Book Review: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Sweet Little Lies - Caz Frear

Sweet Little Lies was one of my highly anticipated summer reads, and I’m happy to report that it did not disappoint!

Book Description:

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW: In 1998, Maryanne Doyle disappeared and Dad knew something about it? Maryanne Doyle was never seen again.

WHAT I ACTUALLY KNOW: In 1998, Dad lied about knowing Maryanne Doyle. Alice Lapaine has been found strangled near Dad’s pub. Dad was in the local area for both Maryanne Doyle’s disappearance and Alice Lapaine’s murder – FACT Connection?

Trust cuts both ways . . . what do you do when it’s gone? Continue reading “Book Review: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear”

Book Review: The Walls by Hollie Overton

The Walls Hollie Overton

Happy publication day to Hollie Overton, The Walls is her second novel.

Book Description:

WOULD YOU KILL TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY?
Working on death row is far from Kristy Tucker’s dream, but she is grateful for a job that allows her to support her son and ailing father.

When she meets Lance Dobson, Kristy begins to imagine a different kind of future. But after their wedding, she finds herself serving her own life sentence—one of abuse and constant terror.
But Kristy is a survivor, and as Lance’s violence escalates, the inmates she’s worked with have planted an idea she simply can’t shake.

Now she must decide whether she’ll risk everything to protect her family. Does she have what it takes to commit the perfect crime? Continue reading “Book Review: The Walls by Hollie Overton”

Mini Review x2: The Other Twin by L. V. Hay // Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

It’s Thursday, so why not share two mini reviews – and I’m getting better at keeping them ‘mini!’ The first is my review of The Other Twin – I don’t think I’ve read a book published by Orenda Books that I have not enjoyed. Second up, Good Me Bad Me – Criminally Good Book Club’s July Pick.

The Other Twin by L. V. Hay

The Other Twin - L V Hay

From the back cover:

When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India’s death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India’s laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India find out about her? Taking the reader on a breathless ride through the winding lanes of Brighton, into its vibrant party scene and inside the homes of its well-heeled families, The Other Twin is a startling and up-to-the-minute thriller about the social-media world, where resentments and accusations are played out online, where identities are made and remade, and where there is no such thing as truth. Continue reading “Mini Review x2: The Other Twin by L. V. Hay // Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land”

#BookHaul: July 2017

Apparently I don’t know what a book buying ban is because I bought a book this month. It was an essential book purchase as it’s next months Criminally Good Book Club book – it’s not exactly like I can host a book club and not read the book myself, what kind of example would that be setting!? I lead by example people – that is my justification and I am sticking to it. So, by default, I am no longer on a book buying ban – I’m already eagerly anticipating August’s book haul.

But let me not get ahead of myself – let’s take a look at all the books I hauled this month…

Review Copies:

Defender (Voices #1) by G X Todd (thank you Book Bridgr/Headline)

Defender - G X Todd

In a world where long drinks are in short supply, it’s dangerous to listen to your inner voice.

Those who do, keep it quiet.

But one man listens to the voice in his head telling him to buy a lemonade from the girl sitting on a dusty road.

There is a reason why Pilgrim and Lacey must cross paths.

They just don’t know it yet . . .

#HearTheVoices Continue reading “#BookHaul: July 2017”

Book Review: Marked for Revenge by Emelie Schepp (Jana Berzelius #2)

Marked for Revenge - Emelie Schepp

Marked for Revenge follows Marked for Life in the Jana Berzelius trilogy.

Book Description:

When a girl overdoses smuggling drugs across the Swedish border, the trail points to the one man Jana Berzelius most wants to destroy.

Notorious criminal Danillo Pena knows the truth about Jana’s old identity – and, as one of Sweden’s best-respected public prosecutors, Jana can’t risk that information becoming public knowledge. With Danillo closing in, Jana knows she must hunt her nemesis down…and kill him, before he can reveal her secrets.

But, as she prepares for the fight of her life, Jana discovers an even more explosive betrayal—one that will take her deep into a deadly network of crime. Continue reading “Book Review: Marked for Revenge by Emelie Schepp (Jana Berzelius #2)”