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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action · suspense · thriller

Cajun Justice – James Patterson & Tucker Axum ★★★★

Blurb; The Bayou is a unique place to live and it provides a grit and passion to any who hail from it, including Cain Lemaire, an ex-Secret Service agent from New Orleans. Cain had the dream job he had always wanted, protecting the President, until a single night resulted in a scandal that lost him his post.

Needing a new direction for his life and with help from his sister who works in Japan, Cain takes a job in Tokyo as head of security detail for a very successful and important CEO. What he thought was a simple security post unravels a tangled web of corruption, greed, and extortion, but now Cain is on his own and without the wealth of resources he had with the Secret Service. Years of training and international missions kick in as he races to find justice that only way a born and raised Cajun can do.

My Review; Was kindly given this as a Christmas present as I love James Patterson. Now this was different from his everyday thrillers/crime I usually read this was more action for me. Fast paced. Plenty of fighting, chase scenes and running against the clock. Things start to get personal for Cain when his sisters becomes involved in it all. Tense. But still a brilliant read. Easy read. Short chapters. Nice outcome. Enjoyed it. Highly recommend. This would make a brilliant action film. A well deserved four stars.

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Detective · mystery · suspense · thriller

One Step Too Far – Lisa Gardner ★★★★

Blurb; From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a thrilling new novel that sends Frankie Elkin into the woods in search of a lost man–and the shocking truth about why he went missing in the first place.

Frankie Elkin, who readers first met in Before She Disappeared, learns of a young man who has gone missing in a national forest. Law enforcement has abandoned the search, but a crew of people led by the young man’s father are still looking. Sensing a father’s desperation, Frankie agrees to help–but soon sees that a missing person isn’t all that’s wrong here. And when more people start to vanish, Frankie realizes she’s up against something very dark–and she’s running out of time.

My Review; I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this and I devoured it. This is book two in the Frankie Elkin series but I think it would read well as a Standalone. Having read book one already I was familiar with her character and it does make reference to the previous book but with no spoilers.

This is a tense, fast paced and mysterious read. Just what really happened to the missing groom in those woods? Five years later they’re back again to find some answers and they find more than they bargained for while putting themselves in harms way. Will they get answers? Will they escape alive?

Gripping. Thrilling. Edge of your seat read. Absolutely loved it. I hope to see more in the future of this series. She’s a determined, brave lady who just wants to find the lost. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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