Review: Hijabistan

Rating: 4 Stars Hijabistan by Sabyn Javeri is a collection of short stories about women, with a common thread of hijab running through all the stories. As a rule, I'm not one for short stories. They always leave me feeling like I missed the point. These short stories just sucked me in and left their... Continue Reading →

Review: The Guilty Wife

Rating: 3 Stars The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft is the story of Betthany Reston, who loves her husband very much but is also having a secret affair. The affair has to remain absolutely secret because it's not only Bethany who has a lot to lose. Her secret lover is married, and very famous. So,... Continue Reading →

Review: Believe Me

Rating: 4 Stars When I read J. P. Delaney's The Girl Before, I thought it was good, except the last part which fell flat for me. I don't have any such complaints with Believe Me. This is my kind of book, with enough twists and turns, and grey characters to make me happy. This is... Continue Reading →

Review: Pieces of Her

Rating: 3 Stars Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter is about how an act of terror in a local mall changes the life of Andrea Oliver. Andy is 31 years old, and lives at home with her mother, having moved back from New York a few years back after her mother's health problems. Andy's life... Continue Reading →

Review: The Rumour

Rating: 3 Stars The Rumour by Lesley Kara is a domestic thriller that looks into the how rumours spread, and how they can lead to unexpected outcomes. The story follows Joanna, an almost-single mother, who has moved to Flinstead-on-Sea, a small, sleepy town, from London in order to be close to her own mom. Jonanna's... Continue Reading →

Review: A Firefly In The Dark

Rating: 3 Stars I'm suitably spooked. The book cover tricrked me into thinking this was a children's book, if not funny, then surely a bit sad and melancholy. The name of the writer tricked me into thinking that this would be a lighthearted affair, suitable for reading before going to bed. I was so off... Continue Reading →

Review: Daisy Jones & The Six

Rating: 4.5 Stars Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid may be a fictional account of a 70's rock band, but the stories, the songs and the music sound so real that you can't help but think about getting your hands on that awesome album that doesn't really exist! The book follows the... Continue Reading →

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