Criminal antics in Scotland and France – Perfect Kill Review

As some of you may be aware, I’m no stranger to Helen Fields’s work – or the ‘Perfect’ series. I’ve read all of the previous book in this series, and I’ve even reviewed Perfect Crime and Perfect Silence as well as having had the opportunity to host a guest post from Helen herself (and I…

Now THIS is a crime novel! – Keep Her Close Review

Keep Her Close is unlike a lot of recent police procedurals I’ve read recently. Let me tell you why! The first thing that struck me about Keep Her Close (other than the blurb of course) is that there’s a ‘permanent sticker’ as part of the cover that boasts ‘Rated five stars by real readers’. Usually this sends up…

Test Your Moral Compass – A Version of the Truth Review

A Version of the Truth is an incredibly dark novel that is told via dual narrative timelines that flow expertly between 1991 and 2019.  I will admit that I was expecting this to be more of a psychological thriller based off of the blurb on the back of the book, but I loved what I got instead! Now that might…

Missing Children and High Stakes – In Safe Hands Review

In Safe Hands is the first of a new detective series following DCI Anna Tate and her team. Warning – this review actively contains some (not all) spoilers. Mostly to do with the fate of the children. The premise of the story is incredibly promising: 9 infants are dropped off at nursery one morning, but are…

Mother Knows Best – Apple Of My Eye Review

Apple of my Eye is a pretty good book that I can’t really get too into for risk of spoiling, but I’m going to do my best. Apple of my Eye is a tense read, and the pacing is great throughout – there are never moments where you feel like you’re being dragged along and…

Some things just can’t be kept quiet – Hush Hush Review

Hush Hush is the first in a brand new detective series featuring DS Grace Allendale by veteran crime writer Mel Sherratt. Hush Hush was my first venture into Sherratt’s work, but it’s not my first time at the crime fiction rodeo. Whilst it’s true that crime fiction isn’t exactly my ‘go-to’ genre, I’ve read a…