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  1. Kat's Review of Hard Fall by J B Turner (Jon Reznick #5)

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    51NYecLcBPL._SY346_ Synopsis: A friend in danger. A shadowy psych ward. A conspiracy beyond Reznick’s worst nightmares.

    When an old Delta Force buddy comes to Jon Reznick for help, paranoid and fearing for his life, Reznick feels duty-bound to protect him. As a black-ops specialist, loyalty to his brothers in arms comes before everything—even the law.

    But Jerry White proves difficult to protect. A runaway from a top-security psychiatric facility in upstate New York, he’s considered a danger to himself and others, and Reznick is powerless to stop shadowy senior hospital managers taking Jerry back by force. When FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein warns him off, Reznick ignores her advice, suspecting the Wittenden Institute is not what it seems.

    Digging deeper into the hospital’s background—and that of its esteemed manager, Dr. Robert Gittinger—Reznick begins to unravel a sinister plot that will bring warzone black ops to American soil. And when his own life comes under threat, he discovers that Jerry is trapped in a web of high-level conspiracies more terrifying than anything he has ever encountered…

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

  2. Kat's Review of On A Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

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    Lucy Diamond On A Beautiful Day Synopsis: It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them.

    For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

    This is a novel about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It’s about luck – good and bad – and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it’s about friendship, togetherness and hope.

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

    Kat's Review: I have been reading Lucy Diamond for a few years and her books have always been books I remember, however this particular little beauty will stay with me for a while. Based around 4 friends Laura, India, Jo and Eve all of which we see their stories. It's an innocent introduction where the 4 friends meet for lunch. You get a decent background on each woman and where they are in their lives. However, they then witness a shocking accident which will affect all of the women differently.

    There wasn't on standout character fr me, I loved them all. Each woman had their own set of problems and issues they were working through and the whole book just had that edge of realism which made you want the best for all the women involved. Although I didn't have a favourite the storyline featuring Eve was done so well and I am sure make many women realise that you cannot bury your head in the sand. Usually I would break down storylines a little more but with this book I really don't feel the need. 

    There are no patronisingly young and skinny women that are NOTHING like people I would know as a late 30's woman. The characters were so real they could be my own friends. I was thoroughly absorbed with this from start to finish and absolutely loved every page. One of the best Lucy Diamond books I have read, and certainly one I would highly recommend!

  3. Kat's Review of Life of Crime by Kimberley Chambers

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    Kimberley Chambers Life Of Crime Synopsis: 

    Some people are made for a life of crime

    Dragged up on a council estate, Jason Rampling was determined to change his lot. Jason’s a chancer, shameless with his good looks and his gift for earning a few quid. Life is easy when the money rolls in.

    Some people are ruined by it

    Melissa thought she’d struck gold marrying Jason. Being on his arm meant she was finally a someone. But there’s no glamour in waiting for your husband to come home, or waiting for a knock on the door. Melissa made her bed the day she made her vows – will she lie in it without a fight?

    Some would kill for it

    After a stretch inside Jason wants to pull off just one last job, the biggest of all, it could solve all of their problems. But this is a game that could cost them everything . . .

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

  4. Kat's Review of Doorways by Rob Enright

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    Synopsis: The Otherside is located at the fringes of our world, hiding in plain sight and existing within our shadows. Shielded from humanity, the Otherside is watched over by the BTCO, a highly secret government agency. BTCO agents are the few humans who possess 'The Knack', a genetic anomaly that allows them to see the truth of existence. Franklyn 'Bermuda' Jones is the BTCO's finest agent, the only human to have passed to The Otherside and returned. Gifted with the ability to physically interact with The Otherside, Bermuda reluctantly stands between both worlds, pining for the life he had to leave behind and the daughter he can no longer see. Teamed with Argyle, an enigmatic Otherside warrior, Bermuda is assigned the case of a missing woman who has vanished under mysterious circumstances. As Bermuda delves further into the disappearance, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the truce between two worlds...and finds himself in a race against time to safeguard humanity's very existence.

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

  5. Kat's Review of A Million Love Songs by Carole Matthews

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    Carole Matthews Million Love Songs SynopsisAfter splitting up with her cheating ex, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single again for the first time in years and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is a serious relationship.

    Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he's charming, smooth and perfect for some no-strings-attached fun, and yet Ruby can't help feel that something is missing. Joe on the other hand is kind and attentive, but he comes with the sort of baggage Ruby wants to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children.

    And though Ruby thinks she knows what she wants, is it what she needs to be truly happy? It's about to get emotional in Million Love Songs.

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

    Kat's Review: It's been far too long since I read a Carole Matthews book and was glad I could get my teeth into this latest release. Ruby Brown is now going it alone. She lives in a granny annexe above a garage, works as a waitress at the local pub The Butchers Arms and her best friend Charlie is a crazy Take That fan. I instantly loved Ruby! A woman (not a girl child thanks Carole) who has seen a bit of life and feels like she is starting again following her recent break-up.

  6. Kat's Review of Class Murder by Leigh Russell (Geraldine Steel #10)

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    Leigh Russell Class Murderer Synopsis: Geraldine Steel is back for her tenth case. Reunited in York with her former sergeant, Ian Peterson, she discovers that her tendency to bend the rules has consequences. The tables have turned, and now he's the boss.

    When two people are murdered, their only connection lies buried in the past. As police search for the elusive killer, another body is discovered. Pursuing her first investigation in York, Geraldine Steel struggles to solve the confusing case. How can she expose the killer, and rescue her shattered reputation, when all the witnesses are being murdered?

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

    Kat's Review: It's been far too long since I have read a Geraldine Steel novel so I was looking forward to catching up following on from the last book. For those people who intend on reading the series in order, you may want to stop reading my review as it will inevitably contain spoilers if you haven't read the whole series.

  7. Kat's Review of The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond

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    Lucy DIamond The Year of Taking Chances Synopsis: Because love is always worth the risk . . .

    It's New Year's Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There's music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It's going to be a night to remember.

    Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum's house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who's keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma's dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet.

    But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home - all the things they've taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

  8. Kat's Review of One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill by Mandy Baggot

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    Mandy Baggott One Christmas Kiss In Notting Hill 

    Synopsis: Imagine the perfect Christmas Kiss…

    His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall…

    It’s enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers International.

    But everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a price?

    Kat's Rating: 5/5

    Kat's Review: I do love a good Mandy Baggot book and this one was no exception. A beautiful christmas themed cover and something to make me feel like the world is not as depressing as it really is sometimes!