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After the End – Clare Mackintosh

After the End – Clare Mackintosh

Having read all of Clare's previous novels I'm always excited when she releases a new one. This book is however something a bit different to her normal thrillers. Max & Pip are a strong, happy couple with a beautiful little boy, but then their son Dylan gets sick...

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Dear Lily – Drew Davies

Dear Lily – Drew Davies

There's something special about letters (we should write more), and I loved that this story was told by way of Joy's letters to her sister. Joy has done something completely out of character for her, and has found herself starting a new role in a new country, away...

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Cross Her Heart – Sarah Pinborough

Cross Her Heart – Sarah Pinborough

Having read "Behind her Eyes" previously I was looking forward to another installment of Sarah Pinborough's work and dived right in to "Cross Her Heart" Lisa is a single mother who keeps herself to herself, she has 1 good friend through work and is overly protective...

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The Girl at the Window – Rowan Coleman

The Girl at the Window – Rowan Coleman

Seriously the people at Penguin must be researching my favourite things, I was so excited when an advanced copy of The Girl at the Window landed through my letterbox. Yorkshire, Emily Bronte, Rowan Coleman... literally jumping for joy in my hallway. My absolute...

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If You Could Go Anywhere – Paige Toon

If You Could Go Anywhere – Paige Toon

Those of you who have been viewing our page for some time, will know that we're huge fans of Paige Toon here at Compelling Reads. So nabbing an advanced copy of If You Could Go Anywhere from the Simon & Schuster Spring blogger event naturally left us ecstatic! This...

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Let Me Lie – Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie – Clare Mackintosh

I've read all of Clare Mackintosh's novels now and eagerly anticipate every new release. Her plots are always full of twists and turns and the unexpected and Let Me Lie doesn't disappoint on that front Anna is a new mother who is dealing with the trauma of having lost...

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The Silent Patient –  	 Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient is a gripping psycological thriller. At it's heart is Theo Faber, obsessed with the crime of a young artist Alicia Berenson who is imprisoned in a secure psychiatric ward after being convicted of murdering her husbans. Alicia has not spoken in the...

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The Suspect – Fiona Barton

The Suspect – Fiona Barton

The Suspect is the third novel in the Kate Walters Series, having previously read The Widow I was eager to see what Baron had come up with next and this proved to live up to the previous book. In the Suspect Two English girls have gone missing while travelling in...

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Sleep – C L Taylor

Sleep – C L Taylor

Sleep is the story of Anna who following a fatal accident she was involved in has decided for a clean break away from everything and everything on a remote Scottish Island working in a hotel. What a perfect setting for this story, atmospheric, remote and creepy. The...

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Blog Tour: Amazing Grace – Kim Nash

Blog Tour: Amazing Grace – Kim Nash

Amazing Grace is the debut novel from Kim Nash and follows single mum Grace and her young son Archie. Grace works part time in the local estate agents following the separation from her husband Mark, and whilst she enjoys the challenges of her new role, Grace still...

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Don’t you forget about me – Mhairi McFarlane

Don’t you forget about me – Mhairi McFarlane

This book is one of those rare ones that had me gripped from page one right to the end, I did not want to have to stop reading it and was so eager to devour it's pages. Don't you Forget About me features Georgina - a random switch up of her sixth form class back in...

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No One You Know – Michelle Richmond

No One You Know – Michelle Richmond

No one you know tells us the story of Ellie Enderlin, whose life has been overshadowed by the murder of her younger sister Lila in 1989.  Although Ellie is successful, travelling as an international coffee buyer her private life is less so, her boyfriend having left...

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Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Dreams – Holly Martin

Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Dreams – Holly Martin

Holly Martin is back with another outstanding summer feel good read. This time we meet Eva and Thor, the man of any woman's dreams. Following the death of her mum, Eva comes across a box in her mother's loft, full of dreams. Eva decides to use the money left to her by...

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Love, Iris – Elizabeth Noble

Love, Iris – Elizabeth Noble

The first novel I've read by Elizabeth Noble, having this book drop through my letterbox from the Publisher it's been in my reading pile waiting for a quiet reading moment. This book is perfect for a lazy Sunday curled up with a hot drink. Dear, Iris explores family...

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2018 Reading Challenge

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Kelly has read 3 books toward her goal of 50 books.
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Kelly's Books

Black Dog
Silent Scream
The Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot!
The A to Z of You and Me
Tied Up with Love
The Man Who Can't Be Moved
Listen Up, Pup!
Guess What Happened At School Today
The Liar's Chair
The Night Before Christmas
The Two of Us
As Good As It Gets?
Jenny Lopez Saves Christmas
Shopaholic on Honeymoon
Surviving the Rachel
Over the Green Hills
Captivated by You
Mishaps & Mistletoe
Christmas With Billy and Me
I’ll Take New York


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