The Marriage Pact: Review

THE MARRIAGE PACT by Michelle Richmond Release Date: 25 July 2017 My Rating: 3/5 As their wedding date approaches, Jake and Alice receive an invitation to join a mysterious organization: The Pact. The Pact assures that your marriage will succeed and comes with an international membership roster that includes some of the most high-powered and…

The Lying Game: Review

THE LYING GAME by Ruth Ware Release Date: 25 July 2017 My Rating: 4.5/5 When a body, buried for decades, is discovered on the shore in Salten, Isa receives a text: “I need you.” She drops everything, sweeping her newborn along to the coastal town where she went to boarding school. Her three friends join…

Before this is Over: Review

BEFORE THIS IS OVER by Amanda Hickie American Release Date: March 28, 2017 (previously published as AN ORDINARY EPIDEMIC in 2015 in Australia) My Rating: 4/5 Hannah and her family live in the comfort of Sydney, AU’s suburbs when Manba, a virus that presents like a cold, begins to devastate the world’s population. As millions…

The Child: Review

The Child by Fiona Barton Release Date: 27 June 2017 My Rating: 4/5 While razing a street of homes built in the 70’s construction workers unearth an infant’s skeleton. Four characters’ otherwise quiet lives explode. There is Kate, an old school journalist, desperate to remove herself from celebrity click-bait articles, who goes on a hunt…

Sometimes I Lie: Review

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Release Date: March 13, 2018 My Rating: 5/5 Amber Reynolds is in a coma. Unable to move she cannot indicate that she can both hear and feel everything everyone is doing around her. She is trapped, listening to her loved ones and trying to piece together how she came…

The Breakdown: Review

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris American Release Date: July 17, 2017 (previously released in the UK) My Rating: 4.5/5 Cass takes a dangerous shortcut home during a terrible storm and nearly runs into another car stranded on the side of the road. She pulls over, a woman is visible in the stopped car but is…

The Apartment: Review

The Apartment by S.L. Grey American Release Date: Fall 2016 My Rating: 3.5/5 After a horrifying home invasion, in a house already laden with tragedy, Steph and Mark agree that a vacation away is necessary for their marriage and sanity. With limited funds they turn to a house-swap site and make arrangements to trade homes…

Unraveling Oliver: Review

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent American Release Date: 22 August 2017 (previously released in the UK in 2014) My Rating: 2/5 Oliver Ryan has never displayed any violent tendencies and, as far as any of his acquaintances know, Oliver’s brutal assault of his sweet, shy wife is wholly shocking. Through the perspectives of different characters…

Magpie Murders: Review

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Release Date: 6 June 2017 My Rating: 4/5 Alan Conway is a bestselling murder mystery writer. He sends Susan, his editor, the manuscript that will complete his lauded and successful Detective Atticus Pünd series. Susan presents the manuscript without comment to the reader, and we are caught up in Pünd’s…

The Driver: Review

The Driver by Hart Hanson Release Date: 8 August 2017 My Rating: 4/5 Michael Skellig, ex-army, runs his Los Angeles limo company with a small contingent of fellow veterans: Lucky, his wise Afghan interpreter, Tinkertoy, his Amazonian mechanic, and Ripple, his smart-mouthed, amputee dispatcher. While waiting for his client, a YouTube-famous skateboarding rapper, the voice…