In The Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado

Blurb:For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with with, inventiveness and an inquiring spirit, as she uses a series of narrative tropes—including classic horror themes—to create an entirely unique piece of… Continue reading In The Dream House – Carmen Maria Machado


Lock Every Door – Riley Sager

Blurb:They’ve offered you a luxury apartment, rent free. THE CATCH: you may not live long enough to enjoy it…No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents.These are the only rules for Jules Larson's new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most… Continue reading Lock Every Door – Riley Sager


Legacy of Ash – Matthew Ward – Bookrush 16

Blurb:A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.Ruling families -- once protectors of justice and democracy -- now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.Viktor Akadra is the Republic's… Continue reading Legacy of Ash – Matthew Ward – Bookrush 16


Mexican Gothic – Silvia Morena-Garcia

Trigger Warning for attempted rape, violence and violence againt children. Blurb:He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.When glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, it's clear something is desperately amiss. Catalina has… Continue reading Mexican Gothic – Silvia Morena-Garcia


Mindhunter – John Douglas & Mark Olshaker – #20booksofsummer

So close! This is my 9th book of 10 in the 10booksofsummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746books. Blurb:John Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science. He made a career of looking evil in the eye - and understanding it. No wonder that he was the inspiration… Continue reading Mindhunter – John Douglas & Mark Olshaker – #20booksofsummer


The Shining – Stephen King – #20booksofsummer

Part of my #20booksofsummer reading challenge hosted by 746books.com Blurb: Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them… Continue reading The Shining – Stephen King – #20booksofsummer

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The Chalk Man – C J Tudor

Blurb: A riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry, and will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending In 2016, Eddie is fully grown, and thinks he's put his past behind him. But then he gets a letter in the mail, containing… Continue reading The Chalk Man – C J Tudor


Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

I had some trouble with this one because of how dark it was. I had to close it occasionally and put it aside due to the blunt tone which was used in some uncomfortable scenes. The book is actually quite short but can at times feel long amd it took me a while to read… Continue reading Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn