Keep Her Close by M. J. Ford

This was a brilliant, compulsive thriller, that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. When a young girl goes missing from an Oxford College, DI Josie Masters is on a race against time to find her. However, when more kidnappers happen, unforeseen connections begin to appear… I loved this novel – it was […]

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The Girl Next Door by Phoebe Morgan

Oh. My. God. I LOVED this! Fast paced, with twists and turns, this novel really keeps you on your feet. It’s got the best bits of traditional thriller/detective novels, and it combines the genres absolutely wonderfully. When young Clare goes missing and is later found dead, her small home town is left shocked and devastated. […]

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In Safe Hands: A DCI Anna Tate thriller by J. P. Carter

What story about nine missing young children wouldn’t grip you right from the start? This is a fast-paced and intriguing mystery about the type of crime that can’t fail to wrench at your heartstrings. I felt that the writing was slightly stilted at the beginning. There was a reasonable amount of establishing the past and […]

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The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths

As always, Ruth Galloway novels are one of my favourites. With links from the past connecting to present events and fascinating relationships between the characters, I love this series and this novel in particular. I like the links between the past and the present, especially with this one going right back to the beginning with […]

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The Couple by Sarah Mitchell

This was a novel with a great twist, and some seriously intriguing characters. At first, I felt that the story was a bit random and directionless. Claire, the focus of the novel, is extremely hard to understand or relate to – although this makes her more interesting in some ways, it also means there is […]

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The Second Wife by Sheryl Browne

This was a really gripping story, with a clever switch between two timelines. Both the main female characters were fascinating, with Rebecca’s decisions hard to fathom until nearly halfway through the novel. As the letters that Nicole wrote to Rebecca in the past are gradually revealed, the weird atmosphere around Richard and his daughter Olivia […]

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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

Although this got really intense in the second half of the book, I found this quite slow and tough to get through at first. The main character in this I just found extremely irritating to begin with. I think this would be great for fans of The Girl on the Train, but for me I […]

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