This is not the first in the series but it was pretty easy to follow the storyline of the characters. The plot is quite fast paced with lots of drama going on. I found myself turning the pages fast to find out what happened next. The ending was perfect and I loved Bree showing the world who she really is. Bree is a good lead character and I really liked her. in fact everyone contributes just right to the story. #Netgalley 4*
This was an intriguing read. The story jumps from the past to the present. The past mostly being told by Lauren. The plot is a fairly slow burn with each flashback revealing a little more. I had figured out Gemma's part in the story but there were still a few twists and surprises along the way. The ending was well done and finished the story just right. The characters are a mixed bunch with no one standing out to me. #Netgalley 3*
Enjoying the beautiful English sunshine in the back garden. What better way to spend an afternoon then reading in the sunshine. Plus we've got bluebells in the garden looking so pretty.
Another great read in the series. I've read the later ones so wanted to go back and read from the start. This is dark as her books often are but once again I fell in love with Will and his quiet ways. He's a unique lead but I love it. 4*
I do love a medical feel story and this was certainly interesting. The plot was a very slow burn but the ending was interesting. I did enjoy the twist though had figured it might be a possibility. The writing is detailed and good. The characters are not particularly likeable except Rea's best friend. He was the best of all of them. i wanted to like Rea but she does some seriously questionable things in the beginning. #Netgallet 3*
I'm not usually a big fan of political stories but this one interested me. It wasn;t quite as good as Id hoped and I wanted a different reasoning for the events but I liked the twist with her daughter and step mother. The plot is quite a steady flow throughout the story. The ending was good and I liked how everything was tied together especially the section with Rebecca. A good read but not quite for me. #Netgalley 3*
Jimmy Carr talks about his life and the lessons he's learned from it.
This was a fun read and actually imparts some valid logic and suggestions. It wasn't quite as funny as I'd hoped it would be but at times I was laughing out loud. Gives the reader a good insight into things that have affected him. Makes him more relatable and worth a read for any fan of his. 4*
Well two days into #AwesomeApril readathon and its going pretty well. I haven't set any goals for this. Oh and thought I'd Include a picture of the double rainbow from yesterday. You can just make out the second one.
This was a really interesting premise and you could figure out early on that Jennie knew more than she was letting on. The plot is quite a slow burn with the POV changing regularly allowing you a deeper scope of the characters. The ending was really good however and i like how it all came together. I really stuggled with Laura and liking her. So many of her actions were all over the place but her trauma played a huge role. #Netgalley 3*
This was an interesting read and so very open and honest. Its a subject that people find difficult to talk about especially when it concerns suicide. This book is quite raw at times but I found parts of it very relatable having expereienced grief myself. Its detailed and expressive. She doesn't hide up the darker sides of her grief so you get a real picture of how it changed her life. #Netgalley 3* #20in4
Making the most of the mini heatwave we currently have here in Norfolk. Catching up on some reading. Been in such a slump but sat in the garden is really helping.
This was an interesting story. The plot is steady and the ending was well written. I liked the final twist at the end but I did find his motive not quite as strong as I'd hoped. I wanted a little more and I had figured out why they were likely to be targeted though not the full story. The writing is good and it does leave you unsure who the killer is until close to the end which I liked. #Netgalley 3*
This was an interesting read. Grace is not an overly likeable character but I think that really fits with the story as it leaves you questioning everything. By the end you're not sure if you can relate to her or if she just went too far. The plot is a slow and steady one. The ending was good if a little predictable. I had figured out her role and how the story would end but I think it really worked. #Netgalley 3*
This was a dark yet interesting read. The true identity of the killer is fairly obvious early on but I liked seeing how the story developed the motive for their actions. Its a fairly quick story and resolved quickly time wise. The ending was intriguing and went well with the story but I wanted a little more acknowledgement about what happened to Jude especially from Keeley. The writing is good though #Netgalley 3*
#TwoForTuesday thanks for the tag @Andrew65
1: tagged above. Longest for last year.
2: sometimes I do but if a story is engaging enough I will read it. My favourite book is the Stand which is a chunkster
I tag anyone who wants to play.
This was a twisted read with a few possible outcomes as to which way it might go. The plot is told by various narrators so it gives you a wider view of the whole story. It does jump around in time a little. It's a slow burn but it fits with the story and the ending is very well done though I would have liked to see a bit more about Lily. It left a slightly open and possibly sinister ending. 2nd book read for #JoyousJanuary @andrew65 4*
Wow what a harrowing story. As a mum myself this is so tragic and yet you do find yourself starting to relate to how something like this could happen. The plot is steady and builds to the dramatic conclusion with the court result and an epilogue tying the story up. I like that they added that in to show how everyone involved attempted to move on. The writing is well done and leaves you guessing as to which way it will go. #Netgalley 4*
Been in a bit of a reading slump so far this year so hoping this will help me kick it. Keeping my goals simple so as to not stress myself out. Aiming to finish two books and read a couple of hours each day. #JoyousJanuary
I chose this thinking it was going to be a thriller but its a little lacking in that area. However the actual story itself is really engaging. There are times when you know as a reader what is going on and want to shout at the girls for not seeing it. The plot is a real slow burn but it builds steadily. I have to admit I love a good showdown so I wanted a little more but for the story, it actually works well. #Netgalley 4*
Thanks for the tag @Ddzmini
My reading resolutions are to try and catch up my Netgalley a bit and use the library more if I can.
Hmm I'm hoping for Painless to be my word for 2022
Tagged above and seems pretty interesting so far.
I tag @Clwojick @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs and anyone who would like to play.
This was an interesting look at the case though it can seem a little detail heavy at times. It covers the case well and even talks about the various lives of those involved. I do feel like George Little and his family got a little lost in the story as there's not much about them. The ending finishes the story off well and attempts to explain what happened to all involved or at least as far as possible. #Netgalley 3*
Oopsy just realised I never posted my last week of #WinterGames2021 score. Thanks to game 5 and a book full of snow was able to gain some extra points. So much fun being in #MistletoeManiacs. Thanks for all your hardworking and support @Clwojick
First book of 2022.This is an interesting and darker retelling of the Snow White tale. I liked the flow and the development of the characters. The plot was steady and slow burning but it worked with the story. I liked Sophie her strength builds as the story develops. The ending was really good though. A dark fairytale. 4*
Another readathon and a chance for last minute points for #WinterGames2021. My phone has randomly switched the buttons on my timer around so keep resetting it but just aiming to read what I can. #20in4
I loved this and the book club sounds amazing though I'd pass on the dancing. I like all the book references and now have some new choices to look up. The story itself is really good. It focuses on grief and how its handled which is a tough subject but handled well. I loved the moment with Joe's parents at the end. The ending itself was beautiful and I liked how Megan discovered herself and what she truly wanted. #Netgalley 5* #Mistletoe Maniacs
Oh I loved this so much. The book club seems like the most fun and I loved all the talk about the books they were reading. The plot is a slow burn but the ending is very dramatic and I loved that. The story itself is so heart warming and hilarious. There are some brilliantly funny moments that just had me laughing out loud. #Netgalley 5* 26pts for #MistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021 @Clwojick
So week 3 wasn't as good as previous weeks due to a covid booster and some nasty migraines. Struggled to take part in any of it. Hopefully better this week. #MistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021
I really enjoyed this. Despite the dark subject its actually quite funny at times. It's a look at their careers through both their eyes and how they intersected together. It's a fascinating read for a true crime fan. #WinterGames2021 16pts for #MistletoeManiacs plus another square for #Averymerrybingo two narrators.
#WondrousWednesday thanks for the tags @Eggs and @Crazeedi
1: ooh tricky one. I'm loving Karin Slaughter at the moment. But I guess I'd have to say the Queen of murder Agatha Christie
2: I panned a couple but I can't remember the titles. Panned because the stories just didn't appeal one made light of flouting covid rules.
3: My health, its been a rough year with an operation gone wrong leading to major surgery but I'm here and alive.
This was a fascinating read with some very clever twists that take you by surprise. The plot is a slow burn but it fits with the story, jumping from the past to present. Paul is an interesting main character, you never learn a lot about him and yet you feel for him. The ending was clever and I liked how all the threads of the story came together. 4* 16pts for #MistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021
What a beautiful Winter read. This was an interesting story. It shows the dark side of media and what fame can bring when it turns on you. Lucy was an interesting lead and goes on quite the journey. I like that she didn't instantly find herself but had to make a few mistakes first. The plot is steady building to the ending we all wanted and i liked how it came together for them both. #Netgalley 4* 26pts for #MistletoeManiacs
What a great story, I really enjoyed this. The plot was hilarious and sweet. I really enjoyed it. Plus gave me plenty of words for the wordsearch game. The ending was perfect and just how I wanted it to end. 5* team read for #MistletoeManiacs 51 pts #WinterGames2021 @Clwojick plus first book finished for #DashingDecember