#BlogTour: I Know Your Every Move & As Sick As Our Secrets by Diane Ezzard @diane_ezzard @rararesources

Delighted to be featuring the first two books in the Sophie Brown Series today. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copies and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me on to the blog tour. 

A sinister phone call, an unknown visitor. Sophie's life is about to be turned upside down

Sophie has worked hard to free herself from the clutches of addiction and turn her life around. Practising as a counsellor, in a women's centre in Manchester, she now helps other girls in trouble.
She forms a close relationship with Cassie, one of her clients and tries to help her escape the clutches of a violent boyfriend.

But is Sophie being followed?

How can she uncover the truth, when she can't trust what is real?

The more she delves, the closer she gets to danger.

Can she revisit her own dark past before it is too late?

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My Thoughts:

I Know Your Every move was the perfect introduction to Sophie Brown and a perfect introduction to this author for me. I was instantly pulled in by the blurb and I wasn't proved wrong. This is suspense of the highest order and I loved it. 

Sophie Brown has had her troubles but is now turning her life around. Things in life don't always run smoothly and somebody seems to be following Sophie. 

How I love an imperfect character, flawed and chipped and Sophie Brown is definitely that, having said that I found her wholly likeable. The plot is excellent and there is always something happening and I did wonder the direction events were going to take. 

There was a palpable sense of unease and a claustophobic feel pervaded this story and left me feeling unsettled. Not unsettled enough not to read on to Book 2 though. 

Really excellent start.

We all keep secrets, don't we? 

Sophie used to be fearful, with a troubled past. Now, she's a confident young woman helping others turn their lives around -
or is she?

A nasty surprise awaits her after the funeral of a friend and she soon finds out that nothing is as it seems.

Caught up in the dark world of gangsters and villains in the heart of Manchester she attempts to find Cassie's killer. Following a trail of lies, she gets so wrapped up delving into the lives of others she doesn’t notice her own life falling apart, back into the grips of addiction.

Can romance blossom for Sophie after all the mistakes she has made in the past, or will her only comfort be drink? Things never end up the way she intends.

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My Thoughts:

Having finished I Know Your Every Move I went straight on to Book 2 As Sick As Our Secrets, I just had to read the next instalment straight away. 

I enjoyed this one equally and although different in a lot of ways I enjoyed this one even more. This one shines a spotlight deeper into the problems that Sophie has, the addiction issues primarily. 

Sophie turns detective in a bid to find out what happened to Cassie but at what emotional cost to her when things are generally teetering on the edge. 

I really enjoyed the emotional depth in this one of Sophie in particular and the well thought out way that her issues were handled. This book is not for the faint hearted as it tackles some serious stuff head on and I adored it for that. 

This had much the same pace as the first and I raced though always wanting to find out more but always being one step behind. 

I am not going to tell you too much more in case you haven't read the first but suffice to say this is shaping up to be a brilliant series and Diane Ezzard to be a memorable author. 

About the Author:
Manchester born Diane Ezzard writes emotionally charged psychological thrillers and mysteries about everyday people in seemingly ordinary circumstances until something goes badly wrong in their lives.

Before taking early retirement to concentrate on her writing, she worked as a HR manager, a counsellor, owned a cafe and managed a charity. 

She now lives and writes in South East London close to her daughter and grandchildren.
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