Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

I took a chance on Six Stories with only the vaguest impression of what to expect, and I’m very glad I did. It’s not often I splurge my monthly Audible credit on something I’ve never heard of, but this well and truly hit the mark. Stylised like a serial podcast, with small interconnecting sections referencing […]

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Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah

“If I ever get to rate this kidnapping on TripAdvisor, I’ll give it four stars instead of three.” Did You See Melody? is such a good thriller. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Sophie Hannah’s Culver Valley series – mostly because she can write a damn good plot, but her regular characters are frequently insufferable. […]

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Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

Helter Skelter was so interesting. I’d never really read any true crime before last year (when I went through a fairly intense Simpson trial phase). But after picking up on a lot of hype for The Girls by Emma Cline, combined with a recommendation from a colleague, I ended up spending an interesting fortnight engrossed […]

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Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Alas, Moriarty was nowhere near as good as its predecessor, The House of Silk. While the first book resounded with the ring of Holmesian authenticity, from Watson’s narration to the fiendishly clever plot, Moriarty fails to deliver an authentic Conan Doyle experience. It’s clearly not the case that Horowitz can’t pen a Sherlock story, as […]

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects was such a fun, fast read. I loved Gone Girl (and privately gnash my teeth every. single. time. publishers tout their thrillers as ‘totally the next Gone Girl! Or maybe The Girl on the Train! Or, you know, one of those other ones. Please buy our mediocre thriller, please.’). I was less enamored […]

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One Kick by Chelsea Cain

I came to Chelsea Cain via the beautiful Tricia Helfer, after hearing a rumour she was set to play serial killer Gretchen Lowell, star of Cain’s Heartsick series. Somewhere along the way I got sidetracked into downloading Cain’s One Kick instead. Sadly, it turns out that someone-whose-face-I-like-might-one-day-play-a-character-from-one-of-this-author’s-other-books isn’t the best basis for picking a good […]

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