect lie?  

It is a story of how one mistake can follow us around our whole lives whilst also showing the impact one mistake can have on the lives of those around us.  These things can so easily happen to anyone of us and I think that’s what I especially love about these types of books

About the Author

Originally from the UK, Karen won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016 with her crime-thriller novel, the bestselling The Good Mother. When she’s not writing novels, Karen is busy bringing up her two young children and running her communication business Travel Ink.

 

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The Time of Our Lives by Abby Williams

About the book

Two women from two very different generations are brought together through dramatic circumstances and help each other to forge new paths.

Twenty-six-year-old Erin has everything she’s ever wanted – a good job, a gorgeous fiancé and a best friend who’s always there for her. But suddenly her life comes crashing down around her. Unable to return home to her parents, she takes a room in a house nearby and her life starts over in the most unexpected of ways…

Seventy-six-year-old Lydia, who, shocked by the sudden death of her husband, is devastated to discover that he has left her in crippling debt. With no choice but to take in a lodger, Erin comes into her life. When they find a letter hidden in the attic old secrets come to light and, with Erin by her side, Lydia finds herself going on a trip of a lifetime.

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My thoughts

This is such a feel-good book, and a tale of friendship that is so emotional it is very hard not to connect with it on every level.  As I was reading, I could visualise it on the big screen and would love to see that happen.

Two women from different generations are brought together by things going on in their respective lives and they end up as housemates. They help one another through loneliness and heartbreak, as well as grief.

I found myself very much caught up in the friendship and interactions between the women and how they helped one another through their tough times.

The Time of Our Lives is beautifully written and it is quite easy to get caught up in the story of Erin and Lydia and all of the feelings and emotions this friendship brings about for the women.  I was reminded of my own friendships at times, and how we have helped one another at our most vulnerable times.

This story is proof that no matter your age, new beginnings and change – even those changes that might be forced upon us – can be a powerful blessing. This book showcases this perfectly.

There is so much to love and celebrate about this book and I would highly recommend you give it a read.

Thanks so much to Vicky at Aria for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About the Author

Abby Williams is the pseudonym for Fiona Ford, writer of romantic up-lit and historical fiction. Fiona started out as a freelance journalist for titles such as Grazia, Sunday Mirror and Stylist before realising her passion lay in novels. Now she spends her days immersed in made-up worlds and reckons she has the very best job in the world. When she’s not writing, Fiona is a gym nut, but only so it means she can eat lots of cake and drink lots of wine – not necessarily in that order. She lives in Berkshire with her husband and two cats who she sometimes thinks she might love just a little bit more than all the humans she knows. The Time of Our Lives is her first romantic novel and she is now busy scribbling away her second.

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The Guilty Mother by Diane Jeffrey #BlogTourReview

About the book 

WOULD YOU BELIEVE HER?

2013

Melissa Slade had it all: beauty, money, a successful husband and beautiful twin babies. But, in the blink of an eye, her perfect life became a nightmare – when she found herself on trial for the murder of her little girls.

PRESENT DAY

Jonathan Hunt covered the original Slade Babies case for the local newspaper. Now that new evidence has come to light, Jon’s boss wants him back on the story to uncover the truth.

With Melissa’s appeal date looming, time is running out. And, as Jon gets drawn deeper into a case he’d wanted to forget, he starts to question Melissa’s guilt.

Is Melissa manipulating Jon or telling him the truth? Is she a murderer, or the victim of a miscarriage of justice?

And if Melissa Slade is innocent, what really happened to Ellie and Amber Slade?

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My thoughts

Did she or didn’t she?  That’s the question I was compelled to ask myself whilst reading this book.  It’s a fabulous psychological thriller that played with my emotions the whole way through, as I worked hard to try to stop myself from guessing about what may or may not have happened – mostly because I knew I’d be wrong.

The Guilty Mother kept me on the edge of my seat most of the time I was reading it, so if you’re after a tantalising nail-biter this is definitely the right book.

I feel this book could have been an extremely complicated and messy story that was hard to follow but Diane Jeffrey managed to sew it all together in such a seamless fashion that it was, in fact, incredibly intriguing and exciting.  That takes serious writing talent.

Thanks so much to Izzy at Harper Collins for my copy of this book in return for an honest review.  It’s a book I’ll definitely be recommending to friends for a while to come.

 

The Postcard by Zoë Folbigg #BlogTourReview

About the book

A year after the kiss that brought them together in a snowy train-station doorway, Maya and James are embarking on another journey – this time around the world. The trip starts promisingly, with an opulent and romantic Indian wedding. But as their travels continue, Maya fears that ‘love at first sight’ might not survive trains, planes and tuk tuks, especially when she realises that what she really wants is a baby, and James doesn’t feel the same. Can Maya and James navigate their different hopes and dreams to stay together? Or is love at first sight just a myth after all…The Postcard continues the once-in-a-lifetime love story that readers so took to their hearts.

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My thoughts

I feel like I’ve been talking about this book forever.  I’m so excited that it’s finally here!  I absolutely loved The Note and I so badly wanted to know what became of Maya and Train Man.  Thankfully, there are these things called sequels and I’m very much here for this particular one!

To say I loved The Postcard is a huge understatement.  It is bubbling over with charm.

As I mentioned above, The Postcard is a sequel to The Note but it can very much be read as a standalone.

Zoë writes characters that are so easy to connect with.  We’ve got Maya and James and also Nena and Tom.  They’re flawed and they’re all imperfectly perfect humans.

This book is full of a really good mix of laughter, friendship, tears and realistic characters.  It makes for a very easy and fun read.

I can’t vouch for the back-packing stories in the book as I never did that myself (although these stories are everything I imagine it to be and then some!) but I can speak from the heart when it comes to having a new-born and needing your best friend.  I’m so glad the book featured a storyline like that of Nena.

I feel like the book world needs a male lead like James right now.  I’m reading so many books of late where the male lead just isn’t very pleasant for varied reasons and, for me, Train Man has come along just in the nick of time!

Thanks so much to Vicky at Head of Zeus for my copy of this book in return for an honest review.  I loved every, single page!

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About the Author

Zoë Folbigg is a magazine journalist and digital editor, starting at Cosmopolitan in 2001 and since freelancing for titles including Glamour, Fabulous, Daily Mail, Healthy, LOOK, Top Santé, Mother & Baby, ELLE, Sunday Times Style and Style.com. In 2008 she had a weekly column in Fabulous magazine documenting her year-long round-the-world trip with ‘Train Man’ – a man she had met on her daily commute. She since married Train Man and lives in Hertfordshire with him and their two young sons.

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The Ingredients for Happiness by Lucy Knott #BlogTourReview

About the book

Three sisters, a stash of family recipes, the chance to make their dreams come true…

Amanda is about to open her very own café. She has the pastry sorted, but hasn’t a clue about the plumbing. With the love of her life by her side, surely nothing else can go wrong?

Sabrina has struck out on her own and is proving to the global music industry she has what it takes. However, balancing the business side of the band with her personal life will end up being more than she bargained for.

Louisa is drawing inspiration from the beautiful Amalfi coast, channelling it into creating gorgeous gowns for modern day Sophia Lorens. But putting herself out there in the fashion industry will present its own challenges, even with the ever-supportive Luca by her side.

With the right mix of perseverance, love and plenty of Italian delicacies, these three sisters are about to discover that when they support each other, the sky really is the limit!

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My thoughts 

Firstly, how cute is this cover!  It makes me feel all happy inside.

I didn’t realise this was a second book in a series until very recently!  As the story is a continuation of Lucy’s first book, if you can read that first you should. That said, not having read it didn’t really affect my enjoyment of The Ingredients for Happiness.

This is an absolutely gorgeous read.  If you want to finish out the summer with a book that is packed full of love, Italian food and tonnes of laughs then this is the book for you.  It’s an easy, joyful read that not only has the main characters perfected but also features a seriously super gang of secondary characters too.  I was not left wanting in that regard.

I am a terrible cook.  In fact, I have always wished it came more naturally to me and no more so than when I read about or see the joy it brings people and families to cook together.  I absolutely loved the recipes dotted throughout the book and how food brought the characters together.  Relationships between friends and family were shown really beautifully and it was a special read.

Thanks so much to all at Netgalley and to Izzy at Harper Collins UK for my copy of this book as part of the blog tour.

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You can purchase The Ingredients for Happiness here.

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning #BlogTourExtract

To say this is an exciting day is an understatement.  I get to share some of Nina Manning’s debut novel, The Daughter in Law, with you – and it’s a pretty great extract!

About the book

No one is good enough for her son…

As a single mother, Annie has an especially close relationship with her son, Ben. They have always been together. Just the two of them. So, when Ben brings home his mysterious beautiful new wife, Daisy, immediately Annie doesn’t trust her. Who is this woman who has taken her son away from her? And what is she hiding?

She’ll protect him with her life…

When Ben disappears, suddenly Annie and Daisy are all the other one has. Alone in Annie’s big, remote house, just the two of them, the tension is rising. And like any protective mother, Annie will stop at nothing to expose her new daughter in law, and the secrets she is hiding…

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Extract

Annie

My favourite room is the spare bedroom at the front of the house. It gets all the light in the morning and looks so inviting. I’ve done it up like a picture I saw in a lifestyle magazine: a checked throw across the end of the bed, floral sheets and hooked back curtains, a little wicker chair in the corner with a few well-read paperbacks stacked on top of it, and a white vase on the bedside table. It really is the most comforting place to be. Of course, no one ever uses it. I like to keep the house looking nice. But it was only ever going to be me and my son.

Getting out of bed was particularly hard this morning. It has been every morning since Ben left. I keep thinking, what is the point? I’ve been feeling that empty hopelessness for several months now. Since Ben deserted me.

For her.

I’d heard all about empty nest syndrome but I never imagined for a moment it would happen to me. I never actually thought he would leave. I thought we would just keep existing together. Forever.

He kept so much of his stuff here initially, that I felt sure he would return – but just last month, he came and took the lot.

It’s so quiet here now. It was quiet anyway, that’s why I took the house. It’s the house I grew up alone in with my father, but fled from as soon as I was able to support myself.
How do you define an unhappy childhood? In those days it was unheard of to make an allegation about your relative. I accepted the violence – it was, after all, part of him and all I had ever known. Throughout my motherless upbringing, the beach house provided a sanctuary for me with plenty of places to hide. I got stealthier as I grew and with my legs pulled up tightly into my chest and my head pressed to my knees, I would squeeze myself into an alcove, the airing cupboard or the shed with the ringing sound of my father’s threats in my ear. Later on, I would sneak out and find my way back to my bedroom past my father’s drunken snores. The next day he wouldn’t remember a thing. Had I not been able to escape down to the shore to skim pebbles or poke about in rock pools, then I would have run away sooner. The sea kept me safe. But as soon as I turned sixteen I took myself hundreds of miles away. I never heard a whisper from my father, who had told me daily I reminded him too much of my brazen excuse of a mother. Then he was dead and the beach house was mine. I left it sitting empty for a while, too scared to return, too busy trying to salvage my own marriage. Then Ben arrived and I knew it was time.

When I returned here all those years later with my son, it was fairly run down and rotting in places I couldn’t get to, much like my father for all those years. The brown weather- worn cladding needed a sand down and varnish and the white framed windows were peeling, but overall the exterior wasn’t so bad. I did the best I could with it and I could overlook most of the natural decay when I scanned the vast horizon and breathed in the fresh sea air.

It’s a remote spot, perched right on the edge of the peninsular before it slopes round into the sea. Standing in the garden or looking out of the window, you would be forgiven for thinking there were no houses for miles, but there is one around along the shore and to the left and then they begin to scatter more frequently as they feed towards the village. People rarely walk this far down as the shore is a little more rustic with huge pieces of driftwood and great mounds of seaweed washing up daily. Besides, the stretch of beach at the end of the garden and over the low battered wall essentially belongs to me. We are protected a little from the wind by a few surrounding trees, but it does get a little breezy here at times. But when it’s still and the sea looks like a flat piece of mirror you could walk across, that’s when I love it the most. Of course, I love the waves too, especially the ferocious ones that thrust themselves towards the wall. I like to watch those waves and feel my own fury in them.

A house on the seafront, much like a savannah plain, is the perfect spot to see when enemies are approaching. And anyone who tries to come between me and my son, I consider an enemy.

But despite the weather and the waves, I know the house is empty. And although I try to fill my days with mundane daily tasks, I too feel empty. I need to feel fulfilled again. I need my son back. Back where he belongs.

There’s no one downstairs humming a tuneless song whilst they make their breakfast. There are no dirty trainers in the hallway, or piles of washing in the laundry basket. There are no toast crumbs on the kitchen side, or butter streaks in the marmite. The house is so eerily quiet. I have never experienced this. Not since having Ben. I forced all the bad memories away from the time I lived here as a child and made it all about me and Ben. It’s our sanctuary; our hub. Our place away from the world.

Now he’s gone. He hardly texts or rings. She has him wrapped around her little finger. Calling all the shots no doubt.

It was a real shock when Ben told me he had met someone. It was more of a shock when he told me he had gone and gotten himself married. He had been spending a lot of time at her house, that I knew. But I had no idea things had evolved so quickly. And to have done it without telling me, his own mother, first. We used to be so close. I am not coping so well.

I did the right thing, of course. I invited them over for something to eat – mostly because I needed to get a good look at the woman who thinks she has replaced me.

But I know it’s only temporary. I can’t be replaced. My son can’t live without me.

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I read this book last week and my heart is still pounding!  It is Nina Manning’s first novel, which is really hard to believe after reading it.  It’s a psychological thriller that becomes more twisted the further into the plot we get. Isn’t that what we all want from this kind of book?  Congratulations, Nina!

If you’d like to purchase The Daughter in Law, you can do so here.

You can get to know Nina Manning better by heading to her author profile on the Boldwood Books website.
https://www.boldwoodbooks.com/contributor/nina-manning/

Nina also has her own website, and is active on her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.

Thanks so much to Megan at Boldwood Books for providing me with this superb extract, as well as a copy of the book to read.

 

The Night You Left by Emma Curtis

About the book 

When Grace’s fiancé vanishes without a trace in the night after proposing, her life is turned upside down.  But has Nick walked out on her or is he in danger?

As Grace desperately searches for answers, it soon becomes clear that Nick wasn’t the uncomplicated man she thought she knew.  And when she uncovers a hidden tragedy from his childhood, she realises the awful truth:

that you can run from your past – but your secrets will always catch up with you … 

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My thoughts 

Well, if I’m honest, my thoughts are pretty much OH. MY. GOD!

The tension in The Night You Left just grows and grows as the book goes on.  It had my full attention from the day the package arrived from the publishers and kept me gripped until the very last page.

The reader is dropped straight into action and there really is no let-up in pace.  From the very beginning of this book we are served so much drama and suspense – it’s nail-biting stuff.  The numerous characters are all superbly written and we get to see that they have all got their own secrets and pasts.

It is an absolutely engrossing book and quite a thought-provoking read.  I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride from the very start and The Night You Left is definitely one of my favourite reads of this year so far.

I loved Emma’s other books and I always hope I’ll love the next book by an author but there really is no guarantee that will happen.  I can now confirm that Emma Curtis really brought her A-game for this one.

Thanks so much to Hannah at Transworld Books for my copy of this book in return for an honest review and also for the invitation to join this blog tour.

Go buy the book – you won’t regret it!

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