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The Wreckage – Robin Morgan-Bentley ★★★★

Blurb; One fatal crash. Two colliding worlds. Three wrecked lives.

School teacher Ben is driving on the motorway, on his usual commute to work.

A day like any other…

Except for one man who, in a final despairing act, jumps in front of Ben’s car, turning the teacher’s world upside down in a single horrifying instant…

Wracked with guilt and desperate to clear his conscience, he develops a friendship with Alice, the dead man’s wife, and her 7-year-old son Max.

But as he tries to escape the trauma of the wreckage, could he go too far in trying to make amends?

How would you cope, knowing you’d caused someone’s death?

My Review; I got this one as a bargain from Amazon for just £2 and soon found myself devouring it. From the start I was hooked and intrigued about why this man committed suicide. It’s a page turner of a read which kept me guessing throughout. I really felt for Ben for most of this story as his guilt at killing this man was eating away at him and all he wanted to do was help this mans wife and son. Wouldn’t anyone?

Around half way through things started to turn becoming spooky, scary, dark and stalkerish. Is Ben becoming obsessed with this woman and her son? The ending just blew me away like OMG what a clever twist. Crafty. So well thought out. I never could have guessed or written it myself. Made the whole book worth it. Genius. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Well written story. Gripping.

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Her Perfect Twin – Sarah Bonner ★★★★★

Blurb; HER PERFECT TWIN. YOUR NEW OBSESSION.

When Megan discovers photographs of her estranged identical twin sister on her husband’s phone, she wants answers.

Leah already has everything Megan has ever wanted. Fame, fortune, freedom to do what she wants. And when Megan confronts Leah, an argument turns to murder.

The only way Megan can get away with killing her twin is to become her.

But then lockdown hits. How can she continue living two lives? And what happens if someone else knows her secret too?

My Review; A 99p buy. I randomly started reading it and I was hooked from the beginning. An extremely clever story about identical twins Leah and Megan. One I found I had to concentrate reading as both the twins are extremely similar. Who’s dead? Who’s alive? Who’s partner is who? But just over half way through this read lockdown and Covid 19 come into the story and flip the whole story.

Very cleverly written as the author had me hating Megan thinking she’s so clever. But then it switched to me hating her partner Chris what an evil character he was. But then the whole story flips again at the end and OMG I was not ready for it at all. That ending blew me away and made this a five star read for me. Extremely clever. Clever. Clever. I know. But I could have never have come up with this plot at all. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars. One that will be hard to forget. Fast paced, be over before you know it.

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The Choice -S.J. Ford ★★★★

Blurb; The Husband.
The Lawyer.
The Detective.
The Journalist.
The Murderer.
You are the jury.

When Jane Bell uncovered that her next-door neighbour planned to blow up their local primary school, she tried to get the police to listen to her. When they chose to do nothing, she took matters into her own hands.

Jane Bell saved the children. She is a hero. She stopped a terrorist attack. She murdered a man. Jane Bell committed a crime, and no matter what her reasons are surely she must face the legal repercussions of her actions.

Now several people follow Jane’s case, each with their own thoughts on what happened. Is Jane the hero or the villain? It’s up to you to decide.

My Review; This was a buddy with Mel from Melanie’s Reads. We both bought this for 99p and decided to buddy read it straight away doing 20% each day. The story is told through several different characters. Now the beginning… Brilliant. Fast paced. Everything go go go. Then it thinned out in the middle all about the court case, evidence etc. Myself and Mel both thought that was it… It was all going to be about the case and verdict from then on. A rushed beginning with the case to follow both considering it a three star read. UNTIL…

The biggest plot twist ever towards the end which neither of us expected. Like boom. Pow. Take that. Knocked us over and left us shocked which bumped it back up to a four star read for both of us. The ending killed me off. Honestly could not believe it and left me asking that one question I still want to know… Was she guilty of murder or innocent? Very open ended for the reader to finish it themselves.

Would you take a life to save many? Mel would. I would probably hire someone to do it for me if I couldn’t get any help from elsewhere. Brilliant read. We both really enjoyed it. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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