Blog Tour | Book Review: The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth #BringonTheRival

The Rival - Charlotte Duckworth

Happy publication day to Charlotte Duckworth, The Rival is out in hardback today, and I’m delighted to be sharing my review as part of the social media tour, celebrating the release of this fantastic novel.


Helena is a career woman with no job and a mother without a baby. She blames Ashley for destroying her life. But is what happened really Ashley’s fault?

When Helena hires Ashley to work for her, she’s startled but impressed by her fierce ambition. They form a dream team and Helena is proud – maybe this is the protégée she’s always wanted to have. But soon Helena realizes that nothing will stand in the way of Ashley’s drive to get to the top. And when Helena becomes pregnant, everything she has worked so hard for is suddenly threatened, with devastating consequences… Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth #BringonTheRival”


Audiobook Review: Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler (Narrated by Zara Ramm)

Don't Wake Up - Audiobook

I’ve been in such a weird reading mood lately where I haven’t wanted to read anything; Don’t Wake Up is May’s Criminally Good Book Club pick, and as that’s my book club on Instagram, I kinda needed to read this one this month. Having already had it on my Kindle, I added audible narration to my purchase and here we are today, I’ve listened to my first audiobook of the year.


A dark and gripping debut psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist.

Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn’t a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she’s unharmed – and no one believes her horrifying story.

Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.

So compulsive you can’t stop listening. So chilling you won’t stop talking about it. Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler (Narrated by Zara Ramm)”

Book Review: Penance by Kanae Minato

Penance - Kanae Minato

It’s official, Minato is the Queen of writing tales of revenge!


When a group of young girls are approached by a stranger, they cannot know that the encounter will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Hours later, Emily is dead. The surviving girls alone can identify the killer. But not one of them remembers his face…

Driven mad by grief, the victim’s mother demands the girls find the murderer or else atone for their crimes. If they do neither, she will have her revenge. She will make them pay…

From the critically acclaimed author of Confessions, Penance is a dark and disturbing tale of revenge that will leave you reeling. Continue reading “Book Review: Penance by Kanae Minato”

Blog Tour | Book Review: A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard

A Breath After Drowning - Sharon Blanchard

“Not all secrets can be buried.”

Happy publication day to Alice Blanchard, A Breath After Drowning is out in paperback today! I’m delighted to be hosting the publication day blog tour stop, and sharing my review with you all.


Sixteen years ago, Kate Wolfe’s young sister Savannah was brutally murdered. Forced to live with the guilt of how her own selfishness put Savannah in harm’s way, Kate was at least comforted by the knowledge that the man responsible was behind bars. But when she meets a retired detective who is certain that Kate’s sister was only one of many victims of a serial killer, Kate must face the possibility that Savannah’s murderer walks free. Unearthing disturbing family secrets in her search for the truth, Kate becomes sure that she has discovered the depraved mind responsible for so much death. But as she hunts for a killer, a killer is hunting her… Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard”

Book Review: Lullaby by Leïla Slimani

Lullaby - Leila Slimani

*This novel is also published as The Perfect Nanny*

This book had me wanting to read it after reading the first line of the synopsis!

Book Description:

The baby is dead. It only took a few seconds.

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties.

The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. But as jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul’s idyllic tableau is shattered…

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