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…

Book review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

3/5 stars Audible version narrated by Rachel Atkins. 4 stars for the first half, 2 for the last. I keep trying. With crime thrillers. I keep trying. Because I know that there is something really good out there, I just know it. Something where you have psychological, nail-biting, edge-of-seat-sitting suspense coupled with believable characters who…

Strange Norwegian traditions and a book review

Skip to review In my native country of Norway we have a weird tradition called “Easter crime”, in which we read/watch/listen to crime stories during Easter. Looking it up, it apparently began with a very successful ad campaign for a crime novel around Easter time in 1923 which lead Norwegians to start expecting crime thrillers…