mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG BLITZ* Keep Her Safe – Richard Parker. ★★★★★

Blurb; How far would you go to protect your child?

Maggie’s daughter Penny is her whole world… and she’d do anything to protect her. So when Maggie wakes one night to find a strange woman in her home, she runs to lock herself in her bedroom with her child. But Maggie knows why she’s come… 

Someone has been targeting mothers and offering them a choice: do as he says or their child disappears. This stranger in her home has until dawn to follow his orders… but Maggie too has the ‘choice’ to make. Can she put the pieces together to stop the cycle before her time is up?

My Review; Keep Her Safe is a story you should not read alone and at night, especially if you’re a single mother. Beware. You’ve been warned. This story will get your heart rate pumping and is every mothers worst nightmare. 

Keep Her Safe had me hooked within the first two chapters, very gripping. You will not want to put it down! I could easily have devoured this brilliant, thrilling story in one sitting it certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat! 

This story is easy to read, fast paced, written well and contains short chapters. Parts will have you holding your breath so don’t forget to breathe throughout! An amazing thriller I would highly recommend to you all. 

A well deserved five stars from myself. This is the first story I have read by Richard and I seem to have found a new favourite author, I cannot wait to dive into his other stories. Keep Her Safe is released today and was in my top twenty reads of 2017. Very impressed. High expections from Richard now. A thriller that you NEED to read. Enjoy. 

crime · mystery · paranormal · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Hydra – Matt Wesolowski ★★★★★

Blurb; One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the north west of England, 26-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the “Macleod Massacre.” Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation. King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five witnesses and Arla herself, as he questions whether Arla’s responsibility for the massacre was a diminished as her legal team made out. As he unpicks the stories, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden “games,” online trolls, and the mysterious Black-eyed Children, whose presence extends far beyond the delusions of a murderess.

My Review; I must start by saying this is the first book I have read by Matt and I am very impressed. Hydra is Matt’s second book released and I will be reading his other story called Six Stories very soon. Hydra had me intrigued and interested just from reading the prologue.

I absolutely love Matt’s writing style making the story easy to read and fast paced. The way the story is told leaves the reader to analyse the case themselves and I think it is brilliant, I haven’t read anything similar to this before. Instead of chapters in this book there is episodes, different but gripping. 

You can tell Matt has put a lot of time and research into this story which had me hooked to the point I devoured it in two days, I didn’t want to put it down. Hydra is chilling and will give you goosebumps. I enjoyed reading this story very much and awarded a well deserved five stars. I would highly recommend you all read it if you haven’t already. Hydra was in my top twenty reads of 2017. 

mystery · suspense · thriller

The Bird Tribunal – Agnes Ravatn ★★★★

Blurb; TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough. Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless.

My Review; The Bird Tribunal has won several awards and was even turned into a successful play. Rosie Hedger has translated this story into English for all us lucky readers. 

I picked this book up from my library as it was their book of the month. It didn’t take long to finish as it is only 185 pages long and easy to read, but I did find at the start of the book that this story was very different from what I usually read which had me intrigued. The story is a spooky, haunting, chilling one which focuses on the characters Allis and Sigurd and how their relationship develops. 

I also love the cover of this book! A well written story which I would recommend to you all. I awarded a well deserved four stars. This is a story that will stick in my head for a while…