Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland #1) by Anthony Horowitz

Susan works with a publishing company as an editor. One fine evening she picks up the manuscript of Atticus Pünd’s latest book, Pye Hall. While reading she feels it’s connected to a real-life situation. But towards the end, right before the killer’s identity is revealed, Susan realizes the manuscript is missing a few pages. It leaves are perplexed. Her quest to find the missing pages becomes a life and death matter and not just for her but also people around her.

I read this book in 2018. But I recently re-read the book. The next book in the series, Moonflower Murders, will release in August 2020.

This is my favourite Anthony Horowitz book. This is the book that first introduced me to the concept of book-within-book. A must-read for all Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans. 

The Holiday by T.M. Logan

4 friends travel to South France with their spouses. It’s a tradition they have continued since they graduated from university. Soon Kate finds out that her husband is having an affair with one of her besties. The complete thing unnerves her and she uncovers the woman. But while she gathers proof against her husband, she discovers deeper, darker secrets buried.  

This is my 3rd book by the author. The story and the flow will keep you enticed until the end. The ending of the book is surprising and I couldn’t guess it. The book starts slow but picks up the pace around 30%. After that, you cannot put the book down. There are secrets and twists at every turn of the page.

Close to home (DI Adam Fawley # 1) by Cara Hunter

Daisy Mason has gone missing from a party and is not seen again. There’s not even a single witness to her disappearance. It’s like she vanished. When DI Fawley is called to the case, it hits him closer than he thinks!

Cara Hunter is another favourite author. There aren’t many characters, so the reader does not have to navigate through a huge list. I like DI Fawley’s way of investigating the case. This is the first in the series. But I read the series in this fashion 3-4-2-1. 

On a lighter note, this book has a character with my first name. All the books in this series are good to read and have a mystery that will keep you hooked until the last page. 

For the readers who haven’t read books yet can start with any of the books. Other than recurring characters progress with each book, you can read as standalone.

I thank Mani from Mani’s Book Corner for introducing me to Cara Hunter’s book through her recommendations. Please visit her blog for her amazing book reviews.

I see you by Clare Mackintosh

Zoe Walker works in the heart of London. Like many commuters, she takes the Tube to travel back and forth. While travelling back she reads the London Gazette, but that day something happens. She sees her photograph in an advert for a dating website. She’s not only shocked but flabbergasted by the incident. She shows it to her family, but they convince her it’s someone else. Is this a prank or someone is playing with her?

After I finished the book, I was sad for some time as I know this is the last book I had Clare Mackintosh’s thriller. I let you go is my favourite but ‘I see you’ is a great book. The ending completely blew me. 

Zoe Walker narrates her story. Kelly, the officer in British Transport Police (BTP) and Nick Rampello investigate a string of incidents occurring in the tube. The story is full of twists and turns that you cannot fathom. 

Clare Mackintosh writes addictive suspense thriller that you cannot put it down.

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