Sunday, 8 April 2018

Review: Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist

I absolutely loved this book, it tells us the story of two people crossing the Camino - Zoe and Martin. Both are walking for different reasons and both have a lot of issues to resolve. 

Their paths cross before they set off on the walk, and entwine along the way. It’s not a soppy love story but there is a hint of romance along the way, as well as them resolving their personal issues and discovering more about themselves. 

This was well written and wrote in the style of Zoe and Martins journeys, it is easy to read between the two and I found that I just wanted to keep on reading to find out how their journeys ended. 

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Review: Body and Soul by John Harvey

Well..... 

I don’t know where I’ve been - this is the first book that I’ve read and it’s the last in the Elder cases!! Clearly I’m going to have to go back now and catch up on what I’ve missed.

I loved the storyline to this book, two separate criminals to catch but it was written brilliantly so there was no confusion. I loved that I got to meet the characters and find out more about them - had I have read the full series then I probably would already know who was who in some of our cast. However it wasn’t one of those series that I felt that I’d missed out but not having read the previous books and it can clearly be read as a stand alone too..... for me however I would love to go back to the beginning to find out more!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Review: Now you see her by Heidi Perks

This book was a great read, I thought that I had the storyline worked out fairly quickly, however there was a twist and it was I didn’t see it coming! 

It was fast paced and I wanted to read more until I got to the end. It’s written in different parts of before and now in two persons accounts, it can be a bit confusing if you don’t like flicking between times/people in each chapter but I found it easy enough to follow as the book was well written.

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!!