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Blind Spot – Paula Hawkins ★★★★

Blurb; ‘How can you say things like this? How can you be so blind?’

Since they were kids, Edie, Jake and Ryan have been the closest of friends. It’s been the three of them against the world. Edie thought the bonds between them were unbreakable. So when Jake is brutally murdered and Ryan accused of the crime, her world is shattered.

Edie is alone for the first time in years, living in the remote house that she and Jake shared. She is grief-stricken and afraid – with good reason. Because someone is watching. Someone has been waiting for this moment. Now that Edie is alone, the past she tried so hard to leave behind is about to catch up with her…

My Review; From the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train comes a brilliant, short quickread at 120 pages. Perfect for me right now with a 9 day old newborn. I really enjoyed this was gripped from the first line. Kept me guessing and doubting the characters throughout. The story focuses on three main characters Edie, Jake and Ryan who has been long term friends for ages. But from the start Jake is dead. Why? How? Who? An unexpected outcome that relates to their teenage years and a brilliant epilogue. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. My first book read since having baby #3.

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The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins ✶✶✶✶✶

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Paula Hawkins is a name you will not be forgetting any time soon! If you have not heard about this book where have you been? This is another book alongside Gone Girl and The Ice Twins that has had a lot of media coverage and mixed reviews. But I personally really enjoyed this book alongside many other readers. I just hope the rumors are true that they are going to adapt it into a film. This book is guaranteed to have you gripped before the end of the first chapter. The Girl on the Train is a fast paced, easy to read thriller that is an international bestseller. If this book does not impress you I do not know what will! This book well deserves the five stars I have awarded and more, it is one of those books that you will not forget in a hurry!

This is the perfect book for all of you to indulge in, especially if you enjoy thriller’s, mystery’s, suspense, crime, bestsellers and would make an excellent read to discuss if you are part of a book club! The Girl on the Train is a must read psychological thriller inviting you to join Rachel’s story. Rachel catches the same train each morning and travels the same route twice daily, she see’s the same people and houses and each day, surely Rachel would not miss anything unusual happening? When Rachel see’s a shocking event whilst on the train she knows her life will never be the same again! As Rachel struggles to keep the event to herself she finds herself going to the police, but should Rachel have ever got involved? Or has she made a situation worse? This is a compelling, absorbing read which I would urge you to get involved in and see what all the hype is about!