Book Review of ‘The Last Girl to Die’ by Helen Fields

The picture is the cover of The Last Girl to Die by Helen Fields

Private investigator Sadie Levesque specialises in finding missing teenagers, and so when sixteen-year-old Adrianna Clark goes missing on the Isle of Mull, far off the coast of Scotland, Sadie is brought in by the family to find their daughter. Sadie is good at what she does, having spent years honing in her skills of tracking … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Last Girl to Die’ by Helen Fields

Book Review of ‘The Silent Companions’ by Laura Purcell

The photo is of my copy of 'The Silent Companions' by Laura Purcell, along with some autumn leaves, a pumpkin and lit candle

I'm kicking off Spooky Season with this deliciously Gothic tale of creepy wooden 'companions' who cause mayhem across the centuries. Trigger warnings: Infant mortality, Murder, Violence, Fire Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Silent Companions’ by Laura Purcell

Book Review of ‘The Skeleton Key’ by Erin Kelly

THIS REUNION WILL TEAR A FAMILY APART ...Summer, 2021. Nell has come home at her family's insistence to celebrate an anniversary. Fifty years ago, her father wrote The Golden Bones. Part picture book, part treasure hunt, Sir Frank Churcher created a fairy story about Elinore, a murdered woman whose skeleton was scattered all over England. … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Skeleton Key’ by Erin Kelly

Audiobook Review of ‘Daisy Darker’ by Alice Feeney

Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice Feeney Daisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied and pretended not to see . . . Daisy Darker is arriving at her grandmother’s house … Continue reading Audiobook Review of ‘Daisy Darker’ by Alice Feeney

Book Review of ‘The Twist of a Knife’ by Anthony Horowitz

In the fourth of Horowitz's Detective Hawthorne novels, chapter one opens with Horowitz stating, rather vehemently, that he absolutely will definitely not be penning another fly-on-the-wall crime novel about Hawthorne. It's all rather tongue-in-cheek, as readers have come to expect, and is of course a completely fabricated piece of dialogue with a completely fabricated detective. … Continue reading Book Review of ‘The Twist of a Knife’ by Anthony Horowitz

Book Review of ‘Auld Acquaintance’ by Sofia Slater

The image is of the front cover of Auld Acquaintance by Sofia Slater.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Millie Partridge desperately needs a party. So, when her (handsome and charming) ex-colleague Nick invites her to a Hebridean Island for New Year’s Eve, she books her ticket North. But things go wrong the moment the ferry drops her off. The stately home is more … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Auld Acquaintance’ by Sofia Slater