Blog Tour | Book Review: Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson

Block 46 - Johnana Gustawsson

Since I finished this 5* crime fiction read, I’ve been eagerly awaiting my stop on the blog tour so I can share my review with you all. Block 46 needs to be on your reading list, it’s fantastic! And how amazing is the cover!?!

Book Description:

Evil remembers…

Falkenberg, Sweden. The mutilated body of talented young jewellery designer, Linnea Blix, is found in a snow-swept marina. Hampstead Heath, London. The body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea’s. Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In the midst of the hell of the Holocaust, Erich Hebner will do anything to see himself as a human again. Are the two murders the work of a serial killer, and how are they connected to shocking events at Buchenwald? Emily Roy, a profiler on loan to Scotland Yard from the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, joins up with Linnea’s friend, French true crime writer Alexis Castells, to investigate the puzzling case. They travel between Sweden and London, and then deep into the past, as a startling and terrifying connection comes to light. Plumbing the darkness and the horrific evidence of the nature of evil, Block 46 is a multi-layered, sweeping and evocative thriller that heralds a stunning new voice in French Noir. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson”

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April 2017 #WrapUp

Coming to you a day late is April’s wrap up – I was a day early with my book haul post so maybe the universe wanted to restore some balance, yin and yang and all that jazz!

This month I read a total of 13 books; some I managed to review in April, the rest will follow this month – which works out well as it’s coursework and exam season at uni, so I won’t be able to read as much so these scheduled reviews will keep my blog ticking nicely over [while I’m stressing out over my lack of knowledge on the human anatomy, damn you biology exam!] Right, back to the wrap up….

The Good:

The standout 5 star reads of the month were:

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#BookHaul: April 2017

Coming to you a day early is April’s book haul – Saturday is my blogging day of rest (unless I’m scheduled for a book tour) so on this glorious Friday, let’s take a look at the books I acquired this month, alongside my Urbane Book Club ‘Box’.

Review Copies:

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio (courtesy of Titan Books)

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Book Review: Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Perfect Days - Raphael Montes

Perfect Days was April’s Criminally Good Book Club read; my first crime fiction read by a Brazilian author and what a good read it was!

From the inside cover:

Teo, a medical student, meets Clarice at a party. Teo doesn’t really like people, they’re too messy, but he immediately realises that he and Clarice are meant to be together. And if Clarice doesn’t accept that? Well, they just need to spend some time together, and she’ll come to realise that too.

And yes, he has bought handcuffs and yes, he has taken her prisoner and yes, he is lying to her mother and to his mother and to the people at the hotel he’s keeping her at, but it’s all for her own good.

She’ll understand. She’ll fall in love. She’ll settle down and be his loving wife.

Won’t she? Continue reading “Book Review: Perfect Days by Raphael Montes”

Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Shadow of the Wind

This year Babbling Book Club aims to read the world, and I decided to join them [fictionally] in Spain to read The Shadow of the Wind. This book has been on my radar for quite some time; a literary thriller with a lovely blend of mystery and historical fiction.

From the back cover:

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the ‘Cemetery of Forgotten Books’, a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles. To this library, a man brings his ten-year-old son, Daniel, one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the dusty shelves pulls ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Julian Carax. But as Daniel grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. Continue reading “Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón”