Book Review: The Mister – E L James ⭐️⭐️⭐️

When I was young we used to go and visit my grandmother. If it coincided with a visit from my cousins it used to be great fun. On dark wet winter days not so much. My grandmother was an avid reader though and one wall of her bedroom had books stacked from floor to ceiling….

Book Review: Pieces of Her – Karin Slaughter *****

Andrea knows everything about her mother Laura. They’ve lived in the idyllic seaside town of Belle Isle for most of Andy’s life. She’s seen her mum through breast cancer and divorce and watched her become a much loved speech therapist at the centre of the small community. Meeting Laura for brunch at the mall takes…

Book Review: The Crow Girl – Erik Axl Sund ****

Some weeks ago I was in my local bookshop looking for inspiration. On one of their crime tables there was a weighty tome called The Crow Girl. It had an interesting cover and unlike most of the other books there were only 2 copies left in the pile. As soon as I read the synopsis…

Book Review: Two Nights – Kathy Reichs *****

After eighteen novels in her “Bones” series it would be very easy to write off Kathy Reichs as a one trick pony. “Two Nights” demonstrates that she is much more than the queen of forensic pathology and truly a master of the suspenseful thriller. Sunnie Night is a real character. Ex forces and ex police…

Book Review: Little Girl Lost – Carol Wyer *****

It is great that some of the best fictional detectives over the past couple of years have been strong female characters with personality and intelligence and I suspect the fact that a lot of these have been through Bookouture is no coincidence. Carol Wyer’s latest book is her first foray into the world of the…

Book Review: Thin Ice – Quentin Bates ****

UK Publication Date: 3 Mar 2016. 288 pages. Thin Ice is the fifth book in the Icelandic detective series featuring Officer Gunnhildur although it does work quite well as a standalone story if you haven’t read any of the others. This was my first Quentin Bates book and I’ll definitely be going back and reading…