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: 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 Date – Louise Jensen ****

Recently separated from her husband, Ali has been persuaded by her friends to sign up to a dating app. On Saturday night she had her first date. Its now Sunday morning. Waking up alone in the house that she shares with a friend Ali knows that something is terribly wrong. She is hurt, she can’t…

Book Review: The Retreat – Mark Edwards ****

I’ve always thought of a writer’s retreat as a serene oasis in the middle of nowhere where authors sit quietly tapping away on laptop keyboards, sipping whiskey on the rocks and thoughtfully rubbing their chins occasionally. Mark Edwards has created a decidedly unrelaxing destination in his small town in Wales, the setting for this particular…

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: Now You See Her – Heidi Perks ****

Sometimes you pick up a book that you instantly want to start talking about. Now You See Her is that book. I can see this being a controversial book club pick all over the country this year. Every Mum or Dad that picks up their child’s friends and takes them to football/ballet/gymnastics etc. will be…

Book Review: The Snowman – Jo Nesbo ****

If you’ve been following Angelnet Reviews for a while you’ll already know that I like a good Scandi Noir to while away the dark winter evenings! The Snowman has just hit the big screen with a film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and has done for snowmen what Tim Curry did for clowns back in the…

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: 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: 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: 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: My Husband the Stranger – Rebecca Done ***

Molly knew that Alex was the man for her as soon they met. He was kind, considerate and romantic. Everything that she wanted a partner to be. When he suffers devastating head injury their life is turned upside down. Alex has become a completely different person. An angry impatient man who barely seems to acknowledge…