Book Reviews


11th September 2017

MISSING, PRESUMED BY SUSIE STEINER

vMid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw tries to sleep after yet another soul-destroying Internet date – the low murmuring of her police radio her only solace.
Over the airwaves come reports of a missing woman – door ajar, keys and phone left behind, a spatter of blood on the kitchen floor. Manon knows the first 72 hours are critical: you find her, or you look for a body. And as soon as she sees a picture of Edith Hind, a Cambridge post-graduate from a well-connected family, she knows this case will be big.
Is Edith alive or dead? Was her ‘complex love life’ at the heart of her disappearance, as a senior officer tells the increasingly hungry press?
And when a body is found, is it the end or only the beginning?  [Read More]


25th August 2017

THE OTHER LIFE OF CHARLOTTE EVANS BY LOUISA GEORGE

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Over the last week or so, I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a book before its initial release, and it was such an amazing experience.
The book, sent to me by @HQDigital, is titled The Other Life of Charlotte Evans by Louisa George, and is set for release next month. [*September 9th, to be exact*]
Now before I begin, I have to say that the genres I dabble in most are fantasy and horror, and so this book was far out of my usual realm. In fact, I doubt I have ever read a book of this genre in my life, but I have definitely learnt from that mistake.  [Read More]


27th July 2017

THE SHOCK OF THE FALL BY NATHAN FILER

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‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’ [Read More]


June 15th 2017

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS – CITY OF BONES BY CASSANDRA CLARE

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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…  [Read More]


April 10th 2017

IF I STAY BY GAYLE FORMAN

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Every so often, you stumble upon a book which feels like it changes your life – even if just for a little bit.
This can be said about ‘If I Stay’, which is a young adult novel, focused around the life and potential death of seventeen-year-old Mia Hall – a girl from Oregon, deeply in love with playing the cello.  [Read More]