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I’m really enjoying my time with DI Kim Stone, so I decided to pick up the sequel Evil Games and try to catch up with the series as soon as possible. I’m also starting A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron as a little break in between thrillers.


1. The Final Chapter by Jerome Loubry (4/5 stars) REVIEW
I love stories with bookish elements, and there was just something about the blurb of The Final Chapter that made me want to read it immediately. I hadn’t realized initially this was actually a translation of a story that was originally written in French, which made me even more excited to read it as I always love discovering new international authors. And I’m so glad that this story caught my eye, as I ended up having excellent time reading it.

2. Kisscut by Karin Slaughter (4/5 stars) REVIEW 06/05
I’m trying to make my way through Karin Slaughter‘s series this year so I will hopefully have caught up by the end of 2021… Kisscut is the second Grant County book and once again an extremely dark, disturbing and twisted crime thriller. I mean, I like my thrillers on the dark side, but Karin Slaughter definitely takes it to the next level and this story is pitch black rather than a gentle gloom.

3. How Sweet It Is by Dylan Newton (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 04/07
I’m always on the hunt for good contemporaries and romance stories to read in between my thrillers, and I knew that I wanted to read How Sweet It Is as soon as I read the blurb. The promise of having a writer as one of the main characters and an ‘opposites attract’ trope all wrapped up in a romantic comedy sounded like a perfect match… And it definitely turned out to be everything I hoped it would be and more. I literally read How Sweet It Is in one sitting, unable to stop myself from turning those pages as this was exactly the dose of uplifting and fun romance I was craving.

4. First Blood by Angela Marsons (4/5 stars) REVIEW 09/05
After my first introduction with DI Kim Stone and her team, I decided to read the prequel first to learn more about how her team was first formed… This prequel was actually published four years after the first book, but I’m glad I read it before continuing with the series as it gave me more insight in how Kim started in Halesowen police station as well as the team’s dynamics. I’m becoming a big fan of Angela Marsons‘ writing and I can definitely see myself flying through this series very soon. I won’t be surprised to have caught up by the end of 2021!

5. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch (4/5 stars) REVIEW 06/05
I’ve become a fan of this series and I’m still not sure why it is taking me this long to actually pick up the books… Especially considering I even own physical copies of the next couple of sequels. Finally reading Whispers Under Ground has reminded me how much I enjoy this series though, and I’m definitely planning on continuing with the next book very soon. This series is the perfect mix of urban fantasy and detective thriller, all thrown together with a sense of humor that is slightly sarcastic and 100% my cup of tea.

6. Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica (4,5/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 24/05
Look out for my review during my stop of the blog tour!

7. The Bonds Of Blood by Rob Sinclair (4/5 stars) REVIEW 11/05
I’ve been enjoying this detective series ever since I read the first book back in 2019, and I’ve been looking forward to meet up with DI Dani Stephens again ever since I finished the previous book last July. There is just something about her character that speaks to me, and she always seems to get herself wrapped up in the most intriguing and dangerous cases… The Bonds Of Blood is already book number four and most definitely doesn’t disappoint. While slightly different than the first three books (no serial killer this time around), we still get plenty of action, danger and an intriguing case and investigation. Fans of darker and suspenseful detective thrillers won’t be disappointed!


Oh yes, it’s finally happening: I’m planning on reading my latest TBR jar pick My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell next! For afterwards, I’m keeping The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley at hand for something light… Then it’s back to ARC obligations with upcoming blog tour read The Woman With The Blue Star by Pam Jenoff and another pending May ARC The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter.

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