The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge @sibelhodge @Bloodhoundbook #bookreview #aktbmbookblog

Happy Thursday bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this thrilling book that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout! Huge thanks to Emma for my invitation to the tour and two Sibel Hodge for her spellbinding story!🖤

The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge

My Thoughts

A compelling fast and furious story of intrigue, secrets, and deception!

Make sure your seatbelt is tightly fastened for this addictive fast-paced story! A story of betrayal and scheming… A menagerie of genres, thriller, action, adventure, mystery, and political intrigue… A game of cat and mouse that will take you from the UK to Africa to Spain to Switzerland and back….

Nicole is a widow of 10 months, her husband died in a plane crash in Africa… Mason was in Africa working as a doctor when he met his unfortunate demise…. but is he really dead? The body was never recovered and now Nicole has received a picture that supposedly was taken just a few days ago… but where has he been this whole time? And why has he not contacted her? Nicole is determined to get answers, but the more she digs more and more questions pop up…

This book will give you whiplash with all the twists and turns…. what appeared as a simple game of hide and seek turned into so much more… Nicole was very likable and you had to admire her Moxie! She was somebody just like you and me, who found herself running for her life, and not only searching for her husband but for answers…. The ending to the story was brilliant, bold, and satisfying! And trust me you will never look at chocolate the same way again!

If you like a little action adventure with your thriller this is a must read! Absolutely recommend!

*** many thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

The widow. The secret. The liar.

The Disappeared…


On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in dense bush land.


The Widow…


Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.


The Secret…


But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.


Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.


Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?


About Sibel Hodge

Sibel Hodge is the author of the No 1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.


Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.


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Twitter: @sibelhodge


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In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick @BKendrickBooks @BerkleyPub #bookbestiesindogwetrust #bookreview #aktbmbookblog

Happy Thursday book lovers!

Excited to share with you today my review for this book filled with love and sloppy kisses!🐶

This was a group read and we were all completely head over paws in love with the book!🐾💕🐾

In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick

My Thoughts

A fun and fluffy tale full of love, friendship, and sloppy dog kisses!🐶

This adorable story was comfort food for my heart and soul… sometimes you just need a lovely story that will put a smile on your face and a wag in your tail… this is the fifth book in Beth Kendrick’s Black Dog Bay series and can absolutely without a doubt be read as a standalone…. this was my first book in the series, but I have every intention to go back and read the previous books… A perfect palate cleanser to throw in between all those dark and twisty reads…

Joslin was out running one day saves the life of a purebred show dog, and before she knows it she’s become a dogsitter…. it’s a good thing Joslin adores dogs, even though her mom didn’t let her have one as a child…. before she knows it the three dogs that she is sitting have completely captured her heart… and Curtis, Carmen, and Hester completely captured mine as well!

There was a lovely romance in the story but it was a realistic slow burn that was kind of in the background… I really love that, because it allowed this book to explore some other really wonderful relationships…. my favorite of those being the friendship between Joslyn and Bri…. these girls had such a strong friendship the ultimate besties, everyone needs a Bri in their life, or a Joslin… The relationship between Joslyn and her mother was also charming, complicated, but charming…. The romance was sweet and satisfying even though it was understated…

This book is guaranteed to make you feel good about all creatures big and small, two legged and four! The next time you need a book pick me up, pick this one up! Absolutely recommend!🐾

*** many thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book ***About

the Book

From the author of Once Upon a Wine, a new novel set in the charming seashore town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware.

When everything has gone to the dogs . . .

When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She’s spent her entire life toiling in the tourism industry in Black Dog Bay and never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn’t without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, the man she wants to marry breaks her heart, and she’s confronted at every turn by her late benefactor’s estranged son, Liam, who thinks he’s entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.

Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she’s determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the “Best in Show” standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places. 

The Besties

Jennifer @ Tarheel Reader

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Mackenzie @ PhDiva


Have a wonderful day filled with books and furry friends!🐶🐾 berit☀️✨