Seven Day Spotlight – w/e 12/05/19

There it goes. Another week gone. We had a Bank Holiday of course, which was very nice. Apart from that it’s just been the usual stuff. Not that there’s anything wrong with a quiet time – underrated if you ask me. Oh, but I did go on the waltzers for the first time in probably 30 years. I loved revisiting my youth but my 5 year old wasn’t too keen.

Here’s what I posted on my blog this week:

On Monday I shared a guest post by Tony Rocca, author of The Amazing Adventures of Wobblin’ Wobin, all about how the story went from inspiration to publication.

Tuesday’s post was my review of No Way Out by Cara Hunter.

Wednesday’s post was my review of Ting-A-Ling The Old Ambulance by Harry Goldstar.

On Thursday I shared a guest post by Christine Trent, author of A Murderous Malady, about why she loves Florence Nightingale.

Friday was a two post day with my review of The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister and a cover reveal for The Road to Cromer Pier by Martin Gore.

Saturday’s post was my review of The Dream of the Tortoise by Nyako Nakar.

And finally, this morning I posted my review of Tick Tock by Mel Sherratt.

What have I added to my TBR pile this week? This isn’t going to take long for once!

Stop at Nothing by Tammy Cohen

A mother’s job is to keep her children safe.

Tess has always tried to be a good mother. Of course, there are things she wishes she’d done differently, but doesn’t everyone feel that way?

Then Emma, her youngest, is attacked on her way home from a party, plunging them into a living nightmare which only gets worse when the man responsible is set free

But what if she fails?

So when Tess sees the attacker in the street near their home, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. But blinded by her need to protect her daughter at any cost, might she end up putting her family in even greater danger?

There’s nothing she wouldn’t do to make it right . . .

After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott

A little girl is abducted during the darkness of a solar eclipse. Her older sister was supposed to be watching her. She is never seen again.

Sixteen years later and in desperate need of a fresh start, journalist Cassie Warren moves back to the small town of Bishop’s Green to live with her ailing grandmother. When a local girl goes missing just before the next big eclipse, Cassie suspects the disappearance is connected to her sister – that whoever took Olive is still out there. But she needs to find a way to prove it, and time is running out.

The Rapture by Claire McGlasson

Welcome to the Panacea Society, a terribly English cult…


Dilys is a devoted member of The Panacea Society, populated almost entirely by virtuous single ladies.

When she strikes up a friendship with Grace, a new recruit, God finally seems to be smiling upon her. The friends become closer as they wait for the Lord to return to their very own Garden of Eden, and Dilys feels she has found the right path at last.

But Dilys is wary of their leader’s zealotry and suspicious of those who would seem to influence her for their own ends. As her feelings for Grace bud and bloom, the Society around her begins to crumble. Faith is supplanted by doubt as both women come to question what is true and fear what is real.

The Second Child by Caroline Bond

Why do you love your child? Is it because they’re a straight A student, a talented footballer? Or is it simply because they’re yours?

Sarah and Phil love both their children, James and Lauren. The couple have the same hopes and aspirations as any parent. But their expectations are shattered when they discover that their perfect baby daughter has been born with a flaw; a tiny, but life-changing glitch that is destined to shape her future, and theirs, irrevocably.

Over time the family adapt and even thrive. Then one day a blood test casts doubt on the very basis of their family. Lauren is not Phil’s child. Suddenly, their precious family is on the brink of destruction. But the truth they face is far more complex and challenging than simple infidelity. It tests their capacity to love, each other and their children, and it raises the question of what makes – and what breaks – a family.


  • Couldn’t resist the lure of Tammy either, I see 😂

    • That’s right. I’m looking at Netgalley but trying not to touch, but this was irresistible, especially when offered to me on a plate!

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