Audiobook Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Much hyped on Twitter, I’d read only positive reviews of The Silent Patient, so was looking forward to reading it. I love a great psychological thriller and have found they really work for me as audiobooks and as an audiobook, I have to say, this was great. It actually brought to mind a famous book from […]

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Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Opening sentence: “She is looking at me.” Set in Woodview, Florida we meet our lead character in a bar, he calls himself Tobias, says he’s deaf and goes home with a woman he has just met. He then goes back to where he lives and tells us, “At home, all is quiet. My wife, Millicent, […]

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Review: Sleep by C.L. Taylor

Opening sentence: “If you’re reading this then I am no longer alive.” I always include the opening sentence in my reviews as I am a big fan of being sucked into the story from the very first line. If the first few sentences are duds, I’m not likely to be as excited about the read. […]

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Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Opening sentence: “DS Joanna Harper stood on the viaduct with the other police officers.” I do love a story based around old myths, tales or legends so was very intrigued when I discovered Little Darlings is just that. I didn’t know much about the myth that this book explores: Changelings. It turns out there is much folklore […]

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Review: The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

Opening sentence: “Rosie was aware of nothing apart from her sister’s shadow.” The title of this book may seem innocent, however the plot is anything but. In 1997, Laurel and Primrose (known as Rosie) Bowman lure toddler Kirstie away from a playground. Soon after, Kirstie is found murdered, with signs of torture. 10-year old Laurel […]

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Blog Tour: Sewing the Shadows Together by Alison Baillie

Opening sentence: “I’m alone in the park.” This psychological crime thriller is Alison Baillie’s debut novel and sees Tom McIver return to his hometown of Portobello, Edinburgh after almost 30-years living in South Africa. His family emigrated from their home after the brutal rape and murder of Tom’s younger sister, Shona. The memories of that […]

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Review: Cuckoo by Sophie Draper

Opening sentence: “I am floating between two worlds, the living and the dead.” In Cuckoo, our narrator, Caroline is a bit of a lost soul. Just out of an abusive relationship, her confidence is at rock-bottom, she has nowhere to live and her finances are in dire need of a cash injection. As a children’s […]

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