Book Review: The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

The Chalk Man - C.J. Tudor

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According to the early reviews for The Chalk Man, it is the must-read book of 2018! Of course, I had to find out for myself…

Book Description:

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy little English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code; little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.

In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he’s put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure. When it turns out that his friends got the same message, they think it could be a prank . . . until one of them turns up dead. That’s when Eddie realizes that saving himself means finally figuring out what really happened all those years ago. Continue reading “Book Review: The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor”


Book Review: Hello Again by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #2)

Hello Again - Brenda Novak

If you missed my review of book one, Her Darkest Nightmare, you can find it here. Hello Again is book two in The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles.

Book Description:

Dr Evelyn Talbot has spent her life looking over her shoulder after her teenage boyfriend Jasper Moore kidnapped, tortured and left her for dead.

She only just escaped with her life, he disappeared without a trace, and twenty-two years later Evelyn can still feel him lurking in the shadows. Studying the psychopathic minds at Hanover House – Alaska’s first mental health facility for psychopaths – is how she will track him down.

Lyman Bishop could be the perfect subject. Evelyn discovers he is just as intelligent and trustworthy as Jasper appeared, and he hardly seems like the man who has been convicted of kidnapping and murdering several women.

But if Evelyn has learnt anything at all from her terrifying experience, it’s that the most unassuming can be the most dangerous of all. Continue reading “Book Review: Hello Again by Brenda Novak (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #2)”

Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager


I was trying my hardest not to read this book yet as its publication date is not until the summer, but after seeing all the advanced praise for Final Girls, I could wait no longer.

Book Description:

Each girl survived an unthinkable horror. Now someone wants them dead…

They were the victims of separate massacres. Grouped together by the press, and dubbed the Final Girls, they are treated like something fresh out of a slasher movie.

When something terrible happens to Lisa, put-together Quincy and volatile Sam finally meet. Each one influences the other. Each one has dark secrets. And after the bloodstained fingers of the past reach into the present, each one will never be the same. Continue reading “Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager”

Book Review: Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard


A gripping tale of one woman’s path to recovery after suffering a terrible trauma; I refuse to believe this is Susanna Beard’s debut novel, gripping, compelling and highly recommended.

Book Description:

Reeling from a brutal attack that leaves her best friend dead and her badly injured, Lisa Fulbrook flees to the countryside to recuperate. With only vague memories of the event, she isolates herself from her friends and family, content to spend her days wandering the hills with her dog, Riley.

However, Lisa is soon plagued, not only by vivid flashbacks, but questions, too: how did their assailant know them? Why were they attacked? And what really happened that night?

As she desperately tries to piece together the memories, Lisa realises that there’s another truth still hidden to her, a truth she can’t escape from. A truth that may have been right in front of her all along. Continue reading “Book Review: Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard”

*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”