Joffe Books And Books-N-All PR Present: He Will Kill You

HE WILL KILL YOU (Maddie Ives #2) by Charlie Gallagher



Grace Hughes is effectively a prisoner in her own home. Tortured and controlled by her horrifically violent partner, she dreams of freedom, of safety — even happiness.



Detective Maddie Ives now works with a team specializing in getting abused women to safety. She tells Grace to keep a diary, to write everything down so it forms part of the compelling evidence needed to send her abuser to prison. 

But Maddie also faces a car bomber who threatens to strike again. DI Harry Blaker returns from injury. Can he and Maddie stop the bomber, find a killer and get Grace safe — whether she helps herself or not?


HE WILL KILL YOU: The new unputdownable thriller from Charlie Gallagher. Maddie Ives’ toughest case yet.

Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Mark Billingham.

My Thoughts
Grace's story is very hard to sit through.
Firstly, because of the horror that both you and she know is coming at the hands of Craig.
Secondly, and more importantly in my opinion.  The help is so close.  In the form of Maddie.
But Grace is so afraid to act.
This was the part of the book that kept pages turning.

There are three very distinct divisions within the storyline of this book.
1.  Grace
2.  Maddie ad the bomber.
3.  The return of DI Blaker.

Having all of this going on in tandem makes for pretty confusing reading at times.  Due to the fact that transitions between scenes are often not as smooth as they need to be when multiple storylines are involved.
The story as a whole is very well written.
The characters all well done and very relatable.
But reading He Will Kill You as a first foray into the series.  It must be noted that this is a series that should not be read out of order.
As important background information about Maddie and her team that one would need to fully enjoy this book.  Would be found in book one.

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offenses.


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Atria Presents: The Wolf And The Watchman


 One morning in the autumn of 1793, watchman Mikel Cardell is awakened from his drunken slumber with reports of a body seen floating in the Larder, once a pristine lake on Stockholm’s Southern Isle, now a rancid bog. Efforts to identify the bizarrely mutilated corpse are entrusted to incorruptible lawyer Cecil Winge, who enlists Cardell’s help to solve the case. But time is short: Winge’s health is failing, the monarchy is in shambles, and whispered conspiracies and paranoia abound.

Winge and Cardell become immersed in a brutal world of guttersnipes and thieves, mercenaries and madams. From a farmer’s son who is lead down a treacherous path when he seeks his fortune in the capital to an orphan girl consigned to the workhouse by a pitiless parish priest, their gruesome investigation peels back layer upon layer of the city’s labyrinthine society. The rich and the poor, the pious and the fallen, the living and the dead—all collide and interconnect with the body pulled from the lake.

Breathtakingly bold and intricately constructed, THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN (Atria Books; March 5, 2019; ISBN: 9781501196775; $28.00) brings to life the crowded streets, gilded palaces, and dark corners of late-eighteenth-century Stockholm, offering a startling vision of the crimes we commit in the name of justice, and the sacrifices we make in order to survive.

Advance Praise for The Wolf and the Watchman

“Natt och Dag writes sensory, horror-inducing descriptions of the lives and deaths of the poor inhabitants of Stockholm. At the same time, his characters almost spring off the page, they are so human and so fully realized. Natt och Dag doesn't apologize for human nature, nor does he excuse our crimes and basest cruelties, but his deep dive into the dark corners of our psyches, as well as this harsh time in history, is both chilling and thought-provoking. Relentless, well-written, and nearly impossible to put down.”
Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

[A] masterly first novel... The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers named this the best debut novel of 2017, and U.S. readers will be likewise impressed.”
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“For those who like their mysteries dark, this is a standout. The characterization is excellent, as is the evocation of eighteenth-century Stockholm, an uncommon historical setting that provides a vibrant backdrop for this unusual mystery. Natt och Dag's side-plots dovetail neatly, his pacing is skillful, and he explores with aplomb his novel's main theme, Homo homini lupus est—Man is wolf to man.”

“The sense of a ticking clock pervades Niklas Natt och Dag’s swift-paced, cinematic first novel... In some ways, The Wolf and the Watchman calls to mind another auspicious debut murder mystery set in an unfamiliar place and time: Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. It’s been nearly 40 years since that foreign-language historical thriller captured the world’s imagination, thoroughly engrossing readers and propelling its author into international stardom. So we’re about due, and Natt och Dag is certainly a worthy candidate.”

“A dark novel, [The Wolf and the Watchman] draws the reader into the atmosphere of the story: the cold and bleak climate, its unusual characters, the immersive culture and politics of the city of Stockholm. This is a masterpiece of a novel – be prepared for a great reading experience while the plot steadily unravels. Although clues are discovered throughout the investigation, the reader must wait until the final chapter to discover the cause of this horrific crime.”
Historical Novels Review

“In this wicked historical thriller set in 1793 Stockholm, a mutilated body is the start to an  investigation that brings in every class and every corner of the city, in what promises to be one of the most well-researched historicals of the year.”
CrimeReads (The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019: Part 1)

“Complex and richly realized... This is Natt Och Dag’s first published novel, but it seems too skillful and too assured to be his first writing... [He] surely has more fine work ahead of him.”
New York Journal of Books

“An excellent story with corkscrew twists and a wonderfully clever ending, completely worthy of Cecil Winge’s splendid mind. Winge and Cardell are thoroughly engaging characters, and they give the whole book a powerful heart"
—Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

“Thrilling, unnerving, clever, and beautiful.”
—Fredrik Backman, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Select International Praise for The Wolf and the Watchman*

“Sex, corruption and a limbless corpse all star in a detective novel set in 18th-century Sweden that taking the literary world by storm… Already a prize-winning bestseller in Sweden, the grisly but moral literary page-turner is set to be published in 31 countries.”
The Sunday Times (UK)

“An utterly impressive debut…Brilliantly rendered atmosphere, unsettling portrayals of society, written with a perfect balance of period-specific detail and modern storytelling techniques.”
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)

“A literary tour-de-force… a smart and suspenseful story that you’ll remember for a long time to come.”
Verdens Gang (Norway)

“Magnificent ‘Stockholm Noir’ and an excellent debut… A bullseye of a historical novel… [Niklas Natt och Dag] writes glisteningly and organically.”
Aftenposten (Norway)

“[An] exceptionally thrilling and well-written novel inspired by the classics…an enticing mix of Dickens,
Balzac and Céline.”
Adresseavisen (Norway)

“Stylistically astonishing.”
Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)

“Wonderfully written [with] detailed descriptions of locations and characters and a well-crafted
De Standaard (Belgium)

“A masterfully written, pitch-black thriller.”
TROUW (Holland)
*published internationally under the title 1793

My Thoughts
This is a story so chock full of emotionally compelling goodness that one is never quite sure where to focus one's attention.
Though this book is a work of fiction.  It is quite clear that it functions also as a commentary on life and society in this region of Sweden, at this time.
The suffering, the apathy, the injustice.

A theme echoed through the losses of both leading men  Winge and Cardell.
Winge with the loss of his future due to consumption.
Cardell with the loss of his arm and sanity to the war.
This book is in part a mystery.  However, the social drama is by far the most compelling aspects of the read.
The sheer amounts of apathy to the plight of both death and suffering that pervades the social strata here.  Nothing short of mind-boggling.
Even in the face of what is clearly a most horrendous torture and murder.

The supporting characters that the two meet in their efforts to find justice for the most unfortunate of souls.
And the way that other stories cause the first to morph and grow.
Gives readers a very eye-opening understanding of the dynamics of the often futile struggle between those with power.  However minuscule the amount, and those they choose to exploit.

Niklas Natt och Dag ("Night and Day") is a member of the oldest surviving noble family in Sweden. He enjoys playing the guitar, mandolin, violin, and the Japanese bamboo flute. THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN, his first novel, was named the Best Debut of 2017 by the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers and is being published in thirty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and their two sons.  

St. Martin's Romance Presents: It's Getting Scot In Here

London socialite Amelia-Rose Baxter is nobody’s fool. Her parents may want her to catch a title, but she
will never change who she is for the promise of marriage. Her husband will be a man who can
appreciate her sharp mind as well as her body. A sophisticated man who loves life in London. A man
who considers her his equal—and won’t try to tame her wild heart...
Rough, rugged Highlander Niall MacTaggert and his brothers know the rules: the eldest must marry or
lose the ancestral estate, period. But Niall’s eldest brother just isn’t interested in the lady his mother
selected. Is it because Amelia-Rose is just too. . . Free-spirited? Yes. Brazen? Aye. Surely Niall can find a
way to soften up the whip-smart lass and make her the perfect match for his brother for the sake of the
Instead, it’s Niall who tempts Amelia-Rose, despite her reservations about barbarian Highlanders. Niall
finds the lass nigh irresistible as well, but he won’t make the mistake his father did in marrying an
Englishwoman who doesn’t like the Highlands. Does he have what it takes to win her heart? There is
only one way to find out...

Praise for It's Getting Scot In Here...

The first in a wickedly seductive new Scottish historical romance series from New York
Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch!
“It’s time to fall in love with Suzanne Enoch.” — Lisa Kleypas


Once upon a time—in May 1785, to be exact—Angus
MacTaggert, Earl Aldriss, traveled from the middle
of the Scottish Highlands to London in search of a wealthy
bride to save his well-loved but crumbling estate. Aldriss
Park had been in the MacTaggert family since the time of
Henry VIII, when Domhnall MacTaggert, despite being
Catholic and married, declared publicly that Henry should
be able to wed as many lasses as he wanted until one of
them got him a son. Aldriss Park was the newly minted
earl’s reward for his support and understanding.
For the next two hundred years Aldriss thrived, until

the weight of poor harvests, the ever-intruding, rule-
making Sassenach, and the MacTaggerts’ own fondness

for drinking, gambling, and wild investments (including
an early bicycle design wherein the driver sat between
two wheels; sadly, it had no braking mechanism and
after a series of accidents nearly began a war within the
MacTaggerts’ clan Ross) began to sink it into disrepair.
When Angus inherited the title in 1783, he realized the
old castle needed far more than a fresh coat of paint to
keep it from both physical collapse and bankruptcy. And

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so he determined to go down among the enemy Sasse-
nach and win himself a wealthy bride. The English had

made enough trouble for him and his over the centuries,
so they could bloody well help him set things right.
On his second day in London, he met the stunning
Francesca Oswell, the only offspring of James and Mary
Oswell, Viscount and Viscountess of Hornford—who
had more money than Midas and a bevy of very fine
solicitors—at a masked ball where he dressed as a bull,

and she as a swan. Despite the misgivings of nearly every-
one in Mayfair, Angus and Francesca immediately fell

madly in love, and married with a special license ten days

A week after that, Angus took Francesca back to Al-
driss Park and the Highlands, where she found very little

civilization, a great many sheep, and a husband who pre-
ferred brawling to dancing, and he discovered that her

father’s solicitors had arranged to keep the Oswell family
money in Francesca’s hands. This made for some very
spectacular arguments, because there is nothing more

combustible in the world than an impoverished High-
lands laird in disagreement with an independently wealthy

English lady about his own ancestral lands.

Over the next thirteen turbulent years the estate pros-
pered, and Francesca gave Angus three sons—Coll, Aden,

and Niall—and with each one became more concerned
that this was not a life for any civilized person. She wanted
to bring the boys back to London for proper educations
and to live proper lives, but Angus refused, stating that
what had been good enough for him would be good enough
for his lads.

When a fourth child, a daughter, arrived in 1798, Fran-
cesca reached her breaking point. No daughter of hers was

going to be raised with an uncivilized accent in a rough
country where she would be ridiculed by proper Society

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and unfit to marry anyone but a shepherd or a peat cutter.
Angus refused to let his lads go, but he allowed Francesca

to take young Eloise and return to London—on the con-
dition that she continue providing for the maintenance

of the estate.

Francesca reluctantly agreed, but given that she con-
trolled the purse strings, she had her own conditions to

try to keep some influence with her wild sons: All three
boys must marry before their sister, they must wed proper

Englishwomen, and at least one of them must marry some-
one of her choosing.

She knew Angus would raise them as he pleased, but
they were her children, too, by God, and she meant to see
to it that they had some semblance of propriety in their
lives—she was a viscount’s daughter, after all, and certain
things would be expected of her offspring. She refused to
allow them to be viewed as unsophisticated wild men by
her London neighbors, and she remained determined to
have a presence in their lives.
To enforce her will, she convinced (or rather, coerced)

Angus to put his signature to the agreement, which con-
tained this provision: If young Eloise MacTaggert did

marry before any of the boys, Francesca would cut off all
funds to the estate. If they were to insist on defiance, they
would have a heavy price to pay for it—one they and their
tenants could not afford.
Angus had no choice but to agree, and considering that
Coll, the oldest, was only twelve at the time of Francesca’s
departure and Eloise was but a wee bairn, he was willing
to wager that he would have time to renegotiate. Angus
and Francesca remained married, but neither would bend
enough to visit the other ever again. As far as the lads were
concerned, their mother had abandoned them.

In the spring of 1816 Angus received a letter from Fran-
cesca announcing their daughter’s engagement, and he

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promptly collapsed. He’d hoped his sons would have found
themselves Scottish lasses by now and shown their mother
she couldn’t control their lives after all, but the lads were
defiant and wouldn’t be rushed. Now it appeared to be too
He summoned his sons to his apparent deathbed and

confessed all—Francesca funding the estate, the perni-
cious agreement, and their mother’s grasping claws, which

he explained was a symptom of all Englishwomen and their
weak, clinging, cloying ways. For the sake of the property
and their tenants the young men must go to London. At
once. No sense even taking time to put him in the ground,
much less mourn him, because Francesca wouldn’t excuse
the loss of time, and they needed to marry before their

The lads—grown men, now—were not at all happy sud-
denly to learn about the responsibilities and rules foisted

upon them by a woman they barely remembered. Being

wily, freehearted, and exceptionally handsome men accus-
tomed to doing things their way and certainly not bowing

to the demands of a demented Englishwoman, they deter-
mined to go down to London not to comply, but to outwit

their mother and upend any plans she had for them. And
thus, dear reader, begins our story.

My Thoughts
Suzanne Enoch offers readers an enchanting twist on the marriage mart in this, her first title in The Wild Wicked Highlanders series.  It's Getting Scot In Here introduces readers to the MacTaggart men.
Who, though they may be the sons of a proper English lady.  Have no intention of taming their Highland wilds in order to find the English brides that their legacies require.

Amelia-Rose should be the quiet and demure "seen and not heard" English Rose that society requires.
She should be...
But she is not.
Blessed with a quick wit and an even quicker tongue.  Lady Amelia is not one to just sit idly by, and let barbed slights fly.
But one look into the celadon eyes of Niall MacTaggart and all she can do is smile.
Which would be a good thing.
If she wasn't promised to his brother.

This "right love wrong brother" love story is one in which readers really get to know both Amelia and Niall.  Just as they get to know each other.
Although it is easy to feel bad for Niall's brother for missing out on the awesomeneess that is Amelia.  The time does come when one can't help rooting for Niall.

Playing a close second plot-wise to Niall and Amelia.
The backstory of Niall's mother and her desertion of the boys.
The more that one comes to know about her, however.  The more one comes to understand her reasons for leaving.

It's Getting Scot In Here is a very sweet, midpaced romance.  Brimming with characters that a reader can't help loving.
And a "happily..." tailormade for the wild at heart.

About Suzanne
A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she
loves books, with a special place in her heart for anything Star Wars. She has written more than forty
Regency novels and historical romances, which are regularly found on the New York Times bestseller list.
When she is not busily working on her next book, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena,
like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months.
Some of Suzanne's books include Barefoot In The Dark It's Getting Scot in Here, Lady Whistledown
Strikes Back and The Legend of Nimway Hall.

The Giveaway!!!

This is a giveaway for 1 PRINT copy 

This is a US only giveaway.
Entrents must be 18+ and have a valid email.
All winners will be contacted by the publisher tp receive their prizes.
Giveaway deadline March 8, 2019.

Atria Publishing Presents: Moon Sister

THE MOON SISTER: Book Five by Lucinda Riley

Atria Hardcover | ISBN: 9781982110611 | On sale: February 19, 2019 | 544 pages | $27.00
eBook: Atria | ISBN:      9781982110635 | On sale: February 19, 2019 | 544 pages | $12.99
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Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate of the elusive and troubled laird, Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face-to-face with her past.

At the estate, she meets Chilly, an elderly Romani man who fled from Spain seventy years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home…

In 1912, in the poor Romani community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. Destined to be the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—and named La Candela, due to the inner flame that burns through her when she dances— Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious and talented guitarist father at the tender age of ten to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. Her mother is devastated by the loss of her daughter and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family. Now in Madrid, Lucía and her troupe of dancers are forced to flee for their lives, their journey taking them far across the water to South America and eventually, to North America and New York—Lucía’s long-held dream. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and the man she adores.

Featuring Lucinda Riley’s “addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart” (Dinah Jeffries), THE MOON SISTER follows these two women bound across time and distance on their journey to discover their true futures—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with.

Praise for The Pearl Sister: Book Four

“Riley’s meticulous research and attention to detail immerse readers in historical background and bring CeCe and Kitty to life. Fans of Kristin Hannah, Kate Morton, and Riley’s previous novels will adore this.”


“Brilliantly written. Reading like a stand-alone, it’s full of evocative details about cities, the countryside, flora, and fauna, which makes the scenes come alive. Separated by nearly a century, the characters’ storylines and dialogue are captivating and hold our interest… Highly recommended.”

—Historical Novel Society

“Rich with history and setting as well as emotion… both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Riley has a distinct gift for setting, and as such the locales along CeCe’s travels come alive under her masterful pen. From the beaches of Thailand to the Australian outback to a London flat, the landscapes are vividly drawn and lushly atmospheric. The dual timeline aspect is seamlessly integrated with the story and will keep readers glued to the page, waiting to see how it all connects.”

—RT Book Reviews

“‘Spanning continents and decades, this is a well-researched and compelling novel on an epic scale.”

—Sunday Express (UK)

“Every corner of the world has become a thrilling new adventure with master storyteller Lucinda Riley… Told through a breathtaking panorama of captivating stories, their fates and fortunes are painted on a broad canvas and all created from a vast sweep of the imagination.”

—Lancashire Evening Post (UK)

Praise for The Shadow Sister: Book Three

“Riley’s engaging and mesmerizing story of self-discovery and love, while making the complex tale of the Seven Sisters sufficiently clear, can be perfectly read as a stand-alone… Fans of the series will undoubtedly be pleased with this latest installment in the ‘Seven Sisters’ saga.”

—Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Set in the bucolic English countryside, this will appeal to fans of Kristin Hannah, Kate Morton, and Riley’s earlier novels.”


“Engaging… the stakes heighten as Star discovers her true heritage and destiny. Another pleasant jaunt down a genealogical rabbit hole.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“The perfect curl-up-in-an-armchair read.”

—Daily Mail (UK)

My Thoughts
The Moon Sister is a very lush and expansive tale.  That manages to blend picturesque locales, multifaceted characters, and a story that runs on dual timelines seamlessly.  Adding just the right amount of mystic otherworldliness in the process.

Both Tiggy's and Lucia's stories share equally in the compelling reading department.  There is never a moment when the "need to read" factor is lost throughout the entirety of this book's 700+ pages
A big reason for this book's compulsive readability is Lucinda Riley's ability to immerse the reader in descriptive narration.  Literally making the story come alive as the pages turn.

While both Lucia's and Tiggy's stories share comparably in interest levels.  The emotionality of each woman's story is decidedly different.  With Tiggy's being the lighter of the two.  Often offering a much-needed respite from the seeming onslaught of hardship encountered by Lucia.

The character and linking family member Chilly serves to bridge Tiggy both to her familial history; through his connection with her past.  And her mystical abilities; through his role as a brujo.
Though the convenient way that the two meet early on in the story seems very contrived.
But that is a minor "bug in the ear".  All things considered.
Speaking of family.
One major sticking point can be found in the fact that not that much time is spent with Tiggy's parents.
This is very surprising.  Given the massive amounts of detail found elsewhere in this story.

That detraction aside, however.
This is a wonderful addition to a stellar series.  And one that this reviewer will gladly venture into again upon the release of book 6.

About Lucinda
Lucinda Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels, including The Orchid HouseThe Girl on the Cliff, and the Seven Sisters series. Her books have sold more than fifteen million copies in over thirty languages globally. She was born in Ireland and divides her time between England and West Cork with her husband and four children. Visit her online and learn more about The Seven Sisters series at