suspense · thriller · Young adult

Five Survive – Holly Jackson ★★★★★

Blurb; The brand new unmissable crime thriller from Holly Jackson, best-selling, award-winning author of the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy.

Eight hours.
Six friends.
One sniper . . .

Eighteen year old Red and her friends are on a road trip in an RV, heading to the beach for Spring Break. It’s a long drive but spirits are high. Until the RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere. There’s no mobile phone reception and nobody around to help. And as the wheels are shot out, one by one, the friends realise that this is no accident. There’s a sniper out there in the dark watching them and he knows exactly who they are. One of the group has a secret that the sniper is willing to kill for.

A game of cat-and-mouse plays out as the group desperately tries to get help and to work out which member of the group is the target. Buried secrets are forced to light in the cramped, claustrophobic setting of the RV, and tensions within the group will reach deadly levels. Not everyone will survive the night.

My Review; This was AMAZING. It deserves all the stars & more. I was hooked from the first page to the last. It is a young adult story told over eight hours. Gripping, thrilling & with many secrets to be uncovered with a perfect finish. I wanted more though obviously. I absolutely hated one character in this book and that is Oliver. Grr. He made me mad. Highly recommend. A must buy. A must read. I devoured this and this is going to be one of my top reads of the year. A well deserved five stars. Loved all of Holly’s book so far, she hasn’t let me down yet.

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crime · Detective · mystery · suspense · Young adult

Good Girl, Bad Blood – Holly Jackson ★★★★★

Blurb; Pip is not a detective anymore.

With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.

But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh.

The police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time everyone is listening. But will she find him before it’s too late?

My Review; This is book two in the Good Girls Guide to Murder trilogy. Now these must be read in order as the start of this book follows straight on from book one so does contain alot of spoilers. I forgot how much I enjoyed book one and I loved this book just as much and cannot wait to see what happens in book three already. I devoured the majority of this book in one day. Gripping. Thrilling. Kept me guessing until the end and I never would have guessed it. Jaw dropping. Shocking. I loved it all! Huge twist. A well deserved five stars. Highly recommend.

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mystery · Short Stories · suspense · Young adult

Kill Joy – Holly Jackson ★★★★★

Blurb; Pippa Fitz-Amobi is not in the mood for her friend’s murder mystery party. Especially one that involves 1920’s fancy dress and pretending that their town, Little Kilton, is an island called Joy. But when the game begins, Pip finds herself drawn into the make-believe world of intrigue, deception and murder.

But as Pip plays detective, teasing out the identity of the killer clue-by-clue, the murder of the fictional Reginald Remy isn’t the only case on her mind …

Find out where it all began for Pip in this prequel to the best-selling A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and Good Girl, Bad Blood.

My Review; This was one of the world book day books available for £1 this year. I already loved this author so had to read this one. Its a short read! Easy to devour in one sitting. Brilliantly written.

It’s a mystery. It’s a game of real life cluedo just without the murder. Very clever. We get an introduction into all her characters and the game gets intense with a few jump scares. The ending is very clever to how the game all concluded. I loved it all! A quick little escape for me. Perfect YA short read. Highly recommend. Well deserved five stars from me.

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