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‘Forget Her Name’ by Jane Holland

Last month I took part in the blog tour for ‘Forget Her Name’, which was published on the 25th January 2018 in paperback and as an eBook by Thomas & Mercer. I am now back with my review. I would like to thank the lovely Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources and Jane Holland for my copy of this book.

Rachel’s dead and she’s never coming back. Or is she?

Preparing for her wedding to Dominic, Catherine has never been happier or more excited about her future. That is until she receives an anonymous package, a familiar looking snow globe containing an extremely grisly addition.

Her older sister, Rachel, died on a skiing holiday as a child. Vicious and highly disturbed, Rachel made Catherine’s life an absolute misery. Since then, Catherine has spent her life trying to forget her. Now someone has sent her Rachel’s snow globe, the first in a series of messages.

While Catherine struggles to focus on her new life with Dominic, someone out there seems intent on tormenting her. Who would do this to her and why now? Is Rachel still alive?

This is the first book I have read by Jane Holland and I am so glad that I did. I loved this author’s style of writing and how she keeps you guessing.

The grisly object which Catherine found in the snow globe literally freaked me out. My thoughts kept going back to that one particular scene and I just couldn’t get it out of my head. It was a complete mystery as to who could have been doing all those nasty things to Catherine. I too couldn’t help but wonder if Rachel was still alive.

Things started to become clear later on in the story and at one point I couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed. Luckily though that feeling didn’t last for long. There was still so much more to things and I was left absolutely shocked. It then became apparent who could be playing the nasty tricks on Catherine.

Out of all of the characters I only really liked Catherine. I ended up suspecting a number of them and wasn’t sure who I could really trust.

This was a fantastic read which had me trying to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together. Jane Holland really knows how to play with your mind. Just when you think nothing else can possibly happen, it does.

‘Forget Her Name’ is a gripping and heart-stopping read. If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers then I really recommend giving this book a go. I will definitely be reading more books by this author.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

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‘Forget Her Name’ is available to purchase from:-

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forget-Her-Name-Jane-Holland-ebook/dp/B073TTLYQV

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Forget-Her-Name-Jane-Holland-ebook/dp/B073TTLYQV

 

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Blog Tour – ‘Scared to Death’ by Rachel Amphlett

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‘Scared to Death’, the first book of a series, was published by Saxon Publishing on the 6th December 2016. I was contacted a while back by Rachel Amphlett with regards to taking part in a blog tour. Having liked the sound of this book I was delighted to. Read on for my review.

The story is set in Kent. A schoolgirl is kidnapped, her body found in an abandoned biosciences building. It seems she shouldn’t have died and that the kidnapping went wrong. However, Detective Kay Hunter isn’t entirely convinced, especially when a man who has the ransom money in his possession is found dead. Then soon after a second schoolgirl is taken and Kay’s worse fears are confirmed. With her career in jeopardy the hunt for the killer becomes a race against time. Will Kay be able to solve this case before more people are killed?

I totally loved ‘Scared to Death’. It was such an exciting read and I felt like I was on a rollercoaster a lot of the time. There were just so many twists and turns as well as a few shockers throughout. I’m just so glad that this is the first of a series. I don’t think I could stand it if there weren’t any more books to come.

Kay Hunter is probably my most favourite female detective at the moment. I liked her from the very beginning. Time was against her and the other officers, especially after a second schoolgirl was kidnapped. I thought she tackled the case really well. Only a monster could do something like that to young girls. I enjoyed learning a bit about Kay’s personal life too.

‘Scared to Death’ is a gripping read which will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a must read for fans of crime. I for one can’t wait for the next book.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

 

About Rachel Amphlett

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Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter crime thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton.

She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014.

An advocate for knowledge within the publishing industry, Rachel is always happy to share her experiences to a wider audience through her blogging and speaking engagements.

 

Links

‘Scared to Death’ is available to buy from Amazon UK:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scared-Death-Detective-Hunter-novel/dp/099443376X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1482088880&sr=1-1

Twitter – @RachelAmphlett

 

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