Mystery/Suspense · Thriller

TO KILL THE TRUTH by SAM BOURNE|READALONG|BOOK REVIEW

Title: To Kill The Truth

Author: Sam Bourne

Number of Pages: 464 (Paperback)

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Publisher: Hachette India

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Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history’s greatest crimes.
Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs, lost for ever.
Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game.
As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War – but who stands to gain most from the chaos?

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Someone is trying to rewrite history by burning libraries and museums. Holocaust survivors and professors are murdered. Digital records erased. Slavery, holocaust and more starts being undocumented.

Enter Maggie Costello, former White House operative, to the rescue.

I am a huge political thriller fan and I utterly enjoyed To Kill The Truth by Sam Bourne. It is a realistic fiction and the narrative makes strong connections with today’s political scenario that makes you ponder.

To Kill The Truth is a plot driven and a an immensely gripping one at that! It is fast paced and makes it a point to keep you hooked. The storyline is solid and explosive.

Even though this is the fourth book in the Maggie Costello series, it can also be read as a standalone.

My Rating: 4.5/5


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Mystery/Suspense · Thriller

THE GUILTY PARTY BY MEL MCGARTH | BLOG TOUR

Title: The Guilty Party

Author: Mel McGrath

Pages: 384 pages (Hardback)

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

Publication Date: March 7, 2019

Publisher: HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins

On a night out, four friends witness a stranger in trouble. They decide to do nothing to help.

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Thriller

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW DISSAPOINTED ME AND HOW! |BOOK REVIEW

I read The Woman In The Window, last year in February. And have since talked about how poorly in let me down. But showhow forgot to post it here on my blog.

So here’s a step by step rant on how and why it failed to please!

1. The pace is awfully slow.😴 NOTHING, absolutely nothing happens till page 140 and even after that the story fails to pick up it’s speed.

2. For a good number of first 140 pages just Anna’s agrophobia is exclusively described and sure it was sad ando everything but this ain’t a drama and I sure wasn’t expecting it from a thriller. (A thriller is called a thriller for a reason!💁)

3. I just kept on wondering 50% of the story that ‘Why the hell isn’t anything happening?’ ‘Why isn’t the story progressing?‘ After that I realised that this so very hyped novel LACKED SUBSTANCE.

4. I realised that it did not progress because it did not have a story for a 400 paged novel. That this so called “thriller” terribly LACKED ACTION.😳

5. The story finally picks up it’s pace at the last 100 page mark. But again the climax disappoints.

6. I guessed correctly ‘who dunnit?’ quite early in the story and wished it not to be THAT person because it would have been so obvious.

7. The reason to be able to guess the climax correctly was because there were exactly 3/4 characters apart from the protagonist. And still they were under developed.

8. Also if it helps, I think that if the reviews I came across would have warned me about the pace and the lack of action, it could have cushioned the blow of disappointment.


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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)

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 · 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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