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…

My favourite reads in 2018

Disclaimer: featured image only contains 2 of the books on my list because I’m lazy and took a screenshot from my Goodreads 2018 overview. 2018 was a bit of a banner year for reading for me with a total of 63 books read. Of course there are people who read hundreds of books a year,…

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: 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…

Book review: Death Message by Kate London

5/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Antonia Beamish Animal lover/HSP warning: There are a few scenes in the book where something bad happens to a dog, and while it was heartbreaking it wasn’t overly detailed and there was no torture, so I found I could bear it. So, I loved this. It’s really well-written, it’s…

Book review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

4/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey and India Fisher. Rachel Watson takes the same train at the same times every day, passing by the same houses. She looks out the window and starts to imagine the lives of the people in these houses, as I’m sure many of us with a…

Book review: The Christmas letter by Kathi Daley

3/5 stars. This is a cosy mystery. That basically means that a crime happens and someone solves it, but that there’s little to no violence or sex in the story, and they are typically set in small communities. Yes, I looked this up. This is my second cosy mystery, so I’m hardly an expert on…