The Jump by Doug Johnstone

I received book from NetGalley for an honest review. I don’t know how honest i can be. I really love this author. He writes crime thrillers with a twist and you will need to read them to find out.
His tales are written simply, but are complex.
In this book there are Ellie and Ben grieving parents of Logan, who committed suicide.
Sam and Libby troubled children with a dark secret. Also Allison and Jack parents to Sam and Libby.
How they all hang together you will need to read the book. I strongly urge you to do so. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
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Sister Psychopath

To be completely I wasn’t reading this for a review I doubt I would have finished. Billed as story of a dysfunctional family and psychological thriller I think it could have been so much better.
It’s an ok read but I have read better in the genre. A grudging 2 stars.

Dead Girl Walking

This is my first book by this author. It will not be my last. An exciting read that keeps you turning the pages.

It concerns the stories of Cassie, a girl who returns to life after dying with the rest of her family in a road accident. And Dante , a troubled soul who is convinced he is going to die a violent death. They meet because they share the same counsellor. They grow closer and their stories intertwine. Also add a policeman hunting a serial killer and a journalist who is looking for his next big story. You have all the ingredients for a thrilling read. I thought I knew who the killer was but I was wrong.
A good read and I would say read it. Thanks to Netgalley for ARC

Skin by Ilka Tampke

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Skin

I am hugely indebted to http://www.goodreads.com for my copy of ‘Skin’ by Ilka Tampke. It is published by Hodder and Stoughton on August 6th 2015.

In AD 28 Ailia is left as a foundling on the doorstep of the Tribequeen’s kitchen. Taken in by Cookmother, Ailia can never truly be part of society because she does not know the skin to which she belongs. It is skin that holds this ancient world together. As she grows up, the Roman Empire threatens her people more and more until Ailia gradually learns her destiny.

I don’t particularly like books with an ancient history setting. Nor do I usually like books with a fantasy or mystical element. So why then, given that it has both elements, did I think Ilka Tampke’s novel ‘Skin’ was amazing?

The writing in ‘Skin’ is enthralling. It mesmerises the reader with a hypnotic rhythm to the narrative so that the…

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