Mystery · Suspense

The Sanatorium (Detective Elin Warner, #1) by Sarah Pearse

Now here's a thriller that was both exciting and surprising. Where to begin? A creepy, isolated building that was once a sanatorium is turned into a luxury hotel in the mid of the Swiss Alps. What can possibly go wrong here? Let's start with bad weather and a series of avalanches that stop anybody from… Continue reading The Sanatorium (Detective Elin Warner, #1) by Sarah Pearse

Contemporary · Mystery

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I honestly don’t understand the hype with this book. For me it was overhyped, filled with details and moments that just disconnected me completely from the plot. I grew bothered at some parts and had to force myself to finish. The characters are complex but mostly whiny, contradictory and very much lost in life, something… Continue reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Contemporary · Mystery

Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland #1) by Anthony Horowitz

I'm ashamed to say that this is the first novel of Anthony Horowitz I've read so far, but I'm also glad I picked this one to begin. This a complex novel with two murders taking place bot in the real world and the fictional one. Masterfully done. Susan Ryeland is the editor and copywriter of… Continue reading Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland #1) by Anthony Horowitz

Contemporary · Mystery

The Dinner Guest by B.P. Walter

I can't honestly don't know where to start with this one, I have mixed feelings. In summary, four people enter the dinning room one night: a gay couple Charlie and Matthew and their son Titus, and a woman, Rachel, a complete stranger. Only three people come out alive. Charlie finds himself slumped beside his husband’s… Continue reading The Dinner Guest by B.P. Walter

Horror · Thriller

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Attention this review contains spoilers! It was actually going so so well… until the ending. It’s psychological terror in a creepy old town, with some very strange inhabitants. The perfect setting and a great protagonist. Welcome to Harrow Lake. Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker, enjoying life by breaking all of… Continue reading Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Cosy Mystery · Historical

A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #1) by Dianne Freeman

A cosy mystery, perfect to cuddle with enjoying a sunny evening. The first book of the series, A Countess of Harleigh Mystery promises. American Countess of Harleigh Frances Wynn was married into the British aristocracy. Until her philandering husband dies of a heart attack while in bed with another. After spending a year mourning for… Continue reading A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #1) by Dianne Freeman

Mystery · Thriller

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

A brilliant, explosive, mind-blowing debut. Everything you need to get book-addicted you’ll find it here. Evelyn Hardcastle is meant to die over and over again at a gala party organised by her parents. She has been murdered hundreds of times and each day, Aiden Bishop is unable to stop it. As the same day repeats… Continue reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Historical · Mystery · Suspense

Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville

Another great mystery from the Golden Age of Crime. Jim Henderson hasn’t been the luckiest of man. Being unemployed for three years left him hanging only by his social position. When the mysterious Edwin Carson, a precious stone collector, summons Jim to his country house Thrackley for a weekend party, he knows he has nothing… Continue reading Weekend at Thrackley by Alan Melville

Horror · Suspense · Thriller

Psycho Analysis by V.R. Stone

This book was an absolute delight to read! For a debut novel, I most say I'm highly impressed. From the story line, the characters, the build-up and the ending, V.R. Stone revealed himself to be a great thriller writer. The story follows three main characters with a troubled past that haunts their present. Sarah, a strong… Continue reading Psycho Analysis by V.R. Stone

Cosy Mystery · Uncategorized

The Spook in the Stacks (Lighthouse Library Mystery #4) by Eva Gates

A wonderful cosy mystery that takes place in a lighthouse library. At Bodie Island Lighthouse Library in North Caroline is on full Halloween mode. Librarian Lucy Richardson gets into the holiday spirit by hosting a lecture on ghost legends, starting with the works of Washington Irving. To add excitement, former resident and wealthy businessman Jay… Continue reading The Spook in the Stacks (Lighthouse Library Mystery #4) by Eva Gates