The House Guest-A Book Review

Hey everybody! I am sooooo excited for this post/review. I can’t believe how much I loved this book! I finished it in a single day!

Title: The House Guest

Author: Mark Edwards

Genre: Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Mystery

Publishing Date/Publisher: June 3, 2020/Thomas & Mercer

The House Guest by Mark Edwards
Source: Goodreads

Adam and his girlfriend, Ruth are house-sitting for their friends, Jack and Mona who have gone on retreat to Mexico.

One stormy night, a woman knocks on the door drenched from head to toe in rainwater. She claims to be Eden, a friend of Jack and Mona’s. Seeing her state and believing her word, Adam lets her in and proposes that she stays with them since Mona and Jack are coming home soon.

Adam, Ruth and Eden soon get along very well till it almost seems like Eden isn’t such a stranger after all…

One night, Adam discovers a grey-bearded man staring at them through the window…Trying to shake off that feeling, Adam feels that they are being followed. Why? He has no idea.

It isn’t long enough before Adam, Ruth and Eden become seriously drunk. The next day, when Adam wakes up, Ruth and Eden are gone…

When Mona and Jack come back from Mexico, they don’t seem very disturbed by Ruth’s sudden disappearance since they are sure that Ruth will come back and to Adam’s astonishment, none of them know any Eden.

Now all alone and nobody to believe him, Adam is determined to find Ruth. Anything could have happened in a drunk night. He cannot help feeling a little guilty…He shouldn’t have invited Eden into the house…she was just a complete stranger.

About The Author

Mark Edwards (Author of Follow You Home)

Mark Edwards is an English author who writes psychological thrillers about very ordinary people who come across terrifying events. His first solo debut novel, The Magpies was published in 2013 and his most recent one, The House Guest was published in 2020. He has also written numerous other books; What You Wish For, Because She Loves Me and The Retreat just naming a few.

My ratings: 4.6/5

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

This is my very first book from Mark Edwards and it isn’t going to be the last either. It was beyond my expectations really!



P.S. Currently reading: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw;)

Before I Die-A Book Review

Hello there! Well, I seriously don’t know what to write in this first paragraph but I can tell you that I immensely enjoyed this book. Well, I’ll tell you more below.

Title: Before I Die

Author: Jackie Morrissey

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: June 21st 2020

Before I Die: A psychological thriller full of twists and turns by Jackie  Morrissey
Source: Goodreads

When Maureen gravely injures her ankle, her daughter, Alva is persuaded that her mother cannot take care of herself. Alva appoints a carer, a Spanish woman, Dolores Garcia (much to Maureen’s dismay) who really cannot keep her mouth shut when it comes to gossiping about the other neighbours which really annoys Maureen very much.

Maureen always thought that there was something wrong about Dolores and soon after her suspicions begin to prove right, just a little right…

One Maureen’s friends, Frank, mysteriously dies of a drug overdose. Maureen knows that Frank would never take drugs and her suspicions about Dolores become stronger since Dolores also worked for Frank as carer. Unfortunately, nobody suspects the caring and chatty Dolores, but Frank’s own son, Micheal, who is a drug addict.

Micheal knows hat he didn’t kill his father and Maueen knows that Dolores has something to do with it, even if not everything.

But who would ever believe a drug-addict and an old woman whom Dolores calls senile and confused?

Micheal and Maureen know what is hidden under Dolores mask and to reveal it, they will have to play at Dolores own game. It won’t be easy either because if Dolores finds out, Maureen can be her next victim.

My ratings: 4.3/5

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Well, I really liked the book and the characters as well, but I had a teeny problem with Maureen and Alva though. Maureen would rarely get furious with her daughter and I would just egg on Maureen to do something. Alva was a little stubborn and annoying at some times becuase she wouldn’t even believe her own mom. I mean how could Dolores poison her mind to such an extent that she began calling her mom irrational! Apart from those the book was overall very interesting. Maureen and Micheal’s friendship was like the sweetest thing. Micheal really liked Maureen and it was like Micheal was Maureen grandson.

I would recommend this book to any one who likes fast-paced stories and wierd friendships.


About the Author:


Jackie Morrisey lives in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, where she lives with her husband, three children, and her two dogs. The Irish author of Before I Die has also written many short stories and is also the winner of the Molly Keane award in 2004.

Hope you found a new book to read. (again, you HAVE to read this book)

Love, Hermione

To Tell You The Truth by Gilly Macmillan-A Book Review

Title: To Tell You The Truth

Author: Gilly Macmillan

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Psychological fiction

To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

Lucy HARPER is the bestselling author of the ElizaGrey novels and unfortunately, her life didn’t always seem to be as perfect as it looks like. When she was very young, she had lost her little brother, Teddy in the woods of Charlotte Close and he was never to be found again. Because of this tragedy, Lucy changed her name from Lucy Bewley to Lucy Harper. She lives in a tiny little flat with her husband Dan always busy writing the next ElizaGrey novel.

Everything seems to go really smoothly until Dan gave her a very bad surprise. He had bought a large house at Charlotte’s Close. Lucy had experienced her worst memory over there and she had never thought she would be going back to the place where she had lost her little brother. Why on earth had Dan brought her to stay here? He was very well aware of Lucy’s painful past.

When Lucy goes to their new neighbours’ party welcoming the two she notices Dan with one of their new neighbours Sasha. Lucy knew a little about Sasha because Dan had spoken about her once. Sasha was flirting with Dan and Lucy was very suspicious about the two.

She didn’t understand why Dan brought her here….To be with Sasha? To find out more about her past? Or both? Things don’t seem to be going on very right…

My ratings: 4.6/5

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

(I really think I am running out of adjectives to describe books because I just keep on saying things like amazing and wonderful.🤣¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Well, it was a fabulously rich story. It was written very beautifully and and really had like a little bit of everything in life… you know like having doubts, sadness, anger, frustration, joy. It was like a colour wheel of emotions. I highly recommend this book and I hope you found joy reading this blog post or maybe even reading this book.

Please leave any comments below on anything you feel like whether its a book recommendation or if you have read this book(I would absolutely love to know how you feel about this book) feel free to type it down below!


Playing Nice by JP Delaney-A Book Review

Hello guys! It feels so nice to be back here! I know that I have taken a HUGE break from blogging and it already feels like an eternity. So basically, that will be the very first post I am posting this year! Well, there is again another confinement in Mauritius and it has been two weeks already since we are at home. I think this has given me the opportunity to start posting again since I could not do it before because I had my 3rd term exams going on and unfortunately because of Covid, it has been decided that we won’t be doing the exams.😶.

Title: Playing Nice

Author: JP Delaney

Genre: Psychological thriller

Date of publication: July, 28th 2020

Playing Nice: A Novel: Delaney, JP: 9781984821348: Books

When Pete learns that his son isn’t his own but have been swapped in the hospital, he is devastated and rushes to tell his partner, Maddie about the news. Their two-year old son, Theo is actually the son of a very rich family, the Lamberts. Meanwhile, the Lamberts have Pete and Maddie’s biological son, who they named David. Having finally absorbed the shocking news, Pete and Maddie visit the Lamberts’ place and finally meet their biological son, David for the very first time while Miles Lambert and his wife Lucy meet Theo for the first time. The grown-ups have a meeting and decide to handle this awkward situation properly and sensibly. Pete and Miles soon become good friends and even share a drink together. The problem is that sometimes, Miles doesn’t seem to be the nice person he appears to be. And Lucy is nearly scared of her husband…

One fine day, Pete and Maddie received a few papers that shook them unexpectedly. Miles seem to be going a bit too far…and Pete and Maddie will have to fight a lot with bravery to be able to win and if they lose, their little family will be shattered forever.

My ratings: 5/5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It was an amazing book. I have never read a book like this (of psychological thriller) before and I have to say, it was breathtaking. It is just that type of book that really keeps you reading and reading till you finish it. It is really worth reading and I highly recommend it.



P.S. For the moment, I am reading To Tell You The Truth by Gilly Macmillan and I swear it is marvelous.😉