A young woman wakes up in a cold, dark cellar, with no idea how she got there or who her kidnapper is. So begins her terrible nightmare.
Nearby, the body of another young woman is discovered buried on a remote beach. But the dead girl was never reported missing - her estranged family having received regular texts from her over the years. Someone has been keeping her alive from beyond the grave.
For Detective Inspector Helen Grace it's chilling evidence that she's searching for a monster who is not just twisted but also clever and resourceful - a predator who's killed before.
And as Helen struggles to understand the killer's motivation, she begins to realize that she's in a desperate race against time . . .
My Thoughts 5/5
Book 3 in the Helen Grace series. I recently re read book 1 to refresh my memory as it was a while since I read it, I then jumped into book 2, followed not so long after by this book 3. I'm loving this series. Helen Grace is just a top notch character, she's not perfect, she's not faultless, she's just human. A very interesting and sometimes complex character.
A number of things going on in this book, what seems to be a kidnap, then a body found by a child digging on the beach and this is just the start of the book. It grips you by your collar right from the off. Helen has her work cut out here, not only figuring out what the hell is going on and why, but trying to build up her new team. It's clear she misses her work colleagues who for one reason or another are no longer part of her team. But she needs to move on, and develop this team into something good, steady and ready for anything.
Helen and her Superintendent just don't always seem to be singing from the same sheet and there is tension between them. Is it jealousy or just two people who cant seem to agree.
I can see this as it grows and grows becoming a must read series of books for many crime thriller fans, me included.
I don't know how all these amazing authors manage to write book after book that keeps you hooked and wanting more, but by god i'm glad they do.
A huge thank you to Netgalley and the Publishers for my review copy of this book.
1. Eeny Meeny(2014)
2. Pop Goes the Weasel(2014)
3. The Doll's House(2015)
4. Liar Liar(2015)
5. Little Boy Blue(2016)
6. Hide and Seek(2016)
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1818, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After seven years away, he is a ghostly presence to those he left behind.
But Mathew is ambitious and soon becomes a man of influence in his county and beyond. Yet through all his success, he still hides the loss of his one true love.
When a terrible act of murder occurs, Mathew must choose between the rule of blood and the rule of law. And as a man of honour with a warrior's instincts, he embarks on a journey of vengeance that will test every sinew of his faith in mankind
A very interesting read, and certainly a little different from what we are used to from Quintin Jardine. But it certainly is written as well as all his other books. I have to say I was unsure when I started this.
Quintin Jardine is one of my all time favourite Authors, and I have read all of his Bob Skinner series and loved them. He certainly is a very talented author.
Returning home after 7 long years away Mathew returns as a hero. He soon settles down, but is baring scars of his past.
A very interesting read with a glimpse of what life was like way back then.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a review copy of this book.
Detective Alex Cross has lost everything and everyone he’s ever cared about.
His enemy, Thierry Mulch, is holding his family. Driven by feelings of hatred and revenge, Mulch is threatening to kill them all, and break Cross for ever.
But Alex Cross is fighting back.
In a race against time, he must defeat Mulch, and find his wife and children – no matter what it takes.
THE END-GAME HAS BEGUN.
Wowzers. Book 22. I'm currently trying to play catch up on series of books that I have fallen behind on. This is no easy task as I read an awful lot of books that are part of a series. It seems to be the norm now, It seems very rare to read a book that is not part of a series.
Anyway enough of that, What did I think of this one? I loved it. This is certainly one of Alex Cross' toughest cases yet, and all because it involves his family. Family that he loves and would die for.
JP is certainly back up there with this book, it's gripping, gruesome and addictive reading.
I'm a bit of a stickler for reading books in order, and although you could probably read some of these books alone, its much better in order as you can follow the growth and changes within the Cross family. But this one you really need to have read book 21 so you can follow the story better.
It's funny now when I read a JP book on my kindle, it seems the first 5% is taken up just listing his previous books. Christ if he gave a brief description with each one it would probably add another 200 pages to his books.
Let’s talk about sex… would you share your bedroom secrets if it meant saving your marriage?
A refreshingly open and uplifting romantic comedy about friendship, love and sex. Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone in order to give a relationship a good dose of TLC…
Sex therapist Annie Hall helps couples put the fizz back into their relationships. It’s a shame her own love life is non-existent. When Jamie who works next door catches her eye, she can’t ignore the spark of chemistry.
Most men would jump at the chance to skive off work for an afternoon quickie with their gorgeous wife but Nick knows Julia is after only one thing – a baby. Sex shouldn’t be a chore. Can Annie help Julia see that?
Newly engaged Zoe and Simon can’t keep their hands off each other. They’ve decided to take a vow of celibacy until their wedding night. Will Annie help them stick to it?
Roy and Linda have been married for over thirty years but she’s more interested in the family business than getting intimate with him. Can Annie convince Linda to rediscover her passion for Roy after all this time?
While Annie begins to work her magic with the three couples, she soon finds herself falling for Jamie. But she’s been hurt before – will he be different? It’s time for Annie to take some of her own advice and learn a few life lessons of her own…
A very well written book. One of those book's you need a cuppa some munchie stuff and a free day, for curling up doing nothing but reading. You will sure not want to do anything else once you have started to read this book.
Annie Hall is a sex therapist, One of those subjects many people are not keen on talking about.
In this book we follow a mixture of couples seeking help with the therapist. We also follow Annie to and her life.
A very well written book. and really enjoyable read.
Super thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for a review copy of this book.
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