Review: Mark Edwards Lucky Ones



It was the happiest day of her life. Little did she know it was also the last.
When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer—a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.
A few miles away, single dad Ben Hofland believes his fortunes are changing at last. Forced to move back to the sleepy village where he grew up following the breakdown of his marriage, Ben finally finds work. What’s more, the bullies who have been terrorising his son, Ollie, disappear. For the first time in months, Ben feels lucky.

But he is unaware that someone is watching him and Ollie. Someone who wants nothing but happiness for Ben.

Happiness…and death.

my review

I would like to thank Net Galley and Thomas & Mercer for supplying a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book it started out very quickly which got me hooked and turning the pages from page one.

This was a very easy read which I read in just 2 sittings. It was a very complex story peppered with lots of twists   The characters were very likeable and it left me wishing that this was not a standalone and we have more books with Detective Imogen Evans to look forward to.

When I thought I had figured out what was happening I was proved very wrong. Very very clever

I would definitely recommend this book.

4 out of 5 stars


Review: The Lost Children By Helen Phifer



Lizzy pulled the covers over her head. Then she realised what was being dragged behind the person with the torch. She rammed her fist into her mouth to stop herself from screaming…

For decades, The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now – when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney…

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum’s wrongs.

What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum’s walls? Together with her partner Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history, and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.

As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?

My Review

Thank you for the publisher and netgalley for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review

This was a very quick read for me. It was very predictable but that didn’t stop my enjoyment of the story. The first chapter of the book made my hairs stand on end and had me on edge throughout the whole book .  The conclusion I guessed pretty much at the start of the novel.

3 of 5 stars