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The Red Book | Review

Title: The Red Book

Author: Davide Cortellucci

Rating: 4 stars

Dates read: 18 Dec 19

Publication date: 09 Sep 19

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Description:

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THOUGHTS.

Martin’s life as he knows it has turned upside-down, and he decides to embark on a trip to give sense to his existence. Via coincidences and fabricated non-coincidences, he finds a group of people that helps him enhance the power of his thoughts to modify the physical world around him. In a journey within a journey, Martin discovers the powers of visualisation and its pull. And he acknowledges why he’s flooded by negative feelings when he’s close to certain people.

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE ENEMIES.

Unless Martin finds the strength within himself to fight, he and everyone around him will cease to exist.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Authoright and Clink Street Publishing as part of their The Red Book Blog Tour*

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Strictly Saturdays | Week Thirteen/The Final

THE FINAL. Everyone this is not a drill and I did just say that, it is the final dance of the series. I bloody love this show and I love the final so much. I mean, who doesn’t love the best dancers doing the best dances of the series and then throwing in a no rules show dance to top everything off. I mean it’s always hard to say goodbye to the show each year, but it is always such a great nice. Lots of pros, lots of dances, lots of old celebrities coming back, and a sneaky special music guest (even if she isn’t my favourite, she be a big star!) What a night we have in store.

Strictly Saturdays is a weekly review of Strictly Come Dancing. Expect biased reviews, uneducated dancing critique, and sass. Continue reading “Strictly Saturdays | Week Thirteen/The Final”

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The King’s Prerogative | Review

Title: The King’s Prerogative

Author: Iain Colvin

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Dates read: 10 Dec 19

Publication date: 30 Jul 19

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Thriller

Description:

Scotland, 1983.

Craig Dunlop is bored. Bored of his job, his town, his life.

After a family bereavement, Craig inherits an old heirloom; a wallet given to his grandfather during the war by none other than the deputy leader of Nazi Germany, Rudolf Hess.

The wallet has hidden a secret for forty years, and when Craig stumbles upon it, a chain of events is set in motion that lead to him becoming a hunted man.

Finding himself in a race to unravel a mystery that could shake the very foundations of the British establishment, Craig must find answers before the police catch up with him, or worse still, he is made to disappear forever, along with the secret of The King’s Prerogative.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Authoright and Clink Street Publishing as part of their 12 Days of Clink Street Publishing Blog Tour*

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The Prison Doctor | Review

Title: The Prison Doctor

Author: Dr. Amanda Brown

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 27 Aug 19 – 30 Aug 19

Publication date: 13 Jun 2019

Publisher: HQ

Genre(s): Memoir, Prison

Description:

Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.

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Strictly Saturdays | Week Eleven @ The Musicals

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, get ready, take your seats, get comfy, because Strictly is going to the Musicals. I love this week, I think it gives a real excuse for people to go to town with costumes and characters and really sells the dances. It’s always a great spectacle and comes with an extra pro dance so what isn’t too love huh?

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I Will Miss You Tomorrow | Review

Title: I Will Miss You Tomorrow

Author: Heine Bakkeid (Translator: Anne Bruce)

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 22 Nov 19 – 24 Nov 19

Publication date: 14 Nov 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury Raven Books

Genre(s): Crime, Nordic Noir, Thriller

Description:

The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past

Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever.

Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this.

Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation – will he now lose his life?

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Strictly Saturdays | Week Ten

Holy Macaroni! It is week 10 my dancing pals! I know what you’re thinking, Blackpool has been, movies has been, Halloween is a distant memory, how can we go on? Well, let me tell you, there is going to be the first Argentine Tango of the series tonight. There is musicals and double dance weeks to work towards, and I think I can speak for the nation when I say we are hoping and praying for another disastrous danceathon, am I right?!

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