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Saturday, 16 February 2019

The Theatre of Dreams by Rosie Travers


The Theatre of Dreams

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



Musical theatre actress Tara is down on her luck and in desperate need of a job.

When terminally-ill octogenarian Kitty invites her to take over the running of her former dance academy in the old-fashioned resort of Hookes Bay, Tara thinks she’s found her guardian angel.

But it soon becomes very clear Kitty is being far from benevolent.

Too late, Tara realises helping Kitty will signal the end of an already tarnished career, unless she can pull off the performance of a life-time...

Genre: Stage / Theatre / Humour
Approx pages: 309 


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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Corporate Truth by Karl William Fleet


Corporate Truth

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



From inside his high-rise office, ruthless sociopath Justin Truth surveys his panoramic view of New York City.
This is his city. His country. His America.
Justin is on a mission to conquer the corporate giant, Soda-Cola. He will threaten, backstab, manipulate, blackmail, sabotage, and cut the throat of anyone who gets in his way.
And it’s all going to his cold, calculating plan—or is it?
As his thirst for power within Soda-Cola grows, his darker side grows even darker, thrusting Justin high into the ranks of America’s most dangerous and prolific serial killers.

One detective stumbles onto the truth, however. Detective Ross Smith finds Justin’s trail of murders—murders painstakingly disguised as accidental deaths. But can an aging detective more consumed with doing what’s right than playing internal politics bring down a high-functioning, murderous, corporate sociopath?

As Ross gets closer to the truth, he’s faced with a choice: put his badge, family, and life on the line, or further his career by following orders.

Will the truth come out before it’s too late—for everyone?

Genre: psychological
Approx pages:  346


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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Katharine Deliverance by Margaret Skea


Katharina Deliverance

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high praise from Chill Readers.



RUNNER-UP Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2018

The woman at Luther’s side.
It is very shameful that children, especially defenceless young girls, are pushed into the nunneries. Shame on the unmerciful parents who treat their own so cruelly.’ Martin Luther
Germany 1505

Following the death of her mother and her father’s remarriage, five-year-old Katharina is placed in the convent at Brehna. She will never see her father again.

Sixty-five miles away, at Erfurt in Thuringia, Martin Luder, a promising young law student, turns his back on a lucrative career in order to become a monk.

The consequences of their meeting in Wittenberg, on Easter Sunday 1523, will reverberate down the centuries and throughout the Christian world.

A compelling portrayal of Katharina von Bora, set against the turmoil of the Peasant’s War and the German Reformation ... and the controversial priest at its heart.

˃˃˃ From award-winning historical fiction author, Margaret Skea (Beryl Bainbridge Best first Time Novelist 2014; Long list Historical Novel Society New Novel Award 2016), a new novel that breathes life into the 'woman at Luther's side.'


If you like your historical fiction well-researched and beautifully written, this book is for you.

Genre:  Historical Fiction
Approx pages:  384


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Friday, 8 February 2019

On the Edge of Dreams and Nightmares by Michael Reidy


On the Edge of Dreams and Nightmares

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high praise from Chill Readers.


There's nothing like murder to bring two people close.Nigel Thomas is a successful artist who enjoys a well-ordered London life. Things change when the noted actress Ligeia Gordon commissions a portrait. During the sittings, she reveals that they had met thirty years earlier when their lives were very different. Using this distant connection, Ligeia subtly exploits that connection until their lives inextricably bound with secrets, madness, and murder.

Genre:  Literary Fiction
Approx pages:  233


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Monday, 4 February 2019

Dying to See You by Kerena Swan


Dying to See You

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high praise from Chill Readers.


Are you looking for a dark and gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist? Then you'll love Kerena Swan's Dying To See You.


He’s Watching, He’s Waiting, She’s next.

When Sophie is told to organize care for elderly Ivy, she is unaware that by meeting Max, Ivy’s grandson, her life will be turned upside down.

As Sophie’s involvement with Max and Ivy increases she becomes more distracted by her own problems.

Because Sophie is certain she is being watched.

For a while, Ivy relishes Sophie’s attention but soon grows concerned about the budding relationship between Sophie and Max.

Torn between Sophie and his grandmother, Max cuts ties with the care agency, leaving Sophie hurt and confused.

Meanwhile, there is a murderer killing women in the area.

Is there a link between Sophie’s stalker and the killings?

Soon Sophie will learn that appearances can be deceiving.


Genre:  Psychological
Approx pages:  328


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