The Whole Truth & Hope to Die Cara HunterI kinda of feel that this is cheating but the fact I’ve gone back to Cara after finishing The Whole Truth says it all. The Whole Truth ties up alot of the loose ends and the plot arch that the books before hand had left. So, I was glad to see the end of that storyline, but then releaved that she continues to use the same characters and style in subsequent books. Having previously listened to the first books on audio I can hear the narrators from the books in Cara’s writing. Which to me tells that the two are perfect for each other. I hope there is more to come from Adam Fawley and the team, as I need to know more!
Broken Bones & Dying Truth Angela MarsonsAfter many years of missing out reading books from Angela, I’m glad I managed not one but two this year! Angela has always been more of my MOST FAVOUTIE AUTHORS and every year I miss reading one of her books. I was glad I managed to get two in this year. Though the fact I’m on book seven and there are 9 / 10 a head of me tells you how far behind I am. Broken Bones reveals more of Kim Stones’ background and growing up in care homes, and like of all of Angela’s books I found this one a little more heart breaking than the last as it deals with exploration of workers and as well as prostitution. Then on top of that there’s a young girls who is befriended by someone over the internet who understands her frustrations with her mum, her parents and her life overall. Does she really know what she is getting herself into? Dying Truth deals with a private school and an apparent suicide of a student that Kim doesn’t believe to be true and as in all Angela’s books things are never what they seem! Though there is a sad ending to this book as fan cried out THAT ENDING! and I’m only just finding out why! So I really don’t know what to expect from the next book and how the team will cope!
The Burning Men Will ShindlerI started to become aware of Will after listening to his podcast “The Writer’s Workshop” and when I found out there was a crime book involving Fire Fighters (I’m married to one) I had to find out more. Moreover I’ve given this book to someone who is a Fire Fighters so we can discuss it afterwards (when he gets round to reading it) Very cleverly written, someone going around killing the Fire Fighters who were all at a certain fire call but something else is going on in the background that the Fire Fighter’s inadvertently walk into. I loved the new partnership between the lead character’s and can tell there is so much more to come in future books.
Killer in the Crowd Phil JohnsonThis was Phil’s debut novel and since my review we’ve kept in touch since. I loved this book, it’s got all the elements of a romance read thrown in with my favoutie genre Crime, with of course some mystery on the side. Plus I found this book to be something “different” I loved this story so much the peak behind the curtain of a rock and roll lifestyle and I’m a sucker for stories when two lonely people end up together (Even though I tend to read crime and thrillers!) I felt a real connection to these character’s who were all betrayed as real people I could relate to, and not “rich people” who were better than me. As I said in my original review I’d give this book a million stars
Demon Matt WesolowskiWhat I love about Matt’s books is that he’s started taking “famous” cases and putting a different spin on it, showing us a different angle of what could have gone on and “Demon” is the same. I love the Podcast format, I love the alternative views of what went on I love Matt’s writing in fact I probably love Matt too! I will read what ever he writes and look forward to the next installment. I am so glad that he has found a new angle to use for his novels and can’t wait to learn which case he explores next.
Shiver Allie ReynoldsThis is hand down my favoutie book of 2022, I could not stop turning the pages. I couldn’t find enough time in the day to read what was going to happen next and I really did find a wow factor with this book. Based on a ski slope, in the snow, in isolation made this an extra haunting read this all these character’s are keeping something from each other STANDARD. Plus they are being haunted by someone they all thought was dead. There is a scene in this book that I especially love, where two of the main character’s get caught in a game where neither of them wants to say stop and of course it ends up sexual. I really could feel the tenseness and the sexual tension as it crackles through the scenes.
Inside Job: Treating Murderers and Sex Offenders Rebecca MyersI picked this book up through Net galley, which I have a love hate relationship with, especially when it comes to login. This book offered a look behind the scenes of treating sex offenders in prison. Though a lot of the treatment is now out dated and has changed due to budget cuts. But I found it really interesting about how these people are treated and though there isn’t a magic cured what is done to help them. This book was especially heart breaking as alot of the character’s had a tough upbringing, which I can’t help but believe contributed to the crimes they went on to commit. And here’s to 2023’s reading.. XXX