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New On My Shelf This Week

Another great recommendation and complimentary download, from the lovely Nia, of Aria Fiction.

Author Carys Jones will be making a welcome return visit with a guest post in support of the upcoming blog tour for her new book, which will be stopping by Fiction Books on August 30th, so make that a date for your diary!


Cover Image Of 'Dead Girls Can't Lie' By Carys JonesBest friends tell each other the truth – don’t they?

When North Stone’s best friend Kelly Orton is found hanging lifeless in a tree, North knows for certain it wasn’t suicide. Kelly had everything to live for – a loving boyfriend, a happy life, and most importantly of all, Kelly would never leave North all by herself.

The girls have been friends since childhood, devoted to each other, soul sisters, or at least that’s what North has always believed. But did Kelly feel the same way, or was she keeping secrets from her ‘best friend’ – deadly secrets…

When the police refuse to take North’s suspicions seriously, she sets out to investigate for herself. But her search soon takes her to a glamorous world with a seedy underbelly, and before long North is out of her depth and getting ever closer to danger. Determined to find the truth, she soon wishes that dead girls could lie, because the truth is too painful to believe…


Image Of Author Carys Jones - Updated April 2017Carys Jones hails from Shropshire, England, where she lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion, Rollo.

John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews are among her favourite authors and when she is not writing she likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.

I love nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader’s imagination. To me, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which I try to bring to my books, drawing inspiration from more or less anything and everything.

You can catch up with all Carys’s news at her website

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Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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    • Hi Martha,

      It sounds as though Carys really delves into the question of just how well you might think you know someone – and when North discovers that perhaps she really didn’t know Kelly at all, then I’m sure that all hell is going to break out, with North being the only one to suffer.

      After all, even though ‘dead girls can’t lie’, they don’t have to suffer the consequences of the truth either!!

      Thanks for being such a great July host and ‘Happy Reading’ 🙂

    • Hi Mary,

      I generally enjoy quite an eclectic mix of genres in my reading, however I wouldn’t necessarily thank you for recommending a fantasy or science fiction book, so I can quite appreciate that this psychological thriller may not appeal to everyone.

      I would still like to say thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, it is always good to catch up with you 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      It must be absolutely awful to not be believed by the police, when you are as convinced as North seems to be about the circumstances surrounding Kelly’s death.

      I’m not sure that taking matters into your own hands is ever the best option, but I can also understand why it happens.

      I shall definitely be turning the pages quickly, especially if Carys keeps the big reveal back until towards the end of the book!

      Thanks for visiting this week and I hope that you too, have some great new books for your TBR pile 🙂

    • It certainly does, Carol and that rather eerie cover art certainly sets a scene, doesn’t it?

      Over the years, I haven’t found many books which I haven’t enjoyed reading, or did not finish, and I feel certain that this isn’t destined to become one of them!

      Thanks for taking the time to visit and enjoy the rest of your reading week 🙂

  • From this description, I believe North might have gotten in over her head! It sounds exciting and I look forward to the guest author post later in the month.

    • Hi Kelly,

      This will be the second time that Carys has stopped by with a guest post and it is always a good feeling to have an author want to make a return visit.

      It sounds as though North definitely didn’t know Kelly as well as she thought she did and is very much putting herself in harms way before she discovers the truth – or at least uncovers the lie she has believed to be the truth!

      I don’t really have any friends I would consider myself to be that close to and even if I did, I’m not sure that I would tell them everything, would you?

      I hope that all is well with you and thanks for taking the time to visit 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      A thriller with a deadly twist by the sounds of things!

      My favourite genre I have to admit, so I can’t wait for this one to get to the top of my list.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I always value your visits 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,

      It is always good to hear from you and it is probably I who should be apologising for my lack of blog hopping lately. The days just pass by so quickly with work and the evening blogging time is simply never enough, well not once I have fallen asleep at the keyboard anyway!!

      ‘Dead Girls Can’t Lie’ is a stand alone story, however Carys also has some interesting series on the go, which I hope to catch up with very soon … well, eventually!!


      ‘Happy Reading’ 🙂

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