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“Another duo to keep me awake at night!”
Mailbox Monday

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I am convinced that between them, Aria Fiction / Head of Zeus / NetGalley, are making sure that I never get another good nights sleep again, with all these amazing thrillers they keep publishing.

Here’s another couple that landed in my mailbox this week, both with Blog Tours planned for September, in which I shall be taking part!


Cover image of the book 'The Bad Place' by author M.K. Hill (Mark)The newspapers called it The Bad Place. A remote farm out on the Thames estuary, where six children were held captive for two weeks. Five of them got out alive.

That was 20 years ago. Now adults, they meet up annually to hold a candlelit vigil for their friend who died. The only rule is that no one can talk about what happened the night they escaped. But at this year’s event, one of them witnesses a kidnapping. A young girl, Sammi, is bundled into a van in front of their eyes. Is history repeating itself? Is one of them responsible? Or is someone sending them a twisted message?

DI Sasha Dawson, of Essex Police, is certain that the key to finding Sammi lies in finding out the truth about The Bad Place. But she also knows that with every second she spends trying to unlock the past, the clock ticks down for the missing girl.






Cover image of the book 'The Quiet Ones' by author Theresa TalbotIf only someone had listened…

When the supposed suicide of famous Scottish football coach Harry Nugent hits the headlines, the tabloids are filled with tributes to a charitable pillar of the community that gave so much back to sport and to those less fortunate.

But something isn’t right. Normally celebrities are queuing up to claim to have had a very special relationship with the deceased, but investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil is getting the distinct impression that people are trying to distance themselves from Harry.

Oonagh’s investigation leads her to uncover a heartbreakingly haunting cover-up that chills her to the core… and places her in mortal danger from those willing to protect their sadistic and dark secrets at any cost…


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Mailbox Monday is a dedicated gathering place for readers to share links to the books that came into their house during the last week. This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well, after all you never know where that next “must read” book will come from.

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • You’re getting quite a good stack of thrillers, Yvonne! It should inspire you to read, read, read! Hoping you’re finding some time to do so. 😉

    • Hi Kelly,

      I promise you, I have plenty of inspiration and great books, just not enough time!!

      Mind you, the days whizz by so quickly, that I don’t seem to have enough time to do anything else, let alone relax and read!

      Still, I am enjoying the books I do get to clear from my TBR pile, so that’s all that matters really.

      I hope that things are okay for you and that your June reading schedule is looking good 🙂

  • Too funny about publishers conspiring to keep you reading late at night 🙂 I hope you have a good week and enjoy your new books.

    • Hi Mary,

      Yes! I do read into the wee small hours sometimes, but I also meant it in the context that if I keep amassing this never-ending supply of great thrillers, one day I am going to encounter a storyline that will creep me out so much that I shall be unable to sleep!

      Either way I don’t really mind, as I consider myself lucky to be on the blogging radar of some great publishers and publicists, who I love working with.

      Thanks for the lovely comment, it is always great to have you stop by 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      This is definitely my kind of mailbox and one I shall enjoy opening very soon!

      Thanks for taking a look at this week’s selection and Happy Reading 🙂

  • What sounds like two great thrillers. Of the two it is probably The Bad Place that most appeals to me. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on both books, enjoy.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I hate having to choose between books solely on the premise, especially as these two are so different.

      I want to read ‘The Bad Place’, just in case Mark decides to make DI Sasha Dawson into a series, when I shall want to be in from the beginning.

      Perhaps I am jumping the gun a bit with my interpretation of the storyline for ‘The Quiet Ones’, but this one sounds quite relevant to events unfolding daily across the news and covering just about every facet of society … although I may be barking up the wrong tree completely!

      I shall be reading them both anyway, so choosing is never an option for me. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading 🙂

    • Almost any book is a good one for me, with the possible exception of sci-fi and fantasy, but even then, if there was nothing else!….

      Two good sounding thrillers will do me nicely this week, thanks!

      I hope that you have some great reading lined up and thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      It’s suspense reading all the way for me, right into the foreseeable future and I am spoilt for choice from the great books I have on my list!

      Hope you have some fantastic reading choices ahead 🙂

    • Hi Veronica,

      Many of my sleepless nights are actually spent trying to keep up with the blogging commitments I keep making; but without them, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to discover some of the fantastic books which have me quaking in my boots with their spooky storylines!

      I hope that ‘The Bad Place’ manages to make it onto your TBR list and that you enjoy it, if it does 🙂

    • Hi Nikki,

      Over the past few months, I have received some great books from a few good new authors, for review / promotion, so no complaints from me 🙂

      I hope that you are well xx

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