The Maid by Nita Prose book review

The Maid by Nita Prose book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
During a haul of some of the cheapest paperbacks I could find on Amazon, I picked up the much talked about The Maid by Nita Prose. An appealing front cover and the promise of a unique main character pulled me in on this one and had me hoping for a new series to get stuck into (knowing there was a sequel and plans for a third). Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may received a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Maid follows our main character Molly who is an young woman who works at a hotel as a…
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie book review

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
Agatha Christie is widely considered the greatest crime writer to ever do it. Not only did she end up writing an incredibly large number of them, but some of the "cliches" and "tropes" that we experience in crime today were literally formed by her. This last point is no more true than the incredibly popular story of And Then There Were None. Oh and when I say popular, apparently only about five other books have ever sold more than this one book which is impressive for a woman who penned 75 books, 66 of which were full-length detective novels. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost…
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Slow Horses by Mick Herron book review

Slow Horses by Mick Herron book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
I was starting to see Slow Horses by Mick Herron absolutely everywhere. I went to a celebration of a book launch at the end of last year where Mick Herron was mentioned, my own dad was reading the series and raving about it and it kept popping up as “popular” when I went to watch anything on Apple TV. So I thought it was time I delved into the world of Slough House and the MI5 rejects that work there. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may recieve a small comission at no extra cost to you. Slow Horses is the first book in the Slough House series which focuses, as I said above,…
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Helle & Death by Oskar Jensen book review

Helle & Death by Oskar Jensen book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
I'm not the world's biggest crime fan. I think I feel a little bit like once you've read one crime book, you've sort of read a lot of them. However, sometimes a crime book comes along that's something just different enough to make it stand out for me. I think Helle & Death was just different enough to have me remember it for quite some time. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Helle & Death was kindly sent to me by the publishers in return for an honest review. Helle…
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The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett

The Christmas Appeal by Janice Hallett

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
If you've read my previous reviews of anything by Janice Hallett, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of both her writing but also the way she writes her books. As opposed to a conventional chapter book, Hallett has written some fantastic books that use modern forms of media. You'll find yourself reading text messages, emails, posters and transcribed audio files to tell the story. The Christmas Appeal is Hallett's latest in this form. It's a Christmas special and it's the shortest yet. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The…
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The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
If you’ve read any of my previous reviews of Janice Hallett books, you’ll know I’m an enormous fan. I’ve read The Appeal and The Twyford Code and I was a massive fan of the way that Hallett presented the books using different forms of media: emails, text messages, paper clippings etc. The Mystery Case of the Alperton Angels is very much the same sort of thing but this time I think she may have written her most exciting and interesting story yet! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Mysterious…
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The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman book review

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
The Thursday Murder Club series is a bit of a cult sensation. When the first book came out it broke some record for being one of the fastest-selling debut novels of all time or something and since then every single sequel shoots to the top of the best sellers almost instantly upon release. There’s something about Osman’s casual and lighthearted writing style and the cast of unexpectedly humorous older characters that make these such accessible books for all ages. But how’s the third in the series? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of…
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The Way It Is Now by Garry Disher book review

The Way It Is Now by Garry Disher book review

Book reviews, Crime
The Way It Is Now is a book that I was kindly sent by Viper Books as a proof copy quite a while ago. After showing my partner my TBR bookshelf which I’ve broken down into books sent to me to review and books I’ve bought - she chose this from the ‘books sent to me’ list. I had absolutely no idea of what the premise of the book would be when I picked it up and, after finishing it, I'm still not 100% confident of what the point of it was. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products using the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not…
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Breathless by Amy McCulloch book review

Breathless by Amy McCulloch book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
I was suggested to read Breathless by my partner's mum. She said that, as we're going to Switzerland later this year it might get be a good read to ready me for the walking and the hills we'll be navigating. Breathless is about a blogger who ascends a mountain in hopes to get the story of the year about an incredible climber but soon realises people are being killed along the way. I sincerely hope this wasn't a hint! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Breathless is a fairly unique…
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High Wire by Kam Majd book review

High Wire by Kam Majd book review

Book reviews, Crime, Thriller
I love a good thriller but I often find that they end up falling into a fairly formulaic plot. This isn’t always a bad thing as this can be exactly what I’m looking for when I pick up the book and this clearly works for many. However, High Wire is a thriller that doesn’t fall into a generic plot, it’s one that interweaves multiple lives, resulting in one of the most intense and best thrillers I’ll read all year! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. I was kindly sent a…
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