Strange Sight by Syd Moore Release Date; November 14th 2017 by ONEWorld Publications The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena. Bonnet-clad apparitions pass through walls, blood leaks from ceilings and rats besiege the dining room. Experts from the Great Essex Witch Museum are called in to quell these strange sights. But before Rosie … Continue reading Mini REVIEW: Strange Sight
Although it has been a couple of years since I have read one of my beloved Karin Slaughter books, it was nice to be introduced to fresh brand new characters. The Good Daughter differed from many other Slaughter reads as it wasn't just a cut and dry whodunit. We have much more family relations and emotional struggles all relating back to the first horrific incident. Although still with plenty of twist and turns, and many edge of moments, this is definitely a character driven thriller.
For the record, I was unaware that this was part of a series before I started but that took absolutely nothing away from the story. In a nut shell the story follows Bobbi, a transgender and who had previously suffered through rape as she struggles to discover who is stalking her. After narrowing her suspicions down to a list of 6 she hunts them down and eliminate them one by one from her list. I loved Bobbi, she is so strong and determined and so easy to care about and I really got to like her and enjoy her sense of humor. Reading a lot of thrillers, I love finding a gem like this, with plenty of diversity and representation, and genuinely surprising twists. It is a brilliant with out a doubt an edge of your seat mystery with plenty of suspense. I am 100% going to go back and start the series from the beginning.
It has been years since I have read an Erica Spindler book and this one didn't disappoint, it was a real heart pounding thriller. Although I sussed out the plot quite early on (I read a lot of thrillers) this didn't detract from the storyline of Miranda, the cop is in a race against time to solve a murder before her past comes back to haunt her. I loved the whole troubled teen now a cop trope, I like the amount of grittiness it adds to storyline. The downside for me was all the love scenes. But that's just my personal preference. Love gets in the way of murder and action, but hey! thats just me. Aside from the love this was a really good top-notch thriller, and I would recommend to all of my thriller reading buddies!
This month I read a total of 8 books, and managed to catch up on a lot of Netgalley reads. My big win for this month was Phantom Rose, it was a great choppy read and I cant wait for the rest of the series. I also have The Last City #3 on my list … Continue reading May 2017 – Wrap Up
Arrowood by Mick Finlay Arrowood will be exactly as you picture it if I describe to you... 'a gritty, dark murder mystery set in London, 1985'. It is in no way a sunny, pleasant read, it is an ugly, gritty, harsh murder mystery. Following private investigator Arrowood and his sidekick Barnett through the impoverished streets … Continue reading ARC BOOK REVIEW; ARROWOOD
The Fourth Monkey by J D Barker Release Date; 27th June 2017 To set the scene, the books starts with what seems to be the all too familiar occurrence of a police officer being awoken in the night to a phone call from his partner, telling him there is something he 'needs to see'. … Continue reading ARC BOOK REVIEW; THE FOURTH MONKEY