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Limelight_book Blitz: Book Review


by Alyson Santos
Publication Date: March 12, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone


I’m unpredictable.
A genius, an underachiever.
I’m the song, the voice, the passion, the pain.
I am failure.
I do music because it’s what I am, but sometimes that’s not enough.
A slave to my nature, I wait for it to show mercy and drop a gift in my lap.
Because the music chose me.
I’m its victim not its gift.

She destroyed my career.
Ruined my life.
Pushed me from the shadows and exposed my lies.
She’s the fire that destroys lesser men,
and now her flames are aimed at me.
She loves to watch me burn,
but the part we never saw coming?

Sometimes it takes a fire to ignite a spark
And slay the darkness.


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Welcome to my stop for Limelight Book Blitz. For my stop I am going to review Limelight.


When I picked up this book, I was like, another romance story, same old enemies to lovers story….. But with Limelight, I was wrong. So there is enemies to lovers story but there were so many different elements that actually makes this book stand out from the other books of this genre.

Mila is a blogger, who has millions of followers and whose one post can make or break a musician’s career. Limelight starts off with Mila taking a dig at Jesse and Limelight’s(Jesse’s band) musical career.

Jesse, is such a flawed yet such a beautiful character. I really want to say so much about him, but then again I don’t want to spoil your read. He was character that people will connect well with. After a few pages his pain will became my pain and his happiness mine.

Mila is another awesome character. She is a strong and determined woman. Even though at first she was Jesse’s enemy but latter when things changed, Mila stood by Limelight and Jesse like rock to support them.

Limelight is a beautiful love story. But I think Limelight is more of a story about falling down and standing up again and of finding yourself. Limelight is a story about fighting your demons and coming out victorious.

Enough good things said!! Now just one thing which made me cut 0.5 stars from this 5 star read. I felt the start, I repeat the start of Mila and Jesse’s romance was rushed. I think it transitioned from enemies to lovers way to quickly.

No, wait there is one more good thing left to say. There was this one twist at I think 97% that completely blew my head off and kind of sky rocketed this read from 4 to straight 5 (but gave Limelight 4.5).

This review is never going to end. I think I am in mood to write a lot today, but whatever may be the reason, I have to mention about the songs. Songs written by Jesse were so relatable, as if each song was snippet from his life.

I think the review won’t be complete if I don’t mention one person, who was a side character but glowed like an diamond. He was none other than Parker, Jesse’s brother who stood by him through his ups and downs.

Final words

If you are looking for a romance with a broken flawed hero, which is kind of painful, beautiful and hopeful at the same time then you should definitely give Limelight a chance, you won’t be disappointed.



(4.5 STARS OUT OF 5)


“Gah. This book. THIS BOOK. I can’t remember the last time a book made me ugly cry like Limelight did. A truly incredible story!” – Jamie Schlosser, Author of the Good Guy Series

“Alyson’s writing is gorgeous: passionately poetic; brutally, yet delicately, descriptive; strikingly raw; and insanely sexy. I’m in awe of, and in love with, Limelight…and Alyson.” – Kim Holden, Author of Bright Side

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About Alyson Santos

I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I also have an alternative music obsession. Seriously, it’s a real problem.

I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way humans destroy and heal each other.

I like to eradicate barriers, refusing to be confined by the laws of physics or limitations of reality. I will befriend a vast population of possibilities and introduce them in ways that might surprise you.

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Freak: Book Review


by Erin Lee
Genre: LBGT/ Contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 29 June, 2017

Regret Comes in Every Color of the Rainbow

Based on Erin Lee’s novella, Her Name Was Sam, Freak is the story of Kelly and Morgan,the mother and sister of Sam Harris, in the aftermath of her suicide. Bullied for being brave enough to show her true colours to the world, Sam has been gone exactly one year and Kelly and Morgan are left to tackle the grief that comes with regret in her absence.

But Sam’s story is far from over…

Through the love of Willow, a teenager intent on standing up for her “Freak” best friend at all costs, Ryan is able to finally come out to family and friends. His transformation from ashamed to proud with Willow’s help gives new meaning to Sam’s story and how things could have been.

Because love comes in all shades too.

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I got the review copy in I think May of last year, and it’s already March of this year, I really don’t why I took so long to get to this book, like why????😰. Freak is just such an awesome read. It could have easily been one of my best reads of 2017, if I had read it in 2017. But Anyways it has already secured a spot in my best reads of 2018.

Freak is divided into two main parts, the first part is the story of Sam, one year after her sucide and second part is the story of Willow and Ryan. Now, Sam and Willow are connected, but how? For that you need to read the story.

I think people like me who are “normal” in the eyes of society would never understand what kids like Sam go through and how much pain they are in. The only thing that Sam ever wanted was to be accepted, to be accepted for who she is. Through Kelly and Morgan’s pov’s we get to know so much about their regrets and how things could have been different.

“I’d give anything now to let her embarrass me again. But it takes finding your sister dead with your father’s gun to make you see things.”

Second part of the book, is the story of Ryan. He has also been through somewhat similar humiliation and insult as Sam’s, but this time things ended in a different way. Ryan’s story is really beautiful, and the way Willow and her mom stood by him is really remarkable even when his own parents were against him.

Final words

I highly recommend this book. Please go and read this book, it is a really short book and won’t take much of your time, but what you will take away from this book would be a lifetime experience. This book is definitely going to remain in your mind and your heart for a long time.




One of the few awesome quotes of the book:

“The funny thing about regret is that it never really leaves you; not until you make peace with it.”


Erin Lee

Erin Lee is a freelance writer and therapist chasing a crazy dream one reality at a time. She is the author of Crazy Like Me, a novel published in 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, LLC, Wave to Papa, 2015, by Limitless Publishing, LLC and Nine Lives (2016). She’s also author of Alters, Host, and Merge of the “Lola, Party of Eight Series,” When I’m Dead, Take Me As I Am, Greener, Something Blue, Once Upon a Vow and 99 Bottles. She also penned Her Name Was Sam, an LGBTQ awareness novella. She is author of Losing Faith, and co-author of The Morning After with Black Rose Writing. These days, she spends her free time working on the sequels to this novel, Jimmie’s Ice Cream and Thing Fifteen.

Lee is a co-founder of the Escape From Reality Series. She, along with authors Sara Schoen and Taylor Henderson, are working with twenty other authors to bring the hopes, dreams, fears and terrors of a tiny fictional town alive. The town and its setting is exactly the type of place a man like Jimmie might escape to as the bodies thawed.

Lee holds a master’s degree in psychology and works with at-risk families and as a court appointed special advocate. She cannot write horror with the lights off. However, these days, she’s getting braver and dimming them. She’ll get there . . .

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Boy meets girl
Girl meets windshield, forgets boy
Girl starts to remember, looks for boy
Boy might not be real…

A girl who can’t remember. A book you won’t forget.
From debut author Margarita Montimore.


Astrid can’t remember the best day of her life: yesterday.

A traumatic car accident erases Astrid s memories of September 9th, the day she spent with an oddly charming stranger named Theo. Ever since, she’s been haunted by surreal dreams and an urgent sense that she’s forgotten something important.

One night, she gets a mysterious call from Oliver, who knows more about her than he should and claims he can help her remember. She accepts his help, even as she questions his motives and fights a strange attraction to him.

In order to find Theo and piece together that lost day in September, Astrid must navigate a maze of eccentric Boston nightlife, from the seedy corners of Chinatown to a drug-fueled Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party to a club where everyone dresses like the dead.

In between headaches and nightmares, she struggles to differentiate between memory, fantasy, and reality, and starts to wonder if Theo really exists. Eventually, she’ll need to choose between continuing her search for him or following her growing feelings for Oliver.

Astrid might go to extreme lengths to find what she’s lost… or might lose even more in her pursuit to remember (like her sanity).

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The first thing that stood out to me of this book was the writing style and now I am a fan of Margarita Montimore’s writing style. She weaved a beautiful tale of Astrid where the narrative shifts between the present and the day before the accident. There were also a few dreams that were told in between past and present and they too were beautifully crafted and fitted into the narrative really well.

ASLEEP FROM DAY flows very seamlessly with enough clues, memories and inputs from the day before the accident told at right places which keep you rooted to the novel and fills you with the urge to keep on turning the pages.

Now I would like to talk about Astrid. Through different instances and thoughts we get to know about her character, her insecurities and her somewhat lack of confidence. Her character is really well built and very relatable.

I think all the characters were really good . Theo, Oliver, Astrid’s friends, all characters were very well written.

The last thing I want to talk about is the end, okay so I am not giving out spoilers and I am not going to tell what happened in the end, but what I want to say is that I am a bit disappointed with the end. I hoped for a more proper closure, but I didn’t get that, so I think I was a little disappointed.

Final words

If you are in need for a book with suspense, mystery and romance then I would definitely like to recommend ASLEEP FROM DAY to you.





“That’s what they say, right? Live in the now. But it’s hardly ever as good as looking forward to something, when it’s perfect because it hasn’t happened yet.”


“Simply riveting from start to finish… a captivating, literary piece that winds a path somewhere between mystery, romance, and psychological thriller.” — D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“A compelling and original take on the classic amnesia tale . . . The narrative bursts with detailed, vivid characters . . . The dialogue is expertly crafted.” – The BookLife Prize

“There is so much to love about this book. The writing is wonderful… The joy of this book is following all of its twists and turns and going on Astrid’s journey with her as she tries to determine what is real and what isn’t.” — GSMC Book Review

“This book ticked all my boxes: unusual narrative structure, setting as a character, witty banter, and whip-smart writing… I loved it, and I’ll be thinking about it for a long time.”
— Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

“Every part of this book was confidently crafted to create this dreamy, charismatic experience of being utterly submerged in a mystery and desperately seeking truth.”
— Michelle Hazen, author of A Cruel Kind of Beautiful

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Outside a pizza place is a pay phone. Who else can I call? Hand on receiver, before I can decide, the phone rings. I pull back, like I’ve been burned.

Briiiiiing!!! Briiiiiing!!!

There’s absolutely nobody around, no one who might be waiting for a call.


“Hello?” Why am I answering the phone? It’s not like—


If déjà vu is a feather down the spine, this sensation is a razor.

I must have misheard.

“Astrid, are you there?” The same male voice from my dream, the static now on my end in the form of the noisy downpour.

“Who is this?” I ask. “How did you know I would answer the phone?”

Before he replies, tranquility trickles into my veins like one of those lovely drugs pumped into me at the hospital. Of course. There’s no need to worry about any of it. This is just another dream.

“You’ll find out who I am soon enough,” he says. “There are more important things you need to deal with first.”

“Sure there are. Like what kind of snack I’ll have when I wake up.”

A pause on his end. “You’re not dreaming, Astrid.”

It stops raining, abruptly.

“The car accident, the fire, your friend’s overdose,” he continues, “All of those are real things.”

“Who are you? You’re scaring me.” I look around, expect to see someone lurking in a dark trench coat.

“I’m sorry. Maybe I shouldn’t have called. But I wanted… to reassure you, tell you you’ll get through this. I’ll be able to help you more later on.”

“Do you…” My mouth is parched, my voice hoarse. “Do you go by your middle name?” I clear my throat, hold onto the phone with both hands. “Please tell me your name.”

“You already know my name, Astrid. You just need to remember it. But first, you need to find a place to sleep.”

“You mean a place to wake up. Right here would be perfect.”

He sighs. “Don’t do that. Don’t deny what’s real.”

How am I supposed to tell the difference?

“Astrid, you’re going to be fine. That’s all I wanted to tell you. We’ll speak again soon.”

The line goes dead.


Margarita Montimore received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She has blogged for Marvel, Google, Quirk Books, and When not writing, she freelances as a book coach and editor. She grew up in Brooklyn but currently lives in a different part of the Northeast with her husband and dog.

Margarita writes upmarket/literary fiction that tends to be left of center and flirt with multiple genres. While she loves all things dark, strange, and surreal, she’s also optimistic—verging on quixotic—and a pop culture geek, so her work tends to incorporate all those elements to varying degrees.

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The Good Doctor: Book Review


By Andi Jaxon

Genre: Romance



I live in the hospital, working 18 hour days.
My entire life consists of running from patient to patient until I meet her.
The girl that is afraid of her own shadow.
She starts out as a patient, but thoughts of her consume me.
One phone call leads to me meeting her amazing little girl which changes everything.
With the help of my new partner in crime, I set out to try and save her from a life of fear.
Can she learn to trust me with her life and both their hearts?
**** TRIGGER WARNING: contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse is written out it is described, at times in detail. ****


The Good Doctor is a sweet love story that will pull at your heart strings and make you feel really good and positive. It would make you feel, that good is still present and even if you have been in darkness for long, light will always be there at the end of the tunnel and you would be able to come out of the darkness to have a beautiful tomorrow.

Enough of philosophical words!!!!! Coming back, I would like to talk about the three awesome characters of the story, those are Isabel, Adam and Isabel’s daughter, the sweet little girl Sophie. I think Sophie’s character was the best as per me, and am really happy that she had a major part in the book. She is a very sweet and intelligent girl.

Now coming to Adam. Adam is a perfect gentleman and I think he is someone who very girl would want her husband or boyfriend to be. He is patient, caring and could go to any extent to protect his two girls, Isabel and Sophie.

Isabel is a really well built character and I really liked her. I think if I talk more about Isabel then I would give out the the entire story and I don’t really want to do that.

“She pulls back just enough so she can look into my eyes and says, “I was lost until you found me.””

Final words:

If you are looking for your next read, and want that to be a romance which you won’t be able to put down until reaching the last page, then The Good Doctor is definitely for you.



(4.5 STARS OUT OF 5)

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Welcome to my tour stop for Geeks and Things Book Tour. For my tour stop I am going to review the first two books of the series.

Pains and Penalties
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #1
by Sarah Biglow
Genre: Cozy Mystery
A new amateur sleuth is on the case in the first book of this Cozy
Mystery novella series.
When Kalina Greystone returns home to the small town of Ellesworth, MA in
the wake of her father’s passing to take over the family’s comic book
shop, she never expects to reconnect with her old flame, Detective
Christian Harper. But when elderly Mrs. Davies winds up murdered at
the annual Solstice Fair, Kalina can’t help but get swept up in his
investigation and solving the case. While Detective Harper runs his
investigation, she cozies up to the dead woman’s best friend, Mrs.
Grant, and learns that she and a third woman, Ms. Ellicott, might be
targets. Someone has sent them notes with the cryptic warning ‘Lying
is a mortal sin’. As Kalina digs deeper into the women’s shared
past, she unearths the perjury that sentenced an innocent man to
prison. After discovering Ms. Ellicott dead in her home, Kalina and
Detective Harper must race to unmask the killer before vengeance can
be sated.
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This is the first book of the series and it establishes Kalina as a sharp witted young lady with a liking for mystery.

Pains and Penalties is a nice mystery story set in a small town. The story kept me at the edge right from the time the murder happended. New clues were being discovered very now and then and this kept me glued to the book and made me keep on turning pages.

I really liked Kalina’s character as an amateur sleuth and her nephew AJ’s character as a kid equally interested in mystery like his aunt. Chris’ character as the cop was also nice.

“If you are looking for a nice cozy murder mystery then you can give this book a try, and I am very sure you won’t be disappointed.”




Forgive and Forget
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #2
Your favorite amateur sleuth is back on the case in the second installment
of the Geeks and Things Cozy series.
Life is looking good for Kalina Greystone. Geeks and Things is thriving
and she’s even rekindled her high-school romance with Detective
Christian Harper. But her world spins off-kilter when she finds her
high school best friend, Nadine Larrabee, huddled over her father’s
dead body.
Nadine fears she’s responsible for her father’s death but doesn’t
remember details. As Kalina keeps close to the investigation–certain
her friend is no killer–a horrifying family history unfolds,
providing motive for the girl Kalina once knew. Refusing to believe
Nadine is capable of such an act, Kalina peels back the layers of
family drama to find the truth.


This is the second book of the series, though it can be read as a standalone but there are some references to the previous book, however these references are not connected to the actual mystery of this book.

This mystery is also set in the small town of Ellesworth and was another page turner for me. Like the previous one, this installment of the Geeks and Things series is also thrilling and full of suspense. We don’t get to know what happened to the Nadine’s father until the last few pages where the mystery is revealed.

In this book too, I loved AJ, Kalina and Chris’ characters even though Chris was more in the background in Forgive and Forget than in Pains and Penalties.

I liked Forgive and Forget a bit more than Pains and Penalties because I found the mystery more mysterious than the last book.

“I would like to suggest this book to all cozy mystery lovers out there”



(4.5 stars out of 5)


Debts and Debtors
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #3
Kalina Greystone is back for another small town, amateur mystery in the
third installment of the Geeks and Things Mystery series.
It’s Thanksgiving in the small town of Ellesworth, MA and Kalina and her
family have gathered to celebrate the holiday—their first since her
father’s passing—but all is not well when Savannah Chase,
Jillian’s college roommate appears on their doorstep. She’s
distraught over her missing husband. She just knows something’s
happened to him. Despite knowing Chris wouldn’t approve, Kalina
keeps tabs on the investigation. After all, Savannah is like family.
The investigation takes a turn for the curious when Mr. Chase’s body is
found in a foreclosed house in a area ripe for commercial
development. Kalina and Chris soon discover that Thomas had recently
changed jobs, giving up real estate for debt collection. But who
would want him dead? The more Kalina digs, the more she finds herself
in the cross-hairs of a dangerous man. She and Chris must solve the
case before she becomes the next victim.
Have and Hold
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #4
Your favorite amateur sleuth is on the case in a new Geeks and Things
Cozy Mystery.
The small town of Ellesworth, MA is abuzz with the upcoming wedding of
Kalina Greystone and newly promoted Police Captain Christian Harper.
But not everyone is thrilled for the happy couple. On the morning of
Chris’s promotional ceremony, they receive a shocking package—a
severed finger wearing an engagement ring! Under the guise of
last-minute wedding preparations, Kalina questions a local jeweler
who may have sold the ring adorning the finger. In fact, he’d sold
three such rings recently. When a second finger is sent to a local
reporter and the bodies of the victims are discovered near the beach,
Kalina knows there is little time left to find the third victim. But
why target these brides-to-be? After digging deeper, she uncovers a
startling connection between the players and must race to save the
woman who is the true target of the killer’s rage.
Saints and Sinners
A Geeks and Things Cozy Mysteries Novella #5
Your favorite amateur sleuth is back for one last case in the final
installment of the Geeks and Things Cozy Mystery series.
Kalina Greystone’s life has finally fallen into place. Now happily married
and eight months pregnant, she is ready to step away from sleuthing
and give all of her time to her family and Geeks and Things.
Unfortunately, sleuthing isn’t quite done with her. On a trip to
the cemetery to visit her father’s grave, she happens upon a dead
woman’s body. Video footage reveals the killer but the case takes
one bizarre turn after the next. The woman, Verona Maxwell, shares
fingerprints with Paige Fischer, a little girl who died over fifteen
years ago in a boating accident with her twin brother, Patrick. Or
did they? The killer looks an awful lot like Patrick. Having briefly
known the twins in her youth, Kalina searches their past in the hopes
of making sense of the present. But the more she digs, the darker the
reality becomes. Systemic abuse by Paige and parental neglect rise to
the surface, making her wonder if the past isn’t as buried as
everyone was led to believe.
Sarah lives in Massachusetts with her fiancé. She is a licensed attorney
and spends her days combating employment discrimination as an
Investigator with the Massachusetts Commission Against
She is a self-professed TV junkie and in her spare time (what’s that?),
she runs a TV recap blog with her best friend (and sorority sister),
Jen. Sarah currently enjoys an array of TV shows including (but
definitely not limited to) Once Upon a Time, Blindspot, Chicago Fire,
Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Grimm, The Flash and Arrow. She is always on
the hunt for new shows to binge!
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The Secrets Between Us: Book Review

 The Secrets Between Us
Author: Jennifer Ann
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 21, 2017


Some people keep secrets because the truth is too painful.
He keeps secrets to avoid losing her.
She keeps secrets to deliver revenge.

Seven years have passed since Cameron Quinn and Lincoln Farrington were high school sweethearts.
Seven years since she last saw him as the cops were taking him away.
Seven years since he left her to become a Navy SEAL.
When he suddenly comes back into her life, she’s forced to choose between following her heart, or sticking to a plan that would almost certainly destroy him.

His secrets brought them together.
Her secrets will tear them apart.


The Secrets Between Us is a beautiful second chance romance novel telling the love story of Quinn and Lincoln.

Before starting of with what I liked about the plot I would like to talk about the two main characters of this story, Quinn and Lincoln who all throughout the novel remained my absolute favourite. Quinn is a strong and independent woman, who is brave, courageous and intelligent and came go to limits to avenge the wrong that has been done to her. The last part of the previous line may come out to be a bit negative when you people would read my review but it was all justified because the person involved deserved whatever she planned to do. Coming to Lincoln, he is also very brave and has to be because he fights terrorists for living. But apart from that he is someone who has made great sacrifices for the love of his life and definitely would try and do whatever is in his hand to protect Quinn.

Quinn and Lincoln’s love story was sweet at parts and at the some other parts was sad and painful. It was painful especially in those parts where they thought about their past or when the secrets and the mistakes committed years ago were threatening their happily ever after. Both of these sweet and sad parts made this love story very beautiful.

Apart from the love story their were few elements of suspense which were very good.

After saying so many good things I don’t want to say anything bad but still I would do because I would like to justify why I gave it a 4 stars instead of 5. Till date I have read many romance novels and so now a days I seldom come across a romance novel which is totally different from the previous one, so that happened in this case too, their were certain parts which became predictable because some other novel which I had read, had dealt with that concept.

If you are in a mood for a love story with a sweet second chance romance then this book is definitely recommend for you.



(4 out of 5 stars)

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Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents_Blogival: Book Review


By Lee Cockburn

Genres: Crime, Thriller

Published on: 21st February

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing


Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks is back and in charge of tracking down a sadistic vigilante, with a penchant for torturing paedophiles, in this unsettling crime thriller by a real-life police sergeant.

High-powered businessmen are turning up tortured around the city of Edinburgh with one specific thing in common — a sinister double life involving pedophilia. Leaving his ‘victims’ in a disturbing state, the individual responsible calls the police and lays bare the evidence of their targets’ twisted misdemeanours to discover, along with a special memento of their own troubled past — a chilling calling card. Once again heading the investigation team is Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks, along with her partner Detective Constable Marcus Black, who are tasked not only with tracking the perpetrator down but also dealing with the unusual scenario of having to arrest the victims for their own barbarous crimes. But with the wounded piling up the predator’s thirst for revenge intensifies and soon Nicks discovers that she is no longer chasing down a sinister attacker but a deadly serial killer.

Vivid, dark and deeply unsettling Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents is the perfect next read for serious crime and police thriller fans.


Porcelain is a gripping crime thriller that hooks you in from the very first chapter. Porcelain is an absolute page turner and I was not able to keep the book down until the very last word.

Apart from the plot, the well built characters were also a very big plus point for this book. There were many characters in the book like DS Nicks, Nathan, Amy, Marcus, etc. I will only talk about a few which were my favourite, and also in my opinion the most important.

DS Nicks is fierce and brave police sergeant who has garnered a lot of respect in the police force as she is very good at her work. I think DS Nicks character was really good and with her team she did a great job in solving the gruesome crime.

Now coming to the twins Nathan and Amy. They had a very disturbed childhood, the memories of which still haunt their present. The moments of their childhood which were shown were deeply unsettling, painful and gruesome. And in present when they talk about their childhood you can almost feel the pain from their voice penetrating through the pages into your heart.

I had just one problem with this book. It was the excess of sex scenes(I think there were total 7). Apart from one, others were completely unnecessary for the plot. And I Actually skipped one or two because in middle of the gripping thriller I didn’t want to get distracted.

Porcelain has description of assaults which were carried on. The descriptions are brutal and gruesome and I feel this could be a bit too heavy for some people, so those of you with this problem could give it a miss. Apart from them this chilling read is recommended for all mystery and crime lovers.



(4 out of 5 stars)


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Lee Cockburn has worked for Police Scotland for sixteen years including as a police sergeant in Edinburgh for seven years and also as a public order officer. Before joining the force, she played for Scotland Women’s rugby team for fifteen years, earning over eighty caps for the Scottish ladies and British Lionesses teams. She also swam competitively for twelve years, successfully representing Edinburgh at the age of fifteen in the youth Olympics in Denmark in 1984. Lee lives in Edinburgh with her civil partner Emily and their two young sons Jamie and Harry. Her first book Devil’s Demise was published by Clink Street Publishing November 2014.

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