30/03/2016

Killer Review: The Teacher by Katerina Diamond



Blurb: The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.

Hours earlier he’d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.

As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.

But as they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community.

And once they learn what’s motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?



My Review 
This book made me sick!

I love the concept! The storyline! Killer maiming his victims to satisfy his revenge urges planned for years. You'll be cheering at his motivation and be cringeing at his gruesomeness! A star!—★

You'd love this book if you love psychological crime thrillers with detectives who really need to get their shit together. Imogen and Adrian are the perfect screwed-up duo to keep you going through this novel.—★★

In third-person perspective, all the victims are given narratives before they are killed. You'd have some faves: The Headmaster, The Priest, The Masochist Billionaire. A star!—★★★

Some OMG moments in this read too.—★★★★


My rating: four out of five stars.

The Teacher is available on Amazon. 

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a psychological thriller with very chilling, gruesome detail.

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21/03/2016

Killer Review: While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green



My Synopsis

Imagine This: In a game of hide-and-seek, you close your eyes and count to a hundred... THEN YOUR DAUGHTER GOES MISSING. 

You are frazzled, you've been searching all over the park for her. Either she's suddenly become a great hider or... you don't want to think of the possibilities! 

The police come into the scene. Pretty useless as always, looking within your family for suspects.

You realize she's been taken away. You pray whoever took her is not a paedophile-psycopath.

Well, you are in luck. Whoever took her is not a stranger. But they may not be willing to give her back (if you are not looking in the right places).

The game of hide-and-seek is waged and Linda Dale's life begins falling apart.


My Review 

First of all, good book! I love the storyline. Although not unique in that OMG, I HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK-sense, it's the kind of goodness you expect of a novel within the child-goes-missing-mother-is-searching-for-her genre. A star to the storyline.—★

The two main characters are well-developed. Linda Dale, the mother of the missing girl. And the other person who has snatched up the girl. They are both given first-person point-of-views in this novel, and their voices are very distinct because... yeah, one is the distraught mother and the other is a psycho with a messed-up head.—★★

Other characters you'd love are, Vince, Linda's dad who would stop at nothing to get back her daughter. There's also Ella, the missing daughter who won't stop with the funny questions. There's the kidnapper, who's cynicism comes off funny at times (should have pointed this above). You would also love Matthew, the son to the crazy kidnapper who has his own narrative as well as the main characters.—★★★

A feature I love about this book is that it makes the kidnapper really known from the start. Yet, this has no bearing on the suspense of this book, as it gets suspenseful with each ticking day.—★★★★

My rating: A four-point-five star. (4.5/5stars).

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a title that's a split between a thriller and women's fic. If you love books featuring missing characters, go get this. Perhaps, you also want a well-written book? This book is that more. 

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