Entertaining And Predictable
One Way Ticket by Rachel Hargrove is a contemporary murder mystery and the first book in the Detective Julia Sawyer series.
The story had all the traditional elements of a murder mystery – an off duty detective, mounting bodies, a train journey and a murderer on the loose! It was a quick little read that certainly had me guessing.
There were also elements of Miss Marple to it, as an elderly woman both pestered a policeman and took it on herself to become an amateur sleuth.
An entertaining way to wile away an hour.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
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Beneath The Surface
Her Last Breath by Tracy Buchanan is a contemporary psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.
It really is a marvellous read and very cleverly constructed. The novel’s chapters alternate between two different voices – present day action and a menacing voice that is watching and waiting. Throughout I tried to guess who’s was the menacing voice? I accused most of the characters before the big reveal.
The novel has the themes of secrets and lies, appearances and reality. Everyone seems to have a secret they protect with lies. The faces presented to the world are not reality. The reader must discover the truth beneath the lies and appearances.
Hope And Second Chances
Holiday In The Hamptons by Sarah Morgan was another delightful fun contemporary romance which I just wallowed in. Meeting up with familiar characters from previous novels meant I felt comfortable from the start.
Four legged friends had starring roles in the novel. As a pet lover I love it that animals feature and work their way into the reader’s heart.
The novel shows the affect an upbringing can have on later life – for good or for bad. A traumatic childhood has far reaching consequences and a failed marriage can have a massive fall-out on all members of the family. “When a marriage goes wrong, it doesn’t just affect one person. It reverberates… It destroys some structures and weakens others.”
The Postcard by Fern Britton is a contemporary story surrounding two sets of siblings and secrets from the past. It was a wonderful entertaining read that had my pulse rising as I read towards the conclusion.
Families can be messy affairs – a melting pot for jealousy, hurt feelings and sibling rivalry. This is explored within the pages of The Postcard.
Everyone has secrets. Secrets can become a burden over time. They need to be shared or they will break the person carrying them, with their weight.
The novel delved into the topic of mothers. They come in different forms and can make or mar a child. There are several within the book.