crime · Detective · mystery · suspense

Killer Instinct – James Patterson & Howard Roughan ★★★★

Blurb; The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunited with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan’s world. Is his secret past about to be brought to light?

As the terrorist attack unfolds, Elizabeth Needham does something courageous that thrusts her into the media spotlight. She’s a reluctant hero. And thanks to the attention, she also becomes a prime target for the ruthless murderer behind the attack.

Dylan literally wrote the book on the psychology of murder, and he and Elizabeth have solved cases that have baffled conventional detectives. But the sociopath they’re facing this time is the opposite of a textbook case. There’s no time to study for the test he’s about to give them. And if they fail, they die.

My Review; This is book two in the instinct series but read perfectly fine as a standalone. Apparantly this has been turned into a tv series so will have to check that out and try grab book one. I’m a huge fan of anything by James Patterson and this didn’t disappoint.

This book mainly focuses on terrorist attacks and trying to prevent them. A great team working together, putting themselves at risk. A gripping, tense and action packed read which has you turning the pages for fun. Enjoyed it! Brilliantly written. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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crime · mystery · Young adult

Sweetfreak – Sophie McKenzie ★★★★

Blurb; When everyone thinks you’re a liar, how hard will you fight for the truth?

Carey and Amelia have been best friends forever. Then Amelia starts being trolled by SweetFreak, a mysterious and hateful online account, and Carey is accused of being behind the vicious comments and threats.

Shut out by her other friends and shunned by Amelia, Carey is determined to clear her name and find out who’s really sending the messages. But as the online attacks spill over into real life, events start spiralling out of control… Can Carey expose the real SweetFreak before it’s too late?

A gripping page-turner from the award-winning Sophie Mckenize, SweetFreak will keep you guessing until the very end…

My Review; This is a perfect YA story. An easy, fast paced read. One I really enjoyed. It kept me guessing right until the end. A twist and outcome I could never have guessed or seen coming. Brilliantly written, full of suspense. A real mystery.

Poor Carey has been set up and it just gets worse and worse as we go along… Noone believes her, even her own mother. The police are on to her but she decides she has had enough and decides to run away which makes her look even more guilty. Oops. Plenty of times throughout this I kept saying to myself if only she did this instead of that etc. I really felt sorry for her. Especially as it’s all aimed towards her bestfriend which she would never do… Right?

Gripping. A page turner of a read. Really enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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*BLOG TOUR* Three Rivers – David Blake ★★★★

Blurb; A body caught on the end of a mast, another skewered by a rhond hook, and a chain of evidence Tanner cannot accept.

As a twisting gale howls its way over Barton Broad, DS Jenny Evans joins a handsome old friend to help rescue the crew of an overturned boat. But when they discover a body, snagged on the end of the mast, one murder soon follows another, leaving DI John Tanner with a race against time, desperate to prove that the most obvious suspect isn’t who everyone seems to think it is.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.

My Review; This is book four in the DI Tanner series, best read in order. I have been with this series from the start and it has just got better and better. I’m thrilled to know there is more to come too. Again brilliantly written, short chapters and fast paced. I devoured it. I enjoyed it. I loved it.

It was brilliant to be back with the team, especially Tanner and Jenny. This has to be their hardest case yet and one of their own is being framed for it all. It even had me doubting if they would actually do it! Torn between ehat they should do and who’s the suspect the case turns deadly and the stakes are high. Time is running out. I was screaming inside at this book! But alas… The ending was perfection just what I needed. A shocker of an outcome. A gripping, mysterious and clever case.

I would highly recommend this whole series. A well deserved four stars from me. I cannot wait for book five already. Exciting. I was lost into their world while reading this, didn’t want to put it down. Page turner of a read.

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