Book Review: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (Millennium #5)

Eye for an Eye - David Lagercrantz

I very rarely pre-order books, in fact, I have only pre-ordered two this year – The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye was one of them, that should give you an indication of my excitement for this book. Oh, and look at that beautiful cover!

Book Description:

Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force: Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women’s prison for saving a young boy’s life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.

Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week – and receives a lead to follow for his pains. For him, it looks to be an important expose for Millennium. For her, it could unlock the facts of her childhood.

Even from a corrupt prison system run largely by the inmates, Salander will stand up for what she believes in, whatever the cost. And she will seek the truth that is somehow connected with her childhood memory, of a woman with a blazing birthmark on her neck – that looked as if it had been burned by a dragon’s fire . . .

The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.

Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (Millennium #5)”

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Book Review: Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

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I’ve been avoiding domestic thrillers about ‘husband and wife’ lately due to a case of “too much of the same” but when I saw Never Let You Go getting rave reviews, I just had to read it.

Book Description:

She thought she’d escaped him forever. But will he ever let her go?

Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash fled into the night with her young daughter, leaving an abusive relationship behind. Her ex-husband ended up in jail and Lindsey started a new life.

Now, Lindsey is older, wiser and believes she has cut all ties with the past. But when Andrew is released from prison, strange things start happening. Lindsey’s new boyfriend is threatened, her home invaded and her daughter followed.

Her ex-husband denies all knowledge, but Lindsey is convinced he’s responsible. Because, after all, who else could it be…? Continue reading “Book Review: Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens”

Book Review: Broadcast by Liam Brown

Broadcast - Liam Brown

Happy publication day to Liam Brown, Broadcast is published today. After reading the synopsis, I just had to see what this novel had to offer…

Book Description:

Inception meets Black Mirror for the YouTube generation.

The idea behind MindCast is simple. We insert a small chip into your skull and then every thought, every feeling, every memory is streamed live, twenty-four hours a day. Trust me – within a few months you’ll be the most talked about person on the planet.

When David Callow is offered the lead role in a revolutionary new online show, he snatches at the opportunity.

Rapidly becoming a viral sensation, David is propelled to stratospheric levels of celebrity. However, he soon realises the downside of sharing every secret with the world.

A prisoner to both his fame and his own thoughts, David seeks to have the chip removed, only to discover the chilling secret lurking at the heart of MindCast, and the terrifying ambition the show’s creator has for him. Continue reading “Book Review: Broadcast by Liam Brown”

Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

I read Pretty Girls with Sam @ Clues and Reviews; when she suggested it, I was like ‘no, you know I can’t start a series mid-way through,’ for her to tell me it’s a standalone novel. I really need to pay more attention, but in my defence, I picked this up on a whim in the supermarket based on the cover alone. Moving forward, I read my first, yes first, Karin Slaughter novel…

From the back cover:

Twenty years ago Claire Scott’s eldest sister, Julia, went missing. It was a mystery that was never solved and it tore her family apart.

Now another girl has disappeared, with chilling echoes of the past. And Claire is convinced that Julia’s disappearance is linked.

But when she begins to learn the truth about her sister, she is confronted with a shocking discovery, and nothing will ever be same. . . Continue reading “Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Wychwood by George Mann

Wychwood - George Mann

Today, I’m delighted to be sharing my review of this fantastic novel, Wychwood, as part of the blog tour. And can I just say, how gorgeous is the cover of this book!?!

From the back cover:

After losing her job and her partner in one fell swoop, journalist Elspeth Reeves is back in her mother’s house in the sleepy village of Wilsby-under-Wychwood, wondering where it all went wrong. Then a body is found in the neighbouring Wychwoods: a woman ritually slaughtered, with cryptic symbols scattered around her corpse. Elspeth recognizes these from a local myth of the Carrion King, a Saxon magician who once held a malevolent court deep in the forest. As more murders follow, Elspeth joins her childhood friend DS Peter Shaw to investigate, and the two discover sinister village secrets harking back decades. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Wychwood by George Mann”