Book Review: C J Tudor’s “The Taking of Annie Thorne”

I brought this book at the same time as The Chalk Man, which I read around 2 months ago now. Eventually, I have made my way back round to its buddy The Taking of Annie Thorne, the book that actually made me buy them both in the first place, but somehow was read second… Naturally,Continue reading “Book Review: C J Tudor’s “The Taking of Annie Thorne””

Book Review: Sharon Bolton’s “The Split”

In an effort to get through my rather lengthy ‘to be read’ list at the moment, I seem to be alternating between light-hearted, not-too-much-brain-power-is-required reads and – of course – thrillers. Following up from the relaxing Yours Cheerfully, I decided to dive into The Split, one that has been on my shelf for a whileContinue reading “Book Review: Sharon Bolton’s “The Split””

Book Review: Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt”

American Dirt isn’t a book that I picked up for myself; it’s one that I was lent by my Mum – and it’s probably a good job too because, if I’m being honest, I probably wouldn’t have bothered reading it otherwise… Not because I haven’t heard good things – I’ve heard tons of good thingsContinue reading “Book Review: Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt””

Book Review: Glendy Vanderah’s “The Light Through the Leaves”

Having finished the witty, light-hearted joys of The Thursday Murder Club, I decided for my next book I was more inclined towards a thought-provoking, heavy novel. One I had been putting off for a while immediately came into mind: The Light Through the Leaves. Having read a couple of glowing reviews for her previous novelContinue reading “Book Review: Glendy Vanderah’s “The Light Through the Leaves””

Book Review: C. L. Taylor’s “Her Last Holiday”

After finishing my last book, I had a couple of reading-free days to deep-clean the flat and focus my attention on work stuff… Who knew my twenties would be so exciting? Anyway, when it came to selecting my next read, I did what I always do: pick out five or six from my bookshelf, andContinue reading “Book Review: C. L. Taylor’s “Her Last Holiday””

Book Review: B A Paris’ “The Therapist”

I picked this book up from the newly-released fiction shelf in Waterstones, drawn to the ominous title and striking cover, intrigued by an author I hadn’t yet encountered. After reading the blurb, I was tickled by a familiarity to Harlan Coben’s “Safe”, which I binge-watched on Netflix, enthralled by the heightened suspicion and toxic intrusivenessContinue reading “Book Review: B A Paris’ “The Therapist””

Book Review: C. J. Tudor’s “The Chalk Man”

Wandering around Waterstones – just about the only reason I would leave my Pudding alone these days – I happened across this book. Well, a different book by the same author actually caught my eye first, “The Taking of Annie Thorne”, the striking origami-style paper-doll chain printed along the edges of the pages in vividContinue reading “Book Review: C. J. Tudor’s “The Chalk Man””

Book Review: Simon Mayo’s “Knife Edge”

Sitting on my shelf for a while now, Knife Edge was one of those books I kind of randomly selected on a whim, not having read anything from Simon Mayo in the past, nor heard any book reviews of his previous releases. I read the blurb and was intrigued enough to take it home andContinue reading “Book Review: Simon Mayo’s “Knife Edge””

Book Review: Lisa Jewell’s “Invisible Girl”

Rather shockingly (and shamefully in retrospect), I had not yet read a Lisa Jewell book before this one, despite many being on my ‘to-read’ list and the fountain of positive feedback I’d heard from other reviewers. There are so many talented thriller authors currently; I find it difficult to both keep-up and catch-up! Without knowingContinue reading “Book Review: Lisa Jewell’s “Invisible Girl””

Book Review: Harlan Coben’s “Just One Look”

Now, I’m fully aware this isn’t a recent release… Published in 2004, by all accounts I would have only been 6 when this first hit the shelves, and that book review (hopefully) wouldn’t have had much on this one (again, hopefully – I can only hope my writing now is a little better than myContinue reading “Book Review: Harlan Coben’s “Just One Look””