Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Paradise Prison - Faith Mortimer

                                              ParParadise Prison - A Gripping Psychological Thriller in The "Dark Minds" Series: The Perfect Hiding-Place...Haven...or Hell ? ("Dark Minds" Psychological Thrillers Book 4) by [Mortimer, Faith]adise Prison (Dark Minds #4) - Faith Mortimer

This is book 4 in the Dark Minds series but can be read as a standalone.

This book hooked me from the beautiful cover as well as from the opening chapter. The book is centered around two main characters Harry and Gillian. Gillian is fleeing from an abusive relationship and the opening chapters set the scene. She befriends Harry and the escapes on his yacht hoping for a peaceful life away from the troubles at home. Little did she know that an easy life is far from what she will get.

Harry comes across as a nice kind gentle man and gives the impression that he cares for Gillian, being sweet and kind to her promising her a peaceful place where she can gather her thoughts which is described as an idyllic island in the Caribbean.

I felt from the way that Faith was so descriptive in the book that I had been grabbed by the throat and transported into the book. I as reliving the scenes as they were played out and found myself gasping for breath reading some of the chapters. How can a little idyllic island in the Caribbean be such a horrible place.

Well all I can say is if you are curious and want to know you are going to have to read the book and find out for yourself.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Games People Play

                                               Games People Play - Charlie Cameron #1

First of all my thanks go to Bloodhound Books and the author Owen Mullen for allowing me to read and review a copy of this book. My views are my own.

This book is a brand new series featuring a PI called Charlie Cameron. Charlie has been hired to find out who has taken a baby from a beach during a family day out. Charlie doesn't normally take abduction cases and we are given a glimpse as to why that is as the book progresses along with details of his background and how this is relevant pieced together slowly as the story progress.

Charlie's office is in a bar called New York Blue (NYB), a pub set in Glasgow and all the staff and regulars in there also hold secrets of their own. We are treated to the trials and tribulation of the people frequenting the pub discussing their problems over a pint!

I found this book very slow at the beginning and wondered where the story was going, but once I got just over a quarter of the way through the pace picked up for me. Once I understood the scene and discovered which characters were which and how they were involved I found this book enjoyable.

I look forward to reading more by Owen Mullen and his second book in the series Old Friends and New Enemies is due for release later on this month (21.02.17).
Games People Play: a chilling serial killer thriller by [Mullen, Owen]