Book review: The Dead Won’t Sleep by Anna Smith

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Sarah Barron. Trigger warning: paedophilia. This was a very strong 4 for me. Sometimes I cannot stomach books that deal with paedophilia/child abuse, but although it was tough I could handle it here. Maybe because it felt factual and not exploitative. I think it definitely helps that the author…

Book review: The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley

4/5 stars. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this one after finishing CeCe’s story about a year ago. I kept it on my Kindle as a reward for finishing NaNoWriMo (which also explains why my blog has been even deader than usual) so only got around to reading it in December. If you do not know the…

Book review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

4/5 stars. Lydia is dead. This is how the book starts. Lydia is a teenage girl and the middle child in an American Chinese household in the 1970s. Her father, James Lee, was born and raised in the US by Chinese immigrant parents. He has always been an outsider, and what he wants more than…

Book review: When you disappeared

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Simon Mattacks and Elizabeth Knowelden. This book was very different from my other read by John Marrs, and I found it kind of disappointing. Firstly I will say that this is IMO not a thriller. There are mysteries, sure, and I do want to get to the bottom of…

Book review: The Girls at 17 Swann Street

5/5 stars. Trigger warning: I do not recommend this for people who are currently suffering from an eating disorder or are just starting recovery simply because it feels so realistic and relapsing is a thing. Wow. I’m not sure where to start with this book. It hit me really hard. As the trigger warning indicates,…

Book review: I, Witness by Niki Mackay

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by.. a whole bunch of people. This is the story of a young woman  – Kate – just released from prison, where she served time for killing her best friend Naomi at a party 6 years earlier. However, Kate is not convinced she actually committed the crime (she doesn’t really…