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My Favourite…Crime Thriller

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with crime thrillers. Sometimes I can find them predictable, homogeneous and lacking any intrigue in their characters. However, nothing beats the feeling of stumbling upon ‘that’ crime thriller. The one with a stand-out story that has you breathlessly addicted – when you’re not reading it you’re talking about it, or thinking about it, until you can get back to those alluring pages. The crime junkies among you will, I’m sure, be familiar with this elusive feeling. Below is my chosen favourite crime thriller of all time, plus three honourable mentions, so you can experience that coveted high once more… Continue reading My Favourite…Crime Thriller

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Book Cover

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

When Lane’s mother commits suicide, she is invited to live with her estranged grandparents and cousin Allegra at Roanoke – their mysterious residence in a suffocating small town. On the surface, the family seems perfect. They are wealthy, rich, beautiful and charismatic. Behind this, Lane discovers a harrowing family history of violent deaths, disappearances and dark secrets. After only one summer, she becomes the only Roanoke girl to escape. However, eleven years later, when her cousin Allegra goes missing, Roanoke’s haunting secrets are clawing her back once more… Continue reading The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Book Cover

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Now I’m not someone who normally goes for spy thrillers. I find that all too often they can be cliché, predictable and populated with gung-ho, rather arrogant heroes. Nevertheless, after being pestered by my entire family I relented and finally put my stuck-up literary nose into this ‘spy novel’. It turns out that I Am Pilgrim had me eating my words. Continue reading I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes