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The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club by Nina Manning #Review

I am delighted to be part of the celebrations for the publication of Nina Manning's The 6pm Frazzled Mums' Club . It was published by Boldwood Books on September 26th.     Whatever the question, the answer is wine! They’ve swapped the dark and lonely baby days for school gate chaos, but Aisha, Sophy and Mel are discovering that there are new parenting pitfalls just waiting for them… Influencer Sophy, is trying to keep on top of home and work life but is finding it all a bit tough! Everyone thinks she’s living her best life, but the pressure to maintain perfection at the school gates when all she wants to do is cry, is taking its toll on Sophy. Aisha doesn’t know what to do with all her spare time now her twins are at school. Maybe it’s time to focus on herself and the dreams she’s put on hold? But when her mum suddenly begins to feel unwell, Aisha has to rethink everything. And when Mel is offered a chance to live her dream, she grabs it with both hands. But there’

The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace ** Blog Tour Review**

I am so happy to be taking part in the blog tour for The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace. It is due to be published on January 9th 2019 by Four Tails Publishing.

Perched on a Welsh clifftop, the ancient, picturesque hamlet of Rhosddraig has its peaceful façade ripped apart when human remains are discovered under a pile of stones. The village pub, The Dragon's Head, run by three generations of women, becomes the focal point for those interested in the grisly find, and it’s where layers of deceit are peeled away to expose old secrets, and deep wounds. The police need to establish who died, how, and why, but DI Evan Glover knows he can’t be involved in the investigation, because he's just two days away from retirement. However, as the case develops in unexpected ways, it becomes irrevocably woven into his life, and the lives of local families, leading to disturbing revelations – and deadly consequences ...

My Thoughts

You instinctively feel that you are in safe hands when you settle down to read The Wrong Boy. The setting in the Welsh hamlet of Rhosddraig is beautifully evoked and you feel the secrets of the past are just out of reach. This is a tense, psychological thriller which surprises especially when the perpetrator is finally revealed. You get to know the generations as Nan, Helen and Sadie get to give us their perspectives. Their accounts are alternated along with the investigation into the presumed murder and give you some insight into the relationships between these three generations. 

    You begin to sense how secrecy and gossip spreads false information within a small community, especially when you see how Sadie's Twitter account takes on a life of its own. As the story evolves, you sense that the history of the place with its prehistoric links is going to have a bearing on the story. The far past is always there glinting in the Welsh mist. 

In short: A well written psychological thriller with some arresting characters and a clever plot.

About the Author 


This is the 13th novel from Cathy Ace. Her criminal psychologist, overindulgent-foodie sleuth, Cait Morgan, has stumbled upon Corpses with a Silver Tongue, Golden Nose, Diamond Hand, Garnet Face, an Emerald Thumb, Platinum Hair and Ruby Lips during her globetrotting. Ace’s WISE Enquiries Agency series features four softly-boiled female PIs who solve quintessentially British cases from their stately home-based office in rural Wales, where Cathy was born and raised. Shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award for Best Light Mystery by a Canadian three times in four years, winning in 2015, she was also shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story in 2017.  

You can follow Cathy here: Website  |  Twitter   |  Facebook

Book links: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Cathy Ace, Four Tails Publishing and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.  

Check out the rest of the tour!


  1. Thanks ever so much for taking the time to read and review my book! I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Much appreciated :-)

  2. Huge thanks for the Blog Tour support Pam x


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