Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

This novel, full of dark humour, horrifying realness and a ton of emotion, is one of the most brilliant and topical stories I've read in a while. Meet Queenie.She just can't cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck … Continue reading Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

This was such an excellent and gripping thriller. With a complex main character and a plot that feels subtle right from the start, this kept me gripped throughout. Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise - she's just been given her first murder case to defend. But … Continue reading Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Killing Mind by Angela Marsons

Yet again, another fantastic and gripping installment in the DI Kim Stone series! It had seemed so simple. Get in, get the information, get out. But now they were getting inside her mind and she didn’t know how to stop them…When Detective Kim Stone is called to the home of Samantha Brown, she finds the young woman … Continue reading Killing Mind by Angela Marsons

BLOG TOUR: My Perfect Wife by Clare Boyd

This was a gripping and unusual thriller, which swaps between the perspectives of the two key women involved in a really intriguing manner. I finally have everything I ever wanted. A home with floor-to-ceiling windows, a devoted husband who dazzles everyone he meets, and two angelic children I adore. But as I watch my husband … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: My Perfect Wife by Clare Boyd

Grace is Gone by Emily Elgar

This is such a gripping book, with characters that aren't what you expect them to be and a story that's genuinely quite horrifying at times. Meg and her daughter Grace are the most beloved family in Ashford, the lynchpin that holds the community together.So when Meg is found brutally murdered and her daughter missing, the … Continue reading Grace is Gone by Emily Elgar

BLOG TOUR: The Woman Downstairs by Elisabeth Carpenter

This is a brilliantly gripping book, with a plot that really gets to the reader. Can you ever really know your neighbours?When human remains are found in a ground floor flat, the residents of Nelson Heights are shocked to learn that there was a dead body in their building for over three years.Sarah lives at … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: The Woman Downstairs by Elisabeth Carpenter

The Other Daughter by Shalini Boland

This was extremely intriguing, fast-paced, with a brilliant ending. Nine years ago her daughter was taken.And now she’s back. Two-and-a-half-year-old Holly is playing happily in a pink plastic playhouse, while her mother Rachel sips coffee and chats with a friend nearby. It should be an ordinary day for all of them. But, in the blink … Continue reading The Other Daughter by Shalini Boland

BLOG TOUR: Hold Your Tongue by Deborah Masson

This is probably one of the most chilling and gripping detective debuts I've read this year. A brutal murder.A young woman’s body is discovered with horrifying injuries, a recent newspaper cutting pinned to her clothing, and a particular body part missing.A detective with everything to prove.This is her only chance to redeem herself.A serial killer … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Hold Your Tongue by Deborah Masson

Bookish Bites: At Your Door by J. P. Carter

What happens when the past comes back to kill you?When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood – but is there more to Holly’s death than at first meets … Continue reading Bookish Bites: At Your Door by J. P. Carter

BLOG TOUR: The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

This was a claustrophobic, fast-paced and clever book, with characters who were explored in lots of detail. Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.In the lucrative world of Wall Street finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam are the ultimate high-flyers. Ruthlessly ambitious, they make billion-dollar deals and live lives of outrageous luxury. Getting rich is all that … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

The Chain by Adrian McKinty

I thought this started really well, the shock and fear was so powerful, but this didn't continue throughout, and I was left disappointed by the second half. Your phone rings.A stranger has kidnapped your child.To free them you must abduct someone else's child.Your child will be released when your victim's parents kidnap another child.If any … Continue reading The Chain by Adrian McKinty

What She Saw by Wendy Clarke

What a brilliant, fast-paced, intriguing and consistently surprising book! She lied to her daughter to save her family.Everyone knows Leona would do anything for her daughter Beth: she moved to Church Langdon to send Beth to the best school, worked hard to build a successful business to support them and found them the perfect little … Continue reading What She Saw by Wendy Clarke