Friday, 13 May 2016

April Book Reviews: Thrillers and contemporary

Delighted! This month I read three books and a short story. Is it obvious that The Caller was whipped into shape and ready to be sent to our editor...

A very different month for me - not only did I get a contemporary novel in there at the end, but I also read a couple of very different and refreshing, thrillers. So, here's my book round-up for April:

In Her Wake by Amanda Jenning 

25914145This was a difficult one for me - I loved the story, but just wasn't used to this kind of pace for a psychological thriller. However, the more I think about it, the more I realise how clever it is. It kept me reading, it kept me interested about what was going to happen next and rooting for the protagonist, Bella. In Her Wake has also made me want to pack up my London flat and move to Cornwall... or at least by the coast. I would definitely recommend this book.

You can read my full review on Goodreads.

Click here to buy In Her Wake on Amazon.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt by Linda Prather

25232775Another different kind of thriller - this time, the legal kind. I can't recommend this enough and gave it a big 5 star review. The chapters are quick and snappy and the main character, Jenna James is easy to love. She is also not a detective, so that was another nice change. It moves quickly, with lots happening and stories entwining. Read this!

You can read my full review on Goodreads.

Click here to buy Beyond a Reasonable Doubt on Amazon.

Escape by KA Richardson

29542220A very short story indeed, but it is a great teaser for KA Richardson's first full novel, With Deadly Intent. This book is on my TBR list and I'm hoping to get to it very soon. Thanks to Escape, I really want to know more about Cass.

You can read my full review on Goodreads.

Click here to buy Escape on Amazon.

183 Times a Year by Eva Jordan

26722669And here it is - my first non thriller/crime book of the year! I will admit to you, I was worried to start with. It didn't feel fast enough and nothing particularly was happening. But when you've only read about crimes and murders and the like for the last three months, you have to slow down. I'm so pleased that I continued with this contemporary novel - a story of families and ordinary struggles. It definitely picks up and I was soon very invested with the characters. A cracking debut.

You can read my full review on Goodreads.

Click here to buy 183 Times a Year on Amazon.

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