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A Quickie with Caroline Kepnes

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

Hidden Bodies is the sequel to my first book, You. It’s the story of a bookworm who has boundary issues, to put it mildly. It’s like climbing into someone’s head and living there for a little while. And suddenly he’s killing people, for love, and your head is spinning. Continue Reading

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A Quickie with A L Bird

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

Don’t Say a Word is the story of lawyer Jen Sutton, a mum trying to protect her son Josh from a secret that threatens both their lives. But one day a postcard arrives – from the very last person Jen wants to hear from. The secret is no longer safe. Don’t Say a Word is billed as a gripping psychological thriller – one review called it the psychological thriller of the year – so if that’s your genre, this is the book for you. Also if you were hooked by my last book The Good Mother, hopefully this will live up to its promise. Continue Reading

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A Quickie with Simon Kernick

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

The Hanged Man begins with the discovery of the remains of seven women at a farm in the Welsh countryside. DS Ray Mason knows exactly who the killers are, but he has absolutely no proof, and just one lead: an accountant with links to the farm who’s now on the run. Continue Reading


Competition -16th January 2018 – Now Closed

OMG – I absolutely LOVED this book and will be kicking off the blogtour later this month – but I want you lovely people to read it and see why I highly recommend it.  With thanks to the wonderful publishers I have 20 copies (yes 20!) to give away to 20 lucky Compulsive Readers followers (UK addresses only) and all you have to do is COMMENT below.  The winners will be picked on Thursday 18th January 2018.  Good luck. Continue Reading


Competition – 15th January 2018 – Now Closed

I am very excited and delighted to be able to give away 5 hardback copies of Joanna Cannon’s new book THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE which was published on 11th January 2018 and my thanks to those wonderful and generous people at Harper Collins.

There are three things you should know about Elsie.

The first thing is that she’s my best friend.

The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better.

And the third thing… might take a little bit more explaining.

84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?

From the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, this book will teach you many things, but here are three of them:

1) The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever.

2) There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done.

3) Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo.

To win a copy – simply comment below and 5 lucky winners will be chosen randomly on Thursday 18th January 2018.

Good luck!

This competition is only open to UK Mainland postal addresses.

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A Quickie with Calvin Wade

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it…

The first three fictional books I have written have relied upon several characters to narrate the story but for the first time, with ‘Living On A Rainbow’, I have allowed the narration to come (almost exclusively) from one character’s perspective. That character is Harry ‘H’ McCoy and the story explores his life from childhood through to his thirties. At its core, it is a story of male friendships and focuses primarily on the relationship ‘H’ has with his best friend, the eccentric, dramatic, effeminate Andy and also the relationship ‘H’ has with his ageing father, George. Personally, I think it is the best book I have written since my first book, ‘Forever Is Over’ and the majority of those who have read it so far are tending to agree. Continue Reading


The Woman in the Window – AJ Finn

What did she see?

It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.

Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers. Continue Reading


Kill Me Again – Rachel Abbott (DCI Tom Douglas #5)

When your life is a lie, who can you trust? 

When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced.

But nothing prepares her for the shock of coming home from work one night to find that Duncan has disappeared, leaving their young children alone. His phone is dead, and she has no idea where he has gone, or why. And then she discovers she’s not the only one looking for him.  Continue Reading

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A Quickie with Natalie Martin

Tell me about your latest book and why we should read it?

WHAT GOES DOWN is an emotionally turbulent story about family secrets and the limits to our love. Seph is a gifted artist who seemingly has it all: a great career, stable relationship and close family. Until a man she’s never met contacts her, claiming to be her real father. From there on in, everything around her begins to unravel, including her sanity. You should read it because it’s an honest look at relationships touched by loss and mental illness. And also because it’s set in the present day and 1987-1988 – perfect if you’re an 80’s fan, like me. Continue Reading