Thursday, 8 March 2018

Review: London Rules by Mick Herron

London Rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one.

Cover your arse.

Yet another fantastic book in the Jackson Lamb series from Mick Herron. 

I really don’t know how he does it, yet another book that kept me guessing and was action packed with things going on. There’s always a twist and nothing is as straightforward as it seems. I love the fact that we see more of J.K. Coe in this one and see the character develop further. And the return of the characters that I’ve come to like and feel close to now. 

I also love the comedy in the books too - I had more laugh out loud moments. It’s not just drama and comedy that is brought though as the sadness felt by River over his grandads condition is done really well and comes across the pages to me as a reader. 

The downside to this book is the fact that I’m now fully up to date so will have to try to wait patiently for the next instalment from the Slow Horses... I really hope I don’t have to wait too long!!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Review: Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

Your seven years old and a shooter is loose in your school... you don’t even think about your older brother until your mum finds you and asks where he is...

This book focuses on Zach who’s life is turned upside down when his brother is killed by a school shooter. Throughout the book we go through his thoughts and feelings as he struggles to understand what is happening to him and his family. 

It’s a lovely touching story that makes you appreciate what you’ve got even if you haven’t lost a loved one.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Review: Spook Street by Mick Herron

This is another book in the Jackson Lamb series that does not disappoint! I was lucky enough to recently read all 4 of the series via netgalley, until I spotted it on there I had never even heard of the series. I’m so glad that I’ve found it. I have loved each book more than the last and I think it’s due to the fantastic characters that the author has developed, especially reading them back to back... I’ve grown to really like them. 

Spook street is another fast paced read which really kept me on my toes again, I even gasped out loud at one scene near the beginning as I couldn’t believe what had happened... only to realise as ever... it’s one of those twists! And I’m this books the twists just kept coming... there was one that I was so annoyed at myself for not guessing it before it was revealed... I’m usually way ahead!! Not with these books though, even having read the previous 3, I don’t seem to be able to predict what’s going to happen next! 

I can’t wait to read number 5!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Review: Real Tigers by Mick Herron

Another great read from Mr Herron! My fantastic Slow Horses are back with yet more dramas and crimes to solve. 

I think what I really enjoy about this series is the fact that the books keep me guessing as it’s never clear from the outset how it’s going to end. There’s so many twists and turns in them that it keeps me on my toes, but it’s not too confusing so I don’t lose track of what’s going on. 

This book see’s one of Lamb’s ‘Joes’ kidnapped and faced with choosing which of her fellow ‘Slow Horses’ she’d trust with her life...... a tough choice since they are all MI5 ‘rejects’. 

Brilliant storyline and it was great to see the newer characters developing more and delving deeper into our regular Slow Horses lives.