REVIEW: All the Best Lies by Joanna Schaffhausen

All the Best LiesTitle: All the Best Lies by Joanna Schaffhausen
Pages: 400
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 11th February 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

FBI agent Reed Markham is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother? Camilla was brutally stabbed to death more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. But a shattering family secret changes everything Reed knows about his origins, his murdered mother, and his powerful adoptive father, state senator Angus Markham. Now Reed has to wonder if his mother’s killer is uncomfortably close to home.

Reed enlists his friend, suspended cop Ellery Hathaway, to join his quest in Vegas. Ellery has experience with both troubled families and diabolical murderers, having narrowly escaped from each of them.

Far from home and relying only on each other, Reed and Ellery discover young Camilla had snared the attention of dangerous men, any of whom might have wanted to shut her up for good. They start tracing his twisted family history, knowing the path leads back to a vicious killer—one who has been hiding in plain sight for forty years and isn’t about to give up now.

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REVIEW: The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove

Sherlock HolmesTitle: The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove
Pages: 368
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 21st January 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

A maverick detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful chronicler Dr John Watson return in twelve thrilling short stories.

The iconic duo find themselves swiftly drawn into a series of puzzling and sinister events: an otherworldly stone whose touch inflicts fatal bleeding; a hellish potion unlocks a person’s devilish psyche; Holmes’s most hatred rival detective tells his story; a fiendishly clever, almost undetectable method of revenge; Watson finally has his chance to shine; and many more – including a brand-new Cthulhu Casebooks story.

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February 2020 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February TBR (also my birthday month!). I did really well in January and according to Goodreads I’m up to date with my reading challenge, so hopefully I can keep that going this month.

The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove: I’m currently reading this collection of short stories and I’m enjoying it so far though I do feel that Holmes has solved the cases extremely fast in some of them! I’m not very far in yet though so maybe there’s longer stories further in.

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January 2020 Book Haul!

Hey guys! You know how said I wanted to tackle my TBR this year? Well I’m not really helping myself achieve that goal with all the books I got in the first month of 2020. On the plus side, they look like good books and I don’t regret getting them. Also half of them were kindly sent to me for review. Here’s what I got this month:

The Sight of You by Holly Miller: I won this one in a giveaway and it doesn’t come out until June 2020 so I was thriller about that! I don’t normally go for romance but this one had a nice twist to it which sounded really intriguing. There’s two main characters: Joel and Callie. Joel has visions of the future and he believes the only way to prevent bad things from happening is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie has been lost since her best friend died and doesn’t know how to be the person she used to be. When they meet, it feels life-changing until Joel has a vision of how it’s going to end. It sounds really good and I hope it lives up to my expectations!

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BLOG TOUR: The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost

book jacketTitle: The Guesthouse by Abbie Frost
Pages: 320
Published by: HarperCollins
Publication date: 9th January 2020
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

You use an app, called Cloud BNB, to book a room online. And on a cold and windy afternoon you arrive at The Guesthouse, a dramatic old building on a remote stretch of hillside in Ireland.

You are expecting a relaxing break, but you find something very different. Something unimaginable. Because a killer has lured you and six other guests here and now you can’t escape.

One thing’s for certain: not all of you will come back from this holiday alive…

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Five Book Series I Want to Finish in 2020

Hey guys! One of my 2020 reading resolutions was to finish series I’m in the middle of and so today I thought I would pick out my top five series that I’m determined to finish this year. So without further ado, lets get into it!

The Nevernight Chronicle by Jay Kristoff

I feel like I don’t have any excuse for not finishing this series. Despite having a rocky start with Nevernight, I ended up loving it and thought it was one of the darkest and most interesting stories I’ve come across. I really love how this series is completely driven by the need for revenge and that the main character, Mia Corvere, is in no way, shape or form a good character. I’m terrified of how it will end though as I’ve seen many shocked reactions but at the same time I’m kind of looking forward to it?

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Most Anticipated 2020 Releases

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d talk about my most anticipated 2020 releases and writing this post has made me even more excited now just because they all sound so amazing. We truly have some incredibly talented authors and I cannot wait for their books to come out! Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare: I remember putting this on my list last year and then being gutted when it was pushed back. I love Cassie’s books so much and think she is an amazing writer, she really makes me care about her characters. I’m so excited to meet another generation of shadowhunters and I hope it’s just as good as The Infernal Devices.

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi: I really enjoyed Defy Me and then the cliffhanger at the end of Reveal Me was so intense! I had no idea what was happening and it completely threw me, but it made me so excited for Imagine Me. I was so gutted when I realised I had such a long wait for the last book. I can’t wait to see Ella use her powers and not hold back. Also I really want a happy ending for Ella and Warner.

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