Book review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

5/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this ARC. HSP/trigger warning: paedophilia. Wow, this book really got under my skin. And if I hadn’t had other things to do I probably would have finished it in a day. As it was I read the last 70% or so in one…

Book review: Lies by T.M. Logan

3/5 stars I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Joe Lynch leads an average but happy life with his wife Mel and his young son William and doesn’t have a care in the world, until one fateful afternoon when he sees his wife’s car somewhere it shouldn’t be…

Book review: A Tale of Two Murders by Heather Redmond

3/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this ARC. This historical fiction novel and murder mystery is set in 19th century England and features a young Charles Dickens, as he is starting to make his way in the world as a journalist. He is visiting the family of his editor,…

Book review: Then she was Gone by Lisa Jewell

4/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Gabrielle Glaister. 10 years ago, the beautiful and clever Ellie Mack leaves home to go to the library. She was 15 years old. She never returned. Her mother, Laurel, is devastated. In the aftermath of Ellie’s disappearance her marriage unravels, and Laurel’s relationship with her remaining two children suffers…

Book review: The Good Samaritan by John Marrs

4/5 stars. Trigger warning: if you struggle with suicidal thoughts, DO NOT read this book. I know at another time of my life I would not have dealt well with the level of detail regarding suicide and related thoughts in this book. Maybe the above goes without saying as the story centres around Laura, who…

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…