Monthly Round Up – March 2019

March was a month I lost my reading mojo; started and abandoned several books and just couldn’t kick start my mojo so I went back to some of my favourite authors to reignite my reading passion and thankfully I managed to read 7 books.

The Caller – Chris Carter (Robert Hunter book 8)

Literally gave me nightmares – but reignited by mojo.  Click here for my full review

Be careful before answering your next call. It could be the beginning of your worst nightmare.

After a tough week, Tanya Kaitlin is looking forward to a relaxing night in, but as she steps out of her shower, she hears her phone ring.  The video call request comes from her best friend, Karen Ward.  Tanya takes the call and the nightmare begins.

Detectives Robert Hunter and Carlos Garcia are thrown into a rollercoaster of evil, chasing a predator who scouts the streets and social media networks for victims, taunting them with secret messages and feeding on their fear.

Dying Truth – Angela Marsons (Kim Stone Book 8)

Another author guaranteed to produce gripping can’t put down books.  Read my full review here

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.
As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.

With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable – whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.

Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.

Chasing the Dead – Tim Weaver (David Raker Book 1)

Having heard so much about this series and finding out book 10 is meant to be an absolute CORKER I had to start the series due to FOMO.  Read my full review here

Mary’s son Alex went missing.

A year later he’s found dead.

But now, she sees him, walking in the street.

Alex’s life is not the innocent one his mother believed.

Buried in his past are secrets that are never meant to be found.

And some things are far worse than death . .

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

A standalone thriller by one of my favourite authors – but did I like it – read my full review here


1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.
2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.
3. If you think you’ve found me. I’m coming for you next.

After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted…

Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel – Ruth Hogan

Changing the pace slightly this wonderful book kept me company whilst walking the dog and listening to the incredible narrator on audible.  Read my full review here

Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits – staff and guests alike. But Tilly’s childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away from the only home she’d ever loved to boarding school with little explanation and no warning.

Many years later, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother’s unaccountable cruelty. Wary of people, her only friend is her dog, Eli. But when her mother dies, Tilda goes back to Brighton and with the help of her beloved Queenie sets about unravelling the mystery of her exile from The Paradise Hotel, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all …

The Hidden Wife – Amanda Reynolds

Back to psychological thrillers and another cracking story – read my full review here


She was young and beautiful, married to a famous author. They were celebrating their anniversary at their stunning country estate. So why did Julia Blake walk out of her perfect life, apparently leaving no trace?

Seren, a junior reporter for the local paper, can’t believe her luck when she lands an exclusive with Julia’s husband, Max. But as Seren spends more time at the couple’s remote mansion, probing ever deeper into the case, dark questions await.

What was Julia really like, behind closed doors? Was her marriage to this brooding, secretive man as perfect as it seemed? And did she really mean to disappear that night – or was she murdered?

The Tall Man – Phoebe Locke

Didn’t quite hit the spot for me personally – read my full review on Goodreads here

A senseless murder. A terrifying legend. A family haunted.

1990: In the darkest woods, three girls devote themselves to a sinister figure.

2000: A young mother disappears, leaving behind her husband and baby daughter.

2018: A teenage girl is charged with murder, and her trial will shock the world.

Three chilling events, connected by the shadow he casts.

He is the Tall Man. He can make you special…

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