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Something Old, Something New

Author: Darcie Boleyn
Published: 16 May 2016
Reviewed: 28 April 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

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Copy supplied by Carina in return for an honest review

  5 out of 5 Stars

 



Description:  


A heartwarming, giggle-inducing romance from Darcie Boleyn, just in time for the wedding season! Will you marry me…again? 


When Annie Thomas agrees to give her ex away at his wedding to his boyfriend, she thinks she’ll be fine. With her three children at her side, she can handle anything. Then she finds out her gorgeous first ex-husband Evan Llewellyn is flying in from his glamorous life in New York to attend as well!
An unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship and as she stumbles through the ups and downs of life as a working single mum – helping everyone else find a happy ending along the way – Annie refuses to believe their old and incredibly hot spark can still exist.
It’s only when she and Evan are forced to face up to the past together that they’ll discover if they can have their own happily-ever-after too!

You can buy a copy of Something Old, Something New here.
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Summer at Rose Island

Author: Holly Martin
Published: 13 May 2016
Reviewed: 25 April 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

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Copy supplied by Bookouture in return for an honest review

  5 out of 5 Stars

 



Description: 

Fall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance.
 

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. 


When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing… 


Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day. 


Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for? 


Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.
 

Discover the other books in the White Cliff Bay series, available now:
1. Christmas at Lilac Cottage
2. Snowflakes on Silver Cove

You can buy a copy of Summer at Rose Island here.

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The Missing Hours

Author: Emma Kavanagh
Published: 21 April 2016
Reviewed: 20 April 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

Read more at: http://www.london24.com/entertainment/book_review_what_milo_saw_by_virginia_macgregor_1_3750981
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Copy supplied by Random House UK, Cornerstone in return for an honest review

4.5 out of 5 Stars

 



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The Other Side of Silence

Author: Philip Kerr
Published: 29 March 2016
Reviewed: 13 April 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

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3.5 out of 5 Stars

 



Description: 


Blackmail, espionage and a mass murderer from his past await Bernie Gunther at the French Riviera.
The French Riviera, 1956. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working under a false name as a hotel concierge. His attempts to keep his nose clean go horribly awry when a wartime acquaintance sucks him into a blackmail plot involving one of the most famous British writers of the 20th century and the Cambridge Spies.


Bernie is missing his old detective life when his past walks through the door in the shape of Harold Hennig, a former captain in the Nazi security service – the man who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands, among them a woman Bernie loved. Hennig now enjoys a lucrative career as a blackmailer. 


Hennig’s target on the Cote d’Azur is a famous resident with a dark past and plenty to hide – the writer, Somerset Maugham. A shared love of bridge draws Bernie to Maugham’s magnificent villa, where Maugham tells him of the existence of a very compromising photograph. Taken in 1937, it shows Maugham among a group of naked men beside a swimming pool – one of whom is the infamous spy and homosexual, Guy Burgess, who, with Donald Maclean, has recently defected to Moscow. Hennig has the photograph and is demanding $50,000 for its release. 


Bernie is reluctant to become Maugham’s agent but his former life has made him as vulnerable to blackmail as Maugham himself. Not only that – he has a massive score to settle with Hennig.

You can buy a copy of The Other Side of Silence here.

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Breakdown

Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Published: 2 February 2016
Reviewed: 12 April 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

Read more at: http://www.london24.com/entertainment/book_review_what_milo_saw_by_virginia_macgregor_1_3750981
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4 out of 5 Stars

 



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You can buy a copy of Breakdown here. 

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The Travelers

Author: Chris Pavone
Published: 10 March 2016
Reviewed: 12 April 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

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Copy supplied by Faber & Faber Ltd in return for an honest review

3 out of 5 Stars

 



Description: 

An ingenious, compulsive thriller from the Edgar Award winning, Sunday Times bestselling, author of The Expats and The Accident

Will Rhodes is an award-winning correspondent for The Travelers, on assignment at a luxury Argentinian resort – fine wines and gourmet food, polo fields and the looming Andes.


But Will’s life is about to be turned upside down when a new flirtation turns into something far more dangerous, and he only realises too late.


Turns out he’s been targeted, he just doesn’t know why. He doesn’t know what these people truly want and how far into his life they will reach, to his friends and his colleagues, to his boss and his wife. He doesn’t know that they will stop at nothing in their pursuit, and he doesn’t know about the secrets he has already been keeping…


From the Edgar Award winning, Sunday Times bestselling, author of The Expats and The Accident, The Travelers is an ingenious, compulsive thriller – taking us from New York to Washington, Mendoza to Capri, London to Paris, Edinburgh to Dublin, Stockholm to the wilds of Iceland – about marriage, deceit, betrayal, and the secrets we should watch out for.

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I cannot guarantee I will accept a request to read a book, especially if it’s not in my preferred genre. 

I accept books to review in the following formats:

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I prefer to read my favoured genres:

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If I accept your book to review, I will try to give you an estimate of when to expect a review.  Once the review is written, I will contact you with links for blog, and Goodreads.  Reviews are also posted on Amazon. 
Where I feel that I cannot write a good review for a book, cannot finish a book, or simply do not enjoy the book,  I will contact the sender to advise of this and the reasons why.  

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The Sword of Justice

Author: Leif G W Persson
Published: 14 January 2016
Reviewed: 5 April 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

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Copy supplied by Random House UK, Transworld Publishers in return for an honest review

4.5 out of 5 Stars

 



Description: 

When gangster lawyer Thomas Eriksson, renowned defender of the guilty, is found brutally murdered in his own home the police face a rare problem. Finding a suspect isn’t difficult, but narrowing down the long list of people who wanted Eriksson dead might be… 

High on the list is the celebrated Detective Superintendent Evert Bäckström, in charge of the investigation. Unfortunately for him a high profile case really gets in the way of his routine, namely avoiding the office, keeping work to a minimum and steering well clear of his inept colleagues – aside from the attractive ones, of course.

Luckily, by virtue of his questionable contacts, Bäckström has an unequalled skill for having the guilty handed to him on a plate. All he has to do is break every rule in the book – and receive a healthy wad of cash for his trouble. But this time he’s in for a surprise because even Bäckström couldn’t have predicted where this trail would lead, or how far from comfortable he might be at its end.


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A Home in Sunset Bay

Author: Rebecca Pugh
Published: 9 February 2016
Reviewed: 17 March 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

Read more at: http://www.london24.com/entertainment/book_review_what_milo_saw_by_virginia_macgregor_1_3750981
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Copy supplied by Carina UK in return for an honest review

4.5 out of 5 Stars

 



Description: 

There’s no place like home… Enough is enough! The always perfect Laurie Chapman had jumped in her car and raced as fast as she could from London heading to Sunset Bay and (she hopes!) the open arms of her estranged sister… 

Mia Chapman loves running Dolly’s Diner in the picture-perfect coastal Cornish town of Sunset Bay. Now that her and Grandma Dolly’s dream is finally a reality Mia has never been prouder! Until Laurie suddenly turns up on her doorstep… How can she forgive the sister who walked away?
Once upon a time Mia and Laurie were best friends. Back together after so long, the time has come for the sisters to figure out what went so wrong all those years ago – and whether they can ever put it right!
An uplifting romantic comedy about sisters, friendship and the love of good food.


I would recommend this to fans of Marcie Steel and Holly Martin’s books, it’s a lovely read and the sort of book you can happily get lost in for a while.  It would also make a great holiday read. 

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The Fall of Moscow Station

Author: Mark Henshaw
Published: 2 February 2016
Reviewed: 30 March 2016
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

Read more at: http://www.london24.com/entertainment/book_review_what_milo_saw_by_virginia_macgregor_1_3750981
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Copy supplied by Touchstone in return for an honest review

4 out of 5 Stars

 



Description: 

Decorated CIA analyst Mark Henshaw continues the Red Cell series with an “authentic, compelling, and revealing” (Jason Matthews) thriller following CIA analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker, as they try to save the CIA’s sources in Russia after a major intelligence breach leaves Moscow Station in ruins.


When a body with Russian military tattoos is found floating in a lake outside Berlin, the CIA immediately takes notice. The body is identified as the director of Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Nuclear Research, who is also a CIA asset. And the murder coincides with the defection of one of the CIA’s upper-level officers. 


Alden Maines, is jaded after years in the CIA cleaning up the messes of incompetent political appointees in dangerous foreign posts. When he is passed over for promotion, Maines crosses the Rubicon and decides to cash in as a double agent for Russia.


But while Maines dreams of off-shore bank accounts and a new secret life, Arkady Lavrov of Russia’s intelligence service (GRU) has other plans. He immediately announces Maines’s defection to the world and then pumps him for every last ounce of intel, including the names of every agent in the CIA’s Moscow Station and their assets working in the Kremlin. But why would Lavrov burn an asset whose intel and access could pay dividends for years to come? What is Lavrov up to?


Traveling from Langley, to Berlin, and finally Moscow—working black without backup—analyst Jonathan Burke and agent Kyra Stryker are up against their most formidable enemy yet, and their lives and the fate of America’s most important assets in the New Cold War hang in the balance.

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