Happy publication day to Lisa Regan, Vanishing Girls is out today!
The little girl curled into a tiny ball as the chamber grew colder around her. “Please,” she whispered, rocking back and forth. “I want to go home.”
When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing.
Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle’s.
The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the trail leads her to a cold case labelled a hoax by authorities, Josie begins to wonder is there anyone left she can trust?
Someone in this close-knit town is committing unspeakable crimes. Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life? Continue reading “Book Review: Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan (Detective Josie Quinn #1)”
“A family massacre. A deluded murderess. Five witnesses. Six Stories. Which one is true?”
Welcome to my stop on the Hydra blog tour, I’ve been [not so] patiently waiting to share my review of this brilliant book with you. Before we even get to the book description and my review, you may as well know, you need this book in your life! Could it be possible, that in the first month of this year, we’ve already found the best book of 2018!?!
One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the northwest of England, 21-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, stepfather and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the Macleod Massacre. Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation.
King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five key witnesses and Arla herself, as he questions whether Arla’s responsibility for the massacre was as diminished as her legal team made out. As he unpicks the stories, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden ‘games’, online trolls, and the mysterious black-eyed kids, whose presence seems to extend far beyond the delusions of a murderess… Dark, chilling and gripping, Hydra is both a classic murder mystery and an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller that shines light in places you may never, ever want to see again. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Hydra by Matt Wesolowski #SixStories #Hydra”
When I published my top books of 2017 earlier this month, it was surprisingly easy to pick my top 3 non-fiction books because I only read 7 in total – I couldn’t have done a top ten if I wanted to. I was quite disappointed when I realised how much non-fiction I’d read; I honest thought I’d read a lot more. I often space out my non-fiction reads because the majority of the books I pick up are harrowing reads and I need to lose myself in many fictional titles to comes to terms with the horror I read about in the world.
My goal is to be able to do a 2018 top ten non-fiction books post at the end of the year. While I’m building my collection of non-fiction reviews, you can always pop over to What’s Nonfiction? – a fantastic blog for keeping up to date with all things non-fiction.
So the idea for today’s post is to showcase some of the non-fiction books on my unread shelf, and hopefully interest you in some of these titles. There’s a few I’m hoping to read that haven’t been published yet. And please, do let me know some of the non-fiction titles you recommend.
A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Solider by Ishmael Beah Continue reading “From the Unread Shelf: Non-Fiction”
Abandon was Criminally Good Book Club’s December pick; my only read by Crouch prior to this was Dark Matter, which I loved, so I was excited to read another of his books.
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins—and not a single bone was ever found.
One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to explore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted. This crew is about to discover, twenty miles from civilization with a blizzard bearing down, that they are not alone, and the past is very much alive. Continue reading “Book Review: Abandon by Blake Crouch”
I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading Between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in January. My TBR won’t be as ambitious this month as I’ve got an exam I need to revise for and two pieces of coursework I really need to make a start on. Also I’m reading a massive King book, so massive it, in my opinion, counts as three books! Anyway, here’s the hopefuls that may finally make the move from the unread shelf to the read.
Under the Dome by Stephen King
In UNDER THE DOME, King has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don’t read it, you live it.
It is the story of the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out.
The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late . . .
Continue reading “Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List (January 2018)”