The first half of the year is over and I’m three books behind in my Goodreads Reading Challenge! Hopefully I can catch up in July!

Books I Have Read

A Girl Called Justice: The Spy at the Window by Elly Griffiths

World War Two has started and Justice Jones has a new mystery to solve as she believes that there is a spy in their midst. This is a fantastic series for those of us brought up on the books of Enid Blyton.


When the Night Ends by M J Lee

A potential police cover up pits coroners officer, Thomas Ridpath, against his colleagues once again. With definite Line of Duty vibes, this is one of my favourites of the series so far.


The Guilty Couple by C L Taylor

When Olivia is released from prison after serving time for attempting to have her husband killed, she only has one thing on her mind: to clear her name. This is a twisted plot that makes us ask who we can really trust.


The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Alice Hunter

When a woman goes missing and strange things start being left on her doorstep, Jenny is perturbed. She’s spent her life hiding the true identity of her father and yet someone clearly knows who he is. The crime is chillingly close to what her father did all those years ago – what if she is more like him than she realises…


Books I Have Acquired

THEY BELIEVE HIS LIES. SHE KNOWS THE TRUTH.

You can’t lie to Izzy Lambert. Her highly developed empathic abilities allow her to read people’s emotions with terrifying accuracy – and consequences. As a child her insights sparked her parents’ divorce. As an adult she avoids getting too close to people for fear of what she might learn.

But now young girls are going missing in her town. The police have no suspects but, seeing her old school caretaker interviewed on the news about the story, Izzy comes to a chilling realisation: he knows where the missing girls are. When the police won’t take her seriously despite the lives at stake, she will risk everything to uncover the truth


Tom Harper must catch a traitor intent on disrupting the war effort and bringing terror to the streets of Leeds in this page-turning mystery.

Leeds. December, 1916. Deputy Chief Constable Tom Harper is called out in the middle of the night when a huge explosion rips through a munitions factory supplying war materials, leaving death and destruction in its wake. A month later, matches and paper to start a fire are found in an army clothing depot. It’s a chilling discovery: there’s a saboteur running loose on the streets of Leeds.

As so many give their lives in the trenches, Harper and his men are working harder than ever – and their investigation takes a dark twist with two shootings, at the local steelworks and a hospital. With his back against the wall and the war effort at stake, Harper can’t afford to fail. But can he catch the traitor intent on bringing terror to Leeds?


This Halloween prepare to be terrified with C. J. Tudor’s first collection of short stories.

Featuring eleven twisted tales of the macabre, including:

The Lion at the Gate in which a strange piece of graffiti leads to a terrifying encounter for four school friends . . .

Butterfly Island
 which tells the story of a group of survivors who wash up on a deserted island and make a horrifying discovery . . .

Gloria where a cold-hearted killer encounters a strange young girl at a motorway service station with unexpected consequences . . .]


Prepare for the big chill . . .

An overturned coach full of students.
A stranded cable car full of strangers.
An isolated chalet full of friends.

Outside, a snowstorm rages.
Inside one group, a killer lurks.
But which one?

And why is no rescue coming?
What are they trying to escape from?
And who are the terrifying Whistlers?

A locked-room mystery.
A dystopian thriller.
A nail-shredding horror.

One mind-bending twist.

THE DRIFT – survival can be murder.


A chance to reconnect.
A chance to get revenge . . .

Emily Toller has tried to forget her time at university and the events that led to her suddenly leaving under a cloud. She has done everything she can to forget the shame and the trauma – and the people involved. She has tried to focus on the life she has built with her children and husband, Nick.

But events like that can’t just be forgotten. Not without someone answering for what they’ve done. 

When an invitation arrives to a University reunion, everything clicks into place. Emily has a plan.

Because if you can’t forget – why not get revenge?