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The Island – Matt Shaw

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A group of strangers have been marooned on a remote, uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean as part of a reality TV show. The program will test how long they can survive without the modern comforts of life. Completely alone, the strangers are unaware of the dangers lurking on the island.

A few days into their stay, things take a weird turn following a freak accident. It soon becomes clear they have been deserted on the island, as communications to the outside world have been cut off. And rescue team will send help on the condition that only one of them survives. Slowly it dawns on the team that they may have unwittingly signed up to be part of a psychological experiment.

Who is likely to leave the island? Who stays behind?

The Island is a gripping fast-paced psychological thriller with twists and turns. I would recommend.

  • Pages: 145
  • Published: 9 December 2018

Available on Amazon

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The Ex-Wife – Jess Ryder

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The ex-wife opens with a prologue where we meet Anna lying in a hospital bed, obviously distraught and unaware of what happened to her.

Perfect marriage, adoring husband, a beautiful daughter, perfect life. Natasha appears to have it all; there’s just a small niggle. Her husband’s ex-wife, Jen is still a part of his life and not completely out of the picture. She seems to still have feelings for Nick.

Natasha tries to cope with this awkward dynamic until her husband and daughter disappear without a trace. Desperate to find her daughter, Natasha enlists Jen’s help. But can Jen be trusted?

The Ex-Wife is written in two different timelines and moves between the perspectives of Natasha and Jen, as well as that of Anna.

So who is Anna?

The book was engaging and held my interest from the very start. The twist at the end of part one was a good surprise. The suspense was surprising and kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending was brilliant, and I loved how the story played out. Overall, this was a pretty enjoyable read.

  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Bookouture (5 June 2018)

 

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The Silent Sister – Shalini Boland

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Lizzy manages a store and lives a quiet and content life in a lovely cottage with her boyfriend, Joe and adorable cat, Frank.

Suddenly, Lizzy starts receiving disturbing letters at her home and the shop. As the threats intensify, she starts to suspect everyone around her including her boyfriend, her friends, her neighbors, and even her estranged sister. She contacts the police but they are no leads. When the threats take a serious turn, and the police fail to move their investigation forward, Lizzy takes matters into her own hands to try to find out who this stalker is

The ending was a total shock and surprise, even after finding out who the stalker was.

This is the second book I’ve read by the author, Shalini Boland. She has become one of my favorite mystery and suspense authors and has a way of writing that keeps you engaged with lots of twists and turns. A must read if you love psychological thrillers.

  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Bookouture (16 July 2018)