The Housemaid by Freida McFadden book review

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I picked up The Housemaid because it was dirt cheap on Amazon - I'm talking £2.50 for a brand-new copy of the paperback. After finishing The Return of the King, I thought I'd pick something up a little lighter that didn't require quite as much time and effort to read/listen to. Enter The Handmaid. 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. However, little did I know that this would be one of the most gripping and enthralling thrillers I'd read for a very long time. I was expecting it to be…
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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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Hostage by Clare Mackintosh book review

Hostage by Clare Mackintosh book review

Book reviews, Thriller
Hostage is a book that was kindly sent to me by a follower on social media who thought I would absolutely love it. The title gives away what the premise is and the front cover suggests where most of the action takes place. It's a thriller where you can guess most of the action but some very interesting techniques are used here and then there's the ending! 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. Mina is on the world's first flight non-stop flight from the UK to Australia - over 20…
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The Sanctuary by Andrew Hunter Murray book review

The Sanctuary by Andrew Hunter Murray book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I saw that The Sanctuary was doing quite well in the 'best-seller' charts recently and so decided, after having kindly been sent it by Viper Books last year, that I'd pick up the early copy they'd sent across to me. The premise was an interesting one - it's about a man whose fiancé goes off to work on this project on an island with a billionaire and then decides to potentially call off their engagement because something on the island is telling her she should stay and focus on that. Therefore, he must go and find her and convince her to come back home with him. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via any of the links below,…
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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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Conclave by Robert Harris book review

Conclave by Robert Harris book review

Book reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Conclave by Robert Harris is a really interesting book that focuses on what would happen behind the scenes if the pope were to die and the election of a new pope was needed. How realistic the politics and everything behind it is, I don't know, but either way, it's a fascinating look into an area I know very little about. It also throws in some fun twists too. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via any of 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 product. Conclave's hero is Cardinal Lomeli, dean of the College of Cardinals and the…
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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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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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