suspense · thriller

Hostage – Clare Mackintosh ★★★★★

Blurb; You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most.

A claustrophobic thriller set over twenty hours on one airplane flight, with the heart-stopping tension of The Last Flight and the wrenching emotional intensity of Room, Hostage takes us on board the inaugural nonstop flight from London to Sydney.

Mina is trying to focus on her job as a flight attendant, not the problems of her five-year-old daughter back home, or the fissures in her marriage. But the plane has barely taken off when Mina receives a chilling note from an anonymous passenger, someone intent on ensuring the plane never reaches its destination. Someone who needs Mina’s assistance and who knows exactly how to make her comply.

It’s twenty hours to landing. A lot can happen in twenty hours.

My Review; I saw alot of hype about this book when it first came out so of course I bought it then never got around to it until now. I am so glad I picked it up and finally got to read it. It was everything I expected and more. Brilliant. Outstanding. Amazing. This book well and truelly had me hooked. Definition of a page turner. Devoured it.

The book is told through husband and wife duo with odd chapters from passenger’s aboard flight 79. It’s fast paced and there’s alot going on through all the characters but it’s brilliantly written. Short chapters which I prefer and an amazing plot. Makes me never want to fly but its gripping.

As a mother myself I was sat thinking would I have done the same thing she did? The answer is absolutely. This is already going into my top reads of the year and I would highly recommend to you all of you haven’t read it already. A well deserved five stars from me. One that will be hard to forget.

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Short Stories · suspense · thriller

The Donor – Clare Mackintosh ★★★★

Blurb; She gave you everything. But what does she want in return?

When Lizzie’s daughter Meg is given a life-saving heart transplant, Lizzie feels hugely grateful to the nameless donor. Then she receives a letter from the donor’s mother, Karen, asking to meet, and it seems like the least she can do.

But as soon as Karen is welcomed into their lives, Lizzie feels something isn’t right. And before long, she can’t help but worry that by inviting Karen in, she might have put Meg in danger . . .

My Review; This has to be the best quick read I have read yet! Thrilling. Gripping. Tense. Edgy. Dark. Twisted. Deadly. I was hooked. I am a big fan of this authors books but due to concentration levels going awol quick reads are helping me. This is brilliantly written. Full of suspense.

Meg is given a new heart through a donor and the family soon gets in touch with the donors family and a relationship emerges which quickly turns dark and deadly fast. They were warned not to have contact and they should have listened. Heart pounding especially the ending had my pulse racing. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. Loved it. Brilliant.

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Bestsellers · crime · Detective · mystery · suspense · thriller

I See You – Clare Mackintosh ★★★★

Blurb; When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

My Review; After devouring I Let You Go by Clare previously I had to read this one. But I must admit I do still prefer I Let You Go over this story. I See You took me a while to get into and it took a while to get to the good bit. It is one of those stories which makes you go ahh that’s why it is called that! 

I See You is written well, easy to read and contains a well thought out storyline with a shocker of an ending to look forward too. A very creepy story which will have you thinking and looking over your shoulder when you’re out and about. I enjoyed reading this as a good weekend read and awarded four stars out of five. I will be reading more by Clare in the future but this book didn’t grab me as much as I Let You Go did. I would highly recommend I See You if you haven’t read it already and I look forward to future books by Clare.