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27 September 2019

Read in August 2019 Part 2

If you read Part 1 then you will know that I managed to read 10 whole books in August. I'm still weirdly proud of that. Part 2 should include 2 non-fiction books as well but I'm still trying to gather my thoughts in order to write a review so I will get back to you on them. I also apologise for how horrendously late this post is. Will I ever get my shit together? Probably not. 

Hunting Evil by Chris Carter
#10 Robert Hunter
4/5
- Book 9 Review - 

The hardback book Hunting Evil is on a table with some leaves, a pink chunky knit blanket and a cup of tea. The cover of the book is blue with orange text and shows a thistle
After college Robert goes on to become the head of LAPD's ultra-violent crimes unit. His roommate and friend, Lucien Folter, becomes the most prolific serial killer the FBI has ever seen. Robert caught him and locked him up 3.5 years ago but now he's escaped and is intent on revenge.

I love the Robert Hunter series and have been wanting this book ever since it came out. I finally took the plunge and ordered it from World of Books and jumped right in. I think I might have over-hyped it in my head just because I love this gruesome series so much. That being said I still very much enjoyed it. It just wasn't my favourite out of the 10 book series.

You don't have to have read all of the series to read this book but I definitely think you need to have read book #6 which is An Evil Mind. Hunting Evil follows on from that book 3.5 years later. It also starts off where book 9 finishes but you wouldn't miss anything if you hadn't read it. However, I highly recommend reading all 10 if you love gory and gruesome murders with extremely likeable detectives because this is an incredible series. Not for the faint-hearted though.


#1 Beth Adams
5/5

Kindle fire is on a table with some leaves, a pink chunky knit blanket and a cup of tea. The kindle shows the cover of the Girl in The grave. The cover shows a cloudy sky over a field with a solitary daisy

The body of a teenage runaway is found under a coffin is someone else’s grave during an exhumation. The investigation struggles to get going with no connections between the bodies and no leads. Then another girl goes missing.

Forensic Pathologist Beth Adams is trying to overcome a recent brutal attack when she seems to catch the eye of another killer.

I absolutely adored this book. This was my introduction to Helen Phifer and it did not disappoint. I need to get my hands on her other series asap. The girl in the grave is the first instalment of a new series featuring Beth Adams as the lead and I cannot wait to see where it goes.

This book is written well with well fleshed out characters. I loved Beth and Josh and their friendship was beautiful and so nice to read. Their chemistry really added to the plot. With regard to the mystery part, I literally had no idea. I was hooked and could not put it down. I needed to know the who and the why. The ending was the perfect end to the build of tension and I’m so glad that it wasn’t rushed.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be picking up any future books in this series as soon as I possibly can.


4/5

A kindle fire is on a table with some leaves, a pink chunky knit blanket and a cup of tea. The kindle shows the cover of The silent ones. The cover shows 2 young girls stood back to back

10-year-old cousins are arrested for assaulting an old lady. Their parents can’t and won't believe it. The community of the small village they live in, however, turn on them instantly. There is a hurdle to cross thought to get to the truth. The girls won't say a word.

This book has so many twists. Every time I thought I’d figured it out I was wrong. I never even came close to guessing the end. I had no idea who to trust and just had to keep reading. I struggled with the fact that I wasn’t a massive fan of either of the mums. They were both annoying in their own ways which made them a bit hard to connect to. The massive family issues also took over and overshadowed the fact that their 10-year-old daughters had been arrested for a serious crime. The ending was also massively rushed. It was over as soon as it had started. I wished it had been drawn out a bit more after all of the build-up. Apart from that I did really enjoy this book and will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from K.L Slater

What have you been reading?

Beth...x

* This book was gifted via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, however, it does not affect my views and the opinions expressed in this post are independent and my own


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