Blog Tour | Book Review: Broken Ponies by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #2)

Broken Ponies - Sophie Jonas-Hill

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Broken Ponies, the sequel to Nemesisterand the second book in the Crooked Little Sister series. I’m delighted to be sharing my review with you today.

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Following the gripping – and deadly – events of their night under siege in Nemesister, the sequel, Broken Ponies, provides more details of Red’s mysterious past as well as Rita’s childhood, and brings light to the events that will eventually bring them together.

But meanwhile Red’s hunters have not given up the chase and Rita becomes bait in a trap set for Red in a terrifying storm damaged fairground….

The second in the Crooked Little Sisters series, Broken Ponies will thrill fans of dark gothic thrillers and readers of John Connolly and Joe Hill. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Broken Ponies by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #2)”

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Book Review: Nemesister by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #1)

Nemesister - Sophie Jonas-Hill

As I’m on the blog tour for the second book in this series, I have to maintain the natural order of things, and read book one first.

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A page-turning thriller of deception and obsession!

A mysterious woman stumbles into a deserted shack with no memory but a gun in her hand. There she meets an apparent stranger, Red, and the two find themselves isolated and under attack from unseen assailants.

Barricaded inside for a sweltering night, cabin fever sets in and brings her flashes of insight which might be memory or vision as the swamp sighs and moans around her.

Exploring in the dark she finds hidden keys that seem to reveal her identity and that of her mysterious host, but which are the more dangerous – the lies he’s told her, or the ones she’s told herself?

Sophie Jonas-Hill’s gripping and highly original debut will thrill fans of John Connolly, Holly Seddon and the Women’s Murder Club thrillers. Continue reading “Book Review: Nemesister by Sophie Jonas-Hill (Crooked Little Sisters #1)”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Overkill by Vanda Symon (PC Sam Shephard #1)

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I’m delighted to be a part of the blog tour for Overkill, the first book in a crime series set in New Zealand.

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When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide. But all is not what it seems.

Sam Shephard, sole-charge police constable in Mataura, soon discovers the death was no suicide and has to face the realisation that there is a killer in town. To complicate the situation, the murdered woman was the wife of her former lover. When Sam finds herself on the list of suspects and suspended from duty, she must cast aside her personal feelings and take matters into her own hands.

To find the murderer … and clear her name.

A taut, atmospheric and page-turning thriller, Overkill marks the start of an unputdownable and unforgettable series from one of New Zealand’s finest crime writers. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Overkill by Vanda Symon (PC Sam Shephard #1)”

Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand - Stephen King

‘First come the days of the plague. Then come the dreams.’

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Imagine America devastated by a vast killer plague that moves from coast to coast. Imagine the countryside destroyed and great cities decimated as the entire population desperately and futilely seeks safety. Imagine then an even greater evil rising to threaten the survivors—and a last embattled group of men and women coming together to make a last stand against it. Continue reading “Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King”

Book Review: Face Off by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #3)

Face Off - Brenda Novak

My favourite psychiatrist is back, in the third instalment of the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles. It’s always a pleasure to see how she, and her psychopaths, are getting on at Hanover House!

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SHE VOWED NEVER TO BE A VICTIM AGAIN. BUT NOW A KILLER HAS HER IN HIS SIGHT. . . 

Tortured and left for dead at sixteen, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work―studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her―until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized her…

As her boyfriend, who is the area’s only police, begins to investigate―and finds not one but two bodies―Evelyn can’t forget that her would-be killer, Jasper Moore, was never caught. But there are no new faces in tiny Hilltop, no one who seems suspicious or potentially violent. In this twisted game of cat and mouse, Evelyn is certain of only one thing―Jasper must be hiding in plain sight. And if she can’t find him before he comes for her, she won’t be lucky enough to survive twice… Continue reading “Book Review: Face Off by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #3)”