Book Review: The Mistake – K L Slater ***

Kim Slater has really carved a niche for herself in the crowded psychological thriller genre. If you enjoyed her previous novels then The Mistake will surely be on your reading list. In a little mining village Rose and her family live a quiet life. Her art course at college fills her days and little brother…

Book Review: The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter *****

I’ll start by admitting that I love Karin Slaughter’s books. I’ve been an avid reader of hers since the Grant County series began way back in 2001. Check out “Blindsighted” and you’ll be on the right path. She just has a way of writing about damaged Southern folk that is so vivid that you feel…

Book Review: Tattletale – Sarah J Naughton ***

It is hard to describe how I felt about this book. There were times when I was so frustrated with it that I almost gave up on it but there was always enough going on to make me keep reading, to persevere. Mags is a wealthy and successful lawyer in Las Vegas. Years ago she…

Book Review: He Said She Said – Erin Kelly ***

Billed as a psychological thriller this is very different to the standard novels with a twist out there. I have to confess that about a third of the way through I almost gave up on it and was ready to start something else. Erin Kelly has crafted an excellent anatomy of a relationship but the…

Book Review: Nina Is Not OK – Shappi Khorsandi *****

Many UK readers will know Shappi from her appearances on the comedy circuit and on prime time television shows like Mock the Week. She has already published her autobiography detailing her early years as an Iranian immigrant in London (A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English) and this is her first work of fiction.  Aimed at…

Book Review: All Fall Down – Tom Bale ****

All Fall Down is my first Tom Bale novel but it definitely won’t be the last. A psychological thriller that cuts right to the heart of middle England. It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon in the early days of summer and most of the family are gathered in the garden enjoying a barbecue. After a while…

Book Review: All is not Forgotten – Wendy Walker ****

Funnily enough the last two books I’ve read have had memory loss as a central feature to the plot. In this story Jenny Kramer, a young high school student, is at a party with some friends. When the guy she is enamoured with hooks up with another student she is distraught and drowns her sorrows…

Book Review: For 100 Days – Lara Adrian ***

UK Publication Date: 24 May 2016. 274 pages. Up till this point my only experience of Lara Adrian has been through her Midnight Breed series of paranormal romances. “For 100 Days” is a bit of a departure from the world of vampire warriors and we are transported to modern day New York City. Avery Ross…

Book Review: Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel – Kelly Jamieson ****

UK Publication date: 7 June 2016. 272 pages. Shut Out is the first in a new series of Bayard Hockey books by Kelly Jamieson. Unlike Kelly’s previous Hockey books this story is set pre-NHL at a College Hockey team. Following a serious incident at his previous club Jacob Flass has to defer his entry in…