Monday, 15 January 2018

Review: You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac

The Blurb:
YOU an ME, we have history. We have a child together. We have kept secrets from each other for far too long. This summer, in the beautiful hills of the Dordogne, it is time for EVERYTHING to change.

The Review:
The books focus is on Jess, a single mother who has raised her son, William singlehandedly with some support from her mum & dad. William has had little contact with his father over the years but Jess is pushed into spending the summer with Adam, Williams’ father at his holiday chateau complex in France by her mother. 

The book has humour as well as a deeply moving and important storyline, which portrays things very well. I must praise the author on such a good book, that also raises awareness. 

I will admit that I wasn’t gripped by the book where I felt that I couldn’t stop reading as I needed to find out what happened, but it was well written in such a way that I found myself sitting down and reading several chapters very quickly whilst still taking in the story, in what felt like no time at all. 

It has a good storyline and it was nice to read a well written ‘chick flick’ novel as I call them, with a great balance of sadness, happiness & humour.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Review: The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste

I can honestly say that I loved every word of this book! I received a copy to read and review via Netgalley. I was so excited to be able to read this early as I’ve been waiting for it for a while. I’ve only discovered Luca Veste earlier in the year and read his first novel so far but I loved that and as this is not part of the series I knew that I could read it without missing anything out.

Keep the lights on.
Remember to breathe.
This thriller will grip you like no other.

He’ll slice your flesh,
Your bones he’ll keep.
The Bone Keeper’s coming,
And he’ll make you weep.

This is based upon Louise Henderson who is all too familiar with the song from her childhood, where the woods are a place to be feared, now a detective she’s having to enter the woods and face her fears.

I couldn’t read this quick enough! I was convinced that I knew exactly what was going on and I was wrong!! This book kept throwing in twists and turns right up until the end....

Definitely a MUST READ

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

After the Fire by Henning Mankell

I enjoyed this book, the story is based around Fredrik who is a retired doctor living alone on an island. He wakes up to find his house on fire and he's the prime suspect. 

It's a great little story that covers loneliness, and relationships between family and friends, making you think about how much you really know people. I really warmed to Fredrik and the way the book has been written was really well done. 

It's not particularly fast paced but still a good read with other characters brilliantly described throughout. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Review: Harry's Game by Gerald Seymour

I've just finished this book... and all I can think about is how have I not read this book sooner?? The edition I have is a 40th Anniversary edition and I can honestly say I'd never even heard of it before. 

This book was first published in 1975 and it is still a brilliant read today, the thriller covers the troubles in Northern Ireland and portrays it excellently. It is easy to get into and I found myself unable to put it down wanting to read more. 

It features Harry who is placed in Belfast at the prime minister's request to find the man that shot a local MP in London. It follows the story of Harry and his progress at trying to locate the man, as well the the story of the man who carried out the shooting as well as the politics and difficulties faced by all at that time. 

If you haven't read this book I would really recommend it as it truely is brilliant, as I've already said I'm just disappointed that I haven't read it sooner.