horror · Killers · Short Stories · suspense · thriller

Wrong Time, Wrong Place – Simon Kernick ★★★★★

Blurb; Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time? You are hiking in the Scottish highlands with three friends when you come across a girl. She is half-naked, has been badly beaten, and she can’t speak English. She is clearly running away from someone. Do you stop to help her? This book deals with these questions.

My Review; This was brilliant. It had me jumping at every sound around me, I was literally immersed in this story. For me this was more a horror. The stuff of nightmares. Petrifying. Tense. Dark. Brutal. Deathly. I loved it. A real page turner and would highly recommend. Another quick read at 100 pages. But one that doesn’t end well (like they usually do). Literally is running fot your life in this book. Imagine seeing everyone you love killed before your eyes. Awful, but gripping.

A well deserved five stars from me. Don’t think I could forget this one if I tried.

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Short Stories · suspense · thriller

The Donor – Clare Mackintosh ★★★★

Blurb; She gave you everything. But what does she want in return?

When Lizzie’s daughter Meg is given a life-saving heart transplant, Lizzie feels hugely grateful to the nameless donor. Then she receives a letter from the donor’s mother, Karen, asking to meet, and it seems like the least she can do.

But as soon as Karen is welcomed into their lives, Lizzie feels something isn’t right. And before long, she can’t help but worry that by inviting Karen in, she might have put Meg in danger . . .

My Review; This has to be the best quick read I have read yet! Thrilling. Gripping. Tense. Edgy. Dark. Twisted. Deadly. I was hooked. I am a big fan of this authors books but due to concentration levels going awol quick reads are helping me. This is brilliantly written. Full of suspense.

Meg is given a new heart through a donor and the family soon gets in touch with the donors family and a relationship emerges which quickly turns dark and deadly fast. They were warned not to have contact and they should have listened. Heart pounding especially the ending had my pulse racing. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Loved it. Brilliant.

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chick-lit · romance · Short Stories

The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe – Milly Johnson ★★★★

Blurb; It only takes one small step to change your life!

Lara Cliffe and her three friends are off on a mini break for her hen party. It’s three weeks before her wedding to ’Steady Freddie’, one of the kindest men on the planet. But something is worrying Lara. Her friends say it’s wedding jitters, but she isn’t so sure. Fifteen years ago the love of her life, Danny Belfont, walked out on her three weeks before their wedding and she has never been able to fully get him out of her heart.

Then, on the overnight ferry, Lara finds out that Danny is playing in the onboard band and he spots her in the crowd. Will she meet him the next night to talk?

As the wonderful city of Amsterdam works its magic on Lara, she tries to sort out her thoughts. And if fate has brought Lara and Danny back together … is it really for love or for something quite different?

My Review; Another quick read to help with my concentration lately. I’ve always been a fan of Millys writing and this was perfect. Short. Easy to read. Perfect chick-lit.

The story is about a group of women all enjoying Laras hen party with a break away. The perfect group of friends. However, Lara has an uneasy feeling about it all. Aboard the ship she sees someone familiar an ex, Danny. Their eyes meet and she doesn’t know what to feel or think. They soon get chatting again. Will Lara and Danny rekindle that relationship? Or will she walk away back to her new life and future marriage?

The perfect ending. Uplifting. Happy. Full of joy. This book certainly put a smile on my face. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. These quick reads are perfect for me right now and hopefully will help me back to the bigger books soon.

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