Book Review: Born Scared by Kevin Brooks

38256493Title: Born Scared

By: Kevin Brooks

Pages: 256

Published: September 11th 2018

By: Candlewick Press (MA)

Genre: ARC|YA|Contemporary|Thriller|Mental Health

Buy itBook Depository

Elliot has lived his first thirteen years confined to his home, incapacitated by fear. Now he’s out of pills, snow is falling, and his only safe person is missing. A terrifying thriller from Carnegie Medalist Kevin Brooks.

From the moment of his birth, Elliot’s life has been governed by fear of almost everything, even of his own fear — a beast that holds him prisoner in his room. The beast is kept at bay, though not eliminated, with a daily regimen of pills. But on Christmas Eve, a mix-up at the pharmacy threatens to unleash the beast full force, and his mother must venture out in a raging snowstorm to a store that should be only minutes away. Hours later, when she still hasn’t returned, Elliot sees no choice but to push through his terror, leave the house, and hunt for her. What happens if the last of his medication wears off and the beast starts scratching at the doors of his mind? Everyone has a breaking point — will Elliot come to his? With plot twists and turns that keep readers on the edge of their seats, multi-award-winning author Kevin Brooks offers a high-suspense exploration of fear and what it means to truly be afraid.

Goodreads

Read More »

Book Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

30969755Title: The Cheerleaders

By: Kara Thomas

Pages: 384

Published: July 31st 2018

By: Delacorte Press

Genre: YA|Contemporary|Mytery|Thriller

Buy itBook Depository

There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

Goodreads

Read More »

Book Review: The Girl In The Ice/Te Vere Bajo el Hielo by Robert Bryndza

33536851Title: Original: The Girl In The Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1). Spanish Edition: Te Vere Bajo el Hielo

By: Robert Bryndza

Published: First published : February 12th 2016/ Spanish: March 16th 2017

By: Bookouture/ Spanish Edition: Roca Editorial

Genre: Mystery-Thriller-Dark-Contemporary-Adult-Crime

Llega una nueva y adictiva serie de thrillers protagonizada por la detective Erika Foster. Más de 1.000.000 de ejemplares vendidos. Su cuerpo está congelado. Sus ojos abiertos han visto la muerte. Sus labios, delicadamente separados, parecen estar a punto de decir algo. ¿Qué oscuros secretos esconde la chica que está bajo el hielo? Un joven descubre el cadáver de una chica debajo de una gruesa capa de hielo en un parque del sur de Londres. La detective Erika Foster será la encargada de dirigir la investigación del caso, mientras lucha contra sus propios demonios personales. Cuando Erika comienza a indagar en el pasado de la víctima, todo parece apuntar a que su asesinato está conectado con el homicidio de otras tres mujeres que han sido encontradas con signos de estrangulación, las manos atadas y, sospechosamente, también bajo las aguas congeladas de otros lagos en Londres. Poco a poco, Erika se aproxima a la verdad, sin sospechar que el asesino quizá también la observa y se acerca cada vez más a ella



Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.

What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?

As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.

The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?

A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Robert Bryndza’s new series today.

Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster

She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.

Goodreads

Read More »

Book Review: Roses of May by Dot Hutchison

30109999Title: Roses of May (The Collector #2)

By: Dot Hutchison

Published: May 23rd 2017

By: Thomas & Mercer

Genre: Mystery-Thriller-Dark-Contemporary-Adult

May contain spoilers from the previous book

Four months after the explosion at the Garden, a place where young women known as the Butterflies were kept captive, FBI agents Brandon Eddison, Victor Hanoverian, and Mercedes Ramirez are still entrenched in the aftermath, helping survivors in the process of adjusting to life on the outside. With winter coming to an end, the Butterflies have longer, warmer days of healing ahead. But for the agents, the impending thaw means one gruesome thing: a chilling guarantee that somewhere in the country, another young woman will turn up dead in a church with her throat slit and her body surrounded by flowers.

Priya Sravasti’s sister fell victim to the killer years ago. Now she and her mother move every few months, hoping for a new beginning. But when she ends up in the madman’s crosshairs, the hunt takes on new urgency. Only with Priya’s help can the killer be found—but will her desperate hope for closure compel her to put her very life on the line?

Goodreads

Read More »

Book Review: Feel Me Fall by James Morris

34744383Title: Feel Me Fall

By: James Morris

Published: May 6th 2017

By: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Genre: YA-Romance-Mystery-Thriller-Dark-Contemporary

Secrets and survival in the Amazon

Emily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive.

But can she carry the burden of the past?

Discover the gripping new adventure novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive.

Goodreads

Read More »

Book Review : Bird Box by Josh Malerman

18498558

Title:  Bird Box

 By: Josh Malerman

Published: May 13th 2014

By: Ecco

Genre:  Horror – Ficcion – Thriller – Post Apocalyptic

Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.

Goodreads

Read More »

Book Review : The Butterfly Garden By Dot Hutchison

27383717

Title : The Butterfly Garden

By : Dot Hutchison

Published: June 1st 2016

By Thomas & Mercer

Genre:  Thriller- Mystery- Crime – ARC- Favorites

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.

In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.

When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.

As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…

Goodreads



Rating

5 / 5 Stars

Read More »