Fragile By Sarah Hilary

Fragile By Sarah Hilary

Everything she touches breaks . . .

Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperate to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong.

So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes the opportunity with both hands.

But her new lodgings may not be the safe haven that she was hoping for. Her employer lives by a set of rigid rules and she soon sees that he is hiding secrets of his own.

But is Nell’s arrival at the Villas really the coincidence it seems? After all, she knows more than most how fragile people can be – and how easy they can be to break . . .

My Thoughts:

Nell craves finding somewhere she can belong, when she was young she was a foster child and always use to runaway, now she is older she just wants to settle, when a job comes up, she jumps at the chance of looking after Robin, but is everything as it seems, she knows how people can be, will she find peace or will she become fragile once again? I found this a hauntingly and dark thriller that leads the reader through a house that is full of secrets and crushed lives. You can feel the atmosphere through the pages and the writing is beautiful yet fragile.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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The Murder of Graham Catton By Katie Lowe

The Murder of Graham Catton By Katie Lowe

It’s time to hear the truth…

Ten years ago, Hannah Catton’s husband was brutally murdered in their home.
The murderer was convicted. The case was closed.

But now a podcast called Conviction is investigating this horrific crime – and they have Hannah in their sights.

Someone knows more than they’re letting on, and listeners are about to become judge, jury and executioner as they undercover the truth about the murder of Graham Catton.

My Thoughts:

When a podcast comes out about Hannah and her family’s past, she is worried, Hannah’s husband was horrifically murdered and the murdered was sent down and that was it, but now this podcast are investigating what really happened that day and Hannah is their main target. But did she really do it? It was a well thought out plot that kept me involved in the story but I did feel as though it was a little slow and the story dragged out a little too long for me. However I did like the twists and some of them I hadn’t expected. I thought the characters were good too, and the story wrapped up nicely in the end.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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Your Life For Mine By Karen Clarke

Your Life For Mine By Karen Clarke

Meet Beth Turner.

From the outside she looks like any other thirty-three-year-old woman, with a gorgeous house and beautiful daughter.

But when Beth receives a threatening text message from an anonymous number on the way to her surprise birthday party, she knows her time is up.

Enjoy your birthday, Beth. It’ll be your last.

Beth has a secret that has haunted her past for as long as she can remember. A secret that only those closest to her know. A stranger died once… because of Beth.

As she arrives at her house, there’s only one thing she knows for certain, someone at the party wants her to pay.

My Thoughts:

This is a really good, keep you guessing kind of read. It is well paced that makes you want to keep reading until the end. Thinking I knew early on was a big mistake in my eyes, you won’t be prepared to find out who it actually is. Everyone is actually suspiciously and everyone is a suspect but who is it really? I was gripped from the first page and was shocked by the ending to this chilly and tense story.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley and HQ for sending me a e copy of this book.

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The Other Passenger By Louise Candlish

The Other Passenger By Louise Candlish

It all happens so quickly. One day you’re living the dream, commuting to work by riverbus with your charismatic neighbour Kit in the seat beside you. The next, Kit hasn’t turned up for the boat and his wife Melia has reported him missing.

When you get off at your stop, the police are waiting. Another passenger saw you and Kit arguing on the boat home the night before and the police say that you had a reason to want him dead. You protest. You and Kit are friends – ask Melia, she’ll vouch for you. And who exactly is this other passenger pointing the finger? What do they know about your lives?

No, whatever danger followed you home last night, you are innocent, totally innocent.

Aren’t you?

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Louise Candlish’s books, they are all brilliant including this one. It’s about Jamie and his friend Kit, when Kit goes missing the police want to know what happened the night a witness saw him and Jamie having a tussle, now the police want to speak to Jamie, does Jamie know where Kit is or are more secrets going to unravel as we are this story take a few dramatic turns. You never know who is really watching you. A dramatic gripping thriller that will leave you shocked to the core.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you netgalley.

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Blood Orange By Harriet Tyce

Blood Orange By Harriet Tyce

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Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise – she’s just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems…

Just one more night. Then I’ll end it.

Alison drinks too much. She’s neglecting her family. And she’s having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle.

I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up.

Alison’s client doesn’t deny that she stabbed her husband – she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to Alison saving herself.

I’m watching you. I know what you’re doing.

But someone knows Alison’s secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she’s done, and who won’t stop until she’s lost everything….

My Thoughts:

I was looking forward to reading this book after hearing all they hype about it and it certainly did not disappoint, it has everything you want from a fast paced thriller. A couple of the twists I guessed but it didn’t put me off, I wanted to find out the ending. I thought Alison was a bit like marmite, some people may like her and some may not. I found myself not liking Alison for what she was doing but being fond of her. The story is tense and I couldn’t believe it is a debut novel. A story like this is definitely film worthy I think.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Orange-Harriet-Tyce-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Orange-most-heart-pounding-thriller

At Your Door By J. P. Carter

At Your Door By J. P. Carter

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What happens when the past comes back to kill you?

When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood – but is there more to Holly’s death than at first meets the eye?

Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna’s missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her. The case has been cold for what feels like forever – but a phone call brings a brand new lead…

Can Anna solve the murder case whilst dealing with her own personal demons? Or is someone from the past planning to get in her way?

My Thoughts:

This is book two in the DCI Anna Tate Crime Thriller series and these books just keep getting better and better. There are two stories in this book that run along side each other both involving DCI Anna Tate. I found I was engrossed in this book as it was gripping and well thought out. I look forward to the next book in the series.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

To buy the first book in the series, here is the link:

In Safe Hands

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Safe-Hands-D-C-I-Anna-thriller

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/At-Your-Door-absolutely-gripping-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-Door-DCI-Anna-Tate/

The Doctor By Lisa Stone

The Doctor By Lisa Stone

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How much do you know about the couple next door?

When Emily and Ben move in next door to Dr Burman and his wife Anita, they are keen to get to know their new neighbours. Outgoing and sociable, Emily tries to befriend the doctor’s wife, but Anita is strangely subdued, barely leaving the house, and terrified of answering the phone.

When Emily goes missing a few weeks later, Ben is plunged into a panic. His wife has left him a note, but can she really have abandoned him for another man? Or has Emily’s curiosity about the couple next door led her straight into danger?

My Thoughts:

This book left me stunned for words quite literally. I have never read anything about this subject and was interested to learn and know more. The story was gripping, I knew I would not like Dr Burman straight away and he lived up to my expectations. I read this book in one sitting. It was mesmerizing.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-gripping-thriller-international-bestseller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doctor-Lisa-Stone

Keep Her Close By M. J. Ford

Keep Her Close By M. J. Ford

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Someone is playing a deadly game…

When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator?

In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought…

My Thoughts:

A new author to me so wasn’t sure what to expect. I found the story quite realistic and a real page turner. I do love a police drama and when the suspect could be someone you know it gets even better. I didn’t guess what was coming and who the perpetrator was and for me that is what makes a brilliant thriller. I look forward to reading more by this author.

I received a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Her-Close-compulsive-thriller-ebook

paperback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keep-Her-Close-compulsive-thriller

Under The Ice By Rachael Blok

Under The Ice By Rachael Blok

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It is the week before Christmas and the cathedral city of St Albans is blanketed by snow. But beneath the festive lights, darkness is stirring. The frozen body of a young girl is discovered by the ice-covered lake.

The police scramble for clues. A local woman, Jenny, has had visions of what happened the night of the murder. But Jenny is an exhausted new mother, whose midnight wanderings pull her ever closer to the lake. Can Jenny be trusted? What does she really know?

Then another girl goes missing, and the community unravels. Neighbour turns against neighbour, and Jenny has no idea who to believe. As Christmas Eve approaches, Jenny discovers a secret about her past – and why she could be key to everything…

My Thoughts:

I love the cover of this book it is tense and creepy but also makes you feel slightly cold. I was shocked to see that it is Rachael’s debut novel as it is really good. This is what thrillers are all about, you want to devour it straight away but then you want to cherish the story as you know you will feel sad once it has finished. The story telling was exceptional so much so that the characters are really bought to life. I can’t wait to read the next one from Rachael Blok.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Ice-unputdownable-thriller-winter-ebook

Hardcover

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Ice-Rachael-Blok

It All Falls Down By Sheena Kamal

It All Falls Down By Sheena Kamal

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Nora Watts is being hunted . . . 

When Nora Watts is approached by a man claiming to know her late father, she is thrown into turmoil. Struggling with the imminent death, from cancer, of her friend and mentor Sebastian Crow, she is unprepared for the memories that this encounter brings back. What happened to her father that made him kill himself and abandon Nora and her sister?

Heading to Detroit to try and find some answers about his life there, Nora expects to discover a reason behind his suicide. Instead, she finds more questions than answers.

But trouble always follows Nora, and it’s found her in Detroit, a city that is as broken as she is.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed the first book and loved how Nora grew. This story didn’t seem to have as much action as the first book but it was still an enjoyable read. You definitely have to read the first book to understand the characters and to make complete sense of what is going on. This is a thriller with lots of memorable characters and a dog called Whisper.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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kindle edition

https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Falls-Down-Nora-Watts-ebook/

Hardback

https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Falls-Down-doesnt-always