How far would you go for family? – Fatal Review

Fatal is another one of those books from a genre I don’t usually read, but this is the year for broadening my horizons, and I’m glad I did because Fatal was really enjoyable! Fatal is the second book to feature characters Franny and Alfie – I didn’t know that going in and it didn’t really…

A Murder, but not really a mystery – The Hunting Party Review

Upon hearing the premise of The Hunting Party I was instantly excited and intrigued. It’s a murder mystery set in the Scottish Highlands. And guess where your girl lives? Well…not quite in the Highlands, but Scotland! I kind of felt, reading the synopsis, that it was going to be a more grown up version of One Of Us…

Some things just can’t be kept quiet – Hush Hush Review

Hush Hush is the first in a brand new detective series featuring DS Grace Allendale by veteran crime writer Mel Sherratt. Hush Hush was my first venture into Sherratt’s work, but it’s not my first time at the crime fiction rodeo. Whilst it’s true that crime fiction isn’t exactly my ‘go-to’ genre, I’ve read a…

Silence can be deafening – Perfect Silence Review

Perfect Silence is the fourth book in the DI Callanach and DCI Turner series from Helen Fields. Before I start with the review I want to say that whilst this book can 100% be enjoyed as a stand-alone, you won’t get 100% of the benefits from the previous books in the series (regarding character relationships and…

Drugs, Gangs & Violence – Black Water Review

Black Water is a debut novel from Cormac O’Keeffe and is set in Dublin and centres on a gang that terrorizes the local community around the canal. It’s no secret that I’m not the biggest fan of crime novels – I don’t know what it is, but they usually don’t do it for me. However…

An ending that’ll stick with you! The Chalk Man review

The Chalk Man was another one of those books that I’d seen all over bookstagram and knew I had to get. I’d heard that this book was brutal, hard-hitting and completely fucked up. Well…it might have been brutal for those who are timid in nature or new to crime/thriller books, it certainly hits, but not…