Bad Sister – Sam Carrington ★★★★★

Blurb;

Then: When flames rip through their family home, only teenager Stephanie and her younger brother escape unhurt. Brett always liked to play with fire, but now their dad is dead and someone has to pay the price.

Now: Psychologist Connie Summers wants to help Stephanie rebuild her life. She has a new name, a young son and everything to live for. But when Stephanie receives a letter from someone she’d hoped would never find her, Connie is forced to question what really happened that night. But some truths are better left alone . . .

My Review; WOW! WOW! WOW! When I read Sam Carringtons debut Saving Sophie I loved it and was waiting for more by her, so this was a must read and boy I was not disappointed. Bloody brilliant! Just what I needed to start off my year of books. 

Bad Sister had me hooked from the prologue and I could not put this book down, I finished it within 24 hours. Could easily be devoured within one sitting. I absolutely loved reading this story, what a brilliant plot and ending. A true shocker! A jaw dropper. The story flicks between chapters told through Connie’s character, an unknown narrator and DI Wade who I thought was a very good detective. Cleverly written and told story.

I would highly recommend to you all. A well deserved five stars. I cannot wait to read more by Sam and have high expections after her first two brilliant, fast paced stories. Bad Sister is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters throughout. A story that you won’t be able to forget in a hurry. Fantastic. Very impressed. Sad to have finished it so quickly. Whose character do you believe? 

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I See You – Clare Mackintosh ★★★★

Blurb; When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.

Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .

My Review; After devouring I Let You Go by Clare previously I had to read this one. But I must admit I do still prefer I Let You Go over this story. I See You took me a while to get into and it took a while to get to the good bit. It is one of those stories which makes you go ahh that’s why it is called that! 

I See You is written well, easy to read and contains a well thought out storyline with a shocker of an ending to look forward too. A very creepy story which will have you thinking and looking over your shoulder when you’re out and about. I enjoyed reading this as a good weekend read and awarded four stars out of five. I will be reading more by Clare in the future but this book didn’t grab me as much as I Let You Go did. I would highly recommend I See You if you haven’t read it already and I look forward to future books by Clare. 

Little Boy Blue – M.J. Arlidge ★★★★★

Blurb; There are some fates worse than death . . .

Called to a Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him.

A man from the double life she has concealed from her superiors, Helen is determined to find his murderer – while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs.

When a new victim is found, Helen works around the clock to stop her life unravelling. She’ll do anything to solve this case – but dare she reveal her own darkest secrets and lose everything?

And would even that be enough to stop this killer? 

Helen Grace Series in order; #1 Eeny Meeny #2 Pop Goes The Weasel #3 The Doll’s House #4 Liar Liar #5 Little Boy Blue #6 Hide and Seek #7 Love Me Not.

My Review; WOW! Why did I leave it so long to continue with this series? I am seriously regretting it now. What another brilliant story in the series. It was lovely to be back with the team and familiar faces (in my head ofcourse). 

Little Boy Blue is easy to devour, fast paced and contains short chapters. Parts can be very dark, intense and twisted. But, that is to be expected when the story does contain the BDSM and S&M culture within. Now I never thought those two words would be on my blog! This is another one of a kind story but a brilliant one at that. I am seriously loving this series, what am I going to do when it finishes? Little Boy Blue has a cleverly written plot which just makes you want to scream NOOOOO, it is a well thought out story/investigation.

I did not expect all of that to happen within the book too like WOW what an ending, how could they just leave it like that? I am going to have to start the next book very very shortly. I awarded a well deserved five stars like the previous books in this series as this series is turning out to be one I cannot and will not forget! I highly recommend this series to you all so far and I only have two more books left to review! Eek. Brilliant.