Thursday, 15 February 2018

Review: The Pact by SE Lynes

I really enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and easy to read... I couldn’t read it quick enough. 

I loved the triangle of female main characters who had a different dynamic between each pair within. 

The book is written from each persons perspective so you do need to pay attention to who’s chapter your reading. Although the chapters flicked between perspectives and different times, I found it easy enough to keep track of what was going on. 

There were twists and turns that I thought I’d worked out but never had fully which I really enjoyed. The one twist that still has me puzzled is the one at the end!!!

I’d definitely recommend this book as a must read.

Review: Slow Horses by Mick Herron

I’ve only just discovered this series by Mick Herron..... I’m wondering where I’ve been!! 
Slow horses are MI5’s ‘rejects’ that aren’t good enough to remain in the main squad but are unable to be fired due to different reasons. Whilst they may be rejects in MI5’s eyes they are still very talented and capable individuals.... given the opportunity to work together actually having a case to work.. they show they are a formidable team.

I loved getting to know the characters that appear in this book, there is a great balance between storyline & character background so that you feel like you are bonding with the ‘Slow Horses’. It’s a fast paced book and the storyline isn’t one that you can work out straightaway from the beginning. 

Great read and I cannot wait to read more from this series... luckily for me I was behind on discovering it so I can read #2 straightaway.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Review: The Innocent WIfe by Amy Lloyd

The blurb:

Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida's Red River County. Now he's the subject of a true-crime documentary that's whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted.
A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis's case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release.
But when the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all ...
The review: 
Honestly... I'm really disappointed. I loved how this book started out, it was really fast paced and the storyline really gripped me... I couldn't wait to find out what happened. Then halfway through it just got a bit weird if I'm honest, things didn't flow as well as they had previously and we didn't get full answers to things, it's almost like the author was rushed to finish up and didn't have as much time to spend on the second half as they did the first half. It's readable and you still get the answers that you want but it just wasn't in the way/style that I was expecting after the highly powered start. 
Somewhat clunky and confusing after a brilliant start.

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.