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Death at Lovers Leap by Catherine Coles #Review#PublicationDay

    Today I am featuring the third in a cozy crime series by Catherine Coles , The Martha Miller Mysteries . Death at Lovers' Leap is published today, on February 16th by Boldwood Books .You can read my review of the first in the series, Poison at the Village Show   here amd the second, Death at the Country Fair   here .     Westleham Village 1948 As Valentine's Day rolls around, Martha Miller finds herself unusually melancholy at the state of her own love life. With husband Stan still missing and with her growing feelings for Vicar Luke still shrouded in secrecy, there’s only one place Martha can go - famous local beauty spot, Lovers' Leap. Legend has it that those with a broken heart throw themselves off the bridge that spans the river, but Martha is certainly not about to do such a thing! But it looks like someone else has had other ideas…. Because there in the river, Martha finds a body. But is this misadventure, a moment of lovesick madness, or is foul play a

The Uninvited by J A Baker ** Blog Tour Review**



Today's featured book is a psychological suspense novel with a touch of the supernatural. The Uninvited by J A Baker was published by Bloodhound Books on December 3rd 2018.
 
Faye and her husband Hugh have had a traumatic year. Wanting to start again, the couple decide to buy a large rundown property, Cross House in a village in North Yorkshire, hoping to leave the past behind them.


However, the tranquillity is soon ruined when Faye begins to awake, every night, to the sound of somebody creeping around the bedroom. She tries to explain it to Hugh, frightened for the safety of their children Aiden and Poppy, but Hugh dismisses her claims, thinking she is heading for another breakdown.


But when Faye discovers some diaries that contain secrets about the family that lived in the house before them, she starts to wonder if the intruder might be closer to home than she first thought.


Obsessed with finding answers, Faye is determined to learn about the Wentworth family, a fractured family with a tragic past.


And when she discovers that Hilary Wentworth fell to her death down the stairs in Cross House, Faye realises she is in mortal danger…

My Thoughts

The Uninvited succeeds in creating a tense and suspenseful atmosphere from the beginning. It keeps you guessing as to whether it is going to develop into an out and out ghost story or into a psychological thriller. As it turns out, it is somewhere between the two. Faye's back story is manipulated so as to put doubts in your mind as to her state of mind, which adds to the tension.

    You can't help but fear for Faye and Hugh's children as the story develops. I enjoyed how clues are drip fed into the story and you are never quite sure who you can rely on to be telling the truth. With doubts spread as to what is going on in the old house, it turns into one of those chillers to read with the lights firmly on. 

In short: tense, creepy suspense.

About the Author
  
J.A.BAKER was born and brought up in North East England and has had a love of language for as long as she can remember.
She has a love of local history and genealogy and enjoys reading many genres of books but is an addict of psychological thrillers.

In December 2016 she was signed by Bloodhound Books who published Undercurrent.

Her second novel, Her Dark Retreat was published in October 2017 and The Other Mother was published in December 2017. Her fourth novel, Finding Eva was published in August 2018.

J.A. Baker has four grown up children and one grandchild. She lives in a village near the river with her husband and madcap dog and when not working part time in a primary school, she spends her days trying to think up new and inventive ways of murdering people.

She can be reached on any of the links below and loves hearing from readers.

Twitter   |  Facebook   |  Website

Book links: Amazon UK 

Thanks to J A Baker, and Emma Welton of Bloodhound Books and for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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