The Familiars: charming and magical

The Familiars by Stacey Hall is a charming tale of female friendship, pregnancy, betrayal and witchcraft. With a light magical undertone, this book reads like a historical mystery set in my home county of Lancashire. I found this story easy to get into and impossible to put down. The Familiars by Stacey Halls is out... Continue Reading →

The Silent Patient: Who could break your silence?

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is a shockingly good psychological mystery. A'la The Sinner, this is a story which will have you hooked from the beginning. With few twists or reveals, this is a slow-burner but very much worth it. This is going to be a shorter review than normal so I don't spoil... Continue Reading →

The Flower Girls: Dark and mesmerising

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts is a dark, twisted mystery novel which will shock and mesmerise you. The characters are so deeply interconnected and I felt that their treatment was accurate, even though it will make some readers uncomfortable. The plot is one which takes you on a stop-start journey, building the tension slowly... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: The Hanging Women by John Mead

Book Spotlight Title: The Hanging Women Author: John Mead Publisher: The Book Guild Publication Date: 25 February, 2018 About the book: A historical crime thriller set in 1886 Chicago; the power house of America, a sink of corruption and vice which is haunted by riots and gangland killings.  A story of weak men and strong... Continue Reading →

Thirteen: Effing incredible!!

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh had the best possible premise: a serial killer on the jury for the murders he had committed. Told partly from his perspective and mostly from the lawyer, Eddie Flynn, Cavanagh has crafted a deeply twisted and dark narrative with some insanely creative characters, all of whom I loved reading. I even... Continue Reading →

The Puppet Show: A Review

To say that The Puppet Show is just another great crime novel would be an understatement and do a great disservice to the novel and its author. Reading this novel sent me down a journey filled with moral dilemmas, proving once more that people (especially men) all have the capacity for evil inside them. The... Continue Reading →

My June reading list…

Time is flying in 2018! I cannot believe that I am 6 weeks into my job at Springer Nature, my blog and social profiles are growing still and people actually want to read my blabbering thoughts on books! A big thanks halfway through the year to all my followers old and new. New things in... Continue Reading →

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