Caedmon’s Song by Peter Robinson

Caedmon's Song5 Stars from me!

I loved Caedmon’s Song, it was fabulous from beginning to end.

Such a pleasure to read an artfully constructed story which doesn’t disappoint. The end of Caedmon’s song is just as riveting as the beginning and it keeps you hooked all the way through.

The turnabout from standard police procedural was very clever too, the police make only the tiniest of appearances throughout the story leaving the main characters capture your attention.

This really is a refreshing and engaging read and I heartily recommend it, although I suspect it may appeal more to women than men.

The quote on the front cover says ‘it would be easy to become addicted to Robinson‘ and I have to say I quite agree.

Synopsis: A psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling Inspector Banks series.

On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, strolls home through a silent, moonlit park. Suddenly her tranquil mood is shattered as she is viciously attacked.

When she awakes in hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then, slowly and painfully, details reveal themselves – dreams of two figures, one white and one black, hovering over her; wisps of a strange song; the unfamiliar texture of a rough and deadly hand…

In another part of England, Martha Browne arrives in Whitby, posing as an author doing research for a book. But her research is of a particularly macabre variety. Who is she hunting with such deadly determination? And why?

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The Girl in 6E by A R Torre

Girl 6E3.5 Stars from me

What a rude book *blushes*

Rude as in saucy, racy, sexy – and way more so than I was expecting from reading the back cover! I’d think twice about lending it to someone purely because of this.

Having said that, it isn’t an arousing form of saucy so don’t rush out and buy it thinking it’s the next 50 Shades. (Not that I’ve read 50 Shades.) The, quite graphic, sexual descriptions relate to the web cam work that Jessica does to earn a living, it goes into detail and is clearly well researched. Have to admit though I found it overkill after a while, yes we get the idea. I loved Jeremy but I doubt he realistically would have got involved.

I wanted to rate this book much higher but in the end can’t do it as too much was fluffed over. I think it was a bit daft to portray her as a dangerous killer – simply the wrong stance. She could have been reclusive based on her experiences of life and that would have made sense but the ‘you aren’t safe around me’ stuff was a bit naff in the end.

Ignoring that, the book was excellent and without it (and with a bit less cam sex!) I would easily have been giving it 5 stars.

Still a good book and an enjoyable read all the same – although not one to read in a public place!

Synopsis: I haven’t touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it’s not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.

I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention.

They get satisfaction, I get a distraction. Their secret desires are nothing compared to why I hide… my lust for blood, my love of death.

Taking their money is easy. Keeping all these secrets… one is bound to escape.

What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl’s life depending on you venturing into society?

Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.