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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The Curfew by T.M. Logan book review

The Curfew by T.M. Logan book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
I read The Catch by T.M. Logan last year and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I actually listened to the audiobook on my way back from dropping my parents off a few hours away and was shocked by how quickly the car journey seemed to go after that. Therefore when I was perusing through a charity shop and saw another T.M. Logan book The Curfew, I was quick to pick it up. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase any products via any of 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. From my limited knowledge of the thriller genre, T.M.…
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Nomad by James Swallow book review

Nomad by James Swallow book review

Book reviews, Crime, Thriller
I'll be honest, I decided to pick up Nomad from my bookshelf because I was watching Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime at the time and fancied picking up an action-thriller with one hero who has to save the day using military means. I'd heard some great things about Nomad and so decided to give it a try. 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. Nomad is your typical military action thriller with a lone hero whose physical skills and intelligence end up helping him to solve a problem. In this instance,…
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Only The Lonely by Tamara Von Werthern book review

Only The Lonely by Tamara Von Werthern book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
Only The Lonely was kindly gifted to me by Tamara Von Werthern herself after she asked me via social media whether her book about an older man who accidentally spent some time being a detective (based on her real-life father) would be something I'd be interested in reading, I said yes and a few months later when my TBR cleared up a bit, I picked it up. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any product 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. Only The Lonely follows the short story of Detective Philipp who accidentally finds himself pulling out some…
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The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson book review

The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Jigsaw Man was another book that when I asked people which book I should read from my physical TBR list received a lot of recommendations. The reviews on the blurb and the front of the book likened it to Val McDermid too which is high praise. However, I must say... I was incredibly underwhelmed. 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 Jigsaw Man tells the story of DI Henley and her return to the frontline of the police force after a couple of years out and her experience with…
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Dead Head by C J Skuse book review

Dead Head by C J Skuse book review

Book reviews, Crime, Thriller
The third book in the Sweetpea trilogy, Dead Head, sees our hilarious secret serial killer, Rhiannon, on the run. She’s trying to hide from society as the whole world has found out about her and weirdly made her into an exciting celebrity for the whole of Twitter to talk about. In fact, she even has a book out now. 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. As I said above, Dead Head is the third book in the series, so if you've not read the previous two books in the series,…
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In Bloom by C J Skuse book review

In Bloom by C J Skuse book review

Book reviews, Crime, Thriller
The Sweetpea series by C J Skuse is a series recommended to me by a fair few of my friends and one that I see a lot of people raving about online. In Bloom is the second in this series and sees us pick up Rhiannon's story right after she's just successfully had her cheating boyfriend sent to jail for the killings she's committed. 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. In Bloom carries right on after where Sweetpea finished. If you've not yet read Sweetpea you definitely need to -…
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Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris book review

Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris book review

Book reviews, Crime, Historical Fiction
Act of Oblivion is a book I was recommended and lent by a good friend. He's a big fan of historical fiction and rated Act of Oblivion as a book that I definitely needed to pick up and read. It focuses on a story that I don't think a lot of people know about but one which is actually really interesting! The problem when you write historical fiction based on a real story is if the story isn't deeply fleshed out in real life then you've really got to fill out the book with other details. Does Robert Harris do this enough here? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase any products via any of the affiliate links below, I may receive a…
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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson book review

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A Good Girls' Guide to Murder is another of those books I'd seen a lot of on social media. And, as with a lot of my next book choices, it became available to listen to via the library-lending app, Libby and so I decided to pick it up and give it a listen. It's a book possibly aimed at a younger audience but one that I found myself very much enjoying as a man in his late 20s also! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided 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. A Good Girl's Guide…
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A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle book review

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery
I love a good murder mystery - especially one where the killer and the victims are all stuck in the same place, so when I needed to pick up a new read, A Fatal Crossing leapt out at me from my bookshelf. When a man dies on a voyage from Britain to America, there are suspicions it may have been murdered and the murderer could still be on the ship! 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. A Fatal Crossing is a book I was partly drawn to by the cover…
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