Book review #23: The Midnight Library

Cover of Midnight Library

I read The Midnight Library first in December 2020 and I remember loving the book so much that I started binge-reading Matt Haig’s other books. It has since become a huge phenomenon and I’ve forgotten why I loved it so much. On the first week of January, I decided that I was going to read […]

Book review #22: After The Fire

Book review: After The Fire by Jo Spain (published 2020)Format: audiobook (from Audible) narrated by Aoife McMahonRating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The 6th book in the ‘Inspector Tom Reynolds’ series and I’m excited again 🙂 The story starts with a BANG – a young woman is walking naked around Dublin city centre. People are busy staring, recording […]

Book review #21: The Boy Who Fell

Book review: The Boy Who Fell by Jo Spain (published 2019)Format: audiobook (from Audible) narrated by Aoife McMahonRating: 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Six weeks ago, Daniel Konaté Jones was accused of raping and pushing Luke Connolly to his death from the third floor window of an abandoned house. He is now in custody and not talking. Natasha […]

Book Review #20: The Darkest Place

Book review: The Darkest Place by Jo Spain (published 2018)Format: audiobook (from Audible) narrated by Aoife McMahonRating: 3/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ GR summary:It’s Christmas day, and DCI Tom Reynolds receives an alarming call. A mass grave has been discovered on Oileán na Caillte, the island which housed the controversial psychiatric institution St. Christina’s. Amongst the dead, the […]

Book review #19: Sleeping Beauties

Book review: Sleeping Beauties by Jo Spain (published 2017)Format: audiobook (from Audible) narrated by Aoife McMahonRating: 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ GR summary:A gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland’s most scenic beauty spot – the valley of Glendalough. The bodies 5 young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are […]

Book Review #18: Beneath The Surface

Book review: Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain (published 2015) Format: audiobook (from Audible) narrated by Aoife McMahon Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ GR summary:A high-ranking government official called Ryan Finnegan,  a political adviser for the Minister, is brutally slain in the most secure building in Ireland – Leinster House, the seat of parliament. Inspector Tom Reynolds and […]

Book review #17: With Our Blessing

Book review: With Our Blessing by Jo SpainFormat: audiobook (from Audible) – narrated by Aoife McMahonRating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5  This is the first of the ‘Inspector Tom Reynolds’ series and I’m hooked! I love how much this reminds me of Agatha Christie’s Poirot and has (my favourite!) BBC’s Line of Duty vibes. I really enjoyed getting […]

Book Review #16: Six Wicked Reasons

Book review: Six Wicked Reasons by Jo Spain Format: audiobook (from Audible) Rating: 3.5/5 Pros:🌸Read by the amazing Aoife Mcmahon @aoifemcmathuna🌸The more you read, the more confused AND curious you become.🌸Just unputdownable (I usually listen to audiobooks on my way to & back from work but this.. I listened while I eat, before I sleep and […]

Book review #14: The Kind Worth Killing

Book review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter SwansonFormat: kindle ebookRating: 3/5 ⭐⭐⭐ I finished this book sometime last week, after binging it over two days. Not good – especially when you have an exam coming up! But I just could not put it down!! Some parts felt draggy, with too much details I don’t […]

Book review #13: The Wife Upstairs

Book review: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel HawkinsFormat: kindle ebookRating: 2.5/5 ⭐⭐ Pros: 🌸 a quick, easy read 🌸 funny at times Cons:🌸 i hated the MCs 🌸 i guessed the ‘big twist’ (which wasn’t exactly big) pretty early on 🌸 too many unnecessary ‘fluff’ that I found myself skimming a lot So, obviously, not […]