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Thriller

Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

Published August 13, 2019

Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris

Hmm, a very quick read this one, it was an easy thriller that kept me turning pages but I do have to admit that I guessed the twist early on. It was well written in the sense that it kept you wanting to see what happened next, but at the same time there seemed to be an endless amount of Russian Dolls and it felt quite drawn out.

A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava

Published August 7, 2019

A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava

The end of this book is designed solely to get you hooked on reading the next one. There’s a kidnapping/murder mystery at the heart of the novel, and two believable, courageous and mostly likeable protagonists to try and unravel what’s been going on and who’s behind it. I quite liked the twists and turns although it felt a bit weird that we knew all along who it was and that is who it turned out to be. Also, the fact that Timmy was kidnapped was not even slightly a shock, I don’t know if it was meant to be.

One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis

Published August 2, 2019

One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis

A domestic thriller, this book charts a turbulent time in a family’s life, when someone they trusted turned out to be… well, a psychopath. There are a lot of interesting concepts in this book - firstly, whether to trust and how long to trust for when you start to have suspicions, whether the backstory is true or not or whether it is all in our villain’s imagination, that the protagonist is no hero and made plenty of mistakes herself.

Timeline by Michael Crichton

Published May 26, 2019

Timeline by Michael Crichton

I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this one before because I first read it a long, long time ago and have dived back into it a handful of times since. It’s one of those long standing favourites, a bit of comfort reading when you’re not ready for something new. Michael Crichton is a firm favourite of mine, and this being a time travel book, it’s bound to be up there with the best. I love the writing, that it starts out quite sedately albeit with the intriguing mystery, and gradually ramping up as things get hectic and time gets tight.

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

Published April 24, 2019

The Rainmaker by John Grisham

This was a bit of an odd John Grisham read, because although it had the fundamental law and courtdroom drama that you would expect, the main protagonist really didn’t seem to be that engaged. Rudy Baylor, fresh out of law school, waiting to pass the bar, isn’t even sure he wants to be a lawyer.

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

Published February 17, 2019

A Time to Kill by John Grisham

I love reading John Grisham’s legal thrillers so I don’t really need an excuse to pick one up, however I was urged towards this after watching the film. The movie is very close to the book, but my word the novel moves glacially slowly. You can see that it’s pace is designed to ramp up the tensions felt by everyone involved but it does make it a bit of a slog, especially in the middle.

The Alchemist's Secret by Scott Mariani

Published December 20, 2018

The Alchemist's Secret by Scott Mariani

This was a surprisingly good thriller, I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t expecting too much because I’m sort of over the genre where an ancient something is detected through a series of puzzles so that the good guys get it before the bad guys do. This was that genre but it was a good story, told well, and a fun ride.