suspense · thriller

Keep Her Secret – Mark Edwards ★★★★★

Blurb; In this sinister tale from 4 million copy bestselling author Mark Edwards, a deadly secret turns a couple’s new romance into a nightmare. And they’re not the only ones who know the truth…

After twenty years apart, Matthew and Helena have rekindled their college romance and are away in Iceland on their first holiday together. Swept up in the romance on a mountain hike, one moment they are taking the perfect photo, the next Helena is hanging from the cliff edge…

Terrified, Matthew almost misses Helena’s sudden and shocking confession—but what he hears chills him to the bone. And when Helena reveals the full truth Matthew is horrified, not only by what she’s done, but why she did it. Does he really know her at all?

His shock turns to horror when, back in England, they discover that someone not only overheard Helena’s confession but plans to blackmail her. Now Matthew must decide whether to go to the police or help Helena keep her secret—and as events spiral out of control, how far is Matthew willing to go to protect his ‘perfect’ girlfriend?

My Review; OMG. This is going to be a bestseller for sure. This has to be one of Marks’ best books yet. Wow. Omg. I’m in shock over that twist. The ending. It’s such a cleverly written story. Face paced, thrilling, gripping. I was hooked. Did not expect the outcome at all, and it changed the whole story for me. I really enjoyed reading this one. It does have a little cliffhanger, which leaves it up to the reader to decide, but wow. Amazing. He’s done it again. I’d love to write more about the story, but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I urge you to go buy this. Pre-order. Find out for yourself. You will not be disappointed. A well-deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend.

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mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Librarian – Valerie Keogh ★★★★

Blurb; Since that fateful night I have always kept myself to myself. Reserved. Private. Alone.

Some people think I am too quiet. That life is passing me by. But I know there is safety in my own company. That no one can hurt me if I don’t let them get too close.

Until the day I meet him. A handsome, charming stranger. A chance for me to take a risk…finally?

Or a man who threatens everything I’ve worked so hard for?

You’ll be sorry…

And that’s when my whole life begins to fall apart….

My Review; Talk about the past coming back to haunt you, bloody hell. What a gripping, dark, and disturbing read. I was hooked! It was a very mysterious read with too many coincidences for my liking. I was beside Ava the whole way, from losing her job to her best friend to her sister and finally all the little strange things. I was shocked Ava didn’t go mental herself. She is one determined woman who knows who is behind everything. Or at least she thinks she does. A clever read. Messed up. Toxic. Brilliant ending. A well-deserved four stars from me.

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horror · thriller · mystery · Killers · suspense · Short Stories

A Sliver of Darkness – C.J.Tudor ★★★★

Blurb; The debut short story collection from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man, featuring ten bone-chilling and mind-bending tales

Timeslips. Doomsday scenarios. Killer butterflies. C. J. Tudor’s novels are widely acclaimed for their dark, twisty suspense plots, but with A Sliver of Darkness, she pulls us even further into her dizzying imagination.

In Final Course, the world has descended into darkness, but a group of old friends make time for one last dinner party. In Runaway Blues, thwarted love, revenge, and something very nasty stowed in a hat box converge. In Gloria, a strange girl at a service station endears herself to a cold-hearted killer, but can a leopard really change its spots? And in I’m Not Ted, a case of mistaken identity has unforeseen, fatal consequences.

Riveting and explosively original, A Sliver of Darkness is C. J. Tudor at her most wicked and uninhibited.

My Review; I picked this up from my library. I must admit this is the first book I have read by this author, and it contains 12 short stories, which I love, and I prefer a short story now and again. Perfect for busy lives or lack of reading mojo. All the stories vary differently, but all are brilliant. A great range of stories here. It’s an easy read. Some stories stand out from others, and others I can remember more. But I really enjoyed the whole short story collection. A well-deserved four stars from me.

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