Tuesday 28 February 2017

Review: Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Into the Darkest CornerInto the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Elizabeth is fast becoming one of my favourite thriller writers. Into the Darkest Corner is simply stunning. A chilling, mind-twisting tale of domestic abuse and its effects long after the fact. Couldn't put this one down!

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Friday 10 February 2017

99p Thrillers!

A fantastic selection of bargain thrillers on Amazon today!

Review: All Fall Down by Tom Bale

All Fall DownAll Fall Down by Tom Bale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading See How They Run I was very much looking forward to more from Tom. All Fall Down did not disappoint. Initially, for reasons unknown, I struggled to really connect with the novel. Eventually, however, the Turner family and their hidden pasts hooked me. Tom has a seemingly effortless ability to create an aura of fear and anticipation somewhat akin to Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn. All Fall Down is a gripping thriller and one to watch out for this year.

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Friday 3 February 2017

World Book Day

I couldn't be more excited for World Book Day this year! My eldest two children have decided they would like to dress as Hermione Granger and Quidditch Harry Potter. Costumes ordered and delivered ready! Now just the small matter of deciding what the toddler and the dog will wear!

I, on the other hand will be spending the day at my local Waterstones and any other bookshops that I may come across, breathing in the atmosphere and sipping tea with my latest read. Don't forget World Book Day is Thursday 3rd March!

March is actually shaping up to be pretty exciting so far. Aside from the usual reviews and offers we have our very first guest blog post from the lovely Lauren Westwood. Lauren's upcoming novel Finding Secrets is due for release on March 1st and I am looking forward to reading it and of course chatting with Lauren very soon.

My newest Amazon haul has just arrived as we speak and today I have decided to add some true classics to my shelf in the form of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. Excited to re-read these as a grown up to see how my perception of them changes.

My current read is All Fall Down from Tom Bale, so stay tuned for the review!

Until next time!

Rachael xo

Review: The Bone Field by Simon Kernick

The Bone Field (The Bone Field, #1)The Bone Field by Simon Kernick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think Simon is definitely on my favourite author list after reading this. I couldn't put it down. Something about cold cases always piques my interest so I had a feeling I would enjoy this. After reading a guest blog post by Simon I was in equal parts horrified and excited to discover that The Bone Field is just the start of the story with the remainder split over several books to come.
I was unsure how this would end and whether I would be left bereft waiting for the rest of the tale. Simon wrapped it up satisfyingly enough but with a humdinger of a cliff hanger! The Bone Field was the first of Simon's novels for me but definitely won't be the last. I loved his style and flow and found this book unpredictable which was a refreshing change from predicting the ending. One to watch out for in 2017 and eagerly anticipating the next installment.

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