Source: Review copy Publication: 10 May 2018 from Thomas & Mercer Pp 364 A missing child. A desperate mother. And a house full of secrets. Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But theContinue reading “The Retreat by Mark Edwards @MrEdwards @AmazonPub @MidasPR #TheRetreat #blogtour”
Source: Netgalley Publication: 8 March 2018 from HarperCollins It begins, they say, with a woman screaming… On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without aContinue reading “While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt @thestephmerritt @HarperCollinsUK @FictionPubTeam #Dontreadthisalone #WhileYouSleep”
Source: Review copy Publication: 8th March 2018 from Simon & Schuster What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real? He’ll slice your flesh. Your bones he’ll keep. Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to findContinue reading “The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste @LucaVeste @Simon&Schuster @jessbarratt88 #areyoubraveenough”
Source: Review Copy Publication: January 15th 2018 from Orenda Books One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the north west of England, 26-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the ‘Macleod Massacre’. Now incarcerated at aContinue reading “Hydra by Matt Wesolowski @ConcreteKraken @OrendaBooks @AnneCater #Hydra #SixStories”
From Hell, Hull and Halifax, may the Good Lord deliver us. In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Meshach Stone, a former soldier, lost upon his way.Continue reading “The Zealot’s Bones by D.M. Mark @kerryhood1 @davidmarkwriter @HodderBooks”
a heady cocktail of gripping contemporary gothic mystery and misdirection.
I have a secret. And someone wants to make sure I never tell . . . In a house decorated with horror movie posters, a young woman’s body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm. Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are called to the murderContinue reading “I Know A Secret (Rizzoli & Isles #12)”
FIRST THERE WERE THREE The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. THEN THERE WERE TWO But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and SamContinue reading “Final Girls by Riley Sager”
That’s the Four Monkey Killer or ‘4MK’. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy. Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK’s victims. But now Porter has learnt the killer’s twisted history and is racingContinue reading “The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker”
There is, of course, tension and malevolence, but it is threaded through with a gentler exploration of self-awareness and imagination.