It’s been a while since I shared my recent reads on here and having recently returned from a holiday in the Isles of Scilly, packed with exciting books, I thought it was a good time to break that cycle. So, if you have any room in your suitcases this year, take a look at these. Every one is highly recommended.
Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes
Beautifully evocative and eerily pacy, Hell Bay introduces DI Ben Kitto and, based on the rugged island of Bryher, was the perfect companion to my holiday in the Isles of Scilly.
An atmospheric murder mystery that kept me guessing, I’ve already downloaded Ruin Beach to follow Ben’s next case.
The Bad Place by M K Hill
A fabulous early read, this novel is set for release in September and introduces M K Hill’s new DI Sasha Dawson’s series. And if the first instalment is anything to go by, we are all in for a treat!
I loved the combination of Sasha’s family life with her hunger as a murder detective, two worlds that often fight for superiority, and found the mystery both compelling and gripping in equal measures. A slick story, expertly plotted.
Inside the Whispers by A J Waines
Another start of a new series (I seem to be making a habit of this!), here Dr Samantha Willerby, a clinical psychologist, is our main character.
I really enjoyed the different viewpoint as Sam helps people deal with the after effects of traumatic experiences. A suspenseful read with some great twists thrown in to keep me on my toes. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Call Me Star Girl by Louise Beech
I’ve been a fan of Louise’s beautiful prose since her debut, How To Be Brave, and love the way every one of her books provides a unique yet gripping story.
This time I was enthralled by Stella McKeever, a radio presenter, and how her life becomes intricately woven with that of a recently murdered woman. A highly emotional and compelling read that I didn’t want to end, Beech is her own shining star in the psychological thriller genre.
And that is it! Have you read anything that has swept you off your feet recently? If so, I’d love to hear those recommendations. Leave me a message here or contact me on Twitter, @JaneIsaacAuthor or Facebook, Jane Isaac Author.