Hello! Well May was not my best month for getting reviews done - I decided to catch up on some reading purely for fun, as I like not always having to review everything I read. A lot of May has involved blog tours which are always great to be a part of, so check them … Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up – May Edition!
Wow. What a fascinating, emotional and relevant story, with plenty of plot twists and absolutely brilliant characters! This is dark and thrilling read, which hooks the reader in early on, leading to an incredibly tense ending. One in 100 of us is a 'potentially dangerous person' - someone likely to commit a violent crime. We all know them: these charmers, liars … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor
Welcome to my first Monthly Wrap Up post! This month I've read a lot of Lee Child, as the promise of his new paperback Past Tense arriving really got me in a nostalgic mood and made me want to re-read some of the early Jack Reacher novels. I've always really enjoyed re-reading novels, it's never … Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: April
This was a powerful and poignant tale about discovering the real meaning of family, parenthood and love. Two women. Two children. One swap. Tess and Annie both went for IVF at the same clinic, at the same time. They both went home with a child, but that child isn't theirs. Their embryos were mixed up, … Continue reading The Swap by Fiona Mitchell
Thanks so much to Emma from @damppebbles for organising this blog tour! Is someone trying to frame psychologist Pippa Durrant for the brutal murder of a woman she’s never even met?It certainly seems that way when Pippa’s photo is found on the body of murdered lottery winner, Leanne Smith.Pippa soon finds herself a suspect at … Continue reading Fatal Fortune by Miranda Rijks
This was such a powerfully moving story, really emotional and with such beautifully written characters. *warning, spoilers* Every family has their secrets. But none so heartbreaking, or emotional, than Audrey's family. Audrey's daughters, Jess and Lily, haven't spoken to each other in decades. Her teenage granddaughters aren't allowed to meet. But Audrey is running out … Continue reading If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman
This was a really emotional and hard-hitting read, with a focus on domestic abuse and the pain it causes while also incorporating elements of a traditional detective mystery. One by one they're being killed off. Who's behind it...?DC Maggie Jamieson has just joined a new team. Confronted with getting to know her colleagues and trying … Continue reading Dead Inside by Noelle Holten
This was fast-paced, electrifying and super intense, and I thought the crime was a brilliantly written mystery. There were five of them once. Now the others are all dead. And he's next.When FBI Agent Jess Bishop gets an urgent and scared phone call in the middle of the night, she sets off to Gracemount Academy, … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Catch Your Death by Kierney Scott
This was a heart-warming yet emotional story about three girls who lives are touched by the war, and demonstrates real depth in representing their reactions to it.
This funny, heart-warming story was a really enjoyable read, and a great exploration into relationships and the different ways to navigate love and marriage.
This was a brilliant, compulsive thriller, that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. When a young girl goes missing from an Oxford College, DI Josie Masters is on a race against time to find her. However, when more kidnappers happen, unforeseen connections begin to appear... I loved this novel - it was … Continue reading Keep Her Close by M. J. Ford
With a potentially great story, I struggled to keep up with the many characters and underplayed crime story.