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by B.A. Paris

"If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust?"

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside. The woman who was killed. She's been trying to put the crime out of her mind, what could she have done, really? It's a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she'd broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she had stopped.

But since then, she's been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn't have a baby.

The only thing she can't forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging quilt.

Or the silent calls she's receiving, or the feeling that someone's watching her.


I think I might've found my new favorite thriller. I simply could not put it down and I devoured the whole book in no time. I love little twist and turns and when you think you've figured everything out, you realize how wrong you were. If you're on the hunt for a really good psychological thriller, this could be the one. If not, I'm currently reading Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson. I'm almost at the end and so far I'm really enjoying it. If you've read any of them, please let me know your thoughts.

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Since I recently turned twenty three and I am still in celebration mood, I thought I'd do another posts with "Facts About Me" and what better number to pick than twenty three!

1. I am definitely guilty of judging a book by its cover. I love books and they're one of my favorite things. But if they are to be living on a bookshelf of mine, appealing covers are a must.

2. I'm obsessed with the moon and love learning random facts about space. If I ever get a tattoo it'll most probably be in the shape of a tiny cresant moon.

3. I believe I was born a vegetarian. Does anyone else understand me when I say this? I mean I've only been a vegetarian for the past three years but I've never liked meat and pretty much only had fish before.

4. Hide And Seek by Imogen Heap has been my favorite song since 2011.

5. One of the things I find really relaxing is to sit down with a cup of tea watching Broadchurch or Midsomer Murder. I'll even watch them on repeat. Reruns are great!

6. My memory is really good when it comes to remembering things that happened forever ago. I can quote entire conversations word by word and I'll remember in detail what everyone was wearing or what the weather was like.

7. I rarely have a sweet tooth anymore. I can have the odd biscuit every now and then, or a small piece of vegan chocolate cake, but other than that not so much. I used to be such a cookie lover and I'm not sure when it changed, but these days I'm definitely a savory person.

8. One thing I really don't like and can't stand is sickeningly sweet scents and perfume. Being trapped in a room where the air is filled with perfume drives me absolutely crazy!

9. I've always been a huge lover of books. 90% of the time you are most likely to find me curled up with a book somewhere and I'll stay there for hours and hours.

10. Speaking of books. I'd absolutely love to write a book one day. Even as a kid I used to write stories in one of my moms old notebooks. I've now moved on to blogging, but writing a book is a tucked away dream of mine.

11. Who remembers me obsessing over Gilmore Girls last fall? I tend to love most things autumnal and diving head first into autumnal books and tv series is definitely a talent of mine.

12. I love the English language, especially British.

13. I love 90's and 80's films and tv series. Such as E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Clueless and 90210 Beverly Hills. I used to watch them religiously.

14. I collect grey plates and porcelain from a brand called Mateus. Mostly in the lace pattern.

15. Feeling autumnal and knowing halloween is around the corner is one of the best feelings! And by that I mean I like knowing it's halloween, but if a bunch of eight year olds were to come knocking on my door asking for candy, I'd hide under the nearest rug before you can say quidditch!

16. I love musicals and I can obsess over the same soundtrack for months at a time. I also tend to listen to the same three songs over and over again until I no longer like them.

17. I have been working in a flowershop for two years and I've come to love flowers so much they're the first thing I notice when I walk into a room.

18. I no longer have a favorite dish but my mom and I once came up with a recipe for potato and leek soup and it tastes better than a warm hug on a cold day!

19. My sister tricked me into getting my own Pinterest account and now I'm hocked. Who knew.

20. My birthday fell on midsummer this year and in all honesty I was a bit sad to be turning twenty-three, as I thought twenty-two was such a great age to be. But I had a great birthday with lots of prosecco and chocolate cake, and I made both flower crowns and bouquets for the celebrations.

21. I'm very sceptic when it comes to trying new things and I tend to stick to what I know and love. Especially when it comes to food. I know what I like and that's that. Unless it says passion fruit on it. Then I'm in!

22. I've probably already mentioned this a hundred times and I say it all the time but my grandma is my absolute favorite person in the entire world and best friend.

23. Last one! I'm very petite and I often find it quite hard to find clothes that actually fits without me having to take them in. I always check the petite section first when browsing on websites trying to find something to wear.

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Updating and cleaning out my wardrobe has inspired me to go through, well, pretty much every thing I own. I'm very specific about what I like and how I like things to be and when it comes to make up and skin care, I am not any different. I tend to stick to what I know and love and since we're all being honest here, I've used the same brands and products for years. The only down side to doing so is that products tend to no longer exist and then you have to hunt down the most similar thing on the market. Only using cruelty free products is a must for me and since all brands aren't vegan or at least cruelty free it can be quite the challenge.

Skin care wise I use the Body Shop's Aloe Vera collection. Both day cream and night cream. Face wash from Neutrogena, which at least says that it's dermalogically tested on the product itself. I use the Micellar Cleansing Water make up remover from Garniér using cotton pads and for lips I use a lip balm from Forever Living. I go through these lip balms like no other and they smell like a dream. I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Products from Make Up Store, NARS, Isadora, Urban Decay and Too Faced end up in my make up bag. I recently got a new one and its made from a grey velvet material and the inside is grey with tiny polka dots in a material that can be wiped clean if needed. Practical isn't it? I found it in a store called Grandma's a couple of weeks ago and it's one of my favorite places to go to when I'm on the hunt for interior things. (I then looked the other way as my mom bought it for me as a birthday gift).

I decided to throw away old products and gave away what I didn't use anymore. Which resulted in my mom having adopted three new lipsticks and a brand new blush. What's your favorite make up product? ♥

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I thought I'd make another entry about books. I love books, they're one of my favorite things. My latest discovery I happened to stumble upon in a bookshop a couple of days ago. They had a "four for three" offer so I grabbed a bunch I thought I'd find interesting and one of them was The Murder Road by Stephen Booth. And, I fell in love. I've never read any of his books before but after sinking my teeth into The Murder Road I simply could not resist and I've already moved on to the Corpse Bridge, by the same author. When I picked up this gem of a book, at first, I did not realize it was a series. I think there are a total of fifteen books, but in my personal opinion, reading them in what ever order works just as well. I'll probably end up reading them backwards, starting with number fifteen. Following Detective Sergeant Ben Cooper and Detective Sergeant Diane Fry, this series takes place in England. And we all know by now, that gloomy, rainy old England and halloween happens to be right up street.

The Murder Road

For the tiny Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there's only one road in and one road out. Its residents are accoustomed of being cut of from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it's the beginning of something much more sinister. Detective Inspector Ben Cooper must attempt to unravel the history of secrets, lies and loyalties that will lead to the truth behind the missing lorry driver. But the residents of Shawhead are not used to having stranger in their midst and, while getting to grips with staff changes in E Division, Ben's way forward is far from clear. Will he turn to Detective Sergeant Diane Fry, now working at Special Operations in Nottingham's Major Crimes Unit, for help when the case takes a dramatic turn?

The Corpse Bridge

The old Corpse Bridge is the route taken for centuries by mourners from villages on the western fringes of Derbyshire to a burial ground across the River Dove, now absorbed into the landscaped parkland of a stately home. When Earl Manby, the landowner, announces plans to deconsecrate the burial ground to turn it into a car park for holiday cottages, bodies begin to appear once again on the road to the Corpse Bridge. Is there a connection with the Earl's plans? Or worse, is there a terrifying serial killer at work? Back in his job after the traumatic events of previous months, DS Ben Cooper knows that he must unravel the mystery of the Corpse Bridge if he's going to be able to move on with his life. As the pressure builds, Ben doesn't know who he can trust and, when the case reaches breaking point, he has to make a call that could everything, and everyone, at risk.

Has anyone read any of his books before? If so, what did you think? ♥

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I've spent the past few weeks (or shall I say months? It's been a week here and a week there) decluttering and going through my wardrobe. There are so many things I could either sell or give away instead of keeping it stowed away in a cupboard somewhere. You should see my wardrobe, it has basically become a storage space. When I say that it was filled to the brim, I really do mean it. So week by week, day by day it has slowly started to come together. I have currently got three different bags of clothes to either sell, give away or throw head first out the window (I'm not actually going to throw them out the window, don't you worry!). But how do you actually maintain a "put together wardrobe"? Here's my plan: First of, I'm not going to buy things I don't need or don't have any use for. Also not gonna let my mother trick me into getting something that I may or may not wear at some point in the far away future, but most probably never will, just because it's on sale. Nope. Not happening. Secondly, if it's winter I'll keep the summer wear tucked away until next year and wise versa. There is absolutely no point in having knitted scarves taking up half the storages space in the midst of summer whilst trying to reach for the nearest bathing suit, is there? Third, this is something I'd like to call "Out with the old and in with the new". My aunt has this sort of rule that when she goes out to buy something new, two items need to go. Now I'm not quite sure about this so I'm going to leave it at not having more than two similar pieces (part from basic white tops and t-shirts because I live in those). Taking a look at my wardrobe, as far as the colour scheme goes, it consists of white, grey, black, blue and deep red. I've been meaning to try and add a bit more colour and I did recently buy a pair of velvet dusty rose shorts from Topshop. I also have my beloved striped trousers from Zara and a brand new light blue floral dress from NLY. So if all goes according to plan, hello new wardrobe!

What's your favorite item in your wardrobe?

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Took the bus to Gothenburg on Wednesday. Which surprisingly enough went pretty well. I felt a bit nervous before I got on the bus but as soon as I found myself a seat it felt a bit better. I think it was mostly due to the fact that I didn't have an appointment or anywhere I needed to be at a certain time. Otherwise it probably would've been a disaster! (Which, no thank you). Been feeling a bit under the weather these past few days. My sister spent most of last week tucked up in bed battling a fever and a sore throat. And as I'm turning twenty three next week I hope I don't get sick aswell. My birthday week officially starts on Monday so I really hope the both of us are feeling better by then. I'm having early birthday celebrations with my grandma on Monday and then I think, on either Thuseday or Wednesday, we're going back to our summer house where we are spending midsummer. I'm really happy my birthday falls on midsummer this year. It makes it all feel a bit more festive and I can always pretend the food and celebrations are all for me. I'm making three flower crowns this time. Not sure how long it's going to take me to make them, but I'm sure I'll have time over for cake. My sister and I are making a vegan chocolate cake with "snickers"-topping the day before, which I'm most excited for. Happy early birthday to me!


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It makes me so happy that there are brands that has either gone 100% vegan or at least cruelty free. But still, 80% of governments around the world have not banned animal testing in cosmetics. It's such a shame that we still need to be conscious about this. If some brands can do it, why not all of them? I strongly believe that innocent creatures should not have to suffer because we want to wear makeup. The Body Shop is a brand that was formed on the belief that no animal should ever be harmed for beauty and believe that by 2020, we can do this and stop animal cruelty in cosmetics. To do this, together with Cruelty Free International, they have started their biggest campaign ever for animal rights and they need as many signatures as possible to convince the governments and the UN to sign up to this international legislation. You can either go to thebodyshop.com/ban-animal-testing to read all about it or sign the petition here.

It's time to make a difference. I've signed the petition. Have you?

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