The Other People by C.J. Tudor | The best of C.J. Tudor’s books to date!

After reading «The Chalk Man» in 2018, I immediately became a fan of C.J. Tudor’s writing! She creates the most gripping and thrilling plots, infused by the terror of simple common things that feel too real. Last year, I read her other book «The Taking of Annie Thorne» that was just as incredible as the first one. 

And now in 2020, we got «The Other People»! Her next book (my edition of «The Other People» had the first chapter of it) is coming out next year and sounds very interesting.

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Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier |Murder + Serial Killer + Secrets don’t stay buried forever!

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I might have made a mistake to binge read Gillian Flynn books at the beginning of my blogging career. Ever since that point, no thrillers ever came close to twisted and dark characters of Gillian Flynn.

Jar of Hearts had a few graphic moments and gore details, but I’ve predicted the twist way too soon. After that, the book lost a little bit of its appeal and I had to force myself to pick it up again. Continue reading “Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier |Murder + Serial Killer + Secrets don’t stay buried forever!”

In Deep Water by Sam Blake | Not as fast-paced or thrilling as I expected it to be

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There were years in my reading life when I solely read crime, thrillers, and mysteries. I’ve accumulated quite a collection of books in that particular genre and sometimes the need for something a little bit more mysterious comes knocking on the door, making it impossible to resist.

During one of those whims, I’ve requested «In Deep Water» by Sam Blake on NetGalley. Thank you to NetGalley and to Bonnier Zaffre for a free ARC of this book. Continue reading “In Deep Water by Sam Blake | Not as fast-paced or thrilling as I expected it to be”

Bring Her Home by David Bell |A Breathtaking new thriller!

This is my first experience reading a David Bell book and, honestly, I enjoyed it! For a book of almost 500 pages, it reads very quickly because it is impossible to take a break as there are still so many mysteries to unravel! Continue reading “Bring Her Home by David Bell |A Breathtaking new thriller!”

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica | What secrets do YOU keep from your loved ones?

This month I’ve been very lucky with the books I picked up, quite a lot of them turned out to be 4 and 5 star reads. «Every Last Lie» by Mary Kubica was no exception. When I finished this book I had to take a little break because (A) there were still tears running down my cheeks and (B) the novel was so intense and made me feel so many different emotions that I sat down for a little bit just to gather my thoughts and taking a few deep breaths. Continue reading “Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica | What secrets do YOU keep from your loved ones?”

My first experience with AudioBooks | «To Die For» by Alice Clark-Platts

After thinking about audio books and hearing everyone’s love towards them on blogs and YouTube, I decided to give them a try. I found a free, very short novel on Audibooks.com – only an hour and ten minutes, «To Die For» by Alice Clark-Platts, narrated by Rachel Bavidge. And I must say that it was a great way to spend an hour of my time. Continue reading “My first experience with AudioBooks | «To Die For» by Alice Clark-Platts”

My Most Anticipated Releases | May 2017

It is that time of the month to check the list of all new releases and pick the ones I am absolutely dying to read right away! In my previous post, May TBR, I’ve already mentioned tons of excited books that I am going to read this month, so you might see few familiar titles. Continue reading “My Most Anticipated Releases | May 2017”

Spotlight | «Two Days Gone» by Randall Silvis

You know how much I like mysteries. No! I LOVE mysterious mysteries and thrilling thrillers. I love crime novels with a lot of unanswered questions and then finally you get to the end of the story and EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE.

I love that feeling of unknown and the constant question in my head: “Who did it???” So when I got the chance to feature a new release by Randall Silvis on my blog, I couldn’t say no. Continue reading “Spotlight | «Two Days Gone» by Randall Silvis”

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith | A Captivating Thriller or a Huge Disappointment?

The third book in the series about Cormoran Strike was definitely one of my most expected books of 2016. I’ve read all of the previous books (obviously, because J.K. Rowling!) and I LOVED them! I thought the third one will be even better! But was it??? Continue reading “Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith | A Captivating Thriller or a Huge Disappointment?”

Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch | A Stalker? A Murder? A Love Affair?

 

A thriller with a twist? Herman Koch knows how to surprise his readers.

Get ready to have your mind blown away by the unforgettable quotes, intriguing characters and completely unpredictable and unforgettable ending! Continue reading “Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch | A Stalker? A Murder? A Love Affair?”

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn | No Sunny Days for the Day Family

Goodreads Blurb:

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice” of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer.
Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee.
As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

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July 2016 Wrap UP

It feels like July was the busiest month so far (and it feels like I say that every month), equally so at work and “school”. I finally finished my papers for the Lawyers Bar and delivered them in the last week of July! The first phase is done, over, completed… I intend to not think about it for at least 8 more happy weeks. Continue reading “July 2016 Wrap UP”

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Book: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Year: 2012
Rating: ★★★★★ / 5

Oh, Amazing Amy!

This book was an amazing read. The mystery, the drama and most importantly the CHARACTERS. I bow before Gillian Flynn for being able to create something so deep, at some points even disturbing; to be able to switch between characters, between personalities and yet the book felt complete and harmonized.

I absolutely loved LOVED it!

I know it was a late read for me considering that the book was Goodreads Choice Awards winner in 2012, most people have already seen the movie and all the buzz around it has been slowly dying. But anyone who hasn’t had the time or will to pick it up and read it should definitely do it!

Mystery and crime are my favorites genres by far and I have read so many books in this genre, however Gone Girl surprised me on every single page, it was unique and throughout the whole book I’ve never gotten a “I’ve read it before” feeling.

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