#bookcrush – Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager


My super cool book crush this week is Last Time I Lied by best-selling author Riley Sager.

I was drawn to this cover because it demands to be picked up – the eye-catching black and orange colour combination, the hazy black and white image of a girl running beside water in the woods that continues into the words of the title – it’s so eerily beautiful. I’ve heard great things about this writer and can’t wait to read this!

Here’s the blurb:

“Summer camp. Murder in the woods. Truth and lies. It was Emma’s first ever summer away from home. She learnt how to play games. And she learnt how to lie. Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned… Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly re-opened Camp Nightgale. She thinks she’s laying old ghosts to rest but really she’s returning to the scene of the crime. Because Emma’s innocence might be the biggest lie of all…”

If you like the sound of Last Time I Lied you can find out more on Amazon HERE.



CTG’s #bookcrush – Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman



My fabulous book crush this week is Sticks and Stones by debut thriller writer Jo Jakeman

The image of a broken coffee mug, still with a little bit of coffee inside, lying prone on the counter was what drew me to this cover, and the pop of the pink lettering over the muted grey-blue wash of the image adds even more intrigue!

And behind the mysterious cover is a twisty, new take on the pychological thriller.

Here’s the blurb:

“Imogen’s husband is a bad man. His ex-wife and his new mistress might have different perspectives but Imogen thinks she knows the truth. And now he’s given her an ultimatum: get out of the family home in the next fortnight or I’ll fight you for custody of our son. In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable: she locks her husband in the cellar. Now she’s in control. But how far will she go to protect her son and punish her husband? And what will happen when his ex and his girlfriend get tangled up in her plans?”

If you like the sound of Sticks and Stones you can find out more on Amazon HERE.


CTG’s #bookcrush – The Tattoo Thief by Alison Belsham


My fabulous book crush this week is The Tattoo Thief by debut crime writer Alison Belsham.

I was drawn to this cover because it’s so very intriguing – the blood red fish against a black background, the bold blocked title, and what a brilliant title it is! I heard Alison Belsham pitch this book in the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival a couple of years back and have be dying to read it ever since!

Here’s the blurb:

“A policeman on his first murder case. A tattoo artist with a deadly secret. And a twisted serial killer sharpening his blades to kill again… When Brighton tattoo artist Marni Mullins discovers a flayed body, newly-promoted DI Francis Sullivan needs her help. There’s a serial killer at large, slicing tattoos from his victims’ bodies while they’re still alive. Marni knows the tattooing world like the back of her hand, but has her own reasons to distrust the police. So when she identifies the killer’s next target, will she tell Sullivan or go after the Tattoo Thief alone?”

 I can’t wait to start reading!

If you like the sound of The Tattoo Thief you can find out more on Amazon HERE.


CTG’s #bookcrush – Murder at the Grand Raj Palace by Vaseem Khan



My fabulous book crush this week is Murder at the Grand Raj by brilliant crime writer Vaseem Khan.

This cover is such a lot of fun it can’t help but entice you in! The green and gold colouring, the pink palace with fireworks going off around it, and the cute baby elephant – series regular character baby Ganesha – it’s calling out for me to start reading!

This is the fourth book in Vaseem Khan’s super moreish investigation series featuring Inspector Ashwin Chopra and chocolate-loving young elephant, Ganesha.

Here’s the blurb:

“For a century the iconic Grand Raj Palace Hotel has welcomed the world’s elite. From film stars to foreign dignitaries, anyone who is anyone stays at the Grand Raj. The last thing the venerable old hotel needs is a murder… When American billionaire Hollis Burbank is found dead – the day after buying India’s most expensive painting – the authorities are keen to label it a suicide. But the man in charge of the investigation is not so sure. Chopra is called in – and discovers a hotel full of people with a reason to want Burbank dead. Accompanied by his sidekick, baby elephant Ganesha, Chopra navigates his way through the palatial building, a journey that leads him steadily to a killer, and into the heart of darkness…”

If you like the sound of Murder at the Grand Raj Palace you can find out more on Amazon HERE.


CTG’s #bookcrush – Three Little Lies by Laura Marshall


My fabulous book crush this week is Three Little Lies by Sunday Times bestselling author Laura Marshall.

I was drawn to this cover because it’s so stand-out striking – the stark white jacket, the wisps of smoke leading to an abstract impression of a woman’s face, the red-as-blood title. I loved Laura Marshall’s debut – Friend Request – and am itching to read this!

Because behind the eye catching cover is a twisty, unsettling thriller.

Here’s the blurb:

“There’s no such thing as a little lie… When Sasha North comes into Ellen’s life, Ellen falls under her spell. As Ellen is welcomed into Sasha’s family, she doesn’t see the darkness that lies beneath their bohemian lifestyle. Not until a brutal attack changes all their lives forever. Ten years later, Ellen and Sasha share a flat in London, still bound together by that night. When Sasha disappears, Ellen fears the worst. The police won’t take her seriously, but the events of the past give Ellen good reason to be frightened. What really happened that night? Who is telling the whole truth? These are the questions Ellen must confront when searching for her friend. But someone knows Ellen is looking. And they don’t want the answers coming out…”

I can’t wait to start reading!

If you like the sound of Three Little Lies you can find out more on Amazon HERE.


CTG’s #bookcrush – The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes



My lovely book crush this week is The Murder of Harriet Monckton by award winning, bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes.

I was immediately attracted to this cover – the statue of a young woman, the creeping ivy twisting around her, and the handwriting hinting at secret notes and lives. I picked it up, read the back and I was hooked!

Because behind the gorgeously intriguing cover lies a Victorian crime novel based on the true story of an unsolved murder.

Here’s the blurb:

“On 7th November 1943 a young woman is found poisoned behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. Drawing on the original coroner’s reports and true witness testimonies, Elizabeth Haynes builds a compelling picture of Harriet Monckton’s final days through the eyes of those closest to her: her fellow teacher and companion, her would-be fiancé, her seducer, and her former landlord and lover. All are suspects. Each has a reason to want her dead.”

 I can’t wait to start reading!

If you like the sound of The Murder of Harriet Monckton you can find out more on Amazon HERE.