From my Audible Library – for the Crime and Thriller lovers

Lately I have been obsessed with reading, (rather listening) to audio books, and most of them are in the crime and thriller genre. If you are a lover of crime and thriller, like me i would like to recommend you a few books from this post.

The Holiday by T.M.Logan

Seven days. Three families. One killer.

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday – a group of families enjoying a week together in the sun. Four women who have been best friends for as long as they can remember making the most of a luxurious villa in the south of France.

But Kate has a secret: her husband is having an affair. And a week away might just be the perfect opportunity to get the proof she needs – to catch him in the act once and for all. Because she suspects the other woman is one of her two best friends.

One of them is working against her, willing to sacrifice years of friendship to destroy her family. But which one? As Kate closes in on the truth in the stifling Mediterranean heat, she realises too late that the stakes are far higher than she ever imagined . . .

Because someone in the villa may be prepared to kill to keep their secret hidden.

Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

Death stalked the Vale.
In every corner, every whisper.
They just didn’t know it yet.

Six neighbours, six secrets, six reasons to want Olive Collins dead.

In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people’s lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege – the residents have it all. Life is good.

There’s just one problem.

Olive Collins’ dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they’re shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight.

The police start to ask questions and the seemingly flawless facade begins to crack. Because, when it comes to Olive’s neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death.

Stillhouse Lake by Rachele Caine

Gina Royal is the definition of average—a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband’s secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor—the ultimate warrior mom.

With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband’s crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.

But just when she’s starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake—and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed—or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she’s learned how to fight evil. And she’ll never stop.

Single by K.L.Slater

‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there’s nobody there…’

When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son’s life.

George is a single parent too, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn’t hesitate.

But as Darcy is settling in, she receives a bunch of flowers with a chilling message. George says they’re from an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Opal, and days later Opal turns up at Darcy’s son’s football match. She claims to have shocking information that could threaten George’s custody of his daughter.

Darcy doesn’t know who to trust, but she’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger…

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

No one is good enough for her son…
As a single mother, Annie has an especially close relationship with her son, Ben. They have always been together. Just the two of them. So, when Ben brings home his mysterious beautiful new wife, Daisy, immediately Annie doesn’t trust her. Who is this woman who has taken her son away from her? And what is she hiding?
She’ll protect him with her life… When Ben disappears, suddenly Annie and Daisy are all the other one has. Alone in Annie’s big, remote house, just the two of them, the tension is rising. And like any protective mother, Annie will stop at nothing to expose her new daughter in law, and the secrets she is hiding…

These are the five amazing crime and thriller books I wanted to share with you all. I have read the first four and the last book is my current read. My ratings for them are between 4/5 stars.

I hope that this post helpful, if you are looking for something to read in the crime and thriller genre. If you read them, do let me know your ideas in the comments below.

Until the next post,

XOXOX

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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Synopsis

‘If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!’

Introduction and Afterword by Joe Wheeler
To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before it’s too late.

Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories collection, this edition features an in-depth introduction and discussion questions by Joe Wheeler to provide greater understanding for today’s reader. “A Christmas Carol” captures the heart of the holidays like no other novel.

My Review

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

What a lovely Christmas read!!!

I listened to the audio book. It was great. Recently I have grown in fond of books by Charles Dickens. I am studying Great Expectations for my literature class, and I saw so many book bloggers reading this book. So, I thought that I should give it a try. I purchased the audio book, which is amazing.

The story brings out the true spirit of Christmas. Christmas is all about love, share and care. Everybody love to celebrate this special day, the day Jesus Christ was born, with their family and loved once. I really liked the character of Scrooge, and how he changed after meeting the three spirits of past, present and future. The other thing I loved about the story was, the descriptive language. Wow!! I loved how everything (specially Food!!) was described in the story. This short read definitely boosts up your holiday spirit.

Gives out a message to the readers about spending a meaningful Christmas. A wonderful read.

“God bless us, every one!”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

My Rating

152-1529188_intuit-proadvisor-transparent-background-five-stars5/5 (stars) Tremendous, I like it very much

I know most of you might have already read this amazing book, if you have not, it is the best time of the year, to try it out. Do leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!!

Until the next post,

Be Merry!!!!

XOXOX

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Catwoman by Sarah J. Maas – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!!

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Synopsis

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing. (from Goodreads)

My Review

After reading Batman:Nightwallker, I really wanted to try out catwoman as my next DC icon book. Few days before I was able to complete the book, but did not have free time to write my review. Finally it is here.

We meet our female protagonist, Selina Kyle a star classed assassin, thief and sister. Badly affected by poverty, Selina struggles hard to give a healthy and better life for her little sister. She actually fights for her sister’s well being.

After escaping from Gotham city’s slums, Selina returns as mysterious Holly Vanderhees. Teaming up with Ivy and Harley Quinn, she takes over the city, when Batman is out on a vital mission. But, she and her team is not left easy, by Batwing, who tries hard to safeguard the city.

What I liked most about this story, is Selina, and her fearlessness, courage and bravery. Her sacrifices and struggles to give her sister a better life. The bond between the two of them is amazing.

Next we see the bond between the friends. Catwoman, Ivy and Harley. They are all broken and damaged in their own ways, but yet they find them selves working together forgetting all the disputes.

The quick love and emotions that pass between Holly and Luke is kind of cute. I was expecting more love at the beginning of the story to happen. But at the latter part of the story the reader’s dreams come true.

I felt that Sarah J. Maas has done a good job in creating the character of the Catwoman. I enjoyed the story and all the details. The characters were well created as well as the story setting. Overall I enjoyed the story very much and would highly recommend it.

My Rating

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(5/5 Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much

 

I hope you enjoyed!!

Until next post,

XOXOX

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