The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi

I’ve read plenty of murder stories. In school, I used to inhale Agatha Christie books. If you check the library, chances are you’d find my roll number on any random Agatha Christie book. (They had a slip in the front for the librarians to keep track of who borrowed which book). But lately, I’ve drifted […]

The Mary Shelley Club

An absolutely brilliant page turner by Goldy Moldavsky!!! One of the fastest books I’ve read this year. This book falls under the horror genre in YA. Regular readers of this blog (and by that, I mean the four people who follow me on Twitter) will know that I am an ardent fan of YA. This […]

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse was the Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick for February, 2021 and everyone knows her book club picks are complex and well-deserving of the honour. I read The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware and The Guest List by Lucy Foley, after finding out, that they had Reese Witherspoon’s seal […]

Contagion and Immunity

This is another book recommendation from uppercaseya account from Instagram. The previous recommendations like Mexican Gothic, Lock every door and the Truly Devious series were remarkable and captivating books. I have come to trust their opinion and this account is the main reason I started reading voraciously again. They posted a series of sci-fi YA […]

A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

Having watched numerous crime shows like CSI, Bones, Criminal Minds etc. I have always wanted to know what goes on in real-life FBI investigations. You would assume a book written by a former FBI Director would be filled with blood, gore and guns; alas, this book is not for the crime buffs. This focuses on […]

Mundane reality or just plain boring?

I recently had the opportunity to read two very similar books: ‘Everything I never told you’ by Celeste Ng and ‘The Perfect Nanny’ by Leila Slimani. Both these books claimed to revolve around a crime; a suicide in the former book and the murder of two children in the latter. They both received great reviews […]

Lock every door by Riley Sagar

A thrilling story about an unemployed girl being drawn into something sinister in a luxurious apartment. The heroine is penniless and desperate for a job, so responds to an advertisement for apartment sitting. But as time goes on, and the apartment’s reputation is revealed to be horrific, she starts having second thoughts. The book is […]

Mexican Gothic: Halloween Book review

Happy Halloween. I am going to review the first ever horror book I’ve read in quite some time. This book is a recommendation from bookbuzzed Instagram account. I didn’t know it was horror though. I thought it was mystery. I usually don’t read horror books as, I never felt they were scary enough. I read […]