crime · mystery · Short Stories · suspense · thriller

The Skylight- Louise Candlish ★★★★★

Blurb; They can’t see her, but she can see them…

Simone has a secret. She likes to stand at her bathroom window and spy on the couple downstairs through their kitchen skylight. She knows what they eat for breakfast and who they’ve got over for dinner. She knows what mood they’re in before they even step out the door. There’s nothing wrong with looking, is there?

Until one day Simone sees something through the skylight she is not expecting. Something that upsets her so much she begins to plot a terrible crime…

My Review; This is one of this years selection of Quick Reads. I devoured it in an hour and I bloody loved it. Under 200 pages but a brilliant short story with plenty of twists and turns throughout making it a gripping, page turner. Deadly. A clever story. A great outcome. Do you really know your neighbours? Highly recommend. Well enjoyed. One to remember.

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chick-lit · Non-Fiction

How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran ★★★★

Blurb; It’s a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t been burnt as witches since 1727. But a few nagging questions remain…

Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you’re going to have a baby?

Part memoir, part protest, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking.

My Review; I have read one of Caitlins books before and I really enjoyed it. So when I received an email asking me to help spread the word of this years quick read selection ofcourse I said yes and was sent this lovely one to review.

Now this is a shorter version of Caitlins full book with what I presume is the best bits. This is a book all women and girls should read. A must read. It has the highs and lows of being a women. Everything is included in this book. I loved it. Eye opening. Insightful. Can learn from it. Powerful. Uplifting. Loved it all. Parts had me laughing at loud and many parts I could relate to myself as will a lot of female readers. I was very impressed with this quick read and went and bought the full version of this book as I want more.

Did you know? One in six adults in the UK – approximately 9 million people – find reading difficult, and one in three people do not regularly read for pleasure. Quick Reads, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, plays a vital role in addressing these shocking statistics by inspiring emergent readers, as well as those with little time or who have fallen out of the reading habit, with entertaining and accessible writing from the very best contemporary authors. – I have always been a fan of quick reads even as an avid reader they are perfect for when I’m going through a book slump and the best bit is… They’re always a pound. Bargain.

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Apologies I could not find the quick reads version of this on Amazon US.