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Saturday, 31 July 2021

Book Cover of the MONTH - July



Book Cover of the Month
HUGE thanks to  Designer, Cathy Helms at Avalon Graphics for selecting this month's cover of the Month.


All books receiving a Chill with a Readers' Award in August will automatically be considered for Book Cover of the Month.




Monday, 26 July 2021

Let Sleeping Murder Lie by Carmen Radtke


Let Sleeping Murder Lie

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Love can be the death of you ...

American Eve Holdsworth is living her quintessential English dream in a picturesque village in the countryside. Meeting an attractive stranger adds to the appeal.

But Ben Dryden is a pariah in Eve’s new neighbourhood, since his wife was murdered five
years ago, and he was the only suspect. Eve, who is absolutely sure someone as charming as Ben could never be a killer, is determined to solve the case and clear Ben’s name, even if it’s against his will.

Soon enough Eve finds herself in deep waters, and with her life at stake, she can only pray that her romantic notions won’t be the end of her …


Pages:  290
Genre:  Cosy Animal Mystery 

  
Let Sleeping Murder Lie was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

What time is it There? by Glenice Whitting


What time is it There?

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Diane, a young Australian mother meets Maggie, an older, sophisticated American poet, in a chance encounter. Everything -- age, class and even nationality -- separates them. Unknown to Diane, Maggie is grieving for her eldest daughter and trapped in a marriage involving infidelity and rape. Diane yearns for the same life altering opportunities given to her brother.

This is a story of two unfulfilled women finding each other when they needed it most. Their pen-friendship will change them forever.


Pages:  203
Genre:   Women's Contemporary Fiction


  
What time is it There? was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


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Friday, 16 July 2021

Where Irises Never Grow by Paulette Mahurin



Where Irises Never Grow

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


With courage, depth, and passionate insight, bestselling author Paulette Mahurin captures the horrors of the German occupation of France. Where Irises Never Grow tells the story of how one book that escaped Nazi confiscation moved through time holding a cryptic note. Unraveling its mystery brings the reader to Lyon, France. It is there war, in all its bloodstained pathos, is witnessed through the escalating cruelty of the Vichy regime. Particularly impacted is the Legrand family. Thrown into a whirlwind of turmoil they struggle to help the Resistance while maintaining deceitful relations with the government. As the Nazis move toward occupying southern France, the duplicity unravels along with all the Legrands are protecting. Their struggle is raw. Uplifting. Nothing is held back in depicting the horrors inflicted on innocent people by the corrupt tyrannical despots. But this is more than a story of war. It is a story of friendship and loyalty. Of love and sacrifices. And choices for ultimately it is a story that shines a light on the fundamental urge by decent human beings to do right by another, to stand tall no matter the risk when millions stood silent. Where Irises Never Grow will linger in the readers gut and mind long after the last page is finished.

Pages:  311
Genre:  Jewish Literature 
  
Where Irises Never Grow was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...


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Thursday, 15 July 2021

Lethal Response by Norman Townsend



Lethal Response

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Lethal Response follows the aftermath of an epic and bloody battle. Law enforcement headed by Major Paul Stafford, destroyed a huge drug smuggling and people trafficking ring, in an operation code named, TRASHED.

Stafford’s previous success in smashing international terrorist groups and criminal gangs have seen him and his crew seconded to Hampshire Constabulary.

The police are jubilant; they feel they have gained the upper hand.

But without evidence to charge anyone with the horrific murder of his long term sergeant and friend, and the cold blooded shooting of an innocent colleague, Stafford feels he’s failed.

He determines to do whatever it takes to hunt the killers down.

Crime bosses are fighting back. Witnesses are being killed to stop them from testifying – Stafford’s colleagues and friends continue to be targeted.

Stafford is desperate to protect the people he cares about. And bring the crime lords and their hitmen to justice.

Paul Stafford’s kind of justice.

LETHAL RESPONSE, a breathtaking story following on from the author’s stunning debut novel, TRASHED.

Pages:  307
Genre:  Suspense Thrillers
  
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Thursday, 8 July 2021

The Colour of Wednesday by Kate Rigby


The Colour of Wednesday

has RECEIVED a

Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



The Colour Of Wednesday takes its name from the last sentence of Down The Tubes and continues Michael’s story two decades on from that novel. A family death propels him back into chaos and self-destruction. There are more relationship and family strains as his past comes back to haunt him and new revelations come to light. With the help of a new friend, Michael hopes to get his life back on track again but can he finally beat the demons of addiction and change old patterns? Death proves to be a catalyst for change, often in unexpected ways, as Michael battles to overcome past hurts and relationships and embrace the new. But the new comes with its own problems.

The Colour Of Wednesday explores the dark interior world of grief and past pain, while looking toward a redemptive world of hope and self-discovery.

Trigger warning: Contains scenes of drug use and suicide.

Pages:  230
Genre: 
  
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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Book of the MONTH - June - JOINT

Book of the Month Award

June

This month we have Joint winners!



 Genre:  Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction
Pages: 352

Genre:  Noir Crime
Pages: 290








Book COVER of the MONTH - June



Book Cover of the Month
HUGE thanks to  Designer, Cathy Helms at Avalon Graphics for selecting this month's cover of the Month.


All books receiving a Chill with a Readers' Award in July will automatically be considered for Book Cover of the Month.