Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ Arc Book Review / Now You See Her / Heidi Perks /



Release Date-26th July 2018
Publisher-Random House UK, Cornerstone
Genre-Mystery & Thrillers
Kindle Edition-416 Pages



Unputdownable psychological suspense from an exciting new talent, perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door and I Let You Go.

She’s playing at the school fete with your children. You pull out your phone, scroll through Facebook, and look up again.

Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.

Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable, tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.

Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.

Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.




Now You See Her

Now You See Her by Heidi Perks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This was a new author for me and I found “Now You See Her” to be a great introduction to this particular writers work.
It was a fast-paced read; managing to keep me on my toes throughout.
Full of twists and turns this did a great job of retaining and investing my attention.
The story itself revolves around friends Harriet and Charlotte and the fallout that results when the unimaginable happens.
Charlotte at a school fete manages to lose Harriets daughter; one-minute shes there, the next vanished into thin air.
How can their friendship survive this tragic strain and has the whole world looks on in horror Charlotte’s perfect life starts to unravel as friends and strangers start to point the finger and judge.
Crucifying her as a mother and friend.
Meanwhile, Harriets fighting her own personal demons and with buried secrets ready to reveal all there’s much more going on here than originally meets the eye.
So this was a great book that really kept my interest.
Its told in dual POV; Harriet and Charlottes and did an excellent job of portraying these flawed imperfect characters.
I loved that both friends were far from faultless; each not truly showing all of themselves but still acting so clueless as to how actual real they were both outwardly behaving.
I also enjoyed seeing the glimpse into the mommy mates playground dynamics showcased here, actually so typical of most school hierarchy’s, shallow and superficial all the way.
It’s no wonder Charlotte as an individual altered so much through this as she slowly has her eyes opened to her friend’s fakeness.
Not even one apology amongst them for shunning and abandoning their so-called friend in her time of need.
The only exception to this was her friend Audrey, she was a rock, I think we could all do with an Audrey in our lives.
Harriet, as I mentioned earlier, has her own battles to fight and without going into to detail these slowly start to unfold as we venture further into proceedings.
There is a lot of back and forth as we are taken back in time to the events as they occurred as both friends are questioned extensively by the authorities.
And though this was somewhat predictable in places with no great surprises that I hadn’t managed to guess for myself I still enjoyed myself here immensely.
This was at its heart a psychological thriller but for me, it was also was a story about friendship and loss.
This one gets a yay from me.
Thank you to the Publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “Now You See Her” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Reviews, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2) / Cara Hunter /



Release Date-12th July 2018
Publisher-Penguin Books
Genre-Mystery & Thrillers
Kindle Edition-444 Pages




From the author of the massive bestseller CLOSE TO HOME, comes the second pulse-pounding DI Fawley crime thriller.

A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive.

No one knows who they are – the woman can’t speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. The elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before.

The inhabitants of the quiet Oxford street are in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? But DI Adam Fawley knows that nothing is impossible.

And that no one is as innocent as they seem. 

In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2)

In The Dark by Cara Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Really enjoyed this one; which actually surprised me because initially upon first embarking on “In The Dark” I found it a bit of a chore to get into.
In retrospect, I think it was the many POV’s that I had teething issues with, I just found it a tad difficult to separate the many characters perspectives.
Losing my way slightly and getting turned around on who was who and also whose head we were inhabiting at any given time.
It was just slightly tedious initially keeping everyone separate and straight.
So glad I persevered though as when things finally started to click into place for me “In The Dark” was pure magic.
I’m not usually one for reading crime/police drama; watching it on the old screen Yes (I love Vera, Inspector Frost and the like) reading it; not so much, but made an exception for this as it had such an intriguing premise behind it that really captured my attention.
A girl and her child imprisoned in a basement, the disappearance of a young mother that has confounded the local authorities for the last few years, having all the hallmarks of a cold case.
All connected in some form and just waiting for D.I. Fawley and his team to crack wide open.
There were so many twists and unexpected curveballs thrown here that I was in danger of getting whiplash.
I did kinda guess some of the answers here but many others were still a complete mystery.
This was so well done and so intricately woven that I was seriously super impressed.
I thought an especially great touch was the inclusion of all the officer’s everyday mundane lives.
I really appreciated this aspect of “In The Dark” and felt it really brought a human touch to the whole proceedings.
Having a window into the ordinary really gave me a sense of comradery.
Ultimately forging a much stronger individual connection with all the cast.
This was one of the better police/Crime dramas I have experienced.
In conclusion, this was a fast-paced mystery drama that I am happy to give a thumbs up to.
Thank you to Penguin and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “In The Dark (DI Adam Fawley, #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / You Were Gone / Tim Weaver /



Release Date-17/5/18
Kindle Edition-496 Pages


A woman walks into a police station and tells officers she’s been missing for eight years. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with a name on it: David Raker.
Raker specializes in locating missing people. After his wife died, they became how he coped and moved on – and, almost a decade later, the disappeared aren’t just his job any more, they’re his life. So when the police call him, Raker agrees to meet the woman.
But this is no ordinary case – and no ordinary woman.
She looks exactly like his dead wife. She knows everything about their marriage, their history, even private conversations the two of them had. And soon, everything Raker thought he knew about his life, and about the woman he loved, will be exposed as a devastating lie.


You Were Gone (David Raker #9)

You Were Gone by Tim Weaver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I really loved You Were Gone (David Raker #9) like so much more than I was originally expecting, but had absolutely no bloody idea it was part of an ongoing series; no matter this can totally be read as a standalone no issues whatsoever.
So this was a mind-Eff of epic proportions and I couldn’t put it down such an engrossing read this was.
This had me second guessing along with Raker everything I thought I knew to be true.
Could it be true? was David losing the threads of his very sanity? Who was this woman who claimed to be his wife? Where had she come from?
This had so many twists and turns throughout I felt lost in a maze with no clear exit.
So cleverly executed and with such finesse, this was a pleasure from start to finish.
Not my usual genre but so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.
This will have you psychoanalysing and dissecting every actuality for hidden messages and meanings and when events eventually reached a conclusion I was seriously shocked at the identity of the puppet master himself.
This was a fabulous addictive Crime Mystery that was glued to my hand till the final curtain.
A complete surprise hit for me.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “You Were Gone (David Raker #9)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Dark, Paranormal, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1) / Victoria Renteria /

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Release Date-5th June 2018
Genre-Paranormal Crime Suspense
Kindle Edition-316 Pages

Colton Monroe was born with a gift: the extraordinary ability to bend time. A tragic incident in his youth compelled him into seclusion, forcing him to hide amongst the shadows—an outcast from society. Eventually, a driving need to alleviate his suffering draws him out of his self-imposed isolation. Embracing his unique power, he turns his talent into a profitable business . . . until the day the Chaumont police department recruit him in their search for a missing person.

Colton endeavours to aid the police, scouring the area for clues, searching for any signs of the missing girl, only to continually come up empty-handed. With only his gift to guide him, Colton is left to solve the riddle of Lana Turner’s disappearance on his own. But when things go awry and she begins to invade Colton’s dreams, an inexplicable sense of urgency pushes him to his limits.

In a deadly race against time, Colton will face challenges from both this life and the next. As the clock winds down, only one question remains: Will he find her in time, or is she destined for the afterlife?



Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1)

Beyond The Pain by Victoria Renteria
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-5/6/18

I absolutely bloody adored Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1) like just so much it’s unreal.
So. this was a bit of a genre switch for myself and while I do read the occasional Crime mystery this one was in a class all of its own.
It had a Mystery Crime Sleuth vibe to it; also accompanied by a huge splash of the Paranormal.
So it has been a while since I indulged in this particular cross-genre and In my opinion, this was an excellent book to get back on the horse with.
It Drew me in straight from the very beginning; teasing my senses with its intriguing agenda and surprising even myself with how fast I could devour a book.
“Beyond The Pain” tells the tale of Colton Monroe a gifted but troubled psychic; almost a pariah in his small town because of his strange abilities and unwanted gifts.
When a local girl “Lana Turner” goes missing Colton’s astounding abilities are called into play.
Working with a detective on the Chaumont police department payroll Colton employs all his varied talents to help bring Lana back home to her family.
Calling on depths of strength he was unaware he had; Colton is not only saving himself but also beginning a journey of discovery; (his destiny even) and once on this particular path; he will be committed to the destination; wherever it may lead him.
So this was so good; I especially adored the banter between our two main characters.
The back and fourthness of there repertoire was so amusing and brought a smile to my face often.
There was also such hidden depths to many of the characters portrayed here; Carlton especially was very proficient at hiding his inner turmoil and feelings; portraying an almost confidence and togetherness he was so far from actually feeling.
Using this mask as a shield to protect himself from the outside world Carlton has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight.
There is still so much left to discover here; question and answers to be asked and fulfilled and I am so invested in the next leg of this addictive new series.
This was the first book in this series and I’m so interested in seeing where this is eventually going to proceed.
With all the reveals and revelations we were treated to here in “Beyond The Pain” its certainly going to be an interesting and informative ride.
This is one story that gets my wholehearted seal of approval; It was such a great read that kept me guessing throughout.
Oh and I should just mention this is not a romance it’s more of a supernatural crime Mystery.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Beyond The Pain (The Beyond Series Book 1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Contemporary, Dark, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Defied (Blood Duet 2) / Maria Luis /



Release Date-31st May 2018
Genre- Dark contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-292 Pages

I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed vengeance. 

For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her. 

Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows, but I dragged her into the darkness anyway. 

One kiss and I would stop at nothing to possess her. 

One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.

Our attraction was poison and pleasure.

They say the devil recognizes his own, but I never saw Avery coming.

She’s determined to light the matchsticks, and I can’t resist going down in flames… 


Defied (Blood Duet #2)

Defied by Maria Luis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Release Date-31/5/18

I Was so looking forward to diving into the second book in the Blood Duet series and Defied (Blood Duet #2) certainly didn’t disappoint; this started exactly where we left off in Sworn and almost immediately we are thrown right back into the thick of things.
“Defied” was action packed throughout and I so enjoyed reconnecting with both Avery and Lincoln.
In this second volume, we finally get the answers we have been waiting for and I felt that we finally got to fully bond and empathise much more with both Avery and Lincoln.
Finally comprehending the reasonings behind there outward personas and life choices.
In return, this made me feel so much more connected to our leading couple; I was so invested in the final outcome for these two.
This was really easy to get lost in and “Defied” managed to absorb me fully almost from the beginning.
Its told in dual POV and also has some interesting and also some very unsavoury individuals.
In Defied I was sucked right into the colourful ambience of what was ultimately the dark belly of New Orleans.
I adored the dynamic between Avery and Lincoln very much and thought that together they made a fantastic pair.
Their broken pieces just fit together so beautifully and when these two stopped fighting there feelings the outcome for both was fantastic and addictive reading.
This also had just the right balance of action versus sexy times and the emotion here was incredibly believable; I actually wanted these two to pull through the shitstorm ahead.
And most important of all they were both so very likeable; totally the cherry here for me.
“Defied” at its heart was well written and a truly positive experience for me.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Defied (Blood Duet #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Erotic, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ BOOK REVIEW / Mafia Princess / Bella J. /

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Release Date-8th May 2018
Genre-Mafia Contemporary romance
Publisher- Crave Publishing
Kindle Edition-212 Pages

Rules. I’m starting to think I have the natural talent to break them. I hate rules. Always have. Especially since I had them shoved in my face my entire life.

I didn’t ask to be a part of all this. I didn’t ask to be a Valenti. And I sure as hell didn’t ask to be bound by all their goddamn rules. Their rules are exactly that—theirs. Not mine.

It’s been years since I broke one of my family’s most cardinal laws. It was a mistake, I know that now. But that’s the thing about mistakes, you never know you’re about to make one until it’s too late.

Unfortunately every transgression, every wrong decision has a way to demand atonement. No matter if it’s hours, days or years after. You might think your indiscretions are long forgotten and buried, but it’s not. You’ll never be free of it, not until you’ve paid in full.

I’m still waiting for my past mistakes to exact payment. It’ll come. I know it will.

But now, while I’m sitting in the interrogation room staring at the sinfully gorgeous Detective Lorik Stone, I can’t help but think about all my family rules…

…and that I’m about to break another one.


Mafia Princess

Mafia Princess by Bella J.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-8/5/18

Mafia princess was just so good.
Right from the onset this picked me up and enveloped me in its warm sexy embrace.
It had such fabulous vibrant characters that you just couldn’t help falling in love with.
I especially adored the rudeness and attitude of Detective Lorik Stone.
he had such a uniquely confident attitude that managed to reel me in right from the start.
I loved his cheeky cocky boy personality and what should have been a big fat turn off was actually one of Detective Lorik’s biggest actual draw’s for me.
Maybe because he actually seemed so tongue in cheek.
lorik, I thought, came across as more saucy and humorous than arrogant and full of himself.
Don’t mistake me, he was still full of himself, but he also had such a cheeky persona to go along with that sauce that you just couldn’t help falling, along with Karina, for that sassy bad boy glint in his eye.
Karina, lucky girl, didn’t really have a cat’s chance in hell of escaping once the good detective had her in his crosshairs.
And Karina herself, well she was so her own person.
She had such a huge personality and really wasn’t afraid of embracing what she wanted.
In spite of some shady shit in her own past.
Karina still tries to put herself out there, giving it her all.
Still ultimately wanting her own personal fairy tale.
She loves her family so much but still struggles with what they represent and the rules she is forced to abide by because of her family name.
Wanting to live her own life, she has tried to distance herself from both her parents and older brothers.
While in turn they, have scrambled about trying to pull her back into the family fold.
Her Detective is everything forbidden to her but despite his job title and hard-on for the Valenti family he is still everything Karina wants and needs and it seems her feelings are fully replicated in return by Lorik himself.
So forget everything you were expecting from a mafia romance as this really isn’t this books bag at all.
I would describe this more as a sexy as hell contemporary romance
Where are twosome just happen to have a bad case of spontaneous human combustion.
Also managing along the way to set these pages alight with there hot sensuous antics.
And the chemistry these two lovers bring to the actual table is off the flipping hook.
This is a dual POV story which is my favourite.
And though lacking overall in major secondary characters there was still enough here to ultimately keep this story popping and add some extra tang to the current proceedings.
I think one of my favourite aspects of this book was the easy fun relationship between Lorik and Karina even when they seemed to be on the skids these two were far from drama llamas which is a great big plus sign in my book.
So “Mafia Princess” was such a fun-filled read that I am happy to recommend.
But if your looking for a dark mafia romance this is probably not the one for you.
There was such an overall light sweetness to this.
And despite the word mafia in its title, this was not in any way dark for me.
a bit suspenseful in places but definitely a light read.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Mafia Princess” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Cover Reveals Blitz's & New Releases, Crime, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC-BOOK REVIEW / The Liar’s Girl / Catherine Ryan Howard /




Release Date-27th February 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-336 Pages
Publisher-Blackstone Publishing

Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College-and Ireland’s most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city’s Central Psychiatric Hospital.

Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enrol in St. John’s and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed … and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer-and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who’d been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back.

When a young woman’s body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess-but there’s only one person he’s prepared to confess it to. The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she’s worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn’t set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become.

Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all 

The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-27/2/18

The Liars girl tells the story of Alison Smith who when we catch up with her is living and working abroad after the events that occurred at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College.
Alison’s First love Will Hurley was arrested and incarcerated as the prolific serial killer terrorising the college campus.
His last victim being none other than Alison’s best friend Liz.
Causing young Alison to flee in distress and disbelief abroad.
She hasn’t set foot over here since.
Fast forward ten years, all has been quiet since will’s arrest until a new young girl is found.
Is it a copycat or is the real Canal killer back to continue his spree of ten years previous.
Will now locked up in a hospital claims to have new evidence to help the police.
But he will only speak to Alison.
So this was a fantastic read that I really enjoyed It kept you guessing throughout and had many twists and turns that I never saw coming.
The Liars girl is one of them stories that sucks you in and is impossible to put down until the bitter end.
The book was played out in a now and then perspective giving us a great insight into the events of ten years previous.
This also really helped me to understand and empathise with Alison
We also get to experience the present killer’s thoughts this was a really nice touch which I loved.
There was also a brilliant twist at the end that blindsided me so Bravo, really didn’t see that one coming.
So to round this up “The Liars Girl” is a totally engrossing tale that I can’t recommend enough.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Liars Girl” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Contemporary, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ Book-Review / Bleeding Hearts / Dana Louise Provo /



Release Date-25h August 2016
Genre-Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Kindle Edition-213 Pages
Publisher-Clean Reads

Orphaned at an early age, now twenty-four-year-old Camryn Lucks is ready to commit to find that special someone, and so accepts a date from a charming, gallant, handsome stranger. The last thing she imagines after accepting that first date with Carson would actually be the beginning of her worst nightmare. 

Red roses, a reminder of her parents’ killer, soon become an emblem of horror for Cami as one by one, those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer. Cami becomes an obsession for Carson, the man she had finally allowed herself to love. Not only is he vying for her heart, but also her life. 

Finding herself in a whirlwind of torments shadowed by the blood-coloured bloom, Cami finds solace in Isaac, a neighbouring police officer. She’s desperate to escape the haunting memories, but she must revisit them in order to catch her would-be killer. Living life in constant fear has driven Cami to second-guess every choice she makes. Will the police catch the elusive murderer, or will Cami be forced to face him once again?

Bleeding Hearts (Book #1)Bleeding Hearts by Dana Louise Provo

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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So Bleeding Hearts (Book #1) by Dana Louise Provo is the story of twenty-four-year-old Camryn Lucks, Cami to her friends a shy girl orphaned at a young age and just wanting some love.
So when a handsome stranger Carson shows an interest Cami imagines herself in love.
But it soon becomes apparent there is something a bit off about her new love, her friends can see it but Cami wants to believe in his love so ignores the warning signs.
When she finally does see the light Carson shows his true colours forcing Cami to fight for her life and ending up on the doorstep of neighbour Isaac a police officer who then makes it his mission to take Cami under his wing and protect her from the madman who is obsessed with her.
So I did enjoy this, I just struggled a bit with the writing style as it was a bit different to what I am used to.
Bleeding hearts told the story backwards with Cami’s run to safety and then a series of flashback telling the backstory here.
As this progresses we get to see all the events that have led up to this present time.
And as Issac struggles to protect Cami they grow closer pulled together in a way by the circumstances as well as a mutual attraction.
So I liked the fact that this was more story focused than romance focused.
The romance between Cami and Isaac almost took a back seat as events unfolded.
happening slowly in the background.
Though the way this was told wasn’t really my favourite style of writing you couldn’t help but be pulled in as this story progresses.
The way events eventually unfolded, well I did guess, But that was fine it was still an edge of your seat ride that delivered on all fronts.
I would have liked maybe to get to know Isaac a bit more than I did as I feel he actually got lost in the story.
He was just there and I feel most of the focus was on Carson.
So yeh that would have the icing for me as I feel he was a bit of a stranger.
So yeh this was an entertaining read that I enjoyed.
I was provided with an ARC of “Bleeding Hearts” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm.

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Blood Oath-Episode 2 by D.S. Wrights

Release Date- July 1st 2017
Genre- Dark Romance
Kindle edition

Charlotte’s and Matt’s chemistry is still undeniable the next morning. As they grow closer, their unspoken secrets seem to already cast their shadows over the beginning of their relationship. Since August 15th is coming closer and Charlotte needs to prepare for her next kill, and Matt’s instincts seem to lead him closer to the serial killer he is hunting.

This book is not suitable for minors and the faint-hearted, due to violence, murder, and explicit content!

Blood is a novella series of three seasons with six episodes each, which will be monthly published.

Episode 1: Curse (May 19th 2017)
Episode 2: Oath (July 1st 2017)
Episode 3: (August 17th 2017)
Episode 4: (September 17th 2017)
Episode 5: (October 17th 2017)
Episode 6: (November 17th 2017)

Blood: Episode 2 - Oath (Blood, 1B)Blood: Episode 2 – Oath by D.S. Wrights

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm

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🌟🌟🌟1/2 Stars
So this is episode Two of Blood Oath by D.S. Wrights and I enjoyed it so much more than episode one.
So again I will say that I love the concept of a female serial killer it is such a unique idea and this is what initially drew me to this story.
I think my main issue with this book is that I dislike how it is broken down into novella episodes, just as I became invested in the storyline it ended, I myself found this a trifle irritating, it may not bother you at all.
So episode two begins where one left off, its the morning after their shared passion.
We get to spend some time inside Matt and Charlottes head learning a lot more about what makes them tick.

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We then get to follow them as they continue their day, Matt still looking for a killer and Charlotte knowing she is playing with fire.

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That’s it really, this really is a brief read, but Although This story is quite short it is well written, the writing flows and it is an interesting but short read.
I think I will now wait until all episodes are released before finishing this story as this would probably be a better fit for moi.
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free copy of Blood Curse Part two this is my own honest unbiased opinion.

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Blood: Episode 1 – Curse (Blood #1A) by D.S. Wrights

Release Date-May 19th 2017
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-95 pages

“My name is Charlotte O’Callaghan and I am a serial killer.”
“My name is Detective Matthew Craig and I am hunting a serial killer no one else believes exists.”

They call her the poor cursed princess. He is one of the police force’s finest.
When upper-class daughter Charlotte O’Callaghan loses her parents to a hit and run at the age of 15, she feels as if she died along with them until one accident on the evening to her 16th birthday and a freak coincidence on the night of her parents’ death anniversary changes everything.
Matthew Craig has connected seventeen deaths to each other by nothing more than the date and time of death. No one believes that these violent deaths have been executed by one person, because other than the date and time of death and them being unsolved homicides, there are no similarities. That and the hit-and-run he feels where everything started.
It is his investigation into that hit-and-run that has Charlotte and Matthew crossing paths and that changes everything.

This book is not suitable for minors and the faint-hearted, due to violence, murder, and explicit content!

Blood: Episode 1 - Curse (Blood, 1A)Blood: Episode 1 – Curse by D.S. Wrights

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a good read, it didn’t blow me away, but it was enjoyable.
Maybe it was because book one only just gets started, slightly delving into the story before cutting off abruptly, I felt I didn’t quite have time to get to know our two main charectors and this left me a bit disconnected from the story.
So what’s Blood Curse about you may ask?
Well, the concept here in D.S. Wrights tale is fascinating. A female serial Killer, I absolutely love this unique idea. It always intrigues me when the female has sociopathic tendencies.
So this is Charlotte, after her parent’s death she feels nothing and finds that if she kills those pesky emotions get turned back on.
So twice a year Charlotte chooses a victim. Like a female Dexter, she only goes for those she feels deserve her type of vigilante justice.
She then returns to her life as a rich gallery owner.
Enter Mathew a police officer convinced there’s a serial killer on the loose, nobody really takes him seriously and he is banging his head figuratively against a brick wall.
He arranges a meeting with the O’Callaghan Princess never for one minute imagining her to be involved.
The sparks fly and after a bonding dinner, well Mathew and Charlotte bond some more breaking a mirror in the process.
This is where our tale ends, it’s much too short in my opinion to draw the reader in and get them addicted and wanting to purchase book two.
I also found the love scenes a bit wordy, but that’s just my personal preference as I like my scenes with more of a raw edge to them.
Now positives, Brilliant unique concept, I really am interested in seeing where this is going, I found this was also well written with a flowing storyline, the cover itself was also quite eye-catching.
so all in all this was not quite a four for me, but I really felt three was just a trifle too low so I have rated this as a three and a half and I look forward to seeing where this series will go.
Thank you to the Author D.S. Wrights for generously providing me with a free arc of Blood Curse.
This is my own Personal Opinion of this novel.

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