The Girl I Used To Be: A gripping thriller

The Girl I Used To Be by Mary Torjussen is a well-paced, gripping thriller with likeable characters and strong use of family dynamics. I was pleasantly surprised by this book after its slow start, and the ending really does pack a punch. There are multiple twists, all of which make sense and connect the pieces... Continue Reading →

The Survival Game: Heartbreaking Dystopia

The Survival Game by Nicky Singer is an intense, dark and heartbreaking young adult novel set in a dystopian world told with maturity and depth. I really enjoyed this book because it had such a strong sense of place and character, and I could feel as though I was in this kind of world, despite... Continue Reading →

VOX: What would you say with 100 words?

VOX by Christina Dalcher is an incredible, eerily realistic depiction of modern American society. I am terrified by the ideas in this book, not least because of the Marie Claire article, published in the week that I was reading it, about stay-at-home daughters and Christian extremism in America. But this is what made it such... Continue Reading →

One Little Lie…

... and reasons having too many points of view can ruin a book. One Little Lie by Sam Carrington is a thriller with so much potential based on its plot. Unfortunately, it fell a bit short for me as there were too many perspectives to keep up with, making the narrative lag as I waited... Continue Reading →

What can I say about Maestra?

ALL the sex, ALL the murder, no remorse. Maestra by Lisa Hilton is a dark, scandalous and sexual thriller which I devoured over such a short time. I am excited to own all 3 of the titles in this series and will read them in due course, but definitely need a break from the intensity... Continue Reading →

You Were Made For This: Was she?

You Were Made For This by Michelle Sacks is a chilling domestic thriller novel, loaded with tension and intense background stories for all of the characters. I sped through this novel, but have come out unsure of how much I really liked parts of it; hopefully writing this review will help me straighten out my... 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 →

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