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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Note: This review contains spoilers in the bottom! Please don’t read the last paragraph if you haven’t read the book. Did my husband do it? That’s the question Sophie has to find out. Her husband, James, is a successful bureaucrat whose star is rising. One day he is accused of a horrible crime by a female employee whom he was […]

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The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

The Vanishing starts slowly but draws the reader into the atmospheric plot, towards the bleakness of the moors giving them a story of deceit and loss of innocence.. The protagonist Annaleigh is an orphan adopted and raised by a painter, Jared. He offers Annaleigh a home and raises her as his own. She loves Jared as a father but after […]

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Finding ‘The One’

John Marrs is someone you would read once and would want to read again. He started as a self-publishing author and now his books are being translated and sold in many countries!  His books are fast paced, action filled, full of twists and surprises. The One was the first book I’ve read from him. As a thriller it’s really well […]

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Watch Me by Jody Gehrman

Kate is an creative writing professor in a small college and a writer. She had written a fabulous debut novel but couldn’t produce anything remarkable since that and stuck within academia, depending on a job as she cannot rely on book sales. She is recently divorced, and her only close friend is having a baby, meaning she will not see […]

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Girl, They All Fall Down!

They All Fall Down was a very enjoyable read for me. It is slow paced, and the characters open up and their histories reveal much later than you expect but worth the wait. I love a good suspense when characters are built well and this is it! Hannah is somebody like us. Well, she was. She had a good job, parents that love her and a husband she loved before she’s moved to a woman-patients-only private psychiatric clinic. Apparently she had a breakdown, but we don’t know why. Some of the other patients in the clinic seem far more disturbed then Hannah. They are all haunted by their own minds and past. When Charlie, the person Hannah feels probably the closest in the clinic, commits suicide Hannah is shaken. Then another patient dies. Hannah becomes convinced that someone is murdering them. She shares her fears with her mum, who unwillingly becomes doing detective-work to see what’s going on. Almost everyone has something to hide, and a troubled past. Although I didn’t like every single person becoming a suspect of what has happened, I enjoyed learning about them more. The whole thing have a resemblance to Girl, Interrupted. I loved that movie, and maybe I liked this book because of this similarity! Tammy Cohen definitely writes gripping stories, that have rich characters with depth. Her characters feel so real, with their fears, joys, curiosity, anger, remorse etc. I really like the […]

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