PUBLISHED 15th JULY 2018

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This was a very different book for me and I did wonder how a blind man could be a journalist and find out all what they expected of him. This story makes you realise what it is like to be blind and the things that he has to over come but also the things that he notices and can tell by being in a room, I found it all very clever and interesting.

This is far from simple all this doping, how to find out who is the instigator, who is the supplier and then who from all the athletes are actually taking some sort of enhancer drug. Then how is a blind man going to find out all these things.

The girl friend has now got eyes, will their relationship survive, especially when they each seem to be spending time with other people. I did have to concentrate when reading this as there are a few people in this story but it is very well written and you can follow it through. As for trying to guess who is behind all this, well you will have to read the book and find out for yourself.

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If you have ever been single and been on a date that you got through a dating site then you will really jell with this book, I loved it and yes these things really do happen and a lot worse.  This will make you laugh at the things that you can experience on blind dates and also its all the thoughts that go through your mind when you are looking for the one or should I say just someone who looks ok and is normal, it’s not easy at times.

31 dates over 31 days  so no break, can she keep going and what will they all be like, will she actually get 31 dates? This a great book for a fun-loving holiday as it will keep you laughing round the swimming pool all day.

Well done Morgen Bailey for keeping us all laughing.  Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, Writers’ Forum magazine columnist, blogger, speaker, and Northants Authors co-founder. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates, RONE, BeaconLit, BBC Radio 2 and Althorp Literary Festival short story competitions. She also runs her own free monthly 100-word competition and is a forthcoming Flash 500 judge.

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These lunch dates seem to come round so quickly and I had to take a breath as I realised it is July and nearly August, the children break up soon for the summer and then it will be September and the countdown to Christmas! I need to stop thinking, I love the summer but we are due to have another sizzling weekend so it’s all good.

What a super summer it has been so far and expected to carry on, camping with the family is going to be so much fun during August. Some of the grandchildren are staying with me in the camper van, only one at a time though. I cannot wait until the twins are old enough to come along but I am sure they will want to come together.

This month we celebrated Lynda’s birthday, a very young 61 this year although the way she runs about you would think she was 41. We were very well-behaved yesterday and only had two bottles of wine, there was 8 of us as one was missing as not well. As usual the food was cooked just right with it all coming out together piping hot.

I appear to have lost a couple of pictures and no I have no idea where they have gone as I know I took pictures of all the mains. The desert was easy as only four of us had any and we all had the same, it is my favourite dessert. They are getting to know us all in The Blackbull, Hungry Horse in Folkestone and we found out some gossip that they are going to be closed for a couple of weeks as having a real huge refurbishment completed very soon.

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We then went to my garden for tea and cake and a good old gossip, which was fun and involved a lot of laughing.

Lynda stayed over and we sat outside talking all evening with a couple of glasses of wine, putting the world to rights.

Talking about the world, what a lot of Trump haters there are in the UK, I was very shocked at how many have turned up for all the demonstrations all over the country. I would love to be a fly on the wall and hear what he says about all that but going by his other comments he has probably denied that it is anything to do with him!

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I should have taken the peg bag off the line!

 

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PUBLISHED 12th JULY 2018

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If you have read any of Lisa’s books then you will know how good they are and this is another brilliant read from her. As you read this your mind goes of thinking about what might happen, which is what she very cleverly wanted you to do. This will take you up the wrong garden path and to be honest you could go up a couple as you read this but all is not what it seems. Extremely very well written by a brilliant author so this will be another best seller for Lisa Jewell.

From infatuation, stalking and murder, this book has it all. What are the secrets that everyone appears to have and why does the headmaster appear to be at the centre of everything. What has he done and is he running from his past?  Then when he tries to hook up with his neighbour it makes you think that maybe it is all true what the people are saying about him. I could not stop reading this so that was a day I lost but really didn’t mind as I loved it.

So many good books out at the moment and my To Be Read pile is getting very big but I am sure I will get round to them all at some point. I would like to thank Netgalley for giving me the opportunity of reading and reviewing this book, it was my pleasure and it gets a good 5 stars from myself.

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PUBLISHED 12th JULY 2018

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This was a good book to read as you really get into it as you try to work out what is going on, which there is a lot of that pulls you in to discover more.

Having building work completed in his new house he is not happy when the builders discover a hole into next door and locked in that cellar are a young girl and a baby. So many questions are asked and the owner of the house has not got any answers as he has got dementia. How long had they been down there? Was the baby born down there?

As you get through the first half and you think you have it then off it goes in another direction, this was really thrilling to read as so many things were coming up that you had to make sense off. Then another body is found in the same location, are the two things linked and if so how.

The owner of the house is not any help but when they do DNA tests they have even more questions but no answers. This is really thrilling and I loved it and could not put it down but then I needed a break to work out what was going on. If you like to lose yourself in a book then this is the one for you. It will be in my top 5 of this year as it really is that good. No wonder it was in Richard and Judy’s book club!

Thank you to Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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