Saturday, 30 June 2012

Dean Koontz ~ What the night knows

What the Night Knows   In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy.

Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, recreating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer.

As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.

Here is ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground. Of all his acclaimed novels, none exceeds What the Night Knows in power, in chilling suspense, and in sheer mesmerizing storytelling.

My review:-  Having read mixed reviews of this book and not having read any Dean Koontz before, I was unsure what to expect.  But wow what a book I couldn't put it down and found it an exciting read.  I think it is the type of story that would have me hiding behind the cushion if i was watching a film but thoroughly enjoyed reading the book.  


Monday, 18 June 2012

New additions to ever increasing TBR

Afterwards ~ Rosamund Lupton
Dead like you ~ Peter James
Still Alice ~ Lisa Genova
Quite ugly one morning ~ Christopher Brookmyre 

Dead mans grip ~ Peter James
The midnight palace ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Jojo Moyes ~ Me before you. (Contains spoiler)

Me Before You

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.  I was a bit disappointed by the ending, not because it was badly written, quite the opposite, the book was beautifully written throughout.  I think the romantic side of me was just hoping that Will would change his mind and there would be a happy ever after. This is the first book I have read by Jojo Moyes but I will definitely be looking out for the others.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Kate Morton ~ The distant hours

book cover of 

The Distant Hours 


Kate Morton

My review:-
I enjoyed this book but  think I would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't been so long.  I have Kate's other books on my TBR and look forward to reading them.

From Waterstones:-
   Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family. Fifty years later, Edie too is drawn to Milderhurst and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it...