REVIEW: Verity by Colleen Hoover

In brief: Lowen is asked by the husband of bestselling author, Verity Crawford, to complete her bestselling series after an accident. But when Lowen finds Verity’s secret autobiography, things change drastically. Who is telling the truth? The good: Nail biting thriller with a Gothic hint. The not-so-good: A few late nights involved… Why I chose... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale

In brief: Charlie discovers that her husband is on a dating app. She's devastated but determined to find out more. But really, that's the least of her worries as her life becomes amazingly complex… The good: An incredible page turner. The not-so-good: The ending is a little neat, but after that roller coaster ride, anything... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

In brief: Kit used to be friends with Diane until Diane's confession ripped them apart. Now so close to the top of her profession, the last thing Kit needs is Diane to reappear in her life… The good: It's bold, raw, honest and utterly addictive. The not-so-good: Some of the reactions of the characters aren't... Continue Reading →

The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

In brief: Twins Maisy and Duncan are sent to live with their grandmother after their mother is taken into care. Everything goes well until Duncan goes missing… The good: Surprising and unputdownable in places. The not-so-good: Dialogue a bit stilted at times. Why I chose it: Have never read Lesley Pearse before, thanks to Penguin... Continue Reading →

A Game for all the Family by Sophie Hannah

In brief: Justine has moved from London to do Nothing. But when her daughter tells her that her best friend George has been expelled from school wrongfully, Justine is determined to fight. Things start to go pear-shaped when she's told George doesn't exist and the threatening phone calls start… The good: Absolutely unputdownable – you'll... Continue Reading →

The Underwriting by Michelle Miller

In brief: The news that #1 dating app Hook is going public astounds Wall Street. But for those involved, it's the start of a long journey that will take them to a place they don't expect. The good: There's always something astounding on the next page as the story combines work, love, murder, drive, sex... Continue Reading →

Woman of the Dead by Bernhard Aichner

In brief: Blum is a woman on a mission after his husband's death – avenge him by bringing down the perpetrators of a group he was investigating. The good: Blum is unique – I didn't know whether I wanted to be her friend or hide from her. The not-so-good: Blum can be cold-blooded, and things... Continue Reading →

Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger

 In brief: Ian's no longer the boy who got teased mercilessly in The Hollows. Now he's a successful graphic novel artist and author with a lovely girlfriend, Megan. One problem: his childhood friend Priss won't leave him alone and things begin to turn sinister… The good: Action packed, you never know when Priss will turn... Continue Reading →

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

In brief: Mia has been kidnapped, but things don't go as planned. What really happened to Mia in that tiny cabin and will her family be destroyed in trying to find out? The good: I liked the way it was told in before/after sections – it really gave a feel for the impact of Mia's... Continue Reading →

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