Book Review… Blood Stream by Tess Gerritsen

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Claire and her son Noah moved to Tranquillity from Baltimore hoping to get away from demons of the past. At first everything seems ok but then the town’s teenagers start filling with rage and people are killed at school shootings and children killing their own mothers. As the town Doctor Claire wants to know what has caused this and with the help of the chief of police Lincoln will she be successful?

This read more like a Stephen than  a Gerritsen, which possibly explains why I was quite so addicted to it. This is reminiscent of Needful Things from the king of horror, both books I read in less than two days.

Some of the scenes in the book made me recoil in horror and pretty much every page effected me somehow. I still can’t believe this book was only £1. These books may not contain the famous Rizolli and Isles but I think this could possibly be one of her best works.

Would I recommend it? Yes, if you are not squeamish

Score: 5/5

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Book Finished…The Ladykiller by Martina Cole

George isn’t happy in his marriage or his life in general infact the only thing that keeps him happy is his secret magazines in the shed, but soon these aren’t enough for him. He starts to rape and kill young women.
Kate is the detective trying to solve the murders and she finds herself involved with one of the victim’s fathers who is a known (but unproved) villain.
This is the second book I have read by Martina Cole – the first one being The Know – and it was excellent. It was the first tree book that I have read in months and I loved it.

I enjoy books that are written from all different angles and this certainly was. There was a wealth of characters all very well described and links were very well explained.

This is the sort of dark, gritty fiction that I favour and although some scenes were quite hard to swallow , an example being George and his abusive mother it was a great flowing read.

It is obvious to see why Martina Cole is so well loved, thrillers are definitely her area of expertise, I did read recently that she has only written 17 books which, surprised me. This has encouraged me to read more of her books. Great Read:

5/5

Book Finished…Fallen by Karin Slaughter

After writing a review on this author a couple of days ago I decided to read another one of her books and that’s what led me to Fallen. This an ‘Agent Will Trent’ book who is one of her commonly used characters and starts with his partner Faith coming home from work to find her baby locked in the shed and her mother missing.

The house is covered in blood and she finds two young men in the upstairs bedroom she ends up killing both of them. This book revolves around the investigation into the kidnap and also Will’s romantic interest in a doctor name Sara.

Sara is a widow  living on her own and has been obsessed with Will since the year before where they met on a case, but he is married. His marriage is not without problem.

The plot is really strong in this book and although I believe it’s from a series this is perfect on it’s own this had made me determined to read more of her work.

There were parts of the story that I think could be improved for instance I would love to find out more about Faith’s brother Zeke who has quite an interesting character but is hardly mentioned I would also love to know some background on Will’s boss Amanda. She is shown as quite a hard character and I would love to see a softer side to her.

I would rate this book 4/5.