Book review: Awakening by Sharon Bolton.
One of my recurring nightmares is that I walk on a path or through a house crawling with snakes. This is pretty much the beginning of Awakening, a slithering suspense featuring one of the world's most deadly serpent. I loved everything about this thriller. The characters, the mystery and the setting in a rural English village. I found myself strangely fascinated by snakes at the end of it.
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Det här är en riktig liten pärla. Det finns en gåta, ett mord har begåtts och en del skrämmande och underliga saker händer Emilia när hon återvänder till mormors hus. Men det är också lite feelgood över historien. Hur som helst så tycker jag mycket om språket och sättet den är skriven på, varvat nutid och tillbakablickar.
Book review: Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. I think I have found a new favourite author. Despite the grim storyline of disappearing children I absolutely loved this book! I especially enjoyed the setting in the Falkland Islands with its rugged landscape, vibrant wildlife and interesting history. I was absorbed in the story from the start and kept getting surprised by the unexpected twists right to the last page.
Book review: The Muse by Jessie Burton. This is beautifully written novel set in 1960s London and in the South of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. I enjoyed this story of love, family drama and deception but not as much as The Miniaturist.
Book review: EARLY ONE MORNING by Virginia Baily. This is a beautifully written and heartbreaking story about a woman who saves a little boy from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp and the implications this rescue has on her own life. A powerful reading experience!
Book review: Missing Presumed by Susie Steiner. I read this book quite some time ago, but I still think about it from time to time. It has really stuck with me which is a good sign for any book. The mystery of the missing girl creates an interesting plot and the characters are engaging. I'm really looking forward to reading the other crime novels in the detective Manon Bradshaw series!
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is a dark thriller about Annie whose mother is a serial killer. While her mother is awaiting her trial, Annie is placed in a foster family, where she get’s a new sister and a new name. As the story unfolds the reader finds out more and more about Annie’s dark past and her secrets. It’s a gripping and unsettling read with an unexpected ending.