No Place To Run by @mredwards #BlogTour @fmcmassociates

I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to read and review this amazing book, by Mark Edwards. His latest release, No Place To Run, is the first of his books that I have read, and I was hooked!

Two years ago, on a trip to Seattle to visit her brother Aidan, fifteen-year old Scarlett vanished into thin air. After years of false leads and dead ends, Aidan has almost given up hope.
But then a woman sees a girl running for her life across a forest clearing in Northern California. She is convinced the girl is the missing Scarlett. But could it really be her?
Heading south, Aidan finds a fire-ravaged town covered in missing-teenager posters. The locals seem afraid, the police won’t answer any questions and it looks like another dead end―until a chance meeting with returned local Lana gives Aidan his first clue. But as they piece together what happened, Lana and
Aidan make deadly enemies. Enemies willing to do anything to silence them.
Only one thing matters now: finding Scarlett―even if it kills him.

My Review

No Place To Run by Mark Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first Mark Edwards book, and I have to say I was not disappointed at all!
An email out of the blue alerts Aidan to the possibility that his sister who has been missing for two years, may have been found.
Aiden is a Brit who moved to the US for work, and his 15-year-old sister went missing while visiting him.
I was hooked within a few pages, as I became immersed in the story.
And what a story!
Following Aidan, as he chases up a lead from a train passenger who is convinced she recognises a girl seen running across a field as his missing sister, we are pulled into a darker, twist in the tale, as sinister goings-on are uncovered in a small southern town, involving other missing youngsters.
I don’t want to give much away, but, as I said before, I couldn’t stop reading, and the ending was totally unexpected!

About the Author

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in
which scary things happen to ordinary people.
Mark has sold over 3.5 million books since his first
solo novel, The Magpies, was published in 2013
and has topped the bestseller lists numerous
times. His other novels include Follow You Home,
Here To Stay and The House Guest. He has also published six books co-authored with Louise Voss.
His last book, The Hollows, was published in July 2021. Mark lives in the West Midlands, England, with his wife, their three children and two cats. He Tweets at @mredwards.

#SoCS June 18, 2022 – Cent/Scent/Sent

Linda’s SoCS prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cent/scent/sent.” Use them in any form you like. Use one, use two or use them all. Bonus points if you use all three, and Cheryl will put your next drink on David’s tab. I know, you used to get bonus points for two, but inflation… Enjoy!

She wrote a letter, spraying her favourite scent on the paper, before sealing the envelope.

That should be enough to remind him… A sniff of my perfume, and he’ll come running.

A cough alerted her to someone’s presence. Her brother stood at her doorway and pretended to gag. “What you trying to do? Suffocate the poor bloke? You’re better off just sending him a text!” he rolled his eyes and walked off.

Stupid man, what does he know? Always has to put his two cents in, even if they’re not needed...

Carefully licking the lip of the envelope, she stuck it down and placed a stamp at the top right-hand corner.

I’ll post it in the morning. Once I’ve sent it, all I need to do is wait…

One-Liner Wednesday – Life Isn’t Always Straightforward

“State of mind, right now: AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!”

Ritu Bhathal

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds

Chai And A Chat #190 #ChaiAndAChat

Good morning, my Peeps! So, the half-term break is over, now and I am back to school! It has been a manic week, as you know, with all the release things happening, and I have been overwhelmed by the support of everyone around me, people I know, as well as those who have just read my book and joined in too. I am honestly so appreciative to everyone out there!

Right, so I have my cooling cup of chai. You got yours?

  • If we were having chai I’d tell you that school still featured this week, even though I was on my last break. There is quite a lot of admin to do, aside from the date that we need to submit in a couple of weeks, relating to next year’s intake, and with the best will in the world, I wouldn’t be able to do it all during term time. So, after asking my head if she was okay with me doing these things at home, I embarked upon the mammoth task of calling 30ish families to introduce myself, as their children don’t come to our nursery. Then I contacted the nurseries that these children do attend as part of our transition process. This gives everyone an opportunity to feedback about the children and let us know if there is anything we need to be aware of prior to them starting. I do love these calls to be honest. Lots of like-minded individuals chatting about Early Years. Love it! That done, I spent a morning in school on Friday, too, to get the classroom a little sorted before Monday, and also I had a good 300 pages to print for our children’s learning journeys, so that took some time too. One of my co-teachers was there, too, so we pressed on. I enjoy the quiet of school when not many others are there, but it’s far more fun when the kids come in!
  • If we were having chai, I’d tell you I didn’t get away with chilling at home all week and having lie-ins, because my other duty was mum’s taxi. My own kids only get a week off, so they were in school and needed dropping off and picking up. But at least I wasn’t wasting days in bed!
  • If we were having chai, I’d say that, as you may have read, the release week was awesome! the book tour went well, and reviews have started coming in, fresh from the new release, mostly with words that make my heart sing! It’s been awesome, and I can’t thank everyone involved enough ❤ One of the best moments? When it was at #2 in the Asian fiction Hot New Releases list… and last time I looked, it was still there!
  • If we were having chai, I’d mention that having time on my hands meant that I managed a bit more cooking than usual, and I even perfected poached eggs! I have invested in an air-fryer too, so I will be experimenting with that soon enough! If you have any good recipes, you’ll have to share!
  • If we were having chai, I would have to admit that I had so many plans for writing… but with school stuff, taxi service and keeping track of the release, that didn’t happen. but I did read plenty, too, including a memoir, a translated fiction arc, and beta reading for a dear friend. I do love a good book… no wonder my TBR is neverending!
  • If we were having chai, I would end, as always, with Sonu Singh. He has liked that there has still been his hooman parents around the house this week, even though his brother and sister were at school, and he has accompanied me all over the place, including being my kindle stand! Gotta love him; he’s so versatile!
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This week, it’s back to normal(ish) as I start back in school. We have so much happening, including a meeting with other members of our Academy Trust, as well as me needing to get data done and ready for submitting it to the Local Authority… And Ofsted is still hanging in the back of our minds, too! I am hoping that over the next couple of weeks, things will calm down, so I can enjoy the final few weeks with my class, as well as get back to writing new words!

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Marriage Unarranged #BookTour The Final Day! – Ritu Bhathal

It’s the final day of the book tour, Peeps! Thank you for sticking with me on this journey! Pop over to my other blog to see what today had in store for me and Marriage Unarranged!

Source: Marriage Unarranged #BookTour The Final Day! – Ritu Bhathal

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