29 Seconds by T.M. Logan

36217426What if a single 29 second phonecall could change your life forever? ‘Give me one name. One person. And I will make them disappear . . .’

When Sarah rescues a young girl in trouble, she expects nothing in return. But her act of bravery puts a powerful and dangerous man in her debt. He lives by his own brutal code, and all debts must be repaid – in the only way he knows how.

He offers Sarah a way to solve a desperate situation with her intolerable boss. A once-in-a-lifetime deal that will make all her problems disappear.

No consequences. No comeback. No chance of being found out.

All it takes is a 29 second phone call.

BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS A NAME TO GIVE. DON’T THEY? Continue reading

When I Find You by Emma Curtis

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When Laura wakes up after her office Christmas party and sees a man’s shirt on the floor, she is horrified. But this is no ordinary one-night-stand regret.

Laura suffers from severe face-blindness, a condition that means she is completely unable to identify and remember faces. So the man she spent all night dancing with and kissing – the man she thought she’d brought home – was ‘Pink Shirt’.

But the shirt on her floor is blue.

And now Laura must go to work every day, and face the man who took advantage of her condition. The man she has no way of recognising.

She doesn’t know who he is . . . but she’ll make him pay. Continue reading

The Leopard by Jo Nesbø

9639166Originally published in 2009 in Norwegian and 2011 in English, The Leopard (or Panserhjerte) is the eighth novel to feature Harry Hole, the formidable detective with a host of demons. Hole is the quintessential sleuth: intelligent, good at his job, tenacious, but with a dark side signified by his drinking, drug taking, and womanising. He is renown both within the Oslo crime squad and in the media for his unorthodox methods but he always catches the killer. I’ve heard very mixed reviews of Jo Nesbø’s writing over the last few years as some people find his plots overly formulaic but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Continue reading

Cell 7 by Kerry Drewery

29864658The reality TV show to die for. Literally.

Kerry Drewery’s Cell 7, published in September 2016, sounds like an episode of Black Mirror. The public decides whether a person convicted of a serious crime is innocent or guilty via a public vote all broadcast live to the world via a nightly tv show, Death is Justice. The convict must wait seven days on death row during which the public decides their fate. Each day, they move from one cell to the next enduring various psychological tortures all of which are broadcast live. On Day 7, if they are voted guilty, they are executed live on tv, for an extra charge of course. It’s a concept that, like Charlie Brooker’s, isn’t completely unimaginable. Continue reading

A Review of Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

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Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .

Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found?

It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons—because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago. Continue reading

What Lies Beneath: A Review of Lies by TM Logan

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Joe Lynch has it all. Or so he thinks. He has been happily married to Mel for nearly ten years and has a four-year-old son William.  TM Logan’s intriguing debut novel begins with Joe spotting his wife entering the car park of a hotel when she should be at work. He decides to follow her and finds her engaged in an animated conversation with Ben, the husband of a friend. The encounter that follows, and its aftermath, change his life forever. Continue reading