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New On The Shelf This Week

This week sees Goodreads Giveaway win number 13 featured as new on my shelf.

Just in case you are superstitious, don’t worry, as win number 14 is on its way as I write 🙂

KILLING EVA – An Eva Scott thriller

Witnessing a dramatic death at London’s Waterloo station triggers a series of events that shatter Eva Scott’s world.

Dying words uttered on the station concourse awaken a history she had thought long buried. But the past is about to be resurrected, in all its brutal reality.

Soon, Eva’s life is out of her hands. A genetic key is keeping her alive – but foreshadowing her death. People she loved and lost materialise and then disappear, testing the limits of her sanity. Inextricably linked to her survival, and the lives of many others, is the potential takedown of an economic power.

The only way out is through. But Eva’s life is no longer her own. And it’s killing her.

Clicking on the book’s cover image, will take you directly to its Amazon ‘buy’ page.


Image Of Author Alex Blackmore

Writing makes me feel very vulnerable! No matter how hard I try to remove bits of myself, people still say “Oh! I know so much more about you after reading that.” I’m not sure what they think they’re learning! But there’s no doubt that you can get clues about an author from their work. I didn’t really think about that when I started to write, I just wanted to tell a story.

Alex Blackmore was born in north London, raised in Somerset, and returned to her spiritual home in the north of the capital after a stint at Nottingham University and a year or so of wanderlust.

She divides her time between writing books, copywriting for various publications and running The Glass Pineapple, an online fashion retail start-up, championing new designers and emerging brands. Prior to that she was a practicing finance lawyer in the City, specialising in acquisition finance.

Today, Alex is based between London, Winchester and various planes, trains and automobiles.

Catch up with all the latest news at Alex’s 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 … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

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 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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    • Hi Mary,

      It sounds as though there are plenty of twists and turns in this plot, enough to satisfy even the most avid thriller addict!

      I know that this book probably isn’t one you would choose for yourself, so thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I appreciate it 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      A very strange opening scenario indeed, as it isn’t clear if Eva knows the person on the concourse, who utters those dying words.

      It sounds as though she is simply a witness in the wrong place at the wrong time, however if the dying person isn’t known to her, then how will words uttered by a complete stranger, resurrect her past so vividly?

      Now I need to know 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

    • Hi Lucy,

      There are a couple of books with the title ‘Orphan Black’, so am I right in assuming that it is the series written by John Fawcett?

      In which case I can see where you might be coming from with the similarities to ‘Killing Eva’, although in the susequent titles in the Fawcett series, I can’t really see any resemblance.

      I’m really intrigued by the line …

      “Soon, Eva’s life is out of her hands. A genetic key is keeping her alive – but foreshadowing her death”

      Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate the time you took to comment 🙂

  • It sounds exciting, but “takedown of an economic power”? I have to wonder if it’s one of those I might prefer in film form. Still… I’ll admit that “genetic key” portion really intrigues me.

    Amazed at all your wins! (and no, I’m not superstitious – this #13 might end up being the one you most enjoy!)

    • Hi Kelly,

      I can’t believe my Goodreads Giveaway luck either. It makes it sound as though I have entered to read just about every book listed, but I can honestly say that I only ever enter to win books I know I am going to enjoy and often days will go by without that happening!

      I must admit that there do seem to be several different strands to this story and I am not quite sure how they all fit together, just by reading the rather random synopsis. You mentioned your interest in the genetic key aspects of the premise and I was particularly drawn to the following line after that …

      “The only way out is through. But Eva’s life is no longer her own. And it’s killing her.”

      This is definitely one the jury is out on right now .. It could be a hit or a miss, we’ll just have to wait and see 🙂

    • Hi Carol,

      Interesting ..Yes!

      However I found even that small synopsis to be quite dark and disturbing …

      “People she loved and lost materialise and then disappear, testing the limits of her sanity.”

      I wonder if we are talking about the supernatural here?

      Thanks for the comment and ‘Happy Reading’ 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      This one certainly sounds as though it has all the ingredients for an excellent thriller.

      Author Alex Blackmore also used to live down here in Somerset, so a link, however tenuous, makes her almost local and it is always good to support local talent.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have some great new books of your own to enjoy 🙂

Written by Yvonne