Thursday, 14 June 2018

All The Hidden Truths Review

All the Hidden Truths (Three Rivers)

All The Hidden Truths by Claire Askew

Description: All the Hidden Truths is the story of a tragic shooting at an Edinburgh college and its aftermath. It is narrated by three women at the heart of the story - the mother of a victim and the mother of the shooter, and DI Helen Birch who is tasked in solving the case. The book is both a "knotty crime novel" and a story of grief "trying to make sense of something that defies reason".

Readers of Kate Atkinson, Denise Mina and Susie Steiner will love it – along with anyone who wants their fiction both moving and gripping.

My Review: I found this book to be a captivating read.

I found that the teenager was out of control and what he did in the end was to end what he did.

The emotions are run high Edinburgh in the book.

By reading from three points of views, it shows every detail from every chapter from each point of views.

This book was a very absorbing read and I would like to read this book again someday.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Vampire Next Door Review

Vampire Next Door

Vampire Next Door by Angela Snyder

Description: After being left for dead in the woods, a woman wakes up from a coma. With no memory of her past, she is given the name Jane Doe. While trying to adjust to her new life, tragedy strikes again. However, this time a mysterious and handsome next-door neighbour is there to help her pick up the pieces. But is he really a stranger, or does he hold the key to unlocking her past and finding out who wants her dead?

*contains adult language and situations*

My Review: This book was the best vampire book I've read so far.

I thought that Jack Walker was a kind and caring person, even through his job as a doctor.

I almost cried after what happened to Jack. After Jane removed her ring, I wanted to cry again.

I found Elizabeth to be a dodgy character and thought that she was up to no good.

I was awed at what Sebastian did to Jane

Near the end of the book, I never saw what matt said coming.

There was only a certain parts of the book that I didn't enjoy reading as that was a little out of my league.

Overall, this was a very good read and would definitely read this again.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Until We Collide Review

Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield

Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield

Description: What do you do when the guy you’re in love with is seeing someone else?

That’s the dilemma facing Paige Taylor. All of her life she’s only ever had eyes for the gorgeous Alec Wright, but despite their undeniable chemistry, their timing has always been off. Fast approaching her thirtieth birthday, Paige despairs of ever finding love and a happy ever after. Her best friend Poppie tells her that she can either watch life pass her by, or grab it with both hands. She convinces Paige to throw herself back into the dating pool, or she could be waiting for Alec forever.

What Paige didn’t expect was the catalogue of dating disasters to follow. A neck brace, jelly fish, stitches, flashing and an encounter with a gorilla were some of the most memorable. Despite some downright hilarious, humiliating and cringe worthy dates, her biological clock is ticking and Paige is determined to keep trying until she finds the one.

Was Alec Wright always her Mr. Right, or is he still out there waiting to be found?

Join Paige in her quest to find the ultimate prize. Love.

My review: This was a short romantic read that was worth reading.

At first, I felt sorry for Paige. But as I read on and that she met Alec. It was a cute, yet romantic read as we follow the story.

The end of the book was the part that got to me. It couldn't end any better than that.

I would definitely be reading this again.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

The Ghosts Of Idlewood (Idlewood #1) Review

The Ghosts of Idlewood (Idlewood #1)

The Ghosts Of Idlewood by M.L. Bullock

Description: When a team of historians takes on the task of restoring the Idlewood plantation to its former glory, they discover there's more to the moldering old home than meets the eye. The long-dead Ferguson children don't seem to know they're dead. A mysterious clock, a devilish fog and the Shadow Man add to the supernatural tension that begins to build in the house. Lead historian Carrie Jo Stuart and her assistant Rachel must use their special abilities to get to the bottom of the many mysteries that the house holds. 

Detra Ann and Henri get a reality check, of the supernatural kind, and Deidre Jardine finally comes face to face with the past.

My Review: I thought this book was a very chilling read.

To start with, the thing that made me want to read the book was the image on the cover, then I read the description and that's what made me want to read the book.

Everything in the book was well described as we followed the characters throughout the story.

I found this book to be a chilly, yet spine tingling read. It will leave you chilled to the bone.

This book may be the first book of the Idlewood series, but this could be read as a standalone book, even though it is a fantastic, quick readable book.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

A Higher Power Review

A Higher Power

A Higher Power by Daniel Davidsohn

Description: What would you do if you had all the money in the world, a wife and a son missing, and your only hope to find them is to follow an unproven path?

For Nick Dalca, wealth is a birthright, but his perfect life is starting to crumble around him. His private jet? Missing along with his family. Having no one left to continue his legacy, Nick makes a shocking decision: negotiating the future of his business conglomerate, a sale which may turn him into the richest man in the world. All alone, he becomes closer to his longtime secretary, Anne. She has a special gift. One that can radically alter his course.
The storyline of this book was really good.

My Review: This is a very gripping read that will have you hooked from the moment you begin reading it until the end of the book.

It begins slowly, but it then starts to pick up after a while.

The only thing that let this book down for me was the amount of language that was in the book.

Other than that, this was a good book

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Drayton The Taker Review

Drayton, the Taker by Tony Bertauski

Drayton The Taker by Tony Bertauski

Description: Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesn't know what he is. Or why he lives. He takes not his victim's blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.

My review: I'm sad to give this a two star. The book overall wasn't too bad, but the only thing that let it down was the amount of swearing.

I don't like reading books that have too many swear words and that's what let me down as a reader.

I will not be considering in reading this again and I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who agrees with this review.

Review: Thirteen

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Description

They were Hollywood's hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife.

This is the celebrity murder trial of the century and the defence want one man on their team: con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn.

All the evidence points to Robert's guilt, but as the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the court room start to raise doubts in Eddie's mind.

What if there's more than one actor in the courtroom?

What if the killer isn't on trial? What if the killer is on the jury?

My Review
Thirteen is  the best book I have read this year so far. I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion publishing for the ARC of this book.

Robert Soloman is a famous actor newly married to his wife. Home comes home one night to find her and his head of security dead in bed together murdered. Now he is on trial for their murder.

He is innocent, but the evidence points to him being the killer. Who is the real killer ? Could he be on the jury that will convict him?

There are a lot of twists and turns and surprises. Thirteen is a fast past and lots of suspense and tension. I can highly recommend this book. It is defeightly a book that will be read again.