The Dry by Jane Harper: great story, not the best audiobook

The Dry by Jane Harper is an Australian murder mystery told from the perspective of a detective returning to his hometown to uncover the truth behind the deaths of his friends. Riddled with secrets, twists and turns until the very end, this book is excellently plotted and written. However, I did not enjoy it as... Continue Reading →

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Spooktober is over… how I’ll get through November

So, October really has been a crazy busy month for me! I have been reading a lot, trying to prepare for NaNoWriMo, I went to Lisbon for 3 days, followed by a wedding AND ended the month spectacularly by moving to the infamous Abbey Road, where I have beautiful new bookshelves. Needless to say, not... Continue Reading →

Tradition: an important narrative

Tradition by Brendan Kiely is an important narrative which should be read and taken in by teenagers everywhere. I listened to the audiobook version of this, and absolutely loved it. The characters are brilliant, taking into account all areas of concern for all young females, from teenage to adulthood. Kiely understands how to write female... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: Dead End Q&A with Rachel Lynch

Book spotlight Dead End by Rachel Lynch Canelo Previous Books in the D.I. Kelly Porter series: Dark Game Deep Fear Genre: Crime/thriller Release Date: 8 October, 2018 My review: Dead End: Another stunner!  Here's my in-depth Q&A with Rachel Lynch: I felt that this book had an almost equal split between Kelly’s personal life and... Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s It: Horrific genius

Oh, wow. I have just finished listening to the entire 44 hour, 53 minute long audiobook of It by Stephen King and loved nearly every second. Would I recommend listening to this as an audiobook rather than reading it? YES! With incredible narration and long chapters, this is the perfect listen for a long plane... Continue Reading →

Nine Perfect Strangers: A Review

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty is a confusing book incorporating many different characters in a confined space with a word limit. Moriarty had some good plot lines within the text, and I found most of it interesting enough to continue, but somehow this book misses the gel which should bind story lines and characters... Continue Reading →

The Cuckoo Wood: slow, but thrilling

The Cuckoo Wood by M. Sean Coleman is an intriguing, slow burning crime thriller with myth-busting elements. Dr. Alex Ripley leads the first in what I expect will be a successful series, which I feel makes the book unique within its genre and made me enjoy it more than reading from a detective's point of... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: A Blade So Black

Blog Tour A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney Publisher: Titan Books Purchase link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blade-So-Black-L-L-Mckinney/dp/1789090059/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538147103&sr=8-1&keywords=a+blade+so+black Guest post from Elle McKinney: Ones to watch: what are your most anticipated books for the rest of the year, and why? Whew, there are so many books I’m looking forward to. I’m actually glad the limit of “for the rest... Continue Reading →

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