Category Archives: Suspense

“The Burning Girls” by C.J. Tudor – Book Review

The widowed Reverend Jack (Jacqueline) Brooks and her fifteen year old daughter have recently been transferred to the small rural parish of Chapel Croft in Sussex. After a scandal put her in the newspapers in Nottingham, Jack’s superior deemed it … Continue reading

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“The Choice” by Gillian McAllister – Book Review

Joanna Oliva is a happily married thirty year old woman who lives in a basement flat in London. She adores her husband Reuben, and enjoys her job working on one of London’s mobile library buses. She goes out one night … Continue reading

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“The Guest Book” by C.L. Pattison – Book Review

Charles and Grace are on their way to St. Ives. They have booked a luxury hotel and are eager to get their honeymoon started. A vicious storm rises as their train goes through Cornwall and a large oak tree falls … Continue reading

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“Witness” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

Rebecca then – a young school teacher, Rebecca lives with her mother who is dying of cancer. When she meets the charismatic Solomon, she is immediately entrapped by his clever emotional manipulations. Solomon – a handsome man who is a … Continue reading

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“Don’t Look For Me” by Wendy Walker – Book Review

Five years ago, Molly Clarke killed her youngest daughter. She was coming home and her nine-year-old daughter dashed into the street just as she turned the corner. Desolate with grief and guilt, she hates herself for what she has done. … Continue reading

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“You Sent Me a Letter” by Lucy Dawson – Book Review

After finding a man in her bedroom in the middle of the night, Sophie Gardener’s life is thrown into a tailspin. He does not harm her, but gives her a letter which he warns her NOT to open before her … Continue reading

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“The Silent House” by Laura Elliot – Book Review

“Imagination is gifted to the young. How can we blame then when adults turn it into a tinderbox?” Sophy Kingston is the mother of two daughters. Her marriage just broke up due to her husband’s gambling addiction. They have had … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Jason Maurer’s thoughts on Tobias Bukkehave’s new novel “For King and Country”

“Coming Home Is Never Easy“ Jason Maurer’s thoughts on Tobias Bukkehave’s new novel, “For King and Country“. It’s been a long time since I’ve found myself identifying so acutely with a protagonist as I’ve done with Tom Cortzen in Tobias … Continue reading

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“Who’s There?” by Kerena Swan – Book Review

I’ll briefly introduce a few of the principal characters for you: Arnold Eastwood – born with Downs Syndrome, he is trusting, vulnerable and in many ways an innocent. His favourite things to do are keeping things neat, watching Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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Some creepy October reads from my TBR #Spooktober #halloweenreads #scaryreads

Back before I began my blog, I read seasonably. By that I mean I would read books that ‘fit‘ the season. Now, one of the unfortunate aspects of review commitments is that those books must be read first, regardless of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid – Book Review

The Throwback Thursday meme was created by Renee over at It’s Book Talk. She made this meme to share some of her old favorites. Although all bookbloggers have an endless TBR pile, we seldom take the time to reflect back … Continue reading

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“The Hit List” by Holly Seddon – Book Review

Greg Heywood was killed in a bicycle accident in London. As his widow, Marianne Heywood, goes through his belongings she discovers, to her shock and chagrin, that he had delved into the ‘dark web‘.  A bookmarked site on his laptop … Continue reading

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“Blacktop Wasteland” by S.A. Cosby – Book Review

“A mistake is a lesson, unless you make the same mistake twice.” Beauregard Montage (nicknamed ‘Bug’) is a black man in his late thirties who is feeling the squeeze of financial commitments. His business is behind in its rent and … Continue reading

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“The Girl from Widow Hills” by Megan Miranda – Book Review

Olivia Meyer works as a hospital administrator in North Carolina. She is a solitary woman in her mid-twenties who lives outside town in a semi-rural location. One day she receives a box containing some things that belonged to her mother … Continue reading

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“The Split” by Sharon Bolton – Book Review

Felicity Lloyd – works as a glaciologist for the British Antarctic Survey. She is twenty-eight years old, beautiful, and is emotionally damaged by severe childhood trauma. Regularly based in Cambridge, England, she has accepted a two-year term position in the … Continue reading

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