crime · Detective · mystery

*BLOG TOUR* Mexico Street – Simone Buchholz ★★★★

Blurb; Night after night, cars are set alight across the German city of Hamburg, with no obvious pattern, no explanation and no suspect. Until, one night, on Mexico Street, a ghetto of high-rise blocks in the north of the city, a Fiat is torched. Only this car isn’t empty. The body of Nouri Saroukhan—prodigal son of the Bremen clan—is soon discovered, and the case becomes a homicide. Public prosecutor Chastity Riley is handed the investigation, which takes her deep into a criminal underground that snakes beneath the whole of Germany. And as details of Nouri’s background, including an illicit relationship with the mysterious Aliza, emerge, it becomes clear that these are not random attacks, and there are more on the cards.

My Review; Oh wow. I devoured this in a day. Brilliant! Beautifully translated by Rachel Ward. It’s a real page turner. This story is more than just a crime we get an indepth look into all the characters lives throughout so its more than just the case itself. I loved it! I would like to say a little bit of romance is within these pages too with more than one character… To put it perfectly it’s a unique story with it all!

Cars are burning but why? Who is doing this? Mexico Street takes a look into one of these cases where a body was trapped inside the burning car. Was it planned? Revenge? Who is the body?

I need the mention the ending.. No spoilers. At first I was like no, that’s not the end. Flicked through the rest of the pages acknowledgements etc. Then I had to accept it was the end. Then I was angry it just ended that suddenly and on a major cliffhanger. Then I was shouting WHAT HAPPENS NOW? WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? But I suppose you can class that as part of being a brilliant book huh?

Gripping, thrilling and fast pace I literally devoured it. Brilliant. I specifically loved Nouris and Alizas story. Bless them! Young love caught in a war. Ouch. I cannot recommend this book enough. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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crime · mystery · suspense

Six Stories – Matt Wesolowski ★★★★

Blurb; 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an Outward Bound center. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby. 2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivaled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. As every interview unveils a new revelation, you’ll be forced to work out for yourself how Tom Jeffries died, and who is telling the truth.

My Review; I have to admit I came into this series at book two and even admitted that to Matt himself. I got his forgiveness. I have now gone back to where the Six Stories series started and boy was it brilliant, the whole series is. It’s a series that just gets better and better. I love them all.

Six Stories follows the death of a boy while away with a group. But what really happened that night? We get different stories and points of views to piece it all together from those that were there. However I must say in this story we actually get an answer whereas in the rest of the series it’s left for the reader to decide for themselves. Brilliantly written. Gripping. Thrilling. Chilling outcome. Brilliant. Matt hasnt disappointed me yet.

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Death Deserved -Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst ★★★★

Blurb; Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series…

Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number ‘one’ has been pinned to the TV.

Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the missing-persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully calculated … evidence of a bigger picture that he’s just not seeing…

Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a merciless killer with a flare for the dramatic, and thirst for attention.
Trouble is, he’s just got his first taste of it…

My Review; I LOVED THIS! BRILLIANT. Had me turning the pages for fun. Gasping for breathe especially towards the end. Heart pounding. Brilliantly written. Short chapters. Gripping. Thrilling. Tense. Edge of your seat reading. You never know whats going to happen next or should I say who will be next? …

A cleverly written plot. I was beside Emma and Blix the whole way through. I loved both their characters and how they had a hidden past between them not in the romantic way either. Then being forced to work together. Clever. The end though… That where it all hots up, my eyes were reading as fast as they could. Everythings explained. Jaw dropping. A brilliant read. Truelly. Highly recommend.

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