The Trading Game: A Confession (by Gary Stevenson)

“The Trading Game: A Confession” by Gary Stevenson is a riveting memoir that offers a deep dive into the high-stakes world of trading. The book is a rags-to-riches tale of Stevenson’s journey from the streets of East London to becoming Citibank’s most profitable trader.

The Skeleton Key (by Erin Kelly)

“The Skeleton Key” by Erin Kelly is a complex and intriguing novel that blends elements of a thriller, historical fiction, family drama, and murder mystery. The book follows two families, the Churchers and the Lockes, who are tied together by history, success, and marriage. The story is set in London and Cornwall and is told…

The Blood of Others (by Graham Hurley)

Graham Hurley’s latest thriller, “The Blood of Others,” is a gripping and suspenseful novel set in Northern France during World War II. The novel is part of the “Spoils of War” collection and is a thrilling blend of fact and fiction (see review of previous book in series). The story follows ordinary people who are…

The Forgetting (by Hannah Beckerman)

Amazon First Reads: Publish Date: April 2023 An intriguing, gripping tale of coercive control, and the social impact of such behaviour on families. OK, does not sound that original but believe me, this is not a standard relationship story. It is a refreshingly different read! The Forgetting” is a domestic drama dealing with controlling and…

The Fall (by Gilly Macmillan)

Preview copy from Netgalley – Release date: 25 May 2023 Would you ever consider murder? Are there circumstances that could trigger thoughts of murder? But could you actually do the deed? This suspense thriller embraces this conundrum and the outcomes do not surprise! This is the proverbial page-turner with so many twists on the way….

The Guest List (by Lucy Foley)

“The Guest List” by Lucy Foley is a gripping and suspenseful novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. With its well-crafted plot and richly-drawn characters, it is no surprise that the book has become a bestseller and generated a lot of buzz in the literary world. The story is set on…

Hitler’s Secret (by Rory Clements)

I do love a good “what-if” novel, and Hitler’s Secret is a prime example! What if Hitler had a secret lover who was murdered by Martin Bormann? Bormann was Hitler’s right-hand man with considerable influence. Hitler was supposedly madly in love with Geli Raubal. Yet, in a fit of madness, Bormann murders Geli. He covers…

Pesos: The Rise and Fall of a Border Family (by Pietro La Greca Jr.)

Regrettably, not all Amazon First Reads are worthwhile reads – but this memoir does not disappoint. Pesos: The Rise and Fall of a Border Family is a true story about a “Don Corleone” style Mexican family. It is set in the 1980s, and the corruption and violence are systemic in the area bordering the US….

The Other Guest (by Heidi Perks)

The Other Guest is a sublime mystery set on a sun-soaked luxury resort Greek island. Is it the perfect read to take on holiday? You might be looking over your shoulder at your fellow guests!