After loving Mackintosh’s two previous books, I was so excited to read her latest one.
The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.
One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.
Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .
The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO and I SEE YOU. Continue reading “Book Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh”
I’ve been avoiding domestic thrillers about ‘husband and wife’ lately due to a case of “too much of the same” but when I saw Never Let You Go getting rave reviews, I just had to read it.
She thought she’d escaped him forever. But will he ever let her go?
Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash fled into the night with her young daughter, leaving an abusive relationship behind. Her ex-husband ended up in jail and Lindsey started a new life.
Now, Lindsey is older, wiser and believes she has cut all ties with the past. But when Andrew is released from prison, strange things start happening. Lindsey’s new boyfriend is threatened, her home invaded and her daughter followed.
Her ex-husband denies all knowledge, but Lindsey is convinced he’s responsible. Because, after all, who else could it be…? Continue reading “Book Review: Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens”
This was another book I convinced myself I loved before I even read it, after patiently waiting for almost two months on Netgalley to see if I’d be approved to read a copy, I was so anxious to read it. After reading it, I can tell you, The Marsh King’s Daughter is brilliant, simply brilliant!
‘I was born two years into my mother’s captivity. She was three weeks shy of seventeen. If I had known then what I do now, things would have been a lot different. I wouldn’t have adored my father.’
When notorious child abductor – known as the Marsh King – escapes from a maximum security prison, Helena immediately suspects that she and her two young daughters are in danger.
No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena’s past: they don’t know that she was born into captivity, that she had no contact with the outside world before the age of twelve – or that her father raised her to be a killer.
And they don’t know that the Marsh King can survive and hunt in the wilderness better than anyone… except, perhaps his own daughter.
Packed with gripping suspense and powerful storytelling, The Marsh King’s Daughter is a one-more-page, read-in-one-sitting thriller that you’ll remember for ever. Continue reading “Book Review: The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne”
The premise for this book was so intriguing, as soon as I read the blurb, I knew this was a book I had to read.
From the back cover:
I cannot go on like this. I feel such a burden to you. You are young and can start again. You deserve that chance. By the time you read this I will be dead. Do not grieve for me, for I am now without pain. Yours truly for ever, Monica.
Monica suffers from chronic neuropathic pain. Every second of her life is spent in agony, and she is coping with it the best she can. However, there are whole years of her life which are a blur to her.
But when she finds what appears to be her own suicide note, Monica begins to question everything. She has no memory of writing it – so who did? And if someone tried to kill her once, what’s to say they won’t try again… Continue reading “Book Review: Painkiller by N. J. Fountain”