The Locked Door by Freida McFadden  

The Locked Door by Freida McFadden is a suspense thriller that asks the question of which is stronger nature or nature? Nora Davis is a successful surgeon, but her calm, confident exterior hides a traumatic past and horrific urges. When she was 11 years old Nora discovers her father was a notorious serial killer who tortured and killed women in the basement of her childhood home. When one of her female

The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry Book Review

Trigger warning: child abuse, fertility issues The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry is a psychological suspense thriller. With well-established careers as a nurse and an orthopaedic surgeon, Hannah and her husband Mark have spent the last few years trying to have a baby. After problems trying to conceive and failed pregnancies and with Hannah having reached her 40th birthday, time is running out. Not wanting to let go of their dream

Valley of The Kings by Terrance Coffey Book Review

Valley of The Kings by Terrance Coffey is the first book in a trilogy of the fictionalised empire of Egypt during the days of the pharaohs. the book centres on the lives of the royal family, weaving the established facts we know about these people into a story that brings them to life.  The story begins with Pharoah Amenhotep III and his relationship with his wives Queen Ty and Lady

The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson Book Review

The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson is a contemporary romance. Rachel Vinson runs a successful events planning company that offers their wedding clients the option of having professional bridesmaids as part of their wedding party. Hired by social media It Girl influencer Sadie to be her bridesmaid at her wedding to a founder of an up and coming tech startup. With the run-up to Sadie’s wedding being filmed and the

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford Book Review

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford is a fictionalised account of what happened to Agatha Christie when her marriage ended. Heartbroken by the dissolution of her marriage Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express under the guise of Mary Miller. On the train, she meets a cast of people each with their own secrets that they are running from or trying to hide. Nancy Nelson, newlywed and married with

Among Others by Jo Walton Book Review

Among Others by Jo Walton is an urban fantasy about a young woman struggling with her traumatic childhood and the impact of magic in her life. Morwenna Phelps grew up in Wales, the daughter of a mother who dabbled in dark magic. She and her twin Mori were forced to confront their mother in a magical battle that left Morwenna crippled and Mori dead. Devastated and scared she fled to live

Montmartre Mysteries by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen book review

Montmartre Mysteries by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen is book 8 in the  Winemaker Detective Series. Wine expert and amateur detective Benjamin Cooker travels to Paris to care for some unexpected vineyards nestled in Montmartre. The attempted murder of Arthur, an old friend, springs the detective and his assistant Virgile into action. Their investigation driven by Arthur’s past in the Foreign Legion leads to unexpected places from Djibouti to Côte du Rhône

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Audiobook Review

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton is a generational story that takes part in 1913, 1975 and 2005. Cassandra leaves her home in Australia to deal with the cottage that she has inherited from her beloved grandmother, Nell, in England. Still reeling from a tragic accident that happened a few years earlier, Cassandra feels like her entire life is being ripped apart. In England Cassandra discovers that along with the

Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer Audiobook Review

Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer is book 7 in the Davis Way Crime Caper Series. You can read this as a standalone book, I have not read the rest of the series and I did not feel like I missed anything. Davis Way Cole is the head of security for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi Mississippi. For Davis life is great she has a loving husband, wonderful

Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison book review

Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison is an autobiographical book focused on Holly’s time in the Playboy mansion and how she got there. I listened to the audiobook of this which is narrated by Holly and I 100% recommend this as the way to consume this book. In the book, Holly Madison, Hefner’s former number-one girlfriend, looks back on her