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.
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.
Book review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The characters are lovable and realistic and the setting interesting. I read this book in a single weekend, and it made me laugh and cry in equal measures.
AN UNWANTED GUEST by SHARI LAPENA. The back of the book promises a vintage Agatha Christie read, and that is exactly what you get. I am a big fan of this genre, and loved this book. So clever, unputdownable and well plotted!
Book review: Cuckoo by Sophie Draper. I do love a dark story about an old spooky house and ancient family secrets coming to light. The ’Cuckoo’ has an extra layer of haunting fairy tales woven into the narrative, which I thought was genius and added to the creepiness. A great read with an unpredictable ending.
Book review: OUR HOUSE by LOUISE CANDLISH
I read this book in one weekend, just couldn’t put it down. Brilliant characters and plot and the ending took my breath away. I couldn’t start another book for a few days after reading 'Our House' as I needed some time to process the story.
The Fire Child is another brilliant psychological thriller (I also loved The Ice Twins!) by S.K. Tremayne. I really liked the eerie surrounding of the Cornwall mines and the storytelling and characters are interesting and compelling.