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Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

Today I have a book review (you may remember it from the cover reveal I posted last year) where half of the book is based during the end of World War II. Don't click away! I know you may have had your fill of WWII books but The Blameless Dead incorporates an interesting element of … Continue reading Book Review: The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes

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Book Review: The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven

Today, I'm back to my favourite genre - thriller. Believe me when I say you are going to love this one. Blurb The Puppet Show* by M.W. Craven introduces us to The Immolation Man, a serial killer burning his victims alive in Cumbria. When disgraced detective Washington Poe's name is found carved into the chest … Continue reading Book Review: The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven

Book Review: Black Moss by David Nolan

Considering it is November 30th, you would think it's time for Joyful Antidotes to start making way for Christmas stories full of magic and light. Not this book blog. Today, I have a wonderfully chilling thriller to share. Black Moss by David Nolan begins in April 1990, as rioters take over Strangeways prison in Manchester. … Continue reading Book Review: Black Moss by David Nolan

Book Review: Belfast Central by A.K. Amherst

Regular readers will know by now that I'm a fan of historical fiction. This time round I was lucky enough to be offered a great book set in Northern Ireland. If this is an area that interests you and you prefer your historical fiction to be more recent, read on. Belfast Central* by A.K. Amherst … Continue reading Book Review: Belfast Central by A.K. Amherst

Book Review: Delusions by Amy Crandall

Remember when I said that The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson was one of the best thrillers I've ever read? This book is up there with it. Delusions* by Amy Crandall introduces us to Abigale, a teenage girl who finds herself in one of the interrogation rooms of the Arcata Police Department denying multiple murders. … Continue reading Book Review: Delusions by Amy Crandall

Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

I can't believe it's taken me this long to review this book! It is one of the best books I have ever read. Many of you have probably devoured it by now but if not, you are in for a treat. The Kind Worth Killing* by Peter Swanson is a well-crafted psychological thriller which begins … Continue reading Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Book Review: Night Driver by Marcelle Perks

My last few reviews have definitely been more on the cheerful side. But don't worry, I haven't gone soft. I'm back with a book so dark it will make your skin crawl. Night Driver* by Marcelle Perks is focused on heavily pregnant Frannie, an English woman living in Germany. Frannie tries to inject some independence into … Continue reading Book Review: Night Driver by Marcelle Perks

Book Review: The Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

I have finally met a book whose title exactly reflected how I felt while reading it. It really was the best day ever reading The Best Day Ever. The Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda is told by Paul Strom, a glittering business man who appears to have a perfect life: a beautiful wife, two adorable … Continue reading Book Review: The Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda