mystery · suspense · TV series · Young adult

Riverdale: Get Out Of Town – Micol Ostow ★★★★

Blurb; When Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead take a road trip, they discover that their small-town problems seem to follow them wherever they go.

Archie’s on trial for murder, and the evidence is stacked against him. Betty, Veronica, and Jughead all know that Archie is being framed by Hiram Lodge, but how can they prove it?

The gang comes up with a last-ditch plan to prove Archie’s innocence: They have to go back to the scene of the crime. They have to go back to Shadow Lake.

Threats are around every corner deep in the woods at the Lodge family cabin. Will the teens find the evidence they need to clear Archie’s name? And more importantly, will they make it back to Riverdale alive?

My Review; This is book two in the Riverdale series and as expected was much better than book one. Same characters, same town, but more drama! Archie has been accused of murder but with his friends and family supporting him they’re making sure he proves his innocence.

He’s been set up and they’re determined to prove it by going back to the scene and finding evidence to prove it. Things start to turn creepy, spooky and scary in their search for evidence with an explosive ending… Literally. A major cliff hanger. The books set just before going back to school so I expect book three will have the result of Archies trial and everyone will be back to school.

A brilliant read. Much better than book one. Devoured it. Gripping. Thrilling. Suspense thrilled. Dark towards the end. Loved it. Perfect for YA readers I am really enjoying reading it. I’m looking forward to what book three has in store for me. A well deserved four stars highly recommend.

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Short Stories · suspense · thriller

Clean Break – Tammy Cohen ★★★★★

Blurb; Marriage is complicated, especially for Kate. Her husband Jack has a temper on him, and has been an absent father for years. Kate knows it’s time for a divorce. The trouble is, Jack refuses. And now that he has found out Kate has met another man, his jealous rages escalate. Can Kate rid herself of her jealous husband before it’s too late?

My Review; Now this one was pure creepy, evil, twisted and stalkerish. What happens after a break up? Not what happens in this book usually. Her ex husband spies on her, has cameras installed and audio devices. He lives in their attic without them knowing. Hurting those she loves. Pure evil. Jealous. He can’t let her go.

However, the end made up for all she had to endure. She got her revenge perfectly. You know when your getting towards the end of the book, immersed in the story and those final pages are a preview of another book? I was wounded! Gutted. I wanted more.

Brilliant, gripping and a tense read. A well deserved five stars from me. Another quick read at 95 pages. Highly recommend.

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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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