#BlogTour FOR YOUR OWN GOOD by SAMANTHA DOWNING #BookReview #foryourowngood #samanthadowning @smariedowning @michaeljbooks

Delighted to be with you today as the latest stop on the Blog Tour for the fabulously thrilling FOR YOUR OWN GOOD by SAMANTHA DOWNING.  
My thanks to the author and publisher for letting me be part of the tour and sharing my thoughts!


ABOUT THE BOOK




SOME LESSONS CAN BE DEADLY . . . The unputdownable new thriller from the author of international sensation and Richard & Judy pick, MY LOVELY WIFE

‘Dark, sly and delicious . . . totally original – and totally compelling’ 
JP DELANEY, bestselling author of PLAYING NICE
 Samantha Downing is totally the real deal. Wry and dark and witty and clever’ SARAH PINBOROUGH, bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES
‘Wonderfully dark and twisty. I raced through it, desperate to know how it would end’ BA PARIS
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Teddy Crutcher won Teacher of the Year at the prestigious Belmont Academy. Everyone thinks he’s brilliant.
Only you know the truth.

They all smile when he tells us his wife couldn’t be more proud.
But no-one has seen her in a while.

They’re impressed when he doesn’t let anything distract him – even the tragic death of a school parent.
Even when the whispers start, saying it was murder.

You’re sure Teddy is hiding something about what happened that day.

You’re sure you can prove it.

But you didn’t stop to think that when it comes to catching a killer, there’s no place more dangerous than just one step behind . . .
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‘An irresistibly tale tale of parents, pupils and poison: the American dream turned suburban nightmare’ TM LOGAN

‘A brilliant psychological black comedy with a really fresh feel, packed with sly observation and outrageous twists’ DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED BY  MICHAEL JOSEPH

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon

MY REVIEW


I have never known a book full of so many twisted, devious characters… no wonder I loved it!!  This is one of those stories that leave you horrified, excited, appalled and thoroughly entertained from page one to the last!!


Teddy, a teacher, is at the heart of the story and he has very particular ways to get the best out of his students.  Many don’t agree with those ways but it gets results! He just finds himself taking it to another level at times and it’s shocking to see how devious he is!!
Add to the mix desperate parents trying to get the best for their children – by any means necessary! – and students who have their own ways of being devious, and you’re left with a school that hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons!!


The story excels through its’ use of using different characters to tell their side of the stories! They’re all a little unhinged and that just adds to the fun of it all!  From staff to students, there’s such a dark undertone throughout, and as a reader you are just puzzled as to where the story is going and just how far things will be taken!! And believe me, they’re taken to the edge!!


Teddy knows he has the futures of his students in his hands and he plays up to that in how he tries to control matters.  Everyone needs to dance to his tune … or else!The darkness comes in the form of murder, and we’re left with the task of working out who committed the murders, and why others are taking the blame!! 

 I loved the madness of the storyline, the extreme characters and the chilling outcome! It is one of those books that you find very hard to put down once you start reading – the crazy keeps calling you back!!  Terrific thriller!

★★★★★

#BlogTour THAT NIGHT by GILLIAN McALLISTER #BookReview #ThatNight @GillianMAuthor


 Delighted to be with you today as part of the exciting Blog Tour for the fabulous THAT NIGHT by GILLIAN McALLISTER! My thanks to the author and publisher for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!!


ABOUT THE BOOK


What would you do to protect your family?

ANYTHING.

That night everything changed.

The night Frannie commited a murder, but she didn’t mean to…

That night we helped her bury the body, what else could we do?

One hot summers night in Italy, Joe and Cathy Plant receive a phone call that will change their lives forever.

Their sister Frannie has killed a man, and she needs their help.

They were always close, some might say too close, siblings who worked together, lived next door to each other

And now they’ve buried a body together…

But when they return to England, Frannie, Joe and Cathy become tangled in lies in they’ve been telling,

to the police, to their friends, to each other…

But if you can’t trust your family, who can you trust?

PUBLISHED BY MICHAEL JOSEPH

PURCHASE LINK


Amazon

MY REVIEW

I think this is the first Gillian McAllister book I’ve read – it most defnitely will not be the last!! I found this to be one of those books that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you read, and she has created  a set of characters and circumstances that just get you thinking ‘what would I do in that situation?!’.

This is a book about siblings and just how far you’d go to help your family out!! Frannie, Cathy and Joe are siblings and have always been close.  And that bond is pushed to the limit when on holiday Frannie calls them frantically to ask for help as she’s just murdered a man – but she didn’t mean to!!

Through each of their viewpoints we are witness to the action before, during and after as we see the toll the events of that night take on them personally and how they deal with the consequences. And just how easy it seems to be to tell lie after lie to protect someone they love!

I loved the twists throughout! The setting just adds to the story as what is supposed to be an idyllic escape from reality, turns into a real life nightmare that continues to plague them as the net closes as they return home.  You don’t always like the characters and how they deal with the situation, but you can’t help but be gripped by the plot and piecing the story together to work out just where the heck it’s going!! And I wasn’t disappointed as it made me gasp quite a few times!!

★★★★

#Preview THE ABSOLUTE BOOK by ELIZABETH KNOX #TheAbsoluteBook

Something to look forward to in 2021!! It can’t come quick enough for my liking to be fair, so I’m happy today to be able to share the cover and animation for the forthcoming release THE ABSOLUTE BOOK by ELIZABETH KNOX. My thanks to the team at Michael Joseph for letting me be part of it all!!

That cover!! 😍😍😍


ABOUT THE BOOK


Taryn Cornick believes her sister Bea was deliberately run down and killed. She believes it so hard she allows a man called the Muleskinner to exact the justice Bea was denied. An eye for an eye.

Which is when Taryn’s problems really begin.

Because the police suspect Taryn’s involvement in the death.

Worse, others have their eyes on Taryn – those in a faraway place who know what Taryn’s family have been carefully hiding in their vast library. The Absolute Book.

They want it – and they want Taryn to help find it.

For the lives of those in more than one world depend upon it…


PRE-ORDER LINK