Review: The Hunting Party

Rating: 3 Stars The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley is definitely a page turner, with all the elements that make it a great thriller. At least, till you finish. Then you realize that you have been left with some unanswered questions, that keep niggling at you. A group of friends has been spending New Year's... Continue Reading →

Review: Conviction

Rating: 3 Stars Conviction by Denise Mina follows Anna McDonald as her life unravels one fine day. When she gets up early like always, relishing her "me time" before her husband and daughters wake up, she has no idea how things are going to go down on this particular morning. Engrossed in her new true... Continue Reading →

Review: The Girls Weekend

Rating: 3.5 Stars The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman starts off with the usual story that you expect from a book with this title: old friends getting together for a weekend, one of them reluctant because of the tension with another, yet things conspire to make her go last minute. So far, so average. Things... Continue Reading →

Review: Someone We Know

Rating: 4 Stars Shari Lapena is an author I can always rely on to deliver the goods. Her book, The Couple Next Door, is one that I recommend to anyone who wants to read thrillers. While her other books are not as highly recommended, Someone We Know comes quite close. The twists and turns leave... Continue Reading →

Review: Th1rt3en

Rating: 3.75 Stars I love police procedurals and courtroom dramas if they're crisp and don't go into boring details. Thirteen is one such book. It is nicely paced and written from both perspectives, so as to avoid over explaining and unnecessary detail. After I finished reading, I found out that this is the fourth book... Continue Reading →

Review: The Family Next Door

Rating: 3.5 Stars The Family Next Door by Fiona Cummins is an above average thriller which takes some time to establish itself, but redeems itself as it proceeds. It tells the story of a dilapidated, quiet neighborhood shaken by a string of killings that have been baffling the police. The serial killer behind these murders... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last House Guest

Rating: 4 Stars After complaining of not finding good thrillers, finally I managed to read something that interested me enough to finish reading in a few hours. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda is gripping and unpredictable, and you know you cannot trust any of the characters. Avery Greer works for the Lomans, who own rental... Continue Reading →

Review: The Turn of The Key

Rating: 3.75 Stars I will not call this an excellent book, but The Turn of The Key is my favourite one by Ruth Ware to date. I have found Ware to be a good writer who keeps the audience interested while giving the least surprising twists. This book is a bit different because it has... Continue Reading →

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 →

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