BOOK REVIEW – The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

I loved this fast-paced, breathtaking psychological thriller! This is one of those 'just one more chapter' books, and before you know it, it's 2:00 am! Marco and Anne are invited to their neighbours for dinner. Sounds non-threatening enough doesn't it? But Anne's not too sure. Manipulative Cynthia has made it quite clear that the baby... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – The Optician’s Wife by Betsy Reavley

This one grabbed me even before the first page! When I saw the words 'Inspired by true events' I was already hooked. We meet Deborah in mid-April 1983. She's 17, unattractive, overweight, unhappy, and practically friendless ... until for some reason, the dashing Larry Miller takes an unfathomable interest in her. After that, her life... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – The Damselfly by S.J.I. Holliday

This is the third of Holliday’s ‘Banktoun’ trilogy, this works well as a standalone too. I’ve only read the first book – Blackwood - and missed the second – Willow Walk. Katie is a bright teenager who, despite her challenging background, is planning her future in London. Together with her boyfriend Neil, and her teachers... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – Duplicity by Sibel Hodge

Oh my very goodness!!! I don’t remember the last time I flew through a book like this! This one ticks all the boxes for a psychological thriller that you just can’t put down. Fast-paced, tons of ‘OMG’ moments, and with enough twists and turns to ensure you’ll need a good physiotherapist to see you right... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW – Play Dead by Angela Marsons

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for my advance copy of this book in return for my honest review. Picking up a Kim Stone book is like catching up with an old friend who you haven’t seen for a while. You’re immediately comfortable with each other, and you pick up right where you left off.... Continue Reading →

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