September 12, 2018

VOX by Christina Dalcher

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book only popped up on my radar about a week ago when browsing Amazon and immediately when I read its description I knew I had to read it. It isn't until I've completed it and had a browse at some of the reviews out there that I've realised what a divisive book this is. 

This is a dystopian fiction novel set in the United States in a world where a new highly moralistic and...

August 28, 2018

The Party by Lisa Hall

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Lisa Hall is one of the authors I will automatically pick up her books because of the quality of her debut, Between You and Me. This is the third novel of hers I have read and I was thrilled to find it on my library shelves as one of their brand new releases a month ago. 

The Party tells the story of Rachel who wakes up in the spare bedroom of her neighbour's house on New Years Da...

August 12, 2018

Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I have been a long time reader of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series, along this road there have been some highs and then there have been some catastrophic lows. In fact, for an author once applauded for his groundbreaking Da Vinci Code I have begun to find more and more people turning their opinions around being somewhat skeptical of the quality of Brown's writing....

June 29, 2018

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

In the summer I know lots of people turn to light breezy contemporary novels to fly through in the sunshine but somehow beside my love of fantasy I've been finding myself turning to thrillers when I feel the need for something a little bit different. I'd heard some good things about Peter Swanson and when I saw Her Every Fear on my local library shelves I decided I'd give...

May 25, 2018

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars 

After reading several Young adult fantasy novels in a row I really needed to have a break and some light relief with a book I could just fly through and get engrossed in quickly and for occasions like that I often find that thrillers are just what the doctor ordered. Not having read any novels by Sabine Durrant before I wasn't quite sure what to expect but this seemed to ha...

November 6, 2017

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Rating: 3 stars

Having spent quite a bit of time recently reading Fantasy novels I decided to try and take a different turn and squeeze in a little Young Adult Thriller between my Fantasy novels of choice that I have on my To Be Read shelf. Being a child of the 70's I have seen and loved the brat pack movie The Breakfast Club and as I'd heard that One of Us Is Lying by Karen M McManus had s...

August 10, 2017

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Rating: 3 stars

Ruth Ware is a new author for me, I'd heard really good things about her first novel 'In A Dark Dark Wood' but haven't as yet got around to that because when I heard the title of her newest novel 'The Woman In Cabin 10' I have to be honest and say I really couldn't wait to dive into this one first. 

Ware is joining the raft of female writers who are all turning their attentions...

August 9, 2017

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Rating: 4 stars

Lisa Jewell is one of the 5 authors whom I've read for the most number of years now, along with Jane Green and Mike Gayle and a few select others. I've been reading her novels from those very early ones like Ralph's Party and I love it when a new one is released and yet somehow I Found You, which was released in 2016, slipped through my To Be Read pile last year. 

Jolted into realisati...

May 21, 2017

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Rating: 3 stars

This book has been one of the most highly anticipated spring/summer releases this year, written by Paula Hawkins of The Girl On The Train fame it is her second novel and it's almost as though the literary world is waiting to see can she deliver another smash hit or will it be a case of 'one trick pony'. I read Girl On The Train fairly quickly after it's release and whilst I enjoyed...

February 10, 2017

Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall

Rating: 4 stars

Lisa Hall blew me away last year with her debut novel 'Between Me and You', it was quite simply one of those books that never leaves you because it made you question your preconceived judgements and caused you to stop and ask yourself how you could have missed that twist the whole way through the book. I literally couldn't wait to read Tell Me No Lies and I had huge expectations of it...

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