Book Review – Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

Pages: 320 Published: 24th December 2017 Genre: Crime/Thriller One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the northwest of England, 21-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, stepfather and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the Macleod Massacre. Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to … Continue reading Book Review – Hydra by Matt Wesolowski

Book Review – Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Pages: 210 Published: 1st December 2016 Genre: Crime Before I get to the review, I will admit that I have read this series out of order. I began with Changeling, the third book in the series, which I read and reviewed back in 2019. That was followed by Beast and Deity in 2020 and 2021 respectively. As it has become one of my … Continue reading Book Review – Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

Book Review – As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Pages: 548 Published: 5th August 2021 Genre: Young Adult Crime Trigger warnings: Injury detail/gore, drug use, allusions to rape Pippa Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her. . . and this time it’s all about Pip. Pip is used to online death threats, … Continue reading Book Review – As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Book Review – Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

Pages: 309 Published: 27th June 2019 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Child death, sexual references, homophobia Over thirty years ago Vivienne's pregnant sister Ruby was murdered by her boyfriend Jack. It was an open and shut case, as Vivienne heard him commit the crime and the evidence of other witnesses placed Jack at the scene. Vivienne still has awful … Continue reading Book Review – Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way

Book Review – Girl A by Abigail Dean

Pages: 326 Published: 2nd February 2021 Genre: General Fiction Trigger warnings: Child abuse/cruelty, sexual content Alexandra Gracie doesn't want to think about her family. She doesn't want to think about growing up in her parents' House of Horrors. And she doesn't want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped, the eldest sister who freed … Continue reading Book Review – Girl A by Abigail Dean

Book Review – My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Pages: 223 Published: 27th July 2018 Genre: General Fiction/Contemporary Trigger warnings: Domestic violence, injury details Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions … Continue reading Book Review – My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Book Review – The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Translated by: Caroline Waight Pages: 501 Published: 6th June 2018 Genre: Crime Thriller Trigger warnings: See below A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a … Continue reading Book Review – The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Book Review – The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Pages: 423 Published: 16th September 2021 Genre: Mystery Trigger warnings: Drugs, sexual references This was a buddy read with my Ellie @ Read To Ramble. We read the first book in this series together and we have had a great time with the characters and it has made us laugh on numerous occasions. I cannot to read to read … Continue reading Book Review – The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Book Review – That Night by Gillian McAllister

Pages: 435 Published: 10th June 2021 Genre: Psychological Thriller Trigger warnings: Violence, sexual references, mental health sub-plot That night everything changed. The night Frannie committed a murder, but she didn’t mean to. That night we helped her bury the body, what else could we do? One hot summers night in Italy, Joe and Cathy Plant receive a phone call … Continue reading Book Review – That Night by Gillian McAllister

Book Review – Forget Me Not by Claire Allen

Pages: 336 Published: 30th May 2019 Genre: Domestic Thriller Trigger warnings: Bullying, suicide, sexual content, injury detail, grief It’s six in the morning during the hottest summer on record when Elizabeth O’Loughlin, out walking her dog, comes across Clare, a victim of a horrific knife attack, clinging onto life at the side of the road. Clare dies minutes later, … Continue reading Book Review – Forget Me Not by Claire Allen