The Deaths of December by Susi Holliday

“It looks like a regular advent calendar. Until DC Becky Greene starts opening doors… and discovers a crime scene behind almost every one.” Christmas advent calendars are notorious for being fun and the excitement of revealing behind the hidden door is unrivaled. So, sending a handmade one of crime scene photographs to a police stationContinue reading “The Deaths of December by Susi Holliday”

Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

After enjoying Obsession by Nora Roberts so much back in June 2020, I picked up Come Sundown. I was attracted to this book by the mention of a family ranch, vigilante strong female character and a wrongly accused lover in the blurb, little did I know there would be so much more among the 547Continue reading “Come Sundown by Nora Roberts”

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

This is the first novel by Shari Lapena that I’ve read, but it certainly won’t be the last. In true murder-mystery style ‘An Unwanted Guest’ traps you with the characters in a hotel caught in a snowstorm, unable to leave. And then, a guest is found dead. Well, the first guest is found dead. CastContinue reading “An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena”

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

I cannot decide if I liked this book or not. The blurb drew me in, and I was hoping for a really interesting, twisty thriller with some dark, parasitic insights, but what it actually was was rather annoying. It was a he-said-she-said format about bad, spontaneous life choices and how to escape predictable situations. ThereContinue reading “A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell”

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 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 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”