Alice Teale is Missing by H.A. Linskey

This book really intrigued me from the blurb – how can a 17-year-old girl just vanish and no one know anything about it? It was also a lovely surprise to find it set in Northumberland where I’ve spent some time over the last couple of years and could relate to the places being described. IContinue reading “Alice Teale is Missing by H.A. Linskey”

The Dead of Winter by Jean Rabe

This was the first time I’ve read a digital copy of a book off a device, as opposed to holding the physical book in my hands. It felt… weird, but I did see advantages and gained insight into why Kindles and E-readers are so popular. I’ll still always prefer to hold the actual paper orContinue reading “The Dead of Winter by Jean Rabe”

New Author’s Debut: Carolina Dance by Alex Cage

Instagram and social media platforms are a greatly positive way of connecting with people who share an interest of yours and it is also an easy way to get in contact if you have a product or service to recommend or offer. Using these tools very much applies to new and upcoming authors, who’s booksContinue reading “New Author’s Debut: Carolina Dance by Alex Cage”

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Having previously read and liked I See You and Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh, I was excited to read I Let You Go. The blurb draws you in with the mysterious November event that changed Jenna’s life and the premonition that it will catch up with her. I have to say, the outcome wasn’tContinue reading “I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh”

The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is one of those authors who can do everything. And do everything really well. She has written fantasy, romance and thriller novels with a bibliography spanning over 215 novels! I picked up “The Obsession” on a whim, not knowing anything about the author and just thought the blurb sounded good… And it quicklyContinue reading “The Obsession by Nora Roberts”

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins

With ‘Lockdown’ causing dedicated bookstores to close temporarily, supermarkets who sell books became a “saving Grace” for avid readers. Although, I do much prefer to visit an actual bookstore; I just find the atmosphere friendlier and comforting and the customers in there share a love of literature, not just aimlessly perusing every aisle on theirContinue reading “The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins”

New Author’s Debut: The Colours of Denial by Arti Manani

Writing your first book must be a daunting experience as an upcoming author. You have an idea, write it, get it printed and available to sell… then wait for people to buy it. With the power of social media you can now contact like-minded or influential people freely and this is a huge benefit toContinue reading “New Author’s Debut: The Colours of Denial by Arti Manani”

The Katharina Code by Jørn Lier Horst

:- My introduction to Nordic Noir I previously mentioned in my recent Currently Reading post that this book was originally a Christmas present for my dad as he’s always enjoyed Scandinavian crime novels, but read nothing by this author, and I always wanted to borrow it after him. The Nordic Noir genre has fast becomeContinue reading “The Katharina Code by Jørn Lier Horst”

The Killer on the Wall by Emma Kavanagh

I read this book over Christmas in 2017 and I can still remember the story line vividly and how much I loved it. I was spending the Christmas period in Newcastle and I happened upon this book set along Hadrian’s Wall and it seemed rather apt to have it as my choice of book asContinue reading “The Killer on the Wall by Emma Kavanagh”

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Jane Harper is fast becoming a formidable name in crime writing circles; her first 2 books “The Dry” and “Force of Nature” received great responses and this is her 3rd. It is a standalone and does not follow Federal Agent Aaron Falk like the other 2 do, although there is one nod to “The Dry’s”story-line.Continue reading “The Lost Man by Jane Harper”

Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh

This is unlike any thriller I’ve ever read before. The bold, red highlights on the fairly unassuming, plain black cover was the first thing to catch my attention, then no traditional “blurb” further intrigued me and lastly the testimonials from other high profile authors solidified my decision to pick up this book would be worthwhile.Continue reading “Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh”

Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre

485 pages of heart-pounding, gritty, suspense-filled Thriller goodness. This book had me gripping the edge of my seat one moment, then feeling sympathetic or laughing the next. All the chapters are individually named, which is a unique touch; I liked that. There are multiple POVs in this book, the majority written in 3rd person, butContinue reading “Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre”

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

I first read “I See You” by Clare Mackintosh and loved the creepy suspense she effortlessly created, so when I saw she had another book out it was an auto-buy for me, as I wanted to see if she could replicate her impressive writing style. I was not disappointed, not that I thought I everContinue reading “Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh”

A Brush with Death by Quintin Jardine

The first thing that struck me about this book was the relationship between DI Lottie Mann and DS Dan Provan. There is this immediately apparent brotherly/sisterly love which is endearing whilst remaining professional even though they both seem to have deeper emotions they avoid to admit. This fierce protection and close-knit community feeling extends toContinue reading “A Brush with Death by Quintin Jardine”

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

This book has always stuck with me ever since I read it and I do want to continue reading the Erika Foster crime thriller series, (my TBR pile is steadily growing out of hand…) and once I do, I shall be adding it to my Series Review section. I was first struck with the openingContinue reading “The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza”

She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

So, this book seemed to have a fairly typical outline – something bad happened to one out of a friendship group 30 years ago and the police have to determine the truth about who’s responsible and what happened through unpicking a network of lies. But, this book has more ‘oomph’ that just the simple, genericContinue reading “She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge”

Federal Agent Aaron Falk Series by Jane Harper

I’d previously reviewed Jane Harper’s first book – ‘The Dry’ as a solitary post, and because I’d enjoyed it so much, I read her second, and third books in quick succession! This made me realise that her second “Force of Nature” continued to follow Federal Agent Aaron Falk, turning it into one of my favouriteContinue reading “Federal Agent Aaron Falk Series by Jane Harper”

The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse

I have grown up with a love of all things retro and vintage; music, fashion, classic films set in the 50’s and 60’s and whilst I have a very limited history knowledge (something I want to address) I enjoy hearing stories about those time periods. My parents were born in the early 60’s and soContinue reading “The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse”

No One Home by Tim Weaver

So, I know I posted this book on my ‘Currently Reading’ not that long ago (14/04/2020) but the honest truth is… I finished it that night. I couldn’t stop. I was so totally engrossed that I sat on the sofa with a cup of tea about 5pm, and 2.5 hours later I closed the book,Continue reading “No One Home by Tim Weaver”