#Crossfire by Malorie Blackman: what a wait!

Anybody who grew up reading the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman will know and understand how I felt going into Crossfire. I was nervous, excited and anxious all while anticipating what more she could have pulled out of this world and I have not been disappointed. I'm going to keep this review short... Continue Reading →

The Five: Stories begging to be told

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold is an incredible book which tells the stories of five women murdered by Jack the Ripper. Rubenhold explores these women's tales from childhood to adulthood in such an atmospheric way, I often forgot that this was non-fiction. Aside from... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Last: Dystopian fiction at its best

The Last by Hanna Jameson is an exciting, mysterious, at times bleak, but overall compelling dystopian novel which addresses how people would deal with being the last people on earth after nuclear destruction. Told from the perspective of an actionable narrator, this book has left me wanting so much more from Jameson. This could be... Continue Reading →

Blog tour: The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

Blog Tour The Chestnut Man Soren Sveistrup Publisher: Michael Joseph Publication date: 10th January, 2019 Amazon pre-order link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chestnut-Man-S%C3%B8ren-Sveistrup-ebook/dp/B07D9Y4GGF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546196985&sr=8-1&keywords=the+chestnut+man Trigger warnings: child abuse, abduction, rape and mutilation The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup is a very well-written serial killer thriller. I loved just how dark and twisted it was, and managed to sympathise with most... Continue Reading →

Outside: darkly fascinating

Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes is breathtakingly deep, heartbreaking and incredibly insightful. This darkly fascinating novel considers upbringing and how it effects children, as well as the relationship between parents and children. The elements of this book where learning and language are considered are truly thought-provoking, as it causes the reader to question what they... Continue Reading →

Social Creature: A different kind of story

Reading Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton left me rather surprised. It was quite different to the more traditional gothic horror titles in the Bloomsbury Raven series, but very much confirmed for me that the gothic can be written in the modern day and in a city environment. The narrative is well-told with intriguing, self-absorbed characters who's... Continue Reading →

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