My Lovely Wife: Marriage and murder

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing is one of those unputdownable thrillers I can't get enough of. The main character tells the whole story from his point of view, making him the focus, and yet making you question his reliability all the way through. It's full of manipulation, deception and murder, all revolving around a... Continue Reading →

My Sister, The Serial Killer: funny but deadly

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is a humorous portrayal of what it would be like to have a serial killer for a sister in a culture so embedded in family loyalty. I really enjoyed this story, especially the way that it is so relatable in terms of family dynamics and the feeling... 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 →

Resin: A disturbing tale…

I feel like Resin by Ane Riel would have been an old wives' tale back in the day. It would have served as a cautionary tale about coveting too many things and never having enough; it would have been told to prevent gluttony and hoarding. Resin is a dark, atmospheric story which sits alongside the... Continue Reading →

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