23 July 2015

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson


Every horror-lover has heard of this book. A classic of the genre, praised by the likes of Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. Chilling, disturbing, blood-curdling. Alright, I seriously think something is wrong with me. Because this book was neither chilling nor terrifying. And it was a real nightmare for someone suffering ...

23 July 2015

Silent Scream by Angela Marsons


I have to admit I’ve been fooled. Fooled by Amazon reviews. I have long stopped paying attention to reviews, because you never know if they are genuine or not, but this time I stumbled upon a book in the mystery section, which had more than 1000 positive reviews, and very ...

01 September 2015

Key Lime Die: A Key West Culinary Cozy by Summer Prescott


Title: Key Lime Die: A Key West Culinary Cozy Book 2 Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Key-Lime-Die-West-Culinary-ebook/dp/B013II8PG6/   I had really missed reading a short, cozy mystery, and when my friend Leiah from So I Read This Book Today lent me Key Lime Die, I couldn’t be happier. It was supposed to be one of those fun, ...

07 September 2015

Murder, Lies and Chocolate (Death by Chocolate Book 2) by Sally Berneathy


Title: Murder, Lies and Chocolate (Death by Chocolate  Book 2)  Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Lies-Chocolate-Death-Book-ebook/dp/B008QPW5J0/ Genre: Mystery, Cozy This was the 2nd book in the Death by Chocolate series, but stands on its own and doesn’t require you to read the first to understand who’s who. It also spoils the first book (naming the baddy ...

07 September 2015

Crime Scene - CSI Reilly Steel Prequel by Casey Hill


Title: Crime Scene - CSI Reilly Steel Prequel Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Crime-Scene-Prequel-Forensic-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00M1SNQO6/ Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller I love mysteries, thrillers, suspense, and anything else from the family of blood and murder. But this book never grew on me. I don’t think it was the book’s fault. Before picking up this short (120 pages) prequel to ...

26 September 2015

This Doesnt Happen In The Movies: A Reed Ferguson Mystery (A Private Investigator Mystery Series - Crime Suspense Thriller Book 1) by Renee Pawlish


Title: This Doesn't Happen In the Movies: A Reed Ferguson Mystery Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/This-Doesnt-Happen-The-Movies-ebook/dp/B005DJHWRW Genre: Mystery, thriller, suspense Picked this up because it was free and because I love detective stories. I am beginning to think I need to give myself a break from indie books. This has been a disappointing week. While ...

28 September 2015

Before The Clock Strikes: A Kyle Simmons Thriller by E.G. Michaels


Title: Before The Clock Strikes: A Kyle Simmons Thriller Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Before-Clock-Strikes-Simmons-Thriller-ebook/dp/B00NTN7M4C Genre: Mystery, thriller, police procedurals I finished this book last night and can’t really remember what it was about. Is it my ADD again? No, not this time. It’s just that I absolutely did not care what was going on in this book. ...

06 October 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins


  Title: The Girl on the Train Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Train-Novel-Paula-Hawkins-ebook/dp/B00L9B7IKE Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Pages: 326 Status: Finished I hate it when this happens. I hate it when I guess the bad guy’s identity halfway through the book. But then, there were only 6 characters here, 3 women and 3 men, and it wasn’t hard to see ...

16 November 2015

The Devils Grin (Kronberg Crimes) by Annelie Wendeberg


Title: The Devil’s Grin (Kronberg Crimes Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Grin-Kronberg-Crimes/dp/1481262262 Genre: Victorian thriller, Mystery  Pages: 240 Status: Finished First of all, Annelie Wenderberg is a fantastic writer. So this book is highly recommended to fellow awisls as an example of good writing. Annelie knows how to write well. Her pace is smooth, her vocabulary is solid, ...

23 May 2016

Coraline by Neil Gaiman


Title: Coraline Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Coraline-Neil-Gaiman-ebook/dp/B0037B6Q66 Genre: Children’s fantasy Pages: 212 Status: Finished Recommended for awisls: Every Gaiman book is good for awisls.   I like Neil Gaiman. I think every newbie author needs to read him. But I read his books not for pleasure, but for learning. Somehow I fall asleep every time I pick a Gaiman ...

09 June 2016

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


Title: The Thirteenth Tale Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0068PHS5Q/ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Pages: 418      Status: Finished Recommended for awisls: Highly recommended   This is a book that deserves attention if you want to enrich your language. As a textbook it’s one of the best. The language is rich, descriptive, vivid. As a fiction it was boring and too ...