Book Review: Codename Villanelle – Luke Jennings *****

When “Killing Eve” was on TV I was completely hooked by the two amazing lead characters. Perfectly played by Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, Villanelle and Eve are the most exciting women to hit the screen in a very long time. Finding out that the characters were based on a book trilogy by Luke Jennings…

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: Bring Me Back – B A Paris ****

It is funny how the publishing world seems to work in cycles. For ages every book seemed to be about vampires then it moved on to dystopian future fantasies. Now most of the books worth reading are in the psychological thriller genre and B A Paris has really made this category her own. This is…

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: Beneath the Water – Sarah Painter ****

You can always rely on Sarah Painter to come up with something a little bit quirky, with a touch of the supernatural. In Beneath the Water there are two parallel stories being told. Letters from new wife Jessie back to her family from 19th century Edinburgh and the very modern tale of Stella. Having recently…

Book Review: Liar – K L Slater ***

Liar is the third psychological thriller from Kim Slater. I found it a little harder to connect with the characters in this one and I’m not entirely sure why. Ben is a single father looking after his two young sons after the death of their mother. He has had a lot of help from his…

Book Review: The Girlfriend – Michelle Frances ****

Laura has a seemingly perfect life. Running a successful television production company she has a wonderful house in Kensington, a long marriage to Howard and a gorgeous twenty three year old son. Daniel is just about to embark on his junior doctor training at a large London hospital so after years away at Cambridge he…

Book Review: Safe with Me – K L Slater ****

Anna leads a solitary and ordered existence. She lives alone in her childhood home following a programme of regimented OCD style checks before she can leave the house. Her job as a postman is satisfying and she enjoys helping out the people that she knows on her round. Her life is friendless and her only…