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 Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

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BOOK REVIEW – Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah

So disappointing! The plot sounded so promising, but ended up being boring and dragged out with characters who were so unlikeable I hardly cared what happened to them by the time I skimmed my way to the end. To use a phrase coined by someone I once knew: "one, two, skip a few ..." So … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Did You See Melody by Sophie Hannah

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 Optician’s Wife by Betsy Reavley

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 – The Damselfly by S.J.I. Holliday

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 – Duplicity by Sibel Hodge