Cover Reveal: The Girl I Left Behind- Andie Newton

I’m delighted to have been invited to reveal the cover of Andie Newton’s latest book, ‘The Girl I Left Behind’.

About the book

What would you risk to save your best-friend?

As a young girl, Ella never considered that those around her weren’t as they appeared. But when her childhood best-friend shows Ella that you can’t always believe what you see, Ella finds herself thrown into the world of the German Resistance.

On a dark night in 1941, Claudia is taken by the Gestapo, likely never to be seen again, unless Ella can save her. With the help of the man she loves, Ella must undertake her most dangerous mission yet and infiltrate the Nazi Party.

Selling secrets isn’t an easy job. In order to find Claudia, Ella must risk not only her life, but the lives of those she cares about.

Will Ella be able to leave behind the girl of her youth and step into the shoes of another?

Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The German Midwife and Kate Furnivall.

About the author

Andie Newton is an American writer living in Washington State with her husband and two boys. She writes female-driven historical fiction set in WWII. The Girl I Left Behind is her first novel. She would love to say she spends her free time gardening and cooking, but she’s killed everything she’s ever planted and set off more fire alarms than she cares to admit. Andie does, however, love spending time with her family, ultra trail running, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

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I will also be taking part in the book’s blog tour on 14th November, so keep a look out for my review!

The Second Cup (The Butterfly Effect)- Sarah Marie Graye

This debut novel from Sarah Marie Graye focuses on the effect suicide has on those who are left behind.

It examines the lives of four friends, all affected by the impact of Jack’s suicide in different ways and told from each of their viewpoints.

The topic of suicide, along with mental health and depression is often taboo and the author provides plenty of food for thought as the reader explores each character’s decisions, reactions and the subsequent impact on each of their lives alongside the idea that one action can trigger a butterfly effect.

This is quite a difficult read, but certainly a thought-provoking one.

Everything is Lies- Helen Callaghan

Helen Callaghan certainly knows how to write a page turner. The ‘Dear Amy’ author returns with another psychological thriller that is equally as gripping as her previous novel.

After receiving a strange phone call from her mother, Sophia returns to the family home to find her mother dead and her father nearby surrounded by a pool of blood. The police are convinced it is a straightforward case of suicide and attempted murder but Sophie suspects this is not the case. When she discovers a series of notebooks written by her mother, she starts to search for answers and begins a journey into the past that reveals dark secrets.

Emotionally-charged, gripping and packed with plenty of twists and turns!

Hygge and Kisses- Clara Christensen

Hygge is defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)”. Clara Christensen’s novel captures this perfectly and has the reader yearning for a slice of hygge for themselves.

Bo is at a crisis point in her life. Disillusioned with both her job and her relationship, when both go wrong, she decides to take the advice of her close friend Kirsten who thinks that a stay at her mother’s summer house in Aalborg in Denmark will be just the tonic she needs.

The descriptions of Aalborg transport the reader to Denmark and give a true sense of hygge, from the scenery to the food and how, eventually, it allows Bo to see what she really wants and needs.

A great, feel-good read!