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: You Let Me In – Lucy Clarke ****

Elle arrives back at her house by the sea after a writer’s retreat. It is the first time that she has rented out her dream house on Airbnb. Something doesn’t feel quite right about the place since she got home. There is a coldness, a shift in the atmosphere. Her publisher is desperately chasing her…

Book Review: Paper Ghosts – Julia Heaberlin ****

Back in 2015 Heaberlin had one of the hits of the year with the darkly sinister Black Eyed Susans. If you enjoyed her deeply immersive story you won’t be disappointed by Paper Ghosts. In fact my only real gripe with this book is with the cover. The UK publishers have chosen to go with another…

Book Review: Rituals – Kelley Armstrong ****

The fifth and final book in the Cainsville series sees Liv facing a choice between the two supernatural forces vying for her support. As it looks increasingly like she is close to making her decision both parties decide to up the ante and force her to choose them. The only way that they can all…

Book Review: Cold Blood – Robert Bryndza ****

The latest instalment of Bryndza’s detective series sees Erika coming to terms with Peterson’s injuries and thinking about her future with the Met. When a suitcase is pulled out of the Thames containing dismembered body parts it becomes clear that there is a brutal killer on the loose in London. As the investigation links it…

Book Review: The Legacy – Yrsa Sigurdardottir *****

It is always good to discover that there is a new book from Yrsa Sigurdardottir and it’s even better when you realise that it is the first in a new series. The Children’s House works with traumatised young people advising the police on how best to question and approach them as well as trying to…

Book Review: The Gift – Louise Jensen *****

Honestly by the end of this book I was having palpitations and struggling for breath along with Jenna, the main character. Louise Jensen has this great gift of being able to drag you directly into the story and carry you along kicking and screaming! The Gift is the second book from the author of The…

Book Review: Dark Water – Robert Bryndza *****

At the end of The Night Stalker Erika Foster was disillusioned by her lack of career progression and as this book opens she has moved to another area and is now working on a different team trying to put away a big time drug dealer. They have a tip off that there is a substantial…

Book Review: Only Daughter – Anna Snoekstra ****

A young woman has been stopped for shoplifting. She has stolen a bread roll, some cheese and an apple. She is starving and looking at the haul in desperation. The supermarket call in the police and her interrogation begins. They can’t find out who she really is or a prison sentence will be guaranteed. Her…

Book Review: Keep You Close – Lucie Whitehouse ****

I’ve had Lucie Whitehouse on my list of authors that interested me for quite a while now but never actually got around to picking up one of her books. I now realise that I was missing out because she is a master craftswoman when it comes to constructing the perfect thriller. Rowan Winter hasn’t spoken…