mystery · suspense · thriller · Young adult

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson ★★★★★

Blurb; The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

A debut YA crime thriller as addictive as Serial and as page-turning as One of Us Is Lying.

My Review; Now this is a must read and must have. It is so fast paced, you will have finished it before you know it. It’s an easy read. I absolutely loved it! I cannot believe this is a debut!

Brilliantly written, addictive and had me turning those pages so fast. I cannot recommend this book enough. I was beside Pippa the whole way through and she made a brilliant investigator. She managed to uncover more than she ever thought possible. There are many secrets and liars in this small town and she never gave up.

A brilliant outcome. An amazing read. One that’s going to be hard to forget. This book had me suspecting everyone and changing my mind every chapter as to who the killer was. You wont see it coming. This book should be turned into a film or series.

A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. Its also going in my top twenty reads of the year. Loved it. Perfect for readers who enjoyed One Of Us is Lying.

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mystery · suspense · thriller · Young adult

Crazy House – James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet ★★★★★

Blurb; No one gets out alive.

Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her home and thrown without reazon into a hellish prison known as the Crazy House. To avoid execution, she’s told to shut her mouth and keep her head down.

Becca was never really good at either.

Her only hope for survival is for her sister, Cassie, to find her—that the “good twin” will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it’s too late. Because the jailers at Crazy House soon discover they made a mistake that could get both sisters killed…

My Review; This is one I saw recommended by a fellow blogger, so I had to have a look! My first James Patterson book too. This is more a YA thriller which was perfect! Crazy House is book one in the crazy house duology, The Fall of Crazy House is the second which I cannot wait to read already. Absolutely loved reading this.

It’s a story I just lost myself into, contains short chapters and brilliantly written from each characters point of view. A real page turner, something different with a major cliffhanger to finish it! Crazy house is going to be hard to forget! Would make a brilliant film or series. Some parts are hard hitting, twisted and brutal, but it kept me turning those pages.

Highly recommend. A well deserved five stars from me.

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Young adult

*BLOG TOUR* Roam – Erik Therme ★★★★

Blurb; When Kevin finds Sarah stranded by the side of the road, he’s more than willing to give her a ride. Young, beautiful and distraught—she’s everything a single guy could ask for in a girl. What he doesn’t know is that she already has a guy: an abusive, drunken boyfriend who left her there in a fit of rage. And when that boyfriend comes back and finds Sarah missing, a simple ride will turn deadly.

Like Josh Gaylord and Daniel Kraus before him, author Erik Therme explores the angst of disconnected youth in his enthralling and powerful Roam. Therme’s darkly tinged novel is an unforgettable tale of three errant souls brutalized by life’s cruel circumstances, and a remarkable night of discovery and violence that will change them forever.

My Review; I have loved previous books by this author before so this was a must read for me, I wasn’t disappointed. I was alongside Sarah and Kevin the whole way and secretly hoped that it would lead to something… They’re cute together.

Erik has given his readers another page turner of a read which steams up towards the end. I throughally enjoyed it. Brilliantly written, good plot and short chapters. It’s a coming of age story that will be hard to forget…

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Can’t fault this one other than I didn’t want it to end!

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