Sunday, 31 January 2016

The Green Room – Faith Mortimer

The Green Room – Faith Mortimer

Ella is a nurse, leading a busy working life in a hospital’s trauma department.  Every day is hectic and she rarely gets chance to relax.  In the town where Ella lives, strange things begin to happen to young women who work in the theatre – “the Surrey Punisher” is on the loose.

The story is told in snappy chapters, each one headed with a name but all set around Ella.  The reader is drawn in with each page turned and left to draw their own conclusions.  It is a fast paced psychological thriller that had me wishing my commute to and from work was longer than it was!

The author has the knack of making the reader think the story is going one way, for you to think you know what is happening only to have the rug pulled from under you with yet another twist thrown in.

My thanks go to the author Faith Mortimer and (THE) Book Club #TBC for allowing me to read and review this book.

I look forward to reading more by Faith in the future, having already added to my wish list or kindle in readiness.

The Angel – (Isabella Rose #1)

The Angel – (Isabella Rose #1) – Mark Dawson

Isabella Rose is the daughter of Beatrix Rose, has the traits and skills of her mother and is as determined as her mother!

This is a new book in a series all about Isabella.

Group 15 is an elite task force who are a bit of a secret group, and after a shaky start and a turbulent meeting which resulted in them being disbanded, the group leave their location and begin to head home.  Just as they are leaving a series of explosions occur in London, the first one being on the London Underground and “the hunt is on”.

This is a job for a special agent called “Pope” and he needs assistance.  He needs “The Angel”.

The book starts off in London, travels through other parts of the UK and then Morocco and Switzerland.  It is fast paced, gripping and leave the reader wanting to read just that one more page / chapter.

My thanks go to Mark Dawson for allowing me the opportunity of reading this and as usual a great book that draws the reader in. 

For Richer, For Poorer - Kerry Wilkinson


For Richer, For Poorer (Jessica Daniel #10) – Kerry Wilkinson

This story picks up a few months after the last one finishes.  Jessica is back at work trying to come to terms with what has happened and also head up an investigation into a series of burglaries that have taken placed in middle class areas.

Jessica deals with obstacles thrown at her every way she turns. 

Jessica is still working with her new partner Archie, as things still aren’t great with her older partner Dave (and the spark that was evident in the past between them is missing!).   Her colleague and friend Izzy is still around when Jessica needs someone.

I found myself transported back to the end of Book 9 and all those feelings I experienced when I had finished that book came flooding back.  I was eager to see where this book was going, eager to see how Jessica copes with the aftermath of that incident whilst continuing to investigate the series of break-ins and try to get back to normality.

Yet again Kerry gave me that “wow” factor and had me re-reading the last few pages to make sure I hadn’t missed anything, as I seriously wasn’t expecting that ending again.

My thanks go to Kerry for allowing me to read an advance copy of this book, along with the publishers and Netgalley.

This book is due for release on 11th February 2016 and is well worth pre-ordering now!!