What an emotional rollercoaster this book was. I read it in one sitting and was gripped from the very beginning. The 2 main characters (Susan and Cassie) despite both being convicted murderers drew the reader in and I found myself warming to both of them from the start. The twists and turns throughout this book … Continue reading How I Lost You – Jenny Blackhurst – emotional rollercoaster
If you haven't read this book yet then what are you waiting for; I could not put it down, my heart pounded and my eyes were wet with tears throughout. I don't want to give any of the story away - suffice to say this book will blow you away!
Once again Lin Anderson had me hooked from the very first page. In her 10th Rhona McLeod novel Lin draws the reader in right from the beginning, I felt as though I was right there in the middle of it all, could hear, feel, taste and smell everything that was going on. Rhona is a … Continue reading The Special Dead – Lin Anderson – immersed in this from page one!
Glasgow at its darkest, Beyond the Rage tells the story of Kenny O'Neill, a Glasgow hard man troubled by events from his childhood. I loved this book, the references to streets and places I know so well drew me in, the toughness of Glasgow combined with our gallows humour kept me enthralled from start to … Continue reading Beyond the Rage – Michael J Malone – outstanding
I feel like that I have just stepped off a rollercoaster! What a ride! A Taste for Malice takes us into the twisted mind of the bogeywoman who dedicates her life to the psychological and physical abuse of young boys and DI McBain's dogged determination to catch her (despite the fact that he has been … Continue reading A Taste for Malice – Michael J Malone – simply outstanding
Blood Tears introduces us to DI Ray McBain - possibly the most flawed detective I have come across but also one who you cannot help being drawn to. As his mind begins to unravel his life follows suit as a brutal murder has links with his childhood in a Catholic monastery. Only in Glasgow could … Continue reading Blood Tears – Michael J Malone – Gritty Glaswegian Crime
This is not my normal choice of book but having read 3 of Michael J Molone's McBain novels and completely intrigued by the back story around his agreement to co-write I decided to move out of my comfort zone. Set in 1920s Alegeria "The Guillotine Choice" tells the true story of a young man sent … Continue reading The Guillotine Choice by Michael J Malone – deeply moving
The Lies We Tell is a tense psychological thriller focusing on Katy and the fear brought to her life by the return of her old school friend Jude. Secrets from the past threaten all that Katy has in her life. Initially I found it quite creepy as if I were being watched from the pages … Continue reading The Lies We Tell: Meg Carter
A race against time for Laurie as she is desperate to find her daughter after a fire at the hotel she is staying at with her best friend [Emily ) goes on fire leaving Emily dead, Laurie is convinced that she was the intended victim and needs to trace her daughter before the killer gets … Continue reading A Race Against Time – 24 Hours by Claire Seeber
The story of a serial killer told from his perspective was intriguing and Normal is told completely from the voice of the killer from the beginning. Lots of hype for the book and to an extent it didn't disappoint me, well written and easy to read. Lots of psychological thrills and gory moments and some … Continue reading Inside a Serial Killer’s Head – Normal by Graeme Cameron