fantasy · mystery · suspense · Young adult

Gone – Michael Grant ★★★★★

Blurb; In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.

There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your 15th birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…

My Review; I was kindly gifted this series to read by a friend and I had to start it straight away. 560 pages long and I devoured it. I do believe it has also been turned into a tv series or film so I will have to keep a look out for that. I can honestly say I have not read anything similar to this before and it was amazing.

A world where all the adults and anyone aged over 15 disappear. Scary. This leaves with it a lot of problems… babies? Food? Animals? Emergency services? Deaths? Who is all that down too? Well whoever is there has to handle it all. Luckily there is still electricity but no WiFi, no call signal and no TV. How will these children cope? Alongside all that some children have powers! Will they all come together to survive? Or will there be war? Will powers have to be unleashed? Will there be a leader? Honestly so many questions. I loved it all.

Sam steps up. I loved his character and his sidekicks. Brave. Strong. A hero to many. But like always there are bullies to face. Parts of the story do get violent with fighting and guns. With power comes great responsibility and the urge to abuse that power. An explosive ending. Through the story it is counting down towards something.. something that cannot be stopped or can it?

I am so glad this is book one as I want more already I was lost into this world and I need to see what happens. Will the adults return? Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars. This may even end up in my top reads of the year. Brilliant. Loved it. Addictive. A real page turner.

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Bestsellers · crime · Detective · mystery

The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman ★★★★★

Blurb; Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to…
The Thursday Murder Club

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?

My Review; Now You must have seen this book everywhere. I sure have. It seems to me its a marmite book you either love it or don’t get the hype. For me I am firmly on the love side. I loved it all. It’s set in a little retirement village with OAPs and they came up with the idea to start a club to solve/fix old cases that were left unresolved. Meet the Thursday Murder Club.

Things soon enter from the present though with a murder right on their own doorstep, they all witnessed and they’re determined to solve it before the police do. Now don’t under-estimate these OAPs they’re clever and know the right people. Especially Elizabeth she seems the leader to me. However, soon things become far more complicated than they first seemed dragging them back into the past to discover the answers.

A very clever story, kept me guessing. A great outcome I never saw coming. These clever OAPs stole my heart. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead in book two. Highly recommend! A well deserved five stars from me.

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mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Whispers – Heidi Perks ★★★★

Blurb; A MISSING WIFE. FOUR FRIENDS. WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH?

Anna Robinson hasn’t been seen since she went on a night out with her four closest friends.

She has a loving husband and a son she adores. Surely she wouldn’t abandon them and her perfect life. . .

But what has happened to her?

At the school gates, it’s not long before the rumours start. Anna’s oldest friend Grace is beside herself with worry – desperately searching for answers, and certain that someone is hiding the truth.

With each day that passes, Anna’s life is under increasing threat. And a the pressure mounts, it won’t be long before something cracks. . .

My Review; I have loved this author for a long time and she never disappoints me. This was another brilliant read that had me hooked! Brilliantly written. Gripping. Tense. Who can you trust? Who are your real friends? Will it ever end?

After the past emerges it brings with it a whole load of other problems for Anna. But she’s had enough. She’s going to end it all now. For good. Explosive ending. This book messes with your head over who you should trust, who is controlling who, who is right and who is wrong. Alot of who’s! Kept me guessing and changing my mind. Loved it all! Just remember the past can always come back to haunt you!

Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty.

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