The DCI Jonah Sheens Series by Gytha Lodge

UPDATED 05/04/2021: #3 Lie Beside Me review posted below! I previously posted my review of number #1: She Lies In Wait in April 2020, and eagerly anticipated the release of number #2: Watching From The Dark from reading the extract at the end. I rather quickly settled into liking Gytha’s writing style, but also howContinue reading “The DCI Jonah Sheens Series by Gytha Lodge”

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”

Burnt Island by Kate Rhodes

(3rd in the Hell Bay/DI Ben Kitto Series) I purchased this book back in May 2020 when I took advantage of Tesco’s 2 for £7 deal and ended up coming home with 4 new books because they were on offer and I couldn’t choose just 2! I moved into a new house in December 2020Continue reading “Burnt Island by Kate Rhodes”

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is very distinguished thriller writer, firmly on my go-to-author list because I’ve enjoyed all her books I’ve read so far. My edition of this book was published in the UK in April 2020, and in April 2020 the social media world went mad over this book. The actual world was going slightly madContinue reading “The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware”

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”

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 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”

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”