About Me

My love affair with books, like most, started at an early age and is never ending. My book reading preferences have changed over the years and I look forward to sharing my varied reading tastes with you. You will find a lot of Crime Fiction (a penchant for Scottish Crime writers features a lot.) and also I love reading non fiction History. Hopefully you will find some new authors and new favourites to continue your own reading journey. ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

THIRTEEN - STEVE CAVANAGH

The serial killer isn't on trial he's on the jury.
Defence lawyer and ex con Eddie Flynn is faced with the trial of the century. Is Hollywood star Robert Solomon really a calculated murderer? What is the secret he is keeping? In the face of damning evidence can Eddie find the truth and possibly unmask a serial killer that is closer than he
thinks.

It has taken me awhile to think about this review as after finishing this book I was left stunned. What a fabulously insane and clever book this is. Its a corker, smart and original. I pretty much read this in one sitting only stopping to eat and give my eyes a rest. I couldn't leave it be until the dramatic finish.
Eddie Flynn is a fabulous character you can't help but love. He's really clever and likeable without coming across as a smart arse. I'm not a big one for legal drama thrillers but this is as good as it gets. Courtroom procedure that is easy to follow without having to have a law degree and the tension keeps on building to a twisted, brilliant finale.

I've not read any of Steve Cavanagh's books before but rest assured I can't wait to read more in the Eddie Flynn series. Cavanagh's writing is exceptional and Thirteen is thoroughly deserving of the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in 2019.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

THE OTHER PEOPLE - C.J.TUDOR

While driving home one evening Gabe is stuck behind a rusty old car. A little girls face appears in the rear window. Its his daughter Izzy. He never sees her again ……...

C.J. Tudor is an amazing storyteller. The Other People is her third book and didn't disappoint. I've been banging on about how much I love this authors books before, but each book just gets better and better. I'm constantly surprised by her ability to weave so many stories into one novel and all is never what it seems. This book rolls along at a fast pace, the characters interweaving with each other through all the twists and creepy turns. Suspense, creepiness and intrigue abounds. I can't wait for the next book, and if the teaser at the end of  The Other People is anything to go by its going to be another bestseller. Just a shame I have to wait until 2021.