mystery · suspense · thriller

My Last Confession – Helen Fitzgerald ★★★★★

Blurb; Relieved to have put all the troubles of her recent past behind her, Krissie Donald is revelling in her newfound happiness with toddler son, Robbie, and boyfriend, Chas. Yes, life is definitely on the up and up for Krissie, even more so when she successfully applies for a position as a parole officer. Her new job quickly brings her into contact with Jeremy Bagshaw, an English toff who stands out likes dog’s balls amidst the Glaswegian thugs he’s serving time with. Imprisoned for a gruesome murder he swears he’s innocent of, Jeremy is charming to Krissie, who becomes increasingly convinced he’s doing time for a crime he didn’t commit. Such is Krissie’s belief in Jeremy’s innocence that she campaigns for his release from prison. Sex, death and general mayhem follow, with the suspense building to a nail-biting crescendo.

My Review; As I was reviewing this I noticed this is meant to follow on after Dead Lovely which I have not read yet. However, I am going straight into dead lovely. It read fine as a standalone. Yet again another brilliant story I got stuck into!

In this story Krissie has a new job and an interesting one too, a parole officer. Things soon do not seem as great as she first expected, work starts to take her away from her family, her life. She turns into a detective which isn’t her job and gets it all completely wrong. She’s told offenders too much about herself and got too into her job.

Similar to cat and mouse. She messed up and life starts to become dangerous and scary for her. Making it a fast paced, thrilling edge of your seat read to see it all unfold. A happyish ending for a change. But did she learn her lesson? Loved it! A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend.

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The Exit – Helen Fitzgerald ★★★★★

Blurb; Some people love goodbyes…
23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down – and soon discovers that her new workplace contains many secrets. One of the residents at the home, 82-year-old Rose, is convinced that something sinister is going on in Room 7 and that her own life is under threat. But Rose has dementia – so what does she actually know, and who would believe her anyway? As Catherine starts investigating Rose’s allegations, terrible revelations surface about everyone involved. Can Catherine find out what’s really going on?

My Review; This is one of the authors older books and gosh are you in for a treat! Perfect. Brilliant. The story focuses on a care home for the elderly and dying. Catherine finds herself working their but it’s not as simple as that… Rose is a lovely 82 year old woman resident at the home and has been trying to warn people what has been happening, but due to her dementia noone believes her until its too late. I actually felt sorry for Rose and liked her character, she never gave up and became a hero in the end.

The Exit is dark, thrilling, brutal and sickening especially towards the end. A certain part made me feel dirty and sick for reading it. It is brilliantly written, fast paced and a real page turner. The truth came out in the end! I didn’t want to put it down. Gripping. Edge of your seat read especially towards the end!

A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend.

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*BLOG TOUR* Nothing Important Happened Today – Will Carver ★★★★★

Blurb; When strangers take part in a series of group suicides, everything suggests that a cult is to blame. How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?

Nine suicides
One Cult
No leader

Nine people arrive one night on Chelsea Bridge. They’ve never met. But at the same time, they run, and leap to their deaths. Each of them received a letter in the post that morning, a pre-written suicide note, and a page containing only four words: Nothing important happened today.

That is how they knew they had been chosen to become a part of the People Of Choice: A mysterious suicide cult whose members have no knowledge of one another.

Thirty-two people on that train witness the event. Two of them will be next. By the morning, People Of Choice are appearing around the globe; it becomes a movement. A social media page that has lain dormant for four years suddenly has thousands of followers. The police are under pressure to find a link between the cult members, to locate a leader that does not seem to exist.

How do you stop a cult when nobody knows they are a member?

My Review; Oh. You want me to try and review this now huh? I will give it a go… This book is unique, original, different and bloody brilliant. It is a story you shouldn’t be enjoying but you do. Messes with your head, like am I okay? Is the author okay after writing this? Are we all okay?

It is a page turner of a read, short chapters, fast paced and brilliantly written. I love how it engages the reader with how these people are people you see everyday and dont give a thought about… It’s a story that makes you think and stands out from all those everyday thrillers and mysterys. Not read anything similar to this before.

A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. A must read. A must buy. This deserves a place in my top twenty reads of 2019. Forget this story? Impossible.

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