#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 07/10/2019

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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.

To Kill A Critic (Jonathan Roper Investigates #2.5) – Michael Leese


A heart-felt compliment can make you feel fabulous but a blast of anger can wound deeply. They can even kill.
This gripping short story features a fresh outing for autistic detective Jonathan Roper. He’s called in when a world-famous critic is found murdered in his London penthouse.
As Roper soon discovers, the critic was uncompromising with his opinions, willing to beat-up the biggest stars of stage and screen if he felt they failed to deliver and his legion of fans loved his honesty.
Which gained him a formidable cast of enemies.
All Roper has to do is work out which of his many, many enemies had the determination to see him dead.
To Kill A Critic is the latest story of the unique partnership between Roper and DCI Brian Hooley.


Jonathan Roper is a police detective with a difference, he is Autistic. When a world famous Critic is unexpectedly killed in a brutal way he is called in to solve the case.

I found Detective Roper to be a well developed character with his autistic traits, which made him a very believable real person. Fast paced and engaging I found this to be a thrilling quick read. Once I picked it up I could not put it down until I got to the end.

This is a novella in the Jonathan Roper Investigates series, but I will definitely be picking up book 1 and starting the series properly after reading this.


The Breakdown – B A Paris


Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…   


This was recommended to me by my mum can be abit of a harsh critic when it comes to books so I knew it was going to be good, and it did not disappoint.

What would you do if you took a shortcut home on a stormy night and found a car parked in a layby in the middle of the woods? Unless they signalled for help would you carry on driving? I would and that is exactly what Cass did too. To then find out the next morning the driver was murdered and was someone she knew.

With their house right near the woods where the driver was murdered and Cass forgetting things is she really safe?

With their house right near the woods where the driver was murdered and Cass forgetting things is she really safe?

I found this a fast paced page turner, which I found got even faster and unputdownable to the end


Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

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