Posts Categorized: Paperback


Book Review: The Sleeper Lies by Andrea Mara

Book Review: The Sleeper Lies by Andrea Mara

July 21, 2020 Book review 2 ★★★★½

The Sleeper Lies by Andrea Mara grabbed my attention from beginning to end. Which meant that not much sleep happened for me until I unravelled this PERPLEXING and CREEPY mystery. First Line of The Sleeper Lies by Andrea Mara: “I don’t know what a dead body looks like.” 5 Things… Read more »

Book Review: Unfiltered by Sophie White

Book Review: Unfiltered by Sophie White

July 17, 2020 Book review 1 ★★★★½

Is your guilty pleasure watching Instahuns? If so you’ll love the hilarious Unfiltered by Sophie White for a snapshot of what might be happening behind the screens, behind the all the smoke and mirrors, behind every unrealistically perfect story. First Line of Unfiltered “Ali woke up in her childhood bed… Read more »

Book Review: Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

Book Review: Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

May 19, 2020 Book review 6 ★★★★½

Oh guys, I’m gushing over Icelandic crime fiction these days. It’s dark and bleak and brutal, but wonderfully engrossing. Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson is the first in the Dark Iceland series, and it chilled me to my bones from the first chapter. First Line of Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson “The… Read more »

Book Review: I Confess by Alex Barclay

Book Review: I Confess by Alex Barclay

August 13, 2019 Book review 3 ★★★★½

I confess that I’ve never read an Alex Barclay book before. But now I have and I’ve seen the light. I’m a believer in her ability to spin a great yarn, and determined to read more of her back catalogue soon. My Thoughts on I Confess by Alex Barclay So… Read more »

Book Review: 47 Seconds by Jane Ryan

Book Review: 47 Seconds by Jane Ryan

May 1, 2019 Book review 12 ★★★★

Lately I am loving police procedural novels. And as 47 Seconds by Jane Ryan is set in Dublin, I couldn’t wait to read it. Within a couple of pages, I was hooked and knew this author had something different to add a genre I love. First Line of 47 Seconds… Read more »

Book Review: The Wych Elm by Tana French

Book Review: The Wych Elm by Tana French

March 28, 2019 Book review 2 ★★★★

This review for The Wych Elm by Tana French might sound a bit disjointed. I’m a HUGE Tana French fangirl, and I’ll chat all night about her characters, the moral dilemmas they face, and her GORGEOUS writing. But I simultaneously enjoyed this book, while also feeling a bit deflated after reading… Read more »

Review & Giveaway: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

Review & Giveaway: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

November 18, 2018 Book review 2 ★★★★★

I’m over the moon, to be joining this tour today organised by Penguin to celebrate the paperback launch of Skin Deep by Liz Nugent.  Liz’s claim to fame is her twisty dark writing and I’ve been fan-girling since her first book Unravelling Oliver.  I’m also giving away a copy on… Read more »

Book Review : Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Book Review : Pointe by Brandy Colbert

December 21, 2017 Book review 3 ★★½

I’m sad to say that I’m very conflicted about Pointe by Brandy Colbert.  The cover lured me in, the blurb had me racing to the till to pay for the book, but then I started reading.  And it all shot downhill from there.  I didn’t get the black-swan-like ballet book… Read more »

Book Review: Woman of State by Simon Berthon

Book Review: Woman of State by Simon Berthon

December 15, 2017 Book review 4 ★★★

When Woman of State by Simon Berthon popped into my mailbox, I was excited about the Belfast/Dublin/London settings.  But I knew this book would be an experiment for me as I don’t normally read political thrillers. First Line of Woman of State by Simon Berthon “The movement needs your help.” My Thoughts… Read more »

Book Review: Class by Jenny Colgan

Book Review: Class by Jenny Colgan

November 20, 2017 Book review 5 ★★★★½

Class by Jenny Colgan is a fast, fun, frivolous read that stirred up nostalgic feels for all the boarding school books of my childhood.  And just to clear up any confusion, they were originally published under the pen name Jane Beaton, but later under the author’s real name – Jenny Colgan…. Read more »