Before I knew Mr Swanson, I had no idea how enjoyable the cat-and-mouse games were to read. I still remember picking up The Kind Worth Killing lazily in an airport, expecting very little of it as I've never heard of Mr Swanson back then. I started reading the book on the plane and I was … Continue reading Before She Knew Him: (a.k.a. me before meeting Mr Swanson)
One cannot argue that Taylor Jenkins Reid's Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a page turner. But does it go beyond that? Evelyn Hugo: a home wrecker, bomb shell, an extra ordinary woman. Coming from a slum in Cuba, from nowhere, with no one supporting her, still managed to get on top of the mountain of … Continue reading Seven Husbands, Hundred Troubles: Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
No risks could be taken. If someone, most likely nosy Lila, ended up in her en- suite and saw one it would be too much to bear. It was lucky that Charlie had been at work. He found the way she behaved around Nancy and Lila odd enough already. He couldn’t understand why she wouldn’t … Continue reading When Old Friends Aren’t Good Friends Anymore: Perfect Liars
I really like Shari Lapena's writing. She's very good at building tense and atmospheric settings in her books and her third thriller, An Unwanted Guest is no exception. Mitchell's Inn is the remote, perfect get away hotel; there is no wi-fi, no phone signal, it's just in the middle of wilderness and comfort in luxurious rooms. … Continue reading And Then There were…an Unwanted Guest
We did another buddy read with my book-bestie Umut Reviews, we both enjoyed and discussing the book alongside the read, trying to guess what's coming next in the plot was so much fun. Here is her review! Ruth Ware is one of my favourite mystery writers. She is so good at building tension. Her debut, … Continue reading Mrs Westaway dies and hell breaks loose
I listened The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish on Audible and really enjoyed it. I think I am becoming a fan of Louise Candlish. Having read the second book from her I really love the way she writes, enjoy her slow burning plots transforming into psychological suburban dramas. Joe and Christy Davenport … Continue reading One house, two women, plenty of secrets: The Sudden Departure of the Frasers
If you're a keen follower of this blog, you should already know I wasn't in love with other Lisa Jewell books I've read. ( I Found You and then She Was Gone) Both of these books I've read before Jewell were a bit over the top. Usual people, unusual, a bit exaggerated events. I am … Continue reading Mutual garden, separate interests: The Girls by Lisa Jewell
“To those out on their own paths, setting little fires” Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was an amazing read. I LOVED this book. A bulky 5 stars. I don't know what put me off reading this book last year, probably the 'desperate housewife-y' blurb, or not seeing many reviews around. I know it was … Continue reading Celeste Ng Lights up Little Fires inside me. Everywhere.