Book review: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Mark Meadows It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything as I’ve been working on finishing my very first draft of my own novel (which I did last Sunday, yay!) and I tend to read less when I’m writing intensely, plus I’ve been rereading Harry Potter which I don’t…

Book review: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Audible version, narrated by Eva Kaminsky 3/5 stars. Trigger/HSP warning: there are some lines from the killer about what he considers doing to a cat, which was disturbing, but the cat is not hurt. Kate Priddy has suffered from anxiety all her life, and about 5 years before the story starts, a traumatic event happens…

Book review: Echo Boy by Matt Haig

4/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Jane Collingwood and Thomas Judd. This story is set in an imagined not too distant future, in the year 2115. A lot of scientific advancements have been made, including ECHOs. ECHO stands for Enhanced Computerised Humanoid Organism, and they’re essentially very advanced androids. They look human, they are built…

Book review: The Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas by Carole Matthews

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis I jumped into book 3 of this series without reading any of the previous books, frankly because it was Christmas themed and I thought it would be nice to read (listen to) something seasonal and festive. And it was, to a certain extent. You do get allusions…

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: 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: 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…