The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney book review

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
When The Girl Before was the only option for me to listen to on my audiobook I wasn't quite expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. It's a story filled with intrigue and mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the last few pages. But the characters just keep it from reaching great heights. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase an item via one of the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links have no impact on my final opinion of the product. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney focuses on two intertwining storylines which focus on essentially a very similar story - how and why Emma…
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The Couple at No. 9 by Claire Douglas book review

The Couple at No. 9 by Claire Douglas book review

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
I was kindly bought The Couple at No. 9 by my partner for Valentine's Day. Nothing saying romance like a selection of books, hey? Anyway, The Couple at No. 9 received a lot of comments when I posted the original image to my Instagram story so I was keen to pick it up and start reading it. Pin me to Pinterest! The Couple at No. 9 is a book focused on a fresh young couple who move into a cottage belonging to one of their grandmothers. It's a cottage that sees them starting a new life in a remote village outside of London with plenty of optimism for the future and an exciting time ahead doing up the ageing building. However, a discovery changes all of that. The Couple at…
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Book review of 1979 by Val McDermid

Book review of 1979 by Val McDermid

Book reviews, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
I've heard quite a bit about Val McDermid so when I saw her latest novel on offer in my local supermarket, it was a bit of a no brainer. I've heard Val McDermid as one of the best writers of her generation and certainly a leader in the crime genre. 1979 was a brilliant new book in her series and one I'd recommend to all crime fans. 1979 is a novel set in 1979 (shock eh?) which follows the life of Allie Burns, a new investigative journalist at her local newspaper. When she comes across a big case that could not only jumpstart her career but also potentially stop a terrorist act, she does everything in her power to get the answers she needs to write the honest story of…
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Book review of The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Book review of The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I've been a big fan of Lucy Foley's last two books - they brought with them a perfect sense of progression and intrigue throughout the book that kept you on tenterhooks throughout. However, The Paris Apartment fails on these two fronts and really didn't interest me. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you to support the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. The Paris Apartment is technically Foley's sixth book, though to many it may feel like her third after The Hunting Party shot her into the mainstream and The Guest List solidified her as an author…
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Book Review of The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Book Review of The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
The Hunting Party was arguably Lucy Foley's first big hit. In it, she harkens to the many tropes of some great horror films we've seen throughout cinema history: a group of friends go on holiday to a remote place and then a murder takes place and they're all stuck there, terrified. But does she do it very well? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any of the products via any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley is a murder mystery/horror novel that, as aforementioned, takes a modern twist on the classic…
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Book Review of The Night She Disappeared

Book Review of The Night She Disappeared

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
The Night She Disappeared is Lisa Jewell's latest book, having come out in the middle of last year. It focuses on the night a mother's daughter disappears (shock) and the resulting search her mother and a lady who also gets involved partake in. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase The Night She Disappeared via any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The Night She Disappeared follows a similar form to a lot of Lisa Jewell's books - it covers the tale of a very dark night and switches between two different times which both eventually build towards…
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Book Review of The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Book Review of The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I'm not going to lie - I picked up The Sanatorium because of its incredible cover and then read the blurb and knew it would be right up my street. They say don't judge a book by its cover but I feel the publishers have done a fantastic job of creating the exact look and feel I imagined throughout the novel. It's eery, creepy and filled with historical mystery. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase The Sanatorium via any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Pin me to Pinterest! The Sanatorium is the perfect "everyone meets at…
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Book Review of The Appeal by Janice Hallett

Book Review of The Appeal by Janice Hallett

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I picked up The Appeal after randomly finding it during my search for books on Amazon. The concept gripped me - a book written in the form of messages, emails and texts where you could work out who the killer was as the evidence was presented. It is done brilliantly and could already be in my favourite books of the year list. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase The Appeal via any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The Appeal is all about a small group of people who are taking part in the local play which…
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Book Review of Girl A by Abigail Dean

Book Review of Girl A by Abigail Dean

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
How many of my reviews start "I bought this because I saw it online"? Well, Girl A by Abigail Dean is another example of that. I'd seen it feature on a lot of people's Instagram feeds as a book you must read. It's a dark and mature story that's well written, but is it worth your time? Pin me to Pinterest! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase Girl A via any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Girl A is kind of a thriller but that's already happened. It focuses on Lex Gracie or Girl A who…
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Book Review: We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Book Review: We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I’d not heard of We Begin at the End before I bought it. I bought it because it was £2 on Amazon. But wow - it blew me away and it may well be the best £2 I’ve ever spent on anything ever. Read on to find out why. [caption id="attachment_1441" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] We Begin at the End tells the tale of Walk, Duchess, Vincent, Robin, Star and a whole cast of incredible characters from a backwater town in America. It tells two tales: that of a murder in the town and who the killer might be and that of Duchess and Robin, two children who deserve so much more from life. Plot – 4.5/5 We Begin at the End tells the tale of Walk’s attempt…
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