Lisey’s Story * Stephen King Book Review

You’re good for the ones you love. You want to be good for the ones you love, because you know that your time with them will end up being too short, no matter how long it is. Have you ever read a story which stayed with you well after the book was put down? AContinue reading “Lisey’s Story * Stephen King Book Review”

Nicholas Sparks * The Guardian Book Review

It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a story about a woman, a man and a dog and a psychopath chasing them which wasn’t written by Dean Koontz. Nicholas Sparks has written many, many books like The Notebook and A Walk to Remember – but this is his first thriller and I must sayContinue reading “Nicholas Sparks * The Guardian Book Review”

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Book Review

This is my second book by Karin Slaughter and I think “Pretty Girls” is almost as good as The Good Daughter and it even shares some of the common themes: fractured family caused by a murder/disappearance of a loved one, two sisters very different from each other working together to find the killer, a prolific serialContinue reading “Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Book Review”

Book Review – Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

If you’re looking for a book that will keep you up past bed time, read Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. It’s darker than You – Caroline Kepnes Book Review and I think it got some influences from Rose Madder * Stephen King (you’ll know why if you read it). It’s definitely a book to be added to BooksContinue reading “Book Review – Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes”

Hannibal * by Thomas Harris

It’s the season to be scary! La la la la la la la 🙂 Hannibal fell on this year’s horror list and I got to say I was not expecting to pick up the THIRD book from the series when buying this book. But I should have expected it as Silence of The Lambs wasContinue reading “Hannibal * by Thomas Harris”

Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1

It’s been close to 13 years since I first read this book. The “Dexter” show was in full swing and I ran across the book in the stores and, since I wanted to be a police-woman, I wanted to see how serial killers thought and behaved first hand. And who could teach better than Dexter,Continue reading “Jeff Lindsay * Darkly Dreaming Dexter Book 1”

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

I finished reading Gone Girl and I was shocked to find two other books by Gillian Flynn in my posession. Dark places and Sharp Objects. I finished Dark places last night and I must take a breather before I touch any other books. What an intense experience – it’s like living with a survivor ofContinue reading “Dark Places – Gillian Flynn”

The Husband * Dean Koontz Book Review

The premise of the novel sounded really exciting. A guy making a living as a gardner receives a call that his wife had been kidnapped. The ransom is $2m, money which he doesn’t have and doesn’t know how to get. He goes to his family but their ideas of raising their kids to not allowContinue reading “The Husband * Dean Koontz Book Review”

Your heart belongs to me * Dean Koontz book review

According to Samantha, good stories had deep texture. They acquired texture in numerous ways. The texture of character faults and virtues, of intentions contrasted with actions, of personal philosophy shaped by backstory, of mannerisms and habits, of contrasts and contradictions, of mundanities and eccentricities, of points of view and styles of speech.

By the Light of the Moon (Dean Koontz)

In By the Light of the Moon artist Dylan O’Connor is driving through Arizona with his autistic brother Shepherd, and decides to catch up on his sleep in a motel. But (as Hitchcock demonstrated) motels can be dangerous places, and Dylan is soon tied up, gagged and being pumped full of strange fluid by sinisterContinue reading “By the Light of the Moon (Dean Koontz)”