#BlogTour #BookReview #Extract - The Watcher by Monika Jephcott Thomas

It’s 1949 when Netta’s father Max is released from a Siberian POW camp and returns to his home in occupied Germany. But he is not the man the little girl is expecting – the brave, handsome doctor her mother Erika told her stories of.

Erika too struggles to reconcile this withdrawn, volatile figure with the husband she knew and loved before, and, as she strives to break through the wall Max has built around himself, Netta is both frightened and jealous of this interloper in the previously cosy household she shared with her mother and
doting grandparents.

Now, if family life isn’t tough enough, it is about to get even tougher, when a murder sparks a police investigation, which begins to unearth dark secrets they all hoped had been forgotten.

It's my pleasure to be hosting the blog tour for The Watcher today, many thanks to the author, publishers and Rachel Gilbey at Authoright for inviting me to take part and for my advance copy received in return for my honest review.
Before I share my…

Week in Words: 4th June - 11th June 2017

I haven't managed to read much this week, the excitement/fear/anger (delete as appropriate) prior to, and after the General Election meant I was glued more to social media and the TV than I was to books for once.


That solitary book was The Darkness Within by Cathy Glass writing as Lisa Stone. I've not read any of Cathy Glass' books so chose this book due to its description. It's about a man whose personality changes dramatically after he has a heart transplant. I have to admit I didn't love this one - you'll have to read my review to find out why...

I did manage to publish three reviews despite slacking on the reading front. First up was The Former Chief Executive by Kate Vane followed by We've Come to Take You Home by Susan Gandar. Today I'm one of the hosts for the blog tour for Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen.

As I said I've mostly been glued to social media and the news channels this week. It goes without saying that I watched Doctor Who of course! I also watched the spin-off talent show on ITV, The Voice Kids. As somebody who can't sing for toffee I'm always impressed by singers, particularly when they're so young. The girl who was really shy then belted out Nutbush City Limits, complete with moves she learned from James Brown on YouTube is my early favourite.

A church house, gin house...Courtney channelling Tina (image from Radio Times

Next Week
I've started reading Wicked Game by Matt Johnson and should be starting Blood Moon by John David Bethel and Dodgers by Bill Beverly.
I'm also intrigued by the post I received from No Exit Press. I know that other book bloggers have also received cards with different messages on. Very clever publicity!

I should also have a few more reviews up if I manage to tear myself away from rubbernecking the political car crash...

As always, happy reading everyone!