General Horror

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez

So, we all know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover but when I saw this pop up on Twitter I knew I just had to have it. I was unsettled yet intrigued by the disturbing cover, even more so when I read the blurb… and even more so when I read the book.… Continue reading →

Tender is the Flesh by Augustina Bazterrica

After seeing Cara’s review over at The Tattooed Book of Tender is the Flesh I was very intrigued by the book. Especially as, on paper, this book seemed to tick a lot of my favourite boxes – translated fiction, dystopian, dark. This book was everything I was hoping it would be and more, but it is definitely not one for the faint hearted.… Continue reading →

Blog Tour – Nothing Good Happens After Midnight (A Suspense Magazine Anthology) Edited by Jeffery Deaver

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight is a collection of tense tales, dripping with suspense, from a variety of authors. From a serial killer on death row with one more trick up his sleeve, to a man on a mission to stop people misusing mobile phones once and for all; to a phone call to a newsroom which puts lots of lives at risk, to the classic of a teenage sleepover in a cemetery. This anthology has a lot to offer and illustrates the range of stories and plots, both classic and contemporary, which can leave you feeling claustrophobic and the need to keep looking over your shoulder. … Continue reading →


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Now You’re One of Us by Asa Nonami

The entire novel focuses on Noriko as she struggles with learning her place in her secretive family. By keeping the novel limited to Noriko’s perspective this effectively heightened the tense atmosphere in the novel. I especially loved how we witness Noriko develop over the course of the novel.… Continue reading →

What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

This novel has all the makings of a classic Gothic fairytale from the setting to the characters, Szabo does a great job of capturing the essence of the Gothic and bringing it to a contemporary fairytale. … Continue reading →

Madam by Phoebe Wynne

With it’s striking cover, and the fact I couldn’t scroll through Twitter without seeing people talking about this book a few months ago, I was very intrigued and excited when I finally got around to reading it. This novel started off really strong and I loved the mystery, the end left me a little conflicted but I thoroughly enjoyed this novel regardless. … Continue reading →


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Psychological Thrillers

Come With Me by Ronald Malfi

I loved the way that this entire novel was written in the second person; our protagonist, Aaron, is telling the story to his now deceased wife Allison. It just made the entire novel feel much more personal and engaging, even the more gruesome elements of the novel or the ‘action’ has an almost lyrical touch to it which I love.… Continue reading →

Blog Tour – Cabin Fever by Alex Dahl

Whilst this is not a genre I typically read, I do get hooked by Scandinavian crime dramas and find thrillers around therapists particularly interesting. So, when I was approached with a blog tour invite for Cabin Fever how could I say no? This novel was every bit as gripping as I expected and I devoured the entire thing on one Sunday morning.… Continue reading →

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Now, as Dear Child is a psychological thriller there are, naturally, a lot of aspects to the plot I can’t really say much about. Thrillers aren’t my usual go to in terms of novels but there was something about this novel that really drew me to it. Reading the description it was somewhat reminiscent of Emma Donoghue’s Room, which is easily one of my favourite books however, Dear Child is much darker and a much more complex puzzle that you need to put together. … Continue reading →