Lies – T M Logan


It’s the classic, one seemingly innocuous decision which starts a chain of unstoppable events likely to unravel your entire life. Joe spots his wife’s car pulling into a hotel car park when she should be at work and in the moment he decides to pop & say hello, everything is changed forever. 

A man goes missing. Joe’s life starts to fall apart as he struggles to keep his marriage, career and reputation in tact, when everything is stacked against him. 

When your whole life is based on lies…

Technology and social media play a huge part in the plot which adds an extra element of fear as we see how easily lies can be manipulated to appear as truth. Is anything real? Who can he trust? 

You really feel for Average Joe and although he’s not the most dynamic leading man, I enjoyed his perspective. I totally thought I had it all figured out around halfway into the book and I couldn’t have been more wrong. 

I won’t lie, this is a thrilling, twisty read with a satisfying ending that you’ll race to get to. Four cwtches. Get your copy here

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The Honeymoon – Tina Seskis


I think it’s safe to say that this book wasn’t at all what I expected. 

On the honeymoon of a lifetime in the Maldives, Jemma’s new husband goes missing. Is he dead or alive? Has he been kidnapped or had second thoughts & run away? Here begins our mystery in paradise. 

Through flashback chapters we start to uncover the complications in Jamie & Jemma’s relationship (I mean, if you’re going to sleep with brothers…) and her preoccupation with getting a ring on it. 

Jemma is a self-obsessed nightmare and I honestly couldn’t stand her character. If I was stuck at a holiday resort with her I’d probably go missing too, if only to briefly get away from her for a bit. But is that what happened to Jamie? Has she driven him away? 

This book made me feel unwell. (Hey Publishers, you can use that quote in the marketing campaign if you like? You’re welcome) 

Here is my Goodreads update, just after I’d finished the book…

….and my stomach churns again when I think about the conclusion to this story. I doubt you’ll expect it, but I’m pretty sure you’ll love it. 

A great holiday #CwtchUp read with an ending you won’t see coming (Is it REALLY a twist if you KNOW it’s a twist?…..) Four cwtches. 

The Honeymoon is out later this week, so you can pre-order your copy here

The One – John MarrsĀ 


Being single I get my fair share of platitudes on holding out for The One – “there’s someone out there for everyone”, “what’s meant for you won’t pass you by” and my personal favourite “There’s a lid for every pot”. But what if I am LIDLESS and simply UNCONTAINABLE? What if I’m a wok? These are the kind of crisis questions I deal with, then get tearful over gin with my reassuring mates stroking my hair. (“Ssshh, it’s ok, you’re not a wok.”) 

But what if scientists had discovered the “match” gene and could link you with your one true love via a simple DNA test? The clever people could find this pot’s lid! And what’s more, it’s pretty much guaranteed to fit because Science says so. Hurrah! 

This is such a brilliant premise for a book and immediately poses the question – would you take the test? It seems like a no-brainer until you get into the various individual lines of this genius story by John Marrs and discover the beautiful complications of love – even by design – can never be eradicated by science. 

I absolutely loved this! For me, one of my true measures of book-joy is how often I talk to people about what I’m currently reading. I honestly didn’t shut up about this and every person commented on what a brilliant idea it is. (And secretly how we’d like the scientific discovery to be true….until I hint at the potential pitfalls of matching) 

Although the book is about love, if you’re looking for soppy romance then you’re in the wrong place. This is the dark side of love. When you read it for yourself you’ll appreciate the individual threads that come together to weave a picture of a society where compatibility is made more certain. And you’d probably assume that would be a good thing (until the serial killer and stuff…) 

What if your match was on the other side of the world? Or dead? Or a psychopath? 

I cannot recommend this book enough. It’s a smart, twisted, beautifully written story that you’ll certainly fall in love with, right from the very first page. It’s definitely one of those books where your heart starts to race, you suddenly feel breathless, light-headed, flushed and like it’s meant to be. Almost like you’re MATCHED with it or something? C’mon bookworms, we all know that book-love feeling, right? 

And if what’s meant for you shouldn’t pass you by, then you really should pick up your copy here

A perfect five cwtches. More please!