BOOK REVIEW – Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Utterly riveting! I couldn’t put this one down. 15-year-old Ellie Mack disappears without a trace one day. She’s the centre of her mom Laurel’s world, and her family can’t believe that this beautiful, young ‘golden’ girl (as she’s described) would leave home of her own accord as the police would have them think. But there’s... 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 – My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

This is a breath-taking psychological thriller told in two parts, and from two different perspectives: Lily’s and Carla’s. The story opens with Lily, a fairly young, recently married, newly employed lawyer, who’s off to a maximum security prison to interview Joe Thomas who’s appealing his life sentence for brutally murdering his girlfriend. I must say... 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 →

BOOK REVIEW – Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher, Harlequin UK for my advance copy of this book in return for an honest review. Quinn Collins is at a bit of a loss when she realises that her reliable, dependable flatmate, Esther, seems to have inexplicably disappeared from their Chicago apartment one Saturday night. Quinn, being slightly... Continue Reading →

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