Monthly Summary: October 2016 Wrap Up

Hello November! A new month and new pages to discover. Let’s say goodbye to October in true bookish style – with a monthly wrap up.

I’m now into my third month at university, so I’m chuffed that I managed to read 14 books this month.

The Good

The stand out 5 stars reads of the month were: Continue reading “Monthly Summary: October 2016 Wrap Up”

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Book Review: Dark Water (DCI Erika Foster – Book 3) by Robert Bryndza

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Don’t you just love when a book series gets better and better with each book!? And I take nothing away from the first two books in this series (‘The Girl in the Ice’ and ‘The Night Stalker’), I highly recommend them both.

Book Description:

Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning.

When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child.

The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago. Continue reading “Book Review: Dark Water (DCI Erika Foster – Book 3) by Robert Bryndza”

Book Review: Normal by Graeme Cameron

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As the Halloween read-a-thon is well and truly underway, I can happily tick this book off my TBR.

Challenge: Read a horror or thriller where real people are the ones causing all the scariness.

From the back cover:

He lives on your street, in a nice house with a tidy garden. He shops at your local supermarket. He drives beside you, waving to let you in to the lane ahead of him.

He also has an elaborate cage in a secret basement. The food he’s shopping for is to feed a young woman he’s holding there against her will – one in a string of many, unaware of the fate that awaits her.

This is how it’s been for a long time.

It’s normal…and it works.

Perfectly.

But this time it’s different. Continue reading “Book Review: Normal by Graeme Cameron”

Book Review: The Killing Game by J.S. Carol

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The Killing Game is a thrilling, one sitting read that easily earned all the stars!

Book Description:

Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars.

And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage.

You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual who knows everything about you.

He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes.

If he dies. You die.

You have four hours to stay alive.

What would you do? Continue reading “Book Review: The Killing Game by J.S. Carol”

*Buddy Read* Book Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

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The blog made its first visit to Ghana, Africa, to buddy read this title with Kobby. However, it was an extremely short stay, as a few chapters in Kobby felt this book wasn’t for him and placed it in the DNF (did not finish) pile. I was back in London feeling alone and abandoned (I’m dramatic right) when my friend, Amy, offered me the comfort I so badly needed and read this book with me. (So really the blog travelled about half an hour up the A12 for this buddy read)

From the inside cover:

The Wife

Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. But then everything changed.

The Husband

The newspapers found a new name for Glen: MONSTER, they shrieked. Jean was married to a man accused of the unimaginable. And as the years ticked by, with no sign of the little girl he had been accused of taking, their lives were constantly splashed across the front pages. Continue reading “*Buddy Read* Book Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton”