weave a murderous web

Genre: Thriller
Page Count: 216  pages

Jane Larson—a hot-shot litigator for a large firm in New York City—helps out a friend, and is sucked into the unfamiliar world of divorce and child support.  Soon Jane makes certain discoveries about a deadbeat dad’s hidden assets which unravels a web of lies, drugs, and murder that keeps getting more dangerous. 

Weave a Murderous Web is the first book I’ve read by authors Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks, and I must say I was very impressed, the book draws you in with plenty of twists, turns and great dialogue.

What stood out for me personally is the character of the protagonist of the book, Jane. She is wonderfully witty, and I related to her sarcasm and cynical nature. Her character reminded me of Stephine Plum from Janet Evanovich’s novels, which is perfect as I have been looking for a series with a strong female protagonist to replace the Plum novels and believe I have found that in the Jane Larson Novels!

The characters in the book seemingly all have something to hide which gives leaves you feeling paranoid throughout the story and keeps you on edge right until the end of the novel!

I’ll leave the Doctor to emphasize how I felt at the end of this book…

Though the book is part of a series, you don’t need to read the others to understand what’s going on, the book definitely can stand alone.

I recommend this book is great for anyone that enjoys a fast past thriller with a strong female lead!

RATING:

★★★★☆

 

 

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own*

 

 

I am not a serial killer

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Page Count: 271  pages

John Wayne Cleaver is a serial killer obsessed sociopath who lives above a mortuary owned by his mother. He fears that it is his destiny to become a serial killer, and therefore lives by a set of rules designed to keep his homicidal impulses in check. His careful regime of self-denial is threatened when he attempts to solve a local murder case.

I discovered this book through Instagram and hadn’t heard much about it before, but I can assure you this book is very much worth your time.

The book is beautifully written and gives you great insight into the depth of John Clever’s mind as he struggles with trying to be a good person despite his sociopath diagnosis. This aspect of the book really drew me in and had me hooked on the character journey, if the book wasn’t good enough already a plot twist that occurs midway the book sold me on the series completely.

I cannot remember the last time while reading I was so surprised by twist

 

If you want to pick up this book I highly recommend not looking anything up so you can experience the same surprise and delight that I did.

Fans of Dexter will enjoy this book as it has a similar tone and feel, and of course insight into the mind of a sociopath.

Overall the book is a wonderfully written character driven book and a fulfilling quick read that will leave you wanting more.

RATING:

★★★★1/2

 

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, here is a link: touch me  😊

cujo

cujo

Genre: Horror/Suspense
Page Count: 432  pages

“It would perhaps not be amiss to point out that he had always tried to be a good dog. He had tried to do all the things his MAN and his WOMAN, and most of all his BOY had asked or expected of him. He would have died for them if that had been required.”

Stephen King

Oh, Stephen, you master of suspense you.

Today I am reviewing Cujo, a book where man’s best friend turns into his worst nightmare, and a beloved neighborhood dog turns into a vicious beast.  King pulls you into the story by a beautifully written set up of the characters intertwined in the story.

I must admit I was apprehensive about a book starring a dog gone wild and was worried that was all there was to it, I’m very glad I was proven wrong. King pulls you into the story through a beautifully written set up of the characters intertwined in the story. That was one of my favourite parts of the book, it’s slow burn set-up.

“…it was amazing, wasn’t it, how bad you could hurt when there was nothing physically wrong.”

At the climax of the book when Donna and Tag are trapped in the car I was filled with very strong horror movie run-run-run vibes and felt very on edge until the end.

Cujo is rather hard to review because it’s oddly difficult to describe, it’s a book that seems simple, but actually, has a depth to the storyline that I didn’t expect, and is a lot more than it appears on the surface.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, it’s a classic King and after finishing I was left thinking about it the rest of the night.

RATING:

★★★★☆

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, here is a link: Book Depository 🙂

in a dark dark wood in a dark dark wood

Genre: Thriller/Psychological Thriller
Page Count: 470 pages

Picture unexpectedly being invited on the weekend away for a friend’s hens night, only you haven’t seen or spoken to this friend in ten years, and you have no idea why you were invited. Not only that, but the destination is a glass house in the middle of the English countryside. It’s bound to be awkward but what if it’s more than that?

This is what the main character Leonora experiences in the book, and it’s just the tip of the ice burg. The book switches perspectives from the present, when Leonora wakes up in the hospital, injured and with no idea how she got there, to the tale of what transpired on the weekend away.

The way Ware draws you into this story is brilliant, you are hooked into the story right from the start, and your mind is questioning the events as the main character is. I found the build up was also extremely well timed, not too slowly drawn out and not revealed too early. Ruth has nailed the timing on this one.

Reading this at night made me need turn on all the lights when I went to the bathroom … just the kind of scare I like from my thrillers!

I won’t reveal too much, as I don’t want to spoil the book, but I will say that I honestly could not put it down without finding out what the conclusion would be and the answers to all the secrets that Leonora reveals and discovers.

I am definitely going to pick up more of Ruth’s books in the future as this is already one of my favorite books I’ve read this year.

RATING:

★★★★☆