Truth or Die kicks
off with the discovery of the butchered body of a
professor at Exeter University. It’s the first in a string of murders that put
everyone on edge. But who
would target a seemingly innocent man, and why? Enter DS Imogen Grey and
DS Adrian Miles to investigate before the body count gets too high.
Truth or Die is all about secrets and darkness, even the cover has
a permanent-sticker saying that it’s ‘not for the faint-hearted’ –but did it
live up to its claim?
The Missing Wife by Sam Carrington is the kind of book where you
know exactly what kind of book
you’re about to read based on just the blurb. This Missing Wife is a psychological thriller with plenty of twists
to keep you turning the pages.
During a surprise fortieth
birthday, Louisa’s life completely changes. When the wife of her ex disappears
after the surprise party she didn’t want (and doesn’t exactly remember), Louisa
must try to find her, but can she trust those around her?
The cover of The Missing Wife says that it’s rated 5
stars by real readers. I’m a real reader…what did I think?
Yep. It’s no secret, I’m shit at Twitter. And it’s not from lack of trying. I’ve tried, I really, really have, but I just can’t get a grip on it, and I think I’ve figured out why:
I don’t feel like the effort is worth the reward. Yep. The effort of constant scrolling and checking isn’t worth the titbits of info I might get out of tweets. I’m not saying that what’s on Twitter isn’t worth it – far from it! But I just don’t think it’s worth my constant attention (which I feel is needed to get the most out of it) like Instagram is for me.
My FOMO isn’t strong for Twitter.Twitter is very much an ‘in and of the minute’ kind of social media platform, and I think it runs on the idea of people’s FOMO (fear of missing out) and I’m too lazy for that to matter to me! I feel like some people are obsessive about updates, and that’s just not how I roll. Plus, any new mind-blowing info from publishers and authors will likely find its way to Instagram 5 seconds after Twitter anyway! And I’m an Insta-girl all the way!
I don’t think I’d be interested in 90% of what people say. And that’s true for whatever I’d have to say too! I think a lot of what is on Twitter is info I can quite happily tootle on in life without. Yes, I know it offers insight into the lives of the people you follow, but I’m not really that interested in anyone’s typical days – I’m busy living my own! In that same vein, I don’t think people would be interested in my own shenanigans either – and I don’t think I’d be interested on doing those updates either.
I really wanted to love this book – the genre is right up my
street – I’m a massive fan of dystopian fiction! But The Disappeared by Amy Lord just didn’t hit the spot for me. I know
the whole ‘there are no more original ideas’ thing is pretty obvious but I can’t
help but feel that this has been done before – and better – especially in Fahrenheit 451.
So The Disappeared is set in a not too distant future Britain, shortly after Brexit (honestly, if I hear any more about Brexit I’m gonna scream!) where books, and knowledge in general, is considered dangerous and you’re only allowed to learn or teach government approved stuff.
Forget Me Not is Claire Allan’s latest book and it gets going straight out of the
gate! Here’s how!
Elizabeth is out walking her
dog, minding her own business, and suddenly comes across a severely brutalised
young woman called Clare who is literally clinging to life at the side of the
road. Elizabeth is a good citizen and calls the emergency services and tries to
keep Clare alive but to no avail. Clare’s injuries are just too severe. But
Clare managed to utter 2 final words before the life left her body: Warn them.