Book Review: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell

Earlier this year, I read and absolutely loved I Found You by Lisa Jewell so I was so excited to be given the opportunity to read her latest novel – Then She Was Gone.

Book Description:

A MISSING GIRL

A BURIED SECRET

THEN
She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

NOW
It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter.
And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet.

Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter.
Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What happened to Ellie?

Where did she go?

Who still has secrets to hide? Continue reading “Book Review: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell”

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#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up

24in48

If you read my last post (or caught my posts on social media), you’ll know I took part in the 24in48 readathon this weekend. So, how did I do?

I read for: 24 hours 4mins

I did it! I’m so happy, I feel like this is a real achievement – is it acceptable to mention this when applying for jobs!?! It was so worth only sleeping for 4 hours each night! I finished 4 books, one more than I thought I would – there’s nothing like a readathon to stop me procrastinating. There was a slight change to my TBR, these are the four books I finished: Continue reading “#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up”

Mini Review x 2: The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh // The Silence Between Breaths by Cath Staincliffe

I’m back at it again with the mini reviews. This time for a book I’ve seen receiving rave reviews – The Serial Killer’s Daughter – and a book I couldn’t pass up when I visited the library – The Silence Between Breaths. Let’s see how I got on with both books…

The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh

The Serial Killer's Daughter - Lesley Welsh

Book Description:

Charmer, liar, father… Killer.

Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.

Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move? Continue reading “Mini Review x 2: The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh // The Silence Between Breaths by Cath Staincliffe”

Blog Tour | Book Review: That One May Smile by Valerie Keogh

That One May Smile - Valerie Keogh

Happy Monday bookworms! I’m delighted to be kicking of the blog tour for That One May Smile, the first book in the Garda West Crime series.

Book Description:

When Kelly Johnson’s husband disappears, her perfect world in the Foxrock suburb of Dublin falls apart. Then she stumbles on a dead body in the graveyard behind her house.
A coincidence? Garda Sergeant Mike West thinks so until he finds a link between the dead body and Kelly’s missing husband.
And then to add to the problem, Kelly disappears.
The investigation takes West first to Cornwall and then to Cork, on the trail of a tangled case involving identity theft, blackmail and illegal drugs. And as if the complications of the case weren’t enough there is the constant, irritating – and definitely unsuitable – attraction, to the beautiful Kelly, who will keep disappearing! Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: That One May Smile by Valerie Keogh”

Book Review: Butterfly on the Storm by Walter Lucius

Butterfly on the Storm - Walter Lucius

Book one in The Heartland Trilogy, Butterfly on the Storm, is a best-selling Dutch thriller.

Book Description:

A young boy is found in woods outside Amsterdam. Broken and bloody, he appears to be the victim of a brutal hit-and-run. When the police at the hospital ask what happened, the one word the boy repeats they don’t understand.

But journalist Farah Hafez does. She left Afghanistan as a child and she recognizes her native tongue. As the boy is taken into surgery she finds herself visiting the scene of the crime, seeking to discover how a little Afghan boy came to be so far from home.

Instead, she comes across a burnt-out car with two bodies inside – a sinister clue to something far darker than a simple road accident.

It is just the start of a journey that will lead her from one twisted strand to another in an intricate web of crime and corruption that stretches across Europe and deep into a past that Farah had sought to escape – a past that nearly killed her. Continue reading “Book Review: Butterfly on the Storm by Walter Lucius”