#BookBlitz: Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture #Review

I’m super pleased to welcome you to my stop on the book blitz for Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott. This is a mega blitz so check out some of the other stops all listed on the banner below.

Cross Your Heart is the second book in the Detective Jessica Bishop series, if you missed my review of the first book Forget Me Not check it out here.

Description

Blinking her eyes open, she looks around the room, taking in the bed and the wardrobe full of clothes she’s never seen before. This isn’t her bedroom. Those aren’t her clothes. She begins to cry as she wonders if she’ll ever see her own home again.

Three young girls are missing. All of them cold cases. All of them forgotten. But when Detective Jess Bishop identifies a disturbing link between them, she’s determined to find out what happened, and fights to re-open their cases.

At the scene of each abduction the kidnapper left a clue – a small bag of candy – in place of the missing child.

And then a fourth child is taken. Eight-year-old Ava is snatched from her hospital bed and when a bag of candy is found in her room, Jessica knows it’s the same kidnapper.

As the pressure to solve the case pushes Jess and her team to breaking point, Jess takes a personal risk she fears she’ll live to regret. But she has no choice.

Out of hospital, Ava can only get sicker: Jess is running out of time. Can she find Ava before it’s too late?

An absolutely gripping thriller that will have your pulse racing. Cross Your Heart is perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner. Cross Your Heart - Blitz Banner

Review

I rarely read this genre, I’m happy to put my hands up and say it scares the bejeezus out of me so I’m happy not to subject myself to it too often. I make exceptions for a couple of authors though and Kierney Scott is one of those authors. I’ve read Cross Your Heart a couple of times as I beta read for Kierney and even after the most recent time the impact of the story was just as intense as the first time.

Kierney has woven a story which is as deeply disturbing as it is enjoyable, ensuring that as a reader you are swept up into Jess’ world of murder and sickness. Not fully recovered from the events of the first book Jess and her team are thrown head first into a case involving murdered children. This case sees them racing against the clock to try and save the next child’s life while Jess yet again becomes front and centre fodder for the murderer.

I love how Kierney weaves things together, this was so well thought out with some wonderful twists. I am a huge fan of Jess, I find the way she deals with her anxiety and stress to be so realistic. I can relate to her in a way I rarely can with characters in books. I feel a real affinity with this character and thoroughly enjoy reading her. I just kinda wish she didn’t have to be put through the grinder so much!

I am a big fan of both Chan and Jamison. Chan is a little cocky but I always get a sense he’s also a bit insecure and uses his cockiness as a cover, he’s a really good detective though and him and Jess bounce off of each other well and this comes over well in a few places during interviews in this book. Jamison is the one the romance reader in me loves, he’s the one I’m rooting for. There are subtle things he says and does that tells me it’s not all over for them…not yet.

Finally, I have to give a big shout out to Agent Claire Ayres who kicks butt in this book…seriously having a character named after you rocks big time! Thanks Kierney!

I’m very grateful to Kierney Scott and Bookouture for the eARC so that I could read and review this book honestly.

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About Kierney Scott

Kierney Scott - Author Image

Originally from California, Kierney Scott lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and their daughter.

In her spare time she likes to read and invent new recipes. Her stuffed peppers are particularly popular with her family, as are her grain-free chocolate chip cookies. In an effort to convert her family to the joys of pumpkin, she created the Great Pumpkin Challenge. For the ten weeks before Thanksgiving, they tried a new pumpkin recipe every week. Pumpkin arancini and pumpkin queso were a big hit. She has promised her daughter to never again roast pumpkin and call them chips.

She loves hearing from readers. If you would like to get in touch, you can email her at KierneyScott@gmail.com

Author links:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kierney.scott

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Kierney_S

 

Book & Buy Links

TitleCross Your Heart
Series: Detective Jess Bishop #2
AuthorKierney Scott
Genre: Thriller | Mystery | Mental Health
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 25 April 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 242
Buy: Books2Read (Universal link redirects to your preferred store)

Birthday & Release Day Giveaway: Now You See Me by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me… oh Hello! Yes, it’s my birthday once again, which means I’ve hunted high and low to find a pretty fabulous prize to offer you guys in my annual birthday giveaway. This year, is by far the best one yet as I’ve joined forces with my good friend and awesome author Kierney Scott to offer you an AWESOME prize.

Today just happens to not only be my birthday, but it is also RELEASE DAY for Kierney’s latest book, which is also her first release with Bookouture and her first thriller. How amazing is that? I first read this back when it was a work in progress as a beta and I’ve read it twice since as an ARC and again a few days ago when I received a paperback, because I just couldn’t resist and it’s just bloody brilliant. I love the main character, and the supporting characters are just as good.

If you missed my original review posting, I’ve copied it below for you!

Now…onto the good stuff…what can you win and how?! Kierney has given me a SIGNED COPY of the book to give to one of my lovely readers.

Now You See Me Signed

I’m not going to restrict this Giveaway, I’m willing to post anywhere in the world so wherever you are if you want to enter have at it! All the details of the book are below if you want to know more.

To enter… Click Here and visit Rafflecopter. The Giveaway will stay open for 2 Weeks.

Description

As she saw his face for the first time, she knew he was going to kill her. She just didn’t know when.

When the dismembered body of Lydia Steiner is found washed up in the waters of a blisteringly hot Louisiana swamp, Detective Jess Bishop knows for certain this isn’t the murderer’s first kill.

Three other dismembered bodies have been found, all bearing the same marks. Marks that strike fear into Jess’s heart. They are identical to those from a case she’s spent her entire career trying to forget.

As Jess and her team try to link the victims, another body is discovered and they fear the serial killer is taunting them. They know it’s only a matter of time before he kills again.

As the body count rises, and the hunt goes cold, Jess knows she has to confront her past in order to catch the killer, even if that means making herself the bait…

Now You See Me is a gripping and heart-stopping thriller full of twists and perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter, Robert Bryndza and Lisa Gardner.

Review

I am not known for my thriller reviews, simply because I rarely read them, but I read Kierney Scott and I wasn’t going to miss a new novel by her regardless of the genre.

Jess Bishop is an outstanding character, an excellent Detective with an astounding history she is desperately trying to keep secret. Her no-nonsense approach to her work is something I can respect and I loved how she didn’t take any nonsense from anybody. She does her best not to show emotion, but it’s there bubbling under the surface.

There are a cast of characters around her who just blew my mind and I was completely sold on them, from Jamison her longtime Partner to Chan the cocky but lovable member of the team who always has her back, then there is Matt who works for another division but offers Jess help (and the romantic in me particularly likes this one).

Her boss Jeanie is an outstanding character, an older woman who could kick a roomful of butt with a look, and her best friend is psychologist Lindsay who is just one clever cookie. Everyone comes together to chase a seriously bad serial killer who seems to have links to Jess and could be putting her in danger.

I will admit to being completely absorbed and reading this in just a few sittings, given I’m not someone who normally reads thrillers I got completely sucked in and had a million theories, some which were completely fantastical, and ended the book completely shocked and stunned. I love Jess as a character, especially her flaws, and want so much more from her and her friends and colleagues.

A huge thank you to Kierney Scott and Bookouture for the eARC via NetGalley so that I could read and honestly review this book.

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Book & Buy Links

TitleNow You See Me
Series: Detective Jess Bishop #1
Author: Kierney Scott
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 27 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsPaperback
Pages: 318
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#Review: Now You See Me by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture

Update February 2018: This book was updated with a new title and cover

Description

As she saw his face for the first time, she knew he was going to kill her. She just didn’t know when.

When the dismembered body of Lydia Steiner is found washed up in the waters of a blisteringly hot Louisiana swamp, Detective Jess Bishop knows for certain this isn’t the murderer’s first kill.

Three other dismembered bodies have been found, all bearing the same marks. Marks that strike fear into Jess’s heart. They are identical to those from a case she’s spent her entire career trying to forget.

As Jess and her team try to link the victims, another body is discovered and they fear the serial killer is taunting them. They know it’s only a matter of time before he kills again.

As the body count rises, and the hunt goes cold, Jess knows she has to confront her past in order to catch the killer, even if that means making herself the bait…

Now You See Me is a gripping and heart-stopping thriller full of twists and perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter, Robert Bryndza and Lisa Gardner.

Review

I am not known for my thriller reviews, simply because I rarely read them, but I read Kierney Scott and I wasn’t going to miss a new novel by her regardless of the genre.

Jess Bishop is an outstanding character, an excellent Detective with an astounding history she is desperately trying to keep secret. Her no-nonsense approach to her work is something I can respect and I loved how she didn’t take any nonsense from anybody. She does her best not to show emotion, but it’s there bubbling under the surface.

There are a cast of characters around her who just blew my mind and I was completely sold on them, from Jamison her long time Partner to Chan the cocky but lovable member of the team who always has her back, then there is Matt who works for another division but offers Jess help (and the romantic in me particularly likes this one).

Her boss Jeanie is an outstanding character, an older woman who could kick a roomful of butt with a look, and her best friend is psychologist Lindsay who is just one clever cookie. Everyone comes together to chase a seriously bad serial killer who seems to have links to Jess and could be putting her in danger.

I will admit to being completely absorbed and reading this in just a few sittings, given I’m not someone who normally reads thrillers I got completely sucked in and had a million theories, some which were completely fantastical, and ended the book completely shocked and stunned. I love Jess as a character, especially her flaws, and want so much more from her and her friends and colleagues.

A huge thank you to Kierney Scott and Bookouture for the eARC via NetGalley so that I could read and honestly review this book.

Rating

Book & Buy Links

TitleNow You See Me
Series: Detective Jess Bishop #1
Author: Kierney Scott
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 27 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 318
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#Review: Christmas At Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin #Giveaway @hollymartin00 @BonnierZaffre @bookouture

In my last post before Christmas it seemed only right to review my final Christmas themed novel of the year…and as an extra little gift I am running a christmas giveaway for a Paperback copy of the book for one lucky reader, see the link at the end of the post!

I hope all of my readers have a very Happy Christmas and I will see you all on the other side.

merry-christmas

Description:
Snow is falling on White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air . . .

Penny Meadows loves her cosy cottage with its stunning views over the snow-topped town of White Cliff Bay, but not even the roaring log fire can keep her personal life from feeling frozen.

Continue reading #Review: Christmas At Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin #Giveaway @hollymartin00 @BonnierZaffre @bookouture

Review: Christmas Under A Starlit Sky by Holly Martin @hollymartin00 @bookouture

Description:
Neve Whitaker loves managing the Stardust Lake hotel. She gets to work alongside her wonderful family and she’s spending Christmas on the most enchanting, snow-covered island in Scotland. So why is her heart so heavy this festive season?

It might have something to do with the gorgeous actor Oakley Rey, the man she finished with before he left for California and the man she loves more than anything. With Oakley’s career in Hollywood soaring, Neve is convinced she’d only hold him back. She had to end it with him – at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Continue reading Review: Christmas Under A Starlit Sky by Holly Martin @hollymartin00 @bookouture

Review: Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin @hollymartin00 @bookouture

Description:
Piper Chesterfield lives a glamorous life travelling the world and reviewing the finest hotels. She calls nowhere home, she works alone and that’s how she likes it. For long ago Piper decided that to protect her heart she should lock it away.

So when Piper’s next assignment brings her to the newly opened Stardust Lake Hotel for the festive season, the last person she expects to face is Gabe Whitaker, the man who broke her heart so completely she could never love again.

Continue reading Review: Christmas Under A Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin @hollymartin00 @bookouture

Blog Tour: Review: Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin

Welcome to my stop on the Summer at Rose Island blog tour which has been organised by Star Crossed Tours. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy my review.

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.

Continue reading Blog Tour: Review: Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin