Book Review: The Silver Mark – Sarah Painter ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book two in Painter’s Crow Investigations series sees Lydia Crow picking up where we left off at the end of The Night Raven. Living above her uncle’s cafe in London, Lydia is desperately trying to forge her own path with her fledgling private investigations firm. Largely spying on cheating spouses it isn’t exactly the kind…

Book Review: Do Not Disturb – Claire Douglas ****

As I waved my neighbours off to their holiday in Wales this morning it struck me that if you paid attention to this years crime fiction you would never set foot in the place. Far too dangerous! First off there was Mark Edwards’ The Retreat (check out my review on that one too) and now…

Book Review: Hunting Lila – Sarah Alderson *****

When Hunting Lila was first published in 2011 Sarah Alderson was an unknown writer trying to pay the bills in Bali. Now she is a screenwriter and successful author living in California and Hunting Lila is heading for the big screen this year. Lila is seventeen and there are two things that she would prefer…

Book Review: Freeks – Amanda Hocking ****

Amanda Hocking is one of my go-to authors for a good supernatural story and Freeks has all the ingredients that that make me very happy. Set in 1987, the story is interlaced with the music of the time and had me wishing that there was a playlist set up to go with the book! The…

Book Review: Demon Road by Derek Landy ***

UK Publishing Date: 27 August 2015. 512 pages. Another one with a supernatural theme for Halloween! Its been a while since my last Derek Landy book. I did enjoy the first couple of Skulduggery Pleasant books so thought that this might make an interesting change. Amber is a tubby teenager living in Florida. Ever since…

Book Review: Make A Christmas Wish by Julia Williams *****

UK Publishing Date: 1st Oct 2015. 400 pages. Livvy is married to Adam. They’ve been together for about twenty years and have a son. Joe is a good kid. He has Asperger’s and has sometimes been difficult to manage over the years. Livvy has just discovered that Adam has been having an affair with Emily….