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New On My Shelf This Week

Another couple of gems sent to me by the lovely folks at Aria Fiction, via the brilliant NetGalley download site.

I shall be taking part in the upcoming Blog Tours for both of these books, on the 6th and 9th May 2018, respectively.


Cover Image Of The Book 'Killing Time' By Author Mark RobertsA young Czech girl, missing for eight days, is found abandoned in a deserted playground. She is so traumatized she cannot speak.

DCI Eve Clay is on her way to interview the victim, when another case is called in. Two Polish migrant workers have been found dead in their burnt out flat. But Clay soon realizes that this is no normal house fire. The men’s bodies were set alight, after the killer had clinically removed both of their hearts.

Then reports come in that the Czech girl’s mother has now also disappeared. As Clay and her team work to make sense of these crimes, they receive a call saying there will be another murder before the day ends.

And this time, the body count will only go up.


Image of Author Mark RobertsMark was born and raised in Liverpool and was educated at St. Francis Xavier’s College.

He was a teacher for twenty years and for the last thirteen years he has worked with children with severe learning difficulties.

Before his first adult crime novel The Sixth Soul was published in 2013, he had spent most of his time as a writer producing three children’s novels and theatre plays, receiving  a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for best new play of the year.

He is the author of What She Saw, which was longlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger.

Blood Mist, the first in his DCI Eve Clay series, went to number one in the Australian kindle chart.

Keep up with all the latest news at Mark’s website

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Cover Image Of The Book 'What Did I Do?' By Author Jessica JarlviFollowing the death of her husband, Kristin quits Chicago for Sweden, armed with a substantial insurance pay out and a plan to start over. But Kristin’s peaceful new life is soon disturbed by creepy, anonymous phone calls. Could they be linked to the threatening letters, accusing her of murdering her husband? Paranoid, she starts therapy to try and make sense of her past, opening up for the first time about her younger brother’s suspicious death. 

With her tormentor’s mind games escalating, Kristin grows increasingly confused, tormented by visions of her brother drowning, her husband gasping for air, and her mother’s twisted, broken limbs draped across the stairs of her childhood home. She feels as though she’s losing her mind.

Was she responsible for her husband and brother’s deaths, her mother’s accident? Could she be a killer and not remember?


Image Of Author Jessica JarlviBorn in Sweden, Jessica moved to London at the age of 18 to obtain a BSc Hons degree in Publishing and Business.

She worked in publishing in the UK for a number of years before heading to Chicago, USA, where she edited a magazine for expats. Back in Sweden, she completed a Masters in Creative Writing.

Since 2010, she has taught journalism and media at a local university, and has spent the last five years as the marketing and PR manager for a British firm.

In 2016, Jessica was one of the winners in the Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

She is married with three spirited children, and although she is known for her positivity, her writing tends to be rather dark!

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Picture of an English red post boxis 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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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
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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