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Mimic - Daniel Cole

  Buy Here Having previously read Daniel coles books I was looking forward to this stand alone novel. It packs a punch right from the word go and it doesn't let up throughout the book. So many murders and so many what ifs.... And what an earths?!  I liked Chambers and Winter as detectives and their relationship that they had. They never lost charm even if there was a 7 year break in the book for them. They picked up exactly where they left off.  The book was very clever in the way that the murders took part. It was all a work if art. And don't worry if you are like me and aren't sure what they are there are paintings in the book to help you incase you cannot visual it. Great read. 

Rock Paper Scissors - Alice Feeney

Buy Here This has to be one of the best books that I have read in a while. It really does have that, just one more chapter feel to it. I don't want to say too much as it will spoilt it and the blurb speaks for itself.  I liked the characters in this book and it really does get you thinking. I actually had an 'omg what?!' moment with this book.. I had to go back an rethink everything I had read up until that point.  If i had start this during the day I'm sure I would have finished it in one too. Really great read and cannot wait to read morw by this author.   

The Summer Job - Lizzy Dent

 The Summer Job Buy Here When this book startes it hit with a bam. It was a great way to start.  In the middle it feel a bit flat and then everything ramped up again.  I liked the characters in this book, they were all very different but it worked. Certainly a chalk and cheese moment along the way.  The story of this book was great talk about faking it till you make it. And that is exactly what Birdie did.  The description of the landscapes made me want to go to Scotland to see all the sights. Enjoyable read. Left open for a follow up. 

The Puritan Princess - Miranda Malins

Buy Here PROLOGUE  30 JANUARY 1661 We stand together, shoulder to shoulder, skirt to skirt, like a chain of paper dolls, come to see our father’s execution. Our hoods are pulled low over our faces although, in truth, few in the crowd would recognise us without our finery: we grace no coins, no medals or prints, and it is hardly likely any of them would have seen our portraits hanging, as they had, in the palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court.  A frosted blast of wind whips around my cloak and sends the three nooses hanging from the gallows before me swinging as if the condemned men already danced their deaths. I stare at the gibbet in blank horror. It is a terrible thing, vast and three-sided like a triangle, designed, Father once told me, to hold twenty-four souls at a time.  ‘Why did it have to be here?’ I speak sideways to my sisters. It is somehow worse, much worse, that this is happening at Tyburn, the dirty, eerie crossroads outside London where they hang common felons: highwaym

The Island - C.L. Taylor

Buy Here   When I first started this book I felt like it was very much on the YA radar, however as the story progressed I got more and more involved in the story and characters.   The story kept me guessing all along the way through, The 2 main characters  whose chapters are from their point of views, although very separate and different from another as part of the same group.    There is so much that happens I dont want to give it away but perfect read for a weekend on a cold wet day, it takes you away to an exotic island that you wish y ou were on, until it starts to go wrong....... 

Happy Dog Days at the Pug Cafe - Anushka Fernando

                                                                              Buy Here  “Those are liquid-brown eyes I could fall into, my son,” she said. “I’m certain it won’t be long until you choose your human.” Me, choosing someone myself? That would be a fine thing. I’d be lucky to get any home of my own at this rate. “You’re doing nothing wrong,” soothed Mamma. “You’re a special pug who’ll make a special pet. You’re just waiting for The One.”   “But how will I know what The One looks like?” I persisted.   Mamma licked my ears as she thought for a moment. I guessed she was glad I was still here as she pondered her answer. “They’ll smell the best,” she whispered. “But remember, when you’ve finally found them, what you need to do?”   “Discover my Puggy Purpose, Mamma,” I parroted. Just as she made us say every night before we went to sleep.   Discovering our Puggy Purpose is something every pug is taught as soon as we open our eyes. If we know what our purpose as a pet is, w