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 American Assassin by Vince Flynn

Book review of American Assassin by Vince Flynn

Book reviews, Thriller
When talking about the action thriller genre, it would be wrong to talk about some of the greats of the game without talking about Vince Flynn and his Mitch Rapp books. American Assassin is technically a prequel that has since gone to become accepted as the first in the book series. It introduces us to a very talented but flawed character whose job it becomes to hunt down some of the most dangerous people in the world. Pin me to Pinterest! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase American Assassin via any of the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the book. American Assassin…
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Book review of The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Book review of The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Book reviews, Thriller
Jason Bourne is one of the most famous action stars you can find in books. Ludlum was one of the first to do it (despite Fleming of course) and has gone on to write a very successful trilogy and then have many other books written under the Bourne name as a result. The Bourne Identity is the first in the series - but is it my sort of action thriller? Pin me to Pinterest! The Bourne Identity introduces us to Jason Bourne who wakes up without much memory of his previous life. He doesn't know where he has come from, why he's ended up where he has and these talents he has are unknown to him. It's a great premise for a story: a man doesn't know why he's a…
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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 of Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse

Book Review of Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse

Book reviews, Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thriller
As I start many book reviews, I’d seen quite a lot of good things about Sweet Pea on my Bookstagram before I picked it up with some even stating it’s their favourite book series. Therefore when it came on offer on Kindle and was a cheap Audible buy, I had to pick it up! [caption id="attachment_1573" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Pin me to Pinterest![/caption] Sweet Pea by C.J. Skuse is a book about a psychopath who lives a normal life alongside her murderous other life. We follow Rhiannon as she goes about her everyday duties via the entries of her diary. Plot – 3.5/5 Rhiannon seems like a very regular person to most people - she may be a little odd, but no more so than everybody these days. However, little does…
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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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