Mini #book #reviews

In an attempt to get myself up to date and back in the blogging swing of things, I’ve put together these mini book reviews.  The fact that they are mini has nothing to do with quality or enjoyment, this is purely a way to get me back on track!

So, here’s what I’ve read recently:

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
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An advanced reader copy that’s been on my shelf for well over a year! Bad book blogger!

I was hoping for a mystery involving a kidnapped child, which in the most part it is which very much reminded me of Madeleine McCann, although this isn’t a police procedural.  I was totally not expecting the supernatural element which just smacked me in the face with disbelief.  I don’t do supernatural unfortunately. 3*


An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth
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Yet another ARC that slipped by the wayside 🙁

This reminded me of the historical sexual abuse allegations that have cropped up recently and often doesn’t make for a comfortable read, but then I guess real life is often like that.  An ok whoactuallydunnit novel although I preferred Colette’s first novel The Life I Left Behind.  3*



The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
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My daughter gave me this to read as she needed someone to discuss it with.  It’s definitely one of those you need to chat about as this one will totally mess with your head over who did what.  A proper gripping twisty book that I read in less than 48 hours. 4*




How do you keep on top of your reviews, do you do them straight away or knock out a batch at a time?


  1. 13th October 2017 / 11:19 am

    Well Lindsay, my intentions are always good … 🙂 I only have 3 to write at the moment. Thankfully I make notes which help me order my thoughts but for me, I would prefer to write a review once I’ve finished reading. Life doesn’t work like that hahaha

    • 15th October 2017 / 3:28 pm

      Well that’s how I always worked too but have slowed up lately on the reviews….unfortunately had a touch of the “can’t be bothereds” 🙁

  2. 13th October 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I am so far behind on my reviews that I occasionally take this approach to help me catch up. But generally my plan is to read and then review although looking at the 20 odd books I’ve read and not yet reviewed I’m not very good at it!

    • 15th October 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Oooh that’s a lot to catch up on…good luck with that 🙂

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