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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What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

What She Knew is a serviceable thriller, which ultimately muddles around too much to pack a powerful punch. Sure to touch a nerve with parents, it follows the disappearance of seven-year-old Ben, who runs ahead one day in the woods, only to vanish entirely. Mother Rachel is understandably distraught, but as a narrator seems far […]

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

In my September review of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, I concluded by saying: “If I read a better crime novel this year, I’d be very surprised.” Well, colour me surprised. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz is such gloriously good fun. The only Horowitz I’ve read previously was the Alex Rider series as […]

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