Mystery/Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

SHE WAS THE QUIET ONE by MICHELE CAMPBELL | Book Review (Contains one minor spoiler)

Title: She Was The Quiet One

Author: Michele Campbell

Pages: 444 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense

Publication Date: January 10, 2018

Publisher: HQ


For Rose Enright, enrolling in a prestigious New England boarding school is the opportunity of a lifetime. But for Rose’s vulnerable twin sister Bel, Odell Academy is a place of temptation and danger. When Bel falls in with a crowd of wild rich kids who pressure her into hazing Rose, the sisters’ relationship is shattered. Rose turns to her dorm mother, Sarah Donovan, for advice. But Bel turns to Sarah’s husband Heath, a charismatic and ambitious teacher. Is Heath trying to help Bel or take advantage of her? In a world of privilege, seduction, and manipulation, only one sister will live to tell the truth.

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She Was The Quiet One is a compelling psychological thriller and turned out to be different from what I expected it to be. I expected the drama to mainly revolve around Sarah and Heath’s relationship while Bel and Rose being a part of it. But what I got was a teen hostel drama with mean girls and their far fetched bullying.😅

It begins with Bel and Rose’s mother passing away and their Grandmother taking up their guardianship and eventually enrolling them at a posh and prestigious boarding school Odell. Once there, Rose gets Sarah as her mentor and Bel gets Heath. And the drama starts to unfold….

It’s not that twisty but the thrill is there. You know one of the sister died but you don’t know which one and it was a great element of the storytelling.

The writing is effortless and weaves together a simple plot with complicated emotions. The combination is captivating.

The characters… umm.. well I found Heath and Sarah’s quite intriguing while that of Bel’s somewhat annoying.

The relationships and the turns they took were definitely real in all their forms. Their fears, selfishness and care. I think that is what stood out the most to me.

There was a part where Bel finally realises that what she felt about Heath was a strong admiration and not romantic love. At an young age it can hard to confront and look through these feelings. I know because I myself have had such feelings for a boy I admired. And had a tough time differentiating and validating my specific feeling of such strong admiration. Which can very easily be confused with love. But even if it gets requited it can’t fulfil your desire because you never wanted that from them in first place. You wanted the attention and the validation from them.

I have a contradicting feeling the about the climax. It felt bit stretched but there also was quite an adrenaline rush!🤷‍♀️

My Rating: 3.75/5


She Was The Quiet One’ is available as Paperback, Hardcover, E-book and Audio book.

Buy Links : Amazon(IN), Amazon(UK)

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Mystery/Suspense · Thriller

The Fifth To Die by J.D.Baker | Book Review

Title: The Fifth To Die

Author: J. D. Baker

Pages: 144 pages (Hardcover)

Genre: Crime Thriller, Suspense

Publication Date: December 27, 2018

Publisher: HQ

Murder. 

It’s a family affair. 

In the midst of one of the worst winters Chicago has seen in years, the body of missing teenager Ella Reynolds is discovered under the surface of a frozen lake. She’s been missing for three weeks…the lake froze over three months ago. 

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Mystery/Suspense

Murder in the Caribbean by Robert Thorogood|International Giveaway|Book Review|Blog Tour

Title: Murder in the Caribbean

Author: Robert Thorogood

Pages: 326 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Crime-Mystery

Publication Date: December 27, 2018

Publisher: HQ

DI Richard Poole is hot, bothered and fed up. He’s stuck on the tropical island of Saint-Marie, forced to live in a rickety old shack on a beach, and there isn’t a decent cup of tea to be found anywhere.

When a boat explodes in the harbour, Richard and his team soon realise there’s a new murderer on the loose. But who is it? And why did the killer leave behind a ruby at the scene of the crime?

As the police dig deeper, they uncover secrets that go back decades, and a crime from the past that can never be forgiven.

Worse still, they soon realise this is only the beginning. They’ve got to catch the killer before there’s another death in paradise…

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Murder in the Caribbean is the fourth original story from the creator and writer of the hit BBC One TV series, Death in Paradise, featuring on-screen favourite detective, DI Richard Poole.

It’s a contemporary crime mystery with fake jewels and murder. Set in the Caribbean(obviously) the scenic beauty of this book sucks you in. The plot is predictable yet quite engaging and refreshing. It’s solid on the entertainment factor. Also, the humour is on point.

It’s a light read and nothing intense. I had fun trying to guess who’s done it!

It’s a quick read. I finished it in two days and enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to read the other 3 books in the series.

My Rating: 4.5/5


“Murder in the Caribbean” available in Paperback, E-book and Audiobook

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Mystery/Suspense · Thriller

THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE BY STUART TURTON|BOOK REVIEW

Title: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Author: Stuart Turton

Pages: 505 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Publication Date: February 8, 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Rules of Blackheath

Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. 

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Bookish Corner · Historical · Mystery/Suspense

BLOG TOUR|A QUARTER PAST DEAD by T.P. FIELDEN| A MISS DIMONT MYSTERY| BOOK REVIEW

Hello Everyone!❤ Welcome to my stop on the blog tour of ‘A Quarter Past Dead’. It’s the 3rd instalment in the A Miss Dimont Mystery series by T.P. Fielden and I’m too excited to share my views on this novel with you all.

Huge thanks to the publishers for adding me on the tour and for providing me with the ARC. All views expressed are my own.

Title: A Quarter Past Dead

Author: T.P. Fielden

Pages: 300 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Historical, Crime Fiction

Publication Date: November 1, 2018

Publisher: HQ

Murder can strike at any hour…

It’s the late 1950s in tranquil Temple Regis, Devon.

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Fantasy · Mystery/Suspense

FLASH POINT (Nite Fire, #1) by C.L. SCHNEIDER

 

IMG_20171002_200714_837[1]Title: Flash Point (Nite Fire, #1) 

Author: C.L. Schneider

Pages: 416 pages (Paperback)

P.O.V: 1st Person 

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery

Publication Date: February 22, 2017

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

 

Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to Continue reading “FLASH POINT (Nite Fire, #1) by C.L. SCHNEIDER”