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Mid-Year roundup

Seeing as we are halfway through 2020 I’ve seen so many people taking part in mid year tags and talking of what they have read so far, and how they are fairing against Good Reads challenges.

Thank So it got me thinking about my reading journey in the craziest year of my life. So my target for the year is 100 books which for a book blogger should be easy but life often gets in the way. I’ve generally always got at least one book on the go – sometimes if I’m reading more than one it takes me longer sometimes it makes no difference.

During lockdown to date I’ve read 47 books and I’m currently at 62 out of my 100. So lockdown well and truly has helped my reading mojo. I’ve downloaded and took advantage of the Libby app supporting my library from afar, and I’ve got back into audiobooks. Following my issues with my left ear I had cancelled subscriptions and had mostly stopped listening to audiobooks I’m loving having them back.

Since lockdown….

My Review – this series le sigh.
My Review – I truly loved embracing the world of Paige Toon this was such a gorgeous read.
My Review – Wow Louise Candlish never lets me down.
My Review – This was such a tonic on a sunny day.
My Review
This was my second read of this and I somehow have never written my thoughts on this absolute beauty – I will say I had different thoughts on the second read.
My Review – Such a truly important read for any and every woman.
My Review – Following The Flatshare I was itching for this and I loved it.
My Review – the next instalment of this beauty will be on my Kindle later this week.
I still haven’t reviewed this. David is a family favourite and this was a gorgeous audiobook.
My Review
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Somehow I always gush and then am lost for words. Haven’t written this review.
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My Review Heidi never lets me down. Loved this trip to the beach.
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My original review – this was a second time read.
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My Review – this book will stay with me for a long time.
My Review – my first Patricia novel but definitely not my last.
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My Review – I read this in a day on publication day.
My Review – a fantastic debut.
I loved this but haven’t reviewed as yet.
My Review – an audiobook I borrowed from the library.
My Review – a blog tour I loved
Audio Review I had heard such good stuff about this and I loved it.
My Review
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My Review I loved listening to this but do I buy the hardback or the paperback
My Review – love love loves this. The hype is real.
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My Review – An ace buddy read. Isabelle always has me lusting for travel.
I loved the Katey Lovell Meet Cutes.
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My Review – Such a special read and I’m so glad this was my introduction to Santa.
My Review will come soon.

So 47 lockdown reads and 15 prior to that….I’m feeling pretty darn good about that. Woah it’s a long and a late one…can you imagine if I had the other 15.

2020, Author Love, Buddy Read, ebook, Netgalley, Review, TBR

Book Review: Hello Again By Isabelle Broom

Blurb: Philippa Taylor (Pepper to her friends) has big dreams. When she closes her eyes, she can picture exactly who she ought to be. The problem is, it’s about as far away from her real life in a small coastal town in Suffolk as she can imagine.

So when her elderly friend Josephine persuades Pepper to accompany her on a trip to Europe, she jumps at the chance to change her routine. And when Pepper bumps (literally) into the handsome Finn in Lisbon, it seems as though she might have finally found what she’s been looking for.

But Pepper knows all too well things are rarely as they seem. Her own quiet life hides a dark secret from the past. And even though she and Finn may have been destined to find each other, Pepper suspects life may have other plans as to how the story should end.

A romantic and sweeping story about friendship, love and realising that sometimes it’s about the journey, not the destination.

Review: Hello Again is my second buddy read from Isabelle Broom and once again it was a pleasure to read alongside my stateside friend. I can’t claim to have read all of Isabelle’s offerings I own them naturally, but what I can say is she has an uncanny habit of sweeping me off my feet. She also has a habit of giving me a bad case of wanderlust and seeing as holidays are being cancelled and work is still lacking I needed a little dose of vibrancy and this is exactly what I was given in abundance.

Hello Again in some aspects is a slow burner with a lot of the adorable Philippa’s (Pepper to her friends) secret sadness left until later on in the story. We are told pieces of the jigsaw but it’s left pretty open for a while leaving you as a reader wondering and turning those pages quicker and quicker.

When Josephine asks Pepper to accompany her on a trip to Lisbon this is when the story takes hold and the colour and warmth start spreading into the story. Pepper has longed to travel but guilt and grief have kept her existing for far too long. The trip sees a massive shift in her thought process and in being there for her friend. Lisbon is also home to the unexpected encounter which brings Finn into her path. She doesn’t realise just how much she needed to meet him until later in the story- it’s safe to say he opens her mind to a new mindset which also unlocks the door on her creativity.

This is so much more than a love story – as ever Isabelle takes us on a rollercoaster ride across Europe also taking in Hamburg and Barcelona. The mention of Barcelona piqued my interest as it’s one of the destinations I know and love and I could visualise it all. Making me long for my cancelled trip but also filling that gap in my life. It’s also made me think on about the other destinations with longing and wonder.

There are some further unexpected turns in Peppers friendships and family life. I adored seeing Pepper realise what she needed to do for both her friend and that of her mother. I also adored the fact this story has a cross generation I love hearing about older people amongst the young, we often can learn a lot from each other and I believe that was the case with Pepper and Josephine there story had me laughing and crying with equal measure.

Once again I truly loved the variation of characters Isabelle has created and I always adore a Hayley popping up in a story I enjoy. There are some complicated and in parts some heartbreaking themes to this book but it’s been done so with such grace. I don’t want to mention them any further as I don’t want to spoil the reveals.

Hello Again is a vibrant wonder in a complicated world. Alongside Pepper we are all shown the value of living in the moment and being true to ourselves. I like Pepper have also doubted myself and my capabilities over the years. Just like her I’m a work in progress looking to embrace and enjoy the simple pleasures I love in life. I will be recommending this book threefold and I definitely need the paperback of this beauty for my collection.

2020, ebook, Netgalley, New Author to me, Review, Uncategorized

Book Review: Meet Me at Pebble Beach part two In Too Deep By Bella Osborne

Blurb: With a little help from some new friends in her seaside community – including one very handsome fireman called Charlie – Regan realises that when you hit rock bottom, the only way is up! She decides to start living her best life and attempt to make the changes she would have made if shehad won the lottery – on a budget, of course.

Newly determined and armed with a list of ways to change her life, Regan works hard and things start looking up – but is she out of the deep end yet?

Review: I really enjoyed part one and was desperate for the next instalment from the seaside town. Regan is loveable but her life is pretty much a car crash. I instantly warmed to her all the same….she was just starting to feel like she’d made progress yet she was hit with a bombshell at the end of part one. Part two is less chaos from Regan although her dads kitchen would say otherwise but she’s more productive and selfless in part two. I liked how her new friendships had her thinking more confidently and productively about her situation.

In this instalment we see a much more subdued Regan who is looking for answers and coming up short on most counts. I truly love how down she is but she’s still there for others a proper kind hearted woman. I must admit the cliff hanger of part one was nothing on that in part two. I literally had my heart in my mouth it felt like Regan was finally getting what she wanted and then within a split second that all changed.

I know the final two instalments are going to be gripping and have me on the edge of my seat. I just hope the sun is shining more for Regan she has a good heart and the best of intentions but she doesn’t always think, which puts her in hot water some of the time at least.

Bella Osborne has created a story that is humorous yet also extremely heart wrenchingly real. During a time when we’re all living for kindness this has been the perfect treat. I really must read more of Bella’s work I’m definitely a fan.

2019, Netgalley, Review, Uncategorized

Book Review: Rewind By Catherine Ryan Howard


Andrew, the manager of Shanamore Holiday Cottages, watches his only guest via a hidden camera in her room. One night the unthinkable happens: a shadowy figure emerges onscreen, kills her and destroys the camera. But who is the murderer? How did they know about the camera? And how will Andrew live with himself?

Natalie wishes she’d stayed at home as soon as she arrives in the wintry isolation of Shanamore. There’s something creepy about the manager. She wants to leave, but she can’t – not until she’s found what she’s looking for…

This is an explosive story about a murder caught on camera. You’ve already missed the start. To get the full picture you must rewind the tape and play it through to the end, no matter how shocking…

Review: It’s been a while since I’ve read a book like this where the story goes back and forth.

PLAY: Focuses on Andrew the manager of Shanamore Cottages. Andrew is an interesting case and for me he had a touch of Norman Bates about him. Which in turn left me intrigued for each of his instalments. Like Norman he was strange but at times I also felt extremely sorry for him, just like with Norman in Psycho- when realistically the logical part of your brain is saying don’t emphasise he’s a complete creep. For me that’s a fantastic creepy character where you have conflicting emotions. It also made for compelling reading as I wanted to know what he’d done and why he was going through the motions that he was.

Andrew is strange and even his back story shows how weird he is. His thought process isn’t normal and the way he treats girls is sickening but when he sees the murder play out on his hidden camera you can feel his terror.

PAUSE: Focuses on Natalie, from the off I feel for her. I can’t say too much on Natalie as if you read it you’ll soon know her fate or will you? I was conflicted on a number of things linked to Natalie but had somehow overlooked what actually was the case. Just like with Andrew’s instalments it made for compelling reading.

REWIND: Brings you back to the jigsaw of the murder. Who died and why? This kept me on my toes although I wasn’t sure at one point if there was more than one death but as I kept turning those pages I knew my original thoughts were right.

This was a Netgalley read for me and I’m so glad that I was approved to read this beauty. It was just the read I needed at the start of my holidays and just the tonic after a purely emotional read. It really did bring me back to my media studies classes when we were studying Psycho – all those thoughts and feelings came right to the forefront of my mind. A truly creative read that will shock you and keep you guessing in a world where Instagram posts aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. There’s a fine line between online and in real life. It’s also strange to see how people cannot separate reality and fantasy, that aspect is terrifying but I’ll leave you to read and form your own opinions.

I still have Distress Signals on my Kindle and it will definitely be pushed up the list. Catherine writes a compelling story and I’m a definitely a fan.

2018, Blog Tour, Netgalley, Publication Day, Review, TBR, Uncategorized

Book Review: One Summer in Rome By Samantha Tonge

Blurb: Blurb

To Rome…with love?

Mary Smith is turning her very ordinary life upside-down! She’s bought herself a one-way ticket to Rome and is ready for a summer she’ll never forget.

Men might be off the cards for waitress Mary, but within hours of arriving at the utterly charming family-run La Dolce Vita pizzeria, she’s already fallen in love with the bustling capital!

Only Dante Rossi, the mysterious (and drop-dead gorgeous) chef seems displeased with her arrival. And in the heat of the kitchen, it doesn’t take long for long-buried secrets to surface and sparks to fly…

A deliciously heartwarming romance to have you dreaming of summer. Perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Caroline Roberts.

Purchase from Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rrwXfT

Review: Firstly, happiest of publication days to Samantha. What a gorgeous treat One Summer in Rome is. Now I really do want a holiday….even more than I usually do. In reading this I have been longing for pizza (something I’m not eating at the moment – unless I make a clean eating version) and to wander around by the Trevi Fountain amongst the street entertainers.

I adored The New Beginnings Coffee Club so when Rachel emailed regarding this blog blitz I was instantly intrigued. To be honest I don’t really know where to begin with talking about this book without spoiling anything but I shall do my best. Just like The New Beginnings Coffee Club Samantha has tackled a number of real-life issues in this feel good read. It’s been pretty hard going on me reading about cake and pizza but my willpower has changed a lot since starting my Slimming World journey.

From the off I liked Mary/Maria. I applauded her for taking a risk in leaving everything she knew. It was obviously terrifying for her but after everything that has been thrown at her in her life it’s exactly what she needed. The life she was given wasn’t her making but as she set foot on that plane her mindset changed. It was heartwarming to see her tackle each and every obstacle she was given in her new country of residence. I have heard many bloggers swooning over Dante from the off but for me it wasn’t that simple. He was quite obviously attractive but at the beginning I thought he was stuck up and rude. Dante wasn’t the only character I thought badly of. I also wasn’t a huge fan of Rocco either. This novel has so much back story and history it makes it addictive. I found myself very much invested in these characters and there were a number of oh my moments that had me turning the pages quicker and quicker.

It’s surprising as the secrets about each character you couldn’t have pinpointed bar one with Rocco. The penny dropped on one point but not on the more devastating reality. By the end of the book I saw the romance in Dante and my heart warmed to Rocco.

In a world full of madness One Summer in Rome manages to take you away from whatever crazy you’re experiencing at this point in life. It also makes you realise that everyone you come across is silently fighting their own battles and worries so be kinder. A number of the books I have read lately have had an underlying message of being grateful and living for now. Not what’s gone or what might be but right now.

2018, Author Love, Netgalley, Publication Day, Review, Uncategorized

Book Review: Close Your Eyes By Darren O’Sullivan

Happiest of publication days to this little beauty. It has pinged through to my Kindle even though I couldn’t wait and devoured via Netgalley. Have a truly awesome day Darren and I look forward to the paperback party. It will happen…

Blurb: He doesn’t know his name. He doesn’t know his secret.

When Daniel woke up from a coma he had no recollection of the life he lived before. Now, fourteen years later, he’s being forced to remember.

A phone call in the middle of the night demands he return what he stole – but Daniel has no idea what it could be, or who the person on the other end is. He has been given one warning, if he doesn’t find out his family will be murdered.

Rachael needs to protect her son. Trapped with no way out she will do anything to ensure they survive. But sometimes mothers can’t save their children and her only hope is Daniel’s memory.

Review: Last July Darren O’Sullivan’s Our Little Secret saved me when I was feeling super low. Over doing it I completely bust my ankle it wasn’t broken it just made a number of daily tasks hard. I was signed off work and I didn’t want to feel sorry for myself so I threw myself into Netflix and books. I had seen Our Little Secret advertised via Twitter and I was hooked from the get go. As I have stated before I’m an avid tweeter when I’m reading and OMG did I spam Darren. If you haven’t read Our Little Secret I urge you to now. Our Little Secret Review

Close Your Eyes has a totally different feel once the story gets into swing it’s extremely fast paced I could easily see this as a film or a TV series. Darren gives Liam Neeson a fun for his money. Daniel is a character you feel for. Having been in a coma and lost a whole chunk of his life – sometimes even basic tasks are hard to fathom. When he receives the call asking to return what he took he’s completely dumbstruck and when his son and ex wife disappear he knows he needs to act fast.

Daniel was seeing a shrink to help him piece together the bad dreams and memories but he’s never needed to know in such a rush. Daniel’s story sure is a fast paced rollercoaster ride and sometimes not knowing really is best for your own piece of mind but when everything you hold dear is threatened you do things totally out of character on instinct.

The story is set over a few days with Friday being Daniel’s deadline to put the puzzle back together and save his loved ones. I really could see this as a Netflix mini series or a film. Once Daniel has a clue his gut instincts take over and we are taken on his journey. Where not only Daniel but us the reader are filled with a number of emotions.

The story has parts from Daniel, memories,dreams and letters. There are parts from Rachael and as the action hots up there are parts from Tom.

Knowing Darren is a father the love of a child is shown wholeheartedly and I honestly don’t know how he managed to write some of these truly gut wrenching scenes. I’m an auntie and I felt like my heart was in my mouth most of the time.

Rachael is the mother of his child who he still gets on with extremely well. It’s nice to see a story where this actually happens and co-parenting works seamlessly. The scenes where Rachael and Tom are taken are at times hard to read but heartwarming no matter what fear she was feeling she made sure her little boy used his imagination in the most beautiful of ways in a bad situation.

I can’t say too much else without giving spoilers and I’m not one for spoilers. What I will say is take some time away from real life and devour this action packed rollercoaster read. I did not see it coming although now I’m like were there clues. I’m not so sure. I truly loved Darren’s debut and it will always have a special place in my heart. The book that saved me, the book that brought this amazing author into my life. Ha we even had a coffee at the Kings Cross Pret which gets a mention in the book.

Darren you have lifted the bar whatever worries you had over book two forget them it’s a masterpiece and as I say could totally be a film or TV series. And now I can breathe…..now for the agonising wait of the next book. Which just means I have to go back to listening to Our Little Secret on Audible.

2018, Author Love, Book Snippet, Netgalley, Review

Sampler: Five years from Now By Paige Toon

Blurb: What happens if you meet the RIGHT person at the WRONG time?

Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart.

Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they have to separate.

For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together?

‘One day, maybe five years from now, you’ll look back and understand why this happened…’

Sampler Summary: Firstly I have to mention I haven’t had Paige’s writing in my life for long but each story has left me longing for more. I know I have been slack on some of her reviews. Usually because I have had a book hangover after. Leaving me distraught and unable to do her fantastic writing the justice it deserves.

So...Five Years from Now.…how truly gorgeous is the cover. I said that when I first saw it but I was sharing another cover reveal and knew I would have a chance to mention it. The line ‘What if you met the right person at the wrong time?’ Was a massive clue in the fact I knew this will be a book I fall headfirst in love with.

Then Paige puts up that Netgalley have a sampler, when I saw this it was late at night I managed a page or two but as I say my work/life balance is well and truly messed up right now. So this morning whilst drinking a few cups of tea with my cornflakes I devoured these pages.

Paige you have a way of me connecting with each and every character and in terms of the sampler. I did not see the drama coming and I’m still clueless to how bad it is. It ended so dramatically I physically cannot wait for more. Roll on 17th May – yup that’s the date that this bad boy is out. Pre order now I do think I’m going to end up with the ebook and an actual book as this lovely lady will be coming to Bluewater on the 19th also.

I will love re-reading the beginning of Nell and Van’s story. The innocent love of childhood friendships and how truly innocent and heartwarming children are. The little things that seem like a big deal and the love of being kind. I’m pleased to say both of my beautiful nieces are truly kind and full of such love – it also helps that they are already bookworms.

I love how even at the dramatic anticlimax that Netgalley has left me with both Nell and Van didn’t want to go through that alone. It well and truly melted my heart. I know this novel will be devoured in a quick time frame and it will stay with me. This is going to be one hell of a hangover without a single drop of alcohol.

I have only read the sampler but this book will have you taking trips down your own memory lane and it will truly get under your skin. I need to know now!!!!

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Blog Tour: A Lady Alkmene Mystery Fatal Masquerade By Vivian Conroy

Blurb: Lady Alkmene and Jake Dubois are back in a gripping new adventure facing dangerous opponents at a masked ball in the countryside.

Masked danger…
Lady Alkmene Callender has always loved grand parties, but when she receives an invitation to a masked ball thrown by Franklin Hargrove – oil magnate, aviation enthusiast and father of her best friend, Denise – she’s never seen such luxury. The estate is lit up with Chinese lanterns in the gardens, boats operated by footmen float across the pond and the guest list features the distinguished, rich and powerful!

But below the glamour, evil is lurking. When a dead body is discovered, it forces Lady Alkmene to throw off her mask and attempt to find the true killer before Denise’s family are accused. If only her partner, Jake Dubois, weren’t hiding something from her…
This case might just be more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.

Review: When Viv reached out to me on Twitter I was intrigued by this mysterious novel. My intrigue was peaked when I was one of the first to see the gorgeous cover to this book. Cover Reveal post

I had hoped to have read the first few in this series but alas life and work got in the way. So in two sittings I devoured this tasty treat. I now more than ever cannot wait to go back and start from the beginning of the series, although saying that it read very well as a stand alone novel the only thing I would have liked is to know more of Lady Alkmene and Jakes relationship. 

A truly picturesque novel I felt like I too attended the ball. Have always liked the thrill of not knowing who was under the mask. Although in this the ball was in fact a deflection from what was really going on. I took to Lady Alkmene from the off although I’m still not entirely sure of her and Denise’s friendship but I can see that she has good gut instincts and can read people. I won’t say too much on that I too knew that who was originally taken as the killer was not and I am sure you will allude to that but I did love that you were made to doubt many people until closer to the final pages. I knew the book would end like any book in a series on a cliff hanger my saving grace in being behind is I can go back and dig in to the series whilst I await the next instalment.

Vivian Conroy writes a mystery that would make an epic TV series or movie and this may have been my first read of hers but it’s just the beginning. Thanks for inviting me to this blog Tour I’m so happy to have devoured it in such a short time frame to kick this off….

You can purchase Fatal Masquerade Here

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Book Review: Our Little Secret By Darren O’Sullivan

Published 28th July 2017 by HQ Digital 

Blurb: A deserted train station: A man waits. A woman watches.

Chris is ready to join his wife. He’s planned this moment for nearly a year. The date. The time. The train. But he hadn’t factored in Sarah.

So when Sarah walks on to the platform and sees a man swaying at the edge she assumes he’s just had too much to drink. What she doesn’t expect is to stop a suicide.
As Sarah becomes obsessed with discovering the secrets that Chris is clearly hiding, he becomes obsessed with stopping her, protecting her.
But there are some secrets that are meant to stay buried…

Review: Firstly wow!!!! I honestly don’t know how to do this beauty of a debut justice. Darren O’Sullivan I’m literally such a fan and I’m ready and waiting for what’s next from you. So much so I will drop everything, sorry to whatever book I am reading at that moment. To read whatever you bring out next. That’s how much faith I have in you after devouring this creepy treat. 

When the cover for Our Little Secret was shared by HQ Digital on Twitter I instantly wanted to know more. In reading the blurb my interest was hightened, I then went on to request on Netgalley and yay I was accepted. This was my initial post when I knew I had to read this book Cover Reveal: Our Little Secret

I wanted to read it as close to publication day as I could as I had always said my review would be up on that day. As much as I’m writing this earlier I’m sticking to that rule. Wow! What a rollercoaster of emotions but the thrilling ride is chilling and oh so worth it. For someone who never used to read thrillers let alone psychological ones I can safely say this is one of my ultimate favourites and another book that chills me to the core as I cannot pass it on to my Grandad Sam – I would have loved to have had a convo with him about this one.

The story is told by Chris the man on the brink of suicide – you also have Sarah’s points of view and background on her- who is on the platform on the day he decided it was time. Then there are diary entries from Julia, and then there is Steve – the best friend. I don’t want to delve into it too much as I want you as readers to discover everything that happens just as I did but I must say until very late on I hadn’t seen it coming. 

It’s funny as in some aspects of the story it made me think of the film psycho ( I am not spoiling) you knew that the situation was messed up but part of you was routing for him anyway there are parts of that with Chris.

I enjoyed that the story was in sections by date and time although with the occasional flashbacks showing how this had come about. As I got nearer and nearer to the end I felt like my heart was pounding too just like when the action comes to head in a dramatic film. 

Darren touches on loss, betrayal, friendship, love, loneliness and mental health all in one novel. I felt drawn to all of the characters even though I didn’t always like them they were easy to relate to and in some ways easy to read.

A heart pounding, rollercoaster ride that would make an epic film or TV show. I was right to be excited by Darren’s debut and wow what a way to begin I cannot wait to see what chilling story comes next I’m going to have to read something light next as I’m still in awe of Our Little Secret so much so I’m a little lost at where to go.

If you adore thrillers do not hesitate but download this beauty today it’s 99p well spent. Darren enjoy today everything that started with March train station has led to today publication day. What a read…..

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Your average Tuesday….Book Hangover and Netflix 

Today I finished reading what is by far the most thrilling book I have read this year.

Our Little Secret – Is out on Friday and my review will be up on publication day. I was tempted to cave and upload it almost instantly after reading the last sentences. 

I have mostly written it bar a few tweeks. Download it here You honestly won’t regret it it’s a rollercoaster ride worth travelling. 

I wasn’t sure what to say today here on the blog, originally I had an idea until I finished reading Our Little Secret I was left dumbstruck and completely overwhelmed – and as I said I want to honour putting my review up on publication day. Wow the book hangover is unreal right now – I have some other thrillers to read but now I need something different as I am still in awe of this debut novel. So for me it will be something light – it also meant I couldn’t finish a review of something else when this book had overtaken me.

Being at home resting my wayward ankle I then decided to catch up on last weeks Nashville UK time before deciding to try something new on Netflix. So I decided to start with 13 Reasons Why – apt after the book I finished this morning. I had seen this advertised loads on Netflix and people saying they had watched it but I always take reviews with a pinch of salt as I don’t always agree with others.

For those of you who haven’t heard of it here is a brief overview….

Newcomer Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah — on whom Clay had a crush — in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. If Clay decides to listen to the recordings, he will find out if and how he made the list. This intricate and heart-wrenching tale is told through Clay and Hannah’s dual narratives.

I have watched the first episode and a little of the second episode and my oh my it’s gripping and it does make you wonder why people make the choices that they do in life.  Another Netflix original that I’m going to relish watching. 

Have you watched it? What are your thoughts? I’m looking forward to getting back to it, my beautiful niece took over the Netflix when she got home but in some ways it longs out my viewing.