Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

How do I get over a book that has latched itself on to me, in a maddening sort of way? This might sound exaggerating, but you have to trust me when I say, ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ wasn’t what I expected it to be.  Right from the first sentence, the book hadContinue reading “Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson”

Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel|A psychological thriller on Family and freedom|

‘The Family Upstairs’ starts where the blurb ends. A baby lies in a cot, and three rotting corpses lie in the floor right above her. As the identity of the child is revealed in the first few chapters, the story takes us back to the day it all started. Narrated by three different characters withContinue reading “Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewel|A psychological thriller on Family and freedom|”

Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides|An unspoken horror, a silent patient and an obsessed psychotherapist

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five timesContinue reading “Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides|An unspoken horror, a silent patient and an obsessed psychotherapist”

e-ARC Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager|An ‘apartment sitter’ and some mysterious disappearances

Blurb (as on Goodreads): No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and justContinue reading “e-ARC Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager|An ‘apartment sitter’ and some mysterious disappearances”

e-ARC Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous|A secret buried, a woman’s quest and a flawed relationship|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof coupleContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous|A secret buried, a woman’s quest and a flawed relationship|”

e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’tContinue reading “e-ARC Review: Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale|A memory forgotten, and some dark secrets|”

Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal|Love, obsession and abandonment|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession. London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgottenContinue reading “Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal|Love, obsession and abandonment|”

Book Review: To Kill the Truth by Sam Bourne|A terrifying present and a bone-chilling mystery

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history’s greatest crimes. Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs lost forever. Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop theContinue reading “Book Review: To Kill the Truth by Sam Bourne|A terrifying present and a bone-chilling mystery”

e-ARC Review: The Passengers by John Marrs|The darker side of AI

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Eight self-drive cars set on a collision course. Who lives, who dies? You decide. The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE – soon to be a major Netflix series.  When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collisionContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Passengers by John Marrs|The darker side of AI”

e-ARC Review: The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown|A story of love, loss and unspoken crimes|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Sydney’s dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around their small Ohio town. He is also unexpectedly dead. Is Sydney crazy, or is it kind of weird that her dad-a guy whose entire job revolved around other peoples’ secrets-crashed alone, with no explanation? And why is June Copeland, homecoming queen and theContinue reading “e-ARC Review: The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown|A story of love, loss and unspoken crimes|”