Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review 🙂
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.
SNAP by Belinda Bauer
Published; May 3rd 2018, Transworld Digital
I have read Belinda Bauer before so when I saw this book in my local library picking it up was a no brainer!
This book follows a family who’s mother disappears after going to find help when their car breaks down. Years later the eldest son is trying to keep the family together, survive and not have any outside interference that could split the siblings up and remove them from their family home with memories of their mother.
I found this a very clever thriller that kept me reading, with so many twists and turns that I found I could not read as fast as I wanted to so I could find out what happened next. Each time I thought I had worked out what had happened and what is likely to happen, boom, on the next page there is another surprise that throws all my theories out of the window.
THE CROW TRAP (Vera Stanhope #1) by Ann Cleaves
Published; February 11th 2016, Pan Macmillan (First published 1999)
I decided to try the Vera series as the TV series was going to be shown on the TV and was glad I did.
I found the story was well described and could visualise the moors and countryside that surrounds a cottage and farm which is the main setting for this book. It is a bit of a slow burner, Vera herself doesn’t appear straight away and the story revolves around the 3 women who come to visit the cottage to do an environmental survey, the first of whom finds the lady who lives in the farm has apparently committed suicide. Each of these ladies have good reasons for wanting to go to an isolate place and escaping the community, so when there is another murder will these secrets stay hidden?
I think this would be a good book for those that like Detective stories like Columbo.
LOST BOY; The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry
Published; July 4th 2017, Berkley Books
Each time I see a Christina Henry book I find I have to read it!
In this story it is a dark retelling of Peter Pan, who leaves Never-Never land to find lost/unloved children to take home to be his playmates. Jamie is one of these children that Peter has brought home, but this is not the Disney version of Peter Pan, there is danger and death on the island, and nothing is what it seems.
Whilst I had a rough idea of how the story went I really did not expect the story to go the way it did! I just could not put this story down. I cannot wait to get my hands on her next book.
Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 🙂