Mystery/Suspense · Thriller

LIES LIES LIES BY ADELE PARKS|BOOK REVIEW|BLOG TOUR

Title: Lies Lies Lies

Author: Adele Parks

Pages: 448 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Mystery, Thriller(Psychological)

Publication Date: September 19, 2019

Publisher: HQ|An imprint of Harper

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

Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great, isn’t it? After years together, the arrival of longed-for daughter Millie sealed everything in place. A happy little family of three. And so what if Simon drinks a bit too much sometimes – Daisy’s used to it, she knows he’s letting off steam. Until one night at a party things spiral horribly out of control. And that happy little family of three will never be the same again.

In Lies Lies Lies, Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship in freefall in a mesmerising tale of marriage and secrets

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Simon and Daisy seem to have a great life. They seem to be a very happy family with their daughter Millie, who was conceived after several failed IVF attempts. But behind this happy facade both are hiding sinister lies from EACH other unravelling of which sets the book in motion.

If you have been following my blog for sometime you would know how psychological domestic thrillers are my kryptonite. And GOSH this was GOOOOOD. It had all the elements that needs to be present is the genre. It was fast paced, has unlikeable characters, keeps you guessing till the end(which was worth it), the vibe set is unnerving(which is intensified by Millie’s presence amongst it all) and the plot twists are smooth but surprising!! It totally strikes the right chord.

Lies Lies Lies includes issues of infertility and it’s subsequent effect on mental health, alcohol addiction, domestic & sexual violence and the less talked about post partum depression. This novel is addictive to say the least and hooks you from the very first page. I will give this a 4.5 out of 5 and will definitely recommend it.


My Rating: 4.5/5

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Mystery/Suspense · Thriller

DON’T TELL TEACHER BY SUZY K QUINN|BOOK REVIEW|BLOG TOUR

Title: Don’t Tell Teacher

Author: Suzy K Quinn

Pages: 384 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Mystery, Thriller(Psychological)

Publication Date: July 11, 2019

Publisher: HQ|An imprint of Harper

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

School should have been the safest place…

For Lizzie Riley, switching her six-year-old son Tom to the local academy school marks a fresh start, post-divorce. With its excellent reputation, Lizzie knows it’ll be a safe space away from home.

But there’s something strange happening at school. Parents are forbidden from entering the grounds, and there are bars across the classroom windows.

Why is Tom coming home exhausted, unable to remember his day? What are the strange marks on his arm? And why do the children seem afraid to talk?

Lizzie is descending into every parent’s worst nightmare: her little boy is in danger. But will she be able to protect him before it’s too late?

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‘Don’t Tell Teacher’ by Suzy K Quinn is a dynamic psychological thriller. With short crisp chapters it kept me hooked throughout.

The story is simultaneously narrated in two alternating timelines. One is the present where Lizzie and Tom has relocated and Tom is going to a new school that seems to have bars on windows, padlock on gates and very high walls. After joining which Tom comes home with peculiar marks on his body and starts getting seizures. And another timeline is the previous one where Lizzie falling in love with Olly. The abusive husband that Lizze will later have to escape.

Don’t Tell Teacher is told in 4 alternating POVs. Lizzie’ s and Kate’s being the main. Lizzie is the mother and Kate the social service worker who as taken Tom and Lizzie’s case.

The writing is easy and gripping. Suzy successfully creates a creepy vibe that keeps you on your toes and you are bound to jump up on your bed at even the slightest unwarranted sound around!😂

It was a quick read and took me only two sittings to complete. I’ll give Don’t Tell Teacher a solid 4 stars, which was a treat from the beginning to end.

My Rating: 4/5


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MUST READ DIVERSE GRAPHIC NOVELS|BOOK LIST

I consider these books very important in forming a perspective and wished I had them when I was young. Even though important topics or issues are addressed through these, they are immensely captivating and an easy read. Not boring even for a second.

1. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi:Persepolis is a graphic autobiography by Marjane Satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.’ It’s an easy but a very informative book.

2. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman: Heartstopper is a heartwarming YA LGBT+ romance. And is one of the best there is! And is definitely one of the MOST adorable book I’ve ever
read!
Also, I think its an important book for young readers in forming a perspective, as Alice in a very easy way addresses gender fluidity, bisexuality, homophobia and alike.

I have previously reviewed it on my blog. Click Here To Read…

3. Yes, I’m Hot In This by Huda Fahmy:Yes, I’m Hot In This is both hilarious and heartbreaking in its portrayal of what it’s like to wear a Hijab and visibly be a Muslim in America(or just in today’s world.) Extremely funny in its jabs at the half boiled judgements people throw at them and calls out the double standards of media.

I have previously reviewed it on my blog. Click Here To Read…


Let me know your thoughts if you have read any of these books. Also, I would love to know your suggestions in this genre.

Contemporary · Romance

YOU SAY IT FIRST by SUSAN MALLERY|BLOG TOUR

Title: You Say It First

Author: Susan Mallery

Pages: 416 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Mills & Boon

Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks—mainly the venue’s captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won’t let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he’s all in. 

Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family’s bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn’t belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he’s right—where she really belongs is in his arms.

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‘You Say It First’ by Susan Mallery is a feel-good small town romance and a spin-off of Fool’s Gold. But can as well be read alone.

Nick is a sculpture, and a very handsome one at that. He takes a carpenting job at Pallas’s Weddings in a Box at a mere subsistence wage while awaiting an offer in Dubai. He is not only a treat to the eyes but is also very considerate and supportive of Pallas from the very start.

Pallas inherited Wedding in a Box while in college. But is still struggling to gain the respect and love from her mother, Libby. She seems to be dissapointed in her and wants her to join the family bank.

Both have there issues with love. Pallas thinks it is something to be earned. While Nick thinks it consumes all. Pallas’ issues arise from her cold mother who never gave love freely to her(that she later confronts) while Nick’s arise from his distant and unfaithful father who never cared about anything apart from his art.

It is a very heartwarming story that incorporates captivating emotional conflict with a swoon worthy romance. But You Say It First is not just that. It is also equal parts about family and friendship as it is about the romance. Susan Mallery also did a very vivid setup with so many weddings and wedding preparations going on. Also, the character development of Pallas throughout the story was commendable.

My Rating: 4/5

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FEBRUARY WRAP UP|2019

I haven’t been able to upload this earlier due to my lack of motivation and social isolation. I have been working on my mental health and hope to be more present. Till then here’s the books I read in February. 🙂



1. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

An older couple struggling with their marriage gets a second chance through a magic telephone. A telephone through which Georgie could call Neal 15 years back. I absolutely adored and devoured this book. The dynamics of the relationship between Georgie and Neal, and how they play out and evolve is so real and fulfilling. It’s very heartwarming and I’ve already added it to my list of “The Best Books I’ve Ever Read”.


2. The Parrot And The Merchant By Pippa Goodheart

It’s a short translated and illustrated work of Rumi intended for children. It’s about a merchant who likes to collect birds from different countries. And is about setting them free! A very small edit is done to the original content to give a feminist perspective and I definitely liked it.


3. Tangled by Emma Chase

Totally a disappointment. I mean the writing was TRASH! The narrative was TRASH! The male love interest was TRASH! It was so very MYSOGYNISTIC and I wonder why I even bothered to finish reading it!


4. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Wow! A Very Large Expanse of Sea is about racism, Islamophobia and young love. February gave me 2 Best Books Ever! THIS BOOK. This book is all consuming and heartbreaking and yet heartwarming. It will give you so many emotions that you’ll not know what to do with them.


5. Dear Ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions by Cimamanda Gnozi Adichie

Adichie writes this book for her friend who turns to Adichie for an advice on how to raise her daughtee feminist. This book states some BASIC ideas of feminism and was a good read.


6. Safely Endangered Comics by Chris McCoy

This is an upcoming graphic novel. It’s funny and is filled with some grim wit!


7. Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

A great thriller. Combination of dense plot and fast pace always keeps you on the hook. It’s about Liz who is found to have shoot her husband accidentally. She also shot her father accidentally 16 years back. Are these really accident or will Liz get away with murder twice!


Have you read any of these? Are they in your TBR? Let me know in the comments. Or just drop in a HI!❤

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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