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”

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”

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”

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

There is something triumphant and exhilarating about treating yourself to a fresh hardback, especially one signed by the author. I enjoyed Lucy’s previous, and first, thriller ‘The Hunting Party’ very much (there’s a review on my blog feed) so, I was full of anticipation to read her next book. I was particularly taken with theContinue reading “The Guest List by Lucy Foley”

Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

How refreshing to have a book set in the typical English countryside, but not be quaint or twee; no this is far, far sinister. This is an unsettling book to read, but it hit a weirdly personal note of reassuring familiarity with me as I spent time with family in the Somerset countryside growing upContinue reading “Cuckoo by Sophie Draper”