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: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

3/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Stephanie Racine. This was a well-written book, and should by all rights be a 4 star review, but for me personally it just wasn’t that engaging, which is a personal preference thing, but that’s what I’m writing about – so it only gets a 3. A very brief summary…

Book review: I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden So, I debated with myself whether this was 3 or 4 stars and am still not 100% sure. But, it’s summer, it’s nice weather, I’m feeling generous. 😉 The story begins with the disappearance of teenage girl Anna Ballard, as she takes a weekend trip to London…

Book review: Watching Edie by Camilla Way

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Chloe Massey and Kathryn Griffiths This story takes place before and after. You only find out before and after what towards the very end, and I gotta tell you it’s a humdinger, and something I didn’t see coming until we were almost there. The Before part is told by…

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: The Space Between by Dete Meserve

4/5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this ARC. So, this was a entertaining and fast-paced thriller that actually had me scared (as in “jumpy, is there someone hiding under the sofa”-scared) in a few places, which is no small feat. Astronomer Sarah Mayfield returns home after having given a…

Book review: Snare by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

4/5 stars Audible version, narrated by Suzannah Hampton. HSP/animal lover warning (I feel like this is getting to be standard with any crime/thriller novel..): Two dogs are killed, but you as the reader don’t have a personal relationship to the dogs, and it’s not dwelt on. To my knowledge/recollection, this is the first book I’ve…

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: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

3/5 stars. Well, this was not as bad as I had expected.. Not an auspicious beginning for a book review, I know. But the book does start out rather weirdly, perhaps particularly if you’re familiar with the Dexter from the Showtime TV series. I loved the TV series (at least the first few seasons, but…